Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Near Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Fernanda is located about 1330 mi…2140 km E of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…NW or 310 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Storm Greg is located about 550 mi…885 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…W or 270 degrees at 10 mph…17 km/h.

Tropical Depression Eight-E is located about 915 mi…1470 km SW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…WSW or 250 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.

In the North Atlantic: The Remnants of Tropical Storm Don are located about 55 mi…90 km WSW of Grenada with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…W or 275 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Cornwall, England – A flash flood has swept through the Cornish Village of Coverack filling homes with water and causing extensive damage. Emergency services said floodwaters which are as high as four feet in some places. Residents said that rain and hailstones as wide as 50p pieces lashed the town with the storm lasting an hour and a half. The main road into the village has been completely destroyed by the volume of water surging over it, and residents can not get into or out of the village.

Istanbul, Turkey – Heavy rainfall has caused floods in Istanbul, inundating roads, underpasses and subway lines and causing havoc in the city. People stranded in homes due to flooding in the district of Silivri — one of the worst-hit areas — were helped out in boats. The Eurasia Tunnel, connecting Istanbul’s Asian and European sides under the Bosporus strait, was temporarily closed to traffic.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Portugal

Portuguese emergency services say they are gradually bringing under control a spate of wildfires that erupted after temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).

The Civil Protection Agency says almost 1,700 firefighters are tackling eight large countryside blazes with the help of 20 water-dropping aircraft. It said seven other wildfires are being brought under control and 19 are almost out. Most of the wildfires are in northern Portugal, where thick forests of pine and eucalyptus trees and steep ridges make firefighting especially hard.

Wildfires – Croatia and Montenegro

Croatian authorities say firefighters have battled throughout the night to contain raging wildfires that threatened a key port on the country’s Adriatic coast. Parts of the coastal town of Split were enveloped in thick smoke Tuesday after flames reached suburban areas the previous evening. Residents have joined firefighters to defend the houses and stop the fire from spreading. Emergency services say some 80 people have been lightly injured. They say the situation has improved in the morning after firefighting planes took off and the wind slowed down.

In neighboring Montenegro to the south, authorities say they might have to evacuate a village on the Lustica peninsula. About 100 people already have been evacuated the area as fires spread.