Advertisements
Archive | September 21, 2015

MAGNITUDE 5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=460762

Subject To Change

Depth: 12 km

Distances: 606 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 09:05:57.8 2015-09-22
151 km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,847 / local time: 09:05:57.8 2015-09-22

 
Global viewRegional view
Advertisements

Tropical storm Ida gains strength into a Hurricane in the Atlantic

Hurricane Alert

Tropical storm Ida has gained strength in the Atlantic and is expected to grow to hurricane force but too far at sea to pose a threat to land, US weather forecasters said Monday.
 
Ida’s center was 1,035 miles (1,670 kilometers) east of the Leward Islands in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said in its 0900 GMT bulletin.
 
Moving in a northerly direction with 50 miles (85 kilometer) an hour winds, the storm could reach hurricane strength by the end of the week on a track far from populated areas.
 
Ida is the ninth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began in June and ends in November.
 
So far this season only two storms have become hurricanes, but the most destructive — tropical storm Erika — left about 30 dead in the tiny island of Dominica.
 
September is typically the peak of the hurricane season.
 
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration had predicted a less active hurricane season than usual because of the El Nino phenomenon, which inhibits storm formation.
Courtesy of news.yahoo.com

Chemical explosion at factory in Grantham, UK

Chemical Explosion Alert

Fire crews and specialist units attended a Grantham processing plant this morning after a chemical explosion.
 
The chemical leaked from a fridge at Parker Tecknit in Swingbridge Road, Grantham, causing the explosion this morning. Four fire crews attended at 7am.
 
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A fridge in the building stopped working overnight causing a chemical called Trigonox to heat up and explode. Approximately 25 litres of Trigonox was contained in the building and will be cleaned up by a specialist team.”
 
Nobody was reported hurt in the incident. Parker Tecknit is an electrical components and wiring firm.
Courtesy of granthamjournal.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 5.1 TONGA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003mkd#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 112km (70mi) E of Pangai, Tonga
261km (162mi) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
643km (400mi) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
650km (404mi) SSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa
658km (409mi) SSW of Apia, Samoa


YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.3 UTAH

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=460688

Subject To Change

Depth: 12 km

Distances: 740 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,445,632 / local time: 05:56:47.0 2015-09-19
93 km SE of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 186,440 / local time: 06:56:47.0 2015-09-19
38 km SE of Provo, United States / pop: 112,488 / local time: 06:56:47.0 2015-09-19
28 km E of Mapleton, United States / pop: 7,979 / local time: 06:56:47.0 2015-09-19

Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 5.7 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

    
Subject to change

Depth: 14 km

Distances: 52km (32mi) WSW of Illapel, Chile
67km (42mi) W of Salamanca, Chile
86km (53mi) NNW of La Ligua, Chile
120km (75mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile
210km (130mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

MAGNITUDE 5.0 PAPUA, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003miv#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 9 km

Distances: 223km (139mi) W of Abepura, Indonesia
237km (147mi) W of Jayapura, Indonesia
303km (188mi) W of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
350km (217mi) ENE of Nabire, Indonesia
1202km (747mi) SSE of Koror Town, Palau


MAGNITUDE 5.7 OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE

    
Subject to change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 76km (47mi) SW of Ovalle, Chile
86km (53mi) NW of Illapel, Chile
90km (56mi) WSW of Monte Patria, Chile
111km (69mi) NW of Salamanca, Chile
286km (178mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile

MAGNITUDE 6.6 COQUIMBO, CHILE

    
Subject to change

Depth: 34 km

Distances: 45km (28mi) WSW of Illapel, Chile
62km (39mi) W of Salamanca, Chile
86km (53mi) NNW of La Ligua, Chile
121km (75mi) NNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile
210km (130mi) NNW of Santiago, Chile