Archive | September 9, 2014

MAGNITUDE 4.4 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399188

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Depth: 12 km

Distances: 131 km NE of Saitama, Japan / pop: 1,193,350 / local time: 01:54:10.2 2014-09-10
56 km N of Mito-shi, Japan / pop: 246,538 / local time: 01:54:10.2 2014-09-10
18 km W of Kitaibaraki / pop: 50,843 / local time: 01:54:00.0 2014-09-10

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399133

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 149 km E of Chittagong, Bangladesh / pop: 3,920,222 / local time: 15:28:23.6 2014-09-09
46 km SE of Saiha, India / pop: 22,654 / local time: 14:58:23.6 2014-09-09


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399120

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 236 km S of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,952,029 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09
72 km S of Tumbes, Peru / pop: 109,223 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09
28 km SE of Papayal, Peru / pop: 5,484 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399075

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1528 km SW of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 03:48:09.1 2014-09-09
1782 km SE of Nuuk, Greenland / pop: 14,798 / local time: 01:48:09.1 2014-09-09
1786 km NE of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon / pop: 6,200 / local time: 01:48:09.1 2014-09-09

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399117

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 901 km NW of Medan, Indonesia / pop: 1,750,971 / local time: 08:47:38.1 2014-09-09
427 km S of Port Blair, India / pop: 112,050 / local time: 07:17:38.1 2014-09-09

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 ICELAND REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sal7#summary
    
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Depth: 6 km

Distances: 118km (73mi) WNW of Hofn, Iceland
121km (75mi) SSE of Akureyri, Iceland
218km (135mi) ENE of Reykjavik, Iceland
219km (136mi) ENE of Kopavogur, Iceland
222km (138mi) ENE of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SULU ARCHIPELAGO, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399059

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Depth: 4 km

Distances: 456 km SW of Budta, Philippines / pop: 1,273,715 / local time: 08:26:24.3 2014-09-09
238 km SW of Zamboanga, Philippines / pop: 457,623 / local time: 08:26:24.3 2014-09-09
41 km S of Manubul / pop: 4,736 / local time: 08:26:00.0 2014-09-09

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Plane crash kills all on board in Colombia

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Ten people, including a child, were killed when a commercial plane crashed in Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, officials have said.
 
Search teams on Sunday recovered three bodies from the wreckage of the plane, the AFP news agency reported Gustavo Ortega, a Colombian rescue official, as saying.
 
All of those on board – eight passengers and two crew – were believed to have died when the plane crashed on Saturday, he said.
 
The aircraft with the registration number HK-4755 PA 34 Navajo took off from Araracuara Airport in the country’s south at about 3pm local time on Saturday.
 
It lost contact with air traffic control as it went over the town of Florencia, AFP reported.
 
The wreckage of the plane was found 10km from the centre of the town of Puerto Santander in the east of the country.
 
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
 
One man who was supposed to have boarded the flight, Silvio Rojas, told the Colombian radio station RCN radio the plane appeared to suffer engine failure shortly after take-off. “There was a lot of smoke from the left engine,” he said.

Plane crash kills 2 brothers, one a bank exec, killed in Western Minnesota, USA

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A small airplane crashed soon after takeoff in western Minnesota, killing a bank executive and his brother aboard, authorities said Monday.
 
The crash of the two-passenger aircraft occurred about 3:45 p.m. Sunday in a soybean field near 50th Street SW. on the northern edge of Montevideo, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
 
Killed were Mark O. Schultz, of Sleepy Eye, Minn., and Steven J. Schultz, 51, of Brooklyn Center, the Sheriff’s Office added.
 
While Sheriff Stacy Tufto said authorities have yet to determine who was piloting the aircraft because “there were two controls,” the manager of Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport said it’s likely that Mark Schultz was flying the plane because he was seated on the left. Aviation records also show that Mark Schultz was a licensed pilot.
 
Soon after takeoff, the plane turned left and the right wing “just went straight up, like it had caught a gust of wind” before crashing, a statement from the Sheriff’s Office read.
 
Mark Borgerson, the airport’s manager and an aircraft mechanic, said winds were gusting up to 18 miles per hour at the time of the crash when the plane left the unstaffed air field. While that wind speed is typically fine for flying, the gross weight of the plane was no more than 850 pounds.
 
“That’s everything; the plane, the pilots, the fuel,” said Borgerson, who added that he considered the aircraft something between a typical general aviation plane and an ultralight.
 
Borgerson said he knows the plane well. He’s been working on the 1986 T-Bird for some time for Mark Schultz and had just a few mechanical tasks left to do. He said that none of those were related to the plane’s airworthiness.
 
Mark Schultz was a vice president at First Security Bank in Sleepy Eye, the bank said Monday afternoon.
 
In a profile in 2009, the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch reported that Mark Schultz grew up on a crop and livestock farm just west of Canby, Minn., one of four children. He graduated from Winona State University.
 
The article added that Mark Schultz followed his father’s lead when he became a pilot.
 
“My dad had a license, so my passion for it grew out of that,” he told the newspaper.