Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.6 Earthquake hits off the coast of Oaxaca, Chile.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands off New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Maria is located about 65 mi…100 km WSW of Guadeloupe and about 205 mi…325 km se of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds…155 mph…250 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Hurricane Jose is located about 240 mi…390 km ENE of Cape Hatteras North Carolina and about 365 mi…590 km S of Nantucket Massachusetts with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…N or 360 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

The remnants of Lee are located about 1265 mi…2035 km W of the Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Storm Otis is located about 1190 mi…1915 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 240 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

Tropical Depression Norma is located about 270 mi…435 km WSW of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Newsbytes:

Caribbean – Hurricane Maria strengthened into a “potentially catastrophic” Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The maximum-strength storm made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica around 01:15 GMT on Tuesday with top winds swirling at 257km/h, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said. “Dangerous” storm surges, destructive waves, flash floods and mudslides threatened the Leeward Islands – the island group that includes Martinique, Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin islands – the NHC said.

Kenya – Heavy rains along Kenya’s coast caused floods in Mombasa which are expected to spread to Lamu, the coastal parts of Tana River and southern parts of Taita Taveta counties.

Disease

Europe: Typhoid outbreak

European health officials have reported a typhoid outbreak that has sickened at least four people since the summer that has been linked to the European Rainbow gathering that took place in Tramonti di Sopra, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy, from 23 July to 21 August 2017.

To date, French authorities have reported three cases and Germany has reported one case. European authorities say additional cases are possibly associated with this event.

Yellow Fever Case in Nigeria

The Federal Government has confirmed a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Officials have begun an investigation in the affected area and surrounding communities and a vaccination campaign is being planned.