Archive | June 24, 2018

25 injured as blast rocks apartment building in western Germany

Smoke & rubble: 25 injured as blast rocks apartment building in western Germany (PHOTOS)
Aftermath of an apartment building blast in Wuppertal, Germany / Global Look Press
 
At least 25 people have been injured, several seriously, after a huge explosion rocked a multi-story apartment block in a western German city. Photos on social media show plumes of smoke and piles of rubble.
The incident took place in the city of Wuppertal in North Rhine-Westphalia shortly before midnight Saturday, police said in a statement, adding that firefighters arrived at the scene to find the building “almost completely destroyed.”
Large parts of the facade of the residential block collapsed on the street, and small fires broke out inside.
 
Aftermath of an apartment building blast in Wuppertal, Germany / Global Look Press
 
Firefighters had trouble battling the flames as parts of the building kept collapsing.
 
Aftermath of an apartment building blast in Wuppertal, Germany / Global Look Press
 
According to police estimates from Sunday morning, 25 people were injured, four seriously. 
 
No information has been released on the cause of the explosion, police said, adding that they have launched an investigation into the case.
 
Aftermath of an apartment building blast in Wuppertal, Germany / Global Look Press
 
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MAGNITUDE 3.5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, USA

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Depth: 13 km

Distances: 110 km N of San Diego, United States / pop: 1,308,000 / local time: 00:47:10.6 2018-06-24

71 km SE of Riverside, United States / pop: 304,000 / local time: 00:47:10.6 2018-06-24
11 km NW of Anza, United States / pop: 3,100 / local time: 00:47:10.6 2018-06-24
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MAGNITUDE 3.1 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

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Depth: -1 km
Distances: 3851 km NE of Majuro, Marshall Islands / pop: 25,400 / local time: 14:34:35.9 2018-06-24
341 km SE of Honolulu, United States / pop: 372,000 / local time: 16:34:35.9 2018-06-23
41 km SW of Hilo, United States / pop: 43,300 / local time: 16:34:35.9 2018-06-23
6 km SW of Volcano, United States / pop: 2,600 / local time: 16:34:35.9 2018-06-23
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MAGNITUDE 3.1 ICELAND REGION

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 140 km SW of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 10:45:05.0 2018-06-23

106 km SW of Keflavík, Iceland / pop: 8,000 / local time: 10:45:05.0 2018-06-23
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MAGNITUDE 3.1 SWEDEN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 185 km SE of Oslo, Norway / pop: 580,000 / local time: 07:49:19.9 2018-06-23

30 km S of Karlstad, Sweden / pop: 59,300 / local time: 07:49:19.9 2018-06-23
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

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Depth: 0 km
Distances: 3852 km NE of Majuro, Marshall Islands / pop: 25,400 / local time: 16:52:16.4 2018-06-23
343 km SE of Honolulu, United States / pop: 372,000 / local time: 18:52:16.4 2018-06-22
41 km SW of Hilo, United States / pop: 43,300 / local time: 18:52:16.4 2018-06-22
5 km SW of Volcano, United States / pop: 2,600 / local time: 18:52:16.4 2018-06-22
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MAGNITUDE 3.0 SOUTH AFRICA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 241 km NE of Pretoria, South Africa / pop: 1,620,000 / local time: 06:44:12.1 2018-06-23

46 km SE of Polokwane, South Africa / pop: 124,000 / local time: 06:44:12.1 2018-06-23
29 km S of Mankoeng, South Africa / pop: 12,500 / local time: 06:44:12.1 2018-06-23
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 OFFSHORE SUCRE, VENEZUELA

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Depth: 110 km

Distances: 128 km W of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago / pop: 49,100 / local time: 21:54:42.3 2018-06-22

47 km NW of Güiria, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of / pop: 40,000 / local time: 21:54:42.3 2018-06-22
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Subject to change
Depth: 40 km

Distances: 157 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 11:54:58.9 2018-06-23

95 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,200 / local time: 11:54:58.9 2018-06-23
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MAGNITUDE 5.5 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 48 km

Distances: 156 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 11:33:41.4 2018-06-23

96 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / pop: 1,200 / local time: 11:33:41.4 2018-06-23
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