Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits western Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Kodiak Island, Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 30w (Phanfone), located approximately 717 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 18 knots.


Europe – A one-two punch of winter storms has hit Europe with strong winds and rain over several days, leaving at least nine people dead. The first storm swept across Portugal, Spain, and southern France on Thursday and Friday, and severe flooding hit parts of Britain over the weekend. The storms killed at least seven people in Spain, where high winds also downed power lines, scattered debris on roads and railroad tracks, and forced some flight cancellations. Smaller towns in the north of the country were hit by flooding. Residents were evacuated on Friday from Reinosa, about 240 miles north of Madrid, while others watched from their balconies as vehicles were swept down the streets by the floodwaters.


Wildfires – Australia

The devastation from Australia’s bushfire crisis became clearer on Sunday, as the South Australian premier said 72 homes had been destroyed and his New South Wales counterpart revealed there was “not much left” of the town of Balmoral, south-west of Sydney. It is feared the figures for homes lost may get much worse as authorities continue to assess the damage from Saturday, and with dozens of fires still active.


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – Saudi Arabia

The National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 10 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death in the month of November.