Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the West Pacific:

Tropical storm 29w (Tokage), located approximately 198 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northeastward at 05 knots.

Newsbytes:

Indonesia – Bojonegoro subdistrict’s Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPPD) reported that 96 villages in 15 districts in the area were struck by floods due to the overflow of the Bengawan Solo river with 14.82 meters of water level (flood warning) on Saturday at round 2 o’clock in the afternoon (26/11). They further estimate that the water level in Bnegawan Solo will continue to rise up to 15.30 m high due to floods in the upstream areas. This estimate means that floods will hit 146 villages in 16 districts.

Washington, USA – The National Weather Service issued a landslide warning for western Washington Saturday morning after heavy rain continued to strike the region. Rainfall in the half-inch to two-inch range has been recorded across much of western Washington since Friday. Flooding was reported Friday on the Skokomish River in Mason County, Skookumchuck River in Thurston County and the Chehalis River around Grand Mound. A flood watch continues for Lewis, Thurston, and Grays Harbor counties. It is possible that the lower reaches of the Chehalis could go above flood stage Saturday.

Disease

Cholera in Ghana – Update

Health authorities in the Cape Coast are still battling with cholera cases even as they attempt to ban food vending on the campus of the University of Cape Coast.

Over 400 people have been affected by the outbreak since it broke about a month ago. 200 cases have been reported at the University of Cape Coast hospital alone with fears the situation may take a turn to the worse.

Bird Flu in the Netherlands

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull in response to an epidemic sweeping northern Europe.

Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden over the past week.

Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): An unusually long and strong explosion occurred on 25 Nov 2016 starting from 10:47 local time. A continuous jet of steam, gas, and fragmented volcanic material which lasted about 20 minutes generated a billowing plume that rose approx. 5 km.