Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Sangihe, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Canada – Some southern Manitoba residents spent Easter weekend evacuating their homes as floodwaters crept closer to their homes. The Rural Municipality of Montcalm declared a state of emergency on Saturday in order to help evacuate households. The water levels at Selkirk were high enough to close several roads in the area.

Mississippi, USA – Some communities in North Mississippi saw heavy rain and some localized flooding Sunday afternoon. Others saw fatal storms calling Governor Tate Reeves to declare a state of emergency for Mississippi, as one person died in Waltham County. An apartment complex in Panola County was flooded, but the water receded quickly.

Disease

COVID-19

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China – China has reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases – 108 – in nearly six weeks.

Russia – Russia recorded its highest daily jump in coronavirus cases with 2,558 new infections out of 18 328 total cases. 

Spain – Spain loosens lockdown restrictions as hundreds of thousands of people were allowed to return to work for the first time since a coronavirus outbreak in Spain caused the government to impose a lockdown.