Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits north of Svalbard.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Sudan – A massive dust storm engulfs Khartoum, Sudan.

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Mississippi, USA – Raging flooding demolishes a full-size camper in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Wildfires – Western Cape, South Africa

Military personnel have been deployed to the Knysna area to try and prevent looting, as wildfires rip through the area, already affecting about 10 000 residents and 20 suburbs. At the same time, blazes are spreading in Plettenberg Bay and around Port Elizabeth. A Plettenberg Bay resident called News24 on Thursday morning, saying his suburb was on fire and was being evacuated. Several buildings were gutted. One firefighter has been killed and another injured while fighting wildfires

Wildfires – Arizona, USA

Officials say wildfires that caused evacuations in two southern Arizona neighborhoods have merged. The blaze has destroyed an empty home in Cochise County and charred about 12 square miles (31.08 sq. kilometers) since it started Tuesday afternoon. 220 firefighters and 25 engines are managing the wildfire. There is no estimate for when the blaze will be contained and authorities expect it will be a long fight.


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission announced an additional 12 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) from June 2 to 8.

Angola: Yellow fever vaccine campaign

The Department of Public Health announced that a yellow fever vaccination campaign began Jun 9 and will run through Jun 18. A total of 135, 571 people aged 6 months and older will be vaccinated against yellow fever during this period in the municipalities of Cambundi-Catembo, Cahombo, Quela and Cangandala.