Animation explains how tsunamis form and why they're so scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They're the real monsters of the sea. » 4/24/14 9:15pm 4/24/14 9:15pm

Getting hit by a 25-foot wave is like being inside a water tornado

When you get swallowed by the waves of the biggest sea monster in the world (also known as the wonderful ocean), there's not much you can do but protect your head and hope you know which way is up. It's like being trapped inside a water tornado. This footage, captured by pro surfer Mark Healey, shows the exact feeling… » 1/27/14 9:57pm 1/27/14 9:57pm

What Happens When Ice Gets Pushed and Shatters On the Shore

In one word: LOUD. In two words: Shattered glass. In three words: What the hell? As spring finally decides to replace winter, some weird phenomena is happening on the lake shores of Minnesota. It's an ice shattering shriek known as chandeliering, large piles of ice splinter into shards of glass and create a helluva… » 4/29/13 10:00pm 4/29/13 10:00pm

Holy Crap, This Giant Sinkhole Swallowed an Entire Building

Imagine standing on the road one day and have a sinkhole swallow you whole. Or imagine sitting in your house and having a giant sinkhole vaporized your entire building. That's what happened in China. Two buildings in Guangzhou, China tumbled straight into a giant sinkhole as the ground below them disappeared.… » 1/31/13 9:00pm 1/31/13 9:00pm

An Unbelievable Picture of Eight Lightning Bolts Striking San Francisco…

A hellacious storm rocked San Francisco last night which meant howlin' winds, pourin' rain, boomin' thunder and an ungodly amount of strikin' lightning. In this picture, we see all four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time. Mother Nature, you are a scary mama. » 4/13/12 2:20pm 4/13/12 2:20pm

Volcanic Eruption in Chile Fills Argentinian Lake with Ash

On June 4, southern Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years. It's been spewing giant ash clouds ever since. Enough ash, it seems, to make the Nahuel Huapi Lake in neighboring Argentina an unrecognizable, soot-covered abyss, as you'll see in the above video of one diver's attempt to sift through… » 6/17/11 7:20am 6/17/11 7:20am