Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie is located about 1270 mi…2045 km w of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…s or 180 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

Tropical Depression Kirk is located about 950 mi…1530 km wsw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands and about 1615 mi…2600 km e of the Windward islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 24 mph…39 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 28w (Trami), located approximately 478 nm south-southeast of Kedena AFB, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.


Tunisia – Torrential rains and flooding in northeastern Tunisia have left at least four people dead. Severe thunderstorms have hit the North African country since the middle of last week, flooding roads and damaging property. Some areas on Saturday received as much as 197mm of rainfall, half the country’s annual precipitation.

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Wildfires – Wyoming, USA

The Roosevelt fire has burned more than 60 square miles and destroyed at least three houses since it started Sept. 15. A 53-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 191 was closed between the communities of Daniel and Hoback Junction. Authorities say more than 250 residences in western Wyoming have been ordered evacuated after a wildfire spread toward a state highway that is one of the only ways out of the area.


Cholera – Nigeria – Update

The Borno State Ministry of Health reported an additional 125 suspected cases of cholera on Friday, including two new fatalities in Jere and Ngala local government areas (LGA). This brings the total number of suspected cholera cases in the state to 2,283, including 40 associated deaths.

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Lombardy region, Italy

In recent weeks, an increase in pneumonia cases were reported in the city of Brescia in Lombardy region. Other towns have also reported cases to include Carpenedolo, Montichiari, Asola and Remedello among others. According to officials with Regione Lombardia last week, more than 400 pneumonia cases have been reported, which 42 tested positive for the bacterium, Legionella.

Ukraine mushroom poisoning

The Ukraine Health Ministry reports that through Sep. 21, 174 people have been sickened and 11 have died. This has prompted warnings and advice to the public on the issue of ingesting mushrooms. The most effective advice that will completely save you from mushroom poisoning – refuse to consume wild mushrooms.

West Nile Virus – Romania

The Romania Ministry of Health reported an additional 19 meningitis / meningo-encephalitis with West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the past week, bringing the total cases for the year to 215.