Archive | May 2, 2014

MAGNITUDE 2.7 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 40 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 29.1550 -14.4535 

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 VERACRUZ, MEXICO

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=375916

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Depth: 143 km

Distances: 427 km E of Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico / pop: 1,590,256 / local time: 14:08:23.0 2014-05-02
167 km W of Villahermosa, Mexico / pop: 362,401 / local time: 14:08:23.0 2014-05-02
27 km SE of Hidalgotitlán, Mexico / pop: 3,770 / local time: 14:08:23.0 2014-05-02
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MAGNITUDE 4.9 SAMOA ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=375914

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 271 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 07:10:29.5 2014-05-03
253 km SW of Lotofagā, Samoa / pop: 1,126 / local time: 07:10:29.5 2014-05-03
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Massive landslide kills 400; more deaths feared, Afghanistan

Landslide Alert

Description of . This image made from AP video shows people searching for survivors after a massive landslide landslide buried a village Friday, May 2, 2014 in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, which Afghan and U.N. officials say left hundreds of dead and missing missing. (AP Photo via AP video)

More than 400 people have been killed in a massive landslide in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan on Friday, officials said.

Fazludin Ayar, a provincial police chief, has confirmed the death of 400 people including women and children.

“A village that has about 215 houses is completely buried under mud and rocks,” he said.

Description of . Afghans search for survivors after a massive landslide landslide buried a village Friday, May 2, 2014 in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, which Afghan and U.N. officials say left hundreds of dead and missing missing.(AP Photo/Ahmad Zubair)

He said around 300 families, who were in danger of another landslide, had been evacuated to safer areas.

Shah Waliullah Adib, governor of the Badakhshan province, told an Anadolu Agency correspondent that more than 700 people were feared death in the landslide.

He said the landslide occurred in the mountainous Argoy district after heavy rainfalls on Friday afternoon.

Description of . Afghans search for survivors after a massive landslide landslide buried a village Friday, May 2, 2014 in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, which Afghan and U.N. officials say left hundreds of dead and missing missing.(AP Photo/Ahmad Zubair)

“No rescue teams have arrived at the scene yet,” he said, adding that residents of the nearby villages turned up for help.

In a statement released from his office, Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he was deeply saddened after hearing the news of the landslide.

Heat wave breaks Long Beach temperature records, California, USA

Heatwave Alert

Long Beach saw back-to-back days of high-heat records this week, with a Wednesday high of 92 and Thursday high of 94 melting away previous records for April 30 and May 1.

But although similarly high temperatures are expected today, the conditions will mellow out as soon as this weekend.

“It’s going to cool down over the weekend, but (today) is going to be another hot day with a high of 94,” said Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with AccuWeather. “A large ridge of high pressure in the upper part of the atmosphere is what has caused these high temperatures … and part of that heat is caused by the offshore wind.”

Long Beach can expect to see highs in the 80s on Saturday and near 70 on Sunday as the air will become moister. Humidity was as low as 5 percent on Wednesday and Thursday, but humidity levels are expected to climb 10 percent to 15 percent by Friday afternoon and to 40 percent by Saturday.

Long Beach wasn’t the only city with record-breaking temperatures. Santa Ana crushed its record for May 1, with a high of 98 breaking the previous record of 85. LAX tied a record of 93 for May 1, and Downtown Los Angeles broke its previous record with a high of 92 for Thursday.

Residents of Long Beach and those in the surrounding area can anticipate a cooler May in comparison to these past couple days, but Edwards advises communities to be aware of water use.

“Watch the water conservation,” Edwards said. “We’ve been well below normal rainfall for quite a while, and looking at the latest drought forecasts it’s still in the extreme category, and I don’t anticipate that to change.”

MAGNITUDE 5.9 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000q6x6#summary

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Depth: 14 km

Distances: 257km (160mi) SE of Kamaishi, Japan
257km (160mi) ESE of Ofunato, Japan

262km (163mi) SE of Otsuchi, Japan
265km (165mi) ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan

473km (294mi) ENE of Tokyo, Japan

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MAGNITUDE 6.0 SERAM, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000q6wt#summary

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Depth: 54 km

Distances: 70km (43mi) SSE of Namlea, Indonesia
83km (52mi) W of Ambon, Indonesia

172km (107mi) WSW of Amahai, Indonesia
506km (314mi) S of Kota Ternate, Indonesia

565km (351mi) NNE of Dili, East Timor

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 TONGA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000q6w3

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Depth: 35 km

Distances: 139km (86mi) W of Neiafu, Tonga
253km (157mi) N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

625km (388mi) ESE of Lambasa, Fiji
666km (414mi) E of Suva, Fiji

670km (416mi) SSW of Apia, Samoa

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