Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 Earthquake hits north eastern Sakha, Siberia, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.


Yellow Fever in Chad

The Ministry of Health of Chad is launching an emergency mass-vaccination campaign against yellow fever from 22 February 2013, following laboratory confirmation of two cases in the country in December 2012.


Wildfires – Australia

Two homes have been destroyed and others are under threat from bushfires burning in the shires of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Nannup and Donnybrook-Balingup in south-west Western Australia. A string of bushfires sparked by lightning strikes on Tuesday have swept through the region.