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'Blue jet' lightning detected from International Space Station

The International Space Station spotted an exotic type of upside-down lightning called a blue jet (illustrated) zipping up from a thundercloud into the stratosphere in 2019.

The International Space Station spotted an exotic type of upside-down lightning called a blue jet (illustrated) zipping up from a thundercloud into the stratosphere in 2019.
Intense flashes lasted only 10 milliseconds, observers say

A blue jet - a bolt of lightning that shoots upwards from thunderstorm clouds - has been spotted from the International Space Station.

The phenomenon was spotted by the European Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) near the island of Naru in the Pacific Ocean.

In an article published in the science journal Nature, astronomers describe seeing five intense blue flashes, each lasting about 10 milliseconds.

Four of the flashes were accompanied by a small pulse of ultraviolet light, which appear as rapidly expanding ring. They are formed by the interaction of electrons, radio waves and the atmosphere and are known as elves (Emissions of Light and Very Low Frequency Perturbations due to Electromagnetic Pulse Sources).


Bizarro Earth

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Objective reality for changes across the planet

Sahara ice dunes
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Pods for the homeless in Germany as the E.U gives go ahead to eat worms processed in a factory and calls to change global food production methods. Icy dunescapes in the Sahara Desert.


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M7.0 earthquake recorded near Chilean Antarctic base, nationwide tsunami alert 'accidentally' issued

Chile's Bernardo O'Higgins army base is seen at Antarctica
© Chilean Army /Handout via Reuters
Chile's Bernardo O'Higgins army base is seen at Antarctica in this undated handout photo provided by the Chilean Army on December 22, 2020
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks have rattled Chile, triggering panic as authorities issued a nationwide tsunami alert while only seeking to evacuate the country's largest research station in Antarctica.

The strongest of over half a dozen jolts struck South Shetland Islands 216 kilometers northeast of Chile's O'Higgins scientific base at 8:36pm, while another 5.8 quake shook the Chile-Argentina border region close to the capital, Santiago around 30 minutes later.

While the warning was only meant for the coastal regions of Antarctica, people all across Chile received messages urging them to abandon coastal areas due to a tsunami threat, triggering much confusion.

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Shallow M4.4 earthquake hits Granada, Spain

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(Translated from Spanish): An earthquake of intensity 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the city of Granada and its metropolitan area at 12:15 pm on Saturday. The earthquake has caused a slight injury and many damages in homes, supermarkets, schools and some heritage elements in the city of Santa Fe, 12 kilometers from the capital, where the earthquake has had its epicenter. According to the National Geographic Institute (IGN), the earthquake occurred five kilometers deep.

Read more (article in Spanish): https://elpais.com/espana/2021-01-23/...


Arrow Down

'It's all coming!' Northern California landslide caught on camera

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Caltrans crews captured on video a landslide that partially closed a highway in Northern California's Siskiyou County on Tuesday.

In the video shared on on social media, rocks tumble down a slope along Highway 96, four miles west of Happy Camp, and then trees begin to slide down. There's a loud rumbling, and a worker is heard yelling, "It's all coming!" The post calls the slide, which completely covered the section of roadway, "jaw dropping."

This landslide happened near one that happened in the past couple of weeks.


Bug

Locust swarms invade southern Saudi Arabia

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Locust swarms invade southern Saudi Arabia, (Jizan).


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Umbrella

Unbelievable supercell storm hit Lleida in Spain with winds of 150 km/h

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Storm front caused by the storm Hortense as it passes through Tàrrega (Lleida).

The front has left strong gusts of wind of more than 190 km / h, hail and snow in the mountains

It has crossed a good part of the NE peninsula and the Balearic Islands.


Comment: Freak storm causes damage across the island of Majorca, Spain


Windsock

Freak storm causes damage across the island of Majorca, Spain

Storm Hortense causes damage.

Storm Hortense causes damage.
High winds and rains battered the island this morning as storm "Hortensia" hit Mallorca At the Parc Bit technology park eyewitnesses spoke of cars being damaged by falling trees and debris.

The high winds and bad weather also caused traffic havoc across the island and disrupted the demonstration over bar and restaurant closures.

In central Palma palm trees in the Paseo Marítimo and Plaza de la Reina were damaged by the high winds.


Boat

3 die, 1 missing in Indonesia's Manado floods - up to 13 feet deep water

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Three people died and one was missing in the floods that have submerged eight sub-districts in Manado City, North Sulawesi province, according to a local official on Saturday.

Head of the Manado City Disaster Management Agency Donald Sambuaga said that the eight subdistricts are Malalayang, Wanea, Sario, Paal Dua, Pikkala, Wenang, Tuminting, and Singkil.

"Rains with high intensity since Friday have caused the Sawangan and Tondano rivers, which run through Manado City, to overflow," Sambuaga said.


Attention

Authorities in Indonesia report 185 disasters in first weeks of January, 2021

Landslide in Cimanggung District, Sumedang Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia, 09 January 2021, where 24 people died.
© BPBD Sumedang Regency
Landslide in Cimanggung District, Sumedang Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia, 09 January 2021, where 24 people died.
Authorities in Indonesia say the country has seen 185 disasters since the start of the year, including earthquakes, tornadoes, landslides and floods.

According to the National Disaster Management Agency, BNPB, hydrometeorological disasters dominate the list, with 127 flood events and 30 landslides recorded in several regions of the country during the period 01 to 21 January 2021.

At least 166 people have died in the disasters, including 91 in earthquakes, 41 in landslides and 34 as a result of floods.