Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tonga (Tsunami) – All the homes on one of Tonga’s small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its first update since the disaster struck. Every home on Mango island, where around 50 people live, had been destroyed, only two houses remained on Fonoifua, and Namuka island had suffered extensive damage. Tsunami waves reaching up to 15 metres hit the Ha’apia island group, where Mango is located, and the west coast of Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu. A thick layer of ash blankets all the islands. The archipelago’s main airport, Fua’amotu International Airport, was not damaged but the ash is preventing full operations, hampering international relief efforts.

Global Warming

Scientists Warn Again Artificial Sun Dimming

Plans to dim the Sun’s rays in order to slow the effects of global warming are potentially dangerous and should be forbidden by governments, a group of scientists and policy experts have said.

One of the plans includes injecting billions of sulphur particles into the atmosphere – but the success of any plan would be far outweighed by the probable disastrous effects thereof on all life on the planet.

Human beings are already experiencing the serious effects of meddling with nature – the solution should be self-evident: stop polluting the planet, don’t make it worse by escalating the pollution with more artificial, nature-destroying nonsense schemes.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Bird Flu – Spain

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced today an outbreak of avian influenza in domestic birds in Spain. The highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus on a farm in the province of Segovia, north of Madrid. The virus killed killed more than 900 fattening turkeys since last Friday at the Fuenterrebollo farm.