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by John Galt
January 30, 2018 17:30 ET
(Subtitles included for the Pelosi impaired)
Data from deep-sea buoys in the Gulf of Alaska detected a 10-meter displacement of water passing by in the period following a 7.9-magnitude tremor striking underneath the sea.
Other buoys also recorded unusually large movements, but of a lesser magnitude.
The freeze is so deep that horses – and even Rudolph – is brought indoors to warm up.
This is not a week when there was any evidence of global warming in western Siberia, with thermometers plunging to the minus 40s and minus 62 Celsius. Meteorologists say it may get colder still.
At Bolshoe Olkhovskoe oilfield there was a new record for the Khanti-Mansi region with a bone-crushing temperature of minus 62C. The village of Kazym in the same district of Beloyarsky hit minus 58C.
Eyelashes got frosty extensions from nature’s own cosmetics, as our amazing pictures show. Beards turned prematurely white.
A video was posted entitled: ‘Surgut men are so hardy they only ride on a swing and eat ice cream at minus 51C.’
In Nadym, it nudged minus 50C, and all schools were closed. In Tyumen, school classes were cancelled from grades 1 to 9, with minus 36C the trigger for children to stay home, although elsewhere in Siberia – for example Yakutia in recent weeks – students are still expected in school at below minus 52C.
Nizhnevartovsk hit minus 50C, the coldest winter in ten years in the city. School classes were cancelled today – and for the rest (more…)
On July 17, 2016, a huge stream of ice and rock tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet. When the ice stopped moving, it had spread a pile of debris that was up to 30 meters (98 feet) thick across 10 square kilometers (4 square miles). The massive debris field makes this one of the largest ice avalanches ever recorded. The only event of a comparable size was a 2002 avalanche from Kolka Glacier in in the Caucasus , explained Andreas Kääb, a glaciologist at the University of Oslo. A multispectral imager on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite captured an image of the debris field on July 21, 2016. The Operational Land Imager, a similar instrument on Landsat 8, acquired an image on June 24, 2016, that shows the same area before the avalanche.
The cause of the avalanche is unclear. “This is new territory scientifically,” said Kääb. “It is unknown why an entire glacier tongue would shear off like this. We would not have thought this was even possible before Kolka happened.” Nine people, 350 sheep, and 110 yaks in the remote village of Dungru were killed during the avalanche.
This bolide was observed over the South of Spain on 30 Aug. 2016, at 01:57 UT (03:57 local time). The meteoroid impacted the atmosphere at about 130.000 km/h and produced a fireball that began at a height of 97 km over the Mediterranean Sea. The event ended at an altitude of about 37 km over Andalusia (Spain).
Source: Bright meteor fireball recorded over Andalusia, Spain