Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits western Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 11w (Nepartak), located approximately 130 nm east-northeast of Yokosuka, Japan, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Philippines – Over 80,000 people have evacuated their homes in the Philippines after severe weather brought by the southwest monsoon, enhanced by Typhoon Fabian (international name “In-fa”) from 22 July 2021. At least 3 people have died and 5 injured as a result of falling trees or lightning strikes.

Western Europe – Thunderstorms affected parts of western Europe over the weekend 24 to 25 July 2021. Flooding caused traffic chaos on roads in London, UK and Berlin, Germany. Vehicles were swept away by powerful flash floods in Lucerne Canton in Switzerland. Heavy thunderstorms hit Switzerland overnight 24 to 25 July 2021. Strong winds, hail, lightning and heavy rain affected areas of Bern, Lucerne, Neuchâtel and Schwyz Cantons in particular. Storms in South East England on 25 July 2021 brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of the capital, London. Vehicles were stranded on flooded roads, including the on the M11 motorway. Several train stations were closed due to flooding. Parts of Berlin, the German capital, and surrounding areas of the state of Brandenburg saw heavy rain and strong winds on 25 July 2021. Flooding caused disruption on several major roads, including those around Berlin Airport. Berlin Fire Service declared a temporary state of emergency due to the volume of calls. Figures from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) showed that 51.2 mm of rain fell in 1 hour in the locality of Karow in Pankow, north Berlin between 18:00 and 19:00 on 25 July 2021.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Sardinia

About 1,000 residents and tourists have been evacuated from areas of western Sardinia that were ravaged by wildfires over the weekend, with forests, pastures and villages on the Italian island engulfed in flames.

Since early Saturday, when the wildfires started near a forest by the village of Bonacardo, at least 50,000 acres of land have gone up in flames. Hundreds of sheep, goats, cows and pigs died after being trapped in barns at farms in the fires’ path, despite emergency workers’ efforts to save them.

Wildfires – California, USA

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia health officials reported a new case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in a 67-year-old man from Riyadh City. It is reported the man had contact with camels. This is the tenth MERS case of 2021 in the Kingdom and the 11th overall (one in the United Arab Emirates).

Yellow Fever – Brazil

The Government of Amapá confirmed Wednesday one death from yellow fever in the city of Macapá. In addition, in the municipality of Dona Emma, Santa Catarina state, two monkeys were found dead from yellow fever.