Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Kenya – Hundreds of families have been displaced by flooding in western Kenya over the last few days. Heavy rains caused devastation in Kakelo Kakoth sub-location in Migori county from 23 April 2021. Around 200 households were affected. Flooding affected other areas of the county, with around 100 families displaced in Karapolo and West Kanyuor. Floods have also destroyed crops and roads in the area.

Wildfires

Wildfires – India

Indian Air Force helicopters with Bambi Buckets have been pressed into service to put out an Australia-type bushfire raging for two days in Mizoram’s Lunglei district. Late on Sunday night, the fire had spread to Lunglei town and villages in the adjoining district of Lawngtlai,

The fire was sparked around 7 a.m. on Saturday possibly by some villagers who were trying to clear the hills near Lunglei town, possibly for shifting cultivation common in the hills of Northeast India. It snowballed into a raging bushfire spreading to ten village council areas in and around Lunglei town. By Sunday night, it had spread to three rural development blocks of Lawngtlai district.