Archive | May 24, 2016

MAGNITUDE 2.3 PORTUGAL

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 108 km E of Lisbon, Portugal / pop: 517,802 / local time: 19:56:16.0 2016-05-24
23 km S of Évora, Portugal / pop: 55,620 / local time: 19:56:16.0 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 3.7 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO

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Depth: 22 km

Distances: 123 km W of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 14:54:33.9 2016-05-24
11 km SW of Aguada, Puerto Rico / pop: 4,040 / local time: 14:54:33.9 2016-05-24
2 km SW of Stella, Puerto Rico / pop: 1,293 / local time: 14:54:33.9 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 NORTHEASTERN IRAN

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 97 km SW of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan / pop: 727,700 / local time: 22:52:01.1 2016-05-24
17 km E of Bojnūrd, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 192,041 / local time: 22:22:01.1 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 YEMEN

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 211 km SE of Sanaa, Yemen / pop: 1,937,451 / local time: 20:43:26.9 2016-05-24
7 km NE of Al Bayḑā’, Yemen / pop: 37,821 / local time: 20:43:26.9 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 298 km SE of Almaty, Kazakhstan / pop: 2,000,900 / local time: 18:12:14.1 2016-05-24
164 km S of Karakol, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 70,171 / local time: 18:12:14.1 2016-05-24
94 km W of Aksu, China / pop: 340,020 / local time: 18:12:14.1 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 329 km S of Almaty, Kazakhstan / pop: 2,000,900 / local time: 16:34:38.2 2016-05-24
168 km SE of Naryn, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 52,300 / local time: 16:34:38.2 2016-05-24
148 km NE of Kashi, China / pop: 274,717 / local time: 16:34:38.2 2016-05-24


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MAGNITUDE 3.2 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 1314 km NW of Adelaide, Australia / pop: 1,074,159 / local time: 18:41:02.0 2016-05-24
487 km SW of Alice Springs, Australia / pop: 26,188 / local time: 18:41:02.0 2016-05-24


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Massive die off of fish in the waterways of Palm Beach County, Florida, USA

Fish Kill Alert

A possible fish kill is underway in the waterways leading into Palm Beach County. CBS12 photojournalists on the scene report the fish seemed to be gasping for oxygen as they died.
 
A 33-square mile algae bloom in Lake Okeechobee may be the reason for fish suffocating to death.
 
The algae created by pollution, reduces the amount of oxygen in the water and scientists believe that is what’s killing the fish in Palm Bay.
 
While these issues are not uncommon, people who live there say it’s the worst in 20 years.
 
The water way where the fish are dying, feeds into the Palm Beach County water system and could cause problems.
 
Fish kills usually happen later in the summer from the heat. Scientists say this kill could just be the beginning of a disastrous season.
Courtesy of cbs12.com

4th Paroxysm At Etna’s Voragine Summit Crater In Progress In Italy

Lava fountaining from Etna’s Voragine
The 4th episode of lava fountaining has started at the Voragine summit crater. 
 
Tremor and the sporadic (but sometimes relatively strong) strombolian explosions at the Voragine, which had started last evening, decreased in the morning. Shortly after, it began to increase again gradually, and this increase has strongly accelerated during the past 1-2 hours: activity moved from discrete explosions to continuous fountaining (and is at the moment still increasing).
Current tremor signal (ESLN station / INGV Catania)
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

State Of Emergency As 100,000 ‘Out Of Control’ Bats Invade Australian Town

Bats swarm into Oz town Batemans Bay
An Australian town is in a “state of emergency” because it has been overtaken by a swarming mass of 100,000 bats.
 
The grey-headed flying foxes are overrunning Batemans Bay in New South Wales and the problem is so bad they are on almost every surface and in every tree.
 
Danielle Smith, who lives in the plagued town, said: “I can’t open the windows, I can’t use the clotheslines, it’s just, I can’t study because the noise just goes constantly. I can’t concentrate. It’s not fun.”
 
She added: “The bats came and they are just out of control. We just can’t do anything because of them.”
 
Russell Schneider, of the Flying Fox Task Force, said: “This is the biggest, this is unprecedented. They’ve never been seen in these numbers.”
 
A statement from the task force said many of the townspeople felt “isolated, powerless, and many had become prisoners in their own homes”.
 
Officially, the grey-headed flying foxes are listed as a vulnerable species so authorities cannot kill them.
 
Instead, they are considering deterring them using smoke and noise. One approach under consideration is clearing all the local vegetation and officials have already started chopping down trees.
 
Animal rights groups are insisting that patience is the only thing that will work, saying the bats will move on of their own accord when ready.
 
But people who live in the town are desperate for a solution. One person said the animals are “causing a great deal of stress and distress”.
Courtesy of Sky News