Seismic Hazard – Strong Earthquake Event
The earthquakes occurred in the United States , State of Alaska (population 572,432) . The maximum altitude nearby is 2,164m .
North America – USA | State of Alaska
Epicenter: 52°26’34.8″N 169°35’49.2″W
Location: 73km SW of Nikolski, Alaska
Time: 2015-07-27 04:49:46 (UTC)
Depth: 27.1 km (16.8 mi) Shallow
Area Affected: Few people within 100km
Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 81 km (MMI VI)
Tsunami Information Statement Issued
WEPA42 PHEB 270455 TIBPAC
The maximum Tsunami wave height is 0.1m in Nikolski, United States. This height is estimated for 27-Jul-2015 05:42:01.
3235 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969
262 km SW of Unalaska, United States / pop: 4,376
The location of the Earthquake is approximately 48km from the Cleveland volcanic complex. Recently, Cleveland Volcano has seen increased activity with several ash plumes, this earthquake event could be a sign of an upcoming larger eruptive event in the area. Mount Vsevidof and Recheschnoi are also located near Nikolski, Alaska which is 73km SW of the earthquakes epicenter.
Biological Health Hazard – Plague/Animal (Yersinia Pestis)
North America – USA | State of Colorado, Jefferson County, Golden
Location: 39°45’20.0″N 105°13’16.0″W
Bio-hazard Level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biological Hazard in USA on Sunday, 26 July, 2015 at 02:07 (02:07 AM) UTC.
A squirrel in Golden tested positive for the plague and the public is on alert. Jefferson County Public Health told CBS4 the squirrel was located at 15th and Jackson and tested positive for bubonic plague. Postings were placed around the area on Saturday with information reminding citizens to take simple precautions to avoid exposure. Public health officials in Jefferson County said they felt comfortable with allowing Buffalo Bill Days to proceed as planned with the advisory to be aware. The health department states that the “plague is a highly infectious bacterial disease carried by various types of wild rodents and is transmitted primarily by flea bites. Squirrels, rodents, prairie dogs and other mammals, such as rabbits and cats are susceptible to plague because they carry fleas.” “The risk of residents contracting plague is extremely low,” said Jefferson County Public Health Director Dr. Mark Johnson in a statement. “We want people to be aware that summer marks the beginning of the plague season and just a few simple precautions will further reduce that risk.” They also said when plague appears in an area, there is usually a die-off of rodents and rabbits. When the animal dies the fleas leave to find another host thus spreading the disease. Most human plague cases result from infected flea bites. People can be infected by direct contact with blood or tissues of infected animals but that is less common. Jeffco Public Health and the City of Golden Animal Control have teamed up to investigate the cases and determine the extent of the die-off in the area.
Source: RSOE EDIS