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'Anomalous seismic activity' and a tornado hit eastern Cuba

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More than 20 earthquakes, some of them perceptible, and a tornado that caused material damage, were reported this Sunday in eastern Cuba.

According to the National Center for Seismological Research (CENAIS), until 7:30 pm (local time), 21 telluric movements had been registered in the eastern part of the island, "some of them perceptible by the population," in what is classified as "anomalous seismic activity."

The earthquakes were felt in the municipalities of Guamá, Palma Soriano, Tercer Frente, Contramaestre and Santiago de Cuba, in the province of Santiago de Cuba, in the municipalities of Media Luna, Bayamo and Bartolomé Masó, in the province of Granma, and in the city of Guantánamo in the province of the same name, reported CENAIS, which explains that so far no victims or material damage have been reported as a result of the quakes.

The largest of the tremors had a magnitude of 4.6 degrees and was recorded at 4:47 pm. It was located 20 kilometers south-southwest of the Santiago town of Chivirico, and just two hours later, a 4.2-magnitude aftershock was recorded. Both earthquakes are considered the seventh and eighth perceptible this year.

This seismicity, points out CENAIS, "corresponds to an activation of a segment of the Oriente fault to the south of the Guamá municipality, in the province of Santiago de Cuba."

Comment: Weird. We wonder how seismic activity may be linked to this tornado...


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Sweden suffers one of its strongest earthquakes at Arctic iron ore mine

An aerial view of the Kiruna iron ore mine, where the earthquake hit
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An aerial view of the Kiruna iron ore mine, where the earthquake hit.
Sweden has recorded its biggest ever earthquake caused by mining in the Arctic.

The quake measured magnitude 4.1 and forced the Kiruna mine, which is more than 100 years old, to be closed until further notice.

It is not the most powerful earthquake in Sweden overall, with the record held by an earthquake in Sjöbo in southern Sweden that measured 4.3.

Thirteen workers were in the mine when the tremor struck just after 3am on Monday, but no one was injured and all workers were able to drive out, local media said. The mine was quickly evacuated and all work stopped.

The epicentre was 1.9 miles (3 km) from the town, which is located in northern Sweden inside the Arctic Circle.

Several people in Kiruna reported noticing a severe tremor.

Fredrik Björkenwall, spokesperson for mine owners LKAB, said the quake could be felt around 12 miles (20 km) away.

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Death toll in southwest China earthquake rises to four

SW China quake
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A medical worker sprays disinfectants to collapsed houses in earthquake-struck Yakou Village in Xiaohe Township of Qiaojia County, Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 19, 2020.
The death toll in a 5-magnitude earthquake that struck Qiaojia County in southwest China's Yunnan Province late Monday has risen to four, with 24 others injured, local authorities said Tuesday.

Rescue forces from the local public security, fire fighting, emergency response sectors have rushed to the quake zone.

The Yunnan provincial disaster reduction committee office and the provincial emergency response department have launched a level-four response for the disaster relief and sent a working group to the disaster area to assist and guide the earthquake relief work.

A mining rescue team from Zhaotong City is on the way to the disaster area. Meanwhile, the Zhaotong fire department has dispatched 91 fire fighters aided with 19 fire engines and four sniffer dogs to join the rescue.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global food shortages masked by a lock down

Chile food protests
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The 4th Turning, a 400 year Grand Solar Minimum and 3600 year Civilisation cycle overlap at this time. Crop losses are being masked by a lock down with excuses of supply chain bottle necks and food inflation. Finally we understand the Phoenix rising to a digital currency on the 1983 Economist magazine.


Comment: The coronavirus crisis, in addition to earth changes affecting crop growth, and the losing value of currency which is set to get much worse in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

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Cloud Precipitation

Second hailstorm in 3 days wreaks havoc in scores of villages in Kashmir destroying crops & fruits

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Hailstorm on Tuesday afternoon wreaked havoc in scores of villages in South Kashmir's Tral sub district, locals said.

They said that intense hailstorm continued for twenty minutes & destroyed the crops, fruits & vegetables in the villages like Panner Jagir, Bhatnoor, Mandoora & Chewa.

One of the locals said that hailstorm was witnessed for second time in last three days, due to which crops, fruits and vegetables were badly hit, thereby leaving farmers dismayed.

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Floods in Illinois and Michigan after days of heavy rainfall - Chicago wettest May ever

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Days of heavy rain across the Midwest has caused rivers to rise and flash flooding in parts of Illinois and Michigan.

National Weather Service (NWS) said Chicago has recorded 8.30 inches / 210.82mm of rain so far this month, breaking previous records for the month of May of 8.25″ set just last year. NWS Chicago said, "this also marks three straight years of setting new May precipitation records."

Flash flooding, some significant, was observed across numerous locations in the Chicago Metropolitan Area during the night of 17 May, especially near the Chicago River. Several people were rescued by fire crews.

NWS said 3.11 inches / 79mm of rain fell in 24 hours in the city on 17 May, making it the fifth wettest May calendar day ever in Chicago. Just days earlier Chicago had seen its wettest ever May calendar day after recording 3.53 inches / 89.66 mm of rain


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Floods after heavy rain in Côte d'Ivoire - At least 2 people dead

Floods in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, 17 May 2020.
© Cote d’Ivoire Civil Protection
Floods in Duekoue, Cote d’Ivoire, 17 May 2020.
Parts of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have been flooded after heavy rain from 17 to 18 May. The country's Civil Protection has issued warnings and advice on staying safe during flooding.

Civil Protection reported flooding in the western Duékoué Department. Around 125 homes were damaged by floods from the overflowing Guemon river.

As of 17 May, the flooding had caused "a lot of material damage but no loss of life" according to Civil Protection. However updates from local media say that at least 2 people died after they were swept away by flood waters on 18 May.

Heavy rain was also seen in central and eastern areas of the country. News agency AIP (Agence Ivoirienne de Presse) reported flooding in Prikro, Prikro Department in Iffou Region, which caused severe damage to school buildings.

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Worldwide volcanic uptick: Multiple eruptions to 45,000+ ft (13.7+ km) - Direct cooling effect

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These past few days have seen a violent worldwide volcanic uptick, sending us all further signs that the next Grand Solar Minimum is dawning.


HIMAWARI-8 (a Japanese weather satellite) recorded two HIGH-LEVEL eruptions on May 16, both occurring in Indonesia.

The first took place at Ibu -a relatively new volcano with only 3 notable eruptions; in 1911, 1998, and 2008- and was confirmed by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin which warned of an ash plume rising to an estimated 45,000 ft (13.7 km).

The second high-level eruption took place just a few hours later at Semeru -a very active volcano with an eruptive history peppered with VEI 2s and 3s; the first coming in 1818, the most recent in 2014- and as with Ibu's, Semeru's eruption was picked up by both HIMAWARI-8 and the VAAC Darwin, with the latter confirming the generation of "a dark ash plume which reached an altitude of 46,000 ft (14 km)."

In addition, and as recently reported by VolcanoDiscovery.com, active lava flows remain active on the Semeru's southeast flank, currently about 4,921 ft (1.5 km) long (as of the morning of May 18).

Comment: It is likely that atmospheric dust loading from increased volcanic and comet activity is contributing to recent extreme hailstorms, the cooling effect of which causes ice crystals to form. See also:


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Hailstones the size of MELONS pound San Luis de Potosí, Mexico

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It all started with an intense storm, but that was just the beginning. Then hail came. The city of the valleys,It all started with an intense storm, but that was just the beginning. Then hail came. The city of the valleys, Huasteca de San Luis de Potosí, Mexico, is used to such storms, but yesterday afternoon nobody expected it.

Suddenly, hail started, but what fell were giant ice balls, some the size of a melon.


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Waterspout caught on camera off Cancun, Mexico

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Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. In the state of Quintana Roo, it's known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. Its Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, with blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs.