Archive | August 5, 2020

Several killed in Yemen floods #Floods #Yemen

Severe Flood Warning

At least 17 people, including eight children, have been killed in flash floods and by lightning in Yemen’s northern Marib region, health authorities said.

The violent storms have added to the woes of the war-torn country, which the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Five years of conflict have left much of the impoverished country in ruins.

“Sixteen people drowned and another person was killed after being struck by lightning,” local health authorities said in a statement on Tuesday.

Recent storms have hit other provinces, including the capital Sanaa, Amran, Hodeidah, Taiz, Saada and Hadramout.

Dozens of homes and hundreds of tents for the displaced have been destroyed, according to the authorities.

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MAGNITUDE 6.5 VANUATU #earthquake #Vanuatu

Subject to change

Depth: 181 km

Distances: 178 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 23:05:36.8 2020-08-05

119 km SE of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 23:05:36.8 2020-08-05
75 km E of Norsup, Vanuatu / pop: 3,000 / local time: 23:05:36.8 2020-08-05

Local view

MAGNITUDE 5.3 NORTH OF SVALBARD #earthquake #Svalbard

Subject to change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2635 km N of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 08:48:05.9 2020-08-05

2742 km N of Nuuk, Greenland / pop: 14,800 / local time: 06:48:05.9 2020-08-05
3050 km N of Helsinki, Finland / pop: 559,000 / local time: 11:48:05.9 2020-08-05

Global view