Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Assam, India.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

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

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Saudi Arabia – Torrential rainfall flooded areas of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on 27 April 2021. A sudden storm during the afternoon caused flooding across the city. Images and videos shared on Social Media showed streets were inundated and vehicles swept away by fast-flowing flood waters. Saudi Civil Defence said it has been assisting in affected areas in the city of Mecca (also Makkah) and areas of Mecca Region, including the rescue of motorists in vehicles trapped in flood water.

Colombia – The overflowing Telembí river caused flooding in the municipality of Barbacoas in Nariño Department, western Colombia from 21 April 2021. The flooding came after a period of heavy rainfall in the region. According to the local government, 23 areas of the municipality were flooded. Damage to roads and homes was reported and 1,700 families were affected.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported six additional confirmed Lassa fever cases last week, bringing the country total to 247 cases this year to date. 50 deaths from confirmed cases, or 20 percent of the total, were reported.

Dengue Fever – Cook Islands

The Cook Islands Ministry of Health (Te Marae Ora) reports that the number of probable and confirmed dengue fever virus-type 2 (DEN-2) has risen to 162 since the outbreak was declared on February 2. Thirty-four people required hospitalization for their illness. No deaths have been attributed to dengue.