Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia.

Initial reports of minor property damage, no casualties.

5.5 Earthquake hits East Timor.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.2 Earthquake hits Romania.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Dominica in the Leeward Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits northwest of the Kuril Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits East Timor.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Tropical Cyclone Chapala (tc) 04a, located approximately 90 nm west of Mukalla, Yemen, is tracking northwestward at 03 knots.

Invest 98E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.


Spain – Severe flooding in Spain has claimed the lives at least four people. Four elderly residents died near the Sio River, which burst its banks and inundated a retirement home in the town of Agramunt.

Saudi Arabia – A heavy flash flood has claimed the lives of at least six people in Saudi Arabia as meteorologists predicted eight years of rain in just two days over the Arabian Sea associated with tropical cyclone Chapala.

Kenya – Three residents of the Talek area, near the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok county, Kenya, died on Monday after being swept away by floods.


Measles in Mongolia

In an update to the measles outbreak in Mongolia, after reporting 20,010 cases during the first eight months of the year, September showed a dramatic slowdown of only 151 cases.

Mongolia was declared measles-free by the World Health Organization in 2014. In fact, prior to the outbreak that began in March this year, the rash onset of the last confirmed measles case in Mongolia was in the summer of 2010.

Worldwide, measles kills 400 people a day—or about 16 deaths every hour, most of whom are children under the age of five. Measles is the most highly infectious disease known, and it is easily prevented with just two doses of measles vaccine.


Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity

Etna (Sicily, Italy): On November 1st a quite energetic seismo-volcanic event occurred most probably from the Bocca Nuova crater. Since that time there has been a change in the seismic tremor. During last weekend cloud cover prevented direct observations but today it was possible to observe very weak ash emissions most probably due to the activity inside the Voragine crater.