Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Mona Passage, Dominican Republic.

5.2 earthquake hits the Gulf of Aden.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1395 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Vietnam – Tropical Storm Koguma made landfall in Thai Binh Province in northern Vietnam early on 13 June 2021. According to disaster authorities in Vietnam, the storm weakened into a tropical depression as it move inland, dumping as much as 30cm of rain and flooding wide areas of farmland. Two fishermen were reported missing at sea off the coast of Thai Binh Province. As of 13 June, damage from flooding was mostly limited to farmland and crops. VDMA said a total of 19,733 hectares of farmland was flooded, including 15,400 hectares in Ha Tinh Province and 3,463 hectares in Nghe An Province. Severe flooding was also reported in several provinces of neighbouring Laos from 13 June, 2021.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Siberia

Russian emergency workers fought wildfires burning Sunday on more than 550 square kilometers (212 square miles) of territory mostly in Siberia and the Far East.

The state agency responsible for fighting forest fires, Avialesookhrana, said the largest blaze was in the far northeast’s Sakha Republic, where 34,000 hectares (74,000 acres) were on fire. The Irkutsk region in Siberia had fires encompassing about 20,000 hectares (49,500 acres), the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or residential damage in the sparsely populated regions.

Wildfires – Canada

Alberta has deployed 81 firefighters to help battle wildfires in northern Ontario. There are 31 active fires in the province’s northwest region, which is where the Alberta firefighters have been deployed, seven of which are not under control. One fire, which has grown to 2,410 hectares, is located just 45 kilometres from the town of Nipigon.

Disease

Covid-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Typhoid – DR Congo

Health authorities in the DRC have released the followung statement: “Since the start of this quarter, this disease, which has taken on an epidemic character, has killed 17 out of more than 360 cases recorded in the health zone of Popokabaka in the territory that bears the same name.”