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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located  20.9 km (13.0 miles) NNW of Yaguaraparo, 38.4 km (23.9 miles) ENE of Carúpano (population 112 082), 69.4 km (43.1 miles) WNW of Güiria (population 40 000), 107.6 km (66.9 miles) ESE Porlamar (population 87 120) and 109.1 km (67.8 miles) ESE of La Asunción (population  35 084), Venezuela. There are 560 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat, PTWC said. Some 52 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 2 089 000 strong, 2 587 000 moderate and 3 928 000 light. Buildings were evacuated in the capital Caracas and people fled homes. Shaking was felt as far away as …

Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

With an ambient air temperature of -37.7 °C (-36 °F), the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire (elevation 1 916 m / 6 288 feet a.s.l.) tied for the second-coldest location on Earth on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
"We're only 2 °F [1.1 °C] shy of the coldest," the observatory said, adding that they are contending with a bit more wind than other locations.
The wind was gusting at more than 161 km/h (100 mph) at the summit Saturday morning, making windchill as low as -70 °C (-94 °F). 
Ambient air temperature measured on January 6 was just shy of the daily record of -38.8 °C (-38 °F), registered in 1959.
The only place on Earth colder than Mount Washington on Saturday was Eureka, Nunavut at -40 °F / °C. However, with winds of only 3.2 km/h (2 mph), windchills in Eureka were -45.5 °C (-50 °F).
Featured image credit: Mount Washington Observatory

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