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6.0 magnitude earthquake off Hokkaido, Japan

6.0 magnitude earthquake 66 km from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

UTC time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 13:27 PM
Your time: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:27 PM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.0 - 61 km ESE of Kushiro, Japan
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 7 people


Death toll climbs above 50,000 after Turkey, Syria earthquakes

The number of people killed by the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria earlier this month has now passed 50,000, according to the latest figures from both countries.

In Turkey alone, 44,218 people died as a result of the earthquakes, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on Friday, while the latest announced death toll in Syria was 5,914.

The first earthquake on February 6 that hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria measured a magnitude of 7.7 and a second, a little later, measured 7.6. The region has been rocked by more than 9,000 aftershocks since, according to the AFAD.

Nearly 240,000 rescue workers, including volunteers, continue to work in the 11 quake-hit provinces in Turkey. Some of the areas affected by the quakes were initially difficult to access but recovery efforts continue and casualty numbers are rising as they progress.

There have been no reports of survivors being rescued in recent days.


Rare sight of snow covering Pebble Beach in California

The video was taken at Pebble Beach Drive in Crescent City CA and it shows the beach covered in a layer of snow.

Source: @geogjourneys via CNN


'Explosion of debris': Tornado hits Waihi Beach, New Zealand causing damage and power cuts


A tornado has been spotted passing through Waihī Beach.
A Waihi Beach resident said a tornado that spiralled into the beach town damaging homes and cutting power to about 2000 properties spat all kinds of debris into the sky.

Mark Wright says he watched two water spouts merge and then head onto land to form a twister just before 8am today.

"I could just see debris and there was just all sorts going on in the sky, and there was just almost like an explosion of debris up in the air. There was just corrugated iron and objects and birds," he told RNZ.

Fellow resident Rae also watched it come ashore close to the Island View Esplanade Reserve.


Elderly man killed and 2 others injured in 'horrific' dog attack in San Antonio, Texas

An 80-year-old man was killed and three others wounded in a dog attack on the West Side of San Antonio on Friday.

Two Staffordshire terriers bit and mauled an elderly couple in the afternoon off Highway 90 and Cupples Road, the local news outlets reported.

When the first responders arrived on the scene, they saw the elderly man being dragged by one of the dogs and had to fend off the dogs with pickaxes and poles.

San Antonio Fire Department chief Charles Hood said "no one expects to go out and fight dogs in the way they did today".

"It was a horrific scene, horrific for the people who had to experience it and for the firefighters who were part of the rescue who had to save themselves and these people attacked today," he told reporters.

Comment: Just day earlier in the same state: Pack of 4 pit bulls maul man in Houston, Texas

Bizarro Earth

UK: Experts are baffled as giant 30ft-wide and 9ft deep sinkhole crater opens just feet from busy road in Wales

sinkhole wales
© Penfold Photography/Wales News Service
The 9-ft-deep hole was spotted by walkers yard from the busy road leading to a house estate in late January 2023
Experts are baffled by a giant 30ft-wide sinkhole crater in South Wales, with some fearing that it could be the result of old mining works or even a UFO landing.

Aerial footage of the sinkhole shows the giant crater filled with murky stagnant water, surrounded by dry weeds. The 9-ft-deep hole was spotted by walkers yard from the busy road leading to a house estate more than a month ago.

Council officials in Caerphilly, South Wales, were called in to look into it.

Locals believed the ground opened up due to old mine workings - but officials say the cause is still being investigated.

Video shows giant sinkhole crater that opened in South Wales

Snowflake Cold

Storm dumps 4 FEET of snow in parts of Wyoming - Cheyenne sets record low of -19

The latest Arctic front to blast Wyoming put to rest any thoughts of an early spring as multiple feet of snow fell in at least three counties and sub-zero temperatures broke at least one record in the state on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Carbon County was the gold medal winner for snowfall on Wednesday as 48 inches of snow was recorded at Battle Lake while campgrounds along Jack Creek and Sugar Loaf each received 42 inches.

Locations in Yellowstone National Park and Teton and Lincoln counties all received snow in excess of two feet.

The most snow in Cheyenne was in the northern areas with only 5 inches, but a 129-year record was broken when the temperature hit 19 degrees below zero early Thursday. The old record was set in 1894 at minus 13.


Two-year-old girl dies after attacked by 3-4 dogs in Gujarat, India

dog attack
In a shocking incident a two-year-old girl lost her life after bitten by three to four dogs in Gujarat's Surat. The toddler received 30 to 40 dog bites.

The deceased girl was the daughter of daily wage labourers. The incident happened on February 19 when the couple were out for work. The father said he rushed to his home after getting the information that his daughter was attacked by 3-4 dogs.

The girl was admitted to a government hospital by her father. The girl's family stay in labour colony near Diamond Bourse in Khajod area.

A doctor said that the girl had 30-40 dog bite marks all over her body. The doctors of the government hospital had carried out a minor operation, however, after three days of treatment, she succumbed.


When I covered climate change for Reuters I thought CO2 was certainly to blame for rising temperatures. I was wrong

The BBC and the mainstream media regularly frighten everyone with the latest climate disaster news with pictures of floods, fires and hurricanes, always followed by scary predictions that things will only get worse unless mankind mends its irresponsible ways.

My alma mater Reuters, the global news agency, used to be above all this hysteria and would relentlessly apply its traditional standards of fairness and balance, but even this mainstream outfit seems to have sold out to the hysterics and axe grinders.

The trouble is, many if not all of these disaster stories, far from being another step in a worsening scenario, are often nothing of the kind. In a recent book Unsettled. What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, And Why It Matters, Steven Koonin uses the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data to show that if reporters took the trouble to do a minimum amount of checking, most of these incidents would appear to be natural disasters, yes, but not part of some ever worsening syndrome.

Comment: The myth that CO2 is the main culprit for "global warming" is nonsense. The PTB practically "owns" all major media and news agencies in the world and they are using them to spread fake news and propaganda according to their agenda.

Climate change is real and it is a natural cycle. Humans have almost zero influence on it.
If we look a real science and real data, we can see that our planet is actually cooling, not warming.

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6.3 magnitude earthquake off Maluku Utara, Indonesia

6.3 magnitude earthquake 177 km from Tobelo, Maluku Utara, Indonesia

UTC time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 20:02 PM
Your time: Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 8:02 PM GMT
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.3 - 177 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people