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 ...

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Feb 20, 2016

Ferocious cyclone strikes Pacific island nation of Fiji

Residents of Fiji hunkered down Saturday as a ferocious cyclone tore through the Pacific island chain, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and declare a monthlong state of disaster. Wind speeds from Cyclone Winston were estimated at up to 285 kilometers (177 miles) ...

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

Oct 2, 2015

Powerful winds whip Japan, causing injuries, transport chaos

Buildings collapsed and injuries were reported as strong winds, brought by a low-pressure weather system, lashed Japan on Friday. The weather also caused chaos for several transport systems across the country. About 100 people were evacuated from their homes in parts of Hokkaido, including ...

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Dec 29, 2014

Dozens still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

Exhausted and cold but safe, a group of 49 people arrived at the Italian port of Bari Monday after they were rescued from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in ...

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

Dec 12, 2014

California storm knocks out power, snarls flights

A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years swept across the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, knocking out power to tens to thousands and delaying travel by air, train and ferry. Pacific Gas & Electric is reporting ...

No major damage reported in Philippine typhoon; three dead

Dec 8, 2014

No major damage reported in Philippine typhoon; three dead

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power, left at least three people dead and sent nearly 900,000 into shelters before it weakened Sunday, sparing the central Philippines the type of massive devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year. Shallow floods, damaged shanties ...

Nov 23, 2014

Series of storms raises hopes in California's drought

Hours of steady rain Saturday from Northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state is moving out of its driest three years in history — while still deeply locked in drought. After the past week’s three back-to-back winter storms, ...