Archive | June 25, 2014

Major landslide & flooding strikes China

Major landslide & flooding strikes China
25.06.14 China Landslide_Floods
A huge landslide has blocked a highway in China, while flooding in the region has killed 26 people.

 

 

 

 

Major flooding strikes over 25,000 people in Assam, India

Flood Alert

With flood waters entering some areas of Kamrup district on Wednesday, a total of five districts have have been affected by flood in Assam. 
 
According to an official release by Assam State Disaster Management Authority, flood waters affected residents in Kamrup district on Wednesday in addition to four other districts — Lakhimpur, Darrang, Sonitpur and Udalguri. 
 
A total of five relief camps have been opened and nearly 10,000 people are taking shelter in those. 
 
Flood has affected five revenue circles and 33 villages across the state. 
Five districts affected by flood in Assam
 
As per official report, Brahmaputra at Neematighat, while its tributaries Jia Bharali and Beki at Sonitpur and Barpeta respectively are flowing above the danger level. 
 
Meanwhile, authorities temporarily suspended plying of any boats, including mechanized or manual, on Brahmaputra with immediate effect due to rising of water level of the river. 
 
More buses have been inducted from the state transport service for plying to and fro north Guwahati till water level of Brahmaputra comes down to its normal level 
 
Over 25,000 people are affected in the first round of floods in the state. 
 
Several villages at Panchmail near Tezpur Central University are facing threats of erosion after various places have been washed away during last few days as the water level of Jia Bharali continues to rise. 
 
Several hectares of farmland have been destroyed because of the erosion in three revenue circles — Tezpur Sadar, Chariduar and Naduar. 
 
Erosion continues in Rangajan Mising village, where over 100 households have been affected. 

Severe heatwave closes schools in East Godavari, India

Heatwave Warning

Educational institutions in East Godavari district have been closed today following severe heatwave conditions, a senior official said. 
 
“On the directions of Collector Neetu Prasad, all schools including aided, private and government schools in the district will remain closed today in view of prevailing heat wave conditions in the district,” East Godavari district Educational Officer K V Srinivasa Reddy in a statement. 
 
Stringent action will be initiated against schools which do not follow the order, the statement said. 
 
The Collector said in a statement that all precautionary measures are being taken in view of the heat wave conditions in the district and people have been advised not to go out of their homes. 
 
“The district administration’s main aim is to protect the people from heat wave…We are taking all steps in this regard,” Prasad said adding that the concerned officials were monitoring the situation and collecting data regarding sunstroke affected persons and death, if any, caused due to heat wave. 
 
The MeT office has said heat wave conditions would prevail at isolated places over Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh for the next three days. 
 
Yesterday, maximum temperature were above normal by 5-7 degree C at few places over Coastal AP. Rentachintala recorded 43.8 degree C, Tuni and Bapatla 42.3 degree C, while Visakhapatnam and Kakinada recorded 42 degree C.

MAGNITUDE 4.9 10 km EAST OF EKETAHUNA, NEW ZEALAND

http://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/newzealand/2014p475199

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Depth: 32 km

Distances:  Latitude, Longitude  
-40.66, 175.83

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 ANGUILLA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=387433

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Depth: 23 km

Distances: 82 km N of Marigot, Saint-Martin / pop: 5,700 / local time: 14:41:32.6 2014-06-25
65 km N of Stoney Ground, Anguilla / pop: 1,225 / local time: 14:41:32.6 2014-06-25

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MAGNITUDE 5.6 MINDORO, PHILIPPINES

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Depth: 76 km

Distances: 14km (9mi) NNW of Wawa, Philippines
28km (17mi) SSE of Calatagan, Philippines

39km (24mi) S of Balayan, Philippines
40km (25mi) SW of Taal, Philippines

116km (72mi) SSW of Manila, Philippines

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=387375

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2034 km S of Maseru, Lesotho / pop: 118,355 / local time: 11:29:55.4 2014-06-25
2305 km S of Mbabane, Swaziland / pop: 76,218 / local time: 11:29:55.4 2014-06-25
2335 km S of Maputo, Mozambique / pop: 1,191,613 / local time: 11:29:55.4 2014-06-25

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Plane makes an emergency landing in Cork, Ireland

Plane Emergency Landing

A passenger plane with 149 people on board made an emergency landing at Cork airport at 11.45pm last night.

The pilot of the Boeing 737-300 series charter flight from Belfast to Barcelona reported a suspected fuel leak off the south coast and diverted to Cork.

The airport’s emergency response plan was activated when the alert was raised, but stood down shortly after the plane landed safely.

A spokesman at Cork Airport confirmed that the passengers and crew are being accommodated in Cork overnight before continuing on their journey to Barcelona.

The Boeing aircraft is operated by Air Contractors Limited.

Tornado damages dozens of homes west of Indianapolis, USA

Homes in at least two neighborhoods were damaged in Hendricks County in a tornado that touched down in Plainfield on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service preliminarily confirmed that the tornado was an EF-1 with speeds of up to 110 mph. 

There were no reports of injuries as search and rescue crews went door-to-door in areas along Raceway Road near U.S. 40, including the Cameron Meadows neighborhood. 

A large tornado tracked through the area about 2:30 p.m. Severe weather was not expected today, so the tornado came as a surprise to residents.

At least three homes were heavily damaged in Cameron Meadows. The same storm prompted warnings for several counties until the storm weakened an hour later.

A storm spotter reported a tornado on the ground in Speedway about 2:40 p.m.. 


That report followed another storm spotter report of a tornado on the ground with debris near Perry Road and U.S. 40 in Hendricks County moving east about 2:30 p.m.

A gaping hole was in the roof of a home after a neighbor’s RV slammed into the home. Numerous other homes had damaged siding and roofs.

“It’s very upsetting. I think I’m still trying to go through and comprehend everything, but the most important thing is that my husband is fine and my grandbabies are fine. It’s a little devastating not knowing what to do next,” homeowner Becky Rackley said. 


Air conditioners were blown away from the sides of homes and fences were knocked down and strewn about the area.

Volunteers with the the National Guard responded to the scene and a shelter was set up at Bridgeport Elementary School, but it was shut down a short time later as there were no residents who needed that service.

Residents were asked to avoid areas damaged by the storm.

Tom Spalding, spokesman for the Chimney Safety Institute of America, was in a training session when the storm arrived and snapped a good picture of the twister.

“Our phones started ringing with the weather alert,” Spalding said. “I was watching the clouds. All of a sudden, they just kind of formed a V shape.”


There were other wall cloud reports as the storm moved through northern Marion County and into Hamilton County, but the tornado-producing storm weakened as it tracked northeast.

Tornado warnings were issued Tuesday afternoon for areas west and southwest of Indianapolis, including parts of Hendricks, Morgan and Marion counties.

Rotation was evident in the storm from weather radar, and a storm spotter said rotation was seen in a wall cloud in the storm.

Wall clouds are often precursors to funnel clouds and tornadoes.

As of 2 p.m., rotation was seen on radar in southern Hendricks County. A few minutes later, the radar indicated the storm was weakening, but it strengthened again just west of Indianapolis about 2:30 p.m.

There were no other watches or warnings in the area.

MAGNITUDE 5.1 FIJI REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=387329

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Depth: 197 km

Distances: 217 km W of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 17:26:03.5 2014-06-25
530 km SE of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 16:26:03.5 2014-06-25
940 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 17:26:03.5 2014-06-25

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