Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as…

Earthquake hits South African gold mine, leaving 4 dead and several missing

Earthquake hits South African gold mine, leaving 4 dead and several missing

At least 4 people have been killed and several are still missing after a M2.2 earthquake caused a cave-in at Sibanye-Stillwater's Masakhane mine, west of Johannesburg, South Africa on May 3, 2018. More tremors were felt in the area on May 4. The company said a…

New Brunswick expecting its largest and most impactful flood ever, Canada

New Brunswick expecting its largest and most impactful flood ever, Canada

Heavy flooding caused by continuous snowmelt caused severe damage and prompted evacuations when St. John River in New Brunswick Province, Canada, reached record levels. Officials said the region has witnessed weather events like never seen before, adding that the…

Tornadoes, baseball-sized hail wreak havoc as severe storms hit Great Plains

Tornadoes, baseball-sized hail wreak havoc as severe storms hit Great Plains

Tornadoes were reported on Kansas and Nebraska on the evening of May 2, 2018, as a round of severe weather hit the Plains. The severe storms caused damage to homes and buildings, but no injuries were reported. Chasers spotted several large tornadoes tracking across…

Severe winds, tornado wreaks havoc in Marne, France

Severe winds, tornado wreaks havoc in Marne, France

An intense storm accompanied by tornadoes and strong winds hit parts of France on April 29, 2018. Significant material damage was reported in three villages in the department of Marne. According to L'Union, identical phenomena were also reported in Aube and…

At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced on April 26, 2018. Civil defense spokesperson Colonel Farouk Achour told the children and a man died…

Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR), at least 18 people have died in floods and landslides from April 23 to 24, 2018. "Eighteen people passed on due to disasters caused by heavy rains in the night of April 23," MIDIMAR…