Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands – Turkish Border.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

5.0 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Six), located approximately 201 nm west of Andersen AFB, Guam, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

France – Thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains caused flooding in Marne, Somme and Oise departments of northern and eastern France, 21 to 21 June 2021. One person was reported missing after flash floods in the city of Beauvais and surrounding areas in Oise Department. Search operations are continuing for a man after he was swept away by flood water of the Thérain River. The government of Oise Department said 35 to 60 mm of rain fell in Beauvais in just 1 hour late on 21 June.

Global Warming

Drought, Climate Change Helping to Kill Off Plants

UC Irvine scientists concluded in a study released Monday that climate change is contributing to the dying-off of plant species. The researchers, who focused on 5,000 square miles surrounding Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, found that from 1984 through 2017, vegetation in the deserts declined by about 35% and 13% in the mountains.

Plants are dying and nothing’s replacing them. The drought conditions and rising temperatures appear to be contributing to the decline in vegetation cover in the deserts, the researchers found.

Conditions in the mountains for pines and oaks are better due to more rain.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

A wildfire southeast of Mount Hood has grown to about 6,200 acres since Friday night, and as of Monday morning crews had not been able to achieve any containment, according to fire officials.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Unknown Disease Linked to Camels – Ethiopia

The World Health Organization (WHO) was recently notified of an outbreak of human infections linked to camels in the Oromia and Somali areas of Ethiopia that has affected nearly 200 people.