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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, no tsunami warning issued

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected off central Japan on Monday, shaking Tokyo and other cities, officials said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 5:09 pm (0809 GMT) off central Mie prefecture with a depth of about 350 kilometres (217 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

There were no reports of damage or injuries and no abnormalities were detected at the Fukushima nuclear plants, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The US Geological Survey also measured the quake at a magnitude of 6.1.

The Fukushima and Ibaraki prefectures, north of Tokyo, experienced stronger shaking on Japan's seismic scale, despite the regions being hundreds of kilometres from the epicentre.


6.1-magnitude earthquake hits south of Fiji Islands - 6th major quake for the region in 5 days

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit the southern part of Fiji Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 627.4 km, was initially determined to be at 26.042 degrees south latitude and 178.226 degrees east longitude.

No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.

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Cloud Precipitation

At least one death in Colombia due to heavy rains in Bogota

At least one person has died in Colombia as a result of heavy rains in several regions of Cudinamarca, in the center of the country, which have caused landslides, falling trees and floods.

A 27-year-old woman lost her life on Saturday while riding a motorcycle in the municipality of La Calera, in Bogota, after heavy rainfall caused a river to overflow, causing the young woman to be trapped in the water and die from drowning.

As reported by the authorities and picked up by the local media 'El Tiempo', a total of nine people had to be rescued in the same locality due to a landslide in a road with the same name, La Calera.

Cloud Precipitation

Unprecedented storm floods Spain, shuts down airport killing 1 minor

People Rescued From Cars After Floods Hit Valencia, Spain

People rescued from cars after floods hit Valencia, Spain
An unprecedented record-breaking storm wreaked havoc in Spain on Saturday as it shut down the Valencia airport, left thousands without power and caused significant flooding, killing one minor.

The worst-hit area so far is the region of Valencia, where some towns have begun to resemble Venice after torrential rainfall.

The weather station at the Valencia airport recorded 66.1 liters of rain per square meter in just one hour - the most intense rainfall on record for November and the third-most torrential in recorded history, according to Spanish meteorological agency AEMET.

The torrential rain is accompanied by strong winds, hail and lightning.


Eight-year-old boy mauled to death by neighbour's pit bull in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Free State police on Sunday said a pit bull had to be shot dead after it mauled to death an eight-year-old boy at his home in Vista Park, Bloemfontein.

It is alleged the dog escaped from its enclosure and jumped over the fence into the neighbour's premises at around 2pm on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thabo Covane said the dog attacked the child, who was playing alone. It bit him severely on the neck and chest.

"The police and paramedics were summoned to the scene and the boy was declared dead on the scene. The beast was put to death," said Covane.

An inquest docket has since been opened at the Mangaung police station.


Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near coast of Chile

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 18 km depth

A shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Curanilahue, Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile.

According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 11:24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Cloud Precipitation

Flash flood in Benidorm, Spain


The quick, 30-minute storm that hit Benidorm on Friday morning resulting in the beach being flooded and damaged by the amount of water. The beach team will be busy again repairing this tonight.

00:00 - Start
00:06 - Lightning
00:51 - Flooding
04:17 - Lightning


Tornado and flooding hits northeast Kuwait

Weather conditions improved amid heavy rains and violent storms in northern Kuwait with the formation of a tornado, where instability continued to be strong today in northern and northeastern Saudi Arabia, the state of Kuwait and southern Iraq. The intensity of rain and hail continued until Floods hit the Al-Subiya area, northeast of the State of Kuwait, near the Iraq-Basra border after the passing of a giant supercell cloud on November 11, 2022.

Snowflake Cold

Eye popping snowfall totals after November blizzard slams North Dakota, NW Minnesota - 2 feet of snow recorded

The National Weather Service is reporting some really big snowfall totals for central North Dakota into Northwestern Minnesota.

The first snowstorm of the season produced a Blizzard Warning for much of that area on Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service says Bismarck has had 24 inches of snow, Steel 22", Mandan 21", and Devils Lake 12.5". Grand Forks is at 9.1" and Roseau at 7.5".

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place for the northern third of Minnesota until 9:00 a.m. Friday. Additional snow accumulations should be less than an inch. However, 40 mile an hour winds will blow the snow around that has already fallen.


41% of climate scientists don't believe in catastrophic climate change, major new poll finds

For years, the promoters of the spurious 'settled science' narrative have claimed that there is a 97-99% consensus among scientists about humans causing climate change. The claim is meaningless since it fails to address differences in the extent of human involvement and how harmful the warming is thought to be. A recently published survey of top-level climate scientists found that just over five in 10 attributed the human contribution to recent climate change to be 75% or above. Only around four in 10 scientists believed that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events had increased significantly in recent years.
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Comment: 41% of climate scientists aren't members of the climate cult and still have the capacity of independent thought. Who knew?