Archive | September 14, 2014

MAGNITUDE 4.2 SOUTHERN GREECE

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 107 km SW of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 01:41:57.0 2014-09-15
69 km SE of Trípoli, Greece / pop: 26,561 / local time: 01:41:57.0 2014-09-15
48 km SE of Náfplio, Greece / pop: 14,582 / local time: 01:41:57.0 2014-09-15
18 km SW of Pórto Chéli, Greece / pop: 2,219 / local time: 01:41:57.0 2014-09-15

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MAGNITUDE 3.1 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA

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Depth: 13 km

Distances: 121 km E of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 15:16:55.8 2014-09-14
43 km SE of Riverside, United States / pop: 303,871 / local time: 15:16:55.8 2014-09-14
2 km NW of San Jacinto, United States / pop: 44,199 / local time: 15:16:55.8 2014-09-14

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 TONGA

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Depth: 40 km

Distances: 83 km E of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 07:17:43.8 2014-09-15
61 km E of ‘Ohonua, Tonga / pop: 1,241 / local time: 07:17:43.8 2014-09-15

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Major landslide; no major casualties reported along dona paula-jetty road in Goa, India

Breaking News

A major landslide took place along dona paula jetty road late Friday night. Luckily no casualties were reported from the site.
 
Presently the bypass road along the Miramar beach has been dug out for laying out the sewage pipeline work which has been undertaken by the Goa state infrastructure development corporation.
 
The landslide took place close to the side of the house belonging to a lady by name maria who was not present in her residence during the incident and was later informed by her neighbours.
 
Workers from and in around the area said that the landslide had occurred due to the ongoing works of road digging carried out by gsidc which had not only damaged the road but had also created cracks on side walls of the road going towards the dona paula jetty.
 
Meanwhile taleigao mla Jennifer monsoratte said that everyone was trying to play the blame game while it was the responsibility of gsidc to make sure that things were set right.

Landslide halts tunnel work on Modikhola in Nepal

Landslide Alert

Tunnel work on under-construction 20MW Modikhola Hydropower Project has stopped after landslide debris piled up at the entrance of the tunnel.
 
“We stopped the work as rain started to push the landslide debris into the tunnel,” said Pawan Yadav, manager of Manang Trade Link, developer of the project. “The work cannot move ahead as long as the rains stop.”
 
After tunnel work stopped, workers involved have returned to their homes, according to site supervisor Krishna Lamichhane.
 
According to the contractor, 900m track opening of the 4,400m tunnel has been completed, but the havoc might push back the completion date. “Tunnel digging started from the dam site at Patichaur and the project site at Paradi,” said Yadav.
 
The project, which started in July 2012, is expected to complete by mid-September 2015. Manang said it would work in partnership with other companies to complete the project as soon as possible.

Landslide strikes a campsite and buries a caravan near Břeclav, Czech Republic

Landslide Alert

Heavy rain triggered a landslide in the region of Břeclav in southern Moravia on Sunday. The incident happened at a campsite by the river, leaving one caravan buried under the debris. One woman was reportedly injured and had to be taken to hospital. The campsite in being evacuated.

Plane crashes and 3 on board are rescued in Alaska

Plane Crash Alert

The Alaska Air National Guard says it rescued three people after a small plane went down near Beluga Mountain, northwest of Anchorage.
 
The plane’s emergency locator beacon sent a signal to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
The Air National Guard’s rescue helicopter headed for the coordinates transmitted from the beacon and found the plane 1.2 miles away.
 
The three people who had been onboard were taken to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. They were released shortly after 5 p.m. in good condition with no reported injuries.
 
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the plane to go down or whether it sustained damage.

Plane crash kills 3 and 1 is critical in Southwest Slovenia

Plane Crash Alert

Police say a small plane has crashed in southwest Slovenia, killing three people and critically injuring another.
 
The Robin DR400 plane crashed Sunday at Divce airport, about 70 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the capital, Ljubljana.
 
Three people died instantly, while the fourth victim was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
 
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash. Local media say the plane fell immediately after takeoff.

Major flood alert due to river bursting it’s banks in five districts, India

Severe Flood Warning

Bihar issued a flood alert in five districts on Saturday following a heavy gush of water in Son river from Indrapuri Barrage, an official said.
 
“We have sent alerts to the district magistrates of Arwal, Rohtas, Aurangabad, Jehanabad and Patna in view of likely floods in low lying areas along the Son after the discharge of nearly three lakh cusecs of water from Indrapuri Barrage caused by incessant rain,” an official of the state disaster management department said.
 
The district magistrates have been asked to shift people to safer places and provide all possible help in case of flooding, the official said.
 
The water level in Son river is likely to increase by Saturday night, said an official of the water resources department.
 
Last month over 1.8 million people in Bihar’s 15 districts were affected by flooding caused by a rise in the water level of major rivers including Kosi, Gandak, Bagmati and Ganga.

Severe flooding sinks boat carrying a wedding party killing the bridegroom and 17 others in Pakistan’s Punjab province

Severe Flood Warning

Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said.
 
Senior police officer Mian Tanvir from the nearby city of Multan said the army-run boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike that had been blown up earlier in the day to divert waters away from urban areas.
 
“Divers are searching for the remainders,” he said, adding that 18 passengers had been rescued. The army later said in a statement that an officer had drowned while helping in rescue efforts.
 
Local television showed footage of emergency workers and the wailing father of the bridegroom. The bride was among the rescued.
 
“We were many people in the boat and water started seeping in and eventually it overturned,” she told a reporter from a local television channel, which did not give her name. “I don’t know who survived and who we lost.”
 
Separately, three people drowned in the area overnight, senior provincial rescue official Ali Imam Syed said. The deaths, combined with those from the boat tragedy, brought the overall death toll from flooding in Pakistan to 301, he added.
 
Ahmed Kamal, spokesman for Pakistan’s disaster management agency, said the heavy rains and flooding had also injured more than 500 people in Pakistan and Pakistani-administered Kashmir. He said more than 2 million people had been affected.
 
Some 276,681 people have been evacuated from flood-hit areas while 1.4 million acres of crops and more than 40,000 houses have been either partly or completely destroyed in over 3,000 villages, he added.
 
Meanwhile, in Indian Kashmir, anger mounted as people accused the government of having been slow to respond to the floods that hit the Himalayan region. Some pelted rescue officials and police boats with stones in Srinagar, the area’s main city.
 
Army troops and India’s disaster response force personnel have been carrying out rescue operations since the past week, using helicopters to pick up people stranded on roof tops and tree tops. So far, the army and disaster response teams have evacuated nearly 200,000 people, who are now in relief camps set up in government buildings in safe places.
 
More than 200 people have died in Indian-controlled Kashmir in the floods. The flood waters have begun to recede over the past three days, but are leaving a trail of destruction. Tens of thousands of families have lost all their possessions.
 
As residents returned to their water-logged homes, angry residents pelted boats and relief officials with stones in some neighborhoods in of Indian Kashmir.