Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.8 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Cristobal is located about 25 mi…40 km nw of Ciudad del Carmen Mexico with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…se or 140 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02a (Nisarga), located approximately 65 nm south of Mumbai, India, is tracking northeastward at 10 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Nicaragua – Tropical Storm Cristobal has brought flooding to Managua and surrounding areas. More rain is expected.

Mexico – Even before Cristobal strengthened into a tropical storm Tuesday, drenching rains had already forced evacuation orders in parts of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Thousands of people have taken refuge in shelters. The rain, produced by remnants of Tropical Storm Amanda and the tropical depression that would become Cristobal, caused damage in Yaxcabá and Tiholop in the state of Yucatán.

 

Wildlife

Elephant Deaths Mystery in Botswana

The mystery surrounding a mass die-off of elephants in Botswana is deepening after initial test results ruled out poisoning and anthrax.

Wildlife officials had earlier ruled out poaching as no ivory had been taken. But officers have discovered more carcasses as the death toll surpasses 100.

Samples would now be sent to neighboring South Africa for further tests.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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