Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.6 earthquake hits Carabobo, Venezuela.

5.4 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Myanmar,

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific: Tropical depression 35w (Thirty-five), located approximately 579 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 04 knots.

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Disease

Classical Swine Fever – Japan

In a follow-up on the initial outbreak report of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in Japan in September, the first in 26 years, the Ministry of Agriculture reports a sixth farm outbreak of the year. The outbreak was confirmed on a pig farm in the city of Seki in Gifu Prefecture. The outbreak affected nearly 7,500 fattening and breeding pigs.

Foot and Mouth Disease – Bhutan

The movement of live animals and dairy products including meat from Nichula gewog in Dagana is strictly banned from yesterday after an outbreak of foot and mouth diseases (FMD) in cattle were reported from the gewog. The first case was reported on December 22 from Chakramari in Gangtokha chiwog and Maula herd in Nichula gewog. The notification states that the source of the outbreak is suspected to be from across the border area (Assam, India) as cross-border grazing is a common practice along the border.