Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

January 11, 2018

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were…

Series of moderately strong earthquakes hit Iran-Iraq border region

January 11, 2018

Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on…

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 3 – 9, 2018

January 10, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between January 3 and 9, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes.…

Bangladesh hit by coldest temperatures ever

January 10, 2018

Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least…

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Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

December 12, 2017

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding…

50 injured, 550 homes damaged as tornado rips through Vaal Marina, Midvaal, South Africa

50 injured, 550 homes damaged as tornado rips through Vaal Marina, Midvaal, South Africa

December 12, 2017

A destructive tornado ripped through the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, South Africa on December 11, 2017, uprooting trees and causing extensive infrastructural…

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Iran

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits southeastern Iran

December 12, 2017

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.2 hit southeastern Iran at 08:43 UTC (12:13 local time)…

New timelapse of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic island forming

New timelapse of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic island forming

December 12, 2017

In December 2014 and early 2015, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and…

Strongest cold wave of the season grips South Korea, -17 °C (1.4 °F) expected

Strongest cold wave of the season grips South Korea, -17 °C (1.4 °F) expected

December 11, 2017

According to the Korea Meteorological Agency, the strongest cold wave of the 2017/18 season began Monday, December 11, 2017, and will last throughout…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iran – Iraq border region

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iran – Iraq border region

December 11, 2017

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.0 hit Iran – Iraq border region at 14:09 UTC…

New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

December 11, 2017

A change in the pattern of activity at Fugo volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive…

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