Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 05e (Enrique), located approximately 849 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 05 knots.

In the Atlantic Ocean: Post-Tropical term Danny is located about 95 mi…150 km ese of Atlanta Georgia with maximum sustained winds…25 mph…35 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

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Newsbytes:

China – Almost 20,000 people have evacuated their homes after flooding in Heilongjiang Province in northern China. Thousands of people are also affected by flooding in nearby parts of Inner Mongolia.

Mexico – Hurricane ‘Enrique’ brought strong winds, high surf and heavy rain to parts of western Mexico on 28 June 2021. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and 2 fatalities reported. Heavy rain and strong winds in the state damaged or destroyed as many as 207 homes and several sections of road. The municipalities of Coahuayutla and Copalillo are the worst affected areas. In Michoacán, severe flooding and wind damage was reported in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas. Heavy rainfall and flooding in Colima state damaged roads and caused the collapse of a bridge on the Manzanillo-Minatitlán highway.

Global Warming

Unprecedented Heat Wave in Pacific Northwest Driven by Climate Change

A blistering heat wave obliterated high temperature records in Oregon and Washington over the weekend, ratcheting up risks for deaths and fires, and underscoring the dangers of climate change.

Portland, Oregon’s biggest city, hit a sweltering all-time high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday at its international airport, the National Weather Service said. That broke a record of 108 F set just a day earlier. Both days topped the previous record of 107 F, reached in 1981 and 1965.

The temperature in Salem, Oregon’s capital, soared to 113 F yesterday, smashing a record of 108 F hit in 1941 and 1927.

Farther north, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hit 104 F yesterday a new all-time high that edged out the area’s previous record of 103 F, set in 2009.

Even beaches baked. Hoquiam, Wash., on the state’s west coast, reached 102 F. That shattered the previous record of 95 F set in 2016.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Baja California

23 cases of rickettsiosis have been diagnosed, of which eight died so far in 2021. The eight fatalities were reported in children and adolescents. Children are more vulnerable and that the children and adolescents who were affected had a greater coexistence with their dogs, which carried the infected ticks.