Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

Greenfield, Iowa tornado rated EF-4 — strongest U.S. tornado of 2024

On May 21, 2024, a powerful EF-4 tornado with winds reaching up to 298 km/h (185 mph) devastated Greenfield, Iowa, resulting in at least five fatalities and significant property damage, marking it as the strongest tornado in the U.S. this year.

Earthquake swarm hits Campi Flegrei caldera, Italy

Earthquake swarm hits Campi Flegrei caldera, Italy

A new seismic swarm started at Campi Flegrei area, Italy at 17:51 UTC on May 20, 2024. Local Earthquake monitoring network has detected around 150 quakes within the next couple of hours, with the strongest being M4.4 — now the strongest quake to hit the caldera region since the beginning of the current bradyseismic crisis in 2005. Preventive evacuations have thus far affected 36 families.

Delhi under Red alert as extreme temperatures strike northwest India

Delhi under Red alert as extreme temperatures strike northwest India

Parts of northwest India are experiencing severe heatwave conditions on Saturday, May 18, 2024, with the capital New Delhi under a Red alert as very high temperatures strike parts of the country. The India Meteorological Department has issued warnings for several states, anticipating persistent heat wave conditions over the next 5 days.

Icy blast grips Chile with coldest May since 1950, triggers power cuts in Argentina

Icy blast grips Chile with coldest May since 1950, triggers power cuts in Argentina

Chile’s capital, Santiago, has been experiencing record-low temperatures for several days, with minimum temperatures around 0 °C (32 °F). This cold spell has made May 2024 the coldest May since 1950, according to the Chilean meteorological agency. In some coastal regions and parts of Santiago, temperatures have dipped below freezing, a rare occurrence for this time of year.

Massive dust storm engulfs Mumbai, killing at least 14 and injuring 74

Massive dust storm engulfs Mumbai, killing at least 14 and injuring 74

A catastrophic dust storm swept through Mumbai, India, on Monday, May 13, 2024, beginning at 15:00 local time and persisting for more than two hours. The storm claimed the lives of at least eight individuals and injured over 60 others, wreaking havoc across the city.

Thousands of homes destroyed, over 300 dead as flash floods ravage northern Afghanistan

Thousands of homes destroyed, over 300 dead as flash floods ravage northern Afghanistan

Northern Afghanistan is facing a catastrophic humanitarian crisis following severe flash flooding that began on Friday, May 10, 2024. The latest reports confirm 315 deaths and injuries to over 1 600 people, with Baghlan Province bearing the brunt of the devastation. Authorities fear the death toll will continue rising.