Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:09 UTC
Kent County dispatchers say they've received nearly two dozen calls reporting a loud explosion-type sound. Police have been searching the area, but were unable to determine the source of the noise.
Reports of the situation began coming into the 24 Hour News 8 newsroom around 8:30 p.m Saturday.
"There was just a loud explosion sound in Grandville and we felt the earth shake," one viewer wrote on Facebook. "Sounded like a bomb going off!!" said another post.
Emergency responders remain perplexed as to what caused the sound.
New Zealand Herald
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:24 UTC
The quake today was initially reported with a magnitude of 6.0 but was later downgraded by the USGS.
It was recorded at a depth of 20km and was located around 250km northwest of Vanuatu's Santo island, the USGS said.
There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of damage or casualties.
Comment: Earthquake Track took note of a strong follow on tremor less than an hour later (even shallower):
2017-04-17 02:21:32 UTC 5.7 magnitude, 20 km depth
Sola, Torba, Vanuatu
2017-04-17 03:10:03 UTC 5.1 magnitude, 10 km depth
Sola, Torba, Vanuatu
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:53 UTC
Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as pets have been breeding in the Miami suburbs and the Keys for at least a decade without making headlines like other voracious invasive reptiles such as Burmese pythons or black-and-white tegu lizards.
They've been considered mostly harmless because they eat plants instead of native animals. But their burrows undermine seawalls, sidewalks and levees, and they eat their way through valuable landscaping as well as native plants. Their droppings can be a significant cleanup problem, as well as a potential source of salmonella bacteria, which causes food poisoning.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:45 UTC
Monday's attack happened at Kelp Beds, near Wylie Bay in Esperance, just before 4pm, police said.
Caitlyn Rintoul (@caitlynrintoul)The girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked and was taken to Esperance hospital in a critical condition. The girl's mother and two sisters reportedly watched in horror from the beach as the teenager was grabbed by the shark.
17yo girl fighting for her life after Wylie Bay shark attack. #esperance pic.twitter.com/kCNdidIXa6
April 17, 2017
It is understood her leg was badly mauled and she had lost a lot of blood when pulled from the water, Seven News reported.
The Local Se
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:28 UTC
Southern Sweden saw unseasonably cold temperatures, with up to 10cm of snow in northern Skåne, Blekinge, Kronoberg, Halland and Kalmar.
In Örebro, the mercury dropped to -14C, making it the coldest April night since 1944, according to P4 Örebro.
In Karlstad, Sweden's meteorological institute SMHI said temperatures reached -9C, meaning it was the coldest night of April since 1985.
Six of the casualties were from Carmen, Cebu where 73 houses were washed out due to nonstop rains.
According to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), the casualties were identified as Rowena Acencion, 38; Joyed Acencion, 12; Ivan Acencion, 10; Acena Laping, 55; Bens Ayan Laping, 2; and Nicholas Punggutan, 60.
The other casualty meanwhile was from Danao City, Cebu and was identified as Benyang Manulat.
The PDRRMO however has yet to identify the 2 missing persons.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:44 UTC
Recent shark attacks In Florida:
April 2, 2017: 17-year-old Caitlyn Taylor, of Louisville, Kentucky, was visiting Florida to play in a softball tournament when she was bitten by a shark while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico off of the Florida Panhandle near Destin.
April 3, 2017: 16-year-old Kody Stephens, of Peachtree City, Georgia, was on a family vacation when he was bitten by a shark while swimming off of Daytona Beach.
April 4, 2017: 51-year-old Melanie Lawson, of Marietta, Georgia, was bitten by a shark while standing in only three feet of water off of New Smyrna Beach, which is just a few miles south of Daytona Beach.
April 10, 2017: 23-year-old Heather Orr, of Palm Bay, Florida, was bitten on the hand while swimming off of Melbourne Beach.
The ground was apparently washed out under a road in the area, causing its collapse. Slabs of asphalt are seen crumbling into mud and water on the video.
Almost 500 icebergs have drifted into North Atlantic Shipping lanes over the last week - six times the average
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:58 UTC