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'Get me out of the water' man yells following first shark attack in years at Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach
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A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Truro, Mass. A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human on the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.
A man was attacked by a shark while swimming off a Cape Cod beach Wednesday, and suffered what one witness called a "very serious" injury, Cape Cod Times reported.

A town official in Truro, where the attack occurred, said the 61-year-old man suffered "deep puncture wounds to the hip and torso area," and had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter, according to boston25news.com.

Before he was taken to a hospital in Boston, the man said he was standing in ocean water 30 yards from the Long Nook Beach when he was attacked by the shark, per WCVB.

There is no word on the man's condition, but the beach was closed after he was attacked at about 4:15 p.m., the Boston Globe reported.


Cloud Lightning

3 killed by lightning bolt in Jharkhand, India

lightning
Three persons including a couple were killed after being struck by lightning at a village in Khunti district, a district official said Friday.

A woman was also injured in the lightning strike at Tirilpidi village Thursday, the official said.

The victims have been identified as Sunil Bhengra (30) his wife Sushma Bhengra (28) and Paulina Bhengra (25).

The couple and their relatives - Paulina Bhengra and Asran Bhengra - were working in a paddy field when rain accompanied by thunderbolt hit the area Thursday afternoon, Khunti Sub-Divisional Officer, Pranav Kumar Paul said.

Comment: Also in the past week across India lightning strikes have killed 6 in Bihar and 4 in Odisha.


Attention

2 French rivers disappear - Geologists suspect through cracks in the ground

france rivers dry
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This situation is anomalous as it has abundantly rained this spring and winter.
The Doubs river flows normally in Franche-Comté, France. But since about a week or so, the river has totally dried up over a length of more than 1 km, between Pontarlier and Morteau, although precipitation has been abundant this winter and spring. The river has disappeared, and with it, the fauna and flora. Everything is dead. Two weeks ago, 13km of the Risle River in Normandy also disappeared underground in a large crater. According to geologists, this unprecedented event is due to large cracks and craters in the riverbed.

The cave of Remonot is located near the village of Morteau along the Doubs. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chapel-Cave contains miraculous water and is visited each year on August 15, 2018, day of the Assumption. But during this year's annual pilgrimage, the cave was dry! The first time ever!

Nearby, the Doubs river is also dry. No water, just pebbles and dead fish.

Comment: It's true that winter and spring brought double the average rainfall to France, but it wasn't just France, huge swathes of Europe were flooded. Summer is here and this time vast stretches of the northern hemisphere are experiencing unprecedented drought leading to massive crop failures. But the issue of disappearing bodies of water is seemingly due to another phenomena: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth Also check out SOTT's monthly documentary: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Cloud Precipitation

'Worst flooding in a century' kills 106 across Kerala state in India - UPDATE: Death toll rises above 300

The Shiva Temple in Kochi was submerged when water was released from a dam

The Shiva Temple in Kochi was submerged when water was released from a dam
The state's chief minister says there is "unprecedented flood havoc" in Kerala - a magnet for millions of tourists each year.

Sixty-seven people have been killed over the past week in the worst floods to hit India's Kerala state in nearly a century.

At least 25 died on Wednesday, with the disaster management authority saying that the number is likely to increase.

Tourists, who flock to the southern state for its beaches, scenic landscapes and tea plantations, have been warned to stay away from many popular areas because of flooding.

The Sabarimala hill shrine is threatened by rising river levels in nearby Pampa River - the Hindu pilgrimage centre attracts around 45 million people a year.


Comment: Like we said before, just because it's 'monsoon season in India', doesn't mean that it too isn't reaching unprecedented extremes...

See also: 'Unprecedented' flash floods kill dozens in Kerala, India

UPDATE: BBC on August 17th reports:
More than 100 people are thought to have died in devastating monsoon floods in India's southern state of Kerala, the worst in almost a century.

Rescuers battled torrential rains to save residents, with nearly 150,000 reportedly left homeless.

The state government said many of those who died were crushed under debris caused by landslides.

With more rains predicted and a red alert in place, the main airport has reportedly been shut until 26 August.

A state official told AFP that 106 people had now died, while the Economic Times in India reports 114 have been killed.

Hundreds of troops have been deployed to rescue those caught up in the flooding, alongside helicopters and lifeboats.

Kerala flooding
© AFP/GETTY
The Kerala chief minister has said the state has "never seen anything like this before"
The government has urged people not to ignore evacuation orders. It is distributing food to tens of thousands who have fled to higher ground.

"We're witnessing something that has never happened before in the history of Kerala," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters.

"Almost all dams are now opened. Most of our water treatment plants are submerged. Motors are damaged."

He added that the failure of the state government of neighbouring Tamil Nadu to release water from a dam had made the situation worse.

Kerala has 41 rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea.

Parts of Kerala's commercial capital, Kochi, are also underwater, snaring up roads and railways across the state - a popular tourist destination.

India's Prime Minister and Home Minister have both offered federal support.

Schools in all 14 districts of Kerala have been closed down and some districts have banned tourists citing safety concerns.

UPDATE: Guardian on August 18th reports:
The state is "facing the worst floods in 100 years", chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Twitter, adding that at least 324 lives have been lost so far.

Roads are damaged, mobile phone networks are down, an international airport has been closed and more than 220,000 people have been left homeless after unusually heavy rain in the past nine days.

Casualty numbers are expected to increase further, with thousands more people still stranded. Many have died from being buried in hundreds of landslides set off by the flooding.




Seismograph

Very shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan - preceded by another mag 6 just a minute earlier

Japan earthquake
Off the coast of the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale.

Strong fluctuations recorded in the U.S. geological survey (USGS).

According to the report on their website, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 11 kilometres, approximately 420 kilometres South-East of the village of Ogasawara.

According to preliminary data, victims and destructions, these tremors did not cause. Tsunami threat to local services is also not announced.

In notifications about emergencies that send Google, specified, in addition to Japan, the tremors could also be felt in the territory of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific ocean.

Comment: From Earthquake Track:
6.0 magnitude earthquake
about 19 hours ago
UTC time: Thursday, August 16, 2018 18:21 PM
Your time: Thursday, August 16 2018 7:21 PM
Magnitude Type: mb
USGS page: M 6.0 - 263km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people
A minute later came the larger quake:
6.4 magnitude earthquake
about 18 hours ago
UTC time: Thursday, August 16, 2018 18:22 PM
Your time: Thursday, August 16 2018 7:22 PM
Magnitude Type: mww
USGS page: M 6.4 - 252km SE of Iwo Jima, Japan
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people



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No earthquake recorded in New South Wales, Australia, despite reports of rumbling

Rumbling in NSW Australia
A Geoscience Australia spokesperson says there were no seismic events recorded for the area, despite residents reporting tremor-like activity on Tuesday, August 14.

Around lunchtime residents from locations including the Camden Haven, Redbank, King Creek, Rosewood and Wauchope reported feeling their houses shake and some heard a loud rumble noise.

A spokesperson from the Department of Defence said a single F/A-18 Hornet was conducting a navigational flight from RAAF Base Williamtown in the region on August 14.

The spokesperson said the aircraft flew over during the lunchtime period.

However the spokesperson said fast jets are authorised for supersonic flight no less than 37 kilometres (20 nautical miles) out to sea from the coastline.

Cloud Precipitation

Thousands displaced as rivers continue to rise in Colombia and Venezuela

flood
Thousands in Colombia and Venezuela continue to be affected by flooding from several rivers including the Orinoco, Caroní and Inírida rivers. Flooding first struck in June but worsened after a period of heavy rain in July.

Venezuela

In Venezuela, authorities said that a red alert has been declared on the Orinoco and Caroní rivers where flooding has reached historical levels.

The government says aid and relief operations have been deployed in the states of Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, Apure, Monagas, Guárico, Bolívar and Táchira.


Tornado1

Four interesting events in the tropics over the past week

Hurricane Hector
Several interesting things caught our eye in the tropics in the past week, including Hurricane Hector's length of time as major hurricane in the northeastern Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Debby's formation in the Atlantic Ocean, an active eastern half of the Pacific Ocean and Typhoon Shanshan's scrape with Japan.

Below, we'll go into greater detail about each of these notables.

Hurricane Hector Sets Record in Northeastern Pacific Ocean

Hurricane Hector passed well south of the Big Island of Hawaii on Wednesday as a major hurricane, one classified as Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Hector generated high surf and breezy conditions on the Big Island, with no more than a few outer rain showers scraping portions of that island.

As of Saturday morning, Hector was still maintaining Category 3 intensity about 1,000 miles west of Hawaii. That means it had been a major hurricane for at least 7.5 consecutive days, the longest duration any hurricane in the northeastern Pacific Basin has held that intensity, according to Colorado State University tropical scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach.


Snowflake Cold

Earth undergoing unexplained major cooling event - scientists ignore it

cooling earth 800px
A most remarkable climate phenomenon is taking place under our very noses without anybody paying attention to it.

As nearly everybody knows, the planet is warming. Since its short-term rate of temperature change hasn't changed much, the warming is essentially accomplished because the planet spends less time cooling than warming. Therefore, periods of cooling have become shorter and result in less cooling.

In the figure below, we can see the top 10 biggest periods of cooling in terms of temperature decrease since 1950. The data used is a 13-month centered average of the monthly HadCRUT 4.6 global dataset found here.

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Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: How fast the climate is going to change from 2019-2021 - A forecast

lightning
With the Suns magnetic waves cancelling, this will usher in fewer sunspots, more coronal holes and increased possibilities of huge CME's and EMP's. As you have all see these last few months are absurd with the weather amplification on our planet. I have broken down Zarkova's, Potpov's, Zarkov's and Shephard's research to show how much more amplification there will be in Earths weather patterns heading into 2021.


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