Indonesians Flee Volcano Slopes

Video Report: Evacuation of villagers from the slopes of Mount Merapi in Indonesia is underway amid fears of an eruption.

Typhoon Searchers Find Body Parts

Video Report: Would-be rescuers rappelling down a cliff in Taiwan to search for Chinese tourists missing after Typhoon Megi find only body parts.Lindsey Parietti reports.

Nigeria: Cholera deaths Top 1,500

LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 1,500 people have died in Nigeria from a cholera outbreak this year, international health officials said Monday, more than double the last estimates provided by federal officials. The deaths come as the waterborne illness continues

Tsunami Latest: At Least 160 Missing

JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least 160 people, mostly women and children, are missing from an Indonesian village that was pounded by an enormous wave after an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused a local tsunami, officials said on Tuesday.

10 Australians Missing in Tsunami

Rescuers are searching for a group of Australians missing on a boat after an earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The undersea quake, which had a magnitude of at least 7.5, struck at 9:42pm (local time) yesterday off the

Indonesia Tsunami Update

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake off western Indonesia triggered a small tsunami that killed one farmer, damaged more than 150 homes and sent thousands of residents fleeing to high ground in panic, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. A group

3 Metre Tsunami Hits Indonesia

AUSTRALIANS were among surfers swept into the jungle by a monster wave off Indonesia. Surfers from Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast surfing in the trouble spot with Australian surf travel company The Perfect Wave have been uncontactable by phone

Thousands Flee Indonesian Volcano

Mount Merapi, Indonesia. Indonesia ordered thousands of people to evacuate from around Mount Merapi on Monday as it raised the alert for its most active volcano to red, warning of a possible imminent eruption. Seismic activity has escalated dramatically at

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