Friday, July 19, 2019

Earthquake in Athens: Three buildings collapsed in Piraeus, Drapetsona and Petralona

There was some panic in the streets- Buildings evacuated- Ceilling floor collapsed in Peristeri--Damages in houses in Menidi 

In the streets and squares are staying the inhabitants of the Attica basin after the 
strong earthquake of 5.1R came in unexpectedly. An uninhabited building collapsed 
on 90 Ermou Street, while a building roof slab collapsed in Peristeri. 
Reports of damage also exist in buildings in Patission - where a tourist who got 
 injured by falling plasters - but also in the courts of Piraeus.
According to the government spokesman's announcement, two uninhabited buildings
collapsed in Petralona and Drapetsona. Due to the strong shake an old building in the 
port of Piraeusnear the gate E1, after the strong earthquake as shown in the 
photograph below. Specifically a coridor of length 100m collapsed in gate E1.
Authorities investigate. 

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5.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Arunachal Pradesh, tremors felt in entire Northeast

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Northeastern region on Friday, an official said. No casualties have been reported so far.
"The quake occurred at 2.52 p.m. and had its epicentre in Arunachal Pradesh's East Kameng district," a seismologist told IANS.
According to reports, the tremors were felt in Guwahati and others parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and adjoining areas of northeastern region at about 02:53 pm. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.
Below is the stress points for tomorrow of the region, so if this earthquake came early it is very good accuracy
The black dot is at [27N, 92E]   not bad

Magnitudemb 5.7
Date time2019-07-19 09:22:14.4 UTC
Location27.71 N ; 92.77 E
Depth10 km
Distances310 km E of Thimphu, Bhutan / pop: 98,700 / local time: 15:22:14.4 2019-07-19
108 km NW of Itānagar, India / pop: 45,000 / local time: 14:52:14.4 2019-07-19
63 km NE of Bomdila, India / pop: 7,200 / local time: 14:52:14.4 2019-07-19
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Earthquake hits near the Greek capital, Athens

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit in a suburb 23 kilometres northwest of Athens on Friday, the Institute of Geodynamics in Athens said.
People in the Greek capital reportedly felt the quake and ran out of buildings. Some said it lasted several seconds, but there are no reports of any injuries.
Electricity problems faced Peristeri and Haidari, located northwest of Athens, while in the centre of Athens there were still problems in telecommunications.
Multiple aftershocks in the same area followed ranging from 2.5 to 4.4 on the Richter scale. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said 4 million inhabitants could potentially feel the earthquake.
Those in Greece commented on social media in the aftermath that it was very strong and that people felt heavy shaking. There was heavy traffic in Athens after the earthquake.
A government spokesperson said that two abandoned buildings in the centre and to the west of Athens had collapsed, but there were no reported injuries.
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5.3R in Greece

An earthquake hit Athens, Greece, on Friday, causing strong shaking in the capital city.

The earthquake was a 5.1 magnitude, according to an alert from the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.
People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.
The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.
Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake.
It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.
The following is is our stress point for the day [38N, 23E] :)

MagnitudeMw 5.3
Date time2019-07-19 11:13:14.9 UTC
Location38.12 N ; 23.52 E
Depth13 km
Distances23 km NW of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 14:13:14.9 2019-07-19
4 km N of Magoúla, Greece / pop: 4,300 / local time: 14:13:14.9 2019-07-19

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

90 Dead, 1 Million Displaced by Monsoon Flooding in India and Nepal

Monsoon flooding in India, Nepal and the surrounding region has killed at least 90 and displaced more than one million.
At least 65 people have died in Nepal, police said Monday, as BBC News reported. Thirty are missing and 38 have been injured. In India, meanwhile, at least 25 have died and around a million were forced to flee their homes, disaster relief organization Rapid Response Chief Executive Mohamad Farukh told The New York Times.
July is usually the wettest month of South Asia's often deadly monsoon season, but the flooding has been particularly extreme in Nepal this year. More intense monsoons in the region are projected to be one of the impacts of the climate crisis. Coincidentally, the flooding came as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began an author meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal Sunday.
"Scientists have been warning that because of climate change, monsoon patterns are also changing and the region needs to prepare for more extremes in weather, severe droughts as well as more intense periods of rain," Al Jazeera reporter Subina Shrestha said.
In India's Assam state, climate chaos is leading to uncertainty among rescue workers as to how much worse flooding will get. Currently, low-lying areas are inundated with 2.2 meters (approximately 7.2 feet) of water, The Guardian reported.
"It might get worse, it all depends on the precipitation model. The rain model is changing because of climate issues," founder of the NGO Rural Volunteers Centre Ravindranath told The Guardian. "We can't assume anything now."Farukh told The New York Times that the flooding in India was more extreme than usual and that the situation was likely to deteriorate."It is getting worse day by day because of continuous rains and overflowing rivers," he said.
In Nepal, heavy rain began Friday and affected 30 of the country's 77 districts, blocking highways and knocking out communication towers. Nine major highways are still blocked and more than 10,000 people have been displaced, Al Jazeera reported.
The heavy rains also flooded Bangladesh, where around 40,000 people have been impacted and at least a dozen people have been killed by lightning strikes, The Guardian reported.
The flooding has especially threatened the 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in camps in the country's south. Heavy rains have killed at least 10 people living in the camps and destroyed thousands of makeshift homes since April.
"The rain and wind are causing misery on the ground and our teams are working day and night to provide emergency services and relocations to affected people," International Organization for Migration Bangladesh deputy chief of mission Manuel Pereira said in a statement reported by The New York Times.
In Myanmar, the country the refugees have fled, heavy rains also caused displacement. More than 18,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and one camp for those displaced by violence within the country was flooded.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

July 16–17, 2019 Partial Lunar Eclipse

This partial lunar eclipse, the last lunar eclipse of 2019, is visible from Australia, Africa, South America, most of Europe, and Asia. The eclipse will miss North America, except for the very southern and eastern parts of the continent.

On July 15, 2019, the almost-full waxing gibbous moon and the planet Saturn pair up together on the sky’s dome, staying out nearly all night long. Saturn just passed its yearly opposition on July 9. It’s now at its brightest and best for all of 2019. Although the July 15 moon will probably appear full to the eye, it isn’t truly full until the night of July 16. What’s more, on July 16, the northern side of the full moon will swing through the southern part of the Earth’s dark shadow, to showcase a partial lunar eclipse that’ll be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and Australia – but not in North America.
Saturn will be near the moon on July 16 as well … and depending on where you live worldwide, the moon and Saturn will couple up most closely on July 15 or 16. So find Saturn on either night! And – if you’re in a place to view the eclipse – enjoy it on eclipse night.
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6.2R in Papua New Guinea.

A powerful 6.2R earthquake has been reported in New Britain Region in Papua New Guinea. The depth of the epicenter was 72 km at the location shown in the map above.
There's no official information on possible damage or injuries.
Papua New Guinea is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a tectonic fault with high seismic activity, which accounts for about 90 percent of all earthquakes on Earth.

MagnitudeMw 6.2
Date time2019-07-15 08:21:36.7 UTC
Location5.95 S ; 149.54 E
Depth72 km
Distances466 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 18:21:36.7 2019-07-15
80 km SW of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,900 / local time: 18:21:36.7 2019-07-15
30 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,100 / local time: 18:21:36.7 2019-07-15

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

5.1R in Greece

A magnitude 5.1R earthquake has struck North Greece near the city of Kozani as shown in the above map. The epicenter was near the 6.5R back in May 1995.

Magnitudemb 5.1
Date time2019-07-14 10:50:13.8 UTC
Location40.20 N ; 21.74 E
Depth15 km
Distances202 km S of Skopje, North Macedonia, Republic of / pop: 475,000 / local time: 12:50:13.8 2019-07-14
12 km S of Kozáni, Greece / pop: 36,500 / local time: 13:50:13.8 2019-07-14
8 km NW of Aianí, Greece / pop: 2,200 / local time: 13:50:13.8 2019-07-14

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7.3R in Indonesia

A 7.3R earthquake has recently been reported in Halmahera, Indonesia. A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted off Indonesia's eastern Molucca island, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake, which occurred at 0910 GMT, was centered 102 km northwest of Laiwui, with a depth of 10 km.

MagnitudeMw 7.3
Date time2019-07-14 09:10:50.4 UTC
Location0.54 S ; 128.05 E
Depth10 km
Distances884 km S of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 17:10:50.4 2019-07-14
421 km SE of Manado, Indonesia / pop: 452,000 / local time: 17:10:50.4 2019-07-14
349 km N of Ambon, Indonesia / pop: 356,000 / local time: 18:10:50.4 2019-07-14
165 km SE of Ternate, Indonesia / pop: 102,000 / local time: 18:10:50.4 2019-07-14

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6.6R in Western Australia

A shallow (2km)  earthquake has hit WA with tremors felt from Broome all the way down to Perth.
The 6.5 magnitude quake struck off the Kimberley coast at 1.39pm.
According to Geoscience Australia the earthquake was felt as far south as Esperance and as far north as Darwin.
There are no reports of major damage and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no risk of a tsunami.
As of 2pm as many of 800 people had logged having felt the quake with the Government website with more than 500 being registered on the north west coast.
There were more than 200 reports from Broome and another 251 in Port Hedland.
One person posted on Facebook saying that the intensive care ward at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital shook for a full minute.
More than 70 being registered having felt the tremors in Perth while nearly 40 felt it in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Incredibly there was also 2 reports from both Melbourne and Brisbane.
Below we show you our stress point calculation for the region and the circle shows the stress near the earthquake.

MagnitudeMw 6.6
Date time2019-07-14 05:39:23.1 UTC
Location18.14 S ; 120.32 E
Depth2 km
Distances1203 km SW of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 14:39:23.1 2019-07-14
950 km S of Kupang, Indonesia / pop: 283,000 / local time: 13:39:23.1 2019-07-14
204 km W of Broome, Australia / pop: 13,300 / local time: 13:39:23.1 2019-07-14

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

4.7R in Greece

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7Rwas just reported in Greece at the epicenter shown on the map above. This was only 5km from a place called Sardinia. The depth of the event was 28km. Below we see the calculated stress for today in the region, an the dot is at coordinates [39N 22E]

MagnitudeML 4.7
Date time2019-07-13 15:08:42.9 UTC
Location38.84 N ; 21.23 E
Depth28 km
Distances237 km NW of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 18:08:42.9 2019-07-13
79 km NW of Pátra, Greece / pop: 164,000 / local time: 18:08:42.9 2019-07-13
43 km E of Préveza, Greece / pop: 17,300 / local time: 18:08:42.9 2019-07-13
5 km SE of Sardínia, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 18:08:42.9 2019-07-13

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6.1R in Japan

A 6.1R was reported this morning in North of Ryukyu Islands in Japan. This was a deep earthquake of 238km!

According to the USGS, the epicenter was farther than 100 miles from a city.
In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
The earthquake, which struck Saturday in Japan, occurred at a depth of 150.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? The calendar below is our July published for japan and we can see expected increase activity 12-13th July.

MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2019-07-13 00:57:42.1 UTC
Location29.47 N ; 128.00 E
Depth238 km
Distances513 km SW of Fukuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 1,393,000 / local time: 09:57:42.1 2019-07-13
338 km SW of Kagoshima-shi, Japan / pop: 556,000 / local time: 09:57:42.1 2019-07-13
189 km NW of Naze, Japan / pop: 41,400 / local time: 09:57:42.1 2019-07-13
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