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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits south of the Philippine capital

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

The agency said aftershocks were expected from the tectonic earthquake, which had a depth of 116 kilometres (72.08 miles).

Some residents in the capital region were awakened by the quake that lasted nearly a minute.

"The quake was deep so there is no tsunami," Renato Solidum, director of the Seismology agency, told DZRH radio station. "In Manila, the intensity 4.0 or 5.0 is strong but not yet destructive."

Cloud Precipitation

Bridge collapse halts legendary Trans-Siberian Railway in both directions after heavy flooding in Russia's far east

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Heavy rains in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Region led to a collapse of a railway bridge located in the section between Kuenga-Ukurey of the Trans-Siberian Railway Network, the regional office of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported.
The world-famous Trans-Siberian railway has been forced to temporarily cease operations after a torrential downpour caused a bridge to completely collapse under the heavy weight of flooding in the far east of the country.

The local Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that the bridge, located in the country's Far East, fell down after heavy rain early on Friday morning. Luckily, there were no casualties.

Black Cat

Man killed by tiger in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, India - 20 such deaths so far in 2021

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One more person has been killed in a tiger attack in Chandrapur district.

"Kashinath Pandurang Talande, aged 62 years, was killed in a wildlife (tiger) attack in the forest of Govindpur Chak village, in Sindewahi Range of Brahmapuri Forest Division around 6.30 pm. He had gone to the forest for grazing cattle," read a press note issued by Chandrapur Chief Conservator of Forest N R Praveen on Saturday.

This was the third human death due to tiger attack in Chandrapur district this month. One death was caused by leopard attack earlier this week.

With this, the number of persons killed in tiger attacks in Chandrapur district this year so far has gone up to 20. Six more have been killed in leopard attacks in the district this year.

Gadchiroli district has seen five deaths while Yavatmal district had seen one death in tiger attack this year, taking the total human fatalities in tiger attacks in Vidarbha to 26.

Cloud Precipitation

China floods: Zhengzhou downgrades emergency response, but heavy rain continues to fall in other parts of Henan

Floods in Zhengzhou, China
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Damaged cars that were washed away by the floods in Zhengzhou.
While the provincial capital continued cleaning up, other major cities in the province were facing further heavy downpours.
Rescue services were working to get supplies to outlying villages and distribute supplies after the authorities said 3 million people had been affected.

The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou downgraded its emergency response level on Thursday as it continued to clean up after this week's devastating floods, but other parts of Henan province were braced for further heavy rain.

The storms have killed at least 33 people across the province and more than 3 million have been affected, the local authorities said. A total of eight people have been reported missing, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, was hit by several days of heavy rain, causing floods of an intensity not seen in decades.

Three thousand military personnel were working in 10 different danger zones around the city, Xinhua reported. On Wednesday it published footage showing the soldiers laying sandbags over a breach in a dam on the Jialu river.

Donation points were set up around the city to distribute essential supplies after residents panic-bought supplies during the first days of the flood.

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Cloud Precipitation

Deadly flash floods in Colorado and New Mexico

A mudslide triggered by heavy rain caused severe damage and loss of life in Colorado, 20 July 2021.
© Larimer County Sheriffs Office
A mudslide triggered by heavy rain caused severe damage and loss of life in Colorado, 20 July 2021.
Severe flooding struck in parts of Colorado and New Mexico, USA, over the last few days. Officials report at least 3 people have died and 3 more are missing as a result.

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Flooding and mudslides struck in northern Colorado after heavy rain fell on burn scar areas on 20 July 2021. Evacuation notices were issued for areas near the town of Rustic, Larimer County.

A mudslide sent a large amount of debris into the Poudre Canyon in Larimer County. Three people were swept away in the mudslide. Larimer County Sheriff's Office said the body of one of the victims was found but 2 people are still missing. At least five houses were destroyed and roads were damaged in the flooding. As search operations continue, emergency crews will be searching on foot and with drones, Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.


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Giant waterspout filmed over the Black Sea near Sochi, Russia

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After some extremely hot summer days in Russia, the weather became stormy and powerful whirlwinds hit the south of the country, frightening the locals and scaring off tourists - but also providing awesome natural wonders for some spine-tingling videos.

Footage showing a waterspout in the Black Sea was filmed in the Russian city of Sochi. The video, published on a local Instagram account, depicts a rare thing for this region - a massive whirlwind, moving not so far from the coastline and connecting the dark grey sky with the stormy waters.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rainfall causes flash floods in Costa Rica

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© YouTube/Waze Community Costa Rica (screen capture)
Today the rains caused flooding in various parts of the country, Turrialba being one of the affected areas.


Comment: Check out our floods section for more flooding events which seem to be occurring more frequently around the world these days.


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Floods and landslides hit Turkey's Black Sea region for second week in a row

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A week after Rize was hit by heavy rainfall, floods and landslides, which claimed the lives of six people and caused two people to go missing, the province has been hit by heavy rainfall, floods and landslides again.

Artvin, another Black Sea province on Turkey, has also been faced with floods and landslides as a result of heavy rainfall.

One week has passed in Güneysu

On July 14, Büyükköy town in Rize's Çayeli district, its Güneysu district and Muradiye town in city center were flooded due to rainfall.

As reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA), Ardeşen and Fındıklı were especially affected by the rainfall last evening (July 21).

The mass flow rate of the Arılı Stream in Fındıklı increased due to the heavy rainfall. While the rain has caused some small-scale landslides in Tunca town of Ardeşen, the Dereağızı Community Facilities of Tunca Municipality have been flooded. The mass flow rate of the stream flowing through the açkar village of Areşen district has also increased as a result of the rain.


Comment: A week ago: At least 6 killed due to floods, landslides in Turkey's Black Sea region


Fire

Russia using 'climate engineering' to fight forest fires by seeding clouds with silver iodine to make it rain over blaze

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© Sputnik / Vitaliy Ankov
Emergency workers responding to vast forest fires in a remote region of Russia have revealed they've been using climate engineering technology to trigger rainclouds and help fight the inferno spreading over thousands of hectares.

The regional emergency services headquarters in Yakutia, a Far Eastern region larger in size than countries like Argentina or Mexico, said on Wednesday that they were doing everything possible to tackle the blazes from the air.
"For almost a month, 800 rescuers equipped with parachutes... have been providing assistance in extinguishing the fires," officials said.

Comment: So-called "global warming" as a manmade problem is not, is not supported by the real data from the ground. Other planets in our solar system are also heating up. It is a natural cycle and humans can't influence it much. But they are right about one thing.

The Earth is warming from inside, and the upper atmosphere is rapidly cooling. At the same time, earth rotation is slowing down which means that the Earth's magnetic field is weakening. All these conditions are causing a lot of extreme weather conditions all around the world.

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Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 2 in Cagayan, Philippines

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Police authorities here reported that two people died after being struck by lightning at a rest house within the compound of St. Francis De Assissi Parish Church, Brgy. Mauanan Monday, July 19.

Virginia Acosta, 64, chapel assistant, and Samuel Cruz, 42, and both residents of the said place were rushed to Tuao District Hospital where they were eventually pronounced dead.

The police said the victims, who were securing their carabaos in front of the convent, decided take shelter at the said rest house during a heavy downpour.

However, Rogie Perez, 21, was sitting at the convent at that time when he heard a loud lightning burst.

Perez, who stays inside the convent later on saw the two victims badly injured due to the incident.