Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead….

Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada from Friday, June 25 to Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, amid a historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The number is nearly double the expected amount and is predicted to further increase as…

Rare waterspouts spotted in the Strait of Georgia for 2 days in a row, Canada

Rare waterspouts spotted in the Strait of Georgia for 2 days in a row, Canada

Several waterspouts were seen in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and British Columbia, Canada, for two days in a row on Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10, 2021. According to Environment Canada, the occurrence of up to five waterspouts in two days…

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region, B.C., Canada

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Haida Gwaii region, British Columbia, Canada at 04:30 UTC on July 4, 2019 (19:30 LT, July 3). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The…