Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.8 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 09w (In-Fa), located approximately 193 nm west-northwest of Kadena AFB, is tracking north-northwestward at 10 knots.

Tropical depression 10w (Cempaka), located approximately 99 nm southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking southward at 07 knots. Final warning.

Tropical storm 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 755 nm southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking north- northeastward at 10 knots.

Newsbytes:

Yemen – Storms and heavy rain have caused flooding in several parts of Yemen over the last few days. Local media, quoting officials, said at least 14 people had lost their lives as a result. As well as causing loss of life, flooding has destroyed crops, roads and communications infrastructure.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

Thursday afternoon reports said the Bootleg Fire remained roughly 399,359 acres and 38% contained, making it the third-largest wildfire and second-largest forest fire to burn in Oregon since 1900. Meanwhile nine firefighters assigned to the blaze tested positive for COVID-19.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Legionnaires Disease – Michigan, USA

Michigan state and local health officials report investigating a recent increase in reports of Legionnaires’ disease. Between July 1 and July 14, 107 cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported in 25 counties.