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Typhoon lashes central Japan killing two

A house where a man died after being caught in a landslide, in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.
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A house where a man died after being caught in a landslide, in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Saturday.
A typhoon lashed central Japan on Saturday with torrential rain and fierce winds, killing two and leaving tens of thousands of households without power, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Shizuoka city, southwest of the capital Tokyo, was hit especially hard, seeing a record 417 mm (16.42 inches) of precipitation since the rain started on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

Winds at the centre of the Typhoon Talas were blowing at about 65 kph (40 mph), with peak gusts of about 90 kph (56 mph), it said.


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Shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hits in Pacific off southern Chile

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck in the Pacific off southern Chile on Friday, but there were no early reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the surface, about 142 kilometers (88 miles) west of Ancud, a town 1,120 kilometers (696 miles) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago.

The National Emergency Office said in a tweet that authorities were checking for any "possible damage to people, alteration of basic services or infrastructure."

The Chilean navy's Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.

Chile sits along the so-called "Ring of Fire" of the Pacific, and it has frequent earthquakes. In 2010, a quake of magnitude 8.8 set off a devastating tsunami that killed 526 people and collapsed more than 220,000 homes in the south-central part of the country.

Source: The Associated Press

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6.2-magnitude earthquake hits off Meulaboh, Indonesia: USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted 40 km SSW of Meulaboh, Indonesia, at 20:52:59 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 48.584 km, was initially determined to be at 3.8098 degrees north latitude and 95.9872 degrees east longitude.

Snowflake Cold

Heavy early snowfall in the Carpathian Mountains

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In the Carpathians, up to 80 centimeters of snow has already covered and an avalanche has been recorded. This was reported on Facebook of the Montenegrin mountain search and rescue post and the page of the State Emergency Service on social networks.
As of at 09:20, 09/22/2022 in Pip Ivan Chernogorsky cloudy, visibility limited to 40 meters, snow. Western wind 7-8 m/s. Air temperature -3°С.

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Tornado hits Guamúchil, Mexico

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(Translated from Spanish): During the afternoon of this Thursday, the residents of Guamúchil in the state of Sinaloa, were under moments of terror after a tornado formed that hit the downtown area of ​​the city located in the municipality of Salvador Alvarado.

The first reports indicated that there was serious damage caused by the strong winds that took people who were walking in the street unawares.

Several managed to capture the moment with their cell phones while they sought protection in some open places and clinging as best they could to the trees .


Attention

Brown bear attacks man and 9-year-old boy, sending them to hospital in Alaska

A brown bear has killed a man in Slovakia. The number of bears in Slovak mountains has risen to estimated 2,760 last year from below 900 two decades ago.
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A brown bear attacked a 9-year-old boy and an adult male Tuesday while they were hunting in Alaska, according to police.

The man shot and killed the bear as it attacked the 9-year-old, according to a news release from the Alaska State Troopers. The 9-year-old had serious injuries as a result of the attack, while the man suffered minor injuries.

Both the man and 9-year-0ld boy were taken to the hospital, according to police.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the 9-year-old is "in fair condition and currently receiving medical care," Alaska's News Source reported.

Snowflake

Early snowfall on Erciyes Mountain, Turkey

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The first snow of the season fell on the high parts of Erciyes Mountain in Kayseri.

With the cold weather in the city due to precipitation, the first snow of the season fell on the slopes of the summit of Erciyes Mountain. Snow fell up to 3 thousand meters on the mountain, which has a summit height of 3 thousand 917 meters.

While the peak of Erciyes is covered with snow; The Devil Creek, Shepherd's, Horgucu and Sutdonduran locations turned white. It was stated that the snow thickness in the higher parts reached 4 centimeters.


Arrow Down

Vehicles collapse into sinkhole at south Edmonton dealership

A number of vehicles were stuck at an Infiniti dealership in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
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A number of vehicles were stuck at an Infiniti dealership in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
Several vehicles fell into a sinkhole at a car dealership in south Edmonton.

There were four cars in the hole at Infiniti South Edmonton's parking lot when CTV News Edmonton arrived on scene just before 10:45 a.m.

"This is very rare. It's a big one and luckily there's only four in there and not a whole parking lot," Dale Jackson with Cliffs Towing said.

Jackson said two of the vehicles in the sinkhole are new, one is used and one is a customer's car. He added the vehicles didn't sustain "a lot of damage."


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6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Michoacan, Mexico, 1 dead - 2nd major quake for the region in 3 days

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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation's capital.

The earthquake struck shortly after 1 a.m., just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico, killing two.


The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday's earthquake, like Monday's, was centered in the western state of Michoacan near the Pacific coast. The epicenter was about 29 miles (46 kilometers) south-southwest of Aguililla, Michoacan, at a depth of about 15 miles (24.1 kilometers).


Blue Planet

Parts of many coastal cities are sinking - NASA

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A team of researchers at Nanyang Technological University, working with a group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and another colleague at ETH Zürich, has found evidence showing that parts of many big coastal cities are sinking faster than the sea is rising. In their paper published in the journal Nature Sustainability, the group describes using satellite-based radar to measure the degree of land subsidence for 48 of the largest cities in the world.

Prior research has shown that global warming is melting ice around the world, leading to rising sea levels.


This increase in sea levels is a major concern to cities and towns that lie on the edges of the sea. But many cities also face another problem — land subsidence, in which land sinks due to removal of groundwater or gas and compaction of the ground from the massive weight of buildings on top of it.

Comment: Note that this phenomena is occurring alongside various other unusual geologic and seismic activity: See also: