5 Other Natural Disasters That Happened This Week

Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.

1. October 26th - 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Southern Italy

Italy / Reuters

Part of the ceiling of the Santa Maria del Colle cathedral is seen damaged, after an earthquake, in Mormanno next to Cosenza October 26, 2012. There were at least 14 aftershocks.

2. October 28th - Western Canada Struck By 7.7 Magnitude Quake

The Queen Charlotte Islands shook a little after 8pm local time, with one death attributed to the disaster.

3. October 28th - Parts Of Alaska Go Under Tsunami Warning

Luckily, it was only a 4 inch wave.

4. October 28th - Hawaii Issues A Tsunami Warning

The Canadian quake reverberated all the way to the Hawaiian islands with 5 foot waves.

5. October 29th - Arkansas Hit By 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake

While causing no damage, it is cause for concern since the quake happened on the New Madrid fault line that runs from Arkansas to Illinois.

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