Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

5.0 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


British Colombia, Canada – Unseasonable heat continues to melt the snowpack, bringing flooding to many areas. Image shows the high water flooding at Osoyoos Lake.

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Sexually transmitted infections – California, USA

A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2017, according to a new report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis were reported: a 45 percent increase compared to five years ago.

Ebola – Democratic Republic of Congo

In a follow-up on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), since early April a total of 39 Ebola virus disease cases have been reported, including 19 deaths (case fatality rate = 49%) and three health care workers. Two probable cases (positive on rapid diagnostic test) were reported on 13 May 2018.