Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kosovo-Serbia-Fyrom border region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Atlantic: Invest 94L is an area of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Orlene is located about 720 mi…1155 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…NW or 305 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Meranti, located approximately 493 nm south of Kadena AB, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical depression 17w (Seventeen), located approximately 896 nm north-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 24 knots.

Tropical storm 18w (Eighteen), located approximately 170 nm west of Navsta, Guam, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

Tropical depression 19w (Nineteen), located approximately 182 nm southeast of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking northwestward at 16 knots.

In the Central Pacific: Invest 93C is an area of disturbed weather in the Central Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

Newsbytes:

India – With six more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods today increased to 228 even as the flood situation eased with all major rivers except Punpun, Kosi and Kamlabalan, flowing below danger mark. As per the department’s release, a total of 3.94 lakh people have been evacuated from the 12 flood-affected districts of Buxar, Bhojpur, Patna, Vaishali, Saran, Begusarai, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Katihar. The government has deployed 2,537 boats for evacuation, while national and state disaster response forces were already working in the affected districts. 1.98 lakh people have taken shelter in 271 relief camps.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

Nearly 300 firefighters, volunteers and soldiers are striving to contain large forest fires on the northern Greek island of Thassos, which has damaged homes and forced the evacuation of a village.

The fire department says the blazes are believed to have been started by lightning strikes during a heavy storm, and broke out at four different spots across the island late Friday.