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4.1-magnitude Arizona earthquake shakes metro Phoenix

Residents reported shaking across metro Phoenix on Sunday night amid at least three quakes that struck near Black Canyon City.

A string of earthquakes north of Phoenix gave the Valley a rare jolt Sunday night, and the largest – a magnitude 4.1 just before 11:30 p.m. – rattled homes across the region.

The series of at least three Arizona earthquakes generated no reports of notable damage, but left people swaying or stunned from Black Canyon City, closest to the epicenter, to Camp Verde and across metro Phoenix as far as Queen Creek.

Michael Conway of the Arizona Geological Survey said Monday morning that scientists had not identified the causative fault line yet. Because the earthquake was small and did not rupture the ground, it will be hard to identify where it originated, Conway said.He also said there will be aftershocks over the next few days, many of them too small to feel.

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Hazmat

Intel to Build $5B Chipmaking Facility Near Phoenix

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HAZMAT USA State of Arizona, Chandler [Intel Corporation, 5000 W Chandler Blvd] Damage level Details

 

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HAZMAT in USA on Tuesday, 06 May, 2014 at 03:25 (03:25 AM) UTC.

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A chemical leak at Intel Corp’s manufacturing complex in Arizona has been contained and two workers were taken to hospital for observation, a spokesman for the chipmaker said on Monday. During a tool installation in a basement at the sprawling plant southeast of Phoenix a tube was severed, leading to a spill of around 100 gallons (379 liters) of ammonium hydroxide, said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy. Ten workers near the spill reported to the facility’s medical station and two of those people were sent to hospital for observation, Mulloy said. The spill was in a confined area and no chemicals have been exposed to the public, he said. “The leak has ended. It has been contained. Right now they’re making plans for the cleanup,” Mulloy said. Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler said fire department crews were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. local time after a report that there was “an incident with multiple injuries.” He said a construction crew working inside one of the buildings accidentally cut into a pipe. “During the construction process, a pipe was cut that feeds ammonium into a room in the basement,” he said. “The leak was immediately isolated.”

 

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UPDATE 2-Workers exposed to chemical leak at Intel plant in Arizona

Mon May 5, 2014 7:33pm EDT

 

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May 5 (Reuters) – A chemical leak at Intel Corp’s manufacturing complex in Arizona has been contained and two workers were taken to hospital for observation, a spokesman for the chipmaker said on Monday.

During a tool installation in a basement at the sprawling plant southeast of Phoenix a tube was severed, leading to a spill of around 100 gallons (379 liters) of ammonium hydroxide, said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy.

Ten workers near the spill reported to the facility’s medical station and two of those people were sent to hospital for observation, Mulloy said.

The spill was in a confined area and no chemicals have been exposed to the public, he said.

 

 

 

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Deaths tied to VA hospital’s secret list

 

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The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.

For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting for appointments and care. But the new revelations about the Phoenix VA are perhaps the most disturbing and striking to come to light thus far.

Internal e-mails obtained by CNN show that top management at the VA hospital in Arizona knew about the practice and even defended it.

Dr. Sam Foote just retired after spending 24 years with the VA system in Phoenix. The veteran doctor told CNN in an exclusive interview that the Phoenix VA works off two lists for patient appointments:

There’s an “official” list that’s shared with officials in Washington and shows the VA has been providing timely appointments, which Foote calls a sham list. And then there’s the real list that’s hidden from outsiders, where wait times can last more than a year.

Deliberate scheme, shredded evidence

“The scheme was deliberately put in place to avoid the VA’s own internal rules,” said Foote in Phoenix. “They developed the secret waiting list,” said Foote, a respected local physician.

The VA requires its hospitals to provide care to patients in a timely manner, typically within 14 to 30 days, Foote said.

According to Foote, the elaborate scheme in Phoenix involved shredding evidence to hide the long list of veterans waiting for appointments and care. Officials at the VA, Foote says, instructed their staff to not actually make doctor’s appointments for veterans within the computer system.

Instead, Foote says, when a veteran comes in seeking an appointment, “they enter information into the computer and do a screen capture hard copy printout. They then do not save what was put into the computer so there’s no record that you were ever here,” he said.

According to Foote, the information was gathered on the secret electronic list and then the information that would show when veterans first began waiting for an appointment was actually destroyed.

“That hard copy, if you will, that has the patient demographic information is then taken and placed onto a secret electronic waiting list, and then the data that is on that paper is shredded,” Foote said.

“So the only record that you have ever been there requesting care was on that secret list,” he said. “And they wouldn’t take you off that secret list until you had an appointment time that was less than 14 days so it would give the appearance that they were improving greatly the waiting times, when in fact they were not.”

I feel very sorry for the people who work at the Phoenix VA. They all wish they could leave ’cause they know what they’re doing is wrong.
Dr. Sam Foote

Foote estimates right now the number of veterans waiting on the “secret list” to see a primary care physician is somewhere between 1,400 and 1,600.

Doctor: It’s a ‘frustrated’ staff

“I feel very sorry for the people who work at the Phoenix VA,” said Foote. “They’re all frustrated. They’re all upset. They all wish they could leave ’cause they know what they’re doing is wrong.

“But they have families, they have mortgages and if they speak out or say anything to anybody about it, they will be fired and they know that.”

Several other high-level VA staff confirmed Foote’s description to CNN and confirmed this is exactly how the secret list works in Phoenix.

Foote says the Phoenix wait times reported back to Washington were entirely fictitious. “So then when they did that, they would report to Washington, ‘Oh yeah. We’re makin’ our appointments within — within 10 days, within the 14-day frame,’ when in reality it had been six, nine, in some cases 21 months,” he said.

November: A dire situation in South Carolina

Thomas Breen was so proud of his time in the Navy that he wanted to be treated only at a VA facility, his family says.

In the case of 71-year-old Navy veteran Thomas Breen, the wait on the secret list ended much sooner.

“We had noticed that he started to have bleeding in his urine,” said Teddy Barnes-Breen, his son. “So I was like, ‘Listen, we gotta get you to the doctor.’ “

Teddy says his Brooklyn-raised father was so proud of his military service that he would go nowhere but the VA for treatment. On September 28, 2013, with blood in his urine and a history of cancer, Teddy and his wife, Sally, rushed his father to the Phoenix VA emergency room, where he was examined and sent home to wait.

“They wrote on his chart that it was urgent,” said Sally, her father-in-law’s main caretaker. The family has obtained the chart from the VA that clearly states the “urgency” as “one week” for Breen to see a primary care doctor or at least a urologist, for the concerns about the blood in the urine.

“And they sent him home,” says Teddy, incredulously.

Sally and Teddy say Thomas Breen was given an appointment with a rheumatologist to look at his prosthetic leg but was given no appointment for the main reason he went in.

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Earth Watch Report  –  Extreme Weather

 

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March 26 2014 07:00 AM Extreme Weather USA State of Arizona, Phoenix Damage level Details

 

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Extreme Weather in USA on Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 at 07:00 (07:00 AM) UTC.

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A massive haboob swept through Phoenix on Tuesday, lingering above the Arizona capital for hours and creating an eyesore for residents. The dust storm picked up as a result of the showers and thunderstorms that popped around the state, with gusty outflow winds raising the elements. With another area of low pressure swinging a cold front in tomorrow, weather experts say another storm is likely. Arizona is no stranger to large dust storms, or haboobs, during the summer monsoon period, but meteorologists say Tuesday’s storm is unseasonably early. The National Weather Service says a large cloud of dust was first spotted near Eloy about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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Massive haboob dust cloud blankets Phoenix in thunderstorm aftermath… and ANOTHER is forecast for tomorrow

  • Haboob said to have started in Tucson after first being sighted around 4pm
  • Meteorologists say a dry storm with winds of up to 35 mph kicked up the dust in southern Arizona and the cloud moved north to the Phoenix area
  • The cloud lingered for hours
  • There were at least five car crashes
  • A cold front set to swing in tomorrow will likely bring a similar storm

By Daily Mail Reporter

 

A massive haboob swept through Phoenix on Tuesday, lingering above the Arizona capital for hours and creating an eyesore for residents.

The dust storm picked up as a result of the showers and thunderstorms that popped around the state, with gusty outflow winds raising the elements.

With another area of low pressure swinging a cold front in tomorrow, weather experts say another storm is likely, according to My Fox Phoenix.

It's not summertime yet, but a dust storm imoved through the Phoenix metropolitan area on Tuesday, blanketing the area in thick smoke

It’s not summertime yet, but a dust storm imoved through the Phoenix metropolitan area on Tuesday, blanketing the area in thick smoke

 

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the storm caused at least five crashes along I-10, with the first storm hitting about 4pm

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the storm caused at least five crashes along I-10, with the first storm hitting about 4pm

 

Arizona is no stranger to large dust storms, or haboobs, during the summer monsoon period, but meteorologists say Tuesday’s storm is unseasonably early.

The National Weather Service says a large cloud of dust was first spotted near Eloy about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

 Meteorologists say a dry storm with winds of up to 35 mph kicked up the dust in southern Arizona and the cloud moved north to the Phoenix area.

A dust storm warning was first issued for the Interstate 10 corridor between Tucson and Casa Grande, just south of Phoenix.

State Department of Public Safety officials say blowing dust along I-10 north of Picacho Peak resulted in at least five crashes

 

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Dust Storm


 

Published on Mar 25, 2014

A dust storm blew in while on vacation in Gilbert, Az. I flew my DJI Phantom up to get a view of the inbound storm. I didn’t keep it up there long as it started getting quite windy. Filmed on a GoPro 3.

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Earth Watch Report  –  Extreme Weather

Another dust storm and monsoon blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after dropping heavy rain in Tucson.

Credit: 3TV

Another dust storm and monsoon blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after dropping heavy rain in Tucson.

 

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16.07.2013 Extreme Weather USA State of Arizona, [Phoenix metro area] Damage level
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Extreme Weather in USA on Tuesday, 16 July, 2013 at 03:08 (03:08 AM) UTC.

 

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Monsoon-like weather blew into the Valley on Monday. Weather radar showed several storm cells circling the Valley. Severe weather was reported around the Phoenix metro area. KTAR’s Bruce St. James said there was a semi-truck that was blown over on Interstate 10 and there was nearly zero visibility on I-10 near Pecos Road and that some freeway signs were down. In a tweet, SRP said power was cut to about 4,500 customers. The storm also brought a large dust cloud to Chandler and Ahwatukee. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for both Pinal and Maricopa counties that was effective until 5:55 p.m. A lightning alert was issued at Sky Harbor Airport, meaning that lightning was spotted within 10 miles of the airport.

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Phoenix metro area hit by dust storm and monsoon

by Meteorologist Royal Norman

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Video report by Marie Saavedra

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 7 at 8:53 AM

 

 

PHOENIX — Another dust storm and monsoon blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area after dropping heavy rain in Tucson.

 

Winds from an approaching storm system around sundown Thursday pushed a 2,500-foot-high wall of dust over most of the Phoenix area, lowering visibility to a quarter-mile.

 

Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport say the dust caused brief delays for some flights.

 

In Tucson, authorities pulled six people from vehicles in flooded roads. Tucson Electric Power Co. was working to restore power to 700 customers.

 

Arizona’s monsoon season began June 15 and runs through Sept. 30.

 

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Lake Mead by air

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The Colorado River, The High Plains Aquifer And The Entire Western Half Of The U.S. Are Rapidly Drying Up

 

What is life going to look like as our precious water resources become increasingly strained and the western half of the United States becomes bone dry?  Scientists tell us that the 20th century was the wettest century in the western half of the country in 1000 years, and now things appear to be reverting to their normal historical patterns.  But we have built teeming cities in the desert such as Phoenix and Las Vegas that support millions of people.  Cities all over the Southwest continue to grow even as the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the High Plains Aquifer system run dry.  So what are we going to do when there isn’t enough water to irrigate our crops or run through our water systems?  Already we are seeing some ominous signs that Dust Bowl conditions are starting to return to the region.  In the past couple of years we have seen giant dust storms known as “haboobs” roll through Phoenix, and 6 of the 10 worst years for wildfires ever recorded in the United States have all come since the year 2000.  In fact, according to the Los Angeles Times, “the average number of fires larger than 1,000 acres in a year has nearly quadrupled in Arizona and Idaho and has doubled in every other Western state” since the 1970s.  But scientists are warning that they expect the western United States to become much drier than it is now.  What will the western half of the country look like once that happens?

A recent National Geographic article contained the following chilling statement…

The wet 20th century, the wettest of the past millennium, the century when Americans built an incredible civilization in the desert, is over.

Much of the western half of the country has historically been a desolate wasteland.  We were very blessed to enjoy very wet conditions for most of the last century, but now that era appears to be over.

To compensate, we are putting a tremendous burden on our fresh water resources.  In particular, the Colorado River is becoming increasingly strained.  Without the Colorado River, many of our largest cities simply would not be able to function.  The following is from a recent Stratfor article

The Colorado River provides water for irrigation of roughly 15 percent of the crops in the United States, including vegetables, fruits, cotton, alfalfa and hay. It also provides municipal water supplies for large cities, such as Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas, accounting for more than half of the water supply in many of these areas.

In particular, water levels in Lake Mead (which supplies most of the water for Las Vegas) have fallen dramatically over the past decade or so.  The following is an excerpt from an article posted on Smithsonian.com

And boaters still roar across Nevada and Arizona’s Lake Mead, 110 miles long and formed by the Hoover Dam. But at the lake’s edge they can see lines in the rock walls, distinct as bathtub rings, showing the water level far lower than it once was—some 130 feet lower, as it happens, since 2000. Water resource officials say some of the reservoirs fed by the river will never be full again.

Today, Lake Mead supplies approximately 85 percent of the water that Las Vegas uses, and since 1998 the water level in Lake Mead has dropped by about 5.6 trillion gallons.

So what happens if Lake Mead continues to dry up?

Well, the truth is that it would be a major disaster

Way before people run out of drinking water, something else happens: When Lake Mead falls below 1,050 feet, the Hoover Dam’s turbines shut down – less than four years from now, if the current trend holds – and in Vegas the lights start going out.

Ominously, these water woes are not confined to Las Vegas. Under contracts signed by President Obama in December 2011, Nevada gets only 23.37% of the electricity generated by the Hoover Dam. The other top recipients: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (28.53%); state of Arizona (18.95%); city of Los Angeles (15.42%); and Southern California Edison (5.54%).

 

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U.S. Has Depleted Two Lake Eries’ Worth Of Groundwater Since 1900

Aquifer water levels are rapidly falling across most of the U.S., according to a new study.
By Francie Diep Posted 05.21.2013 at 3:30 pm 8 Comments

 

Aquifers in the Continental US

Aquifers in the Continental US This map of major aquifers in the U.S. highlights the High Plains Aquifer (green) and the Dakota Aquifer (white, outlined in black). L.F. Konikow, U.S. Geological Survey

Over the last century, the U.S. has depleted enough of its underground freshwater supply to fill Lake Erie twice, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey. Here’s another way to understand how much water we’ve used. Just between 2000 and 2008, the latest period in the study and the period of fastest depletion, Americans brought enough water aboveground to contribute to 2 percent of worldwide ocean level rise in that time.

“We think it’s serious,” Leonard Konikow, the U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist who performed the study, tells Popular Science. “It’s more serious in certain areas.”

Lowering aquifers mean less local water for the communities that depend upon them. They can also suck dry springs, wetlands and other surface water features, Konikow wrote in a report the survey published yesterday. Scientists don’t always have a tally for how much water an aquifer holds, however, so it’s more difficult to say what percentage of the U.S.’ overall groundwater is gone. (In some systems, it’s difficult to determine where the bottom of the aquifer is, Konikow explains.)

 

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Earth Watch Report  –  Earthquakes

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2.8 3km SE of Marina del Rey, California 2013-04-29 03:06:19 33.962°N 118.422°W 12.0

M2.8 – 3km SE of Marina del Rey, California 2013-04-29 03:06:19 UTC

Earthquake location 33.962°N, 118.422°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 03:06:19 UTC
  2. 2013-04-28 20:06:19 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-28 22:06:19 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.962°N 118.422°W depth=12.0km (7.5mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 3km (2mi) SE of Marina del Rey, California
  2. 4km (2mi) N of El Segundo, California
  3. 6km (4mi) W of Inglewood, California
  4. 6km (4mi) WNW of Lennox, California
  5. 582km (362mi) SSE of Sacramento, California

3.0 12km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:32:09 33.155°N 115.642°W 1.5

M3.0 – 12km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:32:09 UTC

Earthquake location 33.155°N, 115.642°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:32:09 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:32:09 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:32:09 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.155°N 115.642°W depth=1.5km (0.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 12km (7mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 22km (14mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 34km (21mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 40km (25mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 333km (207mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.5 11km NNW of Westmorland, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 33.141°N 115.651°W 0.0

M2.5 – 11km NNW of Westmorland, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC

Earthquake location 33.141°N, 115.651°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:33:45 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:33:45 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.141°N 115.651°W depth=0.0km (0.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 11km (7mi) NNW of Westmorland, California
  2. 21km (13mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 33km (21mi) NNW of Imperial, California
  4. 39km (24mi) NNW of El Centro, California
  5. 334km (208mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.6 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 33.171°N 115.605°W 7.0

M2.6 – 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC

Earthquake location 33.171°N, 115.605°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:33:45 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:33:45 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.171°N 115.605°W depth=7.0km (4.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 22km (14mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 35km (22mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 42km (26mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 330km (205mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.6 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:34:56 33.154°N 115.615°W 1.2

M2.6 – 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:34:56 UTC

Earthquake location 33.154°N, 115.615°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:34:56 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:34:56 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:34:56 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.154°N 115.615°W depth=1.2km (0.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 20km (12mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 34km (21mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 40km (25mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 331km (206mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

3.0 12km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:32:09 33.155°N 115.642°W 1.5

M3.0 – 12km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:32:09 UTC

Earthquake location 33.155°N, 115.642°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:32:09 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:32:09 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:32:09 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.155°N 115.642°W depth=1.5km (0.9mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 12km (7mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 22km (14mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 34km (21mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 40km (25mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 333km (207mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.5 11km NNW of Westmorland, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 33.141°N 115.651°W 0.0

M2.5 – 11km NNW of Westmorland, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC

Earthquake location 33.141°N, 115.651°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:33:45 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:33:45 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.141°N 115.651°W depth=0.0km (0.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 11km (7mi) NNW of Westmorland, California
  2. 21km (13mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 33km (21mi) NNW of Imperial, California
  4. 39km (24mi) NNW of El Centro, California
  5. 334km (208mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.6 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 33.171°N 115.605°W 7.0

M2.6 – 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC

Earthquake location 33.171°N, 115.605°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:33:45 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:33:45 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:33:45 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.171°N 115.605°W depth=7.0km (4.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 22km (14mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 35km (22mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 42km (26mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 330km (205mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.6 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:34:56 33.154°N 115.615°W 1.2

M2.6 – 9km WNW of Calipatria, California 2013-04-29 17:34:56 UTC

Earthquake location 33.154°N, 115.615°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 17:34:56 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 10:34:56 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 12:34:56 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

33.154°N 115.615°W depth=1.2km (0.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 9km (6mi) WNW of Calipatria, California
  2. 20km (12mi) NNW of Brawley, California
  3. 34km (21mi) N of Imperial, California
  4. 40km (25mi) N of El Centro, California
  5. 331km (206mi) W of Phoenix, Arizona

2.8 10km ENE of Willow Creek, California 2013-04-29 18:29:13 40.989°N 123.528°W 22.5

M2.8 – 10km ENE of Willow Creek, California 2013-04-29 18:29:13 UTC

Earthquake location 40.989°N, 123.528°W

Event Time

  1. 2013-04-29 18:29:13 UTC
  2. 2013-04-29 11:29:13 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-04-29 13:29:13 UTC-05:00 system time

Location

40.989°N 123.528°W depth=22.5km (14.0mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 10km (6mi) ENE of Willow Creek, California
  2. 47km (29mi) ENE of Bayside, California
  3. 48km (30mi) ENE of Arcata, California
  4. 48km (30mi) E of McKinleyville, California
  5. 318km (198mi) NNW of Sacramento, California

Earth Watch Report- Extreme Weather

01.01.2013 Cold Wave USA State of Arizona, [Phoenix METRO area] Damage level
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Cold Wave in USA on Tuesday, 01 January, 2013 at 03:35 (03:35 AM) UTC.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for much of central and southwest Arizona, including the Phoenix metro area. Morning lows are expected to range from the mid-20s to mid-30s in the region with some areas potentially staying below freezing for several hours. Mesa, Chandler and Queen Creek will probably be among the coldest Valley locations with forecast lows of 27. Downtown Phoenix will see a low 36 while Surprise and Litchfield Park will also drop into the 20s. The freeze warning begins at midnight and runs until 8 a.m. Tuesday. After this very cold start to the New Year, there will be a slow warming trend for the rest of this week. By mid-week we should see highs in the mid-60s, a trend that should last through the weekend. No major storms are in the forecast for the next seven days.