Strongest-ever earthquakes hit Alaska’s North Slope region as M6.4 and M6.0 quakes and an unprecedented swarm of more than 200 tremors strike near Kaktovik

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A pretty large swarm of more than 200 earthquakes is currently hitting Alaska's North Slope region. The seismic unrest was triggered by a M6.4 earthquake, 84km SW of Kaktovik,...

The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera, a Californian Super-volcano, is so large it could releases 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere during its next...

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A SUPER-VOLCANO in California which erupted with devastating results hundreds of thousands of years ago has a vast reservoir of semi-molten magma measuring a staggering 240 cubic MILES, a...

1427 dead. Not 64: Puerto Rico massively updates its Hurricane Maria death toll

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The Puerto Rican government "quietly acknowledged" on Thursday that Hurricane Maria killed 1,427 residents. The government had previously said only 64 people died in the storm's aftermath. The announcement came...

New rifts/cracks and sinkholes open up around Tungnafellsjökull volcano in Iceland

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Tungnafellsjökull central volcano has not have recorded historical activity, but is considered an active volcano that has erupted during the past 10,000 year, mainly from flank fissures on the...

New shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok as death toll from first tremor reaches 300

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This is the third large earthquake to strike Lombok in the past month. On 29 July, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 17 people and briefly stranded hundreds of trekkers on...

Ongoing volcanic activity creates sinkholes and cracks throughout Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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Much of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been closed for three months due to hazards caused by frequent earthquakes triggered by collapse events at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano....

Saharan dust arrives in Southwest Florida after a 6 thousand miles journey from Africa… Again!

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Do you notice anything unusual about our sky today? If you look closely, you'll see a slight orange haze above Southwest Florida over the next few days.... Because Saharan...

Colorado Springs area nailed by baseball-sized hail: Zoo visitors injured, zoo animals killed, home and car damaged, flash floods

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Baseball-sized hail fell in southern Colorado about 3 p.m. Monday. Areas of southern Colorado Springs, Security, Widefield, Fountain and Fort Carson were just slammed by HUGE hail stones, resulting...

Unusual Activity: Four tropical systems swarm the Pacific ocean with Hurricane Hector, and Tropical Storms Ileana, and John as well as Invest 94E, following weeks of below-average tropical activity

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Following weeks of below-average tropical activity in the eastern Pacific Ocean basin, Mother Nature has decided to add several tropical cyclones into the mix. This includes Hurricane Hector, Tropical...

What the heck is going on with California wildfire situation? California has experienced six of its most destructive wildfires in just 10 months

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California has experienced six of its most destructive wildfires in just 10 months. The fires have charred more than 10,000 structures and claimed dozens of lives. The Carr Fire...

Rare hail storm hits Sardinia, Italy, amid Europe’s heatwave

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A sudden and powerful ice blast covered Sardinia, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, in a 30cm-deep 'snow blanket' after the temperatures suddenly plunged from 35C to 12C...

Strong M6.9 earthquake in Indonesia: Millions panic as second powerful earthquake in a week hits Lombok – 19 reported dead

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At least three people were killed when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok and nearby Bali, sending terrified residents and tourists running into the streets...

Weather chaos: Man risks his life to rescue a drowning cat after extreme hailstorms inundate parts of Saudi Arabia in frozen waters

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A Yemeni expatriate living in Saudi Arabia risked his life, wading through frozen water after an extreme hailstorm in south-western Saudi Arabia, to rescue a cat that was about...

Unprecedented EF3-equivalent FIRENADO kills three people in Carr Fire near Redding in California

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The tornado was hovering over the house,' Amanda Woodley, Bledsoe's granddaughter, told CNN. 'It was just a tornado fire over the house. It was the most intense tornado in...

High hazard College Lake Dam in Lynchburg, Virginia, overtops – Concerns of possible dam failure – Evacuations ordered

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The high hazard College Lake Dam in Lynchburg, Virginia, overtopped Friday morning, sending water barreling across a local road. Evacuations were ordered over fears that the dam could fail....

5,000 feet high WALL OF DUST engulfs Phoenix Area (videos and pictures)

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A monsoon storm hit the region hard Thursday evening, bringing high winds, low visibility and a massive wall of rolling dust from the south - 70 miles WIDE and...

The heat has gone into overdrive this July: Death Valley sets new record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth

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July has been one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in California. Already one of the...

Unusually high sea water temperature forces Swedish nuclear power plant to close

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Unusually high sea water temperature has forced Swedish nuclear power plant to close, authorities said on Monday, as the water reached a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Wildfires are not the...

Ocean outgassing causing strong odor in Oceanside, California – But it is unknown what’s behind the outgassing

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What's that smell please? The Oceanside Police Department told residents not to panic after the department received several calls about a strong smell. According to authorities, the smell is...

22 volcanoes actively erupting, 43 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions: We are in a period of high volcanic activity

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Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity, generally there are around 20 volcanoes actively erupting at any particular time. Last week, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic...