Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (Andres), located approximately 1173 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Andres on Sunday became the earliest named storm on record to develop in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Weather Service. The system formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico, had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving out to sea at 6 mph as of Sunday morning. It is not expected to threaten land and will probably dissipate within 48 hours, NWS predicted.

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Newsbytes:

Ethiopia – Nine people died when a wall collapsed on residential houses following hours of heavy rain in Dire Dawa city, Ethiopia, on 02 May 2021. The accident took place at Kebele 03, known as Shementeria, after 4 hours of heavy rain that began early on 02 May 2021. A 50-meter-high wall collapsed on three houses, killing 9 people.

Somalia – The Somali Red Crescent Society (Somali RC) reports that at least 9 children have died after heavy rainfall caused the collapse of a house in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Heavy rainfall struck on 07 May 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the city, causing buildings to collapse in Wadajir District. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage in the area.

Uganda – Thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Eastern Region of Uganda after days of heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow. Flooding struck in Butaleja District in Uganda’s Eastern Region from around 06 May 2021. Two days of heavy rain caused the Manafwa and Nakwasi rivers to burst their banks. Homes were damaged, displacing or severely affecting thousands of residents. Crops have been destroyed and several roads blocked, disrupting transport and livelihoods. One person was missing, assumed dead.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Arizona, USA

Arizona fire crews are working to control a wildfire near Crown King that has spread to the Prescott National Forest. As of May 9, the Tussock Fire, which started 20 miles northeast of Wickenburg, has burned 3,500 acres and has no containment. The fire was first reported on Saturday at 400 acres, but a lack of moisture, windy conditions and heat caused the flames to balloon up to more than six times that size overnight.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Trichinosis – Argentina

Health officials in Argentina report that a trichinosis outbreak reported on April 27 has now affected 119 people in a number of cities and towns in Córdoba province. The outbreak has been linked to salami products.

Covid-19 – Sweden

The Swedish Public Health Agency said a study in early March on blood donors from eight regions in the country revealed up to 25 percent of donors in some regions had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.

These levels reflect a history of infection with covid-19 at least ten months back in time.