Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.6 Earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


South Africa – Twenty-two people who were trapped inside a bus after it submerged in flood water following heavy rains had to be rescued in Richards Bay. The incident was one of several that occurred at the weekend after heavy rains pounded KwaZulu-Natal. The rains, which began on Friday led to localised flooding over the weekend. There were no reports of fatalities, although one person was still missing.

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Wildfires – Greece

Greece’s fire department says that one person has died after a wildfire broke out west of Athens. A body was found in a ravine outside the town of Agioi Theodoroi, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Athens. The fire, which has been contained, burned through a forest area and severely damaged a house on the outskirts of the town.


Cholera Outbreak in Yemen – Update

The cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday. 24 cholera cases were registered in the Habra prison. The degrading of sanitation and health systems have been cited as the cause of the outbreak of the disease.