Archive | March 30, 2016

Several dead after plane crashes into a field in Eastern Quebec, Canada

Several dead after plane crashes into a field
The wreckage of the plane in eastern Quebec (Picture: AP)
A small plane crashed off an island in eastern Quebec, killing seven people, including former cabinet minister Jean Lapierre.
 
His wife, two of his brothers and one of his sisters also died when their plane crashed yesterday. They were travelling to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine after the recent death of Mr Lapierre’s father.
 
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said he was ‘shaken by the sudden death’ of Mr Lapierre and called it a great loss to the political world.
 
Former Canadian PM Paul Martin called Mr Lapierre, who served as his transport minister, a wonderful man who understood the issues and loved people.
 
The bilingual Mr Lapierre, 59, was much sought-after as a political commentator in English and French.
 
The plane was a Mitsubishi turboprop and is believed to have belonged to a private company. It had taken off from the St-Hubert regional airport south of Montreal earlier in the morning.
 
‘The crash took place in a field on approach to the airport,’ said Quebec provincial police Sgt Daniel Thibodeau, who described the weather as ‘not ideal’ for flying.
 
The plane crashed close to the airport in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. The cause was not immediately known.
 
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is deploying a team of investigators.
 
Environment Canada had issued an alert for strong winds in the region.
 
Mr Lapierre was elected to Canada’s parliament as a federalist Liberal in 1979, representing a Quebec district.
 
He briefly served as youth and amateur sports minister in a short-lived government in 1984. At that time, he was just 28, the youngest cabinet minister ever appointed to that point.
 
He co-chaired Mr Martin’s campaign for the Liberal leadership in 1990, and then became a founding member of the separatist Bloc Quebecois, although he later said he was never really a supporter of an independent Quebec.
 
He quit federal politics in 1992 but returned after Mr Martin became Liberal leader in late 2003. He served as transport minister between 2004 and 2006.
 
He is survived by his two children, Marie-Anne and Jean-Michel.
Courtesy of metro.co.uk

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45, 20:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45, 20:00 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 30.03.16  21.49 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 2.8 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 29.9296 -14.6363
Earthquake Alert

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.3 ARIZONA, YELLOWSTONE REGION, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=497227

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 386 km NW of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,445,632 / local time: 22:11:43.7 2016-03-28
109 km E of Las Vegas, United States / pop: 583,756 / local time: 22:11:43.7 2016-03-28
28 km S of Bunkerville, United States / pop: 1,303 / local time: 22:11:43.7 2016-03-28

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YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.1 ARIZONA, YELLOWSTONE REGION, USA

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Depth: 0 km

Distances: 386 km NW of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,445,632 / local time: 22:10:38.7 2016-03-28
109 km E of Las Vegas, United States / pop: 583,756 / local time: 22:10:38.7 2016-03-28
28 km S of Bunkerville, United States / pop: 1,303 / local time: 22:10:38.7 2016-03-28

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YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.2 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=497511

Subject To Change

Depth: 4 km

Distances: 762 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,019,942 / local time: 07:51:15.4 2016-03-30
249 km SE of Helena, United States / pop: 28,190 / local time: 07:51:15.4 2016-03-30
111 km W of Cody, United States / pop: 9,520 / local time: 07:51:15.4 2016-03-30
53 km E of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,271 / local time: 07:51:15.4 2016-03-30

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 BANDA SEA

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Subject To Change

Depth: 48 km

Distances: 109km (68mi) SE of Saparua, Indonesia
110km (68mi) SSE of Amahai, Indonesia
148km (92mi) ESE of Ambon, Indonesia
403km (250mi) WNW of Tual, Indonesia
643km (400mi) NE of Dili, East Timor


MAGNITUDE 4.6 NEPAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=497484

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 51 km NE of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 18:11:39.8 2016-03-30
19 km W of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 18:11:39.8 2016-03-30

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MAGNITUDE 2.2 TENNESSEE, USA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 622 km S of Chicago, United States / pop: 2,695,598 / local time: 05:14:45.6 2016-03-30
249 km W of Nashville, United States / pop: 530,852 / local time: 05:14:45.6 2016-03-30
9 km NW of Tiptonville, United States / pop: 4,464 / local time: 05:14:45.6 2016-03-30



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MAGNITUDE 2.0 TENNESSEE, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=497468

Subject To Change

Depth: 6 km

Distances: 661 km S of Chicago, United States / pop: 2,695,598 / local time: 03:13:11.9 2016-03-30
238 km W of Nashville, United States / pop: 530,852 / local time: 03:13:11.9 2016-03-30
4 km NW of Dyersburg, United States / pop: 17,145 / local time: 03:13:11.9 2016-03-30



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