Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.5 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.
5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.
5.2 earthquake hits the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines.
5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.
5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Kamchatka.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicole is located about 555 mi…895 km e of the northwestern Bahamas with maximum sustained winds…45 mph…75 km/h. Present movement…nnw or 330 degrees at 14 mph…22 km/h.
Renewable Energy Powers Greece
Renewable energy met all of Greece’s electricity needs for the first time ever in October, the country’s independent power transmission operator IPTO announced. For at least five hours, renewables accounted for 100 per cent of Greece’s power generation, reaching a record high of 3,106 megawatt hours.
It is now illegal to deliberately capture, injure, kill or otherwise disturb beavers in the UK. “Changing the legal status of beavers is a game-changer for these amazing eco-engineers, which benefit both other wildlife and people,” says Joan Edwards, director of policy and public affairs at The Wildlife Trusts, which has pioneered their reintroduction.
Cholera – Lebanon
The Lebanon Ministry of Health reports in an update today that the cholera outbreak that began in early October has expanded to 2709 total (suspected and confirmed) cholera cases, including 436 confirmed cases. The cholera death toll now stands at 18.