Archive | August 7, 2020

Update 7th August 2020 @23:40 UTC: Coronavirus Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance Subject To Change: #coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #quarantine #GlobalEmergency #HealthEmergency

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 SVALBARD REGION #earthquake #Svalbard


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1867 km N of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 13:18:57.3 2020-08-07

2083 km N of Oslo, Norway / pop: 580,000 / local time: 15:18:57.3 2020-08-07
2108 km N of Mariehamn, Aland Islands / pop: 10,700 / local time: 16:18:57.3 2020-08-07

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Kerala plane crash: At least 14 dead and several injured as aircraft ‘splits in two’ at airport #PlaneCrash #Kerala #India

Breaking News

At least 14 people are dead after an Air India Express flight carrying 191 passengers skidded off the runway at Calicut Airport in Kerala.

The plane, which had 10 infants on board, was coming in from Dubai when it overshot the runway and split into two as it landed in heavy rain on Friday, police said.

Police in India said at least 14 people have died in the crash, with another 123 injured.

Shashi Tharoor, a Congress party lawmaker from the state, said the two pilots were killed.

NDTV news channel reported that 30 to 40 people were hospitalised and that other passengers had been evacuated from the aircraft.

Rajiv Jain, a spokesman for the civil aviation ministry, said the plane broke into two pieces on impact.

He said no fire was reported on the Boeing 737 aircraft and that rescue operations are ongoing, with some injured people being taken to hospital.

There were 174 adult passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and five cabin crew on board the aircraft, Mr Jain added.

Government official Amitabh Kant said the runway is on a hilltop with deep gorges on either side, making it difficult to land.

“The incident happened because of heavy rains and poor visibility. This is truly devastating,” he told NDTV.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet that he was “distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft” at Calicut.

The incident took place at around 7.38pm local time during very heavy rainfall in the area.

The plane flew from Dubai to Calicut in the state of Kerala, southern India, and was a repatriation flight operated by the government to bring Indians home during international travel restrictions due to coronavirus.

Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India.

Courtesy of Sky News

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 NORTHERN ALGERIA #earthquake #Algeria #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 284 km E of Algiers, Algeria / pop: 1,978,000 / local time: 12:13:37.1 2020-08-07

28 km N of Mila, Algeria / pop: 68,900 / local time: 12:13:37.1 2020-08-07

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NORTHERN ALGERIA #earthquake #Algeria #Africa


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 291 km E of Algiers, Algeria / pop: 1,978,000 / local time: 07:15:37.6 2020-08-07

9 km N of Mila, Algeria / pop: 68,900 / local time: 07:15:37.6 2020-08-07
2 km NE of Sidi Mérouane, Algeria / pop: 25,200 / local time: 07:15:37.6 2020-08-07

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 PUERTO RICO REGION #earthquake #PuertoRico #caribbean


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 89 km SW of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 419,000 / local time: 23:26:59.7 2020-08-06

66 km SE of Aguada, Puerto Rico / pop: 4,100 / local time: 23:26:59.7 2020-08-06
6 km SW of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico / pop: 1,200 / local time: 23:26:59.7 2020-08-06

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MAGNITUDE 6.3 PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION #earthquake #PrinceEdwardIslands


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1925 km SE of Maseru, Lesotho / pop: 119,000 / local time: 01:36:45.0 2020-08-07

1964 km SE of Maputo, Mozambique / pop: 1,192,000 / local time: 01:36:45.0 2020-08-07
1995 km SE of Mbabane, Swaziland / pop: 76,300 / local time: 01:36:45.0 2020-08-07

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU #earthquake #Peru


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Depth: 28 km

Distances: 483 km SE of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,738,000 / local time: 17:18:06.8 2020-08-06

220 km SE of Ica, Peru / pop: 247,000 / local time: 17:18:06.8 2020-08-06
58 km SW of Acarí, Peru / pop: 4,500 / local time: 17:18:06.8 2020-08-06

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 SOUTHERN IRAN #earthquake #Iran


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 344 km NE of Dubai, United Arab Emirates / pop: 1,138,000 / local time: 02:17:30.8 2020-08-07

109 km NE of Bandar ‘Abbās, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 353,000 / local time: 02:47:30.8 2020-08-07

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