Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 Earthquake hits the Scotia Sea.
5.4 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.
5.0 Earthquake hits Coquimbo, Chile.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Northwest Territories, Canada.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Typhoon Champi is located approximately 53 nm south-southeast of Iwo To, Japan, and is tracking northeastward at 05 knots.
Hurricane Olaf is located about 750 mi…1205 km se of Hilo Hawaii and about 960 mi…1550 km se of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…120 mph…195 km/h. Present movement…NW or 315 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
Hurricane Patricia is located about 255 mi…410 km S of Lazaro Cardenas Mexico and about 350 mi…565 km SSE of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…85 mph…140 km/h. Present movement…WNW or 295 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h. Hazards affecting land: Rainfall: Patricia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches, over the Mexican states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero later Thursday into Saturday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
Tropical depression 26w (twenty-six), located approximately 747 nm west-northwest of Wake Island, is tracking north-northwestward at 19 knots.
Mexico – Heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, leading to the governor of Quintana Roo state declaring a state of emergency. On Monday, 106mm of rain fell in the state capital, Chetumal. More than 100 homes have been flooded.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 10 and 13 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Point for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia notified WHO of 4 additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. The four cases are from the same compound in Riyadh city.
Zika virus infection – Brazil and Colombia
Between 8 October and 16 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Points of Brazil and Colombia notified PAHO/WHO of cases of Zika virus infection.
In May 2015, the public health authorities of Brazil confirmed autochthonous transmission of Zika virus in the northeastern part of the country. As of 8 October, autochthonous cases of Zika virus had been detected in 14 states: Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima, and São Paulo.
Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): An ash plume at estimated 5,000 ft (1.5 km) altitude was reported extending 50 km SW of the volcano this morning (VAAC Darwin).