Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.
5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.
5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 09e (Nine), located approximately 1101 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 13 knots.
California, USA – Flash flooding at Death Valley National Park triggered by heavy rainfall on Friday buried cars, forced officials to close all roads in and out the park and stranded about 1,000 people. The park near the California-Nevada state line received at least 4.3 centimeters of rain at the Furnace Creek area, which park officials in a statement said represented “nearly an entire year’s worth of rain in one morning.” The park’s average annual rainfall is 4.8 centimeters. About 60 vehicles were buried in debris.
Wildfires – Spain
Spanish firefighters on Saturday struggled to contain wildfires that have ravaged large tracts in the northwest, as a third summer heat wave grips the country. Firefighters were battling six blazes in Galicia that have scorched nearly 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres). Some 700 people have been evacuated from the area around Boiro, where a blaze broke out on Thursday, according to regional officials. But no casualties have been reported so far.
Wildfires – Idaho, USA
The Moose Fire has burned an estimated 68,166 acres — or about 106 square miles — since July 17. The fire was 14% contained as of the morning of Saturday, Aug. 6.
California Wildfire Causes Fish Deaths
A wildfire burning in a remote area just south of the Oregon border appears to have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Klamath River fish, the Karuk Tribe said Saturday. The dead fish of all species were found Friday near Happy Camp, California, along the main stem of the Klamath River.
Tribal fisheries biologists believe a flash flood caused by heavy rains over the burn area caused a massive debris flow that entered the river at or near Humbug Creek and McKinney Creek. The debris entering the river led to oxygen levels in the Klamath River dropping to zero on Wednesday and Thursday nights, according to readings from tribal monitors at a nearby water quality station.
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