Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits France.

5.0 Earthquake hits Acre, Brazil.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

In the Southern Indian Ocean:

Tropical cyclone Ita is located approximately 531 nm northeast of Cairns, Australia. Tropical storm Ita is forecast to strike Australia as a tropical cyclone at about 10:00 GMT on 11 April.

In the Western Pacific:

Tropical depression Peipah is located approximately 759 nm southeast of Manila, Philippines.

Tropical Storm Domeng (international name Peipah) has weakened into a tropical depression but may still cause storm surges in the Philippines. Storm surge warnings are up in over 100 areas.

NewsBytes:

USA – Much of the South was facing the threat of severe storms, including possible tornadoes, through Monday night. Tornado watches were issued for Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Disease

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

As of 7 April, a cumulative total of 151 clinically compatible cases, including 95 deaths had officially been reported from Guinea. Laboratory investigations continue at the Institut Pasteur (IP) Dakar laboratory in Conakry (65 samples tested, of which 34 are positive by PCR for ebolavirus) and at the European Union Mobile Laboratory (EMLab) team in Guekedou (36 samples tested/20 positive). Medical observation is continuing for 535 contacts. There have been no new cases in health-care workers since the last report and no new areas are affected.