MAGNITUDE 6.1 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1310 km S of Hobart, Australia / pop: 216,000 / local time: 01:21:14.8 2021-05-08

1277 km S of Cygnet, Australia / pop: 1,500 / local time: 01:21:14.8 2021-05-08
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23 dead, 79 injured in Mexico City metro COLLAPSE

23 dead, 79 injured in Mexico City metro COLLAPSE – mayor

Rescuers work at a site where an overpass for a metro train partially collapsed, in Mexico City, Mexico, May 3, 2021. Courtesy of Reuters / Luis Cortes

Twenty three people including minors died and around 79 were injured after a portion of an overpass carrying a metro train collapsed on a busy road in a southern suburb of Mexico City on Monday night.

The number of fatalities in the rail overpass disaster has climbed to 23, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said, adding that some minors were among those killed. The city’s civil protection agency reported that around 79 were injured.

A short CCTV video published by Milenio TV channel shows a section of an overpass suddenly collapsing on a road packed with vehicles.

Photos from the site show the train cars hanging above the crumbled supports, as rescue teams try to evacuated any passengers that may have been on board.

About two dozen ambulances attended the scene.

Preliminary reports said that the elevated rail collapsed when a vehicle struck one of the support pillars at street level. The train broke in two as it plummeted to the ground below.

Line 12 is the newest line of the Mexico City metro, inaugurated in 2012. It runs south-southwest of the Mexican capital, which has an estimated population of 9.2 million.

El Universal newspaper reported that locals voiced fears over the structure’s safety four years ago, when pillars on Line 12 were damaged by an earthquake. Transportation officials said in 2017 that they quickly repaired the overpass after detecting cracks and other damage.

Courtesy of rt.com

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 TONGA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 150 km ENE of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 08:51:42.7 2021-05-05

124 km SE of Pangai, Tonga / pop: 1,700 / local time: 08:51:42.7 2021-05-05
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MAGNITUDE 5.6 RUSSIA-MONGOLIA BORDER REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 268 km SW of Angarsk, Russia / pop: 243,000 / local time: 16:46:38.2 2021-05-03

23 km SSW of Turt, Mongolia / pop: 2,100 / local time: 16:46:38.2 2021-05-03
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MAGNITUDE 5.5 NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN

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Depth: 191 km

Distances: 225 km ENE of Keelung, Taiwan / pop: 397,000 / local time: 13:07:29.8 2021-05-03

165 km NNW of Ishigaki, Japan / pop: 44,800 / local time: 14:07:29.8 2021-05-03
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MAGNITUDE 5.7 KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 557 km W of Palembang, Indonesia / pop: 1,441,000 / local time: 00:46:39.3 2021-05-03

166 km SSW of Padang, Indonesia / pop: 840,000 / local time: 00:46:39.3 2021-05-03
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MAGNITUDE 2.5 NORTHERN ITALY

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 84 km NNW of Turin, Italy / pop: 870,000 / local time: 14:24:28.5 2021-05-02

12 km NE of Aosta, Italy / pop: 32,200 / local time: 14:24:28.5 2021-05-02
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MAGNITUDE 5.7 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 327 km WNW of San Juan, Argentina / pop: 447,000 / local time: 03:57:37.6 2021-05-02

19 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile / pop: 161,000 / local time: 02:57:37.6 2021-05-02
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MAGNITUDE 6.8 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 71 km E of Sendai, Japan / pop: 1,063,000 / local time: 10:27:28.7 2021-05-01

39 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan / pop: 117,000 / local time: 10:27:28.7 2021-05-01
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MAGNITUDE 3.1 SPAIN

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 83 km NE of Málaga, Spain / pop: 568,000 / local time: 21:35:01.2 2021-04-30

9 km S of Granada, Spain / pop: 234,000 / local time: 21:35:01.2 2021-04-30
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