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6.9 magnitude earthquake off Aleutian Islands, Alaska

6.9 magnitude earthquake 271 km from Sand Point, Alaska, United States

UTC time: Monday, October 11, 2021 09:10 AM
Your time: Monday, October 11, 2021, 10:10 AM GMT+1
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.9 - 114 km E of Chignik, Alaska
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 235 people


6.2 earthquake rattles Hawaii's Big Island, shaking felt on Maui

earthquake hawaii October 2021
© The Weather Channel
Hawaii Earthquake October 10 2021
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck just offshore of Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday afternoon.

The quake hit at 11:48 a.m. Hawaii Time (5:48 p.m. Eastern Time) about 27 km south-southeast of Naalehu, or just off the southern tip of the Big Island. Several small aftershocks occurred nearby following the earthquake.


Cloud Precipitation

First fire, now water: Storm hits Greek island Evia

Merely weeks after destructive fires devastated the Greek island of Evia (Euboea), a storm front barreled through Sunday, flooding homes and tearing up roads.

Dubbed Athena by Greek meteorologists, the storm caused "huge damage" to the road network near the coastal villages of Agia Anna and Psaropouli, a regional official told state broadcaster ERT.

"Dozens of homes have flooded ... torrents burst their banks (even though) the rain only lasted a couple of hours. This is a sign of a very tough winter to come," deputy central Greece governor for Evia George Kelaiditis told the channel.

There were no immediate reports of people trapped in homes or cars, he added.


Runners rescued after early snowstorm halts ultramarathon in Davis County, Utah - 18 inches of snow reported

Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
© Davis County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office helped 87 stranded runners during the DC Peaks 50 ultramarathon on Saturday in Utah.Credit...
Some trail runners participating in an ultramarathon Saturday morning were rescued from the mountains in Davis County after a snowstorm hit the area.

At about 9:30 a.m., the Davis County Sheriff's Office was notified about an "emergency situation" involving 87 runners. They faced extreme weather, including 12-18 inches of snow and almost white-out conditions.

The race was suspended, and the sheriff's office's search and rescue team responded on foot, ATVs and snowmobiles to help the runners get down the mountain safely.

Race organizers worked with the search and rescue volunteers to make sure all registered participants were accounted for, and the rescuers covered the entire course. All the runners were off the mountain by 2:45 p.m.

Farmington Canyon was closed to all non-emergency vehicles during the process.

Eye 1

Crocodiles kill two divers hunting for sea cucumbers in Solomon Islands

Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
© ABC News: Iskhandar Razak, file photo
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest reptiles on the planet.
Two men have been killed in separate crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands while diving for sea cucumbers at night.

The deaths last week of a 36-year-old man and another man in his 20s came less than a month after the country lifted a ban on harvesting the marine animal, also called beche-de-mer, in order to boost the economy after COVID-19.

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Provincial Assistant Commissioner Joseph Maneluga said he was concerned about the attacks, which occurred just a day apart.

"I think the people are going crazy because of the reopening of the beche-de-mer," he said.

"And the population of crocodiles is really increasing, and so that is the threat that we have."

Police enlisted assistance from Explosive Ordnance Device Unit divers, who are usually tasked to dispose of old World War II shells, to recover the bodies from the crocodile-infested waters.


Twin waterspouts in Red Sea off city of Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Twin Waterspouts

Twin waterspouts
Twin waterspouts, thunderstorm, lightning in Red Sea off southern city of Jazan (Jizan), Saudi Arabia (October 08, 2021).

Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 fishermen in Bangladesh

Three fishermen were killed and another was injured by lightning struck in the Padma River at Vedorgonj Upazila in Shariatpur early Sunday (October 10).

The deceased are identified as Mohiuddin, 26, hailed from Dewan Kandi village in North Tarabania union, Al Amin, 36, and Nayan Ahmed, 27, of Char Bhairab in Haimchar union of Chandpur district.

Local sources said, violating the government ban, seven fishermen went fishing in the Majher Char in the morning. At one stage, the lightning strike them while they were fishing in the River around 5:00am, leaving the trio dead on the spot and another injured.

Tarabunia union parishad chairman Md Yunus Sarkar said, the victims were buried and injured one was sent to upazila health complex.

Vedorgonj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tanvir Al Nasif confirmed the matter.

Comment: On the same day 3 lightning strikes claimed 4 lives in the district of Adilabad in the Indian state of Telangana.

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy downpours cause major flooding in Orion Township, Michigan - up to 8 INCHES in 1 HOUR

Neighbors say it's as if a rain cloud parked itself over Orion Township and just wouldn't go away.

"Our engineers said anywhere between 6 to 8 inches of rain fell for about an hour so there's no storm drainage system that can handle that volume of water," said Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett.

It didn't affect the entire township, rather the south end starting at Stadium Drive and extending toward the Auburn Hills border. Neighbors in the Stonegate subdivision couldn't believe their eyes as a rushing waterfall took over Dutton Road and crashed into several homes caving in basement windows.

Cloud Precipitation

140mm (5.5 inches) of rain in a few hours floods roads in Hyderabad, India

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad, flooding in several areas

Heavy rain lashes Hyderabad, flooding in several areas.
The city witnessed rain fury on Friday after a few areas recorded more than 140mm rainfall in a matter of few hours, leaving many areas water-logged and inundated. A biker was swept away in the rain water when he accidentally fell in the nala at a culvert Chintalkunta area of Vanasthalipuram on Friday night.

Luckily he was pulled out by the locals at some distance but as he left the place, abandoning his bike, police continued the search till 11.30 pm when they got a confirmation that he escaped with minor injuries.

According to the Telangana State Devlopment Planning Society figures up to 11 pm, Ameerpet recorded highest rainfall of 141.3 mm followed by 130.8 mm at Lingojiguda, 120.8 mm at Kurmaguda, 112.8mm at LB Nagar, 110.3mm at South Hasthinapuram, 108.5mm at Asmangad, 105.8mm at Viratnagar among others. Many other areas such as Uppal, Begum Bazar, Kanchanbagh, Nampally, Hayathnagar, Rein Bazar, Attapur, Rajendra Nagar were lashed with 40-100mm of rains.

Cloud Precipitation

4 dead and dozens left stranded in "unprecedented" Alabama floods

A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, A

A flooded neighborhood is shown in Pelham, Ala., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.
Four people were killed when floodwaters lashed Alabama on Wednesday, local officials said. Many others had to be rescued from the roads after becoming stranded in their vehicles.

On Thursday, the Marshall County Coroner's Office confirmed that a 4-year-old girl had died as a result of the flooding, and said and her body was recovered just before midnight on Wednesday. The body of an 18-year-old woman was found early Thursday morning.

"We are working with law enforcement and fire personnel on both incidents to ensure the families have been notified," the coroner said. "No additional information can be released at this time."