Archive | May 23, 2016

Giant sinkhole swallows four cars in China

MAGNITUDE 5.2 CHIAPAS, MEXICO

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10005jdq#general

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Depth: 120 km

Distances: 13.0 km (8.1 mi) WSW of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico
49.0 km (30.4 mi) N of Arriaga, Mexico
50.0 km (31.1 mi) WSW of Ocozocuautla, Mexico
61.0 km (37.9 mi) WSW of Berriozabal, Mexico
420.0 km (261.0 mi) WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala


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MAGNITUDE 4.5 XIZANG-NEPAL BORDER REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=508184

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 108 km N of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 00:55:00.3 2016-05-24
82 km N of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 00:55:00.3 2016-05-24


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TONS of fish found dead in a lake in Boyaca, Colombia

On high alert emergency agencies and environmental authorities in the region they are for the death of about two tons of fish in Lake Sochagota Paipa, Boyacá, as a result of lack of oxygen in the water tributary.
 
Fernando Pinzon, coordinator of Risk Management Paipa, told RCN Radio: “We have collected around 1,400 kilos of fish, in the last hours and Corpoboyacá came where he did taking samples and the results of the analysis are expected also should be noted that a company Sogamoso solid waste going to pick up the fish to incinerate them. “
 
On the other hand, the director of the Autonomous Regional Corporation of Boyacá, Corpoboyacá, Ricardo Lopez, said: “the phenomenon of child greatly reduced water access to Lake Sochagota, and having less water oxygen decreases available for fish but also there in this lake there are many births of thermal mineral waters. “
 
“After a sampling by the corporation could show that salinity levels in the lake we are exceeding seven milligrams per liter, which tells us it is a water with high salt content and the mixture of low oxygen and high salt is a very difficult situation for any living being, “the official said.
 
According to the environmental guidelines, this problem is many years ago that generated deterioration of some natural resources such as the Quebrada Honda in charge of feeding the Lake Sochagota, but has been deteriorating as a result of mining and agricultural production itself that carried out in the region.
 
Finally got to know that a contingency plan before the emergency occurs on Lake Sochagota, one of the main tourist destinations that have already activated Boyaca.
Courtesy of rcnradio.com

Hundreds of dead fish appear in lakes in El Nayar, Mexico

Fish Kill Alert

In one of the gaps formed by the extraction of sand in the ejido El Nayar appeared hundreds of dead fish.
 
David Robles, president of the Municipal Board of El Nayar, said it was Thursday morning when locals could be seen at the edge of one of these lakes hundreds of dead fish floating in the water.
 
In this situation the presence of the authorities of Aguas del Municipio de Durango (AMD) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) was requested because this gap are pouring treated water from the oxidation pond.
Courtesy of elsiglodetorreon.com.mx

TONS of fish killed again in a lake in Cotabato, Philippines

Fish Kill Alert

Around 2,800 kilos of tilapia were destroyed as another fish kill hit anew portions of the critical lakes Sebu and Seloton in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato.
 
Rudy Muyco, Lake Sebu town’s lake warden, said Friday the fish kill was first monitored in several fish cages at the two lakes following the onset of rains last May 14 and continued for several days.
 
He said it mainly affected at least 12 fish cage owners or operators, mostly based in Lake Seloton.
 
Citing their monitoring, he said the latest fish kill destroyed some 2,300 kilos in Lake Seloton and 500 kilos in Lake Sebu.
 
“There were no new fish kills reported so far but we’re closely monitoring the situation there,” he said in a radio interview.
 
Muyco said the fish kill, which is the third this year, was caused anew by “kamahong,”  a phenomenon that is mainly caused by the sudden rise in the water’s temperature.
 
He said it happened after the successive heavy rains for several days last week in their area.
 
“Kamahong,” which usually occurs during the rainy season, triggers the rise of sulfuric acid in the lake’s waters that eventually caused the massive fish kill.
 
Last month, nearly 8,000 kilos of tilapia were destroyed after another occurrence of “kamahong” in lakes Sebu and Seloton. The municipal government reported the first fish kill in January.
Courtesy of mb.com.ph

50,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Bird Flu

Another outbreak of H7N7 highly pathogenic avian flu has been found in Italy.
 
The outbreak occurred in the same region, Emilia-Romagna, as an outbreak reported earlier this month. The farm was within the protection zone set up after the earlier outbreak.
 
The new outbreak affected a turkey farm holding nearly 50,000 birds. 170 birds died and the rest will have to be culled as part of stamping out measures.
Courtesy of thepoultrysite.com

Ash Emissions Cause Airport To Close Down Temporarily At Nevado Del Ruiz Volcano In Colombia

Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday
The volcano remains restless and produces intermittent ash explosions of varying size. An emission of ash yesterday forced the regional La Nubia airport to close down for a few hours and the volcano observatory reported a new pulse likely occurring a short time ago. 
 
While many emissions cannot be directly observed due to cloud cover, they have been rather frequent recently. Similar explosions were also observed on 17, 18, and 20 May when fine ash fall occurred in Manizales town 30 km northwest of the volcano. 
 
According to SGC (Colombian Geological Survey), the volcano’s seismic activity remains elevated at fluctuating levels, but has been showing a slight decrease overall during the past weeks. It continues to be dominated by internal fluid movements which reflect the interaction of water and magmatic gasses at shallow depth that occasional results in explosions and more often in a strong degassing plume reaching up to 1500-2000 m height. 
 
A particular kind of seismic activity – so-called drum-beat signals – were also observed on 13 May. These are short regular pulses of tremor believed to result from regular sudden, stick-slip movements of viscous magma inside a conduit. 
 
The volcano’s alert level remains at “yellow” on the 4 color Colombian scale.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

Ash Emissions Reported At Bromo Volcano In East Java, Indonesia

Volcano Alert

Ash emissions from the volcano were reported earlier today by Darwin VAAC. Based on satellite observations, a plume of light ash is drifting 50 km to the NE at approx. 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com