Category 5 Hurricane Patricia Made Landfall, Videos


Hurricane Patricia made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast, about 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo at about 6:15 p.m on Friday evening as a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds of 190 mph and gusts to 235 mph .

The hurricane is the strongest hurricane ever recorded.

Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo were hit by strong winds and heavy rain brought by the hurricane.

By Friday night, Hurricane Patricia weakened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph as it moved inland  over southwestern Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Patricia remained “extremely dangerous.”






Photos: Explosion At Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital

Rescue workers form a human chain, passing buckets of rubble, as they clear the wreckage of a children's hospital, caused by a gas tank truck explosion in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The powerful explosion shattered the hospital on the western edge of Mexico's capital, killing at least two and injuring dozens. (AP Photo)
Rescue workers form a human chain, passing buckets of rubble, as they clear the wreckage of a children’s hospital, caused by a gas tank truck explosion in Cuajimalpa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The powerful explosion shattered the hospital on the western edge of Mexico’s capital, killing at least two and injuring dozens. (AP Photo)

A gas tank trunk explosion in front of a hospital in Mexico City on Thursday morning shattered  the hospital, killing seven people, including four babies and injuring dozens.

More than 100 people were inside the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital when the blast occurred at about 7 a.m.

The explosion was caused by a truck which was supplying gas to the hospital when apparently a hose burst and the resulting leak caused an explosion.

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Mexico, Guatemala

A damaged house is pictured in the San Marcos region, in the northwest of Guatemala, in this July 7, 2014 handout picture by Guatemala's municipal fire department. A strong earthquake shook the Guatemalan border with Mexico on Monday, killing at least four people, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck near the frontier, and much of the damage was reported in the Guatemalan border region of San Marcos, where it downed power lines, opened cracks in buildings and triggered landslides which blocked roads. (REUTERS/Municipal fire department/Handout via Reuters)
A damaged house is pictured in the San Marcos region, in the northwest of Guatemala, in this July 7, 2014 handout picture by Guatemala’s municipal fire department. A strong earthquake shook the Guatemalan border with Mexico on Monday, killing at least four people, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides. The 6.9 magnitude quake struck near the frontier, and much of the damage was reported in the Guatemalan border region of San Marcos, where it downed power lines, opened cracks in buildings and triggered landslides which blocked roads. (REUTERS/Municipal fire department/Handout via Reuters)

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people and damaging dozens of homes.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile (2 kilometers) north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9. (AP)

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Photos: Flooded Mexico, 47 Killed

47 people were killed after two tropical storms hit the opposite coasts of Mexico.

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A huge number of buildings, houses, roads, highways and bridges were damaged.

In Acapulco, at least 40,000 tourists, mainly Mexican were stranded. 

Acapulco was cut off from road transport after heavy rains due to Tropical Storm Manuel caused at least 13 landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges.

Federal officials said it could take at least another day to open the main highway to Acapulco.

The situation was far more serious in the city’s low-income neighbourhoods where rain water flowed from the nearby steep hills into the neighbourhoods causing flood and landslides.

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Two Major Storms Hit Mexico, 41 Killed

 

Tropical Depression Ingrid hit Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel hit the Mexico’s Pacific coast, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.

The storms have affected two-thirds of the entire country brought very strong winds, heavy rains that caused flash floods and landslides.

Buildings were damaged, roads were washed out 

At least 41 people were killed in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Oaxaca by the flooding and landslides.

Acapulco was hardest hit where at least 21 people were killed as buildings collapsed and roads were transformed into raging rivers.

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21 Killed By Tropical Storm Manuel And Hurricane Ingrid

 

At least 21 people were killed in Mexico after a hurricane and a tropical storm strikes the opposite sides of Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. 

Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico’s southwestern Pacific shoulder Sunday while Hurricane Ingrid closed in on the country’s Gulf coast, causing heavy rains and landslides.

Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said 14 people died in Guerrero, three in Hidalgo, three in Puebla and one in Oaxaca due to the disaster.

Tropical Storm Manuel, with a maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph (55 kph) was moving to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) late Sunday, 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Manzanillo.

Manuel was expected to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Guerrero and Michoacan state, with maximums of 25 inches in some isolated areas.

Meanwhile Hurricane Ingrid had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late Sunday and was centered about 110 miles (175 kilometers) northeast of the port city of Tampico as it moved west-northwest at 6 mph (9 kph). 

It is expected to make a landfall by Monday morning, most likely along Tamaulipas state’s lightly populated coast north of Tampico.

Anyway, the storm system from the outer bands of Ingrid was already dumping heavy rains in parts of Mexico.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.

The hurricane can bring dangerous storm surge, destructive waves and heavy rains that can cause flash floods and landslides.

Yahoo! News said that more than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state had been affected by the storm to varying degrees and 20 highways and 12 bridges were damaged by the disaster.

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Beautiful Sights On This Incredible Planet From CNN

A rainbow created by the moon -- definitely worth a look.
A rainbow created by the moon — definitely worth a look.

Our planet Earth is very beautiful.

There are so many beautiful places for us to visit and enjoy their beauty.

But these places will be gone if we do not take care of our planet and if there are wars around the world.

Let us take good care of our planet and please stop the wars.

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Photos: Among World’s Most Endangered Animals

In this Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 file photo a silverback mountain gorilla is seen in the Virunga National Park, near the Ugandan border in eastern Congo, The 175-nation U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, known as CITES, is based in Geneva and regulates nearly 35,000 species of animals and plants. Experts rank wildlife smuggling among the top aims of criminal networks, along with drugs and human trafficking. CITES says wildlife crime remains poorly studied but it says international estimates of the scale of illegal wildlife trade range from between $16 billion and $27 billion a year. Tiger parts, elephant ivory, rhino horn and exotic birds and reptiles are among the most trafficked items. (AP Photo / Jerome Delay, File)
Sumatran Orangutan – The Sumatran orangutan is the most endangered of the two orangutan species. Found only in the northern and western provinces of Sumatra, Indonesia, the species is fast losing its natural habitat to agriculture and human settlements. World Wildlife Fund has put together a top 10 list of endangered species to be on the look-out for in 2012. © Fletcher and Baylis / WWF-Indonesia
Mountain Gorilla – The mountain gorilla became known to science on 17 October 1902, and is a subspecies of eastern gorilla. © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna – Tuna is perhaps the most high profile victim of unregulated and uncontrolled overfishing. Bluefin tuna populations have declined alarmingly over the past few decades. © Wild Wonders of Europe / Zankl / WWF-Canon
Leatherback turtle – The leatherback turtle has survived for more than a hundred million years, but is now facing extinction. Recent estimates of numbers show that this species is declining precipitously throughout its range. World Wildlife Fund has put together a top 10 list of endangered species to be on the look-out for in 2012. © Carlos Drews / WWF-Canon
Tiger – Less than 3,200 remain in the wild, we have lost 97% of our wild tigers in just over a century. © Kevin Schafer / WWF-Canon
Snow Leopard – There are up to 6,000 snow leopards in the wild across 12 countries, but its numbers are gradually declining, with hunting and habitat loss just some of the reasons that it is endangered. Naturepl.com/ Andy Rouse / WWF-Canon
Vaquita – The vaquita is a very small porpoise that lives solely in the Gulf of California, Mexico. The species is critically endangered primarily as a result of entanglement in fishing nets. © WWF-US/Eugene Lee
Irrawaddy Dolphin – Some populations are close to extinction such as those in the Mekong River and Malampaya Sound in the Philippines. The main threats are from fisheries bycatch and habitat loss. © David Dove / WWF-Greater Mekong
Javan Rhino – The Javan rhino is probably the rarest large mammal on the planet, with no more than 50 left in the wild and none in captivity. © Greater Mekong / WWF-Canon
Asian Elephant – Sacred but exploited, the Asian elephant has been worshipped for centuries and is still used today for ceremonial and religious purposes. © David Lawson / WWF-U
In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Virunga National Park, a baby Grauer’s gorilla that had been poached from Kahuzi-Biega National Park is seen at the Senkwekwe Orphan Gorilla Center at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Virunga National Park, LuAnne Cadd, File)

We must try to save the endangered animals before they extinct.

A 7.4 Earthquake Hits Off El Salvador Coast: USGS

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit in the Pacific Ocean about 78 miles off the coast of El Salvador late Sunday night.

The earthquake struck 74 miles south of Usulutan, El Salvador, at a depth of 33 miles.

A tsunami warning was in effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico.

But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

There were no immediate reports of damage to coastal areas or to shipping.

Two Earthquakes On Wednesday

Yesterday, two earthquakes hit two different parts of the world.

The first earthquake hit Indonesia and it could be felt even in Malaysia.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first 8.6-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh province, followed by an 8.2 magnitude aftershock  two hours later.

According to CNN, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean but was lifted later.

Next, another eartquake hit Mexico.

The USGS said the first quake on Wednesday evening in the western state of Michoacan had a magnitude of 6.5 and was recorded at a depth of 12.4 miles.

It was followed by a second earthquake, of a magnitude of 6.9 and at a depth of 6.2 miles that hit somewhere near Baja California early Thursday morning.

Earthquake is a disaster but luckily both earthquakes did not caused any tsunami.

People walk through debris from Wednesday's strong earthquake at an office building in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Sumatra island, Indonesia, Thursday, April 12, 2012. Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthquakes raised fears of a killer tsunami. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
A map of Indonesia's Sumatra locating the 8.6-magnitude quake. A tsunami watch around the Indian Ocean was lifted hours after two massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island Wednesday, sending terrified people fleeing from the coast(AFP)