May 2020 Current Events: Disaster News

Updated September 25, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for May 2020:

  1. Earthquake in Puerto Rico
  2. Avalanche in Italy
  3. Earthquake Strikes Nevada
  4. Michigan Dam Bursts
  5. Fire on Pier 45

Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Earthquake

On May 2, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Puerto Rico. The earthquake caused much damage, but no fatalities have been recorded. At this time, there is no tsunami warning. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Giusti

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Avalanche in Italy

Italy Avalanche

On May 9, an avalanche in Dolomite Alps of Italy killed a 23-year-old skier. The avalanche was mainly snow and ice and is thought to have been caused by the day’s high temperatures. (CNN)

Photo Source: Italian Army via AP

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Earthquake Strikes Nevada

Nevada Earthquake

On May 15, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Nevada, making it the worst earthquake the state has seen in 66 years. While many people felt the quake, no injuries have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Scott Sonner

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Michigan Dam Bursts

Michigan Dam

On May 19, heavy rain across Michigan caused two dams to burst. About 10,000 people have been evacuated as flash flooding increases. No injuries or deaths have been reported. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

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Fire on Pier 45

Pier 45 Fire

On May 23, a fire broke out on Pier 45 in San Francisco. The fire began at a warehouse and firefighters have reported that a quarter of the Fisherman’s Wharf pier has been destroyed by the flames. The pier was evacuated and only one injury was reported. Investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. (CNN)

Photo Source: KPIX-TV CBS-Viacom via AP

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