Archive | February 23, 2020

MAGNITUDE 4.6 WESTERN TURKEY #earthquake #turkey

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Depth: 9 km

Distances: 90 km NE of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 15:40:18.0 2020-02-23

57 km NE of Manisa, Turkey / pop: 244,000 / local time: 15:40:18.0 2020-02-23
8 km NE of Akhisar, Turkey / pop: 84,700 / local time: 15:40:18.0 2020-02-23

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MAGNITUDE 3.2 SPAIN #earthquake #spain

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Depth: 0 km

Distances: 180 km SW of Barcelona, Spain / pop: 1,622,000 / local time: 12:37:57.9 2020-02-23

125 km NE of Valencia, Spain / pop: 815,000 / local time: 12:37:57.9 2020-02-23
71 km E of Castelló de la Plana, Spain / pop: 181,000 / local time: 12:37:57.9 2020-02-23
38 km SE of Peníscola, Spain / pop: 6,100 / local time: 12:37:57.9 2020-02-23

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Several dead, 1000+ collapsed buildings after major earthquake rocks eastern Turkey #earthquake #MajorAlert #emergency #Turkey #Iran

Disaster Alert

An earthquake in eastern Turkey wreaked havoc on local infrastructure, resulting in deaths and injuries as emergency workers scramble to assist residents.
At least eight people have been killed and around two dozen others injured after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Turkey’s Van province, senior government officials say.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that at least three children are among the dead, adding that more than 1,000 buildings have collapsed. He said that search and rescue operations are ongoing.

Around 43 villages in the Turkey-Iran border region were affected by the quake, according to Turkish media. Iranian emergency teams have been deployed to areas of Iran that were also hit by the earthquake, but it’s unclear if there have been any casualties.

Eastern Turkey has experienced a number of deadly earthquakes. An earthquake last month in the region killed more than 40 people.

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Coronavirus: South Korea confirms more than 160 new cases as fifth person dies #nCoV2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #Daegu #SouthKorea #wuhan #china #emergency #quarantine #epidemic

Coronavirus Alert

South Korea has reported more than 160 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 602 – as its disease alert level was raised to the highest.

President Moon Jae-in said the COVID-19 outbreak has reached a “crucial watershed” and the “next few days will be a very important critical moment”.

A fifth person has died in the country from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, according to the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC).

More than 300 confirmed cases are linked to a church in the southeastern city of Daegu after a 61-year-old woman known as “Patient 31” who attended services there tested positive for the virus last week. She had no recent record of overseas travel.

Seventeen South Korean Catholics in North Gyeongsang Province and their tour guide in Seoul who had gone on a pilgrimage to Israel earlier this month were confirmed to have the virus, KCDC said.

The escalation in the alert level allows the government to send extra resources to Daegu city and Cheongdo county, which were designated “special care zones” on Friday. Officials have warned people to avoid non-essential trips there.

On Friday, the confirmation of 100 cases had prompted the declaration of a health emergency in Daegu, South Korea’s fourth-largest city.

Some 78,817 people worldwide have been infected with the virus, almost 77,000 of them in China, where it originated in December.

More than 2,460 people have died, according to figures recorded by Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science.

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MAGNITUDE 3.2 PYRENEES #earthquake #Pyrenees

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 183 km NW of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 10:23:59.2 2020-02-23

96 km E of Pamplona, Spain / pop: 199,000 / local time: 10:23:59.2 2020-02-23
24 km SW of Pau, France / pop: 82,700 / local time: 10:23:59.2 2020-02-23
5 km SW of Ogeu-les-Bains, France / pop: 1,200 / local time: 10:23:59.2 2020-02-23

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 158 km W of Tabrīz, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 1,425,000 / local time: 09:22:58.5 2020-02-23

101 km E of Van, Turkey / pop: 372,000 / local time: 08:52:58.5 2020-02-23
54 km SE of Özalp, Turkey / pop: 8,300 / local time: 08:52:58.5 2020-02-23
32 km NW of Salmās, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 81,700 / local time: 09:22:58.5 2020-02-23

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MAGNITUDE 5.6 TONGA REGION #earthquake #tonga

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 141 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 08:46:14.1 2020-02-23

113 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga / pop: 1,300 / local time: 08:46:14.1 2020-02-23

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 WEST CHILE RISE #earthquake #WestChileRise

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 2145 km W of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 20:12:40.0 2020-02-22

3177 km W of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 20:12:40.0 2020-02-22
3339 km SW of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,738,000 / local time: 18:

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