Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.4 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.
5.8 earthquake hits Tonga.
5.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.2 earthquake hits Samoa.
5.1 earthquake hits Nevada, USA.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 01w (Vongfong), located approximately 101 nm north of Vigan, Philippines, is tracking northeastward at 16 knots.
In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (One), located approximately 392 nm east-southeast of Chennai, India, is tracking north-northwestward at 03 knots.
Chicago, USA – Heavy rain overnight and in into Friday morning led flooding on Chicago area expressways, with cars being stuck in high standing water, and in residents’ homes.
Russia’s global warming rate 2.5 times higher than world average
Russia’s global warming rate is 2.5 times higher than the world average, according to Russian scientists. The rate of global warming on the territory of the country is 2.5 times higher than the average increase in temperatures in the world. This is explained by a variety of factors: the global warming rate in Russia is faster than in the rest of the world due to its location: the country is located in temperate and high latitudes and it is a continental territory.
Wildfires – Florida, USA
Two wildfires broke out on Wednesday May 13th in the Golden Gate community in central Collier County, Florida, west of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. These fires were aided by high winds and extremely low humidity and have grown to more than 8,500 acres. Due to their close proximity, the wildfires are now being reported as one fire, the ‘36th Ave SE Fire’. Crews have also responded to spot fires south of I-75 on the Picayune Strand State Forest, which have grown to 5 000 acres.
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