Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.3 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.
5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 earthquake hits the Virgin Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits northeastern Sakha, Russia.
5.0 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Danielle is located about 990 mi…1590 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 1 mph…2 km/h.
Tropical Storm Earl is located about 75 mi…125 km n of St. Thomas with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 12w (Hinnamnor), located approximately 174 nm west of Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, is tracking northward at 09 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11e (Javier), located approximately 345 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots. This is the final warning for this system.
Wildfires – California
A wind-whipped fire that erupted near a defunct lumber mill in Northern California on Friday and became a fast-moving inferno has destroyed at least 100 structures, including homes, and prompted the evacuation of thousands of people in rural Siskiyou County, fire authorities said on Saturday. The blaze had grown to cover 4,200 acres by Saturday night and there were reports of several injuries. The entire town of Weed was evacuated.
Chikungunya – Philippines
Philippines health officials are reporting 400 chikungunya cases through August 13 this year, a 506 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021 (66).
Syphilis – Japan
Japanese officials say that syphilis cases are increasing at the fastest pace on record this year. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) reports as of August 24, Japan has recorded 7,525 syphilis cases across the country.