Massive floods leave more than 1 million homes damaged or destroyed, Pakistan

Massive floods leave more than 1 million homes damaged or destroyed, Pakistan

The death toll from destructive floods affecting Pakistan since June 14, 2022, rose to 1 162 on August 31, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports. During the same period, more than 3 500 people were injured, 33 million were affected, and more than 1 million homes were damaged or destroyed. Officials said this year’s monsoon season brought more than one-third of the country underwater and described the floods as one of the worst in history.

Unprecedented flooding hits Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Unprecedented flooding hits Yellowstone National Park, U.S.

Destructive flooding and landslides hit Yellowstone National Park and nearby communities on June 13, 2022, washing out numerous roads and bridges in the area, cutting off electricity and forcing people to evacuate. The floods hit during one of Yellowstone’s busiest months.

Asteroid 2022 KP6 flew past Earth at just 0.05 LD

Asteroid 2022 KP6 flew past Earth at just 0.05 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 KP6 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.045 LD / 0.00012 AU (17 426 km / 10 828 miles) at 15:05 UTC on May 25, 2022.

This is the 60th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 2nd closest after 2022 FD1 on March 25 at 0.00010 AU. It is also the 17th closest asteroid flyby on record (since 1900).