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Shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes near Japan's Ryukyu Islands, USGS says

A preliminary-magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck near Japan's Ryukyu Islands on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage, and whether the quake would trigger a tsunami warning was unclear.

The earthquake's epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean, about 115 miles southeast of city of Hirara on Japan's island of Miyako, the USGS said. It occurred at 11:45 p.m. local time and its depth was measured at just over 6 miles.

Snowflake Cold

Parts of northeast China hit by record snowfall as cold wave passes

Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021. Picture taken November 9, 2021.
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Men clear snow from a roof following heavy snowfall in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China November 9, 2021.
Snowstorms have wreaked havoc in northeast China in recent days, with record snowfall in some parts snarling traffic, disrupting train services and raising concerns about power supply as temperatures plunged, state media reported on Wednesday.

Traffic in Liaoning province has been severely disrupted, with the majority of expressway toll stations shut as of Tuesday. Passenger stations were also closed, except those in the cities of Dalian and Dandong.

Since the arrival of a cold wave on Sunday, temperatures in northeastern China had plunged by as much as 14 degrees Celsius in certain areas by Tuesday.

Meteorological departments in Liaoning and the province of Jilin have issued red alerts for snowstorms, the most severe in a four-tier colour-coded weather warning system.

Snowflake Cold

Why aren't journalists and politicians more sceptical about 'Net Zero' policy, based on outputs of unreliable models

Snow Glasgow
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Snowy Glasgow, Scotland
We're publishing a guest post on the eve of COP26 by journalist Chris Morrison that asks why journalists and politicians are so willing to accept at face value a scientific hypothesis that relies on the outputs of climate models, given that the track record of those models in predicting the future has so far proved to be very poor?

Delegates gathering in Glasgow for COP26 to try to stop the climate heating up face the rather inconvenient truth that the average temperature in Scotland hasn't moved for about 15 years. Indeed IPCC members might wish to cast a new hockey temperature stick. With the handle now stretched along the horizontal, rather than the vertical, it can replace the previous climate mascot - long gone after some unseemly disputes over the surprise abolition of the medieval warming period and the subsequent mini ice age.

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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2021 - Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Deluges, unseasonable snow, and anomalous electrical phenomena wreaked havoc around the world throughout October.

At least 15 people died and 1.7 million were affected by heavy floods in Shanxi province, China, one of the country's main coal-producing areas. Was this, in part anyway, why at least 60 coal mines suspended operations, forcing 'rolling blackouts' in China? An estimated 190,000 hectares of crops were also destroyed by these floods in China, compounding global food shortages.

Elsewhere, Typhoon Kompasu killed at least 26 people in the Philippines, and at least 150 people died in devastating flash-floods and landslides across northern India and Nepal when 100-year rainfall records were broken. Also last month, Italy was slammed by a new all-time European record rainfall, turning streets and plazas into rivers and lakes. In the US, a 'bomb cyclone' and an 'atmospheric river' triggered flooding in California, Washington and Oregon.

Alaska, Canada, Switzerland, Greece, and Finland reported heavy early 'winter' snow in October, but the US was most affected, with parts of western and southern states blanketed in white. South Dakota reported 27 inches of early snow in 24 hours, while nearly 90 runners had to be rescued after snow halted an ultra-marathon in Utah.

Earthquakes small and large pinged every region of the planet in October, with the most fatal being a shallow magnitude 5.9 earthquake in southwestern Pakistan, which killed at least 20 people and left another 300 injured. Meanwhile, the major eruption of a volcano in the Canary Islands continues, blowing open two more fissures in October, dramatically incinerating 10,000 homes in the process, spewing sulphur dioxide all across Europe, and generating spectacular sunsets.

All this is occurring while food production and distribution networks are collapsing in many parts of the world. Earth changes and 'natural climate change' are the main cause, but the elites' 'clever' attempt to deal with it by 'acclimatizing' the population to scarcity via their 'Great Reset' is only making the situation worse.

Imagine what would happen if the volumes of rainfall you're about to see in this month's video... fell as snow?

Please pay attention, and prepare accordingly!

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for October 2021:


Severe dust storm engulfs Uzbekistan, the worst in recorded history for country

Tamerlane gets a bath.
© Andrey Kudryashov/Fergana.media
Tamerlane gets a bath.
A severe sand and dust storm - the worst since meteorological records began - has struck Uzbekistan.

On the evening of November 4, a haze engulfed Tashkent and most other areas, with the exception of the most northerly region, as a cold front swept in and a strong wind blew sand and dust across the country.

"Under the influence of gusts of wind, the parched upper layer of soil rose up, creating the effect of a dust and sand haze, with a deterioration in visibility to 100-200 meters in a number of districts in the country," Uzbekistan's meteorological service, known as Uzgidromet, told Gazeta.uz.

It also confirmed a popular belief that Uzbekistan's construction boom had exacerbated the situation.

"Of course, large-scale construction works, which are under way in many regions of the country, made their contribution to the emergence of this phenomenon, inasmuch as they generate very large amounts of gritty materials."

Cloud Precipitation

Western Jamaica lashed by heavy rainfall triggering widespread flooding

Heavy rain causing flooded roadways in St James
Heavy rain causing flooded roadways in St James
The National Works Agency (NWA) has begun to assess the damage to the road network in western Jamaica after sustained heavy rainfall lashed that section of the island between Sunday afternoon and yesterday morning, triggering widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure.

Several roads in St James, Hanover, and Westmoreland, including some which were recently rehabilitated, were rendered impassable either because of a build-up or debris or as a result of the road surface being eroded by floodwaters, which also damaged homes and farms in several communities.

Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams was thankful that the St James Municipal Corporation did not have to activate any of its emergency shelters despite some homes being inundated.

"We have a crew down in the Unity Hall area, which has been badly affected in terms of debris on the roadway and we have dispatched heavy equipment to King Street area, which has been affected by a land slippage," Williams said yesterday. "We are monitoring the situation and we are prepared to take whatever action we deem necessary."

Cloud Precipitation

Heavy downpours dampen olive harvest outlook in Greece

While olive growers and producers are preparing for the upcoming harvesting season in Greece, several of the country's most productive regions have been battered by heavy downpours and gusts of wind.

Severe damage, including flooded groves, broken olive trees and drupes destroyed by hail, was reported by producers in the Ionian islands, parts of the central mainland, Crete, the western Peloponnese and the Halkidiki peninsula in the north.
The recent gales and torrential rains that swept our area caused excessive destruction, hardly leaving any fruits on many of our olive trees.

- Nikolaos Kalliafas, olive grower in Aetolia-Acarnania


Boy dies after dog attack at house in Caerphilly, Wales

Caerphilly dog attack: Eight stone pitbull 'that killed 10-year-old boy' pictured

Caerphilly dog attack: Eight stone pitbull 'that killed 10-year-old boy' pictured
A 10-year-old boy has died following reports of a dog attack near Caerphilly in Wales.

Gwent Police said they were called to an address in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, at around 3.55pm on Monday and confirmed the child had died at the scene.

The dog was destroyed by firearms officers and no other animals were involved in the attack, the force said.

Chief Superintendent Mark Hobrough said: "Officers will be making further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.

"It is possible that you may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of this work.

Comment: This is the 3rd such fatality due to a canine attack in 4 days and also the 11th in 36 days:


6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes south of Nicaragua

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Nicaragua.

The quake, at a moderate depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles) occurred at 12:25 a.m. local time Tuesday. The epicenter was 61.4 kilometers (38.1 miles) south of Masachapa and a few miles further south of the municipality of San Rafael del Sur.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.

Source: AP


Early snowfall in Morocco