Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands region.
5.7 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.
5.5 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.
5.4 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.
5.3 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.
5.2 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.
5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.
Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Mariana Islands region.
5.1 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands region.
5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 04e (Bonnie), located approximately 905 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 17 knots.
India – At least 13 people were killed when sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday, police said. Officials said in addition to the deaths, at least three dozen people were missing while an unspecified number of injured devotees were airlifted to hospitals for treatment. The heavy rain Friday evening near the mountain cave revered by Hindus sent a wall of water down a gorge and swept away about two dozen camps and two makeshift kitchens, officials said. An estimated 10,000 people were in the mountains when the rains struck.
Wildfires – California, USA – More Sequoia Burn
Another wildfire is burning in a grove of giant sequoia trees — behemoths that can live for 3,000 years. The Washburn fire was reported at 2 p.m. Thursday July 7 and by 4 p.m. Friday it had been mapped by a FIRIS aircraft at 466 acres. At least 150 acres of the fire are within the Mariposa giant sequoia grove in the south end of Yosemite National Park two miles southeast of Wawona, a community that is under an evacuation order.
Wildfires – Australia
An out-of-control bushfire is burning under extreme weather conditions on the Yorke Peninsula with South Australia’s Country Fire Service issuing an emergency warning for Maitland.
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