Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Timor.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge,

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 23s (Wallace), located approximately 864 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking westward at 11 knots.


Wildfires – Brunei

Firefighters have been handling 57 reports of forest and bush fires since early March, as Brunei Darussalam enters the second phase of the northeast monsoon season with very limited rainfall.


Salmonella – Canada

Canadian health officials report investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections involving six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. As of April 5, 2019, there have been 63 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigate.

Leptospirosis – Guyana

Health officials in Guyana have reported a leptospirosis outbreak among Guyana Manganese workers Friday.

According to authorities, two Chinese nationals have been treated and released, while another mining employee, who was also tested positive for leptospirosis, is in “critical but stable condition”. One individual died from complications associated with leptospirosis Wednesday night while undergoing treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).