Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Crete.

5.5 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.3 earthquake hits Crete.

5.2 earthquake hits Crete.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Indonesia – Floods have submerged 21,888 houses in five sub-districts of Bandung District, West Java since Thursday (April 30, 2020), affecting 81,088 residents (24,898 families), according to data from the West Java Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBD). The flood-affected sub-districts are — Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Arjasari, Bojongsoang, and Banjaran. Flooding has been reported in 21,888 houses in the five sub-districts of Bandung Regency. Flood waters have also entered 46 schools, 96 places of worship, and 27 public facilities.

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Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan – A broken reservoir dam flooded parts of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, forcing tens of thousands from both countries to evacuate, authorities said Saturday. The Syr Darya river, which runs near the border between the two countries, overflowed after the dam broke Friday, the Uzbek and Kazakh governments said. About 70,000 people from 22 villages in Uzbekistan and 5,400 people from four Kazakhstan villages were moved out.

Malaysia – Some 600 natives living in Long Bemang longhouse in remote Baram district were hit by floods. Heavy rain last night saw 100 living units inundated by about 0.8m of water this morning. Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department today said the longhouse was fully occupied by residents.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

More than 100 firefighters have battled for hours to contain a raging bushfire that burnt out of control and threatened residents and their homes in the small town of Lake Clifton in Perth’s south.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Yellow Fever – Brazil

Recent data released by the Directorate of Epidemiological Surveillance (Dive-SC) shows 15 people have been infected with yellow fever in Santa Catarina State.