Showing posts with label Natural Disaster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural Disaster. Show all posts

Tremor on the Richter Scale 6.6 Battered off Coast of El Salvador


A tremor on the Richter scale of 6.6 battered off coast of El Salvador on Thursday 30th May, 2019. According to the initial reports, there were no casualties and damages said Salvadoran authorities.

The quake struck around 40 kilometers south of San Salvador at a depth of 40 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) data.

However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert for the quake but the Salvadoran environment ministry issued one of its own, predicting sea level variations of up to 12 inches.

Moreso, the Education of  Ministry has canceled classes in the coastal areas. Coastal residents should avoid entering the water for four hours after the quake, the ministry said on Twitter.

Further more, the President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele tweeted on Twitter that the tremor was felt "throughout 100 percent of the country."

Consequently, no casualties or damage have been reported so far but police and firemen are fanning out across the country to evaluate the situation, said Civil Protection chief Jorge Melendez.

Earthquake Strikes Off Papau New Guinea the Second Time

An earthquake  of about 7.5 magnitude within one thousand kilometer of epicentre struck off Papau New Guinea for the second time again. It struck forty kilometres Northeast of the New Britain capital, Kokopo, at 12.58 UTC, and was ten  kilometers deep.

The US National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned that “hazardous tsunami waves” are possible for coastal regions located within 1000km of the quake’s epicentre, limiting any potential waves to the PNG and Solomon Islands region.
Sadly , this is the second earthquake to hit Papua New Guinea in just over a week.

The first occurrence was on May sixth , a 7.2 quake rocked the region with shocks felt two hundred kilometers away from its epicentre in PNG’s capital, Port Moresby. This followed earthquakes in the region in February and March that measured 6.4 and 6.1-magnitude respectively.

Strong Earthquake Hits Panama of 37 Km in Depth

A strong earthquake hit Panama on Sunday. The earthquake struck at a depth of 37 kilometres in the far west of the country near the Costa Rican border, about five km from the town of Santa Cruz, according to the US Geological Survey.

The magnitude of the earthquake  6.1. Consequently one person was injured from natural disaster and causing minor damage to businesses and homes, the Central American country's president Juan Carlos Varela said.

"Due to the magnitude of the event, there has been minor damage in homes and shops. So far we only have news one woman injured when the roof of her house collapsed in Puerto Armuelles," President Juan Carlos Varela  tweeted.

However, there was no tsunami alert issued from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Cyclone Fani Takes Places in China’s Coast

Cyclone Fani will definitely take place in the State of Orissa with high wind of speed in  abundance of two hundred kilometres per hour i.e 200km/h ( 127mph).

In this regard, due to tensions and environmental hazard, thousands of people are being evacuated from villages along India's eastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone. Moreso, all schools and universities in the state have been  shut down.

Likewise, the officials have now shut down operations at two major ports on the east coast, and thousands of rescuers are helping people evacuate from low-lying areas.

Around 800,000 people are in the process of being evacuated according to the notable officials present in the scenario.Nearly 100,000 of them will be evacuated from Puri, a city in Orissa, as authorities believe that this is where the storm will hit hardest.

The officials are templating on the adverse effects the Cyclone Fani will have on  Puri which is also home to the 858-year-old Jagannath temple which is the historic building of time present in the place.


Waters From The Rivers Pungue And Buzi Have Broken Their Banks - President Filipe Nyusi Of Mozambique

"Waters from the rivers Pungue and Buzi have broken their banks, wiping out entire villages, isolating communities and we could see, as we flew above, bodies floating,"  President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique said.

Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira in Mozambique around midnight Thursday and moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi.

However, initial assessments in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique suggested that more than

6.7-magnitude Earthquake Has Shaken Cities On Chile’s

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the magnitude-6.7 quake was 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, and had a depth of 53 kilometers. It struck at 7:32 p.m. local time.
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A witness said there was minor damage to older buildings and power outages in the nearby coastal city of La Serena, a popular beach town about 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of Santiago.

“It felt very strong ... the tourists were very nervous, but nothing serious happened,” Camila Castillo, a receptionist at a hotel in La Serena said.

Chilean miner Antofagasta Plc said operations were normal at its Los Pelambres copper mine following the nearby earthquake

No damages have been reported so far, but Chile’s National Emergency Office ordered a preventative evacuation of a stretch of coast near the city of Coquimbo.

Chilean authorities said the quake didn’t have the characteristics that would generate a tsunami. The U.S. Tsunami Warning System also ruled out a tsunami.

Philippine Storm

The weather disturbance locally named “Usman” hit the country on Saturday. While it did not have powerful winds it brought heavy rains that caused floods and loosened the soil, triggering landslides in some areas.

Many people failed to take necessary precautions because Usman was not strong enough to be rated as a typhoon under the government’s storm alert system, Mr. Yucot said.

Although Usman has since moved westward away from the country, many affected areas were still experiencing seasonal rains, hampering rescue and recovery efforts, he added.

At least 17 people are still missing and more than 40,000 were displaced nationwide due to the storm, the civil defence office said.

The death toll from a storm that struck the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 68 with the number of fatalities expected to climb even higher, civil defence officials said on Monday.

Fifty-seven people died in the mountainous Bicol region, southeast of Manila, while 11 were killed in the central island of Samar, mostly due to landslides and drownings, the officials said.

“I am afraid this [death toll] will still go up because there are a lot of areas we still have to clear,” said Claudio Yucot, Bicol civil defence director.

Earthquake of 6.9 Strikes off Philippines,

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, from the earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km (120 miles) east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

“Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km (186 miles) of the epicentre along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

An earthquake of 6.9 magnitudes struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and hazardous tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts of the Philippines and Indonesia, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Tsunami Hits Beaches In Indonesia

Indonesia has been hit by a series of natural disasters in recent weeks, including a powerful earthquake that hit the island of Sulawesi on September 28.

The tsunami was likely caused by a combination of underwater landslides due to a volcanic eruption, the country's meteorological, climatological and geological agency said.

A tsunami that hit Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung, Indonesia, Saturday night, killed at least 43 people and injured at least 582, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations at Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said on television.

Nugroho tweeted on his verfied account that 430 houses and nine hotels were heavily damaged, indicating the tsunami hit residential and tourist areas.

"The Geological Agency detected at 21.03 local time the Anak Krakatau erupted," Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency said, adding that the tsunami struck 24 minutes later.