Archive | May 17, 2015

MAGNITUDE 3.1 WESTERN TEXAS, USA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 323 km E of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico / pop: 1,512,354 / local time: 16:15:14.1 2015-05-17
33 km NW of Fort Stockton, United States / pop: 8,283 / local time: 17:15:14.1 2015-05-17


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Severe hailstorm causes damage to orchards in Lolab, Kashmir

Hailstorm causes damage to orchards in Lolab
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Hailstorm accompanied by fast winds in different parts of Lolab, here, on Sunday caused massive damage to fruit bearing trees and vegetable crop.
 
The farmers from several areas in Lolab told Greater Kashmir that the hailstorm began this afternoon and continued for an hour. “It badly hit orchards in Sogam, Lalpora, Potushai, Khodi, Gagal, Diver, Maidanpora, cheepora, Kuligam, Khurhama, Warnow and Doban areas of Lolab causing damage to the mustard crop, fruit buds of apple trees, walnut, pear and cherry, and vegetables.”
 
“Such was the intensity of the hailstorm and fast winds accompanying it that fruit buds and leaves of trees were knocked down” the farmers said.
 
Meanwhile, the farmers appealed Agriculture and Horticulture departments to depute official teams to the affected areas to assess the loss and suggest sprays of suitable pesticides and fungicides.
Courtesy of greaterkashmir.com

Severe heatwave hits parts of Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan in Pakistan

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Most parts of the country on Sunday remained in the grip of scorching heat as temperature rose to over forty with Nawab Shah becoming hottest district of the country where mercury shot up to 47 degrees.
 
Roads wore deserted look as punishing heatwave hit Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas , Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar and other parts of Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh.
 
People in Rahim Yar Khan, where mercury was recorded at 43 degree Celsius, rushed to canals to beat the heat.
 
According to Met Office, Bahawalnagar, Turbat, Bawahalpur, DG Khan, Multan, Khanpur, and Sukkur sizzled at 42 degrees Celsius.
 
On the other hand, upper parts of the country including Kashmir, Hazara Division and Gilgit Baltistan have been receiving intermittent rain, where the Met Office forecasts more showers for the next four days.
Courtesy of thenews.com.pk

Teenage Tourist Gored By Bison At Yellowstone, USA

Bison pass by tourists at Yellowstone National Park
There are estimated to be nearly 5,000 bison at Yellowstone. Pic: File
A 16-year-old girl from Taiwan has been airlifted to hospital after being gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
 
The teenager was posing for a picture next to the animal when its horn impaled her.
 
The National Park Service says the unidentified girl’s injuries were serious but not life-threatening.
A wild bison rubs against a fire hydrant
A wild bison rubs against a fire hydrant at Yellowstone
She is an exchange student who was with her host family visiting the park, which straddles the Wyoming-Idaho-Montana border.
 
The incident occurred in the Old Faithful area at lunchtime on Friday.
 
The Park Service says the girl was as close as 3ft (91cm) to the bison when she turned her back to it.
 
Visitors are advised by the Park Service to keep a distance of at least 75ft from the bison.
 
Despite their bulk, the animals can run faster than 30mph (48kph).
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.4 EAST OF SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 3818 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 16:43:32.7 2015-05-17
3943 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 16:43:32.7 2015-05-17
4667 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 15:43:32.7 2015-05-17


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 382 km SE of Nagoya-shi, Japan / pop: 2,191,279 / local time: 01:33:23.0 2015-05-18
330 km S of Shizuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 701,561 / local time: 01:33:23.0 2015-05-18
289 km S of Ōyama, Japan / pop: 21,744 / local time: 01:33:23.0 2015-05-18


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MAGNITUDE 4.4 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 92 km E of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 20:40:00.0 2015-05-17
31 km SE of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 20:40:00.0 2015-05-17


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 245 km S of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 02:15:12.2 2015-05-18
152 km E of Yigo Village, Guam / pop: 20,539 / local time: 02:15:12.2 2015-05-18


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MAGNITUDE 4.2 KYRGYZSTAN

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 196 km E of Tashkent, Uzbekistan / pop: 1,978,028 / local time: 16:59:36.5 2015-05-17
86 km N of Namangan, Uzbekistan / pop: 432,456 / local time: 16:59:36.5 2015-05-17
56 km N of Kosonsoy, Uzbekistan / pop: 43,684 / local time: 16:59:36.5 2015-05-17


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