A quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 rocked the coast of Chile Wednesday around 3:15 p.m. EST.
The quake occurred 27 miles from the city of Vallenar, and about 365 miles from Santiago.
Light to moderate shaking has been reported in Copiapo, Coquimbo and La Rioja. There has not yet been reports of damage or injuries.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no threat to Hawaii.
Tropical Depression Seven strengthened into Tropical Storm Gaston during Monday night with another system attempting to form around the northern Caribbean islands.
A deadly earthquake struck central Italy at 3:36 a.m. local time on Wednesday with tremors felt as far away as the capital city of Rome.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for flash flooding and localized damaging wind gusts through Thursday.
Following a fall-like start to the week, warmth and humidity will build over the northeastern United States prior to the weekend.
A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday.
Stargazers will want to dig out their binoculars and telescopes this weekend as Venus and Jupiter shine so close that they appear as one large, bright star in the evening sky.
A thunderstorm passed through Livingston, MT, near Bozeman, dumping 2.5 inches of rain in 1 hour. Small roads in central mountain areas were washed out and the interstate highway was under water.
North Dakota (1991)
Huge hail caused severe damage in eastern North Dakota. Some hail was as large as six inches in diameter. Holes were punched in roofs and 16,000 acres of crops were destroyed.
The remains of Typhoon Holly brought heavy rains and flooding to south-central Alaska with heavy snow inland. (4-foot drifts at Denali National Park).