Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

5.2 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

California, USA – Driving rain closed Route 78 in Carlsbad on Friday morning and prompted water rescues throughout San Diego County. The highway was closed in both directions at 8:30 a.m. with two feet of water in some areas and remained closed at noon. Numerous freeway ramps throughout the region were closed because of flooding. The National Weather Service office in San Diego reported downfall of 1/2 inch per hour in some areas, and said the rain would not end until the evening. A flash flood watch is in effect through 8 p.m.

Disease

COVID-19

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Ebola – DR Congo

Today an ebola case was reported in DRC, 2 days before calling end to epidemic. The new confirmed case was reported in a 26-year-old man in the city of Beni in the north eastern province of Nord-Kivu.

Yellow Fever – South Sudan

On 3 March 2020, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan reported two presumptive positive cases of yellow fever in Kajo Keni county, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. Both the cases were subsequently confirmed.