Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.9 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.
5.5 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.
5.3 earthquake hits Guam.
5.2 earthquake hits Greece.
5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.
5.2 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.
5.0 earthquake hits the Russia-Mongolia border.
5.0 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 12w (Hinnamnor), located approximately 408 nm east of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking westward at 18 knots.
Wildfires – Russia
Wildfires have brought clouds of smoke to Moscow in recent days, covering famous landmarks and sparking health concerns. The fires affecting Moscow are concentrated in the Ryazan region, some 250 kilometers to the south of the capital, where forests and dried-out peat bogs have been burning for weeks.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Monkeypox – Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) reported an additional 48 confirmed monkeypox cases the week ending August 13. This brings the total confirmed cases in Nigeria this year to 220.
Polio – Pakistan
A 17-month boy in North Waziristan has been paralyzed by wild polio in the 14th case from the district this year, the 15th case in the country.