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Meteoalarm, as of 04 October at 7:00 UTC (ECHO 04 Oct 2023)
Pubdate: 10/4/2023 10:07:58 AM
  • On 4 October: red alert for strong wind over northernPoland.
  • On 5 October: no red alert issued.

(10/4/2023 10:12:05 AM - 10/5/2023 9:30:05 AM)
Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands - Tropical storm PHILIPPE (ECHO 04 Oct 2023)
Pubdate: 10/4/2023 10:07:58 AM
  • Tropical storm PHILIPPE passed close to the coast of Anguilla and the Virgin Islands on 3 October and is moving northward over the Atlantic Ocean. On 4 October at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located over the Ocean approximately 190 km north of the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico Island, with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h.
  • According to media reports, the islands of Guadalupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica have been affected by floods, and schools have been closed on 3 October following the influence of PHILIPPE.
  • PHILIPPE is forecast to continue northward over the Ocean towards the western coast of Canada.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge are still forecast for the northern Islands of the Lesser Antilles, including most of the northern Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands.


(10/4/2023 10:12:05 AM - 10/5/2023 9:30:05 AM)
India - Floods (ECHO 04 Oct 2023)
Pubdate: 10/4/2023 10:07:58 AM
  • Floods due to heavy rains have been affecting Sikkim State in recent days, causing causalities and damages.
  • According to media, as of 4 October, three people died and 23 people are missing due to the Teesta River flash flood in the northeastern Sikkim and several vehicles have been submerged. Moreover, the capital Gangtok City is isolated.
  • Over the next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts very heavy rains in Sikkim State, red warning for heavy rain, thunderstorm and lightning have been issued on 4-5 October.

(10/4/2023 10:12:05 AM - 10/5/2023 9:30:05 AM)
Philippines, Taiwan, China - Tropical cyclone KOINU, update (ECHO 04 Oct 2023)
Pubdate: 10/4/2023 10:07:58 AM
  • Tropical cyclone KOINU passed over the Luzon Strait and continued westward over the the northwestern Philippine Sea. On 4 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located over the northern Philippine Sea approximately 270 km east of southern Taiwan, with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (typhoon).
  • KOINU is forecast to cross southern Taiwan in the night between 4 and 5 October. After that it is forecast to enter into the South China Sea and it could approach the southern coast of Guangdong Province between 8 and 9 October, as a tropical storm.
  • The National Disaster Risk Reduction and management Council (NDRRMC) reports nine displaced people after the passage of KOINU in northern Philippines.
  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge is reported over northern Luzon, Batanes and the Babuyan Islands (northern Philippines), a Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 3 over the northern portion of Batanes (Luzon) has been issued.  
  • Very heavy rainfall, strong winds over the whole Taiwan Island  and over south-eastern China, red warnings have been issued over most of Taiwan. The China National Meteorological Centre maintained the yellow alert for typhoon (the third highest among the four tier system).

(10/4/2023 10:12:05 AM - 10/5/2023 9:30:05 AM)
Nepal - Earthquake (ECHO 04 Oct 2023)
Pubdate: 10/4/2023 10:07:58 AM
  • An earthquake of 5.7 M at a depth of 20 km  (6.3 M as reported by the authorities of Nepal) occurred in north-western Nepal, on 3 October at 9.21 UTC (15.06 local time). The epicentre was located in Bajhang District 40 km northeast of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 135,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
    The National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center of Nepal (SeismoNepal) recorded a foreshock of 5.3 M and at least 10 aftershocks of magnitude between 4.1 M and 5.0 M.
  • According to the Provincial Government Emergency Operations Centre, at least 27 people have been injured, 315 houses have been fully damaged and 76 collapsed in the affected areas. The event also triggered a landslide in the district of Bajhang, one person is missing and a major highway is blocked.
  • Some households have already been affected by an earthquake measuring 6.6 Richter scale in November 2022 and are still recovering. As a reminder, 1,882 houses were completely destroyed, and an additional 6,181 houses partially damaged in the affected districts.
  • Due to remote location, information reaching the provincial capital is slow.  

(10/4/2023 10:12:05 AM - 10/5/2023 9:30:05 AM)