Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits offshore Los Lagos, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 986 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

India – Torrential rain in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, has caused landslides and flash floods in several districts. Local media said a “cloudburst” dumped torrential rain in Choj village of Manikarn valley of Kullu district. Houses and a bridge across the Parbati River were severely damaged or destroyed. Police said as many as 4 people were feared missing. Landslides and flooding struck in other areas of the district, blocking roads and damaging buildings. Around 30 employees at the Malana hydropower project were trapped inside a building and were later rescued. Meanwhile the heavy rain has taken its toll in Shimla district, home of the state capital. One person died and 2 were injured in a landslide in in Dhalli. The National Highway-05 was blocked by flood and landslide debris near Jhakri.

Ecuador – Disaster officials in Ecuador reported heavy rain caused the overflow of 10 rivers in various locations in the country from 03 to 05 July 2022. At least 3 people have died and dozens displaced. One person died after being swept away by floods in Azogues in the province of Cañar. Another person died when a house collapsed in Azuay. A third fatality was reported after floods in the canton of Guamote in the province of Chimborazo. Areas of Tungurahua Province recorded more than 200 mm in 24 hours to 04 July 2022. The rain caused problems on the roads and authorities announced the closure of traffic on the Baños-Puyo highway due to landslides and flood debris.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Vietnam

Dengue fever cases in Vietnam are increasing rapidly, currently there are about 92,000 cases, 36 deaths. In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health reported 15,000 additional cases in 10 days, bringing the outbreak total as of July 4 to 92,000. There have been 36 deaths from dengue.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the week 29 June – 5 July 2022

Chikurachki – Paramushir Island (Russia) : An explosive phase at Chikurachki began at 1230 on 30 June (local time), prompting KVERT to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale). Ash plumes from the explosions rose to 4.5 km (14,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 300 km W and 50 km SSE. Activity declined by 1230 on 1 July. Gas-and-steam emissions were visible during 2-5 July.

Ebeko – Paramushir Island (Russia) : KVERT reported that moderate activity at Ebeko was ongoing. A thermal anomaly over the volcano was identified in satellite images on 23 June. According to volcanologists in Severo-Kurilsk (Paramushir Island, about 7 km E) explosions generated ash plumes that rose up to 3.5 km (11,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, NE, and SE during 24-25 and 30 June.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Andaman Islands off India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1136 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical depression 05w (Aere), located approximately 120 nm south-southeast of Narita Airport, Japan, is tracking east-northeastward at 25 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Pakistan – Disaster authorities in the Pakistan province of Balochistan report 6 people have lost their lives after heavy rain caused damage and flooding. Raging floods swept through the streets of the provincial capital Quetta on 04 July 2022. Residents of the city and surrounding areas were left without electricity after floods and winds downed power lines. Local media said makeshift and mud houses were swept away by flooding in low-lying areas of the city. Four people died when a house collapsed in the Sariab Mills area of the city. Two other fatalities, believed to be young children, died in flood waters near a major highway.

Italy – Thunderstorms hampered Monday the search for more than a dozen hikers who remained unaccounted for a day after a huge chunk of an Alpine glacier in Italy broke off, sending an avalanche of ice, snow and rocks down the slope. Officials put the known death toll at seven. 14 people remained unaccounted for by Monday afternoon: 10 Italians, three from Czechia and one from Austria.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

New York City, USA – According to the New York City Department of Health, as of July 5, 111 people in the city have tested positive for monkeypox.

Peru – Health authorities have confirmed 12 new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total to 15 in the country.

Alberta, Canada – A total of 8 adult cases of monkeypox have now been identified in Alberta.

Florida, USA – The Florida Department of Health has reported four confirmed/probable monkeypox cases in the Tampa Bay area as of July 4. To date, 63 total cases have been reported in the state from 10 counties.

Malaria – Costa Rica

The Costa Rica Ministry of Health reported last week that from Jan. 1 to June 18 this year, 256 cases of malaria have been recorded.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

Three 5.0 earthquakes hit the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1332 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 15 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical depression 05w (Aere), located approximately 55 nm south of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking eastward at 12 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Malaysia – At least 3 people have died after flash floods in Baling District in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Flooding struck after heavy rain from 04 July 2022. Levels of the Ketil River at Kuala Pegang jumped to 36.05 metres, which is 50 cm above the alert level. Flooding swamped at least 9 villages in the district. Flood water reached up to roof height. Over 70 houses were severely damaged and at least 6 completely destroyed by the force of the flooding.

Australia – More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round of flooding in less than a year and a half. Days of torrential rain caused dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks, bringing a new flood emergency to parts of the city of 5 million people. Some areas between Newcastle, north of Sydney, and Wollongong, south of Sydney had received more than a meter (39 inches) of rain in the previous 24 hours. Some has received more than 1.5 meters (59 inches).

Wildfires

Wildfires – Greece

A large wildfire raged out of control north of Athens on Monday, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of a nearby coastal town as a precaution. Strong winds fanned the flames in the area of Schimatari, about 50 km (30 miles) outside the capital amid soaring temperatures.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

Brazil – The Ministry of Health reported Sunday that, so far, 76 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed across the country.

Virginia, USA – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the total monkeypox cases in the state has risen to 13.

Minnesota, USA – The Minnesota Department of Health identified additional cases of monkeypox virus in Minnesota residents, for a total of six cases.

Ebola – DR Congo

For the third time since 2018, Equateur Province in the northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) declared and later declared over. Today, country officials declared the end of the Ebola outbreak that erupted less than three months ago in Mbandaka.

Diphtheria – Australia

The North Coast Public Health Unit in northern New South Wales (NSW) has reported two cases of the vaccine-preventable disease, diphtheria in two children.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.3 earthquake hits the Pribilof Islands, Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Andaman Islands off India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 1616 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 05w (Aere), located approximately 169 nm southwest of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Brazil – Torrential rain and overflowing rivers in northeastern Brazil has prompted thousands of people to evacuate their homes in the states of Alagoas, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte. One person was reported missing in floods in Pernambuco.

Australia – Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) reported extremely heavy rainfall from 02 July. In a 48 hour period to 04 July as much as 552.5 mm of rain fell at Brogers Creek in the Illawarra region. Elsewhere Wattamolla recorded 318 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 July and Beaumont saw 184.8 mm in 24 hours to 04 July. This is the fourth flood event in New South Wales so far this year. Parts of the state experienced severe flooding in early March, late March and again in April.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – El Salvador

The El Salvador Ministry of Health (MINSAL) reported 8,748 suspected cases of dengue through June 18, the highest number of cases in the last seven years.

Dengue Fever – Philippines

Health authorities in the Western Visayas of the Philippines report 1,174 dengue cases, including four deaths during the first six months of 2022.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.2 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.