Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.6 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.2 earthquake hits Greece.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – At least 14 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered flash flooding and mudslides in Tajikistan and northern areas of neighbouring Afghanistan. This is the second severe flood event to strike in Afghanistan in the past week. Flooding destroyed a bridge in Danghara District and damaged around 26 homes in Shamsiddin Shohin district. Flood damage was also reported in Yovon District. Flooding also struck parts of Central Government Jurisdiction (RSS) region. Flooding struck in Takhar province, including provincial capital Taluqan city, in northern Afghanistan on 10 May 2021. This flood event comes just days after severe flooding in parts of the country from 03 May 2021.

Indonesia – At least 7 people have died after heavy rain caused a landslide West Sumatra, Indonesia. A landslide struck a mining area of Sangir Batang Hari District, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, on 10 May 2021 after heavy rain. Conditions are making access to the area difficult for rescue teams. Heavy rain has also caused flooding and landslides in other areas of Sumatra Island over the the last few days.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever – Uganda

Health officials have reported a second case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever epidemiologically linked to the case reported previously with the patient as a primary contact.

Dengue Fever – Reunion

The dengue epidemic continues on Reunion Island: indicators are still increasing, illustrating a larger epidemic this year than at the same date last year. Through May 4, 9,740 confirmed dengue cases have been reported since the beginning of the year, including 289 hospitalizations.