Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.

5.6 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.4 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical Storm Tara is located about 105 mi…165 km s of Manzanillo Mexico with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…stationary



Chikungunya – Sudan – More cases

In a follow-up on the chikungunya outbreak in Kassala state, Sudan, the Kassala state Ministry of Health reported that the total number of people infected with chikungunya fever has risen to 15,944 cases as of Oct. 11. Four additional fatalities were also reported.

Hantavirus – Bolivia

The Bolivia Ministry of Health reported this week that 13 military personnel were infected with hantavirus in the military camps of the Joint Task Force of the Yungas, including one death and two cases requiring intensive care.

Measles – Thailand

The Yala Provincial Public Health Office in southern Thailand are reporting a measles outbreak that has affected hundreds. According to the National News Bureau of Thailand, 341 people have been infected and five have died since the outbreak began in September.