Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu.
5.5 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.
5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.
5.2 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.
5.2 earthquake its the Kuril Islands.
5.1 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.
5.0 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
There are no current tropical Storms.
India – More than 20 people have died in landslides and flooding after days of heavy rain in the state of Kerala, southwestern India. All 14 districts in the state have been affected as of 17 October. A total of 5,223 people have been displaced and moved to 163 temporary relief camps. Emergency teams have rescued more than 800 people. As of 17 October, 23 fatalities were reported including 22 in landslides and 1 in flash floods. Massive landslides struck in Kuttickal and Mundakkayam in Kottayam District and Kokkayar in Idukki District.
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Ebola – DR Congo
In a follow-up on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), three additional cases were confirmed, including one death, bringing the outbreak total to 5 confirmed cases with 3 deaths.