Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the eastern Sea of Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.



Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the western Atlantic Ocean.

5.5 Earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.2 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.


Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Three 5.0 Earthquakes hit Vanuatu.

South Africa – Two miners have died at AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carltonville on Gauteng’s West Rand following an earth tremor of 3.5 magnitude that happened in the early hours of Friday morning.


Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

6.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat islands in the Aleutian islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Storms and Floods

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall on the southeastern coast of Cuba and strengthened to a strong Category 2 storm, with winds up to 175 kilometers per hour.

Tropical storm Tony forms in the Atlantic. No threat to land and the storm is not expected to endure long.

Tropical storm Son-Tinh forms in the western Pacific and makes landfall over Siargao, an island in the Philippines. A tropical storm warning has been issued with hundreds of passengers stranded as sea and air travel have been suspended in southern Philippines.

Tropical storm Murjan in the Indian Ocean strikes Somalia.

A powerful cyclone with gale-force winds and heavy precipitation is advancing upon Kamchatka in the Russian Far East.

Extreme weather wreaks havoc in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Floodwaters swept five people away in northern KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend. Three further people who were washed down the Chibide River at Silutshane, near Vryheid are still missing. The widespread rain and storms have caused chaos and misery everywhere, especially on the roads and informal settlements.

Tornado hits Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Prapiroon, which spawned overnight Sunday, is lurking nearly 800 miles south-southeast of Okinawa, drifting slowly west.

Tropical Storm Nadine finally broke up after tying the record for longest-lived storm. The storm grew into a hurricane three times, lost its tropical status once, made two loops and brushed the Azores twice on a twisting path around the central Atlantic as the basin’s 14th storm of the 2012 season.

Tropical Storm Olivia is strengthening over open waters in the eastern Pacific but poses no threat to land.

Storms and Floods

After a nearly three weak long reign as the only active cyclone in the Atlantic basin, Tropical Storm Nadine is weakening this evening. Meteorologists are expecting the formation of Tropical Storm Oscar in the Atlantic.

Flooding during the rainy season has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Niger. As a result of the floods, nearly 37,000 houses have been destroyed. 81 people lost their lives and more than 500,000 are affected, mostly in areas along the Niger River.

Storms and Floods


Tropical Storm Kristy forms off the coast of Mexico. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Nadine has strengthened in the Atlantic to become a hurricane, but is still far from land. Named storms Michael and Leslie have dissipated.

Las Vegas has been hit by flash floods and mudslides. On Tuesday, torrential downpours left parts of the city underwater. Flash floods washed out roads, stranded motorists, and left thousands without power. Some areas had to contend with up to four feet of flash flood water.


Storms and Floods

Hurricane Isaac hits the USA Gulf coast, bringing welcome rain to the drought ravaged southern states. Residents in New orleans await the effect of the expected storm surge to see if the flood measures rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina hold. No mass evacuations have been ordered.

Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic.

Tropical Ileana forms in the eastern Pacific, but is not expected to threaten land.

A fresh wave of floods hit Sonitpur, India. 5 000 people in 10 villages are affected.