Very bright fireball over Spain and Portugal

Very bright fireball over Spain and Portugal

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Spain and Portugal at 20:03 UTC on January 21, 2024. This event took place some 19 hours after asteroid 2024 BX1 impacted Earth’s atmosphere over Berlin, Germany, as the 8th asteroid on record to be discovered before impacting Earth.

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

Very heavy rains hit capital Lisbon, Portugal on December 7, 2022, causing severe flash floods and leaving at least one person dead.

Very bright fireball over Portugal and Spain

Very bright fireball over Portugal and Spain

A very bright fireball was observed over Portugal and Spain at 22:42 UTC on November 2, 2022. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Huelva, La Hita, CAHA, OSN, La Sagra, Sevilla, and El Aljarafe.

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal

The second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June 2022 has claimed more than 1 000 lives over the past 8 days, with most of them in Portugal. Numerous high temperature records have been broken and more are expected to fall over the next few days. This is the second heatwave to hit Europe since mid-June.

Magma movement detected under São Jorge, Azores

Magma movement detected under São Jorge, Azores

The seismovolcanic crisis at Manadas volcanic fissure system on the island of  São Jorge, Azores, Portugal continues since March 19, 2022. A notable change was reported on April 6, when volcano-tectonic earthquakes were detected, suggesting the movement of magma at depth. The volcanic alert remains at Level 4 of 6. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1808 (VEI 1).

Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Intense earthquake swarm continues at São Jorge, Azores

Seismic activity at Manadas volcanic fissure system in the NW part of São Jorge Island, Azores, Portugal continues at a high level for the fourth day in a row. The Civil Protection of Azores is preparing preventive measures in case of a strong earthquake or…