Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dozens missing, 15 000 rescued after severe flash floods hit pilgrimage site in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Some 15 000 people have been airlifted to safety after severe flash floods swept through makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cave is located at an altitude of 4.1 km (2.5 miles) and is covered with snow most of the year except for the short summer period when it is open to pilgrims.

Very bright daylight meteor over New Zealand, loud boom reported

Very bright daylight meteor over New Zealand, loud boom reported

A very bright daylight fireball was seen and recorded over Wellington, New Zealand at around 01:50 UTC on July 7, 2022 (13:50 LT). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a loud boom. It provided a wealth of scientific data as it left signatures on weather radars, seismometers, and geostationary satellites.

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits southern Iran

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits southern Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southern Iran at 21:32 UTC on July 1, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.