Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are currently no tropical storm systems..

Newsbytes:

Colombia – Flooding continues in Colombia. Heavy rains have triggered floods and landslides in parts of Bogotá and surrounding areas of Capital District and Cundinamarca Department in Colombia, where at least 2 people have died and 1 is missing. Meanwhile 5 people are still missing after a landslide destroyed several homes in Norte de Santander Department.

Environment

Efforts to Save the Giant Sequoias

Devastating fires over the last three years in California have endangered the limited number of giant sequoias to the point where scientists are cloning the huge trees and planting them farther north where climate change may produce suitable growing conditions. Preliminary surveys found that in a two year period, 2020 and 2021, almost 20 percent of all giant sequoias has been lost to wildfires.