In September 2014, an unexpected eruption proved deadly for dozens of hikers on Japan’s Mount Ontake.
In late August and September 2014, this volcanic region of Iceland began spewing vast amounts of lava.
Lightning ignited a fire near Happy Camp, California, in August that had burned over 99,000 acres (40,000 hectares) as of September 9, 2014.
Authorities used helicopters to evacuate dozens of hikers and climbers from Yosemite National Park due to a fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley.
Heavy rains triggered floods in northern Bangladesh in summer 2014.