Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 19s (Fabian), located approximately 370 nm east-northeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 10 knots.

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Somalia – Flash flooding in central Somalia has killed 22 people and affected over 450,000, the UN’s humanitarian agency OCHA said Sunday, after the Shabelle River burst its banks, forcing tens of thousands out of their homes. Heavy rainfall earlier in the week sent water gushing into homes in Beledweyne town in Hiran region, submerging roads and buildings as residents grabbed their belongings and waded through flooded streets in search of refuge.

Myanmar – Storm surges whipped up by a powerful cyclone moving inland from the Bay of Bengal inundated the Myanmar port city of Sittwe on Saturday, but largely spared a densely-populated cluster of refugee camps in low-lying neighbouring Bangladesh. Some 400,000 people were evacuated in Myanmar and Bangladesh ahead of Cyclone Mocha making landfall, as authorities and aid agencies scrambled to avert heavy casualties from one of the strongest storms to hit the region in recent years.


Cholera – Zimbabwe

Government officials in Zimbabwe report cholera cases are on the rise, Since the first cholera case was recorded in February in the town of Chegutu in northwest Zimbabwe, 834 cases had been recorded from the country’s 10 provinces. The capital Harare is one of the cholera hotspots. Government has attributed the outbreak to poor sanitation and contaminated water.

Dengue Fever

Brazil – The Ministry of Health in Brazil reports more than 201,000 dengue diagnoses in São Paulo from January through April this year, a 13 percent increase compared to the same period in 2022. Nationally in 2023, until the end of April, there was a 30% increase in the number of probable cases of dengue compared to 2022.

Sri Lanka – The National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) in Sri Lanka reports a total of 33,656 dengue cases, including 20 deaths since the beginning of the year. This includes about 4,000 cases reported during the first two week of this month, raising grave concerns of a potential epidemic.

Colombia – The Colombia Instituto Nacional de Salud reports 32,206 total dengue cases through April 29 this year. The national incidence for dengue is 90.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.