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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Wildlife

Hybrid Salmon

Canadian officials say a new hybrid species of coho and Chinook salmon has been found between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland, possibly the result of climate change.

Andres Araujo at Fisheries and Oceans Canada says the hybrids look like a mix of the two species, and genetic markers confirm that they are indeed hybrids. He and colleagues point out that dry conditions in recent years have lowered the water level of the Cowichan River spawning area, which delayed the Chinook’s late-summer spawning. This probably brought those fish into contact with the coho and allowed them to interbreed later in autumn.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Yellow Fever – Ghana

In a follow-up on the yellow fever outbreak in Ghana, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports from 15 October to 27 November 2021, 202 suspected cases of yellow fever (YF) including 70 confirmed cases and 35 deaths [Case Fatality Ratio (CFR): 17%] have been reported in four regions in Ghana.