Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.8 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.
5.6 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.
5.4 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.3 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits near the west coast of Colombia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical Cyclone 11s (Freddy) is located approximately 175 nm southeast of Europa Island, is tracking westward at 01 knot.
Brazil – Dozens of houses were damaged and hundreds of people were displaced after severe flooding swept through the municipality of Bandeirantes in the north of the state of Paraná, Brazil. Flooding struck in the early house of 05 March 2023 following torrential rainfall. The municipal government reported over 150 mm of rain in a short period. The volume and intensity of the rain caused rivers to break their banks, flooding wide areas of Bandeirantes. Around 250 homes were damaged and over 700 people were displaced. Roads are impassable and schools have been closed.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Nipah Virus – Bangladesh
Health authorities in Bangladesh have reported three additional Nipah virus cases, including two additional deaths, according to a recent report. This is up from 11 cases and 8 deaths reported a little over two weeks ago.
Cholera – Syria
Two people have died due to an outbreak of cholera in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria on February 6. There were 568 people infected with cholera as a result of the destruction of infrastructure, water and sewage lines after the earthquake.
Rabies – Malaysia
A total of six rabies outbreak cases were reported in Sarawak with four deaths recorded from January to March this year. The fatalities were reported in four different districts, namely Sibu, Kanowit, Siburan and Bintulu. Two patients were successfully saved after medical intervention.