Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands, off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Maule, Chile.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 07s (Cebile), located approximately 1231 nm south-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.


Indonesia – Indonesia’s capital braced for floods Monday as torrential rain triggered landslides in neighboring West Java, killing at least two people. Hundreds of people including police, soldiers and residents were digging through the debris with their hands, shovels and hoes for four people who were still missing. Jakarta, with more than 30 million people in its greater metropolitan area, has raised its flood alert to the highest level. Flooding was already occurring in the east of the city in areas close to the Ciliwung River. More than 6,500 residents in low-lying areas in Jakarta were evacuated to shelters on Tuesday (Feb 6) morning following torrential rains that caused widespread floods across the Indonesian capital and landslides in satellite cities. They were among more than 11,000 people who were affected by the floods, officials said.


Switzerland reports swine influenza A(H1N1)v case

A 48-year-old Swiss male farm worker tested positive for swine influenza A(H1N1)v virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

Lassa Fever – Nigeria

For the first 28 days of 2018, Nigeria has reported a total of 297 suspected cases and 22 deaths (case fatality rate 7.4%). Cases have been reported from 13 active states (Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau, and Taraba). Ten healthcare workers have been affected in four of the states.

Lassa Fever – Benin

In a follow-up on the Lassa fever outbreak in Benin, health officials put the outbreak case tally at 21, plus eight deaths since Jan. 8.