Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Guizou border, China.

Twelve people have died and 125 others have been injured following the earthquake according to local reports.

5.6 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit eastern Sichuan, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

USA – Flash flood warnings have been issued for Texas across to the mid-Atlantic by the National Weather Service (NWS), remaining in effect until this morning. Across the country, two to three inches of rain has already fallen, with expected showers to follow over the course of the morning, affecting the eastern states and coast. This rainfall is expected to cause flash flooding in Grayson in Georgia, Oldtown in Idaho, Naples in Florida, Coalton in Ohio, Flatwoods in West Virginia, Russell in Massachusetts and Hopewell, Virginia.

Disease

Chicken Pox – France

France is reporting an epidemic of varicella, or chickenpox infections, which includes at least twelve regional outbreaks. Approximately half the country was affected by chickenpox in the week ending June 9. On average, there are 34 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Measles – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health officials report an additional 7500 suspect cases in the past two weeks, bringing the total cases since the beginning of the year to 106,870. The death toll due to the measles outbreak has reached 1,815.

Panama Disease – Thailand

The Thai Department of Agriculture has dispatched officials to inspect a large banana plantation in Chiang Rai province after a report of an outbreak of Panama disease, which is known to rip through plantations causing significant damage. Officials were seen destroying infected banana trees in a bid to contain the disease. Panama disease has never occurred in Thailand before.