Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits Nevada.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 05b (burevi), located approximately 367 nm east of Cochin, India, is tracking west-northwestward at 12 knots.

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Newsbytes:

Vietnam – Heavy rains and flooding in central and south-central regions as well as the Central Highlands were reported over the last few days. Between 28 November and 01 December, Tam Tra in Quang Nam recorded 986mm of rain and Ho Am Chua Lake in Khanh Hoa Province 820mm. Four fatalities were reported in Khanh Hoa Province. Around 2,574 people were evacuated from their homes, many of them in the coastal town of Nha Trang in the province, where flood water was up to 50cm deep on 01 December 2020. One fatality was reported in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, where 1 person is still missing. Around 45 people were evacuated from their homes in Dak Lak. Severe flooding was also reported in Quang Nam Province, including in the provincial capital, Tam Ky. A total of 1,993 people from 441 households have been evacuated. A further 1,062 people were also evacuated in Quang Ngai province.

Bolivia – Heavy rainfall on 30 November caused flooding in the department of Tarija in southern Bolivia. Among the worst affected areas was the city of Tarija, where creeks and rivers, including the El Monte stream, broke their banks. Local authorities reported damage to roads and homes in several neighbourhoods of the city. Power outages were reported and a medical centre was also damaged. The municipality of Cotagaita in Potosí Department was affected by a severe hailstorm that caused flooding, damage to agricultural crops and damage to vehicles.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Monkeypox – DR Congo

Through the first nearly 10 months of 2020, health officials have reported 6,231 suspected and confirmed monkeypox cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Cases have been reported in 127 health zones from 17 out of 26 provinces in the country. In addition, the death toll due to monkeypox has topped 200–203 reported year to date.

HIV – Philippines

The Philippines has one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world and country public health officials say that 21 new HIV cases are diagnosed every day.

Acute hepatitis E – Burkina Faso

Between 8 September and 24 November, 2020, the North-Central region of Burkina Faso reported a cumulative total of 442 cases of febrile jaundice. The vast majority of cases (87.5%) were reported from Barsalogho health district with 387 cases and 16 deaths, representing a case-fatality rate of 4.1% (see Figure 1 and 2). A total of 15 out of 16 deaths were reported in pregnant or postpartum women.