Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits southwestern Russia.

6.7 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

6.4 earthquake hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan.

6.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Tajikistan – During 1 to 7 June 2019, continuous heavy rains resulted in mudflows and floods countrywide. In total, 10 mid-scale mudflows and floods have occurred throughout Tajikistan. 1,350 households (6,750 people) were heavily affected. At least 4 persons were killed in Khuroson, Penjikent and Pyanj. The mudflows repeatedly hit the same locations (in Farkhor and Vose) on 6 June 2019. Around 650 households were evacuated to neighbouring villages.

Wildlife

Namibia to Auction Wildlife

Namibia will auction one thousand of its wild animals because a severe drought is threatening their lives. Namibia has successfully managed to grow its wildlife population in recent years, but this severe drought is putting immense pressure on it. The Ministry of Agriculture reported this April that 63,700 animals died in 2018 due to severe weather conditions.

The government expects to raise nearly one million euros (17 million Namibian dollars) for wildlife conservation by selling the following: buffaloes, oryx, elands, impalas, giraffes, kudus, springboks, wildebeest and elephants. The proceeds will be invested into the Game Products Trust Fund which manages income derived from trophy hunting, donors funds and wildlife auctions.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Alberta, Canada

Advancing flames of a wildfire have forced the evacuation of the hamlet of La Crete in northern Alberta. More than 9,000 people have been forced from their homes due to out of control wildfires in the region. The Chuckegg Creek, Jackpot Creek and McMillan complex wildfires together cover an area of about 6,750 square kilometres.