Biological Health Hazard – MERS-COv Disease Outbreak
Epidemic Hazard – MERS-CoV (novel coronavirus)
Middle-East- Saudi Arabia | Eastern Province, Ryad and Taif
Bio-hazard Level: 4/4 Hazardous
Location: N 24° 38.000, E 46° 43.000
MOH: ’1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded’. The case is a 58-year-old Saudi male in Taif. No deaths or recoveries have been reported. The numbers are now 12 cases under care, 451 recovered, 809 total, and 346 deaths.
Biological Health Hazard – Mass Food Poisoning
Asia – India | State of Andhra Prade, Jaggampeta
Location: N 17° 10.269, E 82° 3.820
Bio-hazard Level: 0/4 —
Humans Infected: ~ 30
Biological Hazard in India on Saturday, 22 November, 2014 at 18:07 (06:07 PM) UTC.
Thirty students of Gurukula Girls School in Jaggampeta in East Godavari district, were today hospitalised as they complained of ill-health after consuming food prepared at school as part of some religious festivity, a health official said. “About 370 girl students in the school started suffering from health problems like vomiting, probably after they consumed food prepared at the school as part of some religious festivity,” East Godavari District Medical and Health Officer Pavan Kumar said in a statement here. Out of these, around 30 girls, who were most affected, were admitted to Jaggampeta Government General Hospital for treatment. Around 20 girls were discharged from the hospital after the treatment this evening, Pavan Kumar said. Other girls will be kept under observation at the hospital till tomorrow, he added. Further investigation into the case is on, Kumar added.
Source: RSOE EDIS
Biological Hazard – A/H5N8 (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus)
Asia - Japan | Prefecture of Chiba, Nagara
Location: N 35° 25.868, E 140° 13.624
Bio-hazard Level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biological Hazard in Japan on Saturday, 22 November, 2014 at 14:53 (02:53 PM) UTC.
A highly pathogenic avian influenza virus has been detected in duck droppings collected Tuesday in the town of Nagara in Chiba Prefecture, the Environment Ministry said Friday. The H5N8 subtype was found first in a genetic test by the Chiba prefectural government on Thursday and was later confirmed in a further test by the National Institute of Animal Health. This marks the second discovery of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in the country this season, following one in Shimane Prefecture. The ministry will now raise the nationwide bird flu alert level from 2 to 3. It will also send an emergency wild bird survey team. The ministry has designated a radius of 10 kilometers from where the droppings were collected as a special monitoring zone.
Biological Hazard in Japan on Friday, 14 November, 2014 at 05:34 (05:34 AM) UTC.
Bird flu virus was detected in swan droppings collected earlier this month in the western Japan prefecture of Shimane, local government officials said Thursday. The virus found in Tundra swan droppings was the H5N8 variant, the type which has spread in South Korea this year and also detected at a poultry farm in Japan’s southern prefecture of Kumamoto in April, the officials said.
Source: RSOE EDIS
The earthquake occurred in Japan , Region of Chubu (population 5,172,046) . The nearest places are Nagano, Oiri, and Kaguraoka. The maximum altitude nearby is 3000m .
Asia – Japan | Eastern Honshu, Chubu, Omachi
Location: 16km NNE of Omachi, Japan
Time: 2014-11-22 13:08:18 UTC
Epicenter: 36.640°N 137.911°E
Depth: 10.0km (6.2mi) Shallow
Affected Area: Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 49 km (MMI VII)
No tsunami statement issued
Population: 4,119,469 people within 100km
176 km NW of Yono, Japan / pop: 1,077,730 / local time: 22:08:18.1 2014-11-22
23 km W of Nagano-shi, Japan / pop: 360,176 / local time: 22:08:18.1 2014-11-22
18 km N of Ōmachi, Japan / pop: 30,599 / local time: 22:08:18.1 2014-11-22
USGS/NEIC Denver, USA
GeoForschungsZentrum (GEOFON) Potsdam, German
Earthquake Information for Japan, Japan Meteorological Agency
Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre Hawaii, USA
The earthquake occurred in China , Province of Sichuan (population 118,811,800) . The nearest places are Fulin, and Lhakang. The maximum altitude nearby is 7213m .
Asia – China | Sichuan Province, Lhakang
Location: 39km NW of Kangding, China
Time: 2014-11-22 08:55:27 UTC
Epicenter: 30.343°N 101.720°E
Depth: 14.6km (9.0mi) Shallow
Affected Area: Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 32 km (MMI VI)
Yellow alert level for shaking-related fatalities. Some casualties are possible.
Population: 479,501 people within 100km
215 km W of Chengdu, China / pop: 3,950,437 / local time: 16:55:27.4 2014-11-22
36 km N of Kangding, China / pop: 100,000 / local time: 16:55:27.4 2014-11-22
5.9 magnitude earthquake 137 km from Yaan, Sichuan, China
Earthquake in China on Saturday, 22 November, 2014 at 16:13 (04:13 PM) UTC.
A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person, injuring 15 others and causing at least two homes to collapse, officials and state media said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake had a depth of 14.6 kilometres (9 miles). It struck in the late afternoon about 30 kilometres (20 miles) from the town of Kangding in Sichuan province. China’s seismological agency said the quake’s magnitude was 6.3. A woman in her 70s died after being struck by a falling window pane, the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV said, citing Chen Yunbing, a doctor at the region’s Ganzi People’s Hospital. No additional information was given about the 15 injured. A duty officer at the Kangding county government, who gave his surname as Xia, said the quake lasted only a few seconds, and that there had been some reports of cracks in buildings and toppled walls. The area is frequently struck by earthquakes, and Xia said newly constructed buildings in the town of Kangding must be able to withstand those of up to 8 in magnitude, although requirements are less strict in the surrounding rural area. Along with the two collapsed homes, Kangding’s regional airport sustained some damage, though flights were not disrupted, Xinhua said.
Wang Dan, a spokeswoman for the government of Ganzi prefecture, which includes Kangding county, said rescue teams had been dispatched to the epicenter. Xinhua said workers were restoring the electricity supply to Tagong, the town closest to the epicenter, where a statue of Buddha in a local temple was also damaged. About 100 vehicles were trapped by a landslide on a highway connecting Sichuan and Tibet, and railway service was also halted in the area while workers checked on damage to the line, Xinhua said. No major damage was reported in the town of Kangding, where CCTV video showed residents strolling the town’s streets, looking up at the steep surrounding hillsides and talking on their cellphones. Kangding and the surrounding county have a population of 129,320 people, about 70 per cent of them Tibetan. Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday’s quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left nearly 90,000 people dead, many of them in collapsed schools and other poorly constructed buildings. Construction standards have been significantly tightened since then, and the country’s disaster response capacity has improved with better equipment and trained rescue teams.
Source: RSOE EDIS
China: Strong Earthquake Hits Sichuan Mountain Village Kangding Killing One
6.3-magnitude quake hits China
Strong quake hits western China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 1, causing light damage
5.8 earthquake strikes China
Strong quake hits west China’s Sichuan province