Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.5 earthquake hits the Drake Passage.

5.3 earthquake hits the South China Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the DR Congo.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.3 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Croatia

Firefighters and Croatian army forces on Saturday joined a battle against wildfires threatening homes and wind power plants near the coastal Adriatic town of Sibenik. About 200 firefighters and 50 soldiers were deployed in the area south of Sibenik in the evening as the wind picked up strength and after firefighting aircraft that were deployed during the day had to withdraw for the night. Nobody has been hurt in the fires but people from about 30 houses in one village have been evacuated.

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

The Milepost 97 fire that started Wednesday night from an illegal campfire grew about 3,000 acres overnight to nearly 9,000 acres as of Saturday morning, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry and Douglas Forest Protective Association. Approximately 900 firefighting personnel, 15 helicopters, as well as large and small air tankers are currently assigned to the fire. Evacuation levels have been raised to level 1 (“Be Ready”) for homes on the west side of Interstate 5 between mileposts 83 and 88 near the Azalea area.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Galapagos Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.1 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits northern California.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.4 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.3 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, Arizona USA

Scattered thunderstorms across Lake and Klamath Counties produced more than 1,500 lightning strikes Wednesday night causing at least ten small wildfires. Fire-fighting crews were on scene to quickly control the fires.

Meanwhile wildfires are continuing to burn throughout Arizona. There are currently a dozen wildfires burning in Arizona. Most notably – the Woodbury Fire northwest of Superior which has grown to more than 10,000 acres. There are now about 450 firefighters working to contain the flames. Air quality in the area has been a big issue and crews are telling hikers to avoid the area.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 23s (Wallace), located approximately 366 nm north of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 03 knots.

NewsBytes:

Oregon, USA – Heavy rain across northwest Oregon has brought flooding to multiple rivers and spurred evacuations in some parts of the state. Rainfall totals ranged from 3 to 6 inches in 48 hours and brought numerous rivers and creeks up to their banks, particularly in the southern and central Willamette Valley. The heaviest flooding is occurring in the Eugene area, where evacuation orders were issued Sunday night. The Santiam River in Jefferson is also near flood levels.

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Wildfires – California, USA

Power was shut off to about 118,500 customers in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties late Sunday in an unprecedented move to pre-empt wildfires with strong winds and extreme weather conditions.

Utility company Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, said it was shutting off power to help reduce the risk of wildfires. Some of the deadly infernos that engulfed the state this time last year were caused by downed power lines and damaged electrical equipment.

The National Weather Service warned Sunday of critical fire-related weather conditions in the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills continuing through Monday morning due to a combination of strong, gusty offshore winds and low relative humidity.

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

Oregon’s largest wildfire has flared up, prompting new evacuations. Gov. Brown on Monday declared the Klondike fire, which started three months ago in southern Oregon, a conflagration. That clears the way for the state fire marshal’s office to send firefighters and equipment to help with the blaze, which covers over 167,000 acres. About 40 homes are under level three (“go”) evacuations as of Monday morning.

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Wildfires – Oregon, USA

The Tepee Fire grew to 1,592 acres Friday night, fueled by strong winds. A fire line was established around 60 percent of the blaze, mostly on the western side..

The Willow Fire is estimated at 300 acres, burning south of Pelton Dam and Willow Canyon, about six miles northwest of Madras. Air tankers and a heavy helicopter have been assisting firefighters on the ground. The Willow Fire is now 20 percent contained.

Wildfires – Montana, USA

The Boundary wildfire burning in Montana’s Glacier National Park spilled over into Canada on Friday. Dry and windy conditions flared up fire activity on the blaze at about 3 p.m.

The wildfire then jumped the border into Alberta, burning most of the basin on the southwest-facing slope of Mount Richards and the south- and east-facing slopes of Mount Alderson. The entire wildfire, now burning in the Boundary Creek Valley, Glacier National Park and Water Lakes National Park, is estimated to be 1,100 hectares in size and is considered “out of control.”

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA – Update

The Terwilliger Fire on the Willamette National Forest has grown to about 5,400 acres, authorities said Sunday as winds blew wildfire smoke into the Bend area and once again caused unhealthy air quality levels.

Stubblefield Fire – The fire is currently 95% contained and is 54,221 acres.

Lonerock Fire – This fire is now 95% contained and 5,056 acres.

Jennie’s Peak – This fire is 90% contained and 45,956 acres.

Wildfires – Idaho, USA

As the Wapiti Fire in Boise County continues to grow, four cabins and one outbuilding have been destroyed in the 6,190-acre blaze, according to officials. The fire, outside Grandjean, started on Saturday afternoon.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits offshore Sucre, Venezuela.

6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA – Update

Central Oregon fire managers said there were no major new fires on the High Desert over the weekend, allowing them to concentrate much of their efforts on major new rangeland fires to the east. Meanwhile, evacuations were ordered Sunday due to a Lake County fire that has grown to more than 16,000 acres, while the Seale Fire (8,000 acres and 15% contained) and Lonerock Fire (4,500 acres) also continued to grow.

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Wildfires – California, USA

Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather continued to grow in Northern California, destroying 55 homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods.

California fire officials said Saturday that the two fires about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of San Francisco were 27 percent contained and have grown to almost 250 square miles (648 kilometers).

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

Currently, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are 16 fires burning in Oregon, totally roughly 151,603 acres.

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Month1 outlook

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Wildfires – California, Oregon, USA

Since July 13, the Ferguson Fire has burned more than 56,000 acres in California’s Sierra National Forest. Yosemite National Park, a neighbor, has avoided the flames, but not the smoke — or the closures. Much of the park has been closed since last week, although officials hope to reopen those sites on Friday.

The Taylor Creek Fire burning west of Grants Pass has closed a popular section of the Rogue River, as of Tuesday morning. The fire also brought a new round of evacuation warnings along the river, even as fire teams made progress on the blaze. The wildfire in Oregon reached 24,965 acres Monday morning, even with fire teams making some progress during the past two days.