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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.6 earthquakes hit off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.2 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storms.

NewsBytes:

Hawaii – A major cold-season Kona storm system is bringing significant precipitation totals to Hawaii, including up to 25 inches of rain, a foot of mountain snow and hurricane-force winds on the summits of the Big Island. A rare blizzard warning was issued for Mauna Kea, whose nearly 14,000-foot summit was a winter wonderland over the weekend. Flood watches are up for the entire island chain, with flash flood warnings issued for the middle of the archipelago. Record cool temperatures are also visiting the nation’s 50th state, made to feel cooler by winds gusting up to 50 mph even in the lowlands. The dichotomous weather will make it technically possible to ski and surf in the same hour for residents of the Big Island.

Washington, USA- Near-record flooding in Washington State drowned cattle, demolished homes and damaged equipment. Broken supply chains are making it even harder to recover.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Record CO2 Emissions

Wildfires produced a record amount of carbon emissions in parts of Siberia, the United States and Turkey this year, as climate change fanned unusually intense blazes, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said on Monday.

Wildfires emitted 1.76 billion tonnes of carbon globally in 2021, Copernicus said. That’s equivalent to more than double Germany’s annual CO2 emissions.

Some of the worst-hit hotspots recorded their highest wildfire emissions for any January-November period since Copernicus’ dataset began in 2003, including parts of Siberia’s Yakutia region, Turkey, Tunisia and the western United States.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox – Nigeria

Nigeria has reported 23 confirmed monkeypox cases and 79 total cases in 2021 to date. Recent cases of monkeypox have been reported among US travelers returning from Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria, prompting the CDC to issue a travel notice for Nigeria.

Botulism – Ukraine

In Sumy Oblast in northeastern Ukraine, four people were hospitalized with botulism after eating homemade canned mushrooms at a dinner in the city of Lebedin. The hospital only had one dose of anti-botulism serum, which was administered to the sickest patient. The others had to source their own serum on the private market outside the region!

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

5.1 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.1 earthquake hits the west Chile rise.

5.0 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Covid-19 – Hippos

The Antwerp Zoo in Belgium is reporting two COVID-19 cases in hippopotami, the first such reported cases. The national veterinary laboratory Sciensano confirmed the lab results in two hippos– Imani and Hermien are infected with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Both animals show no other symptoms other than a runny nose and are doing well.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits north of Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 05b (Jawad), located approximately 437 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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NewsBytes:

Kenya – At least 20 people drowned on Saturday when a bus carrying a group of religious faithful was swept away by flood waters as the driver tried to cross a river in the eastern Kenyan county of Kitui, the county governor said. Many parts of the East African nation have been experiencing unusually heavy rainfall in the past week.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Malaria – Costa Rica

Costa Rica health authorities report an increase in malaria cases in the last four weeks in the Northern Zone, prompting reinforcement of the epidemiological fence operation in the border corridor. Local health services confirmed that there was a total of 138 cases as of November 27, of which 13 are relapses in people infected previously.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Gulf of California.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 27w (Nyatoh), located approximately 350 nm northeast of Iwo To, is tracking north-northeastward at 25 knots.

Tropical cyclone 05b (Jawad), located approximately 437 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northward at 06 knots.

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