Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits south west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands region.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Savu Sea, south of Indonesia.

Wildfires

Australian Wildfires

Rain has slowed the progress of two major bushfires burning in eastern Victoria.

Rain slows major vic fires

Storms and Floods

Tropical Cyclone Garry’s strength peaks in South Pacific

Garry continued to intensify over warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean and was upgraded to category three as it made its way towards the southern Cook Islands bringing damaging gale force winds to the northern Cook Islands.

Severe Weather and Flooding Across Queensland, Australia

Warnings of heavy rain and destructive winds for Brisbane until Monday. The weather bureau has warned of heavy rain and destructive winds of up to 125km/h, possible flash and riverine flooding, for Brisbane from Saturday tonight as central Queensland is slammed by severe weather.

An extraordinarily high tide will hit the Queensland coast on Sunday morning.

Boat ramp at victoria point

Windows were being blown out of Surfers Paradise highrises on the Gold Coast by 80km/h winds.

Severe flooding in the Bundaberg area, with houses being totally submerged.

Flooding at lowmead