According to a recent study, published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), three fierce flooding events, separated by thousands of years, are responsible for the formation of the 28km long and 100m deep Jokulsargljufur canyon, home to Europe's most powerful waterfall.
Flooding phenomena continue to strike many areas in Greece, causing serious problems in populated areas and farming land as existing levees can no longer restrain the waters of swollen rivers. See the extent of the damage in the video and photo gallery below!
Days of torrential rain have flooded and triggered landslides in many regions of Epirus prefecture in Greece, which have been declared in a state of emergency. See the extent of destruction in the photogallery below!
According to a recent state report, California's levee system appears to be vulnerable to earthquakes or other natural disasters. Despite recent remediation efforts, about $40 billion would be required to make the aging levee network comply with current standards.
The historic single-arch bridge of Plaka in Arta county, Greece collapsed after torrential rain that hit the area in the last days. The largest single arch stone bridge in the Balkans and the third in Europe was built during the 18th century, over the waters of Arachthos River by local craftsmen and was a major historical landmark in the area.
A new island is being formed in the Pacific Ocean as a result of volcanic eruption. The volcanic activity is caught on video by experts who approached the spot by boat, in an effort to investigate the phenomenon.