Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Iran – Floods across Iran have killed at least 11 people, according to reports, at a time when one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks has already overstretched first responders and hospitals. Heavy rainfall in 10 provinces, from Hormuzgan on Iran’s Persian Gulf coast to northern Mazandaran and Qom — the original epicenter of the virus in Iran, is inundating villages and towns.

Disease

COVID-19

Worldwide fatalities are nearly 16 500. More than 380 000 people have been infected.

Italy – The country’s latest tally reported a total of 6,078 deaths from 63,928 infections, with a world-leading fatality rate of more than 9 percent.

New York – New York officials reported another large increase in coronavirus disease 2-19 cases today saying they confirmed 5,707 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 20,875 confirmed cases in the State. 157 deaths have been reported. New York City accounts for 12,305 cases.

Iran – Iran is one of the hardest hit countries outside China, with more than 23,000 confirmed infections and more than 1,800 dead, according to the latest figures issued on Monday.

Germany – The Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said 4,764 new cases of the coronavirus have been detecting in Germany, raising the total number of infections to 27,436. It added that the number of fatalities rose to 114 from 86 the previous day.

South Korea – South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus, bring the total number of infections to 9,037.

Spain – Spain began its second week of total lockdown in the worst way possible on Monday. A total of 462 people died due to the coronavirus outbreak in just 24 hours. That’s the biggest daily rise seen up until today.

Spain – Spanish soldiers have found dead and dying people abandoned in multiple care homes after the army was called in to disinfect the properties over coronavirus fears. Some people’s bodies were found under the same roof as loved ones who were still alive. Reports say that some care home staff had been sent home after virus outbreaks were detected at the properties, making it likely that elderly residents were infected.

France – Since January 21, 2020, 19,856 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in France, including 860 deaths.