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Volcanoes. Geysers. Earthquakes. Mother Earth is doing all kinds of scary stuff in the US right now

(CNN)Like they say, when it rains, it pours … and erupts and flows and shakes and swelters and blows and generally wreaks havoc around the country. Volcanic lava in Hawaii Smoldering flows of glowing red and crusty black lava have been consuming parts of Hawaii’s Big Island since May 3, and residents just got more bad news. Two new fissures opened near the Kilauea Volcano over the weekend, belching more lava and fumes. That makes 18 fissures in total. Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated from the area, and there…

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Norwegian Cruise Ship Gets Caught in Bomb Cyclone and Passenger Faithfully Documents the Havoc

A New Year’s Cruise carrying over 4,000 passengers was caught in a violent winter storm on the way back from the Bahamas and it wreaked havoc on the ship. The cruise ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was scrambling to return to port in Manhattan, as awaiting passengers were eager to begin their own 14-day cruise, set to begin as soon as the ship returned. All passengers and crew eventually arrived to port safely in the New York City harbour, but not before Winter Storm Grayson had its way. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cruise-ship-gets-caught-in-bomb-cyclone/

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Amazing Light Pillars Spotted Over Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Photograph by Sophie Melanson Photographer Sophie Melanson recently shared an amazing set of photos on Facebook and Twitter of ‘light pillars’ over her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada. According to CBC News: “Light pillars appear when either natural or artificial light bounces off ice crystals floating close to the ground. In this case, the air was so cold that ice crystals were forming in the air, reflecting the city’s street and business lights.” The web developer and amateur photographer told Global News it was the third time…

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This Might Be the Best Lightning Storm Timelapse Ive Ever Seen

“Transient” is a new short film by storm chaser and timelapse photographer Dustin Farrell. Compiled from storm chasing adventures this past summer, most lightning footage was captured in uncompressed raw at 1000 frames per second with a Phantom Flex4K. Farrell chased storms for over 30 days this summer, travelling nearly 20,000 miles in the process. On Vimeo he adds: “Lightning is like a snowflake. Every bolt is different. I learned that lightning varies greatly in speed. There are some incredible looking bolts that I captured that didn’t make the cut…

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Amazing Things Happen at the Grand Canyon and this Timelapse Captures Them Beautifully

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. On extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, the Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors…

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Surreal Video of Postman Delivering Mail to Neighborhood Destroyed by Wildfire Goes Viral

Hours after the devastating California wildfires tore through Santa Rosa, professional drone pilot Douglas Thron filmed a postal worker delivering mail to the ravaged neighborhood of Coffey Park. Thron says while he was at the scene shooting aerial footage for NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, he spotted the truck driving around the neighborhood. Thron tells Mercury News, “It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail. I was shocked to see him because most of the roads were blocked-off, but he obviously had access.†San Francisco USPS…

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If You Get the Chance to See a Morning Glory Cloud, Do It

Photograph via solateor on reddit Last June, along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a Morning Glory cloud was spotted, much to the delight of everyone there. Nick Nerbonne was on hand to witness the rare meteorological phenomenon and took the incredible video embedded below which has been sped up to 4x the actual speed. Photograph via solateor on reddit Photograph via solateor on reddit Photograph via solateor on reddit Photograph via solateor on reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2017/09/morning-glory-roll-cloud-lake-michigan/

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Chilling Footage Shows Hurricane Irma Destroying St Maartens Famous Maho Beach

Category-5 Hurricane Irma is seen in this chilling footage destroying St Maarten’s famous Maho Beach. The video was taken by the Maho Beach Cam located at the AAA Rent-A-Car in St Maarten. Maho Beach is famous for watching incoming planes flying extremely low. You can see our post on Maho Beach from 2013 here. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/hurricane-irma-destroys-maho-beach-st-maarten/

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Storm Cloud in Georgia Looks Like Tsunami in the Sky

An ominous storm cloud was recently sighted over Hinesville, Georgia on August 31st and it looked like an incoming sky tsunami. Local resident and photographer Johanna Hood took some amazing photos and videos of the incredible shelf cloud, which is typically a precursor to a big thunderstorm. [via Johanna Hood on Instagram] Video by Johanna Hood on Instagram Photograph by Johanna Hood on Instagram Photograph by Johanna Hood on Instagram A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. A shelf cloud is attached to the base of the…

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This homeowner found a 10-foot gator in his flooded home near Houston

(CNN)A Texas homeowner returned to his flood-marred home Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to a shocking surprise: a 10-foot gator in his living room. “I walked through the house and was looking at demo-ing the house, when I turned around and walked back through my dining room. I looked down, and there was a 10-foot alligator in my dining room,” Foster told CNN affiliate KTRK.

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Someone gave a reporter a six-pack of beer during Hurricane Harvey coverage

Please enjoy the best thing to ever happen on Fox News. Reporter Casey Stegall received a surprise treat during his extremely wet coverage of Hurricane Harvey on Friday—a six-pack of local beer from a scene-stealing local. SEE ALSO: Astronauts flew right over monster storm Hurricane Harvey In the clip, which was later tweeted by Fox News, Stegall is mid-sentence when a woman darts into the frame. “Brought you guys some Galveston beer!” she says (well, shouts). “Well, thank you. That will be nice for after we are done covering this,”…

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