Archive | April 4, 2016

Snow falls in the Caribbean’s Guadeloupe in extraordinary weather phenomenon

Residents film the falling flakes on Thursday
Residents film the falling flakes on Thursday
No, it is not an April Fools Day joke, snowflakes actually fell in the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe.
 
The event, which was described as ‘exceptional’ by a French meteorologist took place on Thursday, March 31 in the municipality of St. Claude.
 
Reports from French media indicate that a very fine snowfall blanketed the hills above the town.
 
French meteorologist, Alain Museleque, explained the extraordinary phenomenon on Guadeloupe Premiere TV.
 
“We had a mass of clouds that arrived over St. Claude,” he said in French and translated by McCathy Marie. “Accompanying this mass of clouds was some very cold air. In this very cold air, in the mass of clouds, we had the creation of some snowflakes which fell to the ground. This has never before been seen in Guadeloupe. This is an exceptional event that we will never forget.”
 
Two weeks ago in the same area, in a residential district which is just below La Soufriere Volcano overlooking the Town of Basse Terre, residents were surprised to see hailstones falling from the sky.
Courtesy of dominicanewsonline.com

MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498443

Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 330 km E of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 00:35:25.7 2016-04-05
103 km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,122 / local time: 00:35:25.7 2016-04-05


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MAGNITUDE 5.3 VANUATU

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005egl#general_region

Subject To Change

Depth: 35 km

Distances: 103km (64mi) NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
157km (98mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
429km (267mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
746km (464mi) N of We, New Caledonia
878km (546mi) N of Paita, New Caledonia


MAGNITUDE 2.7 PYRENEES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498433

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 50 km NE of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,430 / local time: 14:38:14.3 2016-04-04
36 km SE of Foix, France / pop: 9,860 / local time: 14:38:14.3 2016-04-04
11 km S of Bélesta, France / pop: 1,237 / local time: 14:38:14.3 2016-04-04


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MAGNITUDE 5.3 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498432

Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 268 km N of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 09:32:44.9 2016-04-04
152 km S of La Serena, Chile / pop: 154,521 / local time: 09:32:44.9 2016-04-04
70 km NW of Illapel, Chile / pop: 22,816 / local time: 09:32:44.9 2016-04-04


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 NEPAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498357

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 49 km SE of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 10:16:24.0 2016-04-04
26 km E of Panaoti, Nepal / pop: 27,602 / local time: 10:16:24.0 2016-04-04

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 TONGA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498359

Subject To Change

Depth:10 km

Distances: 442 km NE of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 17:25:33.5 2016-04-04
144 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga / pop: 4,320 / local time: 17:25:33.5 2016-04-04


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MAGNITUDE 2.6 FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498339

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 105 km SW of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 02:39:03.7 2016-04-04
34 km S of Lausanne, Switzerland / pop: 116,751 / local time: 02:39:03.7 2016-04-04
7 km SE of Bellevaux, France / pop: 1,273 / local time: 02:39:03.7 2016-04-04

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.8 FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=498335

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 106 km SW of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 02:03:06.1 2016-04-04
34 km E of Genève, Switzerland / pop: 183,981 / local time: 02:03:06.1 2016-04-04
8 km NW of Les Gets, France / pop: 1,331 / local time: 02:03:06.1 2016-04-04

 
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