Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern Pacific Ocean.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03e (Carlos), located approximately 1490 nm east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Panama – Heavy rain in Panamá has caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country since 12 June 2021. The heavy rain caused rivers to overflow, landslides and flash flooding in urban areas. In 24 hours to 14 June 2021, Panama City recorded 114.5 mm of rain and Pacora in Panamá District recorded 92.5 mm. At least 400 homes have been damaged across Panama, Panamá Oeste and Chiriquí Provinces.

Spain – Rioja reported 54 weather-related incidents in a 3 hour period during the evening of 14 June, mostly in areas between Haro and Logroño. One person was rescued from flood waters in Navarrete. Flooding blocked roads in Briones and Uruñuela.

Guatemala – Three people died in flash floods in Sololá Department, Guatemala, according to disaster authorities in the country. The disaster struck after heavy rainfall caused the Quibá river to overflow in the village of Guineales, municipality of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in Sololá department. Three people, including 2 children, were swept away by the force of the flooding. Around 30 houses were severely damaged and 85 people have moved to shelters.

Guyana – The government of Guyana has declared a disaster in the country in response to the flooding that had affected all regions since mid-May 2021. Meanwhile weeks of flooding continues in neighbouring Suriname, where over 10,000 people have been affected.


High-elevation forests in the Rockies are burning more

Following a devastating wildfire season in 2020, new research shows that high-elevation forests in the Rocky Mountains are burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years amid extreme, climate change-induced drought.

The study concluded that fire activity in subalpine forests of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming is unprecedented in the last several millennia — a clear signal that the climate crisis is increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in the West.



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