Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Industrial Accident in Vrbětice (2014-12-06)


Activation time (UTC): 2014-12-06 11:00:00 Event time (UTC): 2014-12-03 01:15:00 Event type: Industrial accident

Activation reason:
A series of blasts took place on Wednesday (3.12.2014) morning in the munitions depot at Vrbětice in south Moravia, which was destroyed in mid-October by a devastating explosion. Villages in the close vicinity of the munitions store have had to be evacuated for safety reasons and clean-up work at the site had to be interrupted.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2014):  Industrial Accident in Vrbětice (2014-12-06). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2014-12-06
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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49.1521902392° N, 17.9955896664° E, 49.0949182914° S, 17.8756082409° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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