Update 8 (7:15 pm ET): Death toll from Mexico earthquake now at 119, according to state and city officials.
That makes it the deadliest to hit the country since the 1985 quake that, in an incredible coincidence, occurred exactly 32 years ago today, surpassing the death toll from another earthquake the shook the region less than two weeks ago.
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Update 7 (6:50 pm ET): Mexico City government says 30 dead in capital, bringing nationwide total to 94, according to AP.
Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said that the number of buildings that collapsed has risen to 44, and that between 50 and 60 people have been pulled alive from rubble.
Horrifying videos of buildings crumbling into piles of rubble continue to emerge on Twitter.
After the long-dormant supervolcano Campi Flegrei awakened late last year, a team of scientists that has pinpointed the now-active volcano’s magma source says a potentially devastating eruption could be just around the corner.
Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted in the sixteenth century. It has been mostly quiet since then, with the exception of a few small tremors in the 1980s. Seismographic data from those rumbles allowed scientists to pinpoint the source of the magma that flooded into Campi Flegrei’s chamber and caldera, according to United Press International. The results are unequivocal: An analysis of the supervolcano’s hot zone suggests Campi Flegrei could be nearing an eruption.
I’ve said it before:
Do not live anywhere near the coast (a river plain, a volcano or at the bottom of a deep slope), but way above sea level.
Every coastal region on the planet will be wiped out during the coming earth changes.
Also do not live in the big cities.
Update: The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Maria has just strengthened to a “potentially catastrophic” Category-5 Storm with winds expected over 160mph.
A volatile storm has ignited a slew of 40,000 lightning strike in southwestern California.
The strikes have hit Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties – all between September 10-11.
The electric storm was most active on Sunday with an amazing 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period. NWS Los Angeles took to Twitter to report the tremendous display. The intense storm brought plenty of lightning to the Golden state’s southern region, but almost no rain. The greatest rain total of .44 inches at Sudden Peak on Sunday. By Monday morning, heavy showers, thunderstorms, and 35-mph winds were reported in eastern Los Angeles County.
- Ein Orkan hat vor drei Wochen in Teilen des Bayerischen Walds gewütet.
- Böen rasten mit Tempo 130 über das Land und zerstörten etwa 10 000 Hektar Wald.
- Die kaputten Bäume summieren sich auf 2,3 Millionen Festmeter, die jetzt aufgeräumt und verkauft werden müssen.
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