Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbp, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Peter is located about 630 mi…1015 km e of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

Tropical Depression 17 is located about 330 mi…530 km sw of the southernmost Cabo Verde islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h

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Wildlife

Penguins Stung to Death

An investigation was launched after 63 African penguins were found dead inside the Boulders African penguin colony in Simonstown, Western Cape in South Africa, on Friday morning. In a statement, the South African National Parks (SANParks) said the penguins were believed to have died suddenly between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Preliminary investigations suggest the penguins were stung to death by a swarm of Cape honey bees. Meanwhile, a dead penguin was found on Fish Hoek beach on Friday, which also had multiple bee stings.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Mad Cow Disease – England

The UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports a single confirmed case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a Somerset farm Friday. The animal is deceased and has been removed from the farm. There is no risk to food safety.