Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.2 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits southern Alaska.
5.0 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits central Mongolia.
5.0 earthquake hits the Savu Sea.
5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Western Pacific: Tropical Storm 36w (Pabuk), located approximately 306 nm south-southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 05 knots.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 08p (Penny), located approximately 334 nm north of Cairns, Australia, is tracking eastward at 17 knots.
As Australia swelters in an extreme heatwave, a video of a woman in the state of Victoria pouring water into the mouth of a thirsty koala has melted hearts online.
Monkeypox – Nigeria
In a follow-up on the monkeypox situation in Nigeria in 2018, health officials continue to report sporadic cases of monkeypox.. For the period of November 14 – December 13, 2018, the Nigerian CDC saw fifteen new suspected monkeypox cases.
Anthrax – Kenya
Three people have been hospitalized in Chuka County, Kenya after eating tainted meat from an anthrax infected cow. The individuals are being treated for anthrax and are in critical condition. In addition, some 10 others were treated at other facilities and discharged.