Archive | September 3, 2016

Dozens of houses have been buried in a landslide in Taplejung, Nepal

Landslide Danger Alert
Dozens of houses have been buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rainfall in Taplejung district on Friday.
 
Houses belonging to Bhawani Shankar Nepal, Agni Prasad Bhandari, Teknath Dahal, Dilliram Adhikari, Raj Kumar Magar, Jagat Bahadur Magar, Guru Prasad BK, Som Bahadur BK and Gangamaya Bhattarai of Taplejung Municipality-8 were buried yesterday.
 
According to locals of Phungling-2, six houses along with that of Netra Prasad Bhattarai have also been destroyed in the landslide. Other 10 houses near the district headquarters have also been destroyed by the landslip.
 
A team comprising personnel from the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Office and the Nepal Army have been deployed at the landslide-hit areas for rescue operation. Continuous rainfall in the area, however, has added to the woes of the locals there.
 
Meanwhile, vehicular movement along the Mechi Highway has been obstructed following the multiple landslides.
 
At least three major landslides have obstructed the Kabeli-Phungling road section along the Highway, according to police.
Courtesy of thehimalayantimes.com

15 missing as typhoon floods N Korea

Typhoon Alert
At least 15 persons were missing after typhoon Lionrock caused floods in North Korea and led to evacuation of thousands, according to state media on Saturday.
 
The typhoon caused torrential rains of up to 320 mm per hour and strong winds in the recent days, EFE reported citing the KCNA agency said.
 
Hamgyong was among the worst-affected province as several localities were totally or partially inundated by the Tumen river overflowing its banks.
 
In Hoeryong city, 15 persons were missing, while 44,000 have been evacuated in Hamgyong province and around 17,180 houses were damaged by the rains.
 
At least 34 persons died after a five-storey building collapsed in Hamgyong due to torrential rain.
 
Officials continue to assess the damage caused by the typhoon and will take necessary measures to help the affected people, KCNA added.
 
Lionrock, the tenth typhoon of the season in the Pacific, ravaged North Korea after causing significant material damage this week in neighbouring China, and leaving at least 14 dead in Japan.
Courtesy of business-standard.com

Typhoon Namtheun: Japan on high alert for yet another storm

Typhoon Namtheun: Japan on high alert for yet another typhoon
An aerial view shows a damaged home for the elderly caused by a flood triggered by Typhoon Lionrock – Reuters
Japan braces for another typhoon as authorities have issued high alert for typhoon winds and heavy rain on Saturday after the country was hit by the devastating hurricane.
 
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Typhoon Namtheun was heading north towards the southern main island of Kyushu with gusts of up to 198 kmh.
 
On Saturday afternoon, the agency said the typhoon was passing near the small subtropical island of Amami in between Okinawa and Kyushu.
 
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a warning for strong winds, heavy rain and floods in southern Kyushu.
 
However, there was no immediate report of damage or injury.
 
Typhoon Lionrock that landed on Japan’s northern Pacific coast on Tuesday evening, destructed many parts of the country and the death toll in northern Japan rose to 15.
Courtesy of ibtimes.sg

MAGNITUDE 3.8 NEAR SOUTH COAST OF FRANCE

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 28 km N of Monaco, Monaco / pop: 33,000 / local time: 21:14:53.9 2016-09-03
4 km N of Breil-sur-Roya, France / pop: 2,200 / local time: 21:14:53.9 2016-09-03

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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:00, 17:15 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:00, 17:15 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***
Magnetogram 03.09.16  17.29 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.3 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 322 km S of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 900,000 / local time: 21:25:32.5 2016-09-03
142 km SE of Osh, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 200,000 / local time: 21:25:32.5 2016-09-03
123 km SE of Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 40,400 / local time: 21:25:32.5 2016-09-03

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 582 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,300 / local time: 00:04:47.4 2016-09-04
1872 km SE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 23:04:47.4 2016-09-03
2709 km E of Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 7,872,000 / local time: 22:04:47.4 2016-09-03

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 OFF E. COAST OF N. ISLAND, N.Z.

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 554 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 01:30:23.3 2016-09-04
152 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand / pop: 34,300 / local time: 01:30:23.3 2016-09-04

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