Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits northern Algeria.

5.3 earthquake hits Hamahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the western Mediterranean Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.2 earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Arafura Sea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.


Angola – Severe flash floods triggered by heavy rain affected areas of Luanda Province, Angola from 16 March 2021. At least 4 people died and 3 people were missing. Flood waters swept through central parts of the city causing widespread traffic disruption. As many as 554 homes were damaged in districts surrounding the city, including Viana, Cacuaco, Talatona and Belas. Authorities said 1,770 residents have been affected. Figures show the city recorded around 100 mm of rain in 24 hours to early 17 March 2021.



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

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Dengue Fever – Paraguay

Dengue cases continue to increase in Paraguay in 2021. More than 6,000 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported to date, one of the highest totals in the Americas. The highest percentage of infected is located in Concepción, Boquerón and Alto Paraguay.