Earthquakes

7.6 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica. Numerous buildings have collapsed and highways are blocked, but no initial reports of deaths.

5.9 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Puerto Rico.

5.1 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

4.9 Earthquake hits south of Java.

Storms and Floods

Small Tropical Storm Michael forms in the eastern Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Leslie moves slowly towards Bermuda.

Heavy rainfall and floods in the Senegalese capital Dakar have unearthed treasures believed to date back several thousands of years. Ancient pieces of pottery and jewellery were found strewn in the streets after a day of torrential rain on Sunday.