Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits southern Peru

5.7 earthquake hits Kepulauan Taluad, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.6 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 02e (Amanda), located approximately 1864 nm east-southeast of San Diego, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Thailand – Phuket- Heavy rain triggered flooding in several areas in downtown Muang district of this southern island province on Saturday morning. Several roads in the municipal area were impassable to small vehicles after heavy downpours pounded the island from 9.30am to 11.40am.

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India – A person drowned in the Kampur area of central Assam’s Nagaon district, taking the flood-related death toll to six in less than a week even as more than 4,000 people went back home from relief camps on Saturday. While the floods have destroyed crops on 26,977 hectares, surface communication has been disrupted with 68 roads and half-a-dozen bridges damaged.

South America – The Central American gyre, a broad area of low pressure, which formed this weekend, is drifting aimlessly between North and South America and could unleash life-threatening flooding and mudslides this week across Central America. It may also spin off two tropical storms that could menace the Gulf Coast and the region’s Pacific coasts.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Arizona, USA

Firefighters stopped forward progress of a wildfire that quickly burned through hundreds of acres and destroyed 10 homes in Cave Creek Saturday. According to the Arizona State Forestry and Fire Management, the Ocotillo Fire reached an estimated 1,216 acres Saturday night with 5% containment.

The fast-moving blaze forced the evacuation of numerous homes in the area north of Cave Creek Road, east of New River Road, west of Scopa Trail, and south of the Tonto National Forest boundary.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever – Russia

Health officials in Russia have reported (computer translated) two laboratory-confirmed cases of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever were confirmed among residents of Krasnosulinsky and Tselinsky districts. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family. The CCHF virus causes severe viral hemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with a case fatality rate of 10-40%.