Archive | November 24, 2015

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.8 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING, USA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 749 km SE of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,019,942 / local time: 16:06:24.6 2015-11-24
238 km SE of Helena, United States / pop: 28,190 / local time: 16:06:24.6 2015-11-24
99 km S of Livingston, United States / pop: 7,044 / local time: 16:06:24.6 2015-11-24
56 km E of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,271 / local time: 16:06:24.6 2015-11-24

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TECTONIC PLATE MOVEMENT IN PROCESS WORLDWIDE

***ALERT***
Tectonic Plates
PLATE SHIFT IN ACTION WHICH WILL COMBINE AND EFFECT ALL TECTONIC PLATES WORLDWIDE

***BE ALERT***

Red death: Toxic Brazilian mud reaches Atlantic Ocean

An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), (bottom) which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea (top) on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 23, 2015. © Ricardo Moraes
Courtesy of Ricardo Moraes / Reuters
Toxic mud from a collapsed iron mine dam in Brazil has travelled 500 kilometers down the Rio Doce and reached the Atlantic Ocean, threatening endangered leatherback turtles and the river’s other aquatic wildlife.
 
Brazil’s biggest environmental disaster ever occurred on November 5 when a Samarco iron mine dam collapsed, releasing sixty million cubic meters of toxic waste.
 
The deadly deluge quickly flooded villages and contaminated rivers in south-eastern Brazil, with 11 people killed and 12 others still reported missing.
 
Over the course of the month, the toxic waste travelled more than 500 kilometers downstream to reach the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo.
 
According to estimates from biologists, it will take some 30 years to clean up the Rio Doce basin after mercury, arsenic, chromium and manganese at levels exceeding human consumption limits were discovered in the red mud.
 
The contamination threatens the Comboios nature reserve, which is one of the world’s few regular nesting sites for the endangered leatherback turtle.
 
Fish, loggerhead turtles, whales and dolphins are also in jeopardy as scientists fear the toxic water may reduce oxygen and alter pH levels in the water.
 
The iron ore mine owner, Samarco, installed nine kilometers of floating barriers in an attempt to protect the Rio Doce river bank.
 
The company also widened the river mouth to speed up the flow of the mud where the toxins are expected to stretch to a wider area and become diluted. 
 
Samarco agreed to pay one billion reais (US$262m) to cover the clean-up costs and compensation.
 
The mine owner was also fined 250 million reais by Brazil’s environmental regulator, with President Dilma Rousseff saying that more penalties may follow from other government bodies.
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1058 km SW of Monrovia, Liberia / pop: 939,524 / local time: 20:45:03.1 2015-11-24
1079 km SW of Freetown, Sierra Leone / pop: 802,639 / local time: 20:45:03.1 2015-11-24
1162 km SW of Conakry, Guinea / pop: 1,767,200 / local time: 20:45:03.1 2015-11-24

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

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Depth: 134 km

Distances: 215km (134mi) SW of Vaini, Tonga
220km (137mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
691km (429mi) SE of Suva, Fiji
781km (485mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji
797km (495mi) SE of Nadi, Fiji

MAGNITUDE 4.1 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 48 km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 00:42:30.0 2015-11-25
20 km SW of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 00:42:30.0 2015-11-25

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 KYRGYZSTAN

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 284 km S of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 900,000 / local time: 20:45:54.4 2015-11-24
57 km E of Osh, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 200,000 / local time: 20:45:54.4 2015-11-24
39 km SE of Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 40,360 / local time: 20:45:54.4 2015-11-24

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MAGNITUDE 6.0 PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

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Depth: 593 km

Distances: 400 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 23:21:36.4 2015-11-24
1951 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 22:21:36.4 2015-11-24
2545 km E of Taipei, Taiwan / pop: 7,871,900 / local time: 21:21:36.4 2015-11-24

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 NEPAL

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Depth: 80 km

Distances: 111 km NW of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 18:09:27.2 2015-11-24
88 km NE of Pokhara, Nepal / pop: 200,000 / local time: 18:09:27.2 2015-11-24

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MAGNITUDE 4.0 NEPAL

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 19 km N of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 17:00:30.0 2015-11-24
432 km W of Thimphu, Bhutan / pop: 98,676 / local time: 17:15:30.0 2015-11-24
690 km NW of Dhaka, Bangladesh / pop: 10,356,500 / local time: 17:15:30.0 2015-11-24

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