Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Iota is located about 20 mi…35 km nw of El Papalon El Salvador and about 55 mi…90 km e of San Salvador El Salvador with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 255 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 21e (Twenty-one), located approximately 1034 nm south of San Diego, is tracking west-northwestward at 10 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Indonesia – At least 5 people have died after heavy rain caused landslides in Central Java Province of Indonesia. According to the country’s disaster management agency BNPB, the landslides occurred on 17 November in 2 villages in Sumpiuh District, Banyumas Regency.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Texas, USA

Crews have been battling a large wildfire Tuesday in the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. The fire started about 10 p.m. Monday and scorched about 150 acres. He said about 1,500 acres had been burned by Tuesday afternoon. Cooper said the fire is not contained but is entirely within the refuge. No injuries and no structural damage has been reported.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Ebola – DR Congo

In a follow-up on the 11th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today the outbreak has been declared over.

Avian Influenza A(H5N1)- Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Ministry of Health in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) reported a human case of infection with an avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.