Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pacific Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are currently no tropical storm systems.


Italy – Heavy rainfall triggered massive landslides and floods on the island of Ischia in southern Italy early on 26 November 2022. Houses in northern parts of the island were damaged or destroyed as a torrent of mud, flood water and debris crashed down slopes of Mount Epomeo. Some areas were under mud and debris several metres deep. Dozens of vehicles were swept into the sea in areas of Casamicciola Terme. As of 27 November authorities reported the bodies of 3 victims have been found. Four people are still missing. Poor weather conditions have hampered rescue and damage assessment efforts.


The Dead Sea is Dying

The Dead Sea is the lowest exposed place on Earth. It is 10 times saltier than the ocean. So you don’t sink in it. You float. The mud and the waters are full of minerals – great therapeutic for your skin. But the Dead Sea is dying. The lake level is dropping 4 feet every single year. The cause is that in the last several decades, the freshwater sources that feed into the Dead Sea have been diverted for drinking water and irrigation. Also, Israeli and Jordanian companies pump out and evaporate Dead Sea water to harvest its rich minerals for export. Cavities along the shore open up into sinkholes.

Climate change makes this worse. The area is getting hotter. Rainfall is dropping. Populations are growing, and there’s not enough water for drinking and irrigation, let alone for saving the Dead Sea.


Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported an additional 513 dengue fever cases and three fatalities today, bringing the country’s total to 56,130 cases and 257 deaths year to date.