Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits Greece.

According to initial reports, the earthquake has caused serious damages in Lixouri. Seismologists have urged people on the island to leave their houses temporarily.

5.5 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 Earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.3 Earthquake hits the central East Pacific Rise.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Philippines Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No current tropical storms.


U.S. – Winter Storm Maximus, the 13th named storm of the winter season in the U.S., has deposited a wintry mess from coast to coast. This storm has brought multiple waves of snow, sleet and freezing rain from west to east across the country. One wave of wintry precipitation from Maximus is moving toward the Northeast while another emerges into the Plains. Chicago at times in January was colder than the South Pole as the extreme weather gripped much of the U.S.


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update

On 30 January 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of seven additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus including one death.

Flu in California

H1N1 Flu is hitting hard in California this season with 147 dead so far.