Our Daily Planet: North Carolina Tornado Photos and Earthquake Drill

Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Tornado Cleanup Photos: Raleigh, N.C., residents are picking up the pieces after deadly tornadoes devastated the area. Take a look at photos of the destruction. [Infographic: Tornado! An Inside Look at Tornado Season ]

Indiana Earthquake Drill: The largest earthquake drill ever held in Indiana is taking place today.

Bay Area Earthquake: A magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled parts of the Bay Area on Monday afternoon on the 105th anniversary of San Francisco's Great Quake of 1906.

Midwest Spring Snow: A major storm will dump snow across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest beginning today.

Mystery Shipwreck: Cyclone Yasi uncovered an unknown 19th-century shipwreck on a beach in north Queensland.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: Deadly Tornadoes and National Parks Week

Reach OurAmazingPlanet staff writer Brett Israel at bisrael@techmedianetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter @btisrael.

Brett Israel was a staff writer for Live Science with a focus on environmental issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from The University of Georgia, a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, and has studied doctorate-level biochemistry at Emory University.