Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.4 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mauritius – Reunion region.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 23s (Wallace), located approximately 434 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 10 knots.


Anthrax – Kenya

Officials with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) are reporting the death of ten buffaloes at Lake Nakuru National Park. Anthrax infection is the suspected cause of the die-off of the animals. The area is suffering an extreme drought. Anthrax tends to manifest itself during times of stress in wildlife.


Dengue Fever – Malaysia

Malaysia health officials reported more than 38,000 dengue fever cases through April 6. Of this total, 59 fatalities have been reported. Nearly six out of 10 cases have been reported from Selangor state, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Johor.

Anthrax – Kenya

At least twenty-two people from Tegat Village in Molo were admitted at the Nyayo hospital in Elburgon, with residents fearing they may have contracted anthrax after consuming milk from a sick cow.

African Swine Fever – Tibet

China’s agriculture ministry late on Sunday confirmed the first outbreak of African swine fever in the country’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The disease was found in two counties and one district of the city of Linzhi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement; Linzhi is in southeastern Tibet near the border with India. A total of 55 pigs have so far been killed in the Tibet outbreak, it added.