Archive | January 20, 2017

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 3.3 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING, USA

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Depth: 7.9 km

Distances: 731 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 09:37:31.6 2017-01-20
214 km S of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 09:37:31.6 2017-01-20
97 km S of Bozeman, United States / pop: 37,300 / local time: 09:37:31.6 2017-01-20
18 km NE of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,300 / local time: 09:37:31.6 2017-01-20
 
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

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Depth: 50 km

Distances: 540 km S of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 900,000 / local time: 15:54:07.7 2017-01-20
354 km S of Naryn, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 52,300 / local time: 15:54:07.7 2017-01-20
330 km S of At-Bashi, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 15,300 / local time: 15:54:07.7 2017-01-20
45 km W of Shache, China / pop: 82,600 / local time: 15:54:07.7 2017-01-20

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.5 PAKISTAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 211 km NW of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,625,000 / local time: 08:47:42.9 2017-01-20
100 km N of Uthal, Pakistan / pop: 16,500 / local time: 08:47:42.9 2017-01-20
47 km N of Bela, Pakistan / pop: 20,200 / local time: 08:47:42.9 2017-01-20

 
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A metre of snow falls in the Sahara desert

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A metre of snow fell in some parts of the desert CREDIT: ZINEDDINE HASHAS/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
The most snow to fall in living memory is currently coating the desert sands of the Sahara.
 
A month after the largest hot desert on the planet experienced the first snowfall in nearly 40 years, the white powder has returned, and in greater volume.
 
Residents of Aïn Séfra, Algeria, were greeted this morning by a metre of snow, twice as much as has fallen in most ski resorts in the French Alps over the last week.
 
The snow has caused chaos in the town known as the Gateway to the Desert, with buses stranded on icy roads, while children have taken advantage of the flurry, building snowman and sledging down dunes.
Less snow fell in December
Less snow fell in December CREDIT: KARIM BOUCHETATA/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY/KARIM BOUCHETATA/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Before last December it was in 1979 that Aïn Séfra, where the Atlas Mountains meet the desert, last saw snow.
 
Though the town is in the Sahara, its average January temperature is about 6C degrees, while in July the mercury regularly reaches 38C degrees.
 
Temperatures elsewhere in “the Greatest Desert”, which stretches across Algeria, Chad, Libya, Mali and Morocco, have previously passed 47C degrees.
Courtesy of telegraph.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 6.7 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 6 km

Distances: 178 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 10:04:16.5 2017-01-20
70 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,200 / local time: 10:04:16.5 2017-01-20

 
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