Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Larry is located about 925 mi…1485 km e of the northern Leeward islands and about 1350 mi…2175 km se of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

Newsbytes:

Colombia – One person is missing and 20 homes were destroyed after torrential rain caused flash floods in Magdalena Department in the north of Colombia. Flooding struck in the city of Santa Marta and surrounding areas after more than 75 mm of rain fell in a few hours from late 30 August 2021. According to city officials 5,223 families were affected by the severe weather, including 3,487 in the inner urban area of Santa Marta. Several water bodies around the city broke their banks, including the Manzanares and Gaira rivers in the city and the Guachaca River in Guachaca district.

Disease

Covid-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Plague – Madagascar

Seven people, including a child, died from this pneumonic plague between August 25 and 30, according to a Russian media report citing the local Ministry of Health. Three patients died in a medical facility, the rest of the disease was diagnosed during a postmortem examination. Currently, 22 patients are being treated.

Syphilis – Japan

Since our last report on the Japanese syphilis situation in mid-July 2021, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo reported more than 1300 additional cases, including 100 cases in just the week ending August 25. This brings the cumulative total to 4349 syphilis cases through the end of August.