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Strong, shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm

epicenter earthquake iceland june 2020
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of northern Iceland at 19:07 UTC on June 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). The quake is a part of an ongoing intense earthquake swarm, with more than 2 000 earthquakes since June 19.

The epicenter was located 50.8 km (31.6 miles) NNE of Siglufjörður (population 1 190) and 101.4 km (63 miles) N of Akureyri (population 17693).

There are about 13 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

35 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking.

Cloud Precipitation

Singapore reels from widespread flash floods

Flash floods strike Singapore after intense downpour

Flash floods strike Singapore after intense downpour
Flash floods were reported in many areas of Singapore after heavy showers early today.

In a Facebook post, water agency PUB said the floods were reported at Jurong Town Hall Road, the junction of Bedok North Avenue 4 and Upper Changi Road, as well as New Upper Changi Road.

Opera Estate, an area with low-lying service roads within private residential estates, was also affected.

According to PUB, the first flash flood was reported at 8.30am and the agency's quick response team was immediately deployed to all sites. Flash floods at all locations had subsided by 9.20am and the cause of the flooding is under investigation.


Another person drowns in continuous flooding in Lagos, Nigeria

A 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Ayisat

A 17-year-old girl, simply identified as Ayisat was on Monday, reportedly swept away by strong flood at Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate area of Lagos State following persistent rainfall.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday, said a 17-year-old girl, identified as Ayisat, drowned in a flood after Monday's downpour at Alapafuja Close, Surulere

Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, said a search and rescue operation for the teenager is ongoing and her body is yet to be found.

"Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that the canal along Alapafuja close linking Bank Olemoh was submerged as a result of flooding and a teenage girl named Ayisat was swept away by the flood around 12:30p.m (Monday).

Cloud Lightning

Istanbul besieged by floods, hail storms & rare tornado during epic storms

The flooding in Istanbul's Esenyurt, June 23, 2020.
The flooding in Istanbul's Esenyurt, June 23, 2020.
Istanbul has been besieged by foul weather, with large parts of the city flooded, others lashed by ferocious winds or towering waves, sporadic hail storms forcing residents to take cover, and to top it all off, a fearsome tornado.

Despite warnings from Turkey's General Directorate of Meteorology, the roughly 16 million residents of Istanbul could not have imagined the onslaught of bad weather that awaited them Tuesday.

A rare tornado formed off the city's western districts, captured in all its terrifying glory by residents already fleeing the torrential rain and violent hail storms.

Cloud Precipitation

At least 3 dead and 10,000 displaced after more floods in Guizhou Province, China

Further heavy rain and flooding has struck in Guizhou Province, China.

Xinhua news agency reports at least 3 people have died and 10,000 have been displaced after flooding in the mountainous area of Tongzi County on 22 June.

Around 10 houses were destroyed and over 1,000 houses damaged, along with 715 hectares of crops. Power supply and telecommunications were interrupted.

Black Cat

Tiger leaps onto boat, snatches and kills man in West Bengal, India - 4th fatal attack in the Sunderbans in 2020

In this photograph taken on Dec. 21, 2014,
In this photograph taken on Dec. 21, 2014, a Royal Bengal Tiger pauses as it walks through a jungle clearing in Kaziranga National Park, some 280 kms east of Guwahati.
A Bengal tiger snatched a man off a fishing boat in eastern India, dragging him away into a mangrove swamp as his children looked on in horror, the man's son said June 19.

The attack happened June 18 as Sushil Manjhi and his son and daughter were crab fishing in a stream in the Sunderbans National Park. The tiger leaped aboard the boat and clamped its jaws on Manjhi's neck, said Sushil's son, Jyotish.

The tiger "quickly flung my father on his back and gave a giant leap before disappearing into the forest," Jyotish said by telephone from his village of Lahiripur in West Bengal state. He said he and his sister tried to beat the animal with sticks and a knife, but the thrashing had no effect. His father was dragged away and was presumed dead.


Bear attacks 2 hikers in northern Italy

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Two hikers - a 59-year-old man and his 28-year-old son - were attacked on Monday evening by a bear in the Dolomites, in northern Italy. The province of Trento announced this. Both men were taken to the hospital.

The pair were hiking on a footpath on the when the young man suddenly came face to face with the animal, falling in the process. The father attempted to help his son, and was injured in the process.

The father suffered fractures to one leg and deep wounds, but is not in mortal danger. The son has relatively superficial wounds.

The Trentino region has dozens of bears, which sometimes enter inhabited areas or attack animals on farms. In 1999, a project was started to bring the animals back into the area.

Arrow Down

Landslide kills 3 after further heavy rain in Nepal


The landslide that occurred near Sammobari of Ridi-Tansen road section.
Further heavy rain in Nepal has caused more landslides, this time in Palpa district.

Local media report that days of rainfall triggered a landslide along a section of road near Tansen in Palpa district, central Nepal, on 22 June, 2020. Four vehicles were swept away. The number of passengers in the vehicles swept by the landslide is unconfirmed. As of 22 June, police reported 3 fatalities.

A rescue team comprising personnel from Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police has been clearing the debris. Three other landslides in the district have left numerous roads blocked.

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Widespread summer floods across Romania - 1 missing after heavy rain

Flood rescues and evacuations in Romania, June 2020.
Flood rescues and evacuations in Romania, June 2020.
Emergency authorities in Romania report that one person is missing after being swept away by flood waters in Dimitrie Cantemir, Vaslui County on 22 June.

The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) added that heavy downpours on 22 June caused flooding in 90 locations in 19 counties across the country.

The worst affected counties are Alba, Bihor, Caraș-Severin, Botoșani and Vaslui. Areas of Harghita, Mureș, Neamț and Suceava counties were also badly hit. Firefighters were called on to pump water from over 550 properties in total.

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Saharan dust cloud & Greenland summer ice anomalies

Greenland record ice gains
Record gains of ice on Greenland which we should be celebrating but most media is silent from the enormous ice build this year into summer. Unusually large Saharan dust cloud Pulse One about to sweep through the Americas, followed by a larger concentration of dust later in July. Loss of 25,000 acres of fruit to hail in Spain.

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