Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.
5.2 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.
5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.
6.4 Earthquake Indonesia – Update
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, at 05:47 local time, on 29 July 2018, followed by 66 aftershocks with the highest of those with a recorded magnitude of 5.7. The West Nusa Tenggara administration declared a seven-day state of emergency. The earthquake has claimed at least 17 lives. As of 1 August, the National Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had recorded 10,062 displaced people and 5,448 destroyed houses across Lombok, most of which are located in East Lombok regency.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 15w (Jongdari), located approximately 198 nm north-northwest of Kadena AFB, Japan, is tracking west-southwestward at 010 knots.
Tropical depression 16w (sixteen), located approximately 568 nm southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking north-northwestward at 16 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Hector is located about 905 mi…1455 km sw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
Vietnam – Seasonal floods have killed three people and threaten to submerge parts of Vietnam’s capital, officials said Tuesday. Two children and a man drowned Monday in Chuong My district, a suburb of Hanoi, where water has overflowed one bank of the Bui River and engulfed several villages. On the other side of the river, sandbags have been piled for 10 kilometers (6 miles) to prevent water in a dike from spilling into the inner city of the capital, Hanoi, which has a population of 7.5 million.
Wildfires – California, Oregon, USA
Since July 13, the Ferguson Fire has burned more than 56,000 acres in California’s Sierra National Forest. Yosemite National Park, a neighbor, has avoided the flames, but not the smoke — or the closures. Much of the park has been closed since last week, although officials hope to reopen those sites on Friday.
The Taylor Creek Fire burning west of Grants Pass has closed a popular section of the Rogue River, as of Tuesday morning. The fire also brought a new round of evacuation warnings along the river, even as fire teams made progress on the blaze. The wildfire in Oregon reached 24,965 acres Monday morning, even with fire teams making some progress during the past two days.