Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.2 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Post-tropical cyclone 19e (Norbert), located approximately 407 nm south of San Diego, is tracking north-northwestward at 06 knots.

NewsBytes:

Philippines – A tropical depression brought heavy rain caused to parts of the Philippines from 13 to 14 October 2020. Disaster officials reported at least 2 people died and another was reported missing following floods in Cebu City and surrounding areas. At least 20 villages in the surrounding areas were affected, with flood waters up to 1 metre deep. Over 250 people had to evacuate to safer ground, including 230 residents of Barangay Pulangbato and 136 people ib Barangay Kalunasan.

India – A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has brought days of heavy rain to parts of southern and western India, causing flooding in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. In Telangana, media report at least 15 people are thought to have died in flood and rain-related incidents after heavy downpours from around 12 October, 2020. In Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains caused damage to roads and disrupted power supply in several districts including West Godavari, Krishna, Kadapa and Guntur, affecting 150,000 people. In the state of Karnataka, DMD report that flooding has affected 150,000 people in the state in areas of Kalaburagi and Bidar districts from 13 October. Meanwhile in the state of Maharashtra 6 people have died and the search and rescue operation called off.

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Volcanos

Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity – New Activity for the Week 7 October 2020 – 13 October 2020

Klyuchevskoy | Central Kamchatka (Russia) : KVERT reported that Strombolian activity at Klyuchevskoy was continuing and a lava flow was advancing down the Apakhonchich drainage on the SE flank. Activity increased during 7-8 October and was characterized by strong explosions, collapses of parts of the drainage sides, strong thermal anomalies, and ash plumes that drifted over 200 km SE. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange (the second highest level on a four-colour scale) on 8 October.

Disease

COVID-19

The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:

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Ebola – First Treatment Approved

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn), a mixture of three monoclonal antibodies, as the first FDA-approved treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adult and pediatric patients.