Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.
5.4 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
5.1 earthquake hits the Flores Sea.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical storms.
A satellite image captured by Landsat 8 shows Mount Vesuvius “peering” through an eerily circular hole in the clouds.
Wildfires – Argentina
With temperatures climbing upwards, firefighters were deployed ahead of the weekend to forest fires in nine of Argentina’s 23 provinces, including one blaze that has been active for more than a month. Nearly 100 firefighters and support staff, reinforced by planes and helicopters, were fighting the largest of the fires in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The park is located near the tourist city of Bariloche, about 1,500 kilometers (950 miles) southwest of Buenos Aires.
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Lassa fever – Nigeria
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 48 confirmed Lassa fever cases in the first week of 2022. This is up from 28 cases reported the last week of 2021. Two fatalities were reported, putting the case fatality rate at 4.2 percent.
Dengue Fever – Panama
One death and 21 confirmed cases of dengue were reported early in 2022 in the Metropolitan Region, according to authorities.