Sunday, October 4, 2015

Eight dead as South Carolina hit by 'once in a millennium' floods

A “once-in-a-millennium” downpour has flooded large parts of South Carolina, causing at least seven deaths. The storm had dumped more than 18 inches (45 cm) of rain in parts of central South Carolina by early Sunday. The state climatologist forecast another 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm) through Monday as the rainfall began to slacken.

Source: Eight dead as South Carolina hit by 'once in a millennium' floods | US news | The Guardian

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chile earthquake: 8.3-magnitude temblor strikes off coast, killing 5

(CNN)A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck Chile, generating a nearly 16-foot wave, prompting the evacuation of about 1 million people and triggering tsunami advisories as far away as California. Authorities reported at least five deaths.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

8 Dead, 5 Missing Due to Flash Flooding in Utah

Eight people are dead and five others are missing after flash floods tore through a Utah town, authorities said. The victims were in their vehicles when they were struck by a “big wall of water,” washing the vehicles downstream, according to Hildale Fire Dept. Assistant Chief Kevin Barlow. Search crews are continuing to look for anyone missing in the flood waters, but they scaled back the search because of the hazardous conditions and darkness, authorities said. A full-scale search was scheduled to resume this morning.
Source: 8 Dead, 5 Missing Due to Flash Flooding in Utah - ABC News

Sunday, September 13, 2015

6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks northwestern Mexico

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale has rocked northwestern Mexico, with no immediate reports on possible casualties.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the 10-kilometer (six-mile) deep quake hit an area between the tourist resort region of Baja California and the state of Sinaloa early on Sunday.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Typhoon Chan-hom bears down on China

Super typhoon Chan-hom is bearing down on Shanghai, forcing the evacuation of 865,000 people in eastern China. The storm has already lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain and Taiwan. It killed five people in the Philippines earlier this week. The typhoon could be the strongest typhoon to strike Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai, since 1949, according to China's National Meteorological Centre (NMC). Super typhoon Chan-hom's forecast path would see it travel to the east of Shanghai, after making landfall to the city's south with it winds of up to 210km/h.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

5.6 quake rocks India's Assam, felt in Bangladesh, Nepal

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck some 23km from the Indian city of Basugaon in the northeastern state of Assam. The moderate, shallow earthquake was also reportedly felt in neighboring Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
The 10km deep quake struck shortly after 1:00am GMT on Sunday, with the epicentre reported to have been 23km north of Basugaon, according to USGS.

Record heat bakes the Northwest, a region already bone dry

CNN)Just a week into summer and the Pacific Northwest is ready to throw in the towel -- or whatever it is you do when you're being baked like a Sunday casserole.

Portland, Oregon, has already broken a 2003 record for most days in June with temperatures at least 90 degrees -- seven days. Forecasters predict Sunday's temperature will peak at 88.
But there were plenty of records to go around on Saturday. In Oregon, Medford hit 104. Roseburg topped at 101.