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Today brought a tropical storm, 2 tornados, and an earthquake to the U.S.

Mother Nature had a busy Mother's Day, apparently.


Rae Votta

Internet Culture

Published May 10, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 9:09 pm CDT

May 10 was a great example of things coming in threes, as a tropical storm, tornado, and earthquake occurred in three different U.S. locations today. Perhaps someone told Mother Nature it’s Mother’s Day?

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First, Tropical Storm Ana made an anticlimactic landfall in the Carolinas.

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Then, a tornado touched down South Dakota, where residents were also bracing for a blizzard. At press time, there were reports of at least six injured.

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Finally, Hawaii’s Big Island was rocked by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake.

There were no reports of death or injury in Hawaii, fortunately, but hopefully Mother Nature will chill out for the remainder of the day.

Update 3:19pm CT: This story has been updated to reflect injury counts in South Dakota. In a separate tornado incident in Texas today, there are reports of one death and at least three injuries.

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*First Published: May 10, 2015, 5:11 pm CDT