Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.
5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.
5.0 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Danielle is located about 835 mi…1345 km wnw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…ne or 45 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
Tropical Storm Earl is located about 345 mi…555 km n of St. Thomas and about 615 mi…990 km s of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…n or 350 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 12w (Hinnamnor), located approximately 111 nm northeast of Busan, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 31 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 12e (Kay), located approximately 1073 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.
Mexico – At least 4 people have died in flash floods after two days of heavy rainfall in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The rainfall began on 03 September 2022, with the heaviest falling on 05 September when the city of Cadereyta Jiménez recorded 242.9 mm of rain in 24 hours. More rain is expected. Flash floods struck across several municipalities in the area, damaging roads and buildings. Classes were suspended. Around 350 homes were damaged in several neighbourhoods in and around the state capital Monterrey, including Cadereyta Jiménez and Juárez municipalities. The heavy rain helped replenish local reservoirs which had suffered after a year of drought in the state. Restrictions on drinking water remained in place however.
Georgia, USA – Rainfall in parts of northwest Georgia Sunday has been so heavy, CNN Weather estimates it is at least a one-in-200 year event. “Portions of Chattooga and Floyd counties have received 10-13 inches, with more rain coming. These amounts have resulted in catastrophic flash flooding and a Flash Flood Emergency continues in that area.
Wildfires – California
Of the 32.1 million acres of forestland in California, approximately 2.1 million acres (6.6%) burned in wildfires in the 2002-2011 time period. In the following decade (2012-2021), that figure more than tripled to 7.9 million acres (24.7%).
National Forests in California were particularly hard hit. 10.1% of 12.7 million acres of forestland managed by the USDA Forest Service in California burned in 2002 – 2011 time period. In the 2012 – 2021 decade that figure increased to 38.8%. All told, in the last twenty years almost half of the forestland in California National Forests has burned.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Dengue Fever – Brazil
The Ministry of Health confirmed the death of 831 people from dengue in Brazil in 2022, which represents 3.3 times more victims than in 2021.
Measles – Zimbabwe
In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Health reported as of September 4, 6,291 confirmed cases, 4,459 recoveries and 698 deaths. Cases are mainly concentrated in the eastern part of the country.