Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

5.1 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 577 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 1295 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 13 knots.

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Global Warming

50-50 Chance of Global Warming Milestone

As likely as not, the Earth’s average annual temperature will soon have its first spike above the 1.5 degree Celsius cap set for post-Industrial Revolution warming by the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new five-year climate outlook from the World Meteorological Organization. Greenhouse gas emissions have continued to increase since the pact was signed, and the WMO found there is now a 50-50 chance that the world will temporarily cross the 1.5-degree threshold sometime in the next five years.

The WMO projection is the latest in a grim drumbeat of climate science reports showing that the world is still failing to hold warming to a level that could avoid even more catastrophic climate impacts than the increasing heat waves, droughts, wildfires and tropical storms that the current level of warming, about 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, has spawned.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis – Venezuela

At least 66 cutaneous leishmaniasis cases have been reported in Sabana de Uchire, Bruzual municipality of Anzoátegui in northeastern Venezuela. It is estimated that people started getting sick in January 2022. It is noted that there are three reasons for the increase in cases: sandflies abound in the area, people have not been able to go to the doctor and 20 years without fumigation.

Monkeypox – Nigeria

Since September 2017, Nigeria has continued to report sporadic cases of monkeypox (MPX). A total of 46 suspected cases has been reported between January 1st to April 30th, 2022.