Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.


Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression 33w (Thirty-three), located approximately 427 nm northwest of Sonsorol, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical depression 32w (Toraji), located approximately 316 nm west-southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking west-southwestward at 06 knots.

Tropical depression 34w (Thirty-four), located approximately 48 nm north of Nukuoro, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 04s (Bouchra), located approximately 604 nm southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.


Uganda – Two dead bodies have been retrieved from a trench in Masese I village, Jinja Municipality after being reportedly swept away by flash floods on Saturday. Following Saturday night’s heavy downpour, several parts of Jinja became flooded and some roads impassable.

Turkey – Heavy downpours that began Saturday night in western and southwestern Turkey have caused flash floods in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum – damaging houses, businesses and dragging cars into the sea. The old town area was hit the hardest in yesterday’s floods, which came after around 200 kilograms of rainfall poured per square meter in the last 24 hours.


Wildfires – California – Update

Camp Fire

— Started on Nov. 8 in Butte County in Northern California

— 77 people have died, making the Camp Fire the deadliest in California’s history

— 151,000 acres burned

— 66 percent contained

— 11,713 homes destroyed, 472 commercial buildings destroyed and 3,388 other buildings destroyed

— 5,332 fire personnel involved


Woolsey Fire

— Started on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in Southern California

— at least 3 people dead

— 96,949 acres

— 94 percent contained

— destroyed 1,500 structures

— 1,086 fire personnel involved


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

From 16 through 30 October 2018, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) National Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, including one death.

Cholera – Cameroon

The cholera outbreak in Cameroon is persisting and the Far North Region has shown a rapid increase in incidence cases in the last two weeks. From 2-9 November 2018, the Far North Region recorded 106 new suspected cholera cases, while North Region recorded 12. Four new deaths were reported in the Far North during this period.