Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Marian), located approximately 1399 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southward at 02 knots.

Tropical cyclone 23p (Niran), located approximately 179 nm northeast of Cairns, Australia, is tracking northeastward at 04 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Burundi and Tanzania – Dozens of homes were destroyed after recent flooding in Burundi. Meanwhile around 300 households have been displaced by flooding in north western Tanzania. Burundi Red Cross says it has distributed relief items to 97 households after flooding destroyed their homes. Flooding struck after torrential rain on 24 February 2021 in Kanyosha commune, south of the major city of Bujumbura. Meanwhile media in Tanzania, quoting local officials, report that as many as 300 households have been displaced by recent flooding in the municipality of Bukoba in Kagera region. As well as damaging homes, infrastructure, including roads and bridges were also affected. Flooding was also reported in Kigoma Municipality of Kigoma Region, where around 60 households were displaced households and several buildings damaged.

Space Events

Fireball over UK

A fireball that thousands of people witnessed exploding across the sky in the UK was likely a meteor entering the atmosphere, and spreading debris on to the Earth’s surface as it broke up.

On Sunday evening (28 February), the meteor fireball, moving at incredible speed, was forced to slow considerable as it encountered resistance from the atmosphere. This created heat, which appeared as a blazing fireball.

Fireball

Disease

Covid-19

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

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