Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands off New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Fuego (Guatemala): Activity has decreased at the volcano, although the volcano observatory doesn’t rule out that this is only a temporary pause and a new phase of lava fountaining and flows could occur in the near future. Strombolian explosions at the summit vent have been weak and moderate, at typical levels, over the past days.


Yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 12 March 2014, 2 events of yellow fever were reported in the North and in the South of DRC. Six laboratory-confirmed cases with yellow fever virus infection were reported. Of these, 3 were from Bondo health zone, Orientale Province, 2 from Buta health zone, Orientale Province and 1 from Kikondja health zone, Katanga Province. In total 139 suspected, probable and confirmed cases, including 6 death were reported.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

On 22 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Jordan reported an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).