Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits Crete.

5.7 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.7 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Colombia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Alaska.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 23w (Namtheun), located approximately 312 nm south-southwest of Minami Tori Shima, Japan, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.

Tropical storm 24w (Kompasu), located approximate2ly 276 nm southeast of Hong Kong, is tracking westward at 15 knots.

In the Eastern Pacific Ocean – Hurricane 16e (Pamela), located approximately 959 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northward at 11 knots,

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Newsbytes:

China – 5 people died on 05 October 2021 after continuous rainstorms battered Shanxi Province. Since then floods and landslides have been reported in 76 districts and cities. 17,000 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed. A total of 1.76 million people have been affected, as of 10 October. Emergency management departments have distributed relief supplies including tents, bedding and clothing. The heavy rain has also caused severe damage to crops and infrastructure. Local emergency management reported around 190,000 hectares of crops have been damaged. A section railway track was washed away by floodwaters in Qixian county on 07 October.

Global Warming

Climate Change Famine – Madagascar

Climate change is battering the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. This is the fourth year that drought has devastated southern Madagascar. Now more than one million people, or two out of five residents, of the region require emergency food aid in what the United Nations is calling a “climate change famine.”

Temperatures in southern Africa are rising at double the global rate, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says. Cyclones, already more frequent in Madagascar than any other African country, are likely getting stronger as the earth warms.

Climate Change Pervasive

Climate change could already be affecting 85 percent of the world’s population, an analysis of tens of thousands of scientific studies found.

The analysis, released on Monday, was carried out by a team of researchers that used machine learning to comb through vast troves of research published between 1951 and 2018 and found some 100,000 papers that potentially documented evidence of climate change’s effects on the Earth’s systems.

The study found 80 percent of the globe – home to 85 percent of the world’s population, had generated impact studies that matched predictions for temperature and precipitation changes due to global warming.

“The burning of fossil fuels is killing us. Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity,” the WHO said on Monday.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Peru

The Peru Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced Sunday the declaration of a health emergency in 15 regions of Peru due to an outbreak and imminent risk of a dengue outbreak. 36,200 cases of dengue were registered in 2021 to date, presenting an increase of 42.6 percent compared to the same period in 2020.