Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

Two 6.0 earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Gunea.

5.6 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.3 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, USA.

5.2 earthquake hits neat the east coast of Kamchatka.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are currently no tropical storm systems.


Rwanda and DR Congo – Over 40 people have lost their lives after heavy rain caused landslides and flooding in eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighbouring Rwanda over the last 2 weeks. 32 people lost their lives in landslides in the mining towns of Rubaya and Bihambwe in the chiefdom of Bahunde, Masisi Territory in North Kivu Province, DR Congo. The landslides were triggered by heavy rains and flooding overnight 17 to 18 November 2022. Meanwhile in neighbouring Rwanda, local media reported 3 people died after heavy rain caused floods in the capital city of Kigali on 17 November 2022.


Unabated Carbon Is Shrinking Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere could exacerbate efforts to clean up our increasingly cluttered shell of orbiting space junk.

According to two new studies, the greenhouse gas has significantly contributed to the contraction of the upper atmosphere. This contraction has been hypothesized for decades; now, for the first time, it’s been actually observed. Some of the observed shrinkage is normal, and will bounce back; but the contribution made by CO2 is, scientists say, probably permanent.

This means that defunct satellites and other bits of old technology in low Earth orbit is likely to remain in place longer due to the reduction of atmospheric drag, cluttering up the region and causing problems for newer satellites and space observations.



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

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Based on UN/AIDS figures, 14,000 people died of HIV/AIDS in 2021, in the DRC. Access and availability of treatment remains problematic due to lack of funding. More than 500,000 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in the DRC.

Measles – South Africa

The South Africa National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports 57 measles outbreak cases were reported in Limpopo province and Mpumalanga province from September 1 to November 16, 2022.

Cholera – Haiti

Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on 2 October 2022, to 16 November 2022, the Haitian Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) reported a total of 9,660 suspected cases across the country, including 816 confirmed cases.