Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits Crete.

5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Northern California.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (Amphan), located approximately 301 nm southeast of Visakhapatnam, India, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Arthur is located about 85 mi…135 km s of Morehead city North Carolina and about 135 mi…215 km ssw of Cape Hatteras North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Turkey

A forest fire broke out in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC) coastal city of Girne on Sunday, as heat waves continued to grip the island. The fire occurred in forestland in the Tepebaşı district. The wildfire has scorched hundreds of acres of forest near the tip of Morphou Bay in the north and has forced the evacuation of dozens of people while some needed medical care.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

On April 28, Nigerian health officials declared the emergency phase of the 2020 Lassa fever outbreak over after reporting the largest Lassa fever outbreak ever reported in any country, ‘anywhere in the world’.

The Lassa fever cases do continue and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported nine additional cases during the most recent reported week, bringing the total confirmed case count to 1,000 through May 10.