At least 40 people are feared dead following a powerful earthquake near the Pakistan border in Iran. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was measured at 7.8 magnitude. The epicenter was 53 miles east-southeast of Khash, 103 miles northeast of Iranshahr and 123 miles south-east of Zahedan. more »
Nineteen miners were pulled alive from a copper mine in southern Poland Wednesday after a small earthquake trapped them almost 2,000 feet below the surface late Tuesday. It took seven hours to tunnel through collapsed rock to reach the miners, who were working at the Rudna copper mine in more »
The authorities have withdrawn the alert status for the Tangkuban Parahu volcano in West Java, allowing the nature tourism area to be reopened to visitors after almost a month of closure. The normal status for the volcano, located 20 km north of Bandung, was declared at 4.30 pm on Monday, more »
The University of Arizona has created a mobile application for iPhones that provides dust storm alerts and safety tips. Available for free download on iTunes, the app uses a person's geographical location anywhere in the country to determine if there is danger of a dust storm in the area, more »
Authorities confirm that a tornado touched down Monday afternoon in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Fewer than a dozen homes suffered minor to moderate damage, trees were toppled and roads were blocked. Minor damage was reported across much of the state after a line of severe thunderstorms swept through. The tornado was more »
A rare earthquake occurred in the southern part of Palawan in the Philippines early Monday. The 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:21 a.m. Monday, with its epicenter located 14 kilometers southwest of Balabac, Palawan. Authorities report, "This is a rare occurrence just like in other parts of the world, such as more »
A wildfire burning outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee destroyed more than 30 large vacation cabins. The 145-acre fire was first reported around 5 p.m. Sunday. Two National Guard helicopters are being dispatched Monday to help extinguish the fire which is now contained and not spreading. more »
A winter snowstorm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled the Great Plains and the Texas panhandle on Monday, the second bout of fierce winter weather there in less than a week. Authorities pleaded with people to stay off the roads. Wind gusts of 75 mph were recorded at the airport in more »
The death toll from tropical cyclone Haruna and heavy rains that have battered Madagascar has risen to 23 with 16 people missing, the national disaster management agency said on Tuesday. The cyclone struck on Friday morning in the southwest region of the Indian Ocean island. Latest figures showed that more »
When the sun rose over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, Feb. 15th, many residents of nearby Chelyabinsk already knew that a space rock was coming. Later that day, an asteroid named 2012 DA14 would pass by Earth only 17,200 miles above Indonesia. There was no danger of a collision, NASA more »
Authorities are evacuating communities in Western Australia's Pilbara as Cyclone Rusty continues to intensify. The category 3 system is 170 kilometers north, north-east of Port Hedland and is expected to cross the coast late tomorrow afternoon. Wind gusts up to 117 kilometers per hour have been recorded along the coast. more »
A winter storm warning for winter storm Nemo has been issued for the Northeast as an average of 12 to 18 inches of snow is expected to fall over the next two days. Some areas could get as much as three feet of snow with high winds and power outages.
All tsunami warnings from today's 8.0 magnitude earthquake off the Solomon Islands have been cancelled.
A three foot tsunami was generated by today’s magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands. Tsunami warning remains in effect for the South Pacific region.