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65-year-old man dies after stray dog attack in Kerala, India

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A 65-year-old man died in a stray dog attack at Kuttippuram in Malappuram Tuesday night.

Police identified the deceased as Sankaran, 65, of Vadakekalam house from Edachalam. Local children who went to play in the Bharathapuzha river bed saw Sankaran lying with bite injuries at around 6.30pm.

Kuttipuram police said that Sankaran was weak and had underlying medical conditions and the stray dogs might have attacked him after he had collapsed on the river banks.

"There were bite injuries all over the body and there was significant bleeding," a police official said.

Though the residents took him to the Kuttippuram Taluk hospital, and then to the Thrissur medical college, he died on the way. The funeral was held on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Lakshmikutty, daughters Sindu, Vinodini, Preeta and son Subramanian.

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake reported off Palau in western Pacific Ocean

Palau earthquake map
Date & time: Wed, 23 Dec 18:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.17°N / 133.62°E
Primary data source: GFZ

Cloud Precipitation

Flood water up to 2 meters deep in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Floods submerged residential areas in Perumnas Antang, Manggala District, Makassar City with a water level of about 2 meters and some even almost reached the roof of the houses. 774 Residents reportedly displaced due to flooding.


Car Black

Vehicles swept away by flash floods in Jijel Province, Algeria - 5.5 inches of rain in 24 hours

Flooding struck in Jijel Province, Algeria 21 December 2020
© Algeria Civil Protection
Flooding struck in Jijel Province, Algeria 21 December 2020
Floods struck in the province of Jijel in northern Algeria after heavy rain from late 20 December 2020.

The weather station at Jijel-Achouat near Taher recorded over 140mm of rain in 24 hours to 21 December.

Civil Protection said they rescued 17 people in affected areas of Jijel Province, including the cities of Taher and Jijel, the provincial capital.

News agency Algeria Press Service (APS) reported that flooding caused the partial collapse of the El Kantara wadi bridge in Laâkabi district and swept away at least 18 vehicles in the area.


Cloud Precipitation

Flash floods hit Rio De Janeiro State, Brazil - almost 9 inches of rain in 24 hours

Officials in Duque de Caxias city reported that Tuesday's storm left 150 people homeless and destroyed three houses

Officials in Duque de Caxias city reported that Tuesday's storm left 150 people homeless and destroyed three houses
Southern Brazil has seen further heavy rain and flooding, this time in Rio de Janeiro State where at least 1 fatality was reported.

The floods in Rio de Janeiro come days after at least 12 people died and 9 were missing after severe flooding and landslides in Santa Catarina State.

In Rio de Janeiro State, at least one person died and 3 houses collapsed after severe floods in the Baixada Fluminense Region on 22 December 2020. Flash flooding turned streets to rivers, dragging vehicles along. Infrastructure was severely damaged. The municipalities of Duque de Caxias and Magé were the worst affected, according to local media reports.

Xerém in the municipality of Duque de Caxias recorded 224.2mm of rain in 24 hours to 23 December 2020.


Comment: João Monlevade in the state of Minas Gerais also suffered severe flooding:




Snowflake Cold

Punishing snow moves into Manitoba, totals skyrocket to 70 cm (27.5 inches) in Alberta town

Alberta begins to dig out after 40+ cm of snow buries towns

Alberta begins to dig out after 40+ cm of snow buries towns
With the Pacific low tracking further east and pushing snow into northern Ontario, conditions are beginning to ease up on the Prairies. Snow is all but gone in Alberta and it will taper off in Saskatchewan in the overnight hours. However, heavy snow in Manitoba won't subside until Wednesday morning.

Coupled with strong winds, this will make for difficult travel. Saskatchewan will also see some blowing snow Wednesday morning, so caution is advised before venturing out on the roads.


Attention

Suwanosejima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan) - intense strombolian activity continues

Strong glow continues to be active at Suwanosejima volcano
© JMA
Strong glow continues to be active at Suwanosejima volcano
Intense explosive activity of the volcano continues characterized by near-constant eruptions.

Strombolian explosions become stronger than the average size of explosions at the volcano and more frequent at regular intervals of 2 to 4 per hour during the past few weeks.

An explosions generated an ash plumes which reached approx. 1,968 ft-3,937 ft (600 m-1,200 m) altitude and drifted SW.

Some of a lava bombs were ejected as far as 800 m away from the crater.

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Earthquake of magnitude 3.9 hits Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland

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An earthquake of magnitude 3.9 hit Bárðarbunga volcano, under the ice cap of Vatnajökull glacier, yesterday at 11:37 am, mbl.is reports. Its source was at a depth of 1.7 km (one mile), 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Bárðarbunga.

Ten seconds before the earthquake hit, a tremor of magnitude 2.8 registered.

Information regarding seismic activity is available on vedur.is.

Attention

Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia) powerful eruption - emissions to 28,000 ft

Red circle shows umbrella region formed by explosion at Sheveluch volcano today
© KVERT
Red circle shows umbrella region formed by explosion at Sheveluch volcano today
A spectacular vulcanic explosion occurred from the crater at 12:20 local time today as volcanological observatory KVERT reported.

Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 16,000 ft (4,876 m) and formed relatively large umbrella region in the upper part of the eruption column as can be seen in the image.

A few hours later, at 19:30 local time on today evening, another strong explosion detected by Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo produced spectacular ash plume rising up to 28,000 ft (8,500 m) altitude and extended about 130 km to the southeast of the volcano.

Attention

Mount Etna erupts again as lava blasts from the Southeast Crater

Mount Etna has erupted for a second time
© Angela Platania/REX
Mount Etna has erupted for a second time
Mount Etna's volcanic activity is continuing with a second powerful eruption following the first last week.

As reported by volcanologist Boris Behncke, who is studying Etna, the second eruption consisted of new lava fountaining ocurring at the Southeast Crater.

This new period of activity occurred in the early morning hours of December 22 and could be seen from the nearby village of Tremestieri Etneo.