Earthquakes

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MAG UTC DATE-TIME
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LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  4.8   2012/09/15 23:44:51  -55.951   -27.774 10.1  SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.3 2012/09/15 23:41:25  -16.690   -69.210 197.4  SOUTHERN PERU
MAP  3.0 2012/09/15 19:52:09   19.708  -156.015 11.6  HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
MAP  2.7 2012/09/15 18:31:49   19.569   -64.301 57.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.9 2012/09/15 18:27:17   19.576   -64.238 61.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  5.3   2012/09/15 17:35:45  -10.768   113.874 30.6  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  5.6   2012/09/15 16:32:21  -10.771   113.856 9.9  SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
MAP  4.7   2012/09/15 16:09:45   35.688   140.969 12.6  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP  2.5 2012/09/15 15:59:29   60.037  -152.761 97.5  SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/09/15 15:30:52   62.889  -150.411 106.8  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  3.2 2012/09/15 14:51:53   18.930   -65.087 48.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/15 13:28:09   51.543   178.892 2.4  RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
MAP  2.6 2012/09/15 12:37:09   39.713  -123.163 2.9  NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.9 2012/09/15 12:21:40   46.366  -111.049 8.0  WESTERN MONTANA
MAP  2.7 2012/09/15 10:54:34   17.916   -65.460 35.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  5.3   2012/09/15 10:26:26   12.558   125.466 35.0  SAMAR, PHILIPPINES
MAP  3.1 2012/09/15 09:52:17   18.586   -67.810 80.0  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/09/15 09:37:18  -32.832   -66.667 41.6  SAN LUIS, ARGENTINA
MAP  4.7   2012/09/15 08:43:28   46.164   152.949 42.8  KURIL ISLANDS
MAP  3.4 2012/09/15 07:30:08   19.743   -64.257 13.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.7 2012/09/15 07:29:09   19.555   -64.293 58.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  5.1   2012/09/15 07:04:01   12.564   125.530 23.8  SAMAR, PHILIPPINES
MAP  3.3 2012/09/15 06:44:23   51.789  -176.409 67.9  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  2.8 2012/09/15 06:29:37   19.212   -64.661 11.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.1 2012/09/15 05:59:08   19.394   -64.165 92.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.2 2012/09/15 05:57:45   19.705   -64.257 17.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.6   2012/09/15 05:52:12   40.380   63.399 23.7  WESTERN UZBEKISTAN
MAP  3.0 2012/09/15 05:20:08   19.535   -64.356 62.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.4 2012/09/15 05:18:37   19.625   -64.334 40.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/09/15 05:14:28   -3.891   -80.141 80.1  PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/15 02:36:59   62.432  -147.767 1.8  CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP  2.7 2012/09/15 02:23:26   57.378  -154.630 0.2  KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP  3.0 2012/09/15 00:51:00   19.380  -155.243 3.7  ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
MAP  4.5   2012/09/15 00:50:47  -34.657   -72.665 20.3  OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
MAP  4.7   2012/09/15 00:40:15  -34.650   -72.677 24.1  OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE

LISS – Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: September 16, 2012 05:18:57 UTC

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CU/ANWB, Willy Bob, Antigua and Barbuda

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CU/BBGH, Gun Hill, Barbados

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CU/BCIP, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama

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CU/GRGR, Grenville, Grenada

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CU/GRTK, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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CU/GTBY, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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CU/MTDJ, Mount Denham, Jamaica

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CU/SDDR, Presa de Sabaneta, Dominican Republic

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CU/TGUH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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IC/BJT, Baijiatuan, Beijing, China

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IC/ENH, Enshi, China

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IC/HIA, Hailar, Neimenggu Province, China

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IC/LSA, Lhasa, China

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IC/MDJ, Mudanjiang, China

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IC/QIZ, Qiongzhong, Guangduong Province, China

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IU/ADK, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, USA

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IU/AFI, Afiamalu, Samoa

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IU/ANMO, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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IU/ANTO, Ankara, Turkey

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IU/BBSR, Bermuda

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IU/BILL, Bilibino, Russia

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IU/CASY, Casey, Antarctica

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IU/CCM, Cathedral Cave, Missouri, USA

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IU/CHTO, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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IU/COLA, College Outpost, Alaska, USA

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IU/COR, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

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IU/CTAO, Charters Towers, Australia

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IU/DAV,Davao, Philippines

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IU/DWPF,Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, USA

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IU/FUNA,Funafuti, Tuvalu

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IU/FURI, Mt. Furi, Ethiopia

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IU/GNI, Garni, Armenia

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IU/GRFO, Grafenberg, Germany

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IU/GUMO, Guam, Mariana Islands

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IU/HKT, Hockley, Texas, USA

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IU/HNR, Honiara, Solomon Islands

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IU/HRV, Adam Dziewonski Observatory (Oak Ridge), Massachusetts, USA

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IU/INCN, Inchon, Republic of Korea

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IU/JOHN, Johnston Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/KBS, Ny-Alesund, Spitzbergen, Norway

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IU/KEV, Kevo, Finland

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IU/KIEV, Kiev, Ukraine

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IU/KIP, Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

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IU/KMBO, Kilima Mbogo, Kenya

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IU/KNTN, Kanton Island, Kiribati

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IU/KONO, Kongsberg, Norway

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IU/KOWA, Kowa, Mali

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IU/LCO, Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile

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IU/LSZ, Lusaka, Zambia

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IU/LVC, Limon Verde, Chile

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IU/MA2, Magadan, Russia

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IU/MAJO, Matsushiro, Japan

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IU/MAKZ,Makanchi, Kazakhstan

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IU/MBWA, Marble Bar, Western Australia

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IU/MIDW, Midway Island, Pacific Ocean, USA

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IU/MSKU, Masuku, Gabon

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IU/NWAO, Narrogin, Australia

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IU/OTAV, Otavalo, Equador

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IU/PAB, San Pablo, Spain

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IU/PAYG Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

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IU/PET, Petropavlovsk, Russia

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IU/PMG, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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IU/PMSA, Palmer Station, Antarctica

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IU/POHA, Pohakaloa, Hawaii

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IU/PTCN, Pitcairn Island, South Pacific

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IU/PTGA, Pitinga, Brazil

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IU/QSPA, South Pole, Antarctica

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IU/RAO, Raoul, Kermandec Islands

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IU/RAR, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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IU/RCBR, Riachuelo, Brazil

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IU/RSSD, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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IU/SAML, Samuel, Brazil

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IU/SBA, Scott Base, Antarctica

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IU/SDV, Santo Domingo, Venezuela

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IU/SFJD, Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland

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IU/SJG, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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IU/SLBS, Sierra la Laguna Baja California Sur, Mexico

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IU/SNZO, South Karori, New Zealand

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IU/SSPA, Standing Stone, Pennsylvania USA

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IU/TARA, Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/TATO, Taipei, Taiwan

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IU/TEIG, Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico

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IU/TIXI, Tiksi, Russia

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IU/TRIS, Tristan da Cunha, Atlantic Ocean

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IU/TRQA, Tornquist, Argentina

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IU/TSUM, Tsumeb, Namibia

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IU/TUC, Tucson, Arizona

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IU/ULN, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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IU/WAKE, Wake Island, Pacific Ocean

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IU/WCI, Wyandotte Cave, Indiana, USA

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IU/WVT, Waverly, Tennessee, USA

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IU/XMAS, Kiritimati Island, Republic of Kiribati

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IU/YAK, Yakutsk, Russia

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IU/YSS, Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia

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Volcanic Activity

15.09.2012 04:40 AM Tanna Island, Vanuatu Mount Yasur volcano Volcano Activity 0507-10= Stratovolcano 2010 No. 0 Details

Volcano Activity in Vanuatu on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 04:40 (04:40 AM) UTC.

Description
Volcanic activity on Mount Yasur on Tanna Island in Vanuatu, which has been erupting for hundreds of years, has intensified. The Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory has raised its warning regarding Yasur to level two, with expectations of ash and rock falls around the mountain. The volcano reached a level three rating last year, but Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory manager Esline Garaebiti says a threat of that extent is unlikely. However she says people still need to stay clear of the mountain. “This volcano is quite special and the activity is so strong that we maintain it in level two for quite some time and if the explosions are becoming very strong and the projections go further out from the parking area then we will raise the level to level three.”

 

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Storms / Tornadoes / Flooding / Landslides

  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Sanba (17W) Pacific Ocean 11.09.2012 16.09.2012 Typhoon IV 355 ° 176 km/h 213 km/h 5.79 m JTWC Details

 Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Sanba (17W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 11° 6.000, E 133° 48.000
Start up: 11th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 1,158.44 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
12th Sep 2012 05:03:46 N 12° 42.000, E 131° 48.000 15 102 130 Tropical Storm 310 18 JTWC
13th Sep 2012 04:24:21 N 14° 48.000, E 129° 48.000 13 167 204 Typhoon II. 335 17 JTWC
14th Sep 2012 05:10:27 N 18° 12.000, E 129° 42.000 19 278 296 Super Typhoon 360 20 JTWC
15th Sep 2012 06:52:46 N 22° 18.000, E 129° 0.000 19 204 250 Typhoon III. 335 15 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
16th Sep 2012 05:12:01 N 27° 0.000, E 128° 6.000 26 176 213 Typhoon IV 355 ° 19 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
17th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 34° 0.000, E 127° 54.000 Typhoon II 139 167 JTWC
18th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 43° 0.000, E 130° 18.000 Typhoon I 93 120 JTWC
19th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 52° 30.000, E 135° 6.000 Tropical Depression 65 83 JTWC
Nadine (AL14) Atlantic Ocean 11.09.2012 16.09.2012 Hurricane II 95 ° 130 km/h 157 km/h 4.57 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Nadine (AL14)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 18.000, W 43° 6.000
Start up: 11th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 1,012.00 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
12th Sep 2012 05:01:17 N 17° 48.000, W 45° 12.000 24 65 83 Tropical Storm 300 13 1004 MB NOAA NHC
13th Sep 2012 05:34:52 N 20° 42.000, W 50° 6.000 26 111 139 Tropical Storm 305 17 990 MB NOAA NHC
14th Sep 2012 05:11:31 N 25° 0.000, W 53° 42.000 24 111 139 Tropical Storm 330 17 989 MB NOAA NHC
15th Sep 2012 06:55:17 N 30° 0.000, W 52° 48.000 22 120 148 Hurricane I. 25 17 985 MB NOAA NHC
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16th Sep 2012 05:13:53 N 30° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 130 157 Hurricane II 95 ° 15 983 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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17th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 31° 48.000, W 37° 0.000 Hurricane I 120 148 NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 30° 54.000, W 40° 0.000 Hurricane II 130 157 NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 33° 0.000, W 34° 48.000 Hurricane I 120 148 NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 30.000, W 32° 30.000 Hurricane I 111 139 NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 37° 0.000, W 32° 0.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
21st Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 30.000, W 31° 30.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
Kristy (EP11) Pacific Ocean – East 12.09.2012 16.09.2012 Tropical Depression 315 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 5.49 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Kristy (EP11)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 16° 42.000, W 106° 0.000
Start up: 12th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 818.09 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
13th Sep 2012 05:35:33 N 18° 0.000, W 107° 24.000 15 83 102 Tropical Storm 295 11 1002 MB NOAA NHC
14th Sep 2012 05:12:13 N 19° 42.000, W 111° 6.000 17 83 102 Tropical Storm 295 15 1000 MB NOAA NHC
15th Sep 2012 06:57:35 N 21° 12.000, W 113° 48.000 15 74 93 Tropical Storm 305 11 1001 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
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feet
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16th Sep 2012 05:19:27 N 23° 42.000, W 116° 12.000 15 65 83 Tropical Depression 315 ° 18 1004 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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Gust
km/h
Source
17th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 26° 24.000, W 118° 48.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 36.000, W 118° 24.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 27° 0.000, W 118° 30.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
Lane (EP12) Pacific Ocean – East 15.09.2012 16.09.2012 Tropical Depression 280 ° 65 km/h 83 km/h 4.88 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Lane (EP12)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 14° 0.000, W 123° 30.000
Start up: 15th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 62.93 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
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km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
16th Sep 2012 05:13:14 N 13° 18.000, W 124° 6.000 11 65 83 Tropical Depression 280 ° 16 1003 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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km/h
Source
17th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 15° 36.000, W 127° 18.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 14° 30.000, W 126° 6.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 16° 54.000, W 128° 18.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 19° 18.000, W 129° 42.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 0.000, W 131° 30.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
21st Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 19° 30.000, W 135° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NOAA NHC

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New Typhoon Heads To Korea; North Korea Already Reels

By Evan Ramstad

KCNA via European Pressphoto Agency
Damage from Typhoon Bolaven in North Korea, photographed near Komdok on Aug. 31 by KCNA, released Sept. 7 to EPA for international distribution.

Just as another typhoon headed toward the Korean peninsula, North Korea on Friday summarized the damage from the late summer storm season – 300 dead and another 600 injured or missing.

North Korea’s state news agency said that the worst damage came from the typhoon called Bolaven that swept over the peninsula on Aug. 28 and 29.

That storm alone killed 59 people and left about 26,320 people homeless after about 8,000 houses were destroyed by rain and flooding.

For a country that is so poor and inefficient that each year’s summer storms leave it a disastrous wreck, North Korea provides strikingly precise data about the damage.

Since mid-June, storms and floods damaged or destroyed 87,280 homes and left 298,050 people homeless, its news agency said.

It did not say whether they were temporarily homeless from, say, floodwater, or indeed needed entire new homes.

Among the other damage, 92 drinking water systems were ravaged and 16,900 trees knocked down. “More than 17,150 square meters of railroad were washed away and over 300 sections of railway [were] covered by landslides, with scores of tunnels and railway bridges damaged,” it said.

Now comes Typhoon Sanba, which is heading north from the Philippines toward Okinawa this weekend and the Korean peninsula by Monday. It is a stronger storm than Bolaven, which was billed as the biggest in a decade but didn’t turn out that way.
Stars and Stripes reporter Dave Ornauer on Okinawa warns that he’s never seen a storm as intense as Sanba is shaping up to be.

By the time it hits the Korean peninsula, its winds will have died down from Category 4 to Category 2 speeds, he estimates. Even so, both South and North Korea are well-saturated. And North Korea is in no shape for another big storm.

15.09.2012 Tornado Philippines Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Zambo Sibugay Damage level Details

Tornado in Philippines on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:52 (03:52 PM) UTC.

Description
One people got injured and several establishments were partially damaged when a tornado hit a town in Zamboanga Sibugay early today, local officials said. The tornado, which is locally called “buhawi”, hit Poblacion village, the town center of Kabasalan town about 3:30 a.m today, said Mayor George Cainglet. According to the responding police, a driver of a bicycle cab identified as Bebot Baricua, got injured when a flying debris hit him on the street, making him the only victim of the tornado. Besides him, the roofs of the public market, particularly under the wet section, and the roof of the garage area of the town police center were also tore by the tornado, the police added. “The damage was minimal but the residents went panic as a result of the sudden weather disturbance,” disaster officer Adriano Fuego told the press. The authorities estimated that the total damage caused by the tornado is just P200,000 (about $4,800), and the business at the public market was temporarily halted due to the disaster.

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15.09.2012 Flash Flood Taiwan Multiple areas, [Northern regons] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in Taiwan on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:48 (03:48 PM) UTC.

Description
Northern Taiwan has seen heavy rainfall Saturday due to the combined effects of seasonal winds and a nearby typhoon, the Central Weather Bureau said. Moisture carried by seasonal winds from the northeast, together with the outer rim of Typhoon Sanba, has caused significant downpours in Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan County and Yilan County. Xindian District in New Taipei was the hardest-hit area, recording accumulated precipitation of 296 millimeters between midnight and 3 p.m. Saturday, bureau data showed. Rainfall in the areas is likely to continue until Sunday, causing daily minimum temperatures to drop to around 23 degrees Celsius, forecasters said. Meanwhile, strong winds reaching 100 kilometers per hour could be felt in coastal areas across the island due to influence from nearby Sanba. However, the typhoon is not expected to pose further threats to the island as it is heading toward the Ryukyu Islands, the bureau said. As of 2 p.m., Sanba was centered 720 km east of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, moving at a speed of 23 kph in a north-northwesterly direction. It was packing sustained winds of 191 kph, with gusts reaching 234 kph, the bureau said.
15.09.2012 Flash Flood Philippines Capital City, Manila Damage level Details

Flash Flood in Philippines on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:39 (03:39 PM) UTC.

Description
Parts of Manila were under six feet (1.8 metres) of floodwater on Saturday after heavy rain lashed the capital overnight, forcing more than 400 people to flee their homes, officials said. There was also a strong typhoon lurking in the region, and although it was moving away from the Philippines and towards Japan, forecasters said it was adding to the wild weather. “Typhoon (Sanba) has no direct effect but the storm enhanced the southwestern monsoon so we will continue to experience rains,” said government meteorologist Gary de la Cruz. Low-lying coastal areas of the capital were hardest hit, forcing people to leave their homes, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. At least 10 domestic flights were cancelled and universities in affected areas called off classes, the council said.

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15.09.2012 Landslide India State of Bengal, Darjeeling Damage level Details

Landslide in India on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:59 (03:59 PM) UTC.

Description
Landslides triggered by heavy overnight rain in the hills caused extensive damage in six tea gardens, while the National Highway 31A which was blocked was cleared by the Border Roads Organisation on Saturday. Work had to be stopped for the day in Takdah and Lopchu gardens because of the landslide, while Bannockburn, Phoobshering, Ging and Pussimbing reported loss of tea bushes, Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) Principal Secretary, Sandip Mukherjee said. “Takdah received around 18 inches of rainfall in the last 24 hours. A 40ft road in Takdah has been washed away in four places and five culverts have been damaged in landslides. There is no approach road to the garden factory now,” Mukherjee said. He said 13 labour quarters and two culverts were affected by the landslides at Lopchu. “Tea bushes in an acre have been uprooted in Lopchu and road connectivity within the garden has become a major problem. Given the extent of the damage, no work could be carried out in Lopchu,” he said. Road communication in the Ging tea garden, about 20km from Darjeeling, was hit after three culverts were damaged. “In Phoobshering, 6,500 tea bushes have been uprooted by the landslides. There is no approach road to the factory now. Water has also seeped into the garden factory,” he said. He alleged that constructions under the 100-days work scheme aggravated the situation in the tea gardens. District Magistrate Saumitra Mohan said “The NH31A was blocked at Tarkhola, Melli and Kalijhora but all major roads have been cleared of debris with the help of agencies like the Border Roads Organisation and the public works department.” Mohan, also the principal secretary of the GTA, said an order has been issued to all subdivisional officers and block divisional officers, that any project was to be cleared only after taking into account environmental concerns and technical viability.

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15.09.2012 Technological Disaster India State of Uttarakhand, Rudraprayag Damage level Details

Technological Disaster in India on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:45 (03:45 PM) UTC.

Description
At least 20 people were killed as dozens of houses collapsed following a cloudburst in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in north India on Friday. Several people are feared trapped under the debris and rescue operations have been launched, Disaster Management and Mitigation department officials said citing initial reports. According to officials, incessant rains since Thursday followed by a cloudburst in the wee hours Friday have left a trail of destruction in Timada, Sansari, Giriya, Chunni and Mangali villages in the district. River Saryu and Kaliganga are flowing above danger mark following rains since Thursday night. Communication and power lines were disrupted and traffic along several roads, including national highways, in the area has been blocked due to landslides, officials said. The local administration has sought the assistance of the Army in view of the large-scale destruction caused by the cloudburst in Rudrap rayag district.

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Radiation / Nuclear

 

 

Yukio Edano OKs Restart of Construction of New Reactors in Aomori, Shimane

 
Yukio “There is no immediate effect on health” Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry who will have technically lost his portfolio on nuclear issues come September 19 (when the new Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Goshi Hosono’s ministry takes over the nuclear regulatory oversight from NISA), approved the resumption of construction of two new reactors.

So much for the Noda administration’s “pledge” to have zero nuclear power plant operating in 2030. (We’re just shocked. Shocked, aren’t we?)

From Yomiuri Shinbun (9/15/2012):

経産相、大間原発・島根3号機の建設を容認

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry allows the construction of Ooma Nuke Plant, Reactor 3 at Shimane

枝野経済産業相は15日、青森県の三村申吾知事や原子力施設のある市町村の首長らと青森市で会談し、東日本大震災後に工事を中断した電源開発大間(おおま)原子力発電所(青森県大間町)と中国電力島根原発3号機(松江市)の建設再開・稼働を事実上、容認する考えを伝えた。

On September 15, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano held a meeting in Aomori City with Governor of Aomori Prefecture Shingo Mimura and the mayors of municipalities where nuclear facilities are located, and told them that he would allow the resumption of construction and operation of Ooma Nucleaer Power Plant by Electric Power Development Co.,Ltd. (in Ooma-cho, Aomori Prefecture) and Reactor 3 of Shimane Nucleaer Power Plant by Chugoku Electric Power Company (in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture).

両原発の建設が再開されれば、震災後初めての原発建設となる。

It would be the first construction of nuclear reactors after the March 11, 2011 disaster.

政府は14日に決めた「革新的エネルギー・環境戦略」に、2030年代に原発の稼働をゼロにする目標を明記した。運転期間を40年とする政府の原則に従えば、建設を再開した原発は50年代まで稼働できることになり、新たなエネルギー戦略の矛盾を早くも露呈する形となった。

In the “Revolutionary strategy for energy and environment” that was agreed upon on September 14, the national government clearly set the target to have zero nuclear reactors operating in 2030. If the government rule of 40 years of operation is applied, these nuclear reactors would be allowed to operate into 2050, which would be a contradiction to the new energy strategy.

枝野氏は会談で「原子炉の設置と工事計画許可が与えられている原発について、経産省の立場として変更は考えていない」と述べ、19日に発足する原子力規制委員会が安全を確認すれば、建設再開・稼働を認める方針を示した。

Mr. Edano said in the meeting, “As to the nuclear power plants with permits for installing a reactor and for construction plan, we as Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry are not thinking of any change”, indicating the intention to allow the resumption of construction and operation once the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirms safety. The Commission will be installed on September 19.

建設中の原発は、大間、島根3号機のほか、東京電力東通(ひがしどおり)原発1号機(青森県東通村)がある。ただ、東通1号機について、枝野氏は「東電が原子力について議論できる段階ではまだない」と述べており、建設再開の対象にはならないとみられる。

In addition to Ooma Nuclear Power Plant and Reactor 3 of Shimane Nuclear Power Plant, Reactor 1 of Higashidori Nuclear Power Plant is also under construction by TEPCO (in Higashidori-mura, Aomori Prefecture). However, Mr. Edano said of Higashidori’s Reactor 1, “TEPCO is not in a position yet to discuss nuclear energy”, indicating that the resumption of construction of Higashidori Reactor 1 would be unlikely at this time.

 

7.2 Bq/Kg of cesium from pickled plum in Tokyo

Posted by Mochizuki

7.2 Bq/Kg of cesium from pickled plum in Tokyo

Pickled plum (Ume boshi) is one of the most common Japanese traditional food.

It’s known to be a great preserved food as well,and people often use it for lunch box.

However, they are contaminated as well.

On 9/7/2012, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare measured cesium from pickled plum.

The sample was purchased on 9/6/2012. It was already distributed in Tokyo.

The origin of product is not announced.

7.2 Bq/Kg of cesium from pickled plum in Tokyo

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Insurance company “no coverage for damage caused by nuclear fuel material”

Posted by Mochizuki

Insurance company or life insurance company writes on instruction that they won’t cover damage from nuclear fuel material recently.

A Japanese posted tweeted like this below,

 

最近、保険にこーゆー文言が入るようになった。『核燃料物質によって生じた損害』には保険金をお支払いできませんとな。 twitter.com/sayakaiurani/s…

— HALOPさん (@sayakaiurani) 9月 15, 2012

Insurance company "no coverage for damage caused by nuclear fuel material"

<Translate>

Recently insurance company adds this item on their instruction.

“We won’t pay insurance for the damage caused by nuclear fuel material.”

<End>

 

We need to verify how it was before 311.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Installation of new thermometer to reactor2 still takes time

Posted by Mochizuki
Currently, only 1 measuring point remains available to measure temperature in RPV of reactor2. [Link]

On 9/14/2012, Tepco released the work implementation plan to install new thermometer to RPV of reactor2, but they didn’t announce when to complete the installation clearly.

Installation of new thermometer to reactor2 still takes time

 

Installation of new thermometer to reactor2 still takes time 2

 

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Superbug kills 7th person at NIH hospital in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.

Aerial photo of the NIH Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, Bethesda, Maryland

The Washington Post reported the death Friday.

NIH officials told the paper that the boy from Minnesota died Sept. 7.

NIH says the boy arrived at the research hospital in Bethesda in April and was being treated for complications from a bone marrow transplant when he contracted the bug.

He was the 19th patient at the hospital to contract an antibiotic-resistant strain of KPC, or Klebsiella pneumoniae.

The outbreak stemmed from a single patient carrying the superbug who arrived at the hospital last summer.

The paper reported the Minnesota boy’s case marked the first new infection of this superbug at NIH since January.

 

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Solar Activity

2MIN News Sept 15. 2012

Published on Sep 15, 2012 by

2012 Explanation Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU

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]

NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/

US Wind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

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

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php

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

GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/index.html

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]

RAIN RECORDS: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListIntensePrecipReports.aspx

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!]

QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/seismologist.php

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Space

Electromagnetic Event: Magnetic Pole Shift Could Be In Progress

Published on Sep 14, 2012 by

There are two dangers presented in this video: 1) The Electromagnetic Event; and 2) The Mega Solar Flare & CME – Music: Instrumental “Soul Survivor” by Akon & Young Jeezy

HAARP:
Emotional & behavioral suppression technology, Silent Sound Spread Spectrum technology, and weather modification are dangerous, unethical, a secret in their truest form, and don’t have a damn thing to do with HAARP — This is what you should know:
1) Things not caused by HAARP: Long Solar Minimum, Jupiter/Saturn Storms, Saturn/Venus Rotation Anomalies, New Radio Emission from Jupiter, Uranus Auroras, the ENA ribbon, and most importunely, earth’s shifting N pole and fading Magnetic Shield. [There is a natural event taking place]
2) Weather Modification that is not HAARP: Radar Rings are different [local VLFs can do it without any help from HAARP], see video called ‘Standing Wave Tank” to see how LF work better on water vapor than HF. Some rings are man made with VLF, others are a natural effect of the EM event; I believe we are trying to stop it.
3) Potential Danger of HAARP: Over-ionization of certain layers or regions, Creating Ozone holes, Increasing our Solar Vulnerability.
4) ****HAARP and the Russian/Norwegian Devices are directly under the auroral electrojet, which is the thing that would kill our grids in a solar storm. The devices are ionospheric heaters capable of expanding the electrojet and scattering the energy.

NIBIRU:
What can I say, there is no star coming in here. That would kill us, and wouldn’t have left any planets here if it had come before. The term ‘dark star’ is a misnomer, it’s not so dark you wouldn’t see it. There IS a possibility that we could see a crossing ‘planet’, but not a star. Here are those possibilities, google will help fill in the blanks.
1) Hypothetical Planet Vulcan [not star trek] happens to be real and comes out from behind the sun.
2) Rogue Planet enters our system. [they outnumber stars in our galaxy]
3) Planetary ‘Birthing’ process where a baby planet comes out of the Sun, Saturn, or Jupiter.
4) A Return to the World described in ‘Symbols of an Alien Sky’
[All but #2 could be lumped in together as caused by an electromagnetic event; I worry this is what is happening now– Sitchen made many documented errors, and it was the Maya, not the Sumerians, who spoke of 2012]

http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_recent2.gif
http://www.ips.gov.au/Solar/1/6
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/01apr_deepsolarmini…
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30sep_blankyear/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/solar-minima.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/29dec_magneticfield/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3359555.stm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0909_040909_earthmagfield.html
http://phys.org/news8917.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/magnetic-field-1.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080630-earth-core.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/16dec_giantbreach/
http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-magnetic-field-north-110304.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/30oct_ftes/
http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-19.shtml
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia13763.html
http://phys.org/news/2011-08-giant-arrow-shaped-cloud-saturn-moon.html
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/19may_saturnstorm/
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/now_broadcasting_radio_jupiter-93369
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/20may_loststripe/
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2006/02mar_redjr/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/media/cassini-062804.html
http://www.universetoday.com/93494/is-venus-rotation-slowing-down/
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/09/video-jupiter-t.php
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/09/explosion-spotted-on-jupiter-a…
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/15oct_ibex/
http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-atmosphere-shrinking.html
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/special-reports/2011-spring-extremes/

STARWATER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiC-92YgZvQ
Electric Universe: google the Thunderbolts Project

 

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Hazmat

15.09.2012 Biological Hazard China Tibet Autonomous Region, [Nyingchi Prefecture] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in China on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 15:54 (03:54 PM) UTC.

Description
The highly infectious and sometimes fatal Foot and Mouth Disease infections have been traced in livestock in the Nyingtri region of central Tibet. According to the regional agricultural ministry, a total of 123 live head of cattle and 108 pigs have showed symptoms associated with FMD. After collecting samples, the Chinese National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory on Thursday confirmed that the livestock were infected with type O FMD. The local authorities have “sealed off and sterilised the infected area, where a total of 612 head of cattle and pigs have been culled and safely disposed of in order to prevent the disease from spreading since the case was confirmed.” While “quietly sending military troops to kill and burry the cattle,” Chinese authorities did not reveal the outbreak to the public. “Insiders say the provincial officials ordered the cover-up in fear that their records might be affected. Further investigation confirmed the disease to be a special type of FMD resistant to the current vaccine.” Following an outbreak of FMD in China’s eastern provinces of Shandong and Jiangsu, which later spread to suburban Beijing in 2005, China had for the first time reported FMD outbreak to the World Health Organisation. FMD is an acute contagious febrile disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovids. The disease can potentially cost huge economic loss to farming and nomadic families who make their living from livestock.
Biohazard name: Foot-mouth disease (FMD)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
15.09.2012 HAZMAT USA State of Indiana, Mishawaka [Baycote Metal Finishing] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in USA on Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 09:30 (09:30 AM) UTC.

Description
A large portion of the southside of MIshawaka, Ind. was evacuated overnight after a chemical spill. Firefighters were called to 1302 Industrial Drive just after 8 p.m. after receiving a call of smoke coming out of a vacant building. The building used to be the home of Baycote Metal Finishing. After the fire was out, a firefighter noticed a low hanging vapor cloud in the building and immediately evacuated the area. The area includes about fifty homes, including an assisted living center. WSBT reports about 200 people were evacuated. The Red Cross set up a shelter for evacuees. Residents reported irritated skin and itchy eyes. Officials say this will be a major clean-up effort. This is a developing story. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
15.09.2012 HAZMAT Czech Republic Multiple region, [Prerov,Osek and Becvou] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in Czech Republic on Tuesday, 11 September, 2012 at 14:15 (02:15 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Saturday, 15 September, 2012 at 04:16 UTC
Description
The Czech Republic has banned the sale of spirits with more than 20 percent alcohol content as it battles a wave of methanol poisonings that has already killed 19 people. Health Minister Leos Heger says the unprecedented ban is effective immediately and applies nationwide. It covers all possible sales locations, including restaurants, hotels and stores. Kiosks and markets had earlier been banned from selling spirits with more than 30 percent alcohol content. In a brief announcement late Friday, Heger said the measure was taken as the death toll from the poisonings reached 19 and the first person was hospitalized in Prague. Dozens of people have been hospitalized, some in critical condition after drinking vodka and rum laced with methanol. The problem appears largely centered in northeastern Czech Republic.

 

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