Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands-Turkish border.
5.2 earthquake hits Sonora, Mexico.
5.1 earthquake hits Alaska.
Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Iceland.
5.0 earthquake hits Crete.
5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.
5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf go California.
5.0 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical Cyclone 09e (Nine), located approximately 1396 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking northward at 00 knots.
Hurricane 08e (Hilda), located approximately 1104 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.
Chad – Flooding struck in south-western Tandjilé Region in late June 2021, where 5 people died and 231 were injured. Furthermore around 4,413 houses were destroyed and over 30 educational and health buildings were severely damaged or destroyed. Livestock also suffered. The UN said the damage in Tandjilé Prefecture left 20,000 people in need of shelter, food, and health assistance. In Ennedi-Ouest region, flooding on 07 July destroyed almost 100 homes and damaged a further 120 in communities of Wadi Doum, causing severe hardship. Heavy rain on 18 July caused flooding in Koumra in Mandoul Region. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said caused one person died and several were wounded. Furthermore as many as 1,588 houses collapsed as a result of the rain and floods. Flooding also affected parts of the capital, N’Djamena, when 53 mm of rain fell on 23 July 2021. Roads were rendered impassable and some buildings were damaged, mostly in the north of the city. It was a similar picture in the city of Ati, capital of Batha Region, where heavy rain on 27 July swamped roads and damaged buildings. More rain is predicted.
Wildfires – Turkey
Parts of the western Turkish resort of Bodrum were evacuated on Saturday as the death toll from bushfires in the country rose to six. Fires have encroached on villages and tourist resorts, forcing people to flee. The owners of private boats and yachts were asked to help with the operation, which was led by the coast guard. More than 1 000 people are evacuated.
In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey’s southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country. “The animals are on fire,” 56-year-old resident, Muzeyyan Kacar, told CNN. “Everything is going to burn. Our land, our animals and our house. What else do we have anyway?”
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