Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.8 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the western Pacific: Tropical Storm 04w (Merbok) has dissipated.

In the Eastern Pacific: The remnants of Tropical Depression Calvin may continue to bring moderate rainfall in affected areas over the next 24 hours.


Wyoming, Nebraska, USA – Some wicked twisters churned across the High Plains on Monday evening — some doing severe damage to homes and barns. The Storm Prediction Centre received 30 tornado reports on Monday night. Based on these reports, there appear to be at least two long-track storms that produced tornadoes through southeast Wyoming and western Nebraska.

India – Eight people were killed and six went missing in floods triggered by heavy rainfall in Mizoram even as hot weather conditions prevailed in Delhi, where mercury crossed the 40 degrees Celsius mark again. Flash floods wrecked havoc at Tlabung in Mizoram’s Lunglei district, while National Highway 54, which which links the state with Assam, was cut off at different places due to landslides in many districts. As many as 350 houses have submerged since Monday in different parts of the state in the flash floods. Landslides and incessant rains have blocked several roads in Aizawl town, and power supply lines were snapped and telecommunication system was disrupted in the state capital.

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Wildfires – Ibiza

Tourists have been stranded in Ibiza without running water or electricity after a massive wildfire tore across the party island, leaving holidaymakers scrambling for shelter. Stunned onlookers watched in shock as a massive forest fire towered over Port des Torrent, an area on the island’s southwest coast.


Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two separate circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2s (cVDPV2s) have been confirmed. The first cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases from two districts in Haut-Lomami province, with onset of paralysis on 20 February and 8 March 2017. The second cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from Maniema province, from two AFP cases (with onset of paralysis on 18 April and 8 May 2017) and a healthy contact in the community.

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Syrian Arab Republic

A circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak has been confirmed in the Deir Al Zour Governorate of the Syrian Arab Republic. There is evidence of genetic linkage among three isolates of type-2 vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPV2) isolated in the stool specimens of two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases with dates of onset of paralysis on 5 March and 6 May 2017, and the contact specimen of an AFP case collected on 17 April 2017.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Between 1 and 10 June 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases.

Human Anthrax case in Romania

A 47-year-old man from Botosani County in northern Romania has been diagnosed with anthrax. The patient is hospitalized and in stable condition in Botosani County Hospital. He apparently contracted the serious bacterial infection from one of his cows.