10 simultaneous waterspouts seen off the coast of Louisiana, U.S.

Up to 10 simultaneous waterspouts were seen and recorded off the coast of Louisiana on August 20, 2020. Lake Michigan currently holds the visual record of 9 occurring at once in a single photo.

Featured image credit: Daniel Billiot Jr


6th impressive paroxysm at Etna volcano, Italy

February 25, 2021

This is the 6th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy since February 16, 2021. After 5 impressive paroxysms, the activity at the volcano intensified again at 19:00 UTC on February 24 and evolved into another spectacular event. Video courtesy Gio Giusa...

Highly radioactive cesium detected in northeastern Fukushima, Japan

February 24, 2021

Radioactive cesium fivefold higher the permitted levels have been detected in a black rockfish found in northeastern Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, a local fishing association announced on Monday, February 22, 2021. Roughly 500 becquerels per kilogram of cesium was...

State of emergency declared in Madre de Dios as severe flooding leaves 15 000 people affected, Peru

February 23, 2021

Heavy rainfall since mid-February has triggered widespread, severe flooding in Madre de Dios, Peru, leaving at least 15 000 people affected and thousands of property damage. This has prompted the government to declare a state of emergency for the region for 60 days....

Persistent flooding damages thousands of homes and wide swaths of land in southern Mozambique

February 17, 2021

Persistent flooding in southern Mozambique has caused damage to around 4 200 homes and more than 54 000 ha (133 400 acres) of agricultural land. Heavy rains have been affecting the southern areas of the country, falling on grounds already saturated by downpours...

Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

February 16, 2021

The incredibly historic winter storm continued its assault in southern Kansas on the morning of February 15, 2021, adding another 25 mm (1 inch) or more of snow during the Monday morning commute. Traffic was lighter than normal thanks to the holiday, but icy...


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