Archive | March 8, 2015

MAGNITUDE 4.7 SERBIA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 90 km SW of Belgrade, Serbia / pop: 1,273,651 / local time: 21:47:26.8 2015-03-08
21 km S of Valjevo, Serbia / pop: 61,035 / local time: 21:47:26.8 2015-03-08


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 CENTRAL IRAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 389 km E of Shīrāz, Iran / pop: 1,249,942 / local time: 22:13:32.8 2015-03-08
59 km SW of Kermān, Iran / pop: 577,514 / local time: 22:13:32.8 2015-03-08
14 km N of Bardsīr, Iran / pop: 37,192 / local time: 22:13:32.8 2015-03-08


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MAGNITUDE 5.4 FIJI REGION

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Depth: 574 km

Distances: 287 km W of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 04:52:24.0 2015-03-09
459 km SE of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 03:52:24.0 2015-03-09
953 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 05:52:24.0 2015-03-09


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Landslide and flooding closes roads in Scotland, UK

A87 slip
Work is under way to clear the landslide on the A87
A landslip has closed a road in the Highlands and several routes are affected by flooding after heavy rains swept over parts of Scotland.
 
The A87 Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh road has been closed at Cluanie. Engineers are at the site and a clean-up is under way.
 
The A84, A831 and the A832 have also been closed by flooding and surface water is affecting the A9.
 
More than 30 flood warnings are in place across Scotland.
 
The A87 landslide came after 158mm of rain fell in the area in the space of 36 hours. This saturated the slope above the road and caused about 100 tonnes of debris to slip down the hillside.
 
Engineers are working at the site but the road is likely to be closed all morning.
A84
Flooding and surface water are also affecting some routes
Police Scotland said the public should be “vigilant of persistent and heavy rainfall” through the weekend.
 
Richard Brown, from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, said: “Localised flooding of low-lying land and roads is expected, and there may be some disruption to travel. Flooding of individual properties in low-lying areas is also possible.”
 
Transport Minister Derek Mackay warned drivers to check conditions before they travel and leave some extra time for their journeys.
 
The heavy rain forms part of a weather mechanism known as the Foehn Effect, which has also seen temperatures in north east Scotland rise to 15C.
Courtesy of BBC News

Massive hailstorm causes mayhem in Thailand

One killed in hailstorm in Thailand
A hailstorm that ravaged Chaiyaphum’s Kaeng Khro district from Friday evening until yesterday morning killed one resident in her 40s and damaged 100 homes, four schools and state offices, an informed source reported.
 
Tambon Kaeng Khro Municipality officials were yesterday dispatched to help affected residents and assess the damage and propose a disaster-aid budget.
 
Villager Chuchat Phumanee of Tambon Chong Sam Mok said his 42-year-old wife Wanida was killed by falling bamboo trees during the storm on Friday night while they were trying to get a car parked near the trees.
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Severe hailstorm, snow, rain and landslide hits Punjab, Haryana and Himachal in India

Severe Weather Alert

Temperatures on Sunday hovered below normal levels in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal as some parts of the three states continued to be lashed by rains and hailstorm.
 
The 300-km Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in J&K, which reopened yesterday after five days, again closed today following fresh landslides at several places while air traffic remained suspended due to fresh rainfall since last night.
 
A traffic department official said: “With adverse weather forecast for the next two days, the road is unlikely to be opened for traffic today.”
 
Hailstorm hit the state capital Shimla and adjoining areas while upper region experienced mild snowfall. Icy winds swept the region causing sharp fall in day’s temperature. Lower areas are experiencing intermittent rains since last night.
 
Chandigarh, which received light showers this morning, recorded a minimum temperature of 11.1 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, a Met department report said.
 
Amritsar in Punjab was the coldest place in the two states recording a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal.
 
Ludhiana registered a minimum temperature of 9.2 degrees Celsius, down by two degrees while Patiala’s low settled at 10.2 degrees Celsius, also down by two notches.
 
Hailstorm also hit parts of Mohali and Dera Bassi.
In Haryana, Hisar recorded a low of 10.4 degrees Celsius, down by three notches while Ambala’s minimum temperature settled at 12.1 degrees Celsius.
Narnaul recorded a low of 11.6 degrees Celsius.
 
Meanwhile, many parts of the two states, including Ambala, Kurukshetra, Mohali and Amritsar, were lashed by light rains since yesterday.
 
A few vehicles were damaged as trees fell on them at Barara in Ambala.
 
Strong winds also damaged standing crop in Ambala. Various parts of the district were hit by hailstorms.
 
Yesterday’s maximum temperature at most places in the two states hovered 2-8 notches below normal, settling in the range of 18-24 degrees Celsius.
 
More rains have been forecast at many places in the two states tomorrow.
Courtesy of The Tribune News