Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Post tropical Cyclone Claudette is located about 290 mi…470 km E of Halifax Nova Scotia

with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…NE or 45 degrees at 21 mph…33 km/h.

Typhoon 11w (Nangka), located approximately 455 nm south-southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking north-bnorthwestward at 10 knots.

Typhoon Halola is located about 222 nm east-southeast of Wake Island, and is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.

Hurricane Dolores is located about 320 mi…510 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico with maximum sustained winds…130 mph…215 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

Tropical Storm Enrique is located about 1460 mi…2345 km W of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.


Tennessee, USA – The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down west of Cookeville. At least 15 houses have been damaged by the tornado. No injuries have been reported.


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Republic of Korea

Between 11 and 14 July 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of 1 additional death related to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) but no new cases of infection.

To date, a total of 186 MERS-CoV cases, including 36 deaths, have been reported.

Human infection with avian influenza A(H5N6) virus – China

On 11 July 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 1 laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with an avian influenza A(H5N6) virus.