Archive | November 25, 2015

Sandra becomes Category 3 hurricane in eastern Pacific

Hurricane Alert

Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a powerful Category 3 storm off Mexico’s Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land.
 
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it’s the strongest hurricane in the eastern Pacific for this late in the year.
 
The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday afternoon to near 115 mph (185 kph).
 
Sandra is centered about 555 miles (895 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).
 
It’s expected to turn to the north-northwest Thursday, and to weaken sometime Thursday or Thursday night.
Courtesy of bigstory.ap.org

MAGNITUDE 5.4 WESTERN IRAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=472616

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 208 km SW of Eşfahān, Iran / pop: 1,547,164 / local time: 00:47:18.8 2015-11-26
112 km NE of Ahvāz, Iran / pop: 841,145 / local time: 00:47:18.8 2015-11-26
41 km E of Masjed Soleymān, Iran / pop: 111,510 / local time: 00:47:18.8 2015-11-26

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Severe hail storm devastates growers in Botswana, Africa

Severe Weather Alert

A hail storm which swept through Lentsweletau, Botswana, last week Tuesday, has left many farmers with destroyed produce, totalling to over a million pula in value. Many are funded by CEDA and are concerned that they will not be able to pay back their loans.
 
It has been reported that the hail storm hit around 9pm Tuesday evening, and lasted for about 30 minutes. 
 
The crops primarily affected by the storm were reported to be cabbage, butternut squash, and tomatoes.
 
A farmer, also affected by a frost that damaged last season’s crops, said that the biggest challenge is paying her loan with CEDA, as there are claims that her financier did not help the last time there was weather damage.
 
CEDA project Manager Mr Gaolebale Regoeng has said that they will assess the situation and the extent of the damage.
 
Recommendations will be based on the farmer’s request, which is then forwarded to senior management for approval and assistance will be assessed.
Courtesy of freshplaza.com

MAGNITUDE 5.7 MOLUCCA SEA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100041ay#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 32 km

Distances: 123km (76mi) E of Bitung, Indonesia
139km (86mi) WNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
141km (88mi) WNW of Ternate, Indonesia
154km (96mi) E of Tondano, Indonesia
1107km (688mi) N of Dili, East Timor

MAGNITUDE 4.6 ASSAM, INDIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=472563

Subject To Change

Depth: 40 km

Distances: 345 km E of Thimphu, Bhutan / pop: 98,676 / local time: 22:15:08.9 2015-11-25
98 km SW of Itānagar, India / pop: 44,971 / local time: 21:45:08.9 2015-11-25
23 km SE of Tezpur, India / pop: 58,851 / local time: 21:45:08.9 2015-11-25

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=472516

Subject To Change

Depth: 148 km

Distances: 314 km S of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,212,504 / local time: 19:23:02.0 2015-11-25
274 km SE of Koronadal, Philippines / pop: 125,502 / local time: 19:23:02.0 2015-11-25
155 km S of Bukid, Philippines / pop: 2,232 / local time: 19:23:02.0 2015-11-25

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MAGNITUDE 3.9 PERSIAN GULF

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=472502

Subject To Change

Depth: 18 km

Distances: 195 km S of Shīrāz, Iran / pop: 1,249,942 / local time: 13:58:04.3 2015-11-25
146 km SE of Bandar Būshehr, Iran / pop: 165,377 / local time: 13:58:04.3 2015-11-25
122 km SW of Fīrūzābād, Iran / pop: 66,558 / local time: 13:58:04.3 2015-11-25

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 GUATEMALA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=472501

Subject To Change

Depth: 80 km

Distances: 95 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 994,938 / local time: 04:23:02.6 2015-11-25
51 km W of Escuintla, Guatemala / pop: 103,165 / local time: 04:23:02.6 2015-11-25
32 km W of La Democracia, Guatemala / pop: 5,479 / local time: 04:23:02.6 2015-11-25
10 km SE of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala / pop: 11,121 / local time: 04:23:02.6 2015-11-25

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