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Debris crashes down onto tunnel as landslide strikes SW China

Debris crashed down onto a tunnel as a mountain landslide occurred on September 30 at the entrance of Xier tunnel on the G347 line in Heishui County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Cloud Precipitation

Large hailstones pound areas of Uruguay

Strong hailstorms hit Uruguay this Thursday. According to the Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet), the storms hit points in the departments of Florida and Rivera.

The ice blocks in some localities were large, as in the case of Vichadero, in Rivera, very close to the Aceguá municipality, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, on the border of the two countries. The warm air that advances from the north favored the formation of clouds of great vertical development over the Uruguayan territory this Thursday.


Explosion at Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico

A cloud obscured explosion at 02:58 CDT. Thanks for watching!!


La Palma volcano: Third fissure erupts after 8 new earthquakes

A satellite image of the lava flow on the island of La Palma taken before the eruption of a third fissure.
© Copernicus Sentinel-2 Imagery
A satellite image of the lava flow on the island of La Palma taken before the eruption of a third fissure.
An erupting volcano in the Canary Islands has blown open a third fissure - sending a fresh river of lava down the mountainside.

It came as authorities recorded eight new earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5 on the island of La Palma on Friday.

They are now waiting to see whether lava from the new fissure - which burst open around 400m to the north of original eruption site - will join the main flow from the Cumbre Vieja volcano range, which has reached the Atlantic Ocean.


Man killed in bear attack in South Kashmir's Kokernag

bear print
A 50-year-old man was mauled to death by a bear in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.

Official sources said that the man identified as Abdul Rasheed Bhat was attacked and grievously injured by the bear in his native village of Soafshali Kokernag, reported news agency GNS.

Soon the locals shifted him to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

A police official confirmed the death of the man due to attack by the wild animal.

Comment: Also in Kashmir 4 days earlier a woman was seriously injured in another bear attack.


Snow makes unexpected autumn appearance in Arizona mountains

© Sunrise Park Resort
Fall took a back seat to winter-lite in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Thursday, with snow coming down on the last day of September.

Sunrise Park Resort in Greer reported 2 inches of snow dropped overnight and more was dropping. The ski season at the White Mountains park is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 3.

Top elevation at the park is 10,700 feet.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff also said snow dusted the San Francisco peaks (highest point is 12,633 feet above sea level) and that temperatures had dropped below freezing at the Bellemont office, which logged 29.6 degrees. The freezing point for water is 32 degrees.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods in Ljubljana, Slovenia after 94mm (3.7 inches) of rain in 1 hour

Record rainfall of 94 mm in 1 hour caused flash flooding in Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia, late on 29 September 2021.

The Administration for Protection and Rescue of the Republic (ACPDR) reported the Ljubljana regional centre received more than 2,700 calls for assistance late on 29 September. More than 500 buildings suffered flood damage, including the University Medical Centre hospital. Repairs to the hospital building were soon made and services returned to normal just hours later.

"Many thanks to our firefighters, technical services and the many employees who came to work and rescued the hospital so that it will be able to operate almost smoothly today," the hospital said in a statement.

Cloud Lightning

7 horses killed by lightning strike in Maarheeze, Netherlands

Seven horses were killed by a lighting strike in Maarheze on Wednesday afternoon. According to vet Carolien van der Ploeg, the lightning likely struck an electric fence near which the horses were at the time, BN De Stem reports.

The owner of Paardenrusthuis Ogier, a kind of retirement home where old horses spend their last years, happened to be in the pasture when it happened. The weather suddenly turned bad at around 2:00 p.m., he said to the newspaper. The horses, some 26 in total, gathered together and walked into the meadow. "Horses usually stand with their behinds against the wind so that their heads don't get wet," the owner explained.

Cloud Precipitation

7,000 people forced to flee floods in city of Xunyang after heavy torrential rains lash Shaanxi province in China

Streets and buildings were submerged by floodwaters in Xunyang in northwestern China on September 28, 2021, after heavy torrential rains lashed the area in Shaanxi province.

Firefighters and army troops have been helping as more than 7,000 people were forced to evacuate.

Xunyang is home to about 450,000 residents.


Dogs mauled intruder found dead by homeowner in Coweta County, Georgia

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.
Investigators say a possible intruder at home in Coweta County was mauled to death by the homeowner's dogs. They say the resident returned home Friday morning and discovered a dead man on his front porch.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as a dog attack. Investigators say the evidence indicates the man was inside where the dogs were located at some point but died outside the home.

Investigators say the homeowner doesn't know the man or why he would be in his home.