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July 2020 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated July 4, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for June 2020:

  1. Flooding in Japan
  2. Floods Across China
  3. Earthquake Strikes Alaska

Flooding in Japan

Japan Flood

On July 4, heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Kyushu, Japan. At least 15 people have died and nine are still missing. Over 200,000 residents have been evacuated, and 10,000 officials have been sent into the area on rescue missions. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

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Floods Across China

China Flood

On July 15, floods in China continued to escalate after weeks of heavy rain. These floods are some of the worst China has seen in decades, and over 38 million people have been affected thus far. At least 141 people are either dead or missing due to the floods. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Vincent Yu

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Earthquake Strikes Alaska

Alaska Earthquake

On July 22, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, conjuring tsunami concerns. Though a tsunami went out, it is not clear how much damage was done by the earthquake. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andy Wong

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