Category: Magnetic North Pole


by Dr. Tony Phillips.

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Forget global warming, worry about the MAGNETOSPHERE: Earth’s magnetic field is collapsing and it could affect the climate and wipe out power grids

  • Earth’s magnetic field has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years
  • Could be a sign that the planet’s north and south poles are about to flip
  • If this happens, solar winds could punch holes into the Earth’s ozone layer
  • This could damage power grids, affect weather and increase cancer rates
  • Evidence of flip happening in the past has been uncovered in pottery
  • As the magnetic shield weakens, the spectacle of an aurora would be visible every night all over the Earth

By Ellie Zolfagharifard

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Deep within the Earth, a fierce molten core is generating a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds.

The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns.

But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years. And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip.

The Earth's protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns

The Earth’s protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to animal migration and weather patterns

Experts believe we’re currently overdue a flip, but they’re unsure when this could occur.

If a switch happens, we would be exposed to solar winds capable of punching holes into the ozone layer.

The impact could be devastating for mankind, knocking out power grids, radically changing Earth’s climate and driving up rates of cancer.

‘This is serious business’, Richard Holme, Professor of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at Liverpool University told MailOnline. ‘Imagine for a moment your electrical power supply was knocked out for a few months – very little works without electricity these days.’

 The Earth’s climate would change drastically. In fact, a recent Danish study believes global warming is directly related to the magnetic field rather than CO2 emissions.

The study claimed that the planet is experiencing a natural period of low cloud cover due to fewer cosmic rays entering the atmosphere.

Radiation at ground level would also increase, with some estimates suggesting overall exposure to cosmic radiation would double causing more deaths from cancer.

Researchers predict that in the event of a flip, every year a hundred thousand people would die from the increased levels of space radiation.

‘Radiation could be 3-5 times greater than that from the man-made ozone holes. Furthermore, the ozone holes would be larger and longer-lived,’ said Dr Colin Forsyth from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at UCL.

The magnetosphere is a large area around the Earth produced by the planet's magnetic field. It presence means that charged particles of the solar wind are unable to cross the magnetic field lines and are deflected around the Earth

The magnetosphere is a large area around the Earth produced by the planet’s magnetic field. It presence means that charged particles of the solar wind are unable to cross the magnetic field lines and are deflected around the Earth

The magnetosphere is a large area around the Earth produced by the planet’s magnetic field. It presence means that charged particles of the solar wind are unable to cross the magnetic field lines and are deflected around the Earth.

Space agencies are now taking the threat seriously. In November, three spacecraft were launched as part of the SWARM mission to uncover how the Earth’s magnetic field is changing.

The mission plans to provide better maps of our planet’s magnetic field and help scientists understand the impact of space weather on satellite communication and GPS.

‘Whilst we have a basic understanding of the interior of the Earth, there is much we still don’t know,’ said Dr Forsyth.

‘We do not fully understand how the Earth’s magnetic field is generated, why it is variable and the timescales of these variations.’

The mission will provide a current map of Earth’s magnetic field. But historic evidence of its decline has already been found in a surprising source – ancient pottery.

Scientists have discovered that ancient pots can act as a magnetic time capsule. This is because they contain an iron-based mineral called magnetite. When pots form, the magnetite minerals align with the Earth’s magnetic field, just like compass needles.

WHAT IS GEOMAGNETIC REVERSAL?

Geomagnetic reversal

The Earth’s magnetic field is in a permanent state of change. Magnetic north drifts around and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so a compass would point south instead of north. The strength of the magnetic field also constantly changes and currently it is showing signs of significant weakening.

The Earth magnetic field is mainly generated in the very hot molten core of the planet. The magnetic field is basically a dipole (it has a North and a South Pole). Magnetic reversal or flip is the process by which the North Pole is transformed into the South and vice versa, typically following a considerable reduction in the strength of the magnetic field. However, weakening of the magnetic field does not always result in a reversal.

During a reversal, scientists expect to see more complicated field pattern at the Earth’s surface, with perhaps more than one North and South Pole at any given time. The overall strength of the field, anywhere on the Earth, may be no more than a tenth of its strength now.

The Earth's magnetic field is generated in the very hot molten core of the planet. Scientists believe Mars used to have a magnetic field similar to that on Earth which protected its atmosphere

The Earth’s magnetic field is generated in the very hot molten core of the planet. Scientists believe Mars used to have a magnetic field similar to that on Earth which protected its atmosphere

By examining pottery from prehistory to modern times, scientists have discovered just how dramatically the field has changed in the last few centuries.

They’ve found that Earth’s magnetic field is in a permanent state of flux. Magnetic north drifts and every few hundred thousand years the polarity flips so a compass would point south instead of north.

If the magnetic field continues to decline, over billions of years, Earth could end up like Mars – a once oceanic world that has become a dry, barren planet incapable of supporting life.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pole Shift: It Has Started…

Chris Carrington
Activist Post

There are two types of pole shift. The terrestrial kind is where the land masses actually move from their current positions to new ones sometimes thousands of kilometers away. Then there’s magnetic pole shift, a flip in the Earth’s magnetic field where the north and south poles exchange places.

Adam Maloof, associate professor of geosciences at Princeton University has believed in terrestrial pole shift since his student days. Years of research has not fully proven that terrestrial pole shift does occur at all, but his research has shown there is no possible way it could happen the way he envisioned it would.

Maloof aired his theory on a National Geographic television program in 2009. The geological evidence discovered during the show found rocks in Australia that were ‘born’ thousands of miles away, and Maloof saw this as evidence of violent upheaval.

The rocks had the ‘wrong’ polarity for their situation. As a geologist he knew that rocks maintain their original polarity from the time they are pushed up from the bowels of the earth until they crumble away to dust millions of years later. Finding rocks that originated thousands of miles north on an island in the southern hemisphere offered further proof to him that his theories were correct.

Closer inspection presented him with a major problem though.

There was no evidence of any violent upheaval, none, nothing at all to explain how the rocks had arrived in their current location. The pattern was repeated at other sites around the globe. He and his team turned up dozens of examples of rocks that just shouldn’t be where they were finding them. Rocks that originated near the north pole were marooned in Australia and formations that were known for sure to have started their lives in the southern hemisphere were now located thousands of miles to the north.

Maloof immediately concluded that a terrestrial pole shift couldn’t have happened …but that didn’t explain the out-of-place rocks

After thinking about the issue for some time he hypothesized that terrestrial pole shift could occur after all, but on a scale so slow that we can’t feel it happening. You can hear his explanation on Listen To The story: Talk Of The Nation.

Many scientists do not follow his theory, preferring to believe that the rocks with opposing polarity just came up from the Earth’s interior when the magnetic poles were in their opposite position, or that they arrived where they are due to continental drift.

Magnetic pole shift is a different thing entirely. The Earth’s crust stays in place, there is no movement of rocks or anything else on the surface of the earth. What changes is the Earth’s magnetic field.

The magnetic field around the Earth is generated by the movement of molten iron in the outer core. When working properly it protects us from particle storms, cosmic rays, UV type B radiation and subatomic particles flying in from deep space. Without it the ozone layer would be eroded, and we would be exposed to almost everything the universe has to throw at us.

Every few hundred thousand years the force of the magnetic field reduces until it is almost not there at all, and at this point the magnetic poles flip over, the poles exchange places. The geological record tells us that there have been many such reversals. The last one is thought to have happened about 780,000 years ago.

Our magnetic field has been weakening for 150 years now, but the weakening is not uniform. Professor Elgil Friis-Christensen former director of Denmark’s National Space Institute told the BBC:

We talk about the weakening of the global field but in some local areas, such as in the South Atlantic, the field has gone down 10% in just the last 20 years. But we do not know whether we will go into a reversal or whether the global field will recover.

Pole shift is not synchronized; for a while we may have two, or more south poles, or north poles, as the field adjusts and settles into its new position. It’s a total unknown as to how long the planet would not have the shielding effects of the field.

No one has yet even guesstimated how long it takes to complete the reversal and for the field to return to normal operating levels.

 

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Mayan Calendar Guatamala Pyramid and End of Baktun13

By Harold Saive – Chemtrailsplanet.net

 

(3/27/2013) – The Mayan’s didn’t use their calendar to predict doom in 2012 but their 394 year Baktun cycle may predict a long period of low solar activity and years of extreme global cooling starting now.

Marking the end of the thirteenth Baktun on Dec 21, 2012 places the onset of solar events that led to the Maunder Minimum – also referred to as the “Little Ice Age”.

 

Are we ready yet for potentially disastrous impacts of space weather?

“Comparing a future solar event to the 1859 Carrington event: “Directly or indirectly, a comparable geomagnetic storm today (and foreseeable future) would likely include widespread and long-term disruptions on transportation and commerce, agriculture and food stocks, medical facilities, satellite-based communication and navigation systems, national security, etc.” — By Steve Trackton – The Capital Weather Gang – A review of the 2012 Space Weather Enterprise Forum presented by The National Space Weather Program Council.

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Are we ready yet for potentially disastrous impacts of space weather?

“Comparing a future solar event to the 1859 Carrington event: “Directly or indirectly, a comparable geomagnetic storm today (and foreseeable future) would likely include widespread and long-term disruptions on transportation and commerce, agriculture and food stocks, medical facilities, satellite-based communication and navigation systems, national security, etc.” — By Steve Trackton – The Capital Weather Gang – A review of the 2012 Space Weather Enterprise Forum presented by The National Space Weather Program Council.

Our Sun is Losing Energy: The typical peak-to-peak solar cycle have long been established to be about 11 years. The last solar minimum began in 2001 following an unremarkable maximum. But in April 2009 the solar minimum was officially recognized as having lasted far longer than normal. It was not until the middle of 2010 when sunspot numbers began to increase, signalling an overdue, but very weak return to a solar maximum. Relative to Earth, the maximum would be even weaker than forecast due a mysterious absence of earth-directed solar flares – a persistent event that continues to defy the label of “coincidence.”

The health of Earth’s atmosphere - extending out to the magnetosphere – relies on the energy of solar flares to maintain what we have come to expect as a “normal” electrical balance between Earth, Sun and the solar system. For unknown reasons, what little solar flare activity is taking place has been mostly directed away from Earth – causing our atmosphere to experience conditions not much different than an extended “minimum” – as if the solar maximum had not yet returned. If flares continues to miss earth for much longer, the return of the next solar minimum could delay a replenishing solar charge of our magnetosphere for years.

Changes in our Solar System:

  • Along with a decline in solar energy NASA has detected increased seismic activity on Mars
  • The rotation of Venus and possibly Saturn has measurably slowed.
  • Jupiter has exhibited significant weather changes including loss of a characteristic “stripe” as it gained a new red spot.
  • During 2012 telescopes recorded a giant flash on Jupiter that was larger than Earth. NASA called it a comet or asteroid but didn’t explain the telltale concentric rings and the absence of evidence that anything penetrated Jupiter’s atmosphere.
  • The 30 year cycle of Saturn Storms has broken stride to appear ten years earlier than predicted.
  • Hubble has been scanning space for years but only recently has been able to “see” auroras on Uranus.
  • In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
  • Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars melting ice caps data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.
  • Earthquakes are on the rise within our own moon.

 

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Published on Jan 21, 2013

1) The climate change is real, and there is more to it than CO2 and ‘global warming’ – it is all extremes.
2) The entire solar system appears to be changing simultaneously.
3) The magnetic changes on earth began hundreds of years ago, and need to be tracked more effectively.
4) Weather modification appears to be implemented, and IMHO it is a zero-sum game.

Fact vs Opinion: The ‘Weather Modification’ segment contains many statements of my personal opinion on the negative aspects of the various applications. I have nothing but my humble opinion on those matters; humans survived this event before, and we can do it again now.

HAARP comments are meant to help focus our efforts to properly identify these various machines of modification. While auroral modulation has it’s benefits, my negative comments about weather modification applies to HAARP as well.

Music: Instrumentals by HOT100, version of ‘Ambition’ by Wale, Meek Mill & Rick Ross

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/08jan_sunclimate/

Cosmic Ray Links: http://calderup.wordpress.com/category/3c-falsification-tests/ ; http://scitech.au.dk/en/current-affairs/news/show/artikel/scientists-at-aarhu… ; http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/17/new-study-links-cosmic-rays-to-aerosols… ; http://www.leif.org/EOS/Cloud%20Cover%20and%20Cosmic%20Rays.pdf ; http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/11/2697/2011/acpd-11-2697-2011.pdf ; http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090801095810.htm

Solar Minimum:
http://www.ips.gov.au/Solar/1/6
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/01apr_deepsolarmini…
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/solar-minima.html

Planetary Changes:
http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/4581/modern-marsquakes
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2013/01/17/cassini-spacecraf…
http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-19.shtml
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/19may_saturnstorm/
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/now_broadcasting_radio_jupiter-93369
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/20may_loststripe/
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/02mar_redjr/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-062804.html
http://www.universetoday.com/93494/is-venus-rotation-slowing-down/
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/video-jupiter-t.php
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/15oct_ibex/

CO2 Data: http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carboniferous_climate.html ; http://earthsky.org/earth/noaa-releases-the-2012-arctic-report-card ; http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-StLFXcpY8T0/TptEmTYnseI/AAAAAAAAAfg/yRYUhLyOT_0/s16… ; http://www.southwestclimatechange.org/files/cc/figures/icecore_records.jpg ; http://co2now.org

Climate History: http://worldview3.50webs.com/6globalwarming.html ; http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00411.1?af=R
Climate Data: http://www.climate.gov/#dataServices
Collapsing Atmosphere: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/16/nasa.upper.atmosphere.shrinking/index.html

Magnetic Field Failing: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3359555.stm ; http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/16dec_giantbreach/ ; http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/magnetic-field-1.html ; http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0909_040909_earthmagfield.html ; http://geomag.org/info/declination.html ; http://wdc.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/igrf/anime/index.html

Magnetic Pole Flip: http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-magnetic-field-north-110304.html ; http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/ ; http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-atmosphere-shrinking.html

ENA: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/15oct_ibex/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ENAs_Impact_Titan_Atmpsphere.jpg ; http://science.nasa.gov/media/medialibrary/2009/10/15/15oct_ibex_resources/39…

Weather Modification Links: http://coto2.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/atmospheric-geoengineering.jpg ; http://justmeint.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/solar-radiation-management.jpg ; http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/oct/01/china-cloud-seeding-pa… ; http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/did-scientists.php ; http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/index.html ; http://wwwppd.nrl.navy.mil/whatsnew/haarp/ ; http://www.hangthebankers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/HAARP1.jpg ; http://www.colinandrews.net/OtherCircles.html ; http://2012indyinfo.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dallas-radar-ring-april-19-20… ; http://sincedutch.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/des-moines-haarp-flash-radar-ri…

Earthquakes

USGS

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  2.5 2012/10/18 23:22:28   59.663  -151.391 54.3  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  4.8   2012/10/18 21:24:22  -62.721   155.813 10.0  BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/10/18 17:38:48   61.168  -147.125 7.8  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/18 17:26:30   62.549  -149.949 65.5  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  4.9   2012/10/18 16:26:50   -0.121   125.563 20.0  MOLUCCA SEA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/18 15:50:07   60.587  -149.625 68.6  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/18 12:31:40   18.609   -65.649 77.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/10/18 12:14:52   19.377  -155.240 3.5  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  4.5   2012/10/18 11:26:42  -20.598  -178.360 545.7  FIJI REGION
MAP  4.5   2012/10/18 09:00:05   -6.505   98.031 14.9  SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP  4.6   2012/10/18 08:38:35   39.321   -29.875 10.0  AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL
MAP  3.3 2012/10/18 07:10:26   19.631   -64.224 61.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/10/18 05:23:14  -34.689   -71.906 43.0  LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP  3.6 2012/10/18 05:21:11   42.217  -101.978 5.0  NEBRASKA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/18 04:56:45   51.655  -175.225 37.4  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  4.6   2012/10/18 04:32:32   53.391   -35.141 9.7  REYKJANES RIDGE
MAP  5.1   2012/10/18 04:14:32   -8.098   123.597 32.7  FLORES REGION, INDONESIA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/18 03:37:04   63.280  -151.086 5.4  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/18 03:10:20   19.383  -155.241 2.0  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  5.0   2012/10/18 02:33:29   23.855   81.294 14.8  MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA
MAP  5.7   2012/10/18 01:27:15  -54.273   143.919 10.2  WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND
MAP  4.6   2012/10/18 00:35:12   48.330   154.451 48.2  KURIL ISLANDS

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  3.1 2012/10/17 22:43:02   19.671   -64.358 34.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/10/17 21:21:35   59.627  -150.866 32.2  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/17 20:50:43   68.444  -144.526 9.8  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  5.0   2012/10/17 19:38:56   1.301   97.229 35.2  NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/17 18:40:49   64.048  -148.951 15.2  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/17 18:34:00   38.718  -112.566 0.1  UTAH
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 18:23:03   18.804   -64.129 36.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/10/17 17:42:45   51.540  -174.965 31.9  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  5.5   2012/10/17 17:23:42  -19.011  -174.162 29.8  TONGA
MAP  4.7   2012/10/17 15:58:56   -1.124   126.870 39.2  KEPULAUAN SULA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/17 15:37:42   19.062   -66.355 62.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  5.0   2012/10/17 14:50:00  -14.946  -173.713 29.5  SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/10/17 11:32:18   36.465  -121.035 5.0  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 11:08:54   35.748  -113.088 4.9  ARIZONA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 09:40:32   18.774   -64.872 30.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 09:39:04   50.146   179.994 31.2  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  3.2 2012/10/17 09:33:01   65.430  -147.984 34.4  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/17 09:27:05   65.396  -148.033 25.7  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/17 08:24:24   65.608  -148.096 0.2  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/17 08:19:43   65.475  -148.003 17.3  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/17 08:09:53   52.054  -173.369 45.3  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/17 07:23:38   45.273  -112.791 12.1  WESTERN MONTANA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/17 07:02:01   52.626  -167.031 6.5  FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 07:00:26   50.223   179.099 31.5  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/17 06:36:12   19.354  -155.213 1.0  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  4.8   2012/10/17 05:49:23   -4.885   151.624 153.0  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/17 05:48:03   19.184   -64.839 24.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/10/17 04:42:40   35.678   -97.115 5.0  OKLAHOMA
MAP  6.0   2012/10/17 04:42:31   4.191   124.573 337.4  CELEBES SEA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/17 03:50:16   40.898  -124.552 16.7  OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.7   2012/10/17 03:30:47   18.707   -70.873 12.7  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP  2.7 2012/10/17 02:57:32   32.483   -96.960 12.1  NORTHERN TEXAS
MAP  4.5   2012/10/17 02:55:22   12.428   -88.853 35.2  OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP  3.4 2012/10/17 02:50:27   18.081   -68.135 90.0  MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP  3.1 2012/10/17 02:12:44   19.096   -66.773 23.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/10/17 01:26:41   14.155   -91.187 62.0  GUATEMALA
MAP  4.5   2012/10/17 00:44:05   36.705   140.291 54.2  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  3.2 2012/10/17 00:36:57   65.040  -152.191 17.1  NORTHERN ALASKA

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  5.7   2012/10/16 23:42:55  -38.538   176.117 103.9  NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
MAP  4.0 2012/10/16 23:12:23   43.592   -70.676 6.6  MAINE
MAP  2.9 2012/10/16 21:31:01   19.064   -66.397 55.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/10/16 21:23:20   18.149   -68.491 66.0  MONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAP  4.4 2012/10/16 19:19:34   36.760   71.299 172.7  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
MAP  4.2 2012/10/16 19:03:23   16.158   -61.966 174.4  GUADELOUPE REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAP  4.8   2012/10/16 17:51:59   -5.500   147.137 225.6  EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/16 15:59:09   18.043   -65.489 17.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/10/16 15:37:15   39.353  -118.100 12.6  NEVADA
MAP  4.9   2012/10/16 15:10:59   39.749   15.550 260.3  SOUTHERN ITALY
MAP  2.9 2012/10/16 15:03:24   19.180   -64.841 67.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/10/16 14:36:33   61.735  -150.780 59.3  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  4.5   2012/10/16 13:50:00   16.216   -94.023 96.4  CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP  5.3   2012/10/16 13:39:26   31.221   130.192 168.3  KYUSHU, JAPAN
MAP  4.7   2012/10/16 13:07:14   48.228   154.538 58.6  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  5.6   2012/10/16 12:41:24   49.569   156.526 64.7  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  2.5 2012/10/16 12:39:36   19.383  -155.244 3.7  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  2.7 2012/10/16 12:36:19   18.011   -67.624 35.0  MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP  4.9   2012/10/16 12:31:07   32.946   141.354 43.7  IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/10/16 11:38:19   51.868  -175.141 66.2  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  2.7 2012/10/16 11:17:56   19.381  -155.244 3.7  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  4.6   2012/10/16 10:25:20   37.459   35.689 26.6  CENTRAL TURKEY
MAP  2.6 2012/10/16 07:28:24   63.377  -152.266 8.0  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/16 06:22:46   42.252  -124.793 24.6  OFFSHORE OREGON
MAP  2.7 2012/10/16 05:32:31   60.737  -150.114 93.7  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/16 04:30:45   34.822  -121.050 2.8  OFFSHORE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.5   2012/10/16 04:15:34   38.268   46.960 32.4  NORTHWESTERN IRAN
MAP  5.4   2012/10/16 02:03:29   31.289   140.288 102.6  IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/10/16 01:16:04   37.273   37.083 5.1  CENTRAL TURKEY
MAP  5.0   2012/10/16 00:16:42  -36.828   78.729 9.8  MID-INDIAN RIDGE
MAP  3.4 2012/10/16 00:02:11   62.223  -145.689 16.0  CENTRAL ALASKA

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Dominican Republic Shaken by 4.7-Magnitude Earthquake Near Constanza

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Dominican Republic was shaken by its second earthquake since Sunday on Tuesday night, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake had a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale, according to the USGS.

The epicentre was about 26 kilometres south-southwest of Constanza in La Vega, and 31 kilometres north-northwest of Azua.

It occurred at approximately 10:30 PM local time.

Light shaking was felt across the Dominican Republic, including in Peralta in Azul and in the capital, Santo Domingo.

The quake came just a few days after a 4.4-magnitude quake on Sunday off the coast of Samana on the country’s northern peninsula.

This one was towards the southern portion of the Dominican Republic, west of the capital, and far east of the border of Haiti.

It was not yet clear if any damage or injuries had been reported.

Earthquake hits Boston and Maine

The 4.5 magnitude earthquake was centered near Lake Arrowhead in Maine.

An earthquake in Southern Maine reverberated all the way to the Boston metropolitan area at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday evening.

“Notice how it seemed to kind of ‘roll’ through, shaking momentarily but kind of coming in a wave,” New England Sports Network, based in Boston, reported of feeling the quake.

Registering at a 4.5 magnitude, the temblor was centered 3.7 miles Maine’s Lake Arrowhead, Reuters reported.

There were no reported injuries or damage.

Maine has experienced over 80 earthquakes since 1997, according to the state’s Bureau of Geology. The state’s most serious earthquake was in 1904. It registered as a 5.1 on the Richter scale, and was felt through most of New England and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

4.0-M earthquake centered in ME shakes New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An earthquake that hit southern Maine Tuesday night rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut, including the Boston area, but caused no injuries or apparent damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey at first estimated the 7:12 p.m. quake as a 4.6 magnitude, but later downgraded that to 4.0. The epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, is about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland.

About 10 miles away in Waterboro, about 20 customers and staff at Waterboro House of Pizza ran outside when they heard a loud bang and the building shook.

“It was loudest bang you ever heard in your life. We actually thought it was an explosion of some type,” said owner Jessica Hill. “The back door and door to the basement blew open.”

In the same town, employees at the Milk Room said towels and other items started falling off shelves.

“I heard a bang, and it felt like the building was just shaking it went on for three seconds and then it started shaking again,” said George Moutsos, an employee.

In nearby Saco, Sue Hadiaris said, “The whole house shook. It felt like a train was coming right through the house. It was very unnerving because you could feel the floor shaking. There was a queasy feeling.”

Afterward, Hadiaris called her 15-year-old niece in Falmouth to make sure she was safe. “She said, `We can cross that off our bucket list. We’ve lived through an earthquake,”‘ Hadiaris said.

Lynette Miller, a spokeswoman for the Maine Emergency Management Agency, said her dogs started barking several seconds before the quake. “It was several seconds of good shaking but nothing falling down,” Miller said from her home in Readfield, about 60 miles north of Portland.

The Seabrook Station nuclear plant, about 63 miles away in New Hampshire, declared an unusual event — the lowest of four emergency classifications, but said it was not affected. The plant has been offline for refueling.

“There has been no impact at all to the plant from the earthquake and our refueling maintenance activities have not been affected,” said Alan Griffith, spokesman for Next EnergyEra Seabrook Station.

Jim Van Dongen, public information officer for the New Hampshire Department of Safety said New Hampshire 911 got about 1,000 calls in the first hour after the quake, but they later dropped off. He said no major damage was reported.

Brief, but noticeable shaking was felt in downtown Boston and the surrounding area.

In Melrose, just north of Boston, Peter Ward said the shaking he felt seemed to last about four seconds. “It felt like a big gust of wind shaking the house. I don’t want to overstate it, but the glass did rattle a little,” he said.

Former Maine resident Victoria Brett, who also has lived in San Francisco, felt the quake in Northampton, Mass.

“At first, it felt like something slowly wiggling the outside walls of the house. Then the table and floor started vibrating. I looked around and the water in the glass flower vase looked like a wave pool. I knew right away it was an earthquake,” she said.

Earthquakes are rare in New England but they’re not unheard of. In 2006 there was a series of earthquakes around Maine’s Acadia National Park, including one with a magnitude of 4.2 that caused boulders to fall from ledges onto Acadia National Park’s loop road. One of the park’s trails was closed for three years because of damage from the quake.

The strongest earthquake recorded in Maine occurred in 1904 in the Eastport area, near the state’s eastern border with Canada, according the Weston Observatory at Boston College. With a magnitude estimated at 5.7 to 5.9, it damaged chimneys and brick walls and could be felt in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

East Coast quakes are rarely strong enough to be felt over a wide area. A quake of magnitude 5.8 on Aug. 23, 2011, was centered in Virginia and felt all along the coast, including in New York City and Boston. Experts say the region’s geology can make the effects felt in an area up to 10 times larger than quakes of similar size on the West Coast.

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RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) — Some rattling and rolling in the area has earthquake experts on alert. In the past week more than 100 small earthquakes have shaken the earth beneath Spanish Springs.

So far they’ve been too small to feel, but quake experts want you to know they’re happening. There’s no reason to panic – but it’s a good reminder to make sure you’re prepared.

“People can consider certain mitigation steps in case these earthquakes increase in intensity and there’s a larger one,” said Ken Smith, associate director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

Smith says most injuries from earthquakes are caused by falling or flying objects – and you don’t want to wait for a big quake to get ready.

“Secure your water heaters. Secure your valuables. Secure your book cases,” Smith said.

It’s not strange for a dozen quakes this size to happen in a week, but there have been at least 115 since October 8, and about 60 of those have been since Thursday.

“These things are totally unpredictable,” Smith said. “It could stop today, or it could keep going at a level of very small events that no one would feel.”

Or they could get stronger. so far they’re small – with the biggest two quakes shaking at magnitude one – but there’s potential for one that really rocks Reno.

“We have faults around here that are capable of magnitude seven type events,” Smith said.

So this week the Great Nevada Shakeout will teach people to drop, cover and hold-on just in case there’s a big quake. It’s Nevada’s largest earthquake drill and it’s this Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 am.

Earthquake Rattles Western Nebraska

 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says an  earthquake occurred Wednesday evening in Western Nebraska.  About 1330 miles southeast of Rapid City.

The 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 11:21 pm at a  depth of about4 miles ,  18 miles northwest of Hyannis, Nebraska.

Although not as common as in some other   states earthquakes do occur in Nebraska.  The strongest occurred on November 15, 1877 with a magnitude of 5.1.  Two  shocks 45 minutes apart rocked most of Nebraska and portions of surrounding  states , including South Dakota.

California, Other States Preparing for Earthquakes

Associated Press

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In this Oct. 15, 2009 file photo, children participate in the “Great California ShakeOut” earthquake drill at the Para Los Ninos Elementary School in Los Angeles. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill, dubbed the “Great ShakeOut,” Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

LOS ANGELES — Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday.

Dubbed the “Great ShakeOut,” homeowners, schoolchildren and office workers across the West and Southeast will practice dropping to the ground, covering their heads and holding on to something sturdy – a technique that experts say minimizes injuries during strong shaking. Residents in British Columbia, Italy, Puerto Rico and Guam also signed up for the exercise.

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Organizers estimated some 14 million people, including 9.3 million in California, will participate. Newcomers include Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, where a magnitude-5.8 hit last year that was felt along the East Coast.

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Northeast Shaken by Quake

In Los Angeles, commuters at Union Station will be asked to duck and take cover. Subways and light-rail trains will slow down so that operators can visually inspect the tracks – a process that’s expected to take 15 minutes. In an actual quake, trains can be stopped. Transportation officials also planned to show the public tips to safely evacuate a train.

Southern California held the first safety drill in 2008 based on a fictional magnitude-7.8 event on the southern San Andreas Fault. The entire state participated the following year and the exercise has since spread around the world.

“It’s not looking at earthquakes as doom and gloom,” said organizer Mark Benthien. “It’s all about what we’re going to do as a community to be prepared so that when there’s an earthquake, we’ll get back on our feet and recover.”

Southern California has not experienced a seismic disaster since the 1994 Northridge quake, which killed 72 people and caused $25 billion in damage to the Los Angeles region.

Listado Terremotos últimos 10 días

List of Earthquakes For The Last  10 days

Terremotos de los últimos 10 días en las Islas Canarias de magnitud igual o superior a 1.5 o sentidos:
List  of  earthquakes for the last  10 days for the  Canary Islands of magnitude equal to or  greater than 1.5
La información de terremotos de magnitud inferior se puede obtener en Catálogo y boletines sísmicos.
 Information for  earthquakes  of lesser intensity can be obtained  at Catálogo y boletines sísmicos.Esta información está sujeta a modificaciones como consecuencia de la continua revisión del análisis sísmico.This information is subject to  modification as a  consequence of continuous revision and analysis  of seismic  data.Event       Date                  Time             Lat.            Long.        Depth          Mag.                 Location         Info.
Evento Fecha Hora(GMT)* Latitud Longitud Prof.
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Int. Máx. Mag. Tipo Mag. (**) Localización Info
1170963 19/10/2012 17:21:12 27.7721 -18.0876 11 2.5 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1170881 18/10/2012 21:38:00 27.6812 -18.0863 20 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1170640 17/10/2012 05:31:59 27.7946 -18.1027 12 1.7 mbLg NW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1170134 14/10/2012 14:37:28 27.6978 -18.0196 21 I-II 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1169884 12/10/2012 12:45:00 27.6916 -18.0169 20 2.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1169573 10/10/2012 08:49:04 27.7369 -18.0301 12 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1169505 10/10/2012 05:09:26 27.6900 -18.0335 22 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1169479 09/10/2012 20:23:56 27.6965 -18.0199 23 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: October 19, 2012 18:18:57 UTC

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CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

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CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

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CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Province, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Guangduong Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

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IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

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IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

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IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

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Volcanic Activity

Katla Eruption Levees in South Iceland Checked

Chief of Police in Hvolsvöllur, a representative of the Icelandic Road Administration and geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson will discuss at a meeting on Thursday whether the levees to the east of Vík, which lies across the Ring Road near the river Múlakvísl, must be raised to prove effective in case of a volcanic eruption in Katla.

vik01_bv Vík. Photo by Bernhild Vögel.

Geologist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson stated in an article in Morgunblaðið yesterday that it is important to raise the levees judging by the information available on the volume and depth of flooding from Katla, ruv.is reports.

The volcano lies underneath the Mýrdalsjökull icecap and a volcanic eruption is likely to cause a major glacier outburst.

The levees are the responsibility of the Icelandic Road Administration and according to a report conducted by Einar Hafliðason, a representative of the Road Administration, last spring there was no need to raise the levees given the conditions at hand.

The levees are now five meters high and 4,000-5,000 meters long.

Scientists are monitoring the volcano closely due to ongoing seismic activity.

Kilauea Volcano lava lake reaches highest level

Published on Oct 16, 2012 by

16.10.2012 06:37 PM Pacific Ocean – Northwest, Japan Unnamed Underwater Volcano, About 3 miles north-northeast of Minami-Iwoto island Volcano Eruption 0804-093 Submarine volcano ? No. 0 Details

Volcano Eruption in Japan on Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 at 18:37 (06:37 PM) UTC.

Description
An underwater volcanic eruption was detected Wednesday morning close to Minami-Iwoto island in the Pacific Ocean and an expert speculated that the eruption could form a permanent island. A coast guard vessel spotted a white plume of smoke rising from the sea about three miles north-northeast of the island. It was the first time since July 2005 that volcanic smoke had been detected in the area, which is located about 745 miles south of central Tokyo. According to an announcement by the 3rd Regional Coast Guard Headquarters of the Japan Coast Guard, based in Yokohama, the volcano spewed ash and smoke about 100 meters into the air, and the surrounding sea area changed to a yellowish-green color while other parts became a cloudy gray. According to the Meteorological Agency, the volcano, known as Fukutokuokanoba, has erupted seven times since 1904, when its activities were first recorded. On three occasions, land masses were formed, but all later sank below the waterline. Tokyo Institute of Technology Prof. Kenji Nogami, an expert in geoscience, said: “In the 1986 eruption, a new island appeared after lava accumulated. The island was washed away by waves, but seabed upheaval reduced the water depth to 22 meters in 1999. It’s possible that this (recent) volcanic activity could form a permanent island.”
15.10.2012 12:23 PM Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia [Asia] Klyuchevskaya Sopka Volcano Volcano Eruption 1000-26= Stratovolcano 2009 No. 0 Details

Volcano Eruption in Russia [Asia] on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at 12:23 (12:23 PM) UTC.

Description
The highest active volcano in Eurasia, Klyuchevskaya Sopka has started to erupt, officials with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. On the night of October 15, there was light seen over the summit of the volcano indicating a blowout of lava in its crater, Vesti.ru reports. Experts believe the release of ash to the height of 6 feet above sea level may start any moment. Lava flows on the slopes of the volcano are also expected. Yellow aviation color code has been assigned to the volcano to warn about the potential danger that the volcanic ash and gases may pose to aircraft engines. Nothing has been said about the possible threat to human settlements. The nearest settlement is 30 kilometers far from Klyuchevskaya Sopka. The last eruption of Klyuchevskaya Sopka took place from September 2009 to December 2010. In June this year, the giant began to wake up again.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Global drought a ‘new normal': report

by Staff Writers
New York (UPI)


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Increasing drought conditions across the planet are part of a “new normal” which oddly presents new business opportunities, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report says.

The report comes just after insurer Munich Re’s findings that North America has borne the brunt of weather-related natural catastrophes, with 30,000 deaths and insured losses of $510 billion in the 1980-2011 period.

The ongoing drought is the worst in the United States since at least 1956, with 63 percent of the lower 48 states suffering drought conditions in August, says the BofA Merrill Lynch report, “Global Drought — Opportunities and Risks.”

While conditions are far from those in the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, drought conditions are the new normal, the report said.

Previous reports in a series focused on obesity, energy efficiency and safety and security.

“Food, water and energy security are increasingly bigger issues, and as governments, businesses and other players struggle to adapt to and mitigate drought conditions, there will be an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors,” the bankers said in their findings.

For investors interested in the fight against drought and in promoting food, water and energy security, the financial group has introduced a screen that identifies liquid stocks exposed to global drought-related themes under the Bloomberg ticker MLEIARID.

The stocks included in the screen are those that it considers to be long-term solution providers in such areas as water, fertilizers, crop science, energy efficiency, second-generation biofuels and renewables.

“The severity of the global drought underscores the long-term challenges for national and global economies,” said Sarbjit Nahal, a co-author of the report.

“Food, water and energy security are increasingly bigger issues, and as governments, businesses and other players struggle to adapt to and mitigate drought conditions, there will be an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors.”

The Munich Re report also cited conditions in which North American stakeholders could benefit by learning about the weather risks.

The study was prepared in order to support underwriters and Munich Re clients in North America, the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance market.

“The North American continent is exposed to every type of hazardous weather peril — tropical cyclone, thunderstorm, winter storm, tornado, wildfire, drought and flood. One reason for this is that there is no mountain range running east to west that separates hot from cold air,” said the report.

Nowhere in the world is the rising number of natural catastrophes more evident than in North America, it said.

Munich Re’s Geo Risks Research unit head Peter Hoppe called on all concerned to “collaborate and close ranks” to meet the situation.

Peter Roder, Munich Re board member with responsibility for the U.S. market, said, “We should prepare for the weather risk changes that lie ahead, and nowhere more so than in North America.”

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Today Extreme Weather Malaysia State of Pulau Pinang, Kampung Sungai Burung Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in Malaysia on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 15:01 (03:01 PM) UTC.

Description
Twenty-two houses at Kampung Sungai Burung and Jalan Baru Sungai Korok here were badly damaged during a severe thunderstorm today. In the noon incident, the winds blew away rooftops while falling trees compounded the destruction on the houses. Resident Zulkiflee Mat Yusof, 50, said many of the electrical items in his house were damaged by rain water, fanned by the winds into the house. A Bakso stall operator who only wanted to be identified as Anis, 31, said she was busy serving customers when the thunderstorm struck. “It was so sudden that I had no time to act,” she said, finding her stall and wares completely destroyed in the aftermath. Senior citizen Jamaludin Ahamad, 65, said he and his family were having their lunch in the living room when a tree at the back of the house fell and hit the kitchen roof.

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Storms / Flooding / Tornadoes

Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Maria (23W) Pacific Ocean 14.10.2012 19.10.2012 Tropical Depression 100 ° 56 km/h 74 km/h 4.57 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Maria (23W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 17° 48.000, E 142° 24.000
Start up: 14th October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 1,379.19 km
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Report by: JTWC
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14th Oct 2012 17:15:13 N 17° 48.000, E 142° 24.000 19 65 83 Tropical Storm 290 10 JTWC
15th Oct 2012 05:06:53 N 19° 30.000, E 142° 6.000 17 93 120 Tropical Storm 345 13 JTWC
15th Oct 2012 10:54:07 N 20° 54.000, E 141° 24.000 28 93 120 Tropical Storm 335 10 JTWC
15th Oct 2012 15:21:40 N 22° 42.000, E 141° 6.000 33 93 120 Tropical Storm 350 15 JTWC
16th Oct 2012 04:50:36 N 25° 24.000, E 140° 42.000 17 93 120 Tropical Storm 350 16 JTWC
16th Oct 2012 10:53:28 N 26° 54.000, E 141° 6.000 28 102 130 Tropical Storm 15 15 JTWC
16th Oct 2012 16:20:31 N 27° 36.000, E 141° 36.000 15 102 130 Tropical Storm 30 16 JTWC
17th Oct 2012 05:09:34 N 28° 54.000, E 143° 30.000 20 102 130 Tropical Storm 70 11 JTWC
17th Oct 2012 12:10:15 N 29° 30.000, E 144° 48.000 24 93 120 Tropical Storm 60 19 JTWC
17th Oct 2012 16:13:13 N 30° 24.000, E 146° 18.000 30 83 102 Tropical Storm 55 16 JTWC
18th Oct 2012 10:43:32 N 32° 12.000, E 153° 18.000 48 74 93 Tropical Storm 80 18 JTWC
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19th Oct 2012 12:08:22 N 31° 12.000, E 158° 48.000 19 56 74 Tropical Depression 100 ° 15 JTWC
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20th Oct 2012 06:00:00 N 30° 30.000, E 162° 12.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC

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Tropical Cyclone Anais

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Tropical Cyclone Anais is estimated to have a maximum wind of 115 mph as of early this morning, which is equivalent to a category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
The southwestern Indian Ocean is prone to tropical cyclones but what makes Anais so rare is that it is occurring in October, which is early springtime in the southern Hemisphere.

The peak period for tropical events in this part of the world is normally during our winter months of January-March.

Anais is forecast to move southwest in the general direction of Madagascar for the next five days and weaken as it moves into cooler waters and unfavorable winds.

We rarely hear much about the southern Indian Ocean storms as the area has little land and the storms mostly stay at sea.

Occasionally Madagascar or the island nations of Mauritius and Reunion will take a hit, and more rarely a storm will reach mainland Africa.

Forecast responsibility for this region is through the French weather service, Meteo France, located in La Reunion to the east of Madagascar.

The countries in the Indian Ocean simply refer to these storms as Tropical Cyclones, regardless of intensity.

Tropical Cyclone Anais is the same thing as a hurricane in the Atlantic or typhoon in the western Pacific.

However, note that it rotates the opposite direction, clockwise, because it is in the southern Hemisphere.

To illustrate how unusual this event is, Anais is like having a Category 3 hurricane in the Caribbean in April.

Tropical cyclones are occurring more frequently than before

by Staff Writers
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX)


Storm surges are considered to be the most dangerous and the most destructive aspect of tropical cyclones. The study shows that globally warm years has been associated with a significantly higher risk of extreme hurricane storm surges like the one that followed Katrina, which hit the New Orleans area in 2005 and caused devastating floods and thousands of deaths. Credit: Credit: LCDR Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC.

Are there more tropical cyclones now than in the past? – or is it just something we believe because we now hear more about them through media coverage and are better able detect them with satellites?

New research from the Niels Bohr Institute clearly shows that there is an increasing tendency for cyclones when the climate is warmer, as it has been in recent years. The results are published in the scientific journal PNAS.

How can you examine the frequency of tropical cyclones throughout history when they have not been systematically registered? Today cyclones are monitored from satellites and you can follow their progress and direction very accurately. But it is only the last approx. 40 years that we have been able to do this.

Previously, they used observations from ships and aircraft, but these were not systematic measurements. In order to get a long-term view of the frequency of cyclones, it is necessary to go further back in time and use a uniform reference.

Climate scientist Aslak Grinsted of the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen therefore wanted to find some instruments that have stood and registered measurements continuously over a long period of time.

Correlation between sea levels and cyclones
“Tropical cyclones typically form out in the Atlantic Ocean and move towards the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

“I found that there were monitoring stations along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States where they had recorded the daily tide levels all the way back to 1923.

“I have looked at every time there was a rapid change in sea level and I could see that there was a close correlation between sudden changes in sea level and historical accounts of tropical storms,” explains Aslak Grinsted.

Aslak Grinsted now had a tool to create statistics on the frequency of cyclones that make landfall – all the way back to 1923. He could see that there has been an increasing trend in the number of major storm surges since 1923.

Correlation between cyclones and climate
Together with colleagues in China and England, he then looked at the global temperatures over the period to see whether there was a trend for a higher frequency of cyclones in a warmer climate.

The global temperature has increased 0.7 degrees C since 1923, but there are variations. For example, there was a warm period in the 1940s but the temperature has really risen since 1980.

“We simply counted how many extreme cyclones with storm surges there were in warm years compared to cold years and we could see that there was a tendency for more cyclones in warmer years,” says Aslak Grinsted.

But not all cyclones are equally harmful and those with the highest storm surges tend to cause the most damage. Cyclones with a strength like Katrina, which hit the New Orleans area in 2005 and caused devastating floods and thousands of deaths, make landfall every 10-30 years on average.

“We have calculated that extreme hurricane surges like Katrina are twice as likely in warm years than in cold years. So when the global climate becomes 3 degrees warmer in the future, as predictions show, what happens then?,” reflects Aslak Grinsted.

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When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

By Bill Deger, Meteorologist

At least eight people were injured as a round of severe storms, including a few tornadoes, swept through the Mississippi Valley and South Wednesday and Wednesday night.

According to preliminary reports compiled by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), at least four tornadoes touched down across Arkansas and Mississippi.

Photos: Late-Night Tornadoes Keep People Up All Night

A potent cold front moving across the Lower Mississippi Valley acted as the ignition for the thunderstorms. Enough humid air was in place to support the growth of severe thunderstorms capable of spawning tornadoes. Twisting winds in the atmosphere aided the rotation in thunderstorms, further aiding tornado development.

Strong winds, wind damage or hail was reported across a half dozen states in total, from Illinois to Mississippi.

One particularly damaging tornado tracked across Sharkey County, Miss., shortly before 11:00 p.m. local time, destroying numerous mobile homes and injuring five near the town of Louise, which sustained “heavy” damage according to local law enforcement.

The same tornadic thunderstorm narrowly missed nearby Yazoo City, which was devastated by a pair of tornadoes in 2010.

The towns of Clarendon and West Jericho, Ark., and Shelby, Miss., were also impacted by tornadoes Wednesday evening, according to various reports.

Severe storm reports from Wed., Oct. 17. Strong winds and wind damage incidents are indicated in blue, while tornadoes are plotted in red and hail in green. (SPC)

It is possible that more tornadoes will be confirmed to have touched down across the region as other incidents of wind damage are assessed by the National Weather Service over the next couple of days.

One such incident occurred in Scott County, Miss., where a person was injured when a tree fell onto their mobile home.

Strong thunderstorm winds heavily damaged about a dozen buildings in Bland, Mo., earlier in the day, including the town’s post office, where two people sustained minor injuries.

As of 4:30 a.m. EST Thursday, there were nearly 100 reports of severe weather and damage from the severe weather outbreak. Eighty of the reports alone were wind damage, ranging from downed trees and power lines to partially collapsed structures.

While not as prolific, a few storms produced one-inch diameter hail stones in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Today Tornado USA State of Mississippi, [East of Jackson] Damage level Details

Tornado in USA on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 03:21 (03:21 AM) UTC.

Description
The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least four tornadoes were part of the storm system that raked northern and central Mississippi on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The biggest of the four storms was a twister that traveled 16 miles from Scott into Newton counties east of Jackson. With a half-mile-wide damage path, it was rated EF-3 on the Fujita scale, with peak winds estimated at 140 mph. That storm blew down trees as well as three electrical transmission towers. One person was injured when a tree fell through a roof. Authorities said Thursday that at least seven people were injured when a line of storms pushed across the state.
Today Tornado USA State of Arkansas, Clarendon Damage level Details

Tornado in USA on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 02:59 (02:59 AM) UTC.

Description
As severe storms pounded central and eastern Arkansas Wednesday evening, the Monroe County town of Clarendon experienced widespread power outages and heavy damage to some buildings. With most of the town without power for much of the night, several community members drove around town trying to offer help as best they could. Metal awnings from a building were ripped off and tossed across the street, and trees were downed, including one that hit a Clarendon video store just moments after the owner, Denise Davenport, left. Davenport said she left after friends called her and told her the storm was approaching. Shortly afterward, she says she heard the city’s weather sirens sound. Davenport also credits the support from the community for keeping her safe in a dangerous situation.

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Radiation / Nuclear

By John Breneman
jbreneman@seacoastonline.com
SEABROOK — An “unusual event” indeed. The 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rumbled across the Seacoast and beyond Tuesday evening triggered normal safety protocols at the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared an “unusual event” — NRC-speak for the lowest of its four levels of emergency classifications — at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. The declaration was prompted by on-site ground motion resulting from an earthquake centered near Hollis, Maine — about 50 miles from the plant.

“There was absolutely no impact to the plant from the earthquake,” said Al Griffith, spokesman for NextEra Energy, the plant’s owner. Griffith said a series of mandated safety checks were conducted at the plant, concluding at 1:49 a.m., some six and a half hours after the tremor.

Citing the “robustness” of the plant’s design, Griffith assured that it is capable of withstanding a far, far greater impact than Tuesday’s quake.

There are seismic monitors on site and Griffith said officials will be conducting “a very thorough examination and analysis of all of our data.”

An NRC resident inspector assigned to Seabrook responded to the site last night to confirm that there were no immediate safety issues at the plant, which is currently shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

“The reactor was fully shut down at the time the earthquake occurred,” said Neil Sheehan, regional public officer for the NRC.

“Following procedures used when there is seismic activity affecting the plant, NextEra personnel conducted initial walkdowns, i.e., visual inspections, and confirmed that all key safety systems were functioning properly and that there was no significant structural damage,” Sheehan said in a statement. “The company will subsequently gather more seismic data and perform more detailed inspections.”

Asked about the need to be vigilant in preparing for and reacting to any seismic activity, particularly in the wake of the March 2011 disaster following an earthquake and tsunami at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, Sheehan said, “What happened at Fukushima served as a vivid reminder” of why the highest safety protocols are put in place and enforced.

Last April, NextEra Energy conducted a tsunami drill Tuesday at the Seabrook Station plant in order to identify strengths and weaknesses of the plant in case of such a disaster.

Gavin Allwright Talks About Fukushima.

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Today Epidemic Hazard Uganda Western Uganda, [Kabale District] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Uganda on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 10:56 (10:56 AM) UTC.

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Health experts have confirmed an outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in the western district of Kabale after samples from two relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute tested positive. Police Thursday stopped the burial of Boaz Turyahikayo a lecturer at Uganda Christian University and his sister Mildrid Asasira after it emerged that their family had lost four people from a mysterious disease in just a month. The other two are Lillian Banegura their mother and an elder brother Bernard Rutaro who passed away early this month. Dr. Patrick Tusiime the Kabale district health officer said a team from the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization is on its way to oversee the burial of the two victims. The Marburg virus was last reported in Uganda in 2008. It carries symptoms similar to those of Ebola that include fever, vomiting and internal bleeding.
Biohazard name: Marburg virus disease (MVD)
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
17.10.2012 Epidemic Hazard Portugal Atlantic Ocean – North, [Madeira Autonomous Region] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Portugal on Friday, 12 October, 2012 at 16:59 (04:59 PM) UTC.

Description
Eighteen people are confirmed to be suffering from dengue fever in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira and another 191 probably have the mosquito-borne disease which is also called “breakbone fever” because of the severe pain it can cause. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC.L) which monitors disease in the European Union, said the outbreak was “significant but not entirely unexpected” given that the most efficient carriers of the disease, mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti, have an established presence in Madeira. “Portuguese public health authorities are implementing control measures to reduce the risk of sustained transmission locally, the export of infected vectors from the island, and to minimise the impact on the affected population,” it said. The ECDC said the risk for tourists visiting Madeira and for residents of the island would “depend on the course of the outbreak in the coming weeks and the effectiveness of the control measures.” It did not recommend any restrictions on travel or tourism to Madeira, but advised people to protect themselves adequately against mosquito bites, particularly during the day which is when dengue-carrying mosquitoes are most active.
Biohazard name: Dengue Fever
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms: The disease is a viral infection that can cause a range of symptoms, from mild flu-like illness to more serious illnesses including rashes and bone pain. Severe and potentially deadly forms develop in around 5 percent of patients.
Status: confirmed

Epidemic Hazard in Portugal on Friday, 12 October, 2012 at 16:59 (04:59 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 at 03:06 UTC
Description
The United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency reported 18 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the Madeira archipelago in Portugal and 191 probable cases since early October. The reported cases mark the first time that the mosquito-borne viral infection has been reported in Madeira. Health authorities in Madeira are looking into the cases and are implementing prevention and control measures along with a public awareness campaign. “Dengue fever cannot be passed from person to person and infection occurs after being bitten by the Aedes mosquito carrying the virus,” Jane Jones, a travel-associated infection expert at the HPA, said. “To minimize the risk of being bitten it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing to cover up – such as long sleeve tops and trousers, and to use insect repellents.” Dengue can cause multiple clinical symptoms, including a mild flu-like illness. It can also cause more serious symptoms such as rash, bone pain and severe complications. “There is no specific preventive medicine or vaccination against dengue fever and prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites particularly around dusk and dawn when the day biting mosquitoes are most active,” Dipti Patel, the joint director of the National Travel Health Network and Center, said. “Anyone who develops a fever or flu-like symptoms within two weeks of returning from a trip to Madeira should seek medical advice from NHS Direct or their GP.” Approximately 2.5 billion people worldwide are at risk of acquiring dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization.
17.10.2012 Epidemic Hazard Zambia Central State, [Lukanga Swamps (Kapiri Mposhi district)] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Zambia on Friday, 12 October, 2012 at 15:30 (03:30 PM) UTC.

Description
The diarrhoeal disease which broke-out last week and has since claimed over 14 lives of fishermen in Lukanga Swamps in Kapiri Mposhi district has been confirmed to be cholera. Kapiri Mposhi District Medical Officer, Charles Mwinuna confirmed to ZANIS today that according to the second-round of tests conducted on the samples obtained from the patients admitted at Waya clinic in the area, the diarrheal disease was confirmed cholera. Over 20 patients are admitted to Waya clinic after experiencing severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Dr Mwinuna said officers from the District Health Management Team have since been dispatched to Lukanga Swamps and were treating people with cholera symptoms. He also said precautionary measures were being taken to ensure that the disease does not spread to other areas in the district. Dr Mwinuna said the health personnel dispatched to Lukanga Swamps are also conducting further tests and contact tracing of the origin of patients admitted to the clinic and were sensitizing the community on hygiene and providing chlorine to households to reduce the chances of spreading the diarrheal disease. Fourteen people have so far died of the disease which was earlier mistaken to be severe diarrhoea. The diarrhoea and vomiting disease broke out at Kaswende, Waya, Kabosha and Ngwenya fishing camps on Lukanga Swamps. The bodies of the deceased are being buried at a cholera designated graveyard in the area Meanwhile, a traditional leader has appealed to the Ministry of Health to open-up cholera Centres in all fishing camps to treat patients and reduce chances of further spreading the diarrheal disease. Headwoman Agnes Chimbuleni noted that the disease has claimed many lives in the area because of the distances patients had to cover to Waya clinic from the fishing camps for treatment.
Biohazard name: Cholera
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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Climate Change

Scientists use tidal data to link frequency and intensity of storms to rises in temperature

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Scientists have found support for the controversial idea that global warming is causing more frequent and destructive hurricanes, a subject that has been hotly debated during the past decade.

Data gathered from tide gauges, which monitor the rapid changes to sea levels caused by storm surges, show a significant link between both the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and increases in annual temperatures since the tidal records began in 1923.

The study found that during the 90-year period, when the average global temperature has increased by 0.7C, extreme hurricanes similar to Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005, were nearly twice as likely in warmer years as colder years.

Although scientists were not able to prove that climate change is causing more large hurricanes, they believe the study is consistent with the predictions that global warming and warmer seas could bring about more intense tropical storms.

Hurricanes form when the sea’s surface temperature increases above 26C. However, they result from a chaotic interaction between the difference in sea and air temperatures, humidity and wind, so there is disagreement about how frequent they will become in a warmer world.

Studying the link between global warming and tropical storms has been hampered by the lack of data on hurricanes before the satellite age. Many hurricanes out at sea were missed before the first weather satellites were launched about 40 years ago.

However, a network of tide gauges around the south-east coast of the US has produced a reliable record of the rapid changes to sea level caused by storm surges resulting from tropical cyclones, said Aslak Grinsted of the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University.

“I found that there were monitoring stations along the eastern seaboard of the United States where they had recorded the daily tide levels all the way back to 1923. I have looked at every time there was a rapid change in sea level and I could see there was a close correlation between sudden changes in sea level and historical accounts of tropical storms,” Dr Grinsted said.

Once the correlation between storm surges and tropical storms was established, the researchers analysed global temperature records to compare the number of storm surges in warm years with the number observed in cold years.

“We simply counted how many extreme cyclones with storm surges there were in warm years compared with cold years and we could see that there was a tendency for more cyclones in warmer years,” Dr Grinsted said.

Storms of destruction: devastating weather

Wilma (2005)

The most intense Atlantic hurricane on record started in the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica, moving across the Gulf of Mexico to Cancun where it hit land with devastating consequences.

Katrina (2005)

The most costly hurricane in history caused damages of $85bn. The category-3 storm formed over the Bahamas crossed Florida and the Gulf of Mexico before striking New Orleans.

Gilbert (1988)

The second most intense hurricane observed in the Atlantic. It began to the east of Barbados before hitting Jamaica and the Gulf of Mexico. It raged for nine days, killing 433 people.

Dinosaur-era acoustics: Global warming may give oceans the ‘sound’ of the Cretaceous 

by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX)


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Global temperatures directly affect the acidity of the ocean, which in turn changes the acoustical properties of sea water. New research suggests that global warming may give Earth’s oceans the same hi-fi sound qualities they had more than 100 million years ago, during the Age of the Dinosaurs.

The reason for this surprising communication upgrade is that whales vocalize in the low-frequency sound range, typically less than 200 hertz, and the new research predicts that by the year 2100, global warming will acidify saltwater sufficiently to make low-frequency sound near the ocean surface travel significantly farther than it currently does – perhaps twice as far.

Rhode Island acoustician David G. Browning, lead scientist on the research team, will present his findings at the 164th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), held Oct. 22 – 26 in Kansas City, Missouri.

He explains the sea change this way: “We call it the Cretaceous acoustic effect, because ocean acidification forced by global warming appears to be leading us back to the similar ocean acoustic conditions as those that existed 110 million years ago, during the Age of Dinosaurs.”

Their work builds on the recent investigation by other researchers who analyzed historic levels of boron in seafloor sediments to reconstruct ocean acidity for the past 300 million years.

Using boron’s sound absorption traits and impact on low-frequency transmission, Browning and his colleagues were able to predict the soundscape of ancient oceans to conclude that 300 million years ago, during the Paleozoic, the low frequency sound transmission in the ocean was similar to conditions today.

They also found that transmission improved as the ocean became more acidic, reaching its best transmission value around 110 million years ago – allowing low frequency sound to travel twice as far.

“This knowledge is important in many ways,” notes Browning.

“It impacts the design and performance prediction of sonar systems. It affects estimation of low frequency ambient noise levels in the ocean. And it’s something we have to consider to improve our understanding of the sound environment of marine mammals and the effects of human activity on that environment.”

If further work validates this model, future SCUBA divers might hear in the oceans with the same clarity as the dinosaurs.

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Tropical collapse caused by lethal heat

by Staff Writers
Leeds UK (SPX)


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Scientists have discovered why the ‘broken world’ following the worst extinction of all time lasted so long – it was simply too hot to survive.

The end-Permian mass extinction, which occurred around 250 million years ago in the pre-dinosaur era, wiped out nearly all the world’s species. Typically, a mass extinction is followed by a ‘dead zone’ during which new species are not seen for tens of thousands of years. In this case, the dead zone, during the Early Triassic period which followed, lasted for a perplexingly long period: five million years.

A study jointly led by the University of Leeds and China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), in collaboration with the University of Erlangen-Nurnburg (Germany), shows the cause of this lengthy devastation was a temperature rise to lethal levels in the tropics: around 50-60 degrees C on land, and 40 degrees C at the sea-surface.

Lead author Yadong Sun, who is based in Leeds while completing a joint PhD in geology, says: “Global warming has long been linked to the end-Permian mass extinction, but this study is the first to show extreme temperatures kept life from re-starting in Equatorial latitudes for millions of years.”

It is also the first study to show water temperatures close to the ocean’s surface can reach 40 degrees C – a near-lethal value at which marine life dies and photosynthesis stops. Until now, climate modellers have assumed sea-surface temperatures cannot surpass 30 degrees C. The findings may help us understand future climate change patterns.

The dead zone would have been a strange world – very wet in the tropics but with almost nothing growing. No forests grew, only shrubs and ferns. No fish or marine reptiles were to be found in the tropics, only shellfish, and virtually no land animals existed because their high metabolic rate made it impossible to deal with the extreme temperatures. Only the polar regions provided a refuge from the baking heat.

Before the end-Permian mass extinction the Earth had teemed with plants and animals including primitive reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of sea creatures including coral and sea lillies.

This broken world scenario was caused by a breakdown in global carbon cycling. In normal circumstances, plants help regulate temperature by absorbing Co2 and burying it as dead plant matter. Without plants, levels of Co2 can rise unchecked, which causes temperatures to increase.

The study, published [19 October 2012] in the journal Science, is the most detailed temperature record of this study period (252-247 million years ago) to date.

Sun and his colleagues collected data from 15,000 ancient conodonts (tiny teeth of extinct eel-like fishes) extracted from two tonnes of rocks from South China. Conodonts form a skeleton using oxygen.

The isotopes of oxygen in skeletons are temperature controlled, so by studying the ratio of oxygen isotopes in the conodonts he was able to detect temperature levels hundreds of millions of years ago.

Professor Paul Wignall from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, one of the study’s co-authors, said: “Nobody has ever dared say that past climates attained these levels of heat.

Hopefully future global warming won’t get anywhere near temperatures of 250 million years ago, but if it does we have shown that it may take millions of years to recover.”

The study is the latest collaboration in a 20-year research partnership between the University of Leeds and China University of Geosciences in Wuhan. It was funded by the Chinese Science Foundation.

‘Lethally hot temperatures during the early Triassic greenhouse’ by Yadong Sun (University of Leeds and China University of Geosciences), Michael Joachimski (University Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany), Paul B. Wignall (University of Leeds), Chunbo Yan (China University of Geosciences), Yanlong Chen (University of Graz, Austria), Haishui Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Lina Wang (China University of Geosciences) and Xulong Lai (China University of Geosciences) is published in Science on 19 October 2012.

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Explore The Early Earth at TerraDaily.com

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Solar Activity

Massive solar flare erupts from sun

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A large solar flare has burst forth from the sun, showcasing the awesome scale in the universe.

A gigantic solar flare, 100,000 miles across, has erupted from the sun, showcasing how truly great the scale of things can be in the universe. In comparison, the Earth only has a diameter of roughly 7926 miles.

Massive solar flare erupts from sun

An image of the solar flare. Earth would fit more than ten times along the length of the flare.

Solar flares are a massive energy release of the sun, sometimes up to a sixth of the sun’s total energy output, or 160,000,000,000 megatons of TNT, which can be seen as a sudden brightening in the sun and is often followed by a coronal mass ejection (CME), essentially a burst of solar material being flung out into the solar system.

These CMEs usually reach earth about one or two days later, and it is the earth’s interaction with these ionized particles which, together with regular solar winds, are the cause of auroras. If a solar flare is powerful enough though, they may cause damage, disturbing power grids and radio systems. A particularly disastrous solar flare may even permanently disable many electronic components, such as transformers, leading to widespread power outages.

Solar flares affect the entire solar system though; one hazard that would be encountered during a manned missions to Mars for example, would be the radiation emitted from solar winds, which the astronauts would somehow have to shield against during the entire flight.

2MIN News October 17. 2012

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TODAY’S LINKS
Record Temp: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1209&MediaTypeID=1
Reversals can happen quickly: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-extremely-reversal-geomagnetic-field-climate.html
Titan Surface Features: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-saturn-moon-titan.html
Antarctic Rift: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/pine-island-rift.html
Shakeout: http://community.fema.gov/connect.ti/readynpm/viewevent?cid=191601&eid=11…
Tropical Storms more Common: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-tropical-cyclones-frequently.html

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

CERES JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]

Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

2MIN News October 18. 2012

Published on Oct 18, 2012 by

TODAY’S LINKS
Lake Michigan Low: http://www.weather.com/news/lake-michigan-levels-20121017
Sea Level Rise: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-sea-level-northeast-coast.html
Adaptation is the Answer?: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-late-global-emissions-scientists-policies.html
Uranus Weather: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-keck-weather-uranus-sharp-focus.html

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

CERES JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]

Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

2MIN News October 19. 2012: F1 Layer at it Again

Published on Oct 19, 2012 by

TODAY’S LINKS
UK Odd Weather: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19995084
NC Fish Deaths: http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/massive-fish-kill-continues-in-the-neuse-…
Greek Protests: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-10/19/c_131916376.htm
Australian Cloud Seeding: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/permanent-cloud-seeding-gets-green-light/2…
Geoengineering Experiment: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/15/pacific-iron-fertilisation-…

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

CERES JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]

Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

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Space

Bright Light, Loud Boom May Have Been Meteor

Astronomy experts will be searching an area near Martinez Thursday as they hunt for remnants of Wednesday night’s meteor

By Lori Preuitt
|Watch NBC  Video  Here

The Bay Area was buzzing Wednesday night after a bright streak moved across the sky. It was accompanied by a loud boom.

This happened around 7:40 p.m.

Early bets said it was a meteor.  The Orionids meteor shower is happening right now, but experts told NBC Bay Area that Wednesday’s streak was not from Orion because the earth is shielding us from those meteors tonight.

Whatever it was, it caught the attention of hundreds, if not thousands of people.

NASA Ames astronomer Peter Jennikens helped us get the photo at the top of this article and below. Jennikens said he will be up all night researching where the meteor may have landed. He will be out early Thursday morning looking for remnants. He’s hoping to get more video from security cameras that might have been rolling when the meteor hit.

Beppy Tobeler told us on our Facebook page that she saw it from Dublin Security Storage. “It was so low and close I thought it was someone setting off fireworks,” Tobeler said. She said it sailed across the sky and broke up in several pieces.

Steve Siegel said he saw it from Sunnyvale. He described it as a super bright streak going north about 30 degrees into the sky. He said it lasted for 7 or 8 seconds.

 “I saw one giant, bright as close as a firework ball of light with long tail out visiting my parents in Forestville. One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen nothing at all like a shooting star,” Jessica Collins said on our Facebook page.

People at the Lick Observatory posted two raw clips of the what they said was a meteor breaking up over San Jose. It was taken by a security camera from the top of the observatory.

NASA posted on a science Website earlier this week that said this is the week to watch for the Orionid meteor shower caused by Halley’s Comet.

An article on NASA Science News said that every year in mid-to-late October, the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Comet Halley. It promised sightings in the pre-dawn hours. Wednesday night’s streak was in the evening hours. Also, usually the meteor showers related to Hailey’s Comet are much smaller than what is being described.

NASA said that the highlight of the Orionid meteor shower is coming this weekend

“We expect to see about 25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Sunday morning, Oct 21st,” says Bill Cooke, the head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office.

Read more about the Orionid meteor shower here.

 Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
214869 (2007 PA8) 05th November 2012 17 day(s) 0.0433 16.8 1.5 km – 3.3 km 10.79 km/s 38844 km/h
(2011 UG21) 06th November 2012 18 day(s) 0.1784 69.4 340 m – 760 m 19.73 km/s 71028 km/h
(2010 WT) 07th November 2012 19 day(s) 0.1251 48.7 53 m – 120 m 6.53 km/s 23508 km/h
333358 (2001 WN1) 09th November 2012 21 day(s) 0.1285 50.0 370 m – 830 m 8.73 km/s 31428 km/h
330233 (2006 KV86) 11th November 2012 23 day(s) 0.1876 73.0 450 m – 1.0 km 23.35 km/s 84060 km/h
(2008 LH2) 12th November 2012 24 day(s) 0.1487 57.9 35 m – 78 m 5.10 km/s 18360 km/h
(2001 YM2) 12th November 2012 24 day(s) 0.0860 33.5 440 m – 980 m 9.26 km/s 33336 km/h
(2012 KF25) 15th November 2012 27 day(s) 0.1528 59.5 23 m – 51 m 9.75 km/s 35100 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Earth Changes

An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano

An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano

41,000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occured. Magnetic studies of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last ice age, a compass at the Black Sea would have pointed to the south instead of north. Moreover, data obtained by the research team formed around GFZ researchers Dr. Norbert Nowaczyk and Prof. Helge Arz, together with additional data from other studies in the North Atlantic, the South Pacific and Hawaii, prove that this polarity reversal was a global event. Their results are published in the latest issue of the scientific journal “Earth and Planetary Science Letters“.

What is remarkable is the speed of the reversal: “The field geometry of reversed polarity, with field lines pointing into the opposite direction when compared to today’s configuration, lasted for only about 440 years, and it was associated with a field strength that was only one quarter of today’s field,” explains Norbert Nowaczyk. “The actual polarity changes lasted only 250 years. In terms of geological time scales, that is very fast.” During this period, the field was even weaker, with only 5% of today’s field strength. As a consequence, the Earth nearly completely lost its protection shield against hard cosmic rays, leading to a significantly increased radiation exposure.

This is documented by peaks of radioactive beryllium (10Be) in ice cores from this time, recovered from the Greenland ice sheet. 10Be as well as radioactive carbon (14C) is caused by the collision of high-energy protons from space with atoms of the atmosphere.

The Laschamp event

The polarity reversal now found with the magnetisation of Black Sea sediments has already been known for 45 years. It was first discovered after the analysis of the magnetisation of several lava flows near the village Laschamp near Clermont-Ferrand in the Massif Central, which differed significantly from today’s direction of the geomagnetic field. Since then, this geomagnetic feature is known as the ‘Laschamp event’. However, the data of the Massif Central represent only some point readings of the geomagnetic field during the last ice age, whereas the new data from the Black Sea give a complete image of geomagnetic field variability at a high temporal resolution.

Abrupt climate changes and a super volcano

Besides giving evidence for a geomagnetic field reversal 41,000 years ago, the geoscientists from Potsdam discovered numerous abrupt climate changes during the last ice age in the analysed cores from the Black Sea, as it was already known from the Greenland ice cores. This ultimately allowed a high precision synchronisation of the two data records from the Black Sea and Greenland. The largest volcanic eruption on the Northern hemisphere in the past 100 000 years, namely the eruption of the super volcano 39400 years ago in the area of today’s Phlegraean Fields near Naples, Italy, is also documented within the studied sediments from the Black Sea. The ashes of this eruption, during which about 350 cubic kilometers of rock and lava were ejected, were distributed over the entire eastern Mediterranean and up to central Russia. These three extreme scenarios, a short and fast reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field, short-term climate variability of the last ice age and the volcanic eruption in Italy, have been investigated for the first time in a single geological archive and placed in precise chronological order.

Our World is Changing: Looking Beyond ‘the 2012′

Published on Oct 16, 2012 by

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~October.15.2012~ You were a wonderful pet. I miss you already.

Information courtesy of NASA, NOAA, the US Library, the Goddard Space Flight Center, the Jet Propulsion Lab, the Environmental Visualization Laboratory, the NASA Earth Observatory, SDO, SOHO, Stereo, ISWA, SSEC, HAARP, and SolarIMG – Your information, images, and videos were essential to this video.

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http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-magnetic-field-north-110304.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30oct_ftes/
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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia13763.html
http://phys.org/news/2011-08-giant-arrow-shaped-cloud-saturn-moon.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/19may_saturnstorm/
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/now_broadcasting_radio_jupiter-93369
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/20may_loststripe/
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/02mar_redjr/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-062804.html
http://www.universetoday.com/93494/is-venus-rotation-slowing-down/
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/video-jupiter-t.php
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/09/explosion-spotted-on-jupiter-a…
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/15oct_ibex/
http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-atmosphere-shrinking.html
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/special-reports/2011-spring-extremes/

STARWATER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiC-92YgZvQ
Electric Universe: google the Thunderbolts Project

NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Thunderstorms = Ozone Holes & UV Radiation: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6096/835.abstract
US Floods: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USfloodmap8May2011.png
US Drought: You need no link.
2011 US Tornado Records: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/2011_tornado_information.html
US Record Wildfires 2011: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/08/record-wildfire-year
2011 Weather: http://earthsky.org/earth/a-look-back-at-summer-2011s-weather-extremes-and-di…
2011 Texas Fire Record: http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2011/09/this-historic-texas-wildfire-season-has-…
2011/12 Bad Winter: http://www.Real-Science.com/images-from-the-winter-that-wasnt
2011/12 Winter– Europe Deaths: http://www.worldweatherpost.com/2012/02/03/europe-cold-wave-deaths-hit-200-lo… Europe Cold: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NWS-NOAA_Europe_Extreme_minimum_temperature…
Warm US Winter: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/26/us-winter-2011-2012-fourth-warmest-…
Atmospheric Ions: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=electric%20currents%20atmosphe…

Noctilucent Clouds: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=12&month=07&year=2012 ; http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/aim/news/noctilucent-season2012.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirrus_cloud ; http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/07aug_meteorsmoke/

Hot Flow Anomaly: http://www.space.com/14796-venus-space-weather-explosions.html
Magnetic Reconnection: http://ia700500.us.archive.org/15/items/CIL-10110/reconnectionAng_512kb.mp4
More Quakes: http://www.thehorizonproject.com/earthquakes.cfm
Summer Ozone Holes over the US: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120726-storms-ozone-hole-glob…
Pilot Mistakes Venus for Airplane: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57415375-71/pilot-mistakes-venus-for-plane-…
Heavy Elements in CMEs: ftp://sohoftp.nascom.nasa.gov/pub/oldwww/explore/faq/cme.html#CME_COMPOS
CMEs cause Earth Ejections: http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/polar/coronal.html
Longwave Radiation Flow: http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/maproom/.Global/.Precipitation/Pentad_OLR.html

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Hazmat

 

 

Massive fish kill continues in the Neuse River

Massive fish kill continues in the Neuse River

A massive fish kill on the Neuse River Tuesday washed up on the beach by Neuse Harbor. Mitch Blake, Neuse Riverkeeper, viewed the fish kill Tuesday afternoon, saying there were several hundred thousand washed up on the beach and in the river. For 21 days, mostly Atlantic menhaden have been dying over a large portion of the river from New Bern to Hancock Creek, Blake said.

Chuck Beckley/Sun Journal

By Eddie Fitzgerald, Sun Journal Staff
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 15:35 PM.

A massive fish kill on the Neuse River that has been ongoing for nearly a month has resulted in thousands of menhaden washed up on beaches near Neuse Harbor.

Mitch Blake, Neuse Riverkeeper, viewed the area Tuesday afternoon, saying there were several hundred thousand dead fish washed up on the beach and in the river.

For 21 days, mostly Atlantic menhaden have been dying over a large portion of the river from New Bern to Hancock Creek, Blake said in an email.

Some of the dead menhaden have ulcers that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials have identified as Aphanomyces invadans from six samples analyzed in Beaufort. Fish samples were taken from the Neuse River in an impaired region by the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation at the first sign of menhaden showing problems, Blake said.

“Over the 21-day period fish have been reported dead from New Bern to Hancock Creek and include areas in Slocum, Beard, Goose, Upper Broad, Northwest and Duck Creek,” he said.

Very few other species have been reported dead during the fish kill, except for isolated spots around Bay Point, which also had red drum, striped bass and spot.

“At this time we continue to see large schools of Atlantic menhaden, some floating, some are sinking to the bottom upon death,” Blake said. “An accurate count has not been totaled due to the massive area but just (Tuesday) I counted areas that were over 500 yards in length with approximately 90 dead fish per foot. With numbers like this it could easily go into the millions. In these areas there are dead, decaying, and in some cases just bones to reveal the timeline and magnitude of the kill.”

Joe Freemon, who lives in Neuse Harbor, said that on Tuesday there was a solid belt of dead fish on the beach of the river that bordered his property.

“You could stand there and see lots of others floating on top of the water,” Freemon said. “It’s the biggest (fish kill) I’ve seen and I’ve been on the water here over 50 years. You could smell it a couple of hundred feet away. … It’s a bad situation and unfortunate. ”

Blake said experts have told him the fish kill may continue due to the complexity of the area and lack of funding to run the proper analyzing equipment.

“There have been issues with oxygen, phytoplankton, stratification, nitrogen, pollutants among others, so the exact cause of death in the areas listed, has been complex to say the least,” he said.

Blake said he has been talking to a lot of people in the scientific community about what is causing the fish to die.

“I’m trying to put together a team to analyze it better,” Blake said.

As a nonprofit and staff of three to cover the Neuse Basin, The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation depends on community support and volunteers.

“I’ve been working diligently to get information to the scientific community, the translation that comes from that is very important to the communities and people along the Neuse,” Blake said. “I think these menhaden stocks are extremely important to the dynamics of the estuary and millions of dead fish adding to the nutrient load creates its own set of concerns. As a community we have to address the impacts we have on the basin and we deserve to know where these impacts are coming from.”

Jill Paxson, environmental senior specialist with the N.C. Division of Water Quality, said for the past three weeks her office has been inundated with calls about menhaden fish kills, and not only in the Neuse River. There has been large kills in the Pamlico Sound also, she said.

Paxson said menhaden have a tough time living in a fresh and salt water estuary like the Neuse River. Some of the tributaries are shallow and the water can cool or warm up fast, causing a strain for the fish, she said.

“It is a very difficult place if you are a fish,” she said.

Paxson said as a precaution people should not go in the water around the fish or let their pets in the water and should wash if they do come in contact with the fish or water.

People usually don’t eat menhaden. They are on the bottom of the food chain and are eaten by larger fish like tuna and sharks, Paxson said.

Eddie Fitzgerald can be reached at 252-635-5675 or at eddie.fitzgerald@newbernsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @staffwriter3.

 

 

Today Biological Hazard Vietnam Province of Dien Bien , Noong Luong Commune [Dien Bien District] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Vietnam on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 06:39 (06:39 AM) UTC.

Description
Cases of bird flu have been reported in Noong Luong Commune, Dien Bien District in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien. Director of the provincial Department of Animal Health Cao Thi Tuyet Lan said bird flu outbreaks were discovered last Friday in two households in the commune’s Village 12, with nearly 720 livestock suffering from the disease. Three days later, local authority discovered nearly 400 other livestock infected with the H5N1 virus in Village 15. Since the outbreak, authorities have detected and culled more than 1,000 sick livestock in the commune. The province banned sick livestock from being transported, processed and traded out of the affected area, and closely supervised slaughter and trade in other districts and communes of the province. The provincial People’s Committee also quarantined the affected areas, and counted the number of livestock, especially ducks in Noong Luong Commune and Muong Thanh District, to ensure that a bird flu epidemic does not spread. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development also gave guidance on carrying out preventive measures such as sterilisation of farms where infected poultry have been reported.
Biohazard name: H5N1 – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
Today Biological Hazard USA State of Hawaii, Kahului [Kite Beach (Kaa Point)] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 03:07 (03:07 AM) UTC.

Description
Officials closed beaches around Kanaha Beach Park Thursday morning after a shark bit a stand-up paddle board around 7:30 a.m. off of an area known as “Kite Beach,” or Kaa Point. Stand-up paddle boarder David Peterson of Pukalani was not injured, officials said. The 55-year-old paddle board and surfboard shaper said he was standing on his board waiting for waves to come in and “all of a sudden (I get) knocked off my board. I didn’t see anything.” He said the shark had a hold of his board and would not let go of it, so Peterson hit the shark with his paddle as he was in the water. The shark let go but then came between him and the board and with his hands Peterson pushed the shark away and jumped back on his board. Peterson said he suffered some scrapes from getting back onto the damaged board. Otherwise, he wasn’t hurt. The shark is estimated to be 6 to 8 feet long. Staff officials said it is unknown what type of shark was involved. Shark warning signs were to be posted, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Biohazard name: Shark attack (non-fatal)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
17.10.2012 Biological Hazard Nepal Bhaktapur District, Bode Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Nepal on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at 07:41 (07:41 AM) UTC.

Description
Authorities in Bhaktapur’s Bode have culled more than 1500 chickens following a suspected outbreak of bird flu, health officials said. The outbreak of avian influenza initially killed 500 chickens out of 2000 at the poultry farm of a local Om Khadka. A meeting of health officials is underway at Bhaktapur to confirm whether the reported case is of bird flu.
Biohazard name: H5N1 – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

Biological Hazard in Nepal on Monday, 15 October, 2012 at 07:41 (07:41 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 at 14:38 UTC
Description
Hundreds of birds have been culled in central Nepal following confirmation of a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak on a poultry farm. Animal health officials decided to cull all birds and destroy eggs suspected to be infected with a strain of H5N1 virus in Bhaktapur district, 15 km east of the capital Kathmandu. The Directorate of Animal Health killed 780 chickens at the poultry farm following the confirmation and around 150 crates of eggs and six sacks of feeds stored at the farm were also destroyed as part of preventive measures. Samples were sent to an animal health laboratory for examination after a sudden spurt in deaths at the farm. According to officials out of 2,500 chickens at the farm, 1,200 had already died of infection from the virus. “Surveillance will be intensified and veterinary officials deployed to monitor other poultry farms in the area,” said Dr Narayan Prasad Ghimire, a senior veterinary officer at Department of Animal Health. High alert was issued in and around Kathmandu to prevent the spreading of the virus.
Today Chemical Accident United Kingdom England, Bamber Bridge [Lancashire] Damage level Details

Chemical Accident in United Kingdom on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 11:08 (11:08 AM) UTC.

Description
A grenade left over from the second World War left 13 people needing hospital treatment in England. The casualties were exposed to toxic fumes after workmen disturbed the stockpile of phosphorous grenades left in the sealed-up cellar of a property in Bamber Bridge near Preston, Lancashire. It is thought one of the grenades, issued to members of the Home Guard during the war, was dislodged and cracked, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said. The devices, glass bottles about eight inches long, were intended to release a highly flammable mixture of phosphorus and benzene after being thrown, self-igniting on exposure to air. They were to be used by reservists against Nazi occupiers if Britain had fallen to German invasion, but had lain forgotten for almost 70 years in the sealed-off cellar of a former fire station, now used as a printing firm premises. A further six such devices were found in cellar space which had been bricked up for some years.

Firefighters were first called to reports of a fire at the premises of Sprint Print on Station Road in Bamber Bridge at 12.23pm yesterday. On arrival they established the smoke was in fact chemical fumes from what was thought to be a small container or bottle of acid in the cellar. Two drainage company employees investigating a report from the occupier of damp masonry are thought to have inadvertently dislodged one of the bottles in the stockpile, causing it to leak. They were exposed to the fumes and were injured along with three workers at Sprint Print. Of these five casualties, two suffered chemical burns and three experienced breathing problems. Two paramedics and six hospital staff at the Royal Preston Hospital – where the casualties had been taken – subsequently also complained of breathing difficulties. All 13 casualties responded well to treatment and have been allowed home. The cracked grenade was made safe and removed for disposal by an army disposal team and the rest of the stockpile will be disposed of in a controlled explosion, the fire service said.

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Articles of Interest

Today Power Outage USA State of Iowa, Sioux City Damage level Details

Power Outage in USA on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 02:58 (02:58 AM) UTC.

Description
Winds gusting up to 52 miles per hour and transformer fires were blamed for power outages Thursday that affected more than 2,000 homes and businesses in Sioux City. Service was restored to many of the homes within a few hours. The first outages were reported at 5:47 a.m. near 15th and Pierce streets. Outages caused by transformer fires were reported at 10:17 a.m. at 4105 Gordon Drive and about 12:30 p.m. at 2116 W. Third St. Officials at MidAmerican Energy Co. aren’t sure what caused the transformer fires but suspect the weather was a factor, company spokeswoman Tina Potthoff said. The company’s transmission system had been trouble-free before the powerful wind gusts arrived, she said. The top of a power pole exploded with a bang at Ultra No Touch Car Wash at 4105 Gordon Drive, said manager Brandon Swift. The flash was so intense, he thought something at the business had been struck by lighting.

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Earthquakes

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deg
DEPTH
km
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MAP  4.6   2012/10/11 23:54:30   34.153   73.755 24.3  PAKISTAN
MAP  4.6   2012/10/11 22:58:58  -19.550   -64.018 596.0  CHUQUISACA, BOLIVIA
MAP  5.1   2012/10/11 22:03:46  -56.304   -25.733 34.9  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/10/11 19:19:36   60.495  -147.249 4.3  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  5.5   2012/10/11 17:22:10  -32.867   -70.401 81.9  VALPARAISO, CHILE
MAP  5.3   2012/10/11 17:07:54   1.488   92.526 28.6  OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/11 16:38:23   18.063   -68.530 119.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/10/11 15:13:18   24.674  -110.132 11.5  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.1 2012/10/11 12:57:58   19.077   -65.371 46.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/10/11 11:39:51   37.234  -114.705 8.1  NEVADA
MAP  3.2 2012/10/11 11:18:46   19.642   -66.952 81.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/10/11 11:12:14   19.106   -64.125 51.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/10/11 10:44:07   19.381  -155.280 3.2  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  3.2 2012/10/11 09:17:37   19.188   -65.425 30.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.4 2012/10/11 08:06:01   19.707   -64.269 35.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/10/11 07:28:43   60.223  -151.831 35.3  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  3.1 2012/10/11 06:45:01   18.863   -65.291 6.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/10/11 06:19:19   18.213   -67.457 24.0  MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP  4.9   2012/10/11 05:47:11   4.542   125.646 158.9  KEPULAUAN SANGIHE, INDONESIA
MAP  4.8   2012/10/11 04:38:25  -34.023   -72.223 19.3  OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP  3.2 2012/10/11 04:26:46   51.440  -178.104 5.4  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/11 04:03:27   35.200  -119.538 14.4  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.8   2012/10/11 03:05:03  -10.016   160.837 27.2  SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP  4.7   2012/10/11 02:38:28  -34.077   -72.268 1.0  OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O’HIGGINS, CHILE
MAP  2.5 2012/10/11 02:22:50   36.587  -121.183 3.3  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.8 2012/10/11 01:29:06   17.797   -66.186 2.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/10/11 01:06:11   39.552  -121.992 24.6  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/11 00:24:43   17.856   -64.909 30.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.2 2012/10/11 00:17:38  -15.634   -75.059 49.0  NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
MAP  2.5 2012/10/11 00:00:41   35.206  -119.521 15.4  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

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6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia

LAST UPDATE
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale has struck off eastern Indonesia near the Aru islands, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at 9:31 am local time (0131 GMT) on Friday and was centered 247 kilometers southwest of the city of Nabire in the eastern province of West Paupa and 108 kilometers north of Dobo in the Aru Islands.

Indonesia is vulnerable to earthquakes being located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region known for its seismic and volcanic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.

Last month, a 6.4-magnitude quake rocked the west coast of Sumatra Island, killing at least one person.

MAM/HN

Globe with Earthquake Location

6.7 Mwp – NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.7 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 12 Oct 2012 00:31:30 UTC
  • 12 Oct 2012 09:31:30 near epicenter
  • 11 Oct 2012 18:31:30 standard time in your timezone
Location 4.842S 134.085E
Depth 24 km
Distances
  • 108 km (67 miles) N (352 degrees) of Dobo, Aru Islands, Indonesia
  • 273 km (170 miles) WSW (245 degrees) of Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 440 km (274 miles) S (180 degrees) of Manokwari, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • 669 km (416 miles) E (101 degrees) of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
  • 1027 km (638 miles) ENE (67 degrees) of DILI, East Timor
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 12.8 km; Vertical 7.3 km
Parameters Nph = 145; Dmin = 295.0 km; Rmss = 1.08 seconds; Gp = 28°
M-type = Mwp; Version = 7
Event ID us b000d4u2

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/neic/

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

12.10.2012 Extreme Weather Bangladesh Southern region (Bay of Bengal), [Bhola, Hatiya and Sandwip Islands and half a dozen coastal districts] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in Bangladesh on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 at 14:12 (02:12 PM) UTC.

Description
At least 14 people were killed and an estimated 1500 fishermen are missing after tropical storms smashed into Bangladesh’s southern coastal islands and districts early Thursday, police said. Police said at least 1500 mud, tin and straw-built houses were also levelled in the storms that swept Bhola, Hatiya and Sandwip Islands and half a dozen coastal districts after midnight local time. At the worst-hit island of Hatiya, at least five people were killed after they were buried under their houses or hit by fallen trees, said local police chief Moktar Hossain. More than 1000 houses were flattened. “More than 100 fishing trawlers, each carrying at least 10 fishermen, have been missing since the storm,” he told said, calling it one of the most powerful in decades. Many fishermen are expected to have taken shelter in other remote islands in the Bay of Bengal or in the neighbouring Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. In the past, many fishermen thought to be missing from storms returned home to coastal villages a week or two later. Four people were killed in Bhola, three in Sandwip and two at Char Jabbar, police said. The police chief of Bhola district Bashir Ahmed said more than 500 fishermen were missing from the country’s largest island and at least 500 mud and straw-built houses were levelled by the sudden storm. Bangladesh’s weather office forecast heavy rain in the coastal region and advised fishermen to approach the shore and take care. But there was no major storm warning. “We only got the warning signal number three. But the storm was so powerful, the weather office should have hoisted the signal number seven or eight,” said Mr Ahmed, referring to the intensity of the storm in a scale of ten. “It caught the fishermen and coastal people by surprise. Till now we haven’t had any reports from the missing fishermen,” he said.
Indian Ocean Region
Date/Time (UTC) Message Location Magnitude Depth Status Details
12.10.2012 00:37 AM Tsunami Information Bulletin Aru Islands Region Indonesia 6.7 0 km Details
Original Bulletin
Tsunami Information Bulletin in Aru Islands Region Indonesia, Indian Ocean
000
WEIO23 PHEB 120037
TIBIOX

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0037Z 12 OCT 2012

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  0032Z 12 OCT 2012
 COORDINATES -   5.1 SOUTH  134.1 EAST
 LOCATION    -  ARU ISLANDS REGION  INDONESIA
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.7

EVALUATION

 A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - THERE IS A VERY SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI
 THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED
 KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE
 REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE.THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
FOR THIS EVENT. IN THE CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION...THE
MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

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11.10.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Michigan, [Heisterman Island, Saginaw Bay] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 at 14:26 (02:26 PM) UTC.

Description
A wildfire has burned roughly one-third of an uninhabited island in Saginaw Bay. The Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe reports the fire burned Tuesday and Wednesday at Heisterman Island, located a few miles off Huron County’s Fairhaven Township. Members of the Fairhaven Township Fire Department couldn’t get to the scene, so they monitored the blaze from shore and kept in touch with the state Department of Natural Resources. Rain mostly put out the fire, and the DNR estimates that about 130 acres of the 400-acre island burned. The cause of the blaze wasn’t known. The island located about 100 miles north of Detroit is used by hunters, anglers and campers.

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Storms / Flooding

  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Prapiroon (22W) Pacific Ocean 08.10.2012 12.10.2012 Typhoon IV 45 ° 185 km/h 232 km/h 2.74 m JTWC Details

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Prapiroon (22W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 17° 54.000, E 135° 42.000
Start up: 08th October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 476.01 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
08th Oct 2012 05:04:27 N 17° 54.000, E 135° 42.000 9 83 102 Tropical Storm 270 15 JTWC
08th Oct 2012 11:07:36 N 18° 0.000, E 135° 6.000 11 93 120 Tropical Storm 280 16 JTWC
09th Oct 2012 05:29:14 N 17° 42.000, E 132° 36.000 9 120 148 Typhoon I. 260 15 JTWC
09th Oct 2012 10:49:25 N 17° 30.000, E 132° 6.000 9 120 148 Typhoon I. 245 15 JTWC
10th Oct 2012 05:20:41 N 18° 24.000, E 130° 54.000 9 157 194 Typhoon II. 295 15 JTWC
11th Oct 2012 05:19:36 N 19° 12.000, E 128° 48.000 11 167 204 Typhoon II. 290 16 JTWC
11th Oct 2012 10:17:17 N 19° 30.000, E 128° 30.000 7 176 213 Typhoon II. 315 11 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
12th Oct 2012 05:08:38 N 19° 48.000, E 128° 42.000 6 185 232 Typhoon IV 45 ° 9 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
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13th Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 21° 24.000, E 130° 54.000 Typhoon IV 185 232 JTWC
13th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 48.000, E 130° 6.000 Typhoon IV 194 241 JTWC
14th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 0.000, E 131° 36.000 Typhoon IV 176 213 JTWC
15th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 12.000, E 132° 36.000 Typhoon III 167 204 JTWC
16th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 24° 12.000, E 132° 48.000 Typhoon III 157 194 JTWC
17th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 48.000, E 133° 12.000 Typhoon III 148 185 JTWC
Patty (AL16) Atlantic Ocean 11.10.2012 12.10.2012 Tropical Depression 0 ° 74 km/h 93 km/h 3.66 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Patty (AL16)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 25° 24.000, W 72° 36.000
Start up: 11th October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 35.10 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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12th Oct 2012 05:05:52 N 25° 54.000, W 72° 30.000 0 74 93 Tropical Depression 0 ° 12 1005 MB NOAA NHC
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13th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 42.000, W 72° 36.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
13th Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 25° 30.000, W 72° 42.000 Tropical Depression 65 83 NOAA NHC
14th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 0.000, W 73° 30.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
15th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 24° 0.000, W 77° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NOAA NHC
16th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 0.000, W 81° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC

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20 Killed, 1500 missing in Bangladesh storms

A Bangladeshi man walks over the destroyed roof of a building in Bhola Island after a deadly tropical storm killed at least 20 and left 1500 fishermen missing. October 11, 2012

A Bangladeshi man walks over the destroyed roof of a building in Bhola Island after a deadly tropical storm killed at least 20 and left 1500 fishermen missing.
At least 20 people have lost their lives and some 1,500 fishermen gone missing as a result of tropical storms in Bangladesh’s southern coastal islands and districts.

Thousands of houses were also destroyed in the storms that started hitting Bhola, Hatiya, and Sandwip Islands and several coastal districts on Wednesday midnight for some hours.

Sixteen people died in Noakhali district, said Sirajul Islam, the district’s administration chief.

Four bodies were also found while over 500 fishermen remained missing in Bhola, the country’s largest island, according to Bashir Ahmed, the island’s police chief.

“More than 100 fishing trawlers, each carrying at least 10 fishermen, have been missing” in the worst-hit island of Hatiya, local police chief Moktar Hossain said.

Bangladesh’s weather forecast office had not issued a major storm warning although it had advised fishermen of heavy rain in the region.

“We only got the warning signal number three. But the storm was so powerful, the weather office should have hoisted the signal number seven or eight…It caught the fishermen and coastal people by surprise. Till now we haven’t had any reports from the missing fishermen,” Ahmed noted.

Authorities have issued evacuation orders in disaster-prone areas.

Torrential storms and landslides are common in Bangladesh. In June 2007, at least 130 people were killed in landslides in Chittagong, a port city in the southeast of the country.

MAM/MHB/AZ

Floods kill 7 in Russian Caucasus: official

by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP)

Seven people were killed when overnight torrential rain unleashed heavy flooding in Russia’s North Caucasus region of Dagestan, officials said Wednesday.

The flooding in the ancient Caspian Sea city of Derbent affected hundreds of homes with 1,120 people in the affected area, the regional branch of the Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.

“Seven people have been killed,” it said.

Devastating floods in July in the town of Krymsk at the other end of the Caucasus mountains to the west killed 172 people and raised questions about the authorities’ handling of disasters.

Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

 

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Moving forward with controversial H5N1 research

by Staff Writers
New York NY (SPX)


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Last winter, scientists at the University of Wisconsin and Erasmus University (Netherlands) shocked the world by announcing they had developed strains of H5N1 influenza that could easily pass between mammals (ferrets). In nature, H5N1 is extremely lethal (kills nearly 60% of its human cases), but it does not easily spread from person-to-person. Thus, biosafety concerns were raised over the possible release, accidental or intentional, of these new viruses.

In January 2012, an international panel of 39 influenza researchers agreed on a 6-month moratorium on all gain-of-function H5N1 research-classified as “dual-use research of concern” or DURC. This was followed over the summer by an indefinite continuation of the ban by the U.S. government until consensus emerges on how to proceed.

To advance this discussion, the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) journal mBio will publish a special issue of commentaries on the pros and cons of DURC from global experts in virology and public health (full list below).

Here is a brief summary.
ASM officials Arturo Casadevall and Thomas Shenk set the stage by discussing the major events that led to the moratorium.

Anthony Fauci, head of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, reviews how the U.S. government plans to proceed.

Concerns over laboratory biocontainment are addressed by Professor W. Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

The authors of the controversial research, Ron A. M. Fouchier and Yoshihiro Kawaoka, along with Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, highlight the importance of DURC and why the moratorium should be lifted.

Public health experts Marc Lipsitch and Barry Bloom assess the probability of an accidental release from laboratories with advanced security.

Finally, Stanley Falkow, who attended the infamous 1975 Asilomar conference, provides historical context by comparing the current H5N1 moratorium to lessons learned from the moratorium on recombinant DNA technology.

Related Links
Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Epidemics on Earth – Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS, Ebola

11.10.2012 Epidemic Hazard Angola Province of Cuando Cubango, Menongue City Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Angola on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 at 13:12 (01:12 PM) UTC.

Description
Ten people died of a measles outbreak from 17 September to the present date, in Menongue City, capital of the south-eastern Kuando Kubango Province, a fact that is worrying the local health authorities. ANGOP has learnt that most of the deceased are children below the age of two, but there is also the record of a 35-year old adult. According to the head of the Menongue Municipality health department, Carlos Jonas, who gave this information to ANGOP on Thursday, in view of this worrying reality, which includes the fact that this disease is highly contagious, the authorities have reinforced routine vaccination acts. From 17 September up to the present date the authorities recorded 320 cases of measles were recorded in Menongue City, a number that is considered very high considering the period of the outbreak. According to official sources ten people are currently in-patients in the central hospital for medical assistance, while others are getting ambulatory treatment.
Biohazard name: Measles
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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Climate Change

Arctic Sea Ice Extent. 1979-2012: From NSIDC

Published on Oct 2, 2012 by

From the National Snow and Ice Data Center: Animated map of 2012 sea ice extent shown side-by-side with 1979–2009 climatology.


 

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent. 1979-2012: From NSIDC

 

Published on Oct 2, 2012 by

From the National Snow and Ice Data Center: Animated map of 2012 sea ice extent shown side-by-side with 1979–2009 climatology.

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Solar Activity

3MIN News October 11. 2012

Published on Oct 11, 2012 by

Pole Shift Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU
STARWATER: http://youtu.be/LiC-92YgZvQ

TODAY’S LINKS
Magnetic Pole Flip: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/earths-magnetic-field-overdue-for-a-c…
Arctic Ice Blog: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
Antarctic Ice Max: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79369
Spain Credit Rating: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/11/us-spain-standardandpoors-downgrade…
Nigerian Farmers sue Shell: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-nigerian-farmers-sue-shell-dutch.html

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

CERES JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

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Space

Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(1994 EK) 14th October 2012 2 day(s) 0.1356 52.8 230 m – 520 m 12.22 km/s 43992 km/h
(2012 PA20) 15th October 2012 3 day(s) 0.1502 58.5 100 m – 230 m 10.36 km/s 37296 km/h
(2012 RV16) 18th October 2012 6 day(s) 0.1270 49.4 310 m – 700 m 16.14 km/s 58104 km/h
214869 (2007 PA8) 05th November 2012 24 day(s) 0.0433 16.8 1.5 km – 3.3 km 10.79 km/s 38844 km/h
(2011 UG21) 06th November 2012 25 day(s) 0.1784 69.4 340 m – 760 m 19.73 km/s 71028 km/h
(2010 WT) 07th November 2012 26 day(s) 0.1251 48.7 53 m – 120 m 6.53 km/s 23508 km/h
333358 (2001 WN1) 09th November 2012 28 day(s) 0.1285 50.0 370 m – 830 m 8.73 km/s 31428 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

 

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

11.10.2012 Biological Hazard Nigeria Delta State, [Forcados River in Oboro Community] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Nigeria on Thursday, 11 October, 2012 at 16:42 (04:42 PM) UTC.

Description
A 38-year-old woman, identified as Mrs. Torugbene-Ere Aboh, escaped death by the whiskers, following a violent attack on her by a shark at Forcados River in Oboro Community, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. Vanguard gathered that the woman, a mother of five, who was taking her bath in the overflowing river, had gone for a three-day fasting programme in a church in the community, when she was attacked by the shark in the river. Narrating her ordeal, Mrs Aboh, said: “Shortly after I started bathing, I felt a sharp cut on my right leg and I screamed for help. The screaming drew the attention of my brethren who were also in the river and they came to my rescue. “I was immediately taken to a nearby patent medicine shop, where I was given 12 stitches before I was later taken by my husband, to a private clinic at Bomadi, for proper medical treatment.”
Biohazard name: Shark attack (fatal)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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Articles of Interest

Earth’s magnetic field overdue for a chaos-causing (possibly life-altering) flip

NASA/THEMIS

NASA/THEMIS Illustration showing magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail triggering the onset of substorms. Substorms are the sudden violent eruptions of space weather that release solar energy trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field. The reconnections trigger dynamic changes in the auroral displays seen near Earth’s northern and southern magnetic poles, causing a burst of light and movement in the Northern and Southern Lights.

LONDON — The discovery by NASA rover Curiosity of evidence that water once flowed on Mars – the most Earth-like planet in the solar system – should intensify interest in what the future could hold for mankind.

The only thing stopping Earth having a lifeless environment like Mars is the magnetic field that shields us from deadly solar radiation and helps some animals migrate, and it may be a lot more fragile and febrile than one might think.

Scientists say earth’s magnetic field is weakening and could all but disappear in as little as 500 years as a precursor to flipping upside down.

It has happened before – the geological record suggests the magnetic field has reversed every 250,000 years, meaning that, with the last event 800,000 years ago, another would seem to be overdue.

“Magnetic north has migrated more than 1,500 kilometres over the past century,” said Conall Mac Niocaill, an earth scientist at Oxford University. “In the past 150 years, the strength of the magnetic field has lessened by 10 percent, which could indicate a reversal is on the cards.”

While the effects are hard to predict, the consequences may be enormous. The loss of the magnetic field on Mars billions of years ago put paid to life on the planet if there ever was any, scientists say.

Mac Niocaill said Mars probably lost its magnetic field 3.5-4.0 billion years ago, based on observations that rocks in the planet’s southern hemisphere have magnetisation.

The northern half of Mars looks younger because it has fewer impact craters, and has no magnetic structure to speak of, so the field must have shut down before the rocks there were formed, which would have been about 3.8 billion years ago.

“With the field dying away, the solar wind was then able to strip the atmosphere away, and you would also have an increase in the cosmic radiation making it to the surface,” he said.

“Both of these things would be bad news for any life that might have formed on the surface – either wiping it out, or forcing it to migrate into the interior of the planet.”

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW

Earth’s magnetic field has always restored itself but, as it continues to shift and weaken, it will present challenges – satellites could be more exposed to solar wind and the oil industry uses readings from the field to guide drills.

In nature, animals which use the field could be mightily confused – birds, bees, and some fish all use the field for navigation. So do sea turtles whose long lives, which can easily exceed a hundred years, means a single generation could feel the effects.

Birds may be able to cope because studies have shown they have back-up systems that rely on stars and landmarks, including roads and power lines, to find their way around.

The European Space Agency is taking the issue seriously. In November, it plans to launch three satellites to improve our fairly blurry understanding of the magnetosphere.

The project – Swarm – will send two satellites into a 450 kilometre high polar orbit to measure changes in the magnetic field, while a third satellite 530 kilometres high will look at the influence of the sun.

DESCENT INTO CHAOS

Scientists, who have known for some time the magnetic field has a tendency to flip, have made advances in recent years in understanding why and how it happens.

The field is generated by convection currents that churn in the molten iron of the planet’s outer core. Other factors, such as ocean currents and magnetic rocks in the earth’s crust also contribute.

The Swarm mission will pull all these elements together to improve computer models used to predict how the magnetic field will move and how fast it could weaken.

Ciaran Beggan, a geomagnetic specialist at the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, said studies have also refined our understanding of how the field reverses.

They have focused on lava flows. When these cool and form crystals the atoms in iron-rich molten rock align under the influence of the magnetic field, providing a geological memory of the earth’s field.

But that memory looks different in various locations around the world, suggesting the reversal could be a chaotic and fairly random process.

“Rather than having strong north and south poles, you get lots of poles around the planet. So, a compass would not do you much good,” said Beggan.

While the whole process takes 3,000-5,000 years, latest research suggests the descent into a chaotic state could take as little as 500 years, although there are significant holes in scientific understanding.

“Although electricity grids and GPS systems would be more vulnerable, we are not really sure how all the complex things that are linked together would react,” Beggan said.

Related

Waiting for doomsday: Our apocalypse obsession likely to last long past 21/12/12

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Earthquakes

USGS

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  2.7 2012/10/08 23:49:05   19.341   -68.105 72.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/10/08 23:25:08   36.237  -120.805 9.3  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.0 2012/10/08 23:05:47   -4.510   129.300 35.0  BANDA SEA
MAP  4.9   2012/10/08 22:26:10   -4.489   129.317 34.7  BANDA SEA
MAP  2.7 2012/10/08 19:33:52   37.454  -118.840 8.5  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/08 19:29:18   40.520  -122.285 30.2  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.3 2012/10/08 16:09:32   38.227  -122.177 9.6  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.4 2012/10/08 14:19:36   -4.439   129.229 35.0  BANDA SEA
MAP  4.5   2012/10/08 13:10:26   -4.490   129.329 35.0  BANDA SEA
MAP  4.8   2012/10/08 12:20:52   -4.480   129.225 34.9  BANDA SEA
MAP  4.4 2012/10/08 12:18:48   44.136   17.181 11.6  BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
MAP  4.9   2012/10/08 12:00:54   -4.523   129.272 61.3  BANDA SEA
MAP  2.5 2012/10/08 11:56:31   37.645  -119.398 6.1  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  6.3   2012/10/08 11:43:35   -4.442   129.165 34.7  BANDA SEA
MAP  3.3 2012/10/08 10:34:23   60.117  -153.318 126.6  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  4.5   2012/10/08 08:25:56   38.215   46.671 11.0  NORTHWESTERN IRAN
MAP  2.8 2012/10/08 07:55:30   55.003  -158.750 39.6  ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP  2.9 2012/10/08 06:28:19   32.505  -115.966 10.4  BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP  6.0   2012/10/08 06:26:22   25.125  -109.698 9.9  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.3 2012/10/08 06:07:11   32.209  -115.213 44.2  BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP  4.2 2012/10/08 02:54:14  -21.767   -68.286 112.3  ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP  5.8   2012/10/08 01:50:26  -21.769   -68.262 115.3  ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP  4.1 2012/10/08 01:41:34  -32.311   -71.769 10.6  OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
MAP  4.7   2012/10/08 01:25:57  -21.300  -178.636 587.4  FIJI REGION
MAP  3.4 2012/10/08 01:05:11   19.573   -64.417 12.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.2 2012/10/08 00:39:08   33.012  -116.311 11.4  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Ocotillo Wells, Calif.

A shallow, magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 14 miles from Ocotillo Wells , according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:39 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from Julian, 17 miles from Borrego Springs, 45 miles from Escondido and 51 miles from San Diego.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

— Ken Schwencke

Image: Location of the epicenter. Credit: Google Maps

Magnitude-6 earthquake hits Gulf of California

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude-6 earthquake has shaken the Gulf of California coast in Mexico, but there are no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:26 p.m. Sunday local time (2:26 a.m. Monday EST; 0626 GMT) was centered 63 miles (102 kilometers) southwest of Los Mochis.

Local officials reported some panic, but no known damage.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off the southeastern Indonesia coast Monday evening, the US Geological Survey said.

A picture taken in Banda Aceh on April 12 shows the general view of west coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh. An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southeastern Indonesia coast evening, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occured at 6:43 pm Monday (1143 GMT), was located in the Banda Sea 139 km (86 miles) southeast of the town of Ambon, USGS reported. It took place at a depth of 34 km.

 

LISS – Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: October 9, 2012 06:49:07 UTC

Seismograms may take several moments to load. Click on a plot to see larger image.

CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

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CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

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CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Province, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Guangduong Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

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IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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Volcanic Activity

Mount Lokon spews ash clouds in seventh eruption since Sept

  • AFP

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupts

Mount Lokon on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island erupts, spewing volcanic ash as high as 3,000 metres into the air. Rough cut (no reporter narrat…

ONE of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official has said.

The 1580 metre (5,214 feet) Mount Lokon on northeast Sulawesi island erupted at 2pm local time on Sunday with thunderous sounds heard as far as five kilometres away.

“Lokon has been quite active the past few months. This was the seventh biggest eruption since mid-September,” government vulcanologist Farid Bina told AFP from the volcano’s monitoring post in North Sulawesi province.

“It produced a loud sound like thunder. But we cannot detect the height of the eruption as thick clouds covered its peak,” he said, adding that muddy rains fell in surrounding areas.

There was no plan to upgrade the volcano’s alert level despite the series of eruptions, he said, adding that the nearest village of 250 people was outside the 2.5 kilometre danger zone.
The volcano experienced its biggest recent eruption in July 2011, when more than 5200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3500 metres into the sky.

Since then Mount Lokon has erupted and spewed clouds of ash about 600 times.

The volcano’s last deadly eruption was in 1991, when it killed a Swiss tourist.

The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The country’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions last year.

Mount Lokon volcano

Mount Lokon volcano spews a giant column of volcanic ash during an eruption seen from Tomohon town on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia.

INDONESIA VOLCANO mount Lokon

This was the seventh biggest eruption since mid-September for Mount Lokon.

Mount Lokon

When Mount Lokon erupted in July 2011, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, hundreds of people were forced to evacuate the area.

Indonesian volcano spews ash clouds in new eruption

by Staff Writers
Jakarta (AFP)

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said Monday.

The 1,580-metre (5,214-feet) Mount Lokon on northeast Sulawesi island erupted at 2pm (0700 GMT) on Sunday with thunderous sounds heard as far as five kilometres (three miles) away.

“Lokon has been quite active the past few months. This was the seventh biggest eruption since mid-September,” government vulcanologist Farid Bina told AFP from the volcano’s monitoring post in North Sulawesi province.

“It produced a loud sound like thunder. But we cannot detect the height of the eruption as thick clouds covered its peak,” he said, adding that muddy rains fell in surrounding areas.

There was no plan to upgrade the volcano’s alert level despite the series of eruptions, he said, adding that the nearest village of 250 people was outside the 2.5 kilometre danger zone.

The volcano experienced its biggest recent eruption in July 2011, when more than 5,200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 metres into the sky.

Since then Mount Lokon has erupted and spewed clouds of ash about 600 times.

The volcano’s last deadly eruption was in 1991, when it killed a Swiss tourist.

The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The country’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions last year.

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08.10.2012 Volcano Eruption Indonesia North Sulawesi, [Mount Lokon _Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Sunday, 07 October, 2012 at 15:46 (03:46 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 08 October, 2012 at 10:51 UTC
Description
One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted again, spewing clouds of ash, an official said Monday. The 1,580-metre (5,214-feet) Mount Lokon on northeast Sulawesi island erupted at 2pm (0700 GMT) on Sunday with thunderous sounds heard as far as five kilometres (three miles) away. “Lokon has been quite active the past few months. This was the seventh biggest eruption since mid-September,” government vulcanologist Farid Bina told AFP from the volcano’s monitoring post in North Sulawesi province. “It produced a loud sound like thunder. But we cannot detect the height of the eruption as thick clouds covered its peak,” he said, adding that muddy rains fell in surrounding areas. There was no plan to upgrade the volcano’s alert level despite the series of eruptions, he said, adding that the nearest village of 250 people was outside the 2.5 kilometre danger zone. The volcano experienced its biggest recent eruption in July 2011, when more than 5,200 people were evacuated as it sent huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 metres into the sky. Since then Mount Lokon has erupted and spewed clouds of ash about 600 times. The volcano’s last deadly eruption was in 1991, when it killed a Swiss tourist.

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Storms /  Flooding

  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Olivia (EP15) Pacific Ocean – East 06.10.2012 09.10.2012 Tropical Depression 190 ° 56 km/h 74 km/h 2.74 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Olivia (EP15)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 14° 0.000, W 118° 42.000
Start up: 06th October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 215.14 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
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Category Course Wave Pressure Source
07th Oct 2012 08:08:10 N 14° 0.000, W 120° 30.000 17 83 102 Tropical Storm 280 19 1000 MB NOAA NHC
08th Oct 2012 05:01:14 N 16° 12.000, W 120° 54.000 11 93 111 Tropical Storm 355 16 998 MB NOAA NHC
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09th Oct 2012 05:27:10 N 15° 42.000, W 121° 24.000 7 56 74 Tropical Depression 190 ° 9 1006 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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10th Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 14° 30.000, W 124° 24.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
10th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 6.000, W 123° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
11th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 13° 48.000, W 125° 54.000 Tropical Depression 28 37 NOAA NHC
Prapiroon (22W) Pacific Ocean 08.10.2012 09.10.2012 Typhoon I 260 ° 120 km/h 148 km/h 4.57 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Prapiroon (22W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 17° 54.000, E 135° 42.000
Start up: 08th October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 204.36 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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08th Oct 2012 05:04:27 N 17° 54.000, E 135° 42.000 9 83 102 Tropical Storm 270 15 JTWC
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09th Oct 2012 05:29:14 N 17° 42.000, E 132° 36.000 9 120 148 Typhoon I 260 ° 15 JTWC
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10th Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 18° 42.000, E 129° 54.000 Typhoon III 167 204 JTWC
10th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 18° 6.000, E 130° 36.000 Typhoon III 157 194 JTWC
11th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 19° 30.000, E 129° 42.000 Typhoon IV 176 213 JTWC
12th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 48.000, E 130° 48.000 Typhoon IV 185 232 JTWC
13th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 48.000, E 132° 0.000 Typhoon IV 176 213 JTWC
14th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 12.000, E 134° 42.000 Typhoon III 148 185 JTWC

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NASA’s HS3 Mission Thoroughly Investigates Long-Lived Hurricane Nadine

by Robert Gutro for Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD (SPX)


NASA’s Global Hawk flew five science missions into Tropical Storm/Hurricane Nadine, plus the transit flight circling around the east side of Hurricane Leslie. This is a composite of the ground tracks of the transit flight to NASA Wallops plus the five science flights. TD means Tropical Depression; TS means Tropical Storm. Credit: NASA. For a larger version of this image please go here.

NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 scientists had a fascinating tropical cyclone to study in long-lived Hurricane Nadine. NASA’s Global Hawk aircraft has investigated Nadine five times during the storm’s lifetime.

NASA’s Global Hawk also circled around the eastern side of Hurricane Leslie when it initially flew from NASA’s Dryden Research Flight Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. to the HS3 base at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. on Sept. 6-7, 2012.

Nadine has been a great tropical cyclone to study because it has lived so long and has strengthened to hurricane status a couple of times, and then weakened back into a tropical storm. Hurricane Nadine is an anomaly because it has been tracking through the North Atlantic since Sept. 11, when it developed as the fourteenth tropical system of the hurricane season.

Longest-lived Tropical Cyclones
As of Oct. 2, Nadine has been alive in the north Atlantic for 21 days. According to NOAA, in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Ginger lasted 28 days in 1971. The Pacific Ocean holds the record, though as Hurricane/Typhoon John lasted 31 days. John was “born” in the Eastern North Pacific, crossed the International Dateline and moved through the Western North Pacific over 31 days during August and September 1994. Nadine, however, is in the top 50 longest-lasting tropical cyclones in either ocean basin.

First Flight into Nadine
On Sept. 11, as part of NASA’s HS3 mission, the Global Hawk aircraft took off from NASA Wallops at 7:06 a.m. EDT and headed for Tropical Depression 14, which at the time of take-off, was still a developing low pressure area called System 91L.

At 11 a.m. EDT that day, Tropical Depression 14 was located near 16.3 North latitude and 43.1 West longitude, about 1,210 miles (1,950 km) east of the Lesser Antilles. The depression had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph. It was moving to the west near 10 mph (17 kmh) and had a minimum central pressure of 1006 millibars.

NASA’s Global Hawk landed back at Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., on Sept. 12 after spending 11 hours gathering data in the storm, which had strengthened into Tropical Storm Nadine during the early morning hours of Sept. 12.

The Global Hawk, one of two associated with the HS3 mission, sought to determine whether hot, dry and dusty air associated with the Saharan air layer was being ingested into the storm. This Saharan air typically crosses westward over the Atlantic Ocean and potentially affects tropical cyclone formation and intensification.

During its 26-hour flight around Nadine, the Global Hawk covered more than one million square kilometers (386,100 square miles) going back and forth over the storm in what’s called a “lawnmower pattern.”

The Global Hawk captured data using instruments aboard the aircraft and also dropped sensors called sondes into the storm. These sondes are small sensors tied to parachutes that drift down through the storm measuring winds, temperature and humidity.

Second Flight into Tropical Storm Nadine
The Global Hawk investigated Tropical Storm Nadine again on Sept. 14 and 15. During its 22.5 hour flight around Nadine, the Global Hawk covered more than one million square kilometers (386,100 square miles) going again went back and forth over the storm in another lawnmower pattern.

“During the flight, Nadine strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane despite being hit by very strong westerly winds at upper levels and very dry air on its periphery,” said Scott Braun, HS3 Mission principal investigator from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Data from this flight will help scientists determine how a storm like Nadine can intensify even in the presence of seemingly adverse conditions.

Third Flight into Tropical Storm Nadine
NASA’s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft departed from NASA Wallops at 2:42 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and crossed the Atlantic to take additional measurements in Tropical Storm Nadine.

Both the Global Hawk and NASA’s TRMM satellite noticed that Nadine had continued to display tropical characteristics, indicating that it had not transitioned to an extra-tropical storm. An extra-tropical storm is one that loses its tropical characteristics, such as when the core of the storm changes from a warm core to a cold core, like a typical mid-latitude low pressure system that is associated with fronts. At that time, Nadine was located in the Atlantic a few hundred miles southwest of the Azores Island.

The science portion of the third flight was completed on Sept. 20. Scientists reported that they obtained excellent data from the dropsonde system, which showed some winds on the western side of the storm still reaching 60 knots (69 mph/111 kmh) at middle levels and possibly one measurement of near 60 knots (69 mph/111 kmh) near the surface. The data suggested that Nadine was still a tropical system rather than an extra-tropical system.

The three science instruments aboard the Global Hawk performed extremely well, transmitting data back to NASA Wallops for the scientists to analyze and discuss. The plane observed Nadine for more than 12 hours. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center were using the data supplied by NASA’s Global Hawk and noted in the discussion of Nadine at 11 a.m. EDT on Sept. 20, “The current intensity is kept at 45 knots (51.7 mph/83.3 kmh)…is in good agreement with dropsonde data from the NASA Global Hawk aircraft and AMSU [instrument] estimates.”

Fourth Flight Over Nadine
The fourth science flight of NASA’s Global Hawk over Nadine concluded when the aircraft landed at NASA Wallops on Sunday, Sept. 23. The HS3 mission scientists changed the flight path during the Global Hawk flight to be able to overfly Nadine’s center that day.

“Measurements from dropsondes found wind speeds greater than 60 knots (69 mph/111 kph) at lower levels above the surface during that adjusted flight leg,” said Scott Braun. “Despite the large distance of Nadine from the U. S. East Coast, the Global Hawk was able to spend about 11 hours over the storm.”

Fifth Flight Over Nadine
The Global Hawk aircraft’s fifth investigation of Nadine occurred on Sept. 26 with the aircraft returning to NASA Wallops the next day. While over Tropical Storm Nadine, the storm had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kmh). Despite adverse conditions, the storm re-intensified to a hurricane the next day, so the HS3 data captured the precursor conditions for intensification.

The NASA HS3 Mission Goals
The HS3 mission targets the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change. The data collected will help scientists decipher the relative roles of the large-scale environment and internal storm processes that shape these systems.

HS3 is supported by several NASA centers including Wallops; Goddard; Dryden; Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.; and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. HS3 also has collaborations with partners from government agencies and academia.

HS3 is an Earth Venture mission funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Earth Venture missions are managed by NASA’s Earth System Science Pathfinder Program at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. The HS3 mission is managed by the Earth Science Project Office at NASA Ames.

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Today Flood Sweden Vasterbotten, Gagsmark Damage level Details

Flood in Sweden on Tuesday, 09 October, 2012 at 04:21 (04:21 AM) UTC.

Description
A village in northern Sweden has been cut off since Sunday night after torrential rainfall made the area inaccessible. Gagsmark, near Skelleftea in far northern Sweden, houses some 40 families and is situated between several lakes that flow into the Aby river. It is this river which has caused the flood. Not even the spring floods generally causes this much trouble for the village. Several of the villagers with jobs further afield were forced to stay home on Monday. A total of nine roads were closed off to the public and a further five have limited access.
Today Flash Flood Vietnam Multi Provinces, [Provinces of Quang Nam and Dak Lak] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in Vietnam on Tuesday, 09 October, 2012 at 03:35 (03:35 AM) UTC.

Description
Flash floods, triggered by heavy downpours during the past three days, swept away two people in central Quang Nam and Central Highland Dak Lak provinces. One has been confirmed dead. The local steering committee for Flood Prevention and Control said the victims, an 18-year-old female and a 30 year-old male were from Dak Lak and Quang Nam Province. The water levels were reportedly 60-80mm, causing serious flooding and damage to property. In Ea H’el District alone, flash floods swept away two bridges, submerged 490 houses and damaged 1,800ha of crops. The water levels in local rivers were forecast to increase due to the discharge of hydro-power reservoirs.

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Epidemic Hazards /Diseases

08.10.2012 Epidemic Hazard China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Wan Chai [Ruttonjee Hospital to Queen Mary Hospital] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in China on Sunday, 07 October, 2012 at 19:13 (07:13 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 08 October, 2012 at 02:59 UTC
Description
Hong Kong’s health authority received a report from a local hospital on Sunday, over a suspected case of severe respiratory disease associated with new coronavirus affecting a four-year-old boy who came from Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, the city government said in a statement. The boy presented with fever, cough and vomiting today and attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Ruttonjee Hospital on Hong Kong Island. The boy has been transferred to Queen Mary Hospital for isolation, and his current condition is stable. Respiratory specimen has been taken from the patient and test result is pending, according to the Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health. Investigation by the Center for Health Protection revealed that the boy traveled with his father from Saudi Arabia to Hong Kong on Oct. 3. His father also had fever two days ago but has recovered.
A spokesman with the Center advised travelers who fall sick within 10 days after visiting from affected countries should put on a mask and seek medical advice immediately, as well as report their travel history to the doctor concerned. The WHO said earlier that two cases of acute respiratory syndrome with renal failure had been reported from two persons who had both traveled to Middle East, and a novel coronavirus has been later confirmed relating to the two cases. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which includes viruses that cause the common cold and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Epidemic Hazard in China on Sunday, 07 October, 2012 at 19:13 (07:13 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 08 October, 2012 at 07:03 UTC
Description
A four-year-old boy from Saudi Arabia has tested negative for the new coronavirus which is from the same family as SARS. The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, said initial test results showed the boy was suffering from swine flu and further tests were being carried out. The boy was admitted to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai yesterday with a fever, cough and vomiting. He was later tranferred to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam where he remains in isolation in a stable condition. His father had a fever two days ago but has since recovered. Dr Ko said that although swine flu was less serious than the new coronavirus, the government would remain vigilant to see if it had mutated since the major outbreak of 2009. The new coronavirus, which emerged in the Middle East, has killed one man in Saudi Arabia and left another, from Qatar, critically ill.

Epidemic Hazard in China on Sunday, 07 October, 2012 at 19:13 (07:13 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 08 October, 2012 at 10:51 UTC
Description
The suspected case of severe respiratory disease associated with Novel Coronavirus affecting a four-year-old Saudi Arabian boy was confirmed to be an influenza infection, the Center for Health Protection in Hong Kong said Monday. The center carried out an urgent investigation into the case on receipt of notification from Ruttonjee Hospital on Sunday. The boy was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital for isolation on the same day. He has upper respiratory tract symptoms and there is no clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia. He is stable. The boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for Novel Coronavirus.

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Solar Activity

2MIN News October 8. 2012: Magnetic Storm in Progress

Published on Oct 8, 2012 by

Pole Shift Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU
STARWATER: http://youtu.be/LiC-92YgZvQ

TODAY’S LINKS
Asia Econ: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-worldbank-asia-outlook-idUSBRE89…
SpaceX: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-worldbank-asia-outlook-idUSBRE89…

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

CERES JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=ceres;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php



Link Between Coronal Mass Ejections And The Sun’s Interior Motion

Image Credit: A computer visualization of the sun (red sphere) and its magnetic field lines (orange and aquamarine). The close-up shows the final stage of the emergence of magnetic fields from under the solar surface and the associated X-ray emissions. This sophisticated computer model is used to investigate the drivers of harmful space weather phenomena, including coronal mass ejections. Image courtesy of Cooper Downs, Predictive Science, Inc.

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

After forty long years of debates and theories and counter-theories, the community of solar physics scientists has still failed to come to a consensus about what causes the sun’s powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs). CMEs have profound “space weather” effects on land based power grids and satellites in near-Earth geospace.

An international team of scientists explains the mysterious physical mechanisms behind the origin of CMEs in a study published in Nature Physics. The results, based on computer simulations, expose the intricate connections between CMEs and motions in the sun’s interior. This new data could lead to better forecasting of hazardous space weather conditions.

Clouds of magnetic fields and plasma – a hot gas composed of charged particles – comprise CMEs. The most powerful and fastest of these events explode from the sun at more than a million miles per hour, with an energy release more powerful than the entire worldwide stockpile of nuclear weapons.

“By studying CMEs we learn not only about the drivers of space weather but also about the structure of the atmosphere of the sun and other sun-like stars,” says lead author Ilia Roussev of the Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Disruptions in power grids, satellites that operate GPS or telecommunication systems, pose threats to astronauts in space, cause spectacular auroras, and lead to the rerouting of flights over the polar regions are all effects of geomagnetic storms caused by CMEs. These storms happen when a solar eruption hits Earth’s protective magnetic bubble, or magnetosphere.

The study provides an explanation of the origin of these super speed ejections of magnetized plasma and the associated X-ray emissions, demonstrating a fundamental connection between the magnetic processes of the sun’s interior and the formation of CMEs.

“Through this type of computer modeling we are able to understand how invisible bundles of magnetic field rise from under the surface of the sun into interplanetary space and propagate towards Earth with potentially damaging results”, says SSC researcher Noé Lugaz of the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. He adds, “These fundamental phenomena cannot be observed even with the most advanced instruments on board NASA satellites but they can be revealed by numerical simulations.”

Accurate forecasting of solar eruptions and being able to predict their impact on Earth has long been a goal of solar physicists.

“The model described here enables us not only to capture the magnetic evolution of the CME, but also to calculate the increased X-ray flux directly, which is a significant advantage over the existing models,” asserts the authors.

Source: April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

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Space

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2012 QE50) 09th October 2012 0 day(s) 0.0809 31.5 450 m – 1.0 km 11.47 km/s 41292 km/h
(1994 EK) 14th October 2012 5 day(s) 0.1356 52.8 230 m – 520 m 12.22 km/s 43992 km/h
(2012 PA20) 15th October 2012 6 day(s) 0.1502 58.5 100 m – 230 m 10.36 km/s 37296 km/h
(2012 RV16) 18th October 2012 9 day(s) 0.1270 49.4 310 m – 700 m 16.14 km/s 58104 km/h
214869 (2007 PA8) 05th November 2012 27 day(s) 0.0433 16.8 1.5 km – 3.3 km 10.79 km/s 38844 km/h
(2011 UG21) 06th November 2012 28 day(s) 0.1784 69.4 340 m – 760 m 19.73 km/s 71028 km/h
(2010 WT) 07th November 2012 29 day(s) 0.1251 48.7 53 m – 120 m 6.53 km/s 23508 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

 

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife /Hazmat

Today Biological Hazard USA State of Washington, [Clear Lake, Thurston County] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Tuesday, 09 October, 2012 at 03:04 (03:04 AM) UTC.

Description
People and pets should avoid contact with water in Clear Lake in southeast Thurston County because of elevated levels of a toxic blue-green algae. The latest sample by Thurston County environmental health officials found 39.2 parts per million of the toxic algae Microsystin. The recreational advisory limit set by the state is 6 ppm. The lake will remain posted with a warning sign and be monitored weekly until the algae bloom dies off or until it stops producing toxins, health officials said. Toxic blue green algae is also present in Lake St. Clair and Black Lake, but at levels well below the health advisory threshold. However, health officials urge caution in lakes showing the presence of the toxic algae because it can be more concentrated in areas where the algae scum is thick. Lake St. Clair and Black Lake will continue to be monitored weekly.
Biohazard name: Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:
08.10.2012 HAZMAT India State of Maharashtra, Jalgaon Damage level Details

HAZMAT in India on Sunday, 07 October, 2012 at 14:18 (02:18 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 08 October, 2012 at 12:50 UTC
Description
As many as 70 workers were hospitalised, after they inhaled chlorine vapours leaked from a factory in an industrial area of Jalgaon in north Maharashtra on Sunday. Of the hospitalised, the condition of three was reported to be critical. While two of them are undergoing treatment at a local super-specialty hospital, one person is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a government hospital. According to local fire brigade officials, one of the chlorine cylinders stored at Kalpataru Agrochem company in sector-N of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area of Jalgaon, began to leak at around 3.30 am on Sunday. After inhaling the leaked chlorine, 70-odd workers of a company, Tulsi Pipes, located right in front of the agro-chemical unit felt uneasy. They complained of irritation in the eye and throat. Many of them began to vomit.

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Articles of Interest

‘Polar Wander:’ Earth’s Outer Layers May Be Drifting Over Molten Core

Earth Outer Layer

An illustration showing how a mantle plume can be emitted from the core-mantle boundary of the Earth to reach the Earth’s crust. Due to the movement of tectonic plates at the Earth’s surface, the mantle plumes can create a series of aligned hot spot volcanoes. A mid-ocean ridge and a subducted plate are also shown in this schematic from a study in the July 19, 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor
Published: 10/08/2012 12:35 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet

The entire outermost part of Earth may be wandering over the planet’s whirling molten core, new research suggests.

Knowing whether the Earth’s outer layers are roaming in this manner is key to understanding the big picture of how the planet’s surface is evolving overall, scientists added.

At various times in Earth’s history, the planet’s solid exterior — its crust and mantle layers — has apparently drifted over the planet’s spinning core. To picture this, imagine that a peach’s flesh somehow became detached from a peach’s pit and was free to move about over it.

This movement of the Earth’s outer layers is known as “true polar wander.” It differs from the motion of the individual tectonic plates making up Earth’s crust, known as tectonic drift, or the motions of Earth’s magnetic pole, called apparent polar wander.

‘Hot spot’ landmarks

Past research suggested the Earth experienced true polar wander during the early Cretaceous period that lasted from 100 million to 120 million years ago. Determining when, in which direction and at what rate true polar wander is taking place depends on having stable landmarks against which one can observe the motion of Earth’s outer shell, much like one can tell a cloud is moving by seeing if its position has changed relative to its surroundings.

Volcanic “hot spots,” or areas of recurrent volcanism, are one potential landmark. Geologists have suggested these are created by mantle plumes, giant jets of hot rock buoying straight upward from near the Earth’s core. Mantle plumes are thought to create long island chains such as the Hawaiian Islands as they sear tectonic plates drifting overhead.

Scientists have treated hot spots as stationary features for decades. The idea was that material surrounding the mantle plumes roil about to form structures known as convection cells that kept the plumes straight and fixed in place. [50 Amazing Volcano Facts]

Later on, however, researchers began suggesting that mantle plumes could move about slightly, caught as they are in the flowing mantle layer under the crust. “From this point of view, the plumes are expected to move, bend and get distorted by the ‘mantle wind,’ resulting in hot spot drift over geologic time,” said researcher Pavel Doubrovine, a geophysicist at the University of Oslo in Norway.

By allowing hot spot positions to meander slowly, Doubrovine and his colleagues have devised computer simulations that better match observations of the chains of islands created by each hot spot.

“Estimating hot spot drift in the geological past is not a trivial task,” Doubrovine told OurAmazingPlanet. “It requires substantial modeling efforts.”

The scientists then compared the way the Earth’s outermost layers drifted in relation to the planet’s axis of spin. The Earth’s magnetic field is aligned with the core’s axis of rotation, and researchers can tell how Earth’s magnetic field was oriented in the past by analyzing ancient rock. Magnetic minerals in molten rock can behave like compasses, aligning with Earth’s magnetic field lines, an orientation that gets frozen in place once the rock solidifies.

Current wandering

Using their simulations and the magnetic field rock record, the scientists identified three new potential instances of true polar wander over the past 90 million years. These include two cases in which the Earth’s solid outermost layers traveled back and forth by nearly 9 degrees off Earth’s axis of spin from 40 million to 90 million years ago. Moreover, the researchers suggest that Earth’s outer shell has been undergoing true polar wander for the past 40 million years, slowly rotating at a rate of 0.2 degrees every million years.

Researchers suspect true polar wander is caused by shifting of matter within the mantle, due, for instance, to variations in temperature and composition. However, “we don’t know yet what specific tectonic events may have triggered the specific episodes of true polar wander that we identified,” Doubrovine said.

These new details regarding true polar wander could help shed light on what triggers it. In the future, the researchers plan to look even further in the past at how the planet’s outermost layers have changed. Doubrovine and his colleagues Bernhard Steinberger and Trond Torsvik detailed their findings online Sept. 11 in the Journal of Geophysical Research — Solid Earth.

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Earthquakes

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deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  3.2 2012/10/01 23:09:57   18.014   -68.532 83.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP  5.1   2012/10/01 22:55:52   39.776   143.189 37.9  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  6.2   2012/10/01 22:21:45   39.853   143.047 9.7  OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  2.8 2012/10/01 22:04:33   18.573   -64.947 33.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/10/01 21:33:34   51.634  -177.375 10.2  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/01 21:16:51   49.443  -120.513 0.0  BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
MAP  2.6 2012/10/01 21:02:44   60.441  -150.822 12.1  KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP  5.2   2012/10/01 18:40:52   36.959   141.059 6.7  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  5.1   2012/10/01 17:32:32   18.713  -107.151 21.3  OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
MAP  5.0   2012/10/01 17:24:42  -24.588  -179.380 461.8  SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP  2.6 2012/10/01 15:01:08   18.042   -67.154 11.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  2.8 2012/10/01 14:14:47   51.484  -178.135 5.2  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  4.0 2012/10/01 13:45:35   40.223   63.890 35.0  WESTERN UZBEKISTAN
MAP  4.6   2012/10/01 13:25:59   -0.554   97.488 10.0  KEPULAUAN BATU, INDONESIA
MAP  3.0 2012/10/01 13:24:00   19.387  -155.896 7.4  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  2.9 2012/10/01 13:05:31   19.568   -64.376 5.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.7   2012/10/01 12:55:37   4.401   127.108 10.0  KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
MAP  3.3 2012/10/01 11:57:48   58.879  -154.917 118.4  ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP  2.7 2012/10/01 09:56:04   19.667   -64.350 11.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/10/01 09:42:27   19.645   -64.394 11.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/10/01 08:43:52   38.545   55.603 22.8  TURKMENISTAN
MAP  4.6   2012/10/01 08:06:31  -30.791   -71.210 54.0  COQUIMBO, CHILE
MAP  3.2 2012/10/01 06:29:01   19.617   -64.254 58.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/10/01 06:08:39   19.760   -64.305 20.0  NORTH OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
MAP  4.8   2012/10/01 05:17:57   35.956   141.359 42.4  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  3.7 2012/10/01 04:05:54   56.315  -152.141 9.1  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP  3.6 2012/10/01 02:28:56  -43.500   172.820 5.0  SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
MAP  4.5   2012/10/01 01:36:26  -26.153   178.338 621.8  SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP  4.1 2012/10/01 01:32:33   2.155   -84.794 10.2  OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
MAP  3.1 2012/10/01 01:19:08   62.015  -151.724 90.9  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  4.4 2012/10/01 01:00:49   40.264   142.724 53.2  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

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6.2 magnitude earthquake occurs off Japan’s eastern coast

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6.2 magnitude earthquake occurs off Japan’s eastern coast

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that early Tuesday morning local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit off of Japan’s eastern coast. Originating from a depth of 9.7 kilometers (6 miles), it was centered about 96 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, in the northeast region of the country that was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. There have been no reports of damages or signs of approaching tsunami.

In comparison from Tokyo, the 6.2 magnitude quake was about 550 kilometers (342 miles) from the capital city. Neither the Japan Meteorological Agency or the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings or advisories on Tuesday as it wasn’t necessary. Geophysicist Gerard Fryer, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says the quake was too small to generate any kind of tsunami, but the residents of northeastern Japan would surely have felt it.

The quake probably gave some frightful flashbacks to those of Japan’s Tohoku region who survived last year’s disaster. The tsunami disaster that took tens of thousands of lives and washed away entire coastal cities was caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake just over a year and a half ago, and led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years in Fukushima Prefecture.

LISS – Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: October 2, 2012 07:48:57 UTC

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CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

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CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

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CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Province, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Guangduong Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

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IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

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IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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IU/WAKE, Wake Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

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IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

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Volcanic Activity

Heard volcano (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean) activity update: hotspots detected in late September 2012

BY: T

MODIS hotspots at Heard Island during 17-24 Sep 2012 (Univ. of Hawai'i)

MODIS hotspots at Heard Island during 17-24 Sep 2012 (Univ. of Hawai’i)

MODIS satellite data showed hotspots at Heard Island volcano on 21 and 24 September 2012. This suggests that there was or perhaps still is some new activity at the volcano.
No further hotspots appeared on satellite data since 24 Sep.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Today Heat Wave USA State of California, [Great Los Angeles regio] Damage level Details

Heat Wave in USA on Tuesday, 02 October, 2012 at 04:35 (04:35 AM) UTC.

Description
Blazing temperatures are set to hit the Los Angeles area Monday as numbers may climb to the triple digits in several areas of the city. Officials from the National Weather Service predict temperatures to peak around 100 degrees in downtown L.A., 104 degrees in the Hollywood Hills and a potentially record-breaking 110 degrees in inland and valley areas. The projected temperatures are expected to match heat records set in Southern California in 2008. The combination of intense heat, high winds, and low humidity levels has even prompted the National Weather Service to issue Red Flag warnings, indicating a high risk of wildfires in both the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains. “Fire danger is expected to peak on Monday,” NWS officials said, “when record-breaking triple digit heat and widespread single-digit humidities will combine with very dry fuels.” The Red Flag warnings are currently in effect until 6:00pm on Tuesday. People are advised to avoid strenuous activity in the heat, wear loose light clothing and drink plenty of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated beverages.

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Storms / Flooding /  Landslide

 Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Nadine (AL14) Atlantic Ocean 11.09.2012 02.10.2012 Hurricane I 125 ° 102 km/h 120 km/h 4.57 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Nadine (AL14)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 18.000, W 43° 6.000
Start up: 11th September 2012
Status: 28th September 2012
Track long: 1,296.94 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
12th Sep 2012 05:01:17 N 17° 48.000, W 45° 12.000 24 65 83 Tropical Storm 300 13 1004 MB NOAA NHC
12th Sep 2012 10:46:22 N 18° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 74 93 Tropical Storm 300 15 1001 MB NOAA NHC
13th Sep 2012 05:34:52 N 20° 42.000, W 50° 6.000 26 111 139 Tropical Storm 305 17 990 MB NOAA NHC
14th Sep 2012 05:11:31 N 25° 0.000, W 53° 42.000 24 111 139 Tropical Storm 330 17 989 MB NOAA NHC
15th Sep 2012 06:55:17 N 30° 0.000, W 52° 48.000 22 120 148 Hurricane I. 25 17 985 MB NOAA NHC
16th Sep 2012 05:13:53 N 30° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 130 157 Hurricane I. 95 15 983 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 05:22:55 N 31° 24.000, W 38° 6.000 30 111 139 Tropical Storm 75 16 987 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 10:47:47 N 32° 0.000, W 36° 24.000 28 111 139 Tropical Storm 65 15 985 MB NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 05:15:16 N 33° 54.000, W 34° 12.000 15 93 111 Tropical Storm 45 18 989 MB NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 10:46:51 N 34° 18.000, W 33° 36.000 13 93 111 Tropical Storm 45 14 990 MB NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 05:31:59 N 35° 48.000, W 32° 12.000 11 83 102 Tropical Storm 25 15 993 MB NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 05:12:41 N 37° 6.000, W 31° 24.000 6 83 102 Tropical Storm 60 9 990 MB NOAA NHC
21st Sep 2012 10:40:35 N 35° 6.000, W 27° 12.000 13 102 120 Tropical Storm 140 14 981 MB NOAA NHC
22nd Sep 2012 06:38:52 N 31° 54.000, W 26° 36.000 20 93 111 Tropical Storm 165 15 984 MB NOAA NHC
27th Sep 2012 04:58:41 N 29° 30.000, W 31° 24.000 9 83 102 Tropical Storm 220 15 993 MB NOAA NHC
30th Sep 2012 06:48:45 N 35° 36.000, W 37° 30.000 17 139 167 Hurricane I. 340 19 984 MB NOAA NHC
01st Oct 2012 04:38:54 N 36° 42.000, W 39° 24.000 11 139 167 Hurricane I. 230 16 981 MB NOAA NHC
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02nd Oct 2012 05:24:46 N 34° 42.000, W 38° 54.000 9 102 120 Hurricane I 125 ° 15 995 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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03rd Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 34° 54.000, W 34° 6.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC
03rd Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 34° 12.000, W 36° 24.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC
04th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 42.000, W 31° 12.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
05th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 44° 0.000, W 26° 24.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
06th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 48° 0.000, W 27° 0.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
Maliksi (20W) Pacific Ocean 01.10.2012 02.10.2012 Tropical Depression 305 ° 74 km/h 93 km/h 5.18 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Maliksi (20W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 54.000, E 146° 18.000
Start up: 01st October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 290.65 km
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Report by: JTWC
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01st Oct 2012 04:46:07 N 16° 54.000, E 146° 18.000 20 56 74 Tropical Depression 290 10 JTWC
01st Oct 2012 10:51:23 N 17° 48.000, E 145° 48.000 19 56 74 Tropical Depression 310 15 JTWC
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02nd Oct 2012 10:37:02 N 20° 54.000, E 142° 30.000 22 74 93 Tropical Depression 320 ° 19 JTWC
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03rd Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 26° 48.000, E 140° 42.000 Typhoon I 111 139 JTWC
03rd Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 24° 6.000, E 140° 36.000 Typhoon I 93 120 JTWC
04th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 30° 12.000, E 141° 54.000 Typhoon I 120 148 JTWC
05th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 38° 6.000, E 149° 0.000 Typhoon I 102 130 JTWC
06th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 42° 12.000, E 161° 30.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 JTWC
Gaemi (21W) Pacific Ocean 01.10.2012 02.10.2012 Tropical Depression 170 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 4.57 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Gaemi (21W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 17° 18.000, E 114° 48.000
Start up: 01st October 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 70.41 km
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Report by: JTWC
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02nd Oct 2012 10:37:35 N 16° 6.000, E 115° 36.000 7 74 93 Tropical Depression 135 ° 9 JTWC
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03rd Oct 2012 12:00:00 N 15° 18.000, E 115° 54.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 JTWC
03rd Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 42.000, E 115° 42.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 JTWC
04th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 0.000, E 115° 30.000 Typhoon I 93 120 JTWC
05th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 6.000, E 113° 48.000 Typhoon I 102 130 JTWC
06th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 36.000, E 110° 30.000 Typhoon I 93 120 JTWC
07th Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 16° 18.000, E 106° 24.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 JTWC

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The Yomiuri Shimbun/Asia News Network

JAPAN – Typhoon No. 17 moved out into the Pacific Ocean from southeast Hokkaido via the Sanriku region early Monday after making its way across the country and causing at least 1 death and dozens of injuries.

A 56-year-old man was found dead at a rice paddy in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. The man was believed to have been swept away by a swollen river.

According to figures compiled by The Yomiuri Shimbun, 23 people in eastern Japan, including 12 in Kanagawa Prefecture, suffered minor or serious injuries due to the typhoon. Injuries, including falls caused by strong winds, were also reported in the Tokai and Kanto-Koshinetsu regions, where the typhoon hit from late Sunday to early Monday.

Airline disruptions continued Monday, affecting 8,000 passengers. Japan Airlines cancelled 54 flights, including those between Haneda and Chitose airports, while All Nippon Airways cancelled 16 flights, including those between Sendai and Itami airports.

Temperatures exceeding 30 C were recorded in many areas following the typhoon. The mercury rose as high as 30.7 C shortly after 10 a.m. in Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture, with temperatures reaching 30.5 C in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, and 30.3 C in Nerima Ward, Tokyo.

Today Landslide Nepal Eastern Region, [Near to Kilbung ] Damage level Details

Landslide in Nepal on Tuesday, 02 October, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC.

Description
An official in Nepal says a landslide has swept several vehicles off a mountain highway. Four people are confirmed dead and nine others have been reported missing. Government administrator Purushottam Ghimire says the landslide Sunday night swept away five vehicles traveling on the Mechi highway near Kilbung village in eastern Nepal. He says eight people have been rescued, four bodies have been pulled out and people remain missing. Details were still sketchy Monday morning but rescue teams have reached the area.

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Radiation / Nuclear

Today Nuclear Event South Korea Province of Yeongnam, Busan Metropolitan City [Shingori Nuclear Power plant] Damage level Details

Nuclear Event in South Korea on Tuesday, 02 October, 2012 at 03:19 (03:19 AM) UTC.

Description
South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Tuesday following a malfunction in its control system but there was no risk of a radiation leak, plant operators said. The 1,000-megawatt Shingori 1 reactor near the southern city of Busan was shut down after a warning signal at 8:10 am (2310 GMT Monday), the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said. “There was a malfunction in the reactor’s control rod, but the reactor is now stable with no danger of a radiation leak,” a KHNP spokesman said. It is the first time the reactor has been shut down since it began operations in February last year. South Korea operates 23 nuclear power plants which meet more than 35 percent of the country’s electricity needs. In July, another 1,000-megawatt reactor at Yeonggwang — some 260 kilometres (156 miles) south of Seoul — went into automatic shutdown after a malfunction.

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Epidemic Hazards /  Diseases

Potentially Dangerous New Malaria Mosquito Identified

University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as yet unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species.

The Anopheles species of mosquitoes which transmits malaria in Africa is already widely studied by researchers. It prefers to rest indoors during the day and feed on humans during the night. Current malaria control programs, including spraying of insecticides and using insecticide-treated bed nets, are designed with these behaviors in mind.

Although the new species has never been implicated in the transmission of malaria, new discoveries in its biting habits pose a threat because it was found to be active outdoors and prefers to bite people earlier in the evening, soon after sunset, when people are not protected by current malaria control techniques.

Neil Lobo, a Notre Dame research associate professor and Brandy St. Laurent, a former Notre Dame doctoral student, joined forces on the team of researchers that made the discovery. y Frank Collins, Notre Dame’s George and Winifred Clark Professor of Biology, Collins was principal investigator of the Malaria Transmission Consortium effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The discovery was announced in a paper whose lead author was Jennifer Stevenson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Climate Change

Ocean warming could lead to smaller fish size, study finds

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Changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

The study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, provides the first-ever global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum size of fish in a warmer and less-oxygenated ocean. The researchers used computer modeling to study more than 600 species of fish from oceans around the world and found that the maximum body weight they can reach could decline by 14-20 per cent between years 2000 and 2050, with the tropics being one of the most impacted regions. “We were surprised to see such a large decrease in fish size,” says the study’s lead author William Cheung, an assistant professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre. “Marine fish are generally known to respond to climate change through changing distribution and seasonality. But the unexpectedly big effect that climate change could have on body size suggests that we may be missing a big piece of the puzzle of understanding climate change effects in the ocean.” This is the first global-scale application of the idea that fish growth is limited by oxygen supply, which was pioneered more than 30 years ago by Daniel Pauly, principal investigator with UBC’s Sea Around Us Project and the study’s co-author. “It’s a constant challenge for fish to get enough oxygen from water to grow, and the situation gets worse as fish get bigger,” explains Pauly. “A warmer and less-oxygenated ocean, as predicted under climate change, would make it more difficult for bigger fish to get enough oxygen, which means they will stop growing sooner.” This study highlights the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and develop strategies to monitor and adapt to changes that we are already seeing, or we risk disruption of fisheries, food security and the way ocean ecosystems work.

 More information: DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1691

Journal reference: Nature Climate Change search and more info website

Provided by University of British Columbia search and more info website

Research reports climate change could cripple Southwestern forests

Climate change could cripple southwestern forests

This shows bare branches and rust-colored foliage denote dead and dying trees in Colorado’s Front Range. Credit: Copyright Daniel Griffin.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-climate-cripple-southwestern-forests.html#jCp

Combine the tree-ring growth record with historical information, climate records, and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the southwestern United States. That’s the word from a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arizona, and other partner organizations.

If the Southwest is warmer and drier in the near future, widespread tree death is likely and would cause substantial changes in the distribution of forests and of species, the researchers report this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. Southwestern forests grow best when total winter precipitation is high combined with a summer and fall that aren’t too hot and dry. The team developed a Forest Drought-Stress Severity Index that combines the amount of winter precipitation, late summer and fall temperatures, and late summer and fall precipitation into one number. “The new ‘Forest Drought-Stress Index’ that Williams devised from seasonal precipitation and temperature-related variables matches the records of changing forest conditions in the Southwest remarkably well,” said co-author Thomas W. Swetnam, director of the UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. “Among all climate variables affecting trees and forests that have ever been studied, this new drought index has the strongest correlation with combined tree growth, tree death from drought and insects, and area burned by forest fires that I have ever seen.” A. Park Williams of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico is the lead author of the paper, “Temperature as a potent driver of regional forest drought stress and tree mortality.” Six of the paper’s 15 authors are at the UA. A complete list of authors is at the bottom of this release. To figure out which climate variables affect forests, the researchers aligned some 13,000 tree core samples with known temperature and moisture data. The team also blended in events known from tree-ring, archaeological and other paleorecords, such as the late 1200s megadrought that drove the ancient Pueblo Indians out of longtime settlements such as those at Mesa Verde, Colo. By comparing the tree-ring record to climate data collected in the Southwest since the late 1800s, the scientists identified two climate variables that estimate annual southwestern tree-growth variability with exceptional accuracy: total winter precipitation and average summer-fall atmospheric evaporative demand, a measure of the overall dryness of the environment.
Williams said, “Atmospheric evaporative demand is primarily driven by temperature. When air is warmer, it can hold more water vapor, thus increasing the pace at which soil and plants dry out. The air literally sucks the moisture out of the soil and plants.” Finding that summer-fall atmospheric evaporative demand is just as important as winter precipitation has critical implications for the future of southwestern forests, he said.

Climate change could cripple southwestern forests

This Douglas-fir sample from the Southwest has annual tree rings dating back to the year 1527. The narrowing of the rings that formed from the 1560s through the 1590s indicates that the tree grew little during the 16th century megadrought. Credit: Copyright Daniel Griffin. These trends, the researchers noted, are already occurring in the Southwest, where temperatures generally have been increasing for the past century and are expected to continue to do so because of accumulating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. There still will be wet winters, but increased frequency of warmer summers will put more stress on trees and limit their growth after wet winters, the study reports. “We can use the past to learn about the future,” Williams said. “For example, satellite fire data from the past 30 years show that there has been a strong and exponential relationship between the regional tree-ring drought-stress record and the area of southwestern forests killed by wildfire each year. This suggests that if drought intensifies, we can expect forests not only to grow more slowly, but also to die more quickly.” The study points out that very large and severe wildfires, bark-beetle outbreaks and a doubling of the proportion of dead trees in response to early 21st-century warmth and drought conditions are evidence that a transition of southwestern forest landscapes toward more open and drought-tolerant ecosystems may already be underway. And while 2000s drought conditions have been severe, the regional tree-ring record indicates there have been substantially stronger megadrought events during the past 1,000 years. The strongest megadrought occurred during the second half of the 1200s and is believed to have played an important role in the abandonment of ancient Puebloan cultural centers throughout the Southwest. The most recent megadrought occurred in the late 1500s and appears to have been strong enough to kill many trees in the Southwest. “When we look at our tree-ring record, we see this huge dip in the 1580s when all the tree rings are really tiny,” Williams said. “Following the 1500s megadrought, tree rings get wider, and there was a major boom in new trees. Nearly all trees we see in the Southwest today were established after the late-1500s drought, even though the species we evaluated can easily live longer than 400 years. So that event is a benchmark for us today. If forest drought stress exceeds late 1500 levels, we expect that a lot of trees are going to be dying.” Will future forest drought-stress levels reach or exceed those of the megadroughts of the 1200s and 1500s? Using climate-model projections, the team projected that such megadrought-type forest drought-stress conditions will be exceeded regularly by the 2050s. If climate-model projections are correct, forest drought-stress levels during even the wettest and coolest years of the late 21st century will be more severe than the driest, warmest years of the previous megadroughts. The study forecasts that during the second half of this century, about 80 percent of years will exceed megadrought levels. The current drought, which began in 2000, is a natural case study about what to expect from projected climate scenarios. While average winter precipitation totals in the Southwest have not been exceptionally low, average summer-fall evaporative demand is the highest on record. And trees, Williams says, are paying the price. The team concluded forest drought stress during more than 30 percent of the past 13 years, including 2011 and 2012, matched or exceeded the megadrought-type levels of the 1200s and 1500s. The only other 13-year periods when megadrought-type conditions were reached with such frequencies in the past 1,000 years were during the megadroughts themselves. UA co-author Daniel Griffin said, “This research is distinctly different from work done in a similar vein in two ways: One, it puts these projections for the future in a concrete historical context, and two, it shows that the impacts on the forests will not be restricted to one species or one site at low elevation, but in fact will take place at forests across the landscape.” Griffin is a doctoral candidate in the UA School of Geography and Development. Co-author Craig D. Allen, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, said, “Consistent with many other recent studies, these findings provide compelling additional evidence of emerging global risks of amplified drought-induced tree mortality and extensive forest die-off as the planet warms.” More information: The article, “Temperature as a potent driver of regional forest drought stress and tree mortality,” is written by A. Park Williams (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Craig D. Allen (U.S. Geological Survey), Alison K. Macalady (University of Arizona), Daniel Griffin (UA), Connie A. Woodhouse (UA), David M. Meko (UA), Thomas W. Swetnam (UA), Sara A. Rauscher (LANL), Richard Seager (Columbia Univ.), Henri D. Grissino-Mayer (Univ. of Tennessee), Jeffrey S. Dean (UA), Edward R. Cook (Columbia Univ.), Chandana Gangodagamage (LANL), Michael Cai (LANL) and Nate G. McDowell (LANL).

Journal reference: Nature Climate Change search and more info website

Provided by University of Arizona search and more info website

Extreme climate change linked to early animal evolution

by Staff Writers
Riverside, CA (SPX)


This photo shows researchers studying exposures of the Doushanto Formation. Located in China, the formation is most notable for its scientific contributions in the hunt for Precambrian life. Credit: M. Kennedy.

An international team of scientists, including geochemists from the University of California, Riverside, has uncovered new evidence linking extreme climate change, oxygen rise, and early animal evolution.

A dramatic rise in atmospheric oxygen levels has long been speculated as the trigger for early animal evolution. While the direct cause-and-effect relationships between animal and environmental evolution remain topics of intense debate, all this research has been hampered by the lack of direct evidence for an oxygen increase coincident with the appearance of the earliest animals – until now.

In the Sept. 27 issue of the journal Nature, the research team, led by scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers the first evidence of a direct link between trends in early animal diversity and shifts in Earth system processes.

The fossil record shows a marked increase in animal and algae fossils roughly 635 million years ago. An analysis of organic-rich rocks from South China points to a sudden spike in oceanic oxygen levels at this time – in the wake of severe glaciation. The new evidence pre-dates previous estimates of a life-sustaining oxygenation event by more than 50 million years.

“This work provides the first real evidence for a long speculated change in oxygen levels in the aftermath of the most severe climatic event in Earth’s history – one of the so-called ‘Snowball Earth’ glaciations,” said Timothy Lyons, a professor of biogeochemistry at UC Riverside.

The research team analyzed concentrations of trace metals and sulfur isotopes, which are tracers of early oxygen levels, in mudstone collected from the Doushantuo Formation in South China. The team found spikes in concentrations of the trace metals, denoting higher oxygen levels in seawater on a global scale.

“We found levels of molybdenum and vanadium in the Doushantuo Formation mudstones that necessitate that the global ocean was well ventilated. This well-oxygenated ocean was the environmental backdrop for early animal diversification,” said Noah Planavsky, a former UCR graduate student in Lyons’s lab now at CalTech.

The high element concentrations found in the South China rocks are comparable to modern ocean sediments and point to a substantial oxygen increase in the ocean-atmosphere system around 635 million years ago.

According to the researchers, the oxygen rise is likely due to increased organic carbon burial, a result of more nutrient availability following the extreme cold climate of the ‘Snowball Earth’ glaciation when ice shrouded much of Earth’s surface.

Lyons and Planavsky argued in research published earlier in the journal Nature that a nutrient surplus associated with the extensive glaciations may have initiated intense carbon burial and oxygenation. Burial of organic carbon – from photosynthetic organisms – in ocean sediments would result in the release of vast amounts of oxygen into the ocean-atmosphere system.

“We are delighted that the new metal data from the South China shale seem to be confirming these hypothesized events,” Lyons said.

The joint research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the NASA Exobiology Program, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Besides Lyons and Planavsky, the research team includes Swapan K. Sahoo (first author of the research paper) and Ganqing Jiang (principal investigator of the study) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Brian Kendall and Ariel D. Anbar of Arizona State University; Xinqiang Wang and Xiaoying Shi of the China University of Geosciences (Beijing); and UCR alumnus Clint Scott of United States Geological Survey.

Related Links
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Climate Science News – Modeling, Mitigation Adaptation

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Solar Activity

2MIN News October 1. 2012: 7.4 Quake & Strong(G3) Magnetic Storm

ublished on Oct 1, 2012 by Pole Shift Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU

TODAY’S LINKS
Typhoon Flings Car: http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/must-see-typhoo…

REPEAT LINKS
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/ [Look on the left at the X-ray Flux and Solar Wind Speed/Density]

HAARP: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/data.html [Click online data, and have a little fun]

SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ [Place to find Solar Images and Videos - as seen from earth]

SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/soho_movie_theater [SOHO; Lasco and EIT - as seen from earth]

Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/images [Stereo; Cor, EUVI, HI - as seen from the side]

SunAEON:http://www.sunaeon.com/#/solarsystem/ [Just click it... trust me]

SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/ [All purpose data viewing site]

iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html [Free Application; for advanced sun watchers]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

NOAA Bouys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/

LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/heliplots_gsn.php

Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/ [Really? You can't figure out what this one is for?]

BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spaceweather/welcome.html [Top left box, look for BIG blue circles]

TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index [Tornado Forecast for the day]

GOES Weather: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/ [Clouds over America]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/world/world-composite-ir-…

PRESSURE MAP: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expertcharts?LANG=us&MENU=0000000000&…

HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/tracker

INTELLICAST: http://www.intellicast.com/ [Weather site used by many youtubers]

NASA News: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/

PHYSORG: http://phys.org/ [GREAT News Site!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

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Space

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2012 RH10) 03rd October 2012 1 day(s) 0.1260 49.0 98 m – 220 m 12.90 km/s 46440 km/h
(2012 QE50) 09th October 2012 7 day(s) 0.0809 31.5 450 m – 1.0 km 11.47 km/s 41292 km/h
(1994 EK) 14th October 2012 12 day(s) 0.1356 52.8 230 m – 520 m 12.22 km/s 43992 km/h
(2012 PA20) 15th October 2012 13 day(s) 0.1502 58.5 100 m – 230 m 10.36 km/s 37296 km/h
(2012 RV16) 18th October 2012 16 day(s) 0.1270 49.4 310 m – 700 m 16.14 km/s 58104 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Hazmat

Today Biological Hazard USA MultiStates, [States of North Carolina and Tennessee] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Tuesday, 02 October, 2012 at 03:12 (03:12 AM) UTC.

Description
A dozen people have been sickened and two have died after an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to injections given at outpatient surgical centers in Tennessee and North Carolina, health officials said. At least 737 people who received lumbar epidural steroid injections between July 30 and Sept. 20 have been notified of the cluster of rare aspergillus meningitis infections, which attack the central nervous system, said Curtis Allen, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Aspergillus is a mold present in the environment, and the meningitis is not related to the more common bacterial or viral types of meningitis. “The main thing is that it’s not transmissible person-to-person,” said Allen. Federal, state and local health officials are investigating the source of the outbreak. Eleven of the victims received injections at the Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville. Another patient received an injection at an unidentified clinic in North Carolina. The Tennessee clinic was closed Sept. 20 and has been shuttered until further notice, officials said. The patients were older people, between the ages of 40 and 80, who were receiving the steroid injections as treatment for musculoskeletal disorders, said Woody McMillin, spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Health. Neither federal nor state health officials would identify the brand of epidural steroids given to the patients nor the manufacturer of the drugs. Asked whether the drugs themselves could have been contaminated, McMillin said that’s one possibility. “Right now, we’re not taking anything off the table,” he said. Erica Jefferson, a spokeswoman for the federal Food and Drug Administration, said that it’s too soon to speculate about that because the investigation is still “evolving.” Meningitis caused by aspergillus is very rare, according to the Journal of Microbiology. Symptoms often include a fever and headache that might be present for weeks before a diagnosis is made.
Biohazard name: Meningitis (fungal)
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
Today HAZMAT USA State of Nebraska, Lincoln [Near to 56th and Highway 2] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in USA on Tuesday, 02 October, 2012 at 03:09 (03:09 AM) UTC.

Description
Nuclear waste travels through Nebraska almost daily. On Saturday, a bit of scare here in Lincoln. Officials say the incident at 56th and Highway 2 could have been worse. The truck was carrying low-level waste, but thankfully it didn’t end up causing any harm. Emergency vehicles swarm a flatbed semi Saturday after it stopped too quickly, causing its load to shift, it happened near 56th and Highway 2. That load contained low-level nuclear waste. “The public should stay away from anything labeled radioactive material,” Environmental Health Specialist Ralph Martin said. Ralph Martin is an Environmental Health Specialist who works closely on these types of events. He says in this instance, the low-level waste never left its container, which was a very good thing. “Well, anytime you have radioactive material in a place it’s not meant to be, you would have concern. The levels of this material would be unlikely that anybody could be injured,” Martin said. So we asked the question, what exactly is low-level Nuclear waste? Here’s how the U.S. Nuclear regulatory commission defines it. Items that have been contaminated with radioactive material or that have been exposed to radiation. These items usually include shoe covers and clothing, rags, equipment and syringes. The radioactivity of the items ranges from levels found in nature, to sometimes, highly radioactive. Martin says items like these travel through Nebraska almost daily. But don’t be alarmed, he says, there are strict rules when it comes to transporting it. Low-level waste is usually stored and stabilized in solid containers. Once the radioactivity wears off, officials say it can then be taken to your typical landfill or trash site.

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Articles of Interest

Earth is undergoing true polar wander, scientists say

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Scientists developed a computer model to identify four possible instances of true polar wander in the past. And, they say, true polar wander is happening now.

Scientists based in Germany and Norway today published new results about a geophysical theory known as true polar wander. That is a drifting of Earth’s solid exterior – an actual change in latitude for some land masses – relative to our planet’s rotation axis. These scientists used hotspots in Earth’s mantle as part of a computer model, which they say is accurate for the past 120 million years, to identify four possible instances of true polar wander in the past. And, they say, true polar wander is happening now. These scientists published their results in the Journal for Geophysical Research today (October 1, 2012).

The scientists – including Pavel V. Doubrovine and Trond H. Torsvik of the University of Oslo, and Bernhard Steinberger of the Helmholtz Center in Potsdam, Germany – established what they believe is a stable reference frame for tracking true polar wander. Based on this reference frame, they say that twice – from 90 to 40 million years ago – the solid Earth traveled back and forth by nearly 9 degrees with respect to our planet’s axis of rotation. What’s more, for the past 40 million years, the Earth’s solid outer layers have been slowly rotating at a rate of 0.2 degrees every million years, according to these scientists.

Diagram showing solid-body rotation of the Earth with respect to a stationary spin axis due to true polar wander. This diagram is greatly exaggerated. According to Doubrovine and his team, Earth’s solid outer layers have been slowly rotating at a rate of 0.2 degrees every million years. Diagram via Wikimedia Commons.

True polar wander is not:

  • A geomagnetic reversal, or reversal of Earth’s magnetic field, known to have happened before in Earth history.
  • Plate tectonics, which describes the large-scale motions of great land plates on Earth and is thought to be driven by the circulation of Earth’s mantle.
  • Precession of the Earth, whereby our world’s axis of rotation slowly moves, tracing out a circle among the stars, causing the identity of our North Star changes over time.

True polar wander is a geophysical theory, a way of thinking about Earth processes that might happen and that these scientists believe do happen. The theory suggests that if an object of sufficient weight on Earth – for example, a supersized volcano or other weighty land mass – formed far from Earth’s equator, the force of Earth’s rotation would gradually pull the object away from the axis around which Earth spins. A supersized volcano far from Earth’s equator would create an imbalance, in other words. As explained at Princeton.edu:

If the volcanoes, land and other masses that exist within the spinning Earth ever became sufficiently imbalanced, the planet would tilt and rotate itself until this extra weight was relocated to a point along the equator.

That’s the theory of true polar wander. It would cause a movement of Earth’s land masses, but for a different reason than the reason the continents drift in the theory of plate tectonics (formerly called “continental drift”). In the theory of plate tectonics, the continents drift because Earth’s the layer of Earth underlying our planet’s crust, called the mantle, is convective. That is, it circulates, slowly – like water about to boil. In true polar wander, on the other hand, a similar-seeming movement of land masses on Earth’s crust happens in order to correct an imbalance of weight with respect to Earth’s spin.

Scientists’ understanding of true polar wander overlaps with their understanding of plate tectonics in various ways. That’s understandable, since it’s all the same Earth.

Scientists delving into true polar wander want to know when, in which direction, and at what rate the Earth’s solid exterior might be rotating due to true polar wander. To sort it out, they say, you would need a stable frame of reference to which observations of relative motion might be compared. Doubrovine and his team say they found one: volcanic hotspots.

Hotspot forming an island chain. As land plates drift, a successive of volcanoes form over the hotspot. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

In geology, hotspots are volcanic regions fed by Earth’s underlying mantle. For example, the Hawaiian islands are believed to have formed over a hotspot in the mantle. The hotspot created a volcano, but then – as that land plate drifted over time, as described by the theory of plate tectonics – the volcano drifted, too, and was eventually cut off from the hotspot. Gradually, another volcano begins to form over the hotspot, right next to the first one. And then it moves on … and another one forms … and so on … and so on. Earth’s crust produces first one, then another volcano over the hotspot until a long chain of volcanoes forms, such as in Hawaii. Hotspots have long been used to understand the motion of tectonic plates.

Doubrovine and colleagues went a step further in order to understand true polar wander. Instead of treating the hot spots as static – frozen in place at one spot above Earth’s mantle – their computer model let the hotspots’ positions drift slowly. According to these scientists, this drifting is what produced a model of a stable reference frame, which in turn let them draw conclusions about true polar wander.

They say their model does a good job of matching observations of real hotspot tracks on Earth – the path drawn by each hotspot’s island chain – which gives them confidence their results about true polar wander are accurate.

The Hawaiian islands are believed to have formed over a hotspot – a particularly hot place in Earth’s underlying mantle. Scientists expanded on previous thinking about hotspots to suggest that Earth’s solid surface is drifting, minutely, with respect to our planet’s rotation axis.

Bottom line: German and Norwegian scientists have incorporated hotspots in Earth’s mantle into a computer model being used to study true polar wander. They say their work established a stable reference frame for this study that lets them conclude Earth is undergoing true polar wander today.

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Earthquakes

USGS

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  4.3 2012/09/17 23:28:38   23.334   100.045 15.0  YUNNAN, CHINA
MAP  5.0   2012/09/17 21:15:45  -14.902   167.409 146.9  VANUATU
MAP  2.8 2012/09/17 21:12:30   36.644  -120.949 9.6  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  5.4   2012/09/17 20:07:55   -5.717   150.119 92.7  NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP  5.0   2012/09/17 19:09:31   39.808   142.084 36.7  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  3.1 2012/09/17 16:18:04   19.076   -67.493 25.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/09/17 16:08:46   72.472   2.746 10.0  NORWEGIAN SEA
MAP  2.5 2012/09/17 15:44:43   19.319   -64.711 7.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.8   2012/09/17 14:19:24  -10.786   113.812 12.2  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.5 2012/09/17 14:02:27   18.505   -64.574 49.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.7   2012/09/17 13:27:23  -10.967   113.736 10.0  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  3.1 2012/09/17 12:55:32   60.050  -152.166 55.1  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/09/17 12:10:22   19.350  -155.027 8.4  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  3.2 2012/09/17 09:51:44   19.660   -64.249 12.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/09/17 09:31:35   50.255  -170.132 46.9  SOUTH OF THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
MAP  3.1 2012/09/17 09:25:40   19.304   -64.517 15.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/09/17 09:20:33   19.136   -64.917 50.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.3 2012/09/17 07:05:53   38.727   46.717 10.0  NORTHWESTERN IRAN
MAP  2.8 2012/09/17 05:30:27   37.000  -104.929 4.9  COLORADO
MAP  3.1 2012/09/17 04:19:58   19.633   -64.449 13.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/09/17 03:08:44   42.338   144.882 45.7  HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/17 02:50:44   42.464  -125.837 10.0  OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
MAP  2.6 2012/09/17 02:28:16   18.439   -66.447 81.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  2.9 2012/09/17 01:59:18   42.421  -125.880 10.0  OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
MAP  4.4 2012/09/17 01:29:50   49.312   154.831 85.5  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  3.3 2012/09/17 00:51:16   61.059  -140.138 4.2  SOUTHERN YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  4.4 2012/09/16 23:22:26   12.643   -89.151 35.3  OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 23:15:32   37.062  -104.834 5.0  COLORADO
MAP  4.8   2012/09/16 22:09:15   10.509   126.739 73.0  PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.5   2012/09/16 21:46:44   -7.019   129.673 134.6  KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
MAP  5.3   2012/09/16 21:46:20   10.591   126.676 49.5  PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 21:04:12   19.090   -65.780 12.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/16 20:54:40   19.746   -64.189 18.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.0 2012/09/16 20:49:12   51.404  -176.543 24.6  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  3.2 2012/09/16 20:43:08   19.721   -64.259 17.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/16 19:13:15   52.458  -174.573 224.9  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  3.2 2012/09/16 19:12:45   19.725   -64.190 19.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/09/16 19:10:01   18.308   -67.115 15.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 18:54:01   38.808  -122.810 0.7  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.4 2012/09/16 18:53:03   38.793  -122.766 3.3  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.5   2012/09/16 18:33:27   12.674   -89.203 51.1  OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP  3.6 2012/09/16 17:58:07   19.622   -64.330 48.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 16:46:55   19.679   -64.303 25.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.8   2012/09/16 16:17:25   0.496   96.928 25.4  NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 16:07:08   19.633   -64.356 25.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 15:42:49   19.663   -64.323 24.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.9   2012/09/16 15:32:55  -10.734   113.860 15.2  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 15:15:24   18.072   -68.522 112.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP  4.3 2012/09/16 14:52:08   19.596   -64.201 70.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.7   2012/09/16 14:30:05   58.068   -32.179 10.0  REYKJANES RIDGE
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 14:09:48   19.718   -64.299 18.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/09/16 14:06:05   19.614   -64.299 58.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.3 2012/09/16 13:13:30  -10.945   113.669 10.0  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  5.0   2012/09/16 13:02:54  -18.425  -174.693 124.7  TONGA
MAP  5.0   2012/09/16 12:50:47   -2.711   138.699 52.9  PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 12:13:04   19.720   -64.246 39.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.0 2012/09/16 12:04:22   19.515   -64.194 81.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 11:49:37   18.933   -65.784 5.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 11:35:52   18.915   -65.164 63.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/16 11:25:10   51.961   178.527 2.8  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 10:52:31   66.361  -147.499 11.1  NORTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 10:32:58   19.113   -65.813 38.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 10:28:44   19.022   -65.788 8.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.5 2012/09/16 10:27:25   18.669   -64.629 10.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 10:24:49   19.044   -64.817 52.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 10:22:22   19.813   -64.374 34.0  NORTH OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
MAP  2.7 2012/09/16 10:17:51   19.019   -65.842 45.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/09/16 10:13:45   19.628   -64.370 15.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 10:12:12   19.005   -65.832 19.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/09/16 10:09:44   18.967   -65.832 10.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/16 10:08:30   19.007   -65.814 5.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 10:06:41   19.082   -65.810 17.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 10:05:07   19.007   -65.762 8.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 10:04:06   19.092   -65.836 18.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/16 10:00:43   19.000   -65.770 65.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 09:59:25   19.087   -65.789 44.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/16 09:55:44   19.108   -65.778 35.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 09:54:22   19.061   -65.865 25.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/09/16 09:47:56   19.071   -65.833 13.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 09:47:02   19.044   -65.826 13.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/09/16 09:34:49   19.667   -64.299 24.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/16 09:06:13   19.326   -64.088 93.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.5   2012/09/16 08:25:43   14.337   -92.731 35.0  OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 08:05:35   51.756  -176.474 72.5  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  4.4 2012/09/16 07:54:16   37.351   35.609 17.0  CENTRAL TURKEY
MAP  3.1 2012/09/16 07:41:17   19.592   -66.248 16.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 07:28:43   19.035   -65.401 14.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 07:13:58   19.623   -64.178 69.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.3 2012/09/16 06:57:54   18.717   -64.292 44.0  ANEGADA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 06:54:44   19.556   -64.080 63.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/16 06:28:23   19.006   -65.021 31.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.9   2012/09/16 06:07:26   3.619   90.166 10.0  OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
MAP  5.2   2012/09/16 05:51:09   10.142   -85.526 24.3  COSTA RICA
MAP  3.4 2012/09/16 05:40:06   19.558   -64.260 70.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/16 05:07:30   19.551   -64.199 68.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 04:56:18   19.568   -64.254 68.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 04:46:54   19.527   -64.191 72.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.7 2012/09/16 04:14:10   19.649   -64.369 19.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 04:12:47   18.331   -66.214 57.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 04:04:30   35.978  -120.217 20.0  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 03:38:27   61.524  -147.414 7.7  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  3.0 2012/09/16 02:33:12   19.691   -64.375 23.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/09/16 01:38:08  -10.803   165.758 102.7  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
MAP  4.2 2012/09/16 00:39:25   15.542   -94.780 35.0  OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
MAP  3.2 2012/09/16 00:13:09   54.904  -157.093 34.2  SOUTH OF ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/09/16 00:09:01   34.715  -116.288 2.0  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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LISS – Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: September 18, 2012 08:18:50 UTC

Seismograms may take several moments to load. Click on a plot to see larger image.

CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

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CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

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CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Province, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Guangduong Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

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IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

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IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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IU/WAKE, Wake Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

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IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/YAK, Yakutsk, Russia

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IU/YSS, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia

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Documented Earthquakes on the Canary Islands for the last 10 days equal or greater to 1.5

Terremotos de los últimos 10 días en las Islas Canarias de magnitud igual o superior a 1.5 o sentidos:

Information for earthquakes  of lesser intensity can be found on Catálogo y boletines sísmicos.

La información de terremotos de magnitud inferior se puede obtener en Catálogo y boletines sísmicos.

This information is subject to modifications as a  consequence  of the  continued revision of  seismic analysis

Esta información está sujeta a modificaciones como consecuencia de la continua revisión del análisis sísmico.

Translation : Desert Rose

Event        Date           Time             Lat.        Long.    Depth                 Mag.  Type                 Location

Evento Fecha Hora(GMT)* Latitud Longitud Prof.
(km)
Int. Máx. Mag. Tipo Mag. (**) Localización Info
1166335 18/09/2012 02:00:06 27.7172 -18.0061 22 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166334 18/09/2012 01:44:59 27.7116 -18.0057 23 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166333 18/09/2012 01:20:05 27.7154 -18.0037 21 1.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166313 17/09/2012 23:58:02 27.6961 -18.0187 22 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166312 17/09/2012 23:26:31 27.7065 -17.9957 22 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166311 17/09/2012 21:42:46 27.7030 -18.0078 24 1.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166308 17/09/2012 21:10:53 27.6954 -18.0087 22 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166306 17/09/2012 21:01:03 27.7032 -18.0052 20 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166301 17/09/2012 20:55:02 27.7141 -18.0022 20 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166283 17/09/2012 20:50:45 27.7009 -18.0074 22 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166282 17/09/2012 20:20:41 27.7107 -18.0105 22 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166280 17/09/2012 20:14:15 27.7036 -17.9998 21 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166279 17/09/2012 19:53:08 27.7042 -17.9886 20 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166278 17/09/2012 19:47:08 27.7155 -18.0153 23 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166273 17/09/2012 18:29:37 27.7204 -18.0029 19 1.6 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166266 17/09/2012 17:49:38 27.6889 -17.9883 22 2.2 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166265 17/09/2012 17:34:22 27.6855 -18.0191 22 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166260 17/09/2012 16:54:36 27.6945 -18.0669 27 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166247 17/09/2012 16:11:02 27.7200 -17.9911 22 2.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166243 17/09/2012 16:06:47 27.7324 -17.9921 21 2.1 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1166240 17/09/2012 16:04:37 27.7184 -17.9992 20 2.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166245 17/09/2012 15:52:55 27.7772 -18.0895 10 1.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1166231 17/09/2012 15:39:07 27.7118 -18.0222 22 1.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166226 17/09/2012 15:34:51 27.7609 -18.0918 10 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1166221 17/09/2012 15:32:59 27.7876 -18.1054 11 1.7 mbLg NW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1166224 17/09/2012 15:32:23 27.7054 -18.0069 25 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166225 17/09/2012 15:26:48 27.7398 -18.0069 19 1.5 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1166220 17/09/2012 15:15:08 27.7021 -18.0191 22 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166204 17/09/2012 14:04:42 27.6965 -18.0061 21 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1166205 17/09/2012 14:02:27 27.6968 -18.0169 20 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165946 16/09/2012 17:37:23 27.7145 -17.9951 23 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165939 16/09/2012 17:12:35 27.7293 -17.9939 21 1.6 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165933 16/09/2012 16:52:19 27.7110 -17.9863 22 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165919 16/09/2012 15:45:20 27.7226 -18.0062 22 1.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165918 16/09/2012 15:33:52 27.7248 -17.9955 20 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165903 16/09/2012 14:01:26 27.7124 -18.0046 22 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165894 16/09/2012 13:57:52 27.7085 -17.9900 21 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165889 16/09/2012 13:19:09 27.6970 -18.0190 23 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165887 16/09/2012 12:58:54 27.6909 -18.0231 20 2.2 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165884 16/09/2012 12:58:54 27.6765 -18.0172 20 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165886 16/09/2012 12:57:39 27.7027 -18.0218 22 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165885 16/09/2012 12:57:39 27.6964 -18.0199 22 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165883 16/09/2012 12:54:55 27.7213 -18.0158 22 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165861 16/09/2012 12:09:56 27.7156 -18.0174 21 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165803 16/09/2012 08:48:36 27.7188 -18.0048 19 II 3.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165800 16/09/2012 08:36:13 27.7432 -17.9996 20 2.1 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165801 16/09/2012 08:31:57 27.7152 -17.9960 21 2.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165802 16/09/2012 08:29:38 27.7314 -17.9941 21 2.4 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165797 16/09/2012 08:09:30 27.6958 -18.0207 21 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165796 16/09/2012 08:07:54 27.7107 -18.0071 21 1.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165795 16/09/2012 08:01:13 27.6691 -18.0017 23 2.3 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165794 16/09/2012 07:49:05 27.7137 -18.0068 22 2.6 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165793 16/09/2012 07:48:24 27.7195 -17.9817 22 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165790 16/09/2012 07:38:48 27.7180 -17.9824 22 2.3 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165788 16/09/2012 07:35:54 27.7321 -17.9992 21 2.6 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165787 16/09/2012 07:24:53 27.7217 -17.9891 22 1.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165786 16/09/2012 07:24:19 27.7267 -18.0083 24 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165791 16/09/2012 07:21:11 27.6994 -18.0047 21 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165785 16/09/2012 07:02:06 27.7248 -18.0047 18 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165789 16/09/2012 06:59:08 27.7135 -17.9987 19 2.7 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165784 16/09/2012 06:32:23 27.7079 -17.9968 22 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165779 16/09/2012 06:16:45 27.6914 -18.0155 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165780 16/09/2012 06:11:15 27.7061 -17.9918 20 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165781 16/09/2012 06:07:15 27.7137 -17.9942 22 1.7 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165776 16/09/2012 05:54:22 27.6883 -18.0087 24 2.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165775 16/09/2012 05:46:04 27.7114 -18.0093 21 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165774 16/09/2012 05:33:19 27.7098 -18.0030 20 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165768 16/09/2012 05:25:33 27.6995 -17.9984 22 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165767 16/09/2012 05:22:40 27.7037 -17.9966 24 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165766 16/09/2012 05:18:49 27.7061 -17.9898 21 1.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165765 16/09/2012 05:17:08 27.7185 -17.9839 20 2.3 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165764 16/09/2012 05:02:46 27.7154 -17.9969 19 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165762 16/09/2012 04:42:57 27.6940 -18.0177 19 2.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165759 16/09/2012 04:04:22 27.7050 -17.9960 27 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165755 16/09/2012 03:51:03 27.7179 -17.9990 21 2.6 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165758 16/09/2012 03:46:13 27.6962 -18.0013 22 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165757 16/09/2012 03:43:24 27.6961 -18.0045 22 2.4 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165756 16/09/2012 03:42:44 27.7018 -18.0066 22 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165754 16/09/2012 03:36:45 27.6952 -18.0050 22 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165753 16/09/2012 03:34:39 27.7019 -18.0098 22 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165751 16/09/2012 03:34:14 27.7023 -18.0119 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165749 16/09/2012 03:31:52 27.7001 -18.0069 22 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165747 16/09/2012 03:30:52 27.7231 -18.0019 21 2.6 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165744 16/09/2012 03:29:02 27.7018 -17.9990 22 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165745 16/09/2012 03:29:02 27.7068 -17.9850 20 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165743 16/09/2012 03:16:11 27.7241 -17.9826 22 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165752 16/09/2012 03:09:28 27.6964 -17.9857 23 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165746 16/09/2012 03:08:31 27.7119 -17.9910 24 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165750 16/09/2012 03:03:25 27.7054 -17.9898 23 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165748 16/09/2012 02:56:55 27.7026 -18.0062 21 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165742 16/09/2012 02:37:27 27.6840 -18.0183 21 1.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165734 16/09/2012 02:08:22 27.7123 -17.9913 23 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165735 16/09/2012 02:01:08 27.7168 -18.0012 21 1.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165737 16/09/2012 01:52:56 27.7171 -17.9917 22 2.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165738 16/09/2012 01:45:56 27.6967 -17.9953 23 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165739 16/09/2012 01:43:46 27.7021 -17.9847 21 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165727 16/09/2012 01:36:10 27.6892 -18.0024 22 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165723 16/09/2012 01:30:09 27.6952 -18.0211 21 1.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165722 16/09/2012 01:29:06 27.6883 -18.0268 21 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165721 16/09/2012 01:21:50 27.7088 -17.9964 21 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165720 16/09/2012 01:21:03 27.7161 -18.0116 22 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165719 16/09/2012 01:09:12 27.7041 -17.9996 22 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165712 16/09/2012 01:08:38 27.6966 -18.0104 22 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165709 16/09/2012 01:06:23 27.6999 -18.0113 22 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165711 16/09/2012 01:05:03 27.7091 -17.9930 23 1.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165705 16/09/2012 00:54:21 27.6989 -18.0002 23 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165706 16/09/2012 00:49:54 27.7099 -17.9775 22 2.0 mbLg NE EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165708 16/09/2012 00:43:53 27.6938 -17.9973 22 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165707 16/09/2012 00:40:45 27.7045 -17.9908 23 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165704 16/09/2012 00:39:31 27.7069 -18.0006 17 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165710 16/09/2012 00:36:34 27.6879 -17.9994 22 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165703 16/09/2012 00:29:50 27.6878 -18.0096 23 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165701 16/09/2012 00:17:34 27.6990 -18.0047 20 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165700 16/09/2012 00:14:38 27.6995 -18.0045 19 2.3 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165698 16/09/2012 00:10:14 27.7033 -17.9946 23 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165693 15/09/2012 23:53:08 27.6988 -18.0048 23 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165694 15/09/2012 23:42:20 27.7042 -17.9933 20 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165695 15/09/2012 23:33:28 27.7217 -17.9996 22 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165697 15/09/2012 23:30:49 27.7111 -17.9916 23 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165692 15/09/2012 23:26:17 27.7013 -18.0065 22 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165690 15/09/2012 23:18:36 27.6922 -17.9934 22 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165684 15/09/2012 22:53:42 27.7075 -17.9818 21 2.2 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165686 15/09/2012 22:45:22 27.7049 -17.9905 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165685 15/09/2012 22:43:10 27.7006 -17.9984 23 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165683 15/09/2012 22:29:53 27.6982 -18.0091 22 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165682 15/09/2012 22:29:27 27.7099 -17.9892 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165681 15/09/2012 22:21:57 27.7029 -17.9948 21 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165680 15/09/2012 22:18:56 27.6907 -18.0200 21 1.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165679 15/09/2012 22:11:51 27.6965 -17.9902 20 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165678 15/09/2012 22:07:03 27.6981 -17.9929 21 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165676 15/09/2012 21:56:18 27.7103 -17.9958 23 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165658 15/09/2012 21:55:15 27.7005 -17.9989 21 2.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165675 15/09/2012 21:44:30 27.7111 -17.9945 23 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165657 15/09/2012 21:38:31 27.6982 -18.0051 21 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165654 15/09/2012 21:28:12 27.6916 -17.9906 22 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165644 15/09/2012 20:58:40 27.7138 -17.9825 22 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165655 15/09/2012 20:47:56 27.7211 -17.9901 20 1.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165653 15/09/2012 20:45:26 27.6968 -17.9931 25 2.2 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165650 15/09/2012 20:32:58 27.7027 -17.9944 23 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165651 15/09/2012 20:25:27 27.6983 -17.9926 21 2.4 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165649 15/09/2012 20:20:24 27.6952 -17.9950 20 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165648 15/09/2012 20:14:18 27.6956 -17.9867 22 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165646 15/09/2012 20:04:40 27.6902 -18.0068 23 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165645 15/09/2012 20:04:18 27.6899 -18.0041 23 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165643 15/09/2012 20:03:35 27.6920 -17.9919 22 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
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1165641 15/09/2012 18:52:52 27.6851 -18.0141 22 2.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165640 15/09/2012 18:52:06 27.6859 -18.0110 22 2.4 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165639 15/09/2012 18:49:02 27.6929 -18.0068 23 2.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165638 15/09/2012 18:41:19 27.7108 -17.9947 22 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165637 15/09/2012 18:30:43 27.6991 -17.9861 22 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165636 15/09/2012 18:28:57 27.7032 -18.0026 22 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165635 15/09/2012 18:19:14 27.6977 -17.9976 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165634 15/09/2012 17:49:36 27.7285 -18.0039 22 2.6 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165633 15/09/2012 17:47:44 27.7331 -17.9980 23 1.7 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
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1165615 15/09/2012 17:06:38 27.7159 -18.0049 20 II 2.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165612 15/09/2012 16:50:30 27.7112 -17.9929 22 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165611 15/09/2012 16:40:22 27.7182 -17.9840 22 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165610 15/09/2012 16:21:50 27.7174 -18.0105 22 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165607 15/09/2012 16:12:31 27.6987 -18.0125 1.7 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165609 15/09/2012 15:54:15 27.7145 -18.0103 22 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165608 15/09/2012 15:46:12 27.7106 -17.9963 23 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165606 15/09/2012 15:30:41 27.7493 -18.0030 23 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165605 15/09/2012 15:26:24 27.7026 -18.0414 22 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165600 15/09/2012 15:15:42 27.7336 -17.9956 2.3 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165599 15/09/2012 14:54:17 27.7183 -17.9839 22 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165598 15/09/2012 14:44:11 27.7113 -17.9879 22 2.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165597 15/09/2012 14:26:19 27.7327 -18.0114 22 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165595 15/09/2012 14:22:12 27.7333 -18.0040 20 2.2 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165587 15/09/2012 14:19:29 27.7227 -17.9957 20 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165581 15/09/2012 13:52:15 27.7227 -18.0020 22 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165580 15/09/2012 13:36:01 27.7339 -17.9987 20 2.6 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165579 15/09/2012 13:31:25 27.7181 -17.9928 22 2.3 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165578 15/09/2012 13:29:02 27.7116 -17.9936 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165571 15/09/2012 13:17:11 27.7333 -17.9960 22 2.4 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165570 15/09/2012 13:13:24 27.7197 -17.9803 24 III 3.2 mbLg N EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165577 15/09/2012 12:57:32 27.7196 -18.0075 22 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165576 15/09/2012 12:50:08 27.7150 -18.0055 20 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165575 15/09/2012 12:32:14 27.6977 -18.0113 24 2.5 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165574 15/09/2012 12:26:57 27.7273 -18.0038 20 2.0 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165573 15/09/2012 12:12:37 27.7003 -18.0126 22 2.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165572 15/09/2012 12:01:09 27.7102 -18.0211 22 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165568 15/09/2012 11:55:01 27.7321 -18.0138 22 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165566 15/09/2012 11:53:27 27.7282 -18.0076 22 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165564 15/09/2012 11:49:41 27.7354 -17.9986 20 2.1 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165567 15/09/2012 11:39:51 27.7079 -18.0134 23 II 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165565 15/09/2012 11:39:30 27.7027 -17.9988 21 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165560 15/09/2012 10:52:45 27.7029 -18.0079 22 II 2.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165563 15/09/2012 10:44:02 27.7093 -18.0027 23 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165562 15/09/2012 10:43:28 27.7036 -17.9930 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165561 15/09/2012 10:42:54 27.7097 -17.9899 21 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165557 15/09/2012 10:36:03 27.7016 -18.0072 22 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165556 15/09/2012 10:29:50 27.6828 -18.0135 1.8 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165555 15/09/2012 10:26:33 27.7257 -18.0044 20 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165558 15/09/2012 10:23:11 27.7153 -17.9902 22 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165559 15/09/2012 09:48:19 27.7031 -18.0001 21 II 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165554 15/09/2012 09:32:00 27.6994 -17.9992 21 II 2.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165551 15/09/2012 09:08:28 27.7062 -18.0011 21 I-II 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165553 15/09/2012 08:48:42 27.7206 -18.0096 21 2.2 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165552 15/09/2012 08:48:20 27.7097 -18.0046 22 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165550 15/09/2012 08:42:18 27.7271 -18.0055 22 2.1 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165549 15/09/2012 08:38:27 27.7224 -18.0019 19 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165539 15/09/2012 08:37:24 28.0807 -16.2922 30 2.5 mbLg ATLÁNTICO-CANARIAS [+]
1165548 15/09/2012 08:32:28 27.7196 -18.0177 21 2.3 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165547 15/09/2012 08:31:31 27.7233 -18.0099 21 II 2.6 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165546 15/09/2012 08:19:13 27.7132 -18.0097 21 2.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165545 15/09/2012 08:15:08 27.7212 -18.0099 23 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165544 15/09/2012 08:12:23 27.7255 -18.0159 22 1.7 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165543 15/09/2012 08:09:00 27.7213 -18.0087 19 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165538 15/09/2012 07:58:45 27.7357 -17.9949 2.0 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165537 15/09/2012 07:54:03 27.7438 -17.9931 2.1 mbLg SE FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165536 15/09/2012 07:43:20 27.7309 -18.0199 22 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165535 15/09/2012 07:27:16 27.7112 -18.0251 23 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165534 15/09/2012 07:21:59 27.7199 -18.0162 21 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165531 15/09/2012 07:15:31 27.7023 -18.0130 1.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165532 15/09/2012 07:09:22 27.7259 -18.0077 22 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165533 15/09/2012 07:04:17 27.7142 -18.0029 20 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165529 15/09/2012 06:55:24 27.7379 -18.0001 21 1.8 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165528 15/09/2012 06:47:41 27.7321 -18.0188 21 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165526 15/09/2012 06:40:28 27.7360 -18.0115 22 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165527 15/09/2012 06:26:58 27.7231 -17.9987 21 2.8 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165530 15/09/2012 06:24:47 27.7233 -18.0037 20 2.5 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165525 15/09/2012 06:14:59 27.6951 -18.0285 21 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165522 15/09/2012 06:14:41 27.7204 -18.0133 20 2.4 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165523 15/09/2012 05:55:34 27.7145 -18.0433 23 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165524 15/09/2012 05:43:09 27.7276 -18.0045 20 1.9 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165521 15/09/2012 05:36:13 27.7189 -18.0223 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165520 15/09/2012 05:25:51 27.7303 -18.0148 20 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165512 15/09/2012 05:16:46 27.7001 -18.0132 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165513 15/09/2012 05:10:11 27.7376 -18.0294 21 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165516 15/09/2012 05:09:39 27.7106 -18.0284 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165518 15/09/2012 05:04:04 27.6899 -18.0083 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165514 15/09/2012 04:57:42 27.7285 -18.0283 20 2.4 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165515 15/09/2012 04:56:58 27.7126 -18.0323 21 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165517 15/09/2012 04:55:55 27.7142 -18.0245 20 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165519 15/09/2012 04:43:20 27.7089 -18.0169 21 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165511 15/09/2012 04:37:00 27.7018 -18.0203 20 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165510 15/09/2012 04:25:25 27.7193 -18.0304 20 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165509 15/09/2012 04:24:38 27.7247 -18.0290 19 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165508 15/09/2012 04:20:34 27.7048 -18.0343 20 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165507 15/09/2012 04:14:56 27.6815 -18.0080 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165506 15/09/2012 04:09:18 27.6876 -18.0128 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165504 15/09/2012 04:05:17 27.7106 -18.0318 20 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165505 15/09/2012 04:02:55 27.7196 -18.0297 19 1.9 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165501 15/09/2012 03:50:39 27.6949 -18.0314 22 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165503 15/09/2012 03:48:41 27.7022 -18.0101 20 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165500 15/09/2012 03:38:21 27.7382 -18.0248 19 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165499 15/09/2012 03:37:17 27.7128 -18.0216 19 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165497 15/09/2012 03:28:03 27.7392 -17.9792 21 2.1 mbLg SE FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165496 15/09/2012 03:03:32 27.7089 -18.0331 20 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165495 15/09/2012 02:52:58 27.7244 -18.0314 20 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165493 15/09/2012 02:39:28 27.7078 -18.0330 21 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165490 15/09/2012 02:34:46 27.7125 -18.0157 21 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165489 15/09/2012 02:25:50 27.7306 -18.0252 20 2.1 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165487 15/09/2012 02:16:36 27.7302 -18.0327 18 2.7 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165485 15/09/2012 02:10:13 27.7045 -18.0228 19 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165484 15/09/2012 02:05:06 27.7225 -18.0319 20 2.3 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165486 15/09/2012 01:59:36 27.7229 -18.0281 19 2.8 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165488 15/09/2012 01:59:14 27.7122 -18.0280 19 2.7 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165483 15/09/2012 01:42:49 27.7179 -18.0159 20 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165491 15/09/2012 01:33:07 27.6947 -18.0094 26 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165482 15/09/2012 01:29:37 27.7156 -18.0185 20 2.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165492 15/09/2012 01:28:40 27.7041 -17.9967 24 2.6 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165494 15/09/2012 01:25:45 27.7136 -18.0008 21 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165481 15/09/2012 01:11:11 27.7057 -18.0019 21 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165480 15/09/2012 01:03:47 27.7021 -18.0110 21 2.4 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165479 15/09/2012 00:51:20 27.7201 -18.0159 22 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165478 15/09/2012 00:43:38 27.7143 -18.0184 22 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165477 15/09/2012 00:42:02 27.7070 -18.0099 22 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165476 15/09/2012 00:39:38 27.6927 -18.0299 21 2.4 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165475 15/09/2012 00:35:53 27.6861 -18.0442 21 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165473 15/09/2012 00:31:16 27.7071 -18.0174 23 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165472 15/09/2012 00:29:38 27.7209 -18.0071 20 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165470 15/09/2012 00:22:09 27.7090 -18.0152 22 1.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165466 15/09/2012 00:17:47 27.7006 -17.9878 21 1.6 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165463 15/09/2012 00:02:54 27.7214 -18.0159 21 1.9 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165464 14/09/2012 23:39:20 27.7126 -18.0031 20 II 3.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165467 14/09/2012 23:33:33 27.7066 -17.9947 22 2.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165468 14/09/2012 23:33:03 27.7162 -18.0187 19 2.5 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165469 14/09/2012 23:31:49 27.7295 -18.0147 23 2.4 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165471 14/09/2012 23:26:16 27.7210 -18.0317 22 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165474 14/09/2012 23:22:47 27.7154 -18.0056 22 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165462 14/09/2012 22:38:49 27.6969 -17.9992 21 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165461 14/09/2012 22:27:57 27.7043 -17.9856 22 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165460 14/09/2012 22:20:23 27.6989 -18.0068 22 2.1 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165456 14/09/2012 22:04:47 27.6987 -17.9984 21 2.4 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165457 14/09/2012 21:58:59 27.7032 -18.0213 20 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165459 14/09/2012 21:48:03 27.7100 -18.0073 21 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165455 14/09/2012 21:43:23 27.7127 -18.0137 22 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165449 14/09/2012 21:42:48 27.7175 -18.0298 21 2.2 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165448 14/09/2012 21:36:03 27.7021 -18.0163 22 2.0 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165447 14/09/2012 21:29:45 27.7084 -18.0258 22 2.3 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165444 14/09/2012 21:14:25 27.7229 -18.0312 21 1.9 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165446 14/09/2012 21:14:01 27.6923 -18.0167 22 2.0 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165442 14/09/2012 21:11:51 27.7018 -18.0388 20 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165439 14/09/2012 21:07:46 27.7260 -18.0196 21 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165437 14/09/2012 21:01:50 27.6922 -18.0284 21 2.2 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165434 14/09/2012 20:57:44 27.6934 -18.0167 22 1.9 mbLg SW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165445 14/09/2012 20:37:24 27.7508 -18.0142 24 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165443 14/09/2012 20:29:03 27.7553 -18.0036 23 2.0 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165441 14/09/2012 20:24:29 27.7308 -17.9943 21 1.7 mbLg S FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165440 14/09/2012 20:22:26 27.7107 -18.0101 21 1.9 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165438 14/09/2012 20:16:37 27.7944 -17.9561 17 1.9 mbLg SW VALVERDE.IHI [+]
1165436 14/09/2012 20:13:52 27.7246 -18.0102 20 2.1 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165435 14/09/2012 20:10:47 27.7404 -18.0094 19 2.2 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
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1165432 14/09/2012 20:01:01 27.7339 -18.0247 18 2.3 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165430 14/09/2012 20:00:26 27.7100 -18.0146 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165429 14/09/2012 19:49:44 27.7355 -18.0094 20 2.5 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165428 14/09/2012 19:46:54 27.7202 -18.0134 19 2.3 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165427 14/09/2012 19:34:42 27.7145 -18.0362 18 2.8 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165426 14/09/2012 19:32:39 27.7127 -18.0069 21 2.1 mbLg W EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165425 14/09/2012 19:30:31 27.7348 -18.0194 19 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165424 14/09/2012 19:23:01 27.7242 -18.0050 20 2.0 mbLg NW EL PINAR.IHI [+]
1165423 14/09/2012 18:29:12 27.7410 -18.0209 22 2.4 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165422 14/09/2012 18:10:10 27.7447 -18.0523 19 1.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165421 14/09/2012 18:04:30 27.7565 -18.0395 18 1.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165419 14/09/2012 17:43:17 27.7540 -18.0376 19 1.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165418 14/09/2012 16:46:11 27.7391 -18.0541 19 1.9 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165417 14/09/2012 16:29:04 27.7451 -18.0261 18 1.8 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165416 14/09/2012 16:24:10 27.7495 -18.0358 18 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165415 14/09/2012 16:19:08 27.7745 -18.0849 10 2.4 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165414 14/09/2012 15:59:03 27.7642 -18.0287 18 1.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165413 14/09/2012 15:38:37 27.7423 -18.0396 18 1.8 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165411 14/09/2012 15:05:17 27.7575 -18.0292 18 1.8 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165410 14/09/2012 14:36:54 27.7585 -18.0390 17 1.9 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165409 14/09/2012 14:14:16 27.7372 -18.0452 19 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165406 14/09/2012 13:43:37 27.7520 -18.0350 19 2.2 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165403 14/09/2012 13:03:45 27.7397 -18.0385 18 1.9 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165402 14/09/2012 13:01:28 27.7417 -18.0469 18 2.0 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165401 14/09/2012 12:43:55 27.7466 -18.0383 17 2.2 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165400 14/09/2012 12:15:03 27.7557 -18.0347 17 2.1 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165364 14/09/2012 11:04:51 27.7509 -18.0232 19 2.3 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
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1165344 14/09/2012 10:26:33 27.7654 -18.0815 10 II 2.6 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165345 14/09/2012 10:10:30 27.7449 -18.0299 20 2.4 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165348 14/09/2012 10:10:16 27.7510 -18.0335 20 2.2 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165335 14/09/2012 09:55:03 27.7879 -18.0844 8 1.5 mbLg NW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165330 14/09/2012 09:05:29 27.7709 -18.0838 10 1.9 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165328 14/09/2012 08:59:52 27.7708 -18.0873 11 2.0 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165223 13/09/2012 03:05:16 27.7663 -18.0873 11 2.2 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165027 12/09/2012 03:26:01 27.7183 -18.0725 19 1.9 mbLg SW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1165014 12/09/2012 02:53:40 27.7716 -18.0928 11 2.0 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164986 11/09/2012 14:58:39 27.7914 -18.0918 11 1.9 mbLg NW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164985 11/09/2012 14:56:54 27.7630 -18.0891 11 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164983 11/09/2012 14:50:53 27.7347 -18.0964 20 1.8 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
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1164973 11/09/2012 14:34:18 27.7661 -18.0953 11 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164906 11/09/2012 10:16:16 27.7629 -18.0885 11 2.0 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164782 10/09/2012 23:31:00 27.7863 -18.0837 9 1.6 mbLg NW FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164781 10/09/2012 23:29:35 27.7740 -18.0908 11 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164779 10/09/2012 21:48:19 28.2752 -16.4932 1.6 mbLg NW FASNIA.ITF [+]
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1164730 10/09/2012 12:13:46 27.7662 -18.0870 10 2.1 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]
1164517 08/09/2012 23:12:07 27.7603 -18.0817 11 1.7 mbLg W FRONTERA.IHI [+]

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Volcanic Activity

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts EruptingPhoto: Underwater Volcano on El Hierro Island erupts

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Volcanic activity on Spain’s El Hierro island has resumed far below the Earth’s surface in a similar manner to last July, albeit slightly stronger, the director of the National Geographic Institute, or IGN, in the Canary Islands, Maria Jose Blanco, told Efe on Sunday.

Blanco said that a peak of seismic activity is under way, a continuation of the volcanic process – a shifting of magma many kilometers (miles) under ground – that began in July 2011 which, although the main activity ended at the time with an undersea eruption, that did not mean that the overall activity had come to a definitive conclusion.

The IGN official said that at present it is not expected that the seismic movements that have been registered – which have occurred at depths of some 20 kilometers (about 12.5 miles) – exceed 3.2 on the Richter scale, a fairly low level.

Blanco could not specify how long this new round of activity would last, although she did say that seismic peaks like the current one would, in all likelihood, continue to occur.

Therefore, she said, the IGN is studying the idea of convening the scientific committee of the Civil Protection Plan for Volcanic Risk in the Canaries after this reactivation in the depths of the El Hierro volcano, where over the past three days more than 330 minor seismic movements have been registered.

Officials with the regional government of the Canaries told Efe that experts had verified “an acceleration of released seismic energy accompanied by deformations” in underground structures.

For the present, the largest movement registered so far was the one measured at 3.2 on the Richter scale, which was felt on Saturday for some 13 hours and 15 minutes by the residents of the municipality of El Pinar, according to IGN data.

Volcanic activity world-wide 16 September 2012: Popocatepetl, El Hierro, Fuego, Santiaguito, San Cristobal, Santiaguito, Little Sitkin, Manam, Batu Tara, Sakura-jima

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A slight increase of activity can be noted at Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico. The frequency of explosions has increased to more than 1 per hour, i.e. doubled when compared to last week.
The more energetic explosions produced small ash plumes rising up to 1 km. Episodes of volcanic tremor occurred as well, CENAPRED writes.

The new seismic swarm at El Hierro continues with hundreds of small quakes per day concentrated at about 20 km depth in the south-central part of the island near El Pinar. Pulses of tremor and a slight inflation are visible as well, but for now, it seems that magma is not moving much.

San Cristobal volcano had a small explosion yesterday at 8:17 am local time. Recent measurements showed an increase of SO2 emissions to 2,490 tons per day, i.e. almost double than before. Also, seismic tremor increased in the evening of 15 Sep.

Fuego volcano, Guatemala: Activity remains at normal levels with sporadic weak to moderate explosions with ash rising 400-800 meters and some rumbling sounds. The lava flow to the Taniluya canyon has apparently decreased a lot, as INSIVUMEH reported it to be only 50 m long yesterday.

Santiaguito volcano continues to have occasional explosions ejecting ash columns to 500 meters height, which spread west and northwest over the region of the villages of El Rosario and San Marcos, Palajunoj. There is constant activity in the 4 active lava flows, generating avalanches of blocks deposited within the river banks Nima Nima I and II.

Most other volcanoes in Central and Southern America have not shown any significantly unusual behavior.

Satellite observations:
Batu Tara had its daily explosion to send ash to about 7,000 ft altitude, VAAC Darwin reports.

A strong SO2 plume was visible from Manam volcano (PNG) today, suggesting that there is heightened activity or an eruption.

Sakurajima volcano seems to be having a break from its relatively strong phase over the past days. There was only one probably weak explosion reported during the past 24 hours.

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ashes

Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, spewed out volcanic ash on Sunday, showering some parts of the provincial capital that is currently hosting an international sailing event: Sail Morotai 2012.

Guests of Corner Palace Hotel panicked when a rain of ash fell for about 15 minutes.

Matut, 48, a local resident, said ash also rained down on Saturday night at 11 p.m. until the small hours of Sunday morning, Antara news agency reported.

Volcanic ash mostly blanketed the eastern and southern parts of Ternate, the capital of North Maluku province.

On May 9, a flood of cold lava from Mount Gamalama also hit some areas in the city, claiming the lives of three residents.

Two Indonesian Volcanoes Awaken, Rattling Nerves

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Smoke and ash billow from North Maluku Smoke and ash billow from North Maluku’s Gamalama on Sunday. (Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean)

Two of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes erupted on Saturday, prompting the government to issue warnings to populations living near the affected mountains.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said on Sunday that new eruption started at Lokon in North Sulawesi and Gamalama at Ternate in North Maluku.

Lokon generated a 1,500-meter high ash plume and violent strombolian (low-level) activity with some lava flow, while Gamalama produced a shower of ashes that covered the nearby city.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for BNPB, said on Sunday that Lokon, located in North Sulawesi’s Tomohon area, erupted at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The explosion from the eruption shattered windows of the command post built to monitor the activities of the volcano, he said.

The agency, Sutopo said, had issued warnings to local administrations to prepare precautionary measures, and called on people to remain alert.

“The residents don’t have to be evacuated but they must not do any activities within the range of five kilometers from the volcano,” Sutopo said.

He said that the BNPB had asked the Tomohon administration to raise the awareness of residents.

Meanwhile, the Gamalama spurt sent ashes into the air for about 15 minutes at 11 p.m., before the wind carried the ashes toward the North Maluku capital of Ternate. “The ashes came down on the city, decreasing visibility to only 50 meters,” Sutopo said.

He said BNPB’s local branch went to the affected area and set up four stations to help people in the event of a larger eruption. “Here also, we don’t see any need to evacuate people. But we will stay on high alert,” the official said.

Lokon has erupted several times previously, with an explosion in July 2011 forcing more than 5,200 people to be evacuated.

The eruption created huge clouds of ash as high as 3,500 meters.

Lokon’s last deadly eruption was in 1991, when a Swiss tourist was killed.

Last December, Gamalama erupted, resulting in four villagers being killed and dozens others being hospitalized. About 1,000 residents were forced to evacuate.

The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

Earlier this month, there was volcanic activity at Lampung’s Anak Krakatau.

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16.09.2012 Volcano Eruption Nicaragua Chinandega Department, [ San Cristobal volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Eruption in Nicaragua on Saturday, 08 September, 2012 at 18:12 (06:12 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Sunday, 16 September, 2012 at 03:26 UTC
Description
Nicaragua boosted its responses to volcanic activity in the northwestern region Saturday, as the San Cristobal volcano acted up for the second time in a week. Authorities installed 43 radio communication stations along the Pacific coast to monitor San Cristobal and another volcano, Telica. The radio posts aim to “ensure improved monitoring of seismic and volcanic behavior in the area,” said civil defense chief Colonel Nestor Solis, enabling authorities to issue more accurate warnings sooner. A number of towns near San Cristobal, located some 135 kilometers (83 miles) northwest of the capital, were evacuated last week after the volcano began rumbling, sending a column of smoke and ash high into the sky, before subsiding. On Saturday, the 1,745-meter (5,725-foot) tall volcano again spewed “abundant gas emissions moving toward the northeast” and increased seismic tremor and sulfur concentrations, according to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, or INETER. Sulfur dioxide monitoring showed levels of the compound — considered a measure of volcanic activity — were nearly double the readings from previous days, said the director of national disaster prevention and relief agency SINAPRED, Guillermo Gonzalez.
17.09.2012 Volcano Activity Philippines Island of Luzon, [Taal Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Philippines on Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 12:02 (12:02 PM) UTC.

Description
Taal volcano’s seismic network detected one volcanic earthquake during the past 24-hour observation period. Steaming activity and crater glow could not be observed due to thick clouds covering the volcano’s summit the whole day yesterday up to this morning,
17.09.2012 Volcano Activity Philippines Province of Albay, [Mayon Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Philippines on Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 12:00 (12:00 PM) UTC.

Description
Mayon Volcano’s seismic network detected one volcanic earthquake during the past 24-hour observation period. Steaming activity and crater glow could not be observed due to thick clouds covering the volcano’s summit the whole day yesterday up to this morning,
17.09.2012 Volcano Eruption Indonesia Ternate Island, [Mount Gamalama Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 05:59 (05:59 AM) UTC.

Description
A volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, spewing clouds of thick, gray ash. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. State volcanologist Kristianto says Mount Gamalama in the Molucca Islands sprang to life last week. It unleashed two strong eruptions over the weekend, sending volcanic ash as high as 1 kilometer (0.62 miles). Kristianto, who uses only one name, says slow-moving red lava was visible at the peak of the eruption Monday. Villages have been blanketed with thick ash but no evacuations have been ordered. Gamalama last erupted late last year, and its mudflows killed four villagers two weeks later. Indonesia is a vast archipelago with millions of people living on mountains or near fertile flood plains. Seasonal downpours here often cause landslides.

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Storms / Flooding

  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Nadine (AL14) Atlantic Ocean 11.09.2012 18.09.2012 Tropical Depression 45 ° 93 km/h 111 km/h 4.27 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Nadine (AL14)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 18.000, W 43° 6.000
Start up: 11th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 1,373.91 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
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Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
12th Sep 2012 05:01:17 N 17° 48.000, W 45° 12.000 24 65 83 Tropical Storm 300 13 1004 MB NOAA NHC
12th Sep 2012 10:46:22 N 18° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 74 93 Tropical Storm 300 15 1001 MB NOAA NHC
13th Sep 2012 05:34:52 N 20° 42.000, W 50° 6.000 26 111 139 Tropical Storm 305 17 990 MB NOAA NHC
13th Sep 2012 11:12:43 N 21° 30.000, W 51° 18.000 26 111 139 Tropical Storm 305 17 990 MB NOAA NHC
14th Sep 2012 05:11:31 N 25° 0.000, W 53° 42.000 24 111 139 Tropical Storm 330 17 989 MB NOAA NHC
15th Sep 2012 06:55:17 N 30° 0.000, W 52° 48.000 22 120 148 Hurricane I. 25 17 985 MB NOAA NHC
15th Sep 2012 10:59:20 N 30° 42.000, W 51° 24.000 24 120 148 Hurricane I. 50 13 985 MB NOAA NHC
16th Sep 2012 05:13:53 N 30° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 130 157 Hurricane I. 95 15 983 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 05:22:55 N 31° 24.000, W 38° 6.000 30 111 139 Tropical Storm 75 16 987 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 10:47:47 N 32° 0.000, W 36° 24.000 28 111 139 Tropical Storm 65 15 985 MB NOAA NHC
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Category Course Wave
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18th Sep 2012 10:46:51 N 34° 18.000, W 33° 36.000 13 93 111 Tropical Depression 45 ° 14 990 MB NOAA NHC
Forecast track
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19th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 36° 54.000, W 32° 54.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 54.000, W 32° 54.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 37° 12.000, W 32° 36.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
21st Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 42.000, W 30° 30.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
22nd Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 0.000, W 30° 30.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
23rd Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 32° 0.000, W 32° 0.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
Lane (EP12) Pacific Ocean – East 15.09.2012 18.09.2012 Hurricane I 330 ° 120 km/h 148 km/h 5.49 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Lane (EP12)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 14° 0.000, W 123° 30.000
Start up: 15th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 403.34 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
16th Sep 2012 05:13:14 N 13° 18.000, W 124° 6.000 11 65 83 Tropical Storm 280 16 1003 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 05:21:23 N 15° 0.000, W 125° 48.000 15 111 139 Tropical Storm 320 18 995 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 10:50:02 N 15° 54.000, W 126° 6.000 15 120 148 Hurricane I. 335 16 993 MB NOAA NHC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
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Wind
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Category Course Wave
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Pressure Source
18th Sep 2012 10:47:17 N 19° 18.000, W 127° 48.000 15 120 148 Hurricane I 330 ° 18 989 MB NOAA NHC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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19th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 21° 18.000, W 130° 24.000 Tropical Depression 65 83 NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 36.000, W 129° 18.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 24.000, W 131° 42.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
21st Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 30.000, W 135° 30.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NOAA NHC
22nd Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 19° 30.000, W 140° 30.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC

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Radiation /Nuclear

17.09.2012 Nuclear Event USA State of New Hampshire, [Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level Details

Nuclear Event in USA on Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 19:11 (07:11 PM) UTC.

Description
[This event happened on friday, 14.09.2012] The nuclear reactor at Seabrook Station has been powered down since Friday evening, when a water intake valve was jammed closed by a computer glitch, according to an announcement by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Water sank to a “low low level” inside one of Seabrook Station’s four steam generators on Friday, Sept. 14, after the valve problem occurred, according to an NRC inspector who was called to the scene. The low water level tripped an automatic shutdown of the reactor at approximately 8:25 p.m. The NRC inspector’s report indicates a computer card controlling the feedwater regulator valve failed. All other systems performed as expected after the reactor process stopped, according to the NRC inspector’s report. “One of our resident inspectors assigned to Seabrook traveled to the site Friday night to independently verify that the shutdown was being safely and effectively carried out and did not identify any concerns,” NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan wrote in an email announcement Monday. A report created by the NRC inspector indicates “emergency feedwater” was “actuated” because of low water levels in the steam generator. Al Griffith, a spokesman for the operators of Seabrook Station, Next Era Energy, said the plant was scheduled to power down on Sunday for a “refueling outage.” The event on Friday led them to begin the refueling outage early, he said. “Because we were entering a refueling outage anyway, we’ll keep the plant down,” Griffith said.

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Epidemic Hazards / Disease

17.09.2012 Epidemic Hazard Ghana Volta Region, [Akatsi District] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Ghana on Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 12:24 (12:24 PM) UTC.

Description
Six people have died from the cholera outbreak in parts of the Volta Region. Five of the deaths were recorded in Akatsi South while the sixth death was recorded in Adidome in the Central Tongu District. Four Electoral Areas in the Akatsi District are all battling with the disease.The Assemblyman for the Wute Electoral Area, Sammy Wuadi, said the cholera outbreak did not come as a surprise and that the people are being conscientised to keep their surroundings clean. According to Mr Wuadi, the situation is gradually abating following the strategies put in place by the Environmental Health Directorate to forestall the spread. A Senior Environmental Health Assistant in the Akatsi South District, Ms Akua Dzaka also stated that residents are being advised to desist from drinking from the Tordji River which is believed to have been contaminated. “We suspect that that is the source of the cholera outbreak and we are also educating them to take good care of the food that they eat,” she said.
Biohazard name: Cholera
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
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Status: confirmed
17.09.2012 Epidemic Hazard Democratic Republic of the Congo Province of Orientale, [Haut Uele District] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, 17 August, 2012 at 03:03 (03:03 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 17 September, 2012 at 03:01 UTC
Description
The Ebola virus has taken the Congo by storm, killing 31 people in the northeast part of the country. Another 38 people have the disease, sending alarm bells off in the World Health Organization. The total number dead has doubled over the past week, and workers are worried that having traditional funerals might increase the spread of the disease among those in attendance. There is no cure for Ebola and the disease kills 40 to 90 percent of those infected. It is also painful, leading to severe internal bleeding.

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Solar Activity

2MIN News Sept 17. 2012

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2012 Pole Shift Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU

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Pole shift video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2yl3R54r3w [MrMaverickstar]
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