Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicole is located about 400 mi…645 km ene of the northwestern Bahamas with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nw or 310 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.

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Newsbytes:

Venezuela – More catastrophic flooding has struck in Venezuela, this time in the coastal state of Anzoategui in the north east of the country. Heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides in parts of Guanta and Juan Antonio Sotillo municipalities on 04 November 2022. The state government reported severe damage to around 186 houses in various parts of the affected municipalities. A total of 229 families have been affected and around 260 people evacuated.

Global Warming

Past eight years eight hottest on record

The past eight years are on track to be the hottest ever recorded, a United Nations report has found, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the planet was sending “a distress signal”.

Earth has warmed more than 1.1C since the late 19th century with roughly half of that increase occurring in the past 30 years, the report showed.

This year is on track to be the fifth or sixth warmest ever recorded despite the impact since 2020 of La Nina, a periodic and naturally occurring phenomenon in the Pacific that cools the atmosphere.

Space Events

Pink Auroras

On Nov. 3 a solar storm caused a temporary crack in Earth’s magnetic field. The resulting hole enabled energetic particles to penetrate deep into the planet’s atmosphere and set off extremely rare pink auroras.

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Disease

Covid-19

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

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 100 countries worldwide, and — similar to COVID-19 — mutations have enabled the virus to grow stronger and smarter, evading antiviral drugs and vaccines in its mission to infect more people.

Dengue Fever – Vietnam

Vietnam health authorities recorded more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever across the country in the past week, including two additional deaths. Since the beginning of 2022, Vietnam has reported 292,439 cumulative cases of dengue fever and 112 deaths.