Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan.

5.1 earthquake hits Para. Brazil.

5.0 earthquake hits South Georgia Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 03w (Three), located approximately 374nm south of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01a (Tauktae), located approximately 766 nm south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking north-northeastward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Romania – A short period of torrential rain early on 13 may 2021 caused severe flash flooding in parts of northern Romania. Authorities said tributaries of the Crasna river had broken their banks after 70 mm of rain fell in 3 hours early 13 May. The flooding was described as the worst in 20 years. Flood water was reportedly up to waist height.

Maldives – Heavy rain from 11 May 2021 caused flooding in parts of the Maldives. As of 13 May, at least 300 homes were affected. On 11 May, Authorities reported flooding in parts of Addu Atoll, including Addu City, Lhaviyani Atoll including Naifaru and Gnaviyani Atoll including Fuvahmulah. As of 13 May, Maldives police reported damages to 287 houses in Fuvahmulah, affecting around 1,500 people.

Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka has seen heavy rainfall from around 10 May 2021. As of 13 May, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported floods and rainfall damages in the districts of Rathnapura, Colombo and Puttalam, affecting around 1,000 people and displacing 175. Lightning and strong winds also caused damage during the period 11 to 13 May 2021.

Ethiopia – The UN reported on 13 May that flooding in 3 regions of Ethiopia that began in late April has displaced around 70,000 people. During the period 26 April to 10 May 2021, flooding has affected thousands of people across the Afar, SNNP and Somali regions of Ethiopia. In Afar Region, around 27,400 people have been displaced by flooding due to heavy rain and winds in Gulina, Ewa, and Beyalo, Dulecha, Harunka, and Mile Woredas.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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