Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storm systems.

Newsbytes:

Mali – Overflowing rivers in Mali have caused severe hardship for communities in the Mopti and Tombouctou Regions. Flooding along the Niger river from early December affected the communes of Diré, Gourma-Rharous, Goundam and Timbuktu, the capital of the Tombouctou Region. The UN reported severe flooding affected parts of the Mopti region in January 2023. The Sourou river overflowed in mid-January 2023, flooding areas of Baye commune.

Disease

Diphtheria – Nigeria

Nigerian health officials have issued a public health advisory last week over a diphtheria outbreak in several states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Kano state where it is reported that no fewer than 25 persons in the state have died of the disease.

Chikungunya – Thailand

Officials reported 1,370 total cases of chikungunya in 48 provinces in 2022. This compared to the 671 cases in 39 provinces seen in 2021, or a 104 percent increase. No deaths were reported.