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LARGEST QUAKES -
Live Seismograms - Worldwide (update every 30 minutes)
This morning -
5.2 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.8 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
5.2 SOUTH OF TONGA
5.1 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
Moderate earthquake in Tajikistan kills 1, destroys buildings. A moderate earthquake which struck remote towns in a mountainous region of Tajikistan on early Sunday morning has killed at least one person and buried dozens of animals.
TROPICAL STORMS -
In the Pacific -
Tropical Storm Aletta was located about 775 mi...1250 km S of the southern tip of Baja California.
Tropical storm Aletta - The Western Hemisphere's first tropical storm of 2012, named Aletta, formed just Tuesday from one of several well-organized thunderstorm clusters in the eastern Pacific. Aletta, a modest 40 mph storm, gained strength as it moved into the open ocean and away from land. It is not expected to intensify much more. Aletta was expected to start weakening today.
Since record keeping began in 1949, there have only been two tropical storms that have formed by May 15 — Hurricane Alma of 1990, and an unnamed 1996 storm.. The formation of Aletta ends a 41-day streak without a tropical storm anywhere in the world.