Archive | March 13, 2016


Earthquake Swarm

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 42 km E of Vaduz, Liechtenstein / pop: 5,197 / local time: 21:00:46.2 2016-03-13
15 km W of Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria / pop: 2,848 / local time: 21:00:46.2 2016-03-13

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Historic flooding strikes Louisiana, USA

SHR NWLA flooding
(Photo: Douglas Collier, The Times)
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness continues to coordinate the state’s response to the current historic flood event.
The initial reports from parishes indicate more than 4,958 homes received flood damage. This total does not include entire regions of the state still responding to flood-related emergencies. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes. This number also continues to climb.
Governor John Bel Edwards, key cabinet members and a representative from FEMA have traveled to many of the hardest hit areas for site visits. More travel is planned today in the western half of the state. State agencies manning the State Emergency Operations Center continue round the clock work to meet requests for resources from parishes impacted by the floods.
“Our first goal is to help our local partners through the response phase of this event,” GOHSEP Director James Waskom said. “We will begin to transition into the recovery phase as conditions improve.  We have been working with FEMA for the past several days in an effort to streamline the disaster assessment process that will ultimately determine what level of Federal support will be available for individuals, parishes and state agencies dealing with flood. The assessment work may begin in phases because the storms impact took several days to develop in some areas, but rest assured, that work will continue in all areas once it is safe for the joint FEMA/GOHSEP assessment teams to access other regions.”
The National Weather Service indicates thunderstorms and a potential of severe weather are forecast Sunday evening in northwestern Louisiana, which could cause even more problems.
Other high water in rivers and bayous are causing new problems to develop.
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Depth:10 km

Distances: 716 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,019,942 / local time: 20:35:53.0 2016-03-12
200 km NE of Boise, United States / pop: 145,987 / local time: 20:35:53.0 2016-03-12
15 km NE of Challis, United States / pop: 1,081 / local time: 20:35:53.0 2016-03-12

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Depth: 26 km
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 28.1333 -16.1977


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Depth: 21 km
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 27.6823 -18.0758


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 44 km W of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 11:00:30.0 2016-03-13
470 km W of Thimphu, Bhutan / pop: 98,676 / local time: 11:15:30.0 2016-03-13
716 km NW of Dhaka, Bangladesh / pop: 10,356,500 / local time: 11:15:30.0 2016-03-13

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Large avalanche in the Italian Alps has killed 6 people and several others are missing

Avalanche Emergency Alert

A large avalanche in the Italian Alps has killed six people and several others are missing, Italian media are reporting.
The avalanche happened on Monte Nevoso (snowy mountain) near the Austrian border and as many as 10 people could be buried.
At least two of those killed were attempting to make their way to the summit at the time.
Three helicopters carrying search teams were dispatched, but the high altitude meant that the aircraft were forced to fly with minimal fuel to reduce their weight, hampering the operation.
“Rescue operations are ongoing. The assessment is incomplete,” said Italy’s alpine rescue service, according to the AGI news agency.
Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera is reporting that a group of around 10 skiers were heading to the summit of the mountain at 3,358 metres.
Witnesses reported seeing the group make their way to the peak when the avalanche began.
One of the survivors is helping with the rescue efforts.
The warm temperatures have increased the risk of avalanches to level three out of five, where five indicates a strong risk.
Monte Nevoso is the second highest peak in the Rieserferner mountain range along the Italy-Austria border.
Rescue efforts after an avalanche in the Italian Alps.
Courtesy of Sky News