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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Northern Venezuela

Posted by feww on August 22, 2018


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M7.3 Earthquake Strikes near Yaguaraparo, Venezuela


Magnitude: 7.3 mww    [USGS]
Location: 10.739°N 62.911°W
Depth: 123.2 km
Time: 2018-08-21 @ 1:31:42 UTC

  • 20km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela
  • 38.4 km (23.9 mi) ENE of Carúpano, Venezuela [Pop: 112,082]


  • NO Tsunami threat from this earthquake –PTWC
  • Fatalities are expected. However, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage.
  • Shaking was felt across Venezuela, local media reported.
  • The quake was felt as far away as Bogota, Colombia.
  • It also was felt in Barbados, Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad.
  • “While there have been 17 previous M 6+ earthquakes in this region, large earthquakes are rare; this is the largest historic event within 250 km of this location in the 20th and 21st centuries,” USGS said.

Detailed Information

  • Diagnostics available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.


FIRE-EARTH Forecast for the region and nearby seismicity is available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Posted by feww on April 9, 2017

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Posted by feww on April 1, 2017

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Posted by feww on October 26, 2016

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Saving Energy: Venezuela Cuts Public Employees’ Work to Only 2 Days a Week

Posted by feww on April 27, 2016

Severe drought pushing water level to new lows at the Venezuela’s largest dam

Venezuela is cutting the workweek for public sector employees to just two days—Monday and Tuesday—to save energy, as a severe drought pushes the water to minimum operating level at the country’s largest hydroelectric dam.

Venezuela is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1969, analysts say. Severe drought is sharply reducing the electricity generating capacity of the hydroelectric dams, especially at the Guri Reservoir on the Caroni River in Bolivar State, the country’s largest dam, which supplies about 70% of the nation’s electricity. [Guri is the second largest hydroelectric plant in the world after the Tree Gorges Dam in China. ]

Rationing Electricity

“Beginning this week, the central government will start to ration electricity nationwide with the exception of Vargas, Nueva Esparta and the Caracas capital district, introducing daily four-hour suspensions of electrical service that will vary according to day and region,” said a report.

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State of Emergency Declared in Venezuela amid ERE, Flooding

Posted by feww on July 8, 2015

ERE, flooding affect tens of thousands in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Maduro has declared a state of emergency in the municipality of Paez, Apure state, after extreme rain events (ERE) triggered severe flooding, said a report.

The floods in Paez have been described “as the worst to hit the area in over two decades.” More than two weeks of torrential rains have caused two major rivers to burst their banks inundating large areas, and affecting more than 40,000 people.

In 2010, floods affected more than 1.5 million Venezuelans across three states and the capital, Caracas, killing dozens of people and destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – 9-4-2013

Posted by feww on September 4, 2013

Massive blackout paralyzes Venezuela

A major power cut has left more than two-thirds of Venezuela without electricity including most of the capital Caracas.

The blackout disabled stoplights in the capital, and disrupted the subway causing chaos.

Venezuelan President Maduro has accused the far-right opposition of “sabotaging” the power lines.

“Everything seems to indicate that the far-right has resumed its plan for an electrical strike against the country,” he said.

Critics blame poor management and the failure to upgrade the infrastructure, reports said.


Japan Tornado

The twister that struck near Tokyo on Monday has been rated as an F2 tornado, Japan’s Meteorological Agency reported.

The tornado left a 19km-long path of destruction, measuring up to 200m wide and extending from the eastern part of Saitama City to Bando City in Ibaraki Prefecture, the agency said.

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Tropical Storm TORAJI  Made Landfall in SW Japan

Severe Tropical Storm TORAJI, the 17th typhoon of the season, made landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture early on Wednesday, said Japan’s Meteorological Agency.

The powerful storm is moving through southwestern Japan, bringing heavy rain and high winds.

The authorities have issued flood and mudslide warning in the affected regions.

Toraji dumped more than 80 mm of rain per hour on the island of Shikoku, and at least 250mm over Kagoshima Prefecture by Wednesday morning local time.


The Iraq Insanity

At least 60 people were killed and and scores more wounded in a series of car bomb attacks and shootings in several districts of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, officials have said.

Some 804 Iraqis were killed and another 2,030 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in August, said United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

“Despite the decrease in casualty figures in August, compared to July, the impact of violence on civilians remains disturbingly high, with almost 5,000 civilians killed and 12,000 injured since the beginning of 2013,” the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jacqueline Badcock, warned.

Baghdad was the bloodiest governorate in August with 1,272 civilian casualties (317 killed and 955 injured), followed by Salahuddin, Ninewa, Diyala, Anbar, Kirkuk, Babil, Wasit and Basra, said UNAMI.


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Venezuela Declares State of Emergency

Posted by feww on December 1, 2010

Extreme weather kills at least 30 people and forces thousands from their homes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declares a state of emergency in the states of Falcon, Miranda and Vargas

Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains has claimed at least 30 lives, reports say.

So far, more than 3,000 families have lost their homes, and another 60,000 people have been affected by the deadly floods.

“Officials said the storms caused a power outage Monday that stopped operations at the Cardon oil refinery in Falcon, and similar problems shut down some units at the adjacent Amuay refinery.” AP reported.

A flooded street in Higuerote, Venezuela, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010. (Credit: AP/Ariana Cubillos). Image may be subject to copyright.

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