Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.2 Earthquake hits Costa Rica.
5.2 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.
Tropical Storm Barry
Tropical storm Barry makes landfall in Veracruz, Mexico causing heavy rainfall from northern Nicaragua to South-Central Mexico. Barry has claimed the lives of at least three people in Mexico and left one missing in El Salvador.
India Floods – Update
According to the disaster management minister Yashpal Arya, at least 5,000 people have been killed by flash floods in Uttarakhand.
About 19,000 people are still stranded in the disaster areas.
The meteorological department has predicted more rains in the region from Monday.
A plane passes in front of the haze obscured ‘Supermoon’ over Singapore on June 23, 2013 in Singapore.
Wildfires – Colorado, USA
Firefighters continue to battle blazes across Northwestern Colorado as high winds hamper efforts to contain the spreading flames.
The Wild Rose Fire southwest of Texas Mountain in Rio Blanco County has grown to 1,065 acres. Burning since Wednesday, the 360-person fire crew on the scene has contained 10 percent of the fire.
The Brush Creek Fire about 10 miles north of Rifle has been burning since Thursday, and has grown to 400 acres with the help of 20 mph winds. There are no structures in the area.
The previously active Ryan, Rope and Lime fires have been contained and are in “mop-up mode,”.
Novel Coronavirus – Saudi Arabia – Update
The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Saudi Arabia has announced six additional laboratory-confirmed cases and a death in a previously confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).