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Significant magnitude 5.5 shallow earthquake 26 km northeast of Patras, Greece

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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Patras, Achaea, Western Greece, Greece, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 5:36 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.

Moderate shaking probably occurred in Kastraki (pop. 910) located 7 km from the epicenter, Nafpaktos (pop. 13,400) 12 km away, and Aigio (pop. 20,400) 19 km away.


Snowflake Cold

Ice Age Farmer Report: Texas Goes Dark - 45% US Wheat Damaged - Grand Solar Minimum

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45% of the US Winter Wheat crop is estimated to have been damaged as the polar vortex (also known as meridional jetstream flows associated with Grand Solar Minima) brings Texas' power grid down.


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Blue Planet

Unusual algae blooms turn Antarctic snow red and green

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Red and green snow spotted in Antarctica near the Ukrainian base. Picture via Facebook
The snow turned blood red and green at the Ukrainian Antarctic base "Akademik Vernadsky," on Galindez Island near the Antarctic Peninsula.

The same phenomenon occurred last year. You remember?

Comment: As per the text above, it appears that not only is this a relatively unusual phenomenon, but the researchers do appear to link it to the shift occurring on our planet. However, it's clear that this is not due to the global warming, the Antarctic as just one examples is seeing much colder summers, such that it's disrupting wildlife. And elsewhere on the globe, whilst the seasons are increasingly erratic, overall the planet appears to be cooling.

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Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: New clues why there are power outages and earth cracks

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© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The extremes you are seeing across the globe signal the amplification beginning of a new magnetic field forming in the outer solar system as our Sun decreases its output in this new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum. Did you notice the Level up in lock down with a 1750 Pound quarantine tax for entering the UK. This effectively shuts down global travel if implements across other nations. Another fingerprint f the Grand Solar Minimum fulfilled marching toward 2024.


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Fire

Spectacular show as Mount Etna erupts, forcing Sicily airport closure

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© Reuters / Eleonora Venuto
Sunlight illuminates spewing ash from Mount Etna as Europe's most active volcano erupts, as seen from Paterno, Italy, February 16, 2021.
Mount Etna has erupted, sending smoke and ash into the sky and forcing a nearby airport to close temporarily.

Etna, at 3,350m high, is on the Italian island of Sicily and is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.

The Department of Civil Protection said nearby centres were not at risk, although Italy's Central Emergency Department said it was watching the towns of Linguaglossa, Fornazzo and Milo.

The airport at Catania had to close due to ash, which had risen more than a kilometre into the air and made it unsafe to fly, the Ansa news agency reported.


Boat

Over 6,000 families displaced as flood hits Davao del Norte, Philippines

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Flooding hit six villages in the Davao del Norte town of Sto. Tomas Sunday night leaving 6,067 families displaced from their homes.

In an interview Monday, Sto. Tomas Municipal Administrator Elisa Evangelista-Lapiña identified the six flood-stricken barangays as Barangay New Katipunan with 2,408 affected families, Barangay Kinamayan (1,575 families), Barangay San Miguel (1,131 families), Barangay San Jose (276 families), Barangay Tibal-og (565 families), and Barangay Salvacion (182 families).

"In barangay New Katipunan, the water level rise at 9 p.m. and by 11 p.m. floodwaters started to hit other barangays. The water came from Talaingod, Davao del Norte," Lapiña told the Philippine News Agency.


Snowflake Cold

Heavy snowfall leaves parts of Russia blanketed in snow

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Heavy snowfall left various regions in Russia and in Crimea blanketed in snow.

Roads at the border with Georgia were blocked due to a risk of avalanche.

Moscow was blanketed with snow on Saturday after a record-breaking blizzard in central areas of Russia.

About 13,000 snow blower vehicles are taking part in clearing snowdrifts in Moscow, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry.

The average temperature in Moscow and the region is about -13 degrees Celsius but by the end of the week, the temperature could drop to -30 degrees Celsius, according to the Russian Meteorological Service.


Attention

Reports of dead seals on Irish coast doubled in 2020 with 202 recorded

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The number of dead seals washing up on Irish shores rose significantly last year, according to Seal Rescue Ireland.

The rescue charity says that it received the highest number of dead seal reports of the last five years in 2020.

Speaking to Patricia Messinger on C103′s Cork Today show, Seal Rescue Ireland executive director Melanie Croce said that the group is seeing a "huge rise" in reports of dead seals.

Croce said that Seal Rescue Ireland has "been keeping a dead seal database for the last five years, and we have seen a huge rise in the last year".

"2020 was the highest number of reports we've ever had, with 202 dead seal reports coming from all over the country, which was more than double the previous year," Croce said.

Cloud Precipitation

Thousands of homes damaged after floods in the south of Mozambique

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A low pressure system brought heavy rainfall to parts of southern Mozambique over the last few days, causing flooding in Maputo and Gaza Provinces.

Local media reported on 15 February that around 3,000 houses were flooded in Maputo Province. Around 1,200 of those are in Matola district. Parts of Maputo city were affected, along with Marracuene district where the Incomáti River broke its banks, and Boane District where the Umbeluzi River overflowed.

The country's disaster agency, Instituto Nacional de Gestão Redução do Risco de Desastres (INGD), issued warnings of heavy rain and flooding from 10 February.

Arrow Down

Skier killed by avalanche on Mont Tabor, France

RESCUE
The body of a skier was recovered from the slopes of Mont Tabor (2389 meters), near Grenoble, this morning.

He had left on his own for a ski tour on Saturday. His family gave the alert on Sunday when he failed to contact them.

His car was found late on Sunday and a full search began early this morning. An avalanche was spotted in the Couloir de Chamoissière and the man's body was found under 30cm of snow using the signal from his avalanche beacon.

The man had been carried 400 meters down slope by the slide. The couloir is a steep, east facing slope of around 45° and is accessed directly from the summit.