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Croatia sees gaping sinkholes emerge in area ravaged by December 2020 earthquake

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© AP Photo/Darko Bandic
This aerial photo shows a sinkhole in the village of Mececani, central Croatia, Thursday, March 4, 2021.
After the deadly earthquake came the sinkholes.

A central Croatian region about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of the capital, Zagreb, is pocked with round holes of all sizes, which appeared after December's 6.4-magnitude quake that killed seven people and caused widespread destruction.

Scientists have been flocking to Mecencani and other villages in the sparsely-inhabited region for observation and study.

Comment: Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits central Croatia - Second quake in 2 days - UPDATE: At least seven killed


6.2-magnitude quake hits Kermadec Islands region: USGS

© Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Kermadec Islands region at 14:24:49 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 29.0883 degrees south latitude and 176.3109 degrees west longitude.

Source: Xinhua

Snowflake Cold

Severe blizzard hits Chukotka, Russia


Classes in schools have been canceled, buses do not run, the airport is closed. Chukotka was hit by a hurricane with heavy snowfall. Wind pores reach 42 meters per second.


Brazilian man dies after having his face ripped off by SEVEN pitbulls while out for his morning walk

Pereira's family have hit out at the owner and accused him of not housing his pets properly
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Pereira's family have hit out at the owner and accused him of not housing his pets properly
A BRAZILIAN man mercilessly attacked by seven pitbulls that ripped his face off has died in hospital.

Aglacir de Macedo Pereira, 46, was ambushed by the deadly dogs in Lageado Feio, a rural area of southern Brazil on February 2.

Pereira was enjoying his regular morning walk when the seven savage pitbulls escaped from a farm underneath a gate and let rip.

Brave passersby rescued him from the gruesome attack and called an ambulance. They then helped the victim down the road to meet the emergency vehicle.

Pereira was rushed to the Santa Cruz Hospital in central Pinhao, over 20 miles away from the rural area where the incident took place.

The pit bulls had completely bitten off all of the skin on his face, leaving his skull completely exposed.

Snowflake Cold

20 inches of snow buries Atlantic Canada, whiteout conditions hit Maine, New York, Vermont and beyond + 'the cold blob'

the cold blob

Temperatures are tumbling, snowpack is building, ocean currents are stalling,
volcanoes are stirring, magnetic poles are shifting, and the Sun is entering a multidecadal slumber — welcome, all, to the next true climate catastrophe: prepare.


The tail end of winter is hitting Atlantic Canada hard this week, particularly the province of Newfoundland which on Tuesday reported heavy snow, howling winds and blizzard conditions, according to theweathernetwork.com.

Conditions quickly began to deteriorate Monday night, and by Wednesday the snowstorm had delivered 30+cm (12 inches) to some parts. Heavy snow and wind chills of -20C (-4F) are persisting in northern sections and across Labrador where 20+cm (8 inches) of extra pow-pow is forecast before the close of Thursday, March 4.


Alert level raised after explosion at remote Alaska Peninsula volcano

Veniaminof Volcano near Perryville, Alaska
© Chris Waythomas / AVO
This July 16, 2013, photo by the Alaska Volcano Observatory shows the southwest flank of the intracaldera cone at the Veniaminof Volcano near Perryville, Alaska.
A small explosion was recorded Thursday at a remote volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, prompting officials to raise the alert level.

Satellite and webcam views indicated low-level ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof volcano. The ash plume did not rise above 10,000 feet, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said. Minor ash deposits are visible at the volcano, located 480 miles southwest of Anchorage.

Officials said eruptive activity typically includes minor ash, lava fountaining and lava flows from the small cone in the ice-filled summit caldera. Ashfall is usually confined to the summit crater but larger explosions can send ash to nearby communities, as happened in a 2018 eruption.

Veniaminof is one of the most active volcanos in the Aleutians and Alaska Peninsula, erupting at least 14 times in the last 200 years.


'Do not stay at home': Tsunami warning for parts of New Zealand after 8.1-magnitude earthquake in the Kermadec Islands

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of New Zealand after a strong earthquake struck off the country's coast.

New Zealand's emergency agency has told residents in some areas to head for higher ground after a powerful earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region early Friday, sparking fears of a tsunami.

The 8.1-magnitude quake was the third to strike the area on Friday morning local time, according to the New Zealand National Emergency Management Agency.

People near the coast must "move immediately to the nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible. Do not stay at home," the New Zealand agency states on its website.

The Kermadec Islands are 500 - 620 miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. The East Coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay including Whakatane and Opotiki and Great Barrier Island are all included in the Pacific nation's tsunami warning.


Earthquake: Magnitude 6.1 - Kermadec Islands region

© Associated Press
M6.1 Earthquake - Kermadec Islands region

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4 Mar 2021 20:25:06 UTC
5 Mar 2021 09:25:06 near epicenter
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28.395S, 176.645W


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Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 strikes Kermadec Islands - 3rd strong quake in the region within 5 hours

© Associated Press
An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on Friday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said.

(Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Source: Reuters

Comment: The other two:

New Zealand tsunami warning after 6.9-magnitude earthquake

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu


6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu

© Associated Press
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 jolted 69 km southwest of Sola, Vanuatu at 16:53:11 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 172.14 km, was initially determined to be at 14.4487 degrees south latitude and 167.2953 degrees east longitude.