Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Easter Island.

5.3 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits central Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern North Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 06e (Estelle), located approximately 1018 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

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Sudan – Flooding and heavy rains have affected thousands of people across five states in Sudan since the start of the current rainy season. At least 13 people have lost their lives and hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed. The floods in South Darfur come follow severe flooding in Sennar State on 12 July where one person died, 3 were injured and 186 homes destroyed. Two days earlier flooding struck in Guli in White Nile state damaging 65 homes and in Kassala state where 5 homes were destroyed, 257 damaged and 750 people were affected.

China – Heavy rain has taken its toll in western and central China over the last week. Severe flooding and landslides have occurred in Sichuan and Gansu provinces, resulting in around 15 fatalities. Three people died and 5 were reported missing after heavy rain and overflowing rivers caused flooding in Pingwu County, Mianyang in Sichuan province from 12 July 2022. Over 100 people were rescued by emergency services and 700 people evacuated their homes. Flooding affected other areas of the province in the following days. Xinhua news agency reported 50,900 people were affected in Chengdu, Deyang as well as Mianyang, and 68,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. Meanwhile the neighbouring province of Gansu to the north of Sichuan also experienced heavy rainfall over the last 7 days. By around 12 July 8,826 people in districts of Longnan City were affected. As much as 337.7 mm of rain fell in Longnan City, local media said. The heavy rain continued and on 16 July Chinese media reported 6 people had died flooding in Longnan.



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

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Cholera – Iraq

In a follow-up report on the cholera situation in Iraq, health ministry officials reported Saturday that the number of cholera cases has passed 300, after 52 new cases were recently recorded.