Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Hawaii.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Elsa is located about 50 mi…80 km sw of Key West Florida and about 270 mi…435 km s of Tampa Florida with maximum sustained winds…60 mph…95 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 340 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 07w (&even), located approximately 207 nm southwest of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Russia – Authorities in Krasnodar Region of Russia declared a state of emergency after torrential rain caused flooding over the last 2 days. Strong winds and rough seas have also caused damage. Heavy rainfall in the region began on 04 July 2021, worsening on 05 July. The coastal town of Dzhubga recorded 170 mm of rain. Veniamin Kondratyev, the governor of Krasnodar Krai, said some areas saw more than 2 months’ worth of rain in a few hours. The Khorota and Matsesta rivers, among others, both broke their banks. The Krasnodar regional government declared an emergency due to flooding for areas of Sochi, Gelendzhik, Tuapse, Slavyansky, Seversky and Goryachy Klyuch. As of 06 July, over 660 homes and yards were flooded.

Crimea – Dozens of people have evacuated homes after more flooding in Russian annexed Crimea after heavy rain caused rives to overflow. The worst affected areas are in Bakhchisarai District, where the Belbek and Kokkozka rivers broke their banks. As of 05 July, 164 people including 31 children had been evacuated and as many as 100 homes flooded. Twelve temporary accommodation centres have been set up to house those displaced. 1 person died and 1 was injured in the Bakhchisarai floods.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Russia

According to data from regional department of Rospotrebnadzor, fourteen patients have been diagnosed with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Stavropol, in southwestern Russia. The cases have been laboratory confirmed.

Chikungunya – Brazil

Health authorities in São Paulo state, Brazil are reporting a dramatic increase in chikungunya cases during the first six months of 2021. In less than 6 months, there were 7,600 recorded cases of the mosquitoborne illness, compared to only 254 cases in the whole year of 2020.