Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Jaan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 04b (Nivar), located approximately 784 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

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Wildfires

Wildfires – Oregon, USA

On Labor Day night, many small fires sparked across Western Oregon. The wildfires quickly grew from small burns to tens of thousands of acres in a matter of hours. Easterly winds gusting 55 to 65 mph and higher pushed the fires down the river valleys, threatening homes, businesses, and lives.

Disease

COVID-19

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

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Botulism – Kyrgyzstan

Health officials in Kyrgyzstan are reporting 28 foodborne botulism cases through Oct. 2020, prompting a warning for the public. Of the 28 cases, 19 were reported in the Osh region.

Yellow Fever – Nigeria

Reports of a cluster of deaths from an undiagnosed disease were notified on 1 November 2020 through Event Based Surveillance in two states, Delta and Enugu, located in southern Nigeria. The disease has now been identified as yellow fever.