Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits this sea of Okhotsk.

5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.3 earthquake hits west of Macquarrie Island.

5.1 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits west of Macquarrie Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-Tropical Cyclone 06e (Emilia), located about 1005 mi…1615 km w of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

Tropical Storm Fabio is located about 720 mi…1155 km s of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…w or 280 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Prapiroon), located approximately 105 nm north-northwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.


South Africa – About 4 000 homes were affected by flooding in informal settlements around Cape Town after heavy rain, while at least two mountain passes in Witzenberg near Ceres have snowed over and are unsafe for travel. Around 4 000 homes in Khayelitsha, Philippi and Macassar were affected, but no evacuations or emergency shelters were activated. Power lines were also down in Lansdowne, Gugulethu and Wynberg, while trees were uprooted in Constantia, Vredekloof, Durbanville, Tamboerskloof and Pinelands.Assessments and mop-up operations are underway.


Wildfires – California, USA

The County Fire in Yolo County has rapidly spread since it started Saturday. By noon on Sunday in California, it was burning across more than 22,000 acres aided by Red Flag conditions. It was so large that ash was traveling to nearby towns and falling there. The police in Benicia, California, tweeted that there was ash falling and smoke visible there, more than 50 miles away.

Another wildfire started burning in California on Saturday afternoon, having since grown to cover more than 15,000 acres. The fire is burning near Guinda and was originally named the Guinda Fire. The name was changed to the Country Fire as it grew in Yolo County, California.


Hepatitis A – West Virginia, USA

Since March 2018, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has reported an increase in the number of confirmed cases of acute hepatitis A virus. As of late last week, the total outbreak cases stand at 404. Of this total, 280 required hospitalization and one person died.

Nepal – At least 16 people in Righa, Khatyad Rural Municipality-8 are reportedly infected with malaria. Health workers say they face difficulties in controlling the spread of the disease as the numbers of patients increase each day.