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Earthquakes

 

RSOE EDIS

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
29.05.2012 08:30:38 2.3 North America United States Alaska Hughes VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 07:55:29 2.0 Europe Italy Castiglione VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 07:40:59 4.5 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Shomushon VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 07:55:49 4.5 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Shomushon VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 07:10:52 2.1 North America United States Alaska Port William There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 07:56:12 3.5 Europe Greece Kalamakion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 07:56:33 2.0 Europe Italy Possessionazza VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:50:32 2.8 Europe Greece Mavron Oros VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:35:41 4.6 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Glinka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 06:50:58 4.7 Europe Russia Glinka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:51:17 2.2 Europe Italy Santa Bianca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:51:39 2.8 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 07:45:31 3.3 Caribbean Puerto Rico Islote VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 06:51:59 2.6 Europe Greece Dhouka VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:52:22 5.6 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 06:05:32 5.9 Pacific Ocean Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 05:30:37 2.0 North America United States Hawaii ‘Äpua (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 07:11:13 2.4 Caribbean U.S. Virgin Islands Cabritaberg VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:57:17 5.7 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Glinka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 05:45:29 5.3 Europe Russia Glinka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 04:25:33 2.4 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California El Centinela There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:20:32 2.3 North America United States California Coso There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:20:54 2.1 North America United States Alaska Kantishna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:45:24 2.7 Europe Italy Redena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 04:45:50 2.6 Europe Greece Poungakia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 04:46:13 2.5 Europe Greece Neraidhovrisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 04:10:35 2.1 North America United States Hawaii ‘Ainapö There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 05:20:28 5.2 Asia Japan Iwate-ken Aneyoshi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:46:35 5.1 Asia Japan Aneyoshi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 04:46:56 2.6 Europe Greece Lipsoi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 03:47:13 2.1 North America United States Hawaii ‘Äpua (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:47:17 2.4 Asia Turkey Kirazoglu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 03:45:29 2.7 Europe Greece Vourvoulos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 03:45:50 2.0 Europe Italy Santa Maria Maddalena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 07:56:55 2.0 Europe Greece Limnaria VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 03:35:40 4.5 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Damau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 03:46:18 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Damau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 03:46:39 2.7 Europe Greece Kato Bration VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 08:00:48 3.7 Middle America Mexico Estado de Tamaulipas Palo Blanco VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 04:47:37 2.5 Europe Greece Neon Karlovasion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 02:40:27 2.4 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 01:37:15 2.3 North America United States Alaska Port William VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 01:35:30 3.5 Europe Greece Vounopirgos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 01:35:48 2.1 Europe Italy Il Motto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 01:36:10 2.6 Asia Turkey Yagcilar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 01:36:32 2.8 Asia Turkey Bucak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 01:36:52 2.8 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 00:35:26 3.0 Europe Italy Medolla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 00:35:45 2.3 Europe Greece Lindos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 00:10:36 5.8 Pacific Ocean Tonga Ha`atafu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.05.2012 00:36:07 5.4 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Ha`atafu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 00:36:28 2.2 Europe Italy San Felice sul Panaro VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.05.2012 00:36:47 3.2 Europe Italy La Fruttarola VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 23:30:36 2.2 Asia Turkey Bekdemir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 23:30:55 3.6 Europe Greece Kendrion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 22:50:43 2.1 North America United States Hawaii ‘Ainapö There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 23:31:15 2.2 Europe Italy San Felice sul Panaro VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 23:31:34 2.3 Asia Turkey Kucukanafarta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 22:30:29 2.7 Europe Italy Quarantoli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 22:30:51 2.0 Europe Italy Ponte di San Pellegrino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 21:15:36 2.4 North America United States Washington Wagnersburg VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 21:25:27 2.1 Europe Italy La Massara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 21:25:53 2.5 Europe Greece Mardhation VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 21:25:53 2.9 Europe Greece Mardhation VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 20:20:32 2.8 Asia Turkey Okuzler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 20:00:44 2.6 North America United States Hawaii Royal Gardens There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 19:55:37 2.6 North America United States Hawaii Pähala There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 19:30:45 2.8 North America United States California Toomey There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 22:31:18 3.9 Europe Russia Utashud There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 20:20:52 2.2 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 22:31:38 4.9 Indonesian Archipelago Malaysia Matandak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 18:55:46 5.3 Asia Japan Chiba-ken Owada VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 19:20:35 5.3 Asia Japan Shiroi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:20:57 2.1 Europe Italy Ghisellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:20:57 3.0 Europe Greece Spata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:21:18 2.6 Europe Italy Divieto There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 18:20:34 3.3 Europe Greece Spata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 18:20:55 2.7 Europe Greece Polilofon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 18:21:15 2.6 Europe Greece Katakolon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 18:21:36 4.3 Europe Greece Ano Dhrimalaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:55:40 5.0 Pacific Ocean Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 18:21:58 5.0 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 20:05:37 3.2 Caribbean Puerto Rico Centro Puntas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 18:22:24 2.1 Europe Greece Sarti VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:15:32 2.8 Europe Italy La Massara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:15:54 4.8 Asia Japan Aneyoshi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:16:15 2.4 Europe Italy La Massara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:16:36 2.6 Europe Italy San Nicolo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:16:58 2.7 Europe Greece Ayios Ioannis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 16:15:31 2.3 Europe Italy Vallacquosa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:17:18 2.5 Asia Turkey Kapikaya There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 17:17:39 2.2 Asia Turkey Seyfettin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 16:15:57 5.1 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Lion VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 15:30:42 5.0 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia North Sulawesi Lion VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 16:16:20 2.1 Asia Turkey Selametli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 15:15:27 3.1 Asia Turkey Kizilcagil VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:18:18 2.5 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 15:15:52 2.4 Europe Italy Medolla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:15:29 2.2 Europe Czech Republic Studnice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
28.05.2012 15:16:14 2.3 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 15:16:36 3.0 Europe Greece Karpathos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:15:56 3.0 Asia Turkey Kizilcagil VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:18:40 5.1 Atlantic Ocean Argentina Provincia de Santiago del Estero Matara VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 14:16:18 5.0 South-America Argentina Llajta Mauca VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:16:39 2.7 Europe Italy San Carlo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:16:59 2.0 Asia Turkey Yiginli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:10:34 3.4 Asia Turkey Kabacamersin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:25:32 2.7 North America United States Alaska Happy Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 14:17:19 2.6 Asia Turkey Kamran VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:10:55 2.5 Europe Italy Casa Alta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:11:14 2.1 Europe Italy Scortichino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:00:46 3.7 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 12:05:43 2.2 North America United States California Linnie There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 12:10:35 2.4 Asia Turkey Oymaagac VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 12:10:57 2.2 Asia Turkey Buyukaraplar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:10:28 2.2 Europe Italy San Giovanni del Dosso VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:55:38 2.1 North America United States California Black Oaks There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 11:10:50 2.4 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 12:11:18 2.2 Asia Turkey Esmetas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:50:47 2.5 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 10:40:34 2.0 North America United States California Imperial There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 11:20:44 4.5 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Taruga (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 12:11:40 4.5 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Taruga (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:46:08 4.6 South America Chile Region de Atacama Totoral VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 11:11:11 4.6 South-America Chile Totoral VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:25:32 2.0 North America United States California Caldwell Pines There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 11:11:36 2.2 Europe Italy Vallacquosa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:11:57 2.1 Asia Turkey Isakoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:10:43 2.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:12:19 3.9 Europe Russia Urkhnishcha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:11:02 2.0 Asia Turkey Karakilise VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:12:40 2.8 Europe Albania Librazhd-Katund VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:11:22 2.5 Europe Italy Barchessone VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:21:48 2.9 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 10:11:43 2.5 Europe Greece Mindiloglion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:12:04 2.1 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 09:05:35 2.2 Europe Switzerland Sennwald VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 14:17:39 2.0 Europe Greece Selianitika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 09:41:12 3.4 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County New Brighton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
28.05.2012 09:05:55 2.7 Europe Italy Barchessone VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 09:06:16 2.6 Europe Greece Neokhorion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:11:36 2.1 Europe Greece Ayioi Theodhoroi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 13:11:57 2.1 Europe Greece Stefanion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:12:27 2.3 Asia Turkey Akgedik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 12:12:01 2.0 Europe Greece Trizonia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:12:48 2.2 Asia Turkey Alaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 19:10:37 3.5 North America United States Alaska Biorka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
28.05.2012 12:12:24 2.8 Europe Greece Erimoupolis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:12:59 2.3 Europe Greece Vasilikos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:13:19 2.0 Europe Greece Tsaflaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 11:13:39 2.1 Europe Greece Potamos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
28.05.2012 10:13:10 2.0 Europe Greece Kerion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

 

 

 

Reuters: More aftershocks hit Italy, thousands still homeless

  FOCUS News Agency
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Rome. A force 4.0 tremor hit northern Italy on Sunday, one of the strongest of a series of aftershocks that have hit the area since it was struck by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake a week ago which killed seven people and made thousands homeless, Reuters reports.
The Civil Protection Authority said the quake hit an area near Modena at around 1820 GMT and checks for damage were being carried out.
Thousands of people are still accommodated in tents or other makeshift housing a week after the original earthquake, the most serious to hit Italy since the 2009 shock in L’Aquila which killed almost 300.
An almost continuous series of minor aftershocks has rattled the area over the past days, making it potentially unsafe for many people to return to their badly damaged homes.
Last Sunday’s earthquake carved a swathe of destruction across the prosperous Emilia Romagna region, destroying or damaging hundreds of buildings including homes, factories and farms as well as historic churches and castles.
The government of Prime Minister Mario Monti has declared a state of emergency and pledged emergency funding of around 50 million euros.
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Strong quake strikes northern Argentina – USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centred 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.3.

(Reporting by Paul Simao; Editing by John Stonestreet)

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Volcanic Activity

 

 

15 29.05.2012 Volcano Activity Mexico State of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level Photo available! Details

 

 

Volcano Activity in Mexico on Monday, 16 April, 2012 at 05:02 (05:02 AM) UTC.

Description
Popocatépetl, the nearly 18,000 foot volcano that hovers like a sentinel on the southeastern fringe of Mexico’s capital, awakened again Sunday, punctuating an especially shaky seismic season. Popo, as the mountain is widely called, spewed at least seven exhalations overnight Saturday and through the day Sunday, sending vapor, smoke and gas billowing into the clear sky. The most serious occurred just after 9 a.m. Sunday, sending a vapor cloud a mile into the air. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center issued a precautionary warning to residents, advising them to stay alert for a worsening situation and to keep at least seven miles away from the volcano’s crater. The service predicted continuing “moderate exhalations, some with ash, sporadic low to moderate explosions with likely burning fragments emitted close to the crater, and flaming magma within the crater visible at night.” Popo’s latest fuming comes amid a series of earthquakes striking southern and central Mexico in the past three weeks. Several 6 magnitude quakes struck Wednesday, but no damage. A midday 7.4 quake on March 20 damaged hundreds of buildings in Oaxaca and Guerrero states and sent hundreds of thousands of residents scrambling into Mexico City’s streets.

The volcano, whose full name means Smoking Mountain in the Nahuatl tongue of the Aztecs, is a fairly active volcano, with such exhalations occurring regularly. Events like Sunday’s serve to prevent more dangerous pressure from building inside the volcano, scientists say. Popo experienced similar moderate activity several times in 2011 and again at the beginning of this year. Though more than 40 miles from downtown Mexico City , Popo and its adjoining snow-capped sister mountain, Iztaccihuatl dominate the Valley of Mexico and the surrounding highlands, home to some 25 million people. Mexico City’s teeming working class suburbs now lick at the mountains’ base. The city of Puebla, home to 1 million people, stands a few dozen miles from the volcano eastern slopes. Aztec legend held that Popocatepetl was a warrior deeply in love with Izta, whose silhouette can resemble a sleeping woman from the right angles. Sent by her father to battle to prove his worth, Popo was falsely reported killed. Iztaccihuatl died grief-stricken. When he returned from battle, Popo hunched next to her body, bowed his head and died of heartbreak.

 

 

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

 

 

  Today Heat Wave Pakistan State of Punjab, Lahore Damage level
Details

 

 

Heat Wave in Pakistan on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 01:06 (01:06 AM) UTC.

Description
A strong heat wave has taken the city in its grip and the weather is expected to get more hot and dry in the next few days. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, most of the cities including Lahore, will face increasing heat in the next four to five days, with temperature expected to reach 48 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius in some areas. Maximum temperature for Lahore recorded in the last 24 hours was 43 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, harsh weather conditions forced Lahoris to avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors, which translated into less traffic on the otherwise busy arteries of the city. Irked by massive load shedding and rising temperature, a large number of citizens, including youngsters, women and children, were also seen bathing in the canal even on Monday despite it being a working day.

Michigan wildfire destroys nearly 100 buildings

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) – Officials say a wildfire burning across more than 30 square miles of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has destroyed nearly 100 buildings, but there have been no reports of injuries.

  • A wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula grew to more than 21,000 acres Saturday.Michigan Department of Natural Resources via APA wildfire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grew to more than 21,000 acres Saturday.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources via AP

 

 

 

Buckeye Reservoir area (Near to Paradox)] Damage level
Details

 

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 03:25 (03:25 AM) UTC.

Description
On Saturday, crews in Colorado battled a wildfire that has scorched more than 3,000 acres of rugged canyon land near the Colorado-Utah border. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Steve Segin said the fire started Friday afternoon and is burning in a remote area near Paradox. It is not threatening any structures, and no injuries have been reported. Shannon Borders, a spokeswoman for The Bureau of Land Management, said sheriff’s deputies have evacuated the Buckeye Reservoir area, a popular recreation spot near the Utah border. The Rock Creek and Sinbad Valley areas also were evacuated.

 

 

1 Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of New Mexico, [Gila National Forest] Damage level
Details

 

 

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 01:07 (01:07 AM) UTC.

Description
Crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest began burnout operations Monday aimed at halting the blaze from creeping into two small towns. After growing to more than 190 square miles and becoming one of the largest fires in New Mexico history, lighter winds helped firefighters start control measures along the mountainous forest lands. Last week, strong winds forced crews to the sidelines as the fire rapidly spread in an isolated region of southwestern New Mexico, destroying a dozen homes and several in the community of Willow Creek, which remains under evacuation. No other communities were threatened. Denise Ottaviano, a spokeswoman for the crew fighting the blaze, said since the winds slowed, the fire hasn’t made a significant push toward the small, privately owned ghost town of Mogollon. However, nearby residents were forced to evacuate. On Sunday, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez authorized the deployment of 15 National Guard soldiers to help secure areas around the fire. The 156,593-acre Los Conchas fire last year was the state’s largest in its history when it charred around 244 square miles.

 

Excessive Heat Warning

 

MOUNT HOLLY NJ




Gale Warning

 

ANCHORAGE ALASKA
JUNEAU AK


Freeze Warning

 

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Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

 

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Storms, Flooding,Landslides

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

 

BURLINGTON VT
NORTHERN INDIANA
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Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Beryl Atlantic Ocean 26.05.2012 29.05.2012 Tropical Depression 320 ° 46 km/h 65 km/h 0.00 m NHC Details

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Storm data

 

Storm name: Beryl
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 32° 30.000, W 74° 48.000
Start up: 26th May 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 468.97 km
Top category.:
Report by: NHC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
26th May 2012 11:05:54 N 32° 18.000, W 75° 36.000 7 74 93 Tropical Storm 255 12 1001 MB NHC
27th May 2012 05:05:24 N 30° 48.000, W 77° 12.000 11 83 102 Tropical Storm 230 12 998 MB NHC
28th May 2012 07:05:36 N 30° 12.000, W 81° 6.000 11 111 139 Tropical Storm 270 12 993 MB NHC
28th May 2012 11:05:15 N 30° 18.000, W 82° 0.000 13 83 111 Tropical Storm 280 0 997 MB NHC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
29th May 2012 10:05:55 N 30° 54.000, W 83° 24.000 4 46 65 Tropical Depression 360 ° 0 1005 MB NHC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
30th May 2012 06:00:00 N 33° 0.000, W 81° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NHC
30th May 2012 18:00:00 N 34° 0.000, W 78° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NHC
31st May 2012 18:00:00 N 37° 0.000, W 70° 0.000 Tropical Storm 65 83 NHC
01st Jun 2012 18:00:00 N 38° 30.000, W 58° 0.000 Tropical Storm 74 93 NHC

 

 

 

  Today Hailstorm New Zealand Northland, Wellington Damage level
Details

 

 

Hailstorm in New Zealand on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 00:47 (12:47 AM) UTC.

Description
A freak hailstorm lashed the capital this morning – causing at least three minor crashes. Two were on the motorway between Thorndon and Aotea Quay and one on Wallace St in Mt Cook. Affected vehicles were not blocking traffic and there were no reports of injuries. Weather Watch spokesman Philip Duncan said the hailstorm was unexpected and is part of a swift southerly change that has been “dropping temperatures everywhere”. “Wellington just got clipped by that southerly that’s been coming up from the South Island,” said Mr Duncan. He said the front was moving up the Hutt Valley and into the Wairarapa. Freak hailstorms are caused by volatility caused by the presence of “big fluffy cumulus clouds”, a mixture of hot and cold air and the right amount of moisture in the air. “You have all the right ingredients that then send these raindrops up a lot further into the atmosphere where it’s colder and then it freezes and then you start to get hail,” said Mr Duncan. Once you get hail you can also get thunder, he said. “When the hail starts knocking around up there in the clouds it can produce static charges and thunderstorms so it’s a possibility we might see an isolated thunderstorm in the lower North Island as well.” Wellington Police spokesman Sergeant Andy Dow has asked drivers to drive to the conditions and to put dipped headlights on.

 

  Today Flood Canada Province of Ontario, [Thunder Bay region] Damage level
Details

 

 

Flood in Canada on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 01:08 (01:08 AM) UTC.

Description
Thunder Bay and surrounding communities in northern Ontario have declared a state of emergency after heavy weekend rains caused extensive flooding. More than 100 mm of rain showered the area over the weekend, knocking out power, washing out roads and flooding basements in the city’s south end. The decision to declare an emergency came after a pump failed at the city’s sewage plant. Huge swaths of highways in and out of the region are closed and more than 50 homes have lost power. Conmee Township and Oliver Paipoonge also declared states of emergency and asked residents to at stay home if possible. Environment Canada is forecasting more rain on Monday and Tuesday.

 

 

 

  29.05.2012 Flash Flood MultiCountries [Haiti and Dominican Republic] Damage level
Details

 

 

Flash Flood in MultiCountries on Thursday, 26 April, 2012 at 02:53 (02:53 AM) UTC.

Description
Heavy rains drenching the Caribbean island of Hispaniola have caused mudslides and floods that killed up to nine people in Haiti and forced more than 11,000 people to flee their homes in the neighboring Dominican Republic, authorities said Wednesday. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste of Haiti’s Civil Protection Office said nine people died in the southern and western parts of the country. The deaths included a 6-year-old child and a woman killed by landslides in the capital of Port-au-Prince and four who drowned in rivers outside the city, she said. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs gave a lower toll from three days of heavy storms at the start of the rainy season. It said in a statement that only six people had died since Monday. High water and heavy rain are creating problems for the nearly 500,000 people still without homes in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. In the Dominican Republic, officials said there had not been any reports of deaths or injuries, but said about 11,150 people had been evacuated from their homes. Emergency office spokesman Jose Luis German said nearly 3,000 homes were flooded when rivers and streams spilled from their banks in the northern province of Puerto Plata and some central and southeastern towns. He said 23 of the country’s 32 provinces were at risk for flooding in the coming days since rains were forecast to continue for the rest of the week.

Flash Flood Warning

 

JACKSONVILLE FL
TALLAHASSEE FL
SPRINGFIELD MO



Flash Flood Watch

 

CHARLESTON SC
RALEIGH NC



Flood Warning

 

TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
DES MOINES IA
JACKSONVILLE FL
TALLAHASSEE FL
SIOUX FALLS SD
TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
DULUTH MN
GREAT FALLS MT
FAIRBANKS AK

 

 

 

 

  28.05.2012 Landslide Taiwan [County of Nantou] Damage level
Details

 

 

Landslide in Taiwan on Monday, 28 May, 2012 at 10:05 (10:05 AM) UTC.

Description
Several landslides occurred Monday in the central county of Nantou, on a provincial highway and the road around the Sun Moon Lake tourist area, but no casualties were reported.The landslides were caused by heavy rains that started early in the morning in the mountain areas, officials of the Directorate General of Highways said. As of noon Monday, the accumulated rainfall in Renai Township, Aowanda Mountain, and the Sun Moon Lake area in Yuchih Township had reached more than 120 millimeters, exceeding the level defined as torrential rain, according to the Central Weather Bureau.The landslides occurred at the 67 km-mark on the Taiwan Provincial Highway No.14, and at the 1.5 km-, 11 km- and 17 km-mark on the Sun Moon Lake circle road, partly blocking traffic, the officials said.The weather bureau’s forecast for Monday was showers and thunder showers around Taiwan, with torrential rain in the central, southern and northeastern regions of the island.The front that is lingering over Taiwan is expected to move southward to the Bashi Channel on Tuesday, but intermittent showers will continue in southern, eastern and northeastern parts of the island, the weather bureau forecast.

 

 

 

 

Eight killed in Indonesia landslide

by Staff Writers
Jakarta (AFP)

A landslide in Indonesia killed eight people, an official said Saturday, after days of heavy rain hit a mountainous part of the country’s main island.

“The landslide occurred on Thursday night and killed eight people. We were able to retrieve all eight bodies by late Friday night,” Bogor Disaster Mitigation Agency official Makmur Rozak told AFP.

He said 16 people were illegally mining for gold in western Java in the mountains of Bogor district, south of the capital Jakarta, when the landslide struck “after days of heavy rain”.

“We rescued the other eight, so everyone is accounted for,” Rozak said.

Landslides are common in Indonesia, particularly in heavily deforested mountainous areas.

Related Links
Weather News at TerraDaily.com

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Radiation

David Perlman

Chris Park / Associated Press

Virtually all bluefin tuna on the U.S. market is either farmed, like these in Mexico, or caught far from the Fukushima area.

For the first time, scientists have detected radioactivity in fish that have migrated into California waters from the ocean off Japan, where radiation contaminated the sea after explosions tore through the Fukushima nuclear reactors last year.

Radioactive cesium was detected in samples of highly prized Pacific bluefin tuna, but it is well below levels considered unsafe for humans, the scientists say.

The evidence is “unequivocal” that the tuna – caught off San Diego a year ago – were contaminated with radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster, the researchers said.

Virtually all bluefin tuna on the market in the United States is either farmed or caught far from the Fukushima area, so American consumers should not be affected by radiation contamination in their fish, seafood distributors say. The migratory bluefin studied by the researchers were all caught by sport fishermen and were not headed for the market.

Daniel J. Madigan, a marine ecologist at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove (Monterey County), Nicholas Fisher, a marine scientist internationally known as a specialist in radiation hazards at Stony Brook University on Long Island, and Zophia Baumann, a staff scientist in Fisher’s laboratory, reported their discovery Monday in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Unexpected discovery

The finding was wholly unexpected, Madigan said. It came about when he was researching the migratory patterns of bluefin tuna as part of a broader study of Pacific fish migration.

Madigan had collected samples of muscle tissue from 15 2-year-old tuna given to him by San Diego fishermen in August, and when tests detected radioactivity in one sample he sent all 15 samples to Fisher in Long Island, he said.

The young tuna, averaging about 13 pounds apiece, were found to be contaminated with two radioactive forms of the element cesium. Isotopes called cesium-134 and cesium-137 do not exist in nature but are produced only in nuclear explosions such as the weapons tests of the Cold War era.

Before the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami, low levels of the radioactive cesium-137 , which decays to harmlessness only over thousands of years, had been measured in Japanese waters, while the shorter-lived cesium-134 was undetectable, the scientists said. That difference, they said, was crucial in concluding that the radioactive contamination was linked to the Fukushima disaster.

Increased concentrations of radioactivity contaminated nearly 60,000 square miles of the ocean off Japan after workers at Fukushima pumped thousands of tons of seawater over reactors last year to prevent a complete meltdown of the reactor cores.

Fisher said there is one unanticipated benefit from Madigan’s discovery of radioactivity in the bluefin tuna. If the cesium isotopes are also detected in other migratory ocean species like turtles, sharks, seals and seabirds, that information should prove valuable as “tracers” that would add fresh details of migratory patterns to what is now gathered by widespread tagging programs, he said.

A new study planned

Meanwhile, Madigan said, he is preparing to collect samples from a new group of bluefin tuna that have recently migrated to the waters off San Diego in order to determine their levels of radioactive cesium.

They will have lived in Fukushima’s contaminated ocean for a full year longer than the first fish he collected, and the scientists will seek to know whether radiation levels in the tunas’ bodies have increased or decreased, he said.

“We don’t think there will be any public health concern from the results of the new tests,” Fisher said, “but if we do see any higher concentrations of cesium, we will certainly alert public health agencies again.”

In Japan the fatty muscle in the tuna is particularly prized as a delicacy, sliced and eaten raw as sushi. It is very pricey, and early this year a nearly 600-pound Pacific bluefin sold in a Japanese wholesale market for the equivalent of $736,000 – $1,238 a pound.

David Perlman is The San Francisco Chronicle’s science editor. E-mail: dperlman@sfchronicle.com

This article appeared on page C – 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Solar Activity

AR1492 ERUPTS, CME TARGETS MARS:

The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR1492 erupted on May 27th, producing a long-duration C3-class solar flare and hurling a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Mars. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the explosion’s extreme UV flash:

Note the shadowy wave billowing away from the blast site. That’s the ‘solar tsunami’ so often associated with the ejection of CMEs.

Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the CME from this blast will hit the Mars Science Lab spacecraft (containing Mars rover Curiosity) on May 31st at 0100 UT followed by Mars itself about 10 hours later. Earth could receive a glancing blow from the cloud on May 29th; more likely, though, it will completely miss.

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Space

SMALL ASTEROID BUZZES EARTH:

Newly-discovered asteroid 2012 KT42 is flying past Earth today (May 29th) only ~14,000 km above the planet’s surface. This means 2012 KT42 will actually fly inside the Clark Belt of geosynchronous satellites. The 3- to 10-meter wide asteroid ranks # 6 on the top 20 list of closest-approachers to Earth. According to the asteroid’s orbit, there is no danger of a collision. Even if it did hit, this space rock is too small to cause significant damage. It would likely disintegrate almost entirely in the atmosphere, peppering the ground below with relatively small meteorites. [flyby images]

VENUS SLENDERIZES:

As Venus approaches the sun for a much-anticipated transit on June 5-6, the second planet is turning its night side toward Earth. Seen through a telescope, all that remains of Venus is a vanishingly-slender crescent:

Pete Lawrence of Selsey, UK, took the picture in broad daylight on May 28th: “This beautiful planet has just slipped below 2.7% phase on it’s way to the historic transit on June 5/6. We had clear sunny weather today, so I was able to capture Venus in daylight conditions.”

In words and a picture, he explains how he accomplished the daytime shot: “Sun shields were erected to shade the main telescope. In addition, the main tube was wrapped in aluminium foil in an attempt to keep it cool and prevent internal air currents from distorting the view. Note the proper solar filter–i.e. not foil!–covering the full aperture.”

The crescent of Venus could soon become a ring. When Venus is less than few degrees away from the sun, the horns of the crescent soetimes reach around and touch, producing a complete annulus. The effect is caused by sunlight-scatteriing particles in upper layers of Venus’s atmosphere. It is very difficult to observe, and often only black-belt astrophotographers are able to record the phenomenon.

Keep an eye on SpaceWeather’s realtime photo gallery to see how Venus shape-shifts in the days ahead.

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers 

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 KT42)  2012-May-29 0.0001 0.05 4.6 m – 10 m 28.8 17.03
(2001 CQ36)  2012-May-30 0.0258 10.0 77 m – 170 m 22.7 5.62
(2002 OA22)  2012-May-31 0.1197 46.6 370 m – 820 m 19.3 7.01
(2012 KZ41)  2012-May-31 0.0209 8.1 26 m – 57 m 25.1 12.42
(2007 LE)  2012-Jun-02 0.0478 18.6 390 m – 870 m 19.2 19.77
(2012 KX41)  2012-Jun-02 0.0371 14.4 27 m – 61 m 24.9 13.40
(2012 KO18)  2012-Jun-02 0.0825 32.1 100 m – 230 m 22.1 15.27
(2012 JW11)  2012-Jun-02 0.1310 51.0 110 m – 250 m 21.9 5.15
(2012 HK31)  2012-Jun-04 0.0336 13.1 22 m – 50 m 25.4 3.03
(2012 KN18)  2012-Jun-05 0.0425 16.6 31 m – 70 m 24.6 10.17
(2008 MG1)  2012-Jun-05 0.1268 49.3 290 m – 640 m 19.8 22.32
(2009 LE)  2012-Jun-06 0.1150 44.8 50 m – 110 m 23.6 13.61
(2006 SG7)  2012-Jun-06 0.0857 33.4 71 m – 160 m 22.9 16.47
(2001 LB)  2012-Jun-07 0.0729 28.4 200 m – 450 m 20.6 11.56
(2012 JU11)  2012-Jun-09 0.0736 28.6 27 m – 60 m 25.0 3.80
(2012 GX11)  2012-Jun-10 0.1556 60.5 170 m – 380 m 21.0 6.38
(2012 KM11)  2012-Jun-14 0.0942 36.7 30 m – 67 m 24.7 5.92
(2012 HN40)  2012-Jun-15 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 20.3 13.79
(2002 AC)  2012-Jun-16 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 17.8 26.71
137120 (1999 BJ8)  2012-Jun-16 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 18.0 14.88
(2011 KR12)  2012-Jun-19 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 21.4 10.10
(2004 HB39)  2012-Jun-20 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 22.7 8.88
(2008 CE119)  2012-Jun-21 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 25.5 3.22
308242 (2005 GO21)  2012-Jun-21 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 16.4 13.27
(2011 AH5)  2012-Jun-25 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 25.9 5.84
(2012 FA14)  2012-Jun-25 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 22.8 5.28
(2004 YG1)  2012-Jun-25 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 21.4 11.34
(2010 AF3)  2012-Jun-25 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 26.1 6.54
(2008 YT30)  2012-Jun-26 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 19.3 10.70
(2010 NY65)  2012-Jun-27 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 21.7 15.09
(2008 WM64)  2012-Jun-28 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 20.6 17.31
(2010 CD55)  2012-Jun-28 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 23.1 6.33
(2004 CL)  2012-Jun-30 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.5 20.75
(2008 YQ2)  2012-Jul-03 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 24.8 15.60
(2005 QQ30)  2012-Jul-06 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 19.9 13.13
(2011 YJ28)  2012-Jul-06 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 21.3 14.19
276392 (2002 XH4)  2012-Jul-07 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 19.3 7.76
(2003 MK4)  2012-Jul-08 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 20.8 14.35
(1999 NW2)  2012-Jul-08 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 23.1 6.66
189P/NEAT  2012-Jul-09 0.1720 66.9 n/a 0.0 12.47
(2000 JB6)  2012-Jul-10 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 18.7 6.42
(2010 MJ1)  2012-Jul-10 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 23.6 10.35
(2008 NP3)  2012-Jul-12 0.1572 61.2 57 m – 130 m 23.3 6.08
(2006 BV39)  2012-Jul-12 0.1132 44.1 4.2 m – 9.5 m 29.0 11.11
(2005 NE21)  2012-Jul-15 0.1555 60.5 140 m – 320 m 21.3 10.77
(2003 KU2)  2012-Jul-15 0.1034 40.2 770 m – 1.7 km 17.7 17.12
(2007 TN74)  2012-Jul-16 0.1718 66.9 20 m – 45 m 25.6 7.36
(2007 DD)  2012-Jul-16 0.1101 42.8 19 m – 42 m 25.8 6.47
(2006 BC8)  2012-Jul-16 0.1584 61.6 25 m – 56 m 25.1 17.71
144411 (2004 EW9)  2012-Jul-16 0.1202 46.8 1.3 km – 2.9 km 16.5 10.90
(2012 BV26)  2012-Jul-18 0.1759 68.4 94 m – 210 m 22.2 10.88
(2010 OB101)  2012-Jul-19 0.1196 46.6 200 m – 450 m 20.6 13.34
(2008 OX1)  2012-Jul-20 0.1873 72.9 130 m – 300 m 21.5 15.35
(2010 GK65)  2012-Jul-21 0.1696 66.0 34 m – 75 m 24.5 17.80
(2011 OJ45)  2012-Jul-21 0.1367 53.2 18 m – 39 m 25.9 3.79
153958 (2002 AM31)  2012-Jul-22 0.0351 13.7 630 m – 1.4 km 18.1 9.55
(2011 CA7)  2012-Jul-23 0.1492 58.1 2.3 m – 5.1 m 30.3 5.43
(2012 BB124)  2012-Jul-24 0.1610 62.7 170 m – 380 m 21.0 8.78
(2009 PC)  2012-Jul-28 0.1772 68.9 61 m – 140 m 23.2 7.34
217013 (2001 AA50)  2012-Jul-31 0.1355 52.7 580 m – 1.3 km 18.3 22.15
(2012 DS30)  2012-Aug-02 0.1224 47.6 18 m – 39 m 25.9 5.39
(2000 RN77)  2012-Aug-03 0.1955 76.1 410 m – 920 m 19.0 9.87
(2004 SB56)  2012-Aug-04 0.1393 54.2 380 m – 840 m 19.2 13.72
(2000 SD8)  2012-Aug-04 0.1675 65.2 180 m – 400 m 20.9 5.82
(2006 EC)  2012-Aug-06 0.0932 36.3 13 m – 28 m 26.6 6.13
(2006 MV1)  2012-Aug-07 0.0612 23.8 12 m – 28 m 26.7 4.79
(2005 RK3)  2012-Aug-08 0.1843 71.7 52 m – 120 m 23.6 8.27
(2009 BW2)  2012-Aug-09 0.0337 13.1 25 m – 56 m 25.1 5.27
277475 (2005 WK4)  2012-Aug-09 0.1283 49.9 260 m – 580 m 20.1 6.18
(2004 SC56)  2012-Aug-09 0.0811 31.6 74 m – 170 m 22.8 10.57
(2008 AF4)  2012-Aug-10 0.1936 75.3 310 m – 690 m 19.7 16.05
37655 Illapa  2012-Aug-12 0.0951 37.0 770 m – 1.7 km 17.7 28.73
(2012 HS15)  2012-Aug-14 0.1803 70.2 220 m – 490 m 20.4 11.54
4581 Asclepius  2012-Aug-16 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 20.4 13.48
(2008 TC4)  2012-Aug-18 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 21.5 17.34
(2006 CV)  2012-Aug-20 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 19.8 13.24
(2012 EC)  2012-Aug-20 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 23.4 5.57
162421 (2000 ET70)  2012-Aug-21 0.1503 58.5 640 m – 1.4 km 18.1 12.92
(2007 WU3)  2012-Aug-21 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 23.4 5.25
(2012 BB14)  2012-Aug-24 0.1234 48.0 27 m – 60 m 25.0 2.58

 

* Diameter estimates based on the object’s absolute magnitude.

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3 29.05.2012 Epidemic Hazard Vietnam Province of Quang Ngai, [Son Ky Commune] Damage level
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Epidemic Hazard in Vietnam on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 at 06:22 (06:22 AM) UTC.

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More people are reported suffering from stiffness of the limbs, respiratory problems, and miscarriages, caused by a peculiar and unidentified skin ulceration that has plagued the central province of Quang Ngai since April [2012], said medical authorities from the province. According to statistics of the Son Ha District Medical Centre on [11 Apr 2012], the numbers of people suffering from the bizarre skin disease have increased to 50, most of them being residents of Son Ba and Son Ky Communes. Since 8 Mar 2012 to date, 3 inhabitants of Son Ky Commune have succumbed to the disease and 13 others are suffering from eye disease and respiratory problems. Medical experts suspect the victims are suffering from poisoning from chemical herbicides, as they were affected soon after spraying the chemical in cassava fields. The provincial health authorities have yet to determine the cause of deaths, but believe use of high contents of chemical herbicides have polluted the water sources in the commune. Residents in these communes use [Kanup 480 SL], a herbicide, imported by the Viet Thang Company in the northern province of Bac Giang. The chemical was offered for sale in the company’s catalog on [5 Nov 2011]. Samples of water, soil from cassava fields, and herbicide packages have been collected for testing. Preventive medicine centres in the province have warned people not to use the present water source but find an alternative source. Farmers must eat meals before spraying on fields, drink sugar water when experiencing symptoms, and visit a medical centre immediately.
Biohazard name: Unidentified serious illness
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: Stiffness of the limbs, respiratory problems, and miscarriages, caused by a peculiar and unidentified skin ulceration.
Status: suspected

 

 

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Biological Hazard/Wildlife

 

 

  Today Biological Hazard USA State of California, Santa Ana [Orange County] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 00:42 (12:42 AM) UTC.

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Orange County health officials issued warnings to Santa Ana residents to protect themselves and their pets against typhus after a man and a child contracted the disease from infected fleas. The man who lived near Broadway and Washington contracted typhus. The child was hospitalized late last month and has been released. According to NBC Los Angeles website, the child contracted the disease near schools in the 1300 block of North Ross Street (Frances E. Willard Intermediate School and in the 1000 block of North Broadway (El Sol Science and Arts Academy). Flea-borne typhus is caused by bacteria found infected fleas and their feces. Fleas defecate as they feed. The disease is transmitted by the common cat flea which can be found on opossums, raccoons, skunks, feral and domestic cats, dogs, rats and any other mammal that carry fleas. These mammals serve largely to nourish the fleas and transport them. Symptoms begin one to two weeks after exposure and can include a fever, headache chills, body pains and rash on the chest back arms or legs.
Biohazard name: Typhus
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

 

 

1 29.05.2012 Biological Hazard China Ningxia Autonomous region, [Touying township] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in China on Wednesday, 18 April, 2012 at 12:16 (12:16 PM) UTC.

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Agricultural authorities in northwest China have culled about 95,000 chickens after an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus, state press reported on Wednesday. The outbreak in Touying township of the Ningxia region was discovered on Friday last week after over 23,000 chickens began showing symptoms, reported the Ministry of Agriculture. The ministry said the “epidemic is now under control”, the report said, while work teams have been sent to the area to step up prevention measures. China is considered one of the nations most at risk of bird flu epidemics because it has the world’s biggest poultry population and many chickens in rural areas are kept close to humans. In January, a man in southwest China’s Guizhou province died after contracting the bird flu virus, the second such fatality reported in China this year, health authorities said.
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

 

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Articles of Interest

The Day Humans Opened The Door To Hell  MessageToEagle.com – It is without doubt one of Earth’s most breath-taking sites.

It is a natural phenomenon and it all started back in 1971 when geologists accidentally opened what today has become known as the Door To Hell!

Looking for natural gas in the village of Derweze, Turkmenistam the geologists suddenly discovered an underground cavern.

The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a huge hole with a diameter 70 metres (230 ft).

No person dared to go down because the was filled with gas.To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided to burn it of.

After being ignited, so the gas couldn’t escape from the hole it has been burning ever since 1971 without any sign of stopping.

No-one knows how many tons of gas has been burning for all those years.

Today the Darvaza Gas Crater, in the Karakum desert is called the Gates To Hell, or Door to Hell by locals.

Darvaza Gas Crater has been burning for many years. 

The Doot to Hell is very visible during the night. Image credit: flytime 

 

The fiery crater can be seen glowing for miles around.

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See also:
The Manta Ray – A Mysterious Beautiful Ocean Giant Organism Needs Protection!
Darvaza, Karakum Desert, Turkmenistan 01 – Gas Crater

The Gate to Hell – Darvaza, Turkmenistan

 

25,000 Invisibility Cloaks Created By Scientists

 

MessageToEagle.com – Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25,000 individual cloaks.

But before you rush to buy one from your local shop, the cloaks are just 30 micrometres in diameter and are laid out together on a 25 millimetre gold sheet.

This array of invisibility cloaks is the first of its kind and has been created by researchers from Towson University and University of Maryland who present their study on May 25, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics.

 

Although the well-reported intention to make everyday objects disappear with a Harry Potter-style cloak is beyond this array of cloaks, they could be used to slow down, or even stop, light, creating what is known as a “trapped rainbow.”The trapped rainbow could be utilised in tiny biosensors to identify biological materials based on the amount of light they absorb and then subsequently emit, which is known as fluorescence spectroscopy.

Slowed-down light has a stronger interaction with molecules than light travelling at normal speeds, so it enables a more detailed analysis.

 

It will take a while before you can become invisble but the technology is being developed.

Lead author of the study, Dr Vera Smolyaninova, said: “The benefit of a biochip array is that you have a large number of small sensors, meaning you can perform many tests at once. For example, you could test for multiple genetic conditions in a person’s DNA in just one go.

“In our array, light is stopped at the boundary of each of the cloaks, meaning we observe the trapped rainbow at the edge of each cloak. This means we could do ‘spectroscopy on-a-chip’ and examine fluorescence at thousands of points all in one go.”

Prism and rainbow of colors. Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25,000 individual cloaks.
Credit: © Pete Saloutos / Fotolia

The 25 000 invisibility cloaks are uniformly laid out on a gold sheet, with each having a microlens that bends light around itself, effectively hiding an area in its middle. As the light squeezes through the gaps between each of the cloaks, the different components of light, or colours, are made to stop at ever narrower points, creating the rainbow.

To construct the array of invisibility cloaks, a commercially available microlens array, containing all of the individual microlenses, was coated with a gold film. This was then placed, gold-side down, onto a glass slide which had also been coated with gold, creating a double layer.

A laser beam was directed into the array to test performance of the cloaks at different angles.

The researchers believe that this type of array could also be used to test the performance of individual invisibility cloaks, especially in instances where they may be positioned close together.

In this study, for example, the cloaks worked very well when light was shone along the rows; however, when it was shone at different angles, imperfections were clearly visible.

MessageToEagle.com via Institute of Physics

See also:
Magic Is Not Just The Domain For Magicians

 

 

 

  Today Power Outage USA State of California, [Vista and Ramona] Damage level
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Power Outage in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 01:38 (01:38 AM) UTC.

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Thousands of residents in Vista and Ramona spent part of Memorial Day without power, according to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The Vista outage started at 1:35 p.m. and affected nearly 3,000 customers, according to an outage map on the utility’s website. Crews expected to restore power by 3:30 p.m. The outage is the second in Vista in two days. On Sunday afternoon, more than 400 addresses in the western part of the city went without electricity for about two hours. Parts of the Ramona area, including Iron Mountain and Barona, lost power about 1:45 p.m., affecting 1,171 customers. Power was supposed to be back on by 2:45 p.m., the utility’s website said. Both outages were blamed on suspected problems in the over

 

 

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Terror Attack in Kenya on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 00:54 (12:54 AM) UTC.

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An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, wounding at least 28 people, officials said. A blast in Kenya’s capital immediately conjures fears that al-Shabab- Islamist militants from Somalia – have carried out an attack. Police officials indicated the blast was not a deliberate bombing – given a lack of shrapnel at the scene – but some sort of electrical accident. The prime minister, though, appeared to blame terrorism. “This is a heinous act,” Prime Minister Raila Odinga said while visiting the scene of the blast. “They want to scare us but we will not be scared.” The explosion sent dark smoke billowing out of a one-story building on a downtown avenue named after Kenya’s second president. The blast peeled back the front corner of the building’s aluminum roof and sent items for sale in the shops – like shoes and clothes – scattered across the ground. People with bloody wounds received medical care on the street as authorities tried to usher hundreds of people in the street away from the scene. Security blocked off areas around the building with yellow tape. A hospital official said that at least 28 people were wounded, including four with serious injuries such as burns, fractures and deep lacerations. None of the victims had shrapnel in them, said Thomas Mutie, the acting chief executive at Kenyatta National Hospital.

The force of the explosion also shattered windows in the building, but a high-rise building with a glass exterior right next to the blast did not appear to sustain major damage. A high-ranking police official said there were no obvious signs that the blast was caused by a terrorist’s bomb. No ball bearings or nails – lethal shrapnel packed into bombs – were found, and officials were investigating the possibility that a faulty electrical line caused the explosion. The official said he could not be quoted by name. “Let me not speculate this is a terrorist attack. It could be a wire fault,” said another official Orwa Ojode, assistance minister for internal security. Odinga, though, gave an energetic speech at the scene, telling Kenyans to support their security forces. Odinga said security would be improved downtown, and made a reference to Somali militants despite the fact police said the blast wasn’t caused by a bomb. “They want to scare investors. They want to scare tourists,” said Odinga, who is expected to run for president in Kenya’s election next year. “We condemn the terrorists and tell them their days are numbered.” Al-Shabab militants from neighboring Somalia have long threatened to carry out substantial attacks in Kenya following Kenya’s decision last October to send troops into Somalia to pursue al-Shabab militants. Kenya blamed a series of kidnappings on Kenyan soil last year on al-Shabab, and the country saw tourist numbers plummet – especially around the coastal resort of Lamu – after the kidnappings.

 

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Politics and Legislation

“Merchant of Death” Viktor Bout Sentenced to 25 Years; Trial Ignored His Ties to U.S., Dick Cheney

http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2012/4/6/merchant_of_death_viktor_bout_sentenced

Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism

American-Allied Dictatorship Shuts Down Pro-Democracy U.S. Group

-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week forced the closure of two non-governmental organizations that promote democracy, mirroring the actions last year of the military-led government in Egypt against the same NGOs.

The first NGO shut down was the U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute (NDI), followed by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Germany. The UAE did not provide any explanation for the closings.

Both pro-democracy groups had their offices raided and closed in Egypt during 2011. The NDI was created in 1983 and funded through the National Endowment for Democracy.

An official with NDI said the move was disappointing and “arbitrary.” It was pointed out that the NGO had no programs at this time in the UAE, so the closure would have “no serious ramifications for our work.”

On Thursday, the UAE government detained overnight two NDI employees, an American, Patricia David, and a Serb, Slobodan Milic.

On Christmas Day the Obama administration approved $3.5 billion in weapons sales to the UAE royal government, with almost $2 billion going to Lockheed Martin for two Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries, and. $582.5 million going to Raytheon for radar and services.

 

Scott Walker Wages War on Women

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.

The 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act was meant to deter employers from discriminating against certain groups by giving workers more avenues via which to press charges. Among other provisions, it allows individuals to plead their cases in the less costly, more accessible state circuit court system, rather than just in federal court.

In November, the state Senate approved SB 202, which rolled back this provision. On February, the Assembly did the same. Both were party-line votes in Republican-controlled chambers.

SB 202 was sent to Walker on March 29. He had, according to the state constitution, six days to act on the bill. The deadline was 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The governor quietly signed the bill into law on Thursday, according to the Legislative Reference Bureau, and it is now called Act 219.

Walker’s office did not return repeated requests for comment.

State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee), the authors of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, criticized Walker on Thursday for not informing the public of his actions on SB 202.

“We are finally starting to see progress here in Wisconsin, yet like their counterparts across the country, Legislative Republicans want to turn back the clock on women’s rights in the workplace,” said Hansen….

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Economy

European stock markets rocked by panic selling as debt crisis reignites

Investors demanding high premiums for holding Italian and Spanish bonds as fears of double-dip recession grow

Europe‘s sovereign debt crisis exploded back into life on Tuesday, with markets across the continent rocked by a wave of panic selling amid renewed fears about the impact of savage austerity measures in Spain and Italy.

The mood of uneasy calm seen across Europe since the Greek bailout in February was shattered as financial markets took fright at evidence of a double-dip recession and growing popular opposition to welfare cuts and tax increases.

Italy and Spain, the euro-zone’s third and fourth biggest economies, were at the centre of the market turmoil, with investors demanding an increasingly high premium for holding their bonds.

“Spain is right in the center of a European storm,” admitted finance minister Luis de Guindos, who declined to rule out an eventual bailout but insisted it could be avoided.

In Italy, Mario Monti’s coalition government is facing growing hostility to reforms of its labor market, while the sheer size of the country’s public debt made it an obvious target for nervous traders. The prospect of Greek voters rejecting austerity and the French electorate denying Nicolas Sarkozy a second term as president was also weighing on the markets.

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U.S. Aid to Israel Equals $4.9 Million a Day for 64 Years

No one can say the U.S. hasn’t been generous towards Israel since it was founded in 1948.
Over a period of 64 years (including the 2013 budget request), the U.S. has given Israel more than $115 billion in military and foreign aid, which averages out to about $4.9 million a day.
American and Israeli officials are currently negotiating a new aid deal that would provide more money for a new missile defense program, Iron Dome. Previous funding requests approved $205 million for the project, and Israel is trying to secure at least that much if not more for future years.
Although some Republicans have tried to portray President Barack Obama as soft on Israel, his budget for Fiscal Year 2013 includes $3.1 billion in military aid for Israel, the most in 13 years.
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky

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Wars and Rumors of War

U.S. Defines Its Demands for New Round of Talks With Iran

By DAVID E. SANGER and STEVEN ERLANGER

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and its European allies plan to open new negotiations with Iran by demanding the immediate closing and ultimate dismantling of a recently completed nuclear facility deep under a mountain, according to American and European diplomats.

They are also calling for a halt in the production of uranium fuel that is considered just a few steps from bomb grade, and the shipment of existing stockpiles of that fuel out of the country, the diplomats said.

That negotiating position will be the opening move in what President Obama has called Iran’s “last chance” to resolve its nuclear confrontation with the United Nations and the West diplomatically. The hard-line approach would require the country’s military leadership to give up the Fordo enrichment plant outside the holy city of Qum, and with it a huge investment in the one facility that is most hardened against airstrikes.

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The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico Is a Deadly Failure

Mark Karlin, Truthout:

“There is no end game here. The United States is using all its vast powers to do what urban police do in American cities: chase the corner drug dealers out of one area and into another, through the use of temporary intensive ‘enforcement’ – and then chase them back again at a later date…. Meanwhile, in the United States, controlling the demand side appears to be interpreted as throwing people – particularly minority men – in jail for drug offenses, leading to the highest incarceration rate in the world.”

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Deal Reached on Contested Afghan Night Raids

Alissa J. Rubin, The New York Times News Service:

“Afghanistan and the United States signed an agreement on Sunday on night military raids that would hand responsibility for carrying out the operations to Afghan forces but allow continued American involvement. The agreement clears the way for the two countries to move ahead with a more comprehensive long-term partnership agreement, say Afghan and American officials.”

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Nigeria: Fertile Ground for Balkanization

By Nile Bowie
BlacklistedNews.com


While the Sahel security crisis continues to deteriorate following Tuareg rebels’ declaration of an independent state in Mali’s troubled northern territory [1], recent events in Nigeria indicate a potential for increased regional instability. Boko Haram, a Salafist organization seeking to overthrow the secular administration of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has recently killed 38 civilians in a suicide car bomb targeting nearby churches holding Easter services in the northern city of Kaduna [2]. As part of an ongoing campaign of sectarian violence, the group has strived to implement sharia law through the establishment of an Islamic State in northern Nigeria [3]. The group’s belligerent acts of violence claimed more than 500 lives during 2011 [4], prompting President Jonathan to call the current security crisis more dire than that experienced during 1967’s Biafran civil war, adding that jihadi sympathizers have successfully infiltrated his government and security agencies [5].

The group has claimed responsibility for the August 2011 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja [6], and its adoption of sophisticated tactics indicate that Boko Haram is receiving arms and training from abroad. Mainstream outlets can now be seen readying public opinion for an increased presence in Africa under the Right to Protect Doctrine (R2P) by warning of increased terrorist attacks in Europe, following shifts in Islamist activity away from Iraq and Afghanistan, to the “ungoverned spaces” of the Sahel [7]. While the ongoing War on Terror provides the needed justification for the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) to expand its base of operations throughout the Sahel and the troubled regions of east and central Africa, the modus operandi of Boko Haram indicates foreign nurturing in numerous mediums.

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Articles of Interest

Overall violence in Iraq has gone down since the last U.S. troops finally withdrew in December, but Washington’s avid support for the emerging dictator in Baghdad has troubling implications for Iraqis.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has demonstrated an increasingly authoritarian rule as he consolidates power over the country’s institutions and security forces. He has marginalized his political opponents through force and coercion, which has stoked sectarian tensions and even threatened a break-up of the nation. And Obama is supporting all of it.

Maliki, a Shiite, ordered the arrest of his Sunni Vice President Hashemi just as the last U.S. troops left Iraq. The U.S. ambassador to Iraq expressed approval in January of this quest to detain Iraq’s vice president on trumped up terrorism charges, despite a virtual consensus that it was a blatant attempt to eliminate a political rival.

Maliki also betrayed an agreement that would have limited his ability to marginalize the Sunnis and turn the military into a sectarian force and ended up arresting hundreds of former Baath Party members on charges that they were involved in a coup plot. Because of the turmoil, Sunni and Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi parliament committed themselves to a boycott, and later threatened secession.

Alaa Mekki, a senior lawmaker with the mostly Sunni Iraqiya bloc, said of the U.S., “Their goal of a united, democratic Iraq is now under threat because of what we describe as the dictatorship attitude.” Angered Kurds and Sunnis say their disenfranchisement has never been greater.

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NAFTA Partners Take Steps to Boost Trilateral Relationship

By Dana Gabriel
BlacklistedNews.com

While bilateral initiatives have dominated North American issues over the last couple of years, the trilateral relationship has suffered. With a series of high-level meetings, the U.S., Canada and Mexico are taking steps to boost the NAFTA partnership. First, the defense ministers met to discuss shared continental security threats. This was followed by a leaders summit which pledged to deepen trade, regulatory, energy and security cooperation. The recent meetings have caused some to once again take notice of the incremental efforts to merge all three countries into a North American Union.

In what was hailed as an historic event, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay, Mexican Secretary of National Defense Guillermo Galvan, and Mexican Secretary of the Navy Mariano Mendoza recently held the Inaugural Meeting of North American Defense Ministers. As part of a framework they agreed to, “ Develop a joint trilateral defense threat assessment for North America to deepen our common understanding of the threats and challenges we face. Explore ways to improve our support to the efforts of civilian public security agencies in countering illicit activities in our respective countries and the hemisphere, such as narcotics trafficking. Explore how we can collaborate to increase the speed and efficiency with which our armed forces support civilian-led responses to disasters. Continue to work together to strengthen hemispheric defense forums.” The ministers also committed to enhancing cooperation in the fight against transnational criminal organizations. The trilateral defense meeting is part of the ongoing efforts to establish a fully integrated North American security perimeter.

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Goldman Sachs Gets Lousy £25,000 Fine For Manipulating Oil Prices

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In another example of the two tiered justice system for the globe’s financial elite, Goldman gets a measly £25,000 fine after getting caught manipulating oil prices.

If a Muslim were caught doing this it would be condemned as an act of Financial Terrorism and be responded to with the swift deployment of predator drones and intercontinental  ballistic missiles.

But when the people in the good old boys network get caught they get a fine that was most likely much less than they made off the illegal trades.

But don’t you dare pick up a protest sign and demand accountability for these kind of acts or you just may find yourself beaten and arrested.

You, me and everyone else pay for this kind of crap directly at the gas pump.

Via The ICE Futures  Investment Exchange, here is the full text of the sanctions letter.

 

 

First Man Arrested With Drone Evidence Vows to Fight Case

Court must decide if police are allowed to use drones to help make arrests

Rodney Brossart was arrested in June.

The tiny town of Lakota, N.D., is quickly becoming a key testing ground for the legality of the use of unmanned drones by law enforcement after one of its residents became the first American citizen to be arrested with the help of a Predator surveillance drone.

The bizarre case started when six cows wandered onto Rodney Brossart’s 3,000 acre farm. Brossart, an alleged anti-government “sovereignist,” believed he should have been able to keep the cows, so he and two family members chased police off his land with high powered rifles.

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