Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Wales -Properties have been flooded after thunderstorms hit parts of south and west Wales on Saturday. Several houses were damaged in Carmarthen while fire crews have also been called to flash flooding in Gorseinon, Swansea.

Ethiopia – Devastating floods from the swollen River Daua along the Kenya-Ethiopia border have left several villages in Mandera County under water, hundreds of locals displaced and farms washed away. The most affected villages are Rhamu Dimtu, Khalicha, Yabicho, Girisa, Sala, Hareri, Darika, Gadudia and Khalalio.



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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

Nigerian health officials reported five additional confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending May 3, including two deaths a week after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over. Lassa fever cases have dropped dramatically from the weekly high of 115 cases in mid-February.