Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

5.1 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Eta is located about 80 mi…125 km nnw of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…stationary.

Sub-Tropical Storm Theta is located about 960 mi…1545 km sw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…e or 90 degrees at 12 mph…19 km/h.

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 25w (Vamco), located approximately 413 nm east of Manila, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 05 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Etau), located approximately 178 nm northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is tracking westward at 10 knots

Newsbytes:

Congo Brazzaville – The government in Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) have declared a state of humanitarian emergency after ongoing floods in the north of the country. The Ministry of Social Affairs said levels of the Congo and Ubangui rivers have been high in the north of the country since July 2020. As of 03 November, 66,000 people in 81 villages were affected in the Department of Likouala. Homes have been damaged or destroyed, as well as schools, health centres, drinking water infrastructure, crops and livestock.

Indonesia – Around 7,000 people have been affected by flooding in Indonesia’s Aceh Province over the last few days. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. Flooding struck in Aceh Singkil Regency on 04 November after the Lae Cinendang river broke its banks. 455 homes were damaged, affecting 2,172 people. A schools and around 300 hectares of crops were also damaged. Heavy rain during this period also caused the Krueng Langsa river to overflow, flooding parts of Langsa City. Around 722 homes were damaged and 3,610 people affected. Some residents were evacuated by emergency teams using boats. Meanwhile in South Aceh, heavy rain triggered flash flooding on 04 November that affected 321 people and damaged 79 homes.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection in a 51-year-old male in Riyadh City. This is the first reported case in some months.

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports a fresh outbreak of yellow fever in two states. On the 2nd and 3rd of November 2020, NCDC was notified by the State Ministries of Health of Delta and Enugu States respectively, of cases presenting with symptoms indicative of a viral haemorrhagic fever. Most cases presented with fever, headache, fatigue, jaundice vomiting (with or without blood) among others. As at the 6th of November 2020, three samples from Delta and one sample from Enugu tested positive for yellow fever.