Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkish border.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 13w (Lupit), located approximately 77 nm east of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking east-northeastward at 21 knots.

Tropical depression 14w (Miranae), located approximately 265 nm south-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 19 knots.

Tropical storm 15w (Nida), located approximately 883 nm east of Misawa, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 19 knots.

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Wildfires – Europe

Wildfires in Italy, Greece and Turkey have burned 230,000 hectares (568,000 acres) with the season just beginning. Last month was the world’s worst July for wildfires since at least 2003 when satellite records began.

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

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Bird Flu in Humans – China

Hong Kong health officials announced today they are monitoring two human cases of avian influenza A(H5N6) in the Mainland.

Marburg Virus – Guinea

A “probable” case of Marburg fever has been reported in Guinea. Marburg hemorrhagic fever is a rare, severe type of hemorrhagic fever which affects both humans and non-human primates. Caused by a genetically unique zoonotic (that is, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family, its recognition led to the creation of this virus family. The five species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family.