Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Bio-Bio, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Dorian is located about 80 mi…130 km sse of Charleston South Carolina and about 200 mi…320 km ssw of Wilmington North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…115 mph…185 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

The death toll in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian rose sharply Wednesday to 20 as the storm regained strength to become a Category 3 “major” hurricane. It shirted Florida and was headed toward the Carolinas, where some of the worst flooding in 30 years was expected beginning Thursday.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle is located about 825 mi…1330 km wnw of the Cabo Verde islands and about 1210 mi…1945 km ssw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

The Remnants of Fernand are located about 130 mi…205 km wsw of mouth of the Rio Grande with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 300 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Juliette is located about 620 mi…995 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 15w (Lingling), located approximately 162 nm west-southwest of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan is tracking northward at 08 knots.

Tropical Storm Faxai, located approximately 820 nm east-southeast of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 10 knots.

In the Central Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Twelve-E is located about 1000 mi…1610 km ese of Hilo Hawaii and about 1215 mi…1955 km ese of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.


Streptococcus Suis – Thailand

The Thailand Department of Disease Control (DDC) has reported 265 Streptococcus suis cases this year through August 17, including 23 deaths. The disease were mostly found in the northern regions followed by the northeastern regions.

Measles – New Zealand

Measles is circulating in New Zealand, particularly in the Auckland region. From 1 January 2019 to 5 September 2019 there have been 1051 confirmed cases of measles notified across New Zealand. 877 of these confirmed cases are in the Auckland region.

Dengue Fever – Palau

In a follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Palau, the Palau Ministry of Health reported 26 new cases during the past week, bringing the outbreak total to 570 cases since Dec. 2018. There have been two deaths attributed to dengue infection during this outbreak.


Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week of 28 August – 3 September 2019

Stromboli | Aeolian Islands (Italy) : INGV reported that the paroxysmal eruption at Stromboli recorded at 1217 on 28 August produced an ash plume that rose 4 km above the summit. The eruption consisted of three explosions; the first two occurred at the Area C-S (South Central crater area), and the less intense third event occurred at Area N (north crater area) and ejected material onto the Sciara del Fuoco. Material from the collapse of the eruption plume contributed to the generation of a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the Sciara del Fuoco and several hundred meters out to sea. Morphological changes to Area N were evident after the paroxysm. The complex of small scoria cones, which had grown around the vents during the last few weeks, were destroyed. The NW crater rim of Area N had subsided, allowing lava flows to travel down the Sciara del Fuoco. During an overflight on 30 August volcanologists noted that Area N had collapsed and contained three vents generating Strombolian activity, and Area C-S had one large crater exhibiting Strombolian activity. Strombolian activity resumed after the paroxysm on 28 August; lava flows from Area N reached the coastline by 1945. The next day lava from Area N flowed halfway down the Sciara del Fuoco at 2123 on 29 August and shed material from the front that rolled down to the coast. A new explosive sequence at Area C-S began at 2243 and produced tephra fall in Ginostra (1.5 km from the summit). A low-intensity explosion was recorded at 2329. A lava flow from Area C-S reached the sea during the early part of 30 August. Strombolian activity persisted at moderate levels during 31 August-3 September.