Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power overnight, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.

Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power overnight, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.

A giant model moon has rampaged through a Chinese city after being swept up by…

A giant model moon has rampaged through a Chinese city after being swept up by…

Residents of the US state of Florida scrambled to escape the path of Hurricane Matthews on Thursday as it pounded the Bahamas after leaving 27 people dead in the Caribbean.

Residents of the US state of Florida scrambled to escape the path of Hurricane Matthews on Thursday as it pounded the Bahamas after leaving 27 people dead in the Caribbean.

In an effort to communicate how serious the evacuation orders are as Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida’s Atlantic coast one news anchor may have taken it too far.

In an effort to communicate how serious the evacuation orders are as Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida’s Atlantic coast one news anchor may have taken it too far.

A satellite image of the storm cell seemed to foretell doom. (supplied)

A satellite image of the storm cell seemed to foretell doom. (supplied)

Fierce Hurricane Matthew left behind flooding and power cuts as it churned along Florida's east coast Friday, leaving many hard-hit communities feeling like ghost towns.

Fierce Hurricane Matthew left behind flooding and power cuts as it churned along Florida's east coast Friday, leaving many hard-hit communities feeling like ghost towns.

Qantas has cancelled all scheduled flights between Australia and Hong Kong on Friday as Typhoon Haima approaches the city.

Qantas has cancelled all scheduled flights between Australia and Hong Kong on Friday as Typhoon Haima approaches the city.

The 7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand last week has left behind an "enchanting" phenomenon of air bubbles rising to the surface from the sea bed below.

The 7.8 earthquake that struck New Zealand last week has left behind an "enchanting" phenomenon of air bubbles rising to the surface from the sea bed below.

NZ academic creates 3D earthquake visualisation - 9news.com.au

NZ academic creates 3D earthquake visualisation - 9news.com.au

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