Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Three 5.1 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Five 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Four 5.0 Earthquakes hit offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Owen Fracture Zone.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

Mexico – The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the worst-hit states of Tabasco, Oaxaca and Chiapas where people are feared trapped under rubble. President Enrique Peña Nieto says at least 200 people have been injured. The 8.1-magnitude quake, which hit late on Thursday, was the strongest to hit the region in a century. One of the worst hit towns was Juchitán, in Oaxaca, where at least 17 deaths have been reported. The town hall and a number of other buildings were destroyed or badly damaged. At least one other person was killed in Guatemala, its president has said.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Irma is located about 170 mi…275 km ESE of Tampico Mexico and about 155 mi…250 km NNE of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 250 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 190 mi…305 km ESE of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…150 mph…240 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Katia is located about 135 mi…215 km S of Tampico Mexico and about 115 mi…185 km NW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 2 mph…4 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 20w (Twenty), located approximately 109 nm northwest of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

Newsbytes:

Caribbean – The once lush mountainsides in parts of the British Virgin Islands are now bare. In Road Town, the capital city nestled on the island of Tortola, hillsides are strewn with broken branches, roofing materials, and cars, some of them blown upside-down. Many homes have been stripped down to their frames. Many business are gone.

Disease

Measles – South Africa

An outbreak of measles has been declared in KwaZulu-Natal Province. An increase in number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases was observed in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu districts from July 2017. As of 5 September 2017, a total of 23 laboratory-confirmed measles cases has been reported in four of the 11 districts in KwaZulu-Natal.