Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.
6.7 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits offshore Atacama, Chile.
5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 625 mi…1005 km se of Bermuda and about 535 mi…860 km nne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h . Pesent movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Hurricane Helene is located about 305 mi…485 km w of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.
Hurricane Isaac is located about 1230 mi…1985 km e of the Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…75 mph…120 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Paul is located about 670 mi…1080 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 320 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 59 nm northeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking westward at 17 knots.
Tropical Storm 27w (Twenty-seven), located approximately 80 nm south-southeast of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is tracking west-southwestward at 07 knots.
In the Central Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Olivia is located about 545 mi…880 km ene of Hilo Hawaii and about 705 mi…1140 km e of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Wildfires – California, USA
Firefighters are battling a blaze that started Saturday in Napa County and ballooned to 1,700 acres in several hours, prompting evacuations in Berryessa Estates, according to Cal Fire. More than 380 firefighters and 60 engines were dispatched to the blaze by Saturday evening, officials said. At least 10 air tankers and four helicopters assisted with firefighting efforts before sundown.
Classical Swine Fever Outbreak – Japan
For the first time since 1992 classical swine fever (CSF) has been found in Japan. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the outbreak was confirmed over the weekend on a farm in Gifu Prefecture. To date, 546 hogs have been culled and a export ban has been instituted. Around 140 pigs at the farm have died.
Leptospirosis – Israel
Israel health officials have reported a leptospirosis outbreak in the Golan Heights region, which is located in northern Israel. As of August 26, 2018, the State of Israel Ministry of Health reported 462 patients with symptoms of the disease, 42 of which have laboratory verification of leptospirosis.