Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Kapulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.



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

Screen Shot 2021 11 01 at 12 08 51 PM

Measles – Sierra Leone

On Friday, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) declared a measles outbreak in Kambia District. There have been a total of three confirmed cases from a cluster of suspected cases in Bamoi Luma in the district.

Yellow Fever – Ghana

The Ghana Health Services (GHS) reported Friday that they have received interim laboratory results of an unusual disease from the Savannah Region that has led to the deaths of eight people. Yellow fever is suspected and samples have been sent out for confirmatory testing.

West Nile Virus – Arizona, USA

In a follow-up on the record West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in Arizona this year, state health officials now report 763 total cases (275 confirmed and 488 probable) through Oct. 27. This is up from 55 total cases two weeks ago and by far the most in the United States.

Dengue Fever – Bangladesh

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka report 130 additional dengue fever cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total since the beginning of the year to 23,357. Of the total, about 20,000 of the cases were reported from Dhaka. 89 fatalities have been reported to date.

Chikungunya – Americas


The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reports 122,203 chikungunya cases year to date in the Americas. This compares with 103,000 total cases reported in all of 2020. Brazil accounted for more than 97 percent of the total with 119,019 cases, including 57,221 confirmed cases. This is followed by Guatemala with 1,091 cases and Belize with 737. Eight fatalities were reported in the region, all in Brazil.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Sub-tropical Storm Wanda is located about 935 mi…1500 km w of the Azores and about 850 mi…1365 km se of Cape Race Newfoundland with maximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/h. Present movement…ese or 105 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h.

Screen Shot 2021 10 31 at 11 48 39 AM