7.3 and 5.9 magnitude earthquakes hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil

Close to a tragedy in the first days of October. 7.3 and 5.9 magnitude earthquakes hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil. ...

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  • Close to a tragedy in the first days of October.
  • 7.3 and 5.9 magnitude earthquakes hit Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil.
  • So far, no victims or material damage have been reported in both territories.

The earth shakes. 7.3 and 5.9 magnitude earthquakes were felt early Saturday and shook the waters of the Vanuatu archipelago (east of Australia), in the South Pacific, and northern Brazil, without any victims being reported so far nor considerable material damage in both territories.

According to information from the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake in Vanuatu occurred 535 kilometers deep, as well as 600 kilometers southeast of Port Vila, the capital of this country, with no reported threat of tsunami.

Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil

Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil
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Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is located about 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

According to information from CNN in Spanish, the earthquake that was present in Taruaca, in the north of Brazil, had a depth of 589.4 km, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English) Filed as: Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil.

One dead after a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Crete

One dead after a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Crete
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One person died and at least nine were injured, according to authorities, after a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 on the island of Crete in southern Greece. The quake damaged homes and churches and triggered rockslides near the country’s fourth-largest city.

People took to the streets and the island’s schools were evacuated. Several aftershocks hit the region and exacerbated the damage in towns near the epicenter. The earthquake struck at 9:17 a.m. local time (0617 GMT), according to the Athenian Institute of Geodynamics, with an epicenter 246 kilometers (153 miles) south-southeast of the Greek capital, Athens.

“This was a strong earthquake”

"This was a strong earthquake"
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“This is not an unannounced event. We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under the sea, but under the ground and it affected populated areas ”, explained the seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos to the Greek state television ERT.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center and the United States Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 with an epicenter seven kilometers (4 miles) north of the town of Thrapsano. The Athenian Institute of Geodynamics estimated the magnitude at 5.8. It is common for different agencies to give different magnitudes for an earthquake in the first hours and days after the episode.

Aftershocks after the earthquake

Aftershocks after the earthquake
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One person died and nine were injured, according to the Greek Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, citing reports from local authorities. At first there were no details about how they had come about.

The fire department airlifted 30 members of its disaster management units with sniffer dogs and specialized rescue equipment. All disaster management and fire service personnel in Crete were on alert, the department said. At least 9 aftershocks later struck the area after the earthquake. The CSE estimated the preliminary magnitude of the two strongest at 4.6.

“The earthquake was strong and of long duration”

"The earthquake was strong and of long duration"
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One dead after a strong earthquake. “The earthquake was strong and long-lasting,” Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Lambrinos told private television Antenna. “We have asked that the schools be evacuated. The children are outdoors in the patios ”.

Domestic and international flights to Heraklion airport were not affected by the earthquake, and the region’s hoteliers association said there was no major damage to any hotel in the area, where there are many popular spas (With information from AP).

Volcano erupting on Spanish island becomes “more aggressive”

Volcano erupting on Spanish island turns "more aggressive"
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An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa on Friday opened two new fissures in its cone from which lava flowed and authorities reported that activity in the area was “intense.” The new fissures, separated by about 15 meters (50 feet), launched red rivers of melted stone into the sea, paralleling an earlier flow that reached the Atlantic Ocean days ago.

The volcano was “much more aggressive”, almost two weeks after erupting on the island of La Palma, said Miguel Ángel Morcuende, technical director of the department of response to volcanic emergencies in the Canary Islands. During the night, eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.5 were recorded.

No victims are reported

No victims are reported
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The eruption spews gases and ash up to 6,000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet) high, authorities said. No casualties have been reported, thanks to the immediate evacuation of more than 6,000 people since the eruption began on September 19. An area of ​​solidified lava where molten rock falls into the sea covered more than 20 hectares (50 acres).

The authorities monitored the quality of the air. Carbon dioxide levels rose in the area, but not enough to threaten health, the local government said. However, he recommended that people stay indoors and wear eye protection in addition to masks due to the intense volcanic ash fall.

The life goes on’

The life goes on'
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The volcano has so far emitted some 80 million cubic meters of molten rock, scientists estimate, more than double that of the 1971 eruption. The lava has totally or partially destroyed more than 1,000 buildings, including homes and agricultural infrastructure. having covered 709 hectares (1,750 acres).

La Palma, with 85,000 inhabitants who live mainly from fruit cultivation and tourism, is part of the volcanic archipelago of the Canaries, located off northwest Africa. The island is about 35 kilometers long and 20 km at its widest point. Life continued normally on most of the island during the eruption (With information from AP).

Mhoni Vidente predicts catastrophic earthquake before the end of 2021

Mhoni Vidente predicts catastrophic earthquake before the end of 2021
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“I see even more earthquakes in matters of that intensity of 7.1,” said Mhoni Vidente in an interview. Although he mentions that there will still be more movements of the earth, they will not be anything serious like those that have occurred, but the seismic alarm will sound again in Mexico.

“It is definitely a situation that all Mexicans have to face in all forms, and we must completely control the climate, this climate change that is hitting everywhere. A very strong hurricane is coming at the end of September or the beginning of October, which is going to enter the Atlantic towards the Gulf ”, affirmed the clairvoyant.

9.9-degree earthquake?

9.9-degree earthquake?
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But apparently, a strong earthquake is about to happen in the Asian continent, causing concern in the people who are nearby: “He visualized an earthquake as he had never seen it, in Asia of 9.6 or 9.9, we must be aware, because there will be a warning of tsunamis ”, were Mhoni’s words.

Although she still predicts many more tremors in Mexico, she herself asks everyone to be calm, since the earthquake that is expected to reach the Mexican country will not cause major disasters like others that have occurred. But it does say that you have to be aware of natural phenomena that are not over yet. Filed Under: 7.3 and 5.9 Earthquakes Shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and Northern Brazil

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