Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Two 5.7 earthquakes hit the South Sandwich Islands.

Four 5.5 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon.

5.4 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.4 earthquake hits the Gulf of Paris, Venezuela.

Two 5.3 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon.

Three 5.2 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of Paris, Venezuela.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 02s (Teratai), located approximately 151 nm south of Christmas island, Australia, is tracking southwestward at 08 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Indonesia – At least 5 people have lost their lives and thousands of homes have been damaged after days of flooding in West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Flooding has affected parts of West Lombok, East Lombok, Bima, North Lombok and Sumbawa since 05 December. Heavy rain caused flash flooding and rivers to overflow. The situation was worsened by high tides in some coastal areas. The five fatalities were reported in West Lombok Regency, where around 25,000 people have been affected and 6,500 displaced. Around 448 homes and 3 bridges suffered severe damage. Eight people were reported injured and one missing and search operations were continuing.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria –  Global

According to WHO’s latest World malaria report, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627 000 malaria deaths worldwide in 2020. This represents about 14 million more cases in 2020 compared to 2019, and 69 000 more deaths.