Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

5.6 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

Global Warming

Consensus: Humans Caused Climate Change

More than 99.9% of peer-reviewed scientific papers agree that climate change is mainly caused by humans, according to a new survey of 88,125 climate-related studies.

The research updates a similar 2013 paper revealing that 97% of studies published between 1991 and 2012 supported the idea that human activities are altering Earth’s climate. The current survey examines the literature published from 2012 to November 2020 to explore whether the consensus has changed.

The results of these studies demonstrate the absolute absurdity of climate change deniers.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Cholera – Nepal

The Nepal Ministry of Health and Population reports a cholera outbreak in Krishnanagar Municipality in Kapilvastu in the western terai part of Nepal. So far, 885 people have been infected with the diarrheal disease.

Earthquakes

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.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

There are no current tropical Storms.

Newsbytes:

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.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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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.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Cayman Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits central Iran.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Tropical storm 23w (Namtheun), located approximately 931 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking north-northeastward at 11 knots.

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Wildlife

One in five European bird species is slipping into extinction

The common brush, the common woodpecker and the nougat are among the species that are running out of extinction in Europe, according to the latest report from the continent’s red list, which states that one in five species of birds is now at risk.

From the Azores in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east, the birds that have been the cornerstone of European ecosystems are disappearing, according to analysis by BirdLife International, which is based on observations of 544 species of native birds. Three species have become extinct regionally in Europe since the last report in 2015: the Pallas agralla, the common button and the pine school.

In total, 30% of the species assessed show a decline in population, according to the observations of thousands of experts and volunteers working in 54 countries and territories. At European level, 13% of birds are threatened with extinction and another 6% are almost threatened.

Disease

Covid-19

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

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Dengue Fever – Pakistan

In a follow-up on the dengue outbreak in Pakistan, health officials in Punjab province in eastern Pakistan report dengue fever cases are rising at an alarming rate. Today, provincial officials reported another 508 cases, with most of the cases reported from the capital city of Lahore. This brings the total to more than 5,700 province-wide this year. The death toll due to dengue rose by 18.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake his Bali, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Tobago, Trinidad-Tobago.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the Northwest Pacific Ocean – Typhoon 23w (Namtheun), located approximately 694 nm north of Wake Island, is tracking north-northeastward at 16 knots.

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Disease

Covid-19

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

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Yellow Fever – Venezuela

On 1 October 2021, the IHR National Focal Point (NFP) for Venezuela reported seven confirmed human cases of yellow fever which were investigated between 23 and 24 September 2021. Additionally, between 11 August and 1 October 2021, 10 epizootics among non-human primates (NHP) were reported positive in Venezuela as part of the routine national surveillance.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

6.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.