Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits North Islands, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are currently no active tropical storm systems.


Malawi – As the full extent of the damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Freddy becomes clear, disaster authorities in Malawi report a steep increase in the number of fatalities, people missing and people displaced from their homes. Public infrastructure such as schools, health facilities and roads have suffered severe damage. An estimated 40,000 houses have been damaged, destroyed or deemed currently unsafe, forcing over 180,000 people to move from their homes. Over 300 camps have been set up as emergency accommodation. The number of displacements includes around 40,000 people in Chikwawa and over 37,000 in each of the districts of Mulanje and Nsanje. The Department of Disaster Management Affairs of Malawi (DoDMA) reports that 326 people have now lost their lives.


Anthrax – Russia

Two people were hospitalized with anthrax in Chuvashia, Tsivilsky municipal district, according to local Health Authorities. The therapeutic prognosis is favorable.

Chikungunya – Paraguay

The General Directorate of Health Surveillancereportedthat in the last three weeks (Epi Weeks 8, 9 and 10), there are a total of 11,649 cases of chikungunya. The epidemiological curve is currently at a plateau, an apparent decrease in cases is observed, however, the epidemic has spread throughout the country.

Polio – Burundi

The Ministère de la Santé Publique declared an outbreak of circulating poliovirus type 2 (CVDPV 2) today after confirming eight polioviruses, the first such detection in more than three decades.

Unknown Disease – Tanzania

The Tanzania Ministry of Health reports receiving information about the presence of a disease that is not yet known in Kagera province in Bukoba district villages, Maruku and Kanyangereko districts, Bulinda and Butayaibega villages. A total of 7 people have flu, vomiting, bleeding in various areas of the body and kidney failure. 5 People have died.