Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.8 earthquake hits the Gulf of California.
5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Maule, Chile.
5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.
5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.
5.0 earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Depression Lisa is located about 60 mi…100 km ne of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds…30 mph…45 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 335 degrees at 3 mph…6 km/h.
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical depression 04s (Four), located approximately 1032 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking west-southwestward at 08 knots.
Ethiopia – Over 180,000 people have been displaced from their homes by floods in the Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. Meanwhile flooding in the neighbouring country of South Sudan has now affected over 1 million people. Homes, water infrastructure and health facilities have been destroyed, along with wide areas of crops and livestock. At least 185,200 people (37,040 households) were displaced and an additional 79,631 people (15,927 households) affected. The displaced people are in dire situation, taking refuge in substandard and overcrowded shelters such as schools and health facilities or out in the open air. Lack of food has left many relying on wild plant leaves and roots to fill the food gap, the UN said.
England – Heavy rain has led to flooding and transport disruption across the South East. Nearly half a month’s worth of rain was recorded in parts of East Sussex, according to the Environment Agency. Some rail lines were blocked by flooding, and the A267 Heathfield Road was temporarily impassable due to flooding.
Dengue Fever – Malaysia
In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Malaysia, health authorities report 46,495 cumulative cases through October 15. This is a 123 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021 (20,847). The dengue related death toll has risen to 28 this year, up from 15.