Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.4 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Madagascar.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 01w (Vongfong), located approximately 289 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

Screen Shot 2020 05 12 at 12 07 05

NewsBytes:

France – Southwest France has suffered some of the worst flooding in almost 40 years, with the department of Landes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) still on Météo France orange alert for floods yesterday. The flooding happened after the rivers Adour and Midouze – and their tributaries the Douze and Midou – burst their banks.

EX4JbyiWAAMY5gY

Disease

COVID-19

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

Screen Shot 2020 05 12 at 20 59 55

Measles – Russia

Health officials in St. Petersburg, Russia reported since the beginning of the year, 46 measles cases have been registered, including 30 cases in children under 17 years of age.

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever – Russia

The Office of Rospotrebnadzor in the Stavropol Territory reports the first case of infection with Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) this year in the southwestern Russia region. 

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 6 May 2020 – 12 May 2020

No new volcanic activity was reported this week. (Ongoing activity will be reported as usual tomorrow)