Seven lives have been taken, and dozens have been injured with many homes destroyed in a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.
Many people were sent rushing from their homes from the earthquake in the worst-hit regions in the Afghan capital of Kabul and in Islamabad in neighbouring Pakistan.
Six people died in the Nangarhar province in the Jalalabad capital, with 75 people injured. Forty of them were given first aid and the rest admitted to hospital for further treatment.
“We are still in the process of getting information from the affected areas. Among the dead are some children,” Abdulzai told AFP news agency. –http://www.aljazeera.com
One of the individuals who were killed from the earthquake event died, and another was injured in the Kunar province and many homes were destroyed, according to the provincial spokesman Wasefullah Wasef.
Afghanistan is an area that is prone for earthquakes, especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range which is near the juncture of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
Back in June 2012 there were two large quakes in the region, which triggered landslides that killed at least 75 villagers.
It is interesting how much damage a 5.6 earthquake can do, even though some look at 5.0 -6.0 earthquakes as not being severe, the can do a lot of damage.
Here is the list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes for 4/24/2013:
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|5.3||91km N of Isangel, Vanuatu||18.724°S||169.212°E||231.1|
|5.3||62km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands||10.199°S||161.416°E||72.1|
|5.6||17km S of Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan||34.517°N||70.207°E||62.1|
|5.2||104km SW of Hachijo-jima, Japan||32.372°N||139.076°E||223.7|
Family Escapes Road Collapse
On April 23rd, 2013 there was an article published on the dailymail.co.uk, about a Vermont family which was fortunate to be alive after the road collapsed in the middle of mountain road, swallowing their two cars.
The families vehicles fell 5 feet straight down to the ground, but Richardsons managed to climb out to safety just before the ground began to give way and their cars sank another 20 feet below.
The good news is that the family was able to escape, the bad news, the road repairs will cost more than $100,000 for taxpayers. Most doubters in extreme earth changes will think to themselves ” roads collapse all the time” but these events are not taking place only in one area of the world.
Today we have bad news to report in Bangladesh, where an eight-story building collapsed on Wednesday morning, killing at minimum 87 people, and injuring hundreds of others.
Infrastructure is becoming increasingly un-stable, yes, the public is given a reason but is it the truth with such widespread sinkholes, water main breaks, and roads collapsing across the planet?
Birds Fall Out Of The Sky
One of the employees by the name Tim Pohl went outside to put money in the parking meter on the Michigan Street side of the building when he saw a large number of Bohemian Waxwings flying up toward a tree.
“There were hundreds of them flying,” he said. “They were bouncing off the glass and the retaining wall underneath. I’ll bet of the 100 I picked up, 37 of them died. It all happened within five minutes.
It was like a horror movie. There were birds falling out of the sky not even near the wall. They were just dropping out of the sky not even hitting the wall.” – www.duluthnewstribune.com
“It was just one of those freak things, I think,” he said. “They would hit (the partitions or building) or drop out of the sky,” he said. “Their wings were straight out, twitching.
They were on their backs. I would hold them for a second, then put them on the ground… There was a liquid discharge. They left wet spots. Within seconds, they would fly away. But a bunch got worse.”
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Large Rock Slide On Highway 24 In Denver
All lanes of highway 24 west of Manitou Springs are open Wednesday morning after the Colorado Department of Transportation cleared debris overnight from a large
rock slide. Spokesman Bob Wilson said Wednesday morning that:
“There were no injuries or damage to the road and only one westbound lane was blocked off,” Wilson said.