A rare out-of-season tropical cyclone formed near Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean on May 18, 2022, and was named Gina. It is the 6th named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific cyclone season. The season officially started on November 1, 2021, and ended on April 30, 2022.
Southwest monsoon seems to have arrived early this year as very heavy rains hit Assam, producing destructive floods and landslides.
Significant seismic activity has been detected on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland over the past 7 days. The greatest activity was at Svartsengi, where slight uplift was recorded, and in the vicinity of Grindavik.
While diving on the Liliʻuokalani Ridge within Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the Ocean Exploration Trust expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus found what they described as an ‘incredibly unique and fascinating’ feature resembling a ‘yellow brick road’ to the city of Atlantis.
olar activity ranged from low to high levels from May 2 to 8, 2022. In total, the Sun produced 79 C-class solar flares, 8 M-class and 1 X-class. Over the past 30 days, 35 M-class flares were produced and 4 X-class.
More than 5 000 people were forced to seek medical assistance and one person has died after severe dust storm swept over large parts of Iraq on May 5, 2022. This is the 7th dust storm to hit the country so far this month.
Record-breaking rains hit Valencia, Spain on May 3, 2022, causing severe flooding across the city.
Probably the best footage of a tornado ever. This strong tornado hit Andover, Kansas on April 29, 2022, causing extensive damage along a narrow path through the east side of the city.
Eurozone inflation in April 2022 is expected to be 7.5%, hitting a record high for the sixth consecutive month.
Explosive activity at Karymsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia intensified on April 28, 2022, with ash emissions rising up to 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level.