Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Costa Rica.

5.0 earthquake hits Guangxi, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits western Mongolia.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Sebastien is located about 230 mi…370 km nnw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…ne or 55 degrees at 40 mph…65 km/h.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01p (Rita), located approximately 344 nm north-northeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking southeastward at 08 knots.

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India – Eight hundred houses have been inundated on Sunday afternoon, after the bund of Hulimavu lake in Bengaluru breached. More than 200 people were evacuated.

France – Flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall has claimed the lives of two people and left two missing in southern France. The area absorbed the equivalent of two months of average rainfall in 24 hours. The Nice airport was briefly closed.

Italy – A 30-meter section of highway along a viaduct in the coastal city of Savona has collapsed after heavy rains leaving cars perched perilously on a precipice.. A woman was found dead after the surging Bomida river swept away her car in northern Italy.

Italy – Venice has continued to be swamped by floods this weekend just 11 days after the city’s highest water levels in 50 years killed two people and caused chaos. New images show the floods continuing to plague the city as people wade through the streets and try to salvage their businesses as residents braced themselves for another, though smaller, high tide today.


Measles – Samoa

Authorities say the measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one of them young children.

The government of the South Pacific nation said Monday that more than 140 new cases of people contracting the virus have been recorded within the past day, bringing the total to about 2200 cases since the outbreak began last month.

Ebola – Malawi

An eight-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo who has shown signs of Ebola has been put under quarantine in Karonga. Malawi. The boy together with his parents travelled to Malawi from DRC through Burundi and Tanzania. In DRC, the family lived in South Kivu.

Karonga environmental officer Lewis Tukula said the family members attempted to evade Kaporo Immigration post but were intercepted at Iponga in the district. “He has all the signs of Ebola disease, he is vomiting, he has vomited six times, he has body weakness and high fever,” said Tukula. Medical samples of the child have been sent to Lilongwe for tests where it will be established if the child has the disease or not.