Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Michigan, USA

Crews in Montmorency and Cheboygan counties are currently battling a wildfire estimated to already have burned approximately 2,300 acres. No structures have been lost and 15 people have been evacuated from Black River Ranch.

Wildfires – Colorado, USA

The High Park fire in Teller County has burned more than 1,000 acres and is 10% contained, fire officials said. Firefighters on Saturday carried out water and retardant drops on the fire from the air, in support of ground crews.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome – Qatar

The National IHR Focal Point of Qatar has reported two confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from late March to early April this week. Both cases had frequent close contact with dromedary camels and consumption of their raw milk in the 14 days prior to the onset of symptoms.

Monkeypox – United Kingdom

Two individuals have been diagnosed with monkeypox in London, confirms the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). The cases live together in the same household. They are not linked to the previous confirmed case announced on 7 May. Where and how they acquired their infection remains under investigation.

Measles – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the measles outbreak reported in Kasaï-Oriental province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the epidemic continues to spread in Kasaï-Oriental province. 18 health zones are now affected.