Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of southeastern Alaska.

5.6 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Cambodia – More than 700 pigs at a farm in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district either drowned or broke loose overnight on Monday when flash floods caused by the rapidly rising Stung Sen river inundated villages in Bramme commune. This season around 45,798 families have seen their homes submerged, with 6,893 of them evacuated to higher ground along with their 20,917 heads of cattle. As of Tuesday, the floods had killed seven people – two men and five children aged 18 months to 11 years.

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India – Floods are now an annual nightmare in many parts of southern and western India. Valleys in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala that weren’t considered flood-prone until recently are at risk. During floods and landslides in August 2019, two villages were completely destroyed killing a number of people, while a year earlier Kerala saw its worst floods in a century. These floods appear to be getting more severe. Climate change is causing stronger and more erratic rainfall with recurrent floods in low-lying areas while population growth is putting more people in risky areas. And another problem comes from deforestation in the mountain range where much of the water first fell: the Western Ghats.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

Australia has seen seen hundreds leave their homes as 140 fires ravage Queensland and New South Wales. Bushfires have been raging since Monday with strong winds pushing the force along affecting thousands of hectares of land. Queensland which contains Brisbane as its state capital has seen 85 fires that have damaged or completely destroyed 84 homes. The advent of cooler weather is expected to bring some relief to the stricken areas.

Disease

Rickets – Mexico

Health officials in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico are reporting some 50 rickettsiosis cases this year to date, according to a El Mexicano report.