BOM warns of new severe weather threat for NSW coast as flood clean-up continues

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a new severe weather warning for NSW as parts of the state continue to reel from damaging floods. Damaging winds are expected to hit a 500km stretch of NSW coastline from Tuesday night and not ease below warning thresholds until late Wednesday afternoon. Gusts of about 100km/h are forecast … Read more

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattles New York City, northeast US

An earthquake has shaken the densely populated New York City metropolitan area, the US Geological Survey says, with residents reporting they felt rumbling across the northeast of the country. The agency reported a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7, centred near Lebanon, New Jersey, or about 70km west of New York City and 80km … Read more

Australians missing as Taiwan earthquake death toll hits 12

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs is working to determine the fate of two Australians reported missing after Taiwan’s worst earthquake in 25 years. They are among three foreigners, including a Canadian, who remain unaccounted for as rescuers face further landslides and rockfalls in their search for 13 people still missing from Wednesday’s quake, as the … Read more

Spire Global, Nvidia see potential in using AI to help predict weather

Spire Global at the New York Stock Exchange, August 17, 2021. Source: NYSE Artificial intelligence has been instrumental to weather forecast modeling for years. Recent breakthroughs in generative AI dangle the possibility of it finally becoming more accurate. That’s what Spire Global is betting on in its recently announced partnership with AI darling Nvidia. “What … Read more

Natural disasters caused an estimated $65 billion in losses last year for Asia-Pacific

Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region soared to $65 billion due to natural disasters, mainly fueled by floods in China and droughts in India, as reported by insurance company Aon. Hadynyah | E+ | Getty Images Economic losses in the Asia Pacific region due to natural disasters soared to $65 billion in 2023, mainly … Read more

Fifty missing as Taiwan 7.2 magnitude earthquake kills nine and injures 900

Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years has killed nine people and injured more than 900 while 50 workers travelling in minibuses to a hotel in a national park are missing. Some buildings are tilted at precarious angles in the mountainous, sparsely populated county of Hualien, near the epicentre of the 7.2 magnitude quake, … Read more

Australians tell of Taiwan earthquake terror as 7.4 magnitude tremor hits

Australians have been caught up in a deadly earthquake that has toppled buildings and triggered landslides in Taiwan. The 7.4 magnitude tremor struck off the east coast of the island nation on Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring at least 50. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Australians caught up in Taiwan earthquake terror. … Read more

Heat strain could cost Singapore’s economy over $1.5 billion in losses

People sitting by a pier during sunset in Singapore. Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to $1.64 billion in 2035 from pre-pandemic 2018 due to a decline in labor productivity, a recent study by the National University of Singapore showed. Back in 2018, heat … Read more

TSMC’s evacuated workers return to some factories after Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years

An aerial view shows workers taking down a collapsed building in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien county following an earthquake/ Sam Yeh | Afp | Getty Images Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said all its workers were safe and those who were evacuated have started returning to some factory lines after a major earthquake hit Taiwan early Wednesday. The island was … Read more

Earthquake in Papua New Guinea kills three, destroys nearly 1000 homes

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake that hit a remote part of western Papua New Guinea killed at least three people and caused extensive damage to around 1000 homes, officials say. The quake rocked the East Sepik region about 6.20am local time on Sunday near the town of Ambunti, about 756km northwest of the capital of Port … Read more