Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Costa Rica.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 11s (Freddy) is located approximately 180 nm northeast of Beira, Mozambique, is tracking north-northwestward at 04 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

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California, USA – At least two people have died as the result of the ongoing storms inundating California, and nearly 10,000 residents are under evacuation orders, officials said, as intense flooding threatens several coastal counties. The powerful storms have delivered heavy rainfall across the central and northern parts of the state, prompting the Weather Prediction Center to issue a Level 4 of 4 warning of excessive rainfall in the area. Snow has fallen at higher elevations. Some 25 million people are under flood alerts issued by the National Weather Service, and more than 25,000 are without electricity.


Wildfires – India

Forest fires in Goa have now been burning for seven days. There are 11 active fires at the moment, and 512 people are working to put them out. New fires have cropped up at Tambdi Surla, near the Satre bridge and Bondla of which the one at Piliem, Bondla is a major fire.


Diphtheria – Venezuela

Health authorities reported on Thursday, March 9, that three confirmed cases of diphtheria have been confirmed in Bolivar State, specifically in the Sifontes municipality.

Chikungunya – Paraguay

The General Directorate of Health Surveillance in Paraguay reports a total of 11,467 cases of chikungunya during the last three epidemiological weeks (EW7-9) indicating the persistence of a large number of cases.