Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

6.1 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk.

5.5 earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina.

5.3 earthquake hits Nepal.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Sebastien is located about 235 mi…380 km ne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 27w (Kalmaegi), located approximately 103 nm north of Manila, Philippines, is tracking southwestward at 13 knots.

Tropical storm 28w (Fung-Wong), located approximately 408 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 17 knots.

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Disease

Polio – Philippines

Philippines health officials reported today on three additional polio cases in the southern island of Mindanao.

Dengue Fever – Pakistan

From 8 July to 12 November 2019, a total of 47,120 confirmed cases of dengue fever, including 75 deaths, were reported from the four provinces (KP, Punjab, Balochistan, and Sindh), Islamabad, and AJK.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 27w (Kalmaegi), located approximately 302 nm north-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northeastward at 04 knots.

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Disease

Chikungunya – Ethiopia

In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Ethiopia, nearly 2,000 additional suspected cases have been reported in recent weeks, bringing the outbreak total from Dire Dawa City, Administrative City and Araf regions to 53,238 cases since the end of July.

Polio – Angola

The number of polio cases in Angola has reached 44. The distribution of cases in the provinces of Bié, Malanje and Lunda Sul (one case each), Moxico and Benguela (two), Huíla (three), Lunda Norte (four), Luanda (six), Huambo (11 ) and Cuanza Sul (13).

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

The World Health Organization says the outbreak of yellow fever which started in Nigeria in September 2017 is ongoing. This year, an upsurge of yellow fever cases has been reported since August in six states and then began a decrease in late September. Since the beginning of the year, a total of 3,620 suspected yellow fever cases have been reported in 588 LGAs from 36 states with 150 deaths.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andaman Islands off India.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean:Tropical Depression Twenty One-E is located about 470 mi…760 km s of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nw or 305 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon 27w (Kalmaegi), located approximately 245 nm north-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northhwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical Depression Fengshen, located approximately 585 nm northwest of Wake island, is tracking southeastward at 17 knots.

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Wildlife

Great Barrier Reef annual mass coral spawning begins

A mass coral spawning has begun on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, with early indications the annual event could be among the biggest in recent years.

Buffeted by climate change-induced rising sea temperatures and coral bleaching, the world’s largest reef system goes into a frenzy once a year with a mass release of coral eggs and sperm that is synchronised to increase the chances of fertilisation.

The natural wonder, which has been likened to underwater fireworks or a snowstorm, occurs just once a year in specific conditions: after a full moon when water temperatures hover around 27℃ to 28℃. Soft corals are the first to release, followed by hard corals, in a process that typically spans between 48 and 72 hours.

Coral along large swathes of the 2300km reef have been killed by rising sea temperatures linked to climate change, leaving behind skeletal remains in a process known as coral bleaching.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

Residents west of Brisbane are in for a sleepless night after being told to evacuate due to two large out of control bushfires bearing down on rural communities in the Scenic Rim and Darling Downs. An emergency warning has been issued for a blaze at Ravensbourne and Esk, near Toowoomba, which is part of the Pechey fire responsible for blackening 4200 hectares in the past five days.

Disease

Plague – China

In a follow-up on the pneumonic plague cases reported in China earlier, officials in Inner Mongolia, China report a third plague case, this time it’s bubonic.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.5 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.2 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits Morocco.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Raymond is located about 390 mi…625 km ssw of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 9 mph…15 km/h.

Tropical Depression Twenty One-E is located about 535 mi…860 km s of Zihuatanejo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 290 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 26w (Fengshen), located approximately 166 nm north-northeast of Minami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking eastward at 28 knots.

Tropical Storm 27w (Kalmaegi), located approximately 258 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northhwestward at 09 knots.

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Global Warming

Venice Floods and Local Government

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Venice regional council’s offices on the city’s Grand Canal were flooded for the first time in history just minutes after officials rejected a plan to combat climate change.

Greenland airport becomes victim of climate change

Greenland’s main airport is set to end civilian flights within five years due to climate change, as the melting of permafrost is cracking the runway. Kangerlussuaq Airport, the country’s main hub, had 11,000 planes landing or departing last year. Permafrost, the layer of soil usually frozen solid, is shrinking as temperatures rise.

Environment

Oxygen bar sells fresh air in pollution-hit New Delhi

With India’s capital engulfed in choking pollution, someone has sniffed an opportunity.

A bar offering fresh puffs of oxygen is proving popular among middle-aged and elderly residents of New Delhi. It was introduced in June but has proven a hit in recent weeks. The bar offers a 15-minute session to inhale a cocktail of oxygen in different flavours, for 500 rupees (€6.32).

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