Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sumba region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake its the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.0 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

India – Heavy rain in western India has caused flooding and landslides, with at least 5 people reported missing. Further heavy rain is expected until around 10 August. A massive landslide along with flash floods struck in Bramhagiri Hills in Talacauvery, Coorg (also known as Kodagu) district, on 06 August 2020. At least 2 houses were destroyed and 5 people are missing. Nearby Bhagamandala, also in Kodagu district, recorded 486 mm of rain in the 24 hours to 06 August, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). Several rivers have broken their banks in the state. Meanwhile heavy rain fell from 04 August affected parts of Mumbai and the surrounding state of Maharashtra.

Global Warming

Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses

Much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said.

Canada’s 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country’s last intact ice shelf until the end of July when ice analyst Adrienne White of the Canadian Ice Service noticed that satellite photos showed that about 43% of it had broken off. She said it happened around July 30 or 31.

Two giant icebergs formed along with lots of smaller ones, and they have already started drifting away, White said. The biggest is nearly the size of Manhattan — 21 square miles and 7 miles long. They are 230 to 260 feet (70 to 80 meters) thick.

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