Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Batan Islands in the Philippines.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Western Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 26w (Fengshen), located approximately 924 nm east of Andersen AFB, is tracking west-northwestward at 16 knots.


South Africa – Torrential rain has claimed two lives in Durban overnight, after most of KwaZulu-Natal was battered by adverse weather conditions on Monday evening and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. The relentless rainfall has shutdown major highways and caused traffic nightmares for the earnest commuters on the East Coast. The M4 highway has proved to be the most high-profile casualty, with a stretch between Umhlanga and Sibaya being shut down on Tuesday.

Ireland – Police have advised motorists to reduce their speed and take care as surface water is affecting a number of roads after heavy rains. A number of streets in Belfast have been closed because of flooding.



Measles – DR Congo

The largest measles outbreak on the globe continues to increase in cases and deaths. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) measles outbreak saw at least 10,000 additional cases since the last report last Monday. According to the latest WHO data, from 1 January to 27 October 2019, a cumulative total of 233,337 suspected measles cases with 4,723 deaths (CFR 2%) have been reported.