Archive | February 24, 2020

MAGNITUDE 4.7 WESTERN TURKEY #earthquake #turkey


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Depth: 7 km

Distances: 89 km NE of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 05:43:33.8 2020-02-24

56 km NE of Manisa, Turkey / pop: 244,000 / local time: 05:43:33.8 2020-02-24
7 km N of Akhisar, Turkey / pop: 84,700 / local time: 05:43:33.8 2020-02-24

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MAGNITUDE 2.2 MAINE, USA #earthquake #maine #usa


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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 315 km SE of Montréal, Canada / pop: 3,269,000 / local time: 17:44:05.2 2020-02-23

36 km SW of Augusta, United States / pop: 19,200 / local time: 17:44:05.2 2020-02-23
8 km E of Auburn, United States / pop: 23,100 / local time: 17:44:05.2 2020-02-23
2 km SW of Sabattus, United States / pop: 4,700 / local time: 17:44:05.2 2020-02-23

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Ten injured as car drives into carnival parade in Germany #carnival #injured #vehicle #emergency #Volkmarsen #Hesse #germany

Breaking News

Ten people have been injured after a car drove into a carnival parade in Germany.

Police say the driver has been detained following the incident in Volkmarsen, which is in the central state of Hesse.

Officials have declined to say whether it was an accident or a deliberate attack.

According to local reports, children are among those who have been injured.

Today is Rosenmontag in Germany – Rose Monday in English – a popular day for carnival celebrations across the country.

A large number of officers are at the scene about 175 miles southwest of Berlin, and the public are being urged not to spread unconfirmed reports about the incident.

It comes less than a week after a gunman shot 10 people dead in the German town of Hanau, which is also in Hesse state.

The shooting was one of the worst racist attacks in the country since World War Two.

Investigators in that incident have said that the 43-year-old suspect, who was found dead in his flat soon after the shooting, had a xenophobic motive.

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Coronavirus: Italy hunts for coronavirus superspreader as ‘seventh person dies’ of COVID-19 #nCoV2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #Italy #Veneto #Lombardy #Codogno #SuperSpreader #emergency #epidemic #quarantine

Coronavirus Alert

A seventh person has died from coronavirus in Italy, according to media reports, as the total number of cases in the country soars to more than 200.

A dozen towns are in lockdown as authorities race to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, which has prompted Austria to assemble a special taskforce to consider border controls.

There have been five confirmed deaths over the past two days from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the latest of whom was 88 years old and from the northern Lombardy region.

At least three of the victims had been suffering serious underlying health problems.

The reported sixth and seventh victims have not been confirmed by the Italian authorities.

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Coronavirus: Italy hunts for coronavirus superspreader as ‘sixth person dies’ of COVID-19 #nCoV2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #Italy #Veneto #Lombardy #Codogno #SuperSpreader #emergency #epidemic #quarantine

Coronavirus Alert

A sixth person has died from coronavirus in Italy, according to the state broadcaster, as the total number of cases in the country soars to over 200.

A dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as authorities race to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, which has prompted Austria to assemble a special taskforce to consider border controls.

More than 200 people in Italy have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus – and there have been five confirmed deaths over the past two days.

The reported sixth victim has not been confirmed by the Italian authorities – officially the death toll stands at five, the latest of whom was 88 years old and from the northern Lombardy region.

On Sunday evening, Austria refused entry to a train coming from Italy after the Italian State Railways informed Austrian train operator OBB that there were two people with fever symptoms on board.

“Tonight a train on its way from Venice to Munich was stopped at the Austrian border,” Austria’s interior ministry earlier confirmed.

The operator later confirmed to Sky News that all train traffic to and from Italy had been suspended – but the suspension was lifted after a few hours.

Concern has also been expressed by the French director of health Jerome Salomon, who said the situation was “worrying” and warned of further cases in France because of its proximity to Italy.

He told the France Info radio station that “anyone returning from Lombardy or Veneto with symptoms must be considered suspicious”, but said there were not yet any plans for border controls.

However, officials did intercept a coach from Milan to Lyon over concerns one Italian on board might have the virus, having displayed flu-like symptoms.

Police put up a security cordon around the bus and moved the passengers into an area of Lyon Perrache bus station, where they were isolated from other travellers, and the person showing symptoms was taken to hospital.

Germany has said it is not considering border closures.

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Coronavirus: Fifth death and 224 cases in Italy amid hunt for COVID-19 superspreader #nCoV2019 #COVID19 #coronavirus #Italy #Veneto #Lombardy #Codogno #SuperSpreader #emergency #epidemic #quarantine

Coronavirus Alert

A fifth person has died from coronavirus in Italy, where cases have soared over 200 – as Austria assembles a special taskforce to consider border controls.

A dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as authorities race to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe.

More than 200 people in Italy have been infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus – and there have been at least five deaths over the past 48 hours.

The latest victim was 88 years old and was from the northern Lombardy region, Italian media reported, making him the fourth victim in the area.

On Sunday evening, Austria refused entry to a train coming from Italy after the Italian State Railways informed Austrian train operator OBB that there were two people with fever symptoms on board.

“Tonight a train on its way from Venice to Munich was stopped at the Austrian border,” Austria’s interior ministry earlier confirmed.

The operator later confirmed to Sky News that all train traffic to and from Italy had been suspended – but the suspension was lifted after a few hours.

Concern has also been expressed by the French director of health Jerome Salomon, who said the situation was “worrying” and warned of further cases in France because of its proximity to Italy.

He told the France Info radio station that “anyone returning from Lombardy or Veneto with symptoms must be considered suspicious”, but said there were not yet any plans for border controls.

Germany has said it is not considering border closures.

The two regions, both in the north of Italy, have ordered schools and universities to close for at least a week, while museums and cinemas have been shut and the last two days of Venice Carnival called off.

Courtesy of Sky News

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