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kilauea lava hawaii july 2018

Unique, lava-fueled thunderstorm produces 1 200 lightning strikes, Kilauea

A lava-fueled thunderstorm over active lava fields in the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii produced about 1 200 lightning strikes within just 7 hours on July 2, 2018, NWS said. According to West Hawaii Today, spokeswoman for Mayor Harry Kim said...

July 04, 2018

sinkhole lahore pakistan july 3 2018

Record-breaking rain hits Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power, Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains, described as the worst in decades, left at least 9 people dead and 10 injured in the Pakistani city of Lahore (population 6.3 million) on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The city received record-breaking rain that left much of it under water and without...

July 04, 2018

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Abnormal earthquake swarm near Mayotte continues, constant shaking creating anxiety and stress

Abnormal earthquake swarm near the volcanic island of Mayotte in the Comoros Basin (Mozambique Channel) continues for nearly two months, creating anxiety and stress among locals. The quakes are all occurring in the same spot, about 50 km (31 miles) to the east of...

July 02, 2018

flash flooding des moines iowa june 30 into july 1 2018

Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa

Historic flooding hit Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend following a series of thunderstorms that started affecting the city on Saturday evening, June 30, 2018. More than a 305 mm (1 foot) of rain fell on some parts of the city by Sunday morning. One person was...

July 02, 2018

phoenix dust storm 2018

Intense dust storm hits Senegal, causing damage and killing livestock

A surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a 'dramatic' start to the country's rainy season. Several planes at Blaise Diagne...

July 01, 2018

uttar pradesh suspected meteorite june 29 2018 credit htp

2 suspected meteorites found after loud boom in Uttar Pradesh, India

Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district claim that two meteorites have fallen from the sky on June 29, 2018, after heavy rain in the area. The objects, so far two of them, have been found near a house in Kasoli village after a loud noise shook the...

June 30, 2018

thunderstorms us june 28 2018 at 2130z

Over 200 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit parts of US

More than 200 000 homes and businesses were left without power after severe thunderstorms swept through parts of the United States on Thursday, June 28, 2018. One man was killed in a storm-related accident in Lineville, Alabama. Strong winds and heavy rain affected...

June 29, 2018

northern vietnam landslide june 2018

At least 23 killed, 11 missing after heavy rain floods northern Vietnam

At least 23 people have been killed and 11 are still missing after severe storms hit Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces. The worst affected are Hà Giang, Lai Châu, Lào Cai and Điện Biên. Authorities said that water level in...

June 29, 2018

mount agung eruption june 28 2018

New eruption of Mount Agung disrupts air travel, Bali, Indonesia

Several eruptions were registered at Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali on June 27 and 28, 2018. The eruptions produced a dense ash plume that rose up to 5 km above sea level and forced AirAsia to cancel numerous flights on June 28. Officials in Ngurah Rai...

June 28, 2018

sierra negra eruption june 26 2018

Intense eruption starts at Sierra Negra volcano, evacuations ordered, Galapagos, Ecuador

A new eruption started at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos, Ecuador around 21:40 UTC (13:40 local time) on June 26, 2018, following intense seismicity in recent weeks. The eruption produced a plume of volcanic ash mixed with SO2 and other gases which is rising up to...

June 27, 2018

pawnee fire june 25 2018 california

State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A...

June 26, 2018

snow at dachsteingletscher schladming june 25 2018

Significant cold outbreak affecting Europe, 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow in Alps, major waterspout outbreak

A significant cold outbreak for this time of year is affecting much of Europe. Nighttime and morning temperatures experienced across the continent are way below average for the end of June and parts of the Alps have received 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow today,...

June 25, 2018

vietnam flood june 24 2018

Deadly floods and landslides destroy hundreds of homes, Vietnam

Heavy rains caused deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam over the weekend, claiming lives of at least 7 people and leaving 12 missing. The worst-hit province was Lai Chau in Vietnam's mountainous region, where five people lost their lives and 12...

June 25, 2018

rockford flood june 18 2018

Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the...

June 24, 2018

landslide myanmar kachin state june 22 2018

Deadly landslide hits Phakant Township, Kachin State, Myanmar

Six people have been killed Friday, June 22, 2018, after heavy monsoon rains caused floods and landslides in Phakant Township of Kachin State, Myanmar. According to government sources, the landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road....

June 23, 2018

floods tamaulipas mexico june 2018

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides in Mexico

At least 7 people have died in weather-related incidents across Mexico over the past 7 days, including 6 who died in the past two days. Heavy rain was caused by a tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico which affected NE Mexico and parts of Texas, US. ...

June 22, 2018

peru cold wave pneumonia

Cold wave hits Peru, claiming lives of over 600 people

According to Chile's Ministry of Health (Minsa), 604 people have died of pneumonia by June 20, 2018, due to low temperatures. The number includes more than 400 older adults and 72 children under the age of 5. Since winter season is just beginning, low...

June 21, 2018