Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 09e (Howard), located approximately 571 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

South Korea – Torrential rain has caused flooding and landslides in South Korea where 9 people have lost their lives and 6 others are missing. The worst affected locations are the capital Seoul, the nearby port city of Incheon, surrounding areas of Gyeonggi Province and parts of Gangwon Province. Around 800 buildings have been damaged by floods, landslides or walls collapsing from the heavy rain. MOIS reported 936 people have been evacuated to safer housing. Some railway services were suspended due to flooded tracks in around 8 locations mostly in Seoul and Incheon. Roads have also been damaged or flooded.

Global Warming

Pyrenees Glacier Disappears Entirely Due to Global Warming

The Pyrenees’ Gourgs Blancs glacier, a popular spot for amateur mountaineers due to its accessibility, has now completely disappeared due to rising temperatures.

The glacier sat at an altitude of 3,128 metres and was located in the Luchonnais valley region in Haute-Garonne, close to the border with Spain.

The picture below shows a comparison of the glacier at the beginning of the 20th century and on August 6 this year.

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Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever

Brazil – Through August 2, health officials in Minas Gerais state, Brazil recorded 86,442 probable cases of dengue. Of this total, 58,386 cases were confirmed for the disease. 40 deaths were confirmed by the disease in Minas Gerais and 49 deaths are investigated so far.

Philippines – In a follow-up on the dengue situation in the Philippines, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday the country’s tally has surpassed 90,000 cases. From January 1 to July 23 this year, 92,343 dengue cases have been recorded. This is 118 percent higher than the figure in the same period in 2021.

Florida, USA – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County remains under a mosquito-borne illness advisory following the confirmation of an identified case of dengue in a Miami-Dade resident. This is the third local case of dengue infection in 2022.