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Three Workers Killed At Utah Mine – Rescue Operations May Be Called Off Because Danger of Cave-Ins

Three Workers Killed At Utah Mine – Rescue Operations May Be Called Off Because Danger of Cave-Ins

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(Best Syndication) There has been another mine collapse Thursday at the Utah mountain mine where rescuers were working to save six workers who were trapped in an August 6th cave in. In Thursday’s collapse at least three workers were killed and possibly six others were injured. Two of the injured were members of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), a regulatory agency within the US Labor Department.

The second cave-in, which occurred at 8pm MDT, highlights the dangers involved in the rescue effort. Dennis O’Dell of the Miners Union Safety and Health Director said “We actually have mines where bodies are entombed because rescue activity became too dangerous for the rescue teams to go in. I hope that is not the case here.”

Category Two Hurricane Dean Will Hit Land On Friday – Projected Path Of Caribbean Sea And Gulf Of Mexico – Expected Category 5

Category Two Hurricane Dean Will Hit Land On Friday – Projected Path Of Caribbean Sea And Gulf Of Mexico – Expected Category 5

Hurricane Dean Projected Path

(Best Syndication) The monstrous tropical storm Dean has been upgraded to a hurricane and is expected to reach category 4 or 5 before dissipating. The storm stretches from the Virgin Islands to the north coast of South America, and hurricane winds extend about 15 miles out from the center while tropical storm force winds extend out about 150 miles.

The storm is still in the Atlantic Ocean but is moving towards the Caribbean Sea and will likely turn upward towards the Gulf of Mexico. At 5 pm Atlantic Time, the storm was approximately 210 miles east-northeast of Barbados and about 305 miles East of Martinique. It is heading straight towards the Lower Antilles.

Large Aftershock Hits Peru – Conflicting Reports Concerning Deaths and Injuries - Videos

Large Aftershock Hits Peru – Conflicting Reports Concerning Deaths and Injuries

Aftershock locations

(Best Syndication) A large aftershock rocked Peru following the deadly magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit around 6:40 PM (4:40 Pacific time). As of 11 PM Pacific time there are at least 29 people dead. The tsunami warning has been cancelled after a small tsunami actually rolled into Peru. The wave was so small it did not cause any damage.

The US Geological Survey reported a 5.6 magnitude aftershock near the coast of central Peru at around 11:00 pm. It is unknown whether this aftershock, which occurred 108 miles (174 kilometers) southeast of Lima, caused additional damage or casualties. There are reports coming in from various sources.

Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.9 Earthquake In Peru – Warning For Columbia Chile and Ecuador – Magnitude

Tsunami Alert Issued After 7.9 Earthquake In Peru – Warning For Columbia Chile and Ecuador – Magnitude

Shake Map

(Best Syndication) A huge 7.9 earthquake hit Peru Wednesday at about 6:40 PM (4:40 Pacific time). The quake was centered near the coast and triggered at least three aftershocks and a tsunami warning. Workers ran from buildings in the capital of Lima. So far there are no reports of casualties.

The buildings shook for between 20 seconds and 2 minutes in two bursts. The tsunami alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii for Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Columbia. There are fears that the shanty towns might have suffered some damage, and there were reports that power lines were disrupted.

Tropical Storm Erin Hits Texas Coast – Dean Expected To Be Hurricane - Projected Path

Tropical Storm Erin Hits Texas Coast – Dean Expected To Be Hurricane

Erin Projected Path

(Best Syndication) Tropical storm Erin is moving in on Texas and is expected to bring significant rain while tropical storm Dean continues to gather strength over the Atlantic and is expected to become the first hurricane of 2007.

As of 4 pm central time, tropical storm warnings for Erin have been extended for the Texas coast from San Luis Pass northward. The National Hurricane Center has now issued a tropical storm warning for San Luis Pass southward. A warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected in the area within the next 24 hours.

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