Archive | April 18, 2016

4,000 TONS of sardines wash up in Araucania Chile

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A total of 1,500 tons of dead sardines were withdrawn in order to Seman, after about 15 days ago aground on a beach in a river in the region of La Araucania.
 
Moreover, some 2,500 tons remain on the banks of river Queule.
 
About 140 tons of rotting sardines have been removed daily by members of the Chilean navy, government officials, fishermen and volunteers Queule Caleta, where the stranding occurred.
 
“1,500 tons of dead sardines have been removed from the cove Queule” said a Navy statement released Monday.
 
A group of Navy divers established that the thickness of the layer of dead sardines in water reach a meter deep in the most critical areas, while on the river bank there are several thousands of dead fish.
 
“The priority is centered about 2,500 tons of sardines which are still in the banks and river surface Queule” Cristián de la Fuente, maritime governor of the city of Valdivia said.
 
It should be noted that in recent days the work of teams hired by the municipality was favored by the frontal system that affected the region ,, as many of the fish were at the bottom of the river or the ocean bottom, that according to the National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) transformed into organic matter.
 
Bernardo Pardo, regional director of the agency, said that although 8000 is estimated at all dead sardines will be much less to leave.
Courtesy of biobiochile.cl

48 dead turtles have washed up along the Gulf Coast this year, ‘scientists puzzled’ in Colombia

Officials are trying to determine if the turtle deaths are linked to the BP oil spill in the Gulf that happened in 2010, WLOX-TV reports.
 
Wendy Hatchett, IMMS veterinarian technician, said the spike in deaths has officials concerned. She said whether its red tide or deaths left over from the oil spill, they really don’t have a clue until tissue can be analyzed.
 
So far this year, 48 dead Kemps Ridley turtles have washed ashore across the Gulf Coast; including one turtle recovered Sunday and three on Saturday.
Courtesy of wdsu.com

Millions of fish ‘suddenly die’ in a river in Mimika Regency, Indonesia

Millions of fish died suddenly in the Freeport area. (Photo: Saldi / Okezone)
Millions of fish died suddenly in the Freeport area. (Photo: Saldi / Okezone)
PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) performs a search and study related to the death of millions of fish in their region, namely Amaima River, west levee, Mimika regency, Papua.
 
Vice President (VP) Corporate Communications (Corpcomm) PTFI Riza Pratama, said he only learned of the incident on Friday, and will be followed up immediately.
 
“We are conducting further searches and studies related to the incident,” Riza wrote in a short message received Okezone in Timika, Mimika, Papua.
 
Previously, the Indigenous Consultative Organization Kamoro (LEMASKO) through the vice chairman, Gery Okoare disclose the incident to the public. In fact, he did not hesitate to threaten PTFI if it is not followed up.
 
The impact of this incident, the surrounding community that in fact most of Kamoro, no longer looking for fish in the area. It caused millions of fish died suddenly cause a foul odor.
Courtesy of news.okezone.com

Record Breaking Cyclone Fantala In The Indian Ocean

Fierce Tropical Cyclone Fantala stormed to Category 5 strength north of Madagascar over the weekend with an impressive burst of strengthening, making the cyclone the most powerful on record anywhere in the Indian Ocean. Fantala’s estimated peak sustained winds of 150 knots (173 mph), averaged over 1 minute by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, topped the previous record holders for the Southwest Indian Ocean (Tropical Cyclone Eunice, Feb-Mar 2015, peak 1-minute winds of 140 knots) and the North Indian Ocean (Super Cyclonic Storm Gonu, June 2007, peak 1-minute winds of 145 knots). Reliable satellite-based records for the Indian Ocean only go back to 1990, but Fantala’s power is still remarkable, and quite evident in satellite imagery. 
Courtesy of wunderground.com

MAGNITUDE 4.9 NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR

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Subject To Change

Depth: 21 km

Distances: 12.0 km (7.5 mi) SSW of Manta, Ecuador
12.0 km (7.5 mi) W of Montecristi, Ecuador
36.0 km (22.4 mi) W of Portoviejo, Ecuador
37.0 km (23.0 mi) NW of Jipijapa, Ecuador
266.0 km (165.3 mi) WSW of Quito, Ecuador


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MAGNITUDE 5.9 VANUATU

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Depth: 72 km

Distances: 210 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 35,901 / local time: 00:06:10.6 2016-04-19
18 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu / pop: 1,437 / local time: 00:06:10.6 2016-04-19


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MAGNITUDE 5.5 KYUSHU, JAPAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 89 km SE of Fukuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 1,392,289 / local time: 20:41:59.5 2016-04-18
42 km NE of Kumamoto-shi, Japan / pop: 680,423 / local time: 20:41:59.5 2016-04-18
26 km E of Kikuchi, Japan / pop: 26,677 / local time: 20:41:59.5 2016-04-18


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MAGNITUDE 5.6 COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Depth: 39 km

Distances: 9.0 km (5.6 mi) S of Illapel, Chile
20.0 km (12.4 mi) WNW of Salamanca, Chile
81.0 km (50.3 mi) N of La Ligua, Chile
115.0 km (71.5 mi) S of Monte Patria, Chile
199.0 km (123.7 mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile


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MAGNITUDE 4.5 BULGARIA

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 3.0 km (1.9 mi) NE of Nova Zagora, Bulgaria
25.0 km (15.5 mi) NNE of Radnevo, Bulgaria
30.0 km (18.6 mi) SW of Sliven, Bulgaria
34.0 km (21.1 mi) ENE of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
213.0 km (132.4 mi) S of Bucharest, Romania


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