THE AWAKENING, 050100
Issue 45, May 1, 2000
1. Red Cross: Mongolians depleting food stocks, animals dying off
2. Prisoners riot for water in eastern Indian state
3. Camels die of thirst in South Asia drought, few lessons learned
4. Ethiopia drought: Red Cross delivers first relief shipment to worst-hit area
5. Moderate quake hits southern Taiwan
6. Strong quake shakes northeast Peru, no victims or damage reported
7. Cholera outbreak kills 43 people in 24 hours
8. At least 20 Africans missing after boat sinks on way to Spain
9. Authorities urge calm ahead of anti-capitalism protests
10. Clinton administration defends classifying AIDS as threat
11. Physicists weigh in with new figure for Earth's mass
12. Engineers rock woodframe home in seismic test
13. World watch
14. Latest Quakes
1. Red Cross: Mongolians depleting food stocks, animals dying off... 04-30
BEIJING (AP) - Mongolians are depleting critical food stocks months
before the summer harvest as more of their herds, weakened by drought and
snowstorms, die off, the Red Cross warned.
Already more than 2.2 million cows, horses, camels, sheep and other
livestock have died since the severe and early storms began last year, the
Red Cross reported Saturday.
It added that in a month's time, at the start of the summer growing
season, the number of dead animals will more than double to 5 million.
Rural Mongolians depend on their herds for food and wool and sell or
barter the animals for needed goods.
The devastation of the herds has kept families from buying extra food in
the lean months until the harvest at summer's end.
A quarter of Mongolia's 2.7 million people are facing a period of
uncertainty over food supplies, the Red Cross said in a statement. Aid group
staff who visited one badly affected area were told that herders had already
consumed their summer supplies of dried meat.
In the worst hit areas, the group said, government statistics show more
than three-quarters of the herds have died.
A Red Cross relief effort has delivered 195 metric tons of wheat, rice
and millet to 2,600 households and distributed 600 pairs of boots. By the
end of May, it hopes to have distributed food to 6,300 households, or 35,000
Mongolia's latest troubles began last summer with drought and a rodent
infestation that reduced ground fodder for animals. The worst snowstorms in
30 years then covered over what little the herds had for forage. Animal
carcasses now litter the bleak Mongolian steppe.
Mongolian government agencies have begun a program to remove the
carcasses and inform people of how to prevent an outbreak of disease from
the rotting corpses, the Red Cross said. Other government programs will try
to kill rodents
2. Prisoners riot for water in eastern Indian state... 05-01 10:43a
By GOPAL DAS
Associated Press Writer
BHUBANESHWAR, India (AP) - Thirsty prisoners rioted after being denied
water for two days in a drought-hit eastern town, where thousands of
residents, carrying buckets and plastic pails, mobbed a water train when it
pulled into the station.
A searing heat wave that brought temperatures of 48 Celsius (118
Fahrenheit) last week has dried up streams, ponds and wells in Orissa state,
which was covered with water last October after a cyclone killed about
The worst affected area is the western district of Bolangir, where half
of the 8,000 wells - the main source of drinking water - have dried up in
the past week, officials said Monday.
A ticket collector dropped dead from heat stroke at the Titlagarh train
station on Friday, officials said, reporting the first confirmed drought
death in India this year, where a heat wave and water crisis is affecting 11
of the 31 states.
The Bolangir district government ordered schools and colleges closed from
Monday and set government office hours from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. instead of 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., to conserve energy and keep people from working or standing
in line for service during the heat of the day.
In the trading center of Titlagarh, all but one of the town's 58 wells
have gone dry, said district information officer Subhas Nial.
When a train carrying 150,000 liters of drinking water from Calcutta
pulled into the station on Saturday, thousands of men, women and children
mobbed it to carry away water in plastic pails and pitchers.
The Bolangir district administrator, Chandra Sekhar Kumar, said the
200,000 residents of Titlagarh were getting by with less than 1 million
liters of water a day. Their normal requirement is 3.75 million liters.
The 55 inmates at the town jail, left without water for two days in cells
without fans, tried to scale the walls Friday to break free.
They tossed their cooking pots, pans and plates over the jail wall into
the street and shouted, "Give us water or kill us," said jail superintendent
Tarini Charan Behera.
The inmates need 6,000 liters of water a day for drinking, cooking and
bathing, Behera said. Considering the area's water shortage, he had arranged
on March 31 for a tanker of 1,000 liters of water to be brought each day.
"We thought we could somehow manage, but even this tanker never showed up,"
Extra police came to quell the riot and water was given to the inmates,
3. Camels die of thirst in South Asia drought, few lessons learned... 04-30
By NEELESH MISRA
Associated Press Writer
GYPSUM HALT, India (AP) - As India mourned the deaths of 10,000 people in
a cyclone in the eastern state of Orissa last November, wells were drying up
and crops withering in the arid west as drought spread into Pakistan and
By the time India lifted its eyes from one disaster to deal with another,
more than 80 million people were suffering from lack of water and hundreds
of thousands of animals were dead or dying in what the sufferers call the
worst drought in a century.
Even once too-watery Orissa is one of the 11 Indian states where crops
have failed and rotting livestock carcasses bake in heat that discourages
"When a camel dies from lack of water, it is a drought," said Khalid
Mansour, a spokesman in Afghanistan for the World Food Program, which is
working to prevent a mass exodus by distributing extra wheat, and
encouraging villagers to dig deeper wells.
The organization is feeding 400,000 people whose crops have failed on
parched land in Afghanistan, and the Taliban rulers say they are sending
daily loads of water by helicopter to remote villages of Helmand, Nimroz,
Herat, Kandahar and Zabul provinces.
To prevent mass starvation and disease, the Taliban have relocated
250,000 nomads and villagers from drought-stricken western Afghanistan to
Kandahar, where water is available, said a Taliban spokesman, Abdul Hai
The exodus has already begun in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, where
villagers who have trekked across the desert say those they left behind had
nothing to eat but bark from withered, leafless trees.
There has been no rain this year in Thar, 500 kilometers (310 miles) east
of Karachi on the Arabian Sea, where Ghanish Lal says people are starving
and women walk miles (kilometers) to find water.
"Famine is followed by formidable sand storms and cyclonic whirlwinds
that scorch every straw in the pastures and leave no option for us except to
leave," Lal said.
There are no official figures of the dead or the number who have migrated
In seven or eight weeks, Indian forecasters say the monsoon rains will
come, although they will be weaker than last year, and as they move north,
the crisis will ease, until next year.
In the meantime, India's federal and state governments throw open their
granaries where millions of tons of emergency stocks of grains lie for
years, sometimes rotting. The grain has been loaded onto trains, trucks and
ships and sent to the disaster areas, where it is sold at subsidized rates
to the poor.
"In a macro sense it is actually advantageous because it means cutting
down the stocks of grains. The government gets its money back," said
Yoginder Kumar Alagh, an agricultural economist and a former federal minister.
"Supplies in the market are regular and the buffer stocks are
sufficient," said Minister for Consumer Affairs Shanta Kumar, ruling out any
plans to lower subsidies on imported grain and oil to make up for the crop
losses. "We are in an excellent position to manage the drought."
India has not suffered a famine since the British left in 1947. There
have been no confirmed Indian deaths in the current drought.
On Thursday, the Indian Railway Board ordered 350 wagons of water, food
and animal fodder sent to Rajasthan and Gujarat, the worst hit areas, where
even camels are dying of thirst and people are fighting over drops of water.
A navy ship carrying 2 million liters of drinking water headed to
Gujarat. While appealing for aid, the state government backtracked on its
proposed order to close water parks after amusement park owners lobbied in
the state capital to keep their businesses open.
"The human effect is pretty large," said the economist Alagh, "but
India's economy has the flexibility and the depth with which it has been
able to manage during droughts."
That could be part of the reason why governments take the short cut by
disbursing aid and money when droughts strike, rather than funding long-term
solutions to prevent disaster.
"Yes, there is a drought, but there are going to be rains in seven weeks
and all the efforts we make now are going to be washed away if those efforts
are not permanent," said Satyajit Shah, a rural specialist at the U.N.
Development Program in New Delhi.
India has less water every year. More people - nearly 1 billion - consume
it. In 1947, every Indian had access to 180,000 cubic feet of water
annually. By 2001, about half that amount will be available for each person.
Water tables are being depleted by growing industrial and agricultural
use, plus a carpet of highways and buildings that keep rain from seeping
underground. And the weather patterns are changing.
In the Saurashtra region in Gujarat, where Asiatic lions are migrating
from the famous Gir forest in search of water, experts say the underground
water table is going down by three feet (a meter) per year. Every day,
Rajasthan's Thar desert creeps closer to Saurashtra.
The monsoon rain, a lottery that has for centuries determined the
destinies of India's farmers, is set to fail this year after 12 good
seasons. In some parts of the arid west, this has been the third year of
lower-than-expected rainfall, enough to drive thousands of subsistence-level
villagers into penury.
Officials at the Center for Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation
in the southern city of Bangalore, which gave accurate long-range
predictions of four previous monsoons, have warned that the average rainfall
would be 789 millimeters his year, against last year's average of 840
Even this rain will fall erratically: Large parts of the country will be
dry for nine months, then swamped during the monsoon.
Meghalaya, the tiny northeastern state that is the wettest area in the
world, will face drought-like conditions during the long hot months.
In just 200 hours during June, July and August, India will receive 80
percent of its annual rainffall, the experts said. Almost 80 percent of that
will wash out to sea.
Water became so scarce in western Rajasthan during the mid-1980s, that
the federal government decided to use oil pipelines to pump water in. But
the rain came before the plan could be implemented.
Traditional water storage tanks, pits and wells fell into disuse when the
government began building big dams and canals in the 1950s. Villagers got
used to turning on the tap.
4. Ethiopia drought: Red Cross delivers first relief shipment to worst-hit
area... 05-01 12:29p
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - The Red Cross said Monday it has for the
first time managed to deliver emergency food to Gudis, one of the areas in
southeastern Ethiopia worst-hit by prolonged drought and shortage of food.
A statement from the International Committee of the Red Cross said the
rate of malnutrition and the number of deaths was high in Gudis, about 200
kilometers (124 miles) north of Gode, but it did not give figures.
Gode lies 575 kilometers (356 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa in
Ethiopia's Somali region, and the Red Cross has made it the hub of relief
work in the region, using airplanes from Nairobi in neighboring Kenya.
The ICRC statement said the relief food arrived in Gudis from Gode by
The ICRC has established a second air bridge from Nairobi to Dire Dawa in
eastern Ethiopia to supply emergency food to the drought-stricken region.
The ICRC said it plans to provide emergency food to 188,000 people in
four districts until the end of June.
The acute food shortage is, in part, due to three years of inadequate
rainfall that has also affected Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
Ethiopian authorities have appealed for 850,000 metric tons of food for
8.1 million drought victims until the end of the year.
Following the devastating famine of 1984-85, a strategic emergency food
reserve was set up in Ethiopia. But because the reserve fund has been
depleted and not replenished, it has reportedly drawn down to 50,000 metric
tons. It is supposed to contain 355,000 metric tons.
5. Moderate quake hits southern Taiwan... 04-30 3:04a
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A moderate earthquake struck southern Taiwan on
Sunday, seismologists said. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The 4.5-magnitude quake was centered 28 kilometers (17.36 miles) north of
the port city of Kaohsiung, the Central Weather Bureau said. Kaohsiung is
about 190 kilometers (117.8 miles) south of the capital, Taipei.
A 7.6-magnitude tremor hit central Taiwan on Sept. 21, 1999, killing more
than 2,300 people. Since that big quake, more than 12,000 aftershocks and
tremors have rattled the island.
Located along the earthquake-prone Pacific Rim and crisscrossed by 51
fault lines, scores of earthquakes hit Taiwan each year.
6. Strong quake shakes northeast Peru, no victims or damage reported...
LIMA, Peru (AP) - A strong tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6
degrees rocked a wide region in northeastern Peru, causing alarm but no
victims or damage, the Peruvian Institute of Geophysics said.
The tremor at 14:52 (19:52 GMT) Saturday had it epicenter in an
unpopulated point near the town of Sapaposa, 560 kilometers (350 miles)
northeast of here, the Innstitute's spokesperson, Anet Antayhua, told the
Associated Press by telephone.
"The tremor caused no victims or damage, although it caused alarm in
Sapaposa, Yurimaguas and other towns in the area," Antayhua said.
7. Cholera outbreak kills 43 people in 24 hours... 04-29 4:03p
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A cholera outbreak, compounded by drought, has
claimed 43 lives in 24 hours in regions of central Somalia, officials
contacted by radio said Saturday.
Hassan Abdulleh Qalad, the governor of Hiran region, said 25 people were
reported dead in villages around the regional capital, regional
headquarters, Belet Huen, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) north of Mogadishu.
Another 18 deaths were reported in villages around Gelib in the Middle
Juba region, about 350 kilometers (217 miles) south of Mogadishu, said
Hassan Abbdiqani, a local leader.
"We did not know it was cholera before today," Qalad said of the outbreak
in Hiran. "Now some tents and huts have been set up as a temporary
quarantine for the cholera patients in some places."
He appealed to international relief agencies to send dehydration
solutions and medicine.
On April 24, officials in several regions suffering from severe drought
and famine reported nearly 400 people had died of cholera in the previous
It is impossible to independently verify the figures because Somalia has
had no central government since 1991 when dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was
ousted by a coalition of clan leaders who later turned on each other.
Intermittent fighting among rival clans and banditry make it very
difficult, if not impossible, for international relief agencies to provide
sufficient medicine and food cholera and hunger victims.
The impact of cholera, which is spread by contaminated water, is being
intensified by the same drought that has parched parts of neighboring
Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Sudan.
The U.N. World Food Program estimates 1.2 million Somalis are faced with
severe food shortages.
8. At least 20 Africans missing after boat sinks on way to Spain... 05-01
TARIFA, Spain (AP) - At least twenty North Africans trying to immigrate
to Spain were missing Monday after their small, overloaded boat sank in the
Straits of Gibraltar.
One body was recovered and another person rescued alive Sunday from the
wooden vessel that sank two days ago, said a spokesman for Tarifa's Sea
Spanish coast guard boats and a helicopter continued on Monday the search
near Tarifa looking for the missing immigrants. The survivor told police
that at least 26 people, including two children, were on board when it left
The number of people attempting to enter Spain clandestinely by sea
appears to be on the rise. In the first four months of this year, Spanish
authorities arrested and detained more than 1,500 North Africans trying to
illegally enter Spain, most to escape poverty and unemployment in North Africa.
ED- Happy May Day!
9. Authorities urge calm ahead of anti-capitalism protests... 04-29 1:17p
LONDON (AP) - British authorities on Saturday appealed for restraint
ahead of anti-capitalist protest marches planned across the capital, but
warned potential troublemakers that police would be prepared for any
"Everybody has a right to demonstrate, nobody has a right violently to
demonstrate or to attack people or property," Home Secretary Jack Straw said
in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp.
"We hope very much that it will be peaceful but if it is violent, then
the police will be prepared."
Protesters held small rallies and debates on issues such as racism and
economics across London on Friday and Saturday, and no incidents were
reported. Hundreds of cyclists rode across the city late Friday to protest
congestion and pollution.
British police fear there could be a repeat of last year's riots in
London when thousands of people, as expected, descend on Parliament Square
on Monday to coincide with May Day.
But protesters want to take the spotlight off fears of violence.
"Despite all the accusations from the police, this is not about
violence," said one of the organizers, Andy Yates. "It is about people dying
in the Third World and old age pensioners who die of hypothermia in this
country. It's about making a better world."
"There is a rising tide of people questioning capitalism and looking for
an alternative," Yates added.
ED- We reap what we - or rather the CIA - sow.
10. Clinton administration defends classifying AIDS as threat... 05-01 9:47p
WASHINGTON (AP) - Clinton administration officials Sunday defended their
decision to classify AIDS as a threat to national security - a designation
aimed at garnering more attention and funding toward combating the disease
Sandy Thurman, director of the White House Office of National AIDS
Policy, said AIDS has become such an epidemic that, in years to come, it
threatens to destabilize nations and the economies of whole continents.
"We have to respond to this because we've never seen a crisis like HIV
and AIDS globally," Thurman said. "We're beginning to understand that this
epidemic, not only has health implications, but has implications as a
fundamental development issue, an economic issue and a stability and
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, in an appearance earlier in the day,
said he does not believe AIDS is a national security threat.
"I guess this is just the president trying to make an appeal to, you
know, certain groups," Lott told "Fox News Sunday." "I don't view that as a
national security threat, not to our national security interests, no."
Thurman countered that a report earlier this year from the National
Intelligence Council indicates that the disease is "sweeping the globe,"
posing a crisis in Africa today and threatening India and newly independent
nations of the former Soviet Union in the future.
"With the logistical expertise that the national security community
brings, with the diplomatic expertise that is necessary to sort of pave the
road for leaders around the world to respond to this epidemic, this gives us
a whole new ability to respond to AIDS like we would respond to any other
international threat," Thurman said.
The White House, in raising the status of AIDS, has creating an
interagency working group. The Clinton administration has designated about
dlrs 325 million to fighting the disease worldwide this year, most of it
going to Africa, and the president wants an additional dlrs 100 million for
fiscal 2001, Thurman said.
She said a large focus of the effort would be on finding a vaccine.
11. Physicists weigh in with new figure for Earth's mass... 04-30 11:36p
By MATTHEW FORDAHL
AP Science Writer
LONG BEACH, California (AP) - Using a new, precise measurement of the
force of gravity, physicists have recalculated the mass of the Earth and
determined the planet is a bit lighter than previously thought.
The new estimate is that the third rock from the sun has a mass of 5.972
sextillion metric tons, or 5,972 followed by 18 zeros. Textbooks currently
list the mass at 5.978 sextillion metric tons.
"We think we know the weight of the Earth better than anyone else
before," Jens Gundlach, a physicist at the University of Washington,
Seattle, said Saturday at a meeting of the American Physical Society.
The new measurement stems from a recalculation of the force of gravity, a
constant represented by the big letter "G." It is one of three fundamental
numbers that physicists believe are consistent across the universe. But in
recent years, different measurements of G have produced wildly different
results, raising the level of uncertainty.
"That is a huge embarrassment for modern physics, where we think we know
everything so well and other constants are defined to many, many digits,"
To arrive at the new constant, the Washington physicists refined an
experiment first developed in the 18th century. A device called a torsion
balance recorded the effects of the gravity of four stainless steel balls on
a gold-coated plate.
If the new value is accepted, it would reduce the uncertainty of G by a
factor of 100. But the University of Washington researchers warned their
findings are preliminary and subject to change.
The international Committee on Data for Science and Technology will not
make any changes to the official value until the results are reviewed and
the other experiments are finished, said Peter Mohr of the National
Institute of Standards and Technology.
12. Engineers rock woodframe home in seismic test... 04-29 12:46p
By MATTHEW FORDAHL
AP Science Writer
SAN DIEGO (AP)- The two-story home twisted and creaked, books fell from a
shelf, light fixtures swayed and a flower pot crashed to the ground as a
major earthquake rocked a university laboratory.
The 25-second jolt, a simulation of the Northridge quake that hit Los
Angeles in 1994, was limited to the large platform on which the house was
built. Like most homes during the real quake, it did not collapse.
Engineers will use measurements from Friday's shake test - the first of a
woodframe house in the United States - to better understand how ground
motion affects all such buildings, which make up 99 percent of all
"It should be of interest to anyone living and working in a woodframe
structure," said Dallas Jones, director of the state Office of Emergency
The 300 sensors inside the house make measurements that will help
engineers update building codes, construction practices and methods of
making homes seismically sound.
"This is a test that is going to be important for all societies that live
in earthquake-prone zones," said Robert Conn, dean of the Jacobs School of
Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.
The 56 sq. meter (600-sq. foot) house built inside a mammoth UCSD
laboratory was adorned with such niceties as a red tile roof and flower pots
hanging from upper-story windows, but it would never be mistaken for the
Its exterior walls are unfinished plywood crisscrossed with tubular
sensors. The interior is a web of wooden beams. An orange net is wrapped
around the roof to keep any flinging tiles from hitting bystanders.
After four blasts of a warning horn, the shake table started moving at
10:30 a.m. Within seconds, one of the two rectangular clay pots fell from an
upper-story window, crashing to the ground.
A second-floor chandelier continued to sway for minutes after the quaking
stopped. But only minor structural damage was visible inside the building. A
few beams appeared to be loosened from their nails.
For tests over the next six weeks, engineers will make the structure more
realistic, including drywall and stucco. They'll also remove some of the
safety features like metal straps between floors.
"The computer program predicts that the house might collapse," said John
Hall, a civil engineer at the California Institute of Technology and manager
of the Woodframe Project. "We're looking at the upper limits of what these
houses can take."
Woodframe houses are generally considered safe, especially compared to
the monolithic concrete buildings that killed thousands of people last year
in quakes in Turkey and Taiwan.
But woodframe construction isn't perfect and is sometimes unpredictable,
as demonstrated by the magnitude-6.7 Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994.
Of the dlrs 40 billion in property losses, roughly half involved woodframe
Though woodframe construction is used in nearly all California homes, it
has not been thoroughly studied. Instead, researchers have focused on
individual components of the structures, such as connections and walls.
After the 1994 quake, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided
dlrs 5.2 million of the total dlrs 6.8 million budget for the Woodframe
Project, which is operated by the California Universities for Research in
Earthquake Engineering consortium.
Friday's test was one component of the program, which involves 19 areas
of research covering testing, analysis, building codes, economic
implications and education.
The home tested Friday was built on a 4.8-ton platform, one of several at
UCSD where state officials also test freeway and bridge designs. A computer
recreated Northridge ground motions, as they were recorded by instruments in
Canoga Park about 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the epicenter.
Though the house is similar to real homes, researchers are interested in
finding the money to perform tests on the real thing.
"It is on the affordable side as far as houses go," Hall said. "Where's
the garage, the picture window, the sunken living room and the three or four
bedrooms? We will eventually need to look at the larger scale and complexity
we find in larger houses."
On the Net:
California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering:
State Office of Emergency Services: http://www.oes.ca.gov/
13. World Watch
Countries that have suffered a major natural disaster in 2000:
France; Philippines; Australia; Mozambique; Zimbabwe; Kenya; Madagascar;
Mongolia; Argentina; Ethiopia; Bolivia; Iraq; Eritrea; Somalia; Japan;
Afghanistan; Romania; Djibouti; Rwanda; Burundi; Tanzania; Hungary; Mexico;
India; Pakistan; Iran; Sudan.
Countries reported to be under threat of food shortages in 2000:
North Korea; Mozambique; Peru; Ethiopia; Madagascar; Somalia; Kenya;
Bolivia; Iraq; Eritrea; Mongolia; Sudan; Uganda; Djibouti; Rwanda; Burundi;
Tanzania; Afghanistan; India.
Grain-producing countries planning to import grain in 2000:
Russia; Ukraine; China; Iraq.
14. Latest Quakes
DATE-(UTC)-TIME LAT LON DEP MAG Q COMMENTS
yy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss deg. deg. km
00/05/01 11:10:17 50.89N 129.83W 10.0 4.2Mb A VANCOUVER ISL, CANADA REGION
00/05/01 07:25:07 17.96S 179.85W 600.0 4.5Mb B FIJI ISLANDS REGION
00/04/30 21:08:39 3.97S 146.58E 33.0 5.6Ms B BISMARCK SEA
00/04/30 12:39:49 40.36N 143.62E 33.0 5.1Mb A OFF E COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
00/04/30 10:54:04 50.99N 130.24W 10.0 4.5Mb A VANCOUVER ISL, CANADA REGION
00/04/30 10:13:02 51.08N 130.31W 10.0 5.2Ms A QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
00/04/30 10:12:12 51.01N 130.22W 10.0 4.0Mb A QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
00/04/30 08:29:27 51.04N 130.30W 10.0 5.0Mb A QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
00/04/30 05:31:25 26.95S 65.93W 33.0 5.2Mb A TUCUMAN PROVINCE, ARGENTINA
00/04/29 19:52:20 6.42S 76.92W 124.7 5.6Mb A NORTHERN PERU
00/04/29 15:20:06 1.20S 15.90W 10.0 5.2Mb A NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
00/04/29 15:17:09 1.34S 15.87W 10.0 5.2Mb B NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
00/04/29 15:01:39 1.12S 15.97W 10.0 5.0Mb B NORTH OF ASCENSION ISLAND
00/04/29 04:56:51 21.01S 67.38W 177.7 4.5Mb B CHILE-BOLIVIA BORDER REGION
00/04/29 03:54:43 32.86N 112.18E 10.0 4.3Mb C SOUTHEASTERN CHINA
00/04/29 03:34:53 37.70N 77.50W 5.0 2.5Lg VIRGINIA
00/04/28 23:36:26 37.69N 88.46W 5.0 2.9Lg A SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
00/04/28 17:40:58 37.89N 19.38E 10.0 4.4Ml B IONIAN SEA
00/04/28 16:32:58 12.81N 142.53E 33.0 4.5Mb B SOUTH OF MARIANA ISLANDS
00/04/28 13:52:56 51.53N 173.90W 33.0 4.7Mb A ANDREANOF ISL, ALEUTIAN IS.
00/04/28 12:54:19 36.30N 70.52E 192.8 4.5Mb B HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
00/04/28 07:21:56 6.27S 129.68E 197.7 4.8Mb B BANDA SEA
00/04/28 00:17:17 31.40N 78.15E 33.0 4.7Mb B W XIZANG-INDIA BORDER REG.
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