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Shallow 5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles West Texas: 'Like the vibration of a train, but bigger'

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A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rattled West Texas on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake epicenter was about 27 miles west of Mentone, Texas, and was located 3 miles below the surface. It hit at 10:16 a.m CDT.

Residents of El Paso, about 175 miles west of the reported epicenter, felt the quake, which was originally rated at 4.7 magnitude.

The El Paso region isn't accustomed to being rattled by earthquakes, and incredulous residents wondered aloud on social media about what they had just felt.


6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked Sarangani province Thursday night, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

Phivolcs said the quake had a depth of 49 kilometers in the town of Maasim when it jolted the area at 11:38 p.m.

Intensity VI was recorded in General Santos City, while Intensity V was recorded in Malungon and Alabel in Sarangani.

Koronadal City in South Cotabato and Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental recorded Instensity IV and I, respectively.

Phivolcs warned of possible damages and aftershocks.


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: As global agriculture locks up do we starve?

Global crop declines map
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Over the last two months as China locked up, so did its agriculture and fertilizer industries. This means delayed or no planting for China with fertilizer shortages in their country as well massive shortfalls for N. American and E.U growers. The climate system is in disarray from Earth's electromagnetic coupling with the four gas giants moving into 2023-2024. Plantations are ceasing operations across the globe for the next month and global shipping continues to decline. How will the world feed itself this year? Limit One is the new global mantra for 2020.

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Severe flooding hits Aden, Yemen killing 2

Severe flooding caused by heavy rains in Yemen's Aden killed two with predictions of continued rainfall on Thursday as the city begins testing for coronavirus infections.

Medical sources told local daily Aden Al-Ghad on Wednesday that a man and a woman were caught by the floods. They were pulled from the water and transported to hospital, but died before receiving treatment.

Aden had also encountered a power outage after the rainfall.
Officials in the electricity corporation said the stations had stopped operating.


Storm system brings up to 10 inches of spring snow to Newfoundland, Canada

About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
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About 17 centimetres of snow fell on St. John's Tuesday night.
St. John's didn't get the full brunt of a storm system that swept across the island on Tuesday night, but high winds are still expected to make a mess of it Wednesday.

About 17 centimetres fell in the capital city and surrounding area. A further five centimetres is forecast to fall throughout the morning on Wednesday, as winds gust up to 90 km/h.

"We probably shouldn't let our guard down because as the day goes on, the wind is going to pick up,"said Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney.

The system was initially expected to bring as much as 30 centimetres to the northeast Avalon, but Barney said the system tracked a little further west.

The brunt of it hit Clarenville and Terra Nova, where roughly 27 centimetres of snow fell.


Record snowfall in Nagano City, Japan

Brightly blooming red plum blossoms coated with wet, heavy snow.

On the 24th of March came winter-type weather in the prefecture, with snow falling mainly in the north accompanied by cold air.

According to the Nagano Regional Meteorological Observatory, the 12-hour snowfall in Nagano by noon was 14 cm, the highest in March's observation history.

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Late heavy frost hits produce in Poland

Poland received its first heavy frost of the year, it seems.

Included are pictures shared on Twitter by Fruitteeltonline, it's unsure how much produce has been damaged.

Another very cold night is expected, with temperatures of -6 degrees Celsius in some parts of Poland.

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Heavy hailstorm causes collapse of Mexico City market

Hailstorm causes roofs to collapse at Mexico City's main food market

Hailstorm causes roofs to collapse at Mexico City's main food market
A hailstorm that hit Mexico City Saturday caused the collapse of two sections of roof over a market warehouse that left five injured and six trapped.

Myriam Úrzua, secretary of Gestión Integral de Riesgos and Protección Civil said the collapse happened in Iztapalapa around 6:17 p.m. in the vegetable area of Central de Abasto. He explained that during a heavy hail storm, two sections of roof collapsed due to the weight of the accumulation of hail.

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Storm brings more flooding to Cartagena, Spain - 4th such event in 7 months

The fourth clean-up in 7 months begins in Los Alcázares

The latest heavy storm to cause flooding in Los Alcázares and other towns and villages in the Campo de Cartagena and along the coastline of the Mar Menor was rather less expected than the other three which have hit the Costa Cálida since last September, but the amount of rain it brought with it was very significant indeed in the south-east of the Region of Murcia and in and around the regional capital.

The Aemet national weather summary for Tuesday 24th March makes for very unusual reading in that eight of the ten wettest places in Spain were in the Region of Murcia! Heading the list is the city of Cartagena with 121.2 millimetres, followed by Alhama de Murcia (90.6), Mazarrón (86.6), Torre-Pacheco (84.8), Fuente Álamo (83.0), San Javier, La Manga and the city of Murcia. The top ten is completed by Pinoso in the province of Alicante (Very close to Jumilla in the north of Murcia) and the north African enclave of Ceuta.


Explosive eruption by Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia

KVERT recorded one explosive eruption today that generated an ash plume which reached approx. 32,800 ft-49,200 ft (10,000 m-15,000 m) altitude and drifted NW.

The volcano's lava dome remains in a very active state with elevation at 2,500 m.

Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

Source: Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team volcano activity update 25 March 2020