Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Gansu – Qinghai border, China.

5.1 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Gansu-Qinghai border, China.

5.1 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Pablo is located about 725 mi…1165 km ne of Lajes air base in the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 5 mph…7 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04a (Kyarr), located approximately 362 nm east-southeast of Masirah Island, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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NewsBytes:

UK – Heavy rain on Friday and Saturday led to several football matches being cancelled, train delays and flooded roads. The River Ouse in York broke its banks causing flooding in the city centre as images show street signs submerged underwater. The Environment Agency has 96 flood warnings and 123 flood alerts in place as of Sunday morning.

Nature – Images

Interesting Images

A trio of divers off the western coast of Norway had a close encounter with a drifting gelatinous blob — a squid’s egg sac as big as an adult human, filled with hundreds of thousands of baby squid.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

A bushfire has burned through 3,000 hectares of the internationally significant Macquarie Marshes, placing a question mark over the long-term viability of a key section of the wetland, according to a leading expert.

The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service has confirmed the fire hit the northern reed bed in the wetlands, which are listed under the Ramsar convention covering wetlands of international importance.

The marshes, in central north-west NSW, are considered one of Australia’s most important inland nesting sites for waterbirds. The reed bed is key habitat for the endangered Australasian bittern.

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