Mud and water crash into Salgar in Colombia, killing and injuring dozens after heavy rain. The landslide has devastated the town and at the time of writing it has claimed dozens and left people in need of humanitarian assistance.
A 66 foot long brick wall was blown down in China and this collapse, which occurred on a street in Lanzhou City, northwestern China, has claimed 2 lives and left 7 people injured. The trapped pedestrians were dug out by the rescuers using shovels and other tools as well as searching the debris for further victims.
On Tuesday a magnitude-7.3 earthquake shook the impoverished country of Nepal, this is the second earthquake to hit the impoverished country in less than a month. On Wednesday, officials with bullhorns walked through the badly damaged streets of Chautara, a small town northeast of Kathmandu, calling for people to leave buildings in danger of collapsing.
Trapped under the rubble, survivors from the Nepal quake were detected days after the event, and dragged out alive by rescue crews. The international rescue team used the NASA developed FINDER, a new radar technology-based device that detects the human heartbeat and allows emergency teams to respond.
Watch this video of Oregon’s aptly named Lost Lake disappear! Every spring, Lost Lake turns into a peaceful meadow as it rapidly drains through a six-foot diameter hole in its lake bottom. Early next spring, the lake will fill again with snowmelt which accumulates faster than the hole can drain.