Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 36w (Thirty-six), located approximately 354 nm southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 328 nm northwest of Cairns, Australia, is tracking eastward at 08 knots.

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Nature – Images

Interesting Images

The amazing spiral-shaped hive of the Australian stingless bee, Tetragonula carbonaria.

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A daredevil racoon slowly climbed the vertical concrete wall of a skyscraper in Minnesota. The small, masked acrobat took breaks at various window ledges, but the expert climber kept going up, and after about 20 hours, reached the roof of the 23-story building, where it was safely captured and returned to the ground.

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