Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Drake Passage.

5.5 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.4 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kashmir-Xinjiang border region.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

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Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Oscar is located about 620 mi…1000 km se of Bermuda and about 620 mi…995 km nne of the northern Leeward islands with maximum sustained winds…80 mph…130 km/h. Present movement…w or 270 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (ts) 31w (Yutu), located approximately 281 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 09 knots.

NewsBytes:

Malaysia – Ninety minutes of heavy rainfall this morning caused flash floods at the Penang International Airport affecting departures and flooding the parking area.

Uganda – Following torrential rains that hit the Rwenzori Mountains, Kasese was inundated by flooding which claimed the life of one person and affected more than 8 000 people.

Disease

Swine Flu – Nepal

Two children in Kanchanrup Municipality of Saptari district died of an unidentified disease on October 23 and 24 respectively. The victims suffered from a fever, nausea, headache and blood vomiting before they died.

The case comes just two months after four persons, including two children, died and more than 2,000 fell ill due to an outbreak of an influenza that was later confirmed as Swine flu (H1N1) and Hong Kong flu (H3N2).