Archive | January 26, 2014

Two Dead, 27 Missing As Flood Engulfs Indonesia Boat

 
Flood Alert
 

A flash flood surged down a mountain and capsized a boat on the coast of a northern Indonesian island, leaving two people dead and 27 missing, a disaster official said Sunday.

Eight people managed to escape when water engulfed the boat early Saturday on remote Siau island during a tropical downpour, the official said, in an area hit by deadly landslides and floods in recent weeks.

“The flood was so strong that it capsized a small boat on the coast of Siau,” Bagus Tjahjono, a senior official at the national disaster agency, told AFP.

It was not clear what type of vessel was involved in the accident but boats are commonly used for transport in the area.

Siau is part of a group of small islands above the major, northern island of Sulawesi.

Sulawesi has also been badly hit. On Saturday one person died when floods swept away his riverside house, while a second died in hospital from injuries sustained in earlier flooding.

The latest deaths on Siau and Sulawesi take the toll from flooding and landslides in the area in recent weeks to 23, according to the disaster agency.

Flooding and landslides occur frequently across Indonesia during the six-month rainy season.

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said an average of 541 people have died every year from floods and landslides in the sprawling archipelago over the past decade.

MAGNITUDE 4.7 SERBIA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 109 km NE of Podgorica, Montenegro / pop: 136,473 / local time: 20:06:40.0 2014-01-26
70 km NW of Istok, Kosovo/UNMIK / pop: 40,000 / local time: 20:06:40.0 2014-01-26
17 km NE of Osječenik, Serbia / pop: 1,430 / local time: 20:06:40.0 2014-01-26

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

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Distances: 270 km NE of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,212,504 / local time: 03:12:12.8 2014-01-27
225 km NE of Tagum, Philippines / pop: 233,254 / local time: 03:12:12.8 2014-01-27
109 km E of Aras-asan, Philippines / pop: 5,099 / local time: 03:12:12.8 2014-01-27

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***EXTREMELY URGENT***

  QUAKE SWARM

GREECE

MAGNITUDE 5.4 GREECE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 15km (9mi) WNW of Lixourion, Greece
76km (47mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece

86km (53mi) SSW of Preveza, Greece
101km (63mi) W of Mesolongi, Greece

303km (188mi) W of Athens, Greece

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 MINDORO, PHILIPPINES

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Depth: 40 km

Distances: 152 km SE of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 01:57:47.0 2014-01-27
87 km E of Calapan, Philippines / pop: 66,008 / local time: 01:57:47.0 2014-01-27
11 km N of Ipil, Philippines / pop: 2,468 / local time: 01:57:47.0 2014-01-27

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 GREECE

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 306 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 16:59:25.0 2014-01-26
130 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 16:59:25.0 2014-01-26
27 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 16:59:25.0 2014-01-26

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UK SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

SQUALL LINE OF SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WITH THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN, HAIL, SNOW, TORNADO, LIGHTNING & THUNDER

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 4.7 GREECE

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 309 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 16:59:24.0 2014-01-26
133 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 16:59:24.0 2014-01-26
28 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 16:59:24.0 2014-01-26

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 GREECE

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Depth: 12 km

Distances: 7km (4mi) NNW of Lixourion, Greece
68km (42mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece

82km (51mi) SSW of Preveza, Greece
91km (57mi) W of Mesolongi, Greece

293km (182mi) W of Athens, Greece

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