Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Nepal.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 07e (Frank), located approximately 866 nm south of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical Storm 07e (Georgette), located approximately 1329 nm south-southwest of San Diego, is tracking westward at 08 knots.

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 06w (Songda), located approximately 206 nm southwest of Kunsan AFB, South Korea, is tracking north-northeastward at 04 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 01s (One), located approximate315 nm west-southwest of Cocos Island, is tracking west-northwestward at 07 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

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Wildfires – Montana, USA

A wildfire burning on the west side of Flathead Lake led to evacuation orders and warnings in the Elmo area Friday night. The fire had grown to an estimated 7,000 acres by Saturday afternoon.

Wildfires – California

Evacuations have been ordered around Klamath national forest in northern California after a major new wildfire broke out amid searing heat, a prolonged drought and lightning across the region.

The fire, known as the McKinney fire, has grown to 18,000 acres in less than 12 hours and has zero containment. It has forced officials in Siskiyou county to order the evacuation of nearby communities, a virtual repeat of the Washburn and Oak fires that have recently ignited in California’s western Sierra Nevada.


Polio – Mozambique

In a follow-up on a wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case reported in Mozambique’s north-eastern Tete province in May, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week an additional three cases from Tete province. This brings the total number of cases in the country to four.

Chikungunya – Brazil

In a follow-up on the chikungunya situation in Brazil this year, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports Brazil has seen 186,170 total cases, including 75,505 confirmed cases through July 16. 40 deaths have been recorded.