Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.4 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are currently no tropical storm systems.

Newsbytes:

Pakistan – Almost 700 people have now lost their lives as a result of weeks of monsoon rains in Pakistan, including 42 people who died in the last 2 days. Over 1.5 million people have now been affected, with thousands moving to relief camps for safety. Pakistan has already received over 95 per cent of its total normal monsoon rainfall. The heavy rain continues to fall and Padidan in Sindh Province recorded 595 mm in 48 hours to 20 August 2022. Since the start of the monsoon in mid-June this year, heavy rain has caused houses to collapse, flash floods, mudslides and landslides. Higher temperatures and heavy rain caused Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in mountainous areas of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Rainfall has also increased river levels. Images provided by the United Nations Satellite Centre UNOSAT on 15 August revealed 1,550 km² of land was flooded in Balochistan and Sindh, with around 410,000 people potentially exposed to the floods close the Indus river and tributaries.

Disease

Ebola – DR Congo

he World Health Organization (WHO) reports health authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are investigating a suspected case of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the country’s eastern province of North Kivu.

Monkeypox – Peru

The Peru Ministry of Health reported 85 additional confirmed monkeypox cases on Friday, bringing the country total to 1,022. Sixteen regions in Peru have reported cases with the Lima metropolitan area accounts 82 percent of the country’s total (841). Peru is one of nine South American countries to report monkeypox.