Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storm systems.


UK – Parts of the UK are under water after heavy rain caused floods as weather warnings remain in place for further flooding and strong winds. Roads were submerged on Thursday night in parts of Wiltshire and Somerset, including the village of Exebridge, which lies on the River Exe on the Devon and Somerset border. Train lines between Bristol and Swindon were blocked by water after downpours. Transport For Wales said four railway lines were blocked. Some areas received 82mm (3.2in) of rainfall between Wednesday evening and Thursday lunchtime, the Met Office said.


Chikungunya, Paraguay

In the last three epidemiological weeks evaluated (EW 51, 52/22 to EW 1/23), 1,244 new cases of chikungunya and 9 cases of dengue were recorded nationwide in Paraguay. The incidence of chikungunya is much higher than usual.