Earthquakes

EMSC Ecuador
Mar 29 23:57 PM
4.7 73.0 MAP

USGS Ecuador
Mar 29 23:57 PM
4.7 72.9 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 23:50 PM
2.4 5.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 23:45 PM
2.5 7.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 23:29 PM
3.0 6.0 MAP

EMSC Kodiak Island Region, Alaska
Mar 29 22:31 PM
4.6 55.0 MAP

USGS Kodiak Island Region, Alaska
Mar 29 22:31 PM
4.0 22.4 MAP

USGS Kodiak Island Region, Alaska
Mar 29 22:31 PM
4.0 70.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 22:11 PM
2.6 13.0 MAP

EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Mar 29 20:38 PM
4.8 54.0 MAP

GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Mar 29 20:38 PM
4.8 10.0 MAP

EMSC Sicily, Italy
Mar 29 20:18 PM
2.6 17.0 MAP

EMSC Greece
Mar 29 20:17 PM
3.3 2.0 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 29 20:03 PM
3.0 115.8 MAP

USGS Washington
Mar 29 20:01 PM
2.6 11.9 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 19:45 PM
2.8 5.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 29 18:36 PM
3.0 5.0 MAP

USGS Utah
Mar 29 17:22 PM
3.4 6.3 MAP

USGS Utah
Mar 29 17:06 PM
2.7 6.0 MAP

EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Mar 29 16:51 PM
2.6 8.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 15:59 PM
3.1 5.0 MAP

EMSC Sicily, Italy
Mar 29 15:57 PM
2.8 5.0 MAP

USGS Colorado
Mar 29 15:56 PM
2.8 4.8 MAP

USGS Atacama, Chile
Mar 29 14:23 PM
4.3 91.4 MAP

EMSC Atacama, Chile
Mar 29 14:23 PM
4.3 91.0 MAP

GEOFON Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
Mar 29 14:16 PM
4.8 10.0 MAP

EMSC Near S Coast Of Papua, Indonesia
Mar 29 14:16 PM
4.8 12.0 MAP

USGS Near The South Coast Of Papua, Indonesia
Mar 29 14:16 PM
4.7 18.0 MAP

USGS Seattle-tacoma Urban Area, Washington
Mar 29 13:20 PM
2.8 1.8 MAP

EMSC Kerkira Region, Greece
Mar 29 13:14 PM
3.1 2.0 MAP

USGS South Of Alaska
Mar 29 12:41 PM
3.0 27.2 MAP

GEOFON Fiji Islands Region
Mar 29 12:37 PM
4.9 383.0 MAP

EMSC Strait Of Gibraltar
Mar 29 11:52 AM
3.3 5.0 MAP

USGS Central Alaska
Mar 29 11:39 AM
3.9 55.1 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 10:28 AM
3.5 5.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 10:19 AM
3.2 5.0 MAP

USGS Western Turkey
Mar 29 10:13 AM
4.0 15.5 MAP

GEOFON Turkey
Mar 29 10:13 AM
4.5 6.0 MAP

EMSC Western Turkey
Mar 29 10:13 AM
4.4 22.0 MAP

USGS Central California
Mar 29 10:00 AM
2.5 2.9 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 29 09:29 AM
2.6 5.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 29 09:08 AM
2.7 6.0 MAP

EMSC Central Turkey
Mar 29 09:00 AM
2.4 7.0 MAP

EMSC Albania
Mar 29 08:24 AM
2.8 2.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Italy
Mar 29 08:18 AM
2.4 24.0 MAP

USGS Kodiak Island Region, Alaska
Mar 29 08:13 AM
2.5 27.7 MAP

USGS Southern Alaska
Mar 29 08:04 AM
2.8 40.0 MAP

EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Mar 29 07:37 AM
3.0 7.0 MAP

GEOFON Vanuatu Islands
Mar 29 06:51 AM
4.7 253.0 MAP

EMSC Vanuatu
Mar 29 06:51 AM
4.7 216.0 MAP

USGS Vanuatu
Mar 29 06:51 AM
4.6 208.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 29 06:26 AM
2.5 3.0 MAP

EMSC Southern Italy
Mar 29 06:20 AM
3.2 6.0 MAP

GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines
Mar 29 06:06 AM
4.3 591.0 MAP

EMSC Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines
Mar 29 06:06 AM
4.3 591.0 MAP

EMSC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia
Mar 29 06:05 AM
4.6 230.0 MAP

USGS Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia
Mar 29 06:05 AM
4.6 230.1 MAP

GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g.
Mar 29 05:54 AM
4.5 92.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g.
Mar 29 05:54 AM
4.3 103.0 MAP

USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea

Mar 29 05:54 AM
4.3 102.8 MAP

USGS Baja California, Mexico
Mar 29 05:15 AM
2.5 0.0 MAP

USGS Baja California, Mexico
Mar 29 04:29 AM
2.7 8.9 MAP

EMSC Banda Sea
Mar 29 02:52 AM
4.9 30.0 MAP

USGS Banda Sea
Mar 29 02:52 AM
4.7 23.2 MAP

GEOFON Banda Sea
Mar 29 02:52 AM
4.9 33.0 MAP

EMSC Crete, Greece
Mar 29 02:16 AM
2.6 1.0 MAP

EMSC Romania
Mar 29 02:02 AM
3.3 141.0 MAP

EMSC Eastern Turkey
Mar 29 01:21 AM
2.8 8.0 MAP

EMSC Aegean Sea
Mar 29 01:10 AM
2.7 12.0 MAP

EMSC Southwest Indian Ridge
Mar 29 00:36 AM
5.3 30.0 MAP

GEOFON Southwest Indian Ridge
Mar 29 00:36 AM
5.2 10.0 MAP

USGS Southwest Indian Ridge
Mar 29 00:36 AM
5.3 10.0 MAP

EMSC Myanmar
Mar 29 00:23 AM
4.5 111.0 MAP

USGS Myanmar
Mar 29 00:23 AM
4.5 111.2 MAP

EMSC Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 29 00:19 AM
4.5 70.0 MAP

USGS Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 29 00:19 AM
4.5 70.4 MAP

 

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Volcanic Activity

MONTSERRAT

 

For the first time in two years, the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) monitoring the Soufriere Hills volcano noted unusual activity, with increased seismicity, accompanied by ash fall. Acting Director of MVO Roderick Stuart said the change, which was noted on Friday, is a break from a long state of pause, thus a reminder the volcano is still very active and residents there must always be cautious and aware. Stuart reported, “Last Friday we had the first sort of activity in the volcano in over two years. It generated some ash and because it was the first activity we had in two years, it was almost a precautionary measure that we closed daytime access to Zone C just in case this activity started something bigger,” Stuart told Observer Media. The authority also noted increased steam venting activity on the volcano and a new steam vent (fumarole) that appeared on the northwestern face of the lava dome behind Gages Mountain. Audible roaring associated with the venting were intermittently heard from the Observatory, 5.75 km northwest of the volcano. The seismic network recorded nine rock falls, 105 volcano-tectonic (VT) and four hybrid earthquakes. Additionally, two swarms of VT earthquakes occurred. Earthquakes in the second swarm were described as markedly larger than those in the first. Consequently Zone C on the volcanic risk map was closed until Tuesday when there was a decrease in volcanic tectonic earthquakes below the volcano.

 

http://www.antiguaobserver.com/?p=73144

 

JAVA, Indonesia

 

Our expedition leader Doni just returned from a visit to Semeru and reports that on 27 March, he and our group observed frequent explosions every few minutes, with many powerful enough to eject glowing bombs to produce small glowing avalanches down on the southern flank of the volcano. Semeru, the highest volcano on Java, and one of its most active, lies at the southern end of a volcanic massif extending north to the Tengger caldera. Semeru, a favourite mountain trekking destination, has been in almost continuous eruption since 1967. It is known for its regular ash explosions that typically occur at intervals of 10-30 minutes

 

http://mobile.volcanodiscovery.com/semeru/news/7319/Semeru-volcano-East-Java-frequent-eruptions-and-glowing-lava.html

 

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Storms, Flooding,Wildfires

 

Rogue Vietnam typhoon may trigger rains over NE

 

Thiruvananthapuram, March 30:

Tropical storm ‘Pakhar’ in the northwest Pacific has intensified into a typhoon of minimal strength and is aiming to hit the Vietnam coast soon.

The landfall could take place during the course of the day, according to leading storm tracking models.

The track and eventual landfall of ‘Pakhar’ could be of interest for northeast India in as much as some of the moisture could drift its way in.

This moisture might help accentuate the build-up over the region, which is already witnessing influx of the same from the Bay of Bengal…..

 

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article3261049.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home

 

Pakhar Aims Rain, Wind towards Vietnam

 

An unusual late-March tropical storm has potential to send torrential rain and strong winds ashore in Vietnam before the end of the week.

Tropical Storm Pakhar, which took shape over the southern South China Sea Thursday, could landfall in southern Vietnam by Sunday.

Excessive rain and flooding could spread over a wide area along and north of Pakhar’s direct path. Damaging winds will be possible as well.

Thursday, the center of Tropical Storm Pakhar was within about 350 miles, or 570 km, east of Ho Chi Minh City, according to various official forecast agencies. At the time, highest sustained winds were reckoned to be at least 40 mph, or 65 km/h, with storm movement towards the west-northwest…..

 

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/pakhar-aims-rain-wind-towards/63401

 

NSW floods affect area the size of Spain

 

From: AAP

….The SES says about 20,000 people were evacuated from homes at the height of the crisis.

Worst affected communities included Wagga Wagga, Forbes, Gundagai, Yenda, Urana, Barellan, Hay and Darlington Point.

Many of these communities are now recovering but Mr Kear warned that floodwater will continue to move across NSW, with communities in the state’s southwest and northwest most vulnerable.

Evacuation orders remain in place at Maude in the southwest and Condobolin in the central west.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/nsw-floods-affect-area-the-size-of-spain/story-e6frf7jx-1226314122944

 

Severe weather threat today

 

Severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes looks at who is in line for severe storms Friday and the possibility of tornadoes.

 

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

 

Firefighters battle 15 forest fires in northern Spain

 

by Staff Writers

Over 500 firefighters backed by planes and helicopters battled 15 wildfires Wednesday in Spain’s northern Cantabria region amid hot dry conditions that fuelled them, the regional government said.

Eight water-dropping aircraft were deployed to fight the largest blaze near the town of Corrales de Buelna, a statement said.

 

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Firefighters_battle_15_forest_fires_in_northern_Spain_999.html

 

Family talks about close call from fire

 

A Colorado family narrowly escaped a wildfire that claimed their neighbor’s life. They talk about their ordeal.

 

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

 

Harrowing moments as family flees

 

Doug Gulick and Kimberly Olson and family escape from their home with minutes to spare from the Jefferson County, Colorado wildfire Monday. These terrifying seconds were captured on their cell phone.

 

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

 

Teen describes family’s narrow escape

 

13-year-old Kaleb Gulick recorded cell phone video of his family’s harrowing drive away from the Jefferson County, Colorado wildfire, and in this interview, Gulick talks about what it felt like in those horrifying moments.

 

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

 

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Solar Activity

 

SUNSPOT SET TO RETURN:

 

Sunspot AR1429, the source of many strong flares and geomagnetic storms earlier this month, is about to re-appear following a two-week trip around the backside of the sun. Although the sunspot has probably decayed since its heyday, there are signs that it might still be a potent source of solar activity.

 

http://spaceweather.com

 

 

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