Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern Atlantic Ocean.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pagan region, North Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Claudette is located about about 65 mi…100 km ese of Raleigh North Carolina and about 120 mi…190 km n of Cape Fear North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ene or 65 degrees at 25 mph…41 km/h.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Six), located approximately 139 nm southeast of Andersen afb, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

USA – A severe thunderstorm caused damage and brought heavy rainfall and flash flooding in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, late on 18 June 2021. One person was reported missing and later found dead.

USA – Tropical Storm Claudette formed along the US Gulf Coast early 19 June, 2021 bringing heavy rains and some flooding to coastal areas of Mississippi and Louisiana. Flooding also affected parts of Alabama, where one person was reported missing. As of 20 June, several storm-related fatalities were reported, including 12 people who died in a road accident in Butler County, Alabama reportedly caused by flood waters. One person died in flood water in DeKalb County, Alabama and 2 fatalities were caused by a falling tree in the Tuscaloosa area.

India – Thousands of people have been affected by flooding after days of heavy rainfall in northern and eastern India and neighbouring countries caused rivers to rise above the danger mark in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Meanwhile India’s Ministry of Home Affairs reported on 20 June that at least 9 people have died in rain and severe weather-related incidents across the country over the last few days.

New Zealand – Another spell of torrential rain has caused flooding in New Zealand, closing roads and promoting evacuations on the East Coast of North Island. Severe flooding last month caused widespread damage in the South Island region of Canterbury. At least 9 locations across the district saw more than 100mm of rain fall in 24 hours to 20 June. Waikura Valley recorded 185.50 mm during this period.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Utah, USA

Sunday afternoon saw 11 active wildfires burning across Utah, with the largest continuing to be the Flatt Fire in Iron County. That blaze had burned 14,443 acres and was 15% contained as of Sunday morning, although that containment figure was an improvement over Saturday, when the fire was 0% contained.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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