Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 5.5 earthquakes hit northeastern Iran.

5.2 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01a (Tauktae), located approximately 113 nm west-northwest of Mumbai, India, is tracking northward at 08 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Ecuador – Raging flash floods swept through the city of Cuenca, capital of Azuay Province in Ecuador on 15 May 2021. Several rivers and streams overflowed after a period of heavy rain. Flooding along areas of the Tarqui River was particularly extreme. At least 34 people have been forced from their homes. Furthermore, flooding damaged or destroyed almost 70 homes in the city. Families have lost material possession after flood water over 1 meter deep invaded their homes. Around 500 people from 100 families were directly affected.

Wildlife

Giant Moth

A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building site at a school in Australia. The colossal insect is so heavy that it can’t fly, and reaches its full size just a few days before mating. And then it dies.

Giant wood moths (Endoxyla cinereus) are the largest species of moth in the world. When fully grown, the females, which are around twice the size of the males, can weigh up to 1 ounce (30 grams) and reach a wingspan of 10 inches (25 centimeters).

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Disease

Covid-19

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

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