Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Spain – Northern Spain sees major floods following Storm Barra. The River Arga in Spain’s northern region of Navarre broke its banks in the town of Villava on Friday, flooding streets and leaving many homes submerged under water with only their roof tops visible.

France – Rivers overflowed their banks across a large swath of southwest France on Friday after heavy rains lashed the region overnight, leading to evacuations of dozens of residents. Warm southern winds that have melted snowbanks in the Pyrenees mountains in recent days also contributed to the flooding, which could persist for several days.


Wildfires – USA

Oklahoma – Large wildfires spark across Oklahoma with danger continueing over the weekend. Authorities said they evacuated people in Comanche County. There was also a fire in Roger Mills County that authorities said burned around 1,500 acres and a home.

Texas – A raging wildfire driven by 50 mph wind gusts threatens Electra as emergency crews struggle to get manpower and equipment staged to save the town. The fire started on the southwest edge of Electra, probably from electric lines sparking as they were whipped by the wind.



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Zika virus – India

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice this week for Uttar Pradesh, India due to a Zika virus outbreak. The outbreak, which started in October, has accounted for 152 cases–two thirds of the total cases reported in India.