Depth: 10 km
Distances: 738 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 17:52:31.3 2020-03-31
126 km NE of Boise, United States / pop: 146,000 / local time: 17:52:31.3 2020-03-31
73 km W of Challis, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 17:52:31.3 2020-03-31
Meteor or bomb? Explosion destroys over 100 houses in Akure, Nigeria #meteor #explosion #Akure #Nigeria
Over 100 buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning.
The explosion which happened in the early hours of Saturday, cut off the ever bustling Akure /Owo road (Eleyowo Village) while many people were said to be injured, Tribune gathered.
“The incident which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church and a school in the area.
Individuals who lived within the church premises were said to be wounded while some were rescued by the people of the community”
Courtesy of thenewsnigeria.com.ng
Indonesian volcano Mount Merapi spews massive ash in 2nd major eruption this month #MountMerapi #Indonesia #eruption
Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted Friday, shooting a column of ash some 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) into the air in its second major eruption this month. Ash and sand covered areas several kilometers away from the peak of the rumbling crater near Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta.
Authorities did not raise Merapi’s alert level. “There has been no reports of damage from the eruption. We urge people to stay calm and not panic,” national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said.
Merapi erupted earlier this month, shooting a massive ash cloud some 6,000 meters in the air. That eruption coated Yogyakarta and neighboring city Solo with gray dust and forced an airport closure.
Mount Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of 280,000 residents. That was Merapi’s most powerful eruption since 1930, which killed around 1,300 people, while another explosion in 1994 took about 60 lives, AFP said.
Courtesy of rt.com
Depth: 60 km
Distances: 1425 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 11:49:21.1 2020-03-25
457 km S of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russian Federation / pop: 188,000 / local time: 14:49:21.1 2020-03-25
221 km SE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russian Federation / pop: 2,500 / local time: 13:49:21.1 2020-03-25