Natural disasters 2022, December

Iceland starts another flood as a result of glacial release

Iceland starts another flood as a result of glacial release

A glacial flood, also known as jökulhlaup, started yesterday from the Eastern Skaftárketill reservoir in the Vatnajökull glacier. As a result, the Department of Civil Defense issued an alert in the area yesterday at noon

Dixie fire becomes largest in California history

Dixie fire becomes largest in California history

The Dixie fire in northern California is on track to become the largest wildfire in state history, officials say

22 km oil spill recorded in the Gulf of Mexico

22 km oil spill recorded in the Gulf of Mexico

The US Coast Guard is investigating a 14-mile oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida. The spill is in federal waters off the port of Fourchon, Louisiana, said Sam Jones, head of the Louisiana office for

Typhoon Conson in the Philippines: 12 missing, 12,000 injured

Typhoon Conson in the Philippines: 12 missing, 12,000 injured

At least 12 people are missing and 12,000 more affected by Typhoon Conson in the Philippines, rescue service said

Bloodbath on a Scottish beach: 3 whales died on the shore

Bloodbath on a Scottish beach: 3 whales died on the shore

Two whales were in the water, and another one was further along the beach, in huge pools of its own blood

In Hurghada, tourists were frightened by the abrupt departure of the water and the exposure of the bottom of the beaches

In Hurghada, tourists were frightened by the abrupt departure of the water and the exposure of the bottom of the beaches

On Wednesday morning, thousands of foreign tourists were shocked when they arrived in the morning on the coast of Hurghada: instead of the sea, they found swarming crabs in the thickness of the coastal silt - the water abruptly departed from many hotel beaches

Floods cause catastrophic destruction in Sudan

Floods cause catastrophic destruction in Sudan

Severe flooding in southern White Nile State affected 53 villages or more than 61,000 people, including 35,000 South Sudanese refugees in the Alganaa region

Record rains cause flash floods in France

Record rains cause flash floods in France

Record rains flooded streets in the department of Lot-et-Garonne - two-month rainfall fell in a few hours - flooding depth of more than 2 meters

Hurricane Olaf reaches the coast of Mexico

Hurricane Olaf reaches the coast of Mexico

The center of Hurricane Olaf has moved from the Pacific Ocean to the coast of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, National Civil Protection said

Glacial flood in Iceland

Glacial flood in Iceland

Thanks to photographer Eggert Johannesson, who captured this impressive drone video yesterday, you can see how dark and muddy the Skafta River, South Iceland, looks these days during the glacial flood that began on September 1st. On video

Mexicans are frightened by strange flashes in the sky

Mexicans are frightened by strange flashes in the sky

A rare natural phenomenon in Mexico has become the subject of heated discussion on social networks around the world

Heavy floods hit Pattaya, Thailand

Heavy floods hit Pattaya, Thailand

To Pattaya. bad weather hit and everything resembled a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie. The rain did not stop at dawn, but it rained all morning and most of the day

The collapse of a mountain, houses and a tunnel entrance due to prolonged heavy rains in Shaanxi, China

The collapse of a mountain, houses and a tunnel entrance due to prolonged heavy rains in Shaanxi, China

National Highway 210 and the Yushui River were blocked by falling debris. One person suffered broken legs and ribs, another was trapped under the rubble

New Chinese satellites will use air as fuel

New Chinese satellites will use air as fuel

Chinese scientists are developing low-orbit satellites that will work through a special system that captures rarefied air from the Earth's atmosphere

India: Abnormal rains flooded Delhi airport

India: Abnormal rains flooded Delhi airport

Delhi airport flooded as the capital recorded the strongest monsoon season in 46 years - 97 mm of rainfall in 24 hours

Russia is threatened by a catastrophic shortage of fresh water

Russia is threatened by a catastrophic shortage of fresh water

Russian scientists warn that the unreasonable consumption of water resources and the absence of a wastewater treatment system can lead to a catastrophic shortage of water in some regions of Russia in 10-15 years

Volcano La Palma (Canary Islands): strong seismic swarm indicates uplift of magma

Volcano La Palma (Canary Islands): strong seismic swarm indicates uplift of magma

Yesterday, under the volcano La Cumbre Vieja in the southern part of the island, a strong swarm of earthquakes began. More than 350 aftershocks have been recorded so far, including 14 earthquakes above 3.0 and 226 earthquakes ranging from 2.0 to 2.9

Adygea was covered with hail the size of a matchbox

Adygea was covered with hail the size of a matchbox

In social networks, people share pictures and videos of "ice shells"

Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts again in Iceland

Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts again in Iceland

After an apparent hiatus of eight and a half days, the main crater of Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwestern Iceland began to spew fire and lava again on Saturday

Wildfires in Spain: Cities evacuate on the Costa del Sol

Wildfires in Spain: Cities evacuate on the Costa del Sol

Two more cities have been evacuated and soldiers deployed as wildfires continue on the Spanish Costa del Sol

Floods in Vietnam killed 2 people

Floods in Vietnam killed 2 people

The Conson storm brought heavy rains to parts of Vietnam, causing flash floods that killed 2 people and damaged hundreds of homes

The remains of a tropical cyclone reached Greenland: the island's climate enters a new phase

The remains of a tropical cyclone reached Greenland: the island's climate enters a new phase

A few weeks after the first alpine rain in the history of observations in Greenland, there was a heavy snowfall: it was "touched" by the remnants of cyclone "Harry". Recently published scientific work shows that the climate of the "green island" is entering a new phase

Drought and frost have wreaked havoc on Brazil's coffee crop

Drought and frost have wreaked havoc on Brazil's coffee crop

Recently, coffee prices have remained at about the same level, but this is not for long due to a serious disruption in the global coffee supply. Brazil, the world's largest exporter of coffee, has been hit by unprecedented weather extremes that

A devastating tornado hits Pantelleria Island, killing 2 people, Italy

A devastating tornado hits Pantelleria Island, killing 2 people, Italy

On September 10, 2021, a devastating tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, which caused serious damage to buildings and killed 2 people. Nine people were injured, 4 of them are in severe

Floods and landslides kill 3 people in Nepal

Floods and landslides kill 3 people in Nepal

Three people died and two went missing as a result of floods and landslides in various parts of the Darchula area

Heavy rains cause flooding in Auckland, New Zealand

Heavy rains cause flooding in Auckland, New Zealand

Heavy rain with rainfall of up to 90 mm in 1 hour passed in the north of New Zealand, forcing dozens of families to evacuate from their homes

A girl died while charging her phone after a home was struck by lightning in the state of Para, Brazil

A girl died while charging her phone after a home was struck by lightning in the state of Para, Brazil

Teenage girl died of electric shock when lightning struck her home while she was using a charging mobile phone

Traces of Triassic reptiles first found in Russia

Traces of Triassic reptiles first found in Russia

In the Orenburg region, paleontologists for the first time in Russia found traces of Triassic reptiles

Catastrophic Damage': New Orleans Lost Electricity; plumbing and sewerage systems destroyed by Hurricane Ida

Catastrophic Damage': New Orleans Lost Electricity; plumbing and sewerage systems destroyed by Hurricane Ida

New Orleans faced catastrophic damage from Hurricane Ida on Sunday. The hurricane was downgraded from Category 4 to Category 3, but winds, rain and surge left the entire city without electricity due to "catastrophic damage

Football coach killed by lightning strike in Bulgaria

Football coach killed by lightning strike in Bulgaria

Ivan Ranchev, a 41-year-old coach, was killed on the spot by a lightning strike when a severe thunderstorm struck the village shortly after the start of the game between the teams of Lessikhovo and Chernogorov

Indonesia - Floods in Sulawesi affected over 60,000 people

Indonesia - Floods in Sulawesi affected over 60,000 people

Heavy rains over the past few days have affected more than 60,000 people in 4 districts in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Flash floods after a downpour hit the province of Castellon in Spain

Flash floods after a downpour hit the province of Castellon in Spain

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in Valencia reported 155.4 mm of rainfall in Benicassim in 24 hours on 29 August, the highest recorded in 24 hours in August in the province of Castellón

Heavy rains in China forced thousands of people to evacuate

Heavy rains in China forced thousands of people to evacuate

Heavy rains continued in China over the weekend of 28-29 August 2021, including in the northwestern province of Shaanxi, where they caused massive flooding and landslides

Hurricane Ida hits the Louisiana coast with wind speeds of 240 km \ h

Hurricane Ida hits the Louisiana coast with wind speeds of 240 km \ h

Thousands of people have already fled their homes when Hurricane Ida hit the Louisiana coast with winds of 240 km \ h

In the American state of Minnesota, a huge crack with a depth of 8 meters appeared

In the American state of Minnesota, a huge crack with a depth of 8 meters appeared

In Climax, Minnesota, a large crack formed in the ground, causing a 500 meter section of an agricultural field to collapse 8 meters down. Few have ever seen something like this, and farmers and scientists themselves are amazed at what happened

Spain: hailstorm in Castilla-La Mancha affected more than 6,000 hectares of crops

Spain: hailstorm in Castilla-La Mancha affected more than 6,000 hectares of crops

Heavy rain and hail in Castilla-La Mancha affected more than 3,800 land plots and over 6,000 hectares of crops

Tropical storm "Ida" caused floods in Jamaica and Cuba and moves to the USA

Tropical storm "Ida" caused floods in Jamaica and Cuba and moves to the USA

Tropical Storm Ida is gathering strength, turning into a hurricane; it is now approaching the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana. On Friday, Ida caused torrential rains and flooding in parts of Jamaica and also affected Cuba. Expect

Thailand: sudden flood in Pattaya

Thailand: sudden flood in Pattaya

Heavy rains hit Pattaya, causing flooding in the countryside and on major urban roads in Pattaya and Banglamung. As a result of the flooding, many cars were stuck on the roads, and the height of flood waters in some areas d

Cambodia - One person killed in flash flooding in Sihanoukville

Cambodia - One person killed in flash flooding in Sihanoukville

One person died after hours of heavy rain caused flash flooding in the coastal city of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia

Typhoon Omais hits South Korea

Typhoon Omais hits South Korea

Typhoon Omais made landfall in South Korea on August 23, 2021. Heavy rain flooded roads, train tracks and homes, and threatened landslides, leading to the evacuation of people, but no injuries or casualties were reported