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Lighting bolt kills three, injures one in Zimbabwe

A lightning bolt struck and killed three men and seriously injured one at Mhembwechena business centre in Makonde district last week.

Tongai Gandiwa (32), Stewart Phiri (23) and Shadreck Bvudzijena (age unknown) struck while sitting under a tree and where pronounced dead on arrival at Kenzamba clinic.

Tongai's brother, Shine (30) who sustained serious burns was taken to the same clinic where he was treated.


Shallow M6.0 earthquake strikes off Algeria

Algeria quake map
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A shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Algerian coast on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the quake hit 20 kilometres north-east of the city of Bejaia at 1.04am local time (4.04am UAE), at a depth of 10 kilometres.


Since 2015 Europe suffering worst droughts in two thousand years

dendrochronolgy tree
© Ulf Buntgen
Example of a polished cross-section of an oak from the Czech Republic
An international team, led by the University of Cambridge, studied the chemical fingerprints in European oak trees to reconstruct summer climate over 2,110 years. They found that after a long-term drying trend, drought conditions since 2015 suddenly intensified, beyond anything in the past two thousand years.

This anomaly is likely the result of human-caused climate change and associated shifts in the jet stream. The results are reported in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Comment: The multitude of unexpected events and changes that we're witnessing on earth and throughout our solar system clearly shows these climate extremes are part of a much bigger shift, and that the drivers are much greater than CO2: Cosmic climate change: Is the cause of all this extreme weather to be found in outer space?

Recent summer droughts and heatwaves in Europe have had devastating ecological and economic consequences, which will worsen as the global climate continues to warm.

Comment: Note that our planet is not only suffering extreme droughts, extreme flooding is also on the rise, and research shows that both of these patterns have occurred before, and it would appear that they're part of a cycle that is linked to ice ages; however, as revealed in the article, it would appear that, this time, it may be even more severe: And check out SOTT radio's:


Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts sending up ash to 12,000 feet

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120.

The full report is as follows:

Cloud Precipitation

Congo and DR Congo - Damaging flash floods in Kinshasa and Brazzaville - 4 children killed

Heavy rainfall on 16 March 2021 caused severe flash flooding in the neighbouring cities of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), and Brazzaville, capital of Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville.

As of 17 March 2021 local media reported evacuations in areas close to the Tsiemé river in Brazzaville after flood water invaded homes. Flooding also caused severe traffic problems in the city.

Local media in DR Congo reported 4 children died in the floods, with several houses swept away in Kisenso municipality in the east of Kinshasa.

The Ndjili bridge collapsed causing severe transport problems, in particular to and from N'Djili International Airport. The collapse of the bridge also left some communities of Tshangu district cut off from the rest of the city.


Arizona Snowbowl receives 4 FEET of fresh snow over weekend

Li Cui with Arizona Snowbowl joins FOX 10's John Hook to talk about the fresh snow that fell in Northern Arizona over the weekend, providing the snow needed to keep the winter-sports season going.


Child dead after dog attack in New Jersey

dog attack
A dog attack in New Jersey has left a child dead, authorities say.

The incident happened in the backyard of a home on East Laurel Street in Carteret, Middlesex County.

It is possible others were critically injured as well.


M6.6 earthquake strikes SSE of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

Russia quake map
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Date & time: 16 Mar 2021 18:38:22 UTC - 15 hours ago
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 5:38 am (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 22.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.7018°N / 163.2077°E (North Pacific Ocean, Russia)
Nearest volcano: Vysoky (158 km / 98 mi)


Strong M5.4 earthquake hits Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland

Iceland earthquake map
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An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hit the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, at 2:15 pm yesterday, mbl.is reports. Its source was 5.4 km southwest of Fagradalsfjall mountain. Residents as far away as Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, reported having felt it, as well as ones in Vestmannaeyjar islands and Kirkjubæjarklaustur, South Iceland.

It was followed 20 seconds later by another quake of magnitude 4.0, prolonging the vibration of people's houses and increasing the sensation of being rocked by a boat. Earlier in the day, at 12:34 pm, an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 had already hit the area.

The M5.4 quake was the second largest since the swarm of earthquakes began with one of magnitude 5.7 on February 24.

Scientist are closely monitoring the area for the possibility of a volcanic eruption.

A recording from the security camera of the rescue team Þorbjörn's building in the town of Grindavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, clearly shows how the quake shook vehicles, stored inside the building, located less than 5 km from the source. The video was posted by the rescue team on Facebook.

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Blizzard drops up to 4 feet of snow across the Front Range, Colorado

The blizzard that hit Colorado over the weekend was a historic storm that brought Denver's biggest snow in 18 years. Snow totals ranged from a foot to 4 feet across the Front Range. With Buckhorn Mountain in Larimer County, coming in just a bit over 48 inches.

The weekend storm officially brought 27.1 inches of snow to Denver as measured at the airport (DIA). It was a rare storm where DIA got more snow than virtually anywhere else in the Denver metro area.