Shallow earthquake magnitude 5.2 hit near the southeast coast of Australia

Shallow earthquake magnitude 5.2 hit near the southeast coast of Australia

Shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.2 hit near the southeast coast of Australia according to USGS. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) SW of Moe, Australia (38.244°S, 146.194°E), 116 km (72 miles) from Melbourne city center. Recorded depth was 9.9

Record widespread rainfall threatens massive floodings in Australia

Record widespread rainfall threatens massive floodings in Australia

Wide tracts of open desert as well as key agricultural lands and some urban areas will be at risk of inundation and severe floodings due torrential rains at middle and southeastern Australia. Widespread rainfall through Sunday reached 150 to 250 mm (6 to 10 inches).

New floodings in Australia

New floodings in Australia

New Australia floods are starting again. Flooding isolated communities in northern New South Wales in late November 2011 battled with rising waters which cut off roughly 1,800 residents of Wee Waa, and about 200 rural properties in the vicinity of Moree, according to

Brisbane flood fears, autorities to release water from dam

Brisbane flood fears, autorities to release water from dam

A massive dam in northern Australia was to begin draining this week following predictions that Brisbane, the nation’s third-largest city, could be flooded again if heavy rains return. Queensland state goverment officials said the Wivenhoe Dam, near Brisbane, would

Fires in north central Australia

Fires in north central Australia

Each year, the cool dry season of northern Australia brings a strong threat of bushfire to the tropical savannas as the grasses and brush, made lush by summer rains, become bone-dry fuel. ABC Rural, of Australia, reported that after a summer of flooding, less rain has

Hendra virus alert after horse killed by deadly bug south of Brisbane

Hendra virus alert after horse killed by deadly bug south of Brisbane

Health officials revealed on Saturday that another seven people may have been exposed to the virus as authorities faced a second possible outbreak of the deadly disease carried by bats in southeast Queensland and conveyed to humans via infected horses.The latest

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Chilean caldera still emits a steady stream of ash

The Puyehue volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting air travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. A new animation of satellite imagery just released from the NASA/NOAA GOES Project shows the ash spewing from the