Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 610 mi…980 km E of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 255 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical Depression 18w (Mawar), located approximately 91 nm east-northeast of Hong Kong, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

Cornwall, England – People were trapped in vehicles and roads were closed as surface water flooding hit parts of Cornwall. Overnight rainfall caused water to reach heights of 4ft (121cm) in some places on Sunday.

Disease

Foot and Mouth – South Africa

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has been notified in Limpopo, South Africa. Although the outbreak began on 24 August, it was only notified on 31 August. Mozambique has meanwhile banned all meat imports from South Africa and has ordered increased vigilance to prevent infected animals entering the country.