Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Sucre, Venezuela.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

No current tropical storms.


China – Many areas in Beijing recorded PM10 air pollution causing traffic jams in most major districts of the city.


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 10 April 2015, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 20 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus, including 4 deaths.

Onset dates ranged from 14 February to 21 March 2015. Cases ranged in age from 32 to 80 years with a mean age of 55 years. Of these 20 cases, 15 (75%) were male. The majority (18 cases, 90%) reported exposure to live poultry. One case is a health care worker, who had also poultry exposure. No clusters were reported. Cases were reported from five provinces: Anhui (3), Fujian (2), Guangdong (4), Shandong (1), and Zhejiang (10).


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): During the past week, activity at the volcano has picked up and resumed to its typical normal strombolian activity – good news for all who are going to visit the island during the starting tourist season. INGV reported averages of 1-4 explosions per hour from several vents in the crater terrace.