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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 Turkish army tank drives towards the Turkey-Syria border, August 25, 2016 / Umit Bektas Afrin knot: How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties
The Turkish government considers Kurdish militias in Syria to be an extension of the militant movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is seen as a terrorist organization by Ankara.
Last week’ news that Washington was training the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to form a 30,000-strong “border force” based in Afrin infuriated the Turks. The US has since backtracked on the announcement in an apparent attempt to defuse Turkish anger, but belligerent statements from Ankara have continued.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government warned on Thursday that it may shoot down Turkish warplanes delivering airstrikes on its territory. Damascus said its air defenses have been restored and are ready to defend the nation’ sovereignty.
Turkish Kurds protested against the planned intervention, (more…)
Series of three supermoons in a row starts December 3, 2017, and ends January 31, 2018 with a Super Blood Moon
Today, a series of three supermoons in a row – supermoon trifecta – is starting, with fullmoons on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018. The supermoon on January 1 will be the largest of the year. The most special of the three will light up the sky on January 31 as it features a total […]
NATO starts training the Azerbaijani army for psychological and information operations during crisis. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reports that the Mobile Training Group of NATO Allied Joint Forces Command conducts a Training Course on “Psychological & information operations during crisis” in Baku since 24 October. “The aim of Course to be held until 28 October is the planning and implementation of psychological operations during operations in response to crises, as well as the preparation of presentations concerning the experience obtained in this area and use of guidance documents, organization of work in syndicate groups,” the Ministry informed.
MD State Delegate Jill P. Carter says over a decade of stalled legislation to overhaul policing reveals that the only path to change is putting the people in charge … Via Youtube
Source: Video: The Path to Actual Police Reform Starts with Real Civilian Oversight
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached the two countries. Two deaths were reported in Haiti, bringing the total for the storm to at least four.
Matthew had sustained winds of 140 mph as it moved north, up from 130 mph earlier in the day. The center was expected to pass just east of Jamaica and near or over the southwestern tip of Haiti early Tuesday before heading to eastern Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.
“We are looking at a dangerous hurricane that is heading into the vicinity of western Haiti and eastern Cuba,” said Richard Pasch, a senior hurricane specialist with the center. “People who are impacted by things like flooding and mudslides hopefully would get out and relocate because that’s where we have seen loss of life in the past.”
Many were taking that advice. In Jamaica, more than 700 people packed shelters in the eastern parish of St. Thomas and the Salvation Army said there were about 200 people at its shelters (more…)
Environment Canada says we’ve set a new record for snowfall on October 1. On Saturday, Fort St. John received 23 cm of snow with another centimetre on Friday.
The old snowfall record for October 1 was set in 1954 with 6.6 cm of snow.
Almost all the power has been restored in the region after 4,000 customers were without power during the height of the storm Saturday afternoon. Less than five customers are still waiting for Hydro to restore power near Mile 70 of the Alaska Highway.
The heavy snow damaged trees all over the community, leaving residents to clean up branches in yards and streets. There are no reports of any serious damage. If you have photos of the storm, you’d like to share, email email@example.com
The forecast calls for the temperature to improve today to plus 4 and 6 degrees on Monday. Roads in the region remain slippery with slushy sections. For the latest road reports, visit www.drivebc.ca
Source: A record 23 cm snowfall starts off October in Fort St. John, BC
August 24, 2016, 12:35 PM (IDT)
Columns of Turkish armor including tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile artillery vehicles and engineering troops started crossing the Syrian border near the city of Jarablus around 11am on Wednesday morning. The move came after the start of Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield aimed at liberating the city from ISIS. Meanwhile, Turkish artillery bombed positions of Kurdish militias to prevent them from taking over the city when Islamic State fighters withdraw. Earlier in the day, US Vice President Joe Biden landed in Ankara.
The Russian Baltic Fleet’s frigate Yaroslav Mudry has left the port of Djibouti to start an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden, fleet spokesman Roman Martov said on Thursday.
“In Djibouti, the necessary supplies were replenished, maintenance work was carried out and the ship’s check was held. Currently, the Russian combat ship has embarked on an anti-piracy mission in the area of the Horn of Africa,” Martov said.
The Yaroslav Mudry left the naval base on June 1.
The Russian warship was involved in an incident with the US guided missile destroyer Gravely (Arleigh Burke-class), which moved dangerously close to the Russian warship in the eastern Mediterranean on June 17. The Russian Defense Ministry qualified the US warship crew’s actions as unprofessional.
Source: Russian warship Yaroslav Mudry starts ‘anti-piracy mission’ in Gulf of Aden