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Archive | November 9, 2018

MAGNITUDE 5.2 COQUIMBO, CHILE

Subject to change
Depth: 27 km

Distances: 329 km N of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 15:54:10.0 2018-11-09

89 km SW of La Serena, Chile / pop: 155,000 / local time: 15:54:10.0 2018-11-09
45 km W of Ovalle, Chile / pop: 77,200 / local time: 15:54:10.0 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 2.1 LONG VALLEY AREA, CALIFORNIA, USA

Subject to change
Depth: 6 km

Distances: 402 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 06:16:57.3 2018-11-09

185 km SE of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,300 / local time: 06:16:57.3 2018-11-09
93 km E of Mariposa, United States / pop: 2,200 / local time: 06:16:57.3 2018-11-09
4 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, United States / pop: 8,300 / local time: 06:16:57.3 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 3.3 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change
Depth: 16 km

Distances: 407 km NE of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 114,000 / local time: 01:50:46.0 2018-11-09

165 km NE of Akureyri, Iceland / pop: 16,600 / local time: 01:50:46.0 2018-11-09
114 km N of Húsavík, Iceland / pop: 2,400 / local time: 01:50:46.0 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 COSTA RICA

Subject to change
Depth: 10 km

Distances: 174 km SE of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 336,000 / local time: 03:20:29.6 2018-11-09

93 km W of David, Panama / pop: 82,900 / local time: 04:20:29.6 2018-11-09
12 km SW of Golfito, Costa Rica / pop: 6,800 / local time: 03:20:29.6 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOUTHERN MID ATLANTIC RIDGE

Subject to change
Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3563 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 04:54:52.2 2018-11-09

3755 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 04:54:52.2 2018-11-09
3784 km SW of Windhoek, Namibia / pop: 269,000 / local time: 09:54:52.2 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 5.3 SOUTHERN MID ATLANTIC RIDGE

Subject to change
Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3553 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 04:39:16.4 2018-11-09

3745 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 04:39:16.4 2018-11-09
3790 km SW of Windhoek, Namibia / pop: 269,000 / local time: 09:39:16.4 2018-11-09
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MAGNITUDE 2.5 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Subject to change
Depth: 1 km

Distances: 286 km S of Perth, Australia / pop: 1,447,000 / local time: 09:57:21.0 2018-11-09

63 km E of Manjimup, Australia / pop: 4,300 / local time: 09:57:21.0 2018-11-09
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Flash flooding hits historic Jordan city of Petra two weeks after school children die

Jordan has once again been hit by heavy floods. Pic: AHMAD ATWAH JORDANIAN TOUR GUIDE
Jordan has once again been hit by heavy floods. Pic: Ahmad Atwah Jordanian tour guide
Flash flooding has hit Jordan’s historic city of Petra, two weeks after scores of school children died after being swept away in fast-moving waters.
 
Footage shows large volumes of water gushing along parts of the historic city of Petra’s infrastructure as people watch on from the sidelines.
 
Earlier this month several ministers in Jordan resigned after an investigation into the deaths of 21 people during previous flash floods found evidence of negligence.
 
Most of those swept away were school children on a school trip on 25 October.
 
Local media report that a two-year-old girl has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after being caught in the floods on Friday.
The ancient city of Petra is popular with tourists
The ancient city of Petra is popular with tourists
Alghad News reported that a youth hostel was being used to house tourists in the area.
 
The UK foreign office told Sky News they had not received any calls about the flooding but were monitoring the situation.
 
Around 70,000 British nationals visited Jordan in 2017, according to the UK government.
 
Jordan’s embassy in the UK has so far not returned Sky News’ request for comment.
Residents and relatives of flood victims gather outside a hospital near the Dead Sea in Jordan October 25, 2018
Relatives of flood victims gather outside a hospital near the Dead Sea in Jordan during the October flood
The country’s education and tourism ministers resigned on 1 November after an investigation into the October floods near the Dead sea area.
 
A parliamentary committee was established to look into the tragedy and found evidence of negligence by some ministries.
 
Their findings prompted questions over how prepared government agencies were to handle such emergencies.
 
King Abdullah who described the disaster as a “huge tragedy”.
 
The floods, which followed torrential rain, poured through valleys and deep ravines.
 
People, vehicles and animals were swept away.
 
Thirty-seven people were rescued in a major operation involving helicopters and divers.
 
Neighbouring Israel contributed search-and-rescue helicopters.
Courtesy of Sky News