Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southwestern Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Eleven-E is located about 40 mi…60 km NW of Socorro island with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 188 nm south of Sasebo, Japan, is tracking northward at 04 knots.

Tropical Depression 13w (Nalgae), located approximately 739 nm north-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, is tracking northward at 19 knots.

NewsBytes:

California, USA – Hot tropical weather spawned thunderstorms that sent flood waters rushing through the Acton area Thursday, halting Metrolink service and prompting the evacuation of about 200 train passengers.

Environment

Death Valley Breaks Record for Hottest Month Ever in the US

July temperatures in Death Valley have incinerated previous records.

With an average daily high temperature of 107.4 degrees Fahrenheit (41.9 degrees Celsius), July was the valley’s hottest month on record, blazing through the former record of 107.2 degrees F (41.8 degrees C) set in 1917.

Temperatures in Death Valley in July blazed into the record books not only as the hottest month in the desert valley in eastern California but also as the hottest month ever recorded in the United States.

During July, temperatures were at their lowest at around 5 a.m. local time, averaging about 95 degrees F (35 degrees C).

Death Valley’s highest temperatures during July were 127 degrees F (52.8 degrees C) on July 7; 126 degrees F (52.2 degrees C) on July 8; and 125 degrees F (51.7 degrees C) on July 31,

Wildfires

Wildfires – Spain

A wildfire ripped through a forest in the northwest of Spain with the flames advancing through dry bushes. Emergency services have tirelessly battered the fire with 22 fire brigades, 12 helicopters and four aeroplanes are working on fire control. Local media claims over 110 members of the armed forces have also been deployed to try to stop the fire. Last-minute estimates suggest the fire affects more than 1,200 hectares, including a large extension of pine trees as it remains active, nearly 24 hours after it started.

Wildfires – Italy

A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires on Thursday which claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a major highway. A section of the Via Aurelia coastal motorway that runs northwards from Rome to the Riviera had to be closed for several hours because of a major fire near Grosseto in Tuscany.

Wildfires – Greece

Three firefighters have been hurt battling a large brush fire south of the Greek capital, Athens. Authorities have ordered the evacuation of dozens of homes in two communities in Lagonissi, a coastal area 30 kilometers from Athens, after several homes and cars were destroyed in the fire. Dozens of firefighters and fire engines are taking part in the operation. Winds up to 60 kilometers per hour were hampering the firefighting effort, while temperatures in the area reached 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit).

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Wildfires – Albania

In Albania about 300 firefighters and military personnel are working to keep under control about 25 wildfires that have broken out in the last 24 hours. About 20 of the fires are threatening residential areas in the capital, Tirana, as well as in the cities of Vlora, Dibar, Elbasan and Berat, where vast areas of forest are burning.

Disease

Australia: Viral gastroenteritis

NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state. More than 1,900 people attended NSW emergency departments with gastroenteritis in the past week.

Dengue fever – Côte d’Ivoire

On 6 May 2017, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Côte d’Ivoire notified World Health Organization (WHO) of a dengue fever outbreak in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d’Ivoire.