Earthquakes

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
UTC Date / Time Mar 05 06:24 AM
Depth 10 km GEO: Longitude 141.480 GEO: Latitude 40.580

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Northern Sumatra,Indonesia
UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:55 AM
Depth10 km GEO: Longitude 97.140 GEO: Latitude 4.270

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake, Northern  India

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 07:41 AM

Depth 10 km GEO: Longitude 77.110 GEO: Latitude 28.880

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake, Halmahera, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time Mar 05 08:12 AM

Depth 10 km GEO: Longitude 128.740 GEO: Latitude 2.060

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake, Tonga region

UTC Date / Time   Mar 05 09:38 AM

Depth 15.6 km GEO: Longitude -170.751  GEO:Latitude18.752

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake,Banda Sea

UTC Date / Time Mar05 12:45 PM

Depth 142 km GEO: Longitude 129.280 GEO:Latitude -7.210

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake, Mindanao,Philippines
UTC Date / TimeMar 05 13:59 PM
Depth 37 km GEO: Longitude 125.430GEO: Latitude5.380

Source
EMSC

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, Northern Italy

UTC Date / Time Mar 05 15:15 PM

Depth 10 km GEO: Longitude 9.350 GEO: Latitude 44.570

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake, Mindanao, Philippines

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 13:59 PM

Depth 69.4 km GEO: Longitude 125.568 GEO: Latitude 5.309

Source
USGS

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake, northern Italy

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 15:15 PM

Depth  15 km  GEO: Longitude  9.471  GEO: Latitude  44.629

Source
USGS

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 07:46 AM

Depth  550 km  GEO: Longitude  -63.242  GEO: Latitude  -28.227

Source
USGS

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, Iraq

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:50 AM

Depth  15 km  GEO: Longitude  44.069  GEO: Latitude  34.988

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake, Halmahera, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 08:12 AM

Depth  43.4 km  GEO: Longitude 128.670  GEO: Latitude  1.927

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, northern Sumatra, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:55 AM

Depth  17.4 km  GEO: Longitude  96.965  GEO: Latitude  4.167

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, Haryana – Delhi region, India

UTC Date / Time Mar 05 07:41 AM

Depth  19.1 km  GEO: Longitude  76.772  GEO: Latitude  28.808

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 12:45 PM

Depth  156.9 km GEO: Longitude  129.183  GEO: Latitude  -7.120

Source
USGS

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake, Luzon, Philippines

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 14:26 PM

Depth  160 km  GEO: Longitude  120.580  GEO: Latitude  14.260

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake, Kuril Islands

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 03:33 AM

Depth  55.1 km  GEO: Longitude  153.581  GEO: Latitude  46.733

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Southern Sumatra, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 23:17 PM

Depth  65 km  GEO: Longitude  102.490  GEO: Latitude  -4.500

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake, Kuril Islands

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 03:33 AM

Depth  29 km  GEO: Longitude  153.450  GEO: Latitude  46.250

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake, KURIL ISLANDS

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 03:33 AM

Depth  60 km  GEO: Longitude  153.490  GEO: Latitude  46.740

Source
EMSC

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake, southern Sumatra, Indonesia

UTC Date / Time   Mar 04 23:17 PM

Depth  59.9 km  GEO: Longitude  102.604  GEO: Latitude  -4.381

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Near Coast of Northern Chile

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 16:27 PM

Depth  42 km  GEO: Longitude  -70.280  GEO: Latitude  -21.550

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, southwestern Siberia, Russia

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 23:33 PM

Depth  14.9 km  GEO: Longitude  95.983  GEO: Latitude  51.542

Source
USGS

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, Southeast of Loyalty Islands

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 05:14 AM

Depth  17 km  GEO: Longitude  169.720  GEO: Latitude  -22.130

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, Tonga Islands Region

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 16:05 PM

Depth  10 km  GEO: Longitude  -174.910  GEO: Latitude  -22.080

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5 earthquake, southeast of the Loyalty Islands

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 05:14 AM

Depth  10 km GEO: Longitude  170.363  GEO: Latitude  -21.668

Source
USGS

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake, IRAQ

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:50 AM

Depth  2 km  GEO: Longitude  44.230  GEO: Latitude  34.930

Source
EMSC

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:24 AM

Depth  46 km  GEO: Longitude  141.480  GEO: Latitude   40.580

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:24 AM

Depth  35 km  GEO: Longitude  142.350  GEO: Latitude  40.280

Source
EMSC

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake, Taiwan Region

UTC Date / Time  Mar 04 17:52 PM

Depth  9 km  GEO: Longitude  122.450  GEO: Latitude  24.270

Source
GEOFON

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

UTC Date / Time  Mar 05 06:24 AM

Depth  33.2 km  GEO: Longitude  142.457  GEO: Latitude  40.212

Source
USGS

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFORMATION
EMSC Halmahera, Indonesia Mar 05 08:12 AM 5.7 60.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Halmahera, Indonesia Mar 05 08:12 AM 5.5 43.4 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Halmahera, Indonesia Mar 05 08:12 AM 5.5 10.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Baja California, Mexico Mar 05 08:11 AM 3.0 13.2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Santiago Del Estero, Argentina Mar 05 07:46 AM 6.1 550.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Santiago Del Estero, Argentina Mar 05 07:46 AM 6.1 534.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina Mar 05 07:46 AM 6.0 530.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Haryana-uttar Pradesh Reg, India Mar 05 07:41 AM 5.1 40.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Haryana – Delhi Region, India Mar 05 07:41 AM 5.2 19.1 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern India Mar 05 07:41 AM 5.2 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Mar 05 07:38 AM 2.6 14.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central Alaska Mar 05 07:30 AM 3.6 2.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Puerto Rico Mar 05 07:06 AM 2.6 17.4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 05 06:55 AM 5.1 30.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 05 06:55 AM 5.1 10.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Mar 05 06:55 AM 5.1 17.4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Iraq Mar 05 06:50 AM 4.5 15.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Iraq Mar 05 06:50 AM 4.7 2.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 06:24 AM 5.1 46.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 06:24 AM 5.2 35.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Near The East Coast Of Honshu, Japan Mar 05 06:24 AM 5.1 33.2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Turkey Mar 05 05:57 AM 2.7 4.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Turkey Mar 05 05:24 AM 2.6 5.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Mar 05 05:14 AM 5.0 96.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Mar 05 05:14 AM 5.1 100.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Southeast Of The Loyalty Islands Mar 05 05:14 AM 5.0 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Turkey Mar 05 05:13 AM 2.6 12.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central California Mar 05 04:41 AM 2.8 14.6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Mar 05 03:54 AM 2.6 5.0 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Kuril Islands Mar 05 03:33 AM 4.8 123.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Kuril Islands Mar 05 03:33 AM 4.9 60.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kuril Islands Mar 05 03:33 AM 4.8 55.1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Turkey Mar 05 03:07 AM 2.8 22.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Algeria Mar 05 03:04 AM 3.4 30.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Alaska Peninsula Mar 05 03:00 AM 2.7 1.6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Mar 05 02:55 AM 2.5 5.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Algeria Mar 05 02:52 AM 2.8 80.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Algeria Mar 05 02:45 AM 5.0 40.0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northern Algeria Mar 05 02:45 AM 4.2 7.7 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Algeria Mar 05 02:45 AM 4.4 10.0 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Turkey Mar 05 00:07 AM 2.7 5.0 MAP I Felt It

Earthquake Report

Monday’s quake was 19th this year in India

http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/monday-s-quake-was-19th-this-year-in-india_762236.html

Philippines – Panic as quake cracks buildings. a moderately strong 5.2 earthquake has cracked buildings and knocked televisions and glassware from tables in a central Philippine province, injuring at least five people and sending others rushing outside in panic. The quake was centred just three kilometres north of Masbate City on the island province of Masbate. The quake, which was caused by movement in a local fault, was felt in nearby provinces. There were no immediate reports of major damage, and power and communications were unaffected. But the quake caused cracks and shattered windows in houses and some buildings, one of which had to be cleared of people while safety officials ensured its stability. Large numbers of people rushed out of homes, offices, hospitals and schools and stayed in the streets as an aftershock hit less than an hour after the quake. At least five people were slightly injured by falling objects. In 1990, a magnitude-7.7 quake killed nearly 2000 people in northern Luzon region.

Volcanic  Activity

Etna has its Third Major Eruption of 2012

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/etna-has-its-third-major-eruption-of-2012/

Ecuador – Tungurahua Volcano: explosions, ash fall and possible pyroclastic flow on Saturday. Ecuador’s Instituto Geofísico reports an increase of Tunguarahua volcano’s activity: Since March 3, 4 explosions have been reported of moderate to large size. An explosion at 07:31 local time produced an ash columnreaching about 4 km in height and drifting to the west – northwest. A second explosion took place at 09:11 (local time) and produced a strong shock wave that rattled the ground and windows in nearby areas. Cloud cover has prevented detailed observations, but with the help of thermal sensors, hot fresh deposits were detected on the flanks, suggesting they were the result of a pyroclastic flow. In the morning, the observatory post at Cusúa reported the presence of hot deposits on the upper flank typical for fresh pyroclastic flow deposits. Ash fall was reported from Choglontús, Manzano and Motilones areas, and ashfall reached the Yuibug area. The monitoring system has been recording variable seismicity and powerful tremor episodes lasting minutes to hours (which probably indicate rising magma), interrupted by short moderate to large explosion signals corresponding to the ash eruptions from the growing lava dome.

Storms

TROPICAL STORMS
In the Indian Ocean –
Tropical cyclone 14s (Irina) was located approximately 380 nm southeast of Maputo, Mozambique.

Tropical Storm Irina killed at least 65 people in Madagascar, most of them residents of the Ifanadiana district in the southeast of the Indian Ocean island. Three people were also reported missing.
Earlier it was reported that only one person had been killed when the storm passed over Madagascar last week before lashing the coasts of South Africa and Mozambique, where at least one person was killed. In the South African city of Durban, beaches were closed as waves reached three metres. Ships were ordered to remain in port. Irina was the second killer storm of the season. Tropical cyclone Giovanna left 35 people dead and many more injured.

SEVERE RAIN STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES –

Australia – Mass evacuations as NSW floods worsen. Central Wagga Wagga has been issued with an urgent evacuation order as floodwaters threaten to reach a 159-YEAR HIGH. The levee protecting Wagga Wagga from flooding is in danger of failing. “The levee may hold, it may not hold.” This morning the Murrumbidgee River crept towards its highest level in 159 years. At 4.45am the river was at 10.2 metres and steadily rising, just 77 centimetres below the all-time record set in 1844. It’s forecast to reach 10.90 metres by midday. The last time it reached that level was July 1853.
A mass evacuation of the city, in the state’s southwest, and its suburbs was ordered on Monday night, with an estimated 8000 people leaving their homes. This brought the total number of people evacuated because of floods across NSW to almost 13,000. More people will be evacuated from Urana, southwest of Wagga Wagga, today. “We will be evacuating more people by air, it’s the only way to get them out, all the roads are cut and Urana is effectively isolated.” It will cost more than half a billion dollars to repair flood-damaged roads alone.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rain to ease across much of the state although authorities have warned rivers may still continue rise as water feeds into tributaries. The heart of Australia’s food bowl resembles a cluster of ghost towns as the worsening flood crisis forced authorities to more than double the number of evacuations. Many homes and businesses are under water, cars have been washed away and paddocks resemble lakes. But the scale of the devastation is yet to be realised because residents cannot reach their flooded homes. (photos)

U.S. – Spate of tornado destruction POSSIBLY LARGEST MARCH OUTBREAK IN HISTORY. Stories of destruction and survival are starting to emerge from this week’s deadly tornado outbreaks, which have killed at least 51 people and flattened communities in a wide swath of the nation’s eastern midsection.
At least 50, possibly more, reported tornadoes touched down between Friday and Saturday. Friday’s violent storms touched down in at least a dozen states, killing 19 people in Kentucky, 14 in Indiana, three in Ohio, and one each in Alabama and Georgia. An earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South.
The National Weather Service said the four twisters to hit Kentucky on Friday were the WORST IN THE REGION IN 24 YEARS. Three of them had wind speeds up to 160 mph. In Indiana, an EF-4 tornado — the second-highest on the Fujita scale — packing 175 mph winds hit the town of Henryville and stayed on the ground for more than 50 miles.
Meteorologists were warning about the likelihood of deadly weather heading into the weekend. The weather service issued 297 tornado warnings and 388 severe thunderstorm warnings from Friday through early Saturday. The conditions were ripe for tornadoes. A powerful jet stream brought cold northern air into a collision course with a large mass of warm, moist air from the south. Lead times in warning systems are getting better every year, but folks living in even marginally tornado-prone areas should use a NOAA weather radio to monitor warning feeds. It’s even more important for people to heed warnings given the recent tornado destruction of late. Last year ranked as the fourth deadliest tornado year in the U.S. since detailed records started being kept in the mid-19th Century. There were 550 deaths (the most was 794 in 1925) from 1,709 tornadoes, the second-most storms recorded in a single year. In 1925, a single twister, the deadliest on record, killed 695 people and cut a 219-mile path across parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. That “Tri-State” twister was also a March storm. “It’s very possible this outbreak won’t be the last this year. I hope it’s not a sign of things to come. People need to be prepared.”

Solar Activity

STRONG SOLAR ACTIVITY: Solar activity is now high. Big sunspot AR1429, which emerged on March 2nd, is crackling with strong flares. The strongest so far, an X1-class eruption, occured just ths morning, March 5th at 0413 UT. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the extreme ultraviolet flash:

The explosion also hurled a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) into space: SOHO movie. The expanding cloud will probably deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on March 6th or 7th. (Stay tuned for updates on this possibility as more data arrive.) High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead. Auroras alerts: text, phone.

When the CME from today’s X-flare arrives, a geomagnetic storm might already be in progress. An earlier CME is en route and nearing our planet. According to analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the cloud, which was produced by an M2-class eruption from sunspot AR1429 on March 4th, could deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on March 6th at 04:30 UT (+/- 7 hr). See the CME’s animated forecast track.

Lights in the Sky

Mystery fireball lights up sky in Victoria and Tasmania

Large meteor spotted over UK

Police forces across the UK have been inundated with calls after what is believed to be a meteor was spotted in the sky.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/nightsky/9121664/Large-meteor-spotted-over-UK.html

Misc

Ice dam collapses at Argentine glacier

http://news.yahoo.com/ice-dam-collapses-argentine-glacier-204958900.html