Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.4 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

5.2 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of Shikoku, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Souther4n Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 06s (Blake), located approximately 84 nm north of Broome, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 04 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

The scope of the fires is hard to comprehend. In New South Wales alone, blazes have created a fire front in the state that — if put into a straight line — would stretch from Sydney, across the Indian Ocean, and into Afghanistan.

The smoke plume alone is currently about 1.3 billion acres, or half the size of Europe, and is drifting more than 1,000 miles over New Zealand, where it is choking and yellowing the skies.

So far the bushfires have chewed through more than twice the area that burned in Amazon’s rainforests during 2019.

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Disease

Diphtheria – South Sudan

In a follow-up on the diphtheria outbreak in Alsunta locality in South Darfur State, Sudan, the Ministry of Health in South Darfur State is now reporting 80 cases of confirmed diphtheria, including 10 deaths in Alsunta locality.

Dengue Fever – Brazil

The Bahia Department of Health (Sesab) reported 67,373 probable cases of dengue as of December 10, representing an increase of 622.6% over the same period of 2018, in which 9,323 probable cases were reported.