Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.8 earthquake hits the Savu Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.2 earthquake hits off the East Coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.0 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.

5.0 earthquake it the Auckland Islands, New Zealand

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1083 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 08 knots.

Newsbytes:

Bolivia – In Bolivia six people have been killed due to heavy rains and flooding. One person drowned in a crested river and five others were killed in a vehicle accident caused by the rains in the department of Potosi in the country’s southern region where rains have been strongest. Additionally, over 3,100 families are now displaced due to floods in the department of Beni, alongside the border with Brazil, says the minister of defense, Javier Zavaleta. The Rural and Land Development Minister Cesar Cacaric says that around 2,180 hectares of crops have been taken out so far due to the excess of water.

Albania – Heavy rains flooded riverbanks and led to the death of a power company worker Sunday, the Adriatic country’s government said. A government statement said the worker was killed while repairing an electric line in northern Albania. Many roads were temporarily blocked by water or mudslides, ports were temporarily closed and hundreds of soldiers and police officers were sent into threatened areas.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Oklahoma, USA

Firefighters say wildfires have scorched thousands of acres of dry grasslands in northeastern Oklahoma.

Dozens of firefighters fought a grassfire along Oklahoma Highway 20 in Osage County Saturday evening that officials say burned up to 10,000 acres. Officials say another large fire in Mayes County burned hundreds of acres more.

Authorities say no homes or other structures were damaged in the fires and no injuries were reported.

Disease

Kazakhstan: Hepatitis A

A hepatitis A outbreak has been recorded in the Karaganda region of central Kazakhstan. According to the chairman of the Public Health Protection Committee of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 51 cases of hepatitis A have been registered.