Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Comoros region.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.1 Earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of MacQuarie Island.


Zika virus infection – Viet Nam

On 5 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of Viet Nam notified WHO of 2 confirmed cases of locally-acquired Zika virus infection.

Measles in South Sudan – Update

There have been 350 clinically confirmed cases of measles in the last 12 weeks in South Sudan with 21 more suspected cases reported in Bentiu the last two weeks, UNICEF said.

One person died in Bentiu in the last two weeks from the disease, the group said.

UNICEF said a measles outbreak response is ongoing in Bentiu town and Rubkona targeting 29,000 children.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 19s (Fantala), located approximately 448 nm southwest of Diego Garcia, and is tracking westward at 12 knots.


USA – Stormy weather in Arkansas has claimed life of a woman early Monday in Crawford County. Massive hailstones pumelled parts of Texas Monday night, shattering windows and damaging roofs as severe weather moved across the Southern Plains.