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Archive for October 17th, 2015

Significant Earthquake Strikes Argentina

Posted by feww on October 17, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP.

M6.0 strikes near El Galpon, Argentina

Centered at 25.479°S, 64.436°W the quake occurred at a depth of 17.9 km (11.1 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt about 250km away, according to local reports.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 25.479°S, 64.436°W
Depth: 17.9km
Time: 2015-10-17 11:33:09 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 24km (15mi) ESE of El Galpon, Argentina
  • 42km (26mi) WSW of El Quebrachal
  • 50km (31mi) SSW of Joaquin V. Gonzalez
  • 124km (77mi) SE of Salta

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Typhoon KOPPU Intensifies, Slows Down

Posted by feww on October 17, 2015

KOPPU menacing N. Philippines

Typhoon KOPPU (TY 24W), Locally known as “LANDO,” currently packing sustained winds of about 220 km/h, is forecast to intensify further.

October 17 @ 12;00UTC

Max sustained winds:  ~ 220 km/h
Max wind gusts: 265 km/h
Max significant wave height: ~ 15m
Position and movement: Near 15.7N, 123.0E (Moving W. at about 10km/h toward Aurora Province)
Location: 320 km ENE of Manila, Philippines

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Nightmare scenario? Typhoon KOPPU (TY 24W) tracking west toward the Philippines, chased by Typhoon CHAMPI (TY 25W). Image source: MTSAT/ NOAA

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