Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf of Aden.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Fred is located about 115 mi…190 km ese of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11e (Kevin), located approximately 801 nm south of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

Tropical storm 12e (Linda), located approximately 1321 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 16w (Sixteen), located approximately 564 nm east-northeast of Kwajalein, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

Greece is facing a “natural disaster of unprecedented proportions,” as 586 wildfires burn in “all corners” of the country. The Mediterranean nation is broiling under one of its worst heat waves in decades and firefighters continue to battle blazes across the country. Sixty-three organized evacuations have taken place in the past few days.

Wildfires – Algeria

At least 25 soldiers were killed saving residents from wildfires ravaging mountain forests and villages east of the capital, he said. The civilian death toll from the blazes rose to at least 17.

Wildfire Smoke Reaches North Pole

Smoke from wildfires raging in Russia has reached the North Pole for the first time in recorded history.

Data captured by satellites flying over the region revealed Friday show just how much smoke is being produced from the hundreds of forest fires in the Sakha Republic in Siberia and just how far that smoke is spreading. Smoke blankets the sky for about 2,000 miles from east to west and 2,500 miles north to south, the report noted. Smoke from those fires has even been recorded as having traveled more than 1,864 miles to reach the North Pole — an unprecedented distance.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Bird Flu, China

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) announced an additional human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) in the Mainland, the 12th case in 2021.

Cholera – Nigeria and Niger

Officials in Niger report a cholera outbreak in the country, which since June 7, 201 confirmed cases have been reported, including 12 deaths (6% CFR). In Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports 31,425 suspected cases of cholera, 311 confirmed cases and 816 deaths since the beginning of the year from 22 states.