Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.7 earthquake hits central Italy.

5.6 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

5.6 earthquake hits Nepal.

5.2 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits Cuba.

5,0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm Nicole is locatedabout 90 mi…140 km e of Great Abaco island and about 270 mi…435 km e of West Palm Beach Florida with maximum sustained winds…70 mph…110 km/h. Present movement…wsw or 250 degrees at 13 mph…20 km/h.

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Newsbytes:

Colombia – Authorities in Colombia report flooding and landslides in 13 municipalities of Atlántico Department in the north of the country on the Caribbean Sea. Heavy rain has been falling since 05 November. Local media said the rain fell continuously for a period of more than 30 hours. The rain has also triggered landslides which have damaged homes and infrastructure and impacted lives in Barranquilla, Galapa, Piojó, Polonuevo, Puerto Colombia, Sabanagrande, Sabanalarga and Usiacurí. At least 84 homes have been completely destroyed . A further 585 homes have been damaged.

Dominican Republic – Torrential rain caused damaging floods in southern parts of the Dominican Republic on 04 November 2022. Authorities report hundreds of homes and vehicles were damaged, and at least 6 people have lost their lives. Flooding has also affected other countries in the Caribbean over the last few days, including Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia and Dominica.

Environment

Blackwater from Victoria Floods – Australia

There have been mass fish deaths on the Murray River in Victoria after flooding led to blackwater, an event often caused by flooding when high levels of organic material are washed into the river systems, and which basically sucks all the oxygen out of the water. Blackwater can also be caused by sewage leaks into the river system. A substantial number of fish deaths have been observed in the affected areas.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Australia

Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service (NTFRS) attended a large bushfire in Alice Springs throughout Sunday and Monday.A number of properties were threatened and one structure burned. The fire has since moved away from infrastructure and is being monitored.

A fire which reached the rear of several properties at Salamander Bay on Tuesday will be monitored carefully while water bombing helicopters attempt to douse the flames. This is the first large bushfire of the summer season for Port Stephens in the Mambo wetlands which is a koala habitat.

Disease

Monkeypox

Monkeypox was found to be a contributing factor in the October death of a New Jersey resident with a history of underlying medical conditions, the New Jersey Department of Health announced Monday. This is the first reported death in New Jersey tied to monkeypox.

Dengue Fever – Americas

From the beginning of the year through October 8, WHO officials have reported a total of 2,499,358 cases of dengue in the Americas. The highest number of dengue cases in the region have been reported by the following countries: Brazil with 2,182,229 cases (87.3%), Nicaragua with 63,853 cases (2.6%), Peru with 60,869 cases.