Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention on Wednesday said an eruption at the Popocatépetl volcano caused a 3-magnitude earthquake.
The temblor occurred at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was in the southeast section of the volcano.
"These earthquakes are part of a swarm or train of volcano tectonic earthquakes that began last Monday," the disaster prevention center, or CENAPRED, said in Wednesday's statement. "At the time of this report there have been counted 366 of these earthquakes."
Popocatépetl is about 43 miles southeast of Mexico City. CENAPRED in March raised the environmental alert level to the second degree out of three, meaning nearby residents should be prepared to evacuate.
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupts! A very worrying week for seismologists after four deadly volcanoes began to rumble
Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention on Wednesday said an eruption at the Popocatepetl volcano caused a 3-magnitude earthquake.
The temblor occurred at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday.
The epicentre was in the southeast section of the volcano.
"These earthquakes are part of a swarm or train of volcano tectonic earthquakes that began last Monday," the disaster prevention centre, or CENAPRED, said in Wednesday's statement.
"At the time of this report there have been counted 366 of these earthquakes."
Popocatepetl is about 43 miles southeast of Mexico City.
On the same day, Mexico's Colima or "Fire" Volcano erupted a large column of gas and ash 2.5km into the sky
According to officials, the latest eruption took place on Monday at 12.19pm Mexican time.
The Fire Volcano, officially known as the Colima Volcano, is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
This week has been a very worrying week for seismologists after two potentially deadly volcanoes have shown signs of activity in Iceland.
The Bárðarbunga volcano suffered an earthquake of the magnitude 3.8, whihc was measured 5.7 kilometres North East of Bárðarbunga at 1.30 pm on Tuesday.
Martin Hensch at the Iceland Meterological Office said that around fifteen smaller quakes followed. No signs of volcanic activity or magma movements was detected.
Scientists are still looking at data from the Katla volcano which had two mag 4.+ quakes also on Tuesday and has seismologists worried.
“It is not a question of whether Katla will erupt, but when,” warns Kristín Jónsdóttir, Earthquake Hazards Coordinator at the Icelandic Met Office.
“We mustn’t forget that Katla is a very active volcano.
Looking back, there have been sixteen known eruptions since Iceland was settled,” she said, speaking on Icelandic radio today.
Below Katla volcano
Angela Merkel, and Europe in general, had hoped they had managed to move beyond the unprecedented wave of refugees unleashed on the content in 2015 courtesy of the German Chancellor's open door policy, with the fragile March 2016 refugee deal signed with Turkey. Sadly - for both Europeans who have suffered a surge in terrorist attacks as a result and for Merkel, whose approval rating has subsequently plunged - Europe is once buckling under the weight of a new wave of migrants.
According to Reuters, some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions just on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy. The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas. No details were immediately available on their nationalities.
Data from the International Organization for Migration released on Friday said around 105,000 migrants had reached Italy by boat in 2016, many of them setting sail from Libya. An estimated 2,726 men, women and children have died over the same period trying to make the journey.
The reason for the surge are favorable weather conditions, which this week have seen an increase in boats setting sail. Some 1,100 migrants were picked up on Sunday and 6,500 on Monday, in one of the largest influxes of refugees in a single day so far this year. Italy has been on the front line of Europe's migrant crisis for three years, and more than 400,000 have successfully made the voyage to Italy from North Africa since the beginning of 2014, fleeing violence and poverty. So far this year, some 116,000 migrants—many of them from sub-Saharan Africa—have arrived in Italy. That compares with 154,000 for all of 2015, a phenomenon overshadowed by the surge of migrants arriving in Greece via Turkey.
Where does media bias come from?
Anyone who really wanted to know had that question answered when much of the media took a break from attacking Trump to attack the Associated Press. What does the AP have in common with Trump? Both were hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances to score payoffs from dictators, arms dealers and tycoons with terrorist ties for the next four to eight years.
The Associated Press got in trouble with the rest of the media for digging up dirt on the Clinton Foundation. Instead of just repeating the usual Clinton denials, it actually ran the numbers and noted that more than half the “ordinary folks” who got meetings with her had donated to her Foundation.
Instead of reporting on the AP story, the media went to war on its own. It wasn’t just the usual suspects like Vox and Slate who have a reputation for attacking any actual reporters who stray off the reservation and actually do their jobs. This time all the big boys were on the job.
CNN called in AP’s Kathleen Carroll to barrage her with classic ‘Have you stopped beating your wife’ loaded questions like, “Did you feel the pressure to publish something even though so many critics have said it didn’t amount to much?” A better question might be why CNN didn’t inform viewers that its parent company was a Clinton Foundation donor. But that would be practicing journalism.
Instead CNN offers gems like, “AP's 'Big Story' on Clinton Foundation is big failure”. A high school paper could have come up with a cleverer putdown, but in this brave new world in which media companies donate to front groups for presidential campaigns and then denounce stories exposing their corruption there are no more new ideas, just organized spin sessions.
The New York Times initially blacklisted the story. Then it came out with a call for Hillary Clinton to cut ties with the Clinton Foundation. That’s like asking Al Capone to cut ties with the mob.
But the Times might have started out by cutting its own ties to the Clinton Foundation.
Carlos Slim, the Mexican-Lebanese billionaire who keeps the lights burning at the New York Times HQ, gave the Clinton Foundation anywhere from 2 to 10 million dollars. Then there’s the six figure sum that Hillary picked up for delivering one of her comatose speeches about something or other in a robotic monotone.
Can anyone look at a Washington Post or CNN headline on the AP story and tell it apart from a Media Matters or Think Progress headline?
We just happen to know that the latter are semi-official arms of the Clinton campaign and the former are unofficial arms of the Clinton campaign. And that too is what journalism looks like today.
There are official Clinton hacks and unofficially official ones and then unofficially unofficial ones. The official ones get paid by Hillary, or rather her donors, the unofficially official ones get paid directly by her donors, and the unofficially official ones get paid by the companies that are her unofficial donors.
Not that long ago, Boehlert was writing about 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, pondering such deep questions as, “Is Jive Records big enough for the two biggest boy bands?” Now he’s intimidating actual journalists. It’s quite a promotion for toeing the right ideological line. It’s the sort of promotion that was common in the USSR where the right political allegiances gave Stalinist hacks the power to destroy writers, artists, journalists and poets. Except now it’s the Clintonist hacks whose time has come.
The message from Clinton Inc. has always been that if you criticize us, you are our enemies and we will punish you. Beyond spin, Media Matters is clutching a scalp. And it’s the media that handed it the scalp.
The media is scalping its own for Hillary Clinton.
"The Empire is befuddled," at Brexit, exclaims Nigel Farage, telling Alex Jones that globalist establishment is clueless on how to regain control. In a wonderfully frank interview, Farage explained that the establishment's "problem is that it’s fighting this argument on several fronts at once.”
"We’ve got the American elections going on, we’ve got a big referendum coming up in Hungary on migrant quotas from Germany, we’ve got a rerun of the Austrian presidency where the right-wing candidate was cheated by false votes,” Farage said. “So they’ve got a real problem, they’re fighting us now on a whole series of fronts.”“What will they do to fight back? I don’t know the answer to that yet, and you know something? Nor do they.”“Brexit is the first strike-back against this phenomenon of the big banks, the big businesses, effectively owning politics, willfully destroying nation-state democracy, getting rid of that thing our forbearers actually fought and shed their blood to create and to preserve our liberties and our freedoms,” he continued. “All of that being taken away and suddenly in a referendum that no one said we could win, and we’ve done it.”“What we’ve done is given inspiration to freedom fighters right across the Western World.”
In an article from earlier this week titled, China and US to Ratify Landmark Paris Climate Deal Ahead of G20 Summit, Sources Reveal, we learned that once again Obama plans to blatantly violate the Constitution in the most extreme way, and odds are no one will stop him.
You might recall the initial framework of the Paris Climate Accord was signed back after the Paris shooting. That was when Obama told the world that climate change posed more of a risk to civilized society than radical Islam. The following is paraphrased from the the article, and then afterward in the video, I shred liberals' arguments that Obama has the power to do what he is doing. Once again, Obama is taking the law into his own hands, and handing American sovereignty over to the U.N., which he has no authority to do. The article says:
“There are still some uncertainties from the US side due to the complicated US system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by Sept 2,” said a source, who declined to be named.
The pact agreed by representatives from 195 countries in Paris last December aims to keep the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius on pre-industrial levels.
In June, the US said it would “work towards” approving the deal before end of the year, with the White House keen to seal a key part of Obama’s environmental protection legacy before he leaves office in January.
US law allows the nation to join international agreements in a number of ways, including through the authority of the president. [NO, IT DOESN’T]
While China has “few uncertainties” at home for passing the deal, it could cause controversy within the US, according to Liu Shuang, an officer with Energy Foundation’s low-carbon development programme.
But the Obama administration’s commitment to international frameworks suggests the accord would be passed in a way that would make it difficult for his successors to undo, civil society trackers said.
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