Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5,6 earthquake hits Greece.

5.3 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Georgia rise.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits Nicaragua.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 726 nm east of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southwestward at 06 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Argentina

Wildfires in Argentina’s Chubut and Rio Negro provinces have left at least eight people dead and dozens of people injured, while hundreds evacuated, and homes were destroyed. Officials said the fire may have started on Tuesday in a Las Golondrinas sector and then advanced towards Lago Puelo’s town.

The wind spread the flames rapidly, devastating forests and some 250 houses. About 350 people have been evacuated. The fires have already destroyed some 2,000 hectares.

Some 20 Argentine provinces have been affected by recurring fires since 2020, caused largely by drought. But many were started deliberately, authorities believe.

The province of Cordoba, in the center of the country, has been the most affected, with 331,000 hectares burned, while more than one million hectares have been destroyed nationwide. The lack of rain in 2020 made it the driest year in Argentina for a quarter of a century.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Lassa fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 25 confirmed Lassa fever cases the week ending March 7, including one more death, bringing the country totals for 2021 to date to 161 cases and 32 deaths.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

In a follow-up report on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) situation in Saudi Arabia in 2021, on Thursday, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two additional cases in people from Riyadh City.