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Bright green fireball streaks across the skies of Southern California, US

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking across the skies of Southern California at 04:40 UTC on April 27, 2016 (21:40 PDT on April 26). American Meteor Society received more than 65 reports and is investigating the case. According to witness reports, the...

April 27, 2016

Current eruptions at Santa Maria (Santiaguito) the strongest in recent years, Guatemala

In a special report published 15:40 UTC on April 23, INSIVUMEH reported that Santa Maria (Santiaguito) volcano is experiencing the highest level of explosive activity observed in recent years, with violent eruptions accompanied by ash columns reaching 4.5 - 5 km (14...

April 23, 2016

Drone footage shows very large earth crack on Britain's Jurassic Coast

A very large earth crack opened on Britain's Jurassic Coast after heavy rains caused thousands of tons of earth to give way on April 13, 2016. The crack, measuring about 274 meters (900 feet) as of April 19, emerged in the land's edge at Bowleaze Cove near...

April 21, 2016

Ash storm engulfs Puebla after large strombolian eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A large strombolian eruption, lasting several hours and characterized by emission of incandescent fragments and tall ash columns, occurred at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico on April 18, 2016. The eruption started at 07:32 UTC (02:32 local time), gradually...

April 19, 2016

State of emergency declared after historic flooding claims 6 lives in Houston, Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in nine counties after record-breaking rainfall on April 18 caused unprecedented flooding in the Houston area. As of 17:00 UTC (12:00 CDT), April 19, 6 people have died as a result of severe flooding. The...

April 19, 2016

The comet Venus - past and present

The planet Venus presents many unresolved mysteries to planetary scientists. However, equally mysterious is Venus' extraordinary role in the world's ancient astronomies. In this Space News episode, we explore the remarkable electrical environment of Venus...

April 14, 2016

Hailstones up to 10.8 cm in diameter ravage Wylie, Texas

A severe hailstorm hit parts of Texas Monday night, April 11, 2016, causing extensive damage to homes and cars. Hailstones up to 10.8 cm (4.25 inches) were reported in Wylie, northeast of Dallas. This region was hit by very large hail just a couple of weeks ago....

April 12, 2016

Video captures large sinkhole collapse in Central California

A large sinkhole formed in Madera, Central California on the evening of April 11, 2016 (local time) and was captured on video by the City of Madera Police Department. The sinkhole opened up as a part of the local roadway collapsed into a sewage line. An exact cause...

April 12, 2016

Blue jet above the Earth

For the first time ever, an image has been captured of an elusive electrical phenomenon above the Earth. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station imaged a kind of electrical discharge in the upper atmosphere known as a blue jet. In this Space News,...

April 10, 2016

Three failed rainy seasons result in worst drought in 50 years, Ethiopia

Three failed rainy seasons have resulted in Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years. The number of food insecure people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance has rapidly increased; from 2.9 million at the beginning of 2015 to over 10 million in March 2016. Over...

April 08, 2016

Drought causes large road collapse north of Bangkok, Thailand

Just days after a truck got pulled into a huge crack on a road north of Bangkok, Thailand another large collapse occurred on the same road today. The crack stretches almost 120 meters (400 feet) and is 4 meters (13 feet) deep. Officials said severe drought caused...

April 04, 2016

Ash emissions from Etna's Northeast Crater, Italy

Intermittent weak to moderate ash emissions are being observed at Northeast Crater of Italy's Mount Etna over the last couple of days. Weak incandescence can be observed at night, but current events show no signs that could indicate fresh lava. Surface...

April 03, 2016

Destructive landslide caught on video, Pakistan

Pakistan was hit by floods and numerous landslides after heavy rains drenched the country in March. The video below shows one highly destructive landslide event crashing through a series of houses. "The debris flowing down the lower slope triggered another...

March 31, 2016

Growing sinkhole causes evacuations in Tarpon Springs, Florida

A large sinkhole has opened up in Tarpon Springs, Florida on March 30, 2016, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents. This is reportedly a re-opened known sinkhole, located along U.S. 19 at Mango Street. City officials say water and sewer lines have broken at the...

March 30, 2016

Analysis of St. Patrick's day fireball over the UK

A very large fireball illuminated the sky over London, UK for 4 seconds at 03:16 UTC on March 17, 2016. The event was observed from the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium and recorded by 5 stations and 7 cameras operated by the United Kingdom Meteor Observation...

March 22, 2016

Large landslide and egg-sized hailstones hit Hunan, China

A large landslide was captured on camera on March 18, 2016, as it buried a highway in Anhua County of China’s Hunan Province. Two days later, egg-sized hailstones hit Hunan's Chenzhou city. Footage shot by a driver shows a landslide took place at 09:10 and...

March 22, 2016

Large multiple-vortex waterspout filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A tornado formed in Fort Lauderdale, southeastern Florida on March 19, 2016, and soon turned into a large multiple-vortex waterspout. The rare event was filmed by several observers. The wind picked up boats, tossed garbage cans and left several cars damaged....

March 21, 2016