Archive | November 7, 2015

Raging blaze at a warehouse in Tottenham, North London, UK

At least 32 train cars have derailed; evacuations ordered in Wisconsin, USA

Courtesy of WRDN 1430
At least 32 cars have derailed near Alma, Wisconsin, with some tankers containing denatured alcohol, according to the sheriff’s office. A voluntary evacuation has been announced.
 
Emergency crews have arrived at the scene of the derailment near the town of Alma, located along the Mississippi River, about 80 miles south east of Minneapolis.
 
The cause of the accident is not yet clear. There have been no reports of injuries. The derailment has prompted several road closures, according to the Buffalo County sheriff’s office.
 
BNSF Railway said that there have been no reports of fire or smoke.
 
Fox9 news reported that the tankers contained oil. AP cited the  BNSF Railway statement saying that the derailed cars included empty auto racks and tanker cars of denatured alcohol.
 
“At about 8:45 CST this morning a train derailed approximately two miles north of Alma, WI,” the BNSF Railway said in a statement.
 
Photos from the scene show several cars turned upside down near the bank of the Mississippi river.
 
In July, more than 5,000 people in eastern Tennessee were evacuated after a freight train carrying “highly flammable and toxic gas” derailed and caught fire. Several firefighters were injured while battling that blaze.
Courtesy of rt.com

MAGNITUDE 5.3 SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10003vlf#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 223km (139mi) S of Ngulung Wetan, Indonesia
252km (157mi) SSW of Boyolangu, Indonesia
254km (158mi) SSW of Trenggalek, Indonesia
258km (160mi) SSW of Tulungagung, Indonesia
655km (407mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia

Thousands of people still without power after huge winds in southern Ontario, Canada

Power Outages Alert
Massive winds have left 54,500 people without power in southern Ontario, Hydro One said Friday afternoon, after a total of 90,000 were without power earlier in the day.
 
The winds in south western and central have affected the utility’s distribution system. As the storm moves east, more customers will be affected.
 
Crews are out assessing damage and starting repairs, in cases where it is safe to do so, Hydro One said.
Courtesy of citynews.ca

MAGNITUDE 2.6 NEAR SOUTH COAST OF FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=468727

Subject To Change

Depth: 12 km

Distances: 36 km E of Monaco, Monaco / pop: 32,965 / local time: 21:02:48.5 2015-11-07
23 km SE of Sasso di Bordighera, Italy / pop: 10,693 / local time: 21:02:48.5 2015-11-07

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.7 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=468728

Subject To Change

Depth: 14 km

Distances: 484 km W of Laâyoune / El Aaiún, Western Sahara / pop: 188,084 / local time: 20:01:13.5 2015-11-07
197 km SW of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / pop: 222,417 / local time: 20:01:13.5 2015-11-07
91 km SW of Alajeró, Spain / pop: 2,066 / local time: 20:01:13.5 2015-11-07

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MAGNITUDE 5.7 LUZON, PHILIPPINES

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10003vl4#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 35 km

Distances: 3km (2mi) N of Binabalian Ricor, Philippines
33km (21mi) N of Alaminos, Philippines
42km (26mi) W of Payocpoc Sur, Philippines
44km (27mi) W of Bauang, Philippines
234km (145mi) NNW of Manila, Philippines

MAGNITUDE 4.2 OKLAHOMA, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=468714

Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 469 km N of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 12:29:13.7 2015-11-07
165 km N of Oklahoma City, United States / pop: 579,999 / local time: 12:29:13.7 2015-11-07
31 km SE of Anthony, United States / pop: 2,269 / local time: 12:29:13.7 2015-11-07
22 km SW of Caldwell, United States / pop: 1,068 / local time: 12:29:13.7 2015-11-07

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.8 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=468712

Subject To Change

Depth: 15 km

Distances: 65 km N of Gibraltar, Gibraltar / pop: 26,544 / local time: 19:11:57.7 2015-11-07
5 km SE of El Bosque, Spain / pop: 1,984 / local time: 19:11:57.7 2015-11-07

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.8 MERIDA, VENEZUELA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10003vki#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 1 km

Distances: 7km (4mi) S of Lagunillas, Venezuela
19km (12mi) SW of Ejido, Venezuela
28km (17mi) W of Mucumpiz, Venezuela
31km (19mi) WSW of Merida, Venezuela
474km (295mi) SSW of Oranjestad, Aruba