Archive | February 25, 2018

Major incident after ‘explosion’ in Leicester, UK

Leicester fire. Pic: Bethany Welford
Emergency services are on the scene of a fire in Leicester. Pic: Bethany Welford
A major incident has been declared by police after reports of an explosion in Leicester.
 
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue received reports from the public at around 7pm of a blast on Hinckley Road.
 
Six fire engines were on their way and the incident was being treated as a search and rescue operation, a spokesman for the service said.
 
Debris was blasted across both carriageways of the road after the blast, which destroyed a house and a convenience store, according to reports.
 
A resident of the street told the Leicester Mercury that the explosion was “massive”.
 
They said: “We went to look out of the upstairs windows and saw loads of smoke, and then a few seconds later massive orange flames.”
 
Leicestershire Police said on Twitter: “There has been a major incident on Hinckley Road, Leicester.
 
“All emergency services are currently dealing with this.
Courtesy of Sky News

MAGNITUDE 5.5 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Subject to change
Depth: 39 km

Distances: 671 km NW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 04:11:35.6 2018-02-26

153 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 04:11:35.6 2018-02-26
102 km W of Porgera, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,600 / local time: 04:11:35.6 2018-02-26
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MAGNITUDE 7.5 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Subject to change
Depth: 30 km

Distances: 611 km NW of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 03:44:44.2 2018-02-26

96 km W of Mendi, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 03:44:44.2 2018-02-26
82 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,600 / local time: 03:44:44.2 2018-02-26
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MAGNITUDE 5.6 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Subject to change
Depth: 30 km

Distances: 117 km SE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,038,000 / local time: 01:28:39.1 2018-02-26

75 km E of Namie, Japan / pop: 21,900 / local time: 01:28:39.1 2018-02-26
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MAGNITUDE 4.5 AEGEAN SEA

Subject to change
Depth: 10 km

Distances: 136 km W of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 18:21:14.0 2018-02-25

102 km SW of Mytilíni, Greece / pop: 28,400 / local time: 17:21:14.0 2018-02-25
54 km NW of Chíos, Greece / pop: 24,000 / local time: 17:21:14.0 2018-02-25
48 km W of Lagkáda, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 17:21:14.0 2018-02-25
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YELLOWSTONE MAGNITUDE 3.0 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING, USA

Subject to change
Depth: 6 km

Distances: 737 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 08:10:21.4 2018-02-25

220 km S of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 08:10:21.4 2018-02-25
103 km NE of Saint Anthony, United States / pop: 3,600 / local time: 08:10:21.4 2018-02-25
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13 km NE of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,300 / local time: 08:10:21.4 2018-02-25