Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.
Chile Quake: A magnitude-5.3 earthquake hit central Chile yesterday. No damage or injuries were reported.
Vanuatu Quake: A magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit the nation of Vanuatu, which lies along the Pacific Ring of Fire. There were no reports of injuries and a tsunami warning was not issued.
Tsunami Magnet: Crescent City, California, has a reputation as one of the nation's most susceptible spots when it comes to tsunamis. Several factors, including an underwater ridge offshore , helped the recent tsunami destroy the city's harbor.
Lightning Rod Cities: The Weather Channel counts down the top five cities with the most lightning strikes.