Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.3 earthquake hits Alberta, Canada.
5.3 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.
5.2 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.
5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.
5.1 earthquake hits Reykjanes ridge.
5.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.
5.0 earthquake hits the Aegean Sea.
5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are currently no tropical storm systems.
Cameroon – A massive landslide struck in the city of Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon, on 27 November 2022. Media report at least 14 fatalities. The landslide occurred late on 27 November in the Antenne Damas neighbourhood in Yaounde, Centre Region. The victims were gathered for a religious service near a soccer pitch at the base of a 20 metre high soil embankment, which then collapsed. The cause of the collapse is not clear. Some media reports speculated that it was triggered by heavy rain.
Salmonella – Norway
Norway’s Institute of Public Health, or Folkhälsomyndigheten (FHI) discovered a national outbreak caused by the gastrointestinal bacterium Salmonella Agona. So far, infection has been detected in 31 people living in several counties.
Monkeypox – Chile
The Chile Ministry of Health reported the second monkeypox death in the country. The patient was a older male who was unvaccinated and diagnosed on October 20. He had underlying pathologies and a weakened immune system (immunosuppression).
The World Health Organisation has decided to rename ‘monkeypox’ as ‘mpox’ due to a perceived discriminatory connotation in third world societies.