What’s really good with our planet? Its hurricane tears and earthquake-like tantrums are conveying a catastrophic message we’ve never seen before.
Hurricane Harvey churned through the Gulf Coast leaving many without a place to call home.
Hurricane Irma’s powerful winds ripped through the Caribbean rendering the luscious green islands brown.
Peep these images taken from space of the islands before and after the storm passed.
No one is currently living on Barbuda because of Hurricane Irma for the first time in 300 years!
Hurricane Jose, now a tropical storm, was predicted to take a path right behind Irma. It ended taking a turn up the US East Coast. But as weakened Jose lightly treads on New England’s coastline, another Hurricane, Maria, threatens life, again, in the Caribbean.
At first Maria developed sustained winds reaching up to 175 mph and hit the US Virgin Islands at a Category 5. The storm was said to be unsurvivable.
By the hand of God, Hurricane Maria has died down to a category 4, but it is still extremely dangerous. It hit Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds early Wednesday morning.
In an interview with CNN, Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor, said, “This is total devastation…”
Mercader continued, “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same… This is something of historic proportions.”
As of 2:30 AM, 10,059 refugees, and 189 stranded pets have been reported, according to a Tweet from the island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló.
A las 2:30AM, contamos con 10,059 refugiados y 189 mascotas.
— Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) September 20, 2017
What do we need to worry about? As it exits the tiny island, Hurricane Maria is looking to gain more strength as it hits the Atlantic’s warm waters.
Peep it thrashing through San Juan
In more news, earthquakes are shaking up one-half of our blue planet.
As of September 16, over 100 small earthquakes have rattled Idaho in a matter of weeks.
Just this morning, a large 6.1 magnitude undersea quake was reported west of New Zealand.
But the most deadly earthquakes have struck Mexico.
On September 8, an 8.1 magnitude quake rocked Mexico’s Pacific coast leaving 96 people dead.
Tuesday, another 7.1 magnitude tremor struck the streets of Mexico leaving buildings demolished and 4 million people without power. So far over 200 people have been confirmed dead. The epicenter was just 7.5 miles out of Mexico City.
Although the quakes were hundreds of miles apart, experts say that this is not an odd occurrence.
According to Behzad Fatahi, associate professor of geotechnical and earthquake engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, “It is not very unusual to get earthquakes and aftershocks occurring in sequence.”
Fatahi continued, “When fault lines rupture, they can induce further ruptures as a chain effect in other parts of the same fault or nearby fault lines.”
What’s particularly mind boggling about this quake? An 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Mexico City area in 1985 on the exact same date, September 19. That quake left 5,000 dead, we can only hope death toll is not the same for this one as rescuers dig through the rubble.
Check out crumbling buildings and a witness’ account of the earthquake…
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed. The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states. The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City. #mexico #mexicocity #earthquake #disaster
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And these people coming together to dig people out of the rubble
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing over 140 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust and thousands fled into the streets in panic. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country’s south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands. Dozens of buildings collapsed or were damaged in in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mexico’s federal electricity commission says nearly 4-million customers are without power. Continuing coverage from Eyewitness News on ABC7 and abc7.com.
All life matters!
En kraftfull jordbävning har slagit till mot Mexico City – men för denna hund som blev räddad från rasmassorna slutade det som tur är lyckligt! Våra tankar går till alla som drabbats av katastrofen. #djurensrätt #mexicocity #terremotomexico #fuerzacdmx Video från Platsforma ALTO
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To add to the overwhelming state of disaster, President Trump felt it necessary to address North Korea’s missile testing at the United Nations General Assembly instigating the possibility of a nuclear war.
Yesterday marked the first time where Cheeto Jesus addressed the UN leaders as president. During his 41 minute rant, Trump promised to “totally destroy North Korea.”
He pressed on stating,
“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.”
In protest, North Korea’s ambassador, Ja Song Nam dipped out of the room before Trumpito even got a chance to speak.
Trump also flamed the Iranian government calling it “a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy.”
He also roasted the Venezuelan government a “corrupt regime” that has “destroyed a prosperous nation by ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried.”
Are we at risk at entering WWIII? Honestly, who knows? All this worldwide beef has me shook AF. It’s only a matter of time until a country loses its shit.
According to the doomsday clock, it’s only two and half minutes to midnight.
General John Kelly, we feel you.
The @realdonaldtrump #chiefofstaff #generaljohnkelly reacting to Donny’s beautiful ✨words to the world at the #UNGeneralAssembly. #facePalm #rocketMan #northKorea #nuclearWinter #shutTheFuckUpDonald #retweet #dankmemes #monsterEnergy #proudRedneck #gunRights #amerikkka #impeachtrump
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