The largest forest fire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

The largest forest fire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

A forest fire reignited across Ludwigslust-Parchim District, west of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State, Germany on June 30, burning an area of more than 450 ha (1 111 acres) so far and becoming the largest forest fire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The fire is…

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the…

Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Authorities suspect a tornado hit the city of Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany late June 4, 2019, causing significant damage. Another round of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Severe thunderstorms swept over parts of France, Benelux and Germany on…

Widespread damage as Storm “Eberhard” hits Germany

Widespread damage as Storm “Eberhard” hits Germany

A strong winter storm named "Eberhard" by German weather authorities swept through Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on March 10, 2019, downing trees and causing traffic chaos. Gale-force winds were recorded across the country, chilly temperatures and…

Magmatic recharge detected beneath Laacher See volcano, Germany

Magmatic recharge detected beneath Laacher See volcano, Germany

For the first time since the improvement of the local seismic networks in the East Eifel region, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, scientists have detected and located recurrent deep low-frequency (DLF) earthquakes in the lower crust and upper mantle beneath the…

Tornado leaves a trail of destruction, two injured in western Germany

Tornado leaves a trail of destruction, two injured in western Germany

A rare tornado for this part of the world swept through a populated area in western Germany on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and 2 people injured. The storm that produced the tornado also dropped large hail on the region. The tornado formed…

Severe thunderstorm, massive flooding hits Germany

Severe thunderstorm, massive flooding hits Germany

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large amounts of hail and heavy rain hit parts of Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Floods damaged homes and roads, leaving parts of the region under 1 m (40 inches) of water. A 'once in a century' hailstorm reportedly…

Huge fireball over western Germany, 1 794 reports

Huge fireball over western Germany, 1 794 reports

A huge fireball has been observed streaking across the sky over western Germany at 16:48 UTC (17:48 CET) on November 14, 2017. The event lasted between 7 and 20 seconds, according to eyewitness reports. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 1 794…

Very bright fireball explodes over northern Germany

Very bright fireball explodes over northern Germany

A very bright fireball exploded over northern Germany around 20:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on November 6, 2017. The event lasted between 3 and 20 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS), received 23 reports by 13:00 UTC, November 8. The event was seen from Germany,…