Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Gulf of Aden.

5.2 earthquake is Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.0 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Sub-Tropical Cyclone Beryl is located about 455 mi…735 km nne of Bermuda and about 420 mi…675 km s of Halifax Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Invest 99E is an area of disturbed weather in the eastern Pacific that has the potential for further tropical development.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 11w (Eleven), located approximately 305 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 12 knots.


Nigeria – Flooding and heavy rains are affecting many parts of Nigeria. Dozens of people have been killed and crops have been lost, raising fears of a food shortage.

New Zealand – Wild weather in New Zealand over the weekend has wreaked havoc closing numerous roads and highways around the country. In the Coromandel, SH25 remained closed. A number of Auckland roads were closed due to the severe weather.


Indonesian Villagers Kill Nearly 300 Crocodiles In Revenge Attack

Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said.

Photographs showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua.

The 48-year-old victim had entered the crocodile farm and was likely picking grass for animal feed when he was attacked. After the burial of the man on Saturday, villagers entered the farm and killed all the crocodiles.



High Garbage Dump

Mount Everest has a mountain of a problem: trash. And not just leftover camping meals, beer and fuel cans, but human waste, too. Climbers traveling to the bottom of the majestic mountain for the first time might be surprised to find half-buried fluorescent tents, fuel bottles and other miscellaneous pieces of old camp sites strewn about the base camps. The various lodges and villages in surrounding areas have also created dozens of landfills surrounding the base of the mountain.

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Hepatitis A – Kentucky and West Virginia, USA

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) has now reported 1,094 cases of hepatitis A in the current outbreak. Of this total, 57 percent, or 628 people required hospitalization and eight died. The outbreak, declared last November, is easily the largest in the country and primarily affects the homeless and drug users.

In neighboring West Virginia, the case count continues to climb since March 2018. As of Friday, West Virginia health officials have reported 540 hepatitis A cases, including 351 hospitalizations (65%) and two deaths.

Plague Death in Peru

Officials with the Gerencia Regional de Salud Lambayeque have reported on a human plague death, the first such death in two decades in the region. A 42-year-old man died on July 6 from septicemic plague; which later became complicated with a pneumonic plague, health officials note. The bacterium was acquired via a flea bite.

Cholera – Cameroon

Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people in the northern region since May, the health ministry said.