Archive | March 16, 2016

MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3591 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 06:24:24.0 2016-03-16
3719 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 06:24:24.0 2016-03-16
4462 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 06:24:24.0 2016-03-16

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.0 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

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Distances: 2281 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 20:13:36.3 2016-03-16
2592 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 22:13:36.3 2016-03-16
4057 km S of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 20:13:36.3 2016-03-16

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

    
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Depth: 15 km

Distances: 266 km NW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 00:49:31.5 2016-03-16
154 km S of La Serena, Chile / pop: 154,521 / local time: 00:49:31.5 2016-03-16
68 km NW of Illapel, Chile / pop: 22,816 / local time: 00:49:31.5 2016-03-16

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 592 km NE of Almaty, Kazakhstan / pop: 2,000,900 / local time: 03:32:45.7 2016-03-16
271 km SW of Ust’-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan / pop: 319,067 / local time: 03:32:45.7 2016-03-16
2 km NE of Ayagoz, Kazakhstan / pop: 33,479 / local time: 03:32:45.7 2016-03-16

 
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160,000+ birds killed due to new avian flu outbreaks in Plateau and Kano, Nigeria

Bird Flu

H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has been found at fifteen more locations in Nigeria.
 
The outbreaks affected six backyard and nine farm premises in the Plateau and Kano regions. Mostly layers were affected, but also some broilers and turkeys.
 
Nearly 160,000 birds were destroyed and another 3831 died from the disease.
 
Poor farm biosecurity has again been implicated in the spread of the outbreaks.
Courtesy of thepoultrysite.com

MASSIVE – 21 MILLION+ salmon dead due to algae bloom in Chiloe and Aysen region, Chile

Already withdrew 60 percent of salmon killed by harmful algae in the Los Lagos region. The Government seeks that unemployed are integrated to the restaurant industry and tourism.
 
They are 34 centres of those affected by harmful algae crops, leaving so far 35 thousand tons of mortality, which corresponds to 21 million dead salmon.
 
The Sernapesca, Eduardo Aguilera, regional director said that more affected centers have not been reported, realizing that already has pulled out 60 percent of the salmon to turn them into fish meal.
 
From the Government, the Mayor of Los Lagos, Leonardo de la Prida, said seeking a labour of persons remaining unemployed retraining, where one possibility is that they add to the restaurant industry or tourism.
 
A proposal that will be analyzed on Tuesday, where participate the regional head, the National Confederation of workers of the Salmon and the single Confederation of workers, in order to find a solution to this crisis which threatens to leave thousands of people without their labor supply.
Courtesy of biobiochile.cl

7+ TONS of dead fish found in a river in Tres Lagoas, Brazil

Fish Kill Alert

More than seven tonnes of fish were found dead in 20 NET-tanks on the Paraná River, in Três Lagoas, last weekend. Water samples were collected for analysis in order to find out what actually caused the death, which so far is unknown.
 
The tanks belong to the fishermen’s Cooperative, which is formed by Jupiá 65 fishermen, and were placed in the River in October last year. According to the local’s Secretary, Luciana Linhares Pavã, a ton of fish was dropped and will be buried. The rest of the tilapias was slaughtered and frozen until the outcome of laboratory tests.
 
The losses must reach 30 1000 R$. The fish raised in these net-tanks would be taken to the refrigerator of fish, in the final stage of construction, on the banks of the Paraná River, in Jupiá.
 
More fish were found dead in another location of the river. If it is not detected no chemical reagent, the death of the animals can be related to soil sediment due to electric power substation works under construction nearby.
Courtesy of fatimanews.com.br

1 MILLION+ sea slugs wash up dead on a beach in Phuket, Thailand

Marine experts are attempting to understand why more than a million sea slugs washed up on a Phuket beach this morning.
 
The name ‘sea slug’ is a common name used specifically for gastropods that are not shell-bearing or appear not to be shell-bearing. Experts believe that the sea slugs found on Kamala Beach are, in fact, sea hares. However, they have yet to determine the exact species.
 
“Adult sea hares are mostly large, bulky creatures. Juveniles are usually not noticed along the shoreline,” said Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong from the Phuket Marine Biological Center (PMBC). “However, that doesn’t appear to be the case here.”
 
‘Sea hare’ is a direct translation from the Latin lepus marinus, which is derived from their rounded shape and from the two long rhinophores that project upwards from their heads, thought to look similar to the ears of a hare.
 
“A team was sent up there to collect samples of both the animals and the seawater to determine exactly what has caused this,” said Charatsee Aungtonya, a marine expert from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) Region 5. 
 
Officials at the PMBC and the DMCR Region 5 were made aware of the situation after local social media networks became abuzz with pictures of the tiny marine creatures on the shore of Kamala.
Courtesy of phuketgazette.net

Thousands of dead fish wash up in Bengaluru Lakes, India

In New SOS From Bengaluru Lakes, Thousands And Thousands Of Dead Fish
Bengaluru’s lakes have become famous for potent declarations of the pollution they are swamped under – in recent months, three were covered with foam, another burst into flames. Today, the Ulsoor Lake was seen covered with thousands of dead fish, adding a new disastrous photo-op for a city often tagged as India’s Silicon Valley.
 
The Ulsoor Lake, in the heart of the city, is popular for boating; the army uses it for rowing competitions to get jawans in better shape.
 
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Delhi that he had held two meetings today to discuss the Bengaluru shocker, adding, “officials have given me details on what they are doing to improve the situation.” The minister said, “The lakes’ system in Bengaluru has been destroyed for the past few decades, colonies discharge their effluent in the lakes and that is why they are in such condition.”
 
If residents elsewhere in Bengaluru and the rest of the country are stunned, those who live nearest to the lake aren’t.  They saw sewage has been flowing unrestricted into the lake, forming such thick layers that it cut off the oxygen for the fish.
 
“This was bound to happen. For the past two years we have been trying to warn authorities about a situation like this. The entire lake is going to become black because of the sewage mixing with the water. The bund that separated it has collapsed,” said a resident, V Purushottam.
 
Last year, thick froth was seen at three lakes in Bengaluru – Varthur, Bellandur and Yamlur. A month later, flames made for a strange sight at the Yamlur Lake, one of the city’s most polluted.
 
Mamata Saravanan, a corporator of the area around Ulsoor Lake, told NDTV: “The maintenance of the lake has been very poor until now. The water is not purified completely… The contamination has become too much.”
 
Ms Saravanan said the lake had suffered because of the immersing of idols and unrestricted fishing.
Courtesy of ndtv.com

Thousands of dead fish appear in the Bobos river in Mexico

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Over the weekend, in the municipalities of San Rafael and Mart nez of the Tower i hundreds of fish dead appeared on the banks of the Río Bobos, denounced the fishermen of the area.
 
The Mayor of San Rafael, Héctor Lagunes said this ecodicio was tested for the toxic waste that Friday to the tributary the processors of citrus fruits of the company “is protected by the Profepa and secretariat of the environment and the Attorney of the environment of Veracruz.
 
“They are responsible for generating this serious carnage of thousands of species such as bobo, trout, huevina, lebrancha, Fox and robalete, because daily poured their waste without minor caution to the River, and without anyone who fine them or prevent them from performing these serious actions and severe against the environment”, reported.
 
Species appeared dead in the lower area of Martinez de la Torre, Misantla, Nautla, San Rafael and Tecolutla during the weekend.
 
“It is the pr to practice them, pull debris, poison River pull them on Friday afternoon and evening, because know that State and federal authorities do not work weekends”, said.
 
In this regard give them Ulysses Rodríguez, Procurator of the environment in Veracruz, said the staff of the Procurator’s office moved to San Rafael and not found any ecocide, so it might be a false alarm or an Assembly. 
 
Concerning the Mayor Hector Lagunes said that until today Monday if indeed they would be serious ecocide qu e exists on the banks of the river.
 
“Give them should be complicit in them, there are all fishermen and pictures (…)” the problem we have is always that the authorities arrive quite late and when they are actually the river has current and takes things, but still to this day if someone come see as there are plenty of fish died on the banks of the River,”he said.
 
Mayor said this problem is recurring every year, is equal and there are no who regulate who punish, “we are unfortunately completely alone with this problem always, we abandoned”, said.
 
He said is will be manifest throughout the municipality and making protests, with blankets in other odiomas aimed at international companies who purchase them from marketing, and Citrex so they no longer buy them and see if the problem is resolved.
 
“We go to take photos with blankets in other foreign languages are them going onto social networks, asking them not to buy these products, even with international environmental organizations such as Green Peace”, said.
Courtesy of plumaslibres.com.mx