Archive | May 22, 2015

Major hailstorm damages apples, peaches and cherries in parts of Greece

Severe Weather Alert

Major damage was caused to apples and peaches in Kastoria and Kozani as a result of hailstorms last Tuesday. As reported to Agrotypos by the head of the branch of EL.GA Kozani, Mr George Vrontzou, “on Tuesday we had hail in the regions of Kastoria and Kozani and even in the area of Platanorema, Servia and Velventos.”
 
He adds: “the most affected are mainly apples in Kastoria and peaches, apples and cherries in Kozani. As of yet, there are no accurate estimates of the destruction. EL.GA announced compensations would be granted and producers have been given fifteen days to report the extent of the damage.”
Courtesy of freshplaza.com

Policeman does mouth-to-mouth on dog after pulling it from landslide in Colombia

Landslide Danger Alert

A heartwarming video captured the moment police officers rescued a dog from certain death by pulling it from a landslide.
 
The animal was spotted by two officers who were on patrol in the town of Salgar, Colombia, which was hit by a devastating landslide leaving more than 60 people dead.
 
They noticed the dog being pulled by the dangerous currents of the Liboriana River, which burst its banks after heavy rains, and acted instinctively in their bid to save it.
 
In the clip, a heartwarming scene from the area which has been struck by tragedy, the animal can be seen flailing as it crashes into rocks and is thrown about by the current like a rag doll.
 
The officers risk their own lives by jumping into the fast moving water to rescue it.
 
Once captured the dog is brought to the bank where two officers attempt to resuscitate it by pumping its chest and performing CPR.
 
Later in the clip the animal is on its feet despite appearing to be extremely weary.
 
According to local media, the dog had suffered injuries from the rocks in the river but is expected to make a full recovery.
 
Colombia’s northwest mountain region has been ravaged by landslides of late.
 
In Salgar more than 60 people have been killed after a landslide in the early hours of Monday morning brought mud and water down onto homes in the worst disaster of its kind for a decade.
 
With more people still being reported missing, the death toll is expected to rise even further.
 
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos travelled to the area on Monday, declaring a state of emergency and promising to rebuild homes.
Courtesy of nzherald.co.nz

MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 414 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 09:03:06.0 2015-05-23
170 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 09:03:06.0 2015-05-23


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MAGNITUDE 6.8 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 436 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 08:45:20.9 2015-05-23
192 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 08:45:20.9 2015-05-23


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MAGNITUDE 5.3 OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE

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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 485 km SW of La Paz, Bolivia / pop: 812,799 / local time: 15:39:32.2 2015-05-22
53 km W of Iquique, Chile / pop: 227,499 / local time: 16:39:32.2 2015-05-22


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 1261 km NE of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 04:37:56.6 2015-05-23
408 km SE of Manokwari, Indonesia / pop: 53,190 / local time: 04:37:56.6 2015-05-23
92 km SE of Nabire, Indonesia / pop: 43,898 / local time: 04:37:56.6 2015-05-23


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MAGNITUDE 3.0 NEVADA, USA

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 487 km NE of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 12:19:29.1 2015-05-22
450 km SW of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 186,440 / local time: 13:19:29.1 2015-05-22
70 km S of Pioche, United States / pop: 1,002 / local time: 12:19:29.1 2015-05-22
35 km S of Caliente, United States / pop: 1,130 / local time: 12:19:29.1 2015-05-22


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 337 km N of Lucknow, India / pop: 2,472,011 / local time: 00:37:40.8 2015-05-23
133 km N of Birendranagar, Nepal / pop: 31,381 / local time: 00:52:40.8 2015-05-23
72 km NW of Jumlā, Nepal / pop: 9,073 / local time: 00:52:40.8 2015-05-23


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