Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Canary Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 17e (Rick), located approximately 1339 nm southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 02 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Twenty-five), located approximately 157 nm north of Ulithi, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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Upwards of 10 000 Sequoia Trees to be Removed

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks announced Friday there are around 10,000 sequoia trees that will need to be removed from the area in California. The trees have been weakened either from age, drought, disease, wildfires or a combination of these factors.

The 10,000 trees are located along the Generals Highway and have the potential to fall on people, cars, other structures or cause hazardous conditions for emergency services, according to the statement.

Along with the sequoias near the highway, there are more trees in the backcountry that require removal. The park did not say how many trees in the backcountry were potentially hazardous.