Archive | July 29, 2016

Thousands of fish die in a pond in Amritsar, India

Workers after retrieving the dead fish from the pond of Ram Tirath Temple in Amritsar on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Fisheries department officials reached the Ram Tirath Temple on Tuesday after around 2,000 dead fish were found floating in its holy pond, 10 km from here, on Monday.
 
Sandeep Rishi, chairman of the Amritsar Improvement Trust that is supervising the ambitious Ram Tirath project for converting the place into a tourist hub, said: “Preliminary investigations indicate the fish died because of biological oxygen demand (BOD), but if that was the case then all fish, which number around 7,000, should have died.”
 
Rishi said most of the fish found dead were “big-sized”, which calls for a thorough probe by the officials concerned.
 
Manjit Giri, Jagtar and Avtar, priests of the ancient Bhagwan Valmiki temple located on the premises, accused the authorities of adopting a lax attitude in maintaining minimum water level in the pond to ensure adequate oxygen for fish.
 
Officials of the fisheries department who reached the site suspect the fish were given “poisonous” diet, leading to the incident.
 
Officials, on the condition of anonymity, said some miscreants could have done this to create panic or affect the ongoing work at the site. “Also, some devotees could have thrown fungus-infected eatables in the pond, on which the fish fed,” they said.
 
The officials said they are probing the matter and will also work on preventive measures for future. Thousands of fish in the pond had died in 2004 as well.
Courtesy of hindustantimes.com

TONS of fish die due to heat in Dazhou, China

27.07.16 Dead Fish In China

On July 26, 8:12, dazhou, Sichuan meteorological Observatory issued Orange high temperature alert signal once again on July 24, 08:25 release of hot Orange warning signal for the second time, the next 24 hours, most maximum temperatures exceeding 35 ℃, dazhou city, in the southern part of maximum temperatures can reach over 38 ℃.
 
Daily economic news, Florida weather station staff said, “the high temperature is expected to continue until tomorrow, a shower is expected tomorrow, local area, discharge will be given to high-temperature Orange alert. “Showers are expected from 27th to 28th, 29th to 31st in cloudy weather, but still did not rule out the possibility of hot weather.
 
July 26, in up plain jar Xiang develop farms, ponds around heap full has just salvage up of various died fish, ponds area near 10 acres, design depth 1.6-1.7 meters, installation has four Taiwan increased oxygen equipment, according to ponds master Jiang Mr introduced, raised fish has has 30 years time, farming of is Tsai catfish, used of is high-density farming approach, according to experience, such farming approach is feasible of, but, this fish big area death let he somewhat unprepared.
 
“I’ve never seen so many fish die, this is the first time, it is too hot, the temperature is too high, the water hot, people cannot bear standing in it for an hour. “Mr Jiang said, after the death of large area, organized the villagers to help catch fish in the village, but because the temperature is high, the process also did not last long, watching the fish died, he tries to pump water through rivers and lower water temperatures, but the effect is not obvious. It is understood that the fish kill 30,000 pounds, a loss of more than 200,000 yuan.
Courtesy of zaobao.com.sg

MAGNITUDE 4.3 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 39 km E of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 696,731 / local time: 00:38:36.3 2016-07-30
14 km W of Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 4,947 / local time: 00:38:36.3 2016-07-30

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Building Collapses Killing At Least Nine In India

The collapse happened in the western city of Pune
The collapse happened in the western city of Pune
At least nine people are dead and 10 others have been injured following the collapse of a building in the Indian city of Pune.
 
Reports say the top part of the building came down on Friday morning and those killed were builders working on the site.
 
Rescuers have been looking for people who may be trapped in the rubble.
 
Local officials were quickly on the scene, with one from the building department saying: “Prima facie, the incident took place because precautions were not taken.
“When we (the municipal corporation) give permission, we clearly instruct what exactly should be done.
 
“We will find out if the instructions were not followed and will take strict actions against it.”
 
Pune is about 100 miles south east of Mumbai.
Courtesy of Sky News

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 3.0 UTAH, USA

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Depth: 15 km

Distances: 609 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,445,632 / local time: 14:30:37.7 2016-07-29
240 km SE of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 186,440 / local time: 15:30:37.7 2016-07-29
53 km SE of Castle Dale, United States / pop: 1,630 / local time: 15:30:37.7 2016-07-29

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MAGNITUDE 7.7 PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

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Depth: 188 km

Distances: 374 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 07:18:30.4 2016-07-30
1981 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 06:18:30.4 2016-07-30
2576 km E of Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 7,871,900 / local time: 05:18:30.4 2016-07-30

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 295 km S of Bandung, Indonesia / pop: 1,699,719 / local time: 16:07:10.5 2016-07-29
275 km SW of Tasikmalaya, Indonesia / pop: 271,143 / local time: 16:07:10.5 2016-07-29
260 km S of Banjar, Indonesia / pop: 37,263 / local time: 16:07:10.5 2016-07-29

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

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Depth: 158 km

Distances: 726 km NE of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,321,717 / local time: 16:29:27.1 2016-07-29
64 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 144,195 / local time: 16:29:27.1 2016-07-29

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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 20:45, 21:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 20:45, 21:00 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***