Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.8 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.
5.7 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.4 earthquake hits eastern Qinghai, China.
5.4 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk.
5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.2 earthquake hits south of Africa.
5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 09w (Meari), located approximately 203 nm south-southeast of Misawa, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 25 knots.
In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 010e (Ten), located approximately 900 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.
Nevada, USA – Two people are dead after heavy rain poured into Las Vegas casinos and flooded streets Thursday night in the wettest monsoon season in a decade, according to Clark County officials.
Antarctic Ice in Retreat
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached its lowest extent on record for July, according to data from Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).
A record low coverage was also reached in June, following several months of below-average extent. C3S says Antarctic sea ice covered just 15.3 million square km in July, or 7% below the 1991-2020 average for the month. The floating ice had steadily increased from 1979 until a general decline began after a record high coverage was reached in 2014.
Wildfires – UK
As parts of England officially enter drought, wildfires are smouldering across the country. Images howed smoke billowing over Hollow ponds, near Leytonstone in east London. Videos also showed a fire burning on the side of the A30 in Cornwall, and smoke drifting above Poole harbour from a fire on Studland heath.