Evan Kilkus used his drone to survey the damage done by the recent Californian earthquake which took place on Sunday.
This part of the world may ordinarily be one of the most tranquil and beautiful holiday destinations, but this is not an easy place to live and if storms like this continue to strengthen, these people will have to move permanently. Global climate change anyone?
The small rural community of Arlington, Washington, has been almost completely destroyed, following a massive mudslide. The death toll has risen to 14 with many more citizens unaccounted for. The before and after pictures show just how devastating the landslide was.
This real life photo of the snow storms in the southern parts of the US, resemble what the aftermath of an alien invasion would look like. Just add a couple of dead aliens with Will Smith walking away on the foreground smoking a cigar and saying a witty catch phrase.
Mass flooding all over Southeast England has some parts of the UK looking more like Venice. It is the wettest January the country has seen since 1766. The Thames River is a major concern as more than 1100 homes have flooded along its banks in London during the past weeks.
Yesterday afternoon, like so many summer afternoons in Johannesburg, saw some really destructive hail tear through parts of the city, leaving hundreds of people questioning the safety of their cars, windows and pets.
One day it’s just open sea – the next day there’s an island. Filmed just off the coast of Japan, an erupting volcano has just formed an entirely new island that is about 650 meters across.
If you were doubting the reported scale of the flooding in Somerset West, you can stop that right now. This insane aerial footage gives the clearest insight into the severity and spread of this weekend’s flooding in Somerset West, outside of Cape Town. Shot by Air Flow, the video description reads as follows: Flooding in [...]
Florida seems a nice enough place to live. But there is always that niggling worry that there’s something wrong with Florida. Oh yes, that’s it – you’re permanently at risk of losing everything you own down a massive gaping hole in the earth.
With a maximum sustained wind speed estimated at 315kph, Typhoon Haiyan was probably the strongest tropical typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, meteorologists say.
National Geographic recently compiled an interactive map that allows us to examine what the Earth might look like if we allow all the sea-ice to melt. It is estimated that if said ice does melt, the ocean will rise by a full 66 metres. And anyone who knows how the ocean works will know that 66 metres is a stupendously ridiculous number that will have massive effects on the landscape.
What the hell is an Oarfish? While the term may escape laymen, the Oarfish has been well documented by marine biologists for years.It’s not anything too strange, it’s just strange-lookin’. Although, due to their mysterious beachings after storms,and thier tendency to linger on the surface of the sea when they are dying – they are a common source of sea-serpent tales. And boy, do we have a sea-serpent tale today.
It wasn’t a good night for the guests of this Florida resort in the town of Clermont. As they were settling down to go to bed, the earth opened up and swallowed most of the resort and their belongings into a 30m sinkhole. The guests evacuated in terror.
What with it being storm season in Oklahoma, storm chasers are dotted around the area hoping to nab footage of monster twisters. Here’s a video of one storm chasing team who got way, way too close.
Take a look at this crazy footage of flying debris and horror – incredible visuals you have never seen before.
Barbara Garcia was sitting on a stool in her bathroom, holding her dog when 350 kilometre per hour winds ripped her house down. During an interview with a local news agency following the disaster, a camera crew member noticed movement in the rubble behind Barbara.
Nami is a ghost town. Having played host to a nuclear power plant, the town became the icon of suffering in the wake of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, which destroyed much of Japan’s North Eastern coastline. Shortly thereafter, the nuclear power plant melted down, having sustained critical damage in the wave. Google Street View has [...]
An earthquake with a powerful 8.0 magnitude occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands this morning, causing a tsunami to form with its waves crashing into the Solomon Islands, which are close to Australia. Last week, seven other earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 6.0-6.5 occurred in the same region. So far five people have died and [...]
(File Photo: March 2011 Tsunami) Japan’s northeast coast has been struck by a 7,3 magnitude undersea earthquake, and reports are that a one metre high wave has now swept ashore. The same stretch of coastline was devastated by a tsunami in March 2011. Thousands of people perished in the wave. Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK, repeatedly [...]
In a game of one-upmanship with itself, nature was apparently unsatisfied with the destructive force of an ordinary tornado so it decided to up the ante and add some fire, the result: a “fire devil”.
Yesterday afternoon, Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire), an active volcano near Antigua, Guatemala unexpectedly began erupting, causing panic and the forced evacuation of over 33 000 people. The eruption caused volcanic ash to fall more than half a kilometre down the mountain.
A new study based on lessons learned from last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake indicates that if another major earthquake strikes Japan it could be one of the most fatal earthquakes in history.
Holy rocks and ash! Mount Tongariro, located in the central North Island of New Zealand, has erupted after lying dormant for 115 years. The eruption brings with it a massive cloud of ash, 115 years worth, reminding us all of the chaos of Eyjafjallajökull. Luckily it’s not so serious this time around.
A major rescue operation on Sunday saw 41 people trapped on the Butha Buthe Pass en route to Afri-Ski and the Oxbow Lodge, in Lesotho, brought to safety. Check out video footage inside.
A Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report that the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was “a profoundly man-made disaster”, and that the disaster “could and should have been foreseen and prevented”. The report also blamed cultural conventions and a reluctance to question authority.
It’s Mount-Everest-climbing season, apparently – with the National Geographic team attempting to recreate the route used in the first American ascent of the mountain, the 1963 NG-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition. The team is live-updating their progress online, with a live stream of photos, blog posts, and twitter updates. I think one of them’s using Instagram, too.
Yesterday, between six and 12 tornadoes hit Dallas County, Texas, throughout the day. That estimate alone is enough reason to rejoice that twisters are not a regular phenomenon in South Africa. Add to the equation that they’re powerful enough to fling 18-wheeler trucks like toys, and you’ve got a legitimate reason to break into song and dance down the main street.