Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.2 earthquake hits offshore Northern California.
5.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.1 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.
5.1 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Atlantic Ocean.
5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 28w (Rai), located approximately 164 nm south-southwest of Hong Kong, is tracking northeastward at 11 knots. This is the final warning for this system.
Global warming melting Himalayan glaciers at an ‘exceptional’ rate
According to a new study, global warming is causing glaciers in the Himalayas to melt at an “exceptional rate.” The research was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The glaciers are also melting there faster than any other region of the world, threatening the water supply of close to 2 billion people. Only Antartica and the Arctic have more ice than the Himalayas.
The study found the glaciers had lost as much as 40% of their area, much of it since the 1970s. The glaciers supply water to people who live in the mountains and in the valleys near rivers like the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and many others.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Chikungunya – Brazil
According to the latest data published by the Pan American Health Organization , cases of chikungunya increased by 32% in Brazil in comparison between 2020 and 2021. Through November 27 of this year, 127,487 total cases of the disease caused by a virus and transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.