Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.8 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Four 5.0 earthquakes hit Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Malaysia – Authorities said Sunday that 3,835 residents were evacuated after floods hit Malaysia’s south Johor state. Authorities warned rainfall and floods would continue in the region.

Maine, USA – A warm December storm doused southern Maine with record-setting rainfall Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding roads on the front end of a weather system that’s expected to generate high winds in the region Sunday.

France -Deadly floodwaters have inundated parts of southwestern France, leaving two dead and several others injured. Authorities have evacuated hundreds of people living near the convergence of two rivers. Inclement weather on Saturday felled trees and cut off power supply to thousands in southwestern France. The storm triggered floodwaters that reportedly rose by 30 centimeters (1 foot) every hour in some areas.

Disease

Dengue Fever – Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health is reporting 88,371 dengue fever cases as of Friday, up some 3,000 cases since our last report four days ago.

Influenza USA

Here are the estimates: At least 2.6 million influenza cases, 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 flu related deaths since October 1, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Measles – Argentina

Health officials have reported a total of 85 confirmed cases of measles in Argentina through the first week of December. Of this total, 83 were detected in Argentina and 2 in Spain. Of the cases detected in Argentina, 7 were imported or import-related and 76 have no travel history.