Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.8 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
5.7 earthquake hits Romania.
5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.
5.2 earthquake hits northern Colombia.
5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits the island of Hawaii.
5.0 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 11s (Freddy), located approximately 1000 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking westward at 14 knots.
Tropical cyclone 13s (Dingani), located approximately 1187 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 18 knots.
Brazil – Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in the municipality of São Gonçalo in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 13 to 14 February 2023. Municipal authorities declared a state of emergency after torrential. São Gonçalo City Hall reported 192.4 mm of rain fell in 24 hours in the Gradim neighbourhood of the city. Around 143 incidents of flooding and landslides were reported across the municipality.
Malawi – Severe flooding struck the city of Blantyre and surrounding areas in southern Malawi on 12 February. Authorities report 4 people have lost their lives and 3 are still missing. Government authorities have provided relief assistance to 16,607 affected households, including food, tents, housing units, kitchen utensils and plastic sheets for temporary roofing.
Wildfires – Australia
More than 20 homes and sheds have been destroyed as out-of-control bushfires rage in parts of country Queensland, fuelled by hot conditions. Evacuation orders were in place for residents north of the town of Miles on Tuesday morning as fire crews battled a series of blazes in rural areas west of Brisbane. The Myall Creek fire has doubled in size, burning about 7400 hectares on Tuesday and remains uncontained, with at least two sheds and farming equipment destroyed. The fire at Tara is about 880ha, and firefighters believe more than 20 structures, including homes, have been damaged or destroyed.
Dengue Fever – Bolivia
The Bolivia Ministry of Health and Sports reported 579 new dengue fever cases, bringing the cumulative total to 6,453.
Dengue Fever – Thailand
Thai health authorities are advising the public to guard against dengue fever as the case tally rises to 3,855 total cases were reported from 72 provinces from the beginning of the year through February 7. One fatality was report to date.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease – Philippines
The Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office in Bacolod City reports an increase in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases early in 2023. According to official data, 320 cases have already been recorded from January 1 to February 4, 2023. This compares with only five cases reported in the first five weeks last year.
Marburg Virus – Equatorial Guinea
In a follow-up on the unknown deaths reported in Equatorial Guinea, the Ministry of Health now reports confirming its first-ever outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD). The World Health Organization reports preliminary tests carried out following the deaths of at least nine people in the country’s western Kie Ntem Province turned out positive for the disease.