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Weekly wrap-up: Earthquakes strike Yellowstone, Guatemala and Greece; Severe storms pound northern US


Severe weather swept through the northern U.S. Sunday, creating a path of destruction.

Thousands were left without power and at least two people were injured when wind gusts reportedly flipped over a pickup and camper in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Large trees and power lines were knocked down. Hail reached up to 2 inches in diameter in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, according to reports. Wind gusts reached as high as 80 mph.

Severe storms spawned a tornado near Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Monday.

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A doppler on wheels with a tornado in the background. (Photo/Twitter user @CloudedInTexas)


Baseball-sized hail fell near Cheyenne and Wheatland, Wyoming. Multiple homes and businesses sustained damage. Tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska.

Ten people were injured and entire buildings were flattened after an earthquake struck the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday.

According to local media reports, the mayor of Vrisa said the town looked like it was "flattened by bombs."

The BBC reported that none of the injuries were life-threatening. The 6.3 magnitude quake was felt as far as Athens and Istanbul.

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A man takes a picture of a damaged building caused by an earthquake in the village of Vrisa on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Manolis Lagoutaris/InTime News via AP)


Five people were killed after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

At least seven people were injured when the quake struck along the Guatamala-Mexico border at 1:29 a.m. local time.

Two people were killed by falling debris while three women suffered heart attacks attributed to the shock of the earthquake, the AP reported.

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake hit Yellowstone on Thursday night. According to local police, no damage was reported.

One girl drowned and another is on life support after being caught up in waves off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, on Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a moderate riptide risk for the area. No lifeguards were on duty as the official beach season has not yet begun. Officers were called to the scene around 6 p.m. EDT.

Record heat swelled over inland Spain this week. The mercury climbed to 103.1 F (39.5 C) late this week in Madrid, breaking the record high for the month of June, according to the State Meteorological Agency. The previous record was 102.7 F (39.3 C), set in June of 2015.

A high of 80 F (26.7 C) is more common in Madrid this time of year. Basin and Albacete also set June record highs on Thursday. Cordoba was one of the hottest locations in the country on Thursday with a high of 106.5 F (41.4 C).