Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 Earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the State of Chuuk, Micronesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical cyclone 24s (Quang), located approximately 494 nm northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Switzerland – On Monday 27 April 2015 flash floods hit the communes of Blonay and St-Légier situated above Montreux and Vevey in the Swiss canton of Vaud. Heavy rain fell for around one hour and water came rushing down streets without warning.

Kenya – Search and rescue efforts were underway in Narok on Wednesday after flash floods claimed nine lives on Tuesday.

Disease

Meningitis Outbreak in Niger

Between 1 January and 25 April 2015, the Ministry of Public Health of Niger notified WHO of 1543 suspected cases of meningococcal disease, including 147 deaths. Suspected cases have been reported in seven of Niger’s eight regions. Meningococcal meningitis outbreaks have been confirmed in several areas of Dosso and Niamey regions.

Disease outbreak looms high in Nepal

The risk of serious diseases including diarrhoea and skin allergies are looming high in earthquake-battered Nepal due to the countless animal corpses lying out in the open.

The lack of proper food, unhygienic surroundings and the lack of specialised doctors to treat the patients have accelerated the problems.