July 02, 2018

Earth Changes, May 2018 - Extreme weather around the world




While unseasonable snow fell throughout the month of May from the Rocky Mountains and northern USA, to Canada, northern Europe, northeast China, northern India, Kashmir and Nepal, it was flooding of ''biblical'' proportions around the world that stole the snow this month.

The US and much of Europe also got their share of tornados and damaging hailstorms...giant hail is becoming the new normal in many parts of the world it would seem.

Thousands of people across South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa were displaced and left without electricity in some areas as a result of remarkably heavy and persistent rainfall. Somalia, that had been suffering from extensive drought, is now flooded due to unprecedented rain while the desert nation of Yemen received 3 years of rainfall in just one day as a result of Cyclone Mekunu. The first named storm of the 2018 season, hurricane Alberto, also brought floods and destruction to Cuba.

The sheets of rain, hail, floods and unusual temperatures also damaged a large amount of crops in some of the world's most fertile areas, adding to concerns of a food crisis in not too distant future.

This month's volcanic activity was crowned by Kilauea that continues to produce an unstoppable lava flow that has affected thousands of Hawaiian residents. As the lava poured, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake also shook the big island triggering a swarm of smaller quakes and at least a dozen lava spiting fissures that opened up afterwards destroying 37 buildings, including 28 homes. At least 1800 were ordered to evacuate. The Kilauea volcano also surprised with methane flames at the end of the month, and toxic gas has engulfed the area.

But Kilauea is not the only one spitting lava, many other volcanoes around the Ring of Fire - like the Volcan de Fuego, Sinabung, and Mount Merapi - are active and raging...

            













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