Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

An Earth-grazing fireball was recorded over Span at about 20:10 UTC on April 16, 2021. The event lasted for almost 50 seconds and was seen over much of the country. According to an analysis by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia…

Very bright fireball over southern Spain on March 28, 2021

Very bright fireball over southern Spain on March 28, 2021

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at about 04:21 UTC on March 28, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 96 000 km/h, said Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, principal investigator of the SMART Project and…

Heavy rains cause flash flooding in southern Spain

Heavy rains cause flash flooding in southern Spain

Heavy rains from Friday, March 5, 2021, triggered flash flooding in southern Spain, particularly in the regions of Andalusia and Murcia. Dozens of people were rescued from inundated homes after a river broke its banks, while several areas were cut off. In Malaga…

Bright blue fireball lights up night sky over Mallorca, Spain

Bright blue fireball lights up night sky over Mallorca, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the skies of Mallorca, Spain, at around 20:17 UTC (21:17 LT) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Sources from the Institute of Space Sciences said that their experts are now working on the reconstruction of the orbit and trajectory of…

Intense earthquake swarm north of Granada, Spain

Intense earthquake swarm north of Granada, Spain

A series of shallow earthquakes are shaking the area northwest of the city of Granada, Spain since the beginning of December 2020. The activity reintensified at the end of January, with more than 1 000 earthquakes since January 23. Major earthquakes have occurred…

Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

Earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A new earthquake swarm started under the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Spain's Canary Islands on January 31, 2021. This is the second swarm of earthquakes in this area since December 23, 2020, and 8th since 2017. Of the numerous seismic events…

Storm Hortense hits Mallorca with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (105 mph), Spain

Storm Hortense hits Mallorca with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (105 mph), Spain

Storm Hortense left a trail of destruction after it made landfall in Mallorca, Spain on January 23, 2021. Significant damage was reported across the island and at least 2 people were injured. Aemet reported a gust of 130 km/h (81 mph) at Son Sant Airport, which…

Very bright fireball over Madrid, Spain

Very bright fireball over Madrid, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Madrid at about 02:56 UTC on January 21, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the…

Large fireball explodes over Galicia, loud boom reported, Spain

Large fireball explodes over Galicia, loud boom reported, Spain

A large fireball streaked across the skies of Galicia in Spain at 00:10 UTC (01:10 LT) on Monday, January 18, 2021. Witnesses reported hearing a loud roar minutes after the meteor exploded. The Spanish Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN) have started…

Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe on January 7 and 8, 2021, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Spain, and the heaviest snowfall in central, northern,…