Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.5 earthquake hits Crete.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Jerry is located about 275 mi…440 km wsw of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

Tropical Storm Karen is located about 75 mi…120 km wsw of St. Croix and about 85 mi…140 km s of San Juan Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo is located about 310 mi…500 km sw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Kiko is located about 1115 mi…1795 km e of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 03a (Hikaa), located approximately 46 nm east-southeast of Masirah island, Oman, is tracking westward at 13 knots.

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Nigeria – Food supplies are threatened in northwest Nigeria where floods have destroyed crops. Dozens of people have been killed recently and thousands of homes washed away.

Caribbean – Tropical Storm Karen’s gusty winds and flooding rains are still affecting parts of the southern Windward Islands, and are expected to move on to bring flooding to Puerto Rico.


Chikungunya – Ethiopia

In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Dire-Dawa, Ethiopia, health officials report an additional 5,500 cases in the week ending September 15, bringing the outbreak total to 40,340 since late July.

African Swine Fever – Asia

The number of countries reporting African swine fever (ASF) rose to nine last week with the addition of South Korea. On Monday, South Korea, the Philippines and China all reported new cases/outbreaks.

South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAFRA) reported the third case (computer translated) in the city of Gimpo. Some 1,800 pigs were affected on the pig farm near Seoul.

Philippines agriculture officials reported more ASF in a village in Antipolo, Rizal, east of the Philippine capital Manila, and some areas in central Luzon. At least a dozen backyard farms in Manila and Rizal and Bulacan provinces have been affected. The country declared the first ASF outbreak two weeks ago.

In China,the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported a new case of African swine fever on a farm in Cen Xi city in southwestern region of Guangxi.

In addition to these three countries, ASF has also been reported in Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, North Korea, Cambodia and Myanmar.