Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5,7 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Hurricane 09e (Howard), located approximately 682 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Mexico – Heavy rain over the last few days has caused flash flooding in parts of Sonora State, Mexico, where at least two people have lost their lives. 2 people died and one was rescued after a vehicle was swept away by flood waters from an overflowing stream near Hermosillo. Flooded streets in the city left several vehicles stranded. Flooding has also affected other areas of the state. Four people were rescued from flood waters in Nogales. Five people were rescued from the overflowing Cabullona River in the municipality of Agua Prieta. Civil Protection said 250 vehicles in the Cabullona Park were unable to leave due to flooding from the river. No injuries were reported and all occupants were safe.

Colombia – At least 21 buildings collapsed after flash floods in parts of Antioquia Department in Colombia. eavy rain caused the La García and La Chiquita streams to overflow in Bello municipality on 06 August 2022. As of 07 August, the mayor of the municipality said 21 buildings had collapsed or were completely destroyed. At least 500 families have been affected with many of the moved to safer areas. Around the same time flooding was also reported in Cisneros, El Santuario and Andes municipalities. Around 42 homes were damaged in Andes.


Wildfires – France

Several hundred hectares of land have been destroyed over the weekend in Brittany, Dordogne and Isère by wildfires, leading to hundreds of people being evacuated.

The blazes are now said to be under control but the dry weather means that there is a possibility of resurgences. Several departments, such as the Dordogne, remain on alert for a high risk of forest fires.