Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

New Hampshire, USA – An astronomical high tide is responsible for flooding of dozens of homes and businesses on the seacoast overnight. Thursday’s flooding was enhanced by a strong onshore wind as an area of low pressure tracked up the east coast, bringing heavy rain to New England.

Sri Lanka – Flooding and mudslides triggered by monsoon rains have left at least 91 people dead and more than 100 missing in Sri Lanka. About 20,000 have been forced from their homes in the south and west of the country. Military boats and helicopters have been sent to help rescue operations.The flooding is believed to be the worst since May 2003 when a similarly powerful south-west monsoon destroyed 10,000 homes and killed 250 people. Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said the death toll was rising as reports filtered in from outlying areas.

Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease in USA

Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer’s deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent.

Zika virus infection – India

On 15 May 2017, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India.