Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Leslie headed on a northward track toward Canada’s Newfoundland early Monday, after its outer bands buffeted Bermuda with a day of gusty winds and rain that caused little damage.On Tuesday Tropical Storm Leslie’s stiff winds and heavy rains lashed Newfoundland as the storm made landfall, knocking out power in several communities, forcing the cancellation of some flights and the evacuation of some residents.

Heavy rain floods parts of central Nova Scotia, Canada.

Heavy rains this year in Argentina have flooded 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of farmland outside the capital, causing millions of dollars in losses for farmers and ranchers.

Sukhothai in Thailand floods as levees break after heavy rains.

A heavy downpour has hit Southwest China’s earthquake-hit county of Yiliang early Tuesday morning, triggering floods to cut off roads and force thousands to evacuate.


5.3 and 4.9 Earthquakes hit the Andaman Islands, India Region.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

5.1 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.


A lightning storm started more than 65 wildfires Saturday night through this morning in Wenatchee River District, Washington, USA.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storm Leslie slowly moves past Bermuda, bound for Canada.

Hurricane Michael was located about 1020 mi [1640 km] WSW of the Azores. No threat to land.

Floods in Nigeria kill 137, displace thousands.

A small tornado hit an area north of Montreal on Saturday as part of a storm that left more than 90,000 homes and businesses without power.

Violent windstorm kills 4 in north-east Oklahoma, but it was no tornado.


6.0 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Kuril Islands off Alaska.

5.6 Earthquake hits off the coast of Costa Rica.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Molucca Sea.

5.0 and 4.9 Earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands off the coast of New Zealand.

4.9 Earthquake hits eastern Guinea, papua New Guinea.


Three people have died in the first ever outbreak of West Nile virus in Serbia, in which 35 contracted the disease

The Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a second location. 15 people have died and 170 are being monitored by health authorities.


6.0 Earthquake hits the Irien Jaya region, Papua, Indonesia.

5.7 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Marianas Islands region.

5.4 Earthquake hits south of Java.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands region.


Floods displace more than 15 000 people in northern Uganda.

Tens of thousands of people have been affected by floods in central, eastern and southern Chad. Thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed as well as hundreds of houses.

Drought gives way to floods in Gujarat, India as the monsoon rains finally arrive.


5.7 Earthquake hits the central eastern Pacific rise.

Two 5.6 Earthquakes hit Yunnan, China. Several thousand buildings have been damaged. At least 50 people have died in the quakes.

5.3 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

5.1 Earthquake hits Nicaragua.

5.0 Earthquake hits Antofagasto, Chile.

4.9 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

4.9 Earthquake hits Yunnan, China.


Anak Kraktoa volcano in Indonesia erupts. Lava flows extend the shoreline by 100 metres.


Wildfires in south central Washington, USA. Several homes threatened.

Wildfires scorch more than 30 000 hectares in Algeria.


The ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claims three more victims, raising the death toll to 14.

Kala azar disease outbreak in the southern Sudan. More than 200 people admitted to hospitals.