Despite the raging wildfires, the sky was a miraculous display of vivid reds and oranges because of the flames and smoke. Even though Mother Nature causes destruction, she can also create incredible displays of beauty (via My Health Gazette).
Bushfires create an insane weather phenomenon that includes dry lightning, black hail, and fire tornadoes. This fire tornado was more than 10,000 meters high and 200-300 meters wide. It traveled more than 20 kilometers. Everything in its path was destroyed. Its winds can reach up to 99 miles per hour and temperatures more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (via The Travel).
March 2011 marked a day of drastic change for Japan. A 9 magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami that destroyed the lives of many Japanese people. More than 120,000 buildings were destroyed. The financial damage caused by the tsunami was about $199 billion dollars. To this very day, tsunami debris continues to wash up on beaches in North America (via The Travel).
Things went downhill when they opened their umbrella. Instead of keeping them dry, Mother Nature had other plans in store for them. It’s definitely an untrustworthy umbrella, and apparently wanted to break free (via My Health Gazette).
Sinkholes, despite their seemingly complex nature, are quite simple. According to National Geographic, there are two types of sinkhole. When the roof of a cave collapses into an underground cavern, it turns into a sinkhole. The second kind of sinkhole happens when water dissolves a layer of underlying rock. This, in turn, creates an underground cavity. Because there is no rock to support it, the layer of soil on top collapses. Regardless, we’d like to stay far away from them, to avoid being swallowed by Mother Nature (via The Travel).
You’d expect a grill to end up in the pool after a crazy party, not a storm. It’s surprising that the grill moved, meanwhile the patio furniture stayed in place. These homeowners won’t be using their grill or pool anytime soon (via My Health Gazette).
We’ve seen many different outcomes from a hurricane. Somehow, this piece of wood ended up directly in the middle of this tree trunk somehow. This is a phenomenon we’ll never have an answer for (via Jitse).
This motorist managed to get caught in the ash fall of an erupting volcano. It seems like it was a pretty intense journey, considering how thick the layer of ash is all over their body. At least their phone managed to stay clean (via My Health Gazette).
After Hurricane Ophelia in Ireland, it appears to have rained apples. None of these apples survived the wrath of the hurricane. Hopefully these apples were picked up from the ground and eaten (via Shwarznegger).
In some parts of the continent, summer is notoriously hot. Even inanimate objects can’t deal with the insanely high temperatures, like this melted lamp. It turns out that it’s not protected against the summer heat. At least this person managed to take a photo and preserve the memory (via My Health Gazette).