Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 585 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 1083 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-northeastward at 11 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Alberta, Canada – Residents in the northern Alberta community of Chateh, west of High Level, could be out of their homes for several months after flooding forced them to flee on Sunday and Monday. Some 1,100 people left the community on the Dene Tha’ First Nation as water in the Sousa Creeks, basin and surrounding waterways continued to rise in the previous few days. Chateh is about 850 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. Many people are staying in motels in High Level but some are sleeping on mats in the local arena.

Environment

Micro- and nanoplastic from the atmosphere is polluting the ocean

According to estimates, by 2040 the level of plastic pollution could reach 80 million metric tons per year. Plastic particles have now been detected in virtually all spheres of the environment, e.g. in water bodies, the soil and the air. Via ocean currents and rivers, the tiny plastic particles can even reach the Arctic, Antarctic or ocean depths. A new overview study has now shown that wind, too, can transport these particles great distances — and much faster than water can: in the atmosphere, they can travel from their point of origin to the most remote corners of the planet in a matter of days.

Wildfires

Wildfires – New Mexico, Arizona USA

The Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire near Las Vegas, New Mexico has now burned over 203 000 acres with 1 700 firefighters fighting the blaze..

The San Rafael fire in Arizona is 12% contained at over 11,000 acres.

Wildfires – Siberia

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered regional officials on Tuesday to do more to tackle fires raging in Siberia, after at least eight people were killed over the weekend and hundreds of buildings burned. This year so far, there have been 4,000 forest fires on an area of 270,000 hectares, that’s an area around the same size as Luxembourg.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Hepatitis – Sweden

The public health authority has received reports of nine suspected cases of inflammation in the liver, acute hepatitis, with an unknown cause in children. The Swedish Public Health Agency urges caregivers to be aware of cases of acute hepatitis, especially in children, where the cause of the disease is not clear.