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Thermal waterfall in Toplita, Romania frozen for the first time in recent years

Thermal waterfall in Toplita frozen

Thermal waterfall in Toplita frozen
Thermal waterfall in Toplita, central Romania, frozen for the first time in recent years. Although this rarely happens, the recent negative temperatures during the night had led to the freezing of the thermal waterfall. Water curtains turned into unreal lacework.

A monument of nature, the Toplita thermal waterfall is a unique geological ecosystem, stretching over 500 square meters in the Mures river meadow.

Famous for its beauty, the waterfall was formed by limestone and travertine deposits, brought in by the thermo-mineral waters over hundreds of years.

The road to the waterfall is not easy at all, but tourists say that the stunning scenery created by the waterfall is worth the effort.

The Toplita thermal waterfall was declared a natural monument, a protected area of ​​national interest and a biological and landscape nature reserve 22 years ago.

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Bus falls into large sinkhole at depot in Hong Kong, China

© KMB Tseung Kwan O Depot
Would all passengers please move immediately to the front of the bus.
A Kowloon Motor Bus Company double-decker plunged into a sinkhole that opened up at a depot in Tseung Kwan O early on Thursday morning.

The rear of the bus plunged into the five-meter-deep hole, while the front was lifted above the ground three to four meters high. Another bus adjacent to the double-decker also tilted.

KMB staff reported the incident at around 4.30am today and no one was injured in the incident.

The bus company said the sinkhole at the depot measures six meters long, eight meters broad and five meters deep.


11-year-old boy killed by dog pack in China

dog attack
The death of an 11-year-old Chinese boy after being attacked by a pack of dogs in northern China has triggered a fresh round of debate about how to regulate the surging number of pets in the country.

Li Furun was mauled by four dogs in a deserted factory while playing near his home in Handan, Hebei province, last Thursday, local police said this week.

The boy's body was found in the factory on Sunday about 1.5km away from his home, authorities said in a statement. The boy had been reported missing by his family three days earlier.

Police officers detained a person surnamed Fan, who owned all of the dogs. He is facing a potential charge of manslaughter, which could lead to a jail sentence of up to 7 years, according to Chinese law.


Shallow magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region

6.5 magnitude earthquake

UTC time: Saturday, January 29, 2022 02:46 AM
Your time: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 2:46 AM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.5 - Kermadec Islands region
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 2 people

10 km depth


Japan's Sakurajima volcanic eruption sends plumes of smoke and ash into the air

Sakurajima volcano erupts in Japan.

Sakurajima volcano erupts in Japan.
Japan's Sakurajima volcano sent large plumes of smoke and ash over Kyushu Island, images and videos shared online on Friday showed.

Located on the southernmost main island of Kyushu, Sakurajima is considered one of the world's most active volcanoes. It spews ash and lava every four to 24 hours.

The volcano also sits off the coast of Kagoshima, a city of about 600,000 people.

Snowflake Cold

Up to 164 cm (65 inches) of snow in Tuapse region of Krasnodar Krai, Russia

A child plays in deep snow in the city of Krasnodar, southwest Russia during a snowstorm.

A child plays in deep snow in the city of Krasnodar, southwest Russia during a snowstorm.
Can you believe that snow was house-deep in Russia?

Snow Apocalypse in Russia! Heavy Snowfall hits Krasnodar.

Record snowdrifts in Krasnodar, RUSSIA.

It has been snowing in the city for the third day. Schools have been canceled due to bad weather. Krasnodar airport again suspended work - 32 flights were delayed.


Shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake off Panama

6.1 magnitude earthquake 282 km from Punta de Burica, Chiriquí, Panama

UTC time: Friday, January 28, 2022 11:14 AM
Your time: Friday, January 28, 2022, 11:14 AM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.1 - 282 km SW of Arenas, Panama
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 3 people

10 km depth

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Rain triggers deadly landslides and floods in Tolima, Colombia

Landslides in Tolima Department, Colombia, after heavy rainfall late January 2022
© Alcaldía Municipal de Palocabildo
Landslides in Tolima Department, Colombia, after heavy rainfall late January 2022
At least 2 people have died, one was injured and dozens of homes and roads were damaged after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Tolima Department in central Colombia.

Heavy rain from 24 January 2022 caused landslides and flooding in the municipalities of Palocabildo, Fresno, Falan, Armero Guayabal, Herveo and Casabianca in Tolima Department.

Two young people died when a landslide destroyed a house in Palocabildo, where a further 25 homes were damaged and gas supply interrupted. One person was hospitalized after being rescued from a landslide in Falan.


Rare snowfall hits the city of Tinejdad, Morocco - Unusual scenes in desert climate

In unusual scenes, snow covers alleys of the southeastern city of Tinejdad.

Inhabitants of Tinejdad, a city near Errachidia, today woke up to scenic and unexpected views as snow covered the city's kasbahs and palm trees.

Located in the southeastern provinces of Morocco, Tinejdad is known for its dry climate, making rare snowfall an event to be cherished among the city's inhabitants.

The city is an attractive destination for tourists willing to experience the Amazigh culture, visit the city's breathtaking historic monuments, and share local inhabitants' generous hospitality.


Woman brutally mauled, killed by pack of stray dogs in Uttar Pradesh, India

dog attack
A 30-year-old woman in India was brutally mauled and killed by a pack of stray dogs while walking home.

The incident occurred in the Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday evening. The woman, identified as Nathia, was on her way home with cattle fodder when the dogs attacked her. Nathia lost consciousness by the time people became aware of the attack. She was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, Times Now reported.

According to the woman's family, Nathia had critical wounds on her face, stomach and throat. She had been bitten several times all over her body.