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Man hospitalized after lone-wolf attack in Port Edwards, British Columbia

A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
© AP/Dawn Villella
A grey wolf seen in a file photo.
A B.C. man is recovering in hospital following an attack by a lone wolf in Port Edwards, just south of Prince Rupert.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service (COS) says the attack happened just after 11 p.m., while the man was walking home.

The COS says the man's injuries aren't life threatening.

Officers have been deployed in the area to search for the wolf.

Seismograph

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Peru

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 32 km WNW of Lampa, Peru at 05:09:35 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 153.41 km, was initially determined to be at 15.2747 degrees south latitude and 70.663 degrees west longitude.

Source: NAN/Xinhua

Cloud Lightning

Farmer, 2 daughters killed by lightning bolt in Andhra Pradesh, India

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A farmer and his two daughters were killed on the spot when lightning struck them in the fields at Tippireddipalle village of Peddapanjani mandal under Gangavaram police circle limits on Saturday night.

According to the Gangavaram police, Ramakrishna (50) was in the fields close to the the village late in the evening to milch the cows. Around 7.30 p.m., his two daughters Rama Devi (24) and Meena (22) reached the spot to assist their father. All of a sudden, gales and rain started, forcing the trio to take shelter under a tree in the field, when lightning struck them, killing all the three on the spot. On hearing the tragic news, the farmer's spouse fell unconscious. The Gangavaram police rushed to the spot. A case has been registered.

Tornado2

Tornado in Cintalapa, Mexico

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Tornado in Cintalapa, Chiapas - Mexico May 28, 2020.


Snowflake

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Bizarre weather phenomenon May 2020

The scene at Zogori on May 26.
© AMNA
The scene at Zogori on May 26.
May 2020 will be a month to remember and climate extremes are no exception. Cold and snow records shattered across the globe which indicate a reduction in growing season length. This happened during the Maunder Minimum in the 1600s and as the GSM intensifies today, we should expect crop yield reductions and sky high food prices.

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Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills 3 pigs in the Philippines

LIGHTNING PIGS
At least three pigs died after they were struck by lightning Thursday afternoon, May 28, in Banga, Aklan.

Russel Braulio, owner of the pigs, said the incident happened past 3 p.m. Thursday.

"I was at home. It was raining then. Suddenly, I heard a flashing light and noise," Braulio said.

He said taking care of domestic pigs is one of his livelihood.

"We decided to just bury the pigs. We could not do anything more about it," said Braulio.

Aside from the pigs, a tree nearby was also hit by the lightning.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning kills 2 women in Rolpa, Nepal

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Two women were killed after being struck by lightning in Rolpa on Friday.

District Administration Office, Rolpa said the lightning strikes claimed two women in Tribeni rural municipality-7, Gairigaun of the district.

The deceased have been identified as 75-year-old Khirma Bantha and 21-year-old Asha Budha Magar.

Critically injured Khirma and Asha died while being rushed to the hospital.

A team of police had reached the incident site after being tipped off, said DSP Chitra Bahadur Gurung.

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Waterspout off the coast of Kuala Perlis, Malaysia

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MALAYSIA - Marine Tromba was captured off the coast of Kuala Perlis, yesterday at sunset, May 28.


Snowflake Cold

14 all time low temperatures recorded in South Africa yesterday

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According to preliminary data from the South African Weather Service, a total of 14 new all-time monthly LOW temperature records were busted yesterday (May 28), versus the 0 for record high.

These record low May temperatures were set ACROSS the southernmost tip of Africa, although the east appears to have been disproportionately hit.

The "II AGR" weather station in Buffelspoort -located NW of Johannesburg- set a new "Lowest Minimum" temperature on Thursday, May 28 of -2C (35.6F) — a reading which comfortably usurped the station's previous all-time lowest May minimum of 0.9C (33.6F) set back on May 10, 1970.

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Better Earth

Sun's strongest solar flare since 2017, noctilucent clouds reach "rare" intensity over Sweden, cosmic rays up 18% since 2015

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© NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
The solar flare can be seen at the top left
For the first time in more than two years, the sun is really flaring. Today, May 29th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected an M1-class solar flare (0724 UT) followed by a C9-class flare (1046 UT). Both came from a likely sunspot hiding just behind the sun's northeastern limb. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows material thrown up by one of the blasts.

These are the strongest solar flares since Oct. 20, 2017--the last time the sun produced an M-class eruption. In fact, they might be even stronger they they seem. The explosions were partially eclipsed by the edge of the sun, reducing their apparent intensity.

So far the flares have not much affected Earth. The underlying sunspot is facing away from our planet. However, that could soon change. Solar rotation will bring the 'spot over the limb within the next 24 to 48 hours. Future flares could be geoeffective.

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