Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical Storm 27w (Twenty-seven), located approximately 159 nm west of Navsta, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 25 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Corsica

French authorities say firefighters have mostly contained wildfires that spread across the Mediterranean island of Corsica over the weekend.

Authorities in Haute-Corse, the prefecture covering the northern part of the island, said strong winds fed fires that started in several places on the weekend following a dry spell. One was a forest fire that broke out on Sunday close to the village of Ville di Paraso. About 190 military police and firefighters, supported by four water bombers, were mobilized to tackle the flames.

Wildfires – Utah USA

Wind-driven wildfires in Utah forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone. Two separate wildfires of 600 acres each and two miles apart raged near Strawberry Reservoir about 80 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. By Sunday evening the winds died down, enabling fire crews to make progress fighting the flames.

Wildfires – Tasmania

An out of control fire burning for a week near St Helens has burnt more than 6000ha of bush and scrub and has prompted the Tasmania Fire Service to ask people unprepared for a bushfire to leave for a safer place. The fire ground covered areas of steep and inaccessible terrain and the fire perimeter was more than 35km.

Disease

Madagascar – Plague

In a quick update on the plague case count in the Madagascar outbreak, health officials reported an additional 68 cases Friday bringing the total count to 1365 since Aug. 1. 106 deaths have been reported.

Pakistan – Measles

An outbreak of measles has struck the Qadirabad area of Nushki district in Balochistan province killing eleven children and leaving dozens (40) hospitalized, according to a report.