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Archive for June 14th, 2015

Mt Sinabung Remains on ‘Red Alert’

Posted by feww on June 14, 2015

Indonesian Volcano Alerts

Mt Sinabung remains on Red Alert, or “Level IV,” the highest level of activity, and three other volcanoes, Soputan, Karangetang and Lokon, stay at Level III, or Orange Alert, the second highest level of activity, according to Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG).

Up to 3,000 residents living within a 7-km radius of Mt. Sinabung, to the south and southeast of the volcano, were evacuated on June 4, 2015.

Following table shows the current status, as of June 14, 2015.

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Indonesia Volcano Alerts as of June 14, 2015. Source: PVMBG. Image enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

Approximate location of Sinabung is marked  on the map by FEWW. Mount Sinabung is one of Indonesia’s 130  active volcanoes

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Deadly Floods Affect Tens of Thousands in Georgian Capital

Posted by feww on June 14, 2015

Dozens dead or missing in Tbilisi after floods inundate hundreds of homes

Extreme rain events have caused flooding in large portions of the Georgian capital Tbilisi deluging buildings, triggering landslides and leaving dozens of people dead or missing.

The Kura River, which passes through the city, has breached its banks flooding Tbilisi’s zoo, and causing dozens of wild animals to escape.

More than 40 wild animals including bears, lions, jaguars, tigers, wolves… and a hippo are roaming the flood ravaged city.

Authorities have found several dead people and dozens of dead animal in and around the zoo area, according to the social media reports.


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