Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the India-Myanmar border.

5.3 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.1 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Vietnam – A runner was washed away by flash floods when he was crossing a stream in Lam Dong Province during the 2020 Ultra Trail Dalat Marathon on Saturday.

Environment

Heat Record North of Arctic Circle

A small town in Siberia reached a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, which, if verified, would mark the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle.

Temperatures have jumped in recent months to levels rarely seen in the Russian region, and it’s a sign of a broader trend of human-caused climate change that’s transforming weather patterns in the Arctic Circle.

The town of Verkhoyansk is one of the coldest towns on Earth — temperatures dropped to nearly 60 degrees below zero there this past November — and the average June high temperature is 68 degrees.

The 100.4 reading in Verkhoyansk, which sits farther north than Fairbanks, Alaska, would be the northernmost 100-degree reading ever observed.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Arizona, USA

The Bush Fire has now burned over 180,000 acres with 42% containment in the Tonto National Forest as of Sunday morning, according to fire officials. It is now the fifth largest wildfire in Arizona history.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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