Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.
5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.
5.3 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.
5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands, India.
5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.
5.0 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 11s (Freddy) is located approximately 184 nm east-southeast of Europa Island, is tracking south-southwestward at 03 knots.
Wildfires – Australia
The NSW Rural Fire Service says 38 fires are burning across the state including one that is threatening lives and homes in the central west. The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon at Tambaroora, near Hill End and about 80 kilometres north of Bathurst, and has since burned more than 635 hectares from just 169ha this morning. Flames were burning up to 10 metres in height. Properties at risk belong to a mix of absentee landholders and permanent residents.
Wildfires – Florida, USA
A dry start to 2023 in the Sunshine State has kept fire crews busy as conditions become more conducive for wildfires throughout the Peninsula. As of early March, the Florida Forest Service reported monitoring some 80 fires that have burned nearly 3,500 acres.
Dengue Fever – Bolivia
Bolivian health authorities report the number of dengue cases in the country have risen to 12,375 as of Friday. The death toll has also risen to 39 year to date. Bolivia’s hospitals are “absolutely overwhelmed,” according to officials. The volume of people affected makes it harder to treat them which leads to patients developing more complications and unfortunately higher mortality rates.