Archive | January 22, 2015

QUAKE SWARM NEVADA, USA

***VERY URGENT***
Earthquake Swarm
QUAKE SWARM

NEVADA, USA

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 4.9 KYRGYZSTAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423702

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 57 km SE of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 900,000 / local time: 21:52:29.5 2015-01-22
486 km E of Tashkent, Uzbekistan / pop: 1,978,028 / local time: 20:52:29.5 2015-01-22
671 km NE of Dushanbe, Tajikistan / pop: 543,107 / local time: 20:52:29.5 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 BABUYAN ISL REGION, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423693

Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 363 km S of Kaohsiung, Taiwan / pop: 1,519,711 / local time: 22:49:21.0 2015-01-22
212 km N of Tuguegarao City, Philippines / pop: 115,105 / local time: 22:49:21.0 2015-01-22
141 km N of Buguey, Philippines / pop: 3,111 / local time: 22:49:21.0 2015-01-22
104 km N of Namuac, Philippines / pop: 3,037 / local time: 22:49:21.0 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 5.3 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3768 km W of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 06:56:17.1 2015-01-22
3886 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 05:56:17.1 2015-01-22
3888 km S of Mexico City, Mexico / pop: 12,294,193 / local time: 05:56:17.1 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423670

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3375 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 09:12:09.1 2015-01-22
3509 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 08:12:09.1 2015-01-22
4291 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 08:12:09.1 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423648

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 345 km W of Urunchi, China / pop: 1,508,225 / local time: 18:21:07.7 2015-01-22
148 km SE of Dostyq, Kazakhstan / pop: 2,930 / local time: 16:21:07.7 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 4.7 NEVADA, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423632

Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 853 km S of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 01:09:17.9 2015-01-22
309 km N of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,274 / local time: 01:09:17.9 2015-01-22
57 km SE of Lakeview, United States / pop: 2,294 / local time: 01:09:17.9 2015-01-22


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MAGNITUDE 4.0 NEPAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=423604

Subject To Change

Depth: 45 km

Distances: 285 km N of Lucknow, India / pop: 2,472,011 / local time: 09:12:38.6 2015-01-22
107 km NW of Birendranagar, Nepal / pop: 31,381 / local time: 09:27:38.6 2015-01-22
48 km E of Dadeldhurā, Nepal / pop: 19,014 / local time: 09:27:38.6 2015-01-22


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Severe heatwave tipped to smash records in Pilbara, Australia

Heatwave Warning

A heatwave in Western Australia’s north is likely to bring record-smashing temperatures, the Bureau of Meteorology says
Spokesman Neil Bennett said searing heat of 49C-50C was tipped for the Pilbara on Friday.
 
“We’re likely to see records go at a number of locations,” he told AAP.
 
Those under threat include 49.2C at Marble Bar, which was set in January 1922.
 
Mardie, where the state’s hottest temperature of 50.5C was set in February 1998, was forecast to reach 49C, Mr Bennett said.
 
The national record is 50.7C, which was set at Oodnadatta in South Australia in January 1960.
 
Pardoo Station is also expected to swelter on Friday.
 
Mr Bennett urged miners working in the extreme conditions to drink plenty of water and take lots of breaks.
 
Perth’s 55-day dry spell continues, with a smattering of rain around the city early on Thursday not registering in gauges.
 
“It pales into insignificance compared to the record longest dry spell of 83 days set between December 15, 1974, and March 7, 1975,” Mr Bennett said.
Courtesy of AU News

Epic snow depths of one metre strikes Siberia

Severe Weather Alert

Animal charity WWF Russia in plea for help to prevent repeat of 1980s winter crisis that killed 90% of species in the region.
 
Abnormally heavy snowfall is threatening to decimate much of Siberia’s unique wildlife including the rare Amur tiger, experts have warned. Parts of the Russian Far East are covered in snow up to one metre deep, burying many animals and leaving others struggling to move or find food.
 
Conservationists have already noted cases of young animals dying, with fears the situation could be as bad as the 1980s when up to 90 per cent of species died, including 30 tigers. WWF Russia is demanding urgent measures to prevent a similar catastrophe, with the Amur and Moscow branches of the charity in touch with regional hunting estates to ask them to help feed animals in their areas and prevent poaching.
 
Pavel Fomenko, the Amur branch coordinator at WWF Russia, said: ‘I remember a similar winter at the end of the 1980s, when the snow was so deep that we lost 80 per cent to 90 per cent of all ungulates. I was a part of the inspection team and it was horrifying. The whole valley of the Amba and Bikin rivers turned into a gigantic graveyard. Nearly all the roes, wild boars and Siberian stags died’.
 
‘What happened next was even scarier as during the next winter the tigers were left without pray, and so naturally besieged villages and small towns, hunting dogs, cows and other animals. The official data for that winter shows that more than 30 tigers were killed’.
‘Nearly all the roes, wild boars and Siberian stags died’. Picture: Roman Kozhechev, WWF Russia
Two months-worth of snow fell during the month of December alone in the Russian Far East, leaving depths of up to one metre in places.
 
There is a ‘critical depth’ for animals in this region: 30cm for deer and roe, 40cm to 50 cm for Siberian stags and wild boars and 70cm for elks. It means the snow is already three times deeper than is safe for deer to survive.
 
Crucially, it is only the middle of winter with at least two more months of snowfall to come.
 
The Amur tiger, more commonly known as the Siberian tiger, is listed as an endangered species, with less than 400 of them left in the region.
Fears for unique wildlife as heavy snowfall reaches depths of one metre
Fears for unique wildlife as heavy snowfall reaches depths of one metre. Picture: Roman Kozhechev, WWF Russia