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Seismograph

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Vanuatu

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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Vanuatu on Saturday (May 25), according to the United States Geological Survey.

The natural disaster was centered in Port-Vila at a depth of 32.1 kilometers (about 52 miles). The USGS said there were 11 reports of residents having felt the earthquake at the time of publication on Saturday.

The Vanuatu earthquake was reported hours after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Friday (May 24), according to the United States Geological Survey. The natural disaster was centered at a depth of 32.1 kilometers (about 20 miles).

The Papua New Guinea earthquake was reported hours after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Southwest Indian Ridge on Thursday (May 23), according to the United States Geological Survey. The natural disaster was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (about 6.21 miles).

Cloud Precipitation

Hail and flooding in different parts of Türkiye

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Heavy downpours with large hail throughout Turkey.

Floods occurred in cities such as Balıkesir, Bursa, Adana, Istanbul, Edirne and Çorum.


Volcano

Suoh volcano eruption in Indonesia update - New eruption, 3 powerful explosions occur

Phreatic eruption from Suoh volcano
© PVMBGPhreatic eruption from Suoh volcano on 24 May
Without warning, a series of 3 powerful explosions occurred this morning, sending tens of thousands of rock and mud into the air. This occurred at one of Sumatra's most dangerous volcanoes known as Suoh. What occurred was a cluster of phreatic eruptions, which this video will explain how they formed and the general geologic setting in Indonesia.

Note: The thumbnail of today's video shows the 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii and not the 2024 eruption of Suoh in Indonesia. The reason for this is I was unable to find a high enough resolution image to use for a thumbnail for Suoh, and decided to find an image which might somewhat closely match the appearance of its second explosion.


Doberman

3-year-old child mauled to death by stray dogs in Maharashtra, India

Stray dogs attacked a minor in Nagpur on Tuesday resulting in his death
© PTIStray dogs attacked a minor in Nagpur on Tuesday resulting in his death.
A three-year-old child was mauled to death by stray dogs in Maharatra's Nagpur on Tuesday, May 21.

The incident took place in the city's Mauda area when the child stepped out of the home when his mother was busy with household work.

As he stepped out, a pack of stray dogs attacked him, in which he sustained grievous injuries, his father said while speaking to the media.

According to eyewitnesses, the dogs attacked the child's neck and pinned him, biting his legs and hands.

Shahane was then released from the dogs' clutches by the neighbours and rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Earlier, in a similar incident, another five-year-old child was mauled to death by stray dogs in a rural area of Nagpur in 2022.

Five-year-old had gone for a morning walk with his elder sister when he was attacked by stray dogs.

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2 killed, buildings damaged after tornado hits Toluca, Mexico

At least two people died after a tornado appeared in Toluca, State of Mexico, and left chaos, knocking down trees, poles, roof sheets and a fence.
At least two people died after a tornado appeared in Toluca, State of Mexico, and left chaos, knocking down trees, poles, roof sheets and a fence.
Local media report that the damage caused by the storm took place in the northern area of ​​the Mexican capital.

Through social networks they spread images about how the tornado appeared.

Specialist determined that it was a "non-supercell tornado."

The two victims were a couple who were trying to take shelter from the rain next to a fence, but it ended up fatally collapsing on them.


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy floods after severe hailstorm in Puebla, Mexico on May 24

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Heavy floods after a severe hail storm in city of Puebla, Mexico (25.05.2024)


Question

Hundreds of dead sea lion pups washing ashore over 2 weeks in California

Hundreds of dead sea lion pups have washed ashore along the California coast in recent weeks, baffling researchers.
© Patrick RobinsonHundreds of dead sea lion pups have washed ashore along the California coast in recent weeks, baffling researchers.
Hundreds of dead sea lion pups have washed ashore along the California coast, and researchers are scrambling to understand why.

The phenomenon began about two weeks ago, Daniel Costa, a professor at UC Santa Cruz, told SFGATE over the phone.

"It's concerning," he said. "We've never seen anything like this."


The mystery appears to be widespread: Researchers have discovered dead pups on San Miguel Island along the Central Coast, while one of Costa's graduate students, George Colaco, counted nearly 300 deceased pups on Año Nuevo Island, off the coast near Santa Cruz. Normally, 800 pups are born on the rocky swath of land each year.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strikes during Metallica concert in Munich, Germany

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Lighting provided an extraordinary backdrop for a Metallica concert in Munich on Friday, 24 May.

The US heavy metal band were performing at the German city's Olympiastadion as part of their M72 world tour.

Footage posted on X/Twitter by @SunsetGirlJane captured the moment lightning struck as the band began playing "Master of Puppets" from the 1986 album of the same name.

"A thunderstorm happened and it made for the coolest f***ing intro of all time," the X/Twitter user said.


Snowflake

Georgetown Lake hit with a foot of snow during spring storm in Montana

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Here in the Georgetown Lake area they are dealing with about a foot of snow, the really wet and heavy kind that's accumulating on all the branches, causing limbs to break and fall on powerlines. It's led to power outages, here and all over the state.

"Well, I think it's a little crazy, I just came back up from the south where it was nice and warm. I was hoping for spring, but apparently it's not coming today," said Georgetown Lake resident Joe Thomas.

Much of southwest Montana was hit with steady morning snowfall. NorthWestern Energy had crews responding to isolated power outages from Missoula to Bozeman.

"The heavy, wet snow is creating conditions for tree limbs to break or bend into power lines," said Jo Dee Black of NorthWestern Energy.


Doberman

Boy found dead near bicycle was killed by pack of 'feral' dogs, South Dakota cops say

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A 9-year-old boy was found dead near his bicycle after being attacked by a pack of "feral dogs," South Dakota authorities say.

The boy's body was discovered on May 18 in Eagle Butte, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said in a news release. Eagle Butte is a roughly 170-mile drive northeast of Rapid City.

Investigators said the child had suffered injuries "that may have contributed to his death," but the exact cause was initially unclear. Three days later, tribal police confirmed the boy was fatally mauled "by several feral dogs," officials said.

"Our hearts are heavy and our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends that have suffered this tragedy," Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement said in a May 21 news release. "Family has contacted CRST Law Enforcement and has asked us to share his cause of death; With heavy hearts, we confirm that this Wakanyeja lost his life due to an attack by several feral dogs."