Tag Archive: India Region


Earthquakes

EMSC     Tonga Region
Apr 25 23:43 PM
5.0     33.0     MAP

USGS     Tonga Region
Apr 25 23:43 PM
4.7     92.0     MAP

GEOFON     Tonga Islands Region
Apr 25 23:43 PM
5.4     10.0     MAP

USGS     Virgin Islands Region
Apr 25 23:19 PM
2.7     42.8     MAP

GEOFON     Southern Xinjiang, China
Apr 25 22:50 PM
4.5     10.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Xinjiang, China
Apr 25 22:49 PM
4.5     13.8     MAP

EMSC     Southern Xinjiang, China
Apr 25 22:49 PM
4.5     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Italy
Apr 25 22:42 PM
2.6     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Southern Italy
Apr 25 22:38 PM
2.8     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Poland
Apr 25 22:18 PM
2.9     2.0     MAP

USGS     Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 25 22:11 PM
4.6     44.1     MAP

EMSC     Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 25 22:11 PM
4.5     60.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 22:06 PM
2.9     5.0     MAP

USGS     Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 25 21:04 PM
4.4     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 25 21:04 PM
4.4     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 25 21:04 PM
4.3     10.0     MAP

EMSC     France
Apr 25 21:02 PM
2.7     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 25 20:45 PM
4.7     100.0     MAP

GEOFON     Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 25 20:45 PM
4.6     88.0     MAP

EMSC     Ionian Sea
Apr 25 20:29 PM
2.9     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     New Britain Region, P.n.g.
Apr 25 20:17 PM
4.7     262.0     MAP

EMSC     New Britain Region, P.n.g.
Apr 25 20:17 PM
4.8     256.0     MAP

USGS     Virgin Islands Region
Apr 25 18:17 PM
2.5     46.1     MAP

EMSC     Cyprus Region
Apr 25 18:16 PM
3.4     20.0     MAP

EMSC     Cyprus Region
Apr 25 17:52 PM
3.6     2.0     MAP

GEOFON     Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Apr 25 17:40 PM
5.0     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 17:33 PM
2.5     24.0     MAP

USGS     Baja California, Mexico
Apr 25 16:54 PM
2.8     1.8     MAP

EMSC     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 16:31 PM
5.1     2.0     MAP

GEOFON     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 16:31 PM
4.8     10.0     MAP

USGS     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 16:30 PM
5.1     22.7     MAP

USGS     Southern Alaska
Apr 25 16:19 PM
2.8     141.3     MAP

GEOFON     Southern Peru
Apr 25 16:19 PM
4.8     93.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Peru
Apr 25 16:19 PM
4.6     109.6     MAP

EMSC     Southern Peru
Apr 25 16:19 PM
4.6     110.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 16:18 PM
3.2     7.0     MAP

EMSC     Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 25 16:17 PM
4.1     10.0     MAP

USGS     Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 25 16:17 PM
4.1     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Galapagos Islands Region
Apr 25 16:00 PM
4.4     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Galapagos Islands Region
Apr 25 16:00 PM
4.5     10.0     MAP

USGS     Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Region
Apr 25 16:00 PM
4.5     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Galapagos Islands Region
Apr 25 15:44 PM
5.3     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Galapagos Islands Region
Apr 25 15:44 PM
4.7     10.0     MAP

USGS     Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Region
Apr 25 15:44 PM
4.7     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 15:16 PM
2.5     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 25 14:37 PM
3.6     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Aegean Sea
Apr 25 14:21 PM
2.4     16.0     MAP

EMSC     Bosnia And Herzegovina
Apr 25 14:13 PM
2.9     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 14:07 PM
3.0     7.0     MAP

EMSC     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 25 13:39 PM
3.9     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge
Apr 25 13:27 PM
5.2     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge
Apr 25 13:27 PM
5.0     10.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge
Apr 25 13:27 PM
5.2     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Aegean Sea
Apr 25 13:01 PM
3.1     400.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 12:58 PM
2.8     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Azores-cape St. Vincent Ridge
Apr 25 12:42 PM
2.4     27.0     MAP

USGS     Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Apr 25 12:31 PM
2.5     0.2     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 12:07 PM
2.7     10.0     MAP

GEONET     Whanganui
Apr 25 11:54 AM
2.9     33.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 11:49 AM
2.4     5.0     MAP

USGS     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 11:30 AM
4.5     9.7     MAP

EMSC     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 11:30 AM
4.5     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 10:45 AM
2.8     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Greece
Apr 25 10:34 AM
4.5     10.0     MAP

USGS     Greece
Apr 25 10:34 AM
4.5     10.2     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 10:34 AM
4.4     8.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Turkey
Apr 25 10:25 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Greenland Sea
Apr 25 10:09 AM
4.5     2.0     MAP

USGS     Norwegian Sea
Apr 25 10:09 AM
4.6     9.8     MAP

GEOFON     Greenland Sea
Apr 25 10:09 AM
4.2     10.0     MAP

USGS     Aegean Sea
Apr 25 10:07 AM
4.2     9.2     MAP

GEOFON     Aegean Sea
Apr 25 10:07 AM
4.4     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Aegean Sea
Apr 25 10:07 AM
4.1     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 25 08:52 AM
2.5     20.0     MAP

USGS     Dominican Republic Region
Apr 25 08:23 AM
3.7     76.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 08:16 AM
2.6     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:53 AM
5.2     50.0     MAP

GEOFON     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:53 AM
5.1     10.0     MAP

USGS     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:53 AM
5.2     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 25 07:49 AM
2.4     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 07:48 AM
2.4     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:42 AM
5.7     10.0     MAP

USGS     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:42 AM
5.7     13.8     MAP

GEOFON     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 25 07:42 AM
5.8     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Democratic Republic Of Congo
Apr 25 07:24 AM
4.5     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 07:22 AM
3.3     3.0     MAP

USGS     Puerto Rico
Apr 25 07:00 AM
2.7     63.5     MAP

USGS     Samar, Philippines
Apr 25 06:55 AM
5.0     122.8     MAP

GEOFON     Samar, Philippines
Apr 25 06:55 AM
4.8     99.0     MAP

EMSC     Samar, Philippines
Apr 25 06:55 AM
5.0     100.0     MAP

EMSC     Near The Coast Of Western Turkey
Apr 25 06:51 AM
2.8     14.0     MAP

EMSC     Vancouver Island, Canada Region
Apr 25 06:24 AM
3.9     28.0     MAP

USGS     Vancouver Island, Canada Region
Apr 25 06:24 AM
3.9     27.8     MAP

EMSC     Crete, Greece
Apr 25 05:42 AM
3.4     5.0     MAP

USGS     Gulf Of Santa Catalina, California
Apr 25 05:29 AM
3.0     13.3     MAP

EMSC     Cyprus Region
Apr 25 05:23 AM
3.1     2.0     MAP

GEOFON     Off Coast Of Southern Chile
Apr 25 05:02 AM
4.8     10.0     MAP

USGS     Off The Coast Of Aisen, Chile
Apr 25 05:01 AM
4.9     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Off Coast Of Aisen, Chile
Apr 25 05:01 AM
4.8     10.0     MAP

USGS     Northern Alaska
Apr 25 04:47 AM
2.8     11.1     MAP

GEOFON     South Of Mariana Islands
Apr 25 04:46 AM
4.7     226.0     MAP

USGS     Guam Region
Apr 25 04:45 AM
4.8     214.5     MAP

EMSC     Guam Region
Apr 25 04:45 AM
4.8     216.0     MAP

EMSC     Caucasus Region, Russia
Apr 25 04:17 AM
3.4     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     North Indian Ocean
Apr 25 03:45 AM
4.5     10.0     MAP
EMSC     Crete, Greece
Apr 25 03:26 AM
2.5     19.0     MAP

EMSC     Tonga
Apr 25 03:23 AM
5.0     156.0     MAP

USGS     Tonga
Apr 25 03:23 AM
4.8     159.7     MAP

GEOFON     Tonga Islands
Apr 25 03:23 AM
5.3     134.0     MAP

EMSC     Ionian Sea
Apr 25 03:21 AM
2.8     153.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Mediterranean Sea
Apr 25 03:19 AM
2.9     11.0     MAP

USGS     Northern Algeria
Apr 25 03:18 AM
4.7     9.6     MAP

GEOFON     Northern Algeria
Apr 25 03:18 AM
4.7     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Northern Algeria
Apr 25 03:18 AM
4.7     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 02:37 AM
3.0     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Crete, Greece
Apr 25 02:08 AM
2.4     8.0     MAP

EMSC     Southern Greece
Apr 25 01:26 AM
2.6     12.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 25 00:55 AM
2.6     4.0     MAP

EMSC     Sicily, Italy
Apr 25 00:42 AM
3.4     16.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 25 00:04 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

 

sources : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

 

 

Quake rocks Andaman Nicobar Islands

The Hindu

PTI

A tremor with moderate intensity shook parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday.

No injury or casualty has been reported.

The epicentre of the tremor measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale was between Little Andaman and Car Nicobar, said disaster management director Ashok Sharma.

The earthquake occurred at 1.12 PM and originated at a depth of 10 km, he said.

It may be recalled following a massive earthquake off Sumatra coast on April 11, a tsunami alert had been sounded in the islands.

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Volcanic Activity

Volcano Watch: Heavy Breathing in Santorini

Analysis by Sarah Simpson
Wed Apr 25, 2012 07:27 AM ET

SantoriniCliffsThe iconic white roofs of the Greek isles of Santorini may not stay that way forever. Those buildings are perched, after all, on the rim of a massive underwater volcano blamed for destroying the Minoan civilization of Crete. And it’s restless.

ANALYSIS: White Roofs Help Volcanoes Chill Out

About 3600 years ago, at the height of Minoan civilization, Santorini let loose with one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. The explosion blanketed nearby islands with piles of ash hundreds of feet thick and sent out a gigantic tsunami that devastated Crete, about 68 miles to the south.

Smaller eruptions across the ensuing millennia ended abruptly in 1950. Then, after 60 years of calm, the caldera reawakened early last year with an escalating swarm of earthquakes. When geologists took a closer look, they could see the ground was swelling as well, as though the sleeping giant were yawning.

Read Full Article Here

Lava from Puu Oo spreads over coastal plain

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 03:35 p.m. HST, Apr 25, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 08:12 p.m. HST, Apr 25, 2012

COURTESY USGS/HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
The flows active on the coastal plain for the last month and a half have entered Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in this Monday photo. These flows were just 80 f eet within the Park boundary, and 0.6 miles from the ocean.

Lava flows from Puu Oo vent are spreading over the coastal plain in Kalapana and over the weekend entered the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. But the flows are still about a half-mile from the ocean.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory released new lava photos taken Monday that show slow-moving breakouts of pahoehoe lava, with the characteristic look of bunched up rope as it cools.

Other photos released in the last month show how the lava has been spreading on the plain, rather than moving directly to the south, toward the ocean.

The plain is below the Pulama Pali and the Royal Gardens subdivision.

The observatory also released video and thermal images showing the summit lava lake rising at Halemaumau Crater.

A glow from the lava lake illuminates the gas plume coming from the vent at night. The lava level rises and falls as the volcano goes through inflation and deflation cycles. The lake level is about 230 feet below the floor of Halemaumau Crater

Current Emergencies

14 26.04.2012 Volcano Activity Mexico State of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level

  Short Time Event(s)

  25.04.2012 Volcano Eruption Ecuador Cordillera Oriental , [Tungurahua Volcano] Damage level Details

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Hard Freeze Warning

GRAND FORKS ND

Rare Weather Phenomenon Hit Part of Twin Lakes Area this Morning

By: KTLO
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

National Weather Service Meteorologist B. J. Simpson says a rare weather phenomenon occurred this morning at the Twin Lakes Area. Between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. the temperature in Mountain Home rose some 18 degrees going from 64 to 82 degrees before dropping back into the upper 60’s just before 7 a.m. Local weather observer Chuck Beall at Mallard Point
reported about a 20 degree rise in a 90-minute span this morning before it dropped back.
Simpson on the phenomenon.

National Weather Service meteorologist B. J. Simpson on this mornings “heat burst” that saw the temperature rise some 18 degrees between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Listen to the  Broadcast Here

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Storms, Flooding

Current Emergencies
Upd. Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
  Today Flash Flood MultiCountries [Haiti and Dominican Republic] Damage level Details
1 19.04.2012 Biological Hazard China Ningxia Autonomous region, [Touying township] Damage level Details
3 24.04.2012 Epidemic Hazard Vietnam Province of Quang Ngai, [Son Ky Commune] Damage level Details
  Short Time Event(s)
Upd. Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
  Today Vehicle Accident Indonesia Province of East Kalimantan, [Island of Borneo] Damage level Details
  Today Extreme Weather China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, [Southern regions] Damage level Details
  Today Nuclear Event USA State of California, [Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level Details
  Today Heat Wave USA State of Texas, San Angelo Damage level Details
  Today Epidemic Hazard India State of Maharastra, Mumbai (Bombay) [Girgaum] Damage level Details
  Today Flood Canada Province of British Columbia, [Princeton and Kimberley] Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 Vehicle Incident India State of West Bengal, Salar Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 HAZMAT USA State of South Carolina, Columbia [Columbia Nuclear Fuel plant. Westinghouse Ltd] Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 Vehicle Accident USA State of Florida, Deerfield Beach Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 Forest / Wild Fire New Zealand Northland, [Manawatu Region] Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 Flash Flood Afghanistan Province of Balkh, [Kushandi and Shulgara districts] Damage level Details
  25.04.2012 Biological Hazard Australia State of Queensland, [Gordonbrook Dam] Damage level Details
1 25.04.2012 Epidemic Hazard Taiwan Changhua County, [Fangyuan Township] Damage level Details
3 25.04.2012 Event into space USA States of Nevada and California, [Reno-Sparks area, Carson City, Minden, South Lake Tahoe, Placerville and Truckee] Damage level Details

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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Severe Weather Statement

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Gale Warning

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BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON
HATTERAS CANYON TO CAPE FEAR
CHICAGO IL
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GEORGES BANK...FROM THE NORTHEAST CHANNEL TO THE GREAT SOUTH
CHANNEL INCLUDING WATERS EAST OF CAPE COD...TO THE HAGUE LINE

Flood Warning

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Flash Flood Warning

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Solar Activity

3MIN News Apr25: Solar Watch/Magnetic Storm Watch

Published on Apr 25, 2012 by

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Solar System

NASA releases photo of meteor blazing across Nevada skies

Lisa Warren / NASA-JPL via AP

An image provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a meteor over Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012.

By David R Arnott, msnbc.com

NASA has released a photograph of a flaming meteor that unleashed a powerful sonic boom Sunday morning, rattling houses in California and Nevada when its disintegration released energy equivalent to a 5-kiloton explosion.

The former space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8 a.m. PT on April 22 and exploded over California’s Central Valley, according to NASA, which pinpointed the location in a map posted on its website.

According to space.com, several witnesses initially thought they had experienced an earthquake.

“An event of this size might happen about once a year,” said Don Yeomans of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office. “But most of them occur over the ocean or an uninhabited area, so getting to see one is something special.”

Hunt is on for pieces of van-sized California meteor

Wanted: fragments of a minivan-sized meteor that exploded over northern California and Nevada on Sunday morning and may well have survived to strike Earth.

Meteorites – meteors that make landfall – can provide crucial information about the chemical composition of the early solar system. “It’s like getting sample return without having to go there,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Centre in Huntsville, Alabama.

However, meteorites are rare. Though meteors frequently streak across the sky, they tend to burn up before reaching the ground or they land in the sea. There’s reason to think the recent meteor is different.

Apart from exploding over land, it created a sonic boom, so it must have stayed intact for long enough for it to get down into the denser air low in the atmosphere – just 16 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, Cooke reckons – raising the chance that some of it hit the dirt.

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

Minor temblor in Appling confirmed

Staff Writer

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:03 PM

Last updated 8:23 PM

A mysterious boom that shook portions of Appling late Monday was confirmed Tuesday as a minor earthquake, according to Columbia County authorities.

The event, which registered a 2.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, occurred at 9:26 p.m. and was located near Columbia and Appling-Harlem roads, Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker said.

The temblor was not listed on national earthquake monitors, but was confirmed by a seismologist at Savannah River Site, she said.

“This would explain the loud boom and shaking that many residents felt,” she said.

Earthquakes occur periodically in the area, which lies along the fall line, where the Coastal Plains and Piedmont regions meet.

For decades, scientists have monitored the region around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ earth-and-concrete Thurmond Dam for seismic activity, which has included dozens of small quakes.

According to the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., Thurmond Lake is one of the major earthquake centers in Georgia and South Carolina, where pressure changes caused by water in reservoirs can promote seismic movement.

The largest recent quake in the lake area occurred in Lincoln County on Aug. 2, 1974, and registered 4.2. Three other quakes were recorded in nearby Edgefield County, S.C., in 1996, measuring 2.5, 2.3 and 2.2.

Experts say Augusta is unlikely to experience a serious quake.

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Articles of Interest

 Warning signs from ancient Greek tsunami

by Staff Writers
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 25, 2012


This figure shows the study area in Greece (Thermaikos Gulf). Red stars indicate drilling sites, where researchers have found high-energy layers, which are interpreted a of a tsunami origin. Credit: Klaus Reicherter, RWTH Aachen University.

In the winter of 479 B.C., a tsunami was the savior of Potidaea, drowning hundreds of Persian invaders as they lay siege to the ancient Greek village.

New geological evidence suggests that the region may still be vulnerable to tsunami events, according to Klaus Reicherter of Aachen University in Germany and his colleagues.

The Greek historian Herodotus described the strange retreat of the tide and massive waves at Potidaea, making his account the first description of a historical tsunami. Reicherter and colleagues have added to the story by sampling sediments on the Possidi peninsula in northern Greece where Potidaea (and its modern counterpart, Nea Potidea) is located.

The sediment cores show signs of “high-energy” marine events like significant waves, and excavations in the suburbs of the nearby ancient city of Mende have uncovered a high-energy level dated to the 5th century B.C. The Mende layer contains much older marine seashells that were probably scoured from the ocean bed and deposited during a tsunami.

Earthquake forecast modeling in the North Aegean Basin near the peninsula suggests that future earthquakes in the area could produce significant tsunami waves, although the area is not included currently in the ten “tsunami” prone regions of Greece.

However, Reicherter and colleagues say their new findings suggest the Thermaikos Gulf where the peninsula is located should be included in tsunami hazard calculations, especially since the area is densely populated and home to many holiday resorts.

Reicherter will present his findings at the Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA) on April 19 in San Diego.

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New CU-NOAA monitoring system clarifies murky atmospheric questions

by Staff Writers
Boulder CO (SPX) Apr 25, 2012


A new technique to measure CO2 and trace gas emissions may be of help in monitoring greenhouse gases. Credit: National Park Service.

A University of Colorado Boulder-led team has developed a new monitoring system to analyze and compare emissions from man-made fossil fuels and trace gases in the atmosphere, a technique that likely could be used to monitor the effectiveness of measures regulating greenhouse gases.

The research team looked at atmospheric gas measurements taken every two weeks from aircraft over a six-year period over the northeast United States to collect samples of CO2 and other environmentally important gases. Their method allowed them to separate CO2 derived from fossil fuels from CO2 being emitted by biological sources like plant respiration, said CU-Boulder Senior Research Associate Scott Lehman, who led the study with CU-Boulder Research Associate John Miller.

The separation was made possible by the fact that CO2 released from the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas has no carbon-14, since the half-life of that carbon radio isotope is about 5,700 years – far less than the age of fossil fuels, which are millions of years old.

In contrast, CO2 emitted from biological sources on Earth like plants is relatively rich in carbon-14 and the difference can be pinpointed by atmospheric scientists, said Lehman of CU’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.

The team also measured concentrations of 22 other atmospheric gases tied to human activities as part of the study, said Miller of the CU-headquartered Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. The diverse set of gases impact climate change, air quality and the recovery of the ozone layer, but their emissions are poorly understood.

The authors used the ratio between the concentration level of each gas in the atmosphere and that of fossil fuel-derived CO2 to estimate the emission rates of the individual gases, said Miller.

In the long run, measuring carbon-14 in the atmosphere offers the possibility to directly measure country and state emissions of fossil fuel CO2, said Miller. The technique would be an improvement over traditional, “accounting-based” methods of estimating emission rates of CO2 and other gases, which generally rely on reports from particular countries or regions regarding the use of coal, oil and natural gas, he said.

“While the accounting-based approach is probably accurate at global scales, the uncertainties rise for smaller-scale regions,” said Miller, also a scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder. “And as CO2 emissions targets become more widespread, there may be a greater temptation to underreport. But we’ll be able to see through that.”

A paper on the subject was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, published by the American Geophysical Union. Co-authors include Stephen Montzka and Ed Dlugokencky of NOAA, Colm Sweeney, Benjamin Miller, Anna Karion, Jocelyn Turnbull and Pieter Tans of NOAA and CIRES, Chad Wolak of CU’s INSTAAR and John Southton of the University of California, Irvine.

One surprise in the study was that the researchers detected continued emissions of methyl chloroform and several other gases banned from production in the United States. Such observations emphasize the importance of independent monitoring, since the detection of such emissions could be overlooked by the widely used accounting-based estimation techniques, said Montzka.

The atmospheric air samples were taken every two weeks for six years by aircraft off the coastlines of Cape May, N.J., and Portsmouth, N.H.

Fossil fuel emissions have driven Earth’s atmospheric CO2 from concentrations of about 280 parts per million in the early 1800s to about 390 parts per million today, said Miller. The vast majority of climate scientists believe higher concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere are directly leading to rising temperatures on the planet.

“We think the approach offered by this study can increase the accuracy of emissions detection and verification for fossil fuel combustion and a host of other man-made gases,” said Lehman. He said the approach of using carbon-14 has been supported by the National Academy of Sciences and could be an invaluable tool for monitoring greenhouse gases by federal agencies like NOAA.

Unfortunately, NOAA’s greenhouse gas monitoring program has been cut back by Congress in recent years, said Lehman. “Even if we lack the will to regulate emissions, the public has a right to know what is happening to our atmosphere. Sticking our heads in the sand is not a sound strategy,” he said.

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University of Colorado at Boulder
The Air We Breathe at TerraDaily.com

How humans have transformed Earth: Incredible video illuminates every road, shipping route and flight path

  • Three per cent of the planet’s land surface is under tarmac – an area the size of India

By Rob Waugh and Ted Thornhill
UPDATED: 10:26 EST, 25 April 2012

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Earthquakes

GEOFON     Central Peru
Apr 22 23:45 PM
4.6     124.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Peru
Apr 22 23:45 PM
4.6     113.0     MAP

USGS     Central Peru
Apr 22 23:45 PM
4.6     112.8     MAP

EMSC     Syria-iraq Border Region
Apr 22 23:38 PM
3.1     21.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 23:27 PM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 23:15 PM
2.5     5.0     MAP

USGS     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 22 23:05 PM
4.8     39.5     MAP

EMSC     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 22 23:05 PM
4.9     40.0     MAP

GEOFON     Nicobar Islands, India Region
Apr 22 23:05 PM
4.9     32.0     MAP

EMSC     Poland
Apr 22 23:05 PM
3.0     10.0     MAP

USGS     Northern California
Apr 22 22:25 PM
2.6     2.1     MAP

EMSC     Pyrenees
Apr 22 22:04 PM
2.9     1.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Alaska
Apr 22 21:55 PM
3.1     51.3     MAP

USGS     Celebes Sea
Apr 22 21:41 PM
4.6     591.3     MAP

GEOFON     Celebes Sea
Apr 22 21:41 PM
4.6     590.0     MAP

EMSC     Celebes Sea
Apr 22 21:41 PM
4.6     595.0     MAP

EMSC     Pyrenees
Apr 22 21:37 PM
2.9     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Strait Of Gibraltar
Apr 22 21:37 PM
3.0     9.0     MAP

EMSC     Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Apr 22 21:09 PM
2.4     4.0     MAP

USGS     Central Alaska
Apr 22 20:48 PM
3.3     85.0     MAP

EMSC     Albania
Apr 22 19:54 PM
2.7     36.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 19:28 PM
3.6     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 19:08 PM
2.4     6.0     MAP

GEOFON     Fiji Islands Region
Apr 22 18:31 PM
4.7     368.0     MAP

USGS     Jalisco, Mexico
Apr 22 18:12 PM
4.6     85.7     MAP

GEOFON     Near Coast Of Jalisco, Mexico
Apr 22 18:11 PM
4.7     10.0     MAP

USGS     La Paz, Bolivia
Apr 22 18:04 PM
4.4     155.6     MAP

EMSC     La Paz, Bolivia
Apr 22 18:04 PM
4.4     140.0     MAP

GEOFON     Peru-bolivia Border Region
Apr 22 18:04 PM
4.6     134.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Alaska
Apr 22 18:01 PM
3.0     10.7     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 17:30 PM
2.5     5.0     MAP

USGS     Baja California, Mexico
Apr 22 17:16 PM
2.8     18.1     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 17:14 PM
2.7     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 16:51 PM
2.4     6.0     MAP

USGS     Southern California
Apr 22 16:18 PM
3.5     4.8     MAP

GEOFON     Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 22 16:06 PM
4.1     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Kep. Tanimbar Region, Indonesia
Apr 22 15:37 PM
5.0     40.0     MAP

GEOFON     Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia
Apr 22 15:37 PM
5.0     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 15:21 PM
2.4     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 14:28 PM
3.1     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Albania
Apr 22 14:27 PM
2.5     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 14:14 PM
2.6     5.0     MAP

GEOFON     Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 22 13:58 PM
4.6     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 22 13:58 PM
4.6     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 13:56 PM
2.4     5.0     MAP

EMSC     North Indian Ocean
Apr 22 13:50 PM
4.8     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     North Indian Ocean
Apr 22 13:50 PM
4.8     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Southwestern Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Apr 22 13:37 PM
4.6     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 13:15 PM
2.8     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Hokkaido, Japan Region
Apr 22 13:13 PM
5.0     180.0     MAP

GEOFON     Hokkaido, Japan Region
Apr 22 13:13 PM
4.7     156.0     MAP

GEOFON     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 13:11 PM
5.2     10.0     MAP

EMSC     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 13:11 PM
5.0     10.0     MAP

USGS     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 13:11 PM
5.0     9.8     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 13:09 PM
2.5     21.0     MAP

EMSC     Sunda Strait, Indonesia
Apr 22 13:04 PM
4.6     2.0     MAP

GEOFON     Sunda Strait, Indonesia
Apr 22 13:04 PM
4.8     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 12:27 PM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 12:20 PM
5.2     40.0     MAP

GEOFON     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 12:20 PM
5.1     10.0     MAP

USGS     West Of Macquarie Island
Apr 22 12:20 PM
5.2     10.2     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 12:07 PM
3.2     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 12:02 PM
3.1     8.0     MAP

USGS     Solomon Islands
Apr 22 11:44 AM
5.3     39.2     MAP

EMSC     Solomon Islands
Apr 22 11:44 AM
5.3     34.0     MAP

GEOFON     Solomon Islands
Apr 22 11:44 AM
5.1     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 10:33 AM
2.7     5.0     MAP

EMSC     South Island Of New Zealand
Apr 22 10:08 AM
4.2     11.0     MAP

USGS     South Island Of New Zealand
Apr 22 10:08 AM
4.2     11.3     MAP

GEONET     Canterbury
Apr 22 10:08 AM
4.2     11.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 10:01 AM
2.6     21.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 09:47 AM
2.8     5.0     MAP

USGS     Near The East Coast Of Honshu,
Japan     Apr 22 09:45 AM
4.5     24.5     MAP

EMSC     Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan
Apr 22 09:45 AM
4.5     24.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Turkey
Apr 22 09:32 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge
Apr 22 09:19 AM
4.8     10.0     MAP

USGS     Southern Mid-atlantic Ridge
Apr 22 09:19 AM
4.8     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 09:07 AM
2.8     21.0     MAP

USGS     Virgin Islands Region
Apr 22 08:59 AM
2.5     51.9     MAP

USGS     Virgin Islands Region
Apr 22 08:57 AM
2.6     27.2     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 08:46 AM
3.2     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 08:37 AM
2.4     17.0     MAP

GEOFON     Vancouver Island, Canada Region
Apr 22 08:36 AM
4.3     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Vancouver Island, Canada Region
Apr 22 08:36 AM
4.4     20.0     MAP

USGS     Vancouver Island, Canada Region
Apr 22 08:36 AM
4.4     11.6     MAP

EMSC     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 22 08:14 AM
4.1     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 22 08:14 AM
4.5     88.0     MAP

USGS     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 22 08:13 AM
4.6     40.0     MAP

EMSC     Guatemala
Apr 22 08:07 AM
4.1     67.0     MAP

USGS     Guatemala
Apr 22 08:07 AM
4.1     67.0     MAP

USGS     Puerto Rico Region
Apr 22 08:00 AM
3.0     40.5     MAP
USGS     Puerto Rico Region
Apr 22 07:54 AM
3.1     6.5     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 07:50 AM
2.8     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 07:26 AM
2.9     20.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 07:19 AM
2.8     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 07:09 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Italy
Apr 22 07:09 AM
2.5     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Greece
Apr 22 07:06 AM
2.5     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 07:05 AM
2.4     8.0     MAP

USGS     Kodiak Island Region, Alaska
Apr 22 07:04 AM
2.5     3.0     MAP

EMSC     Crete, Greece
Apr 22 07:03 AM
3.6     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 07:01 AM
3.5     3.0     MAP

EMSC     Central Turkey
Apr 22 06:58 AM
2.5     9.0     MAP

USGS     Northern Alaska
Apr 22 06:56 AM
3.4     6.6     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 06:50 AM
3.0     2.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 06:40 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Northern Iran
Apr 22 06:38 AM
4.1     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 06:35 AM
2.5     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 06:26 AM
2.7     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 06:15 AM
2.5     6.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 05:59 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 05:56 AM
2.6     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Apr 22 05:11 AM
2.6     11.0     MAP

GEOFON     Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
Apr 22 04:34 AM
4.2     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Chile-bolivia Border Region
Apr 22 04:08 AM
4.1     137.0     MAP

EMSC     Potosi, Bolivia
Apr 22 04:08 AM
4.4     133.0     MAP

USGS     Potosi, Bolivia
Apr 22 04:08 AM
4.4     122.8     MAP

EMSC     Iran-iraq Border Region
Apr 22 04:00 AM
3.9     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 03:23 AM
2.5     6.0     MAP

GEOFON     North Indian Ocean
Apr 22 03:17 AM
5.0     10.0     MAP

EMSC     North Indian Ocean
Apr 22 03:17 AM
4.9     2.0     MAP

USGS     North Indian Ocean
Apr 22 03:17 AM
4.9     11.6     MAP

EMSC     Western Turkey
Apr 22 01:54 AM
3.1     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Southwestern Siberia, Russia
Apr 22 01:11 AM
3.7     10.0     MAP

GEOFON     Volcano Islands, Japan Region
Apr 22 00:35 AM
4.5     344.0     MAP

USGS     Volcano Islands, Japan Region
Apr 22 00:35 AM
4.8     48.9     MAP

EMSC     Volcano Islands, Japan Region
Apr 22 00:35 AM
4.8     60.0     MAP

EMSC     Western Iran
Apr 22 00:22 AM
4.2     20.0     MAP

USGS     Western Iran
Apr 22 00:22 AM
4.2     10.4     MAP

GEOFON     Western Iran
Apr 22 00:21 AM
4.2     10.0     MAP

EMSC     Eastern Turkey
Apr 22 00:08 AM
2.7     5.0     MAP

EMSC     Near The Coast Of Syria
Apr 22 00:06 AM
3.0     15.0     MAP

Sources :  USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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Volcanic Activity

  Current Emergencies
Upd. Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
1 19.04.2012 Biological Hazard China Ningxia Autonomous region, [Touying township] Damage level Details
2 23.04.2012 Epidemic Hazard Vietnam Province of Quang Ngai, [Son Ky Commune] Damage level Details
11 22.04.2012 Volcano Activity Mexico State of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level Photo available! Details

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Short Time Event(s)
Upd. Date (UTC) Event Country Location Level Details
  Today Flash Flood Kenya State of Rift Valley, [Hells Gate National Park] Damage level Details
  Today Epidemic Hazard Taiwan Central Region, [ The area was not defined.] Damage level Details
  Today Epidemic Hazard USA State of Minnesota, Duluth [Edgewater Resort and Water Park] Damage level Details
  Today Epidemic Hazard USA State of Florida, Hillsborough Damage level Details
  Today Biological Hazard Australia State of Western Australia, Broome [Cable Beach] Damage level Details
  Today Vehicle Accident Japan Prefecture of Kagoshima, [About 2 kilometers west of Sata Cape] Damage level Details
  Today Flash Flood Kenya Rift Valley Province, [Hell’s Gate National Park] Damage level Details
2 23.04.2012 Event into space USA States of Nevada and California, [Reno-Sparks area, Carson City, Minden, South Lake Tahoe, Placerville and Truckee] Damage level Details
  22.04.2012 Explosion Japan Prefecture of Yamaguchi, [Mitsui Chemicals] Damage level Details
  22.04.2012 Vehicle Accident China Municipality of Shanghai, Shanghai Damage level Details
  22.04.2012 Vehicle Accident Zimbabwe Mashonaland West Province, Kadoma Damage level Details
  22.04.2012 Vehicle Incident Pakistan State of Sindh, Karachi [Jinnah International Airport] Damage level

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Storms, Flooding

Destructive Snowstorm Targets Interior Northeast

by Jonathan Erdman, weather.com Sr. Meteorologist
Updated: April 23, 2012 6:15 am ET
The snow season “that largely wasn’t” in the Northeast will be “book-ended” by two destructive winter storms.

A heavy, wet snowstorm in 2011 downed trees and power lines, knocking out power to over 3 million customers in the Northeast just before Halloween 2011, in a storm dubbed “Snowtober”.

Snowtober 2011: Photos | A record-setter | #1 winter storm of 2011-2012

Unfortunately, another “Snowtober”-type destructive snowstorm will wreak havoc in parts of the Northeast kicking off this week. Let’s get to the critical details.
Click here to track current power outages

Read Full Article  and  Watch Video Here

Lakeshore Flood Warning

 BUFFALO NY

Flood Warning

SPOKANE, WA
LAKE CHARLES LA
JACKSON, MS

Gale Warning

CARIBOU ME
TAUNTON MA
CHICAGO IL
NORTHERN INDIANA
DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
BUFFALO NY
SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND
GULF OF MAINE TO THE HAGUE LINE
GEORGES BANK...FROM THE NORTHEAST CHANNEL TO THE GREAT SOUTH
CHANNEL INCLUDING WATERS EAST OF CAPE COD...TO THE HAGUE LINE
GAYLORD MI
GRAY ME
CLEVELAND OH
ANCHORAGE AK

Freeze Warning

OMAHA/VALLEY NE
BLACKSBURG VA
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
QUAD CITIES IA IL
MORRISTOWN TN
INDIANAPOLIS IN
NORTHERN INDIANA
GRAND RAPIDS MI
LINCOLN IL

Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

MOBILE AL
MIAMI FL
CHICAGO IL
TALLAHASSEE FL
 MELBOURNE FL

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Radiation

Is Fukushima’s Doomsday Machine About to Blow?

By (about the author)

opednews.com

Mounting troubles at Japan’s hobbled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant now pose a real threat to human survival. If the area in which Unit 4 is struck by another 7.0 magnitude earthquake, there’s a 70 percent chance that “the entire fuel pool structure will collapse” and massive doses of lethal nuclear radiation will be released into the atmosphere. The disaster would release approximately “134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at Chernobyl as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).” Experts believe that the amounts are sufficient to “destroy the world environment and our civilization,” which makes containment “an issue of human survival.” (“The Greatest Single Threat to Humanity: Fuel Pool Number 4,” Washington’s blog)

The structural integrity of Unit 4’s cooling pool was greatly compromised by the earthquake and following tsunami which struck the facility over a year ago. At present, the pools are not adequately protected or reinforced, which means that a sizable tremor could “cause a disaster worse than the three reactor meltdowns.” If such a disaster were to occur, “people should get out of Japan, and residents of the West Coast of America and Canada should shut all of their windows and stay inside,” says nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen.

Read Full Article Here

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Solar Activity

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

NorCal Sonic Boom Possible Meteor Impact

Overnight meteor shower continued Sunday morning.

By Lori Preuitt
|  Sunday, Apr 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:58 PM PDT
Possible Sonic Boom a Meteor in NorCal

This is from a very active Leonid meteor shower, but you get the idea.

People in Northern California and Nevada reported hearing a loud boom in the sky above the Sierra Sunday morning.

The Tuolumne County sheriff’s department said they are investigating the possibility that it might have been the physical impact of an overnight meteor shower. Some people in the Tahoe area said they saw what they believed to be a meteor just prior to the sound. Others said they saw a fireball streak across the sky at the same time.

People who live in in Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, Placer County, Tuolumne County, Amador County and Nevada County contacted our sister station in Sacramento. KCRA is reporting that they heard the sound just after 8:30 a.m.

The Associated Press reported the explosion rattled windows and shook houses from Reno to Winnemucca in Nevada, and from the Sacramento to Bakersfield.

Meteorologists in California and Nevada including our own Rob Mayeda said there were meteor showers Saturday night that could have still been going on Sunday morning.

Read Full Article Here

Inexplicable Earthquake Swarm in Canada; “Sounds like dynamite exploding.”

http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=539 “A New Brunswick town has been experiencing small earthquakes over the past month and residents are getting worried.”
source: http://www.globalnews.ca/video/natural+phenomenon+rocks+nb+town/video.html?v=…
Canada’s EQ Center:
http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php

And an interesting article by CanadianBusiness from today entitled
“Manmade earthquakes trigger government drill-down into possible fracking link”:

“VANCOUVER – A booming gas extraction process that has environmentalists all shaken up is being probed by two different studies to determine if it’s also causing the depths of Canada to rattle and roll.

The research into whether hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can trigger earthquakes is being conducted just as a pair of independent papers were released internationally this week suggesting they do.

The studies out of mid-continent U.S. and Britain found that shallow, man-made tremors may be linked to the blasting of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to break open rock to obtain crude oil and natural gas.

Experts and critics alike are waiting for conclusive results from home soil before suggesting industry practices should be altered.

“These are tiny earthquakes and they’re the variety that occur thousands of times a day around the world,” said John Cassidy, a federal government seismologist in Victoria, B.C., of the international findings.
He said mounting interest and unusual vibrations in British Columbia have prompted closer study at home.

“The idea is to be able to provide well-grounded science advice that can be used by regulators across the country for their decision-making.”

A four-year study was launched by the federal Natural Resources Department on April 1. With the aid of industry regulators and universities, it will seek to unearth whether fracking has inducing quakes in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Quebec, Cassidy said.

A provincial study is also underway in a region of northeastern B.C. called the Horn River Basin, where at least 11 energy companies are developing significant shale gas extraction projects. The study, being conducted by the BC Oil and Gas Commission with commercial co-operation, should be completed later this year.”
Read more: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/80131–manmade-earthquakes-trigger-go…

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Wildlife

Mass Dolphin Death Mystery In Peru, Authorities Blame It On Viral Infection

By Sreeja VN | Apr 22, 2012 08:14 AM EDT

Investigations are on into the deaths of hundreds of dolphins that washed up on the northern coast of Peru. Around 877 carcasses of dolphins and porpoises were found on Peruvian beaches in two and half months. Peruvian officials and environmentalists are trying to unravel the mystery behind the phenomenon.

No concrete reasons have been figured out yet but the authorities believe that it could possibly be a viral infection that may have killed the dolphins in huge numbers. While environmental groups in the country blame the seismic oil exploration work carried out by BPZ Energy Company for the dolphin deaths.

Read Full Article Here

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Articles of Interest

World — 22 April 2012
100% Certainty of Total Catastrophic Failure of the Entire Power Infrastructure Within 3 Years (Video)

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan

As smart grid metering systems expand across the developed world, many are starting to ask whether the threats posed by the new devices, which officials promise will save energy and reduce end user utility costs, outweigh their benefits. In addition to documented health concerns resulting from radiation emissions and no cost savings being apparent, opponents of the technology argue that smart meters are violative of basic privacy rights and give the government yet another digital node of unfettered access to monitor and control personal electricity consumption.

Now, an alarming new documentary suggests that security problems with the inter-connected and seemingly convenient smart grid may be so serious that they could lead to a catastrophic failure of our nation’s entire power infrastructure.

In an interview for the upcoming documentary titled Take Back Your Power, Cyber defense expert David Chalk warns that our nation is in crisis. Not only are our smart power grids susceptible to hacking, but they may very well already be infected with Trojan viruses and back doors that will ultimately lead to disastrous consequences:

Read Full Article Here

4/21/2012 — Solar poles to flip next month (1yr early) — TWO north poles = Quadri-polar(???)

Published on Apr 21, 2012 by

update 115am CDT 4/23/2012: Per the Japanese.. last time this sort of thing occurred was about 300 years ago:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/science/T120420005829.htm

quote the article:

“Magnetic field polarity at the solar poles will reverse and become quadrupolar in May, meaning positive fields will emerge in the North and South poles and negative fields will emerge on the equator, according to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and other institutes.

When a similar phenomenon occurred about 300 years ago, the Earth’s average temperature fell slightly. ”

Per the Japanese Hinode team (pronounced hee-no-day) — in about one months time — (may 2012) the suns north pole will reach a magnetic point of “zero” and then form into MULTIPLE positive poles — creating TWO solar north poles, and TWO corresponding south poles .. also.. this is happening a year ahead of the expected “nominal” time.

full website post here: http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/4212012-solar-poles-to-flip-next-m…

some are asking IS there a difference between .. quadri , quadru, quadra … quick answer.. no difference.. all are variants of Quadri … which means four in Latin ..

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/quadri-
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/quadra-
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quadru-

thanks to jeorgekite:

http://www.youtube.com/jeorgekite

download the japanese pdf below his video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTdlI9bc4Mw

Here is the press release from HINODE Japan:

http://hinode.nao.ac.jp/news/120419PressRelease/index_e.shtml

Polar Field Reversal as observed with Hinode
19 April 2012
Naional Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ/NINS)
RIKEN
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science and Technology Facilities Council(STFC)
European Space Agency(ESA)

The polarity of the extended uni-polar magnetic field in the solar polar region is known to reverse every 11 years, and the reversal occurs at around the maximum of solar activity, which is expected to take place at around 2013 May (NOAA ).

High latitude magnetic fields have been observed with solar telescopes on the ground. However, actual process of the polar field reversal is poorly understood because of the difficulty of the observations on the extreme limb combined with atmospheric seeing effect. The solar optical telescope aboard the Hinode satellite allows us for the first time to perform extremely high-quality observations of the deep polar region of the Sun (Figure A). The initial discoveries include that there are many magnetic patches with intense magnetic field in the polar regions. Their field strength is close to that of sunspots, and their size is as large as small sunspots called pore.

The international research team led by Saku Tsuneta, a professor at NAOJ, has been performing the monthly polar observations with Hinode from September 2008. We here report the discovery that the average magnetic flux of the north polar region is rapidly and steadily decreasing during the period of 2008 and 2012 (Figure B). The reversal (from minus to plus polarity) is taking place in sequence from lower latitude to higher latitude. The average magnetic flux of the polar region soon becomes zero. The estimated completion of the reversal of the north polar region will take place in 1 months or so, about one year earlier than the nominal expected reversal time.

In striking contrast to the north polar situation, the magnetic flux of the south polar region has been very stable, and maintains the plus polarity (Figure C). These latest Hinode observations suggest that the global magnetic field of the Sun will become different from the normal bipolar configuration.

Observations of the polar magnetic fields are the key for understanding the cyclic solar dynamo. Their results will shed light on the origin of the solar magnetism, and will contribute to our understating on the Sun’s effect to the solar-terrestrial environment.

HERE COME THE GREEN POLICE: DHS LAUNCHES ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE UNITS

04-20-2012 1:44 pm – The Rat – ConstitutionClub.org
Sleep well tonight, America. The ever-vigilant Obama Regime stands at red alert in its unflinching effort to protect you, your loved ones and life as you know it. From “climate change” and “melting Arctic ice.” Uh huh. The epic battle is on – and O’s Army is all over it – just like Dennis Quaid in The Day After Tomorrow. Where would our nation be were it not for Barack Hussein Obama’s extraordinary aptitude for keeping his priorities straight? Other countries should be so fortunate.

Not a minute too soon, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that it is creating “environmental justice” units that will be empowered to oversee regulations in conjunction with local governments throughout the country. The framework for the Environmental Justice Working Group includes eleven federal government agencies, including the TSA, the Secret Service and FEMA. Go big or go home, right?

In its just-released Environmental Justice Strategy document, the DHS says the idea is to “include environmental justice practices in our larger mission efforts involving federal law enforcement and emergency response activities” and to incorporate environmental justice in “securing the homeland.” Roll that around in your head for awhile:

“Federal law enforcement” agents conducting “emergency response activities” in the name of “environmental justice” for the purpose of “securing the homeland.” The Green Police. Oh. My. God.

Lest you think these people are crazy as a loon, (which they are), here’s the official explanation from the Regime:

Our nation’s vision of homeland security is a homeland that is safe and secure, resilient against terrorism and other hazards – where American interests and aspirations, and the American way of life can thrive. In seeking to fulfill this vision, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aspires to avoid burdening minority and low-income populations with a disproportionate share of any adverse human health or environmental risks associated with our efforts to secure the nation.

What a complete crock of crap. Since when is terrorism a mere “hazard,” – comparable to environmentalist wacko-ism? The “American way of life”? As defined by whom – Barack Obama, Al Gore and the rest of the greenies? And – why must the Divider-in-Chief single out – as he always does – “minority and low-income populations”? And their “disproportionate share”? That “efforts to secure the nation” part is hysterical as well. How low of a common denominator are these people playing to?

The DHS document also lists concerns such as “climate change” and “melting Arctic ice,” despite recent reports confirming that the amount of floating ice in the Arctic’s Bering Sea “reached all-time record high levels last month,” according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center. Then again, liberals never let facts or data get in the way of “securing the nation” according to their agendas, do they?

Memo to O: If you’re so interested in securing the nation, why do you continue your incessant efforts to divide its people? Why do continue your relentless drive to mortgage the future of “the nation’s” grandchildren – all for the self-serving reason of pandering for votes?

In the event that you missed Audi’s Green Police ad during the Super Bowl, it gave a glimpse of things to come – courtesy of the courageous Barack Hussein Obama – without whom, America may very well have been denied the Chevy Volt.

Hell, the O-man reduced NASA to little more than a Muslim-outreach program – why shouldn’t he straighten out the Secret Service, too? Besides, they’ve been somewhat distracted lately anyway.

I can see the television series now – a Maxwell Smart or Barney Fife character – riding a Segway – as he battles diabolical conservatives hellbent on destroying the planet’s environment. Must-see TV.

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Earthquakes

SRC  Location            UTC  Date/time M   D     INFORMATION

USGS Offshore Valparaiso, Chile                           Mar 16 23:31 PM   4.8    21.2 MAP

EMSC Offshore Valparaiso, Chile                           Mar 16 23:31 PM   4.8     21.0 MAP

USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan     Mar 16 23:18 PM   4.7     24.2 MAP

EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan             Mar 16 23:18 PM  4.8    20.0 MAP

USGS Vanuatu                                                           Mar 16 18:46 PM  4.9    63.0 MAP

EMSC Vanuatu                                                           Mar 16 18:46 PM  4.9    63.0 MAP

USGS Sea Of Japan                                                    Mar 16 18:37 PM  4.9    426.2 MAP

EMSC Sea Of Japan                                                    Mar 16 18:37 PM  4.9    435.0 MAP

GEOFON Sea Of Japan                                              Mar 16 18:37 PM  5.0    420.0 MAP

GEONET Rotorua                                                       Mar 16 18:23 PM  5.0    190.0 MAP

USGS Southeast Of The Loyalty Islands                 Mar 16 17:18 PM   5.0     83.1 MAP
EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands                         Mar 16 17:18 PM  5.0     80.0 MAP

GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands                   Mar 16 17:18 PM  5.2     10.0 MAP

USGS Near The West Coast Of Colombia                 Mar 16 16:34 PM  4.7     41.6 MAP

EMSC Near West Coast Of Colombia                         Mar 16 16:34 PM  4.6     40.0 MAP

GEOFON Near West Coast Of Colombia                   Mar 16 16:34 PM  4.6     24.0 MAP

EMSC East Of South Sandwich Islands                      Mar 16 13:35 PM  4.8     20.0 MAP

USGS East Of The South Sandwich Islands               Mar 16 13:35 PM  4.8     11.0 MAP

GEOFON East Of South Sandwich Islands                 Mar 16 13:35 PM  4.8     10.0 MAP

EMSC Pacific-antarctic Ridge                                       Mar 16 11:36 AM  4.9     10.0 MAP

USGS Pacific-antarctic Ridge                                        Mar 16 11:36 AM  4.9     10.2 MAP

USGS Mindanao, Philippines                                         Mar 16 07:58 AM  5.7      35.4 MAP

GEOFON Leyte, Philippines                                          Mar 16 07:58 AM  5.8      23.0 MAP

EMSC Mindanao, Philippines                                         Mar 16 07:58 AM  5.8     23.0 MAP

EMSC Andaman Islands, India Region                         Mar 16 07:07 AM   4.8     46.0 MAP

USGS Andaman Islands, India Region                          Mar 16 07:07 AM   4.9    44.6 MAP

GEOFON Andaman Islands, India Region                    Mar 16 07:07 AM   4.7     10.0 MAP

USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan                 Mar 16 06:26 AM   4.8     37.0 MAP

EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan                        Mar 16 06:26 AM   4.8     30.0 MAP

USGS Offshore Bio-bio, Chile                                           Mar 16 06:20 AM   4.7     22.6 MAP

EMSC Offshore Bio-bio, Chile                                           Mar 16 06:20 AM   4.7     10.0 MAP

USGS Volcano Islands, Japan Region                              Mar 16 05:48 AM   4.9     88.3 MAP

GEOFON Volcano Islands, Japan Region                        Mar 16 05:48 AM   4.8     83.0 MAP

EMSC Volcano Islands, Japan Region                               Mar 16 05:48 AM   4.8     80.0 MAP

GEOFON Southeast Of Ryukyu Islands                           Mar 16 03:39 AM   5.3     10.0 MAP

EMSC Vanuatu                                                                      Mar 16 03:32 AM   5.0     63.0 MAP

GEOFON Vanuatu Islands                                                   Mar 16 03:32 AM   4.7     42.0 MAP

USGS Vanuatu                                                                       Mar 16 03:32 AM    4.9      10.0 MAP

GEOFON Kuril Islands                                                          Mar 16 00:38 AM    5.2      37.0 MAP

USGS Kuril Islands                                                                 Mar 16 00:38 AM   5.4      28.4 MAP

EMSC Kuril Islands                                                                 Mar 16 00:38 AM   5.5      2.0 MAP

Moderate earthquake creates panic in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Officials say a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in the southern Philippines has caused minor damage and a mall stampede, leaving at least 23 people injured. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology chief Renato Solidum …

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/5-9-magnitude-earthquake-sparks-stampede-philippines-article-1.1040582?localLinksEnabled=false

Volcanic Activity

Kamchatka’s Karymsky volcano unleashes 3100 meter ash cloud- aviation alert code orange

Karymsky volcano, erupting in Kamchatka, alert level has been raised to a Code Orange threat to aviation, although all routes on the peninsula are stretched so that the planes do not appear in the action zone of active volcanoes. The height of gases and ash that accompanies the eruption has reached three thousand one hundred meters above sea level. Lava has been detected oozing from the slopes of volcano. The volcano poses no danger to the localities. The Karymsky volcanic summit, with a height of 1536 meters, is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Its latest eruptive phase began in January 1996 and continues today. –Spanish Rurv (translated)

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/kamchatkas-karymsky-volcano-unleashes-3100-meter-ash-cloud-aviation-alert-code-orange/

World Recent Earthquake Map

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFORMATION
USGS Northwest Territories, Canada Mar 02 23:29 PM 4.7 17.8 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nw Territories – Nunavut, Canada Mar 02 23:29 PM 4.8 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwest Territories, Canada Mar 02 23:29 PM 4.9 2.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 23:22 PM 4.9 66.3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 23:22 PM 5.2 53.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 02 21:30 PM 4.7 56.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 02 21:30 PM 4.5 50.3 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Kyrgyzstan-xinjiang Border Reg. Mar 02 21:30 PM 4.9 10.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Halmahera, Indonesia Mar 02 17:52 PM 5.1 60.6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Mar 02 17:52 PM 5.1 61.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Xizang Mar 02 17:12 PM 4.9 30.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Western Xizang Mar 02 17:12 PM 4.8 15.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands Mar 02 16:48 PM 5.0 179.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands Mar 02 16:48 PM 5.0 173.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Mar 02 16:48 PM 5.1 168.4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Mar 02 16:48 PM 5.6 195.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Minahassa Peninsula, Sulawesi Mar 02 16:00 PM 4.8 140.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 02 16:00 PM 4.9 144.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia Mar 02 16:00 PM 4.8 145.4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 02 13:40 PM 5.0 50.5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kyrgyzstan Mar 02 13:40 PM 5.1 52.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 02 13:40 PM 5.2 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 02 12:18 PM 4.9 40.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The East Coast Of The Kamchatka Peninsula Mar 02 12:18 PM 4.9 29.8 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Off East Coast Of Kamchatka Mar 02 12:18 PM 5.2 24.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 02 12:11 PM 4.6 92.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 02 12:11 PM 4.7 89.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nicobar Islands, India Region Mar 02 12:11 PM 4.7 35.1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 10:11 AM 5.2 25.6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 10:11 AM 5.2 15.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 10:11 AM 5.1 10.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 08:49 AM 4.5 69.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 02 08:49 AM 4.7 42.5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 08:49 AM 4.7 51.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Off The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 08:20 AM 4.7 39.9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 02 08:20 AM 4.8 10.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Crete, Greece Mar 02 08:04 AM 4.5 45.9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Crete, Greece Mar 02 08:04 AM 4.5 49.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Crete, Greece Mar 02 08:03 AM 4.5 16.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Mar 02 07:15 AM 4.1 2.0 MAP I Felt It
  • Barcelonnette – Secousse ressentie a 8h15 environ pendant approximativement 1 a 2 secondes. Tremblement de meubles vaisselle. Similaire a celui d’il y a 3 jours mais en bien plus bref.
  • Cannes – 8h17 Faible secousse 3 secondes a Cannes
  • Antibes – Weak shaking by the port in Antibes
EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 05:10 AM 5.4 60.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 02 05:09 AM 5.2 47.9 MAP I Felt It
  • Port Moresby – Light shaking indicated
GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 05:09 AM 5.3 19.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua New Guinea Mar 02 04:28 AM 4.7 73.4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 04:28 AM 4.9 60.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.n.g. Mar 02 04:28 AM 4.8 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Scotia Sea Mar 02 01:01 AM 4.9 10.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Scotia Sea Mar 02 01:01 AM 4.9 10.0 MAP I Felt It

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

Cyclones

Tropical cyclone (tc) 14s (irina) has left Madagascar heading towards Swaziland,located approximately 595 nm east-northeast of Maputo, Mozambique. Maputo, known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is estimated that 80% of the city’s population live in slums without running water or electricity, but the city has little money to invest in infrastructur.
Another Tropical depression (Joni) is formed in the open Sea. It can threaten Rodrigues Islands by next week. Rodrigues Islands is the smallest of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius. Detail update @ Tracking Tropical Storm “IRINA”