Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Nicholas is located about 15 mi…25 km nne of Port Arthur Texas and about 35 mi…60 km w of Lake Charles Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 19w (Chanthu), located approximately 249 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Newsbytes:

France – Torrential rainfall of 244 mm in just 3 hours caused flooding in parts of Gard Department in southern France on 14 September 2021. Dozens of people were rescued and one person is reported missing. The equivalent of more than two months of rain fell on the south and west of the department in a few hours early on 15 September, in particular areas around Nîmes. As much as 244 mm of rain fell in Saint-Dionisy in 3 hours.

Global Warming

World now sees twice as many days over 50C

The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found. They also now happen in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health and to how we live.

The total number of days above 50C (122F) has increased in each decade since 1980. On average, between 1980 and 2009, temperatures passed 50C about 14 days a year.

The number rose to 26 days a year between 2010 and 2019. In the same period, temperatures of 45C and above occurred on average an extra two weeks a year.

“The increase can be 100% attributed to the burning of fossil fuels,” says Dr Friederike Otto, associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cholera, Nigeria

In a follow-up on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports through September 5, a total of 69,925 suspected cases including 2,323 deaths (CFR 3.3%) from 25 states and FCT in 2021.

Measles – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported more than 10,000 suspected measles cases during the first eight months of 2021.