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kobe earthquake japan

Japan's earthquakes and tectonic setting

Japan has more measurable earthquakes than any other country and has over 100 active volcanoes. These both result from Japan being wedged among four major tectonic plates. The tectonics are complicated, but in this animation, IRIS attempted to look at the basic...

June 15, 2017

carpenter wyoming tornado june 12 2017

Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Severe weather outbreak spawned several tornadoes and dropped very large hail in parts of eastern Wyoming on June 12, 2017, destroying or damaging several buildings and injuring at least one person. Damaging tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska and Colorado....

June 13, 2017

jiangsu sinkhole june 10 2017

Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

A large sinkhole opened up on a busy road of Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole immediately swallowed a minivan and continued to expand, engulfing parts of pavement and a nearby...

June 13, 2017

waterspout beihai china june 7 2017

Rare waterspout recorded off Beihai, south China

A large waterspout, rare weather phenomenon for this part of the world, was spotted and recorded off the coast of Beihai City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. According to the CGTN, the jaw-dropping scene fascinated...

June 08, 2017

mount sakurajima eruption june 6 2017

Major eruption of Mount Sakurajima, Japan

A major eruption occurred at Mount Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan at 22:56 UTC on June 5, 2017 (07:56 JST on June 6). This is the second significant eruption at the volcano in recent weeks. The eruption occured at Showa crater,...

June 06, 2017

alberta canada tornado june 2 2017

Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The twister was on the ground some 15 - 20...

June 03, 2017

massive sandstorm khartoum sudan june 1 2017

Massive sandstorm sweeps through Khartoum, Sudan

A massive sandstorm swept through the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 1, 2017, turning day into night and burying several homes. The storm has brought vast amounts of sand and dust into the city, burying several homes and severely limiting visibility, CGTN...

June 02, 2017

metamorphosis adrien mauduit

Metamorphosis by Adrien Mauduit

In nature, there is nothing more spectacular than the Spring. Funny enough, animals and plants are way quicker to get back to being active than to fall into dormancy in the Fall. It sometimes takes months for deciduous plants to lose all their leaves, whereas they...

June 01, 2017

izmir flood turkey may 29 2017

Severe flash floods hit Turkey's Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in western Turkey on May 29, 2017, especially in the city of Izmir in Izmir Province whose streets quickly turned into raging rivers. Floodwaters flooded numerous houses, destroyed city's infrastructure and swept away a...

May 31, 2017

chihuahua tornado may 30 2017

Tornadoes hit Mexican states of Chihuahua and Puebla

An impressive tornado hit the Mexican state of Chihuahua on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, and was witnessed and recorded by numerous people. On the same day, another tornado hit the state of Puebla, knocking down 27 trees and damaging several cars. Meanwhile, a low...

May 31, 2017

human induced barrier around earth against natural high energy particle radiation

Human-induced barrier around Earth against natural high energy particle radiation

Very low frequency, or VLF, radio communications have been found to interact with particles in space, affecting how and where they move. At times, these interactions can create a barrier around Earth against natural high energy particle radiation in space. VLF...

May 23, 2017

tyumen region flooding ishim russia may 2017

Massive flooding hits Russia's Tyumen region

A massive flooding is affecting Russia's Tyumen region in Siberia since May 11, 2017, after a large discharge of water from the reservoir in Kazakhstan. Tyumen governor said the actual release was much higher than Kazakstan officials claim. A state of emergency...

May 18, 2017

large gustnado exeter nebraska may 16 2017

Large gustnado near Exeter, Nebraska

A large gustnado or landspout was spotted and recorded near Exeter, Nebraska on May 16, 2017. The event was followed by rain and pea-sized hail soon after. Although there were no damage or injuries reported, the sight evoked horrible memories to Jerry and Theresa...

May 17, 2017

okinawa waterspout may 15 2017

Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

During the afternoon hours of May 15, 2017, residents of Okinawa, Japan were surprised to see a funnel cloud looming just off the coast. The waterspout never touched ground and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The phenomenon was associated with a...

May 17, 2017

claim stone carvings reveal comet catastrophe

Stone carvings reveal comet catastrophe over 10000 years ago

New scientific reports suggest that ancient stone carvings confirm that a great comet struck the Earth over ten thousand years ago. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have studied the perplexing symbols carved on stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in...

May 10, 2017

washed away irish beach reappears after 33 years again

Washed away Irish beach reappears after 33 years, again

A beach in the village of Dooagh on Achill Island, northwestern Ireland that vanished during a violent spring storm in 1984 has reappeared during a freak tide in April 2017 after hundreds of thousands of tons of sand were deposited on the shore, re-creating once...

May 09, 2017

adrien mauduit 2017 noctilucent cloud chasing season teaser

2017 Noctilucent cloud chasing season teaser - 4K (UHD) time-lapse, Denmark

As the Earth continues its path on its elliptical orbit around the Sun, high latitudes and higher mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere are entering the midnight Sun season. If you go too far up north, the Sun never sets, but at a lower latitude, like southern...

May 04, 2017