Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits Male, Chile.
5.6 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.
5.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.
5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.
5.1 earthquake hits south of Alaska.
5.1 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Zeta is located about 265 mi…430 km sw of the mouth of the Mississippi river and about 295 mi…470 km ssw of New Orleans Louisiana with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…n or 360 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 21w (Molave), located approximately 38 nm south-southeast of De Nang, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 14 knots.
Tropical depression 22w (Twenty-two), located approximately 1075 nm east of Mmanila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 06 knots.
Earth Becoming an ‘Uninhabitable Hell’
A jump in climate-related disasters this century, along with the global coronavirus pandemic, show political and business leaders are failing to stop the planet turning into “an uninhabitable hell” for millions, the United Nations said.
The last two decades saw the number of disasters caused by extreme weather nearly double to 6,681, up from 3,656 between 1980 and 1999. Worsening floods and storms accounted for about four-fifths of the total from 2000-2019 but major increases were also recorded for droughts, wildfires and heatwaves.
In the past 20 years, there were nearly 7,350 major recorded disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis, which claimed more than 1.2 million lives and affected 4.2 billion people.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases: