Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported

Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported

A massive storm system reaching from Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has afflicted the central United States on April 13 – 15 with heavy snow, tornadoes, rain, and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating dangerous road conditions and killing at least three…

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Severe weather conditions hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and hail. A rare tornado was spotted in Batna Province. Rainfall of 25 – 50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through the afternoon of…

More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people across Puerto Rico lost power on April 12, 2018, as the U.S. territory continues to struggle after the damage caused by Hurricane "Maria" last fall, according to island’s Electric Power Authority. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane…

16 killed, 100 injured as storm hits northwestern India, 80% crop loss

16 killed, 100 injured as storm hits northwestern India, 80% crop loss

At least 16 people were killed in unprecedented storms and rainfall in the state of Rajasthan, India on April 11, 2018. Five people were killed in Bharatpur district and 11, including five children, in Dholpur district. At least 100 people got injured. Local farmers…

Most detailed map of Earth’s magnetic lithosphere

Most detailed map of Earth’s magnetic lithosphere

European Space Agency's used data provided by their trio of Swarm satellite and combined it with historical data from the German CHAMP satellite and observations from ships and aircraft to produce the most detailed map of the Earth's lithosphere. The map is…

Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

At least 1 person was killed and 1 781 people affected by floods and landslides on April 7, 2018, in Bogor, Indonesia's West Java Province. Heavy rainfall caused landslides and caused the Cisarua river to overflow in Sukamakmur district. At least three…

Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A column of white smoke and a string of tremors at the Nevados de Chillan volcano, has prompted officials to raise the alert level ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. Since 2015, the alert level has remained at yellow –…