Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits western Australia.

5,2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06s (Kenanga), located approximately 927 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking southwestward at 13 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08b (Phetai), located approximately 111 nm south-southwest of Visakhaputnam, India, is tracking north-northwestward at 14 knots.


Australia – A man has died north of Townsville in northern Queensland after being swept away in raging floodwaters in the wake of ex-tropical Cyclone Owen.


Measles – Ukraine – Update

Ukraine health officials report an additional 2,611 measles cases the week ending Dec. 8, including 847 adults and 1,764 children. Since the beginning of 2018, 44,937 people (17,418 adults and 29,519 children) have contracted measles in Ukraine, including 15 deaths.