Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Carlsberg ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Lorenzo is located about 1045 mi…1680 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…105 mph…165 km/h. Present movement…nne or 20 degrees at 14 mph…23 km/h.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Depression Narda is located about 0 mi…0 km n of Las Islas Marias Mexico and about 115 mi…190 km s of Mazatlan Mexico with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…nw or 315 degrees at 17 mph…28 km/h.

In the Western Pacific Ocean: Typhoon (td) 19w (Mitag), located approximately 161 nm south-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan, is tracking northward at 11 knots.

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NewsBytes:

UK – Cars have been submerged and villages and towns devastated by surging floodwater that followed torrential downpours this weekend. Britain is braced for several days of “persistent” rain and the tail-end of record-breaking Hurricane Lorenzo is set to bring gale force winds later in the week. The 600-mile-wide hurricane became the strongest this far east in the Atlantic region overnight bringing winds of up to 160mph.

Disease

Dengue Fever – Malaysia

Malaysian health officials report the number of dengue fever cases have surpassed 100,000 for 2019 to date. Through Sep. 29, 100,803 cases have been reported with Selangor state reporting more than half with 55,908 cases. This is followed by Kuala Lumpur (11,615) and Johor (8,610). In addition, 143 dengue fatalities have been reported.