Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:42 UTC
The snow amounts in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range this winter are difficult to wrap your head around. In many cases topping 500 inches, they are some of the highest totals in memory.
At the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort, seven feet fell in just the past week. The snow is so high that it buried chairlifts and ski patrol shacks.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:53 UTC
Action 2 News has received numerous reports of thunder snow and lightning Friday morning.
Jackie Disch of Grand Chute shared this video with us on Twitter. You'll see lightning and hear thunder at about 25 seconds in:
@WBAY @SteveBeylonWBAY pic.twitter.com/967s7dkdOG
— Jackie Disch (@JackieDisch) February 24, 2017
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:32 UTC
At least one person was killed in floods in Gachetá in Cundinamarca. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated after flooding in Rivera, Huila, where over 100 homes have been destroyed. In Antioquia minor flooding affected the cities of Medellín and Itagüí and parts of the Aburrá Valley between 21 and 23 February.
Colombia's meteorological agency IDEAM (Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales) says that the conditions are unusual and the heavy rain is falling during what would normally be considered the dry season.
Event ids that are associated: at00olw37x, pt17055051, us20008m3t. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 396.08 km (246 miles) below the earth's surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48 UTC
Photos of a 4.5-meter bloodied carcass covered in white hair went viral after washing up on one of the Dinagat Islands in the Philippines on Wednesday.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28 UTC
The Hindustan Times
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:12 UTC
The epicenter of the quake was in Churachandrapur district. It struck at 5:32 pm at the depth of 20 kms, according to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of the ministry of earth sciences.
There were no immediate reports of loss of life or damage to property.
Another earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale struck the Himalayan state of Sikkim at 3:09 am.
The northeast is known for its high seismic activity.
Source: Press Trust of India
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:10 UTC
Civil authorities reported a slow-moving landslide is slicing a hill in the hamlet of Ponzano in Teramo in half, and a village, home to around 200 people, is at risk.
Several buildings have already collapsed or sustained severe damage as a result of the landslide, which is moving at a rate of about 1 meter per day (3.3 feet), but all of them are probably destined to collapse.
35 homes and a total of 120 people have been evacuated since February 12 when the slide was first detected. Residents said they had to evacuate within minutes.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:14 UTC
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park chief Rungroj Assawakuntharin and a Kui Buri Fisheries officer went for inspection after being alerted by fishermen that they had found the body of a large sea creature on a pile of rocks 2 kilometres off Sam Phraya beach.
The officials took photographs of the dead whale, which was stuck in the rocks, before forwarding it to Sophon Thongdee, deputy director general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), who confirmed that it was a Bruda whale.
The whale, estimated to be four to five metres in length, has a wound in the middle section of its body. It is believed that the creature died three to five days ago before the waves carried its body to the rocks. DMCR will send officials on Friday to conduct an autopsy on the body to find the cause of death.
The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:29 UTC
The 61-year-old died in a Sydney hospital this morning, five days after she was struck in the Southern Highlands, NSW Police told AAP.
The woman and her two sisters were hit as they sat together on a Bowral park bench on Saturday.
The other sisters, also aged in their 60s, were reportedly treated for shock.
Emergency services were out in force over the weekend as a huge storm rocked much of NSW, with "giant" hailstones damaging cars and homes and wild winds.
Five fast-moving south-easterly storm cells brought destructive winds, hailstones and heavy rain from Gosford to Wollongong.