#Earthquakes Rock #Iran & Fiji & Devastating #Floods in the #UK 11/8/2019

Dozens of homes evacuated after torrential downpour triggers huge mudslide

Nottinghamshire Police are at the scene along with the fire service after being called just before 5pm today with heavy rain continuing to fall on parts of the UK

Thirty five homes in Mansfield have been evacuated after heavy rain caused a mudslide this evening.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to Bank End Close alongside the fire service and Mansfield District Council just before 5pm following concerns for the safety of people living in the houses.

The manager of a bar in the area told Nottinghamshire Live: “The top of the bank has come down along with trees. It has covered people’s back gardens. It has covered over six-foot fences.

“Police and fire have been evacuating people from their houses, it’s a bit unstable especially with the rain forecast for tonight.

“I feel sorry for those who have come back from work and have no garden left and families have been moved out of their homes for the night.

 

US WEATHER:

A powerful arctic cold front early next week will deliver the coldest air of the season to the central, southern and eastern U.S., shattering dozens of mid-November records in the process.

Of course it has already turned sharply colder over much of the Midwest, South and East from what has been a parade of arctic cold plunges, pushed south from Canada by a southward plunging jet stream.

The coldest spots in the northern Rockies, Northern Plains and upper Midwest dipped below zero earlier in the week. A few locations in northern Montana plunged to the teens below zero Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service office in the Twin Cities compared the cold of this air mass to a similar event in 1986 that set record lows in parts of the upper Midwest.

 

By Monday, highs in the teens may be widespread in the Northern Plains, and temperatures may struggle to rise out of the 20s for highs as far south as the mid-Mississippi Valley and Central Plains. These are daytime highs more typical of January than November.

 

EARTHQUAKE

At least five people are dead and more than 300 are injured after the 5.9 magnitude quake hit northwestern Iran.

Over 40 aftershocks rattled the rural region in the Alborz Mountains.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said.

The temblor struck Tark county in Iran’s Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran’s seismological center said. The area is some 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Iran’s capital, Tehran.

Over 40 aftershocks rattled the rural region nestled in the Alborz Mountains, and residents rushed out of their homes in fear. The quake injured at least 312 people, state television reported, though only 13 needed to be hospitalized. It described many of the injuries happening when people fled in panic.

The head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand, gave the casualty figures to state television. There were no immediate video or images broadcast from the area.

Rescuers have been dispatched to the region, officials said. State TV reported the earthquake destroyed 30 homes at its epicenter.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage.

Iran is on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.

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