Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.6 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.
5.1 earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm 25w (Malou), located approximately 349 nm south-southwest of Iwo To, is tracking northeastward at 06 knots.
Tropical depression 26w (Twenty-six), located approximately 259 nm east-northeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has tracked west-northwestward at 08 knots.
Algeria and Tunisia – One person died after a vehicle was swept away by flood water in Baba Hassen commune in Algiers Province. A second victim is still missing. Some areas of Algiers city recorded more than 140 mm in 24 hours to 24 October. Floods also affected several regions of neighbouring Tunisia overnight from 23 to 24 October 2021. Two people died in Thala, Kasserine Governorate, after a car was washed away. A third victim died in similar circumstances in Borj Chakir, a locality near the city of Tunis. Civil Protection teams rescued several people from flood waters in Manouba and Béja governorates. Severe flooding was also reported in Bizerte Governorate.
Italy – Italy’s fire service Vigili del Fuoco reported that, as a result of the severe weather fire fighters carried out more than 400 interventions in Sicily Region, mostly in areas around Catania and Syracuse, and 180 interventions in Calabria, in particular in areas around Vibo Valentia. Two elderly people were missing after being swept away by floods in Scordia comune in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily region. The body of one victim has since been found while search operations including helicopters are continuing. Four people were rescued from floods in Trapani.
The countries with the 10 greatest number of Covid-19 cases:
Ebola – DR Congo
One new confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in the health area of Butsili was reported on Oct. 22. This brings the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 13th EVD outbreak totals to six confirmed cases, including three deaths.
Dengue Fever – Pakistan
Pakistan reported 463 new dengue fever cases today, of which, 365 cases were reported in the capital city of Lahore. This puts the dengue total over the 10,000 case mark (10,258) with nearly 70 percent of the total cases reported from Lahore. An additional two fatalities reported.
Anthrax – India
A suspected anthrax outbreak has sickened six people, killing one in Tukum village, Koraput district in Odisha state. According to officials, the members of a tribe of Tukum had organized a feast where they consumed the meat about 10 days ago.