Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 010e (Ivette), located approximately 942 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-southwestward at 02 knots.

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South East Asia – Heavy rain brought by the passing of Tropical Storm Mulan has caused flooding and landslides in areas of Vietnam, northern Thailand and bordering areas of Myanmar, and northern Laos. Tropical Storm Mulan made landfall in coastal areas of Xuwen County in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China on 10 August 2022. Some flights and shipping were disrupted. Storm Mulan then weakened into a tropical depression as it moved towards northeast Vietnam. In Vietnam Storm Mulan brought heavy rain from around 09 August. In a 3 day period to late 12 August, Muong Khen in Hoa Binh recorded 328 mm of rain. In Thailand, Tropical Storm Mulan affected 11 provinces from around 11 August 2022. DDPM said 5,965 households were affected in total. Thousands of people in Laos are suffering after rivers flooded following several days of heavy rain in northern areas.

Myanmar – A dam breach in Myanmar caused chest-high floods in the border areas of northern Thailand on Saturday, according to local media. The dam on the Thailand-Myanmar border overflowed due to heavy rainfall generated by passing tropical storm Mulan, officials said. Water levels started to recede by nightfall but residents were cautious with some opting to stay outdoors to make sure water levels wouldn’t rise again. There were no reports of casualties.



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

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iraq

The Iraq Ministry of Health is now reporting 289 confirmed Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) cases and 52 deaths as of August 11. This is an increase of 16 cases and 3 deaths since our last report on August 3.

Brazil – Dengue Fever

The Secretary of State for Health confirmed recently 12 more deaths caused by dengue. In the last seven days, Paraná reported 2,682 more cases of dengue, the disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. With the data included in the weekly bulletin on the disease, Paraná has accumulated 132,328 confirmed cases and 88 deaths caused by dengue.

Measles – Zimbabwe

A measles outbreak has killed 80 children in Zimbabwe since April, the ministry of health has said, blaming church sect gatherings for the surge. In a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday, the ministry said the outbreak had now spread nationwide, with a case fatality rate of 6.9%. 1,036 suspected cases and 125 confirmed cases had been reported since the outbreak.