Archive | March 18, 2017

Huge Fire In East London, UK

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A car workshop is reportedly completely alight in the blaze @Jediwilt/Twitter
A huge fire broke out on a busy high street in east London, causing a number of buildings to be evacuated.
 
Emergency services rushed to the blaze in Plaistow at about 6pm, as dramatic pictures posted on social media showed plumes of smoke billowing from the area.
 
A car workshop was completely alight as firefighters worked to remove a number of gas cylinders, a spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said.
 
Six fire engines were sent to the scene, she added, and a large police cordon was put in place.
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A large police cordon has been put in place (@Jediwilt/Twitter)
Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo was driving nearby when the fire broke out.
 
She told the Standard: “I was on my way to a wedding and suddenly I heard all these sirens, police cars, fire engines and ambulances sped past me.
 
“A police car stopped in front of me and told people not to go any further.
 
“There were lots of people around, locals and West Ham fans who were just leaving the game. I immediately thought this is serious.”
 
She added on Twitter: “Fire in Plaistow! Was caught in between several police cars and ambulance vehicles. Be safe!!”
 
Sebastian Cadena, 18, said: “I was in an Uber and was going through Plaistow and saw around 20 ambulances and fire trucks with so many roads closed off, all of the locals where outside.
 
“It took around 20 mins just to get through Plaistow.
 
“When I went past it had settled down a little but there was still smoke and some ash in the surrounding area.”
 
A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called just before 6pm to reports of a fire at Shaftesbury Point, just off the High Street.
 
“Officers and the London Fire Brigade are at the scene and a number of buildings have been evacuated.
 
“Road closures have been put in place.”
 
He added that no one is thought to have been injured in the fire.
Courtesy of standard.co.uk

Musician Chuck Berry dies at the age of 90

Chuck Berry received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984
The rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, police in the US state of Missouri have said.
 
In an update on Facebook, police said: “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.
 
“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 3.5 GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIF.

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Subject To Change

Depth: 18 km

Distances: 93 km E of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 14:17:44.4 2017-03-18
9 km SE of San Bernardino, United States / pop: 210,000 / local time: 14:17:44.4 2017-03-18
2 km SE of Loma Linda, United States / pop: 23,300 / local time: 14:17:44.4 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.5 CYPRUS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 138 km SW of Nicosia, Cyprus / pop: 201,000 / local time: 20:15:26.0 2017-03-18
47 km SW of Paphos, Cyprus / pop: 36,000 / local time: 20:15:26.0 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.6 PAKISTAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=577442

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 90 km NW of Hyderābād, Pakistan / pop: 1,387,000 / local time: 11:45:01.9 2017-03-18
43 km W of Nawābshāh, Pakistan / pop: 230,000 / local time: 11:45:01.9 2017-03-18
17 km NW of Sann, Pakistan / pop: 8,900 / local time: 11:45:01.9 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.3 ICELAND REGION

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Subject to change

Depth: 7 km

Distances: 285 km NE of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 06:22:04.0 2017-03-18
96 km W of Egilsstaðir, Iceland / pop: 2,300 / local time: 06:22:04.0 2017-03-18

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 GREENLAND SEA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 1902 km N of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 04:30:57.7 2017-03-18
2221 km N of Oslo, Norway / pop: 580,000 / local time: 05:30:57.7 2017-03-18
2257 km N of Mariehamn, Aland Islands / pop: 10,700 / local time: 06:30:57.7 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOLOMON ISLANDS

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 193 km NE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 13:17:29.2 2017-03-18
90 km N of Auki, Solomon Islands / pop: 4,400 / local time: 13:17:29.2 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.7 PAKISTAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 311 km NW of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,625,000 / local time: 05:31:32.9 2017-03-18
136 km S of Khārān, Pakistan / pop: 30,900 / local time: 05:31:32.9 2017-03-18

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 209 km

Distances: 3429 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 21:31:00.5 2017-03-17
3547 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 21:31:00.5 2017-03-17
4250 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 21:31:00.5 2017-03-17

 
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