Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Laura is located about 95 mi…150 km e of Port au Prince Haiti and about 110 mi…175 km se of Cap Haitian Haiti with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 18 mph…30 km/h.

Tropical Storm Marco is located about 185 mi…295 km nw of the western tip of Cuba and about 395 mi…635 km sse of the mouth of the Mississippi river with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 09w (Bavi), located approximately 548 nm south-southwest of Chenhae, South Korea, is tracking northeastward at 07 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Turkey – Four people lost their lives in floods in Turkey’s northeastern Black Sea region. 11 more are still reported as missing. Roads to 118 villages were closed. lood waters caused vehicles in Dereli to drift and buildings were also destroyed in the area.

China – Yangtze River’s fifth flood of this year has smoothly passed the Three Gorges Dam after pushing the reservoir’s water level to a record high. The water level at the Three Gorges reservoir started to recede after reaching 167.65 meters at 8 a.m. Saturday, the highest since the reservoir was built in 2003, according to the Changjiang Water Resources Commission.

Wildfires

Wildfires – California, USA

California firefighters had good weather on their side on Saturday as they battled wildfires that have torched nearly one million acres and forced the evacuation of more than 119,000 people from their homes.

East of Silicon Valley, the S.C.U. Lightning Complex group of about 20 fires — largely burning in less-populated areas — has grown to 339,968 acres and is now the second-largest in state history. It is 10 percent contained. The group of fires known as the L.N.U. Lightning Complex in Napa Valley — the third-largest in California history — has burned through 325,128 acres and consumed 845 buildings.

5 people are reported to have died in the fires.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Rabies – Colorado, USA

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a 3-month-old ram in El Paso county with neurologic signs tested positive for rabies at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory. This is the third case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado in 2020.