Archive | January 2, 2017

THAI FIREBALL TRAGEDY 25 people dead after minibus crossed central reservation and slammed into pick-up truck near Bangkok tourist hotspot

The huge inferno sparked by the crash involving a bus and a pick up truck claimed the lives of 25 people
A DEVASTATING fire after a van and pickup truck collided killed 25 people in Thailand earlier today.
 
The vehicles collided and caught alight on a highway in eastern Thailand, authorities said.
 
Local media reports the transit van lost control and crossed the grass media, colliding with the pickup truck heading in the opposite direction, according to Thai Road Accident Data for Road Safety Culture, which compiles electronic insurance reports.
 
Twenty-five people were killed – including both drivers – and two survived the crash, said police Col. Dusadee Kunchorn Na Ayutthaya, superintendent of the Ban Bung district police station in Chonburi province.
 
He said: “An accident like this shouldn’t happen but it did.”
 
Police were not yet able to interview the survivors but were investigating to determine what caused the crash.
 
Thailand has one of the highest traffic fatality rates in the world.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 5.2 JAVA, INDONESIA

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Depth: 68 km

Distances: 250 km SE of Bandung, Indonesia / pop: 1,700,000 / local time: 04:02:27.6 2017-01-03
218 km SW of Yogyakarta, Indonesia / pop: 637,000 / local time: 04:02:27.6 2017-01-03
177 km S of Ciamis, Indonesia / pop: 124,000 / local time: 04:02:27.6 2017-01-03
150 km SW of Kroya, Indonesia / pop: 23,300 / local time: 04:02:27.6 2017-01-03

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 REYKJANES RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1433 km SW of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 16:42:07.0 2017-01-02
1531 km SE of Nuuk, Greenland / pop: 14,800 / local time: 13:42:07.0 2017-01-02
1650 km NE of Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon / pop: 6,200 / local time: 13:42:07.0 2017-01-02

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MAGNITUDE 6.3 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

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Depth: 561 km

Distances: 583 km S of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 02:14:03.0 2017-01-03
614 km SW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 02:14:03.0 2017-01-03
1304 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 00:14:03.0 2017-01-03

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MAGNITUDE 5.9 NORTHERN PERU

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Depth: 115 km

Distances: 497 km SE of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,953,000 / local time: 08:13:49.2 2017-01-02
147 km NE of Moyobamba, Peru / pop: 44,300 / local time: 08:13:49.2 2017-01-02
41 km E of Barranca, Peru / pop: 5,800 / local time: 08:13:49.2 2017-01-02

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MAGNITUDE 5.9 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

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Depth: 550 km

Distances: 580 km S of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 23:15:15.8 2017-01-02
624 km SW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 23:15:15.8 2017-01-02
1295 km SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 21:15:15.8 2017-01-02

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 741 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 19:19:14.0 2017-01-02
1360 km SE of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,400 / local time: 19:19:14.0 2017-01-02
1483 km S of Pago Pago, American Samoa / pop: 11,500 / local time: 19:19:14.0 2017-01-01

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MAGNITUDE 2.0 NEAR COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Depth: 17 km

Distances: 228 km N of Adelaide, Australia / pop: 1,075,000 / local time: 14:15:57.0 2017-01-02
43 km NE of Solomontown, Australia / pop: 1,300 / local time: 14:15:57.0 2017-01-02

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