Archive | May 24, 2015

MAGNITUDE 4.3 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 80 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 03:23:41.3 2015-05-25
68 km E of Pokhara, Nepal / pop: 200,000 / local time: 03:23:41.3 2015-05-25
47 km NE of Bharatpur, Nepal / pop: 107,157 / local time: 03:23:41.3 2015-05-25


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MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 36 km

Distances: 68km (42mi) S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
2544km (1581mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2785km (1731mi) ESE of Punta Arenas, Chile
2785km (1731mi) SE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2142km (1331mi) SE of Stanley, Falkland Islands

MAGNITUDE 4.3 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 93 km E of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 23:15:00.0 2015-05-24
37 km SE of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 23:15:00.0 2015-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 2.3 NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 293 km SE of Montréal, Canada / pop: 3,268,513 / local time: 14:12:27.2 2015-05-24
11 km NW of Concord, United States / pop: 42,695 / local time: 14:12:27.2 2015-05-24
3 km S of Boscawen, United States / pop: 3,911 / local time: 14:12:27.2 2015-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 TONGA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 177 km NW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 07:10:37.8 2015-05-25
613 km E of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 06:10:37.8 2015-05-25
790 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 07:10:37.8 2015-05-25


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23 Whales beached, 16 dead in Murdeira, Cape Verde

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23 Whales beached, 16 dead in Murdeira, Cape Verde

16 MILLION birds to be killed from outbreak of avian flu, ‘state of emergency’ in Iowa, USA

State Of Emergency

Iowa, the United States’ top egg producer, has become the third state to declare a state of emergency over the growing bird flu outbreak, joining Minnesota and Wisconsin.
 
At the time of Gov. Terry Branstad’s Friday press conference, 16 million egg-laying chickens had tested positive for bird flu. The state of emergency is effective immediately and will continue until May 31 unless terminated sooner or extended by the governor. 
 
Iowa officials started receiving notice about an outbreak of the virus beginning on April 21. The pathogen is highly contagious for turkeys, chickens and other poultry. While it’s not a threat to humans, it can lead to high costs over the loss of livestock and property, and quickly exhaust local emergency responses, according to Branstad.
 
“While the avian influenza outbreak does not pose a risk to humans, we are taking the matter very seriously and believe declaring a state of emergency is the best way to make all resources available,” Branstad said Friday.
 
“Even before the virus began in Iowa, our office was monitoring the outbreak in other states. We’ll continue our work – as we’ve been doing since the first outbreak in Buena Vista County – in hopes of stopping the virus’ aggressive spread throughout Iowa.”
 
So far, 21 poultry farms spanning 10 Iowa counties have reported cases of bird flu that are either presumed positives or confirmed positives. An estimated 16 million egg-laying chickens in the state have tested positive for the flu and will be culled – a number that represents a quarter of the state’s chicken population.
Courtesy of rt.com

Large die off of fish found in the waters of Bocas del Toro Province, Panama

Fish Kill Alert

A lot of dead fish were found in the water supply of Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro, so that the suspension of the service is ordered.
 
The Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN), informed the foreign community and not to consume water because this could be contaminated.
 
The mayor of Bocas del Toro, Martin Downer said that have been sent for tank trucks to supply water to communities while the corresponding tests are performed to determine the cause of death of the fish.
 
For its part, the regional director of the Ministry of Education (Meduca) reported that classes are suspended until the IDAAN and the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced that it is safe drinking water.
 
He also met the President, Juan Carlos Varela, hit the Isla Bocas del Toro to understand the situation.
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Hundreds of fish dead due to algae in a lake in Jalisco, Mexico

Fish Kill Alert

Due to the death of about 200 fish (Popochas) on Lake Mayor Park, the site will remain closed pending the completion of maintenance and cleaning. 
 
The Popochas died from lack of oxygen in the water, caused by the increase in algae and fish overpopulation own, Secretary of Ecology and Environment of the municipality, Juan Carlos Vázquez Becerra said. 
 
Since last Monday, Mayor Park authorities noticed discoloration in the water and fish “moqueaban” and came to the surface, making analysis of water and brush began, supported by biologists Health and Safety State Government and other specialists. The results are in about three days. 
 
“There must be about 100 or 200 dead fish, but they are very small, there is a number”. 
 
The cleanup in Mayor Park will be a purchased by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, for desazolvar clean the glass and let it set. However, the main cause of the closure is because there is movement and entry of vehicles in the lower part of the place, and does not want to endanger walkers. 
 
“Right now we prefer to keep the closed park and give it a clean in two or three days, and that will allow us to offer the service to the public as quickly as possible.” 
 
He ruled that there is contamination in the lake, adding that in hot season is common weed and algae growth, so it is a good time to do deep cleaning and maintenance.
Courtesy of entornointeligente.com