Archive | May 19, 2020

QUAKE SWARM, NEVADA, USA 19th May 2020 #earthquake #QuakeSwarm #Nevada #USA

19.05.2020 Nevada Quake Swarm_5

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19.05.2020 Nevada Quake Swarm_3

19.05.2020 Nevada Quake Swarm_2

19.05.2020 Nevada Quake Swarm_1

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 NEW YORK, USA #earthquake #NewYork #USA

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Depth: 12 km

Distances: 114 km S of Toronto, Canada / pop: 4,613,000 / local time: 16:40:34.0 2020-05-19

15 km S of Buffalo, United States / pop: 262,000 / local time: 16:40:34.0 2020-05-19
0 km NE of Wanakah, United States / pop: 3,200 / local time: 16:40:34.0 2020-05-19

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MAGNITUDE 4.6 CRETE, GREECE #earthquake #Crete #Greece

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 467 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 22:09:14.5 2020-05-19

146 km S of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 138,000 / local time: 22:09:14.5 2020-05-19
125 km S of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,800 / local time: 22:09:14.5 2020-05-19
105 km S of Ierápetra, Greece / pop: 12,600 / local time: 22:09:14.5 2020-05-19

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India-Bangladesh Border Braces for Super Cyclone #SuperCyclone #India #Bangladesh

Satellite view of Cyclone Amphan on May 19, 2020. (

Cyclone Amphan threatens massive devastation Wednesday when it is to make landfall along the India-Bangladesh border as the region continues to battle the coronavirus.

Formed over the Bay of Bengal, the super cyclone is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane with wind speeds as high as 257 kph (160 mph) and gusts near 321 kph (200 mph).

The storm is expected to weaken to a Category 1 or 2 before reaching land, but Cyclone Amphan still has potential to cause severe damage to the densely populated and poverty-stricken regions with unstable infrastructure.

The Bay of Bengal shores are prone to natural disasters similar to Cyclone Amphan, yet none of these bordering countries have had to combat a combination of a global pandemic and an incoming violent storm.

Odisha, one of the Indian states in Amphan’s path, has begun preparations to evacuate the 1.1 million individuals who live in high-risk areas. According to The Guardian, 550 cyclone shelters have been readied, along with 7,000 concrete buildings set aside to shelter evacuees.

The Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh also is anticipating heavy rains from Amphan. Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s largest refugee camp, where Rohingya refugees escaped violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The Rohingya refugee camp, with a population of nearly 1 million, recently confirmed its first coronavirus case making the refugees even more vulnerable to the threatening storm.

With the diagnosis, the camp immediately isolated two refugees, deployed investigative teams, and increased prevention and testing methods. However, health experts have been cautioning camps about the possibility of a rapidly spreading virus for more than two years.

“Our houses are already in bad shape and if heavy storm hit, we will be in despair with heavy rain and landslides,” Aung Myaing, a grocery and general store owner in Kutuplong Camp in Cox’s Bazaar, told VOA’s Burmese Service.

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MAGNITUDE 4.6 EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA #earthquake #MediterraneanSea

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 479 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 12:24:44.0 2020-05-19

159 km S of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 138,000 / local time: 12:24:44.0 2020-05-19
139 km S of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,800 / local time: 12:24:44.0 2020-05-19
119 km S of Ierápetra, Greece / pop: 12,600 / local time: 12:24:44.0 2020-05-19

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MAGNITUDE 2.4 SWITZERLAND #earthquake #Switzerland

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Depth: 6 km

Distances: 78 km S of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 122,000 / local time: 08:10:03.0 2020-05-19

5 km NE of Sion, Switzerland / pop: 28,100 / local time: 08:10:03.0 2020-05-19
0 km SE of Saint-Léonard, Switzerland / pop: 2,000 / local time: 08:10:03.0 2020-05-1

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