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Archive | November 26, 2016

Bus caught in sinkhole as major incident declared in Lewisham, London, UK

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The coach became stuck in the sinkhole. Pic: Sean Davis
Firefighters rescued passengers from a coach that got stuck in a sinkhole on a high street in southeast London.
 
A major incident was declared by police after the hole opened up on Lee High Road in Lewisham.
 
The area was heavily flooded following a burst water main.
 
A temporary shelter has been set up on Bonfield Road for people displaced from homes due to the flooding.
 
London Fire Brigade tweeted: “We helped passengers off a coach that fell into a hole caused by flood water on Lee High Road in Lewisham. Please avoid the area if possible.”
 
And Lewisham Central Police tweeted: “Major Incident declared; a sinkhole has opened on Lee High Rd and the area is heavily flooded. Road closures in place. Avoid the area!”
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The coach was leaning to its left. Pic: London Fire Brigade
Twitter user @fairydust48 wrote: “Sinkhole has opened up in Lee high road ( Lewisham) swallowing a front end of a bus …! water everywhere.”
 
Another witness, @BeccaNPhysio, tweeted: “So Lee High Road is a river.”
 
A photo from London Fire Brigade showed a coach leaning to its left in the floodwater.
 
Scotland Yard said the road was closed “and will be for some time”.
 
Thames Water confirmed the water was from a burst main and that it had a team at the scene working to fix the problem.
Courtesy of Sky News
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Civil Defence issues new warning to be prepared for severe aftershock in New Zealand

Earthquake Swarm
Civil Defence says there have been more than 5000 aftershocks since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and it’s again urging people to be prepared for the possibility of a big one.
 
“I need to reiterate those public education messages – we know there could be an aftershock that is as strong as we experienced just after midnight last Monday or potentially could be bigger,” emergency management director Sarah Stuart-Black told a briefing today.
 
“So make sure you know what to do and where to meet as a family if you are not together.”
 
She says if an earthquake is so strong that people can’t stand up, or rolling lasts more than a minute, they should evacuate inland.
 
Fire Service deputy national commander Paul McGill says the service is making sure it’s prepared.
 
“Our thinking now is ensuring we’re ready for, as has been indicated, another potential major earthquake in Wellington and the South Island,” he said.
 
“We’re making sure we’re ready with firefighting and USAR (urban search and rescue).”
Courtesy of tvnz.co.nz

MAGNITUDE 4.1 GUADELOUPE REGION, LEEWARD ISL.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548470

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 124 km NE of Roseau, Dominica / pop: 16,600 / local time: 15:50:13.1 2016-11-26
85 km SE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe / pop: 1,800 / local time: 15:50:13.1 2016-11-26

 
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YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.9 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548426

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 763 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 07:53:50.4 2016-11-26
250 km SE of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 07:53:50.4 2016-11-26
111 km W of Cody, United States / pop: 9,600 / local time: 07:53:50.4 2016-11-26
52 km E of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,300 / local time: 07:53:50.4 2016-11-26

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QUAKE SWARM SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

***VERY URGENT***

Earthquake Swarm

QUAKE SWARM

SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548360

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 402 km S of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 900,000 / local time: 15:23:31.5 2016-11-26
193 km SE of Osh, Kyrgyzstan / pop: 200,000 / local time: 15:23:31.5 2016-11-26
125 km N of Murghob, Tajikistan / pop: 10,900 / local time: 14:23:31.5 2016-11-26

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MAGNITUDE 2.7 BULGARIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548352

Subject To Change

Depth: 15 km

Distances: 150 km SE of Sofia, Bulgaria / pop: 1,153,000 / local time: 10:59:30.3 2016-11-26
20 km E of Plovdiv, Bulgaria / pop: 341,000 / local time: 10:59:30.3 2016-11-26
5 km E of Sadovo, Bulgaria / pop: 2,700 / local time: 10:59:30.3 2016-11-26

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.0 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548313

Subject To Change

Depth: 20 km

Distances: 366 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 20:21:43.3 2016-11-26
45 km W of Gisborne, New Zealand / pop: 34,300 / local time: 20:21:43.3 2016-11-26
35 km N of Wairoa, New Zealand / pop: 4,300 / local time: 20:21:43.3 2016-11-26

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.0 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=548262

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 1548 km SW of Praia, Cape Verde / pop: 114,000 / local time: 01:39:03.9 2016-11-26
2009 km SW of Dakar, Senegal / pop: 2,477,000 / local time: 02:39:03.9 2016-11-26
2013 km SW of Banjul, Gambia / pop: 34,600 / local time: 02:39:03.9 2016-11-26

 
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