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Deadly thunderstorms hit Europe, "positive giant" hits a referee in Germany

A low pressure center is covering a large swathe of Europe producing heavy rain and severe electrical storms since Saturday, May 28, 2016. At least 2 people were killed and more than 35 injured on Saturday alone. The severe weather is expected to move over to the UK...

May 29, 2016

Deadly mudflow hits the town of Kadamjay, southern Kyrgyzstan

A deadly mudflow has hit the town of Kadamjay, Kadamjay District of Batken Region, southern Kyrgyzstan on May 27, 2016, claiming lives of at least 5 people. Several people are reportedly missing. Torrential rainfall was affecting the entire Kyrgyzstan, and...

May 28, 2016

Ice age confirmed at the north pole of Mars

A team of scientists led by experts from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Texas has utilized the radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to discover the evidence of an ice age at the Martian north pole. According to researchers, the...

May 28, 2016

Very strong M7.3 earthquake at intermediate depth hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit the South Sandwich Islands region at 09:47 UTC on May 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 93.2 km (57.9 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.2 at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 28, 2016

Strong and deep M6.6 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Fiji region at 05:38 UTC on May 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 416.8 km (259.0 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.9 at a depth of 448 km (278 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 28, 2016

Tornadoes, intense flash floods, and large hail continue ravaging the US Plains, no relief in sight

Extreme weather conditions continue to affect the Plains. An intense tornado swept the Bryan town in Texas on May 26, 2016, damaging 60 homes, and completely destroying 3 of them. At the same time, heavy rainfalls induced severe flooding across the state, disrupting...

May 27, 2016

Rare form of transient luminous event over Oklahoma, US

An enormous swarm of sprites was observed across the top of a thunderstorm during a severe weather outbreak in Oklahoma, US on May 23, 2016. The phenomenon was recorded by amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft, almost 640 km (400 miles) away, SpaceWeather.com reports,...

May 27, 2016

Tropical depression brings heavy rain and strong winds to SE China, Hong Kong

A tropical depression that formed over the South China Sea on May 26 is about to make landfall over the SE China's Guangdong province, bordering Hong Kong. The system is bringing heavy rain and strong winds. According to Hong Kong Observatory, the depression had...

May 27, 2016

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Fiji region at 04:08 UTC on May 27, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 572.1 km (355.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.3 at a depth of 604 km (375 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 27, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: May 18 - 24, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes between May 18 and 24, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Santa Maria, Guatemala | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira,...

May 26, 2016

Piton de la Fournaise volcano's first eruption in 2016, La Réunion

Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French La Réunion island erupted on the morning of May 26, 2016, according to IPGP. Following the event, the Prefecture placed a level 2 alert into effect, closing all public access to the Enclos. The eruption is the first...

May 26, 2016

Violent tornado outbreaks continue, major damage in Dickinson Co, Kansas

The ongoing spell of severe weather in US produced another massive tornado in Kansas on May 25, 2016. A 0.8 km (0.5 miles) wide twister caused major damage in the Dickinson County and injured several people. Luckily, no fatalities were reported. A violent tornado...

May 26, 2016

Another landslide in Hpakant jade mine leaves over 200 missing, Myanmar

Another deadly landslide has hit Myanmar's jade-rich Hpakant region on May 23, 2016, leaving as many as 200 workers buried under tailings. 14 bodies were found under the rubble as of late May 24. The latest in a series of deadly disasters occurred around 20:15...

May 25, 2016

Two new lava flows observed at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Eruptive activity of the Kilauea volcano continues with two new lava flows observed at the northeast and east flank of the Pu'u ' O'o cone on May 24, 2016. The northeast flank flow was about 1 km (3 281 feet) long while the flow on the east flank of the...

May 25, 2016

Widespread flooding and landslides leave 101 people dead and 100 missing, Sri Lanka

An intense storm that was affecting Sri Lanka since May 15, 2016, wreaked havoc across the country's districts, causing severe flooding and deadly landslides. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the current death toll is 101 and another 100 people...

May 25, 2016

200-meter-long sinkhole opens in Florence and swallows 20 cars, Italy

A 200-meter-long (650 feet) and 7-meter-wide (23 feet) sinkhole opened up along the Arno River in the center of Florence, Italy around 06:15 (local time) on May 25, 2016, swallowing 20 parked cars. Emergency services cordoned off the area and asked the residents to...

May 25, 2016

Severe weather outbreak: Massive tornado destroys home near Dodge City, Kansas

Severe thunderstorms hit portions of the Plains on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, producing about 26 tornadoes in five different states. More than 12 touched down in Kansas and several more in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. This round of severe weather will...

May 25, 2016