Earthquakes

6.4 Earthquake hits Vanuatu. No immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

4.8 Earthquake hits Sichuan, China.

Environment

International interest seems to be rapidly cooling on global warming. Past meetings in places such as Copenhagen and Cancun have received worldwide attention as participants have gathered to hammer out new emissions restrictions in hopes of limiting global warming. But the Doha gathering has garnered much less notice.

Transportation

30 people die when aircraft crashes at Brazzaville airport, Congo (Braxxaville).

At least seven people were feared dead after part of a highway tunnel collapsed Sunday in eastern Japan, trapping them in their vehicles and starting a fire that filled the tunnel with thick, black smoke.

Storms and Floods

Typhoon Bopha is predicted to make landfall in Eastern Visayas or Northeastern Mindanao in the Philippines on Monday.

Landslide in Pakistan

-Five killed in recent Pakistan landslide. A landslide killed three Pakistani soldiers and two others in mountainous Jammu and Kashmir (Kel region).

-Eight soldiers and 10 civilians are still missing in landslide disaster.

-Heavy snow caused avalanche in Azad Kashmir near the de facto border with India.

-Rescue operations are hampered by continued bad weather in Kashmir.

Huge storm in Ballarat, Australia

-Storm in Ballarat (Victoria) damaged five houses.

-Most of the homes in Ballarat, Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac and Ararat lost the power.

-More than 120,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the state.

Flooding in Greece

-Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Greece.

-Three tornadoes hit the island of Zakynthos (Ionian Sea), Greece. Tornado caused damage in the region of Katakolon and Ancient Olympia.

-Floods in Xanthi, Northern Greece disrupted the train services too.

-People of Athens were also affected by recent flooding.

Heavy storm in Santa Cruz County, USA

-Heavy storm caused rainfall, flooding and power outage across Santa Cruz.

-Fallen trees and downed wires closed Highway 9 between Upper and Lower Glen Arbor Road.

Heavy rainfall collapsed a wall at the Pompeii archeological site in Campani, Italy.