Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.0 earthquake hits the Celebes Sea.
5.8 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.2 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.
5.0 earthquake hits the southern Pacific Ocean.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 26s (Seroja), located approximately 340 nm south-southwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southeastward at 23 knots.
Tropical cyclone 28p (Twenty-eight), located approximately 255 nm southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking southeastward at 19 knots.
Wildfires – Arizona, USA
A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 homes, officials said.
The fire burned through thick vegetation at the bottom of the Gila River in Dudleyville, a census-designated place with a population of about 1,000 located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Tucson. Officials said the fire continued on Thursday to an estimated 500 acres (2 square kilometers) with containment around 20% of its perimeter as of Friday.
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Bird Flu in Humans – Laos
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the first human case of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus infection has been reported in Laos. The patient recovered.
Bird Flu – Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in poultry on 30 farms from seven states in Nigeria.