**You create your own universe as you go along.**
LARGEST QUAKES so far today -
None 5.0 or higher.
Yesterday, 4/9/14 -
5.2 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
5.2 FIJI REGION
5.2 OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
5.0 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
5.6 OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
TROPICAL STORMS -
Current tropical storms - maps and details.
* In the Western Pacific -
- Tropical depression Peipah is located approximately 724 nm east-southeast of Manila, Philippines.
* In the Indian Ocean -
- Tropical cyclone Ita is located approximately 355 nm north-northeast of Cairns, Australia.
Tropical cyclone Ita struck Papua New Guinea at about 06:00 GMT on April 8.
SEVERE RAIN STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES -
3000 evacuated as cyclonic storm Lucrezia pounds Argentina - The cyclone, dubbed Lucrezia on one of the social networking sites, shut schools and businesses on Monday.
More than 3,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas after torrential rains brought by Lucrezia, ONE OF THE WORST CYCLONIC STORMS TO HAVE HIT THE COUNTRY IN 40 YEARS, pounded the Neuquén, Rio Negro, Santa Fe, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero provinces. The evacuees have been accommodated in temporary shelters. The authorities have declared a state of emergency. (photos at link)
EXTREME HEAT & DROUGHT / WILDFIRES -
Beef prices hit all-time high in US - Extreme weather has thinned the nation's beef cattle herds to levels last seen in 1951, when there were about half as many mouths to feed in America.
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