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Seismic unrest: New earthquake swarm starts on La Palma, Spain – Over 300 quakes hit mid-Atlantic Azores Islands, Portugal – Are volcanoes waking up there?
Seismic unrest is being reported since last Saturday, February 10, 2018 with a new earthquake swarm starting in the southeast of the island of La Palma in Spain. Now, on February 12, 2018 more than 300 small earthquakes have rattled the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands overnight.
A fireball brighter than the Moon was recorded over southern Spain at 05:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on January 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 6 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The event began at an altitude of 101 km (62.7 miles) over the…… Read more »
A huge fireball hurled across the night sky in Spain at an approximate speed of 72,000 kilometers per hour. It was visible in all parts of the country and is believed to be a piece of an asteroid.
The fireball was first spotted by Spanish scientists at 22:25 local time on Sunday as it passed over the southern regions of Andalucia, Granada and Jaen.
The object was described as a part of an asteroid to El Pais by Jose Maria Madiedo, an astrophysicist of the University of Huelva.
It was “considerable in size” so that “it could survive its passage through the Earth’s atmosphere,” Madiedo told Europa Press.
Spain is facing international criticism as it reportedly prepares to refuel a flotilla of Russian warships en route to bolstering the bombing campaign against the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. El País reported that the Spanish ministry of foreign affairs was reviewing the permit issued to the Russian flotilla to stop at Ceuta. Politicians and military figures condemned the support from a NATO member as “scandalous,” and “wholly inappropriate,” while the head of the alliance indicated Madrid should rethink the pit stop.
SPAIN has been warned by Brussels it could be refused a huge amount of financial support if it fails to get its budget deficit under control. The European Commission has to re-rule on the possible freezing of funds for Spain, after consulting the European Parliament later this month or in early October. It’s thought president […]Source: Juncker issues WARNING SHOT to Spain: There will be NO MORE funds if debt isn’t controlled
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
Wildfire near Valencia Spain spreading to nature reserve after laying waste to 1,400 hectares of land
Spanish troops intervened Tuesday as a wildfire near the eastern city of Valencia spread to a nature reserve after laying waste to some 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land, regional authorities said.
The fire, whose cause was unclear, broke out on Monday at Artana, some 60 kilometres (40 miles) north of Valencia, an emergency services spokeswoman said, adding it had not spread to residential areas.
Overnight, the fire reached Sierra d’Espadan, an ecoregion known for its cork oak forests and home to foxes as well as endangered species of bats.
Source: Wildfire near Valencia Spain spreading to nature reserve after laying waste to 1,400 hectares of land
Europe’s first Zika-caused microcephaly baby born in Spain is first known case in Europe to go to term
Europe’s first baby with the microcephaly birth defect caused by Zika has been born in Catalonia. The mother had been diagnosed with the virus in May after travelling to South America.
Physician Felix Castillo said the baby was born with a small head circumference typical of Zika and that it was “stable and has not required any specific resuscitation,” according to The Local.
The child was delivered via caesarean section at Vall D’Hebron hospital in Barcelona – the first known case in Europe to go to term.
The mother is reported to have contracted Zika while in Latin America.
Source: Europe’s first Zika-caused microcephaly baby born in Spain is first known case in Europe to go to term