Approx. At 10:20 am local time, an earthquake with magnitude 4.3 took place near Calabria, Italy. The epicenter of the quake appeared at sea, off the Calabrian coast, near the city of Vibo Valentia. The hypocenter was 10 km deep. There were no reports of damage or casualties.
29 people died in a panic at an outdoor Pentecostal church in Monrovia, Liberia, triggered by the panic that erupted after gangsters entered the prayer square after the meeting.
At least ten people died as a result of the floods in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Robert Metsola was elected President of the European Parliament.
Microsoft has announced that it intends to acquire Activision Blizzard. The US corporation has confirmed that it is buying the company for $ 95 a share in a cash transaction totaling $ 68.7 billion, including Activision Blizzard's net cash. If the acquisition is successful, Activision Blizzard will become part of Xbox Game Studios, which will become the third largest gaming company in the world after Tencent and Sony Interactive Entertainment.
A gold coin from 1257 was found in Great Britain. It is 2 cm in diameter and dates from the reign of King Henry III. According to numismatists, the coin with the image of Henry III Plantagenet was minted from gold, which at that time was imported from Africa. This is one of the eight coins that have survived since the 13th century. At the auction, it can reach a price of up to 400,000. pounds.
Authorities said the attackers had killed more than 50 people, including two soldiers and a policeman, in a raid on a village in the state of Kebbi in northwestern Nigeria. Security forces were forced to flee the area.
In a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in western Afghanistan, 26 people died and 4 were injured. The quake struck in the west of the country's Badghis province bordering Turkmenistan, destroying more than 700 homes. The quake's epicenter was 30 km deep, 150 km northeast of the city of Herat.
Satellite images of Hunga Tong showed that most of the volcanic island was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The Australian Defense and New Zealand Defense Forces dispatched planes to assess the damage in Tonga as communication across the islands continued to be disrupted.
Protests in Kazakhstan: According to a statement by the Prosecutor General's Office, the number of deaths in riots in Kazakhstan has risen to 225, including 19 members of the security forces. 4500 thousand people were injured.
Tonga is hit by ashfall and tsunami after Hunga Tonga volcano erupts; Many houses were destroyed and the locals tried to find higher grounds. Serious floods have been reported in the capital city of Nuku'alofa. The shockwaves after the eruption were detected as far as Alaska in the United States. Other Pacific countries also advised their citizens to seek higher ground. In addition, two people were killed in the minor tsunami in Lambayeque, Peru.
The magnitude 5.5 earthquake was recorded off Taiwan's east coast. The epicenter of the tremors was 66.5 km from the coastline, while the hypocenter was 55.4 km deep. No reports of casualties or losses.
Przemysław Słowik and Urszula Zielińska were elected co-chairmen of the Green Party.
Hunga Tonga, a submarine volcano, erupted, throwing ash and steam 20 km into the air. The Tonga government issued a tsunami warning and ordered people in all Tonga islands to avoid the coastlines.
At 4:05 pm local time, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake was recorded off the coast of Java. Epicenter