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Man dies in shark attack in northern New South Wales, Australia

A male surfer has died after being bitten by a shark near Kingscliff in northern NSW
A male surfer has died after being bitten by a shark near Kingscliff in northern NSW.
A community is reeling after a three-metre great white shark killed a man at Kingscliff in northern NSW on Sunday morning, the first fatal attack in the state in five years.

Police said the Queensland man, aged between 50 and 60, was surfing off South Kingscliff Beach, north of the Salt Surf Life Saving Club.

Surf Life Saving NSW said the shark attacked the Gold Coast man and bit the back of his thigh after 10am. Nearby surfers rushed to the aid of the man. The shark reportedly circled the three men and rammed one of their boards.

The man died from his wounds at 10.40am.


Waterspout filmed off the coast of Pontian, Malaysia

Waterspout, Marine Tromba off the coast of Pontian - Malaysia, June 5, 2020.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 9 people in Sylhet, Bangladesh - at least 50 killed in 3 days across the country

Nine persons have been killed in lightning today in different places in four districts under Sylhet division.

Of the victims, an elderly person is of Sayestaganj upazila, one of Chunarughat and two teenagers of Ajmeriganj under Habiganj district; one youth of Dharmapasha under Sunamganj district; two of Baralekha upazila and one of Kamalganj under Moulvibazar and one school-boy of Balaganj in Sylhet district, police and hospital sources said.

Comment: A day earlier 16 were killed by strikes while 24 hours prior to that at least 25 succumbed to hits.


'It sounded like an explosion': Scottish village left shaken by M2.2 earthquake

The tremor was recorded at Earthquake House

The tremor was recorded at Earthquake House
The British Geological Survey (BGS) is asking residents in Perthshire who felt today's earthquake to report their experiences.

A seismic event measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale was recorded near Comrie at around 3.20pm this afternoon.

Residents in Comrie reported hearing a "really loud bang" while one person said "it sounded like an explosion".

The BGS appealed on Twitter for residents to fill out a questionnaire on its website to give it "valuable data".

Hundreds of Perthshire residents took to social media to report feeling the earthquake.

On Facebook, one person said the thought a "massive truck just hit my building," while another said said "it was the biggest tremor I have ever felt having lived here my whole life".

Cloud Precipitation

Biblical village of Bethsaida 'where Jesus fed the 5,000' is submerged by flooding

Bethsaida flooded

The place 'where Jesus miraculously fed the 5,000' has been totally submerged by flooding, forcing archaeologists to abandon the excavation site. Pictured, the flooded El-Araj site
The place 'where Jesus miraculously fed the 5,000' has been totally submerged by flooding, forcing archaeologists to abandon the excavation site.

Bethsaida — hometown to disciples Andrew, Peter and Philip — was reputedly where Christ performed the miracles of feeding the multitude and helping a blind man see.

Archaeologists have been working to prove that the lost ancient town once stood at El-Araj, an excavation site on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

However, their efforts have ground to a halt after heavy rains caused the Sea of Galilee — also known as Lake Kinneret — to flood the site.

Lead archaeologist Moti Aviam of Kinneret College said that there was no way digging could continue this year.

'During the past 30 years, the amount of the rain in Israel was not enough to bring the lake to its full capacity,' he said.

'This year it happened. All of our excavated squares, even the highest — the mosaic floor of the Byzantine church — were covered.'

Cloud Precipitation

Hailstorm, heavy rain damages fruit, veggie crops in Himachal Pradesh, India

Shimla and its surrounding areas were hit by a squall, accompanied by hailstorm and heavy rain this afternoon, causing a sharp fall in day temperature and damaging fruit and vegetable crops.

The inclement weather forced people to rush indoors as the capital town recorded 78 mm rain (74 mm in just two hours).

The hailstorm caused a sharp fall in the mercury and the day temperatures stayed five to six degrees below normal. Fruit and vegetable growers were on tenterhook as stormy conditions are catastrophic for apple stone fruit and vegetable crops.


Gulf Coast, central US bracing for torrential rains, flooding from tropical storm Cristobal

storm cristobal satellite
© tropicaltidbits.com
GeoColor satellite image of Tropical Storm Cristobal at 2137Z (5:37 pm EDT) Friday, June 5, 2020.
Now moving north over the warm waters of the open Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to gather strength as it heads toward an expected landfall in or near Louisiana late Sunday. Even before it moved off the Yucatan Peninsula, Cristobal was upgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm early Friday afternoon. Cristobal is a large, impressively organized tropical storm that will bring widespread impacts to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

As of 8 pm EDT Friday, Cristobal was located about 480 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving north at 13 mph. Top sustained winds were 40 mph, making Cristobal a minimal tropical storm.

A tropical storm warning was in effect from east of Morgan City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton county in Florida (near Destin), including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, as well as for the stretch from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos on the east coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, including Cancun and Cozumel. A tropical storm watch extended west from Morgan City to Intracoastal City. A storm surge warning was in effect from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs. Mississippi, including Lake Borgne, with storm surge watches for areas on either side - westward from the Mississippi to near Morgan City, Louisiana, and from Indian Pass to Arepika, Florida.

Comment: The weather blog Tropical Tidbits offers further analysis:

Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Is crustal displacement and uplift beginning?

Eight houses were swept into the sea by the powerful landslide in northern Norway
Eight houses were swept into the sea by the powerful landslide in northern Norway
With a small portion of Norway's coastal range slipping into the sea, it does fit perfectly the time line intensification of our four gas giants forming a square in one quadrant of our solar system not seen since 79A.D during an intensifying Grand Solar Minimum.

My question: Does this signal the beginning of more intense global liquefaction events? Let me know what you think about the information presented, does it show a trend?

Comment: Watch as 'quick clay' landslide sweeps 8 houses into the sea in northern Norway

Cloud Precipitation

Record-breaking rainfall continues in Yucatan, Mexico - 278% above normal

Floods form a raging river in Tekax, where police rescue stranded residents.

Floods form a raging river in Tekax, where police rescue stranded residents.
It wasn't so long ago that we were celebrating the arrival of rain. Now residents are mopping and squeegeeing away water that in places is knee deep.

While June is normally part of Yucatan's rainy season, rainfall is 278% above normal, the weather agency reported today.

Cristobal has broken weather records in Yucatan. In 72 hours, Merida has been hit with 13.5 inches of rain. Valladolid was hit even harder, with 17.5 inches, Conagua reported. Oxkutzcab appeared to have the most rainfall: 19 inches.

The storm has "begun its journey toward Yucatan," declared a local weather forecaster.


June snowfall hits Scotland a week after it recorded UK's top temperature of 28.3C

Seven days after recording the UK's top temperature of 28.3C, the north of Scotland yesterday struggled to a daytime low of minus 1.1C amid a blanket of snow.

Cromdale in Speyside had registered the high of the year so far as the country sweltered in the sunniest spring ever. However, just a few miles away yesterday temperatures fell below zero during the day at the Cairngorm mountain range in Inverness-shire.

"Welcome back to winter," said Luke Miall, of the Met Office. "The north of Scotland has been distinctly chilly for the time of year. At the same time as this low temperature was recorded, the wind was blowing at 70mph."