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Nepal rattled by fresh magnitude 4.6 earthquake and aftershock

Magnitude 4.6 moderate fresh earthquake hit Darchula at 03:12 pm Tuesday afternoon, the Nepal Seismological Center (NSC) reported. According to NSC, the quake's epicenter was located inside Api Nampa Conservation area near Chhapari. This is the fresh earthquake not the aftershock of April 25 Gorkha earthquake.

Thousands evacuated as strong Typhoon Dujuan nears Taiwan

Strong Typhoon Dujuan (Typhoon Jenny in Philippines) is forecast to bring torrential rains and high winds across Taiwan, with landfall predicted around 15:00 GMT Monday. Almost 3,000 people, most of them tourists, were evacuated Sunday from Taiwan's Green Island and Orchid Island, Yahoo News reported.

Flash flood emergency declared in Jackson County, Mississippi

A flash flood emergency has been declared until 8 p.m. Sunday for the eastern part of Jackson County, Mississippi, including Pascagoula, Moss Point and Escatawpa, the National Weather Service said. Doppler radar has noted five to eight inches rainfall in the area and another two inches are expected.

Rainbow beach sinkhole swallows vehicles at Inskip Point campsite

A sinkhole about 450 feet long and 30 feet deep at the popular Inskip Point campsite near Queensland's Rainbow Beach has swallowed vehicles and a caravan. Sinkhole at Inskip Point campsite near Rainbow Beach has taken a large part of the MV Beagle campsite swallowing a car, caravan, a camper trailer and tents, ABC News has reported quoting Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS).

Flash flood in Tehran and Hormozgan kills 10

Flash flood in Tehran and the southern province of Hormozgan have claimed lives of at least 10 people on Friday night. Six people died in Pakdasht when a river broke its banks. Another four people died in Hormozgan province.

M 8.3 deadly earthquake triggers Tsunami from Chile, Tahiti to Hawaii, California

Magnitude 8.3 massive earthquake rattled Chile at 19:54 local time (22:54 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 46 km W of Illapel, Chile. It was 15.5 miles deep.

Magnitude 4.2 tremor rattles Dolakha, Nepal

Magnitude 4.2 tremor rattled Dolakha at 08:37 pm Wednesday night, Nepal Seismological Center reported. The epicenter was located near Thulopatal.

Hildale, Utah flash flood kills 16, leaves four missing

Flash flood in Hildale, Utah has claimed lives of at least sixteen people and left four others missing. According to Reuters, flash floods near Utah's border with Arizona killed 12 people and left one missing. Similarly, four people died and three went missing in Zion National Park to the north, after going to explore canyons.

Lightning storm causes crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque — 107 killed, 200 more injured

A crane collapse caused by lightning storm at Mecca's Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia has claimed lives of at least 107 people and injured 238 others. Aljazeera has quoted the Saudi Press Agency, a spokesperson for the two holy mosques as saying that the crane was brought down by strong wind and heavy rain.

Lightning in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa kill 32

Lightning strikes in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have claimed lives of at least 32 people. At least twenty three people died in seven districts of Andhra Pradesh and nine other killed in the eastern state of Orissa.

Third tremor in a week rattles Sindhupalchowk, Nepal

At least three tremors have rattled Sindhupalchowk this week, Nepal Seismological center reported. Magnitude 4.3 light aftershock hit Sindhupalchowk at 05:10 am, September 03, 2015. The epicenter was located near Kuri village.