Super Typhoon Jelawat gusts up to nearly 300 km/h, heading toward Japan

Super Typhoon Jelawat gusts up to nearly 300 km/h, heading toward Japan

Super Typhoon Jelawat in the Western Pacific is forecast to curve across Okinawa and the Japan mainland, bringing flooding rain, monstrous waves and damaging winds. The islands can be subject to damaging winds in excess of 120 km/h (75 mph), dangerous surf and seas

Typhoon Saola slams eastern Taiwan, leaves 14 dead on Philippines

Typhoon Saola slams eastern Taiwan, leaves 14 dead on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Cyclone/Typhoon Saola spawning torrential rains slammed into eastern Taiwan early Thursday, August 2, 2012. According to GDACS Saola can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and

Heat wave hits Taiwan

Heat wave hits Taiwan

Unseasonable heat plagued portions of Taiwan on Tuesday. Taipei, the capital of the island nation, recorded a high temperature of 37.8 C (100F). The unusual high fell just short of the Taiwan’s all-time record of 38.8 C (102 F) set on Aug. 9, 2003, according to

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake with reported depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles) struck Taiwan on June 9, 2012 at 21:00 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) E of Su’ao, Taiwan (24.522°N, 122.337°E). EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.9 and depth of 74

Wandan mud volcano erupted in Taiwan

Wandan mud volcano erupted in Taiwan

Wandan mud dome  erupted early Friday after nearly a year of inactivity is spilling mud flows of up to two meters high. The Wandan mud volcano, Pingtung County, erupted around 3 a.m. near a cemetery area, ejecting mud and releasing natural gases, according to the

Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Meari could unleash flooding rain and damaging winds as it takes aim at the Far East late in the week.Meari was named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Wednesday, as Tropical Depression 07W gained storm status over the warm seas east of the northern