Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.2 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
6.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.
5.9 earthquake hits Tajikistan.
5.5 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talud, Indonesia.
5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
5.4 earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.
5.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.
5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.
5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
New York, USA – Heavy rains brought by the weakening tropical storm Elsa caused titanic-level floods at several Big Apple train stations Thursday — forcing some desperate New Yorkers to wade through subterranean lakes just to get on with their commute. One man was spotted trudging through the knee-deep water, a plastic bag on his head, as he made his way out of the flooded stop.
Wildfires – Oregon, USA
Air quality advisories are in effect for a large swathe of South and Central Oregon as two large wildfires in the region burn through forests, forcing road closures and prompting evacuation orders in some rural communities.
The Bootleg Fire in Klamath County, which started Tuesday, had grown to nearly 39,000 acres by Friday morning. It’s burning in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, near the community of Sprague River, prompting closures of public lands and evacuations of some rural residents of the area.
In Douglas County, meanwhile, the Jack Fire was burning more than 5,400 acres on forest lands east of Roseburg as of Friday morning. A stretch of Highway 138 is closed due to falling rocks and flames along the roadside.
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis – Florida, USA
Florida agriculture officials reported the 11th and 12th equid Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases this year in the state. The latest cases are from Bay County and Jefferson County, both counties in the Florida panhandle. Both horses are alive and were undervaccinated.