Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.
5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.
5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Male, Chile.
Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 12w (Hinnamnor), located approximately 273 nm west-northwest of Minami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.
Pakistan – The catastrophic flooding continues to cause widespread destruction in Pakistan, where 33 million people have now been affected, according to the government. The situation is likely to worsen over the coming days. and warnings have been issued for rising levels of the Indus and Kabul rivers. The number of people who have died as a result of monsoon rain and flooding in Pakistan since mid-June now stands at 982, including 316 children. The figure represents an increase of almost 300 deaths in the last week.
Wildfires – Oregon, USA
A wildfire burning in rural Josephine County triggered evacuation alerts early Saturday morning. The Rum Creek Fire grew from about 1,200 acres Friday night to over 4,700 acres in a matter of hours. It’s burning near the unincorporated communities of Galice and Rand, about 20 miles northwest of Grants Pass. The fire was started by lightning on Aug. 17 and killed Logan Taylor, a 25-year-old firefighter, after he was struck by a tree the next day.
Wildfires – Nevada, USA
A fast-moving wildfire erupted in Humboldt County, Nevada on Friday afternoon, north of Black Rock Desert. The Cherry Gulch Fire started on Alta Peak late Friday and quickly exploded across the bone-dry landscape. The fire has burned 10,000 acres as of Saturday morning.