Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Tropical cyclone (tc) 15s (Emeraude), located approximately 851 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.

NewsBytes:

India – Heavy rainfall in the Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir triggered landslides forcing the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway which has been blocked for four consecutive days after the massive landslides — In a separate indent, an avalanche triggered by an earthquake has claimed the life of a military trooper and injured one other in the frontier Kargil district of the Ladakh division in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The avalanche was triggered by a mild earthquake which buried two troopers on surveillance duty Wednesday night.

Paraguay – The brutal human cost of El Nino is plain to see in Paraguay’s capital. Downtown plazas and the median strips of thoroughfares are crammed with temporary houses made of plywood, plastic sheets and corrugated steel, thrown together after heavy rains caused the worst flooding in more than three decades. About 145,000 people were forced out of their homes across Paraguay, a nation of 6.5 million, Mr Joaquin Roa, the minister for national emergencies, said. About 60,000 people are still displaced in Asuncion, he added.

Disease

More Ebola Deaths in Guinea.

A fourth person has died of Ebola in the ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore in Guinea in the latest flare up of the disease.

WHO has warned that Ebola could resurface at any time, since it can linger in the eyes, central nervous system and bodily fluids of some survivors.

It was not immediately clear how the villagers from Korokpara, around 100km from Nzerekore, had contracted the disease but the area had previously resisted efforts to fight the illness in the initial epidemic.