Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua new Guinea.

5.9 earthquake hits west of MacQuarie Island

5.3 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea.

Three 5.2 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Namibia – The Zambezi River in the north of the country is in flood after heaving rains in its catchment area. Schools and villages have been cut off by the floodwaters. Villagers have been warned to move their livestock to higher ground.

Europe – Large parts of Europe have been hit by a freak winter storm, bringing rare snow and plummeting temperatures on much of the continent. Some parts of the UK are expected to feel colder than the Arctic Circle throughout the week.

Disease

Yellow fever – Brazil

During the first four weeks of 2018, a rapid increase in the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever was observed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais. From 1 July 2017 through 16 February 2018, 464 confirmed human cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil, including 154 deaths.

Cholera – Uganda

Cholera has killed 29 people in Hoima District, medical officers have confirmed. The cholera outbreak was last week confirmed to have hit Congolese refugees in Kyangwali settlement camp who fled from fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “We have registered 962 (Cholera) cases out of which 29 people have died,” said Dr Joseph Ruyonga, the Hoima district health officer on Tuesday.