Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.5 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits. The State of Yap, Micronesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In. The North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 01b (Mocha), located approximately 155 nm south-southeast of Chittagong, Bangladesh, is tracking northeastward at 14 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 19s (Fabian), located approximately 598 nm east-northeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 11 knots.

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Wildfires – Alberta, Canada (Update)

As of today, May 14, 2023, there are 83 active wildfires burning in Alberta. 21 of these fires are out of control. The wildfires have forced the evacuation of over 16,500 people and have destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and businesses. The fires are also having a significant impact on the environment, with smoke from the fires blanketing much of Alberta and parts of the United States.

The wildfires are being fueled by hot, dry weather and strong winds. The weather is expected to remain hot and dry in the coming days, which could lead to further growth of the wildfires.


Respiratory syncytial virus – Paraguay

Currently, the number of people affected by respiratory symptoms, mainly by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is increasing, according to the Paraguay Ministry of Health. Through Epi Week 17, 154 RSV cases have been reported within Sentinel Surveillance.

Rat Hepatitis to Human Transmission – Hong Kong

Hong Kong health officials report investigating a case of human infection of rat Hepatitis E virus (HEV). The case involves a 32-year-old man with underlying illnesses. He was found to have a abnormal liver function during his follow-up in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The patient is now in stable condition.

Zika virus – Singapore

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have confirmed three local cases of Zika virus infection. All three cases either reside or work in the Kovan area. Two are currently recovering at home while one is hospitalized and is stable. None of the three cases is pregnant.