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Thousands of dead fish found in a reservoir in Chiclayo, Peru

Thousands of fish were found dead the Cartagena reservoir, which is administered by the Commission of Regantes of Capote in Chiclayo (Lambayeque region). A group of farmers in the area, it was those very surprised, alerted about the regrettable fact RPP news reporters.
 
In the place there was the loss of freshwater species, including catfish, tilapia, orfe, life, tripon and Crappie, which are stranded on the banks, in a State of decomposition, and other floating.
 
In addition to this sad scenario that waters look dark and also various aquatic plants are drying, concerned even more settlers and men of the field in the area, since the reservoir is considered to be one of its most important natural heritages.
 
They suggest that to find the dark waters, death would be due to the bravery of industrial waste or in any case could be the impact of the heavy rain precipitation; by what demanded local authorities and Regional productive development management investigation into the case.
 
Meanwhile, they have chosen to open the floodgates so that they run the waters and thus avoid that species that were preserved for many years, continue to be lost.
Courtesy of rpp.pe

70+ dead turtles found in a lagoon in Managua, Nicaragua

The more than 70 turtles that appeared dead in the last few days could be due to the presence of algae in the Laguna de Tiscapa, which is located in the center of Managua, revealed experts from the Ministry of the environment and natural resources of Nicaragua.
 
“We are carrying out autopsies to see what you can find, we are believing that feeding them decaying algae product is what is affecting”, said Juan Ramón Campos, delegate of MARENA.
 
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“To do the laboratory analysis both in the digestive system of these turtles alive even the level of toxicity that have these algae, contaminants can be but remember that there are nutrients that are forming”, said the environmentalist Kamilo Lara.
 
They pointed out that you between 25 and 26 March took a tour together with authorities of the mayoralty of Managua, 5 dead turtles found in the same.
 
Despite this the presence of algae hypothesis indicated that they will continue with inquiries through tests that to analyze the quality of the water.
 
These tests would be making them specialists of the Nicaraguan company of water and sewerage systems, ENACAL, of equal form will ask engineers hydrologists if the affectation of the phenomenon called thermal inversion that occurred at the end of December 2016 in the Asososca lagoon also managed to affect Tiscapa.
 
They pointed out that a special team of scientists will be permanently in the lagoon if appears another dead turtle, they have the orientation of informing higher authorities for examination in their tissues that could reveal the origins of the deaths of these species.
Courtesy of tn8.tv

MAGNITUDE 6.3 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE


Depth: 125 km

Distances: 524 km SW of Sucre, Bolivia, Plurinational State of / pop: 225,000 / local time: 04:19:40.5 2017-04-15
256 km NW of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina / pop: 306,000 / local time: 05:19:40.5 2017-04-15
74 km SE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile / pop: 2,000 / local time: 05:19:40.5 2017-04-15

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE


Depth: 100 km

Distances: 531 km SW of Sucre, Bolivia, Plurinational State of / pop: 225,000 / local time: 14:03:24.3 2017-04-14
210 km NE of Antofagasta, Chile / pop: 310,000 / local time: 15:03:24.3 2017-04-14
26 km SE of Calama, Chile / pop: 144,000 / local time: 15:03:24.3 2017-04-14

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 COQUIMBO, CHILE


Depth: 40 km

Distances: 281 km N of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 00:42:52.4 2017-04-13
125 km S of La Serena, Chile / pop: 155,000 / local time: 00:42:52.4 2017-04-13
53 km SW of Ovalle, Chile / pop: 77,200 / local time: 00:42:52.4 2017-04-13

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 ATACAMA, CHILE


Depth: 80 km

Distances: 652 km N of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 10:39:43.0 2017-04-11
46 km SE of Copiapó, Chile / pop: 130,000 / local time: 10:39:43.0 2017-04-11

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH OF PANAMA


Depth: 2 km

Distances: 497 km S of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 336,000 / local time: 21:09:44.7 2017-04-08
302 km S of David, Panama / pop: 82,900 / local time: 22:09:44.7 2017-04-08
260 km S of Punta de Burica, Panama / pop: 1,400 / local time: 22:09:44.7 2017-04-08

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU

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Depth: 9 km

Distances: 486 km W of La Paz, Bolivia, Plurinational State of / pop: 813,000 / local time: 13:15:22.4 2017-04-06
179 km SW of Arequipa, Peru / pop: 842,000 / local time: 12:15:22.4 2017-04-06
93 km SW of Mollendo, Peru / pop: 29,000 / local time: 12:15:22.4 2017-04-06
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 PANAMA COSTA RICA BORDER REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 207 km SE of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 336,000 / local time: 17:54:32.4 2017-04-02
56 km N of David, Panama / pop: 82,900 / local time: 18:54:32.4 2017-04-02
12 km NE of Cerro Punta, Panama / pop: 3,000 / local time: 18:54:32.4 2017-04-02
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