Archive | December 14, 2019

Thick Blanket of #Snow Covers Mountains of Northern #Greece

Crew from the 3-5 Pigadia ski resort on Mount Vermio near Naoussa plow the roads around the premises. Photo from 3-5 Pigadia’s Facebook page

Most of the ski resorts and villages in northern Greece’s mountainous regions woke up on Wednesday under a thick white blanket of fresh snow.

Ski resorts and villages in the counties of Imathia, Florina, Kozani, and Grevena as well as other locales in the central and northern parts of the country saw extensive snowfall, particularly during the early morning hours of Wednesday.

The ski resort of 3-5 Pigadia in Naoussa received more than 40 centimeters (16 inches) of snow, with even larger amounts of snow being seen in the high altitudes around Florina, West Macedonia.

This was the first proper snow that has fallen for this winter season in most of these ski resorts, which are now getting ready to welcome their first skiers before Christmas.

The sudden heavy, wet snowfall was a result of the weather front ”Dido” which has affected most regions of Greece with strong winds and large amounts of precipitation.

The weather is expected to gradually brighten up beginning on Thursday.

Courtesy of greece.greekreporter.com

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#EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 3.4 #SPAIN

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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 179 km NE of Gibraltar, Gibraltar / pop: 26,600 / local time: 13:54:41.5 2019-12-14

15 km SW of Granada, Spain / pop: 235,000 / local time: 13:54:41.5 2019-12-14
9 km SW of Cúllar-Vega, Spain / pop: 5,500 / local time: 13:54:41.5 2019-12-14

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#EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 4.8 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND


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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 241 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 382,000 / local time: 19:12:35.6 2019-12-14

73 km W of Napier, New Zealand / pop: 56,800 / local time: 19:12:35.6 2019-12-14
38 km E of Waiouru, New Zealand / pop: 1,400 / local time: 19:12:35.6 2019-12-14

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#EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 2.3 LONG VALLEY AREA, #CALIFORNIA, #USA


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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 398 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 22:07:01.2 2019-12-13

189 km SE of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,300 / local time: 22:07:01.2 2019-12-13
93 km E of Mariposa, United States / pop: 2,200 / local time: 22:07:01.2 2019-12-13
7 km SE of Mammoth Lakes, United States / pop: 8,300 / local time: 22:07:01.2 2019-12-13

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#EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 5.9 #VANUATU


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 388 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 15:57:35.1 2019-12-14

154 km NE of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 15:57:35.1 2019-12-14
49 km SE of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,200 / local time: 15:57:35.1 2019-12-14

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