Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Three 5.3 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

Three 5.1 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec islands.

5.1 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North island, New Zealand.

Seven 5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 997 nm east of Port Mathurin, Rodrigues Island, Mauritius,, is tracking south-southeastward at 03 knots.

Tropical cyclone 25s (Iman), located approximately 469 nm south-southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southeastward at 29 knots.

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Spain – Heavy rain from 05 March caused flash flooding in Andalusia and Murcia regions of southern Spain. In a 24 hour period to 05 March, 127.2mm of rain fell in Estepona in Málaga Province and 77.8mm in Tarifa in the province of Cádiz, both in Andalusia. San Roque in Cádiz recorded 92.6mm the following day. Heavy rain and flooding also affected parts of neighbouring Murcia Region.

Algeria – At least 10 people died or are missing after flash floods in Chlef Province of Algeria on 06 March 2021. Chlef Province experienced heavy rainfall on 06 March, causing the Wadi Meknasa to flood in an areas of the Oud Sly Commune, west of the city of Chlef. Three vehicles were swept away in the flooding and nearby houses damaged.



The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever – Pakistan

A patient in Karachi has been diagnosed with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). It is the first patient of the Congo virus reported this year.

Ebola – Africa

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases and deaths have risen to 29 cases and 13 deaths as of Saturday, according to the World Health Organization.

In North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), the cumulative number of confirmed cases now stands at 11, including four deaths. In Nzérékoré, Guinea, 18 total EVD cases have been reported (14 confirmed and 4 probable) and nine deaths.