The story

Four tropical cyclones, two major earthquakes with accompanying tsunamis, all occurring around the Western Pacific and Southern Asia within one day.

So much activity in the same portion of the world, how unusual is something like this, and could they be related?

According to CNN meteorologist and weather producer Brandon Miller, this is certainly not unprecedented as far as tropical systems go. "September represents the peak of tropical activity around the world, and the Western Pacific sees more tropical cyclones each year than anywhere on the globe, so even having four systems active at the same time is not incredibly unusual," he said. Read full article »

CNN Meteorologist and Weather producer Brandon Miller contributed to this report.

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