23 Aug 11 – An unusually strong earthquake struck central Virginia today, forcing evacuation of hundreds of thousands.
16 Aug 11 – Heavy snow is still expected overnight in many areas, including Wellington and Christchurch.
16 Aug 11 – Heavy snow fell in many parts of the North and South Islands again on Monday and overnight, causing power outages, closing schools, roads and airports.
Blizzards in New Zealand ground flights, close roads, shut down mail delivery and shut off power in what forecasters describe as once-in-a-lifetime conditions.
Thousands cheered and threw snowballs in the streets of Buenos Aires