Widespread flooding hits Spain’s Alicante

Widespread flooding hits Spain’s Alicante

Exceptional rainfall hit Spain's Alicante Province on October 22, 2021, damaging homes and stranding numerous vehicles. According to State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), up to 102 mm (4 inches) of rainfall hit the town of Torrevieja, resulting in the evacuation…

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

4 000 homes uninhabitable after M6.0 earthquake hit Crete, Greece

Nearly 4 000 homes have been declared uninhabitable after shallow M6.0 (M5.8) earthquake hit Crete, Greece at 06:17 UTC on September 27, 2021.1 By Wednesday, October 6, engineering teams from the Ministry of Infrastructure had surveyed a total of 8 540 buildings,…

Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil at 00:44 UTC on September 30, 2021. The event was recorded by Clima ao Vivo platform cameras from the cities of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and from Rio de…

Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China’s Shandong Province

Tornado hits downtown Yantai, China’s Shandong Province

A damaging tornado hit the city of Yantai, China's Shandong Province on October 1, 2021. According to Eric Wang, an extreme weather enthusiast, the damage is consistent with an EF-1 rating. The tornado went directly into downtown, flipping cars and collapsing…

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

Deep M6.1 earthquake hits central Sea of Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit the central Sea of Japan at 08:37 UTC (17:37 JST) on September 29, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 400 km (248 miles). The USGS is reproing M6.1 at a depth of 367.7 km (228 miles). The epicenter was…

More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

More than 320 buildings destroyed by lava at La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows continue slowly advancing toward the coast on September 23, 2021, after another night of intense lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands. The height of the volcanic plume is estimated at 4.2 km (13 800 feet) above the volcano….

2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been…

Rare August snowfall blankets swathes of Chile’s Atacama desert

Rare August snowfall blankets swathes of Chile’s Atacama desert

A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches). "This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen…