Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits the south Indian Ocean.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 18s (Idai), located approximately 318 nm north-northeast of Europa Island, is tracking southeastward at 03 knots.

NewsBytes:

Southeast Africa – A tropical disturbance that formed over the Mozambique Channel earlier this week has moved inland over Mozambique and brought days of heavy rain to neighbouring Malawi as well. While the area of low pressure did not intensify, it continued to spread heavy rain across much of the already saturated regions of central Mozambique and southern Malawi. News reports from Chikwaw, Malawi confirmed at least 6 deaths due to floods, mostly near swollen rivers. Southern Zambia also saw some relief from the rain as the disturbance helped break the ongoing dry spell.

Disease

Measles – Ukraine – Update

The number of measles cases continue to rise in Ukraine, albeit at a slightly lower level in the past two weeks, according to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. During the 9th week of 2019, 2,524 people – 1,230 adults and 1,312 children – became ill with measles. An additional fatality was reported in a 25-day-old infant, the 10th measles death of the year. Through March 1, Ukraine health officials report 26,544 cases.

Plague – Madagascar

Since Aug. 2018, Madagascar health officials have reported 105 human plague cases. Ninety-one cases were identified as bubonic plague, while 14 were pneumonic plague. Of the bubonic plagues cases reported to date, 19 people have died, Twelve of the fourteen pneumonic plague cases also perished.