Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.8 Earthquake hits the southeast Indian Ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Franklin is located about 285 mi…460 km ESE of Chetumal Mexico and about 265 mi…425 km E of Belize City with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 300 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Western Pacific: Typhoon 07w (Noru), located approximately 150 nm east of Iwakuni, Japan, is tracking northeastward at 12 knots.


Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA – A series of powerful storms, which included a confirmed tornado, tore through Tulsa, Oklahoma overnight, damaging businesses and leaving at least 26 people injured, according to a local hospital. As many as 11,000 people were left without power as a result of the storm.

New Orleans, USA – In New Orleans, parts of Jefferson Parish were pummeled with heavy rains that accumulated close to eight inches in some areas, flooding numerous buildings.

Kansas City, USA – Four to six inches of rain were reported across parts of Kansas City, where highway I-35 had to be shut down. Vehicles were submerged up to the windows in water in places.


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

On 11, 14, and 21 July 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of three individual laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.

India – Typhoid

At least 24 typhoid cases have been reported from Boddapadu village of Krishna district in Vijayawada metropolis, according to a local media report. Health officials suspect that water contamination in the village could be the reason for the disease.