Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits Morocco.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5,0 earthquake hit Vanuatu.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical storm systems.

Newsbytes:

California, USA – California was hit with more turbulent weather Sunday as thunderstorms, snow and damaging winds swept into the northern part the state, preceding another series of incoming storms and raising the potential for road flooding, rising rivers and mudslides on soils already saturated after days of rain. The National Weather Service warned of a “relentless parade of atmospheric rivers” — storms that are long plumes of moisture stretching out into the Pacific capable of dropping staggering amounts of rain and snow. In the state capital, more than 60,000 customers were still without electricity Sunday evening — down from more than 350,000 — after gusts of 60 mph (97 kph) knocked trees into power lines.

Disease

Anthrax – Kenya

Ten people have been admitted to hospitals for anthrax in Kisii County, according to local media. This follows an animal anthrax outbreak in the area. Many of those hospitalized are said to had feasted on meat from an infected carcass.

Brazil – Dengue Fever

The Brazil Ministry of Health released the arbovirus disease numbers for 2022 in a bulletin on January 6 and it shows that through week 52 last year, Brazil reported 1,016 confirmed dengue deaths in 2022. This is the first time the 1,000 fatality threshold has been topped.