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Magnitude 6.1 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES ...

Earthquake DetailsThis event has been reviewed by a seismologist.Magnitude6.1Date-TimeFriday, November 02, 2012 at 18:17:33 UTCSaturday, November 03, 2012 at 02:17:33 AM at epicenterTime of Earthquake in other Time ZonesLocation9.259°N, 126.233°EDepth38.1 km (23.7 miles)RegionMINDANAO, PHILIPPINESDistances7 km (4 miles) ESE of Burgos, Philippines
18 km (11 miles) NNE of Tandag, Philippines
69 km (42 miles) NNE of Lianga, Philippines
75 km (46 miles) NE of Bayugan, PhilippinesLocation Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.2 km (7.6 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)ParametersNST=510, Nph=541, Dmin=252.7 km, Rmss=1.11 sec, Gp= 11°,
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Un sismo de magnitud 6,1 sacude el sur de Filipinas ...

Noviembre 2, 2012 4:59 pm






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Un fuerte sismo de magnitud 6,1 sacudió a primeras horas del sábado la isla meridional de Mindanao en Filipinas, anunció el instituto estadounidense de geofísica USGS, sin que hubiera parte de víctimas ni daños.

En un primer momento, el USGS cifró la magnitud en 6,4.







El USGS precisó que el terremoto se produjo a 38 kilómetros de profundidad a las 02H17 locales del sábado (18H17 GMT del viernes) a unos 87 kilómetros al este de la ciudad de Butuan.




De momento no se ha dado parte de daños materiales ni de víctimas, indicó a la AFP el responsable de defensa civil, Troy Gallo.





Filipinas, un archipiélago compuesto por más de 7.000 islas, está situada en el “Cinturón de fuego” del Pacífico, donde convergen placas tectónicas que provocan una fuerte actividad sísmica y volcánica.








Un terremoto de magnitud 7,6 sacudió el 31 de agosto la costa este del país, generando una alerta de tsunami que obligó a más de 130.000 habitantes a abandonar sus casas y un deslizamiento d…

México: El crimen organizado mantiene atemorizados a productores de limón ...

El presidente del Consejo de Productores, Oscar Ávalos Verdugo, declaró que ante el ambiente tenso que se respira en algunos sitios, lo productores “han dejado de acudir a sus parcelas”.





Productores de limón del estado han recibido amenazas por parte del crimen organizado, reconoció el presidente del Consejo de Productores Oscar Ávalos Verdugo, quien señaló: 


“Extraoficialmente hemos estado enterándonos que algunos productores han recibido algunas amenazas”.




Al respecto, agregó que incluso otros más han llegado a pagar algunas cantidades de dinero, “y hemos sabido de otros casos que, ante el ambiente tenso que se respira en algunos sitios han dejado de acudir a sus parcelas”.






Dijo que si bien es cierto las autoridades han venido atendiendo estos hechos, que no son privativos de Colima, sí hay una psicosis entre los productores y la población en general, “de alguna forma sí nos sentimos amenazados y esto ha motivado que algunos productores estén dejando de ir a sus predios, sobre todo por …

ANOTHER East Coast Storm on the Horizon? ...

As energy dives southward into the Midwest late Sunday, it will pivot eastward across the South and spawn a surface low off the Southeast coast. 



While we are confident that this surface low will develop, we are not certain where the low will eventually track as it turns northward near or off the East Coast.





Wednesday Forecast










Thursday Foecast



A track farther offshore would minimize impacts in the Northeast with perhaps a brushing of rain and wind.






If the low tracks closer to the coast as our current forecast maps show, we could be dealing with a windy and rainy Wednesday into Thursday along the Northeast I-95 corridor. 




The strength and duration of the winds would be dictated by the exact track and strength of the low. Across the interior higher elevations, there may be enough cold air for some snow to go along with the windy conditions, particularly in western New England.






(NEW: Winter Storm Central)






All in all, this is something to keep an eye on for the middle part of next week. 





That said…

Ecuador: El mercado asiático atrae a los productores de mango ...

El 80% de la producción llega a los puertos de los Estados Unidos.












El inicio de la cosecha de mango reafirma el buen momento que pasan los productores. Un estimado de 400 mil cajas más se empacarán para exportación en el 2012, con lo cual el sector espera colocar 10 millones de unidades. El aumento se debe a la optimización de las labores agrícolas y no al aumento de hectáreas, justificó Línder Bosco, empresario del sector, quien reitera que la intención es llegar a colocar 11 millones de cajas dentro de tres años.






La expectativa nace de los diálogos sostenidos entre las autoridades fitosanitarias de China y las del país, quienes ya hicieron visitas a varias plantaciones en el Ecuador, dijo. “La idea no es presentar una sobreoferta de la fruta en los mercados internacionales, sino que con la diversificación de nichos tener la posibilidad de ofertar a mejores precios o a precios actuales”, indicó.



La caja de mango se la coloca en promedio de 3 y 4 dólares, depende de la semana; el costo d…

U.S.A. : Fresh Produce Import Alliance (FPIA) to tackle inspection issues ...

November 2nd, 2012






While there are already several industry groups that work towards improving customs processes in the U.S., the Fresh Produce Import Alliance (FPIA) was formed in August with the goal of honing in on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture issues. At the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit event, www.freshfruitportal.com caught up with two board members from the new group to hear more about their modus operandi.







Photo: PNCT








FPIA secretary Nelly Yunta said there were several issues that sparked the alliance’s formation, but the major one was the implementation of Centralized Examination Stations (CES) for inspections in the Port of New York and New Jersey.







“This increased the costs for our customers, who are the importers,” said Yunta, who is vice president of Crowley Customized Brokers.






“At the beginning we had a lot of delays when that happened, so the delays plus the additional cost from the insp…

PORT OF NY/NJ REMAINS CLOSED TO CARGO ...

The hurricane-damaged Port of New York and New Jersey remained closed to all cargo ships on Friday morning except for small barges that were bringing gasoline into the harbor to replenish the dwindling stocks at gas stations throughout the region.





About the Port




The Port of New York and New Jersey is the gateway to one of the most concentrated and affluent consumer markets in the world. It is the largest port on the East Coast, and the third-largest in the nation.





The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey manages Port Newark, the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, the Howland Hook Marine Terminal, the Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal, the Red Hook Container Terminal, and the Port Jersey Port Authority Marine Terminal. Combined these facilities make up the marine terminal facilities of the Port of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority leases most of its terminal space to private terminal operators, which manage the daily loading and unloading of container ships.






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MEXICO : LONG SHADOW OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE HEART OF MANGO COUNTRY ...

The Displaced of Sinaloa






Written by Francisco Sandoval*
Sunday, 30 September 2012






San Jose de los Hornos in the Sierra Madre










From September 2011 to February 2012, hundreds of families fled the Sierra Madre in Sinaloa state after criminal gangs killed locals and burnt their houses to the ground. Almost a year after the exodus, the towns are still abandoned.




Jorge had his hands covered in dough when he heard the shots that killed his neighbor Juan. He was preparing tortillas for breakfast. After the shots, he heard the voices of those who’d just killed Juan, shouting. He was startled but remained calm. At least that’s how his
family saw him the weekend of September 2011. He asked them to gather some belongings. They were leaving San Jose de los Hornos, a village in the foothills of the western part of the Sierra Madre. He gathered some food, started the engine of his pickup and dialed his friends in the neighboring village of Ocurague. Gunmen were heading towards them.








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Rotting Mangoes Find Home in Garbage as New York City Cleans Up ...

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By Matthew Leising and Esme E. Deprez on November 02, 2012










Dozens of green shopping carts filled with ruined food -- bananas, mangoes, lettuce -- were unloaded into garbage trucks in the parking lot of Fairway Market, a grocery near the water’s edge in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.





The scene yesterday in one of the areas hardest hit by superstorm Sandy is playing out across the five boroughs, as the most populous U.S. city cleans up from the damage inflicted by hurricane-force winds and storm surge that reached a record 14 feet. The majority of Red Hook’s waterfront warehouses and port facilities are in the city’s high-risk flood zone.





“Today was more about trying to get the community back on its feet, rather than business,” said Matt Lewis, co-owner of Baked, a bakery on the neighborhood’s main street. In an area still mostly blacked out, it was one of the few businesses with power and able to open. The tables were filled with customers using laptops and rechargi…