Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

6.3 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

5.3 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


North Carolina, USA – More than a week after heavy rain flooded the Triangle and most of central North Carolina, Eastern North Carolina’s rivers are threatening homes and businesses. In Kinston, some will have to evacuate as waters rise to 1996’s Hurricane Fran levels. There was a risk of severe storms across North Carolina on Monday, but any storms were not expected to contribute to more flooding.

Malaysia – Heavy rains and strong winds for over an hour have caused flash floods in Klang. Several main roads became impassable while numerous buildings were flooded.


Wildfires – California

Crews are battling major wildfires in California. Strong winds fanned the number of brush fires in southern California Sunday night, some growing from 10 acres to more than 1,200 acres. Some homes are being threatened by the flames but no evacuations have been ordered as of this morning. About 150 firefighters were on scene overnight.


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 21 April 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 28 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in mainland China.