Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Dorian is located about 90 mi…145 km e of Daytona beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Dorian has stalled over the Bahamas and thousands of homes were inundated with floodwater as rescue operations tried to reach stranded residents, many trapped on roofs. Dorian has now weakened to a category-2 hurricane but expanded in size as it heads towards the US.

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Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located about 680 mi…1090 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1330 mi…2140 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Storm Fernand is located about 80 mi…130 km se of La Pesca Mexico and about 95 mi…150 km ne of Tampico Mexico with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Juliette is located about 495 mi…795 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…110 mph…175 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 15w (Lingling), located approximately 282 nm south-southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking east-northeastward at 06 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Fourteen), located approximately 1429 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking east-morthwestward at 10 knots.

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Wildfires – Australia

People have been told to leave a town in south-east Queensland as a fast-moving fire closes in on it as firefighters battle 25 separate blazes across the state near Mareeba, Yeppoon and Rockhampton.

The ‘leave now’ warning for Frazerview, west of Kalbar in the Scenic Rim, came at 2.30pm on Wednesday amid a severe fire weather warning stretching across most of the state’s south-east. Two water-bombing aircraft and 13 fire trucks were fighting the bushfire.


Leishmaniasis – Kenya

In a follow-up on the Leishmaniasis outbreak in Kenya, health officials reported an additional 65 cases of the parasitic infection during the week ending August 25. This brings the outbreak total to 2,314 cases since the beginning of the year.

Measles – Ukraine

Since the beginning of the year to August 23, 2019, 57,482 people became ill with measles – 27,176 adults and 30,306 children. More than 115,000 measles cases have been reported since 2017. The death toll has reached 40 with another death this week.