Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Ep0518

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 05e (Five), located approximately 1090 nm south of San Diego, is tracking northward at 09 knots.

NewsBytes:

Malaysia – Low-lying areas at the fringes of Kuala Lumpur particularly MRR2 and Ampang have been hit by flash floods following a downpour that lasted more than two hours.

Turkey – Turkey’s northeastern provinces were hit by heavy rains this weekend, causing flash floods that submerged a number of vehicles. At least two trucks fell into a creek on amid torrential rain in the Yolaç village of the northeastern province of Trabzon. The construction site of a planned hydropower plant near Yolaç was also submerged in the downpours.

India – The flood situation in Assam, which had shown improvement over the last two days, has reversed with two more districts being affected by the rising waters, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday. Vast tracts of land in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts have been freshly inundated, taking the number of affected districts to six. A total of 2,22,792 people in 369 villages have been affected in the current wave of floods. The deluge has so far claimed 24 lives.

Wildfires

Wildfires – California, USA

Tehama County firefighters are tackling a fire that is burning a field near Sierra Pacific Industries in Red Bluff. It is called the Sierra Fire. Multiple homes and commercial buildings have been destroyed in Red Bluff due to the Stoll Fire, which is 300 acres in size and 35 percent contained. The Lane Fire has burned 2,500 acres off Highway 36 in Paynes Creek. Evacuations have been ordered. Power has been cut to about 10 000 customers in the Redding, Red Bluff and Chico areas as a safety measure.

Disease

Measles – Serbia

The Institute of Public Health of Serbia reported this week on the measles situation in the country. From Oct. 2017 through June 21, 2018, 5,598 measles cases were recorded, of which 2837 were laboratory confirmed at the Torlak Institute. During this time, 15 measles related deaths were registered. Thirty-three percent of the patients required hospitalization.

Measles- Japan – Update

Japan’s National International Health Regulations Focal Point (NFP) notified WHO of an ongoing outbreak of measles in Japan. From 1 January through 20 May 2018, 161 cases of measles were diagnosed, including 145 (90%) laboratory-confirmed cases.

Dengue Fever – Reunion – Update

In an update on the dengue fever epidemic on Reunion Island, health authorities report 325 additional cases during the week of June 4, bringing the outbreak total to 5,019. 102 people have required hospitalization and 13 people experienced severe dengue. Current weather conditions are still favorable for mosquitoes, especially in the lower parts of the island