Earthquakes

5.4 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands, off Japan.

5.3 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Black Sea, offshore Georgia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

4.9 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Environment

USA at Night

This image of the United States of America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.

 

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Transportation

At least two people have been killed and another 11 injured after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Burma.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Wukong hits the Philippines

-The eye of the storm Wukong hit on Samar island on Wednesday.

-Flood and landslide warnings are issued across the central and southern Philippines.

-The Philippines is hit by about 20 major storms or typhoons each year.

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Flood in Malaysia

-More than 10,8000 people displaced due to flood in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. Recent floods have affected Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang areas of Malaysia.

-The Kelantan River at the Guillemard Bridge in Tanah Merah, Golok River in Jenob, Tanah Merah and in Rantau Panjang are running above the danger level.

-A total 52 flood relief centres were now open all over Terengganu.

-Flood in Kuantan is expected to be worst since 1971.

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Winter Storm in USA brings White Christmas – and Tornadoes

-A major winter storm system swept through the southern United States on Tuesday, bringing widespread snowfalls across the Midwest, spawning tornadoes in several states and killing two people in weather-related road accidents.

-A tornado struck Mobile, Alabama, home to about 200,000 people, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage, but no injuries or fatalities.

-Tornadoes also touched down in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, flattening houses and causing some injuries, according to the NWS.

Cold wave in Mahottari, Nepal

-Cold wave in Mahottari district of Nepal killed one person.

-People of Dhanusha, Mahottari and other eastern Terai districts of Nepal has been badly affected due to low temperature.

-So far 7 people have died due to bitter cold wave in the district this month.

Heat wave in Buenos Aires, Argentina

-A heat wave was hitting Buenos Aires province on Christmas Eve (34.4 degrees)

-The National Meteorological Service has issued an alert for heavy rain and hail for today.