Archive | May 6, 2015

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.7 UTAH, USA

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Depth: 7.5 km

Distances: Centerfield, UT – 11 km (7 miles) W (274 degrees)
Gunnison, UT – 11 km (7 miles) WSW (257 degrees)
Fayette, UT – 13 km (8 miles) SW (217 degrees)
Redmond, UT – 16 km (10 miles) NNW (335 degrees)
Provo, UT – 126 km (78 miles) S (191 degrees)

06.05.15 M2.7 7.5 km

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.0 UTAH, USA

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Depth: 6.4 km

Distances: Centerfield, UT – 12 km (7 miles) W (270 degrees)
Gunnison, UT – 13 km (8 miles) WSW (255 degrees)
Fayette, UT – 14 km (9 miles) SW (219 degrees)
Redmond, UT – 15 km (10 miles) NNW (330 degrees)
Provo, UT – 127 km (79 miles) SSW (192 degrees)

06.05.15 M2.0 6.4 km

MAGNITUDE 5.1 VANUATU

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 404 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 09:16:36.5 2015-05-07
133 km N of Luganville / pop: 13,397 / local time: 09:16:00.0 2015-05-07
78 km N of Port-Olry, Vanuatu / pop: 1,951 / local time: 09:16:36.5 2015-05-07


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A VAST dust storm strikes NSW Australia

Dust Storm Alert

A VAST dust storm travelling across NSW is dissipating, with visibility improving across the state.
 
THE dust storm, which originated from the Victorian Mallee and southwest NSW, blew over the Illawarra region and Sydney on Wednesday morning causing air pollution levels to spike.
 
It also tinged the sky a hazy orange colour.
 
Driven by south to south-westerly winds behind a cold front, the Bureau of Meteorology says the dust is gradually disappearing and should be all but gone on Thursday.
 
“The wind is continuing to blow from the west so any remaining dust, if it doesn’t disperse beyond detection, will blow out to sea,” a BoM spokesman told AAP.
 
While another cold front is expected to clip the southwest of NSW overnight, the spokesman said it’s not likely to raise any major amounts of dust.
 
“It will be basically clear skies throughout most of the state on Thursday,” he said.
 
“This is a natural event that has unfortunately hit at a time when cultivation is underway for winter crops,” said Dr John Leys, from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s DustWatch program.
 
Swan Hill resident Deanna Dewhirst said there were barely any cars or people about on Wednesday.
 
“It was really windy. In town, it was like it was a Sunday.”
Courtesy of news.com.au

Landslide kills 4 and 9 are missing in Indonesia

03.05.15 Landslide in Indonesia
Four people were killed and nine others remain missing after a landslide buried homes on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said.
 
A landslide triggered by a pipeline explosion on Tuesday engulfed eight homes and trapped villagers in a West Java village.
 
The pipeline, belonging to a geothermal project in the area, had been damaged in a previous landslide caused by days of torrential rain.
 
“The search for victims of the landslide continues,” said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
 
More than 100 residents, fearing further landslides, had taken refuge in a village hall, he added.
 
Landslides are common in Indonesia, one of the world’s most natural-disaster prone nations.
 
The national disaster agency estimates around half the country’s 250 million population live in areas prone to landslides.
Courtesy of scscircle.com

MAGNITUDE 3.0 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF. USA

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Depth: 3 km

Distances: 63 km SE of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 09:11:01.5 2015-05-06
23 km E of Santa Ana, United States / pop: 324,528 / local time: 09:11:01.5 2015-05-06
9 km SW of Corona, United States / pop: 152,374 / local time: 09:11:01.5 2015-05-06


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MAGNITUDE 2.7 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF. USA

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Depth: 14 km

Distances: 553 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 07:35:12.7 2015-05-06
83 km SW of Sacramento, United States / pop: 466,488 / local time: 07:35:12.7 2015-05-06
10 km SE of Martinez, United States / pop: 35,824 / local time: 07:35:12.7 2015-05-06
1 km SW of Concord, United States / pop: 122,067 / local time: 07:35:12.7 2015-05-06


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MAGNITUDE 3.5 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF. USA

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Depth: 14 km

Distances: 553 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 07:32:03.9 2015-05-06
82 km SW of Sacramento, United States / pop: 466,488 / local time: 07:32:03.9 2015-05-06
11 km SE of Martinez, United States / pop: 35,824 / local time: 07:32:03.9 2015-05-06
1 km S of Concord, United States / pop: 122,067 / local time: 07:32:03.9 2015-05-06


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