Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.9 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

The strong earthquake near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands triggered a tsunami warning Monday, but only small waves measuring several inches hit coastal communities.

7.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

6.9 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

6.3 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

6.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

6.2 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the North Pacific Ocean.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits east of the Volcano Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the north Pacific Ocean.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits east of the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5 0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms

No current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Nepal – A landslide at Aglung VDC in Gulmi district of Nepal has claimed the lives of nine people. Heavy rainfall on Thursday afternoon caused landslides at several different places of Aglung VDC.

Disease

Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

Between 16 and 18 June 2014, a total of 3 new cases and 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (3 cases and 0 death), Telimele (0 case and 2 deaths), and Boffa (0 cases and 1 death). This brings the cumulative number of cases and deaths reported from Guinea to 390 (258 confirmed, 88 probable, and 44 suspected) and 267 deaths.

The geographical distribution of these cases and deaths is as follows: Conakry, 64 cases and 33 deaths; Gueckedou, 227 cases and 173 deaths; Macenta, 41 cases and 28 deaths; Dabola, 4 cases and 4 deaths; Kissidougou, 8 cases and 5 deaths; Dinguiraye, 1 case and 1 death; Telimele, 26 cases and 10 deaths; Boffa, 18 cases and 12 deaths; and Kouroussa, 1 case and 1 death. Sixteen (16) patients are currently in EVD Treatment Centres in Conakry (4), Gueckedou (11), and Telimele (1).

Detection of poliovirus in sewage, Brazil

On 18 June 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Brazil reported the isolation of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) from sewage samples collected in March 2014 at Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas municipality in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Virus has been detected in the sewage only; sewage samples collected from the same site subsequent to the detection of WPV1 have been either negative or only positive for Sabin strains or non-polio enteroviruses; to date no case of paralytic polio has been reported. The isolate was detected through routine environmental surveillance testing of sewage water; there is no evidence of transmission of WPV1.

Genetic sequencing indicated a close match with a strain of WPV1 that was recently isolated from a case of polio in Equatorial Guinea. Additional epidemiological investigation is ongoing.