Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 06w (Champi), located approximately 247 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north-northeastward at 22 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 05e (Enrique), located approximately 1100 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 03 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Ghana – Days of heavy rainfall triggered deadly flash flooding in parts of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. At least four people have died in the floods. Areas of Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana’s second-largest city, and surrounding districts were among the hardest hit. Images shared on Social Media showed city streets and the New Kejetia Market inundated.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

Three wildfires which had gown to over 900 acres prompted the closures of westbound lanes of Highway 30 and Interstate 84 temporarily in the Columbia River Gorge west of The Dalles on Friday and Oregon State Police troopers ordered an evacuation notice for residents in the Rowena area.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported an additional six confirmed Lassa fever during the week ending June 20, bringing the country total to 302 this year. The new cases were reported from Edo and Ondo States. Two additional deaths were reported among the confirmed cases, which put the total fatalities