6.7 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring 200 people and sending residents and tourists running into the streets
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people on the island of Kos and injured 200 in Greek and Turkish coastal towns.
The quake struck near major tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Around 200 people have been injured, officials said, with at least 120 on Kos and 70 in Turkey.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors earthquakes, said it was a very shallow quake – only 10km (6.2 miles) below the seabed – off the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province. The epicentre was just 10km south of the Turkish resort of Bodrum and 16km east-northeast of Kos. Read more
SEISMOLOGISTS are drilling into an earthquake hotspot in India, sparking fears that it could lead to huge tremor.
Experts to drill into Indian earthquake hotspot sparking mega-quake alarm | Getty
Indian scientists are going to bore a hole into a site where earthquakes frequently occur in a bid to determine whether they are caused by nearby water reservoirs.
Experts have been drilling into a mountain side in the Western state of Maharashtra where there is a nearby hydroelectric dam.
In 1962, an earthquake at the dam caused the reservoir to be filled with more than a trillion litres of water. Read more
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ARUSHA, TANZANIA—Two sets of hominin footprints could be lost if the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano erupts, according to a report in New Scientist. Scientists studying tremors in East Africa’s Rift Valley say the volcano, which has a widening crack on its west side, could erupt at any time. A set of 400 human footprints dating back 19,000 years is located just ten miles away from the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano at Engare Sero. The 3.7-million-year-old Laetoli hominin footprints are located a safer 70 miles away. Read more
While 11 people have been rescued from the debris, many others are feared trapped and the toll is likely to rise, police said.
Jammu: Thirteen people were killed and 11 injured in separate incidents of cloudbursts, flash floods and a landslide in Doda, Kishtwar and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Six persons were killed and 11 injured after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Thathri town of Doda district today inundating vast areas along the Batote- Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses. Read more
Soil eroded under a house’s backyard after a landslide was caused by a road-widening project in Baguio City, Wednesday.
BAGUIO CITY – A landslide occurred in the backyard of one of the houses in Barangay Upper QM, Baguio City on Wednesday.
The landslide was caused by an ongoing road-widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Joy Diaz, the owner of the backyard, said she felt unsafe after the landslide.
While the project is for the betterment of their area, she said the government should ensure their safety and make the residents’ wellness one of the government’s priorities. Read more
Everybody in the state of Pennsylvania remembers the Johnstown Flood of 1977 and Smethport flood of 1942. Both occurred this week in history, and history could repeat itself, although odds say it won’t be in the same towns. Research I have done shows that the 1977 Johnstown flood was caused by an “MCS” event (Mesoscale Convective Systems) which trained heavy rain over the city. Although satellite images weren’t around in 1942, we believe the Smethport flood fell under a similar pattern, which took over in July 2010 and will again this week.
Already this week in Pennsylvania, there has been flooding at the “Falling Water” house (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, see below), in York and in Wilkes Barre. So the forecast for the next few days isn’t good. Read more
Members of the Tonto Rim Search and Rescue Team comb the muddy East Verde River near the entrance to the First Crossing recreation area during the search and rescue operation for a victim in a flash flood Monday, July 17, 2017, in Payson, Ariz. Ross D. Franklin—AP
(PHOENIX) — Remains found Wednesday in a water- and debris-filled canyon in central Arizona are believed to be those of a missing 27-year-old man who’s the 10th and final victim of last weekend’s flash flood, authorities said.
Gila County Sheriff’s officials said at a hastily called news conference that identification of the body will be subject to DNA analysis by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
But they believe the body is that of Hector Miguel Garnica and have notified his relatives. Read more
Heavy rainfall in Toronto Thursday afternoon caused some localized flooding and shut down a number of area roads.
The city was under a special weather statement, followed by a rainfall warning by Environment Canada earlier in the day. Both statements ended just after noon.
Flood warning in effect
Around 12:15 p.m., the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority issued a flood watch for the potential of flooding near rivers and streams. Before 3 p.m., it was upgraded to a flood warning.
According to the statement, the Greater Toronto Area had already received 20 to 40 mm of rain from the fast moving weather system. An extra 20 mm of rainfall was possible as the system tapered off throughout the afternoon.
“Due to high soil moisture content in the region and the forecasted rainfall amount, all rivers within the GTA will be experiencing higher flows and water levels, resulting in hazardous conditions,” the TCRA said. Read more
Wie of er nou wel of niet zijn zin kreeg, ik heb geen idee maar dat één of andere snurker van mensenrechtenorganisatie Amnestie is betrokken vind ik helemaal niet erg, immers Amnestie is immers ook een doortrapte zooi die zich sappel maakte over een paar tekenaars terwijl elders bijna 1000 mensen levend verbrand werden. Ik maak me er eigenlijk helemaal niet sappel over, slechts dat het onze buren betreft van wiens bondskanselier nét zo’n doortrapte trut van Bilderberg is en Europa openzet voor een zooitje schuim en als er onderling met bommen wordt gegooid dan moeten de burgers en buitenlui eronder lijden, laat ze mekaar afmaken op een boks- of schaakmat, maar val ons er niet mee lastig. Nu moet Nederland en België de plu opsteken voor eventueel wapentuig wat plots uit de lucht komt vallen – o ja, daar zal ook wel opzet inzitten, wij Europese burgers moeten immers om zeep. En op zich maakt het mij niet uit als jullie onderling met bommen gaan gooien, bewaar het dan tot wintertime, dan vriezen er misschien nog miljoenen dood. Twee vliegen in 1 klap!
MARK WASLEY/SUPPLIED | Smoke could be seen billowing from a property in Whangaparaoa on Monday evening.
A blaze has badly damaged a home in the north Auckland suburb of Whangaparaoa.
Emergency services rushed to the fire, in Mariner Dr, about 4pm.
At least four fire engines were at the scene, witness Mark Wasley said.
The roof appeared to be damaged in the blaze.
The Oil Well Fire in Elko County can bee seen from a fire camera on Jacks Peak on Monday, July 17, 2017 (Image: BLM / Nevada Seismological Laboratory)
ELKO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Residents in the Osino and White Rock areas in eastern Nevada are being evacuated as crews battle a fire, according to the Elko County Sheriff’s Office.
The Oil Well Fire was first reported Monday, July 17, at about 1:30 p.m. in the Kittridge Canyon area, according to the Elko Interagency Dispatch Center.
About 14 homes in the White Rock Road area have already been lost as of Monday night, Sheriff Jim Pitts told KUTV. About 100 homes have been evacuated, he said, with crews protecting homes in Osino. Read more