Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane Fabio is located about 615 mi…990 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Prapiroon), located approximately 44 nm west- northwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 14 knots.

Tropical depression 10w (Ten), located approximately 262 nm southeast of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

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Space Events

Newborn planet pictured for first time

Astronomers have captured this image of a planet that’s still forming in the disk of gas and dust around its star.

Researchers have long been on the hunt for a baby planet, and this is the first confirmed discovery of its kind. Young dwarf star PDS 70 is less than 10 million years old, and its planetary companion is thought to be between five and six million years old.

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The new planet is the bright spot near the (obscured) sun.


Wildfires – Colorado, USA – Update

The human-caused Spring Creek fire, which has burned more than 60,700 acres in Costilla County, has destroyed at least 104 homes.

There are no remaining evacuation orders or pre-evacuation notices in place due to the 416 fire” as of late Monday afternoon. The fire, which started on June 1 about 10 miles north of Durango, has burned about 51,000 acres and was 37 percent contained on Monday afternoon.

About 200 firefighters are battling the High Chateau fire, which has burned more than 1,300 acres about 7 miles northwest of Cripple Creek. The fire is burning through tall grass, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer, according to fire officials.

The Weston Pass Fire fire grew to more than 6,400 acres Monday afternoon, fire officials said. The blaze, caused by a lightning strike, broke out on June 28 about 9 miles southwest of Fairplay.

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