In the icy waters of the Bay of Exploits in northern Newfoundland, a Canadian couple on a boat ride on July 24, 2014, were put in a dangerous situation as one of the region's massive icebergs suddenly crumbled.
As large chunks of the iceberg collapsed into the water, an enormous wave rippled from the site and moved out into the open water.
Only miles from the boat and in a panic, the couple sped up in an attempt to avoid the colossal waves.
Famously known as the source behind the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, icebergs can prove to be some of the most menacing threats in the ocean for ships and sailors.
A huge iceberg can be seen from a tourist boat on Nov. 15, 2006, in Argentina. (Photo/Quim Pagans)
Despite their size noticeable to the naked eye, the majority of icebergs are actually underwater, with nearly 90 percent of their total mass under the sea, according to the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.
Although the number of icebergs varies year to year, on average there are 15,000 icebergs born annually.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, sending ash and lava high into the night sky and prompting evacuations.
Fresh cold air will slash temperatures and bring another dose of wintry weather to the Southeast later this week with widespread travel problems.
Innovations to the heating/cooling industries have inspired cost-effective and efficient methods to regulate temperatures.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
A storm rolling out of the Southwest will spread a swath of heavy snow and travel disruptions from the Rockies to the northern Plains and Upper Midwest early this week.
Ontario, Canada (1996)
Snow squalls resulted in the closure of most highways in Southeastern Ontario near Lake Huron. Also, there was a 38-car pileup just north of Toronto.
South Florida (2007)
Record high of 89 in Fort Lauderdale.(Old record was 87 in 2001.) Miami recorded 90; breaking the record of 87 in 2001.
New England (1947)
Deepest modern snowstorm at Reedsboro, VT: 50" in 3 days and 47" at Peru, MA.