Satellite data of the last to decades, helped in mapping the land creep along the Calaveras and the Hayward faults east of the San Fransisco Bay, enabling scientists to reconstruct the underground geometry of the fault complex and estimate the magnitude of future earthquakes.
Following days of heavy rains, massive landslides in Indonesia caused many casualties and burried entire villages under mud and rubble. Many people are still reported as missing while more rain is expected in the next days, keeping local authorities and rescue crews under alert.
The construction of a kilometer long levee resulted in saving the village of Ormenio in the northeast of Greece from the rising water of Evros River. The extreme weather conditions resulted in damaging extensive parts of the existing levees along the river and the extensive flooding of farming and residential land.