Archive | August 13, 2020

MAGNITUDE 3.6 GERMANY #earthquake #Germany

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Depth: 28 km

Distances: 130 km NW of Prague, Czech Republic / pop: 1,166,000 / local time: 11:00:03.0 2020-08-13

48 km N of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic / pop: 51,900 / local time: 11:00:03.0 2020-08-13
20 km S of Chemnitz, Germany / pop: 248,000 / local time: 11:00:03.0 2020-08-13
1 km S of Dorfchemnitz, Germany / pop: 1,900 / local time: 11:00:03.0 2020-08-13

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MAGNITUDE 5.6 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA #earthquake #UnimakIsland #Alaska #USA

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 2827 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 23:40:01.3 2020-08-12

149 km SE of Akutan, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 22:40:01.3 2020-08-12

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MAGNITUDE 2.4 WYOMING, USA #earthquake #Wyoming #Yellowstone #USA

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Depth: 3 km

Distances: 882 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 17:47:31.0 2020-08-12

312 km N of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 17:47:31.0 2020-08-12
4 km S of Jackson, United States / pop: 9,600 / local time: 17:47:31.0 2020-08-12
3 km NE of South Park, United States / pop: 1,800 / local time: 17:47:31.0 2020-08-12

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MAGNITUDE 2.7 CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION #earthquake #CanaryIslands #Spain

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 436 km NW of Laâyoune / El Aaiún, Western Sahara / pop: 189,000 / local time: 00:09:23.0 2020-08-13

133 km N of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / pop: 223,000 / local time: 00:09:23.0 2020-08-13
129 km N of Sauzal, Spain / pop: 8,200 / local time: 00:09:23.0 2020-08-13

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MAGNITUDE 4.3 PAKISTAN #earthquake #Pakistan

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 353 km N of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,625,000 / local time: 04:08:57.9 2020-08-13

266 km S of Quetta, Pakistan / pop: 734,000 / local time: 04:08:57.9 2020-08-13
94 km SE of Khārān, Pakistan / pop: 30,900 / local time: 04:08:57.9 2020-08-13
63 km S of Sūrāb, Pakistan / pop: 13,200 / local time: 04:08:57.9 2020-08-13

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 BABUYAN ISLANDS REGION, PHILIPPINES #earthquake #BabuyanIslands #Philippines

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Depth: 25 km

Distances: 327 km S of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 1,520,000 / local time: 06:32:40.7 2020-08-13

250 km N of Tuguegarao City, Philippines / pop: 116,000 / local time: 06:32:40.7 2020-08-13
178 km N of Buguey, Philippines / pop: 3,200 / local time: 06:32:40.7 2020-08-13
140 km N of Namuac, Philippines / pop: 3,100 / local time: 06:32:40.7 2020-08-13

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Coronavirus: Outbreak at sandwich factory as nearly 300 staff test positive in Northampton, UK #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #pandemic #quarantine #Greencore #Northampton #UK

Coronavirus Alert

Nearly 300 employees have tested positive for coronavirus at a sandwich factory in Northampton, the town’s director of public health has confirmed.

Greencore, the factory affected by the outbreak, said some of its staff are now self-isolating.

79 workers tested positive through NHS tests while 213 positive results came back from Greencore’s private testing, said Lucy Wightman, director of public health at Northamptonshire County Council.

A total of 292 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the outbreak.

Greencore said in a statement: “As a result of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Northampton area, we took the decision to start proactively testing all of the colleagues at our Northampton site.

“We can confirm that a number of colleagues have tested positive for the virus and are now self-isolating.

“We are liaising closely with PHE East Midlands, Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton Borough Council, who are fully supportive of the controls that we have on site.”

The company added: “In each case we have immediately conducted contact tracing and instructed potentially affected colleagues to self-isolate.

“All of Greencore’s sites have wide-ranging social distancing measures, stringent hygiene procedures and regular temperature checking in place, and we are doing everything that we can to keep our people safe.

“As ever, the health and wellbeing of our colleagues is our number one priority.”

Lucy Wightman, director of public health at Northamptonshire County Council, said employees have been asked to “act now” after the number of confirmed cases in the town increased from 66 in the week ending 2 August to 85 for the week ending 9 August.

She said: “We are working with colleagues at Greencore in Northampton after the discovery of an outbreak of COVID-19 in the workplace.

“Public Health England Midlands have been providing support to colleagues at Greencore in managing the outbreak.

“This has been supplemented by support from the local infection prevention and control team and Northampton Borough Council’s environmental health colleagues.”

She added: “It is evident that Greencore has highly effective measures in place and they continue to work extremely hard to exceed the requirements needed to be COVID-19 secure within the workplace.

“Northampton borough has been experiencing a high number of cases over the last four weeks and residents and employees have been asked to ‘act now’ to follow additional measures, to avoid a local lockdown or further government intervention.”

It comes as a banana distribution centre in Coventry is working with public health officials to contain and manage an outbreak of COVID-19.

All staff at Fyffes Group Limited, on Richardson Way, Cross Point Business Park, are to be tested as a precaution after 10 members of staff tested positive for the virus.

The management at the company are working closely with public health officials at Coventry City Council, Public Health England (PHE) Midlands and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.3 PAKISTAN #earthquake #Pakistan

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Depth: 11 km

Distances: 27.978°N 66.000°E

12.08.2020 Pakistan M5.3 D11 km