The Big Wobble Headlines


Major Quakes
Earthquakes in strange places: It's the 5th quake since April scientists are baffled because Botswana is 2,000 miles from a fault line in any direction
Picture: Botswana has been rocked by yet another earthquake the 5th since the mag 6.5 in April, see above.
Another rogue quake which struck Botswana yesterday becoming the fourth since April has become quite a quite a mystery!
Botswana has been rocked by yet another earthquake, a fourth one in a space of five months.

Extreme Weather
Sierra Leone Update: More than 300 people have been killed and 600 people remain unaccounted for in landslide horror
 More than 300 people have been killed and hundreds more are still missing after torrential rains on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown caused a mountainside to collapse onto a residential community.

Recent Volcano Activity
It's a "red" aviation warning, the highest level: Alaska's Bogoslof volcano erupted Monday sending an ash cloud about 6 miles into the sky.
Alaska's Bogoslof volcano erupted again Monday morning, sending an ash cloud about 6 miles into the sky.
The "significant explosive eruption" started around 10 a.m. on the remote island in the Bering Sea, northwest of Unalaska Island, and continued for about three hours, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported.

War On Terror
Terror comes to Barcelona: Van plows into one of Barcelona's main tourist streets killing at least 4 and injuring dozens
A new terror attack is unfolding in one of Barcelona's main tourist streets in the middle of the tourist season.
A white van jumped the sidewalk in this city's historic Las Ramblas district and crashed into a summer crowd of residents and tourists, killing at least 4 and injuring dozens of people,police said Thursday.
Some reports claimed the terrorists targeted a popular kosher restaurant named 'Maccabi'. 

Typhoons And Hurricanes
It's a super typhoon and is the strongest tropical cyclone on the planet this year as tropical Noru takes aim for southern Japan


Typhoon Noru will approach southern Japan this weekend before turning northward and threatening South Korea early next week. While the exact track remains unclear, impacts to southern Japan, the northern Ryukyu Islands and South Korea appear likely, according to Accu weather.

Animal Die Offs
August slaughter: Millions of wildlife dead as floods, algae blooms and disease takes it toll around the globe
10th August 2017 - 90 TONS of fish have died in fish farms in Vung Tau, Vietnam. Link
Nearly 90 metric tons of farm-raised fish in the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau have been killed once again, leaving local residents with the heavy burden of loss and debt. 


Environment
Portland's air pollution exceeded levels in Beijing with heat records tumbling as Thursday was one of the hottest days has ever seen!

Thursday was one of the hottest days Portland has ever seen. A high of 105 degrees at the Portland International Airport landed Thursday in the top 10 hottest days on record for the city, just 2 degrees shy of the city's all-time high of 107.

Disease
AUSTRALIA in the grip of the worst flu outbreak ever: More than 70,000 cases reported this year and a record breaking 30,000 cases in July.
AUSTRALIA is in the grip of the worst flu outbreak on record and experts are urging people to have a flu vaccine now to prevent further spread of the disease.
More than 70,000 cases of flu have been reported so far this year including a record breaking 30,000 cases last month.

Space weather
August the month of signs and wonders...A lunar eclipse a full Solar eclipse a Perseid Meteor Shower and a massive Coronal hole emerging on the Sun
It is the month of signs and wonders in the havens.
Kicking off the eclipse season, above, the Full Moon's grazing slide through Earth's shadow was visible from the eastern hemisphere on the 8th of August.
Up next is the much anticipated total solar eclipse of August 21.

Strange phenomena
It's Greek name Phobos means fear it is the smallest moon in our solar system with a large monolith and many leading scientists believe it to be a craft


It's Greek name Phobos is a personification of a fear held to possess armies and cause their defeat. It is a potato shaped moon orbiting Mars in a way scientists insist is not possible and is also the smallest moon in our Solar System. Scientists claim the moon's orbit is so close to Mars it should have succumbed to the planet's gravity long long ago.

Climate Change
2016 is once again the warmest year on record topping 2015: Extreme weather is 'climate changed' and will increase month by month for ever and ever

The 27th annual State of the Climate report has confirmed that 2016 topped 2015 as the warmest year in 137 years of record keeping.
The report found that most indicators of climate change continued to follow trends of a warming world, and several, including land and ocean temperatures, sea level and greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere broke records set just one year prior.

Man Made Disasters
Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples during demolition of the highly contaminated Hanford nuclear reservation
Radioactive plutonium and americium have been found in air samples collected where workers enter the secure area of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington, state health officials said Tuesday.

The "Incompetence Syndrome"; Struck With Blindness! 

Depraved and demonic: Fifteen teenagers who sexually assaulted a donkey in Morocco treated in hospital for rabies infections received from the animal

Fifteen teenagers who sexually assaulted a donkey in the small rural town of Sidi Kamel in the communal providence of Sidi Kacem have been treated for rabies infections received from the animal.
The sexually frustrated children and teenagers stayed at the Mechraa Belksiri Hospital for one week to receive rabies vaccinations after the animal transmitted the disease to them, explained Moroccan daily Al Akhbar in its August 10 edition.