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Shallow 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits south of Kermadec Islands

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Summary


Magnitude M 7.3
Region SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS
Date time 2020-06-18 12:49:54.5
UTC Location 33.43 S ; 177.71 W
Depth 10 km

Distances 1096 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 00:49:54.5 2020-06-19
695 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand / pop: 18,700 / local time: 00:49:54.5 2020-06-19

Snowflake

Heavy snowfall in New Zealand - 18 inches in 24 hours

Coronet Peak on 18th June

Coronet Peak on 18th June
Ski areas in New Zealand have been reporting heavy snowfall over the past 24 hours.

Only one ski area has opened in the country so far, Mt Hutt. It reports 46cm (18 inches) of snowfall so far, and still coming down.

There have been several decent snowfalls in New Zealand over the past month, but mostly it has been dry but cold. his has allowed resorts to fire up snowmaking systems ahead of the season.


Info

Ice Age Farmer Report: FOOD CRISIS: "Things are about to get much worse"

food change
Our food system is being systematically destroyed in order to pave the way for a new, FAKE FOOD system of control. UN officials warn that we are now entering Phase 2: "Food Crisis and Economic Collapse," as Germany shuts down its largest beef & pork processing plant, the Netherlands starts culling animals for "fear of coronavirus spread," and the US shuts 60+ food processing plants. Spread the word and start growing food today.


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Hardhat

Car destroyed by severe hailstorm in Saint Petersburg, Russia: "Have we found a gate to hell here?"

hail
The Russian city of Saint Petersburg was battered by a deadly hailstorm last Tuesday (June 9). The huge blocks of ice could be seen wrecking parked cars, with one resident writing on social media:"Have we found a gate to hell here?"


Snowflake

Winter returns to the Rockies as storm dumps multiple inches of snow (PHOTOS)

Summer in Utah.

Summer in Utah.
The snowstorm sweeping down the Rocky Mountains delivered yesterday, dumping multiple inches of fresh snow on Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, before moving south into Utah. According to Wasatch Snow Forecast, Snowbasin resort got the biggest totals.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Western and Central Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

High elevation snow in the western mountains this morning,
especially the west slopes of the Wind River Mountains.

Comment: Additionally: June snowfall of 3 inches dropped on Bogus Basin, Idaho


Bug

Death of millions of bees triggers natural disaster in Croatia

Dead bees
© Ivana JURISA / AFPTV / AFP
Croatian authorities declared a natural disaster in the country's northernmost province after tens of millions of bees died from a suspected case of pesticide poisoning.

Beekeepers discovered carpets of dead swarms last week in the region of Medzimurje, near the border with Hungary. About 1,150 hives were wiped out, with about a third of the area's apiarists sustaining losses, Croatian Beekeeping Association Zeljko Vrbos said by phone Wednesday.

"We suspect pesticide is the cause," Vrbos said. "But the investigation is still ongoing, so nothing can be said for certain."

Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic told broadcaster RTL that an analysis had shown the insects didn't die of disease, but she refused to declare a cause until authorities conclude their probe.

The natural disaster declaration allows the state to pay compensation for agricultural losses. The Adriatic nation is home to about 10,000 beekeepers, whose 500,000 hives produce some 8,000 tons of honey a year, Vrbos said.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 officials in Nigeria

lightning
A lightning strike has killed three officials attached to the Ogun State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

It was gathered that the officials were reportedly struck to death on Wednesday at their office located at the old Ilese tollgate in the Ijebu North-East Local Government Area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that about 10 officials were at the scene of the incident when the lightning struck and claimed the lives of the trio.

Attention

Volcano in northeast China may be 'recharging' for eruption, study finds

Wei Mountain is part of the Wudalianchi volcanic field in Heilongjiang province
© Handout
Wei Mountain is part of the Wudalianchi volcanic field in Heilongjiang province.
A volcano in northeast China could be "recharging" for an eruption, with a vast amount of magma believed to be rising up underneath it, according to a team of geophysicists.

The researchers say they discovered two huge magma chambers under Wei Mountain in the Wudalianchi volcanic field in Heilongjiang, near the border with Russia and North Korea. Their modelling suggests the chambers dwarf the volcano, which is 100 metres (328 feet) tall and 5km (3.1 miles) wide.

It was a surprise discovery, since the volcano last erupted more than 500,000 years ago and was considered extinct. Geologists have been more focused on Changbai, or Paektu Mountain, to the south, whose eruption in 946AD was one of the most powerful volcanic events ever recorded, its fallout zone spanning from Japan to Greenland.

But the volcanic fields of Changbai and Wei "would be linked to some degree", according to the peer-reviewed study, published in the journal Geology this month.

Question

'Knock you out of your seat': Loud booming noises heard in northeast Ohio communities

Ohio State Patrol
© Fox8
Residents and business owners in normally-quiet North Royalton reported hearing a series of loud noises.

"If you're in the building at the time, it'll actually knock you out of your seat, it's such a large boom," said Steve Schwarz, owner of The Jump Yard, a family amusement center on York Road.

He said the source of at least some of the loud noise complaints is a utility pole on York. It's blown fuses a dozen times in the past year, each time knocking out power to his business, Schwarz said.

"It's not a bomb or anything, that some people are fearing when they hear those type noises. But it's definitely having a dramatic effect on our business," he said.


Snowflake

June snowfall of 3 inches dropped on Bogus Basin, Idaho

snow
More wet weather to kick off your Wednesday. We've had valley rain and mountain snow across the region Wednesday morning. Snow levels have been hovering around 6,000 feet with several inches reported at the higher elevations. Check out this photo from Bogus Basin, three inches of fresh snow reported there.