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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near Unalaska, Alaska

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck south of Unalaska in Alaska, a major fishing port with 4,700 full-time residents, on Friday, the Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks said.

The quake struck at 8:17 p.m. (0517 GMT on Saturday), the center said.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which registered the quake at 6.2 magnitude, said it struck 74 km (46 miles) south of Unalaska at a depth of 3 km (2 miles).

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the quake.

(Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru and Yereth Rosen; Editing by William Mallard)

Source: Reuters

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Magnitude 6 quake strikes Talaud Islands, Indonesia

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An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Talaud Islands in Indonesia on Saturday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said.

The quake was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles), GFZ said.

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Japan

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A magnitude-6.3 offshore earthquake occurred off the east coast of Kyushu at around 01:08 JST Jan. 22.

The epicenter was about 24 km (15 miles) south-southeast of Saiki, Japan.

Strong shaking was probably felt in areas of southern Japan near the epicenter, particularly in eastern Kyushu.

The temblor did not immediately prompt the US Tsunami Warning System to issue a tsunami warning, advisory, watch, or threat. No casualties or damage were immediately reported in connection with the earthquake.


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Dead dolphin appears on beach on the Costa del Sol, Spain - the 8th since December

The dolphin was spotted by local residents on Monday
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The dolphin was spotted by local residents on Monday
It is the eighth such animal that has appeared on the Costa del Sol's beaches since December

A dead dolphin has been taken to the Aula del Mar in Malaga after washing up on Nerja's La Torrecilla beach on Monday. Local residents alerted Civil Protection officers, who in turn contacted the Endangered Marine Species Recovery Centre (Cream) of the Aula del Mar.

Biologist José Luis Mons, one of the founders of the Aula del Mar, explained to SUR on Tuesday that pending the results of the necropsy, the animal may have been pregnant but he could not specify the exact cause of death. "Adult specimens can live between 12 and 15 years, and this one would have been around seven years old," the expert added.

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Crowds gather to see huge dead whale carcass on Spanish beach

A major operation is underway on the La Rada beach in Estepona to remove the carcas
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A major operation is underway on the La Rada beach in Estepona to remove the carcas
A 40ft whale has washed up on a beach in southern Spain in a sad and rare phenomenon.

The marine mammal - which is a fin whale - is thought to have beached itself after becoming injured.

Crowds gathered on the La Rada beach in Estepona to see and take pictures of the carcass.

Jose Luis Mons, from the Centre for the Recovery of Marine Species, told The Olive Press: 'It is not common to find whales stranded here on the beach, but tragically it does happen on some occasions.


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4-year-old girl injured in stray dog attack dies in hospital in Maharashtra, India

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A four-year-old girl, who was attacked by a pack of stray dogs last week, died at a hospital in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, an official said on Friday.

The victim, Anjali Rawat, succumbed to her injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Thursday, he said.

The girl was attacked by a pack of stray dogs at Bharkas village near Butibori in Nagpur district on January 13.

The incident took place when the girl's parents were away and she was rescued by a woman in the neighbourhood and taken to a primary health centre at Takalghat town.

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Floods affect thousands in Southern Province, Zambia

Floods in Southern Province, Zambia,
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Floods in Southern Province, Zambia, January 2022
An estimated 15,000 people from 3,500 households have been affected by flooding in Southern Province in Zambia over the last few days.

The country's Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) said that, as of 17 January 2022, flooding had affected wide areas of Namwala District, Southern Province, which is situated close to the Kafue River. Flooding has inundated land and homes and disrupted the lives of at least 3,000 households.

The Red Cross also reported flooding in Choma district of Southern Province, close to Lake Kariba and the border with Zimbabwe. Around 500 families are thought to be affected and 110 households displaced.


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Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts...again

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Located due east of San José, Turrialba is just two hours from the San Jose airport yet feels like a different world entirely and that was never more the case when the volcano, one of Costa Rica's most active, erupted last night at 9:27 pm. according to Ovsicori, Costa Rica's volcanic ministry.

It I also reported that an ash cloud of over 1000 meters rose above the volcano.

Reports of light ash and the smell of sulpher as far away as Escazu, San Pedro and Belen were reported.

The volcanic activity has stopped for now. The National Park had recently reopened after a period of consistent volcanic activity had caused concerns, resulting in its closure. You can see the volcano in action below.


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Two new science papers cast further doubt on human contribution to climate change

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Two important papers have recently been published that question the extent to which humans are causing global warming by burning fossil fuel and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The works will of course be ignored by mainstream media outlets, but they represent further evidence that a more nuanced view of human-caused or anthropogenic warming is gaining traction among scientists, tired of working within the political constraints of 'settled' science.

In a paper to be published next month in the journal Health Physics, three physics professors led by Kenneth Skrable from the University of Massachusetts examine the atmospheric trail left by CO2 isotopes and conclude that the amount of CO2 released by fossil fuel burning between 1750 and 2018 was "much too low to be the cause of global warming".

Three carbon isotopes are found in the atmosphere, 12C, 13C and 14C. The latter is produced by cosmic rays and is in a constant state of activity but the other two are contained in the gas entering the atmosphere. The carbon in living matter has a slightly higher proportion of 12C. Although only about 4% of CO2 entering the atmosphere every year is produced by human activity, it is said very slightly to alter the balance of the other atmospheric isotopes. As a result it is often used as 'proof' that rising CO2 levels are primarily the result of fossil fuel burning.

Comment: The author is correct that these findings will never see the light of day. The controllers aren't interested in the truth about climate change, only that the narrative enables them to make sweeping changes to society to their own benefit (and detriment to the rest of us). The plebs can't know the truth!

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Tonga volcano: Footage shows widespread damage at beachside village from eruption, tsunami

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Footage by a Tongan politician posted on Thursday showed some of the widespread damage left by a tsunami that hit the island nation in the wake of a massive undersea eruption on Saturday, as a state of emergency was declared and repair efforts underway.