Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.6 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Screen Shot 2019 12 04 at 8 03 27 PM

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 29w (Kammuri), located approximately 285 nm west of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 06a (Six), located approximately 864 nm east-southeast of Djibouti (city), is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical cyclone 07a (Seven), located approximately 606 nm south of Karachi, Pakistan, is tracking westward at 05 knots.

NewsBytes:

Uganda – Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed lives of four people in eastern Ugandan district of Bududa. A number of houses were also damaged.

Philippines – Typhoon Kammuri barreled across the Philippines with fierce winds and rain Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead, forcing hundreds of thousands of villagers to abandon high-risk communities and prompting officials to shut Manila’s international airport. Kammuri toppled trees and electrical posts, ripped off tin roofs as it blew across island provinces in the southern fringes of the main northern Luzon island before blowing into the South China Sea.

Disease

Monkeypox – England

In 2018, health officials in England reported three monkeypox cases– two imported cases in travelers from Nigeria and one in a healthcare worker. Today, health officials again report a monkeypox case in the country. According to Public Health England (PHE), the patient is believed to have contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria.

Measles – Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Health continues to battle a hepatitis A outbreak that has grew to more than 3,700 cases in two years. During the week ending November 30, officials reported 38 additional outbreak cases, bringing the total since Jan 2018 to 3,711 and 3,163 since the beginning of this year. Fifty-one deaths have been reported.

Samoa – Measles

Samoan officials, in an update today, shows that the measles epidemic has crossed the 4,000 case mark since it began in early September. With an additional 171 measles cases reported in the past day, the outbreak total has now reached 4,052. In addition, the measles related death toll has reached 60.

Uganda – Rift Valley Fever

Uganda health authorities notified the World Health Organization of a fatal Rift Valley fever (RVF) case from Obongi district.