Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.7 Earthquake hits Nevada, USA

5.6 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 Earthquake hits Nevada, USA.

5.2 Earthquake hits Romania.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the western Pacific: Tropical Depression 30w (Nock-Ten), located approximately Located approximately 407 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and it is forecast to move west-southwestward at 15 knots.

Disease

Canada reports first human case of H3N2v influenza – Swine Flu

On Dec. 16, WHO was notified of a confirmed human case of influenza A(H3N2) variant virus in Canada.

Typhoid in Zimbabwe – Again

A suspected typhoid outbreak is feared to have hit Harare amid reports that one person has died so far, while nine others have been hospitalised. Thirty more people have been treated and discharged.