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6 dolphins found dead in 'historic' stranding in Alabama after Hurricane Sally

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Six dolphins were found dead in an Alabama marsh last week in what experts call an "historic mass stranding."

A paddle boarder discovered the Atlantic spotted dolphins Friday in a Dauphin Island marsh, according to a Tuesday news release from the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network. They seemed to have "stranded alive" several days before.

"This is the first mass stranding of its kind in the state of Alabama," the release says.

Atlantic spotted dolphins live in waters along the continental shelf and are also found in "deep, oceanic habitats," according to the ALMMSN. It's rare for the species to strand on the Alabama coast, with the last documented occurrence in January 2018.

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Shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Tonga

Tonga earthquake map
© Volcano Discovery

Date & time: Thursday, 1 October 2020 01:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 1 Oct 2:13 pm (GMT +13)
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.495°S / 174.2254°W (Tonga)
Nearest volcano: Late (113 km / 70 mi)

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A 'swarm' of earthquakes rocks Southern California

California quake swarm
Forty-five quakes of magnitude 3.0 have struck Southern California on Wednesday, the largest of which was a magnitude 4.9.

Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist, founder & chief scientist at her center, said it is one of the largest swarms we have had in the Imperial Valley - and it is historically the most active swarms in Southern California.

Several swarms of earthquakes occurred near San Andreas.

Wednesday evening from around 4:30 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. there has been an M4.4, M4.9, and most currently a M4.2.

Jones said they are too far from the San Andreas fault to change the probability of a quake on it.

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Tens of thousands hit by floods in north Bangladesh - record 17 inches of rain in just 12 hours - 50,000 hectares of crops submerged

Most of the roads and streets went under knee-deep water in Rangpur after the persistent rainfall in the last 24 hours September 27,2020
© Dhaka Tribune
Most of the roads and streets went under knee-deep water in Rangpur after the persistent rainfall in the last 24 hours September 27,2020
Flooding has affected tens of thousands of people in northern Bangladesh after days of heavy rain.

Among the worst hit areas is Rangpur district in Rangpur Division, where a record 433mm of rain fell in just 12 hours between 26 and 27 September 2020.

Parts of Nilphamari and Thakurgaon districts in Rangpur Division were also affected by heavy rainfall from 26 September, with around 20,000 people reported marooned and hundreds of buildings damaged. in Rangpur Division, where a record 433mm of rain fell in just 12 hours between 26 and 27 September 2020.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The truth about the next ten years

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There are now 15 of the top astrophysics and scientists across the globe stating that a new Grand Solar Minimum will completely envelop our planet by 2030. The shift for our societies will be tremendous as the Sun heading to Solar Max registered 32 days in a row with no sunspots. Europe record early deep snow along with Ireland with the coldest September temperatures ever recorded.


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Parents face jail after toddler mauled to death by family dog on second birthday in Ukraine

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Toddler died after 10 days in hospitalA two-year-old boy has died as a result of his injuries after he was attacked by the family's German Shepherd dog while celebrating his second birthday.

The incident unfolded on 18 September in Selydove, a small town in eastern Ukraine.

The toddler, Yegor, died after 10 days in hospital where he remained in critical condition on a ventilator and kidney dialysis.


Before the incident, the boy had reportedly walked outside while his parents sat with guests.

The dog broke free of its enclosure and attacked the toddler in a courtyard.

Fire

The Glass Fire in California burned 1 acre every five seconds as it tripled in size; reports on multiple fires across the state

Winery fire
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Chateau Boswell Winery, Glass Fire, St. Helena, CA, September 27, 2020.
Thousands of residents have been forced to flee their Northern California homes in recent days as the fast-moving Glass Fire continues to grow.

The fire has tripled in size since it began Sunday, burning 36,236 acres and having 0% containment, Cal Fire Division Chief Ben Nichols said at a Monday evening press conference. The Glass Fire sparked in Napa Valley early Sunday morning around 4 a.m. PT, growing at a rate of around 1 acre every five seconds between Sunday night and Monday morning, according to satellite images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

More than 70,000 people have been ordered to evacuate in Sonoma and Napa counties. At least 21 people have been treated at hospitals for burns, according to local hospitals in the area. A red flag warning remains in effect for the region until 9 pm local time Monday.

Flames tore through vineyards and structures near St. Helena, roaring over hills and jumping across both the Silverado Trail and the Lodi River, despite fire crews efforts to contain it, according to CNN affiliate KPIX.
Fire St. Helena
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Burning building Glass Fire, St. Helena, California

Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm, heavy rain, waterspout and flash flood slam Istanbul, Turkey

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Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorms hit Istanbul, a metropolis with a total population of almost 16 million, on Sept. 29, interrupting daily life and paralyzing traffic.

The harsh weather conditions hit Istanbul's Silivri, Büyükçekmece, Çatalca and Arnavutköy districts, as well as some areas of the city's Asian side as of 12:30 p.m. local time.

A waterspout, along with heavy rains, caused flash floods in a marketplace in Arnavutköy.


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Third wave of floods hits 300,000 across the state of Assam, India

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More flooding has struck in the state Assam in north eastern India, affecting over 300,000 people in 13 districts.

Millions of people have been affected by monsoon flooding in the state that began in May this year and continued over the following months.

By late July over 2.4 million people were affected across 2,265 villages and localities in 23 of the state's 33 districts. According to India's Disaster Management Division (DMD) 119 people have now died as a result of flooding and 26 have died in landslides during this year's monsoon.

Flooding began to receed in early September. However, after a short respite a second wave of flooding struck in mid September affecting over 100 villages in the 4 districts of Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Chirang in the east of the state.


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At least 11 dead after landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in North Kalimantan, Indonesia

Teams from Indonesia Navy Marine Corps have been called in to assist with search hand rescue operations after heavy rain triggered landslides in Tarakan, North Kalimantan
© Indonesia Navy Marine Corps
Teams from Indonesia Navy Marine Corps have been called in to assist with search hand rescue operations after heavy rain triggered landslides in Tarakan, North Kalimantan
Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that at least 11 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered landslides in North Kalimantan Province.

Landslides occurred early on 28 September in the districts of North Tarakan and Central Tarakan.

National Disaster Agency BNPB reports that 7 people died and 3 were injured in North Tarakan District, while 4 people died in landslides in Central Tarakan. A total of 19 homes were damaged or destroyed.

Indonesia's meteorological agency BMKG figures show that the weather station at Juwata Airport in Tarakan City recorded 130.4 mm of rain in 24 hours to 28 September, while Nunukan in North Kalimantan recorded 157 mm.