Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits Bali, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-tlantic ridge,
5.1 earthquake hits northeast of Taiwan.
5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.
5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11w (Tokage), located approximately 880 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 09 knots.
Tropical storm 10w (Ma-On), located approximately 183 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.
Yemen – International aid agency CARE reported this week that as many as 91 people are now thought to have died as a result of heavy rains and flash floods in Yemen, with more heavy rain likely. Rainfall in the month of July was nearly 300 percent above average. Widespread destructive flash floods have resulted in infrastructure, homes, food stock, and livestock being washed away. According to CARE, nearly 30,000 families have been affected.
India – Heavy rain has caused havoc in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. As many as 22 people have lost their lives in floods, rockslides and landslides, with at least 6 people missing and 10 injured. Heavy rain began around 19 August 2022. The cities of Dharamshala and Kangra both recorded over 500 mm of rain in 48 hours. Over 700 roads have been blocked or closed across affected areas, leaving many stranded. Rail services were suspended after a bridge over the Chakki River was destroyed by floods in Kangra District. Schools have been closed in some districts.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Iraq
In a follow-up on the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in Iraq, the Ministry of Health is now reporting 299 confirmed cases and 55 deaths nationwide since the beginning of the year. This is up from 289 cases and 52 deaths reported last week.
Sri Lanka – The Sri Lanka National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) reports that the dengue fever tally in the island nation is just short of 50,000 cases, according to a Sunday Times report today. 49,941 people were admitted to public hospitals for treatment for dengue in the past eight months.
Thailand – In a follow-up on the surging dengue fever situation in Thailand, the Bureau of Epidemiology of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) reports 17,412 total dengue cases (dengue fever and severe dengue) from the beginning of the year through August 16.