Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.7 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 11w (Tokage), located approximately 421 nm east of Narita Airport, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 11 knots.

Tropical storm 10w (Ma-On), located approximately 213 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – British Columbia, Canada

Another 23 wildfires cropped up across B.C. throughout the day Monday (Aug. 22), bringing the province to a total of 215 active blazes as of Tuesday morning. About a third (72 fires) are considered out of control, with another 52 under control and 32 being held. An additional 54 are new ones and five are fires of note, meaning they are especially visible or pose a potential threat to the public.

Disease

Dengue Fever – Philippines

The Philippines Department of Health reported 15,907 additional dengue fever cases the week ending August 6, bringing the country total to 118,526 cases.

Ebola – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the report of a suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) eastern province of North Kivu, health authorities have confirmed the case as ebola virus disease and have declared an outbreak of the disease in Beni. 160 persons (contacts) are under surveillance.