Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Inland Tsunami: Flood waters described as an "inland tsunami" hit the Australian city of Toowoomba, killing at least 8 people and leaving 72 others missing.
La Nina Confusion: The heavy rains and floods in Australia can be blamed on La Nina. But the recent wet weather in Southern California? That's a bit more complicated.
Bay Area Quake: A magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook the Bay Area yesterday. The quake ruptured on the Calaveras Fault line.
Sri Lanka Monsoons: Heavy monsoons have flooded large areas of Sri Lanka. More than 800,000 people are affected by the floods.
Snow Day: In Atlanta, 4 inches of snow covered the city. The snowstorm was the South's second in the last two weeks.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Southern Snow Storm and Small Glaciers Disappearing