Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical depression 22w (Lionrock), located approximately 41 nm east-southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 08 knots.++

Tropical storm 23w (Namtheun), located approximately 420 nm west-southwest of Wake island, is tracking westward at 07 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Kompasu), located approximately 434 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking north-northwestward at 09 knots.

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

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Syphilis – Japan

Japanese health officials reported an additional 919 syphilis cases since our last report about one month ago. As of September 29, the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) reported 5,248 total syphilis cases since the beginning of the year.

Ebola – DR Congo

The Minister of Health, in a statement made on Friday, October 8, 2021, announced the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a new case reported in North Kivu province.