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Croatia's capital Zagreb rocked by 5.3M earthquake: Many buildings damaged - Strongest to hit city in 140 years

zagreb earthquake church
© Antonio Bronic/Reuters
A man looks at damages at the Basilica of the Heart of Jesus, following an earthquake in Zagreb
The Croatian capital was awoken this Sunday morning by a huge earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale.

At 6.23 this morning Zagreb was rocked as the earthquake, with an epicentre seven kilometres north of the city and at a depth of ten kilometres caused havoc. Parts of the capital were left without electricity and the facades of buildings fell onto the fortunately empty streets. There is no news of any injuries or fatalities, however material damage has been reported.




Comment: Among the older buildings that were badly damaged were churches, including Zagreb's cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia - and which is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, like Notre Dame in Paris. Part of one of its two towers broke off during the quake:



Croatia's PM Andrej Plenkovic has since described this as "the strongest quake to hit Zagreb in 140 years."

RT reports that local authorities are urging citizens to get out of their homes and check on the elderly... while maintaining social distancing:
Strong quakes have struck Croatia's capital Zagreb, damaging buildings downtown, including the city's main historic cathedral. Officials urged people to leave home but keep social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zagreb's head of emergency services, Pavle Kalinic, urged people to leave their homes. "Get out of the houses and help your older neighbors," he said.

The Interior Ministry asked people who had fled their homes to maintain a "necessary distance" to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease, and to wear face masks if possible.
Welcome to full-blown Idiocracy.

We're anticipating many more earthquakes in the months ahead. When you mess with the human population's normal routines, all that energy they normally express while going about their lives has to go somewhere, so it largely goes 'into the ground'.

Now we're going to see how humans really affect the environment; not by 'polluting it with CO2', but by the impact of their collective psychic energy. And, right now, the species is in a state of worry/terror/confusion...

In line with that, Salt Lake City, Utah, received its first-ever direct-hit earthquake a few days ago:

5.7M earthquake strikes Salt Lake City - First ever to directly hit Utah's capital - Angel statue atop Mormon HQ loses its trumpet


Attention

'Pulsing' of Yellowstone volcano is increasing due to trapped magma below

Steamboat

These finding have also led researches to clues about Steamboat Geyser's (pictured) increase in activity over the past two years. It 47 times this year – compared to the 32 times in 2018
The Norris Geyser Basin, the oldest, hottest and most dynamic thermal area in the park, was observed to rise 5.9 inches each year from 2013 to 2015 - an unusual event that left researchers baffled.

Now, using satellite radar and GPS data, experts have determined the ground deformation was caused by magma intrusions trapped below the basin's surface.

As magma made its way to the surface, the pressure pushed rocks above it up and created an erratic pulsating effect, according to National Geographic.

This is the first time the scientific community has been able to track an entire episode of magma intrusion, which they say is a common occurrence throughout Yellowstone.

Comment: So despite the assurances from scientists it would appear that activity at Yellowstone is increasing and, when taken together with events elsewhere on our planet, it should give us cause for concern: Land begins to rise again near volcano Thorbjorn, Iceland

Also check out SOTT radio's: As well as SOTT's monthly documentary Earth Changes Summary - January 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:




Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains flood parts of Ohio, stranding residents

Floodwaters in Galloway, Ohio, on Friday.Credit...
© The Columbus Dispatch
Floodwaters in Galloway, Ohio, on Friday.Credit...
In central and southern Ohio, hundreds of people have been evacuated from homes and vehicles after a period of intense rain.

Heavy rains swamped communities in central and southern Ohio, leading to road closures and rescues of residents by boats and at least one military vehicle, officials said on Friday.

At least three inches of rain fell in the region overnight and early on Friday, flooding roadways and overwhelming waterways when the ground — already saturated from previous rains — could not hold it all, according to Kathleen Fuller, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, a man escaped from his S.U.V. before it washed into an inundated culvert under State Route 79 and became lodged there, said Morgan Overbey, a Transportation Department spokeswoman in Licking County. The collapse of a portion of the route, near the city of Heath, created a chasm up to 17 feet deep of roaring water, she said.

A shiny tire, all that was visible of the vehicle, jutted out of the churning waters.


Snowflake

Colorado, Nebraska smacked by blizzard as spring began

A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility
© AP/David Zalubowski
A shopper loads groceries into her sports-utility vehicle as a spring storm envelopes Colorado while residents struggle with the spread of coronavirus Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Denver.
Spring officially began on Thursday, in the earliest start to the season in 124 years for the United States, but for Americans living in parts of the Central states, it felt more like the first day of winter as a blizzard swept across the region.

Wind-whipped snow caused major disruptions from the Colorado Rockies through Nebraska with as much as 23 inches of snow accumulating near Nederland, Colorado.


The worst of the snow hit Denver between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. MDT when heavy, blowing snow caused travel to shut down across the city. By the time the storm ended, many areas across Denver had picked up between 5 and 10 inches of snow.


Snowflake

Luxembourg sees late snowfall

SNOW LUX
After a few days of temperatures of up to 17 °C, residents of the north of Luxembourg woke up to snow on Saturday morning

Meteolux did warn us of a cold front, and they weren't wrong - it even brought a few snowflakes with it! On Saturday morning, residents of the north of the country woke up with snow on their doorstep.

There's even a chance that the snow will stick around for a while, at least for some, as the lower temperatures are set to stick with us for a few days. Indeed, it seems below-zero temperatures are returning to Luxembourg.

So yes, it will be cold - but the good news is that the sun should not leave us in the coming days. While waiting for milder temperatures, take advantage of confinement to stay warm.

Snowflake

Snow blankets high areas of Jordan

snow Jordan
Snow has blanketed several high areas in Tafilah and Karak governorates, south of Jordan, leading to road closures in these areas.

The Kingdom is affected by a third-degree weather depression, accompanied by a polar air mass.

The peak of the weather depression was on Saturday dawn, as most areas in the northern and central regions of the Kingdom witnessed heavy rainfall, while some southern regions witnessed snowfall.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Unusual atmospheric events over deserts and seas

Tornado in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Tornado in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15
Changes happening in the atmosphere and becoming more visible planet wide over Morocco double tornadoes sighted in the desert. Double typhoons slamming Australia right where the new Chinese cattle ranches are setting up in N Queensland. More greening areas on the way. Nitrogen Oxide (NO2) levels decreasing in both Italy and China, deceasing factory and vehicle traffic. Carbon Black shortages as N. Italy shuts down. Rich locked down and cant get flights even in their private jets, no permissions given for landing.


Comment: Several tornadoes filmed across Morocco


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Ten million Americans are hit by severe storms as tornadoes flip cars in Texas

A tornado flipped cars when it roared through Abilene, Texas
© AP
A severe storm system is making its way across the middle of the country, bringing blizzard conditions, tornadoes and thunderstorms. A tornado flipped cars when it roared through Abilene, Texas Wednesday night
A severe storm system is battering the country, bringing blizzard conditions, tornadoes and thunderstorms, disrupting the lives of more than 10 million Americans.

On Wednesday night, several tornadoes hit towns in Texas, flipping cars and damaging homes.

The National Weather Service confirmed at least two tornadoes hit the Abilene area, west of Dallas, while another tornado later hit near the town of Alvord, 150 miles north.

While no fatalities were reported at either location, the damage was clear in Abilene, where where a van and SUV were seen stacked atop other vehicles in a parking lot on Thursday morning.

The tornado also ripped the roof off one home, according to Fox 4.

Meanwhile, aerial footage from Alvord showed the area scattered with debris and downed trees.


Snowflake

Storm continues to drop heavy snow on northern Arizona on first day of spring - 25 inches in 5 days

Snow in Northern Arizona.
© ADOT
Snow in Northern Arizona.
Plows were clearing roads on parts of northwest Arizona on the first day of spring after a storm dropped heavy snow and created backups on one major highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said roads across the region were snowy and icy Thursday morning.and drivers were urged to postpone travel.

The National Weather Service reported 11.5 inches (299 centimeters) of snow in Flagstaff through 5 a.m. and said snow showers would continue through Thursday.

ADOT said Interstate 40 was open in both directions near Williams about 35 miles (57 kilometers) west of Flagstaff but that it would take time to clear miles of traffic backup.


Question

100 cattle egrets and 9 crows found dead in Uttar Pradesh, India

dead birds
Nearly 100 cattle egrets (birds) and nine crows were found dead under mysterious circumstances at two different sites in Aligarh's Sasnigate and AMU campus in UP on Thursday morning.

Following the reports, the university directed their provosts to stop serving chicken in dinning halls amid fears of bird flu.

Talking to TOI, district magistrate CB Singh said that after receiving information, forest officials rushed to the spot and sent one of the dead birds for post-mortem and buried the remaining. He said the exact cause of death will be known from the autopsy report.