Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Romania.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Oscar is located about 895 mi…1440 km ese of Bermuda and about 820 mi…1320 km ne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…sw or 235 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 501 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 10 knots.

NewsBytes:

Sudan – One man died and five others were wounded in major floods that have ravaged parts of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state. The torrential rains and ensuing floods that started on Wednesday evening are still continuing and affecting life in a number of places in Red Sea state. A young man drowned in the eastern part of Port Sudan. Five others sustained injuries when they attempted to cross streets in the city and were swept away by floods.

UAE – Dubai: The road to Jebel Jais was closed on Sunday due to heavy rain and unstable weather, while the Ras Al Khaimah Police announces drivers urged to be cautious when driving in rainy weather and avoid valleys. This morning, water was seen gushing through the wadis in Jebel Jais and also causing some flooding on the roads.

Disease

Leprosy – Russia

The director of the Research Institute for the Study of Leprosy reports seven Astrakhan patients being treated for leprosy. “Seven new cases have been identified in our region. Six are the sick for the first time, and the seventh is a relapse in a patient who is under observation”. All patients are elderly.

Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

In a follow-up on the record dengue fever season in Bangladesh, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, & Research reported an additional 600+ cases in the past ten days. This brings the total to 8,079, as of Oct. 24.