Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.7 Earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.6 Earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.6 Earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Landslide, Flooding in Northern Italy

Flash flooding in northern Italy has killed at least one person. Flood damage is expected to run into the hundreds of millions of euros.

A landslide has blocked the railway outside Trento in the Valsugana valley between the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions. Two buildings were also evacuated following a landslide in Monte Marenzo, in Lecco.

Tornado in Athens, Alabama, USA

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least two EF-0 tornadoes touched down in the Athens and Elkmont areas.


China Bird Flu – Update

Since 8 May 2013, no new laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported to WHO by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, China. However, four additional deaths have been reported from previously laboratory-confirmed cases.