Metropolitan Manila, Philippines, was placed on red alert on August 19, 2013, as seasonal monsoon rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami submerged entire areas of the city by floodwaters. Schools, offices, stock exchange, courts and embassies were
Oil companies have started drilling for oil in China's Sichuan region, an earthquake hot bed, where nearly 70 000 people died in devastating M 8.0 earthquake in 2008. The Sichuan province of China has seen many strong and
A meteor has reportedly crashed at a dump site in a village of northwest China around 02:00 local time on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Meteorite impact left a 3 meter wide and 2 meter deep crater.
Authorities reported no casualties. Search for meteorite
Strong and shallow M 6.0 earthquake occurred east of Chabu, Gansu, in central China on July 21, 2013 at 23:45 UTC. There are different reports about recorded magnitude – EMSC reported M 6.0, USGS M 5.9, GEOFON M 6.3 and China Earthquake Networks Center
Typhoon Soulik made its second landfall in southeast China. Soulik moved further inland to Jiangxi Province after landfall in southeast China's Fujian Province, bringing downpours and strong gales to the region. The National Meteorological Center (NMC)
After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time.
State media said landslide has
Interaction of global wind systems at two interconnected deserts in Eastern China – Badain Jaran and Tengger Shamo deserts, are major source of sand and sediments dust transport over Central Asia and northern China.Tengger
Magnitude 6.6 (USGS) shallow thrust earthquake hit Sichuan region in China on April 20, 2013 at 00:02 UTC. The epicenter was located 107 km (66 miles) NW (318°) from Leshan and 116 km (72 miles) WSW (252°) from Chengdu, Sichuan, China at coordinates
Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 struck border region of Russia, China and North Korea on Friday, April 05, 2013 at 13:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 9 km (5 miles) N of Zarubino, Russia and 28 km (17 miles) SW of Slavyanka,
The dust plumes originated from the Gobi Desert arose along the China-Mongolia border on March 8, 2013. Arising along the border between China and southwestern Mongolia, the dust extended as far south as the Sichuan Basin and continued to blow for several