Archive | June 22, 2017

Heatwave sweeps France breaking record set in 1872

MAGNITUDE 3.6 QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=600208

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1325 km NW of Sydney, Australia / pop: 4,395,000 / local time: 16:25:06.0 2017-06-22
928 km NW of Brisbane, Australia / pop: 959,000 / local time: 16:25:06.0 2017-06-22
315 km W of Emerald, Australia / pop: 9,400 / local time: 16:25:06.0 2017-06-22

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=600136

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 74 km NW of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 05:48:53.0 2017-06-22
33 km S of Mytilíni, Greece / pop: 28,400 / local time: 05:48:53.0 2017-06-22
20 km SE of Plomárion, Greece / pop: 3,400 / local time: 05:48:53.0 2017-06-22

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MAGNITUDE 5.4 KURIL ISLANDS

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=600137

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 713 km E of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 11:41:54.2 2017-06-22
588 km E of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation / pop: 177,000 / local time: 13:41:54.2 2017-06-22
154 km E of Kuril’sk, Russian Federation / pop: 1,800 / local time: 13:41:54.2 2017-06-22

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 NORTHERN IRAN

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=600126

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 229 km E of Tehrān, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 7,154,000 / local time: 06:30:20.1 2017-06-22
76 km NE of Semnān, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 125,000 / local time: 06:30:20.1 2017-06-22
41 km W of Dāmghān, Iran, Islamic Republic of / pop: 67,700 / local time: 06:30:20.1 2017-06-22

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Breaking – Ireland will block #Brexit deal if #MayDUP deal goes ahead

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In a huge – and possibly mortal – blow for Tory hopes of delaying the collapse of their ‘weak and wobbly’ minority government, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has told Irish TV station RTE that the Irish Republic will vetoany Brexit deal if the UK does not ‘fully’ protect the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and the peace process in Northern Ireland:

As there is no conceivable way that the Tories can do a deal with the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) withoutthreatening the peace process by forsaking the UK government’s pledged impartiality, this amounts to a declaration that Ireland will veto any Brexit deal if a Tory-DUP deal goes ahead.

Putting Theresa May and her advisors in an impossible situation.

A legal challenge to any ‘MayDUP’ deal is already in preparation on the grounds that it would breach the GFA, but even more importantly, Sinn Fein

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Camden council: we ordered fire-proof #cladding but flammable fitted #Grenfell

This means the Health & Safety rep turned a blind eye. Had better check their off-shore bank accounts for back-handers

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In breaking news, it has emerged that Camden council in London commissioned cladding works specifying that fire-resistant cladding panels be used – but its testing has revealed that the same, flammable HDPE (high-density polyethylene) panels were used in the works – turning a building into another potential Grenfell Tower.

Journalist Pete Apps broke the news on his Twitter feed:

apps camden.pngwith an image of a section from a council bulletin on the testing and the likelihood of consequent legal action:

apps camden2.pngAccording to Apps, the cladding contract was awarded to Rydon and sub-contracted to Harley Facades – the same arrangement as took place with Grenfell Tower. The council has announced the urgent removal of the panels from the Chalcot Estate:

camdengov.pngThis will come as grim news to survivors and neighbours of Grenfell Tower and will certainly feed into the Met’s criminal investigation.

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MAGNITUDE 6.8 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA

https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=600263

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Depth: 40 km

Distances: 98 km SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala / pop: 995,000 / local time: 06:31:02.9 2017-06-22
53 km S of Escuintla, Guatemala / pop: 104,000 / local time: 06:31:02.9 2017-06-22
45 km S of La Democracia, Guatemala / pop: 5,500 / local time: 06:31:02.9 2017-06-22
12 km SW of Puerto San José, Guatemala / pop: 18,700 / local time: 06:31:02.9 2017-06-22

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