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Archive for May 30th, 2014

State of Emergency Declared in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Extreme Rain Events and Mudslides Plague republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Extreme Rain Events and Mudslides have forced the Ministry for Emergencies to declare a state of emergency throughout the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia’s North Caucasus, ITAR-TASS reported.

An earlier state of emergency was declared for the Chegemsky and the Chereksky districts of the republic on May 22, said the report.

Extreme Rain Events on May 13-14 and May 20-21 triggered mudslides across Kabardino-Balkaria, destroying or damaging roads and bridges and blocking access to multiple villages.

Severe shortages of water, gas and electricity have since affected the region with the cost of damage estimated at more than 1 billion rubles, said the report

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Major Heatwave Paralyzes India, Pakistan

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Temperatures in Indians Subcontinent Top 47°C

Large swathes of the Indian Subcontinent are reeling under a major heatwave as the mercury continues to soar. Maximum temperatures in Dadu, Sindh Province, reached 47°C and  Nawabshah in central Pakistan recorded 46°C.

Maximum temperatures in New Delhi, the Indian Capital,  and Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh [metro pop: 9 million] hit 45 degree Celsius on Friday.

Other cities and metropolitan areas also reported very high temperatures including Mohenjodaro (45°C), Chorr (45°C), Jaipur (44°C),  Bhopal (43°C) and  Chandigarh (43°C).

Maximum temperatures could rise by up to 4°C in east India over the next two days, local forecasters said.

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Deadly Flooding, Tornado Cause Widespread Damage in Louisiana

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Severe thunderstorms, heavy rains,  EF-1 tornado cause widespread damage in Louisiana

The tornado targeted Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery, damaging a cooling tower and shutting down the unit.

Floodwaters have inundated hundreds of homes and businesses across the state, and Gov. Jindal could issue a State of Emergency soon.

Heavy rains and the threat for flash flooding will continue along the central Gulf Coast, NWS forecast.

“Heavy rain will continue on Friday across parts of the southeastern U.S. The heaviest rain will be along the central Gulf Coast, where there is a risk of flash flooding. Strong thunderstorms are possible for the northern Plains Friday and Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms are also possible across the Carolinas and New England”

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Beijing Broils Under Deadly Heat

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Beijing Temperatures Top 40°C

Beijing Municipal Warning Center upgraded its temperature warning to “red” early Thursday afternoon.

At least three people have died from heatstroke, as a heatwave  continues to grip China.

Two people died in Yuanyang county in Yunnan province, where the temperatures have been hovering above 40°C  for weeks.

A third fatality was reported in Hong Kong, said South China Morning post.

RED Temperature Warning

“The red warning calls for power suppliers and fire departments to be on the alert, outdoor work and activities to be ceased and classes to be suspended at all schools,” reported Xinhua.

Beijing Meteorological Bureau forecast that temperatures would exceed 42°C [108 degrees] in parts of the city, said the report.

The previous record for hottest day in May was set in 1951, when Beijing temperature reached 38.3°C.

Neighboring regions of Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong Henan and Anhui have also reported record high temperatures.

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M5.9 EQ Strikes China’s Yunnan Province

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Tremors felt in Yunnan’s provincial capital of Kunming

Centered at 24.976°N, 97.865°E, the M5.9 quake  struck at a depth of about 10 km, some 500 km west of the Kunming, provincial capital of Yunnan province.

The quake occurred in Yingjiang County at 9:20 am, reported China Earthquake Networks Center.

“Tremors were strongly felt in the county seat, where local residents rushed to open areas,” reported Xinhua.

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area last week, injuring at least 13 people and affecting more than 300,000 people in 15 towns, destroying or damaging about 10,000 homes.

In March 2011, a deadly 5.8Mw quake hit Yingjiang County killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of others injured.

In May 2008, the Wenchuan earthquake killed about 90,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damages.

Earthquake Details [USGS/EHP]

Magnitude: 5.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-05-30 at 01:20:15 UTC
Location:  24.976°N, 97.865°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 27km (17mi) N of Pingyuan, China
  • 65km (40mi) SE of Myitkyina, Burma
  • 101km (63mi) NE of Bhamo, Burma

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