Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 21s (Flamboyan), located approximately 901 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.

NewsBytes:

Switzerland – A fifth person has died from injuries sustained when an unexpected snowstorm surprised a group of 14 skiers in the Swiss Alps, forcing them to spend the night outdoors. The group had set out from the Dix rest-stop and were heading to Vignettes to sleep, trekking along a route called the Serpentine. But bad weather in the Pigne d’Arolla area struck unexpectedly.

Europe – In Germany, firefighters pumped rainwater from basements and clearing flooded road tunnels after a storm swept through parts of western Germany overnight. Germany’s far-west Aachen region was the hardest hit, with rescue services receiving hundreds of calls. Aachen police say nobody was harmed in the storm. France, Belgium and Luxembourg were also affected by heavy rain and hail — weather that is more often seen during the summer than the spring.

Disease

Disease Outbreak in Philippines

Health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said a well where residents of three villages in Pata town, Sulu province, were drawing water was the culprit behind the outbreak of disease that killed eight people and downed more than 200 others since March 27.