6.2 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala. The second strong quake in less than a week caused panic in the Central American country, but there had been no immediate reports of more deaths.

6.0 and 5.4 Earthquakes hit south of Fiji.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.5 Earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.3 Earthquake hits the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit off the coast of Aiden, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands off Alaska.

5.0, 4.9 and 4.8 Aftershocks hit offshore Guatemala.


A fire destroyed or damaged 76 houses in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Many of the homes in the resort town are thatch-roofed. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but the SA Police Service forensic unit will be investigating.

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Two out-of-control bushfires threaten the town of Zeehan on Tasmania’s west coast.

Two wildfires scorched West Oahu, Hawaii on Saturday afternoon.


Three tourists have gone missing while exploring Chile’s Villarica volcano in Chile’s central valley on Thursday morning.

Storms and Floods

Seventy per cent of central Venice was under water yesterday after rainfall and seas whipped up by strong winds brought the Italian city’s high tide mark to its sixth-highest level since records began in 1872. Floods also occurred throughout Tuscany.



Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Epworth on the Burin Peninsula, Canada. A bridge and the main road were washed away.

Two weak tornadoes touched down in Minnesota, USA, late Saturday. It is extremely rare for tornadoes to develop in Minnesota in November.