5.6 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 Earthquake hits near the coast of Guerrero, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits Sakhalin, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Greece.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Greece-Albania border region.


The worst drought to hit the United States in a half century expanded in the upper Midwest and northern Plains States in the past week due to warmer and drier-than-normal weather, but loosened its grip on some central and southern areas of the country.

A lack of rain in Ghana’s cocoa-growing regions is curbing prospects for the 2012-13 crop harvest as drought is causing budding cocoa pods to wither.

Storms and Floods

Rescue teams were deployed in India’s upper Assam on Friday to rescue thousands of people marooned by flood waters as the overall flood situation turned critical in the State following incessant rain for past more than a week in the Tinsukia and Dhemaji districts.