A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake has killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran on Tuesday, according to Iranian officials in the area.
The earthquake took place 60 miles south-east of Bushehr on the Persian Gulf and home of Iran’s first nuclear power plant, built with Russian help.
The good news is that the nuclear facility was not effected by the large earthquake, here is a quote from the governor:
“No damage was done to Bushehr power plant,” the Bushehr provincial governor, Fereidoun Hasanvand, told state TV. He said 37 people had died so far and 850 were injured, including 100 who had been taken to hospital.
The overall strength of the facility can withstand earthquakes up to 8.0. The electricity and water was cut off for many residents in the Shonbeh area according to the governor. There have been several aftershocks since the large earthquake on the 9th, here is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes according to the U.S Geological Survey:
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|5.1||14km E of Villa Rica, Peru||10.736°S||75.138°W||77.7|
|5.2||93km WSW of Firuzabad, Iran||28.438°N||51.738°E||9.9|
|5.6||94km SE of Bandar Bushehr, Iran||28.450°N||51.608°E||10.0|
At the Etna volcano in Sicily Italy, explosions and strong ash emissions from the New SE crater have continued throughout yesterday and the night, and seem to be gradually becoming more intense.
Another volcano that is showing activity as of late is the Bagana volcano in Papua New Guinea, as more explosions have taken place. Ash emissions reached 7,000 feet in altitude, VAAC Darwin reported.
An explosive eruption has taken place at the Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea, with ash emissions reaching 7,000 feet in altitude.The Popocatepetl volcano in Central Mexico has increased in activity yesterday with 3 emissions per hour and occasional small explosions which rose to 500 meters.
The Pacaya volcano in Guatemala is showing increasing activity as well. Hydrothermal explosions continues at the Poas volcano located in Costa Rica, with an elevated SO2 concentration above the area.
A bulletin has been posted by the Manizales volcano observatory because of increased activity at the Navado del Ruiz volcano in Columbia. Webcams have shown steam/gas columns rising 1600 meters above the volcano, and drifting North west with potentially ash coming from it.
It may be a good idea to leave the home, considering what has taken place in Florida as of late. Although it is difficult to tell a person to simply leave their home after so many years. In other parts of the world such as Russia, there are also sinkholes opening up, causing problems for city streets and almost swallowing cars.
Citiznens of Smara, located in south east Russia live in fear of the ground disappearing beneath them after huge sinkholes have began to appear all over the city. From car parks to busy intersections the sinkholes are causing many people scratch their head:
It may be a good idea to leave the home, considering what has taken place in Florida as of late. Although it is difficult to tell a person to simply leave their
home after so many years. In other parts of the world such as Russia, there are also sinkholes opening up, causing problems for city streets and almost swallowing cars.
What You Can Do To Help Your Local Community
With extreme weather continuing in the world today, what skills can you learn to help make a disaster scenario not as difficult? John Moore, goes over some solutions to many of the concerns the people have in the world today in the video provided below: