Rainy season death toll in Sudan surpasses 50

Rainy season death toll in Sudan surpasses 50

Torrential rains affecting Sudan since the start of the country’s rainy season have killed more than 50 people and flooded more than 8 170 homes. The season usually starts in June and peaks in August and September.

Tropical Storm “Meari” makes landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Tropical Storm “Meari” makes landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Tropical Storm “Meari” made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture, close to capital Tokyo at 08:30 UTC (17:30 LT) on August 13, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h (45 mph). The storm caused disruption to the roads and train and air services during the peak summer holiday season, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Moro Gulf, Philippines

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Moro Gulf, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M5.9 hit Moro Gulf, Philippines at 06:25 UTC on August 13, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles), EMSC M5.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles).

Gambia experiences worst floods in nearly half a century

Gambia experiences worst floods in nearly half a century

The flash floods that hit most of Gamia on July 30 and 31 and on August 5 and 6, 2022, have been the worst that have hit the Gambia in nearly half a century. The worst affected were the West Coast Region, North Bank Region and the Greater Banjul Area.

Strong eruption at Lokbatan mud volcano in Baku, Azerbaijan

Strong eruption at Lokbatan mud volcano in Baku, Azerbaijan

A strong eruption took place at the Azerbaijani Lokbatan mud volcano on August 11, 2022, covering about 2 ha (4.94 acres) of land with mud. This is an active mud volcano whose last eruption took place in 2018. Since 1829, it erupted at least 27 times.