Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.1 earthquake hit southern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.


Wildfires – CO2 Emissions

Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in a year to provide electricity to the state.

The carbon dioxide figure — based on data analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey — is more than 15 percent of all emissions produced by California in a year.

Wildfires – Australia

A central Queensland man has died and 10 people including seven children who were caught up in the state’s bushfires have had to be airlifted to safety, as authorities urged residents in the path of the Deepwater bushfire to leave the area immediately.

As two men were arrested for starting fires in central Queensland, more than 100 fires continued to burn across the state. Heatwave conditions were expected to continue over the weekend and the prospect of an incoming cyclone threatened to complicate things further.


Measles – Madagascar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for Madagascar due to a large measles outbreak on the island country. Since the first measles cases were reported in the urban health district of Antananarivo Renivohitra (in the heart of the capital city, Antanarivo), health officials have seen 3,239 laboratory confirmed or epidemiologically linked cases.