Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.1 Earthquake hits Greece.
The earthquake hit the Greek Island of Lefkada. Initial reports of one fatality and damage to roads and buildings.
5.9 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.6 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.
5.2 Earthquake hits Greece.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Indian Ocean Triple Junction.
5.0 Earthquake hits south of Tonga.
5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
Tropical storm 27w (twenty-seven), located approximately 264 nm southeast of Pohnpei, is tracking westward at 11 knots.
Invest 99E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.
Malaysia – A heavy two-hour downpour resulted in massive flash floods in parts of Johor Baru yesterday, trapping some motorists and forcing police to close off some roads. Dozens of cars were submerged following the downpour, which started at 11am. Many basement carparks in the city centre were also flooded due to the heavy downpour.
El Niño is expected to strengthen further this season, affecting wet and dry weather patterns around the globe.
Acute respiratory syndrome – Republic of Korea
On 29 October 2015, the National IHR Focal Point of the Republic of Korea notified WHO of a cluster of cases with respiratory symptoms in Seoul. Between 19 and 29 October, 3 people who work in the same facility developed symptoms of pneumonia. From 22 to 24 October, they were admitted to hospital.