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Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake off Kermadec Islands

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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: Jan 10, 2022 00:06:31 UTC - 20 hours ago
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 12:06 pm (GMT -12)
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.7964°S / 179.5534°E

Snowflake Cold

Climbers flee heavy snowfall in base camp on Manaslu, Nepal - 3 metres of snow in a week

Simone Moro in red and a Nepali team member work on the deeply buried Manaslu BC tents.
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Simone Moro in red and a Nepali team member work on the deeply buried Manaslu BC tents. Everyone flew away from Base Camp on Saturday until conditions improve.
Constant snow falling on Manaslu has pushed everyone away. "[In the] last week we had almost three metres of snow, so we decided to get everyone down to Samagaon, all the Sherpas, all the climbers, the whole group," Simone Moro reported on Saturday.

Two helicopters evacuated most of the expedition members, although a few, including Sophie Lenaerts and Stef Maginelle of Belgium, walked down to the village. "The descent from Base Camp was a bit dangerous because of snow slides," they reported.

"[Of all my] 21 winter expeditions, this one is proving to be particularly hard," Simone Moro admitted.

Unlike the rest of the climbers, who settled in Samagaon, Alex Txikon, Moro, and two others flew all the way back to Kathmandu. Here, they are arranging to fly a resupply of oxygen and cooking fuel to BC. They themselves will wait for conditions to improve before returning to Base Camp. "This is not possible at the moment," Moro wrote.

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global undeliverable life needs moving forward

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.

Frozen ship delivers ICE cars covered in ice.
Nature and Economy constrict further our global supply chains. What will be in short supply in the first half of 2022 ? How are we as civilization going to deal with each month forward less goods that cost more? First identify what wont be available and find ways to replenish that.


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Severe flooding hits the city of Imperatriz in Brazil

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Imperatriz faced another day of heavy rains since dawn this Monday, which made the Tocantins river rise 3 meters above its normal level, causing many flooding points in many parts of the municipality.

According to the Imperatriz Municipal Civil Defense and Protection Superintendence, it rained 120mm in just 13 hours, equivalent to two months of rain in the entire city. The municipality of Bacuri, located in the extreme north of Maranhão, was also affected by heavy rains that dawn, which caused flooding due to the flood of the Bacuri River.

According to the Civil Defense technical team, more than 500 families were affected by the floods, 130 of which are homeless and 58 homeless. The alert informs that the forecast is for rain in excess of 100 millimeters per hour, starting on Tuesday.


Cloud Precipitation

Major flooding impacting several areas across the state of Washington

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FOX 13 is continuing to give you team coverage of areas hit hardest by flooding and snow throughout the state.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa - at least 7 people killed

Floods in Buffalo City Metro Municipality, South Africa, January 2022.
© Buffalo City Metro Municipality.
Floods in Buffalo City Metro Municipality, South Africa, January 2022.
At least 7 people have lost their lives in severe flash flooding that struck parts of Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.

Heavy rainfall on 08 January 2022 triggered the floods which affected areas of Mthatha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the township of Mdantsane and areas of East London. According to figures from World Meteorological Organization (WMO), East London recorded 58 mm of rain in 24 hours to 09 January.

Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) government activated its disaster management teams in response to the torrential rains which "left scores of houses as well as informal settlements in and around the metro severely damaged".


Snowflake

Plows facing 6 to 12 foot snow drifts at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Powerful winds during and since the significant snowfall over the last week in Rocky Mountain National Park have resulted in six to 12-foot snow drifts in the area, according to officials. Snow and icy conditions are proving to be an obstacle for crews that are trying to clear the roads.

"This morning, snow and wind at higher elevations are again hampering efforts," said Management Specialist and Public Affairs Officer for the park, Kyle Patterson on Saturday in an email.

The Fall River Entrance, Beaver Meadows Entrance and Wild Basin Entrance to the park remain closed to vehicles as crews work.

"Park snowplow operators are encountering drifts from 6 to 12 feet along sections of park roads above 8,500 feet. A drift above Hollowell Park, along Bear Lake Road at approximately 9,000 feet, is 300 yards long, 8 feet deep, and covers the full width of the road surface," Patterson said.


Snowflake Cold

Millions across US northeast hit by winter storm

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

Authorities in Kentucky responded to a 50-car pile-up caused by icy and slick roads on Thursday

After snow slammed more than a dozen states from Tennessee to Maine, millions across the Northeast were blasted with heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures


Snowflake

Road and air traffic suspended, power lines damaged as heavy snowfall hits Indian-controlled Kashmir - 3 feet of snow reported

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.

Srinagar- The heavy snowfall across the Valley has caused massive damage to the power infrastructure, including electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders.
Heavy snowfall hit plains and upper reaches of Indian-controlled Kashmir, leading to the closure of roads and cancellation of flights, officials said on Saturday.

The snowfall began Friday afternoon and was intermittently going on.

"It (snowfall) began yesterday and by the night everything was under a thick white layer. After that, it stopped and today morning resumed again. Even now it is going on," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official in Srinagar said. "There is a possibility of more snow in the region due to Western Disturbance."

A spokesman of the disaster management department said plains, as well as upper reaches in districts, have received heavy snowfall, leading to the closure of inter-district roads.

"Reports of heavy snowfall are pouring in from Shopian, Kulgam, Anantnag, Kishtwar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, also recorded snow," the spokesman said. "At many places in Kulgam, Anantnag and Kishtwar, the depth of snow is over 2 to 3 feet."


Arrow Down

Canyon rock slide hits tourist boats, killing at least 5 people in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Shocking footage showed screaming tourists crushed beneath the massive pillar of rock

At least 20 people went missing after a collapsing cliffside in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais crushed three tourist boats on the river below, killing five people and injuring others. The navy is investigating the tragedy.

The rockslide occurred at around midday on Saturday, in a canyon along Furnas Lake near the city of Capitolo, Minas Gerais. Disturbing videos showed a shower of smaller rocks falling from the cliff, before an enormous sheet of rock separated from the cliff face and collapsed directly onto several boatloads of tourists in the water below.