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Dead whale shark washes up on East Java coast, Indonesia - 4th recent for the district

Curious villagers stand near a dead whale shark washed up onshore in Kencong subdistrict, Jember, East Java, on August 30, 2020.
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Curious villagers stand near a dead whale shark washed up onshore in Kencong subdistrict, Jember, East Java, on August 30, 2020.
The carcass of a 9-meter whale shark washed up onshore in Jember, East Java, on Sunday, less than two months after a similar incident in the same district.

The giant fish attracted a mob of residents in Kencong subdistrict who took selfies around the carcass.

Officials from the Jember Natural Resources Conservation Office came to the scene to organize a burial.

"We immediately sent our employees to the scene upon learning information from local fishermen about a whale shark being stranded on the coast in Paseban village," office head Setyo Utomo told Antara news agency.

He estimated the whale shark weighs around two tons.


Doberman

Elderly, wheelchair-bound woman killed by pit bull terrier in Margate, Florida

PIT BULL ATTACK
Wheelchair-bound woman had allowed pitbull to sleep in her bed just days before, family friend says

A friend of the son who survived a vicious dog attack that killed his 84-year-old mother said he was shocked that the pit bull went on the rampage.

According to authorities, the deadly incident happened inside of a home on the corner of Southwest 63rd Avenue and Southwest 1st Street at approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday.

When first responders arrived, they found Carolyn Varanese, 84, already dead from her injuries. Her son, 57-year-old Joseph Varanese, was taken to Northwest Medical Center with serious injuries. He was released Saturday morning.


Attention

Deep water oarfish washed ashore in Gingoog, Philippines

Residents in Barangay 19 of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental spotted on Thursday morning, August 20, a 3.2-meter oarfish that washed ashore in their coasts.
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Residents in Barangay 19 of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental spotted on Thursday morning, August 20, a 3.2-meter oarfish that washed ashore in their coasts.
A dead oarfish washed ashore in a coastal village in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao on Thursday morning, August 20, local officials said.

In a post on their official Facebook page, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Barangay 19 in Gingoog City said residents spotted the carcass of the deep-sea creature early Thursday morning.

Local officials said the oarfish spanned a length of 3.2 meters. Mature oarfish have an average length of 6 meters.

The fish got its name because its long pectoral fins resemble oars. It is also called the king of herrings because of their resemblance to the smaller herrings and fishes.

Seismograph

Shallow M6.5 earthquake strikes Central Mid Atlantic Ridge

mid Atlantic ridge quake
Date & time: Sunday, 30 August 2020 21:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.76°N / 29.9°W (international territory)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!)

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Life after cash food and shelter

lightning
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Cloud Precipitation

Evacuations in Colima and Jalisco, Mexico in wake of Tropical Storm Hernán

Four shelters have been opened for flood victims in Cihuatlán.

Four shelters have been opened for flood victims in Cihuatlán.
Faced with the flooding of homes and roads due to Tropical Storm Hernán, now downgraded to a tropical depression, municipal governments of Cihuatlán and La Huerta in Jalisco and Manzanillo in Colima have installed shelters to evacuate residents at risk.

In, the municipal government opened four shelters to house evacuees, Mayor Fernando Martínez Guerrero announced, and was preparing to declare a state of emergency Friday morning as clean-up begins.

The El Pedregal arroyo in Melaque overflowed its banks, causing heavy flooding, as did the Río Purificación. A sinkhole partially closed the Santa Cruz-Melaque highway and in Emilio Zapata the Cuixmala River breached its banks leading to the closing of Highway 200 in both directions.


Cloud Lightning

Violent summer storm hammers Mallorca, Spain - tornado rips off tops of trees

A waterspout ripped the tops off trees in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains
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A waterspout ripped the tops off trees in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains
Violent weather hammered Mallorca on Saturday, bringing down hundreds of trees and causing blocked roads and power outages.

Giant hailstones of up to two centimetres across pelted down on areas including Bunyola, Valldemossa, Soller and Escorca mid-morning before the storm moved on to Andratx, Calvia and Palma.

Several of the island capital's beaches had to be closed due to discharges of untreated waste water.

A waterspout, or tornado forming over water, wreaked havoc in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. The tops of trees were torn off and there were landslides, leaving roads impassable.


Cloud Precipitation

12 dead, 400,000 affected after heavy rain, floods in Odisha, India

Residents shift from a flooded village near the banks of river Bhargavi in Odisha’s Khordha district on Saturday.
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Residents shift from a flooded village near the banks of river Bhargavi in Odisha’s Khordha district on Saturday.
Fear of flood looms large in the Mahanadi river system in Odisha following heavy rainfall in its upper catchment areas in Chhatisgarh and a rise in the water level of Hirakud Dam, a senior official said.

Five more people lost their lives in rain-related incidents in the state on Friday, raising the deaths to nine, while 415,817 people in 10 districts are affected, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), PK Jena, said.

Forty of the 64 sluice gates of the Hirakud Dam, built across the Mahanadi near Sambalpur in Odisha, were opened by the authorities on Friday to discharge excess water.

The flood in the Mahanadi river system is likely to affect coastal districts such as Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Nayagarh, another official said.

Many other rivers are in spate submerging low-lying areas and snapping road connectivity.


Cloud Precipitation

Rains, floods leave dozens dead in Pakistan as unprecedented rainfall hits the country

landslide damage
10 more die in Karachi, Punjab reports 13 deaths, KP 16

In Karachi 19 more people lost their lives in various rain-related incidents on Friday, bringing the total number of causalities in the port city up to 50. Nearly all major roads of the city, including I.I.Chungrigar Road, University Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal remained underwater, hampering routine life in the provincial capital.

Nine more people lose their lives in Punjab and at least six were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as unprecedented rainfall across the country has continued to cause devastation in all provinces.

In Kot Radha Kishan, five people were killed as a roof of a house collapsed in Bhotan Poroman area, said rescue sources. The bodies were retrieved from the debris and were shifted to a nearby hospital for autopsy.


Fire

Pine Gulch fire becomes largest in Colorado history as firefighters near full containment

Firefighters at the Pine Gulch fire near Grand Junction
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Firefighters at the Pine Gulch fire near Grand Junction.
The Pine Gulch fire has become the largest blaze in Colorado history, having torched more than 139,000 acres.

Incident command provided an updated size for the fire near Grand Junction on Thursday night.

The blaze is now larger than the 2002 Hayman fire west of Colorado Springs, which burned roughly 138,000 acres and destroyed 133 homes. The Hayman fire, which was previously the state's largest wildland blaze, was also blamed for several deaths.

The Pine Gulch fire has not destroyed any homes or caused any injuries, but firefighters have been battling it for about a month. It started on July 31 and was ignited by lightning.

The fire was 77% contained as of Thursday evening.

Three other major fires are burning in Colorado. No homes have been destroyed or injuries reported from any of them.