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6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Costa Rica

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A moderately strong earthquake shook Costa Rica this Monday, August 24 at 3:50 pm.

According to the National Seismologic Network (RSN)the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.2 and the epicenter was located 12 kilometers southwest of Jaco, Garabito, Puntarenas as a result of the subduction of Cocos plate.

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Ice Age Farmer Report: Food warfare - More states to test/close farms - Wildfires & weather warfare

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Our food supply is under all out attack. WA and MI have followed CA in mandating COVID-19 testing for farmworkers, which--as we have seen in Ontario--presages their shutting down farms where workers test positive. Depriving farms of harvest labor is unthinkable. More California wildfires expected. Two hurricanes inbound to gulf, rice-producing areas. You must start growing your own food now.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Atmosphere is rapidly changing in the Grand Solar Minimum

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Most ever water spouts across great lakes, most ever waterspouts in one single image Louisiana, first ever tornado warning in wildfires, three cargo cranes topple India high winds and final tally of the Iowa Derecho and crop losses @ 43% of the entire state.


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Ship out the camels: Yet more summer floods hit Saudi Arabia

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Heavy rain brings flooding to the south of Taif, Saudi Arabia.


Comment: This normally dry, hot and arid desert country has seen extraordinary heavy rainfall, flooding, thunder and hailstorms during the spring and summer this year as evinced by the following numerous video reports:


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Verona in Italy flooded in 'river of hailstones'

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Verona, Vicenza and Padua hit by violent storm on Sunday night.

Veneto governor Luca Zaia has signed a 'state of crisis' order after the north Italian city of Verona was hit by a sudden storm on the evening of 23 August.

Witnesses spoke of streets flooded with "rivers of hailstones" in the city centre, with the storm knocking more than 500 trees.


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Rarely sighted Sowerby's beaked whale washes up on beach in Lowestoft, UK

The dead whale washed up on Lowestoft North beach.
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The dead whale washed up on Lowestoft North beach.
A young dead whale has washed up on a beach in Suffolk.

The 3m-long (10ft) mammal was found on Lowestoft North Beach on Saturday morning.

Experts believe it is a Sowerby's beaked whale - a species of whale which was named after naturalist James Sowerby.

They are rarely sighted and are typically found in deep waters.


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Fermi 2 nuclear power plant 'stable' after rare earthquake near Detroit Beach, Michigan

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was reported near Monroe around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.
© U.S. Geological Survey
A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was reported near Monroe around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020.
A minor earthquake near Detroit Beach rattled Downriver areas and was felt in places through the region, but left the nearby Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in a safe condition, officials said.

The 3.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded Friday evening south-southeast of Detroit Beach near Monroe by the U.S. Geological Survey, about two miles south of the nuclear plant.

The earthquake, rare for Michigan, occurred at 6:55 p.m just off the shoreline of Sterling State Park, according to USGS.

Depth was determined to be 9.2 km, or about 5.71 miles. The USGS initially reported the quake as reaching 3.4 magnitude.


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20 quakes recorded in 24 hours at Taal Volcano, Philippines

Taal Volcano

Taal volcano
Twenty volcanic earthquakes were recorded at the Taal Volcano island in Batangas in the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported yesterday.

State seismologists observed a weak steaming activity that reached five meters high from the vents on the main crater between 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

The volcano remains under Alert Level 1, which means it is still in abnormal condition, the agency said.

On Aug. 18, a 20-meter- high steam emission was observed from the vents of the main crater.

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3 dead, 1,500 displaced after floods in N'Djamena, Chad

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Three people died and around 1,500 were displaced after recent flooding in Chad.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), flooding struck the country's capital N'Djamena on 20 August 2020.

Flooding destroyed 230 homes and damaged around 100 others in the Dembé quartier in the 7th arrondissement of N'Djamena, displacing 1,502 people from 327 households. Three people died in the flooding.

According to IOM, some of the affected individuals are hosted by relatives, but most of them are currently without shelter

N'Djamena is a port on the Chari River, near the confluence with the Logone River, on the border with Cameroon, where flooding along the Logone is affecting parts of the Far North Region.


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At least 11 dead as Tropical Storm Laura causes severe damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic - nearly foot of rain in 24 hours

Volunteers from Dominican Republic Red Cross carry out evacuations after floods from Tropical Storm Laura, August 2020.
© Dominican Republic Red Cross
Volunteers from Dominican Republic Red Cross carry out evacuations after floods from Tropical Storm Laura, August 2020.
Strong winds of up to 85 km/h and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Laura have caused severe damage in Haiti and Dominican Republic, with at least 11 fatalities reported.

Some areas of the Dominican Republic recorded almost 300mm of rain in 24 hours to 22 August. Several rivers broke their banks. Some of the worst of the flooding was reported in the provinces of Santo Domingo and Distrito Nacional (Greater Santo Domingo).

Four fatalities were reported as a result of either flood or wind damage. Around 1,000 people have evacuated their homes. Power and fresh water supply to more than 100,000 people was interrupted.

In the neighbouring country of Haiti, authorities reported 5 fatalities in Sud-Est and Ouest departments. Later 2 further fatalities were reported.