Heavy rains in several governorates on Monday led to the tragic deaths of six individuals, including three children, while rescue operations saw more than 190 people saved from perilous conditions. The bad weather affecting many governorates, attributed to a low-pressure trough, is expected to continue on Wednesday.
The Civil Defence and Ambulance Authority (CDAA) led rescue efforts, responding to over 224 reports since the onset of adverse weather on Sunday. The authority rescued individuals stranded in overflowing wadis and inundated buildings.
Late Monday night, CDAA announced that three children who were swept away in the overflowing Wadi Bani Ghafir in Rustaq were found dead.
Rescue teams of CDAA in Dhahirah managed to save one of two persons trapped in a vehicle swept away in Wadi Ghayya in Yanqul on Monday. The body of the second person was found on Tuesday morning.
The authority also reported the death of a woman following a tragic accident involving a vehicle being swept away in a wadi in Izki on Tuesday.
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake occurred just offshore of far southern Atacama Region at around 22:31 Feb. 13. The epicenter was about 83 km (52 miles) west-southwest of Vallenar, Chile.
The tremor occurred at a depth of about 22 km (14 miles), and light shaking was probably felt throughout parts of southern and central Atacama and northern and central Coquimbo regions in Chile and northwestern San Juan Province in Argentina.
There have been no initial reports of damage or casualties as a result of the earthquake, and significant damage is unlikely. It could take several hours until authorities can conduct comprehensive damage assessments, especially in remote areas.
Aftershocks are likely over the coming days. The event has not prompted any tsunami advisories.
A fatality occurred as a result of intense rainfall in the southern region of Antalya, Türkiye, on Tuesday. Educational activities were halted for a day in six districts, while efforts are underway to evacuate individuals stranded in residences and vehicles.
The lifeless body of a person was found in a car trapped in the flooded underpass of Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev subway on Gazi Boulevard in the Kepez district in the country's tourism capital.
The downpour, which began in the evening in the city center, intensified overnight. Transportation was disrupted due to water accumulation on roads and underpasses caused by the heavy rainfall.
A statement from the Antalya Governorship emphasized the persistence of adverse weather conditions in the city and warned citizens, while several measures were immediately taken.
More heavy snowfall is expected in the next few days.
Avalanches have again blocked roads leading to a remote tourism spot in China's far west Xinjiang region, with the area on alert for more snowstorms this week.
One-way traffic has been restored on some roads but others remain closed after heavy snow that began on Sunday triggered avalanches near the Kanas scenic area in the Altay mountains, traffic police said on Monday evening.
There were 13 avalanches on highways in the area on Sunday and Monday, according to its management committee. The scenic area is in the northern prefecture of Altay, which borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia.
The committee said the deepest avalanche was 5 metres, while the widest spanned 1km. There had been no reports of injuries or vehicle damage.
In a devastating incident in Kattikkulam, India, a recently relocated elephant from Karnataka's Bengur Forest Range charged into a village home, resulting in the tragic death of a resident on February 10.
CCTV footage captured the harrowing moments as residents sought refuge in a gated home, only for the aggressive elephant to break through the fence, ultimately leading to the man's fatal trampling.
Paolo Pasqualini was found dead at the scene by first responders
A man was mauled to death by three Rottweilers that attacked him while he was jogging near a park in Rome, Italy. The incident took place in the municipality of Manziana, on the outskirts of the city on February 11.
39-year-old Paolo Pasqualini was reportedly jogging when he came across the pack of dogs, according to local media. Pasqualini was then mauled to death as horrified witnesses who reported the incident felt powerless to help. He was found dead by first responders at the scene.
Manziana administration said in a note: "From initial reconstructions, it would seem that the man while jogging in the woods, was attacked by three dogs, who presumably escaped from a private property not far from the scene of the incident. The animals were captured and made safe by the competent authorities."
Did you watch the Superbowl last night? A state getting nuked on is kind of like a win when you're not rooting for any particular team: it's good, even if it doesn't directly affect you.
Plus, everyone gets to get together and celebrate. Such is the case with Utah's recent dump: last week, Utah got over 30 inches of snow, according to Deer Valley Resort's X (twitter) post detailing the occasion.
The video, from Stag Lodge at Deer Valley, read: "30" of new snow in the past three days at #DeerValley and it's still snowing!"