Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the central Mediterranean Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (Amphan), located approximately 25 nm south-southwest of Calcutta, India, is tracking northward at 17 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 27s (Twenty-seven), located approximately 1489 nm west-northwest of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 09 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Michigan, USA – About 10,000 people were told to evacuate from parts of Michigan after floodwaters caused two dams to fail following heavy rain across the state. The Governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday for Midland County after the Edenville and Sanford dams breached and warned that downtown Midland could be under 9 feet of water by Wednesday afternoon.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 13 May 2020 – 19 May 2020

No new volcanic activity was reported for this time period.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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With an increase of 106,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide in the last day, the globe is experiencing its highest one-day increase since the outbreak began, WHO said Wednesday. Two-thirds of those cases were reported in only four countries.

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever  – Mauritania

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported this week on a confirmed case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Mauritania in a 60 year old man with a history of handling meat carcasses.