Archive | July 2, 2014

MAGNITUDE 4.9 SOUTHEAST OF RYUKYU ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=388762

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 746 km S of Fukuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 1,392,289 / local time: 04:24:43.3 2014-07-03
252 km E of Naha-shi, Japan / pop: 300,795 / local time: 04:24:43.3 2014-07-03
176 km S of Naze, Japan / pop: 41,365 / local time: 04:24:43.3 2014-07-03

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Imminent landslide causes Village to evacuate in Vietnam

In Lai Chau Province, 37 households have been evacuated because of structural damage and fears of a possible landslide from an adjacent mountain.
Tam Duong District has been suffering from a high frequency of heavy rains. A crack has appeared on the mountain next to the village scaring many that their homes might be in danger. The area is predominantly H’Mong.

The crevice was discovered on June 15, and since then there have appeared several smaller crevices surrounding it. The Tam Duong District People’s Committee promptly reported the case to the steering committees for flood and storm damage control in Lai Chau. All the residents of the area were warned to leave the danger zone.

 

Out of 37 households have been evacuated, 10 will be permanently moved to escape the risk of natural disaster at High Ngai Thau Village.

 

Hoang Tho Trung, Chairman of Tam Duong District People’s Committee, said they will give support of up to VND30 million for each household to build new homes. They also called upon the help of volunteers and the military to speed up the move. Trung also said that the move might not be so bad, because the new settlement areas are closer to the workplaces of residents.

A primary school, still in construction is also in danger. The total investment for the school is VND4.8 billion (USD229,000). The third floor was in the process of completion.

 

Le Trong Quang, Vice Chairman of Lai Chau Province People’s Committee, said that, due to the threat of landslide, they have already halted the construction. The local authorities had to find new location and build another school. Routes to the old construction site have now has been blocked.

MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rpgl#summary

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 166km (103mi) NNW of Visokoi Island,
2511km (1560mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina

2694km (1674mi) ESE of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
2698km (1676mi) ESE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina

1976km (1228mi) ESE of Stanley, Falkland Islands

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

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Depth: 80 km

Distances: 784 km S of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,212,504 / local time: 15:24:29.1 2014-07-02
161 km S of Manado, Indonesia / pop: 451,893 / local time: 15:24:29.1 2014-07-02
141 km S of Tondano, Indonesia / pop: 33,317 / local time: 15:24:29.1 2014-07-02

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UPGRADED MAGNITUDE 6.1 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2683 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 17:53:29.6 2014-07-02
3037 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 15:53:29.6 2014-07-02
4534 km S of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 16:53:29.6 2014-07-02

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3 dead in fiery plane crash at Colorado ski area, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Three people are dead after their small plane crashed into a slope at the Loveland Ski Area in Colorado.

The single-engine plane burst into flames when it crashed Monday morning, setting off a small wildfire that was quickly contained.

Capt. Randy Long of the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office says a witness told authorities the plane was trying to cross the Continental Divide. The plane attempted to turn around when it appeared it didn’t have enough power to clear the mountains. It then crashed near a ski lift at the ski area about 55 miles west of Denver.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined the Piper aircraft had taken off from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport near Broomfield en route to Moab, Utah.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB are investigating.

Cargo plane crashes into building shortly after take off from Nairobi

Nairobi crash 02July14
Breaking news from Nairobi talk of a turboprop cargo plane, reportedly a converted Fokker 50, crashing after takeoff from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with a full load of Miraa on board, bound for the Somali capital of Mogadishu. Though feedback is still very sketchy it is confirmed that the plane hit what has been described as a commercial building in the area of Utawala shortly after 4 a.m.
 
The plane according to first feedback had a crew of 4 on board and their fate is presently not known though they are presumed dead on impact. No information is presently available if there are any casualties in the affected building. Emergency services are on the way to the scene and air accident investigators have been alerted by air traffic controllers which lost contact with the plane as it went down.

Tropical storm Elida alert issued to 3 Western states in Mexico

Tropical Storm Alert

Alert has been declared in the west of Mexico on the territory of Colima, Michoacan and Jalisco states because of the tropical storm “Elida.” As the representatives of the National System of Civil Defense (NSCD) reported on Tuesday, the cyclone will provoke winds with gusts up to 95 km/h and rainfall, reports TASS.
Currently, the epicenter of the storm is located 185 km miles south of the resort town of Manzanillo (Colima state). NSCD forecasts that in the near future the cyclone will cause intense rainfall on the territory of western and central regions of Mexico, which may lead to flooding and mudslides.
 
In mid-September last year, Mexico was hit by hurricanes “Ingrid” and “Manuel”, which simultaneously moved into the country from the east and west. Then the disaster killed about 157 people.

MAGNITUDE 5.4 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rpfu#summary

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 581km (361mi) NW of Young Island,
1956km (1215mi) SSW of Invercargill, New Zealand

2004km (1245mi) SSW of Gore, New Zealand
2073km (1288mi) SSW of Dunedin, New Zealand

2217km (1378mi) S of Hobart, Australia

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