Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as its outer bands dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.
Already at least 40 people, including Yemenis, Indians and Sudanese, were reported missing on Socotra, where flash floods washed away thousands of animals and cut power lines on the isle in the Arabian Sea. Officials feared some may be dead while authorities in Oman confirmed the first death in the cyclone.
The cyclone is expected to make landfall early Saturday near Salalah, Oman's third-largest city and home to some 200,000 people close to the sultanate's border with war-ravaged Yemen.
Living under the shadow of Kilauea: Homes, schools and entire towns more than 20 MILES away from exploding volcano have turned completely gray and residents are struggling to breathe as ash cloud grows
A third lava flow from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as US Marines Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route.
Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, volcanic wilderness that was once jungle, farmland and rural homes.
Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile string of fissures 25 miles down its east flank.
At least 50 rural homes and other structures have been destroyed by lava from the fissures. One person was seriously injured after being hit by a flying piece of lava.
Staggering footage which captured a trillion-tonne iceberg for the first time has been filmed by a British student.
The newly detached iceberg is FOUR TIMES the size of London and was recorded by Ella Gilbert, a PhD Antarctic research student from London on the very first science flight over it.
The so-called A68 iceberg broke away from the Antarctica Peninsula late last year, resulting in the ice shelf losing 12 percent of its size.
It is said to measure a whopping 5,800 sq km and the British Antarctic Survey are the first to conduct a science flight in the hope of further understanding greenhouse gases between the ocean and the atmosphere.
Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as workers rushed to shut down the facility to prevent the uncontrollable release of toxic gases.
Crews were working into the night to cap the 11th and final well at the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant, which provides about 25% of the Big Island's power, the county said in an alert.
The race at the site marked the latest challenge facing authorities as they cope with what geologists rank as one of the biggest upheavals in a century from one of the world's most active volcanoes.
The latest explosive eruption at the Kilauea summit occurred shortly before 6pm local time, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.
"The resulting ash plume may affect surrounding areas," it said.
Kilauea Volcano - Not the best conditions for drone flying, strong winds, very turbulent near the ground due to the volcanic chimneys. The lava is really hot, so I wasn't sure the drone would make it! I couldn't stand 3-4m from the flow. But the constant airflow of the props made sure it kept cool enough.
An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area.
The volcanic cloud reached 30,000 feet, the US Geological Survey said. That's a little below the cruising altitude of a jetliner. Nearby residents are being asked to shelter in place if they are in the path of the ash plume.
A massive 1,000ft fissure has opened up on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano hurling 45kg 'lava bombs' 100ft into the air and prompting yet more evacuations.
Helicopter footage shows the huge fissure bubbling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech after opening up on the side of the 4,000ft-high volcano.
Some 37 buildings have been destroyed and nearly 2,000 people ordered to evacuate since the volcano first erupted on May 3.
A number of fissures have appeared over the past 10 days but this is among the biggest and stretches to around the quarter of the length of the hillside.
Mark Clawson, 64, who lives uphill from the latest fissure and so far is defying an evacuation order, said: "It is a near-constant roar akin to a full-throttle 747 interspersed with deafening, earth-shattering explosions that hurtle 100-pound (45-kg) lava bombs 100 feet (30 meters) into the air."
A group of climbers witnessed a volcanic eruption on May 11 at Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities said the eruption launched ash up to 5,500 meters into the air. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, although one person was reported to have fallen when running for cover.
Indonesian villagers living in the shadow of one of the world's most active volcanoes flee to safety as the crater erupts, sending a cascade of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.