Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.1 earthquake hits central Afghanistan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Montana, USA – While Colorado and Utah didn’t get a lot of snow this winter, the Northern Rockies did. But now those record-breaking snowpacks are melting really fast and causing some of the worst flooding in more than four decades. In Montana’s second largest city, Missoula, at least one neighborhood is already inundated. At least 60 homes are under a mandatory evacuation order, and hundreds more have been given evacuation warnings. Officials said the Clark Fork River is expected to hit its highest levels since 1975 by the weekend. Meteorologists blame the flooding on recent heavy rainfall and a fast-melting snowpack.

Disease

Ebola – Democratic Republic of Congo

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro in Equateur Province today (8 May). The outbreak declaration occurred after laboratory results confirmed two cases of EVD. At least 17 people have died in the area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola.