Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 6.0 earthquakes hit central Turkey.

Two 5.5 earthquakes hit central Turkey.

5.7 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.5 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.5 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.5 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits central Turkey.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Three 5.2 earthquakes hit central Turkey.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit central Turkey.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

Seven 5.0 earthquakes hit central Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the Rota region, North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 earthquake hits Samoa.

The death toll in the Turkey-Syria earthquake has risen to more than 4 300 with over 5 300 building flattened. There are fears that toll will rise inexorably, with World Health Organization officials estimating up to 20 000 may have died. The initial earthquake was so large it was felt as far away as Greenland, and the impact is big enough to have sparked a global response. More than 14 000 people have so far been reported injured in Turkey, the disaster management agency said, while Syria said at least 3,411 people were injured. A winter blizzard has covered major roads into the area in ice and snow, hampering relief efforts.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 11s (Freddy), located approximately 502 nm north-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 09 knots.

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Wildfires – Chile

Chilean authorities have detained 10 people accused of causing deadly bushfires, a government official said. The blazes, fanned by severe heat and dry winds, have led to 24 deaths and more than 1000 injuries. Authorities are working to contain 51 of 260 bushfires currently burning, with 28 of them considered particularly dangerous, Monsalve said. The blazes have destroyed 800 homes, and 26 people are hospitalised with serious burns. The fires have consumed 270,000 hectares, officials said.



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Dengue Fever – Bolivia

Bolivian health officials reported that the number of dengue fever cases in 2023 eclipsed the 3,000 mark on February 2. As of February 4, officials put the cumulative total of the mosquito-borne viral disease at 3,437, including 13 deaths.

Chikungunya – Paraguay

Chikungunya cases continue rise, Most in the Asunción metropolitan area. In the three epidemiological weeks evaluated (EW2, EW3, EW4) this year, a total of 8,442 cases of chikungunya and 80 of dengue were recorded.