Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits northwest of the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Jasmine), located approximately 108 nm north of Europa Island, is tracking southeastward at 09 knots.

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Manitoba, Canada – Weather warnings remain across much of the province as a storm continues to pelt Manitoba with snow and rain, flooding city streets and forcing closures.


Wildfires – USA

Nebraska – Parts of south-central and southwest Nebraska are dealing with large wildfires, aided by extreme drought and high winds. One person died and three firefighters were injured when wildfires erupted across 12 counties in Nebraska on Friday and Saturday.



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

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Acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children

This weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an outbreak overview of the acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children.

As of 21 April 2022, at least 169 cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin have been reported from 11 countries in the WHO European Region and one country in the WHO Region of the Americas. Cases have been reported in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom) (114), Spain (13), Israel (12), the United States of America (9), Denmark (6), Ireland (<5), The Netherlands (4), Italy (4), Norway (2), France (2), Romania (1), and Belgium (1).

Cases are aged 1 month to 16 years old. Seventeen children (approximately 10%) have required liver transplantation; at least one death has been reported.