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Governments and NGOs: Germany Spied on Friends and Vatican

Efforts to spy on friends and allies by Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, were more extensive than previously reported. SPIEGEL has learned the agency monitored European and American government ministries and the Vatican.

The BND's listening station in Bad Aibling, Bavaria: In addition to spying on friends, German intelligence also monitored Oxfam, Care International and the Red Cross. Zoom

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The BND’s listening station in Bad Aibling, Bavaria: In addition to spying on friends, German intelligence also monitored Oxfam, Care International and the Red Cross.

Three weeks ago, news emerged that Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), had systematically spied on friends and allies around the world. In many of those instances, the BND had been doing so of its own accord and not at the request of the NSA. The BND came under heavy criticism earlier this year after news emerged that it had assisted the NSA in spying on European institutions, companies and even Germans using dubious selector data.

SPIEGEL has since learned from sources that the spying went further than previously reported. Since October’s revelations, it has emerged that the BND spied on the United States Department of the Interior and the interior ministries of EU member states including Poland, Austria, Denmark and Croatia. The search terms used by the BND in its espionage also included communications lines belonging to US diplomatic outposts in Brussels and the United Nations in New York. The list even included the US State Department’s hotline for travel warnings.

 

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World | Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:24am EST

Germany seeks clarity on whether spy agency snooped on own diplomat

Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service spied on a German diplomat, possibly violating the constitution, and on allies including French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, a German radio station reported on Wednesday.

Officials firmly declined to comment on the report, but the parliamentary committee that oversees intelligence agencies was due to meet later in the day with the issue to be discussed.

The report by the Berlin-based rbb Inforadio was the latest twist in a growing scandal over the activities of Germany’s BND stemming from revelations in 2013 by U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.

Without identifying its sources, rbb said the BND had monitored German Hansjoerg Haber, from 2008-2011 head of the EU’s observer mission in Georgia and then a senior diplomat in Brussels. He is now head of the EU’s mission in Turkey and married to a state secretary in the Interior Ministry.

The BND declined to comment. A government spokeswoman, quizzed for about 20 minutes at a regular news conference, declined to comment on the report directly and said the oversight body worked “without discussing everything in public”.

 

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France

‘Nothing surprising’ about Germany spying on France


© AFP archive | French President François Hollande with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

 

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Latest update : 2015-11-13

No one should be surprised that Germany’s foreign intelligence service spied on French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, a former French Air Force intelligence officer told FRANCE 24 Friday.

Berlin public radio reported this week that the BND intelligence service had listened in on its French allies, prompting a show of indignation from French President François Hollande.

“We ask that all the information be given to us,” Hollande said Thursday on the sidelines of a migration summit in Malta. “These kinds of practices should not go on between allies.”

“I know that the chancellery will do everything it can to explain the circumstances to us in detail,” he added, saying he had been assured that such spying “had completely stopped”.

According to former French Air Force intelligence officer Alain Charret, who is a member of the French Intelligence Research Centre (CF2R) thinktank, Hollande’s show of outrage is just hot air designed to calm public opinion.

 

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Austria Building Collapse

 

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Firefighters are busy at a building damaged by an explosion in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Austrian police say at least six people have been injured after the building collapsed following the reported explosion.

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Explosion Austria Capital City, Vienna Damage level Details

 

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Explosion in Austria on Saturday, 26 April, 2014 at 14:10 (02:10 PM) UTC.

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Austrian police say at one people dead and least thirteen people have been injured after a building in Vienna partially collapsed following a reported explosion. Police spokeswoman Adina Mircioane says rescuers are trying to reach one injured person inside the residential building in Vienna’s 15th district. Five other people are being treated for minor injuries. Mircioane says other people may still be trapped inside the building, whose top two floors collapsed shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday (0800 GMT). Austrian public broadcaster ORF a photo on its website showing a cloud of dust enveloping a street.

 

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1 killed, 1 missing in Vienna building collapse

 

Austria Building Collapse
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Firefighters and police are busy at a building damaged by an explosion in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Austrian police say at least six people have been injured after the building collapsed following the reported explosion

Posted Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014

A residential building in Austria’s capital partially collapsed after an apparent explosion Saturday, killing one person and leaving another missing, officials said. Five others were injured.

Witnesses heard a dull thud before the top two floors of the building collapsed, raining debris onto the street in Vienna’s 15th district shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday (0800 GMT; 4 a.m. EDT).

“There was a cloud of dust, and lots of people screaming and running,” Ted Knops, a 32-year-old resident, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “It was like a science-fiction movie when something comes bursting through the wall.”

 

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09.05.2013 HAZMAT Switzerland Ticino, Bellinzona Damage level Details

HAZMAT in Switzerland on Thursday, 09 May, 2013 at 14:29 (02:29 PM) UTC.

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CALLS are growing for more routine radioactive screening at borders after a second lorry containing unshielded radioactive material was stopped on a European road. The startling discovery in Switzerland came only five days after a group of Romanians carrying unshielded nuclear material were stopped in neighbouring Austria. A lorry from Lithuania on its way to Italy has been found to contain dangerous levels of radioactivity by customs officials. The lorry was cordoned off, while the surrounding 300 feet around the vehicle was evacuated and the Customs border crossing point was closed. A specialist team from the Bellinzona fire service and specially trained police officers were called in to investigate further, discovering that the radioactivity was from a package being transported in the lorry which was confiscated and secured. Davide Bassi, from the Swiss Border Control Office said: “It is not unusual that lorry’s have a low level of radiation, and we do carry out controls to check that this limit is not exceeded.” They were currently examining the package to find out why it was irradiated and what it contained, he said speaking to the Austrian Times. Wolfgang Mueller from Greenpeace Germany said: “It is clearly a growing problem and about time that tougher action was made to cut down on the number of dangerous nuclear transports that seem to be taking place on our streets.”

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Nuclear fears in Europe after unshielded radioactive material is found

CALLS are growing for more routine radioactive screening at borders after a second lorry containing unshielded radioactive material was stopped on a European road.

Published: Thu, May 9, 2013

The startling discovery in Switzerland came only five days after a group of Romanians carrying unshielded nuclear material were stopped in neighbouring Austria.

The vehicle was contained after it was discovered to be exceeding the legal radioactive emission limits.

Shockingly, the men had even stored their sandwiches and drinking water in with the radioactive material.

In Austria the men admitted they had made the journey from Germany to Romania carrying similar radioactive loads dozens of times and had not realised how dangerous it was.

Calls are growing for more routine radioactive screening at borders/ europics

It is clearly a growing problem

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Now, a lorry from Lithuania on its way to Italy has been found to contain dangerous levels of radioactivity by customs officials.

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Earthquakes

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Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
08.08.2012 02:10:30 3.1 North America United States Washington Entiat There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 02:05:25 3.9 Asia Turkey Manisa Ahmetli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 02:15:47 4.5 Asia Japan Fukushima Iwaki VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 02:10:51 4.5 Pacific Ocean Fiji Northern Lambasa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 02:05:48 4.4 Asia Turkey Manisa Golmarmara There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 01:40:31 4.0 Asia Turkey Manisa Golmarmara There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 02:06:11 2.7 Europe Greece Central Greece Domokos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 02:06:35 2.8 South-America Chile Valparaíso Vina del Mar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 01:50:29 2.6 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 01:05:18 2.0 Asia Turkey ?zmir Foca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 00:00:26 4.3 South-America Peru Tacna Calana There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 23:05:22 2.0 North America United States California Borrego Springs VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 22:56:41 2.2 North America United States Alaska Anchor Point There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
08.08.2012 00:00:44 2.4 Asia Turkey ??rnak Yenikoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 00:01:04 4.6 South-America Argentina Salta Tartagal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 00:01:27 4.6 Atlantic Ocean Argentina Salta Tartagal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 22:55:26 2.3 Asia Turkey Gümü?hane Evren VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 22:55:49 3.1 Europe Romania Lopatari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 22:56:08 2.8 Asia Turkey ?zmir Foca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
08.08.2012 01:05:46 2.0 Asia Turkey Van Toyga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 21:50:27 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Maluku Utara Tobelo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 22:15:29 4.9 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Davao Bukid VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 21:50:47 3.9 Middle-East Iran Hormozg?n Qeshm VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 20:30:31 2.7 North America United States Alaska Happy Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 20:50:23 2.8 Europe Greece East Macedonia and Thrace Kamariotissa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 21:20:41 4.8 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Papua Nabire VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 21:51:06 4.8 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Papua Nabire VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 21:21:02 2.1 North America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 19:45:19 2.8 Europe Greece Central Greece Oxilithos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:45:24 2.5 Europe Greece Peloponnese Meligalas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:45:45 2.1 Europe Italy Friuli Venezia Giulia Socchieve VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:46:05 4.7 Asia Japan Iwate Kamaishi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 21:10:28 4.7 Asia Japan Iwate Kamaishi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 20:50:58 4.6 Middle-America Costa Rica Alajuela Laguna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 20:15:32 4.6 Middle America Costa Rica Alajuela Laguna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 18:46:25 2.7 Europe Greece Crete Makry Gialos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:46:45 2.7 Europe Greece Crete Koutsouras VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:47:07 2.7 Asia Turkey Van Yuvacik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:00:58 2.2 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 17:40:26 2.2 Europe Italy Sicily Rodi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 19:40:36 2.0 North America United States Arkansas Damascus VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 17:40:50 4.7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia East Java Blitar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 18:20:31 4.5 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia East Java Blitar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 18:47:44 2.4 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 17:41:09 3.1 South-America Chile Coquimbo Coquimbo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 16:35:25 2.1 Asia Turkey Ad?yaman Gerger VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 15:50:39 2.2 North America United States California Home Gardens VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 18:20:58 4.0 South America Chile Antofagasta Taltal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
07.08.2012 16:35:55 4.4 South-America Chile Antofagasta Taltal There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
07.08.2012 16:36:19 2.5 Europe Greece Ionian Islands Kalamakion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

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Volcanic Activity

New Zealand dormant volcano erupts after a century

“It looked like Hiroshima”, says one local resident of the ash cloud that spewed from Mount Tongarir

A New Zealand volcano dormant for more than a century has erupted, sending up ash clouds, disrupting flights and closing roads.

Mount Tongariro, one of three volcanoes in the centre of the North Island, became active just before midnight local time, with reports of loud explosions, spewing rocks and steam.

The 1,978m (6,490 ft) peak is in a national park popular with hikers.

No casualties or damage have been reported after the eruption.

Witnesses described a dramatic scene as the volcano erupted.

”I saw this beautiful, big cloud and I thought: ‘Gee that looks like a volcanic plume’. Just as I thought that there was a great big orange flash,” truck driver Bryn Rodda told New Zealand National Radio.

“It was quite impressive.”

Mount Tongariro last erupted 115 years ago, and scientists said they did not yet know if this eruption was a single event or if it signalled the start of more activity.

A man holds a handful of volcanic ash that fell on a property in Rangipo near the base of Mt Tongariro, New Zealand after an eruption 7 August, 2012 The eruption sent ash clouds over the area, causing disruptions to flights

Experts said they were caught by surprise – they had recorded some seismic activity in recent weeks but were not expecting an eruption.

“This might just be a quiet period and we should expect it to start again at any time. So we are watching things very closely,” volcanologist Michael Rosenberg told TVNZ.

Eruption activity has currently subsided, New Zealand media said. Meteorologists said the ash was blowing east towards the Pacific Ocean.

A number of domestic flights on the North Island had been affected by the volcanic activity, Air New Zealand said.

Police said highways that had been closed because visibility was affected after the eruption are now open.

Some residents in the vicinity had temporarily left their homes. Officials have not ordered an evacuation, but advised those affected by the ash cloud to stay indoors and close their doors and windows.

Volcanic activity world-wide 7 Aug 2012: Tongariro, Etna, Stromboli, Popocatépetl, volcanoes in Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador

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Strombolian eruption from Etna's Bocca Nuova on 5 Aug

Strombolian eruption from Etna’s Bocca Nuova on 5 Aug

News have been dominated by Tongariro volcano’s first eruption in 115 years (New Zealand). At the moment, the volcano is quiet, but eruptions could resume any time.

Etna (Italy): Strombolian activity continues at varying levels. Following a phase of weak activity during 4-6 Aug, an increase of activity was observed at the Bocca Nuova during the night 6-7 Aug.
Also in Italy, the activity at Stromboli (Eolian Islands) has been at relatively high levels over the past days. The number and size of explosions from the summit vents has increased.

Popocatépetl in Mexico: About 1 explosion occurs per hour, and strong glow is visible at night. A relatively powerful eruption late on 6 Aug sent ash to up to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude.

The volcanoes in Guatemala have shown little changes in activity over the past days.
Fuego volcano has intermittent weak strombolian explosions throwing lava up to 100 m above the crater, and the lava flow on the south flank is still active.
Santiaguito / Santa Maria (Guatemala): Weak to moderate explosions occur regularly and produce ash plumes up to 900 meters high. Avalanches of lava blocks descend on the south flank of the dome.
Lots of seismic activity is visible on the seismograms, most of it related to rockfalls.
Some tremor and shallow volcanic quakes and weak degassing are the only signs of activity reported from Pacaya.

In Colombia, there are currently 1 volcanoes on orange alert (Ruiz)(eruption warning) and 4 on yellow (unrest):
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) shows tremor, associated with gas and minor ash emissions at low level. A shallow M1.2 earthquake occurred at 3:11 (local time) near the Arenas crater. INGEOMINAS keeps a close watch of the volcano.
Compared to the previous week, the seismicity at Galeras has increased and shows events related to fluid movements within the volcano. Few weak earthquakes with magnitudes less than 1.1 related to fracturing of rock occurred at shallow depths (less than 4 km) at various locations under the volcano.
Seismicity at Cerro Machin volcano remains at slightly elevated levels with some weak earthquakes SE under the lava dome at depths between 3.5 and 5 km.
At Cumbal volcano, seismicity is still above background levels, but has has decreased. Signals are interpreted as fluid movements under the volcano.
Nevado del Huila The volcano shows normal seismic activity and degassing at low levels with no significant changes to previous weeks. INGEOMINAS keeps the alert level at yellow.

Ecuador:
Tungurahua volcano: Activity remains generally at relatively low levels. Few small to moderate explosions (about 3-5 per day) and weak steam and ash venting continue at Tungurahua. The last reported ash cloud altitude was at 18,000 ft (4.5 km) from an explosion on 6 Aug.
This morning, a more intense phase with volcanic tremor is visible on the seismograms.
Reventador volcano: IG reports a strong steam plume rising 1500 m above the summit, but does no more mention any active lava flow.
Sangay volcano: No recent reports of eruptions from remote Sangay are available, but this might simply incidate that its typical strombolian eruptions are too small.

07.08.2012 Volcano Activity New Zealand Northland, [Tongariro Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in New Zealand on Monday, 06 August, 2012 at 17:51 (05:51 PM) UTC.

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The volcanic alert level for Mt Tongariro has risen from 1 to 2 after the central North Island volcano erupted for the first time in more than a century late last night. GNS science is reporting that at approximately 11:50pm on Monday night ash fall began to be reported in the volcano’s vicinity – it has since been reported as far east as SH5 near Te Haroto and in Napier. GNS duty volcanologist Michael Rosenberg told Radio New Zealand that some people are reported to have left their houses on the southern shores of Lake Rotoaira, though no formal notices of evacuation have been issued so far by Civil Defense. He said residents in the area have told GNS of hearing several loud explosions, lightning and plumes of smoke and police have been told by an onlooker that “a new hole in the side of the mountain” had formed. They have also reported bright red rocks flying out of the mountain. The eruption reportedly happened at the Te Mari Craters, which are close to the Ketetahi Hot Springs on the northern side of the mountain. Civil defence spokesman Vince Cholewa told NewstalkZb ash could reach those living in Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Manawatu-Wanganui, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki. “The advice to people is to stay indoors, because volcanic ash can obviously be a health hazard, if they’re indoors please close windows and doors to try and limit the entry of ash.” Mr Cholewa says at this stage not all areas alerted are affected by ash, but that situation could change. “We’re working actively with GNS Science who operate the monitoring equipment on the mountains, and with police so all the information from the ground is being gathered, and decisions will be based on that information. “Evacuations have not been ordered, please listen to the radio for advice from local authorities and police, any evacuations would be issued at that level, and based on the evidence from GNS Science.”Due to possible danger to the public the police have closed SH1 between Rangipo and Waiouru (Desert Road) and SH46 west of Rangipo. SH47 and 4 remain open at this stage as does SH5. Motorists are being advised to avoid travel in the area and these closures will be re-assessed once daylight reveals the extent of the ash cloud. A truck driver has told Radio New Zealand that the ash cloud has caused thick dust and reduced visibility on the Desert Road. Bryn Rodda said he saw a large cloud rising from the mountain with orange flashes. Civil Aviation Authority manager of meteorology Peter Lechner told NewstalkZb the plume is leading off to the east and south east. “Flight operations to the west of the plume should remain unaffected, however operations to the eastern half of the North Island will have some difficulty at this stage.” Mr Lechner says a frontal system is on its way which should disperse the cloud, but that depends on whether there are further eruptions. Police are sending search and rescue teams up Mt Tongariro at first light to check no one is stranded in huts. However, they say there have been no reports of injuries or damage. The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is currently assessing information with the assistance of GNS scientific advisors. It has not yet activated the National Crisis Management Centre which is called upon in times of emergency like the Christchurch earthquake. New Zealand’s other high profile active volcano, White Island, also had its alert level raised from 1 to 2 on Monday after a small eruption was recorded in its crater lake.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

07.08.2012 Heat Wave Bulgaria [Statewide] Damage level Details

Heat Wave in Bulgaria on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 05:29 (05:29 AM) UTC.

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Historically high temperatures were recorded in 28 locations throughout Bulgaria on Monday, the country’s National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH) said. At 3 p.m. local time (0200 GMT), the temperature in Ruse by the Danube River was 41 degrees Celsius. Pleven in northern Bulgaria recorded 40 degrees Celsius, followed by Sandanski in the southwest of the country at 39.6 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, temperatures in the capital Sofia also hit 34.6 degrees Celsius. Temperatures were unusually high even in the mountains, NIMH said. At Botev peak, temperatures reached 17.5 degrees Celsius, 25.2 degrees Celsius at Murgash peak, and 26.5 degrees Celsius at Rozhen peak. Record-high temperatures were reported also on the Black Sea coast in the towns of Ahtopol and Varna at 35 degree Celsius, and cape of Kaliakra at 32.8 degree Celsius. Temperatures will remain high on Tuesday, after which they should return to what is considered normal for the season, NIMH said.
07.08.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [Klamath National Forest] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 19:02 (07:02 PM) UTC.

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Eleven small fires are confirmed to have been started by Sunday night’s lightning across the Klamath National Forest. Six of the fires are burning in the Scott River Ranger District and five are located in the Happy Camp Ranger District, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Another fire burning in the area, the Emily Fire, which is located just over the forest boundary within the Red Buttes Wilderness in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest area. All fires are being managed with a full suppression strategy. Nine of the 11 fires are one-half acre in size or smaller, with the smallest being a single burning tree near the Shackleford Creek Trailhead. The largest of the fires, the Bill Fire, is located near Billberry Creek in the Scott Bar Ponds area and is estimated to be between six and 10 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Fire crews and equipment standing by from the Dillon Fire, located approximately 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp, are available to help extinguish these new fires. The Dillon Fire, which ignited on Aug. 3, is now 90 percent contained.
07.08.2012 Forest / Wild Fire Canary-Islands (Esp.) Island of La Gomera, [Garajonay National Park] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Canary-Islands (Esp.) on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 16:20 (04:20 PM) UTC.

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A wildfire raged Monday on Spain’s Canary Island of La Gomera which burnt down several homes and raced through a national park housing a rare subtropical forest, officials said. Deep ravines made it difficult to fight the blaze, which erupted on Saturday and has affected 3,100 hectares of land, including 350 hectares, or 9 percent, of the Garajonay national park, a World Heritage Site. “The ravines act as genuine chimneys for the fire when the wind blows and this complicates the task of getting the fire under control,” the head of the islands’ government, Paulino Rivero, told reporters. By late Monday firefighters, aided by cooler temperatures and higher air humidity levels, had managed to stop the advance of the flames at Garajonay, the regional government said in a statement. The national park was added to UN cultural body UNESCO’s World Heritage list for its rare subtropical forests which covered the Mediterranean millions of years ago but have now largely disappeared. It is home to 450 plant species, including eight that are found only in the park.At Igualero, a village inside the park whose residents were evacuated over the weekend, several houses were completely burned down. The burned down homes were surrouned by charred fruit trees, vineyards and potato crops as well as the dead sheep, goats, chickens and other animals. Several homes near the town of Vallehermoso had been destroyed, mayor Jaime Luis Noda said. “We have still not done an evaluation of exactly how many, so we don’t know how many,” he said. Mobile telephone services on the island were disrupted as several relay stations had burnt down, power was out in some parts of the island and four roads where shut, the regional government said. But around 600 people who were evacuated over the weekend, including those at Igualero, were allowed to return to their homes Monday. Heavy fog on Monday morning prevented two firefighting aircraft sent from mainland Spain from flying but by afternoon the authorities were able to use water-dropping aircraft against the blaze, which has three active fronts. The authorites suspect arson as the cause of the blaze “because it started in three different places and it is practically impossible for an accident to trigger such a violent fire,” he added. A shepherd on the island of La Gomera, Sebastian Vera Herrera, said many of his sheep were killed by the flames after he ignored police orders to evacuate.

“I guided them to the farm in the hamlet of Magana. Many sheep burned. I managed to save many, about 300 because I stayed,” the 58-year-old said. “This is the first time that I have seen a fire likes this, of this size. There are 200-year-old houses that completely burned down.” Another fire on the neighbouring island of La Palma near the town of Mazo has been stabilised. That blaze had affected about 1,700 hectares. Spain has been battling fires in both the Canaries and on the mainland after a winter that saw almost no rainfall, leaving the Spanish landscape its driest in seven decades. On July 22, a wind-whipped wildfire in the northeast province of Catalonia near the border with France scorched 14,000 hectares, claiming four lives. Spain’s most destructive fires so far this year were in the Valencia region in early July, burning some 50,000 hectares of vegetation.

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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
Ernesto (AL05) Atlantic Ocean 02.08.2012 07.08.2012 Hurricane II 300 ° 130 km/h 157 km/h 3.66 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Ernesto (AL05)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 12° 36.000, W 50° 36.000
Start up: 02nd August 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 2,354.87 km
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Report by: NHC
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07th Aug 2012 20:35:07 N 18° 30.000, W 85° 30.000 22 130 157 Hurricane II 300 ° 12 983 MB NHC
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09th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 19° 24.000, W 93° 24.000 Hurricane I 120 148 NHC
09th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 19° 24.000, W 91° 18.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NHC
10th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 19° 12.000, W 96° 36.000 Hurricane I 111 139 NHC
11th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 19° 0.000, W 100° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NHC
Haikui (12W) Pacific Ocean 03.08.2012 07.08.2012 Typhoon I 310 ° 111 km/h 139 km/h 4.88 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Haikui (12W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 24° 24.000, E 139° 48.000
Start up: 03rd August 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 1,083.16 km
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Report by: JTWC
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07th Aug 2012 18:13:05 N 28° 6.000, E 122° 48.000 15 111 139 Typhoon I 310 ° 16 JTWC
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09th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 30° 12.000, E 119° 42.000 Tropical Depression 65 83 JTWC
10th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 31° 6.000, E 120° 36.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC
13W Pacific Ocean 05.08.2012 07.08.2012 Tropical Depression 305 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 5.49 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: 13W
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 23° 6.000, E 161° 36.000
Start up: 05th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 408.00 km
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07th Aug 2012 18:12:29 N 30° 12.000, E 160° 30.000 17 65 83 Tropical Depression 305 ° 18 JTWC
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09th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 34° 48.000, E 155° 36.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 JTWC
10th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 39° 42.000, E 151° 36.000 Tropical Depression 65 83 JTWC
Gilma (07E) Pacific Ocean – East 07.08.2012 07.08.2012 Tropical Depression 295 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 4.57 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Gilma (07E)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 14° 18.000, W 111° 42.000
Start up: 07th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
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07th Aug 2012 18:10:58 N 14° 48.000, W 112° 36.000 19 65 83 Tropical Depression 295 ° 15 1005 MB NOAA NHC
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09th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 118° 30.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
10th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 120° 30.000 Hurricane I 111 139 NOAA NHC
11th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 121° 30.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
12th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 121° 30.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC

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Two dead as storms hit Austria, northern Italy

by Staff Writers
Vienna (AFP)

Storms wreaked havoc in Austria and northern Italy over the weekend, causing landslides that killed two people, authorities said Sunday.

An 84-year-old woman was killed when a landslide hit a farm in Afens, on the Italian side of the border with Austria.

In nearby Tulfer, the body of another woman who had been declared missing after her house was struck by a mud flow, was uncovered on Sunday morning.

Major storms lashed much of Austria and German-speaking northern Italy late Saturday, causing flooding and power cuts, and disrupting rail and road connections.

About 1,000 homes were without electricity Sunday morning in the Virgental valley in southern Austria.

In South Tyrol, a northern province of Italy also known as Alto Adige, some 500 emergency workers, firefighters and civil protection officers were mobilised to deal with the damages.

The rail line between Austria and Italy over the Brenner Pass was buried by a landslide overnight and was expected to remain shut for two weeks.

Road and rail connections were also shut elsewhere in Austria, including in Tyrol, Styria and Salzburg provinces. Most were due to re-open on Sunday but others remained closed due to a further risk of landslides.

In Styria, several houses had to be evacuated after they were flooded, and cellars in northern Austria were also filled with water following heavy rain.

A few barns meanwhile went up in flames after they were hit by lightning, with over 250 animals perishing at one farm in northern Austria.

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China evacuates 450,000 after Philippines turned into ‘waterworld’ by Typhoon Haikui

Shanghai and the nearby coastal province Zhejiang have evacuated 456,000 people as China prepares for its third typhoon in less than a week.

The emergency measures were taken after Typhoon Haikui turned Manila, the Philippines capital into “waterworld”, killing 50 people.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai, late Tuesday or early Wednesday, the China Meteorological Administration said.

Shanghai officials fear the storm could be the worst since 2005, when Typhoon Matsa killed seven people in the city, state media said.

The city aimed to move 200,000 people to more than a hundred shelters by Tuesday evening, government officials were quoted as saying.

The Shanghai government ordered outdoor construction sites shut down and cancelled summer classes for children until the typhoon had eased.

Authorities in Zhejiang were also rushing to get people out the path of the storm, with 256,000 residents of the province evacuated so far, state media said.

More than 30,000 ships had rushed to shelter in ports.

The typhoon was packing winds of up to 151 kilometres per hour and could bring up to 400 millimetres (16 inches) of rain to some areas, it said. The eastern provinces of Jiangsu and Anhui would also be affected. China is still recovering from Typhoons Damrey and Saola, which hit over the weekend. Those storms brought heavy rains that killed 23 and left nine missing.

Xinhua said the heavy rains that came with the typhoons triggered mudslides and flooding, affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

Typhoon Haikui’s torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.

Steady rains for the past 10 days, killing more than 50 people, are set to continue until Wednesday, the Philippines weather bureau said.

A man pushes his bicycle through murky floodwaters in Quezon City in suburban Manila, Philippines JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images

“It’s like Waterworld,” said Benito Ramos, head of the Philippines national disaster agency, referring to a Hollywood movie about a flooded world.

Schools , financial markets, and public and private offices were ordered shut, including outsourcing firms whose corporate clients are mainly from the United States and Europe.

Disaster officials said over half of Manila was swamped by floods as high as three metres, worsened by a high tide and the release of water from dams in surrounding provinces.

President Benigno Aquino, in an emergency meeting briefly interrupted by a power failure at the main army base in Manila, ordered officials to exert maximum effort to aid residents in flooded areas. Officials have deployed army troops, police and emergency workers with rubber boats and amphibious trucks.

The monsoon rains, which dumped about 300 mm (12 inches) or three times the daily average of 80-100 mm from late Monday to Tuesday, were the heaviest in three years, the weather bureau said.

Most major roads in Manila were inundated by knee- to waist-deep floodwaters. Some flights were delayed or cancelled. Power, water and communications in flooded areas were disrupted.

Some of the affected residents were marooned on the roofs of their houses.

“There are about 5,000 people here,” said Ester Ronabio, a public school teacher and volunteer in one of the temporary shelter areas in low-lying Marikina City in the eastern part of Manila. “We can’t control the flow of people.”

In a sign of the difficult scramble to move people to safety, Aquino appealed to an anti-graft court to release dozens of rubber boats held as evidence in a case against senior police officials for use in evacuation efforts.

Residents of Manila expressed concern the rains were a repeat of Typhoon Ketsana which killed more than 700 people and destroyed $1 billion worth of private and public property.

“The floods are so deep where we live, we don’t want a repeat of Typhoon Ketsana a few years ago,” Melanio David, a father of four, told Reuters. “We got scared so we evacuated last night.”

Flash Flood in Philippines on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 05:30 (05:30 AM) UTC.

Description
Torrential rains pounding the Philippine capital on Tuesday paralyzed traffic as waist-deep floods triggered evacuations of tens of thousands of residents and the government suspended work in offices and schools. Incessant downpours set off by the seasonal monsoon overflowed major dams and rivers in Manila and nine surrounding provinces and put authorities on alert. The death toll from last week’s Typhoon Saola, which battered Manila and the northern Philippines for several days, has climbed steadily to 51. The head of the government’s rescue agency, Benito Ramos, said there were no immediate reports of new casualties early Tuesday after the rains pounded already saturated Manila for more than 24 hours. Vehicles and even heavy trucks struggled to navigate water-clogged roads, where hundreds of thousands of commuters were stranded overnight. Many cars were stuck in the muddy waters. The La Mesa dam, which supplies water to the capital of 12 million people, spilled excess water for a second time early Tuesday into the rivers flowing into Quezon city, a middle-class Manila suburb, as well as the neighborhoods of Malabon, Valenzuela and Caloocan, where several villages were submerged. Along the swollen Marikina River, police were deployed to move more than 5,000 residents away from the riverbanks in what Vice Mayor Jose Cadiz said was an enforced evacuation. The operation started after the City Hall sounded the alarm bell. The Philippine Stock Exchange in the financial district of Makati, which was also flooded, was closed Tuesday. Also closed was the U.S. Embassy along Manila Bay in the historic old city, which was drenched out last week when a storm surge pushed the water over the seawall. “The embassy is closed today due to excessive flooding in the streets and concern for the safety of our employees and consular applicants,” Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. said in an announcement.
07.08.2012 Flash Flood India MultiStates, [States of Uttarakhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in India on Saturday, 04 August, 2012 at 04:06 (04:06 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 03:39 UTC
Description
Seven people, including five members of a family, were reportedly missing in landslides at various parts of Kannur and Kozhikode districts on Monday evening. The five-member family of Biju of Thundathil house was reportedly washed away at Aanakampoyil at Pulloorampara. There were unconfirmed reports that the body of Biju’s three-and-a-half-year-old son, Kuttan, had been recovered. Two people, identified as Gopalan and Varkey, were reported missing in the landslide at Kodencherry in the district. Rescue operations were going on till late in the night. Heavy rains accompanied by landslides wreaked havoc in Iritty and other high range regions of Kannur district on Monday. Landslides threw life out of gear in Vaniyambara in Ayyankunnu panchayat and in Pulloorampara near Thiruvambadi in Kozhikode. The landslides, besides causing heavy damage to several houses, crops and business establishments, also unleashed flash floods in Vaniyambara and Vallithode. A 10-year-old bridge at Odichikunnu was washed away. A car and a bike moving on the bridge at that time were also swept away. Two people who were inside the car swam to safety and five others were rescued by the local people and the fire force from Iritty. Panic prevailed in the place as people were told that the shutters of the Pazhassi Irrigation Project Division would be opened. The water level in the dam had been steadily rising. However, the officials were able to open only seven or eight shutters. The dam which had a capacity to store 27 metres of water was now already full up to 26 metres, officials said. The officials were trying to open the other shutters to divert the water through another irrigation canal in the area nearby. After inspecting the spot, ADM N.T. Mathew said that five families from Vaniyambara had been shifted to safe locations. “We will provide them free ration and other facilities”, he said. The officials were yet to make an assessment of the damage caused by heavy rains and landslides, he said. One house was totally destroyed in the heavy rains and four others were partially damaged. Crops, especially arecanut palms and plantains were damaged. Thalassery sub-collector Kesavendra Kumar also inspected the spot. Landslides at Pulloorampara and Thiruvambadi areas in Kozhikode district on Monday evening caused heavy damages.

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Solar Activity

3MIN News August 7, 2012: Meteors, Quakes, Storms, Spaceweather

Published on Aug 7, 2012 by

TODAY’S LINKS
Fish Deaths Ohio: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/08/06/Dead-fish-prompt-clo…

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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

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]

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!]

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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
(2005 RK3) 08th August 2012 0 day(s) 0.1843 71.7 52 m – 120 m 8.27 km/s 29772 km/h
(2009 BW2) 09th August 2012 1 day(s) 0.0337 13.1 25 m – 56 m 5.27 km/s 18972 km/h
277475 (2005 WK4) 09th August 2012 1 day(s) 0.1283 49.9 260 m – 580 m 6.18 km/s 22248 km/h
(2004 SC56) 09th August 2012 1 day(s) 0.0811 31.6 74 m – 170 m 10.57 km/s 38052 km/h
(2008 AF4) 10th August 2012 2 day(s) 0.1936 75.3 310 m – 690 m 16.05 km/s 57780 km/h
37655 Illapa 12th August 2012 4 day(s) 0.0951 37.0 770 m – 1.7 km 28.73 km/s 103428 km/h
(2012 HS15) 14th August 2012 6 day(s) 0.1803 70.2 220 m – 490 m 11.54 km/s 41544 km/h
4581 Asclepius 16th August 2012 8 day(s) 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 13.48 km/s 48528 km/h
(2008 TC4) 18th August 2012 10 day(s) 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 17.34 km/s 62424 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
162421 (2000 ET70) 21st August 2012 13 day(s) 0.1503 58.5 640 m – 1.4 km 12.92 km/s 46512 km/h
(2007 WU3) 21st August 2012 13 day(s) 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 5.25 km/s 18900 km/h
(2012 BB14) 24th August 2012 16 day(s) 0.1234 48.0 27 m – 60 m 2.58 km/s 9288 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

07.08.2012 Biological Hazard China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong [Tolo Harbour] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in China on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 09:42 (09:42 AM) UTC.

Description
A red tide was sighted in Hong Kong waters 3 August 3, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported. Staff of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) sighted the red tide at Tolo Harbour, including the Yim Tin Tsai and Yim Tin Tsai (East) Fish Culture Zones. It still persists. No associated death of fish has been reported by mariculturists so far. “The red tide was formed by Scrippsiella trochoidea, which is common in Hong Kong waters and non-toxic,” a spokesman for the working group said. The AFCD urged mariculturists at Yim Tin Tsai, Yim Tin Tsai (East), Yung Shue Au and Lo Fu Wat to monitor the situation closely. Red tide is a natural phenomenon. The AFCD’s proactive phytoplankton monitoring programme will continue monitoring red tide occurrences to minimise the impact on the mariculture industry and the public.
Biohazard name: Red Tide
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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07.08.2012 HAZMAT Canada Province of Ontario, Limoges [Calypso Theme Waterpark ] Damage level

HAZMAT in Canada on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 19:08 (07:08 PM) UTC.

Description
Thirteen children were taken to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario this afternoon, after an apparent chlorine leak at the Calypso Water Park, east of Ottawa. Ottawa paramedics spokesperson J.P. Trottier says 14 children, between the ages of 4 and 14, were complaining of irritated and burning eyes. Three had more serious symptoms, including nausea. Thirteen children were transported to CHEO. One was treated at the park by paramedics. The pool where the leak occurred has been closed, and an investigation is under way.
07.08.2012 HAZMAT USA State of Kentucky, [Blue Grass Army Depot] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in USA on Tuesday, 07 August, 2012 at 03:40 (03:40 AM) UTC.

Description
Low levels of a deadly nerve agent have been detected in a chemical weapons igloo containing M55 GB, or sarin, rockets at Blue Grass Army Depot in central Kentucky. The Army Chemical Materials Agency says there’s no danger to people in Madison or surrounding counties and that state and local emergency officials have been notified of the leak. Toxic chemical workers have connected a 1,000 cubic feet-per-minute filter to the igloo’s rear vent. The agency says the leak was discovered during weekly monitoring.

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Experts: Calif refinery fire will boost gas prices

By TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Analysts say a fire at one of the country’s biggest oil refineries will contribute to higher prices at the pump on the West Coast.

The fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, broke out Monday evening.

It sent plumes of black smoke over the San Francisco Bay area and sent scores of people to hospitals with breathing problems before it was out the following morning.

Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, says Chevron’s refinery is big and important to the market.

With inventories of gasoline in the region already low compared with the rest of the country, Kloza says pump prices in California and elsewhere on the West Coast will soon average more than $4 per gallon.

 

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Earthquakes

 

 

RSOE EDIS

 

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
30.07.2012 07:55:26 2.1 North America United States California Soledad VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 07:50:28 2.1 North America United States California Pearsonville There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 07:45:25 4.8 South America Ecuador Santa Elena Santa Elena VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 08:00:21 4.8 South-America Ecuador Santa Elena Santa Elena VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 07:15:32 2.0 North America United States Alaska Nelchina VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 07:00:28 2.7 Europe Greece North Aegean Agios Dimitrios VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:35:27 2.4 North America United States Alaska Cantwell VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 06:25:36 2.4 North America United States California Cantua Creek VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 06:25:58 2.4 North America United States Alaska Cantwell VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 06:00:23 4.9 Europe Spain Galicia Mugia VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 07:00:52 2.1 Asia Turkey Kütahya Saphane There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 07:01:15 2.2 Europe Greece North Aegean Agios Dimitrios VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 04:57:50 3.2 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 06:00:46 2.5 South-America Chile Antofagasta Tocopilla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:01:07 2.3 Asia Turkey Tekirda? Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 04:56:07 2.9 South-America Peru Tacna Sobraya VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:01:34 2.7 Europe Greece North Aegean Agios Ilias VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 04:00:49 3.5 North America United States Hawaii Kapaau There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 04:01:11 2.7 North America United States Hawaii Hawaiian Beaches There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 04:01:33 4.4 South America Chile Antofagasta Calama There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 04:56:52 4.4 South-America Chile Antofagasta Calama There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 07:01:39 4.5 Europe Russia Sakhalin Severo-Kuril’sk There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:01:56 2.4 Asia Turkey Karabük Gozyeri VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 03:55:20 3.1 Europe Poland Silesian Voivodeship Bazanowice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 02:55:42 2.3 North America United States Hawaii Pahala There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 02:50:31 2.8 North America United States Hawaii Pahala There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 05:15:45 2.8 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 06:02:18 3.2 Europe Greece South Aegean Lakkion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:03:03 3.6 Caribbean Dominican Republic El Seíbo Santa Cruz de El Seibo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 02:55:20 2.0 Europe Italy Apulia San Nicola VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 06:02:40 2.5 Asia Turkey Van Yuvacik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 01:55:25 4.4 Middle-America Mexico Oaxaca Santiago Jamiltepec VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 01:56:22 4.4 Middle America Mexico Oaxaca Santiago Jamiltepec VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 00:55:22 2.0 Europe Italy Apulia Celle San Vito VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 00:55:46 2.7 Asia Turkey Van Toyga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 00:25:52 5.4 Asia Japan Iwate Kamaishi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 00:56:07 5.4 Asia Japan Iwate Kamaishi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
30.07.2012 00:56:29 2.4 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna San Prospero VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 23:45:49 2.6 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.07.2012 23:40:31 2.1 North America United States California Cobb There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 01:15:29 2.3 North America Canada British Columbia Princeton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
30.07.2012 00:56:47 2.2 Asia Turkey Erzurum Horasan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 22:10:32 2.1 North America United States California Rancho Palos Verdes VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.07.2012 22:05:27 4.8 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Northern Islands Municipality Agrihan Village VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
29.07.2012 22:45:26 4.8 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Northern Islands Municipality Agrihan Village VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 22:45:51 2.4 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna San Prospero VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 21:45:19 2.6 Europe France Franche-Comté Orbagna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 20:45:26 2.7 Asia Turkey ?zmir Menemen VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 20:45:50 3.4 Asia Turkey Adana Bahce There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
29.07.2012 21:30:36 2.5 North America United States South Carolina Wallace VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details

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Powerful earthquake off Mexico, Guatemala

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TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico’s Pacific coast close to the Guatemalan border on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake occurred at 6:22 am (1222 GMT) at a depth of 35 kilometers (21 miles), and was located 28 kilometers (17 miles) south-southwest of Suchiate, Mexico, the US Geological Survey said.

“The quake was felt across most of the Soconusco region,” civil protection official Luis Manuel Garcia told AFP. “We have no reports of damage for the moment.”

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a report on the quake.

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest Mexico on March 20, killing two people, injuring 13 others and damaging thousands of homes.

That earthquake — with its epicenter south of the Pacific resort of Acapulco — was the most powerful to hit the country since one in 1985, which destroyed entire neighborhoods of the capital and killed thousands of people.

 

 

 

An earthquake in a maze

SHAKE AND BLOW

by Kimm Fesenmaier
Pasadena CA (SPX)


The earthquake ruptured along multiple faults. Dotted lines indicate interpreted fault planes. Colored arrows indicate the direction of rupture. Credit: Caltech/Meng et al.

The powerful magnitude-8.6 earthquake that shook Sumatra on April 11, 2012, was a seismic standout for many reasons, not the least of which is that it was larger than scientists thought an earthquake of its type could ever be.

Now, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) report on their findings from the first high-resolution observations of the underwater temblor, they point out that the earthquake was also unusually complex-rupturing along multiple faults that lie at nearly right angles to one another, as though racing through a maze.

The new details provide fresh insights into the possibility of ruptures involving multiple faults occurring elsewhere-something that could be important for earthquake-hazard assessment along California’s San Andreas fault, which itself is made up of many different segments and is intersected by a number of other faults at right angles.

“Our results indicate that the earthquake rupture followed an exceptionally tortuous path, breaking multiple segments of a previously unrecognized network of perpendicular faults,” says Jean-Paul Ampuero, an assistant professor of seismology at Caltech and one of the authors of the report, which appears online today in Science Express.

“This earthquake provided a rare opportunity to investigate the physics of such extreme events and to probe the mechanical properties of Earth’s materials deep beneath the oceans.”

Most mega-earthquakes occur at the boundaries between tectonic plates, as one plate sinks beneath another. The 2012 Sumatra earthquake is the largest earthquake ever documented that occurred away from such a boundary-a so-called intraplate quake. It is also the largest that has taken place on a strike-slip fault-the type of fault where the land on either side is pushing horizontally past the other.

The earthquake happened far offshore, beneath the Indian Ocean, where there are no geophysical monitoring sensors in place. Therefore, the researchers used ground-motion recordings gathered by networks of sensors in Europe and Japan, and an advanced source-imaging technique developed in Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory as well as the Tectonics Observatory to piece together a picture of the earthquake’s rupture process.

Lingsen Meng, the paper’s lead author and a graduate student in Ampuero’s group, explains that technique by comparing it with how, when standing in a room with your eyes closed, you can often still sense when someone speaking is walking across the room. “That’s because your ears measure the delays between arriving sounds,” Meng says.

“Our technique uses a similar idea. We measure the delays between different seismic sensors that are recording the seismic movements at set locations.” Researchers can then use that information to determine the location of a rupture at different times during an earthquake. Recent developments of the method are akin to tracking multiple moving speakers in a cocktail party.

Using this technique, the researchers determined that the three-minute-long Sumatra earthquake involved at least three different fault planes, with a rupture propagating in both directions, jumping to a perpendicular fault plane, and then branching to another.

“Based on our previous understanding, you wouldn’t predict that the rupture would take these bends, which were almost right angles,” says Victor Tsai, an assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech and a coauthor on the new paper.

The team also determined that the rupture reached unusual depths for this type of earthquake-diving as deep as 60 kilometers in places and delving beneath the Earth’s crust into the upper mantle.

This is surprising given that, at such depths, pressure and temperature increase, making the rock more ductile and less apt to fail. It has therefore been thought that if a stress were applied to such rocks, they would not react as abruptly as more brittle materials in the crust would. However, given the maze-like rupture pattern of the earthquake, the researchers believe another mechanism might be in play.

“One possible explanation for the complicated rupture is there might have been reduced friction as a result of interactions between water and the deep oceanic rocks,” says Tsai. “And,” he says, “if there wasn’t much friction on these faults, then it’s possible that they would slip this way under certain stress conditions.”

Adding to the list of the quake’s surprising qualities, the researchers pinpointed the rupture to a region of the seafloor where seismologists had previously considered such large earthquakes unlikely based on the geometry of identified faults.

When they compared the location they had determined using source-imaging with high-resolution sonar data of the topography of the seafloor, the team found that the earthquake did not involve what they call “the usual suspect faults.”

“This part of the oceanic plate has fracture zones and other structures inherited from when the seafloor formed here, over 50 million years ago,” says Joann Stock, professor of geology at Caltech and another coauthor on the paper. “However, surprisingly, this earthquake just ruptured across these features, as if the older structure didn’t matter at all.”

Meng emphasizes that it is important to learn such details from previous earthquakes in order to improve earthquake-hazard assessment. After all, he says, “If other earthquake ruptures are able to go this deep or to connect as many fault segments as this earthquake did, they might also be very large and cause significant damage.”

Along with Meng, Ampuero, Tsai, and Stock, additional Caltech coauthors on the paper, “An earthquake in a maze: compressional rupture branching during the April 11 2012 M8.6 Sumatra earthquake,” are postdoctoral scholar Zacharie Duputel and graduate student Yingdi Luo. The work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Southern California Earthquake Center, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey.

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29.07.2012 Heat Wave Japan [Statewide] Damage level Details

Heat Wave in Japan on Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 at 03:36 (03:36 AM) UTC.

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The number of people taken to hospitals by ambulance due to heatstroke in the week through Sunday more than doubled from the preceding week to 5,467, preliminary data showed Tuesday. The figure, up from 2,622 in the week to July 15, hit the highest for a single week this summer, according to the data released by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency. Deaths caused by heatstroke increased to 13 from five in the preceding week. Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture had the most victims, with ambulances called for 388 people each. They were followed by 382 in Aichi Prefecture and 372 in Osaka Prefecture. People aged 65 or older accounted for 45.9 percent of the total. Since the agency started this year’s survey on May 28, 11,116 people were taken to hospitals as of Sunday. Twenty-three people have died. The rise in heatstroke cases reflects the smothering heat wave, with temperatures of 35 degrees or higher observed in many places for the four days from July 16, agency officials said. In Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture, the mercury shot up to 37.6 on July 16 and to 39.2 the following day, according to the Meteorological Agency.
29.07.2012 Extreme Weather Austria Lower Austria, Poechlarn Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in Austria on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 at 16:39 (04:39 PM) UTC.

Description
Austrian authorities say a man has died and several other people were injured after a tree limb crashed into tents at a festival during a storm. The security department in Lower Austria province said Sunday that a 50-year-old local resident died in a hospital after the accident in Poechlarn, west of Vienna. The incident happened late Saturday afternoon when a storm and heavy winds hit the town during a medieval-themed festival in a park. Authorities say the limb of an old tree crashed into tents that organizers had set up below it. Thirteen people were injured, including the man who later died. Firefighters had to use power saws to free people from the tents.
29.07.2012 Forest / Wild Fire Russia [Asia] Siberia, [Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tomsk Region, Tuva, Khakassia and Irkutsk Region] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Russia [Asia] on Saturday, 28 July, 2012 at 12:07 (12:07 PM) UTC.

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Firefighters in Russia’s Siberia had extinguished 45 forest fires covering 522 hectares of forest in the past 24 hours, but 131 wildfires were still burning on the area of almost 15,000 hectares, the regional forestry department said Friday. A total of 29 wildfires covering an area of more than 5,000 hectares were localized, and 14,948 hectares of forest continued to burn in the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tomsk Region, Tuva, Khakassia and Irkutsk Region. Some 3,000 people, 412 units of fire-fighting equipment and 24 aircrafts have been mobilized to fight the blazes, which are believed to be caused by hot and dry weather in the region where the temperature reaches 35 degrees. Reports said the wildfires posed no threat to populated areas or industry.
Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Oklahoma, [Pottawatomie County] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 04:58 (04:58 AM) UTC.

Description
Wildfires burned across the state Sunday, with one blaze threatening about100 homes in Pottawatomie County. The fire, which started Sunday afternoon about two miles northwest of Earlsboro, was encroaching upon structures, and a mandatory evacuation order was put into effect, state emergency management spokeswoman Keli Cain said. The Pottawatomie County sheriff’s office said about 30 homes were evacuated in the town about 50 miles east of Oklahoma City. By 9:30 p.m., people were allowed to return to their homes and some firefighters were being allowed to leave the scene, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said. “The fire is contained, but not out,” Booth said. There were no reports of injuries or homes lost to the fire on Sunday. The fire had scorched across about 1,300 acres before being contained, Cain said. Firefighting resources were brought in from Cleveland County, and an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter made water drops, she said.

 

 

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Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Saola (10W) Pacific Ocean 28.07.2012 30.07.2012 Tropical Storm 345 ° 102 km/h 130 km/h 4.27 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Saola (10W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 14° 24.000, E 127° 6.000
Start up: 28th July 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 415.49 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Date Time Position Speed
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28th Jul 2012 05:07:30 N 14° 24.000, E 127° 6.000 17 46 65 Tropical Depression 325 14 JTWC
29th Jul 2012 05:07:02 N 17° 48.000, E 125° 48.000 15 74 93 Tropical Storm 340 16 JTWC
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30th Jul 2012 04:07:32 N 20° 0.000, E 124° 48.000 13 102 130 Tropical Storm 345 ° 14 JTWC
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31st Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 22° 24.000, E 124° 0.000 Typhoon I. 148 185 JTWC
31st Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 30.000, E 124° 18.000 Typhoon I. 130 157 JTWC
01st Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 18.000, E 123° 42.000 Typhoon II. 167 204 JTWC
02nd Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 30.000, E 122° 42.000 Typhoon III. 185 232 JTWC
03rd Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 27° 54.000, E 120° 36.000 Typhoon II. 157 194 JTWC
04th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 29° 36.000, E 117° 18.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
Damrey (11W) Pacific Ocean 29.07.2012 30.07.2012 Tropical Storm 255 ° 74 km/h 93 km/h 2.44 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Damrey (11W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 26° 0.000, E 145° 18.000
Start up: 29th July 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 36.71 km
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29th Jul 2012 05:07:50 N 26° 0.000, E 145° 18.000 6 56 74 Tropical Depression 270 6 JTWC
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30th Jul 2012 04:07:12 N 25° 30.000, E 145° 6.000 7 74 93 Tropical Storm 255 ° 8 JTWC
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31st Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 28° 0.000, E 137° 48.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
31st Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 26° 42.000, E 141° 12.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
01st Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 29° 6.000, E 134° 18.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
02nd Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 31° 24.000, E 126° 12.000 Tropical Storm 74 93 JTWC
03rd Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 31° 54.000, E 117° 48.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC
Today Tropical Storm Philippines Multiple Regions, [Northern and central provinces] Damage level Details

Tropical Storm in Philippines on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 04:57 (04:57 AM) UTC.

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One person has died in flooding caused by tropical storm Saola in the central Philippines. Torrential rain brought on by the storm and the south-west monsoon have caused more flooding and landslides in the central and northern Philippines. Landslides have been reported in the mountainous Cordillera region while flood waters have swamped communities in the capital Manila and several nearby provinces. Hundreds of families have been evacuated, with rain on Sunday night causing three major dams to spill over. In the country’s northern and central provinces, five ships have run aground with rescue operations ongoing to bring passengers ashore. Over the weekend, rain blanketed most of the Philippines, forcing the cancellation of at least 13 domestic flights. Tropical storm Saola is now moving northwest towards China.
Today Flood Costa Rica Multiple areas, [Central and eastern regions] Damage level Details

Flood in Costa Rica on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 03:00 (03:00 AM) UTC.

Description
Heavy rains in central and eastern Costa Rica have triggered floods that have forced evacuations and may be responsible for at least one death, relief workers said Sunday. Four people are missing, down from eight earlier, according to Freddy Roman, a spokesman for the local Red Cross. The government has declared a “yellow alert” in various parts of Cartago, a central province where one person was reported dead, said Roman. The person was rescued after a landslide, but died on the way to the hospital from injuries and heart failure, he said. A yellow alert is also in effect for parts of Limon, an eastern province. More than 1,500 people have taken refuge at shelters and others are waiting to be rescued, according to the Red Cross. “We have reports of people trapped in their houses that have been flooded by overflow from the Chirripo River, also of several communities that are isolated in other parts of Limon,” said Guillermo Arroyo, director of operations of the Costa Rican Red Cross. Heavy rain is typical this time of year in Costa Rica, where the rainy season runs roughly from May-November.

 

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30.07.2012 Epidemic Hazard Uganda Western Uganda, [Kibaale District] Damage level
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Epidemic Hazard in Uganda on Thursday, 26 July, 2012 at 15:57 (03:57 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 04:48 UTC
Description
Ugandan authorities did not initially detect an Ebola outbreak because patients weren’t showing typical symptoms of the lethal virus, the nation’s health minister reported on Sunday. Patients had fevers and were vomiting, but did not show other typical symptoms like hemorrhaging, Health Minister Dr. Christine Ondoa said. A team made up of personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ugandan health ministry and the World Health Organization early Monday were in Kibaale, a district in the midwestern part of the landlocked central African nation, WHO said in a statement. Medecins Sans Frontieres, also known as Doctors Without Borders, also is involved in setting up an “isolation center” at Kibaale’s hospital. National health authorities say the outbreak has infected at least 20 people, of whom 14 have died. Nine of the deaths were from a single household in the village of Nyanswiga, according to WHO. A medic who was treating victims is among the dead, Ondoa said. Officials are trying to determine the extent of the outbreak, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said Sunday. The Atlanta-based organization was sending about five people to join a group of CDC staffers who are permanently based in Uganda, according to the spokesman.

“These outbreaks have a tendency to stamp themselves out, if you will, if we can get in and … stop the chain of transmission,” he said. Ondoa described the Ebola-Sudan strain detected as “mild” compared to other types of Ebola, noting that victims’ lives can be saved with intervention. The cases have emerged in Kibaale, where a national task force had been mobilized in an effort to combat the outbreak. As of early Monday in Uganda, two people with the virus remained hospitalized in stable condition, said WHO. One was a 38-year-old woman who’d attended to her sister, the medic who died, and another was a 30-year-old woman who participated in the burial of one of the other victims. The Ebola virus is considered a highly infectious disease spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, with symptoms that include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, measles-like rash, red eyes and at times bleeding from body openings. Health officials urged the public to report suspected cases and avoid contact with anyone who has contracted the virus and to disinfect the bedding and clothing of an infected person by using protective gloves and masks. Officials also advised against eating dead animals, especially monkeys, and to avoid public gatherings in the affected district. Given these precautions, WHO said in its statement that it would not recommend any travel restrictions to Uganda because of the Ebola outbreak.

 

Today Epidemic Hazard India State of Punjab, Dasuya Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in India on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 02:56 (02:56 AM) UTC.

Description
The number of gastro entritis cases has gone up to 132 at Dasuya in Punjab where spread of cholera and gastro enteritis cases was reported in some districts. Out of these, 86 have been discharged after treatment, a senior medical officer said today. Yesterday, the number of gastro patients admitted to the civil hospital at Dasuya was 117. Meanwhile, three serious patients were referred to Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Dr Naresh Kansra, senior medical officer (SMO) of the Dasuya Civil Hospital said today. An increase in the number of gastro patients has been witnessed at Dasuya in the past few days. Director family welfare Punjab Karnjit Singh and state surveillance officer Deepak Bhatia inspected the areas of Dasuya town affected by gastroenteritis and also went to the hospital to meet the patients. Over 4000 chlorine tablets were distributed among the people of the area.
Biohazard name: Cholera and gastroenteritis diseases
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
29.07.2012 Epidemic India State of Orissa, [Balikuda block] Damage level Details

Epidemic in India on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 at 16:37 (04:37 PM) UTC.

Description
At least three people were killed including a girl child and about 70 residents have been affected following cholera broke out in Dobhala village under Borekina Panchayat in Balikuda block past one week, reports said that most of the victims are undergoing treatment in headquarters hospital here and Borekina, Balikuda PHCs. Sources said that the deceased’s have been identified as Nari Sethy [70], Kailash Barik [45] and Ankita Barik a five year old girl child of Sudhansu Barik and affected victims shifted to headquarters hospital for treatment on Saturday night have been named as Betani Sethy, Anju Barik, Rangalata Barik, Nandei Sethy and Bebina Barik, meanwhile hospital sources said that their conditions are fast curing and would be discharged soon. Report said that this coastal village has population of about 700 numbers, and one week ago few people had complained suffering stomach ailments and dehydration and the illness turned to cholera when Nari Sethy a septuagenarian died in home on Wednesday night, soon after numbers of cholera affected people had grown inside village and till date about 5 to 7 people are going to be affected daily shifting to hospital for treatment. Ironically the nearby Borekina PHC suffers without any doctor past six years, one retired doctor has posted on contractual and a pharmacist are catering medical service at hospital as consequence victims have opted either moving Balikuda PHC or headquarters hospital for treatment after cholera broke out in village. The district headquarters hospital sources said after information reached a medical team comprising doctors, pharmacists and health staff have sent to village to study the situation and our medical team preliminary investigation indicates that due to using contaminated water the villagers have been affected, and we are taking all health related measures at village, informed Bijaya Sahoo, chief district medical officer.
Biohazard name: Cholera Outbreak
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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Status: confirmed
29.07.2012 Epidemic Hazard Pakistan Province of Northwest Territories, Mohmand Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Pakistan on Sunday, 29 July, 2012 at 08:14 (08:14 AM) UTC.

Description
Locals claim an outbreak of measles in Ambar tehsil of Mohmand Agency has killed six children. Officials confirmed the death of two of the children, but said they died because of an unconfirmed disease. Local Qari Ali Gul told The Express Tribune on Saturday that the disease has struck the areas of Gumbati, Shaji Kor, Soor Tangi, Bakhmal Shah, Musa Kor and Khairo Kor, and has affected a large number of tribesmen. Another local, Mushtaq Khan, said that affected children were taken to Khar Hospital in Bajaur Agency. They said that the residents informed the agency surgeon to send inoculation teams to control the spread of the disease. They also urged the government to send mobile vaccination teams and said the situation may become uncontrollable if prompt action was not taken. An Expanded Programme on Immunisation Mohmand Agency Officer, Dr Shabeer, denied the spread of the disease and the cause of the deaths. “Two deaths have been reported in Ambar and Utmanzai but by an unknown disease, we cannot confirm they were caused by measles,” he said. He added that the areas further away lack qualified doctors and people depend on unqualified doctors.

“The scarcity of proper health facilities worsens the situation in these circumstances,” he said. He claimed the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) child heath project had worked in three community health centres, one in Daravo, one in Had Kor and one in Shati Meena. Ambar is a tehsil of the agency bordering Bajaur Agency. The area lacks basic amenities regularly, and has only one high and middle school with most residents going to schools in Charsadda. In June, 211 children with symptoms of measles were brought to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) Peshawar from different areas of K-P and Fata. Hospital data revealed that a total of 989 cases of measles were brought to the LRH over the past six months, of which 884 were discharged and 44 had died. Nine patients left the hospital against doctors’ advice. A study conducted by Dr Majid Khan and Dr Tariq Anwar at LRH from November 1, 2011, to May 22 this year, revealed that the measles outbreak in K-P and Fata was a result of poor vaccination campaigns, military conflict, migration and malnutrition in the area. Talking to The Express Tribune, Dr Khan explained that measles was an infectious viral disease that could easily spread through migrating people, especially if they have a weak immunity due to inadequate food intake. He said the hospital has received children as young as four months suffering from measles. Khan explained that children younger than nine months usually do not get measles as they have antibodies transmitted from their mothers during pregnancy. This shows that the mothers did not receive proper nutrition. Measles is highly contagious and spread by a virus that is easily prevented by proper immunisation but can be fatal. It caused nearly 140,000 deaths worldwide in 2010, according to the World Health Organisation – 95% in low income countries with poor health infrastructure.

Biohazard name: Measles (fatal)
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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Solar Activity

2MIN News July 29, 2012

Published on Jul 29, 2012 by

EARTHQUAKE WATCH: http://youtu.be/SMiHsOYwdCs

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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

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]

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!]

US Drought Area Triples in 1 Week

Published on Jul 28, 2012 by

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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
217013 (2001 AA50) 31st July 2012 1 day(s) 0.1355 52.7 580 m – 1.3 km 22.15 km/s 79740 km/h
(2012 DS30) 02nd August 2012 3 day(s) 0.1224 47.6 18 m – 39 m 5.39 km/s 19404 km/h
(2000 RN77) 03rd August 2012 4 day(s) 0.1955 76.1 410 m – 920 m 9.87 km/s 35532 km/h
(2004 SB56) 04th August 2012 5 day(s) 0.1393 54.2 380 m – 840 m 13.72 km/s 49392 km/h
(2000 SD8) 04th August 2012 5 day(s) 0.1675 65.2 180 m – 400 m 5.82 km/s 20952 km/h
(2006 EC) 06th August 2012 7 day(s) 0.0932 36.3 13 m – 28 m 6.13 km/s 22068 km/h
(2006 MV1) 07th August 2012 8 day(s) 0.0612 23.8 12 m – 28 m 4.79 km/s 17244 km/h
(2005 RK3) 08th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.1843 71.7 52 m – 120 m 8.27 km/s 29772 km/h
(2009 BW2) 09th August 2012 10 day(s) 0.0337 13.1 25 m – 56 m 5.27 km/s 18972 km/h
277475 (2005 WK4) 09th August 2012 10 day(s) 0.1283 49.9 260 m – 580 m 6.18 km/s 22248 km/h
(2004 SC56) 09th August 2012 10 day(s) 0.0811 31.6 74 m – 170 m 10.57 km/s 38052 km/h
(2008 AF4) 10th August 2012 11 day(s) 0.1936 75.3 310 m – 690 m 16.05 km/s 57780 km/h
37655 Illapa 12th August 2012 13 day(s) 0.0951 37.0 770 m – 1.7 km 28.73 km/s 103428 km/h
(2012 HS15) 14th August 2012 15 day(s) 0.1803 70.2 220 m – 490 m 11.54 km/s 41544 km/h
4581 Asclepius 16th August 2012 17 day(s) 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 13.48 km/s 48528 km/h
(2008 TC4) 18th August 2012 19 day(s) 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 17.34 km/s 62424 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 21 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 21 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
162421 (2000 ET70) 21st August 2012 22 day(s) 0.1503 58.5 640 m – 1.4 km 12.92 km/s 46512 km/h
(2007 WU3) 21st August 2012 22 day(s) 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 5.25 km/s 18900 km/h
(2012 BB14) 24th August 2012 25 day(s) 0.1234 48.0 27 m – 60 m 2.58 km/s 9288 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

 

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

Biological Hazard in Philippines on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 04:51 (04:51 AM) UTC.

Description
Lunchtime Sunday at the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) turned bad after at least 100 students had to be rushed to area hospitals after suffering a nasty bout of food poisoning. According to an Ateneo de Davao University press statement Sunday: “A number of students, staff and administrators were rushed to the hospital a few hours after lunch after they complained of upset stomach with bouts of vomiting. Administrators and staff were dispatched to assist students in the hospitals. Some of the students were confined, majority were sent home after they were checked by doctors and administered the appropriate medications.” The Philippine news source, Interaksyon reports Sunday, the students were attending the student leaders gathering – called Sui Generis – with ADDU President Fr. Joel Tabora. The gathering of students ate lunch at the school around 12:30 pm. The menu included chicken adobo, pancit, fish , rice and buco salad. A couple of hours later, students starting getting sick, showing food poisoning symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Chair of the student council Samahan, Mureene Ann Villamor told Interaksyon reporters that the chicken adobo “smelled terrible.” On the Facebook page of the student paper, Atenews, there are several posts about the outbreak including a photo of the implicated food, chicken adobo (or adobong manok ) by photographer Caycee Coronel. Students were taken to Davao Doctors Hospital and San Pedro Hospital or treatment. The etiologic agent of the outbreak has yet to be determined.
Biohazard name: Mass. Food Poisoning
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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Articles of Interest

Today Power Outage India Multiple areas, [Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir] Damage level Details

Power Outage in India on Monday, 30 July, 2012 at 03:26 (03:26 AM) UTC.

Description
Seven states in North India have been facing a long power cut since late Sunday night. Due to a massive breakdown in the northern grid, the main power source for the affected states, there has been a massive power outage. The affected states are Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. There is no power in Delhi and its neighbouring states since 2 am reports IBN-Live. According to the report, Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that it’ll take another one and a half hour’s time to restore power. “My officers are on the spot. The fault is found near Agra. It will be corrected in one and a half hour time,” he said. Thousands of commuters in the Delhi Metro will face a harrowing time on Monday morning as services of all the lines of the Metro have been disrupted due to tripping of power supply. Train services on the 190-km Metro network connecting length and breath of the national capital were affected due to The Northern Grid failure also caused power cuts in large parts of Delhi. “Metro service will not be available today (Monday) till the supply is restored as it is a major Northern Grid power failure,” a Delhi Metro official said. The Delhi Metro normally operates over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on week days.

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Earthquakes

 

RSOE EDIS

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
23.07.2012 09:15:35 5.0 North America United States Alaska Attu Station VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 09:05:23 5.1 North America United States Alaska Attu Station VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 08:50:32 2.0 North America United States Alaska Hope VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 08:40:21 2.5 South-America Peru Tacna Sobraya There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 08:40:45 3.0 Europe Cyprus Famagusta Trikomo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 07:41:13 2.4 North America United States Nevada Mina There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 08:41:11 2.2 Asia Turkey Mu?la Yatagan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 07:20:29 4.7 North Pole Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard Barentsburg VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 07:40:21 4.6 North Pole Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard Barentsburg VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 07:40:49 2.1 Asia Turkey Mu?la Bodrum There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 06:40:54 2.8 Caribbean Puerto Rico Rincon Rincon VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 06:35:24 2.6 South-America Chile Valparaíso La Ligua VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 05:40:29 3.3 Caribbean Dominican Republic Samaná Santa Barbara de Samana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 05:35:19 2.2 Asia Turkey Kütahya Saphane There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 05:35:57 2.5 South-America Peru Tacna Sobraya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 04:55:51 2.3 North America United States California Pearsonville There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 06:35:43 2.5 Europe Italy Calabria Bovalino Superiore VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 05:36:25 2.0 Asia Turkey Mu?la Datca There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 04:30:22 2.7 South-America Chile Antofagasta Tocopilla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 05:36:51 3.6 Middle-East Iran Hormozg?n Minab VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 03:45:30 2.3 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 03:25:24 2.7 South-America Bolivia Potosí Villa Alota There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 03:10:38 4.1 North America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 03:25:44 4.1 North-America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 04:30:46 2.4 Asia Turkey Yozgat Cekerek VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 04:31:06 2.2 Asia Turkey Manisa Akhisar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 03:26:02 5.2 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Papua Nabire VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 02:45:26 5.2 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Papua Nabire VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 03:26:21 2.5 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna Calerno VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 02:20:27 2.3 Asia Turkey Kütahya Pazarlar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 02:20:47 2.3 Europe Poland Silesian Voivodeship Gorki Slaskie VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 02:21:07 3.0 Asia Turkey ?zmir Urla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:10:32 2.0 North America United States California Mentone VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 08:41:33 3.0 Asia Turkey Antalya Kalkan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 00:40:35 2.0 North America United States California Pearsonville There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
23.07.2012 01:15:25 3.0 Europe Albania Elbasan Gramsh VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:15:45 2.4 Europe France Pays de la Loire Apremont VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:16:04 4.2 Asia Taiwan Taipei Taipei There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:16:25 3.0 Europe Greece Central Macedonia Kavallaris VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:16:45 2.6 Asia Turkey Antalya Beykonak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:17:07 3.1 South-America Peru Tacna Sobraya There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 01:17:26 2.1 Asia Turkey Van Toyga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 00:15:24 2.8 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna Calerno VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 23:10:26 2.3 Asia Turkey Denizli Kale VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
23.07.2012 00:15:46 4.7 Asia China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu Hotan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 22:10:25 2.7 Europe Greece West Greece Sardinia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 21:50:33 2.1 North America United States Alaska Skwentna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 22:30:33 4.6 Middle America Nicaragua Managua Masachapa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 23:10:49 4.6 Middle-America Nicaragua Managua Masachapa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 22:10:47 2.6 Asia Turkey Antalya Beykonak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

 

 

 

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Eureka Earthquake: Twin Quakes Shake Up Northern California

 

Eureka Earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No damage or injuries have been reported after two earthquakes rattled the Northern California coast Friday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.1 quake hit about 78 miles southwest of Eureka at 6:52 p.m. Friday.

Then just after 11 p.m. a magnitude 5.2 earthquake was recorded about 62 miles southwest of Eureka.

A dispatcher at the Eureka Police Department says the quakes were felt in the community, but police had no reports of damage or injuries.

USGS seismologist John Bellini says the quakes took place in an area where there’s a lot of seismic activity.

 

 

 

 

 

Earthquake Watch; Planetary Positions & Spaceweather – Current Watch Peaks July 28 2012

Published on Jul 22, 2012 by

Data Set Compiled Courtesy of: USGS, SDO, SOHO, JPL, Stellarium [Google them if you don’t know.]

PLANETARY GEOMETRY & EARTHQUAKES:
Bigbytes – http://dcsymbols.com/future/quepaso.htm
dcsymbols – http://www.youtube.com/user/dcsymbols
ALSO: See books shown in the opening of the video. [try using abebooks or sacred science institute to find them]

SOLAR/SEISMIC CONNECTION:
1) Solar Activity as a Trigger Mechanism For Earthquakes. Simpson, John F. University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Revised December 16, 1967
[In my opinion, only valuable for the theorized trigger mechanism]
2) Long-Period Trends in Global Seismic and Geomagnetic Activity and their Relation to Solar Activity. S. Odintsov, K. Boyarchuk, K. Georgieva, B. Kirov, D. Atanasov. Russian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University, Bulgaria. Accepted March 18, 2005.
3) Does the Solar Cycle Modulate Seismic and Volcanic Activty? A. Mazzarella, A. Palumbo. University of Naples, Italy. Accepted April 10, 1989.

SOLAR/ATMOSPHERIC CONNECTION:
Physical Mechanism of the Action of Solar Activty and other Geophysical Factors on the State of the Lower Atmosphere, meteorological parameters, and Climate. M. I. Pudovkin, O. M. Raspoov. Phys.-Usp. 36 644 (http://iopscience.iop.org/1063-7869/36/7/A09). 1993.

Interesting:::: CHINA QUAKE – 5/12/2008:
Formation Mechanism of Great Positive TEC Disturbances Prior to Wenchuan Earthquake on May 12, 2008. M. V. Klimenko, V. V. Klimenko, I. E. Zakharenkova, S.A. Pulinets, B. Zhao, M. N. Tsidilina. West Dept. of N.V. Pushkov, Kaliningrad State Technical University, Fedorov Institute of Applied geophysics, IKI (Moscow), Beijing National Observatory of Space Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Accepted March 31, 2011

Two Examples of Quake Forecasters Using Coronal Holes: Astrotometry, thebarcaroller

 

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

 

Excessive Heat Warning

 

DES MOINES IA
TULSA OK
PADUCAH KY
OMAHA/VALLEY NE
TOPEKA KS
KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
ST LOUIS MO




Heat Advisory

 

MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
LINCOLN IL
MEMPHIS TN
INDIANAPOLIS IN
GOODLAND KS
HASTINGS NE
SPRINGFIELD MO
NORMAN OK
TULSA OK
NORTH PLATTE NE
SIOUX FALLS SD
WICHITA KS
OMAHA/VALLEY NE
ST LOUIS MO



Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

 

NORTH PLATTE NE
RENO NV

 

Fire Weather Watch

 

BILLINGS MT
GREAT FALLS MT
MISSOULA MT
NORMAN OK

 

 

Today Forest / Wild Fire Spain Catalonia , [Northeast Region] Damage level
Details

 

 

Forest / Wild Fire in Spain on Monday, 23 July, 2012 at 03:05 (03:05 AM) UTC.

Description
A series of raging wildfires in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia have killed at least three people and injured nineteen others, officials said on Sunday. The fires have burned thousands of acres (hectares) in recent days. The fires, which have been fanned by dry conditions and winds up to 55 miles (90 kilometers) per hour, have burned about 13,000 hectares (32,100 acres) as of late Sunday evening. The most serious fire broke out on Sunday afternoon and continued to burn out of control during the late evening hours. According to the Spanish Interior Minister, at least three people have been killed by the fires. A 60-year-old man and his 15-year-old daughter were killed after they attempted to evade flames by jumping off of a cliff and drowned in the sea below. A 75-year-old man was killed when he went into cardiac arrest. Spanish authorities said a further nineteen people have been injured, including an 8-year-old girl and a 65-year-old French citizen who suffered burns to 80 percent of his body. Thousands of people have also been forced to evacuate their homes, and more evacuations are expected if the fires continue to spread. Spain is regularly hit by wildfires. Eleven firefighters were killed in 2005 when a forest fire caused by a barbecue devastated a large area in Spain’s central province of Guadalajara. A wildfire also burned more than 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres) on the Spanish island of Ibiza in May 2011, making it the worst wildfire in the island’s history.

 

 

 

 

 

Idaho wildfires report

 

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho — Authorities say U.S. Highway 95 has been reduced to one lane near Midvale as crews battle a 600-acre wildfire in western Idaho. Roadside Fire started early Friday and the cause has not yet been determined. Denise Cobb with the Payette National Forest says the fire is burning on a mix of private, state, and federal land within the forest’s protection zone. Officials reported just before 2 p.m. that the blaze had crossed Sage Creek and was heading northwest. To the south, firefighters said a brush fire that burned 100 acres near Highway 55 outside of Horseshoe Bend had been contained. The Summit Ridge Fire ignited Thursday afternoon and forced the evacuation of more than 10 homes. The blaze destroyed a barn but no houses were harmed.

 

 

Wildfires reignite in Soda, Grace areas

By Journal staff

Fires that reignited in Soda Springs and the Grace area were deemed under control  Friday evening, according to officials.

Firefighters in Caribou County put out a blaze east of Soda Springs Thursday that had started the day before. Crews then reported to another fire that afternoon on the 1900 block of Turner Road in Grace. According to a previous Journal article, the resident’s trash incinerator ignited nearby grass which spread around the home and along the road. Fire crews arrived and worked to extinguish the blaze.

As of Thursday the fires had been under control, but were reignited Friday.

The fire that threatened homes near Soda Springs had burned more than 200 acres. It appeared to have caused smoke damage to some residences. Although it was reported the Soda fire had reignited, it was not known as of press time if the more acreage had burned.

The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said a press release would likely be issued Monday.

 

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Storms / Tornadoes / Flooding / Landslides / Mudslides

 

 

 Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Vicente (09W) Pacific Ocean 21.07.2012 23.07.2012 Tropical Storm 345 ° 102 km/h 130 km/h 3.66 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Vicente (09W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 19° 30.000, E 116° 36.000
Start up: 21st July 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 107.66 km
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Report by: JTWC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
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Gust
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Category Course Wave Pressure Source
22nd Jul 2012 05:07:48 N 19° 24.000, E 115° 30.000 19 83 102 Tropical Storm 290 10 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
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23rd Jul 2012 05:07:51 N 19° 54.000, E 115° 0.000 11 102 130 Tropical Storm 345 ° 12 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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Source
24th Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 22° 18.000, E 110° 12.000 Tropical Storm 74 93 JTWC
24th Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 36.000, E 112° 30.000 Typhoon I. 120 148 JTWC
25th Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 30.000, E 107° 48.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 JTWC
26th Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 30.000, E 104° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC

 

 

Today Tornado Canada Province of Saskatchewan, Smeaton Damage level
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Tornado in Canada on Monday, 23 July, 2012 at 03:01 (03:01 AM) UTC.

Description
Constable Lance Bouvier with the Smeaton Detachment of the RCMP said they were kept busy Saturday night after reports of a tornado touching down. “About five miles south of Smeaton a tornado had touched down and it headed north. It went through four farms and farm fields and left a path of destruction. The first farm it went through toppled a bunch of trees and leveled a chicken coop and threw trees around the yard. It continued further north and got to another farm and it leveled everything and leveled a house,” Bouvier said. Bouvier said the house had been moved 30 feet from its foundation and only had two walls left after the tornado went through the property. The man was not injured but shaken up. Lyle White the fire chief of Smeaton and District Fire and Rescue received the call to attend the scene shortly after 8 p.m. “We had a call of a tornado hitting a farm and a man missing,” White said. “When we arrived, I did meet the gentleman; the owner, when we got to the yard and we realized there wasn’t anybody missing … when we arrived on the scene the house was pretty much destroyed.” He described trees were torn down, machinery had been tossed around, and there was no roof on the garage. Lyn Brown was on her way into town when she witnessed the twister from Hwy 55. “After we saw the touchdown we were bombarded by quarter size hail as we turned into Smeaton.”

“The noise in the truck was deafening, it sounded like we were being pelted with rocks, ” Brown said. The tornado than moved further north and hit another farm yard where it leveled more structures, uprooted trees and even snapped power poles like toothpicks. “The family there was inside the house, but they were in the basement when it went through. No one was injured or hurt at that residence. Then it went across the street to another farm yard, and there it leveled a bunch of trees, it didn’t hit the house or other outbuildings. Soon after that it dissipated, the tornado lost its energy. There is a lot of damage,” Bouvier said. Bouvier said the tornado spanned about three miles and the Smeaton area had sever rain, hail and wind. There is a lot of water in the area but Bouvier said there is nothing in the way of flooding. Power lines had been destroyed in the area, but SaskPower crews were on scene quickly and restored power within four hours. That wasn’t the only report of a twister on Saturday night. The paNOW newsroom was flooded with photos of a sighting near Anglin Lake and Emma Lake. One witness said she narrowly got off the water before a bad storm hit Anglin Lake, located about 60 kilometres north of Prince Albert. She said hail and high winds knocked down trees. The same storm cell spawned a tornado in the area, however that has not been confirmed by Environment Canada. Devon and Shannon Billo watched the ominous clouds roll in from their camper at Sunnyside Beach at Emma Lake, located south of Anglin Lake. They said they saw a funnel cloud appear to touch down twice around 6:30 p.m. For the remainder of the evening thunderstorm watches were in effect for central and eastern areas of the province.

 

 

Today Flash Flood India State of Maharastra, Yavatmal Damage level
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Flash Flood in India on Monday, 23 July, 2012 at 03:03 (03:03 AM) UTC.

Description
Torrential rain since Saturday midnight have either marooned or cut off over 30 villages from the rest of the district. District administration has started evacuating people from these villages to safer locations and also distributing food packets and drinking water. According to district collector, Ashwin Mudgal, at least 30 villages in Arni, Darwha, Yavatmal and Ralegaon tehsils are flooded. People from eight villages have been shifted to safer places since Sunday morning, he said. “The bridge between Yavatmal and Arni at Yeola village is submerged. Same is the case with the bridge between Arni and Mahur. As a result, Arni town and surrounding villages are cut off from the rest of the district,” Mudgal said. The administration has also alerted villages along banks of major rivers and nullahs so that people can be evacuated in time. Several trees have been uprooted while many houses in low lying areas are under water. “No casualty has been reported so far and damages are yet to be ascertained,” the collector added. The flood situation in Arni and Yavatmal Tehsil remains unchanged while water is reportedly receding in Darwha, Ralegaon and other parts of the district. Heavy rains are still lashing most of the affected villages. “Till 8am on Sunday, the district recorded 70-75mm average rainfall but it picked up afterwards causing flooding of many areas,” Mudgal said adding that a final report is awaited.

 

 

Flood Warning

 

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Heavy Rains Blamed for at Least 37 Deaths in Beijing

Reuters

Residents sat amid debris and damaged vehicles after a flood caused by heavy rainfall swept through Wa Jing Village near Beijing.

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 BEIJING — The heaviest rainfall in six decades caused widespread havoc in this capital over the weekend, killing at least 37 people and forcing the evacuation of 50,000 others from waterlogged neighborhoods and villages, according to the state news media.
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More than six inches of rain fell overnight Saturday into Sunday, collapsing roofs, downing power lines and turning highway underpasses into ponds that engulfed scores of cars and buses. About 80,000 passengers at Beijing Capital International Airport were stranded overnight after fierce thunderstorms forced the cancellation of 500 flights, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

The sewer system of Beijing, a city poised on the edge of the Gobi Desert, is ill-equipped to handle heavy precipitation; residents in low-lying areas are accustomed to dealing with minor flooding after rainstorms. Officials said the rain, which began at noon and stretched into the early morning, was the heaviest since 1951.

The city’s flood control bureau said the downpour in the city’s southwestern Fangshan district brought 18 inches of water and forced the evacuation of hundreds, including 350 students who were trapped at a military training site. Among the dead were a police officer electrocuted by a falling power line and another person struck by lightning.

Elsewhere in the country, at least 10 people drowned or perished in landslides, including four people killed in northern Shanxi Province when their truck was swept away by a swollen river, the state news media reported.

Although the rain yielded to sunny skies on Sunday, meteorologists warned of more stormy weather in the coming days.

 

 

18 die as bus plunges into gorge in India

A government official in India says 18 people are dead after a bus fell into a deep gorge after being hit by hurtling boulders during a landslide in the mountainous northeast. Another 17 people are injured.

The Associated Press

GAUHATI, India —A government official in India says 18 people are dead after a bus fell into a deep gorge after being hit by hurtling boulders during a landslide in the mountainous northeast. Another 17 people are injured.

Arunachal Pradesh state Transport Minister Zoram Sangliana says the bus plunged about 45 meters (150 feet) into the gorge early Saturday near Keifang, a village 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Aizawl, the state capital. Monsoon rains triggered the landslide in the region.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital, Sangliana told The Associated Press.

India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed every year. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.

 

 

 

Deadly mudslides sweep through Austria

Deadly mudslides sweep through Austria

A person has been killed in Austria after torrential rains triggered mudslides and flooding across several provinces.

360 people living in an alpine region were forced to evacuate their homes after a torrent of mud swept through.

The rain has destroyed houses, cut off villages and damaged roads.

More rain is forecast over the coming days.

 

 

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Solar Activity

2MIN News July 22, 2012: Minor Spaceweather – Noticeable Effects

Published on Jul 22, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
China Rain: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-07/22/c_131730395.htm
Electric Atmosphere: http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/4900/the-electric-atmosphere

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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

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]

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!]

 BREAKING: Sun – Unidentified Anomaly Creates Plasma Vortex

Published on Jul 22, 2012 by

Sun – Unidentified Anomaly Creates Plasma Vortex

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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
(2011 CA7) 23rd July 2012 0 day(s) 0.1492 58.1 2.3 m – 5.1 m 5.43 km/s 19548 km/h
(2012 BB124) 24th July 2012 1 day(s) 0.1610 62.7 170 m – 380 m 8.78 km/s 31608 km/h
(2009 PC) 28th July 2012 5 day(s) 0.1772 68.9 61 m – 140 m 7.34 km/s 26424 km/h
217013 (2001 AA50) 31st July 2012 8 day(s) 0.1355 52.7 580 m – 1.3 km 22.15 km/s 79740 km/h
(2012 DS30) 02nd August 2012 10 day(s) 0.1224 47.6 18 m – 39 m 5.39 km/s 19404 km/h
(2000 RN77) 03rd August 2012 11 day(s) 0.1955 76.1 410 m – 920 m 9.87 km/s 35532 km/h
(2004 SB56) 04th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1393 54.2 380 m – 840 m 13.72 km/s 49392 km/h
(2000 SD8) 04th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1675 65.2 180 m – 400 m 5.82 km/s 20952 km/h
(2006 EC) 06th August 2012 14 day(s) 0.0932 36.3 13 m – 28 m 6.13 km/s 22068 km/h
(2006 MV1) 07th August 2012 15 day(s) 0.0612 23.8 12 m – 28 m 4.79 km/s 17244 km/h
(2005 RK3) 08th August 2012 16 day(s) 0.1843 71.7 52 m – 120 m 8.27 km/s 29772 km/h
(2009 BW2) 09th August 2012 17 day(s) 0.0337 13.1 25 m – 56 m 5.27 km/s 18972 km/h
277475 (2005 WK4) 09th August 2012 17 day(s) 0.1283 49.9 260 m – 580 m 6.18 km/s 22248 km/h
(2004 SC56) 09th August 2012 17 day(s) 0.0811 31.6 74 m – 170 m 10.57 km/s 38052 km/h
(2008 AF4) 10th August 2012 18 day(s) 0.1936 75.3 310 m – 690 m 16.05 km/s 57780 km/h
37655 Illapa 12th August 2012 20 day(s) 0.0951 37.0 770 m – 1.7 km 28.73 km/s 103428 km/h
(2012 HS15) 14th August 2012 22 day(s) 0.1803 70.2 220 m – 490 m 11.54 km/s 41544 km/h
4581 Asclepius 16th August 2012 24 day(s) 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 13.48 km/s 48528 km/h
(2008 TC4) 18th August 2012 26 day(s) 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 17.34 km/s 62424 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 28 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 28 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
162421 (2000 ET70) 21st August 2012 29 day(s) 0.1503 58.5 640 m – 1.4 km 12.92 km/s 46512 km/h
(2007 WU3) 21st August 2012 29 day(s) 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 5.25 km/s 18900 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

 

 

 

 

 

NASA Scopes Out Another Exoplanet That’s Two-Thirds the Size of Earth

By Elizabeth Fish, PCWorld

[Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]NASA’s range of telescopes continually manage to surprise and delight with their frequent discoveries of planets far, far away–some of which are particularly quirky. While Kepler may be the best known of these telescopes, this time the Spitzer Space Telescope made a pretty interesting discovery this week: an exoplanet two-thirds the size of Earth.

This may not seem like such a big deal, but it’s not very common for us to find exoplanets (planets outside of our own solar system) to be smaller than Earth in size, or us to fine one so relatively close. The planet, named UCF-1.01, is “just” 33 light years away. Additionally, Spitzer is normally used to study exoplanets already discovered and not to discover new exoplanets, so this is not only a first for the telescope, but a potential new role in for it.

Size-wise, UCF-1.01 is around 5,200 miles in diameter, and was discovered when scientists were using Spitzer to study Neptune-sized exoplanet GJ 436b, which orbits the red-dwarf star GJ 436. Scientists noticed “dips” in the infrared coming from the star that were not caused from GJ 436b passing by it. This in turn led to the discovery of UCT-1.01. Its year lasts only about 1.4 Earth days due to how close the planet orbits its star.

The planet’s temperatures are around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning there’s very little in terms of atmosphere. This isn’t surprising, considering how closely it orbits its sun. Scientists believe the planet itself has melted slightly, causing a molten surface.

It’s a precious discovery, considering that of the 1,800 planetary candidates discovered by NASA, only three were smaller than Earth. Three. You can find out more about the Spitzer Space Telescope and its missions on NASA’s website.

[NASA]

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Mysterious  Occurrences

Mysterious abyssal hole opens up in Magdalena, New Mexico (July 21, 2012)

Published on Jul 21, 2012 by

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Environmental Pollution

 

 

Today Biological Hazard Canada Province of Alberta, [Ma-Me-O Beach, Pigeon Lake] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in Canada on Monday, 23 July, 2012 at 06:02 (06:02 AM) UTC.

Description
Beach-front property owners on Pigeon Lake were shocked Sunday morning to see “thousands” of dead fish wash up on the sand along Ma-Me-O Beach. Seagulls were feasting on the piles of dead walleye along the beach as community members led a self-started clean-up operation on the lake 109 kilometres southwest of Edmonton. From the window of her cabin, Deborah Cresswell said she could see at least a dozen people walking the shoreline, organizing the fish into piles and shovelling them into the bucket of a backhoe for disposal. “It’s surprising because we’ve been going to the beach and swimming every day and suddenly … we go to the beach and it’s littered with thousands of dead fish,” Cresswell said. “The fish started coming in last (Saturday) night after it was really windy,” Cresswell said, speculating that “the weather gets a little too hot and when the water gets above a certain temperature, the fish all die.” The fish aren’t small either, Cresswell said. Each fish is at least a foot-and-a-half long and would’ve made any sport-fisherman happy with his catch. Even now, the dead fish are still washing ashore, she said. Cresswell has lived in a cabin on Ma-Me-O Beach with her husband for several years. She said they’ve seen this happen twice before and believe it may be affecting the property values of cabins on the lake. “I think it is affecting the sale of cabins out here,” Cresswell said. “In the last few years, with the green algae and fish dying, people don’t want to come here and swim as much.” Cresswell said swimming and camping at Pigeon Lake has seen an increase in popularity this year, but fears people will stop coming if there are no fish to cast a line for. Alberta Fish and Wildlife could not be reached for comment Sunday. Pigeon Lake is a popular recreation lake. The summer village of Ma-Me-O beach has a population of up to 200 people during the summer. Ma-Me-O Beach gets its name from the Cree words for a “place of many shore birds.”
Biohazard name: Mass Die-off (Fishes)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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Today Environment Pollution Colombia Province of Boyaca , [Cano Limon Covenas oil well, near to Cubara] Damage level
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Environment Pollution in Colombia on Monday, 23 July, 2012 at 06:05 (06:05 AM) UTC.

Description
Blast-triggered oil leakage in eastern Columbia had contaminated rivers, leaving more than 120,000 residents vulnerable to water shortage, authorities said Sunday. An unidentified group sabotaged late Saturday a 780-km long pipeline at the Cano Limon Covenas oil well near Boyaca province’s Cubara, leaving the small city Saravena most affected, said Mining and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas. Saravena is a thriving urban centre thanks to foreign investment in the regional mining and oil industries in recent years. The spill seeped into both Royota and Arauca rivers, affecting the water supply to Saravena and its surroundings. At least 120,000 inhabitants were to face water shortage, estimated local authorities. Cardenas condemned the attack and said authorities did not yet know how much il had spilled into the waterways. “First, we must categorically reject and condemn this new act of terrorism … against the population, the natural resources and a resource as fundamental and essential as water,” Cardenas told local RCN radio. He added that water supply would be restored soon, as workers were trying to stem the spill and clean up the polluted rivers. The river of Arauca lies along the border with neighbouring Venezuela. Asked whether the spill could have affected communities in Venezuela, Cardenas said “it may have happened, but we have no official information.”

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Earthquakes

 

 

RSOE EDIS

 

 

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
22.07.2012 04:30:35 3.4 North America United States Alaska Clam Gulch There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 03:20:21 3.9 South-America Argentina Salta San Antonio de los Cobres There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 03:20:45 4.7 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Tongatapu Havelu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 02:25:27 4.7 Pacific Ocean Tonga Tongatapu Havelu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:30:40 2.0 North America United States Nevada Topaz Lake There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:16:31 2.7 North America United States Alaska Salcha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:31:05 3.1 Caribbean British Virgin Islands Road Town VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:15:20 4.2 Europe Russia Kuril’sk There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 00:56:05 4.2 Asia Russia Kuril’sk There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:15:46 2.5 Asia Turkey Denizli Kale VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 01:16:07 2.9 South-America Chile Antofagasta Calama There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 23:30:29 2.7 North America United States Alaska Susitna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
22.07.2012 01:20:39 3.2 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Canterbury Tai Tapu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
22.07.2012 00:10:22 2.0 Europe Italy Umbria Monte Grimano VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 00:10:43 4.8 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Vava`u Hihifo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 23:20:22 4.9 Pacific Ocean Tonga Vava`u Hihifo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 23:10:23 4.2 Europe Greece South Aegean Kamarion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 23:10:54 2.8 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna San Prospero VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 23:11:18 3.1 Europe Poland Lower Silesian Voivodeship Sieroszowice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 21:45:39 3.0 North America United States Alaska Old Harbor VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 22:05:26 3.5 South-America Chile Antofagasta Tocopilla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 02:20:27 3.0 Middle-East Lebanon Nabatîyé Habbouch VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
22.07.2012 00:11:14 3.1 Caribbean Dominican Republic La Altagracia Boca de Yuma VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 22:05:47 2.1 Asia Turkey Amasya Dedekoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 22:06:07 2.9 Asia Turkey Mu?la OEluedeniz VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 20:15:57 2.3 North America United States Alaska Ruby VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 22:06:30 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia East Nusa Tenggara Kisba Dua There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 20:00:22 2.6 Europe Greece Peloponnese Areopolis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 20:00:58 2.3 Asia Turkey Konya Kuyulusebil VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 19:45:30 2.4 North America United States Alaska Seward VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 19:30:35 2.0 North America United States California Coalinga VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 20:01:23 3.2 Middle-East Lebanon Nabatîyé Habbouch VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 20:01:48 2.7 Europe Greece Epirus Samonida VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 22:06:52 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia East Nusa Tenggara Kisba Dua There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 19:30:59 3.4 Caribbean Puerto Rico Hatillo Hatillo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 22:07:15 4.6 Indian Ocean Maldives Kudahuvadhoo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 20:02:17 2.9 South-America Chile Valparaíso La Ligua VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 18:30:37 2.1 North America United States California Descanso VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 18:56:11 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia East Nusa Tenggara Kisba Dua There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 18:21:04 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia East Nusa Tenggara Kisba Dua There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 18:56:43 3.4 Middle-East Iraq Arb?l Rawanduz VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 18:57:07 2.5 Asia Turkey Antalya Buyukbelkis VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 17:50:50 2.4 North America United States California Markleeville VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 17:55:19 2.8 Europe Greece Attica Agia Pelagia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 17:55:43 2.5 Asia Turkey Mu?la Kargi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 17:56:11 2.3 Asia Turkey Mu?la OEluedeniz VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 17:56:35 2.5 Asia Turkey Mu?la Yatagan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 16:55:19 2.5 Asia Turkey Mu?la OEluedeniz VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
21.07.2012 16:00:30 3.2 Middle America Mexico Baja California Alberto Oviedo Mota There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
21.07.2012 15:50:27 3.7 South-America Chile Antofagasta Tocopilla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

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Volcanic Activity

New Zealand : Tongariro volcano alert at new high

By Matthew Backhouse and Kieran Campbell

An aerial view over the Tongariro National Park. Photo / Greg Bowker

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An aerial view over the Tongariro National Park. Photo / Greg Bowker

A “sudden rise” in volcanic activity at Mt Tongariro has prompted scientists to lift its volcanic alert status for the first time.

But local businesses and conservation authorities remain unconcerned as they seek to reassure visitors it is “business as usual” at National Park.

GNS Science this afternoon lifted Mt Tongariro’s volcanic alert status from level zero to level one, and increased the aviation status from green to yellow.

It said a series of more than 20 “small” volcanic earthquakes had been recorded at Tongariro since July 13 – more than the average of two per year according to historic seismic data.

The quakes, below a magnitude of 2.5 and between 2-7km deep, were recorded in a cluster zone between Emerald Crater and Te Maari craters.

The sequence of earthquakes soon declined but restarted on Wednesday and increased in number yesterday and today.

GNS volcanologist Brad Scott said it was the first time the alert level had been lifted at Tongariro since the alert system was introduced.

“It’s displaying some form of unrest. We don’t know exactly what’s driving it, if we did we’d be saying.”

To get a clearer picture, GNS would deploy portable seismic recorders around the epicentres of the earthquakes and conduct sampling of selected hot springs, crater lakes and fumaroles in the area.

“We’ve got our permanent networks out giving us data in real time… (and) we want to compliment that with some more data, just to add to our knowledge.”

Mt Tongariro is a volcanic complex that lies to the north of Ngauruhoe and consists of numerous craters and vents.

There are six alert levels of volcanic action, increasing in seriousness from zero to five. Alert level one indicates “signs of volcano unrest”.

For the alert level to be lifted to two – “minor eruptive activity” – there would need to be an eruption and there was no indication that would happen.

The aviation status yellow also acts as a warning of increased unrest.

Department of Conservation local conservation analyst Harry Keys said GNS Science was dealing with the matter and the department did not need to take any action at this stage.

The popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing passed close to Te Maari craters, where the most recent ash eruptions took place from 1855 to 1897.

But there was no hazard at the moment and the crossing would remain open to the public.

“There are public safety matters if the volcano starts getting active, but at the moment the volcano is not getting active and it may not ever get active,” he said.

“We’ve got everything ready if we have to do anything. We will then go to the next stage, but at the moment we’re not doing anything.”

Dr Keys said he would not expect more or fewer visitors at the moment.

“It’s definitely business as usual. People might make their own decisions, but there’s no reason at the moment they should make any decisions about what they’ve planned.”

National Park Business Association chairman Murray Wilson said the only problem with volcanic activity was when it interrupted visitor flows.

He had been at a regional tourism meeting today but the issue was not even raised.

“It’s just a fact of life around here and I don’t think anyone around the place will be to excited about that – it’s probably more of a technical response than a physical response.”

Mr Wilson said “media hype” had been the biggest issue the last time neighbouring Ruapehu had erupted in the 1990s.

“The people around here depend on uninterrupted visitor flows. Last year we had interrupted visitor flows because of the Rugby World Cup – as soon as the rugby started, people tended to stay at home and go to the rugby matches.”

He did not think there would be much impact unless it was “over-reported and people get worried”.

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By Matthew Backhouse and Kieran Campbell | Email Matthew

Strong quake hits off east coast of New Zealand

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A strong earthquake has struck off the east coast of New Zealand, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.8 temblor struck Saturday off the east coast of the North Island at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles).

New Zealand is prone to earthquakes. In February 2011, a strong quake in Christchurch killed 185 people and destroyed much of the city’s downtown area.

X-rays illuminate the origin of volcanic hotspots

by Staff Writers
Paris, France (SPX)

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This is an illustration showing how the mantle plumes can be emitted from the core-mantle boundary region to reach the Earth’s crust. Due to the lateral displacement of the tectonic plates at the surface, the mantle plumes can create a series of aligned hot spot volcanoes. A mid ocean ridge and a subducted plate are also shown. Credit: ESRF/Denis Andrault/Henri Samuel. For a larger version of this image please go here.

Scientists have recreated the extreme conditions at the boundary between Earth’s core and its mantle, 2,900 km beneath the surface. Using the world’s most brilliant beam of X-rays, they probed speck-sized samples of rock at very high temperature and pressure to show for the first time that partially molten rock under these conditions is buoyant and should segregate towards the Earth’s surface.

This observation is a strong evidence for the theory that volcanic hotspots like the Hawaiian Islands originate from mantle plumes generated at the Earth’s core-mantle boundary. The results are published in Nature dated 19 July 2012.

The group of scientists was led by Denis Andrault from the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans of University Blaise Pascal in Clermont, and included scientists from the CNRS in Clermont and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France.

Most volcanoes are situated where continental plates are pushed or pulled against each other. Here, the continental crust is weakened, and the magma can break through to the surface. The Pacific “Ring of Fire”, for example, exhibits such plate movements, resulting in powerful Earthquakes and numerous active volcanoes.

Volcanic hotspots are of a completely different nature because most of them are far away from plate boundaries. The Hawaiian Islands, for example, are a chain of volcanoes thought to have their origin in a mysterious hot spot beneath the Pacific ocean floor. Every island in the chain starts as an active volcano fed by the hot spot that eventually rises above the ocean surface. As plate tectonics move the volcano away from the hotspot, it becomes extinct.

The hot spot will in the meantime create another volcano: the next island in the chain. The Hawaiian Islands are one of many examples of this process, like the Canary Islands, La Reunion or the Azores.

The nature of the hot-spot source and its location in the mantle have remained elusive to the present day. One explanation is narrow streams of magma conveyed to the Earth’s surface from the boundary between the Earth’s core of liquid iron and the solid mantle of silicate rock. Whether the lowermost mantle expels such streams of magma called mantle plumes is one of today’s major controversies among geologists.

What material can be stored at the core-mantle boundary and become sufficiently light to rise through 2900 km of thick solid mantle? This was the question Denis Andrault and his colleagues addressed when they set out to recreate in a laboratory the conditions found at the core-mantle boundary.

They compressed tiny pieces of rock, the size of a speck of dust and ten times thinner than a human hair, between the tips of two conical diamonds to a pressure of more than one million bar. A laser beam then heated these samples to temperatures between 3000 and 4000 degrees Celsius, which scientists believe is representative of the 200km-thick core-mantle boundary. The samples are extremely small compared to the natural processes occurring in the Earth.

However, the melting processes are very well reproduced experimentally. Therefore, the observations can be confidently transferred from micron scale in the experiments to kilometre scale in the deep mantle.

Beams of X-rays at the ESRF, focused to a diameter of one 1000th of a millimetre, were used to map these samples and identify where the solid rock had melted. “Obviously, these tiny samples produce weak interaction signals, and this is why it is important to have the most brilliant X-ray beams for this type of experiments, says Mohammed Mezouar, the scientist responsible for the high-pressure beamline ID27 at the ESRF.

Once regions with molten rock had been identified, another X-ray technique was used at the ESRF to compare the chemical compositions of previously molten and solid parts. “It is the iron content which is decisive for the density of molten rock at the core-mantle boundary. Its accurate knowledge allowed us to determine that molten rock under these conditions is actually lighter than solid,” says Denis Andrault.

Gravity makes the light liquid rock from a hotspot move slowly upwards like a bubble in water until it reaches the surface where the magma plume will form a volcano. The hotspots of liquid occur in the relatively thin boundary region between the solid lower mantle and the liquid outer core of the Earth where the temperature rises over a distance of just 200 kilometres from 3000 to 4000 degrees. This steep rise is caused by the vicinity of the much hotter core and induces a partial melting of the rocks.

The results of the experiment are also of great significance for the understanding of the early history of the Earth, as they provide an explanation why many chemical elements playing a key role in our daily life gradually accumulated from the Earth’s inside to its thin crust, close to the surface.

“We know less about the Earth’s mantle than about the surface of Mars. It is impossible to drill a hole of even 100 kilometres into the Earth, so we have to recreate it in the laboratory. This is important knowledge, because active hot spot volcanoes like those in Iceland can be dangerous and disruptive for the daily lives of people far away”, concludes Denis Andrault.

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21.07.2012 Extreme Weather China Capital City, Beijing Damage level
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Extreme Weather in China on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 at 17:59 (05:59 PM) UTC.

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At least 12 people died during torrential rainstorms which battered much of northern and southwestern China from Friday night to Saturday, state media reported. In Beijing, strong winds blew off rooftops killing two people and injuring six others, the Beijing Emergency Medical Center reported. Heavy rain flooded roads and caused 223 flights to be cancelled in the capital, as the Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued its second-highest rainstorm alert for the first time since 2005. The report said Beijing received 95 mm of precipitation on average as of 7:00 pm (1100 GMT), and heavy rainfall is expected to last until Sunday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.07.2012 Forest / Wild Fire Portugal Atlantic Ocean – North, [Island of Madeira ] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in Portugal on Thursday, 19 July, 2012 at 19:09 (07:09 PM) UTC.

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The Interior Ministry sent a military transport plane with 83 firefighters to Madeira, where the flames briefly threatened the outskirts of the region’s capital and popular tourist destination Funchal on Wednesday night. Interior Minister Miguel Macedo also flew to Madeira to coordinate the efforts.

 

 

21.07.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Missouri, [Near to Ash Grove] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 18:11 (06:11 PM) UTC.

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Firefighters from several departments started fighting a fast-spreading brush fire east of Ash Grove near U.S. 160 at Farm Road 43. Firefighters were dispatched at about 9 a.m. to fight a brush fire that was originally reported to be two acres in size. Crews from Everton, Bois D’Arc, Willard, Ash Grove and Walnut Grove worked to prevent the fire from spreading to a field with a machine shed in it. The fire spread to the outer edge of U.S. 160 close to at least one home. It wasn’t the peace and quiet for sleeping Stan Pyle planned on. “I work night shift at French’s, and I actually got home and got to bed. My wife just woke me up and said there’s a fire across the street, and my son and I hook up all the garden hoses we had,” Pyle says. Ash Grove and Walnut Grove firefighters were the first on the scene. “We had approximately two acres when we first got here, but the winds pushed it pretty fast on us,” says Ash Grove Fire Chief Anthony Monnig.

 

21.07.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Washington, [Near to Horseshoe Bend] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 11:03 (11:03 AM) UTC.

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Firefighters contained a brush fire that threatened homes south of Horseshoe Bend Thursday afternoon. Officials tell us that about 10 to 20 homes on Horseshoe Bend Hill were evacuated. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management said a lot of resources were put on the Summit Fire to keep it from spreading and destroying homes. Fire departments from Horseshoe Bend, Eagle and the BLM responded. Six fire engines, five structure protection units, two water tenders, one bulldozer, two helicopters and one plane were called to the scene. Windy conditions and dry brush fueled the fire, which burned around 100 acres. One outbuilding was lost in the fire. The fire was reported around 2:20 p.m. “When you do get a grass fire that burns hot and fast, those homes are usually in the direct path of that,” said Nevil Humphreys of the Eagle Fire Department. The fire burned to within about a quarter-mile of Highway 55, but the road remained open to traffic. Boise County Sheriff’s deputies went door-to-door urging residents near the fire to evacuate their homes.

The Kreitzer family lives in one of the homes that was evacuated. They were all out of the house when the fire started. Ingrid Kreitzer said their neighbor alerted them to the fire. “He called and he said, ‘You know, I think you probably should come up. It looks like it might be coming closer. You might just want to come down and hose anything in case it jumps over,'” Kreitzer said. She said with all the recent fires, her family had been creating a fire plan in case of the wildfire. Crews on the scene told us homes they saw had good defensible space, helping to keep them safe. “We were able to get in there, limb up some brush and what not,” said Paul Story, a firefighter who came in with his crew from Salt Lake to help with recent fires. “It was very minimal effort on our part, and so the homeowner did a good job in that regard.” Humphreys said the fire is human-caused and remains under investigation. No homes were destroyed in the fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst drought in five decades ravages US

by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP)

Weather forecasters see no end in sight to the worst US drought in five decades, a blistering heatwave that has wilted crops across America’s crucial breadbasket and sent grain prices soaring.

Farmers are mulling cutting down crops and thinning livestock herds as meteorologists said the country’s central breadbasket, the world’s largest source of both soybeans and corn, faces another month of stifling, rainless heat.

Top US agriculture official Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday he was designating 39 more counties in eight states as “natural disaster areas,” making farmers there eligible for low-cost emergency loans. Nearly 1,300 counties across 29 states have been designated natural disaster areas this year.

Vilsack also met with President Barack Obama Wednesday to review options to deal with the drought.

Meanwhile, a World Bank official said they were watching to see how the drought could impact global food supplies, after sharp surges in food prices in 2008 and 2010 dealt harsh blows to poor, food-importing nations.

“While it’s too early to be overly concerned, the Bank is monitoring the situation closely for potential impacts on our clients,” said Marc Sadler, team leader for the World Bank’s Agricultural Finance and Risk Management Unit.

“Global stocks in most of the tradable grains are lower now than they have been historically… we don’t have as much in the larder as we used to.”

More than 60 percent of the continental United States has been under drought and extreme heat conditions since June, according to Mark Svoboda of the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Temperatures have topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) for days in a row in many places, with the central plains running three to four degrees Fahrenheit above normal this month.

Svoboda said the drought was as tough as the worst in the 1930s and 1950s, although those benchmarks were multi-season, multi-year disasters while the current situation only dates to May.

But, he pointed out, the timing of the lack of rain and the heat has been particularly devastating, coming just at the peak of the growing season with the epicenter the central US farm belt east of the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic coast.

It has hit corn, soybeans, and crops like hay needed to feed cattle especially hard.

Farmers are now looking at cutting their losses — chopping down fields of half-mature, ear-less corn to feed the stalks to cattle.

“The jury is still a little bit out on it. We are in that process right now, making that decision,” said Steve Foglesong, who raises cattle and farms corn in Astoria, Illinois.

“From the road the corn looks green, but there are no ears on it.”

Foglesong said the next two weeks will be crucial, but weather forecasters were not encouraging.

“The worst of the drought is right in the middle of the nation, the corn belt. It’s just been bone dry,” said Carl Erickson, a meteorologist at Accuweather.

“Unfortunately across the central plains, the Mississippi valley, it looks like the overall pattern will remain in place for the rest of the month and into August,” he said.

“Once you get into a pattern like this, it almost feeds on itself.”

Joseph Glauber, chief economist for the Department of Agriculture, said their surveys show that 38 percent of the corn crop, and 30 percent of the soybean crop, are considered in “poor” or “extremely poor” condition.

That compares to 9 percent and 8 percent respectively this time last year.

In the last big drought, in 1988, corn yields fell by more than 20 percent, Glauber noted. Although the department will wait until early August before reaching a conclusion about the crops, he said: “It’s evolving as we speak. Every week these crop conditions have gotten worse.”

Corn prices have soared by 50 percent since May, while the rate for soybeans, which develop later than corn and might be able to bear up under another few weeks of rainless conditions, has surged 26 percent.

Ironically, in a way, beef and other meat prices have fallen. Glauber said some ranchers facing higher feed prices appear to be reducing their herds, pushing livestock into the market.

Foglesong said that in addition, from what he can tell the heat wave has been so intense around so much of the country that consumers have curtailed their summer barbecues, also hitting demand for steaks, ribs and other products.

Over the longer term, Glauber said, the herd reductions will mean tighter supplies and higher prices for meat on top of the grains.

Svoboda said that the crops aren’t the only problem. The drought has already fed devastating wildfires in the west, and if it keeps on, he predicts cities will start running into limits on their water supplies, which could lead to water use controls.

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Storms / Flooding / Landslides

 

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Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
09W Pacific Ocean 21.07.2012 21.07.2012 Tropical Depression 265 ° 56 km/h 74 km/h 4.57 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Storm name: Vicente (09W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 19° 30.000, E 116° 36.000
Start up: 21st July 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 71.98 km
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22nd Jul 2012 05:07:48 N 19° 24.000, E 115° 30.000 19 83 102 Tropical Storm 290 ° 10 JTWC
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23rd Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 20° 42.000, E 110° 30.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
23rd Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 30.000, E 112° 0.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
24th Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 20° 54.000, E 108° 6.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
25th Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 21° 24.000, E 106° 6.000 Tropical Storm 65 83 JTWC
26th Jul 2012 12:00:00 N 22° 6.000, E 104° 12.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC

 

 

21.07.2012 Tropical Storm North Korea MultiProvinces, [Provinces of Kangwon, North Gyeongsang and South Hwanghae] Damage level
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Tropical Storm in North Korea on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 at 03:31 (03:31 AM) UTC.

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Tropical storm Khanun destroyed scores of houses, buildings and transportation infrastructure in southern parts of North Korea this week, killing at least seven people in the reclusive state, state-run media reported on Friday. It weakened quickly over North Korea before Khanun’s remnants dissipated over China. The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Friday that flooding triggered by Khanun caused significant damage and casualties in the southern regions of North Korea. It said at least seven people were killed in Kangwon Province, but few other details about casualties were released. “Many hectares of farmland were inundated in Kangwon province and some dwelling houses, public buildings, railways, roads, bridges, breakwaters, electric supply and communication networks were destroyed,” KCNA said in its report, adding that some areas saw up to 200 millimeters (7.8 inches) of rain. “The water supply system was paralyzed in Wonsan and Munchon cities, suspending the provision of drinking water to citizens.” In South Hwanghae province, several houses were destroyed in Haeju City and Jaeryong County while large areas of cropland were submerged in Unchon County. The report did not say whether there were casualties in South Hwanghae province, or in any other regions of North Korea. In South Korea, Khanun also caused flooding, power outages, and affected major transportation systems. One fatality was reported in North Gyeongsang province when the wall of a home collapsed, officials said.

 

21.07.2012 Flash Flood USA State of North Carolina, Charlotte Damage level
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Flash Flood in USA on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 at 03:20 (03:20 AM) UTC.

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A North Carolina mall was evacuated Friday when a thunderstorm that produced heavy rain caused the ceiling to collapse, officials said. The ceiling at SouthPark collapsed around 5 p.m., said Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Rob Brisley. He said by the time firefighters were dispatched to the mall, an evacuation was already under way. Brisley said firefighters also pulled the alarm systems in the mall to help with the evacuation, which he described as orderly. No injuries were reported. Brisley said firefighters were focusing on making sure the building was safe, and that the water damage could be addressed by mall workers. Mall personnel couldn’t be reached for additional comment Friday afternoon. It’s estimated that up to 3 inches of rain fell on south Charlotte in approximately 45 minutes, said Rodney Hinson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C. Hinson said additional rain was likely to pass over Charlotte Friday night.

 

 

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21.07.2012 Landslide Austria Province of Styria, Thoerl Damage level
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Landslide in Austria on Saturday, 21 July, 2012 at 16:54 (04:54 PM) UTC.

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Mudslides unleashed by torrential rains killed one man, wrecked houses and cut off villages in the Austrian province of Styria, authorities said on Saturday. Police in the southeastern province said they had found the body of a 47-year-old local man swept away by a mudslide on Friday night in the town of Thoerl. Several small communities near Liezen were stranded by blocked roads. Austrian broadcaster ORF said helicopters evacuated around 20 people from the area after mudslides up to 10 meters (30 feet) high made travel by road impossible. A further 360 people had to leave their homes in the town of Sankt Lorenzen for fear of more slides given unrelenting rainfall, authorities said.

 

 

 

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20.07.2012 Epidemic Sierra Leone Eastern Province, [Kenema District] Damage level
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Epidemic in Sierra Leone on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 18:17 (06:17 PM) UTC.

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Director of Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Amara Jambai, has yesterday disclosed that the outbreak of Lassa fever in Kenema district. Lassa fever is a viral disease which is carried by rats. It is spread from infected rodents to humans through direct contact with urine and droppings of an infected rat. Speaking to journalists at the weekly press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Dr. Jambai said the outbreak, which started in three districts but has extended to other parts of the country, should be a serious concern to the government and people of Sierra Leone.
Biohazard name: Lassa Fever Outbreak
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.
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21.07.2012 Epidemic Sierra Leone Northern Province, [Port Loko, Kambia, Pujehun and Kailahun districts] Damage level
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Epidemic in Sierra Leone on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 18:20 (06:20 PM) UTC.

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Director of Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Amara Jambai, has yesterday disclosed that the outbreak of cholera in Port Loko, Kambia, Pujehun and Kailahun districts and the Western Area has claimed 62 lives so far. Speaking to journalists at the weekly press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communications, Dr. Jambai said the outbreak, which started in three districts but has extended to other parts of the country, should be a serious concern to the government and people of Sierra Leone. Dr. Jambai explained adding that 26 cholera deaths have been reported in Kambia, 22 in Port Loko, nine in Pujehun and another nine in the Western Area which sum up to 62 cholera cases reported since January to date. “We have set up cholera treatment units at Macaulay Street and Connaught hospital with three more to follow. Also, we have provided technical assistance, drugs and rapid diagnostic test kits at various locations across the country,” he added to highlight measures his department has put in place to curtail the situation. He however warned that despite efforts by the health ministry to cub the outburst, people should be more careful about their food and water sources and should endeavour to always keep their environment clean.
Biohazard name: Cholera Outbreak
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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21.07.2012 Epidemic Hazard Philippines Davao Region (Region XI), Davao City Damage level
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Epidemic Hazard in Philippines on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 08:22 (08:22 AM) UTC.

Description
A one-year-old boy from Davao City has been found positive for the Enterovirus-71 (EV-71), the mysterious illness that killed dozens of children in Cambodia. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the screening and confirmatory tests done at the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) revealed that of the eight suspected Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) patients, one was tested positive of the virus similar to the ones in Cambodia. Ona clarified, however, that the boy has no history of travel outside the country. “The virus is similar to Cambodia but this case is the mild one,” Ona told reporters in a press conference Friday. EV-71 causes diarrhea; rashes; and hand, foot and mouth disease; and is sometimes associated with severe central neurological disease. The virus, which was earlier tagged as a “mystery disease” in Cambodia, caused the deaths of 52 children there. Based on the details of the case, the official said the boy had developed fever and rashes on his hands, soles of feet, mouth and buttocks last July 6. He was brought for consultation at a local health facility but was subsequently sent home and has since recovered very well, Ona said. Although the victim’s family members have no sickness, they are still being closely monitored for possible manifestation of symptoms such as high fever, chest and muscle pain, sore throat and headache, Ona said.

Meantime, two HFMD patients were found negative of human Enterovirus while the five others will be further tested for Coxsackie A16, which is also associated with HFMD, the health official said. The health official said there is no vaccine on EV-71 yet, so the “approach is to monitor the cases.” Ona, however, reiterated that the incident should not come as a surprise to the public since EV-71 is not new to the Philippines. “This virus could have been here all along… Maybe, this specific strain has not been examined before, therefore, it has not been identified in the past,” Ona said. The DOH had already related in the past that there have been cases of human Enterovirus in the country but that they are not the fatal ones like those found in Cambodia. Meanwhile, the health department strongly urged the public to always maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness as this would be the best way against the virus. “Prevention relies on individual personal hygiene and hand washing; shared toys or teaching tools in daycare should be cleaned, washed and disinfected as they easily become contaminated,” said Ona.

Biohazard name: Enterovirus-71 (EV-71)
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza

by Staff Writers
Blacksburg VA (SPX)


Illustration only.

Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results will be published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

“While the immune effects of abscisic acid are well understood in the gut, less was known about its effects in the respiratory tract. We’ve shown definitively that not only does abscisic acid ameliorate disease activity and lung inflammatory pathology, it also aids recovery and survival in influenza-infected mice,” said Raquel Hontecillas, Ph.D., study leader, assistant professor of immunology at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, and co-director of NIMML.

Influenza accounts for anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths per year in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is difficult to treat if not caught immediately; antivirals usually become ineffective after the virus incubation period has passed and resistance to antiviral drugs poses a serious public health problem in the face of outbreaks.

Abscisic acid, however, has been shown to be most effective at about seven to ten days into the infection, targeting the immune response rather than the virus itself, which many researchers feel is a safer way to reduce flu-associated fatalities.

“Most drugs for respiratory infections target the virus itself, rather than the inflammatory responses caused by the virus. Abscisic acid activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, a receptor that aids in reducing inflammation, through a newly identified pathwaya but it does so without the side effects of other agonists like thiazolidinediones, which are known to have strong adverse side effects.

The development of complementary and alternative Medicine approaches that modulate the host response has great promise in decreasing respiratory damage caused by influenza or other respiratory pathogens,” said Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Ph.D., director of NIMML and professor of nutritional immunology at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

From this and previous research, it’s clear that abscisic acid could yield a novel new way to combat inflammatory disease, both in the gut and the respiratory tract. By using host-targeted strategies to mediate disease, alternate pathways can be established to activate immune responses without the deadly side effects of many drugs currently on the market.

Related Links
Virginia Tech
Epidemics on Earth – Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS, Ebola

 

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Solar Activity

2MIN News July 21, 2012: Raining Fire, Ionic Earth, Quake Watch

Published on Jul 21, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Hot June: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120720204929.htm
No French Fracking: http://phys.org/news/2012-07-france-shale-gas-environment-minister.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]

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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

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]

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!]

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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
153958 (2002 AM31) 22nd July 2012 0 day(s) 0.0351 13.7 630 m – 1.4 km 9.55 km/s 34380 km/h
(2011 CA7) 23rd July 2012 1 day(s) 0.1492 58.1 2.3 m – 5.1 m 5.43 km/s 19548 km/h
(2012 BB124) 24th July 2012 2 day(s) 0.1610 62.7 170 m – 380 m 8.78 km/s 31608 km/h
(2009 PC) 28th July 2012 6 day(s) 0.1772 68.9 61 m – 140 m 7.34 km/s 26424 km/h
217013 (2001 AA50) 31st July 2012 9 day(s) 0.1355 52.7 580 m – 1.3 km 22.15 km/s 79740 km/h
(2012 DS30) 02nd August 2012 11 day(s) 0.1224 47.6 18 m – 39 m 5.39 km/s 19404 km/h
(2000 RN77) 03rd August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1955 76.1 410 m – 920 m 9.87 km/s 35532 km/h
(2004 SB56) 04th August 2012 13 day(s) 0.1393 54.2 380 m – 840 m 13.72 km/s 49392 km/h
(2000 SD8) 04th August 2012 13 day(s) 0.1675 65.2 180 m – 400 m 5.82 km/s 20952 km/h
(2006 EC) 06th August 2012 15 day(s) 0.0932 36.3 13 m – 28 m 6.13 km/s 22068 km/h
(2006 MV1) 07th August 2012 16 day(s) 0.0612 23.8 12 m – 28 m 4.79 km/s 17244 km/h
(2005 RK3) 08th August 2012 17 day(s) 0.1843 71.7 52 m – 120 m 8.27 km/s 29772 km/h
(2009 BW2) 09th August 2012 18 day(s) 0.0337 13.1 25 m – 56 m 5.27 km/s 18972 km/h
277475 (2005 WK4) 09th August 2012 18 day(s) 0.1283 49.9 260 m – 580 m 6.18 km/s 22248 km/h
(2004 SC56) 09th August 2012 18 day(s) 0.0811 31.6 74 m – 170 m 10.57 km/s 38052 km/h
(2008 AF4) 10th August 2012 19 day(s) 0.1936 75.3 310 m – 690 m 16.05 km/s 57780 km/h
37655 Illapa 12th August 2012 21 day(s) 0.0951 37.0 770 m – 1.7 km 28.73 km/s 103428 km/h
(2012 HS15) 14th August 2012 23 day(s) 0.1803 70.2 220 m – 490 m 11.54 km/s 41544 km/h
4581 Asclepius 16th August 2012 25 day(s) 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 13.48 km/s 48528 km/h
(2008 TC4) 18th August 2012 27 day(s) 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 17.34 km/s 62424 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 29 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 29 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

 

 

 

 

 

Shockwaves Could Crinkle Space-Time Creating A New Kind Of Singularity 

MessageToEagle.com – Mathematicians have discovered a new way to crinkle up the fabric of space-time, at least in theory.

“We show that space-time cannot be locally flat at a point where two shock waves collide,” said Blake Temple, professor of mathematics at UC Davis.

“This is a new kind of singularity in general relativity.”

The results are reported in two papers by Temple with graduate students Moritz Reintjes and Zeke Vogler, respectively, both published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains gravity as a curvature in space-time. But the theory starts from the assumption that any local patch of space-time looks flat, Temple said.

A singularity is a patch of space-time that cannot be made to look flat in any coordinate system, Temple said. One example of a singularity is inside a black hole, where the curvature of space becomes extreme.

Temple and his collaborators study the mathematics of how shockwaves in a perfect fluid can affect the curvature of space-time in general relativity.

In earlier work, Temple and collaborator Joel Smoller, the Lamberto Cesari professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan, produced a model for the biggest shockwave of all, created from the Big Bang when the universe burst into existence.

A shockwave creates an abrupt change, or discontinuity, in the pressure and density of a fluid, and this creates a jump in the curvature.But it has been known since the 1960s that the jump in curvature created by a single shock wave is not enough to rule out the locally flat nature of space-time.

Vogler’s doctoral work used mathematics to simulate two shockwaves colliding, while Reintjes followed up with an analysis of the equations that describe what happens when shockwaves cross.

He found this created a new type of singularity, which he dubbed a “regularity singularity.”

What is surprising is that something as mild as interacting waves could create something as extreme as a space-time singularity, Temple said.

Illustration of twisted space-time around Earth. Image credit: NASA

Temple and his colleagues are investigating whether the steep gradients in the space-time fabric at a regularity singularity could create any effects that are measurable in the real world.

For example, they wonder whether they might produce gravity waves, Temple said. General relativity predicts that these are produced, for example, by the collision of massive objects like black holes, but they have not yet been observed in nature. Regularity singularities could also be formed within stars as shockwaves pass within them, the researchers theorize.

MessageToEagle.com via University of California

See also:
Supercomputer Solves The Space-Time Dimensionality Riddle

 

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Biological  Hazards / Wildlife

 

 

21.07.2012 Biological Hazard Ireland Multiple areas, [Between north Galway and north Donegal] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in Ireland on Friday, 20 July, 2012 at 03:26 (03:26 AM) UTC.

Description
The algal bloom identified off the west coast is continuing to kill fish and shellfish in significant concentrations from north Galway to north Donegal. Up to 80 per cent of stock has been affected on some oyster farms in Donegal, and it is also having a negative impact on sea angling tourism, the Marine Institute has confirmed. The bloom is caused by Karenia mikimotoi, a phytoplankton of the dinoflagellate group which caused a red tide in 2005 that killed wild fish and shellfish. Samples of this new bloom, first detected in May, are being collected for Marine Institute monitoring by the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopters. Marine Institute phytoplankton expert Joe Silke said the bloom was naturally occurring. It was not associated with pollution but contained a “toxic irritant” that damaged gills of shellfish, fish and invertebrates. Irish Farmers’ Association fish farm section chief executive Richie Flynn said if there was a “properly functioning” licensing system in place, farmers could take measures to move stock when such blooms occurred.
Biohazard name: Red Tide
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
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Articles of Interest

 

 

Odd Phenomenon Of The Red Rocks –
Why Did All The Stones Suddenly Change Color?

MessageToEagle.com – Some years ago, back in, 2005, over the slopes of Mount Gongga, China all rocks suddenly turned red.

In time, the entire region became known the “Red-Stone-Valley” and today it is a spectacular local tourist attraction.

For many years, scientists have wondered what caused the stones to unexpectedly change color?

Today, scientists can finally offer an explanation what is behind this strange phenomenon.

According to Guoxiang Liu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and his colleagues, the rocks became red as a result of a newly discovered variety of the algae Trentepohlia jolithus that suddenly expanded.

The stones suddenly changed color. Image credit: Guoxiang Liu

In their research paper, Liu and his colleagues write that ” Trentepohlia is a genus of subaerial green algae which is widespread in tropical, subtropical, and also temperate regions with humid climates”.The scientists state that the reason the algae Trentepohlia jolithus started to expand is due to global warming as well as various human activities.

“This new variety only grows on the native rock, both global warming and human activity have provided massive areas of suitable substrata: the rocks surfaces of the Yajiageng river valley floodplain were re-exposed because of heavy debris flows in the summer of 2005; plus human activities such as tourism and road-building have also created a lot of exposed rock!” Liu and his team write.

Red-Stone-Valley and the stones covered with Trentepohlia-carpets.

2A-2B: Red-stone Valley and the Yajiageng River; 2C: Red Trentepohlia-carpet in a cold winter; 2D: Trentepohlia growing on stone walls near the road; 2E: Red-Stone-Valley and Yajiageng River; 2F-2G: Red-Stone-Valley in foggy conditions; 2H: Tibetan Ni-ma stack with Trentepohlia growing on it. 2I: Red-Stone-Valley in winter. Image credit: PLoS One

Microscopic view of Trentepohlia jolithus. Image credit: PLoS One

Today, most of the rocks are covered with deep red colored algal carpets in the Yajiageng river valley.

@ MessageToEagle.com

See also:
Amazing Alien Landscape On Earth – Dallol Volcano

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
27.06.2012 06:15:32 2.2 North America United States Hawaii Komakawai There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 06:05:34 4.4 South America Colombia Departamento del Valle del Cauca Venecia VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 05:45:29 2.0 North America United States Alaska Happy Valley VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 06:00:28 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Propinsi Maluku Yafila There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 05:20:24 3.2 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 05:20:44 3.4 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:45:28 4.5 Middle East Iran Ostan-e Lorestan Sohran VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 05:21:03 4.3 Middle-East Iran Kamar Boneh VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 05:21:23 2.9 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 05:21:41 2.1 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 05:35:39 3.4 Caribbean British Virgin Islands Belle Vue VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 04:20:40 2.0 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:21:00 2.3 Asia Turkey Bagsaray VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 05:22:07 3.5 South-America Chile Monolito VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:21:21 2.5 Asia Turkey Alos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:21:42 2.0 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:21:42 3.0 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:22:03 3.7 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:22:03 2.6 Europe Italy Petracca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:15:23 2.5 Asia Turkey Egrikonak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:05:25 2.5 North America United States Nevada Incline Village There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 03:15:45 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Gerwali There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:17:34 4.5 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Gerwali There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 04:22:25 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:16:07 2.2 Asia Turkey Alakilise There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:16:29 3.4 Europe Spain Echedo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:16:50 3.0 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 04:22:44 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:15:21 2.5 Europe Greece Panormitis There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:15:44 3.3 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 03:17:11 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:16:07 2.3 Asia Turkey Suruyolu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:35:54 2.8 North America United States Alaska Sanak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 02:16:31 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:16:50 3.0 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:17:08 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:10:35 3.1 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 01:10:30 3.8 Europe Russia Dagomys VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:17:09 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:10:59 3.1 South-America Chile Los Ranchones VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:31:08 2.9 North America United States Nevada Incline Village There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 01:10:50 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 01:11:09 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 02:10:36 4.3 South America Peru Departamento de Ica El Salitral VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.06.2012 02:17:31 4.3 South-America Peru El Salitral VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:11:21 2.0 Europe Italy Monteaperti There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 01:11:30 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:10:31 2.2 Asia Turkey Kapikargin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 01:11:50 2.9 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 01:12:13 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:11:41 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:12:00 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:10:57 2.5 Europe Italy Monteaperti There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
27.06.2012 00:12:01 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:11:17 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:11:35 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 22:05:35 2.0 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:11:56 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 23:12:18 2.4 Europe Romania Muncei VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 22:05:55 2.3 Europe Greece Iraion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:10:40 2.7 North America United States Nevada Incline Village There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 22:06:18 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 22:06:38 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 22:06:56 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 22:07:17 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:35:35 2.1 North America United States Alaska Montana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 21:05:23 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:05:49 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:15:30 2.5 North America United States Alaska Kanatak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 21:06:12 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:06:33 3.3 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:06:57 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:07:18 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:07:39 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:07:59 2.7 Europe Spain Taibique There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:05:27 4.7 Middle-America Guatemala Yalanculuz VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 19:35:26 5.3 Middle America Guatemala Departamento de Huehuetenango El Boqueron There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 20:05:49 2.3 Asia Turkey Alakilise There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:06:11 3.0 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:06:31 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:06:51 4.1 South-America Chile Lebu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:07:12 3.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:55:37 2.4 North America United States California Barstow Heights There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 20:07:30 3.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:08:00 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 21:08:22 3.0 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 19:05:29 2.6 Middle-East Syria Qarah Jujuq VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:30:53 2.1 North America United States Alaska Drift River There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 20:07:51 3.1 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:08:14 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:05:57 2.1 North America United States California El Cerrito VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 19:05:52 2.2 Europe Italy Le Cremosine VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 19:06:23 4.4 Asia Tajikistan Kandav VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:02:22 2.9 North America United States Alaska Chandalar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 18:00:28 2.8 Asia Turkey Akcaoren There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 19:06:43 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:00:48 2.4 Europe Italy Vallacquosa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:01:09 2.3 Europe Italy Finale Emilia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:01:27 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:08:34 3.4 South-America Chile Pichi Pellahuen VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:01:48 4.2 South-America Chile Casa de Lata There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:00:27 3.5 Europe Cyprus Neokhorio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 20:09:12 4.0 Europe Cyprus Paphos District Neokhorio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 16:40:51 3.2 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Las Cabanas There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 17:00:48 2.7 Europe Austria Hart im Zillertal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:01:08 2.6 Europe Greece Palaiochorion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:45:45 5.2 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Klyuchi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 17:01:29 5.0 Europe Russia Klyuchi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:01:48 3.6 Europe Cyprus Neokhorio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:02:11 4.2 Europe Cyprus Neokhorio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 18:35:36 4.1 Europe Cyprus Paphos District Maa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 15:57:54 2.9 North America United States Alaska Port Alsworth There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 16:35:53 4.6 Asia Japan Miyagi-ken Niiyamahama VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 17:02:32 4.6 Asia Japan Niiyamahama VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:02:52 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 15:55:28 2.3 Europe Serbia Popovici VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 15:55:49 2.2 Asia Turkey Soke VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:02:53 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 15:56:11 2.4 Asia Turkey Kuzkoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:51:49 5.5 Pacific Ocean Tonga Ha`utu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 15:56:32 5.0 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Ha`utu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 15:56:54 3.3 South-America Argentina Nueva California VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 15:57:15 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:10:44 2.2 North America United States Alaska Kantishna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 13:40:39 2.1 North America United States California Glenbrook There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 13:41:01 2.4 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California El Carrizo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 13:50:31 2.0 Asia Turkey Yenikoy There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 13:50:56 3.0 Europe Italy Pantelleria There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 13:51:19 3.8 Europe Greece Kokkinoyio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:50:32 2.6 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 13:51:38 3.1 Europe Greece Vatsiana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:50:53 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:51:14 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 14:51:14 3.1 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 13:51:59 4.0 South-America Chile Laguna Verde VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:50:29 2.1 Europe Germany Stengelhaide VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:10:42 3.0 North America United States Alaska Paxson VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 12:51:36 2.4 Asia Turkey Bahceyaka VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:50:29 2.1 Asia Turkey Osmaniye VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:26:13 2.3 North America United States Alaska Happy Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 13:52:23 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:50:49 4.5 Asia Japan Tanesashi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:35:34 4.5 Asia Japan Iwate-ken Taneichi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 11:51:09 3.6 Middle-East Iran Habash-e `Olya VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 13:52:45 3.0 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:51:57 2.8 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:52:36 3.0 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 10:46:45 2.2 North America United States California Lake View Terrace VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 12:52:55 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:51:31 2.1 Asia Turkey Koseler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:40:45 4.4 North America United States Alaska Biorka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 11:51:51 4.4 North-America United States Biorka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 10:50:40 3.5 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Romana La Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 12:52:56 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:30:42 4.2 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County Okiwi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 11:52:29 4.2 Australia & New-Zealand New Zealand Okiwi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:53:17 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 12:53:39 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 10:05:42 2.5 North America United States California DeCamp There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 10:45:31 2.7 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 10:45:52 2.4 Europe Greece Archangelos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 09:31:06 2.3 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 09:40:27 4.6 South-America Chile Culenar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 09:42:55 4.5 South America Chile Region del Maule San Clemente There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 09:40:47 2.5 Europe Italy Buda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 09:41:09 2.1 Europe Italy Carpi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 11:52:51 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 09:41:30 2.2 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:45:40 2.0 North America United States Alaska Fox River VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 11:53:11 2.5 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:35:28 2.2 Asia Turkey Camlikoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 17:10:35 2.6 North America United States Alaska Hospital Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:25:32 2.0 North America United States Hawaii Hanaipoe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:25:53 2.4 Caribbean Puerto Rico Colonia Lujan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:00:42 2.0 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 07:50:33 2.4 North America United States California Mesquite Oasis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:01:03 2.5 North America United States Alaska Kaktovik VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:35:51 3.1 South-America Chile Talinay Alto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 10:46:16 2.5 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:35:27 4.4 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Roworante VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:30:42 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Roworante VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 07:35:46 3.0 Europe Greece Tsakopiakaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:36:19 2.6 Asia Turkey Cokertme There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:36:11 2.5 Europe Greece Marathias VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:36:42 2.1 Asia Turkey Gokbel There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 09:41:51 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:36:34 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:36:55 2.7 Asia Turkey Suluca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 06:30:35 2.6 Europe Poland Chocianowiec VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 06:25:42 3.2 North America United States California Yucca Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 08:37:01 2.7 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:37:21 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:37:16 2.9 Europe Spain Las Casas There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:37:37 2.4 Asia Turkey Kizilkaya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:20:32 2.6 North America United States Texas Alvarado VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 07:37:58 2.5 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:37:59 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:38:32 2.7 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:38:52 2.4 Europe Albania Rrushkull VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 06:30:54 3.3 Europe Portugal Ponte de Baixo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:10:35 3.9 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Nisibon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
26.06.2012 06:31:15 2.6 Europe Spain Sabinosa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 06:31:36 2.4 Asia Turkey Mollakasim There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 06:31:56 2.2 Asia Turkey Erisen There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 07:39:12 2.3 Europe Albania Nderfushaz VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
26.06.2012 08:31:10 3.5 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County Weedons VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details

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Volcanic Activity

Shiveluch eruption continues

The Shiveluch Volcano. © Photo: ru.wikipedia.org/NASA/JSC

The Shiveluch Volcano, which is currently erupting in Kamchatka, threw up two pillars of ash, to a height of 6.5 km.

It has been assigned an aviation hazard level of code orange according to the Geological Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The ash particles can damage to aircraft engines and mechanisms and caused an aviation disaster.

Seismic activity is above the norm but there is no danger to human settlements.

Shiveluch has seen increased since May 2009.

IF

Stromboli volcano (Italy): moderately strong activity

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Powerful eruption of Stromboli's east crater, showering its flanks with incandescent bombs  (photo: Marc Szlegat)

Powerful eruption of Stromboli’s east crater, showering its flanks with incandescent bombs (photo: Marc Szlegat)

Our colleague Marc Szlegat just returned from a visit to Stromboli volcano whose activity has recently been increasing. Marc observed that there were 5 active glowing vents within the crater terrace. The most spectacular explosions took place from the eastern vent, the cone that had been building since 2009. They occurred roughly every 20 minutes, with sometime powerful explosions ejecting lava bombs up to 300 m height, many of which falling onto the Sciara del Fuoco.
Frequent eruptions also occurred from the western vent, with typical ejection heights of 50-100 m, and occasionally up to about 200 m. A third vent in the central crater and rarely a vent at the extreme western end of the crater erupted occasionally as well.

El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands): continuing earthquakes, volcanic tremor and eruption warning

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Reappearing volcanic tremor signal (IGN) at about 16h10 on 26 June

Reappearing volcanic tremor signal (IGN) at about 16h10 on 26 June

While the unusually strong earthquake swarm under El Hierro Island continues, harmonic volcanic tremor has reappeared short time ago at about 16h10 UTC.
The tremor, a low-frequency ground vibration, is thought to be caused by moving magma. It had been strong yesterday and correlated well with a southward propagation of earthquake locations, suggesting that magma at about 20 km depth flew from underneath the El Golfo area towards the EL Julan (south) coast, in a similar way as before the Oct 2011 eruption, but became blocked there, and did not reach the southern rift zone near La Restinga.
After the cease of tremor in the afternoon, earthquakes still continued at high rate, marking a record figure with over 180 quakes larger than M2 yesterday alone, and more than 150 quakes larger than M1.5 so far today.
In other words, pressure continued to cause wide-spread rock fracturing underground and cause small intrusions of fluids. Now, the re-appearance of tremor could mean that magma is moving again somewhere underneath the island. Where to and whether or not it might reach the surface and initiate a new eruption is difficult to know at the moment. It is essential to continue to monitor location and magnitude of earthquakes.

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WALDO CANYON FIRE: As fire rages, pets flood Humane Society

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Kitay and Pizi-Quah (left to right) meet up while many people wait to drop off their pets at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The owners were coming from the evacuted areas of the the Waldo Canyon fire on Sunday, June 24.
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The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was like an ark in a sea of evacuee worry and tears.

Beloved pets came Sunday, not just two by two, but in every possible family configuration — three dogs here, two cats and a dog there, and  even Snoopy the ferret accompanied by three canine companions.

For hours, the driveway was filled with cars lined up to deliver their precious cargoes to the safe haven. At times there was hardly any space inside the intake office, filled with cages of glaring cats and barking dogs, and distraught owners hugging and kissing their animals and saying a temporary goodbye.

In the back rooms and basement there were cages of animals as far as the eye could see. Cats reached out with dainty paws to get attention. Some dogs cocked their heads questioningly. Other exhausted animals were asleep, oblivious to all the excitement.

There are so many pets housed there temporarily that by early evening, Erica Meyer, shelter spokeswoman, had lost count of how many they were housing. ‘Hundreds,” she said. ‘We are at capacity.”

On a normal day, there are 40 to 60 intakes a day. To ease the crowding, the Humane Society was offering shelter cats for free with no adoption fee. (Not those evacuated, of course.)

Officials plan to  open another temporary shelter sometime Monday in Colorado Springs. They have not yet revealed the location because they want to complete work first. In the meantime,  several other places are offering  temporary shelter. For information call  the Humane Society at  473-1741.

There have been more than 60 volunteers and staff members at work, many trained in disaster response. “It’s a good system and it’s working,” Meyer said.

Volunteers Sean Kinoff, 16, and his sister Sydney, 12, were busily cleaning cages .

“This is fun,” Sydney said.

Sean was impressed by the Humane Society’s altruism. “I think it is good of them to do this for people.”

In the parking lot, Henry Hess of Cascade had similar thoughts. “This place is a lifesaver,” he said.  He had his hands full with his own caged cats and a leashed dog who was very interested in the bushes outside the intake center. Hess and his wife are staying with relatives. But he was worried about two cats who had to be left behind because they hid somewhere in his house.

Dawn Minto, who lives in Manitou Springs near Williams Canyon, arrived with Shirley, a calico cat, and three kittens. She had already farmed out two dogs with friends. She, too, was worried about a cat who had disappeared.

“Our pets are our babies. Our kids are grown,” she said, wiping tears from her cheeks.

Pam Koontz arrived with several children, three dogs and the ferret Snoopy in tow. Daughter Zoe was trying to make Snoopy stay in his carrier.

“He doesn’t like it,” Zoe said. The ferret  kept peeking out to watch the goings on.

How did Koontz get all the animals rounded up?  “It wasn’t easy,” she said with a sigh.

Eight-five-year old Lucy Dell, who walks with a cane, arrived with her cat Sugary. “I hate to leave her,” she said.

Dell has lived in a cottage in Manitou for more than 23 years but was more concerned about the cat than her personal belongings. “I’ve had him for a  year and a half,” she said.

She was accompanied by her landlord, Firuz Labib, “Lucy has lived there for  years before we bought the place,” he said. We don’t call her a tenant. She is our good friend and we wanted to help her with her cat.”

Those not bringing in animals came bearing gifts of food, blankets and empty cages. Kristine Ballou brought sodas and munches for the volunteers.

“I have three cats and a dog that I got them here,” she said. “They do wonderful work.”

Karen McDonough unloaded  several empty crates she was donating to the shelter.

Her cat Mia, 9, died recently of kidney disease.

Tears welled up in her eyes. “I’m doing this for the other animals in honor of her.”

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Firefighters Continue to Battle Colorado Wildfire

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The High Park Fire continues to break hearts as the number of homes it has destroyed grew to nearly 250 over the weekend.

Crews previously confirmed that 191 homes had been destroyed by the fire, which has grown to 130 square miles and is 45 percent contained. Friday’s destruction brings that toll up to 248 homes. No structures or homes were damaged on Saturday, incident commander Bill Hahnenberg said in a media briefing Sunday morning.

The fire, which has cost $29.6 million to battle since it began June 9 due to lightning, claimed 80 structures — 57 homes — in Glacier View Meadows subdivision and the Deer Meadows area northwest of Fort Collins alone when it ripped through the area Friday.
Residents learned the fate of their homes on Sunday during a meeting for evacuees at The Ranch in Loveland.

Sunday night, the skies above Fort Collins opened up, pouring rain — and accompanying lightning — down on the area. The squall’s effects on the fire won’t be fully known until Monday morning, when it will be easier to see where rain helped firefighters and where smoke from lightning will signal more work.

In Glacier View, officials say a dozer line firefighters built saved “hundreds of homes,” while direct structure protection measures saved 40 more. Glacier View Fire Chief Greg Niswender told evacuees Sunday when the fire jumped the Poudre River at Stevens Gulch it was a mile wide and went through the 12th filing in less than 30 minutes.

“There was not a lot anyone was going to do,” he said, his voice cracking. Minutes later he had to tell friends and neighbors their homes were gone.

“This is the worst thing (Glacier View) has ever faced, but I wouldn’t want to face it with anyone else,” he told the anxious crowd.
The danger isn’t over for Glacier View residents or anyone living in or near the fire zone, officials cautioned. And, while more evacuees are going home, many are still displaced or on orders to be ready to go if needed.

With only 45 percent containment, the fire is still a threat.
Crews will continue to battle the fire in its northwest corner near Glacier View, and also will focus containment efforts on the burn area’s southwest corner to prevent its spread toward Pingree Park.
Temperatures in the mountains are expected to be in the 90s Monday with low humidity.

Meanwhile, a separate blaze prompted the evacuation of approximately 11,000 residents Sunday and is threatening a resort area near Manitou Springs.

The Waldo Canyon Fire is burning near Waldo Canyon off of Highway 24 and is at zero percent containment. The fire is at 3,600 acres and smoke could be seen from the Denver area over the weekend.
About 450 people are working the fire, just to the west of Colorado Springs. Officials said resources include three heavy air tankers, four single-engine air tankers and at least three helicopters.

By PAT FERRIER
Fort Collins Coloradoan

25.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Utah, Saratoga Springs Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Friday, 22 June, 2012 at 18:05 (06:05 PM) UTC.

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A massive, out of control wildfire on Lake Mountain prompted evacuations Friday morning and was bearing down on an explosives factory. “It’s close enough to where we’re really worried,” BLM spokeswoman Cami Lee said of the explosives plant. An evacuation of the Benches subdivision in Saratoga Springs has now begun. Officials have begun notifying residents door to door and through reverse 911 telephone calls. The evacuation area is everything south of Pony Express Parkway, east of Smith Ranch Road and east to Redwood Road. The affected subdivisions in Eagle Mountain include Kiowa Valley, Eagle Top, Fremont Springs and SilverLake. Highway 68 also was closed south of 400 North in Saratoga Springs. A shelter is being set up at West Lake High School. Just after 11 a.m. the temperature was already 90 degrees and the wind was blowing at 15 mph with gust up to 19 mph. Authorities were scrambling around 10 a.m. to notify residents of at least 250 homes in Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain that they needed to leave the area. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Teresa Rigby said that a change in wind was driving the Dump Fire east and it had come within a quarter of a mile of a neighborhood. The thick brown smoke was filling the air over much of northern Utah County and drifting east over the valley. An air tanker was flying overhead, visible only occasionally before it disappeared into the smoke. In Saratoga Springs the city’s water department has shut off irrigation wast er to all location where culinary water is being used for irrigation, according to the city’s Facebook page, so water tanks can fill and provide water and water pressure if the fire reaches homes. The city also is asking residents to turn off their irrigation systems this weekend. According to the BLM, the fire was being fought Friday morning by four hand crews, various fire engines, and a handful of helicopters. Additional hand crews were en route.
26.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Colorado, [Pike National Forest] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC.

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The fire burning behind Lake George in Park County is now 200 acres, and it is 0% contained. According to a park ranger for the Pike National Forest, the 11 mile canyon has been evacuated. That is between 150 and 200 homes. Everyone else in that area is under pre-evacuation orders. That means they must be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. County road 96 and 92 at Highway 24 are both shut down right now. That fire started around noon on the Indian Paintbrush Ranch. We’ve heard several reports from witnesses who say they saw someone fire shots, and that may have hit a propane tank causing an explosion. But, Park Rangers say they are still investigating what caused this fire. Among the evacuees, about 500 campers with Camp Alexander. They were at 11 mile canyon. The Camp Director tells us they are all safely out of the fire’s reach. Those campers are from all over Colorado, and out of state. They will have to stay the night at Woodland Park High School and/or Middle School. There are more than 40 firefighters fighting this fire, and witnesses say they have also seen drops from helicopters.
25.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Colorado, [Fort Collins (Paradise Park) area] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 at 07:32 (07:32 AM) UTC.

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Crews on Saturday battled a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 8,000 acres and prompted several dozen evacuation orders. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Schulz said the fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Saturday in the mountainous Paradise Park area about 25 miles northwest of Fort Collins. The blaze expanded rapidly during the late afternoon and evening and by Saturday night, residents living along several roads in the region had been ordered to evacuate and many more were warned that they might have to flee. An evacuation center has been set up at a Laporte middle school. Officials didn’t specify how many residents had evacuated but said they had sent out 800 emergency notifications alerting people to the fire and the possibility that might have to flee. “Right now we’re just trying to get these evacuations done and get people safe,” Schulz told Denver-based KMGH-TV, adding that “given the extreme heat in the area, it makes it a difficult time for (the firefighters).” Temperatures near Fort Collins reached the mid-80s Saturday afternoon with a humidity level of between 5 percent and 10 percent. Ten structures have been damaged, although authorities were unsure if they were homes or some other kind of buildings. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire was unknown. Aerial footage from KMGH-TV showed flames coming dangerously close to what appeared to be several outbuildings and at least one home in the area, as well as consuming trees and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Two heavy air tankers, five single-engine air tankers and four helicopters were on the scene to help fight the blaze, which appeared to be burning on private and U.S. Forest Service land and was being fueled by sustained winds of between 20 and 25 mph. “It was just good conditions to grow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Gimmestad told The Associated Press. “The conditions today were really favorable for it to take off.”

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26.06.2012 Extreme Weather China MultiProvinces, [Provinces of Zhejiang, Guangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Anhui, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou ] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in China on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 02:59 (02:59 AM) UTC.

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Several parts of China have been hit by torrential rains over the last few days, resulting in the evacuation of millions of people and property damage. In east China’s Zhejiang province, heavy rains have forced 17,000 people to relocate and affected the lives of more than 350,000 others since June 22. A 12-year-old girl was killed when her house was buried in a landslide on Saturday in Zhejiang’s Songyang county. Rains have battered central China’s Hunan province since June 21, killing one person, leaving another missing and affecting the lives of 138,000 others. A landslide was triggered in Hunan’s city of Chenzhou, blocking roads and rivers and stranding 130 tourists, the report said. South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has been reeling under heavy downpours since June 21. In the hard-hit city of Hezhou, over 10,000 people have been evacuated and economic losses of 200 million yuan ($31.4 million) have been incurred, according to officials. One resident of Hezhou died in hospital after suffering serious injuries during a landslide, while another was crushed to death during a house collapse. More rain and storms are expected to hit Zhejiang, Fujian and Anhui provinces in south China, as well as Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces in the south-west over the next three days, the weather office said.
Today Extreme Weather Sweden Dalarna County, Borlange [Peace and Love Music Festival] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in Sweden on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 at 03:25 (03:25 AM) UTC.

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Seventeen people have been taken to a hospital after being struck by lightning at Sweden’s Peace and Love Music Festival. As shown in the AP photo above, festival organizers set up a makeshift care center to begin transporting people to a local health facility near Borlänge, Central Sweden. “First we saw a lightning flash and then we heard a really loud clap of thunder. The next thing we knew, the ambulances had come,” says witness Amanda Andersen to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper (quote via The Local). Lightning struck the grounds around 3PM on Tuesday, just as the summer concert series was beginning. Rihanna, Mumford and Sons, Regina Spektor, Skrillex, Bloc Party and Billy Idol are just a few of the big-name performers. The people involved have reportedly received only minor injuries, with most “up and walking.” We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

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By , Expert Senior Meteorologist

Building drought and waves of heat continue to raise concerns about the corn crop and other agriculture in the Midwest to the central Plains.

In most areas, the drought is not as bad as 1988, but the situation has the potential to reach crisis level in part of the Corn Belt with typically the hottest part of the summer ahead.

According to Long Range and Agricultural Meteorologist Jason Nicholls, “Rainfall will be spotty and stingy as waves of heat expand from the central Plains to the Tennessee and Ohio valley states into July.”

The combination of drought and now heat is hitting the corn during the start of its pollination period, which is ahead of schedule by up to several weeks this year, due to warm weather in the spring.

“Essentially, if significant rain does not fall on the corn areas in severe drought over the next couple of weeks, yields could be severely impacted,” Nicholls said.


Part of the drought area includes a large part of the corn belt.

According to the “Hoosier Ag Today,” in Indiana, for example, as pasture conditions deteriorate, more operations were switching to feed hay and grain.

As the temperature climbs to extreme levels as it has already done over the Plains and will be doing over the Ohio Valley states in the coming days and weeks, more livestock will be under stress.

Temperatures surged to over 100 degrees Monday from Montana to Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas and reached the century mark in at least 19 states.

Near-100-degree heat is forecast to nose into the Ohio Valley for a several-day stint later this week into the weekend.

There will be a few clusters of thunderstorms rolling from west to east from the northern Plains into the Northeast through next week. Occasionally, a brief thunderstorm can visit part of the drought and heat area. However, it is not likely to be enough to bring lasting relief.

If the drought persists through July and into August, other crops, such as soybeans, could be seriously impacted.

Most of the rainfall will occur on the northern fringe of the drought area. For example, areas from northern Illinois to northern Ohio are more likely to have a brief downpour on one or two occasions, while areas in Arkansas may receive no rain at all during much of the next two weeks.

Fortunately, much of the northern part of the Corn Belt has been receiving rainfall on a more regular basis and temperatures have been much less extreme.

Evaporation rates of soil moisture in weather patterns like this, during late June and early July are on the order of 1/2 of an inch per day.

While we have not yet reached “cornmaggedon,” the situation is likely to get worse over the next couple of weeks over much of the drought area and a large part of the Corn Belt, rather than better.

Interestingly, money saved by consumers during the warm weather this past winter could be gobbled up by rising cooling costs this summer over the Plains and Midwest.

Potentially higher food prices could occur should the drought expand or worsen and corn yields end up being significantly lower than original expectations.

Many food, feed and fuel-related items utilize corn.

Pray for rain.

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Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Debby (AL04) Gulf of Mexico 24.06.2012 27.06.2012 Tropical Depression 125 ° 56 km/h 74 km/h 4.88 m NHC Details

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Storm name: Debby (AL04)
Area: Gulf of Mexico
Start up location: N 26° 18.000, W 87° 30.000
Start up: 24th June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 342.70 km
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Report by: NHC
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24th Jun 2012 06:06:38 N 26° 18.000, W 87° 30.000 0 83 102 Tropical Storm 0 13 998 MB NHC
25th Jun 2012 04:06:12 N 28° 18.000, W 85° 54.000 0 93 111 Tropical Storm 0 14 991 MB NHC
26th Jun 2012 04:06:16 N 29° 12.000, W 85° 6.000 4 74 93 Tropical Storm 40 8 992 MB NHC
26th Jun 2012 07:06:22 N 29° 0.000, W 84° 36.000 7 83 102 Tropical Storm 90 11 992 MB NHC
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27th Jun 2012 05:06:55 N 29° 0.000, W 82° 48.000 11 56 74 Tropical Depression 125 ° 16 1000 MB NHC
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28th Jun 2012 12:00:00 N 30° 18.000, W 77° 48.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NHC
28th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 29° 42.000, W 80° 0.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NHC
29th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 30° 42.000, W 75° 36.000 Tropical Storm 65 83 NHC
30th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 32° 0.000, W 72° 30.000 Tropical Storm 74 93 NHC
01st Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 0.000, W 69° 0.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 NHC
02nd Jul 2012 00:00:00 N 39° 0.000, W 62° 0.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 NHC
Doksuri (07W) Pacific Ocean 26.06.2012 27.06.2012 Tropical Storm 285 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 4.27 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Doksuri (07W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 14° 36.000, E 130° 18.000
Start up: 26th June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 218.98 km
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27th Jun 2012 05:06:22 N 15° 18.000, E 127° 6.000 26 65 83 Tropical Storm 285 ° 14 JTWC
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28th Jun 2012 12:00:00 N 19° 0.000, E 120° 18.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
28th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 42.000, E 122° 42.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
29th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 0.000, E 118° 6.000 Tropical Storm 111 139 JTWC
30th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 48.000, E 114° 0.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
26.06.2012 Tropical Storm USA State of Florida, [Western Coastal Region] Damage level Details

Tropical Storm in USA on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 05:35 (05:35 AM) UTC.

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Higher than normal waves with spray and some flooding along coastal roads are expected due to the on-shore winds associated with Tropical Storm Debby. Lee County Emergency Operations Center is advising residents and visitors to use extreme caution during the high-tide cycle tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the high-tide cycle tomorrow morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., when driving on coastal roads, and crossing bridges, including the Sanibel Causeway.

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Tropical Storm Debby Breaks Record with Early Debut

Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer

Tropical Storm Debby near Florida
A ghostly Tropical Storm Debby is drenching Florida and surrounding regions.
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An unusually early spate of tropical storms has been keeping forecasters busy this year, and now Tropical Storm Debby, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has set a record — this season marks the first time in more than 150 years that so many storms have showed up so early.

“This is first time we’ve had four tropical storms develop in the Atlantic basin before July 1,” said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

U.S. records for tropical storms and hurricanes stretch back to 1851, Feltgen told OurAmazingPlanet. And although Tropical Storm Debby has broken the century-and-a-half-long record, there is certainly a chance that four storms may have formed this early in the past, yet escaped notice simply because forecasters didn’t have the tools to see them.

“We figure that back in the day there could have been several storms per season that could have been missed,” Feltgen said. “We didn’t have satellites.” Forecasters relied largely on ship reports and on firsthand observations when a storm hit land.

Historic storms

Tropical Storm Debby roared to life over the Gulf of Mexico and attained tropical storm status late in the afternoon on Saturday, June 23.

The first named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Alberto, appeared on May 19, the earliest debut for a named storm since 2003; Tropical Storm Beryl and Hurricane Chris followed. [Infographic: Storm Season! How, When & Where Hurricanes Form]

Storms are christened only once they reach tropical storm strength — meaning an organized, rotating storms with maximum wind speeds of at least 39 mph (63 kph).

Because tropical storms and hurricanes are fueled by warm ocean waters, the areas that have the ingredients required to feed a storm’s fury are more limited earlier in the season, Feltgen said.

The area that is the most favored area of development is pretty narrow, he said, and typically limited to areas of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and warmer, southern regions of the Atlantic.

“In the grand scheme of the Atlantic basin that’s a relatively small area,” Feltgen said.

However, unusually warm waters didn’t contribute to this year’s early storms — they were generated when storm systems that formed over land moved out over the ocean, said Gerry Bell, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s lead seasonal hurricane forecaster.

“Unless the water is sufficiently warm you’re not going to get a tropical storm, but warm water wasn’t the main ingredient allowing these things to form,” Bell told OurAmazingPlanet. He pointed to disturbances in the jet stream and storm fronts moving out over the water as the main culprits.

“There’s nothing special about that, that’s how storms typically form this time of year,” Bell said.

During the peak of hurricane season, in August, September and October, patches of rough weather that originate in Africa spark the bulk of the storms, Bell said. In addition, tropical waters that have had time to warm up, along with favorable winds, allow more storms to form at that time of the year.

The unusual onslaught of named storms has not altered the outlook for the rest of the season, Bell said, which is forecast to be a near-normal one. Projections for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season call for a total of nine to 15 named storms, with four to eight of those storms becoming hurricanes.

Dangerous conditions

Tropical Storm Debby is lashing Florida with punishing rains, and is producing dangerous storm surges between 4 and 7 feet (1.2 and 2 meters) along the state’s panhandle. The storm spawned 20 reported tornadoes yesterday (June 24), one of which killed a Florida woman in her home.

Debby has remained parked over the Gulf of Mexico, with much of the severe weather hitting to the east of the center of the storm.

Although the storm has weakened slightly, it is still packing winds of 45 mph (75 kph), and is expected to move only very slowly toward the northeast over the next two days, meaning there is little relief in sight for Florida and Georgia residents.

Reach Andrea Mustain at amustain@techmedianetwork.com. Follow her on Twitter @AndreaMustainFollow OurAmazingPlanet for the latest in Earth science and exploration news on Twitter @OAPlanet. We’re also on Facebook & Google+.

Debby has been downgraded to a tropical depression at 8 p.m. after making landfall earlier this evening near Steinhatchee, Fla. The storm will continue to unleash torrential rainfall across northern Florida and southern Georgia as it pushes across the northern counties of the Peninsula overnight.

Maximum sustained winds have weakened to 35 miles per hour. (The latest reports can be found below.)

Major flooding is occurring across portions of Florida as unrelenting rain continues. One to two feet of rain has already poured down across portions of northern and central Florida. Sanborn, Fla., received 20.10 inches of rain in 24 hours alone.

For a larger version of this map (with times in CDT), please visit the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.

Emergency management officials issued a voluntary evacuation notice late Monday evening for residents in low-lying areas of Wakulla County, Fla., due to dangerous flooding.

The Florida Highway patrol closed a portion of I-10, the main interstate highway through northern Florida, early Tuesday morning.

Unfortunately, up to another foot of rain will be unleashed across north-central Florida.

The storm has also spawned nearly two dozen tornadoes, which downed power lines, damaged homes and businesses and flipped semi trucks. More damaging winds from thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible as Debby churns in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Central Florida has the greatest risk of severe weather.

According to the National Weather Service, Debby has already claimed the lives of two people.

LATEST UPDATES:

8:15 p.m. Tuesday EDT: Bridge in danger of failing due to high water from the Steinhatchee River on South Canal Road, just east of Highway 51 in Southern Lafayette County, reported emergency manager.

6:25 p.m. Tuesday EDT : Yards and roads are flooded in Orange Park, Fla. Emergency management reported several ongoing water rescues in Jacksonville, Fla.

5:00 p.m. Tuesday EDT: Debby has made landfall near Steinhatchee, FL. Maximum sustained winds are at 40 mph. Coastal and inland flooding threats remain. Storm should downgrade to a tropical depression this evening and move off the coast near St. Augustine by tomorrow morning.

2:10 p.m. Tuesday EDT: Debby is picking up forward speed. The storm should now make landfall this evening near Cedar Key, Fla.

1:00 p.m. Tuesday EDT: AccuWeather Meteorologists discussed Debby’s landfall. It is anticipated near Cedar Key, Fla., around sunrise Wednesday. Stay tuned for the latest information. Join a live chat with Expert Senior Meteorologist at 6-7 p.m. ET this evening on Twitter by using the hashtag #Accuchat or join a live discussion on Facebook.

11:21 a.m. Tuesday EDT: Meteorologists made a change to rain map to show that Jacksonville, Fla., will be in the core of rain later today and tonight. Watch for flash flooding.

11:0 a.m. Tuesday EDT: Debby has weakened further with 40 mph winds. Flooding remains a threat across northern Florida and southern Georgia.

7:54 a.m. Tuesday EDT: A house was surrounded by water near Woodbine, Ga.

7:38 a.m. Tuesday EDT: U.S> Highway 90 is flooded and closed in downtwon Live Oak, Fla. Several vehicles are reported to be in parking lots with water up to the top of wheelwells about 1.5 feet deep.

6:50 a.m. Tuesday EDT: AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bill Deger reports that several rivers and waterways in northern Florida are experiencing major flooding or near-record flooding. They include the North Fork Black Creek near Middleburg, the Anclote River at Elfers and the Litle Manatee River at Wimauma.

5:40 a.m. Tuesday EDT: The heaviest rain from Debby is now pushing into southeastern Georgia. Rain will continue to fall at a rate of more than an inch an hour this morning in cities such as Brunswick.

3:00 a.m. Tuesday EDT: AccuWeather.com meteorologists report that the center of Debby appears to be barely moving, while the storm is showing some signs of weakening. However, heavy rains will continue to batter Florida and southern Georgia.

12:45 a.m. Tuesday EDT: 20.10 inches of rain has fallen over the last 24 hours in Sanborn, Fla.

Midnight Tuesday EDT: Doppler radar is indicating wind gusts to near 60 mph are occurring along the coast and inland from Apalachicola to the western Big Bend of Florida.

9:30 p.m. Monday EDT: Emergency management officials have issued a voluntary evacuation notice for residents in low-lying areas of Wakulla County, Fla., an area battered by flooding.

8:00 p.m. Monday EDT: Unconfirmed report of a brief funnel cloud in Lake County, Fla.

7:55 p.m. Monday EDT: Storm total of 11.50 inches of rain in Monticello (Jefferson County), Fla.

6:54 p.m. Monday EDT: 16.26 inches of rain has fallen since midnight in parts of Wakulla County, Fla.

6:02 p.m. Monday EDT: 10 inches of rain has fallen in Woodville (Leon County), Fla. since 1 p.m. today.

5:00 p.m. Monday EDT: Thunderstorm wind gusts measured up to 56 mph in Brevard County, Florida.

2:00 p.m. Monday EDT: The top 72-hour rainfall totals include 12.24″ in Hernando County, 10.34″ in St. Petersburg and 9.97″ in Tampa, Fla.

12:12 p.m. Monday EDT: Water is beginning to approach low-lying homes in eastern and central Wakulla County, Fla.

12:12 p.m. Monday EDT: Knee-deep water reported near Sochoppy, Fla.

12:48 p.m. Monday EDT: According to CNN, the governor of Florida declares a state of emergency due to the severe impact of Debby.

12:00 p.m. Monday EDT: “Winds on radar continue to come down. I expect we will have a depression by the end of the day if not Tuesday AM,” Expert Meteorologist Henry Margusity said. In addition, as a storm moves slowly or stays nearly stationary-as Debby is-upwelling occurs. This means cooler water is pulled to the surface of the ocean. Since tropical systems are fueled by warm water, upwelling can lead to weakening.

 

 

Radar’s to Track Debby:

 

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Expert Meteorologists Discuss Debby:

This NOAA satellite image of Debby was taken Tuesday morning.

Thumbnail image tweeted by Chuck B.

By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
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Debby will continue its legacy of flooding rainfall in part of the Deep South before heading eastward into the Atlantic by the end of the week.

Debby was downgraded to a tropical depression this evening after making landfall near Steinhatchee, Fla. The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, but will likely intensify once again after it moves off the coast and re-enters the Atlantic by tomorrow morning, according to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.

This is certainly good news as there is now an end in sight to the flooding rainfall. However, coastal and inland flooding threats remain as Debby continues to unleash heavy rain, gusty thunderstorms and rough surf conditions through Wednesday.

Since its start, Debby has produced tremendous rainfall in part of the Deep South. Indications are the storm will continue its flooding legacy until the very end.

While central and northern Florida and southern Georgia residents were in need of rain, the storm has been producing too much of a good thing in many areas.

Over a foot of rain has fallen in portions of Florida the past couple of days. There have been unofficial amounts up to two feet in the Curtis Mill, Fla. area. Sanborn, Fla., received 20.10 inches of rain in 24 hours.

During Sunday into Monday, north-central Florida was clobbered by torrential rain. During Monday into Tuesday, northern Florida, including part of the panhandle, was inundated.

During the middle of the week, the heaviest rainfall is switching to northeastern Florida and the Georgia coast. It is within this area where the greatest danger of new urban and low lying area flooding can occur.

However, additional flooding problems are possible from part of the Florida Panhandle to the central counties of the Sunshine State, due to potential re-firing bands of heavy rainfall.

South of Debby’s track, the risk of locally severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes will continue through Wednesday over central and south Florida.

As Debby exits to the east, look for dry air to sweep in from the north and rain to diminish over Florida and coastal Georgia from northwest to southeast Wednesday into Thursday.

There appears to be a little less danger of Debby rapidly strengthening upon reaching the Atlantic coast. However, some regain of strength will occur as the storm moves out to sea.

How quickly the ramp-up occurs will determine how rough surf conditions will get for a time along the southern Atlantic Seaboard from West Palm Beach to Cape Hatteras late in the week into the first part of the weekend.

If only the rain could be spread out, more of the interior South and needy areas such as central and western Georgia, southeastern Alabama and central South Carolina could benefit from the storm. However, it appears Debby’s rain is destined to hug the southeast corner of the United States, due to a large area of high pressure and drought building over the middle of the nation.

As Debby heads out to sea, heat will expand from the middle of the nation reaching much of the East Coast.

A piece of Debby’s moisture did find its way well to the north, in Maine of all places. As a scoop of air high in the atmosphere dipped southward into the Eastern states, it was able to briefly shear off some moisture in the form of drenching rain.

That rain is contributing to flooding problems in the Pine Tree State through Wednesday.

 

 

26.06.2012 Flash Flood Canada Province of British Columbia, Sicamous Damage level Photo available! Details

Flash Flood in Canada on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 09:48 (09:48 AM) UTC.

Description
An elderly man has drowned and almost 700 people have been evacuated from their homes after devastating flash floods hit British Columbia Interior over the weekend. A raging river swept away and drowned Edward Posnifkoff, 72, on Saturday evening. He died after a bridge he was standing on collapsed due to the force of the river. Flooding and mudslides have meant almost 700 people in the province have been forced to flee their homes while more than 1,000 are on evacuation alert. A weekend of thunderstorms was the tipping point – causing many of the rivers to burst their banks which then swept away at least one home. Many homes and dozens of cars in Sicamous, situated 480km west of Calgary, were damaged as 350 residents evacuated on Sunday. And the town’s Mayor, Darrell Trouton, warned the worst may be yet to come due to water at higher elevations. ‘We had snowmobilers that were up above indicating that we had continuous rain in the upper levels, and there were ravines with water flow that they’ve never seen before,’ he said. On Monday residents and emergency officials across the region began their clean-up mission as well as filling sandbags to try and protect their properties from any further damage. One resident Judy Latosky, 65, saw Sicamous Creek burst its banks before she fled her home with her twin five-year-old granddaughters. ‘We lost all of our backyard and now it’s just boulders. I looked in this morning and the basement is half full of mud and water. It’s a total loss,’ the grandmother told the news agency. In Central Kootenay, where Posnifkoff died, 30 homes were evacuated. Posnifkoff was identified on Sunday after his body was found in Goose Creek, a short distance from where he was swept away.
25.06.2012 Flood Afghanistan Province of Ghor , [Ghor-wide] Damage level Details

Flood in Afghanistan on Saturday, 23 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC.

Description
Flash floods have swept northern Afghanistan, killing at least 37 people, Afghan and U.N. authorities said Saturday. More than 100 homes, hundreds of hectares (acres) of farmland and farm animals were been destroyed by the floods that followed four or five days of heavy rain in the region. Abdul Hai Khateby, who is the spokesman in Ghor province, said Saturday that 24 people have been killed in four districts, including the provincial capital of Chaghcharan. “Many, many houses have been destroyed, and there are reports of lots of cattle and other animals being killed,” Khateby said. “It is cloudy and we expect more rain.” The provincial spokesman of Badakhshan, Abdul Marouf Rasekh, said 13 people were killed Friday night in Yaftal district and four other districts have been affected. The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority said an estimated 135 houses in Badakhshan had been destroyed, forcing residents to flee. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said many of the unpaved, rutted roads in the area have been severely flooded, making aid distribution difficult. Elsewhere, a bomb exploded at a music store on Saturday in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar in the east. Provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said the shopkeeper and one of his customers were killed in the blast and two other people were wounded.

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Flooding in northern Afghanistan kills at least 37

June 23, 2012|Rahim Faiez, Associated Press

Flash floods have swept northern Afghanistan, killing at least 37 people, Afghan and U.N. authorities said Saturday.

More than 100 homes, hundreds of hectares (acres) of farmland and farm animals were been destroyed by the floods that followed four or five days of heavy rain in the region.

Abdul Hai Khateby, who is the spokesman in Ghor province, said Saturday that 24 people have been killed in four districts, including the provincial capital of Chaghcharan.

“Many, many houses have been destroyed, and there are reports of lots of cattle and other animals being killed,’’ Khateby said. “It is cloudy and we expect more rain.’’

The provincial spokesman of Badakhshan, Abdul Marouf Rasekh, said 13 people were killed Friday night in Yaftal district and four other districts have been affected.

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority said an estimated 135 houses in Badakhshan had been destroyed, forcing residents to flee.

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said many of the unpaved, rutted roads in the area have been severely flooded, making aid distribution difficult.

Elsewhere, a bomb exploded at a music store on Saturday in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar in the east.

Provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said the shopkeeper and one of his customers were killed in the blast and two other people were wounded.

25.06.2012 Flood Canada Province of British Columbia, Mission Damage level Details

Flood in Canada on Sunday, 24 June, 2012 at 16:30 (04:30 PM) UTC.

Description
As a flood watch continues around B.C., residents were urged to “evacuate when emergency officials request it” by minister of justice and attorney general Shirley Bond Saturday. “We understand how difficult it might be for families to leave their homes, but they are only asked to do that when there is an imminent potential safety risk. When an evacuation order is given, it is essential that everyone consider their safety and that of first responders and leave as requested,” Bond said in a statement. “Emergency management officials don’t want to see the forcible removal of anyone from a property – rather, we depend on individuals to heed the advice of public safety professionals, whose decisions and directions are made with the highest regard for the safety of you and your loved ones,” Bond said. Swollen by melting snow and rain, the Fraser River has reached levels not seen for 40 years and has caused flooding from the province’s interior to the Fraser Valley. Early Sunday, Environment Canada said that a slow-moving low pressure system situated off the coast of Oregon state was expected to drop between 10 to 20 mm on the Arrow Lakes, Slocan Lake and East Kootenay regions. It also forecasted potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds Sunday afternoon.

Flood Warning

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TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
TALLAHASSEE FL
DULUTH MN
MISSOULA MT
TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN

Flood Advisory

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JUNEAU AK

Flood Watch

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Uganda abandons landslide rescue bid for buried

Red Cross official Michael Nataka says the area is known to be a landslide risk

Rescue workers in Uganda have abandoned efforts to find an estimated 70 people believed to be buried in a landslide.

Eighteen people have been confirmed dead after three villages were swept away on the slopes of Mount Elgon.

Uganda’s Red Cross told the BBC efforts were now concentrating on looking after the injured and displaced.

In March 2010, thousands were forced to flee after after a landslide killed more than 350 people in Uganda’s eastern Bududa district.

‘Many cracks’

Ken Kiggundu, director of disaster management for Uganda’s Red Cross, told the BBC that 72 people were still missing.

He added that 480 had been displaced and were now living with relatives and friends following Monday’s landslide, which occurred after a number of days of heavy rain.

“At 2pm, the ground trembled, followed by heavy rumbling of soil and stones which covered our home,” Rachael Namwono, a villager in Bududa district, told Uganda’s private Monitor newspaper.

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The Red Cross’s Michael Nataka told the Reuters news agency that there was a need to force people to move from the mountain sides as they tended not to heed the advice that the area was dangerous.

“The Mount Elgon area has had so many places with cracks, so each time there is rainfall for a while, this water just seeps into these cracks and then eventually the landslide happens,” Mr Nataka said.

“There is need for some level of enforcement.”

Steven Malinga, Uganda’s minister for disaster relief, said moving people to safer areas was a priority, but many people refused to move as the villages near Mount Elgon had fertile ground and fewer instances of malaria.

“Eventually we have to pass a law to move people from the top and the sides of the mountain, and find alternative communities where we can relocate them,” the minister told the BBC’s Network Africa programme.

He urged people to move to camps lower down the mountain, where they would be given food, containers for water and utensils.

Last August, at least 24 people were killed when mud washed away homes in the Bulambuli district of eastern Uganda.

26.06.2012 Landslide Uganda Eastern Region, [Villages of Namaga and Bunakasala, Bududa district] Damage level Details

Landslide in Uganda on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 05:30 (05:30 AM) UTC.

Description
A mudslide buried at least 15 houses Monday when it tore through two hamlets in eastern Uganda following heavy rains, the Red Cross said. “We know that at least 15 houses have been buried but we do not know how many people were inside them,” Red Cross spokeswoman Catherine Ntabadde said. She said emergency teams were trawling the site to try to establish the number of people killed in the slide but that local authorities estimate around 80 people live in each hamlet. Nine people have been taken to a nearby hospital with injuries, Ntabadde said. The landslide ripped through the villages of Namaga and Bunakasala in the mountainous Bududa district close to the border with Kenya early on Monday afternoon. After that incident the Ugandan authorities said they would resettle around half a million people living in mountainous areas to lessen the risk of mudslides.

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Radiation / Nuclear

26.06.2012 Nuclear Event USA State of Michigan, Frenchtown Charter Township [Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level Details

Nuclear Event in USA on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 05:33 (05:33 AM) UTC.

Description
The reactor of the Fermi 2 nuclear plant in Monroe County has been shut down due to an equipment problem. The Monroe Evening News reports crews idled the plant around 1:30 p.m. Monday when its steam condenser lost the vacuum that pulls steam across a series of cooling tubes. The condenser turns steam back into water after it’s used to spin the plant’s turbines. Plant spokesman Guy Cerullo says Fermi 2 “is in a safe, stable condition.” Cerullo says plant operator DTE Energy is investigating the reason for the pressure loss, and he didn’t know when Fermi 2 would be back in operation. He tells The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, that DTE “will operate once” it’s “sure everything is in good shape” and it “can safely operate the plant.”

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Today Epidemic Hazard Canada Province of Northwest Territories, [Tlicho and Behchoko regions] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Canada on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 at 03:31 (03:31 AM) UTC.

Description
Drug-resistant bacteria have come up in some N.W.T. communities. The N.W.T. health department says there have been 86 cases of MRSA, which is also known as a ‘superbug’, this year. Half of them are in the Tlicho region and, in Behchoko, which is the largest community. MRSA is a common skin bacteria but a certain strain of it is now resistant to many antibiotics. The symptoms are similar to a staph infection and can cause sore skin and swelling. The infection can spread quickly. “If you have swelling on the skin that doesn’t heal quickly, that gets bigger and hot and painful go see the health centre. The sooner you’re diagnosed, the sooner we can figure it out and get the right treatment for it,” said Dr. Andre Corriveau, the territory’s chief public health officer. Corriveau said people should wash their sheets and clothing often to prevent the bacteria from spreading. Overcrowded housing can also help the bacteria spread. The bacteria were traditionally found in hospitals because of the high use of antibiotics. “But over past decade all over the world it’s starting to spread in communities, and the fact that you haven’t been to a hospital is no guarantee you won’t catch it,” he said. The bacteria have been found in the N.W.T. before. In 2008, health officials warned it was becoming a large problem. Health officials also dealt with an outbreak of the bacteria in 2010. The 2010 outbreak was also concentrated in the Tlicho region.
Biohazard name: MRSA
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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Solar Activity

2MIN News June 26, 2012 Canary Islands Awaken

Published on Jun 26, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Cyprus Needs Money: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/25/us-eurozone-idUSBRE85O0CS20120625
Greek Finance Minister Resigns: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/25/us-greece-idUSBRE85M0AW20120625
BP Spill Wasn’t the Start: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-bp-deepwater-horizon-oil-exacerbated.html
Magnetism and Superconductivity: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120625125954.htm

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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]

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!]

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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
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 0 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 3 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 6 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 9 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012 9 day(s) 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 14.19 km/s 51084 km/h
276392 (2002 XH4) 07th July 2012 10 day(s) 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 7.76 km/s 27936 km/h
(2003 MK4) 08th July 2012 11 day(s) 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 14.35 km/s 51660 km/h
(1999 NW2) 08th July 2012 11 day(s) 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 6.66 km/s 23976 km/h
189P/NEAT 09th July 2012 12 day(s) 0.1720 66.9 n/a 12.47 km/s 44892 km/h
(2000 JB6) 10th July 2012 13 day(s) 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 6.42 km/s 23112 km/h
(2010 MJ1) 10th July 2012 13 day(s) 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 10.35 km/s 37260 km/h
(2008 NP3) 12th July 2012 15 day(s) 0.1572 61.2 57 m – 130 m 6.08 km/s 21888 km/h
(2006 BV39) 12th July 2012 15 day(s) 0.1132 44.1 4.2 m – 9.5 m 11.11 km/s 39996 km/h
(2005 NE21) 15th July 2012 18 day(s) 0.1555 60.5 140 m – 320 m 10.77 km/s 38772 km/h
(2003 KU2) 15th July 2012 18 day(s) 0.1034 40.2 770 m – 1.7 km 17.12 km/s 61632 km/h
(2007 TN74) 16th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1718 66.9 20 m – 45 m 7.36 km/s 26496 km/h
(2007 DD) 16th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1101 42.8 19 m – 42 m 6.47 km/s 23292 km/h
(2006 BC8) 16th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1584 61.6 25 m – 56 m 17.71 km/s 63756 km/h
144411 (2004 EW9) 16th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1202 46.8 1.3 km – 2.9 km 10.90 km/s 39240 km/h
(2012 BV26) 18th July 2012 21 day(s) 0.1759 68.4 94 m – 210 m 10.88 km/s 39168 km/h
(2010 OB101) 19th July 2012 22 day(s) 0.1196 46.6 200 m – 450 m 13.34 km/s 48024 km/h
(2008 OX1) 20th July 2012 23 day(s) 0.1873 72.9 130 m – 300 m 15.35 km/s 55260 km/h
(2010 GK65) 21st July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1696 66.0 34 m – 75 m 17.80 km/s 64080 km/h
(2011 OJ45) 21st July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1367 53.2 18 m – 39 m 3.79 km/s 13644 km/h
153958 (2002 AM31) 22nd July 2012 25 day(s) 0.0351 13.7 630 m – 1.4 km 9.55 km/s 34380 km/h
(2011 CA7) 23rd July 2012 26 day(s) 0.1492 58.1 2.3 m – 5.1 m 5.43 km/s 19548 km/h
(2012 BB124) 24th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1610 62.7 170 m – 380 m 8.78 km/s 31608 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Environmental Hazards

Today Biological Hazard USA State of Hawaii, Kahana [Hololani Resort] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 at 03:27 (03:27 AM) UTC.

Description
A 16-year-old California girl was the reported victim of a shark attack at the beach fronting the Hololani Resort in Kahana this morning. The victim from Livermore had a 4-to-5 inch avulsion to her left calf. Fire crews responded to the 9:52 a.m. call at 4401 Lower Honoapiilani Highway. Fire personnel provided medical treatment and dressed the wound. Family members took the teenager for treatment in their own vehicle. County ocean safety and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources are treating this incident as a shark attack. The beach has been closed until 6:45 this evening. State officials will reassess the situation at that time to determine whether to keep the beach closed or reopen it to the public.
Biohazard name: Shark attack (Non-Fatal)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
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Tests reveal high-path H7N3 in Mexican poultry farm outbreaks

Lisa Schnirring * Staff Writer

Jun 26, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Mexican veterinary authorities are intensifying avian influenza control efforts in a region that houses several large commercial farms after further tests determined that the strain responsible for more than 200,000 bird deaths at three farms is the highly pathogenic H7N3 subtype.

The events represent the first highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks in Mexican flocks since the country battled H5N2 in the mid 1990s.

In a follow-up report submitted today to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Mexican animal health officials said intravenous pathogenicity tests revealed the highly pathogenic H7N3 subtype. The initial report on Jun 21 said preliminary tests suggested a low-pathogenic H7 subtype.

The outbreaks began at three large commercial farms in Jalisco state on Jun 13, causing clinical signs in the layer flocks that included gasping, lethargy, fever, and death. The disease sickened 587,160 of more than 1 million susceptible birds, killing 211,424 of them. About 60,000 have been culled so far to curb the spread of the virus.

Today’s update said that, based on the latest test results, authorities are sampling birds at about 60 poultry farms near the outbreak area, and quarantine measures are under way in the region, which has about 500 production units. Full gene sequencing and an epidemiologic investigation to determine the source of the virus are also in progress.

Jalisco state, in western Mexico, is the country’s top egg producer.

Officials have also limited poultry movements near the outbreak area and are testing birds at commercial farms, backyard flocks, and poultry markets. They are also assessing biosecurity practices and overseeing depopulation efforts at the affected farms, according to the OIE report.

David A. Halvorson, DVM, an avian health expert at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, told CIDRAP News that Mexico’s last high pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks occurred in 1994 and 1995 and involved H5N2. He added that low-pathogenic H5N2 circulated in the country for several years.

He said that in some parts of Mexico, large populations of backyard poultry, live poultry markets, and commercial farms exist without adequate separation between them.

Halvorson said US poultry producers, especially those in Texas, are always cautious about the potential for disease introduction from indirect contact with Mexican poultry. Halvorson added Mexican workers support poultry farmers in the West and Midwest, which presents another reason for caution.

John Glisson, DVM, PhD, director of research programs for the US Poultry and Egg Association, said in an e-mail statement to CIDRAP News, “The US poultry industry would strongly agree with the idea that the disease should be dealt with quickly and that quarantine of these farms and elimination of infected flocks would be a prudent measure.”

According to background information from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), poultry imported from all countries except Canada must be quarantined for at least 30 days at a USDA Animal Import Center and be accompanied by import permits and veterinary health certificates. Canadian poultry entering the United States must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate issued within 30 days of import date.

In 2004, highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley led to the culling of 19 million birds, and two related human infections were confirmed.

The patients, both men who had been exposed to infected poultry on the farms, were the first known H7N3 infections in humans. Both had conjunctivitis with mild flulike symptoms, according to a December 2004 report on the cases in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Neither patient mounted an H7 antibody response, which led researchers to suggest that the men had highly localized, rather than systemic, infections.

See also:

Jun 26 OIE report

Jun 21 OIE report

Dec 2004 Emerg Infect Dis report

USDA background on poultry imports

CIDRAP avian flu overview on agriculture and wildlife considerations

 

 

An Entire Species Dies with Lonesome George

Nadine Bells
Daily Brew

Lonesome George

One turtle dies, an entire species becomes extinct. That’s the story of 100-year-old giant tortoise Lonesome George. His death on at Galapagos National Park’s breeding centre marked the end of his kind.

Lonesome George was discovered on Pinta Island in 1972, at a time when giant tortoises of his kind – known as Geochelone nigra abingdoni – were already believed to be extinct. Instead, it appeared that he was the last one.

All attempts to breed the tortoise failed.

“The plight of Lonesome George provided a catalyst for an extraordinary effort by the government of Ecuador to restore not only tortoise populations throughout the archipelago but also improve the status of other endangered and threatened species,” the park said.

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There are 20,000 giant tortoises remaining in the Galapagos. They are believed to have a lifespan of up to 200 years.

Lonesome George’s death is a wake-up call. Species at risk of extinction can, in fact, become extinct, despite the best efforts of scientists to protect and repopulate the species.

Here’s a list of species we’ve lost in the last 40 years.

Currently at risk of meeting the same fate is the greater bamboo lemur. Like Lonesome George, this lemur was rediscovered in 1972 long after it was believed to be extinct. Less than 250 remain, with a captive breeding programme in Madagascar hoping to help the critically endangered bamboo-eating primates thrive.

The New Zealand greater short-tailed bat might be extinct already, with the last population estimate coming in at fewer than 50.

Thanks to widespread hunting – and habitat destruction – lowland gorillas are now also considered critically endangered. Conservation areas now exist in numerous national parks in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo and Gabon. These efforts also aim to protect the species from the deadly Ebola virus.

Fortunately, just as we have tragic tales of species lost, we have a history of species saved. Prairie dogs, whooping cranes, grizzly bears and bald eagles are on the list of species that have been rebounded from risk of extinction.

Human intervention isn’t always successful. But since we’re often at fault for a species’ demise in the first place, shouldn’t it be our responsibility to at least try to protect what’s left?

26.06.2012 Environment Pollution USA State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge [Exxon T1 Tower] Damage level Details

Environment Pollution in USA on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 05:32 (05:32 AM) UTC.

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Exxon Mobil Corp reported a leak in a supply line on the T1 tower at its 502,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that led to a release of benzene, according to a filing with the National Response Center. The incident happened around 7:56 a.m local time on Monday. The line was isolated to stop the leak and the leak should be secured within an hour, the filing said. The Baton Rouge refinery is the third largest in the United States

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Antarctic Ice Shelves Not Melting at All, New Field Data Show

Lewis Page
UK Register

Ice Age

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Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all.

“Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,” says Tore Hattermann of the Norwegian Polar Institute, member of a team which has obtained two years’ worth of direct measurements below the massive Fimbul Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica – the first ever to be taken.

According to a statement from the American Geophysical Union, announcing the new research:

It turns out that past studies, which were based on computer models without any direct data for comparison or guidance, overestimate the water temperatures and extent of melting beneath the Fimbul Ice Shelf. This has led to the misconception, Hattermann said, that the ice shelf is losing mass at a faster rate than it is gaining mass, leading to an overall loss of mass.

The team’s results show that water temperatures are far lower than computer models predicted …

Hatterman and his colleagues, using 12 tons of hot-water drilling equipment, bored three holes more than 200m deep through the Fimbul Shelf, which spans an area roughly twice the size of New Jersey. The location of each hole was cunningly chosen so that the various pathways by which water moves beneath the ice shelf could be observed, and instruments were lowered down.

The boffins also supplemented their data craftily by harvesting info from a biology project, the Marine Mammal Exploration of the Oceans Pole to Pole (MEOP) effort, which had seen sensor packages attached to elephant seals.

“Nobody was expecting that the MEOP seals from Bouvetoya would swim straight to the Antarctic and stay along the Fimbul Ice Shelf for the entire winter,” Hattermann says. “But this behaviour certainly provided an impressive and unique data set.”

Normally, getting sea temperature readings along the shelf in winter would be dangerous if not impossible due to shifting pack ice – but the seals were perfectly at home among the grinding floes.

Overall, according to the team, their field data shows “steady state mass balance” on the eastern Antarctic coasts – ie, that no ice is being lost from the massive shelves there. The research is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

This is good news indeed, as some had thought that huge amounts of ice were melting from the region, which might mean accelerated rates of sea level rise in future.

Research: Gulf Shrimp Widely Contaminated With Carcinogens

Sayer Ji
GreenMedInfo

Shrimp

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Conservative estimates indicate that the 2010 BP oil disaster released over 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, followed by at least 1.8 million gallons of dispersants. While the use of dispersants helped mitigate the public relations disaster by preventing the persistent formation of surface oil, as well as keeping many beaches visibly untouched, they also drove the oil deeper into the water column (and food chain) rendering a 2-dimensional problem (surface oil) into a 3-dimensional one. Additionally, research indicates that dispersants prevent the biodegradation of toxic oil components, as well as increasing dispersant absorption into fish from between 6 to 1100 fold higher levels.

Since the event, both the mainstream media and the government have acted as if the oil disappeared, and that no significant health risks remain for the millions still consuming contaminated seafood from the Gulf.*

Now, a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that the 2010 BP Gulf oil disaster resulted in widespread contamination of Gulf Coast seafood with toxic components from crude oil.1 In fact, levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in shrimp were found to exceed the FDA’s established thresholds for allowable levels [levels of concern (LOCs)] for pregnant women in up to 53% of Gulf shrimp sampled.

PAHs are well-known carcinogens and developmental toxicants, which is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is obligated to set risk criteria and thresholds for allowable levels of exposure to them.**

In the new study the authors set out to evaluate the degree to which the FDA’s procedures for determining the safety of Gulf seafood after the BP disaster reflect the current risk assessment guidelines and practices, as produced by other authoritative entities, including the National Research Council (NRC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California EPA. The authors focused on cancer risk associated with shellfish consumption, looking at whether or not the FDA’s guidelines protect the most vulnerable populations, e.g. pregnant women, infants.

The authors discovered a glaring discrepancy between the FDA Gulf seafood risk assessment (FDA 2010a) and the FDA’s own prior practice with risk assessment guidelines produced by other authoritative entities.

The FDA’s risk assessment was found to be seriously flawed because of the following six questionable assumptions:

The questionable assumptions include six main issues: a) high consumer body weight, b) low estimates of seafood consumption, c) failure to include a cancer risk assessment for naphthalene, d) failure to adjust for early-life susceptibility to PAHs, e) short exposure duration, and f) high cancer risk benchmarks. Taken together, these flaws illustrate a failure to incorporate the substantial body of evidence on the increased vulnerability of subpopulations to contaminants, such as PAHs, in seafood.

Their final conclusion was as follows

Environmental risk assessment requires the use of scientifically founded assumptions and appropriate default estimates about the exposed population, the intensity and duration of exposure, and the dose – response relationship. The risk assessment methods used by the FDA to set safe exposure levels for Gulf Coast seafood after the oil spill do not incorporate current best practices and do not protect vulnerable populations. The FDA’s conclusions about risks from Gulf seafood should be interpreted with caution in coastal populations with higher rates of seafood consumption and in vulnerable populations such as children, small adults, and pregnant women. Our analysis demonstrates that a revised approach, using standard risk assessment methods, results in significantly lower acceptable levels of PAHs in seafood and identifies populations that could be at risk from contaminants in Gulf Coast seafood. Health advisories targeted at high-end consumers would better protect vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, and children. Our approach did not address infant exposure to PAHs via maternal seafood consumption and lactational transfer. The NRC (2008) found up to 50-fold interindividual variability in cancer risk and recommends incorporation of estimates of uncertainty, as well as population risk distributions, into future risk assessments. Improved public health protection from contaminants in food will require reforming FDA risk assessment practices.

Taken together, these findings demonstrate that the FDA’s conclusion that there are no significant risks to Gulf populations from oil spill – related contaminants in seafood are incorrect, and reckless when it comes to the health of the most vulnerable populations.

With reports now surfacing in mainstream media outlets on the appearance of eyeless shrimp and mutant fish, this latest finding probably only scratches the surface of a health problem in the Gulf titanic in proportions.

Reference/Notes:

1 Seafood contamination after the BP Gulf oil spill and risks to vulnerable populations: a critique of the FDA risk assessment. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Feb ;120(2):157-61. Epub 2011 Oct 3. PMID: 21990339

*Sixty percent of domestic shrimp and 70% of domestic oysters are sourced from the Gulf.

**The inherent absurdity of determining “an acceptable level of harm” is often overlooked

26.06.2012 Power Outage USA State of Virginia, [Richmond and Tri-Cities area] Damage level Details

Power Outage in USA on Tuesday, 26 June, 2012 at 13:20 (01:20 PM) UTC.

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In the Richmond and Tri-Cities area, as of 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, there are 67,548 without power, according to Dominion Virginia Power. These numbers will fluctuate and we will update them as often as possible.

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
14.05.2012 08:55:40 4.4 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Marasu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 07:20:28 5.0 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Thikombia VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 07:10:31 4.8 Pacific Ocean Fiji Thikombia VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 07:20:50 2.5 Asia Turkey Cihatli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 06:55:35 3.1 Caribbean Puerto Rico Islote VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 06:30:35 2.2 North America United States Alaska Chickaloon VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 06:21:29 2.1 North America United States California Sans (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 05:55:27 5.0 Asia Japan Miyazaki-ken Oryuzako There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 06:20:33 5.0 Asia Japan Hasugaike There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 05:30:31 2.2 North America United States Hawaii Waiki‘i There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. Vulkán 0 Vulkán 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 06:20:55 2.9 Europe Albania Arapaj i Eperm VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 05:15:28 2.6 Europe Greece Metokhion Zografou VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 07:55:53 2.5 Caribbean Puerto Rico Campamento Susua VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 05:15:56 4.9 North-America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 04:56:23 5.2 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 05:10:49 5.0 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 04:10:27 3.1 Asia Turkey Camlikoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 08:25:23 2.2 Europe Greece Koundandlaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.05.2012 04:20:25 4.2 Middle America El Salvador Departamento de Ahuachapan El Botoncillo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.05.2012 05:16:21 4.2 Middle-America Guatemala Barra del Limon VulkĂĄn 0