Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Yemen – Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit Yemen’s interim capital, Aden, leading to a power outage and city wide immobilization. Local sources confirmed that at least three Yemenis have drowned to death and that dozens of houses have been destroyed.

Alberta, Canada – Ice jams from rapidly melting rivers and thawing snow is flooding communities in northwestern Alberta. Overland flooding in the regions has submerged roads and highways, waterlogged farm fields and seeped into residential basements. Crews have been working to minimize the damage, draining culverts, piling sandbags and running pumps to divert water away from homes and streets.

Flooding peace river spring 2020

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Yellow Fever – Ethiopia

On 3 March 2020, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) reported three suspected yellow fever cases in Enor Ener Woreda, Gurage zone, SNNPR. 

Malaria – Zimbabwe

At least 131 people have died from malaria in Zimbabwe in a new outbreak, adding pressure to a country already struggling to deal with Covid-19. The fatalities occurred in 201 outbreaks recorded across the country, according to the Ministry of Health. Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s lockdown has been extended by two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus.