Aug 26, 2016

Japanese scientists detect elusive deep-Earth tremor

Earthquake scientists in Japan have detected a rare and faint deep-Earth tremor known as an S wave microseism, tracing it to a distant but powerful storm in the North Atlantic. The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science on Thursday, could help experts learn ...

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Aug 25, 2016

Central Indiana twisters wreak havoc, flatten homes, Starbucks cafe

Thunderstorms and tornadoes plowed through central Indiana on Wednesday, demolishing numerous homes and a Starbucks cafe in Kokomo and cutting power to thousands of Indianapolis-area residents, but no serious injuries were immediately reported. The National Weather Service issued a bulletin saying a “confirmed large ...

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

Aug 23, 2016

Massachusetts twister spares Louisa May Alcott's family home

A tornado that briefly touched down in the Massachusetts town of Concord uprooted trees and damaged dozens of houses but spared the family home of author Louisa May Alcott. The National Weather Service says the EF1 tornado had winds of about 100 mph. EF1 ...

Aug 18, 2016

July hottest month in modern times, U.S. agency says

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat in 137 years of record-keeping, U.S. government scientists said Wednesday. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came just two days after the ...

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Aug 17, 2016

Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall on Hokkaido

Typhoon Chanthu made landfall on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Wednesday afternoon after moving north off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, causing heavy rain and disrupting traffic in extensive areas, the weather agency said. The typhoon landed near Cape Erimo on ...