A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.
A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 154 people and injuring scores, officials said on Saturday.
Seventy percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water, meaning if we were unfortunate enough to be struck by an enormous asteroid, it’d probably make a big splash. A team of data scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently decided to model what would happen if an asteroid struck the sea. Despite the apocalyptic subject matter, the results are quite beautiful.
GRAVITY. YOU MIGHT know it as the force that explains how all clumps of matter came to be. You might know it as John Mayer’s nemesis. You might know it as the thing that causes Earth’s oceans to slosh back and forth twice daily.
On Wednesday, a tornado described by the National Weather Service as “large and extremely dangerous” tore through central Indiana, overturning cars and leveling a Starbucks store, Weather.com reports. Miraculously, no injuries have been reported.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Japanese Island of Kyushu today, causing many injuries, deaths, and extensive damage. Buildings collapsed and nearly 50,000 residents slept outside as they waited for the danger to pass.