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Tornado in Tishomingo, Mississippi, USA #tornado #Tishomingo #Mississippi #USA

MAGNITUDE 5.4 CROATIA #earthquake #croatia


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 7 km NE of Zagreb, Croatia / pop: 699,000 / local time: 06:24:02.8 2020-03-22

5 km S of Kašina, Croatia / pop: 1,500 / local time: 06:24:02.8 2020-03-22

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MAGNITUDE 5.7 GREECE #earthquake #greece


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Depth: 7 km

Distances: 235 km S of Tirana, Albania / pop: 375,000 / local time: 01:49:51.8 2020-03-21

45 km SW of Ioánnina, Greece / pop: 64,100 / local time: 02:49:51.8 2020-03-21
8 km N of Kanallákion, Greece / pop: 2,500 / local time: 02:49:51.8 2020-03-21

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At least 10 dead after coronavirus quarantine hotel in China collapses #COVID19 #coronavirus #China #XinjiaExpressHotel #Emergency

China Building Collapse 07.03.2020

Photo Courtesy of theguardian.com

At least 10 people have been killed and more remain trapped after a hotel in south-eastern China that was being used as a coronavirus quarantine centre collapsed late on Saturday, according to state media.

The Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday morning that six of 43 victims pulled from the rubble had died, with all but one of the remainder requiring treatment in hospital, and that rescuers were still searching for 28 more people. Chinese state media later revised the death toll to 10.

The Xinjia Express Hotel in the city of Quanzhou, Fujian province, collapsed suddenly around 7:30pm on Saturday, with more than 750 medics and rescuers and 20 ambulances responding to the disaster.

The incident threatens to further inflame public anger over authorities’ handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The hotel, opened in 2018, was one of two quarantine centres in the area and had undergone renovations before Lunar New Year in January, according to local media.

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Deadly tornadoes in Nashville, Tennessee, USA #Tornadoes #Emergency #Nashville #Tennessee #USA

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Tens of thousands are without power and some people homeless after the freak weather moved through the state.

Tornadoes have killed at least 22 people and destroyed dozens of buildings in Tennessee – including causing severe damage in downtown Nashville.

The twisters toppled power lines and trees and ripped off roofs, causing gridlock on the streets of the famous musical city.

Police and fire crews were dealing with about 40 building collapses, said Metro Nashville police.

Severe storms were also whipped up by the tornadoes as they moved across the southeastern US state after midnight.

“A tornado skipped across the county,” said Nashville Mayor John Cooper on a visit to an emergency shelter.

“You do have people at the hospital and frankly there have been fatalities.”

A video posted online from east Nashville appeared to showed the tornado moving quickly across the city accompanied by lightning.

One tornado reportedly stayed on the ground into Hermitage, 20 miles (16km) east of Nashville, with buildings, bridge and roads damaged.

“Our community has been impacted significantly,” the Mount Juliet Police Department tweeted.

“We continue to search for injured. Stay home if you can.”

Country singer Carrie Underwood was one of those affected and said her husband and children had to shelter in their safe room as the tornado hit.

Hangars were destroyed at Nashville’s John C Tune Airport, with a spokesman saying it had “sustained significant damage”.

Schools, courts and rail lines were also closed – and some polling stations were damaged just hours before crucial Super Tuesday voting.

Dozens of people in the city were seen carrying their belongings through the streets after the tornado barrelled through the city.

The local Red Cross has opened a shelter for people made homeless.

Nashville Electric said 44,000 people had lost power after four substations were damaged.

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