Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.4 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.
6.6 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.
6.6 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.
5.6 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
5.3 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.
Three 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.
5.2 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
Two 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is located about 1495 mi…2410 km E of Hilo Hawaii and about 1580 mi…2540 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
Tropical Storm Greg is located about 375 mi…600 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 285 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.
In the North Atlantic: Tropical Storm Don is located about 210 mi…335 km se of Barbados and about 320 mi…515 km E of Grenada with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…W or 280 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.
Wildfires – British Columbia, Canada
Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 people to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.
The entire city of Williams Lake, six hours northeast of Vancouver, was ordered evacuated on the weekend. The community has a population of over 10,000.
Wind over the weekend also caused a flare-up of a huge fire that started near the Ashcroft Indian Band reserve, which has charred just over 154-square miles (400-square kilometers) west of Kamloops.
Near Kelowna, about 60 homes remained on evacuation alert in the community of Lake Country after a human-caused fire was sparked Friday, destroying eight homes.
Wildfires – California, USA
A wildfire burning in central California tripled in size Monday, forcing more people from their homes as firefighters battle the day-old blaze burning in steep areas with heavy brush and tall grass. The fire, burning near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Modesto, has scorched 17 square miles (44 square kilometers) since it broke out Sunday afternoon. Officials have ordered evacuations for an unknown number of homes. The fire has destroyed one home and damaged another.
In Northern California, a 900-acre wildfire in Mendocino County has also triggered an evacuation of homes. That fire is 25 percent contained.
To the south, crews are struggling to surround a 28-square-mile (72-square-kilometer) blaze burning for more than a week in the mountains of Santa Barbara County. It is just 49 percent contained after destroying 16 homes.
Yemen – Cholera Cases Continue to Increase
The cholera epidemic sweeping across Yemen is currently the worst such outbreak in the world. From 27 April to 16 July 2017, 351,045 suspected cholera cases and 1,790 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported.