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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Akkadian Empire collapse, this may be happening again right now

Akkadian empire
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The Akkadian Empire suddenly collapsed after 400 years of rule in the area formerly known as Babylon. A massive drought with sudden onset set in motion a mega drought across the region, but other regions shifted as well to new moisture patterns. It was a sudden onset, as we are now seeing with hot and cold out of season jamming up in the jet streams. All expected as the Grand Solar Minimum intensifies.

Comment: A stalagmite may have solved the mystery of the Akkadian Empire's fall

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20-ft sinkhole opens up on expressway in Milpitas, California

A sinkhole that opened up on a busy highway in Milpitas caused a traffic nightmare for drivers.

Construction crews worked through Saturday to fill up the large crevice that's at least 20-feet deep.

The sinkhole emerged Friday morning on Montague Expressway between Main Street and Trade Zone.

A team from Granite Rock Construction sized up the hole and found some damage to a storm drain.

Ricky Smith said, "We're going to have to dig it up, expose it, repair what's going on with that storm drain, obviously do structural back-fill and get it up to grade and repave."


Bali volcano Mount Agung eruption phase returns

Bali volcano, Mount Agung
© AP /Firdia Lisnawati
Bali volcano, Mount Agung, in Karang Asem produces volcanic ashes, July 4, 2018.
Mount Agung in Bali erupted on Thursday evening, January 10, at 17:55. The seismograph recorded eruptions with a maximum amplitude of 22 millimeters. The eruptions lasted for 4 minutes and 26 seconds.

Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) official said that the eruption last night was the second after December 30, 2018. Those were the first after five months of no eruption activities during the series earthquakes that hit Lombok, which began in July last year.

"Mount Agung has returned to its eruption phase before the Lombok Earthquake," Devy K Syahbana, the PVMBG's head of Eastern Region Volcano Mitigation Subdivision, said on Thursday.

Cloud Precipitation

Watch: Two cars carried off in flash flood in northern Israel

Rescue teams and police units in northern Israel rescued three people trapped in two jeeps which had been carried off by a flash flood after the Nahal Hilazon creek overflowed Monday morning.

"In the north next to Nahal Hilazon, police and rescue units responded to an incident and saved the lives of two people when flash floods struck underneath the bridge in the area," a police spokesperson said regarding the first jeep. "Their vehicle was washed away in the flash flood."

The two vehicles had been driving from the direction of the Israeli Arab town of Sakhnin towards Kibbutz Lotem when they were hit by a flash flood while driving in the Nahal Hilazon creek under a bridge.

Comment: Related article: Israel sees record snowfall - meter of snow hits Mt. Hermon


Plumes of ash rise above ski resort as Mount Etna roars back into action

Mount Etna

Mount Etna
Italy's highest volcano Mount Etna was seen emitting volcanic ash from its Northeast Crater in Catania, Sicily on Sunday.


Krakatau volcano update: Spectacular aerial video of Anak Krakatoa now with crater lake

Aerial view of Anak Krakatau island 11 Jan 2019

Aerial view of Anak Krakatau island 11 Jan 2019
James Reynold visited the island recently and published the following video of the completely reshaped island of Anak Krakatau:

- The crater area has closed to become a lake which showed steaming (no explosions have been recorded since yesterday, as the activity has continued to calm down, perhaps only temporarily).

- The forest on the island is completely destroyed by ash fall and surges, but still visible.



3 year-old girl dies after attack by pack of dogs in Telangana, India

canine attack
© Angela Antunes / CC by 2.0
A three year-old girl mauled by a pack of stray dogs, succumbed after she was admitted to a private hospital in Khagaznagar on Saturday. The condition of another child who also suffered injuries is said to be stable.

Sindhu who was playing along with another girl in front of their house had serious injuries on her face and body when stray dogs attacked the duo. They were immediately shifted to a hospital in Kaghaznagar town.
Sindhu breathed her last while undergoing treatment.

Kin of the two children resented that Panchayat Raj officials failed to check the stray menace even as incidence of attacks was on the rise. They stated that the dogs were attacking not only cattle but children and lonely persons. They demanded authorities to take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Filing a report Sources said that the victim was Jadi Sindhu, a native of Babasagar village in Chinthalamanepalli mandal.

Filing a report Sources said that the victim was Jadi Sindhu, a native of Babasagar village in Chinthalamanepalli mandal.


Seismic activity soars 360% in Canary Islands since 2016

Seismic activity in Canary Islands
Seismic activity in Canary Islands increases dramatically in 2018 compared to 2017 and 2016.
The seismic activity in the Canary Islands is increasing dramatically since 3 years, passing from 330 in 2016 to 1100 in 2017 and 1527 in 2018. Although new seismometers have been placed in strategic active spots (like the volcano Mount Tiede), it cannot be the only cause behind this spike. Is something brewing in this Spanish archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean?

This video features the seismicity in the Canary Islands as recorded by seismometers from the National Geographic Institute (IGN) over 2018:

According to data, 1527 earthquakes have been measured:

Comment: USGS records show that earthquakes worldwide have increased 2,000% since the 1900's and, in just the last year, Alaska, Yellowstone and Iceland are just some of the locations that have shown a startling increase in swarm events. But it's not just earthquakes we have to worry about, there are a variety of other related phenomena including volcanic activity, sinkholes, landslides and fissures.

For more on the possible causes, see: Also check out SOTT radio's Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made? as well as SOTTs' monthly documentary SOTT Earth Changes Summary - December 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs:

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Wild animals descend on villages in search of food in Kashmir because of heavy snowfall

A female leopard sits inside a snow covered enclosure at Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, outskirts of Srinagar.

A female leopard at Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, outskirts of Srinagar.
Due to heavy snowfall in the Kupwara forests the wild animals have made their way towards villages in search of food, officials said on Saturday.

The district received fresh spell of snow on Friday and Saturday disrupting the vehicle movement on the border area roads in the district. The intensity of the snow increased on Saturday afternoon making the roads slippery.

"Due to heavy snowfall in the forests the wild animals have made their way towards villages in search of food," said a wildlife official. "At many places we have kept the cages to catch them, where people have complained the movement of the wild beasts," he said.


Taiwan: Road destroyed by gaseous mud geyser

bubbling road

Taiwan road destroyed by bubbling water on fire due to probable gas leak on January 8, 2019.
It seems that a gas trapped below this road is trying to come out. Result is this kind of bubbling water coming out of this sinkhole like a geyser with such a power that the road literally exploded. OMG!

The tweet indicates Thailand, but has been corrected on Facebook by loyal readers: