Archive | March 18, 2016

MAGNITUDE 5.2 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=495212

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 490 km W of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 15:46:56.2 2016-03-18
292 km W of Tofino, Canada / pop: 1,655 / local time: 15:46:56.2 2016-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 TAJIKISTAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005ate#general_region

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 92km (57mi) NE of Shughnon, Tajikistan
95km (59mi) NE of Khorugh, Tajikistan
134km (83mi) W of Murghob, Tajikistan
156km (97mi) NNE of Ishkashim, Tajikistan
327km (203mi) E of Dushanbe, Tajikistan

 

MAGNITUDE 5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 819 km SE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 23:12:51.9 2016-03-18
1539 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 00:12:51.9 2016-03-19
1780 km SE of Seoul, Korea, Republic of / pop: 10,349,312 / local time: 23:12:51.9 2016-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 43 km

Distances: 113km (70mi) WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
135km (84mi) SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands
738km (459mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
899km (559mi) NW of Luganville, Vanuatu
1150km (715mi) E of Alotau, Papua New Guinea

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=495118

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Depth: 45 km

Distances: 613 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 23:49:14.6 2016-03-18
346 km N of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,397 / local time: 23:49:14.6 2016-03-18
191 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,171 / local time: 23:49:14.6 2016-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005aq1#general_region

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Depth: 102 km

Distances: 38km (24mi) N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
2554km (1587mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2755km (1712mi) ESE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2772km (1722mi) SE of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
2050km (1274mi) ESE of Stanley, Falkland Islands

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.1 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005apm#general_region

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Depth: 55 km

Distances: 75km (47mi) SSE of Atka, Alaska
1549km (963mi) SSE of Anadyr’, Russia
1794km (1115mi) WSW of Anchorage, Alaska
1823km (1133mi) WSW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
2553km (1586mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

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Depth: 53 km

Distances: 845 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 10:31:26.9 2016-03-18
91 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 10:31:26.9 2016-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS

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Depth: 93 km

Distances: 65km (40mi) WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia
456km (283mi) ESE of We, New Caledonia
498km (309mi) E of Mont-Dore, New Caledonia
511km (318mi) E of Noumea, New Caledonia
512km (318mi) E of Dumbea, New Caledonia

 
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Thousands of dead fish wash up on shores of a lagoon in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Muertos. La contaminación y la baja oxigenación podrían ser las causas.
Photo By Fernando Cartagena
Thousands of sardines and mackerel appeared yesterday dead on the shores of the laguna Alalay, Cochabamba of. The Mayor’s Office declared emergency, while the Government said to be on alert. Pollution and low oxygenation may be causes.
 
“Indications that this has happened by the decline in the level of oxygen in the water, and that may be due to various reasons, among them there is the degree of pollution, microscopic algae and high temperatures due to global warming”, said Gabriel López, municipal Chief of natural resources management.
 
Environmental engineer added that samples of water and fish, which were taken to laboratories to determine the specific causes of the death of sardines and mackerel were removed. It is medium-sized and very young fish.
 
Lopez said that the larger spices perished not because they are accustomed to the level of oxygen and pollution that exists in the lagoon, located in the South of the city of Cochabamba.
 
“Possibly eggs hatched recently and they could not get used to these conditions, so they left on the shores in search of oxygen and was there that they were killed,” he added. Dead fish occupied at least five cubic meters from the shores of the lagoon. Elected officials were given the task of collecting and cleaning the area.
 
“It is difficult to estimate the number of dead fish being cleaned more than 50% (up to yesterday afternoon)”, said Lopez, after warning that bystanders and homeless people took away some amount of species for sale and consumption.
 
Population. The large number of fish on the shores of the laguna Alalay, which is 15 minutes by car from the center of the city, caught the attention of the people and the authorities. Rossmery Llusco, interim Mayor of Cochabamba, reported that there is emergency in the municipality and the first measure, in addition to collect samples and send them to laboratories, was protected from the place so that the population will take fish, with the aim of preserving health.
 
Soledad Delgadillo, Secretary of Defense of mother earth, dependent on the Governor’s Office, said that there is the alert by the mass mortality of fish species and did not rule out the Declaration of Emergency Department for the care of the environmental disaster, because “If the fish die, the other species that live in the area are at risk”.
 
The authorities noted that the mirror of water already does not look clear or blue, but verduzco. There are also water decomposing odors. They also detected that the zone oxygenators are not working as they should.
Courtesy of la-razon.com