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Archive | September 7, 2015

Huge gas pipeline explosion rocks southeast of Emerson, Canada

Jeff French captured a pipeline fire at a TransCanada natural gas pipeline station in Kittson County, Minn.
Jeff French captured a pipeline fire at a TransCanada natural gas pipeline station in Kittson County, Minn.
Residents in two homes in Emerson, MB were evacuated after a natural gas pipeline explosion filled the sky with flames Saturday night.
 
The explosion happened in the St. Vincent Compressor station in Kittson County, Minnesota. Volunteer firefighters from Emerson were called to the scene just one kilometer south of the border.
 
Crews were called to the fire around 9:00 p.m., residents of the two homes that were evacuated were allowed to return by 11:00p.m. TransCanada Pipelines said in a statement that the fire was completely extinguished by 1:10 a.m. The facility has been shut down and the pipeline has been isolated ensuring that no more gas is flowing to the station. At this time, there are no gas service interruptions to customers.
 
TransCanada Pipeline said there are no reported injuries and cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
Courtesy of globalnews.ca
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458216

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1099 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 08:24:57.7 2015-09-08
688 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand / pop: 18,602 / local time: 08:24:57.7 2015-09-08


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Medevac plane with seven on board disappears off Senegal

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A medical evacuation plane with seven people on board, including a French patient, disappeared off the coast of Senegal on Saturday night during a flight from Burkina Faso to Dakar, the Senegalese civil aviation authority said on Sunday.
 
The private Senegalair plane flying from Ouagadougou dropped off radar screens at 7:08 p.m. (1908 GMT), 118 km (74 miles) west of the Senegalese capital, the aviation authority said in a statement.
 
“The search is still going on but it hasn’t been fruitful so far and we will probably continue it tomorrow,” said Magueye Marame Ndao, head of the authority.
 
“We reckon the last point at which contact with radar was lost was 60 nautical miles (111 km) off the coast of Dakar,” Ndao said, adding that three planes and a naval ship were involved in the search.
 
The plane was carrying three crew members, a doctor and two nurses as well as the patient. Those on board included two Algerians and a citizen of Congo, the aviation authority said, without specifying if that meant Democratic Republic of Congo or Republic of Congo.
 
The plane, chartered by ambulance service SOS Medecin Senegal, left Ouagadougou at 4:30 p.m. (1630 GMT), Burkina Faso’s minister of transport, Daouda Traore, told Reuters. Ouagadougou is around 1,700 km (1,100 miles) southeast of Dakar.
Courtesy of news.yahoo.com

MAGNITUDE 6.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003h3x#general_summary

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 196km (122mi) SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
743km (462mi) NE of Whakatane, New Zealand
751km (467mi) NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand
773km (480mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
1149km (714mi) NE of Wellington, New Zealand


MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458155

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1122 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 22:30:22.3 2015-09-07
714 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand / pop: 18,602 / local time: 22:30:22.3 2015-09-07


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MAGNITUDE 6.4 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003h2m#general_summary

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Depth: 35 km

Distances: 191km (119mi) SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
725km (450mi) NE of Whakatane, New Zealand
735km (457mi) NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand
754km (469mi) NE of Tauranga, New Zealand
1132km (703mi) NE of Wellington, New Zealand


MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458127

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Depth: 552 km

Distances: 682 km SW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 21:46:09.6 2015-09-07
689 km S of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 20:46:09.6 2015-09-07
1315 km E of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 19:46:09.6 2015-09-07


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458128

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 3387 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 05:37:34.4 2015-09-07
3520 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 05:37:34.4 2015-09-07
4295 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 05:37:34.4 2015-09-07


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