A strong earthquake of magnitude 6. One hit Ecuador, reports Daily Telegraph. Currently no reports of casualties or damage. The quake was registered at 7:16 local time and epicenter is set in the Pacific Ocean, 599 km. by Portoveyo. The power of the earthquake was measured with a scale of "instantaneous magnitude" (Mw), which gives approximately the same values as the Richter scale.
36 victims took taifunat Chan-Hom in the Philippines. 40 people were seriously injured and 12 missing. Typhoon has destroyed stocks of food and medicine throughout the northern region of the country, Xinhua reported. In its latest bulletin the National Service for disaster situations indicates that 4142 people from 822 families are still housed in temporary evacuation centers after their houses were destroyed or seriously affected by floods and strong winds.
14 people were injured in severe turbulence in the plane of the German airline "Lufthansa". The incident occurred late yesterday evening flight from Munich to Lisbon, said spokeswoman Margarida Mueller, quoted by SITA.
No victims missed most powerful fire in the postwar history of Moscow, which exploded a few minutes after Victory Day is still not completely extinguished. Five of the victims. Four were hospitalized, and one with burns 8% refused to be hospitalized. Break in pipeline in southwest Moscow caused the incident, Itar-Tass.
The governor of Russia's Igor Esipovskiy Irkutskaya area has died in a helicopter accident, news agencies reported. The helicopter "Bell", American production was found burned about 80 km from Irkutsk, near the shores of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.
The home of Oprah Winfrey, estimated at $ 50 million in Santa Barbara, was evacuated due to raging fires in Southern California, said Wednesday. The Agency notes that the television celebrity during the fires was not at home. Nearly 15 thousand people are still unable to leave the temporary accommodation centers.
French tour operators have suspended trips to Mexico for tourists because of the risk of infection with swine flu by offering free replacement of the date of travel, said in a statement the largest in France tour of Union SNAV, cited by AFP.
U.S. experts said they are considering to abandon the term "swine flu" to mislead people that can become infected with the virus from pork, officials said. "We are discussing whether there is a better way to name the virus, so people do not take inappropriate actions," said Dr. Richard Besar, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Diseases.