Archive | September 21, 2016

Massive Power Outage To The Whole Island Of Puerto Rico

Power Outages Alert
A fire at a Puerto Rican electrical plant left hundreds of thousands across the island without power on Wednesday afternoon, according to the island’s power utility.
 
The fire is contained and did not cause any injuries, Telemundo reports (story in Spanish).
 
The power outage affected a large portion of the island, causing traffic jams and confusion. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to help direct traffic and deliver aid with the power down.
 
A representative of the island’s power company, Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica, said that the failure started at a central power plant. The utility tweeted the outage is affecting customers across the whole island, and they are investigating its cause.
Courtesy of nbcnewyork.com

MAGNITUDE 4.6 BLACK SEA, OFFSHORE GEORGIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532298

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 337 km W of Tbilisi, Georgia / pop: 1,050,000 / local time: 23:27:35.6 2016-09-21
57 km S of Sokhumi, Georgia / pop: 81,600 / local time: 23:27:35.6 2016-09-21

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532269

Subject To Change

Depth: 70 km

Distances: 846 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 02:19:52.2 2016-09-22
70 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 02:19:52.2 2016-09-22

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532258

Subject To Change

Depth: 38 km

Distances: 3191 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 11:46:08.4 2016-09-21
3326 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 11:46:08.4 2016-09-21
4123 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 11:46:08.4 2016-09-21

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MAGNITUDE 4.6 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532211

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 390 km N of Muscat, Oman / pop: 797,000 / local time: 11:41:12.1 2016-09-21
302 km S of Zāhedān, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 552,000 / local time: 11:11:12.1 2016-09-21
72 km SW of Īrānshahr, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 132,000 / local time: 11:11:12.1 2016-09-21

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532209

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2976 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 04:19:46.4 2016-09-21
3111 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 04:19:46.4 2016-09-21
3910 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 04:19:46.4 2016-09-21

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 TONGA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532197

Subject To Change

Depth: 237 km

Distances: 336 km N of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 18:44:04.3 2016-09-21
162 km W of Neiafu, Tonga / pop: 4,400 / local time: 18:44:04.3 2016-09-21

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 COMOROS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=532159

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 91 km S of Moroni, Comoros / pop: 42,900 / local time: 04:08:44.9 2016-09-21
54 km SW of Fomboni, Comoros / pop: 15,000 / local time: 04:08:44.9 2016-09-21
47 km W of Nioumachoua, Comoros / pop: 3,500 / local time: 04:08:44.9 2016-09-21

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