Category Archive: Signs in Plagues

2011 on Target to Record Largest Number of Earthquakes

2011 is on target to record the largest number of earthquakes in a single year for at least 12 years reported Irish Weather Online, using data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has… Continue reading

Recent Outbreaks and Epidemic & Biological Hazards July 18-24, 2011

Toxic Seaweed (France) Fears in Brittany over the health risks of toxic seaweed have been re-ignited after two wild boar were found dead on a beach and the amount of the foul-smelling green… Continue reading

Freak weather forces waterfall to flow UPWARDS

Extreme weather has been battering Australia this week. Winds have become so strong that waterfalls have been blown upwards. The strong winds, which are seriously affecting the waterways of southern Australia, have gone… Continue reading

Cholera in Dominican Republic kills 87

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have announced that the death toll in the cholera epidemic that spread from Haiti has risen to 87. The health ministry said on Friday that the death toll… Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Chinese Train Crash, 33 Dead

A lightning strike knocked out power to a high-speed train in eastern China late Saturday, sparking a crash and derailment that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 90 others. China’s… Continue reading

6 Beaches Closed due to Jellyfish Invasion in Spain

AN invasion of Aussie jellyfish has forced Spain to close six beaches at popular holiday resort areas after more than 100 swimmers were treated for stings. Normally seen in the southern Atlantic or… Continue reading

Florida sinkhole swallows building

An enormous sinkhole has opened up in the town of Leesburg, Fla.,, and it’s hungry. It’s already gobbled up a garbage bin, an oak tree, the back wall of the building housing a salon… Continue reading

Paleoecologists suggest mass extinction due to huge methane release

Prior to this research, most scientists have believed that the sudden extinction of nearly half of all life forms on the planet was due solely to the emissions from volcanic eruptions that were… Continue reading

Volcano erupts in Kamchatka

Hot lava has flown down the eastern slope of a volcano called Kizimen, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Russia. The ash plume stretches for 15 kilometers and is a… Continue reading

North Korea Battered By Flooding And Landslides

PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) – Heavy rains and resulting landslides last week have caused widespread damage in parts of North Korea, state-run media reported on Friday. It is unclear if there were casualties. Heavy… Continue reading

Fifteen pilot whales in trouble in Kyle of Durness

Two whales have come ashore and up to 15 others were in difficulty in shallow water at Kyle of Durness, on the north Highland coast. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the… Continue reading

Sinkhole Opens Up in Guatamala Beneath Woman’s Bed

Here’s something you never want to hear: “That loud booming sound is coming from inside the house!” That’s what one Inocenta Hernandez from Guatemala City learned after a sudden noise caused her to… Continue reading

Citrus Greening Disease Closes Jamaica’s Citrus Nurseries

Citrus nurseries in Jamaica are closed until further notice to prevent the spread of citrus greening disease. The disease, officially known as huanglongbing, is a bacterial disease that affects citrus trees. The disease… Continue reading

Southern Chile buried under as much as 2 meters of snow

Araucania Region, Chile (Reuters) Heavy snow storms bury southern Chile in six feet of snow leaving communities isolated with blocked roads and downed power lines. A massive snowstorm dumped some six feet of… Continue reading

Volcanic Activity Heats up in Iceland and Italy

Mt. Etna erupts with fountains of lava Iceland’s gotten all the press of late, but there are other volcanoes in the world. One of the more famous ones, Italy’s Mount Etna, spent Monday… Continue reading

Forest fires rage across northern Ontario

Dozens of wildfires raged across much of northwestern Ontario on the weekend as hot, dry weather swept the province, leaving forests tinder-dry. The provincial Ministry of Natural Resources says there are 92 active… Continue reading

7,500 earthquakes shake resolve in NZealand city

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — It’s been 10 months since the first big earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. It’s been nearly five months since a far more devastating one killed 181 people… Continue reading

UN to declare famine in parts of Somalia

The United Nations is set to declare famine in parts of southern Somalia, signalling to donors the need for more aid and to insurgents that the population’s suffering is being taken seriously. Mark Bowden,… Continue reading

2nd Giant 4,000-Feet-High Dust Storms Hits Phoenix

The dust storms rolled through Pinal and Maricopa counties and caused minor airplane delays. The storms are also suspected to have played a role in a collision on Interstate 8 as well as… Continue reading

Recent Biological & Epidemic Hazards Reported

Indonesia – Bali Post, Nusa Bali and Beritabali.com are all reporting that a species of purple and poisonous jellyfish have invaded the waters off Bali’s western beaches near Tabanan in an area stretching… Continue reading

Typhoon Ma-On Hits Japan

UPDATE: July 18, 2011 — Typhoon Ma-On has reached the southern island of Kyushu, Japan, early Tuesday morning local time. Sustained winds of 87 miles per hour and gusts of over 100 mph… Continue reading

Storms create `seabird wreck’

Countless thousands of prions have died in a phenomenon the Department of Conservation is calling a “seabird wreck.” DOC is caring for more than a hundred weak and weary seabirds at its New… Continue reading

WHO Fears Measles Outbreak in Africa

The World health Organization is warning risk of disease outbreak in Africa. More specifically, the WHO is concerned about the spread of Measles in Ethiopia and Kenya. Due to droughts, large populations are… Continue reading

‘It sounded like a bomb’: Power of Indonesia’s latest volcanic eruption

A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption yet today, spewing hot ash and smoke thousands of feet into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to emergency shelters.… Continue reading

Fire rages in Jerusalem Forest, spreading toward oil refinery

Firefighters are battling a large fire that broke out Sunday in the Jerusalem Forest and Mount Herzl area in the west of the city. The fire is approaching the Har Nof, Bayit Vagan… Continue reading