Earthquakes

5.9 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit south of the Mariana Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits Crete, Greece.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Philippine Island Region.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Crozet Islands far south of Madagascar in the southern Indian Ocean.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril islands off Alaska.

4.9 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

 

Space Events

An apparent impact by a meteor on Jupiter early Monday created a fireball on the planet so large and bright that amateur astronomers on Earth spotted the flash, which occurred near the southern edge of Jupiter’s northern equatorial belt of clouds.

Disease

Outbreak of chicken pox in Malawai. Health authorities have closed schools in the southern district of Neno. So far health officials say at least 400 cases have been confirmed.

Outbreak of ramorum tree disease in Surrey, England. Thousands of trees in Surrey have been felled after the highly destructive disease was found in the south east for the first time. The disease has been responsible for the premature felling of more than three million larch trees in the UK since it was first found in the West Country in 2009.

Wildfires

Fierce winds stoking massive wildfires in southern Alberta, Canada have prompted evacuations in the towns of Coalhurst, Milk River and parts of Lethbridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical depression “Karen” has intensified a into tropical storm in Mindanao in the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Nadine forms in the Atlantic, located About 995 Miles East-Northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

Tornado confirmed west of Kingston, Ottawa, Canada.

More heavy downpours cause floods as rivers overflow their banks in Nigeria. A flood alert has been issued for the immediate evacuation of all communities along the plains of River Niger. 1 000 homes were destroyed by floodwaters in Makurdi.

Floods triggered by monsoon rains have wreaked havoc across Pakistan. Government officials have confirmed 89 deaths so far, while unofficial statistics reported over 100 casualties across the country.