Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Michigan, USA – Rainstorms are a typical part of spring in Michigan. The rainstorm that hit mid-Michigan beginning on Sunday, May 17, though, proved one for the history books. The flooding that resulted from up to 7 inches of rain in Midland, Saginaw and surrounding counties damaged homes and property, forced more than 10,000 people to evacuate and most spectacularly destroyed one power dam and severely damaged another. It’s being called a 500-year flood event, meaning it is only likely to occur once every 500 years. Ongoing flooding has been reported from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Ohio.



Wildfires – Colorado, USA

Firefighters with air support were suppressing a lightning-sparked wildfire Sunday in southeastern Colorado that had burned more than 11,818 acres over the past four days.

Las Animas County and state authorities decided to suppress this Cherry Canyon fire, burning in canyon country near the Purgatoire River about 10 miles west of Kim, even though people and buildings weren’t threatened.

A separate fire of unknown origin was burning nearby about 120 acres northeast of the Cherry Canyon fire. Neither fire was controlled as of Sunday night.



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