Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.3 earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression (td) 32w (Toraji), located approximately 157 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 11 knots.

Tropical Depression 33w (Thirty-three), located approximately 512 nm east of Davao City, Philippines, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 04s (Bouchra) has re-formed, located approximately 767 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 11 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 07b (Gaja), located approximately 832 nm southeast of Masirah Island, Oman, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Global Warming

Climate Protest Blocks London Bridges

Eighty-five people have been arrested as thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in central London to voice their concern over the looming climate crisis.

Protesters, including families and pensioners, began massing on five of London’s main bridges from 10am on Saturday. An hour later, all the crossings had been blocked in one of the biggest acts of peaceful civil disobedience in the UK in decades. Some people locked themselves together, while others linked arms and sang songs.

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Rabies – Colombia

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) confirmed seven cases of rabies in bovine and equine animals in Urrao, Southwest Antioquia. This prompted the Ministry of Health to declare a departmental epidemiological alert due to the fact that some bulls, cows and horses infected with the virus have attacked other animals.

Newcastle Disease – California, USA

An outbreak of the bird-killing Newcastle disease has resulted in nearly 54,000 birds — mostly chickens — being euthanized in the greater Los Angeles area, with mandatory euthanasia operations ongoing in three areas.