Archive | June 5, 2015

MAGNITUDE 6.0 SABAH, MALAYSIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002m5s#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 19km (12mi) NW of Ranau, Malaysia
32km (20mi) SSE of Kota Belud, Malaysia
53km (33mi) ENE of Donggongon, Malaysia
54km (34mi) ENE of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
217km (135mi) NE of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=445279

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 848 km E of Novosibirsk, Russia / pop: 1,419,007 / local time: 03:50:53.3 2015-06-05
198 km NE of Kyzyl, Russia / pop: 108,240 / local time: 04:50:53.3 2015-06-05
101 km N of Toora-Khem, Russia / pop: 2,214 / local time: 04:50:53.3 2015-06-05


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=445276

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 907 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 06:46:21.9 2015-06-05
1444 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 07:46:21.9 2015-06-05
1826 km SE of Seoul, South Korea / pop: 10,349,312 / local time: 06:46:21.9 2015-06-05


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Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in Darlington, England, UK

Fish Kill Alert

THE discovery of hundreds of dead fish has prompted an investigation into a possible pollution incident.
 
The Environment Agency said a 14km stretch of Aldbrough Beck, at Aldbrough St John, near Darlington, was affected.
 
The waterway is a tributary of the River Tees.
 
A spokesman for the agency said: “We received reports on Sunday of dead fish in Aldbrough Beck.
 
“Environment Agency officers investigated and found that 14km of the river were affected.
 
“Several hundred fish, mainly trout and bullheads, have died. Water samples have been taken and an investigation is ongoing.”
 
Thomas Fenwick, a parish councillor in Aldbrough St John, said the incident was discussed at a meeting of the authority on Tuesday night.
 
He added: “I haven’t seen them myself but apparently dead fish have been reported since Monday morning.
 
“There’s about 30 to 40 that have been found in the village. I don’t know how far upstream the problem goes.”
 
The investigation comes about a year after hundreds of fish died in a similar incident.
 
In June last year, a 10km stretch of the waterway was devastated by a pollution spill.
 
The incident was described at the time as the most serious of its kind by the Environment Agency and experts warned that it could take several years for fish stocks in the beck to recover from the damage caused by the incident.
 
The Environment Agency has warned that anyone found to have been dumping waste into the watercourse will be prosecuted.
Courtesy of thenorthernecho