Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits easter Turkey.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Isaias is located about 15 mi…25 km se of Roanoke Rapids North Carolina and about 85 mi…135 km wsw of Norfolk Virginia with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 28 mph…44 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 03w (Hagupit), located approximately 104 nm southwest of Shanghai, China, is tracking northward at 10 knots.

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South East Asia – At least 2 people have died in flash flooding in Vietnam after heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Sinlaku. Meanwhile hundreds of homes have been flooded as the storm dumped heavy rainfall making its way over Laos and Thailand. According to Thailand’s meteorological department, the storm is now expected to move towards Myanmar, where flooding from heavy monsoon rainfall has recently affected thousands of people in recent days.

India – Flooding in the state of Uttar Pradesh has worsened over the last few days, with over 300 villages now affected. Further heavy rain has fallen in river catchments since then, in particular in Nepal. According to India’s Central Water Commission, as of 03 August 2020 the Ghagra, Rapti and the Ganges rivers were flowing above severe flood alert levels in 5 locations in the state. Government officials report that 331 villages have been flooded in 12 districts.

Yemen – Floods triggered by heavy rain killed at least 17 people early Tuesday in eastern Yemen. The health ministry’s office in Marib province said eight children were among the dead. A state of emergency was declared at all hospitals in the region.


Wildfires – Colorado, USA

A wildfire 18 miles north of Grand Junction has grown to 1,500 acres, and is just 5% contained. The Pine Gulch Fire was started by lightning Friday evening, according to a release from fire officials, and is burning in Mesa County about a mile south of the Garfield County line. It is burning in rugged terrain, in pinyon, juniper, oak brush and sagebrush, the release said, and hot and dry weather in the area is expected to continue. Gusty winds could make things worse, according to the release.