Indonesia: Tsunami Alert Lifted

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of up to 7.5 under the ocean off Indonesia’s Sumatra island Monday sparked initial tsunami warnings, but the Indonesian earthquake agency later withdrew the alert. There were no immediate reports of

Tornadoes Hit Texas Homes, Schools

Video Report: Monday morning, the National Weather Service continued investigating reports of possible tornadoes touching down in Texas Sunday afternoon. The storms were strong enough to flip over semis and freight train cars.

Texas Tornado Caught on Cam

Video Report: Jason Mclaughin shot these amazing scenes of a tornado ripping through Rice, Texas Sunday afternoon. National Weather Service believes 2 tornadoes touched down southeast of Dallas.

Australia: Locust Activity Steps Up

The Department of Primary Industries says locusts have started banding in areas of central Victoria. The Tatura Incident Control Centre had four crews monitoring and surveilling at the weekend around Tatura, Dookie, Bendigo and Leaghur State Park.

Search is on for Missing Tourists

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Rescuers rappelled down a cliff Monday trying to trace 21 Chinese tourists whose bus is believed to have tumbled off a narrow coastal road in Taiwan as a fierce typhoon lashed east Asia last week. Rescue officials

Quake Hits Indonesia: Tsunami Alert


JAKARTA (AFP) – A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s coast on Monday, seismologists said, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami watch notice. The quake hit Indonesia’s Kepulauan Mentawai Region at 9:42 pm (14:42 GMT) at a shallow depth

Indonesia on Volcano Red Alert

Indonesian officials have issued a red alert, warning that the nation’s most active volcano could be about to erupt. Officials have ordered thousands of people to evacuate a 10-kilometre ring around Mount Merapi in central Java.

Another Quake Hits Christchurch


Wellington, Oct 24 NZPA – Christchurch has been struck by another sizeable shallow earthquake, described as a big jolt by residents who have lived through about 2000 aftershocks since last month’s magnitude 7.1 quake rocked Canterbury. The magnitude 4.8 quake

Quake destroys Homes in China

ZHENGZHOU, CHINA (BNO NEWS) — More than a dozen people were injured and scores of homes were destroyed after a light earthquake rattled central China on Sunday, state-run media reported. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake at 4.58 p.m. local time was centered

Richard Weakens after Belize Hit

MIAMI – Hurricane Richard has weakened to a tropical storm over northeastern Guatemala after battering the tiny Central American country of Belize with heavy rain and howling winds. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 65 mph (100