Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ceram Sea, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

Newsbytes:

Colombia – Over 260,000 people have been affected by heavy rain, flooding or landslides in Colombia since mid-September and the start of the second rainy season. Rainfall intensified across northern departments of the country from 13 November, influenced by the passage of Hurricane Iota and by the development of La Niña conditions. The Islands of San Andrés and Providencia were directly affected by Hurricane Iota on 16 November. Around 80% of homes on the island of Providencia have been damaged or destroyed. In the period 13 to 19 November, Colombia’s Civil Defence reported flooding or landslides in 14 departments.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

The speed and ferocity of Thursday’s Yumali fire in South Australia is a prime example of the dangers faced this bushfire season, according to the Country Fire Service (CFS).

The Yumali fire burnt about 5000 hectares of crop, grass and scrub and with a home and a shed lost. It took about 10 minutes for the front to burn over three kilometres.

Wildfires – California/Nevada Border

The Mountain View fire has gown to 20,000-acres and is burning along the California-Nevada border. It has left one person dead. The wildfire south of Lake Tahoe has destroyed dozens of homes, according to the Mono County Sheriff. At least 80 homes in the town of Walker, California, have been leveled by the wildfire and about 400 residents are still under evacuation orders. The orders will remain in place as power lines have been severely damaged.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Legionnaires Disease – Portugal

Public health authorities in Portugal are reporting a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Greater Porto region of the northern region of the country. Three counties have been affected–Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde and Matosinhos. The number of legionella cases diagnosed since the outbreak began on Oct. 29 is 85, including nine deaths.