Archive | March 2015

MAGNITUDE 3.5 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 20 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 27.6655 -18.0975

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 27 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 28.1322 -16.2396 Foto Detalle 

MAGNITUDE 2.2 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 12 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 27.7574 -18.2711

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 14 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 28.0686 -16.2230

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MAGNITUDE 2.4 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

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Depth: 24 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 28.1334 -16.2204

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MAGNITUDE 4.6 GREECE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=434564

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Depth: 13 km

Distances: 285 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 18:48:40.9 2015-03-31
109 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 18:48:40.9 2015-03-31
17 km N of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 18:48:40.9 2015-03-31


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Massive Power Outage Strikes Turkey

Power Outages Alert

A massive power outage spread across Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out a broad swath of the country and affecting some flights.
 
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all possible causes were under investigation, including terrorism.
 
Trams and subways were idled in Istanbul — with more than 14 million inhabitants, the largest city in the country and the fifth largest in the world. Homes and offices were left without electricity.
 
“I am sitting in my apartment,” CNN producer Gul Tuysuz reported from Istanbul. “No lights. No electricity.”
Official won’t rule out cyber attack
The capital, Ankara, some 250 miles from Istanbul, also was affected. The outage extended to 45 of Turkey’s 81 provinces.
 
The semiofficial Anadolu Agency quoted Energy Minister Taner Yildiz as saying the cause of the outage was unknown. Yildiz, speaking during a visit to Slovakia, said he could neither confirm nor deny that a cyber attack had triggered the blackout, the Anadolu Agency reported.
 
 
Flightradar24, which maps real-time flight data on the Internet, tweeted that the outage was “affecting flights,” and said 11 of its 16 air traffic monitoring systems receivers — as distinct from the country’s air traffic control system — were not working.
 
The Turkish Electricity Transmission Co. blamed the outage on a problem with transmission lines, Anadolu Agency reported. The utility said an investigation was in progress, as were efforts to restore power, the news agency said.
 
The outage began at 10:36 a.m. (3:36 a.m. ET). Nearly two hours later, according to Anadolu Agency, about 15% of the power had been restored to Istanbul and Ankara, including in some subway stations. Power also was beginning to flow again to a number of provinces that had been cut off, the agency reported.
 
By mid-afternoon, Yildiz said, 90% of Istanbul’s power had been restored.
 
“Crowded places such as metro stations have been given electricity, and we believe the rest of the country should be fully powered shortly,” he said.
Courtesy of CNN

MAGNITUDE 6.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=434543

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Depth: 50 km

Distances: 776 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 22:18:25.9 2015-03-31
61 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 22:18:25.9 2015-03-31


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MAGNITUDE 5.6 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001sbg#general_summary

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Depth: 35 km

Distances: 69km (43mi) SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea
72km (45mi) SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
280km (174mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
327km (203mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
779km (484mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (147.5934, -9.918, 157.5934, 0.08199999999999985)

MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001sbc#general_summary

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Depth: 47 km

Distances: 77km (48mi) SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
319km (198mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
722km (449mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
921km (572mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
984km (611mi) NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (157.4525, -15.9135, 167.4525, -5.913500000000001)