Archive | November 15, 2013

5 Killed In North Colombia Landslide
(Photo: Ingenieros Militares)

Two more children have been confirmed to be among five people killed in the north of Colombia after a landslide buried a home on Thursday, say local authorities.

The bodies of Nebardo Hernandez, 29, his wife, 26, and one of his sons were already been uncovered early Friday as recovery efforts continue in the wake of the disaster.

Two more of the Hernandez children, both under the age of five, had still been missing after a torrential downpour on Thursday night caused a landslide in Santo Domingo, a town in the northeastern Antioquia state.

They are now confirmed among the dead by local authorities.

Mayor Fabio Ignacio Mira said that relatives found the family home buried in rubble and raised the alarm at 3AM Friday. Search and rescue efforts began at 5AM.

Local authorities say they will continue to search until they locate the missing children. So far, no other deaths or disappearances have been reported.

Landslides like this are common in Colombia, particularly during rainy season.

Earlier in the year, a landslide on a highway in the south of Colombia killed at least six people.

Tropical Storm Thirty Is Forecast To Strike Sri Lanka At About 00:00 GMT On 16th November 2013
Storm Alert
Tropical storm Thirty is forecast to strike Sri Lanka at about 00:00 GMT on 16 November. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 9.6 N, 81.5 E. Thirty is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 64 km/h (40 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

Wildfire Burns More Than 300 Acres In Talladega National Forest, USA

Crews are fighting a wildfire in Talladega National Forest. So far the wildfire has burned 319 acres in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness.

Shoal Creek Ranger, Bobby Kitchens says, “We’re expecting the wildfire to gain more acres, but we do have a plan for containment.”

Kitchens says the wildfire was discovered Sunday and expects it to continue to burn for several days. Right now at least 50 firefighters and support staff are fighting the wildfires.

The Pinhoti Trail, north of Pinky Burns Trail Head is closed all the way to Forest Service Road 500. Officials say the wildfire is creating lots of smoke and drivers should use caution on surrounding highways.

The cause of the wildfire has yet to be determined. But Shoal Creek Rangers say they believe someone started the fire.

Five-Acre Wildfire In Parsonsville Thursday Threatens Three Structures, USA

A five-acre wildfire threatened two camper trailers and a wood-frame house on Fletcher Cove Road in Parsonsville Thursday afternoon, said Michael Crouse, N.C. Forest Service assistant county ranger in Wilkes.

Crouse said it started from the owner of the wood frame home burning leaves in his yard and driveway. He said the man was issued a forest service ticket for not keeping an outdoors fire under control.

The fire burned up to edges of the campers and around them and to the driveway of the wood-frame house, which is at the end of Fletcher Cove Road, but firefighters prevented any structural damage, he said.

“No one was evacuated but I told them to prepare to” evacuate, said Crouse.

The forest service and the Millers Creek Fire Department were dispatched to the fire about 12:30 pm Thursday and arrived on the scene about 1 p.m.

The fire was in the far northwestern corner of Wilkes and was burning toward the Blue Ridge Ridge Parkway, about two miles away, and Lump Road before it was brought under control with a line cleared mostly by a forest service bulldozer operated by Jeff Bumgarner.

A forest service Huey helicopter dumped water on the fire and a forest service scout plane monitored the fire’s status.

In addition to Millers Creek, the Champion and Cricket fire departments and Fire Attack Support Team (FAST) members were on the fire. Crouse said firefighters cleared the scene about 6 p.m. Thursday.

“If it doesn’t rain, we’re going to be in a world of trouble fire-wise” Friday and this weekend due to dry conditions, low humidity and newly-fallen leaves, he added.

He said a grass fire scorched about a tenth of an acre Thursday afternoon on Beaver Dam Road, which is off N.C. 268 East, in the Knotville community near North Wilkesboro. The Knotville Fire Department and the forest service responded.

MAGNITUDE 3.4 – ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 3 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude   67.276  -18.785 
(14.9 km NNW of Kolbeinsey)

Earthquake location   15 Nov 23:00 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   15 Nov 23:00 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 2.3 – CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

Subject To Change

Depth: 15 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 27.7458 -18.2705 

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EXTREMELY URGENT
MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 22:00 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 15.11.13  22.39 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.0TAIWAN REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kzcn#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 26 km

Distances:
74km (46mi) SW of Yonakuni, Japan
87km (54mi) E of Hualian, Taiwan
89km (55mi) SE of Su’ao, Taiwan

109km (68mi) SE of Yilan, Taiwan
871km (541mi) ENE of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Intensity Map

MAGNITUDE 5.3RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000kzb6#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 53 km

Distances:
64km (40mi) NNE of Naze, Japan
238km (148mi) SSW of Nishinoomote, Japan
266km (165mi) SSW of Makurazaki, Japan

272km (169mi) SSW of Ibusuki, Japan
990km (615mi) SSE of Seoul, South Korea
Intensity Map

MAGNITUDE 4.6MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=343882

Subject To Change

Depth: 80 km

Distances:
1066 km SE of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 01:44:07.0 2013-11-16
108 km SE of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,212,504 / local time: 01:44:07.0 2013-11-16
45 km SE of Mati, Philippines / pop: 105,908 / local time: 01:44:07.0 2013-11-16
30 km SE of Bobon, Philippines / pop: 4,515 / local time: 01:44:07.0 2013-11-16
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