Climate catastrophes are becoming more frequent, with at least five unexpected natural events hitting headlines in the past month.

Another of the largest was a 1988 quake in Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory, which was estimated to have a magnitude of 6.6, Geoscience Australia said.

Ever since the United Nations confirmed in August that the timeframe for reversal of climate change was closing, an increasing number of natural disasters appear only to have highlighted the urgent problem.

One resident said he thought the 5.9 magnitude quake was a ‘serious training’ by his neighbours.

An earthquake in Melbourne on September 22nd shook Australia, a country unaccustomed to earthquakes.


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