Avalanche in Tinges, France

Another avalanche occurred at the ski resort in Tinges, France this morning. This is the second avalanche another avalanche  occurred last month at the same ski resort and killed 4 people. Luckily no one was killed this time even though the avalanche passed through a blue intermediate slope that is popular for families. Some people were buried by the avalanche but they were rescued. The avalanche risk posted that morning was a 4 out 5.

Tignes ski resort. The avalanche swept across the Val Claret area near the Tichot ski lift.

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Earthquake hits Uttarakhand, India

An earthquake of 5.6 to 5.8 magnitude struck Uttarakhand, India last night at 17:03 UTC (10:33 pm in India). So far no causalities have been reported and there is minimal property damage. The earthquake last for 30 seconds at a depth of at least 14 Km. Sources for the magnitude of the earthquake disagree. The USGS says it was a 5.6 magnitude, but all the news sources say it was a magnitude 5.8.  Sources also do not agree on the depth of the earthquake.                            earthquake 2