Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.4 earthquake hits Alaska.
6.1 earthquake hits south of Alaska.
6.0 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.7 earthquake hits Alaska.
5.4 earthquake hits Zulia, Venezuela.
5.2 earthquake hits south of Alaska.
5.2 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.
5.0 earthquake hits Alaska.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Seven is located about 1285 mi…2065 km e of the southern Windward Islands with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Douglas is located about 1410 mi…2270 km wsw of the southern tip of Baja California and about 1875 mi…3020 km ese of Hilo Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.
Wildfires – Siberia
Wildfires in Russia have so far burned down an area larger than the size of Greece, according to Greenpeace Russia. On Monday, the environmental organization criticized government officials for their inaction in the region amid record heat waves.
Using satellite data, Greenpeace Russia reported an estimated 19 million hectares, about 47 million acres, of forests, steppes and fields have burned across Siberia since January. About 10 million hectares of these territories suffered forest fires.
Activists said that some of the forest fires are the result of lightning, but many were started by campfires on river banks. Another cause is purposeful large-scale burnings that get out of hand.
797 forest fires were extinguished in 43 regions of Russia just in the last week, covering more than 63,000 hectares, about 156,000 acres.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Scrub Typhus – Taiwan
The Department of Disease Control in Taiwan has reported 60 confirmed cases of tsutsugamushi disease, or scrub typhus in the country in the past 4 weeks. The cases were reported as mainly infected in Huadong and the outlying islands.