Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Manipur, India.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Delta is located about 65 mi…105 km ene of Tupelo Mississippi and about 120 mi…190 km ssw of Nashville Tennessee with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…ene or 60 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm (ts) 16w (Chan-Hom), located approximately 227 nm south-southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking east-southeastward at 09 knots.

Tropical depression 17w (Linfa), located approximately 47 nm south of Da Nang, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

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Wildfires – Middle East

Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed three people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday.

The areas hit by the heatwave are Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. The fires come amid an intense heatwave that is unusual for this time of the year.

Wildfires spread across different areas of Israel and the West Bank for a second day Saturday, forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Israeli Police said in a statement firefighters and police forces evacuated 5,000 residents from the city of Nof Hagalil in northern Israel.

One of the hardest hit countries is war-torn Syria where fires have killed three people and left dozens suffering from breathing problems over the past two days. The wildfires also burnt wide areas of forests, mostly in the central province of Homs and the coastal province of Latakia.