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RSOE EDIS  World Event Map  September 26th, 2012

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MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
MAP  6.4   2012/09/26 23:39:55   51.634  -178.293 9.9  ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
MAP  3.1 2012/09/26 23:06:34   19.519   -64.322 55.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/26 22:53:59   36.007  -118.403 4.6  CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.1 2012/09/26 21:48:35   31.832  -115.013 0.0  BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP  2.6 2012/09/26 18:47:24   18.936   -64.157 18.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  3.0 2012/09/26 18:21:11   19.501   -64.268 72.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  5.3   2012/09/26 17:45:00  -22.259   -68.502 108.0  ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP  2.8 2012/09/26 17:21:03   32.867  -116.026 1.3  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  5.0   2012/09/26 17:15:54  -26.045  -177.407 110.2  SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP  2.6 2012/09/26 15:34:19   19.613   -64.337 7.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/09/26 15:27:39   5.750   127.653 51.6  PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.5   2012/09/26 13:14:21   -5.770   35.885 10.0  TANZANIA
MAP  4.2 2012/09/26 11:52:54   27.329   52.904 39.6  SOUTHERN IRAN
MAP  4.2 2012/09/26 11:37:26   10.018   -85.303 52.3  COSTA RICA
MAP  2.7 2012/09/26 10:22:56   40.464  -124.751 23.7  OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  2.8 2012/09/26 09:46:49   19.161   -64.751 49.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.6 2012/09/26 09:09:47   18.144   -67.081 83.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  3.1 2012/09/26 08:54:15   19.151   -64.718 55.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.4 2012/09/26 07:42:42   43.167  -126.388 9.9  OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
MAP  3.0 2012/09/26 07:38:58   32.147  -115.211 15.1  BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP  2.7 2012/09/26 06:55:36   18.036   -66.222 64.0  PUERTO RICO
MAP  5.2   2012/09/26 06:45:18  -18.851  -175.444 162.1  TONGA
MAP  3.2 2012/09/26 06:38:30   19.349   -65.679 80.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  4.0 2012/09/26 06:02:18   24.667  -110.126 10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.8 2012/09/26 05:53:34   41.078  -125.282 25.7  OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.8   2012/09/26 05:24:44  -32.388  -178.076 35.0  SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS
MAP  3.2 2012/09/26 03:52:21   19.546   -64.351 62.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  2.8 2012/09/26 03:26:48   54.503  -162.843 50.3  ALASKA PENINSULA
MAP  3.1 2012/09/26 03:13:29   19.325   -66.538 15.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  4.3 2012/09/26 02:22:24   6.752   -73.032 152.4  NORTHERN COLOMBIA
MAP  5.1   2012/09/26 01:41:44  -21.214  -174.271 42.7  TONGA
MAP  4.6   2012/09/26 01:28:33   34.796   29.982 29.1  EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA
MAP  4.3 2012/09/26 01:21:16   24.878  -110.197 10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.0 2012/09/26 00:59:47   24.591  -110.179 10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  3.4 2012/09/26 00:45:25   19.587   -64.345 61.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP  4.8   2012/09/26 00:17:55   24.637  -110.346 9.8  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
MAP  4.6   2012/09/26 00:05:30   24.510  -110.270 10.0  GULF OF CALIFORNIA
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Globe with Earthquake Location

6.4 Mwc – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.4 Mwc
Date-Time
  • 26 Sep 2012 23:39:54 UTC
  • 26 Sep 2012 14:39:54 near epicenter
  • 26 Sep 2012 17:39:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.634N 178.293W
Depth 9 km
Distances
  • 117 km (72 miles) WSW (257 degrees) of Adak, AK
  • 287 km (178 miles) W (259 degrees) of Atka, AK
  • 2027 km (1260 miles) WSW (251 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 2.6 km
Parameters Nph = 853; Dmin = 114.9 km; Rmss = 1.17 seconds; Gp = 20°
M-type = Mwc; Version = E
Event ID us c000cwni ***This event has been revised.

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Tectonic Summary

Seismotectonics of the Aleutian Arc

The Aleutian arc extends approximately 3,000 km from the Gulf of Alaska in the east to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the west. It marks the region where the Pacific plate subducts into the mantle beneath the North America plate. This subduction is responsible for the generation of the Aleutian Islands and the deep offshore Aleutian Trench.

The curvature of the arc results in a westward transition of relative plate motion from trench-normal (i.e., compressional) in the east to trench-parallel (i.e., translational) in the west, accompanied by westward variations in seismic activity, volcanism, and overriding plate composition. The Aleutian arc is generally divided into three regions: the western, central, and eastern Aleutians. Relative to a fixed North America plate, the Pacific plate is moving northwest at a rate that increases from roughly 60 mm/yr at the arc’s eastern edge to 76 mm/yr near its western terminus. The eastern Aleutian arc extends from the Alaskan Peninsula in the east to the Fox Islands in the west. Motion along this section of the arc is characterized by arc-perpendicular convergence and Pacific plate subduction beneath thick continental lithosphere. This region exhibits intense volcanic activity and has a history of megathrust earthquakes.

The central Aleutian arc extends from the Andreanof Islands in the east to the Rat Islands in the west. Here, motion is characterized by westward-increasing oblique convergence and Pacific plate subduction beneath thin oceanic lithosphere. Along this portion of the arc, the Wadati-Benioff zone is well defined to depths of approximately 200 km. Despite the obliquity of convergence, active volcanism and megathrust earthquakes are also present along this margin.

The western Aleutians, stretching from the western end of the Rat Islands in the east to the Commander Islands, Russia, in the west, is tectonically different from the central and eastern portions of the arc. The increasing component of transform motion between the Pacific and North America plates is evidenced by diminishing active volcanism; the last active volcano is located on Buldir Island, in the far western portion of the Rat Island chain. Additionally, this portion of the subduction zone has not hosted large earthquakes or megathrust events in recorded history. Instead, the largest earthquakes in this region are generally shallow, predominantly strike-slip events with magnitudes between M5-6. Deeper earthquakes do occur, albeit rather scarcely and with small magnitudes (M<4), down to approximately 50 km.

Most of the seismicity along the Aleutian arc results from thrust faulting that occurs along the interface between the Pacific and North America plates, extending from near the base of the trench to depths of 40 to 60 km. Slip along this interface is responsible for generating devastating earthquakes. Deformation also occurs within the subducting slab in the form of intermediate-depth earthquakes that can reach depths of 250 km. Normal faulting events occur in the outer rise region of the Aleutian arc resulting from the bending of the oceanic Pacific plate as it enters the Aleutian trench. Additionally, deformation of the overriding North America plate generates shallow crustal earthquakes.

The Aleutian arc is a seismically active region, evidenced by the many moderate to large earthquakes occurring each year. Since 1900, this region has hosted twelve large earthquakes (M>7.5) including the May 7, 1986 M8.0 Andreanof Islands, the June 10, 1996 M7.9 Andreanof Islands, and the November 17, 2003 M7.8 Rat Islands earthquakes. Six of these great earthquakes (M8.3 or larger) have occurred along the Aleutian arc that together have ruptured almost the entire shallow megathrust contact. The first of these major earthquakes occurred on August 17, 1906 near the island of Amchitka (M8.3) in the western Aleutian arc. However, unlike the other megathrust earthquakes along the arc, this event is thought to have been an intraplate event occurring in the shallow slab beneath the subduction zone interface.


Globe with Earthquake Location

6.9 Mwp – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.9 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 26 Sep 2012 23:39:58 UTC
  • 26 Sep 2012 14:39:58 near epicenter
  • 26 Sep 2012 17:39:58 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.583N 178.200W
Depth 40 km
Distances
  • 112 km (70 miles) WSW (253 degrees) of Adak, AK
  • 282 km (175 miles) WSW (258 degrees) of Atka, AK
  • 2026 km (1259 miles) WSW (251 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.4 km; Vertical 7.5 km
Parameters Nph = 715; Dmin = 110.4 km; Rmss = 1.16 seconds; Gp = 51°
M-type = Mwp; Version = 7
Event ID us c000cwni

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RSOE EDIS

27.09.2012 02:00:43 6.9 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.09.2012 01:50:32 6.9 North America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
27.09.2012 02:10:22 6.9 North-America United States Alaska Adak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

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 Tsunami Information
Pacific Ocean Region
Date/Time (UTC) Message Location Magnitude Depth Status Details
26.09.2012 23:47 PM Tsunami Information Bulletin Andreanof Islands Aleutian Is. 6.9 35 km Details

Tsunami Information Bulletin in Andreanof Islands Aleutian Is., Pacific Ocean

GuID: pacific.TIBPAC.2012.09.26.2347
Date/Time: 2012-09-26 23:47:21
Source: PTWC
Area: Pacific Ocean
Location: Andreanof Islands Aleutian Is.
Magnitude: M 6.9
Depth: 35 km
Tsunami observed: Not observed.
Original Bulletin

Tsunami Information Bulletin in Andreanof Islands Aleutian Is., Pacific Ocean

000
WEPA42 PHEB 262347
TIBPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2347Z 26 SEP 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  2340Z 26 SEP 2012
 COORDINATES -  51.2 NORTH  178.2 WEST
 DEPTH       -   35 KM
 LOCATION    -  ANDREANOF ISLANDS  ALEUTIAN IS.
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.9

EVALUATION

 A WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 THE WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE
 INFORMATION REGARDING ANY LOCAL TSUNAMI THREAT TO COASTS NEAR
 THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

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LISS – Live Internet Seismic Server

GSN Stations

These data update automatically every 30 minutes. Last update: September 27, 2012 04:49:07 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

26.09.2012 Volcano Eruption Indonesia West Sumatra, [Mount Marapi Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 18:03 (06:03 PM) UTC.

Description
A volcano has erupted on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, spewing thick grey smoke up to 1.5 kilometres into the sky. Monitoring official Suparno says Mount Marapi’s eruption on Wednesday is its strongest since August last year, when its status was raised to level three out of four. Suparno, who uses one name, says there is no plan for an evacuation because the nearest villages are far beyond the danger zone of three kilometres from the crater.
26.09.2012 03:15 AM States of Puebla and Mexico, Mexico Popocatepetl Volcano Volcano Eruption 1401-09= Stratovolcanoes 2008 No. 0 Details

Volcano Eruption in Mexico on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC.

Description
At least 26 eruptions accompanied by steam and gas, as well as a volcano tectonic quake were registered as a consequence of the Mexican volcano Popocatépetl activity during the last hours, it was reported Tuesday. The National Center of Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) said eruptions were of low and medium intensity with no ash expulsion in any of them. According to the institution, the volcano tectonic quake was registered at 11.54 local time (16:54 GMT). At this moment, the alert light of volcano activity remains yellow phase 2 and the surrounding population to keep informed as to alerts on the activity of the volcano also known as Don Goyo. Traffic between Santiago Xalitzintla and San Pedro Nexapa, via the Cortes passage, is under control. The Popo is located at the center of the country, in the territorial limits of the Morelos, Puebla and Mexico states. Located 55 kilometers Southeast of the Federal District, the Popocatépetl is the second highest volcano in Mexico, with a maximum height of five thousand 458 meters above sea level, only second to the Pico de Orizaba (Veracruz) with five thousand 610 meters.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

26.09.2012 Extreme Weather United Kingdom Multiple region, [South west, northern England and Scotland] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in United Kingdom on Monday, 24 September, 2012 at 13:34 (01:34 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 03:10 UTC
Description
A woman died after being hit by a falling tree branch at the Royal Botanical Gardens in London. She was a victim of the storm that has swept across the UK, causing power black-outs and flood evacuations. Heavy rain and winds of up to 70mph disrupted rail services in the South West, the Midlands, northern England and Wales. East Coast trains said there was no service on the East Coast Main Line between York and Darlington because of flooding, preventing the running of East Coast services between London and Scotland. About 70 areas in England and Wales were being warned to expect flooding, with northern England the worst affected. In Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham 200 homes were evacuated. In Scotland, there were eight flood warnings, mostly for the Borders. The Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR) and Transport Scotland’s Multi Agency Response Team (MART) were both activated in light of Met Office Amber Alerts. Transport Minister Keith Brown, who chaired a meeting earlier today, said: “Yet again, we have seen a wide range of agencies and organisations react quickly to weather alerts and to put in place their response plans for the potential impact of heavy rain and high winds. “This activity, including a significant level of multi-agency co-operation, has played its part in keeping disruption to a minimum in difficult conditions. “The travelling public also deserve praise for the way they have reacted to the various travel updates.” And around 2,000 households across a number of areas were without power.

Extreme Weather in United Kingdom on Monday, 24 September, 2012 at 13:34 (01:34 PM) UTC.

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Updated: Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 03:29 UTC
Description
More than 300 homes have been flooded in the north of England in two days, as almost twice the average rainfall for September drenched the Pennine and Cheviot catchments and streamed off both sides. Boats ferried residents to safety from St Helen’s in Lancashire and Morpeth in Northumberland, where defences installed after disastrous flooding in 2008 failed to contain the river Wansbeck. Transport was devastated as parts of the M6 and the East Coast main line became temporary rivers, and swirling underground water left a block of town houses in Newburn, Newcastle, seemingly on stilts as earth round the foundations was swept away. Police cordoned off the building amid fears it could collapse and last night the area around it was said to be like a “ghost town” after a power failure. An old fishing village in the Footdee or “Fittie” area of Aberdeen was covered in a white foam as wind and rain drove a thick froth of plankton and sea-spume inland. The city council said the coating was “unusual but harmless” and it would be swept up by environmental teams if any was left after the rain. An easing of the downpour in the central Pennines, turning to a fine mist by mid-afternoon on Tuesday, saved the centre of Leeds and the much-flooded Calder valley town of Hebden Bridge from serious damage. Sandbags were everywhere in Hebden Bridge and pumps on standby, while emergency teams from the Environment Agency in Leeds ran a round-the-clock clearing of drains and watercourses. The agency warned, however, that further flooding was likely in Yorkshire, the north-west and north Wales overnight before the obstinate centre of low pressure finally crept off the fells and turned its attention to the Midlands and south. The Meteorological Office warned that their turn would be on Wednesday as the weather backtracked down the course it took over the weekend. There are 219 flood warnings in place.

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Storms /  Flooding

 Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Nadine (AL14) Atlantic Ocean 11.09.2012 27.09.2012 Tropical Depression 220 ° 83 km/h 102 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: 22nd September 2012
Track long: 1,173.54 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Past track
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
16th Sep 2012 05:13:53 N 30° 36.000, W 46° 36.000 28 130 157 Hurricane I. 95 15 983 MB NOAA NHC
17th Sep 2012 05:22:55 N 31° 24.000, W 38° 6.000 30 111 139 Tropical Storm 75 16 987 MB NOAA NHC
18th Sep 2012 05:15:16 N 33° 54.000, W 34° 12.000 15 93 111 Tropical Storm 45 18 989 MB NOAA NHC
19th Sep 2012 05:31:59 N 35° 48.000, W 32° 12.000 11 83 102 Tropical Storm 25 15 993 MB NOAA NHC
20th Sep 2012 05:12:41 N 37° 6.000, W 31° 24.000 6 83 102 Tropical Storm 60 9 990 MB NOAA NHC
22nd Sep 2012 06:38:52 N 31° 54.000, W 26° 36.000 20 93 111 Tropical Storm 165 15 984 MB NOAA NHC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
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Wind
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Gust
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Category Course Wave
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Pressure Source
27th Sep 2012 04:58:41 N 29° 30.000, W 31° 24.000 9 83 102 Tropical Depression 220 ° 15 993 MB NOAA NHC
Forecast track
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28th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 29° 6.000, W 34° 48.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
28th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 28° 36.000, W 33° 36.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
29th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 30° 0.000, W 35° 48.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
30th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 33° 0.000, W 36° 48.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
01st Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 30.000, W 37° 30.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
02nd Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 0.000, W 37° 30.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC
Jelewat (18W) Pacific Ocean 20.09.2012 27.09.2012 SuperTyphoon 310 ° 241 km/h 296 km/h 5.79 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Jelewat (18W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 13° 42.000, E 132° 18.000
Start up: 20th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 651.09 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Date Time Position Speed
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22nd Sep 2012 06:41:44 N 11° 42.000, E 129° 54.000 6 93 120 Tropical Storm 200 9 JTWC
23rd Sep 2012 06:04:26 N 11° 48.000, E 128° 54.000 7 139 167 Typhoon I. 270 11 JTWC
24th Sep 2012 08:06:11 N 13° 36.000, E 128° 30.000 9 241 296 Typhoon IV. 350 10 JTWC
25th Sep 2012 05:16:53 N 15° 42.000, E 127° 48.000 7 259 315 Super Typhoon 360 9 JTWC
26th Sep 2012 05:26:43 N 17° 18.000, E 126° 36.000 6 250 306 Typhoon IV. 305 17 JTWC
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27th Sep 2012 05:36:14 N 19° 42.000, E 124° 42.000 17 241 296 SuperTyphoon 310 ° 19 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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28th Sep 2012 06:00:00 N 23° 6.000, E 124° 6.000 Typhoon IV 194 241 JTWC
29th Sep 2012 06:00:00 N 25° 24.000, E 126° 36.000 Typhoon III 167 204 JTWC
30th Sep 2012 06:00:00 N 29° 18.000, E 132° 6.000 Typhoon I 120 148 JTWC
01st Oct 2012 06:00:00 N 34° 48.000, E 137° 54.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 JTWC
Miriam (EP 13) Pacific Ocean – East 22.09.2012 27.09.2012 Tropical Depression 345 ° 74 km/h 93 km/h 3.66 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Miriam (EP 13)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 13° 42.000, W 107° 30.000
Start up: 22nd September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 761.83 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Speed
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Category Course Wave Pressure Source
22nd Sep 2012 06:35:22 N 13° 42.000, W 107° 30.000 19 56 74 Tropical Depression 275 10 1005 MB NOAA NHC
23rd Sep 2012 06:07:18 N 14° 54.000, W 108° 30.000 13 74 93 Tropical Storm 300 15 1002 MB NOAA NHC
24th Sep 2012 08:09:13 N 16° 48.000, W 111° 18.000 19 148 185 Hurricane I. 305 15 979 MB NOAA NHC
25th Sep 2012 05:19:32 N 18° 30.000, W 113° 54.000 13 167 204 Hurricane II. 305 14 968 MB NOAA NHC
26th Sep 2012 05:24:31 N 19° 6.000, W 115° 12.000 7 130 157 Hurricane I. 310 9 983 MB NOAA NHC
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27th Sep 2012 05:38:27 N 21° 30.000, W 115° 42.000 11 74 93 Tropical Depression 345 ° 12 999 MB NOAA NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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28th Sep 2012 12:00:00 N 22° 48.000, W 117° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NOAA NHC
28th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 42.000, W 116° 36.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
29th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 54.000, W 117° 18.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
30th Sep 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 54.000, W 117° 36.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
01st Oct 2012 00:00:00 N 22° 30.000, W 118° 0.000 Tropical Depression 28 37 NOAA NHC
Ewiniar (19W) Pacific Ocean 24.09.2012 27.09.2012 Typhoon I 350 ° 81 km/h 130 km/h 5.18 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Ewiniar (19W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 18° 30.000, E 139° 0.000
Start up: 24th September 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 840.84 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Category Course Wave Pressure Source
24th Sep 2012 08:04:10 N 18° 30.000, E 139° 0.000 26 46 65 Tropical Depression 335 17 JTWC
25th Sep 2012 05:14:15 N 21° 48.000, E 138° 18.000 15 74 93 Tropical Storm 355 15 JTWC
26th Sep 2012 05:25:41 N 25° 24.000, E 141° 18.000 15 93 120 Tropical Storm 60 16 JTWC
Current position
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27th Sep 2012 05:35:33 N 30° 18.000, E 142° 18.000 22 81 130 Typhoon I 350 ° 17 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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28th Sep 2012 06:00:00 N 32° 42.000, E 143° 48.000 Typhoon I 102 130 JTWC
29th Sep 2012 06:00:00 N 37° 24.000, E 148° 54.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 JTWC

UK Weather: Dramatic Pictures Of Flooding Across Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK

The wet and windy start to week has persisted into Wednesday with more than a month’s worth of rain falling in some places across the UK.

Britain has been hit with the most extreme September weather for decades, with hundreds evacuated from their homes and fire and rescue teams battling against the floods to help residents of some of the worst-hit areas.

donkey rescue

The RSPCA had to step in to rescue donkeys (one of whom was called none other than Noah!) from their field in Cattal near YorkCars sailed down streets after being abandoned by motorists, and a block of flats in Newburn, Newcastle were left with their foundations exposed as the town struggled with another day of heavy rain.

autumn

There were fears that the modern housing blocks could crumple as torrents of water washed away their foundationsMick Murphy, technical director of Newcastle City Council, told the BBC that the Spencer Court flats were “extremely unstable”, adding that he had “never seen anything like this in 33 years of civil engineering experience”

no foundations

The floods washed away material around the foundations as a waterfall surged through the backgardenIt was evacuated close to a bicycle shop which had thousands of pounds worth of cycles stolen while the roads were blocked by water and silt.

“We have increased patrols in Newburn” said Acting Chief Superintendent Dave Byrne, of Newcastle Area Command.

He added: “It is despicable if people are thinking of taking advantage of the bad weather and using it as an opportunity to break in to properties.”

tweed

The river Tweed bursts its banks in the centre of Peebles, Scottish Borders as rain causes misery for many across the UK.There are 57 flood warnings and 100 flood alerts currently in force across the UK, with the North of England worst affected.

Although the worst of the rain has now passed, river levels in some places were still rising as the water comes down through the systems.

The Environment Agency said rivers such as the Ouse, which flows through York, and the Dane, which flows through Crewe, Nantwich and Northwich, had yet to peak this afternoon and posed a real risk of flooding.

york

Elevated walkways carry pedestrians to walk above floodwater in York as the River Ouse continues to rise today following the torrential rainfalls of the past few days.Some towns have been “cut in half” by the floods, as bridges were swamped by the swollen river conditions. Tadcaster was split in two by the closure of the bridge which carries the A659 over the River Wharfe as a precaution after firefighters noticed water seeping through the structure.

tewskebsyuer

Beautiful but dangerous: flood waters in the fields around Tewkesbury AbbeyShut roads and flooded railways have caused travel chaos, with diversions in place across the affected counties. The A1 near Catterick will remain closed all day, police have said.

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An aerial view showing flood water from the River Ouse in York, North Yorkshire as communities are being warned of the possibility of more flooding.

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Workers evacuated from their offices in York city centre on Wednesday

However for some, coping with the flooding is just the first obstacle to overcome.

After the floods subside residents and business owners will have to cope with the huge amounts of mud and debris left by the floods. Some of these deposits have already rendered areas unrecognisable.

floods silt etc

A car is submerged in mud after the waters subsided in an area of Newcastle on WednesdayResident have had to use ladders to bridge their way across the islands of mud that have been left by the floods.

Councils have called on the government to set up an emergency fund to help pay for millions of pounds of repairs to roads damaged by the persistent rain and flooding in the past few months.

morpeth back garden

A flooded back garden in Morpeth, where hundreds have been evacuated after stormsIt said funds might have to be diverted from elsewhere to plug the gap, causing cuts to services or planned infrastructure projects that aim to boost growth being put on the back-burner.

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Radiation / Nuclear

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told the United Nations Japan will share the lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster to promote nuclear safety.

Addressing the General Assembly, the Japanese leader urged U.N. members to act in the interest of future generations about nuclear safety.

He said the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami, led his government to take steps that would allow Japan to end its dependence on nuclear power by 2030s.

In this regard, Noda said, his government, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency, will co-sponsor the Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety at the end of this year and the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Reduction in 2015.

Noda also urged his counterparts to do more to combat threats such as environmental degradation, terrorism and the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and to build a sustainable future for future generations.

“Political leaders must take charge of their responsibilities now for tomorrow,” he said.

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

27.09.2012 Epidemic Hazard Denmark South Denmark, Dánia [Odense University Hospital] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Denmark on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 03:07 (03:07 AM) UTC.

Description
Five persons showing symptoms of infection from a SARS-like virus have been admitted to Odense University Hospital (OUH), central Denmark, the hospital said in a press statement Tuesday. The five patients are currently being examined for symptoms of infection from a new corona virus, which can lead to severe respiratory disease. Corona viruses are a large family of viruses including those which cause the common cold, as well as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), an outbreak of which killed some 800 people in 2003. The new corona virus is thought to have an incubation period lasting seven to 10 days, and has previously been found among patients who had traveled from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. OUH Director Jens Peter Steensen said to Danish media late Tuesday that the five patients, who are all Danish residents, will be tested for the new corona virus and for a range of more common triggers of respiratory infection. The results of these tests will be released Wednesday afternoon, Steensen said, adding the patients will be kept in isolation until then. On Monday, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority advised persons who had traveled to Qatar or Saudi Arabia to seek medical advice if they experienced fever, cough or difficulty breathing within ten days of their return from these countries. It followed a warning from British health officials who alerted the World Health Organization on Saturday of the new virus found in a man transferred from Qatar to the UK on Sept. 11.
Biohazard name: SARS (susp, human)
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: suspected

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Solar Activity

2MIN News Sept 26. 2012

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by

2012 Pole Shift Video: http://youtu.be/uI10tKuLtFU

TODAY’S LINKS
UK Rain: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19716219
Greek Austerity: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-greece-strike-idUSBRE88P0BZ20120926
Spain Protests: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/26/us-spain-budget-idUSBRE88O0PU20120926

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

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2012 SL50) 27th September 2012 0 day(s) 0.0073 2.8 14 m – 31 m 12.04 km/s 43344 km/h
(2012 QF42) 27th September 2012 0 day(s) 0.1095 42.6 130 m – 280 m 8.67 km/s 31212 km/h
(2012 SY49) 28th September 2012 1 day(s) 0.0067 2.6 19 m – 42 m 15.84 km/s 57024 km/h
(2012 SJ32) 28th September 2012 1 day(s) 0.0297 11.6 26 m – 59 m 8.11 km/s 29196 km/h
(2012 SM50) 30th September 2012 3 day(s) 0.1074 41.8 36 m – 81 m 8.68 km/s 31248 km/h
(2012 RH10) 03rd October 2012 6 day(s) 0.1260 49.0 98 m – 220 m 12.90 km/s 46440 km/h
(2012 QE50) 09th October 2012 12 day(s) 0.0809 31.5 450 m – 1.0 km 11.47 km/s 41292 km/h
(1994 EK) 14th October 2012 17 day(s) 0.1356 52.8 230 m – 520 m 12.22 km/s 43992 km/h
(2012 PA20) 15th October 2012 18 day(s) 0.1502 58.5 100 m – 230 m 10.36 km/s 37296 km/h
(2012 RV16) 18th October 2012 21 day(s) 0.1270 49.4 310 m – 700 m 16.14 km/s 58104 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

Mystery Of Asteroid Oljato’s Magnetism –
Strange Object That Was Once Lost Then Recovered
 

MessageToEagle.com – This strange object was discovered by an American astronomer, H.L. Giclas in 1947.

It was lost and later recovered again in 1979.
Its name is 2201 Oljato. It is in a highly elliptical Earth-crossing orbit and has a unique spectrum that does not resemble that of any other known asteroid or comet.

Its nature is unknown. For some time, it was believed it could be the “dead” nucleus of a comet that has ceased to be active, but this possibility was later ruled out.


Click on image to enlargeHubble Space Telescope observation of an asteroid trailing debris following a suspected collision. Photo Credits: NASA, ESA, & D. Jewitt/UCLA

In recent years, there has been much focus on the possible relation between comets and asteroids. It has been observed that many asteroids have orbits, which are reminiscent of cometary orbits.

Earth-crossing asteroid 2201 Oljato, for example, seems to have more links to comets than just its orbital parameters.

The orbit of Oljato appears to be coincident with perturbations in the magnetic field of Venus as it was detected by the Pioneer Venus spacecraft.

Are these perturbations caused by particles trailing behind Oljato or a “tail”?


The study of the near-Earth object 2201 Oljato has resulted in many surprises. The asteroid 2201 Oljato appears to be exhibiting some strange behavior.
Its orbital properties have been associated with meteor showers, and its modeled orbital evolution is chaotic, a property which might indicate a history related to comets.

All available observational data gathered during the object’s two apparitions – in 1979 and 1983, shows that this asteroid has a high radiometric albedo, a property not associated with comet nuclei. In certain wavelength regimes it is classified as an S-type asteroid, in others, an E-type, but its overall spectral reflectance is not typical of either taxonomic type, and neither type is thought of as cometlike.


Click on image to enlargeArtist’s conception of Pioneer Venus orbiter entering Venus’ atmosphere.

Surprisingly, high ultraviolet reflectance at the 1979 apparition was suggested to be the result of residual outgassing as in a comet. The UV photometric data are modeled as fluorescent emission from neutral species found in comets.

Oljato orbits the Sun once every 3.2 years. During its lifetime, NASA’s Pioneer Venus Orbiter and its magnetometers observed three passages of Oljato between Venus and the Sun.
Each time, there was a marked increase in the region of unusual magnetic peaks known as Interplanetary Field Enhancements (IFEs), both ahead and behind the asteroid.

The European Space Agency’s craft Venus Express follows an orbit around Venus that brings it to within 250 km (155 miles) at its closest and 66,000 km (41,000 miles) when furthest away. Its seven instruments are mounted on the central body, which is about 1.5m (5 ft) across. Credit: ESA

Now, new data from Venus Express spacecraft suggest the asteroid has lost its magnetism. Dr. Christopher Russell presented an explanation for Oljato’s strange behavior at the European Planetary Science Congress in Madrid on Tuesday 25th September.

“This is not typical asteroidal behavior! These magnetic increases are rare, occurring in Venus orbit about 10 times per year. Pioneer observed that when Oljato was just in front or just behind Venus, the rate of IFEs approximately trebled. And yet, in more recent observations with Venus Express, the occurrence of IFEs is now lower than the average we find outside this region,” Russell said.

Russell and his team believe that the answer to this discrepancy lies with collisions between Oljato and debris in its orbit. When objects collide in interplanetary space, they become electrically charged and dust particles are accelerated by the solar wind.

“At one point in time Oljato shed boulders – mostly a few tens of meters in diameter – into its orbit and they formed a debris trail in front and behind Oljato. These impactors then hit other targets as they passed between Venus and the Sun. The large amount of fine dust released by these collisions was picked up by the solar wind, producing the IFEs observed by Pioneer, and was accelerated out of the solar system,” Russell explained.

The reduced rate of IFEs observed during the Venus Express epoch suggests that the collisions with Oljato’s co-orbiting material have reduced the general debris in the region as well as the co-orbiting material shed by Oljato.

“The IFEs observed by Pioneer suggest that more than 3 tons of dust was being lost from the region each day. Effects associated with solar heating and gravitational perturbations have gradually nudged larger chunks of debris away from Oljato’s orbit. From once being unusually crowded, the region has become unusually clear and free of IFEs,” said Russell.

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Hazmat

26.09.2012 HAZMAT Slovakia Capital City, Bratislava [Auto-Klima company, Petrzalka district] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in Slovakia on Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 14:39 (02:39 PM) UTC.

Description
A chemical leak on the premises of the Auto-Klima company on Kopcianska Street in Bratislava’s Petrzalka district has injured sixteen people, one seriously. The fire brigade in Bratislava reported that the leak was of styrene, an organic chemical, and sulphur dioxide. The site was evacuated, a de-contamination process begun and the building’s power supply disconnected. Police spokesperson Petra Hrášková said that officers were investigating the cause of the accident.

Sixteen hospitalized in chemicals leak in Slovakia

by Staff Writers
Bratislava (AFP)

Sixteen people were hospitalised for exposure to poisonous gasses in a leak Wednesday at a former chemical plant in Slovakia’s capital Bratislava, the police said.

“Fifteen people suffered light injuries and one was injured more seriously. All of them were taken to hospital,” Boris Chmel, spokesman for the emergency services, told AFP.

The styrene and sulphur dioxide leak occurred at a firm making car air-conditioning systems, which operated on the premises of the former chemicals plant, local media reported.

Sulphur dioxide is a toxic gas, a key contributor to so-called acid rain.

Both chemicals in question may cause breathing problems and possibly, cancer.

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
19.08.2012 18:50:22 3.0 Europe Romania Lopatari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 18:50:52 3.1 Europe Greece Peloponnese Limnai There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 18:41:01 2.8 Caribbean Puerto Rico Isabela Isabela VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 19:05:33 2.4 Caribbean British Virgin Islands Road Town VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 17:45:43 2.5 Europe France Rhône-Alpes Le Pouzin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
19.08.2012 16:45:25 3.1 Europe Romania Marasheshty VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 18:10:31 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Papua New Guinea East Sepik Angoram VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 18:51:11 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Papua New Guinea East Sepik Angoram VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 16:20:35 2.0 North America United States California Potter Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 16:10:30 2.3 North America United States Washington Black Diamond There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 16:45:46 2.0 Asia Turkey Denizli Bozkurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 15:50:41 2.5 Middle America Mexico Baja California Alberto Oviedo Mota There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 15:35:27 2.7 North America United States Washington Entiat VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 15:45:24 3.2 Asia Turkey Antalya Beykonak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 15:45:44 2.1 Asia Turkey Van Yuvacik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 15:46:05 4.5 North-America United States Alaska King Cove VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 15:15:28 4.6 North America United States Alaska King Cove VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 14:40:51 4.2 Middle-East Iran East Azarbaijan Ahar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 14:05:39 4.1 Middle East Iran East Azarbaijan Ahar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 13:35:26 2.2 Europe Italy Sicily Rodi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 13:35:52 2.3 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna Predappio Alta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 13:15:26 2.5 North America United States Arkansas Greenbrier VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 16:25:57 2.5 North America United States Arkansas Greenbrier VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 13:36:15 2.7 Asia Turkey Bal?kesir Ivrindi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 12:31:29 2.4 North America United States California Mount Laguna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 12:15:28 3.6 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 12:31:55 4.5 North America Canada British Columbia Tofino VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 12:30:20 4.5 North-America Canada British Columbia Tofino VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 11:50:35 4.8 Asia India Assam Dhekiajuli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 12:31:05 5.0 Asia India Assam Dhekiajuli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 12:10:25 3.1 North America Canada British Columbia Tofino VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 11:30:26 2.3 Asia Turkey Van Toyga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 11:30:52 2.0 Asia Turkey Manisa Golmarmara There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 10:40:29 3.3 North America United States Arkansas Greenbrier VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 10:45:30 3.3 North America United States Arkansas Greenbrier VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 10:25:25 5.6 North-America Canada British Columbia Tofino VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 10:26:45 5.6 North America Canada British Columbia Tofino VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 10:25:46 5.0 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Central Sulawesi Luwuk VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 09:45:34 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Central Sulawesi Luwuk VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 10:26:05 2.4 Asia Turkey Van Yuvacik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 09:25:21 2.3 Europe Italy Emilia-Romagna San Prospero VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 09:15:32 2.0 North America United States California Ojai VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 09:10:33 2.0 North America United States California Santa Paula VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 08:55:24 2.2 North America United States California Pearsonville There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 09:25:43 2.7 Europe Serbia Sumulice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 08:25:19 2.7 South-America Chile Libertador General Bernardo O?Higgins Machali There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 07:22:20 4.5 Asia Russia Kamtsjatka Nikol’skoye There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
19.08.2012 07:20:26 4.5 Europe Russia Kamtsjatka Nikol’skoye There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 07:20:54 2.6 Asia Turkey Bal?kesir Sindirgi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
19.08.2012 08:25:45 2.3 Asia Turkey Bal?kesir Sindirgi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

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Strong quake hits northern Indonesian island

Associated Press

Posted:   08/18/2012 06:35:25 AM PDT
Updated:   08/18/2012 06:35:26 AM PDT
 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An earthquake registering magnitude 6.3 rocked a northern Indonesian island on Saturday as residents were ending their fast on the final day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, officials said. There were reports of at least two injuries but no tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the late-afternoon quake struck 56 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Palu city on Sulawesi Island at a depth of 19.9 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Sudirman, an officer at the Disaster Management Agency who uses one name, said there were reports from the province that at least two people were injured by falling debris and of damage to houses in Parigi Mountong, the district closest to the epicenter.

He said the full extent of the injuries and damage was not yet known.

The earthquake struck as people in the province were ending their fast on the last day of Ramadan, causing many to rush out into the streets in panic, local news reports said.

The USGS initially measured the quake at magnitude 6.6 but later adjusted it to 6.3.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia’s westernmost province of Aceh.

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits off coast of Washington state: USGS

(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck off the coast of the West Coast state of Washington on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The depth was reported at 6.3 miles and the quake was located 190 miles west of Neah Bay, the USGS said. There was no immediate statement from the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii on the quake.

(Reporting by Ed Lane; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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Volcanic Activity

Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador: possible lava flow

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Volcano Discovery

Thermal images taken of the lava flow and mobilized incandescent blocks tumbling down from a notch in the crater wall on the northwestern flank of the volcano Tungurahua. (S. Vallejo / IGEPN)

Thermal images taken of the lava flow and mobilized incandescent blocks tumbling down from a notch in the crater wall on the northwestern flank of the volcano Tungurahua. (S. Vallejo / IGEPN)

Current seismic signal (RETU station) with saturated tremor visible on the spectrogram (IG)

Current seismic signal (RETU station) with saturated tremor visible on the spectrogram (IG)

At 19h36 (local time) on 18 August, a possible lava flow from the summit crater and incandescent lava blocks continuously tumbling down were observed using thermal imagery.
The lava flow which some observers also reported seeing by naked eye is emerges from a breach in the sidewall of the crater on the upper NW flank and directed towards the Cusu gorge.
Apparently the lava flow stopped after nearly 4 hours of motion, but bad weather conditions make detailed observations difficult.
Preceding the effusion of the new flow, there had been a strong increase of activity since 16 August including seismic tremor, steam and ash emissions and loud explosions audible in nearby towns such as Ambato.


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Today Volcano Activity Mexico State of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Mexico on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 13:22 (01:22 PM) UTC.

Description
A sharp increase in activity has been observed at Popocatépetl since yesterday. During 17-18 August, 176 mostly small explosions were observed (compared to values of 10-20 for the previous week), and 74 alone during the following 9 hours, i.e. about 1 every 8 minutes. The largest eruption occurred at 20:41 h local time yesterday and threw incandescent bombs to 800 m distance, which landed on the rim of the lower crater. Glow from the summit was visible during clear weather at night. After 19:00 h local time yesterday, a constant steam plume with small amounts of ash was being erupted and formed a plume rising about 2 km above the crater. No reports of ash fall have been given in the latest CENAPRED summary.
19.08.2012 Volcano Eruption Indonesia Lesser Sunda Strait, [Batu Tara volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 04:10 (04:10 AM) UTC.

Description
On Aug. 15, NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite caught a crystal-clear image of a small ash plume emanating from a tiny volcanic Indonesian island. The volcano, called Batu Tara, is located on the island of Pulau Komba, and has been experiencing frequent, mild eruptions since mid-2006, according to a NASA release. While much of the island appears green thanks to tropical vegetation, one side of the island is noticeably free of plants and appears grayish. This barren area is a scarp that drops from the summit of the volcano to the ocean, a distance of 2,454 feet (748 meters). The scarp is created by the frequent eruptions, which send rocks and ash barreling down the slope.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather / Drought

Today Heat Wave Bulgaria [Statewide] Damage level Details

Heat Wave in Bulgaria on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 14:20 (02:20 PM) UTC.

Description
The late summer heat wave that has gripped western Europe has started to arrive in Bulgaria, with highs set to rise over the week. Until the end of next weeks, temperatures in parts of Bulgaria, especially the south-west and north-east, are expected to reach around and above 40 degrees Centigrade. Highs Monday are expected to be in the range of 29-34 C, announced the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Light clouds are expected all over the week, but no precipitation is to be awaited. Weather in Bulgaria’s mountains and along the Black Sea coast is also expected to be clear and sunny. Air temperatures at the Black Sea will be around 25-27 C Monday, with almost the same expected for the water, 24-26 C.
19.08.2012 Heat Wave France MultiPrefectures, [Central and southern France] Damage level Details

Heat Wave in France on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 04:13 (04:13 AM) UTC.

Description
French authorities are fighting wildfires, keeping an eye on isolated elderly populations and advising people to drink fluids as temperatures soar in the country. Heatwave warnings were issued for a swath of central and southern France, from Burgundy to the Pyrenees. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 40C in some areas. The government is determined to avoid a repeat of the summer of 2003, when about 15,000 people died during a heatwave. Wildfires raged around Lacanau in the south-west on Thursday. Patrick Stefanini, prefect for the Aquitaine region, said on French television that they were brought under control on Friday. French television is airing public service announcements with recommendations to drink water and wear hats.
Today Extreme Weather USA State of Minnesota, Duluth [Lake Superior] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in USA on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 15:52 (03:52 PM) UTC.

Description
One person was killed and several others were injured by lightning in what is the third mass U.S. lightning-related incident to occur in recent weeks. The Duluth News Tribune reports a 9-year-old boy died from his injuries and seven other were injured when lightning struck a private sailboat on Lake Superior off Minnesota Point late Saturday afternoon. The call came in around 5:30 p.m. CDT, Active Asst. Chief Jarry Keppers said. He says four people were critically injured including a 9-year-old boy, who was found face down in the water without a pulse shortly after the lightning strike. Only after repeated CPR attempts were crews able to regain it. The St. Louis County, Minn. Sheriff’s Office later reported that the boy died after being airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center. The group was believed to be on shore but near the sailboat when the lightning hit. The boat had been brought to shore, seeking refuge from the storm moving through the area. The area was said to be so remote that initial emergency responders had to get there by boat.

This is the third mass lightning-related incident in recent weeks. On August 5, one person was killed and nine others injured when a cloud-to-ground lightning strike hit after a NASCAR race in Pennsylvania. On Aug. 14, 10 soldiers were injured at Fort Drum in New York after lightning struck their tent. August along with June are historically the second most dangerous months for lightning strikes. July is number one. Twenty-four people have now been killed by lightning strikes so far this year including the unborn child of a woman who was nine months pregnant when she was struck and killed.

Today Forest / Wild Fire Italy Province of Grosseto, [Il Sole, Marina di Grosseto, and Maremma camping areas, Tuscany] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Italy on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 17:15 (05:15 PM) UTC.

Description
More than 1,000 tourists were evacuated from three campgrounds in Italy’s Tuscany region as forest fires threatened the area, officials said. Campers were evacuated late Saturday from the Il Sole, Marina di Grosseto, and Maremma camping areas as fires blazed in the coastal region. Emergency accommodations were set up in a local shopping center and other places where the displaced campers spent the night. Firefighters are still working to put out the fire, which had consumed 296 acres. Italy was hit by a total of 31 fires Friday and Saturday as temperatures reached triple digits.
19.08.2012 Forest / Wild Fire Greece North Aegean, [Island of Chios] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Greece on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 18:51 (06:51 PM) UTC.

Description
A forest fire is raging on the island of Chios in the Greek archipelago and villagers and tourists are fleeing to the beach to escape the flames. Over 200 fire-fighters, soldiers and volunteers are involved in the operation and have been joined by eight aircrafts and two helicopters. At least three villages and tourist resorts have been evacuated and residents can only watch from the beach as fire consume the island. Rescue forces report that strong winds are making it difficult to control the fire which is thought to have broken out in the early hours of Friday morning. It is threatening ten villages on Chios and has moved very close to the Greek army base “PAP” near the Vessas village. Local media reports that the smoke can be seen from the island of Crete, over 60 miles south of Chios. The island is the fifth largest in the Greek archipelago and is a popular tourist destination with many tourists drawn to its scenery and medieval villages, which are now at risk. It is not clear if the 11th century monastery of ‘Nea Moni’, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be saved from the flames but local media reports that the fire is likely to have caused substantial damage to the islands tourism industry.

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Storms, Flooding

 Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Gordon (AL08) Atlantic Ocean 16.08.2012 19.08.2012 Hurricane III 75 ° 157 km/h 194 km/h 5.49 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Gordon (AL08)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 29° 54.000, W 55° 6.000
Start up: 16th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 1,523.97 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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16th Aug 2012 04:16:29 N 29° 54.000, W 55° 6.000 30 56 74 Tropical Depression 355 9 1013 MB NOAA NHC
16th Aug 2012 04:55:06 N 31° 18.000, W 55° 30.000 28 56 74 Tropical Depression 345 15 1012 MB NOAA NHC
16th Aug 2012 10:46:15 N 32° 12.000, W 54° 48.000 22 65 83 Tropical Storm 15 15 1011 MB NOAA NHC
16th Aug 2012 16:45:48 N 33° 18.000, W 53° 48.000 26 83 102 Tropical Storm 45 17 1005 MB NOAA NHC
17th Aug 2012 04:47:05 N 34° 36.000, W 50° 18.000 28 111 139 Tropical Storm 85 15 995 MB NOAA NHC
17th Aug 2012 10:55:39 N 34° 36.000, W 48° 6.000 30 102 120 Tropical Storm 90 14 998 MB NOAA NHC
17th Aug 2012 16:39:57 N 34° 30.000, W 46° 18.000 30 102 120 Tropical Storm 95 19 997 MB NOAA NHC
18th Aug 2012 05:56:05 N 34° 12.000, W 42° 6.000 30 111 139 Tropical Storm 90 16 990 MB NOAA NHC
18th Aug 2012 16:23:59 N 34° 0.000, W 40° 42.000 30 120 148 Hurricane I. 90 22 988 MB NOAA NHC
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19th Aug 2012 16:53:31 N 35° 30.000, W 29° 42.000 335 157 194 Hurricane III 75 ° 18 973 MB NOAA NHC
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20th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 38° 0.000, W 23° 36.000 Hurricane I 111 139 NOAA NHC
20th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 30.000, W 26° 48.000 Hurricane II 139 167 NOAA NHC
21st Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 39° 12.000, W 20° 48.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
21st Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 39° 30.000, W 19° 0.000 Tropical Depression 74 93 NOAA NHC
22nd Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 39° 30.000, W 17° 0.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NOAA NHC
Tembin (15W) Pacific Ocean 19.08.2012 19.08.2012 Tropical Depression 120 ° 83 km/h 102 km/h 2.74 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Tembin (15W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 17° 42.000, E 124° 36.000
Start up: 19th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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19th Aug 2012 15:55:17 N 17° 24.000, E 125° 0.000 4 83 102 Tropical Depression 120 ° 9 JTWC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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20th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 18° 48.000, E 125° 18.000 Typhoon I 120 148 JTWC
20th Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 54.000, E 125° 6.000 Typhoon I 102 130 JTWC
21st Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 21° 0.000, E 124° 42.000 Typhoon II 139 167 JTWC
21st Aug 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 0.000, E 125° 12.000 Typhoon II 130 157 JTWC
22nd Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 22° 30.000, E 123° 18.000 Typhoon III 148 185 JTWC
23rd Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 23° 24.000, E 121° 6.000 Typhoon II 139 167 JTWC
24th Aug 2012 12:00:00 N 24° 6.000, E 118° 24.000 Typhoon I 102 130 JTWC

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Tropical Storm Helene slams Mexico; Hurricane Gordon heads for Azores

Nasa / Reuters

Tropical Storm Gordon, seen over the Atlantic Ocean in this NASA handout satellite image Thursday, became a hurricane Saturday.

By NBC News staff and wire services

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET: Tropical Storm Helene made landfall off the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and weakened into a tropical depression as it plowed up Mexico’s east coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The depression was about 15 miles south-southwest of Tampico and had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, the NHC said.

As Helene weakened, tropical storm warnings were discontinued on the Mexican coast, although it was expected to produce three to six inches of rain in the states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas.

Helene was predicted to continue weakening and dissipate within 48 hours, the NHC said.

There were no reports that Helene had affected the Gulf of Mexico’s oil installations, which are built to resist much more powerful hurricanes.

Earlier, Portugal posted warnings for the central and eastern Azores islands as Tropical Storm Gordon moved eastward across the Atlantic and later turned into a hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center said Gordon had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was headed east at 18 mph.

In the northern part of Veracruz, a lush coastal state with hundreds of towns and villages sitting along streams and rivers that can swell dangerously in heavy rain many were evacuated as Ernesto approached last week, and flood damage made some 10,000 people homeless.

State of emergency
Mexico’s government declared a state of emergency in more than 100 population centers in Veracruz and was providing them with emergency aid. The country’s national weather service warned of intense rains and winds along the Veracruz and Tamaulipas coasts, with heavy rain, hail and lightning possible.

A storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1 to 2 feet above normal along the immediate coast and to the north of where landfall is made.

Heavy rain was expected in the city of Tampico, an oil-refining center and important port in the southernmost part of Tamaulipas state. The Tampico metropolitan area has roughly 790,000 inhabitants, sits just above sea level and is surrounded by lakes and lagoons that are already full and could easily flood in the event of heavy rains.

Civil protection authorities in Veracruz issued a yellow alert, one level below the highest warning, for population centers in the north and center of the state, warning residents to familiarize themselves with the locations of emergency shelters, avoid crossing swollen streams and rivers, and keep listening to radio and TV for storm updates.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

Typhoon Kai-Tak kills nine in Vietnam

by Staff Writers
Hanoi (AFP)


Typhoon kills four, causes flooding in Vietnam
Hanoi (AFP) Aug 18, 2012 – At least four people died as Typhoon Kai-Tak barrelled across northern Vietnam bringing high winds and floods to several areas including the capital Hanoi, authorities and a report said Saturday.The typhoon, which made landfall late Friday, was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday but continued to dump water on already flooded parts of the country.A taxi driver was killed when high winds caused a tree to fall on his car in Hanoi, while two others died from electric shock after a cable was felled in northern Son La city, according to an update from the national flood and storm central committee.

In Bac Giang province a 46-year-old woman died after soil from a partially collapsed hill buried her house in the middle of the night, VNExpress news site reported.

Earlier more than 11,000 boats, including several hundred used by tourists at the UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay, were ordered to stay close to the shore.

The Vietnamese army put 20,000 soldiers backed by helicopters, rescue boats and canoes on standby to handle any incidents.

Kai-Tak swept across the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, dumping heavy rain on the Cagayan basin and other areas in the north, killing four people.

At least nine people were killed, thousands of homes damaged and swathes of farmland flooded as Typhoon Kai-Tak swept across northern Vietnam, authorities said Sunday.

The storm, which made landfall late Friday, brought strong winds and heavy rains that inundated several densely populated communities including part of the capital Hanoi.

Five people were swept away by floodwaters while one woman died when a landslide buried her house while she was sleeping in Bac Giang province, according to the government’s central committee on flood and storm control.

A taxi driver was killed by a toppled tree while two people were electrocuted by a falling electricity cable, it said.

Nearly 12,000 houses were damaged and 23,000 hectares (56,800 acres) of cropland were flooded, according to the committee.

In Hanoi, about 200 large trees were uprooted and part of the city remained under water early Sunday.

The Vietnamese army had put 20,000 soldiers backed by helicopters, rescue boats and canoes on standby for rescue operations, but only a small number of them were deployed.

More than 11,000 boats, including several hundred used by tourists at the UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay, were ordered to stay close to the shore.

The storm, which earlier killed four people in the Philippines, was packing winds of about 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour when it slammed into Vietnam, but it was downgraded to a tropical depression on Saturday.

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Radiation / Nuclear

Today Nuclear Event South Korea Province of North Gyeongsang, [Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level Details

Nuclear Event in South Korea on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 15:48 (03:48 PM) UTC.

Description
A nuclear reactor automatically shut down Sunday due to problems of power supply, only 19 days after beginning its commercial operation, triggering concerns over power shortage in the season of high electricity demand. The accident took place at the New Wolsong 1 reactor in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province at around 11:00 a.m. as its power supply system did not work properly, the state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said. Officials said an investigation was underway to learn the exact cause of the malfunction but claimed that there is no danger of a radiation leak. “The shutdown is the level zero, according to the nuclear and radiological event scale by the International Atomic Energy Agency,” a KHNP official said. “It has nothing to do with the safety of the nuclear plant or radiation risks.” But he said that the operation of the reactor will resume only after two phases ― the KHNP completes its investigation, which may take two or three days, and the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approves its resumption.

The 1 million kilowatt nuclear reactor went into full operation on July 31, but as it was sidelined, worries sprout up that power shortage might hit the nation at a time when electricity reserves have fallen to an alert level several times of late. The Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) has already issued an alert several times as the demand for electricity may be increasing due to hot summer weather after the peak vacation season ends at the end of August. Midway through last September, the nation suffered unprecedented rolling blackouts due to unseasonable heat waves, which ended up inconveniencing households and causing industrial damage across the country. In order to prevent recurrence of the disaster, the Seoul administration has pulled out all the stops to jack up its capacity of providing electricity while trying to deter rising energy demand. Currently, Korea operates 20 nuclear reactors out of total 23, which supply about 30 percent of its overall electricity consumption. But due to fears of a power shortage, the government considered resuming operation of reactors earlier than originally scheduled.

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Deadly Ebola outbreak: Nine killed in DR Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo, KAMPUNGU : This picture released by the World Health organization 01 October 2007 taken 29 September 2007 at the Doctors without borders (MSF) isolation ward of Kampungu shows MSF nurse Isabel Grovas (L) and Dr Hilde Declerck (R) taking care of a 43 year old patient who has been laboratory confirmed to have Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF). (AFP Photo/WHO/Christofer Black)

Democratic Republic of the Congo, KAMPUNGU : This picture released by the World Health organization 01 October 2007 taken 29 September 2007 at the Doctors without borders (MSF) isolation ward of Kampungu shows MSF nurse Isabel Grovas (L) and Dr Hilde Declerck (R) taking care of a 43 year old patient who has been laboratory confirmed to have Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF). (AFP Photo/WHO/Christofer Black)

Nine people have died from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, only weeks after the virulent disease was declared “under control” in neighboring Uganda, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

The new cases of the Ebola virus were detected near the country’s northwestern town of Isiro, the Congolese health minister said.

A group of specialists from various international organizations – the WHO, Doctors Without Borders and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – are working in the country alongside local doctors. They are conducting a detailed epidemiological investigation, and are attempting to quarantine people who may have been in contact with those infected.

The new outbreak comes just weeks after another Ebola epidemic in neighboring Uganda – roughly 30 miles from its border with DR Congo – was declared to be over. The Ugandan outbreak killed 16 people in July. The two epidemics are not believed to be linked, since the strain found in DR Congo is different from the one identified in Uganda, Doctors Without Borders reported.

Ebola is a rare hemorrhagic virus, first discovered in 1976 in Zaire (now known as DR Congo). The disease was named after a small river in the country. Symptoms of Ebola infection include a sudden onset of fever, weakness, headaches, vomiting and kidney failure.

The virus is reportedly fatal in 50-90 percent of cases. In the most severe infections, victims bleed from bodily orifices before dying. There is no treatment and no vaccine for Ebola, which is transmitted by close personal contact. It can also be transmitted to humans through the handling of infected animal carcasses, including monkeys and birds.

Congo’s last major Ebola epidemic in 1995 killed 245 people. Recent Ebola outbreaks were recorded in Uganda, when 37 people were killed in the western part of the country in 2007, and when at least 170 died in the nation’s northern region in 2000.

19.08.2012 Epidemic Hazard Democratic Republic of the Congo Province of Orientale, [Haut Uele District] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, 17 August, 2012 at 03:03 (03:03 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 10:49 UTC
Description
An outbreak of Ebola has killed one person and is believed to have infected three others over the last week in northeastern Congo, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said today. The outbreak is in Isiro, a busy town in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Oriental province, which shares a border with Uganda, but the strain of the deadly disease is different to the one that killed 16 there last month, MSF said. Ebola is transmitted to humans from monkeys and birds and causes massive bleeding in victims, with mortality rates as high as 90 per cent. Anja de Weggheleire, the medical coordinator for MSF in the area, said blood samples from one victim had confirmed Ebola in Isiro and there were at least three other suspected cases being treated in an MSF-supported local hospital. “We cannot speak of a direct link between the two epidemics, I think unfortunately it’s just pure coincidence,” Ms de Weggheleire told Reuters. MSF was helping track and isolate people who may have come in contact with the disease, she added. Authorities in Uganda said this week that the outbreak there was under control after they imposed strict measures to prevent Ebola from spreading in the west of the country. However, Congo’s health system is permanently stretched and MSF warned that preventing the spread of the disease from the town, a provincial transit point, could be a challenge. “(The situation) is quite serious already … Isiro is quite a busy place, quite well connected, that could make it quite complex to contain (the fever),” Ms de Weggheleire added.

Epidemic Hazard in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, 17 August, 2012 at 03:03 (03:03 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 04:21 UTC
Description
Just days ago, MSF reported the Uganda outbreak was under control with the last confirmed fatality 17 days ago. The GAR reports that a National Task Force convened by the Congolese Ministry of Health, is working with several partners including WHO, MSF and CDC. A joint MoH, WHO and MSF emergency response team are in the field to conduct a detailed epidemiological investigation and case management. Ebola hemorrhagic fever (HF) was first recognized in 1976 and was named after a river in the Congo. It received a lot of popular attention thanks to the best-seller, “The Hot Zone”. Infections with Ebola virus are acute. There is no carrier state. Because the natural reservoir of the virus is unknown, the manner in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak has not been determined. People can be exposed to Ebola virus from direct contact with the blood and/or secretions of an infected person. Thus, the virus is often spread through families and friends because they come in close contact with such secretions when caring for infected persons. People can also be exposed to Ebola virus through contact with objects, such as needles, that have been contaminated with infected secretions. The incubation period for Ebola HF ranges from 2 to 21 days. The onset of illness is abrupt and is characterized by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. A rash, red eyes, hiccups and internal and external bleeding may be seen in some patients. The death rate for Ebola HF can be up to 90%. There is no standard treatment for Ebola HF. The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to DRC.

Epidemic Hazard in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, 17 August, 2012 at 03:03 (03:03 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 14:58 UTC
Description
On 17 August 2012, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of Congo, notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic fever in the Isiro and Dungu Health Zones of Province Orientale in Eastern DRC. A total of 10 suspected cases (9 in Isiro and 1 in Dungu) and 6 deaths (5 deaths in Isiro and 1 in Dungu) have been reported. Laboratory investigations conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Entebbe, Uganda, confirmed Ebola virus (Bundibugyo species). Three samples taken from two patients turned out positive for Ebola. A National Task Force convened by the Congolese Ministry of Health, is working with several partners including the WHO, MSF – Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), CDC – Center for Disease Control Prevention, etc… A joint Ministry of Health, WHO and MSF emergency response team are in the field to conduct a detailed epidemiological investigation and case management. New discoveries with drug treatments that may work against the Ebola virus may be making progress as scientists have recently discovered that a protein that moves cholesterol within cells could provide a scientific link that will help in the development of a vaccine to treat the disease. To date there is no known medical treatment or drug that will work to stop the disease, which is known to kill a high percent of those infected with it.

Recent outbreaks of Ebola have also recently been appearing in the Kabaale District of Western Uganda. On July 30 up to 16 persons were confirmed dead from the disease with 7 more cases diagnosed as medical teams from the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Uganda Red Cross and the National Emergency Taskforce from the Uganda Minsitry of Health went into the region to assist and survey the extent in the spread of the disease. On August 3 officials from the WHO stated that the outbreak in Uganada was under control. Spread of the disease was tempered as medical advocates noted that contagion for the disease was happening to those who were attending funerals. Proper disposal of the bodies of those who have died from the disease has helped to keep the spread of the disease down. The Ebola virus has been a disease that scientists and medical experts alike are still studying and researching. The disease is known to hibernate for years and then suddenly appear, then go into hibernation again. Animal hosts, especially bats, are suspected to be carriers. Contagion with the disease is made through blood and bodily fluids. Recent outbreaks in the African regions have been in areas where poverty levels are high and lack of proper sanitation is common.

WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health in the DRC areas for coordination; surveillance; epidemiology; laboratory; case management; logistics for outbreak; public information and social mobilization. An additional team of experts from Congo, DRC and IST/Gabon comprised of an epidemiologist, logistician, anthropologist and social mobilization officers are being mobilized for possible deployment in the field. Control activities that are being carried include active case finding and contact tracing, enhanced surveillance, case management, public information and social mobilization and reinforcing infection control practices. The last outbreak of Ebola, charted by the Washington, D.C. based CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention, outlined for the Congo region happened near the border of Zaire in the towns of Mweka and Luebo in the Province of Kasai Occidental between December 2008 – February 2009. During the outbreak 32 people contracted Ebola as 47 percent (15 people) died from conditions that were caused by the disease. Currently the WHO – World Health Organization does not recommend that any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Democratic Republic of Congo at this time.

Today Epidemic Dominican Republic Province of Santiago, [Province-wide] Damage level Details

Epidemic in Dominican Republic on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 17:12 (05:12 PM) UTC.

Description
The health authorities of the Dominican province of Santiago remained today the alert to the increasing number of people with symptoms of cholera in that territory, where more than 300 are reported affected. The outbreak of diarrhea in the last three days is caused by poor quality of drinking water consumed by residents of the territory, said the provincial director of Public Health, Ramon Martinez. An addition to diarrhea, patients treated at public and private hospitals, had vomiting and severe pain in the abdomen. Most of the patients were tested for diagnosis, and many of them confirmed the presence of bacterial infections without discarding cholera, said an epidemiologist quoted by local media. Cholera coming from Haiti, appeared in th Dominican Republic in November 2010, this disease caused so far more than 170 deaths, official figures indicate. Dominican former Minister of Health, Bautista Rojas, said last month that cholera has affected 0.22 percent of the Dominican population of about nine and a half million inhabitants, although concentrated in the areas of greatest social vulnerability. “We will maintain continuous monitoring the issue, including the strengthening of the various components of the strategy to combat the disease to reduce risk and achieve its elimination”, said Rojas.
Biohazard name: Cholera
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
Today Epidemic Hazard USA State of California, Los Angeles Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in USA on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 15:54 (03:54 PM) UTC.

Description
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department is investigating a possible cluster of syphilis among adult film industry performers, officials said Friday afternoon. The department has received reports of at least five possible cases in the past week, said Peter Kerndt, director of the county’s Sexually Transmitted Disease programs. The county plans to follow up with the affected individuals to ensure that they have been properly treated and to determine who else may have been infected. Public health workers are also attempting to find out the original source of the recent cluster. “Whenever there is a cluster like that it may be the tip of the iceberg,” Kerndt said. “It is a concern. It is a serious health risk to workers in this industry.” Kerndt added that it was “not a surprise that from time to time this would occur” in the industry. Between 2010 and 2011, there was an increase in syphilis cases throughout Los Angeles County, Kerndt said.
Biohazard name: Syphilis
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

 

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Solar Activity

2MIN News August 18. 2012: Solar Flares & 6.6 Earthquake

Published on Aug 18, 2012 by

Earthquake/Solar Flare Watch: http://youtu.be/zd7Z6dmABf8 [August 12-18, 2012]
[EXPLANATION Video For Earthquake Watches] Last Quake Watch: http://youtu.be/SMiHsOYwdCs

TODAY’S LINKS
Drought getting worse: http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/image/2012/drought-reinforcing-drought-in-th…
Official Ice Melt Comments: http://cc.rsoe.hu/index.php?pageid=news_read&hirid=859
US Pollution falling? http://phys.org/news/2012-08-carbon-emissions.html

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/

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

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

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]

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!]

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Space

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 1 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 1 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
162421 (2000 ET70) 21st August 2012 2 day(s) 0.1503 58.5 670 m – 1.5 km 12.92 km/s 46512 km/h
(2007 WU3) 21st August 2012 2 day(s) 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 5.25 km/s 18900 km/h
(2012 BB14) 24th August 2012 5 day(s) 0.1234 48.0 27 m – 60 m 2.58 km/s 9288 km/h
(2012 FM52) 25th August 2012 6 day(s) 0.0599 23.3 510 m – 1.1 km 17.17 km/s 61812 km/h
66146 (1998 TU3) 25th August 2012 6 day(s) 0.1265 49.2 3.0 km – 6.8 km 16.03 km/s 57708 km/h
(2009 AV) 26th August 2012 7 day(s) 0.1615 62.8 670 m – 1.5 km 22.51 km/s 81036 km/h
331769 (2003 BQ35) 28th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.1585 61.7 240 m – 530 m 4.64 km/s 16704 km/h
(2010 SC) 28th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.1679 65.3 16 m – 36 m 9.56 km/s 34416 km/h
4769 Castalia 28th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.1135 44.2 1.4 km 12.06 km/s 43416 km/h
(2012 LU7) 02nd September 2012 14 day(s) 0.1200 46.7 440 m – 990 m 8.16 km/s 29376 km/h
(2012 FS35) 02nd September 2012 14 day(s) 0.1545 60.1 2.3 m – 5.2 m 2.87 km/s 10332 km/h
(2012 HG31) 03rd September 2012 15 day(s) 0.0716 27.9 440 m – 990 m 10.33 km/s 37188 km/h
(2012 PX) 04th September 2012 16 day(s) 0.0452 17.6 61 m – 140 m 9.94 km/s 35784 km/h
(2012 EH5) 05th September 2012 17 day(s) 0.1613 62.8 38 m – 84 m 9.75 km/s 35100 km/h
(2011 EO11) 05th September 2012 17 day(s) 0.1034 40.2 9.0 m – 20 m 8.81 km/s 31716 km/h
(2007 PS25) 06th September 2012 18 day(s) 0.0497 19.3 23 m – 52 m 8.50 km/s 30600 km/h
329520 (2002 SV) 08th September 2012 20 day(s) 0.1076 41.9 300 m – 670 m 9.17 km/s 33012 km/h
(2011 ES4) 10th September 2012 22 day(s) 0.1792 69.8 20 m – 44 m 12.96 km/s 46656 km/h
(2008 CO) 11th September 2012 23 day(s) 0.1847 71.9 74 m – 160 m 4.10 km/s 14760 km/h
(2007 PB8) 14th September 2012 26 day(s) 0.1682 65.5 150 m – 340 m 14.51 km/s 52236 km/h
226514 (2003 UX34) 14th September 2012 26 day(s) 0.1882 73.2 260 m – 590 m 25.74 km/s 92664 km/h
(1998 QC1) 14th September 2012 26 day(s) 0.1642 63.9 310 m – 700 m 17.11 km/s 61596 km/h
(2002 EM6) 15th September 2012 27 day(s) 0.1833 71.3 270 m – 590 m 18.56 km/s 66816 km/h
(2002 RP137) 16th September 2012 28 day(s) 0.1624 63.2 67 m – 150 m 7.31 km/s 26316 km/h
(2009 RX4) 16th September 2012 28 day(s) 0.1701 66.2 15 m – 35 m 8.35 km/s 30060 km/h
(2005 UC) 17th September 2012 29 day(s) 0.1992 77.5 280 m – 640 m 7.55 km/s 27180 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

..Curiosity’s ChemCam Will “Zap” First Martian Rock On Saturday Night. Aug. 18 –
Target Area – Glenelg

 

MessageToEagle.com – The scientists and engineers of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission have selected the first driving destination for their one-ton, six-wheeled mobile Mars laboratory.

The target area, named Glenelg, is a natural intersection of three kinds of terrain. The choice was described by Curiosity Principal Investigator John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology during a media teleconference on Aug. 17.

“With such a great landing spot in Gale Crater, we literally had every degree of the compass to choose from for our first drive,” Grotzinger said. “We had a bunch of strong contenders.

It is the kind of dilemma planetary scientists dream of, but you can only go one place for the first drilling for a rock sample on Mars.

That first drilling will be a huge moment in the history of Mars exploration.”

The trek to Glenelg will send the rover 1,300 feet (400 meters) east-southeast of its landing site. One of the three types of terrain intersecting at Glenelg is layered bedrock, which is attractive as the first drilling target.

“We’re about ready to load our new destination into our GPS and head out onto the open road,” Grotzinger said.

“Our challenge is there is no GPS on Mars, so we have a roomful of rover-driver engineers providing our turn-by-turn navigation for us.”

Prior to the rover’s trip to Glenelg, the team in charge of Curiosity’s Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, is planning to give their mast-mounted, rock-zapping laser and telescope combination a thorough checkout.

 

Curiosity Rover Report – Aug. 17, 2012. Credits: JPL/NASA

On Saturday night, Aug. 18, ChemCam is expected to “zap” its first rock in the name of planetary science. It will be the first time such a powerful laser has been used on the surface of another world.

“Rock N165 looks like your typical Mars rock, about three inches wide. It’s about 10 feet away,” said Roger Wiens, principal investigator of the ChemCam instrument from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. “We are going to hit it with 14 millijoules of energy 30 times in 10 seconds. It is not only going to be an excellent test of our system, it should be pretty cool too.”

 


Click on image to enlargeGlenelg Intrigue

This image shows a closer view of the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover and a destination nearby known as Glenelg. Curiosity landed inside Gale Crater on Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT) at the blue dot. It is planning on driving to an area marked with a red dot that is nicknamed Glenelg. That area marks the intersection of three kinds of terrain.
Starting clockwise from the top of this image, scientists are interested in this brighter terrain because it may represent a kind of bedrock suitable for eventual drilling by Curiosity. The next terrain shows the marks of many small craters and intrigues scientists because it might represent an older or harder surface. The third, which is the kind of terrain Curiosity landed in, is interesting because scientists can try to determine if the same kind of rock texture at Goulburn, an area where blasts from the descent stage rocket engines scoured away some of the surface, also occurs at Glenelg.
The science team thought the name Glenelg was appropriate because, if Curiosity traveled there, it would visit the area twice — both coming and going — and the word Glenelg is a palindrome. After Glenelg, the rover will aim to drive to the base of Mount Sharp.
These annotations have been made on top of an image acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Mission engineers are devoting more time to planning the first roll of Curiosity. In the coming days, the rover will exercise each of its four steerable (front and back) wheels, turning each of them side-to-side before ending up with each wheel pointing straight ahead. On a later day, the rover will drive forward about one rover-length (10 feet, or 3 meters), turn 90 degrees, and then kick into reverse for about 7 feet (2 meters).

“There will be a lot of important firsts that will be taking place for Curiosity over the next few weeks, but the first motion of its wheels, the first time our roving laboratory on Mars does some actual roving, that will be something special,” said Michael Watkins, mission manager for Curiosity from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 10:31:45 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6), which included the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be radioed to Earth at the speed of light.

The audio and visuals of the teleconference are archived and available for viewing at: – here

 

© MessageToEagle.com

See also:
Curiosity’s First Week On Mars – Looking Through The Rover’s Eyes

Curiosity Delivers First Colored Image From Mars

 

 

 

A Lonely Galactic Island –
Nine Million Light-Years Away From Our Solar System
 


MessageToEagle.com – The Milky Way galaxy is part of a larger cosmic neighborhood, consisting of more than 35 galaxies known as the Local Group.

One of the most prominent members of the Local group and at the same time – our neighbor is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. It has two small satellite galaxies, M32 and M110.

Also prominent in the local group is the Triangulum Galaxy (M33), Leo I, and NGC 6822. There are over 30 galaxies that are considered to be in the local group, and they are spread over a diameter of nearly 10 million light years, with the center of them being somewhere between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy.

 

Both M31 and the Milky Way have dwarf galaxies associated with them.

Numerous, less glamorous dwarf galaxies, keep the Milky Way company.

Many other galaxies, however, are comparatively isolated, and have no close neighbors. One of them is a lonely galactic island – a dwarf irregular galaxy called DDO 190.

Recently, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope with its advanced Camera for Surveys, captured a new image of this lonely galactic island.

DDO 190 is relatively small and lacks clear structure.

 

Older, reddish stars mostly populate DDO 190’s outskirts, while some younger, bluish stars gleam in DDO 190’s more crowded interior.

Some pockets of ionised gas heated up by stars appear here and there, with the most noticeable one shining towards the bottom of DDO 190 in this picture.

 

Click on image to enlarge

DDO 190 lies around 9 million light years away from our solar system.
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

Meanwhile, a great number of distant galaxies with evident spiral, elliptical and less-defined shapes glow in the background.

DDO 190 lies around nine million light-years away from our Solar System. It is considered part of the loosely associated Messier 94 group of galaxies, not far from the Local Group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way.

Canadian astronomer Sidney van der Bergh was the first to record DDO 190 in 1959 as part of the DDO catalogue of dwarf galaxies. (“DDO” stands for the David Dunlap Observatory, now managed by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, where the catalogue was created).

Although within the Messier 94 group, DDO 190 is on its own. The galaxy’s nearest dwarf galaxy neighbour, DDO 187, is thought to be no closer than three million light-years away. In contrast, many of the Milky Way’s companion galaxies, such as the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, reside within a fifth or so of that distance, and even the giant spiral of the Andromeda Galaxy is closer to the Milky Way than DDO 190 is to its nearest neighbour.

Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys captured this image in visible and infrared light. The field of view is around 3.3 by 3.3 arcminutes

MessageToEagle.com

See also:
Extraordinary Phoenix Galaxy Cluster – One Of The Largest Objects In The Universe With Record-Breaking Star Formation

 

 

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife / Hazmat

‘Crazy’: Dozens of dead birds fall from the sky in New Jersey

By Dan Stamm, NBC10.com

Residents in a Cumberland County, N.J., community were left wondering what caused dozens of birds to drop dead from the sky earlier this week.

Residents along Peach Drive in Millville found at least 80 dead birds — mostly red-winged blackbirds — on the ground, having fallen from trees and the sky.

“Crazy — something out of a movie,” said resident Michelle Cavalieri, who saw the birds fall.

The birds caused a bloody mess on roadways in the residential neighborhood.

“They’d get up and try and fly and they were out of control so they’d crash and fall again,” said resident Jim Sinclair. “It was just strange.”

Animal control, public health officials and other emergency crews were on the scene Tuesday morning collecting dead birds to try and figure out exactly what caused so many of them to die.

Cumberland County Public Information Officer Troy Ferus said the birds’ death likely was caused by something they ate — a granular pesticide put down legally by nearby Ingraldi Farms.

One of dozens of birds that was found dead on the ground in Millville, N.J.

“Preliminary investigation gives us the impression that.. he had problems with birds,” said Ferus. “He applied for and got a permit for a product that kills birds and that’s what it seems to have been effective at doing.”

Here is the county’s press release on the incident:

The Department of Health reports that Monday evening Ingraldi Farms applied a granular pesticide intended and approved to cull birds, causing an unusually high volume of dead birds in the area of Ingraldi Farms and Whitemarsh Estates in Millville.

The material used; Avitrol Double Strength Corn Chops (EPA reg. # 11649-5) is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and intended to be used for bird control for Blackbirds, Brewer’s Blackbirds, Cowbirds, Grackles, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Rusty Blackbird, Starlings and Yellow-Headed Blackbirds.

In the past, Ingraldi Farms has also used Avian Control (EPA reg. # 33162-1) a ready to use liquid repellent intended to be used for bird control for Geese, Gull, Pigeon, Crows, Starlings, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Grackles and House Finches.

Ingraldi Farms is licensed through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to apply pesticides on their farms and has been working with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to alleviate the crop damage done by large flocks of birds. Remedies include auditory shock, hunting and pesticides. Ingraldi Farms has estimated a crop loss of $15,000 so far, due to the birds eating their crops.

Bird specimens have been collected and are being sent to the NJ-Department of Environmental Protection Laboratory for testing.

No one at Ingraldi Farms would talk to NBC10’s Ted Greenberg when he went there for comment.

Officials say the dead birds are not toxic, but that any member of the public that encounters a dead bird should use gloves when picking it up and wash their hands thoroughly after handling and disposing of it in the trash.

But they put out a call to residents Tuesday afternoon that urged residents to remain inside “due to an odor and the death of several birds in the area.”

Recently, bird kills have happened in various locations around the world — possibly none more famous than the New Year’s Eve death of hundreds of blackbirds in Arkansas.

Today Biological Hazard Panama Peovince of Herrera , Monagrillo Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Panama on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 17:05 (05:05 PM) UTC.

Description
One possible case of [a] hantavirus [infection] was reported in Herrera province after a 32 year old patient, resident of the Monagrillo neighborhood, presented with symptoms of the disease [probably hantavirus pulmonary syndrome]. Francisco Rios, regional health director of the province, stated that tests on the patient to determine if he had this disease were negative. Despite these results, the man was moved to the capital city where the tests are being done again by the Gorgas Memorial Center. It is worth noting that 2 family members of this man are currently in hospital, having presented with the same symptoms. Because of this, authorities of the Ministry of Health have carried out an inspection of the house of the patient, where they determined that there were various risk factors for the disease within the home.
Biohazard name: Hantavirus
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: suspected
Today Biological Hazard Japan Province of Hokkaido, Sapporo Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Japan on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 13:50 (01:50 PM) UTC.

Description
Seven people, most of them elderly women, died after eating pickles contaminated with E. coli in northern Japan, officials said Sunday, in the country’s deadliest mass food poisoning in 10 years. A total of 103 others have been made ill after eating the same lightly pickled Chinese cabbage produced in late July by a company in the city of Sapporo, according to health bulletins issued by the local government. Of the dead, six were elderly women who ate the pickles at nursing homes in Sapporo and in another city on Hokkaido island. A four-year-old girl died on August 11 in Sapporo. In the city of Ebetsu, a woman centenarian died early Sunday from multiple-organ failure, nine days after she was hospitalised, a Hokkaido regional health official said. “She ate the pickles served at breakfast at her nursing home on August 1,” the official, Narihiko Kawamura, told AFP by telephone. The Sapporo girl died five days after developing symptoms of E. coli poisoning, according to an official at the city’s public health centre. “She and her family used to eat the company’s cabbage pickles, which they often bought at a local supermarket. But it is not certain when she ate the contaminated product,” the official, Seiichi Miyahara, said by telephone. Two other women in their 90s died on Thursday in Ebetsu after eating the pickles at nursing homes.
Biohazard name: E Coli Outbreak (contaminated pickles)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:
19.08.2012 Biological Hazard Vietnam Province of Thanh Hoa, Quang Ngu Village [Sam Son District] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in Vietnam on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 11:12 (11:12 AM) UTC.

Description
Bird flu has broken out in three districts of Thanh Hoa province and thousand of birds have been culled. The disease was discovered in Quang Ngu village, Sam Son town, said Pham Van Can, head of the communal Veterinary Centre, on August 18. Can said that after it was detected on July 24, the authorities sent blood samples for testing, which came back positive for the H5N1virus. Quang Ngu has since destroyed more than 300 birds. Bird flu outbreaks have also been reported in three villages in Hau Loc district over the period of a week and more than 13,000 birds have been culled. These localities have strengthened supervision and sent working groups to be on duty around the clock to prevent sick birds from being transported outside the area.
Biohazard name: Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1)
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
19.08.2012 Biological Hazard USA State of California, [Yosemite National Park] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 at 10:43 (10:43 AM) UTC.

Description
A man died and a woman became seriously ill after contracting a rare rodent-borne disease that might have been linked to their stay at a popular lodging area in Yosemite National Park, officials said Thursday. The man was the first person to die from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome contracted in the park, though two others were stricken in a more remote area in 2000 and 2010, officials said. Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health showed the virus was present in fecal matter from deer mice trapped near Curry Village, an historic, family friendly area of cabins. “There’s no way to tell for sure, but state health officials feel they may have contracted it here in Curry Village,” park spokesman Scott Gediman said. The woman was expected to survive. Their names weren’t released. Hantavirus develops from breathing in particles transmitted by rodent droppings, urine or saliva. Early symptoms of hantavirus can include fever and muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and coughing. Symptoms can show up within one to six weeks after exposure. There is no specific treatment for the virus, and about one-third of people who contract it will die. Curry Village is the most popular and economical lodging area in the park, a picturesque assemblage of rustic cabins at the base of the 3,000-foot promontory Glacier Point. Earlier this summer park officials placed some of the area off limits when a geologist’s report revealed it is a rock fall hazard zone. Both victims stayed at the park on overlapping days in June in canvas tent cabins located about 100 feet apart from each other, park officials said. Tent cabins are built on wooden platforms and are impossible to completely seal.

“It’s a wilderness setting and the inspections have shown that the park concessionaire has done an excellent job at keeping them clean,” Gediman said. “But there are rodents in the wilderness and some of them are infected and that’s what happens.” There have been 60 cases in California and 587 nationally since hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was first identified in 1993. These two new cases bring to four the number of people stricken in California this year. Most cases are in the eastern Sierra at higher elevations. The park’s two previous cases were contracted in Tuolumne Meadows at 8,600 feet. Yosemite Valley is 4,000 feet. Health officials say people should avoid contact with mice and other rodents. People should wear gloves and spray areas contaminated with rodent droppings and urine with a 10 percent bleach solution then wait 15 minutes before cleaning the area. State health officials said their investigation showed that park concessionaire Delaware North Co. used good cleaning practices. Company officials are telling visitors when they call to make reservations that the outbreak has occurred, said spokeswoman Lisa Cesaro. She said the company is working with the park service to come up with a plan to educate visitors about the potential danger.

Biohazard name: Hantavirus
Biohazard level: 4/4 Hazardous
Biohazard desc.: Viruses and bacteria that cause severe to fatal disease in humans, and for which vaccines or other treatments are not available, such as Bolivian and Argentine hemorrhagic fevers, H5N1(bird flu), Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus, hantaviruses, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and other hemorrhagic or unidentified diseases. When dealing with biological hazards at this level the use of a Hazmat suit and a self-contained oxygen supply is mandatory. The entrance and exit of a Level Four biolab will contain multiple showers, a vacuum room, an ultraviolet light room, autonomous detection system, and other safety precautions designed to destroy all traces of the biohazard. Multiple airlocks are employed and are electronically secured to prevent both doors opening at the same time. All air and water service going to and coming from a Biosafety Level 4 (P4) lab will undergo similar decontamination procedures to eliminate the possibility of an accidental release.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed
Today HAZMAT USA State of California, San Francisco [Treasure Island] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in USA on Sunday, 19 August, 2012 at 03:42 (03:42 AM) UTC.

Description
The city of San Francisco plans to convert former Naval base ‘Treasure Island’ into a residential neighborhood, but new reports by the US Navy and public health officials suggest the island may be more radioactive than previously believed. Construction is set to begin on a planned 20,000-person high-rise community in 2013, right in the middle of scenic San Francisco Bay. Treasure Island, whose former facilities included a training center for radioactive decontamination, is already the site of multiple recreation centers and home to 2,500. But recent reports have put the city’s lofty plans for the manmade island on hold. While the past use of the island as a naval site is public knowledge, new reports compiled by civilian investigators hired by the Navy have revealed that radioactive exercises at the base were more extensive than previously revealed. The new Navy report and several emails cite numerous concerns from public health officials over the actual levels of leftover radioactivity, San Francisco-based nonprofit news publication The Bay Citizen reported. New investigations have revealed that gun sights on Navy ships containing radioactive material were routinely repaired there. Several ships from the Pacific fleet that may have been contaminated by radiation from US nuclear bomb tests also underwent refits at the island.

The report showed that the Navy was so concerned about radioactive contamination on the island at one point that it built a ‘counting room,’ which would measure whether personnel had been overexposed to radiation. The Navy previously revealed that the island was home to training programs on how to decontaminate radioactive ships. A mock-up ship, the USS Pandemonium, was repeatedly doused with radioactive material and cleaned by Navy trainees. The Navy claimed that the material used on the ship was not highly radioactive, and dissipated within weeks. But a classroom spill in 1950 prompted a cleanup, and 200 barrels of contaminated material were dumped into the ocean. When the Navy cleaned up the island in 1997, they disposed of the remains of the USS Pandemonium at an undisclosed location, and declared the former training sites clear without testing them for radiation. The Navy has yet to reveal the location of the scrapped USS Pandemonium. The Navy is selling the island to the city of San Francisco for $105 million, prompting health inspectors to press the Navy for more details after discovering contaminated soil areas that had previously been declared clean. In December 2010, Navy contractors excavated and removed 16,000 yards of contaminated dirt, some with levels of radioactivity up to 400 times the Environmental Protection Agency’s limit for human exposure. In another incident in August 2011, the Health Department raised concerns that a contracted Navy cleanup crew may have accidentally exposed children on the island to radioactive dust at a Boys & Girls Club and a child development center.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control, a separate agency also monitoring the cleanup, maintains that the children were never exposed to radiation. It echoed the Navy’s claim that much of the island is safe for final transfer to the city of San Francisco, citing the Navy’s 2006 report, ‘Final Treasure Island Naval Station Historical Radiological Assessment.’ Overall radiation levels on the island are only slightly higher than the exposure one would receive in a typical backyard, and do not pose a threat to the planned community, nor to the residents already living there, the Navy and the Department of Toxic Substances Control said. But health officials and activists argue that those assessments are premature, as the contractors hired to remove waste based their efforts on the 2006 report, which health officials consider erroneous in light of recent developments. Stephen Woods, an environmental cleanup manager for the public health department, wrote in a 2011 memo that “the large volume of radiological contaminated material, high number of radioactive commodities, (individual items or sources,) and high levels of radioactive contamination … have raised concerns with the CDPH (California Department of Public Health) regarding the nature and extent of the radiological contamination present at Treasure Island.” By May of that year, over 1,000 truckloads of radioactive waste had been removed from the island, with more to go, Woods wrote, concluding that such a massive cleanup operation would certainly undermine the Navy’s 2006 report. The island is therefore much more radioactive than the Navy had previously acknowledged, he said. “That amount of radium found to date cannot be explained by gauges, deck markers and decontamination activities,” he wrote.

 

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
16.08.2012 20:25:34 2.4 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 20:10:24 2.5 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 20:10:44 2.6 North America United States Alaska Pedro Bay There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 20:15:19 2.5 Asia Georgia Bakurianis Andeziti There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 19:56:29 2.0 North America United States California Cobb There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 20:15:41 4.4 Asia Taiwan Taiwan Buli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 20:16:02 2.6 Europe Greece West Greece Aitoliko VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 20:16:21 2.5 Europe Greece Central Greece Kamena Vourla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 20:16:40 4.5 Middle-East Iran East Azarbaijan Ahar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 19:11:36 2.0 North America United States Washington Ashford There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 19:10:25 2.4 Asia Turkey Sakarya Ferizli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 18:35:55 2.0 North America United States Alaska Nanwalek There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 19:10:50 2.2 Asia Turkey I?d?r Karakoyunlu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 18:10:20 3.7 Middle-East Iran East Azarbaijan Ahar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 18:10:48 2.6 Europe Italy Sicily Acque Dolci There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 18:11:07 4.0 Indonesian Archipelago East Timor Gunung Dilarini VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 17:10:21 2.6 Europe Greece Peloponnese Khora VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 17:10:50 5.2 Africa Sierra Leone Southern Province Bonthe VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 16:35:31 5.3 Africa Sierra Leone Southern Province Bonthe VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 16:10:23 2.2 Asia Turkey Sivas Nasir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 16:10:46 4.9 South-America Chile Ostrov Paskhi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 15:55:34 4.9 South America Chile Ostrov Paskhi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 15:05:20 2.3 Europe Italy Sicily Acque Dolci There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 15:05:47 4.9 South-America Brazil Ceará Acarau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 15:08:28 4.9 South America Brazil Ceará Acarau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 15:06:06 4.4 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Northern Lambasa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 15:00:57 4.4 Pacific Ocean Fiji Northern Lambasa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 15:06:26 3.5 Asia Turkey Kahramanmara? Pazarcik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 15:06:48 3.4 Asia Turkey Kahramanmara? Pazarcik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 14:30:31 4.9 South America Brazil Ceará Acarau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 15:07:09 4.9 South-America Brazil Ceará Acarau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 14:00:22 2.2 Europe Croatia Istarska Banjole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 13:05:37 3.0 North America United States Alaska Karluk There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 12:56:52 2.0 North America United States Alaska Anchor Point There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 12:55:25 2.8 Europe Greece Peloponnese Elafonisos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 12:55:49 4.8 Asia Japan Akita Kakudate There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 12:20:32 4.3 Asia Japan Akita Takanosu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 11:50:28 2.1 Asia Turkey Mu?la Yatagan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 11:50:48 3.0 Asia Turkey Van Toyga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 11:51:09 2.0 Asia Turkey Bingöl Yayladere VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 10:47:37 3.7 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 10:45:29 2.8 Europe Greece Peloponnese Methoni VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 10:45:55 2.1 Asia Turkey Adana Kadirli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 10:46:26 3.0 Asia Turkey Gaziantep Yalnizbag There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 10:46:49 2.2 Asia Turkey ?zmir Karaburun VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 10:47:11 2.2 Europe Greece North Aegean Agios Ilias VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 09:45:24 2.4 Europe Italy Sicily Rodi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 09:10:36 2.3 North America United States California Lake Elsinore VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
16.08.2012 09:45:53 2.2 Europe Italy Sicily Acque Dolci There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.08.2012 08:50:32 5.0 Pacific Ocean Fiji Northern Lambasa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details

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Volcanic Activity

Popocatépetl volcano

Volcano Discovery

Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Popocatépetl webcams / live data
Last update: 14 Aug 2012 (1-2 weak explosions per hour)
Typical eruption style: Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.
Popocatépetl volcano eruptions: 1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-95, 1996-2003, 2004-ongoing
Last earthquakes nearby: No recent earthquakes

Popocatepetl is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. After almost 50 years of dormancy, “Popo” came back to life in 1994 and has since then been producing powerful explosions at irregular intervals.
In the past centuries befor European invasions, large eruptions produced giant mud flows that have buried Atzteque settlements, even entire pyramids.

Background:

Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America’s 2nd-highest volcano. The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater. The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the sharp-peaked Ventorrillo on the NW, a remnant of an earlier volcano.
At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano. The modern volcano was constructed to the south of the late-Pleistocene to Holocene El Fraile cone. Three major plinian eruptions, the most recent of which took place about 800 AD, have occurred from Popocatépetl since the mid Holocene, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and voluminous lahars that swept basins below the volcano. Frequent historical eruptions, first recorded in Aztec codices, have occurred since precolumbian time.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution – Popocatepetl information

Today Volcano Eruption Russia [Asia] Kuril Islands, [Complex volcanoes of Ivan Grozny] Damage level Details
16.08.2012 01:58 PM Kuril Islands, Russia [Asia] Complex volcanoes of Ivan Grozny Volcano Eruption 0900-07= Complex volcanoes No. 0 Details

Volcano Eruption in Russia [Asia] on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 13:58 (01:58 PM) UTC.

Description
A volcano erupted on one of Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands, releasing a cloud of noxious fumes and raising temperatures in the surrounding area. Emergency officials said in a statement on their website that the volcano, called Ivan the Terrible and located on the sparsely populated island of Iturup to the south of the Kuril archipelago, erupted Wednesday due to increased water flows rushing into the volcano after heavy downpours. Officials stressed that the volcano had released no lava and that it erupts regularly, adding that the last major eruption was in 1989. According to the statement, Iturup residents were exposed to a slight smell of hydrogen peroxide and noticed ash falling as a result of the eruption. By Thursday, the hydrogen peroxide fumes and ash were no longer noticeable. Emergency officials advised citizens to steer clear of Ivan the Terrible and said they were monitoring the volcano’s activity.

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

The Mississippi River Is Drying Up As Food Prices Continue To Surge (MOO, DBA, UNG, USO, JJG)

EFT Daily News

Michael Snyder: The worst drought in more than 50 years is having a devastating impact on the Mississippi River.  The Mississippi has become very thin and very narrow, and if it keeps on dropping there is a very real possibility that all river traffic could get shut down.  And considering the fact that approximately 60 percent of our grain (NYSEARCA:JJG), 22 percent of our oil (NYSEARCA:USO) and natural gas (NYSEARCA:UNG), and and one-fifth of our coal travel down the Mississippi River, that would be absolutely crippling for our economy.  It has been estimated that if all Mississippi River traffic was stopped that it would cost the U.S. economy 300 million dollars a day.  So far most of the media coverage of this historic drought has focused on the impact that it is having on farmers and ranchers, but the health of the Mississippi River is also absolutely crucial to the economic success of this nation, and right now the Mississippi is in incredibly bad shape.  In some areas the river is already 20 feet below normal and the water is expected to continue to drop.  If we have another 12 months of weather ahead of us similar to what we have seen over the last 12 months then the mighty Mississippi is going to be a complete and total disaster zone by this time next year.

Most Americans simply do not understand how vitally important the Mississippi River is to all of us.  If the Mississippi River continues drying up to the point where commercial travel is no longer possible, it would be an absolutely devastating blow to the U.S. economy.

Unfortunately, vast stretches of the Mississippi are already dangerously low.  The following is an excerpt from a transcript of a CNN report that aired on August 14th….

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You might think this is some kind of desert just outside of Memphis. It’s not. I’m actually standing on the exposed bottom of the Mississippi River. That’s how dramatic the drought impact is being felt here. Hard to believe, a year ago we were talking about record flooding. Now, they are worried about a new kind of record: a record low. The river was three miles wide here, it’s now down to three tenths of a mile. And that’s causing all kinds of problems. There are some benefits, I mean, take a look over here: new beach front. In fact, some quip that now the Mississippi River has more beaches than the entire state of Florida, which would be funny if it didn’t have an impact on trade.

A lot of stuff we use goes up and down the Mississippi River. We are talking steel, coal, ore, grain. The problem is now a lot of those barges have had to lighten their loads, and even doing that, they are still running aground. There is a real fear that there could be a possibility of closing the Mississippi River. If that happens, well, all that product that used to be carried cheaply by barge is now going to be carried more expensively by truck or train. And guess who is going to pay for all of that.

You can see video footage of what is happening along the Mississippi right here.

It really is amazing that last year we were talking about historic flooding along the Mississippi and this year we are talking about the Mississippi possibly drying up.

As I mentioned earlier, there are some areas along the river that are already 20 feet below normal levels.  The following is from a recent article posted on inquisitr.com….

Just outside of Memphis the river is 13 feet below normal depth while the National Weather Service says Vicksburg, Mississippi is 20 feet below normal levels. Overall the Mississippi is 13 feet below normal averages for this time of year.

The drying up river is forcing barge, tugboat and towboat operators to navigate narrower and more shallow spots in the river, slowing their speeds as they pass dangerously close to one another. In some parts of the Mississippi the river is so narrow that one-way traffic is being utilized.

A lot of barges have been forced to go with greatly reduced loads so that they will sit higher in the river, and other commercial craft have been forced to stop operating completely.

For example, the Mississippi has dropped so low at this point that the famous American Queen Steamboat can no longer safely navigate the river.

Down south, the Mississippi River has gotten so low that saltwater is actually starting to move upriver.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is fighting hard to keep that contained.

Other waterways in the middle part of the country are in even worse shape.

For example, a 100 mile stretch of the Platte River has already dried up.  Millions of fish are dying as rivers and streams all over the country continue to get shallower and warmer as a result of the ongoing drought.

The last time the condition of the Mississippi River was this bad was back in 1988.  At that time, a lot of barge traffic was stopped completely and the shipping industry lost approximately a billion dollars.

If a similar thing were to happen now, the consequences could potentially be far worse.

As I wrote about recently, a standstill along the Mississippi would cost the U.S. economy about 300 million dollars a day.

In fact, one towing company that works on the Mississippi says that it has already been losing about $500,000 a month since May.

In the end, who is going to pay for all of this?

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In fact, this crisis could end up costing American consumers a whole lot of money….

So here’s the math. If you want to raise the average barge one inch above the water, you’ve got to take off 17-tons of cargo. To raise it a foot, you’re talking 200 tons.

And since, according to the American Waterways Operators, moving cargo by river is $11 a ton cheaper than by train or truck. The more that now has to be moved on land, well, the more the costs go up. Steven Barry says, “And, eventually, the consumer’s gonna pay that price somewhere along the line.”

And considering the fact that we are already facing a potential food crisis due to the drought, the last thing we need is for the Mississippi River to dry up.

So is there any hope on the horizon for the Mississippi?

Unfortunately, things do not look promising.

The fall and the winter are typically drier than the summer is along the Mississippi River.  That means that conditions along the river could actually get even worse in the months ahead.  The following is from a recent Time Magazine article….

But without significant rainfall, which isn’t in any long-range forecasts, things are likely to get worse. As summer turns to fall, the weather tends to get drier. Lower temperatures generally mean fewer thunderstorms and less rainfall.

“Take away the thunderstorm mechanism and you run into more serious problems,” says Alex Sosnowski, expert senior meteorologist for AccuWeather.com. And while droughts tend to be a temporary setback, longer-range forecasts are troublesome. Sosnowski says he is anticipating an El Niño weather pattern next year, which would mean below-normal snowfall and above-average temperatures.

Let us hope and pray that we don’t see another 12 months similar to the 12 months that we have just been through.

The U.S. economy is already in bad enough shape.

We don’t need any more major problems on top of what we are already dealing with.

So what do you think about this?  Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below….

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Written By Michael Snyder From The Economic Collapse

Michael has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Florida law school.   He also has an LLM from the University of Florida law school. Michael has worked for some of the largest law firms in Washington D.C., but now is mostly focus on trying to make a difference in the world.

Today Extreme Weather Artic [Arctic Ocean] Damage level Photo available! Details

Extreme Weather in Artic on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 04:53 (04:53 AM) UTC.

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An unusually strong storm formed off the coast of Alaska on August 5 and tracked into the center of the Arctic Ocean, where it slowly dissipated over the next several days. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color mosaic image on Aug. 6, 2012. The center of the storm at that date was located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. The storm had an unusually low central pressure area. Paul A. Newman, chief scientist for Atmospheric Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., estimates that there have only been about eight storms of similar strength during the month of August in the last 34 years of satellite records. “It’s an uncommon event, especially because it’s occurring in the summer. Polar lows are more usual in the winter,” Newman said. Arctic storms such as this one can have a large impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt rapidly through many mechanisms, such as tearing off large swaths of ice and pushing them to warmer sites, churning the ice and making it slushier, or lifting warmer waters from the depths of the Arctic Ocean. “It seems that this storm has detached a large chunk of ice from the main sea ice pack. This could lead to a more serious decay of the summertime ice cover than would have been the case otherwise, even perhaps leading to a new Arctic sea ice minimum,” said Claire Parkinson, a climate scientist with NASA Goddard. “Decades ago, a storm of the same magnitude would have been less likely to have as large an impact on the sea ice, because at that time the ice cover was thicker and more expansive.” Aqua passes over the poles many times a day, and the MODIS Rapid Response System stitches together images from throughout each day to generate a daily mosaic view of the Arctic. This technique creates the diagonal lines that give the image its “pie slice” appearance.

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Today Forest / Wild Fire Canada Province of British Columbia, [About 15 kilometres northeast of Squamish] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Canada on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 08:26 (08:26 AM) UTC.

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A small forest fire ignited on a cliff face about 15 kilometres northeast of Squamish on Wednesday afternoon, engulfing a five-hectare stretch of trees but posing no threat to people or buildings. Shortly after 4 p.m., the Wildfire Management Branch sent in a repel crew – a three-person initial attack team – to climb down to the blaze from helicopter ropes. With a steep cliff face and no roads, the mountain allows no access except via helicopter, said Coastal Fire Centre spokeswoman Donna MacPherson. A shallow fissure running along the cliff face accelerated the flames – reported by Squamish residents – and funnelled them upward, she said. “If you look closely it looks like there’s an indentation on the cliff.We call it a chimney. And it acts just like a chimney, so that hot air has a tendency to rise up those chimneys that are on the sunny slope,” she said. “It created quite a plume, I guess the people in Squamish could see it.” The repel team later called in an air crew to establish a retardant line at the “head” of the blaze, which had nearly spread into the alpine, by dropping hundreds of gallons of retardant. “They put a retardant line on the top because the fire was going uphill – fire has a tendency to burn uphill,” MacPherson said. As night fell, the repel crew was constructing a makeshift helicopter pad by clearing a small area of forest and building a deck using logs like stilts to prop up the structure on the steeply sloped mountain side, she said. “They’ll feel the trees and cut the logs and then build a little log structure,” MacPherson said, adding the battle will likely continue for several days. “It’s going to be hard work for the crews. It’s incredibly hot up there and we’re going into a hot weekend. Also, we won’t be able to get any machinery in there at all, it’s going to be done all by hand I think the crews are going to have a rough time on this one,” she said. Where terrain allows, crews will typically employ bulldozers, excavators and “feller bunchers” – claw-like industrial arms atop a pair treads – to make no-cross fire trenches more quickly.MacPherson said Coastal Fire Centre members were figuring out a plan Wednesday night for how to battle the blaze Thursday. A lightning storm moved through the Squamish area over a week ago, making a tinderbox of the mountainous region by sparking embers that didn’t ignite immediately into a full-blown wildfire. “When that kind of thing happens, the fire will be retarded. It will smoulder underground or inside of a tree, and it will wait until things are dry enough that it pops to the surface,” MacPherson said. Crews normally stationed in the Interior recently came to the coast in anticipation of area fires.
Today Forest / Wild Fire Bulgaria Burgas Region, [Nesebar and Pomorie] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Bulgaria on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 17:08 (05:08 PM) UTC.

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An emergency situation has been called in southern Bulgarian Black Sea resorts of Nesebar and Pomorie just south of Sunny Beach over a sizeable wildfire blazing for a second day. Some 2,500 acres of of pine and deciduous forests and dry grass and bushes along the road in the Dyulinski Pass. Over 150 firefighters and military servicemen have taken part in extinguishing the fire, aided by two helicopters. However, the situation has been complicated by the arid weather and especially by the hard terrain, leading Burgas Region vice-governor Atanas Terziev to declare an emergency situation in the two municipalities. Work for managing the fire is continuing Thursday evening. There is no danger for nearby settlements and resorts, report authorities.
Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Idaho, [Trinity Ridge] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 08:16 (08:16 AM) UTC.

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Hundreds of residents of two small Idaho towns were packing their belongings and clearing out of the way of a massive wildfire burning in a gulch a few miles away and expected to hit the towns later this week. Not only are more of the nation’s wildfires occurring in the West this year than last, but the fires have gotten bigger, said Jennifer Smith of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. As of Wednesday, 42,933 wildfires have been reported in the nation this season, burning 6.4 million acres. The 10-year average for this period is 52,535 fires, but covering only 5 million acres, she said. “Nevada has been hammered, and Idaho has some big ones that are going to burn until the snow falls,” Smith said. Idaho’s Trinity Ridge fire has burned more than 100 square miles in the past two weeks. It’s bearing down on Pine and Featherville, recreation getaways in the mountains two hours northeast of Boise. On Wednesday, there was a steady stream of traffic, with people leaving Featherville and Pine. The area has 450 homes. About half are inhabited year-round, while the others are summer homes and weekend retreats. Fire crews are battling a total of nine big fires in Idaho, including one in the Salmon-Challis National Forest that stranded 250 rafters floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [East County] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 05:20 (05:20 AM) UTC.

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Lightning-sparked wildfires in rural East County spread to over 15,000 acres Wednesday and hundreds of residents were still evacuated from their homes. The evacuees, residents of the small towns of Ranchita and San Felipe, got phone calls late Tuesday afternoon by the county’s “reverse 911” emergency system, directing them to clear out of their homes and advising them to the availability of a makeshift shelter at Warner Springs High School. The evacuation orders remained in effect Wednesday evening. Road and highway closures between Borrego Springs, Julian and Ranchita also were in effect through the day. By early evening, the following routes remained off-limits to the public: San Felipe Road from State Route 79 to SR-78; Montezuma Valley Road from San Felipe Road to Palm Canyon; Yaqui Pass Road from Rams Hill Road to SR- 78; and SR-78 between Scissors Crossing and Borrego Springs. No structural damages had been reported by 6 p.m., but two firefighters have suffered minor injuries, including heat exhaustion, Cal Fire Capt. Mike Mohler said. Firefighters were concerned about 69-kilovolt electrical distribution lines that run through Grapevine Canyon and serve Borrego Springs, Ranchita and Warner Springs, but they remained intact Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire. The fires — collectively known as the Vallecito Lightning Complex — had scorched 15,525 acres as of Wednesday evening and was 35 percent contained, according to the agency. The first of the blazes to begin spreading through the remote northeastern reaches of San Diego County was the Vallecito Fire, which charred roughly 520 acres since about 8 p.m. Sunday and was 100 percent contained as of Tuesday night, Cal Fire reported.
Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [Calaveras County] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 03:01 (03:01 AM) UTC.

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A forest fire near Highway 4 in eastern Calaveras County grew to more than 1,000 acres overnight. Fire crews have just 15 percent containment starting the day, though no structures have been destroyed. An out-of-control campfire near the North Fork of the Stanislaus River started the blaze Saturday. Most of the burned area is south of Highway 4, near Dorrington, though there have been embers blown to the north side of the road. Fire crews have quickly put out those flames. People traveling on Highway 4 should expect extended delays and partial closures due the fire crews, fire and heavy smoke across the road. The fire is burning slowly to the east. More than 300 fire personnel are on scene; they are using helicopters, air tankers and bulldozers to try and contain the flames. There have been three minor injuries fighting the fire.
16.08.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, Aguanga [Riverside County (San Jacinto foothills)] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 at 07:24 (07:24 AM) UTC.

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A fast-moving wildfire stoked by triple-digit temperatures burned 3,000 acres Tuesday in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains, creeping perilously close to tinder-dry areas of the San Bernardino National Forest, officials said. At least four structures, including one home, were destroyed by the blaze, which spread rapidly through dry brush and grasslands in a sparsely populated area south of Hemet and east of Temecula. The fire, just 5% contained as of Tuesday evening, was spreading rapidly through the rocky hills and desert scrub, and was within a mile of forest lands west of Anza, where drought has heightened fire danger all summer. “Of course we’re concerned,” said John Miller, spokesman for the San Bernardino National Forest. “This year our big concern is the fact that rainfall and that includes snow for our forest was somewhere between 50% to 70% of normal.” Mandatory evacuations were ordered in the sparsely populated area near Aguanga, and more than 30 homes have been evacuated, according to Jody Hagemann of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, according to radio dispatch reports. One man who lived in a trailer was seriously burned and taken by helicopter to a local hospital. Authorities said the man, whose home was in a remote area, apparently had not received a notice to evacuate.South of the Riverside County fire, fast-moving blazes, some started by lightning strikes from heat-born thunderstorms, have burned more than 2,300 acres in northeast San Diego County, leading to evacuations in the rural communities of Ranchita and the San Felipe area off California 78. The four San Diego County fires are being fought by more than 500 firefighters, along with air tankers and water-dropping helicopters. No structures have yet been reported damaged. “We have very dry vegetation, brush and grass and things like that. Now we have multiple days of very high temperatures,” said Chief Julie Hutchinson, spokeswoman for the state fire agency. “It’s like lighting your fireplace with a blowtorch.” The fire in Riverside County was reported just before 1 p.m. in the community of Aguanga. More than 210 firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze, and six water-carrying helicopters and six water-tender aircraft as well as a DC-10 were assisting, state fire officials said. Crews from the Sierra Nevada mountains areas are being dispatched to assist firefighters. “That’s one thing that’s unique about California. We have a state fire agency, and we’re able to move resources up and down the state,” said Hutchinson, adding that crews from the U.S. Forest Service, local departments and the California National Guard are playing a role in the statewide firefighting efforts. Although flames are more than 14 miles away from Idyllwild, residents and fire officials in the artsy mountain community have been nervously watching television news reports.

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Storms, Flooding

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Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Hector (EP08) Pacific Ocean – East 11.08.2012 16.08.2012 Tropical Depression 335 ° 46 km/h 65 km/h 2.74 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Hector (EP08)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 17° 30.000, W 106° 0.000
Start up: 11th August 2012
Status: 12th August 2012
Track long: 665.62 km
Top category.:
Report by: NOAA NHC
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11th Aug 2012 19:00:40 N 17° 30.000, W 106° 0.000 11 56 74 Tropical Depression 270 10 1002 MB NOAA NHC
12th Aug 2012 05:40:34 N 18° 30.000, W 108° 6.000 20 65 83 Tropical Storm 290 11 999 MB NOAA NHC
12th Aug 2012 16:49:25 N 18° 18.000, W 110° 0.000 17 74 93 Tropical Storm 270 15 997 MB NOAA NHC
13th Aug 2012 04:46:16 N 18° 6.000, W 110° 42.000 9 74 93 Tropical Storm 270 10 993 MB NOAA NHC
13th Aug 2012 10:38:02 N 18° 6.000, W 111° 24.000 11 65 83 Tropical Storm 270 16 994 MB NOAA NHC
13th Aug 2012 16:43:16 N 18° 6.000, W 112° 12.000 11 65 83 Tropical Storm 270 16 994 MB NOAA NHC
14th Aug 2012 04:58:09 N 18° 0.000, W 113° 12.000 9 74 93 Tropical Storm 270 10 993 MB NOAA NHC
14th Aug 2012 10:50:22 N 17° 54.000, W 114° 0.000 9 74 93 Tropical Storm 265 10 997 MB NOAA NHC
14th Aug 2012 16:39:58 N 18° 6.000, W 114° 24.000 9 74 93 Tropical Storm 280 10 997 MB NOAA NHC
15th Aug 2012 05:01:39 N 17° 12.000, W 115° 6.000 4 65 83 Tropical Storm 260 10 999 MB NOAA NHC
15th Aug 2012 11:18:06 N 17° 12.000, W 115° 12.000 4 65 83 Tropical Storm 20 9 1002 MB NOAA NHC
15th Aug 2012 16:40:23 N 17° 48.000, W 115° 12.000 7 65 83 Tropical Storm 360 9 1002 MB NOAA NHC
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16th Aug 2012 16:46:49 N 19° 42.000, W 115° 54.000 7 46 65 Tropical Depression 335 ° 9 1004 MB NOAA NHC
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17th Aug 2012 18:00:00 N 21° 42.000, W 116° 54.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
17th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 20° 48.000, W 116° 30.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NOAA NHC
18th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 22° 24.000, W 117° 12.000 Tropical Depression 28 37 NOAA NHC
19th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 23° 0.000, W 117° 30.000 Tropical Depression 28 37 NOAA NHC
Kai-tak (14W) Pacific Ocean 12.08.2012 16.08.2012 Typhoon I 285 ° 120 km/h 148 km/h 4.27 m JTWC Details

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Storm name: Kai-tak (14W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 36.000, E 128° 30.000
Start up: 12th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 949.65 km
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Report by: JTWC
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12th Aug 2012 16:47:05 N 16° 36.000, E 128° 30.000 30 46 65 Tropical Depression 270 12 JTWC
13th Aug 2012 04:30:32 N 16° 30.000, E 127° 48.000 19 56 74 Tropical Depression 265 15 JTWC
13th Aug 2012 10:04:19 N 16° 36.000, E 126° 36.000 24 65 83 Tropical Storm 275 17 JTWC
13th Aug 2012 16:29:46 N 16° 24.000, E 125° 42.000 20 74 93 Tropical Storm 255 18 JTWC
14th Aug 2012 04:58:47 N 17° 30.000, E 125° 36.000 20 83 102 Tropical Storm 275 11 JTWC
14th Aug 2012 10:49:50 N 18° 0.000, E 124° 18.000 22 83 102 Tropical Storm 265 15 JTWC
14th Aug 2012 15:54:55 N 17° 12.000, E 123° 36.000 19 93 120 Tropical Storm 230 10 JTWC
15th Aug 2012 05:22:45 N 18° 6.000, E 122° 0.000 24 130 0 Typhoon I. 55 20 JTWC
15th Aug 2012 11:18:34 N 18° 54.000, E 120° 42.000 28 102 130 Tropical Storm 305 17 JTWC
15th Aug 2012 15:17:15 N 19° 30.000, E 119° 0.000 31 102 130 Tropical Storm 290 17 JTWC
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16th Aug 2012 16:07:31 N 19° 42.000, E 114° 24.000 26 120 148 Typhoon I 285 ° 14 JTWC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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17th Aug 2012 18:00:00 N 21° 36.000, E 107° 6.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 JTWC
17th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 21° 0.000, E 110° 0.000 Typhoon I 111 139 JTWC
18th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 22° 0.000, E 104° 12.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC
Gordon (AL08) Atlantic Ocean 16.08.2012 16.08.2012 Tropical Depression 45 ° 83 km/h 102 km/h 5.18 m NOAA NHC Details

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Storm name: Gordon (AL08)
Area: Atlantic Ocean
Start up location: N 29° 54.000, W 55° 6.000
Start up: 16th August 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
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Report by: NOAA NHC
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16th Aug 2012 16:45:48 N 33° 18.000, W 53° 48.000 26 83 102 Tropical Depression 45 ° 17 1005 MB NOAA NHC
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17th Aug 2012 18:00:00 N 34° 30.000, W 46° 18.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
17th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 34° 36.000, W 50° 12.000 Tropical Depression 93 111 NOAA NHC
18th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 34° 24.000, W 42° 30.000 Hurricane I 120 148 NOAA NHC
19th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 35° 0.000, W 34° 30.000 Hurricane I 120 148 NOAA NHC
20th Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 36° 48.000, W 27° 0.000 Hurricane I 102 120 NOAA NHC
21st Aug 2012 06:00:00 N 39° 30.000, W 20° 30.000 Tropical Depression 83 102 NOAA NHC

Tropical Storm Gordon Forms in Atlantic

Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor – Aug 16, 2012 09:56 AM ET
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Tropical Storm Gordon before it fully developed
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured infrared data on Tropical Storm Gordon on Aug. 15, 2012, when it was still a low pressure system. The purple areas indicate the coldest, strongest thunderstorms and are areas where heavy rain is likely falling. It appears that there was a band of strong thunderstorms northwest of the center.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen

A low pressure system out over the Atlantic Ocean that has been watched closely by hurricane forecasters has now developed into Tropical Storm Gordon as expected. It is the seventh named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

As of yesterday (Aug. 15), the low pressure system was given a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, the blanket term for tropical storms, hurricanes and typhoons. Sure enough, the 5 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time update from the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that the system had intensified and was now classified as a tropical storm.

Gordon was the next name on the 2012 Atlantic season name list, which is set by the World Meteorological Organization. Lists are drawn up for seven seasons out and the lists rotate. Names alternate between male and female names.

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As of the 5 a.m. update, Gordon had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was located about 580 miles (940 kilometers) east of Bermuda and 1,600 miles (2,600 km) west of the Azores.

The storm is not currently a threat to any land areas, but it is moving toward the north-northeast and could threaten the Azores early next week.

Gordon is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours as it moves over warmer ocean waters, according to the NHC, and could become a hurricane over the weekend. Current projections though have it weakening into an extratropical storm (meaning it lacks tropical characteristics) before it reaches the Azores, though intensity forecasts that far out are highly subject to change.

The NHC update noted that Gordon is a small storm, with tropical-storm force winds extending out for only 25 miles (35 km).

If Gordon doe become a hurricane, it will be the third one of the 2012 Atlantic season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which runs the NHC, updated their forecast for the season last week, upping the number of storms expected. The forecast now estimates that there will be between 12 and 17 named storms, of which five to eight are expected to become hurricanes.

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Today Hailstorm Russia [Asia] Kemerovskaya Oblast, [Siberia] Damage level Details

Hailstorm in Russia [Asia] on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 08:42 (08:42 AM) UTC.

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[This event happened on 14th Aug.] At least 20 people were injured and more than 100 cars damaged in a sudden mid-summer hailstorm in a Russian Siberian town on Tuesday (August 14). The weather suddenly changed in the evening with wind bringing a torrential downpour of huge hailstones, some larger than chicken eggs. Witnesses said some hailstones reached seven centimeters in diameter. Town residents had literally to save themselves and run to nearby buildings to find cover. Big hailstones pierced holes in car windows, sometimes smashing the glass altogether. Meteorologists said they believed the sudden summer storm was caused by a sharp temperature drop from 32 degrees Celsius at lunchtime to just 16 degrees Celsius by the evening. The town is located in the Kemerovo region in Central Siberia some 3,800 km east of Moscow.
Today Flash Flood USA State of Kentucky, [Floyd County] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 08:31 (08:31 AM) UTC.

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Folks in Floyd County it came out of nowhere. “A downpour just opened up from the sky. I was traveling up the hollow, noticed that the water was coming down the hollow,” said Roger Varney. Varney says he was driving up Alum Lick Road and before he knew it he was trapped by rising water. “I noticed that I couldn’t travel any further up through there. I looked in my rear view mirror to back up, and I couldn’t get out. The water was up on the door,” he said. Melinda Hager and her dog came to his rescue. “The dog she was throwing a fit so I got up to check and see what was going on and a guy was sitting in my driveway and the flood waters were coming up. I knew he was in trouble if I didn’t get down there and open up the gate to give him room to come up in,” she said. “I was able to pull up into the driveway over here and save the car, keep from having to bail out of it. By the time it was over with the water was probably four or five feet deep in the road,” said Varner. People who live here on Alum Lick Road say this is the forth time since the spring the roads have flooded like this, and they say with just a little more rain they fear it could cause some major home damage. “There’s no creek bank. The creek is full. There’s just nowhere for it to go except out into the road and then into our yard. All you can do is stand and watch and pray that it doesn’t keep coming up,” said Hager. They say they are thankful this time the water receded before it caused any damage.
Today Flash Flood USA State of New York, [Brooklyn and Queens] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 03:00 (03:00 AM) UTC.

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Flash flood warnings have been issued until 5:30pm today for Brooklyn and Queens amid severe thunderstorms. And they weren’t kidding! Multiple reports from Twitter show that some pretty impressive flooding has hit Brooklyn. The photo above was posted to Twitter by Jezerfic and was taken on Woodbine street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I’ve also seen pictures from Williamsburg Gowanus and Park Slope.
16.08.2012 Flood Canada Province of Saskatchewan, [James Smith First Nation] Damage level Details

Flood in Canada on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 at 07:22 (07:22 AM) UTC.

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A state of emergency has been declared by the James Smith Cree Nation following continued high rainfall and flooding. Local officials are calling for increased assistance from the federal and provincial governments. The drinking water of nine homes has been contaminated due to the high water levels and some roads have flooded over, says a news release issued Tuesday by James Smith. The continued rainfall is adding to the problems caused by last year’s flooding, said the release. “The high rains are destroying what’s left of our roads and water systems, and this is creating dangerous health conditions for our people, especially very young children and our elders,” said James Smith Chief Wally Burns. “We’ve been trying to get assistance since the 2011 flood, but have so far received minimal support.” Last month officials with the provincial disaster assistance program met with band leadership. The program provided $110,000 to repair damage from previous years of flooding, but the band estimates $3.2 million is needed. James Smith is located about 180 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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Flooding in central Nigeria kills at least 28 people

by Staff Writers
Jos, Nigeria (AFP)


Make-shift homes of cattle dealers are submerged in floods at the Kara slum on Lagos -Ibadan highway, October 23, 2011. Many homes were submerged in floods and valuable properties were destroyed in Lagos following a torrential downpur that lasted for hours during the weekend. The floods that cut across some parts of the city was further aggravated by the overflow of the Odo Ogun River Basin, which has rendered families homeless and ignited traffic log jam in the affected areas. Photo courtesy AFP.

Flooding caused by heavy rains in central Nigeria has killed at least 28 people, with many others still missing, while also destroying homes, bridges and farmland, officials said Tuesday.

“I have counted 28 bodies and many people are still missing after the flood,” said Kemi Nshe, local government chairman for the Shendam district in central Nigeria’s Plateau state.

He said some 1,500 people were displaced from the rains, the worst of which occurred Sunday.

A Red Cross official in the area said relief workers were having difficulties accessing flooded areas, which he said included around five communities. He said heavy rain began Saturday night and continued into Sunday.

“Flooding has affected close to five (districts), and a lot of bridges have been broken, a lot of people have lost their houses,” said Manasseh Panpe.

He said a Red Cross team was able to visit one displaced camp so far where more than 200 people had relocated to.

“They need blankets,” said Panpe. “They need food, water.”

Last month in another area of Plateau state, heavy rainfall forced a dam to overflow, causing flooding that left at least 35 people dead and destroyed or damaged some 200 homes.

Much of Africa’s most populous nation has been affected by heavy seasonal rainfall, and officials have warned more flooding is likely to occur in a number of areas in the coming days.

The rainy season typically runs from March to September.

Also in July, at least three people were killed by flood waters some 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of the economic capital Lagos in Ibadan, an area of southwestern Nigeria where 102 died following torrential rains last year.

At least 20 people died from flooding in Lagos last year, while 24 were killed after rains inundated a neighbourhood in Nigeria’s largest northern city of Kano.

Nigerian officials have faced criticism for failing to put in place measures to mitigate the impact of the annual, often severe floods.

The largest cities in Nigeria are overcrowded, with many residents living in haphazardly constructed slums. Drainage systems are also often poorly maintained and contribute to the problem.

In 2010, flooding affected roughly half a million people in two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states.

Seasonal flooding also affects the west African region, with 2010 having been a particularly harsh year.

More than 300 people were killed in the 2010 rainy season in western and central Africa and at least 680,000 people were affected by the floods in neighbouring Benin, a country of some nine million.

The flooding also raises the risk of the spread of diseases such as cholera.

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Radiation /  Nuclear

Today HAZMAT Japan Prefecture of Fukushima, [Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in Japan on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 03:05 (03:05 AM) UTC.

Description
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday morning discovered possibly highly radioactive water on the first floor of the No. 4 reactor turbine building at its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The company believes the water leaked from a pipe that is transferring highly radioactive water from the basement of the No. 3 reactor’s turbine building. A TEPCO worker found the water on the floor of a power control room in the No. 4 reactor turbine building at 11:15 a.m. The company confirmed that the leak had stopped by about 1 p.m. after the radioactive water transfer was suspended at 12:20 p.m. According to TEPCO, a puddle of water about one centimeter deep had collected on the floor of the 350-square-meter power control room. There was no water leak outside the room, the company added. The water is estimated to contain tens of thousands of becquerels of radioactive cesium per cubic centimeter, according to the firm.

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

Dallas Approves Aerial Spraying to Fight West Nile

By By SARAH KUTA
DALLAS

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings on Wednesday declared the city’s recent West Nile virus outbreak to be a state of emergency and authorized the first aerial spraying of insecticide in the city in more than 45 years.

Dallas and other North Texas cities have agreed to the rare use of aerial spraying from planes to combat the nation’s worst outbreak of West Nile virus so far this year. Dallas last had aerial spraying in 1966, when more than a dozen deaths were blamed on encephalitis.

More than 200 cases of West Nile and 10 deaths linked to the virus have been reported across Dallas County, where officials authorized aerial spraying last week. State health department statistics show 381 cases and 16 deaths related to West Nile statewide.

“The number of cases, the number of deaths are remarkable, and we need to sit up and take notice,” Rawlings said during a city council briefing. “We do have a serious problem right now.”

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes could begin Thursday evening, depending on weather conditions. The state health department, which will pay for the $500,000 aerial spraying with emergency funds, has a contract with national spraying company Clarke. Clarke officials have said two to five planes will be used in Dallas County.

Dallas City Council members voiced concerns about aerial spraying’s health effects on humans and animals. Rawlings said the aerial dosage will be much lower than the dosage used so far during ground spraying. He also said aerial spraying recently has been safely used in California, Massachusetts and New York.

The city charter allows Rawlings to declare a state of emergency and request aerial spraying, but the City Council would have to approve additional action beyond seven days.

State health commissioner Dr. David Lakey, who participated in the briefing via telephone, reiterated the seriousness of the situation in Dallas, saying half of all West Nile cases in the United States so far this year are in Texas.

“There is a public health emergency related to West Nile right now,” Lakey said. “The risk of air-based spraying is minimal versus the ongoing spread of West Nile.”

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Climate Change

Forecast: Big snow in Eastern U.S. cities

by Staff Writers
State College, Pa. (UPI)


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

After a 2011-2012 winter that saw little snow, the mid-Atlantic and southern New England states will get a snow dump this winter, forecasters say.

Above-normal snowfall during winter 2012-2013 is forecast for the major I-95 cities including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, AccuWeather.com reported Wednesday.

“The I-95 cities could get hit pretty good,” forecaster Paul Pastelok said. “It’s a matter of getting the cold to phase in with the huge systems that we are going to see coming out of the southern branch of the jet stream this year.”

The presence — and strength — of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean are used to project how active the winter season will be, forecasters said.

El Nino warming of ocean water and the air above it causes weather patterns to change globally, and El Nino winters feature a strong southern branch of the jet stream across the United States, AccuWeather.com said.

When the strong southern jet stream phases with the northern branch of the jet stream, meteorologists said, big storms can hit the east coast.

Related Links
It’s A White Out at TerraDaily.com

Greenland ice more resistant to climate change than feared, study shows

by: J. D. Heyes
ice

(NaturalNews) The ice in Greenland appears to be less vulnerable than earlier believed to uncontrolled melting that some scientists and climatologists said would drive up sea levels and lead to a host of environmental issues, according to a new study that found a spike in loss of ice had declined.

Kurt Kjaer of the University of Copenhagen, lead author of the new study, said in a statement of findings recently in the journal Science that “it is too early to proclaim that the ‘ice sheet’s future doom'” due to climate change being imminent.

Researchers from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark wrote that they examined aerial photos taken from aircraft which showed stark glacial thinning in northwest Greenland between 1985 and 1993. They also said another spike in loss of ice took place between 2005 and 2010.

A wash of warm air

From that data some scientists, environmentalists and climatologists had concluded that Greenland could be headed towards a perpetual, endless meltdown of its glacial ice – a phenomenon many experts have attributed to man-made global warming.

In fact, in the latter part of July, scientists at NASA recorded an unprecedented warming event in Greenland, where – over the span of just a few days – nearly the country’s entire massive ice sheet began melting.

“You literally had this wave of warm air wash over the Greenland ice sheet and melt it,” NASA ice scientist Tom Wagner told reporters in describing the phenomenon.

The ice melt area expanded from 40 percent to nearly 97 percent over the span of four days, said NASA scientists, adding that three separate satellites recorded the occurrence that they have yet to be able to explain.

“When we see melting in places that we haven’t seen before, at least in a long period of time, it makes you sit up and ask what’s happening?” said NASA chief scientist Waleed Abdalati.

Until then, scientists had only witnessed a 55 percent melt. Even Greenland’s coldest region, which is also its highest, experienced melting; according to ice core readings, that hasn’t happened since 1889 and only occurs about once every 150 years, The Associated Press reported.

Many scientists and environmentalists have, for years, believed that man-caused activities have contributed to global warming, a debate that has been given new life this summer as record heat blanketed – and continues to blanket – much of the nation.

NASA scientist James Hansen said earlier this month that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through the 1980s was about 1 in 300, but that likelihood has increased to 1 in 10 today.

“This is not some scientific theory. We are now experiencing scientific fact,” he told AP.

Still, the results of the recent study by Kjaer and his team appears to have at least muddled the debate, for they do not jibe with earlier projections that Greenland’s ice caps – which would raise global sea levels by seven meters if all of it did melt – are on an unstoppable, man-caused course to extinction.

More droughts, heat waves coming?

“It starts and then it stops,” Kjaer told Reuters in reference to the periods of ice loss. “This is a break from thinking that it is something that starts, accelerates and will consume Greenland all at once.”

And, since the sudden melting phenomenon NASA witnessed last month, Greenland’s ice seems to be freezing again.

That said, Kjaer noted in the study that the polar nation’s ice sheet did not get bigger in the pause between the spurts of ice loss.

A panel of United Nations climate scientists still maintains that man-caused activities are creating warming conditions around the world. They say that’s being caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels, and that the activity will eventually lead to more flooding, rising seas, droughts and heat waves.

Sources:

http://www.reuters.com

http://www.usatoday.com

http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Solar Activity

3MIN News August 15, 2012: Sprites, Floods, Sunspot Analysis

Published on Aug 15, 2012 by

Earthquake/Solar Flare Watch: http://youtu.be/zd7Z6dmABf8 [August 12-18, 2012]
[EXPLANATION Video For Earthquake Watches] Last Quake Watch: http://youtu.be/SMiHsOYwdCs

TODAY’S LINKS
Sprites: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/seeing-sprites.html
STANFORD VLF GROUP: http://vlf.stanford.edu/
Reuters – Japan Flooding: http://youtu.be/Y-m8uh4Jbl4
Nigeria Flood: http://allafrica.com/stories/201208140218.html
Fukushima Butterflies: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/fukushima-caused-mutant-butterflies-scientists-07134…
Heat Bloom: http://weather.unisys.com/surface/sfc_con_heat.gif

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/

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

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

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]

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!]

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Space

 Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
4581 Asclepius 16th August 2012 0 day(s) 0.1079 42.0 220 m – 490 m 13.48 km/s 48528 km/h
(2008 TC4) 18th August 2012 2 day(s) 0.1937 75.4 140 m – 300 m 17.34 km/s 62424 km/h
(2012 OP4) 18th August 2012 2 day(s) 0.1039 40.4 300 m – 670 m 22.54 km/s 81144 km/h
(2012 EC) 20th August 2012 4 day(s) 0.0815 31.7 56 m – 130 m 5.57 km/s 20052 km/h
(2006 CV) 20th August 2012 4 day(s) 0.1744 67.9 290 m – 640 m 13.24 km/s 47664 km/h
162421 (2000 ET70) 21st August 2012 5 day(s) 0.1503 58.5 670 m – 1.5 km 12.92 km/s 46512 km/h
(2007 WU3) 21st August 2012 5 day(s) 0.1954 76.0 56 m – 120 m 5.25 km/s 18900 km/h
(2012 BB14) 24th August 2012 8 day(s) 0.1234 48.0 27 m – 60 m 2.58 km/s 9288 km/h
(2012 FM52) 25th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.0599 23.3 510 m – 1.1 km 17.17 km/s 61812 km/h
66146 (1998 TU3) 25th August 2012 9 day(s) 0.1265 49.2 3.0 km – 6.8 km 16.03 km/s 57708 km/h
(2009 AV) 26th August 2012 10 day(s) 0.1615 62.8 670 m – 1.5 km 22.51 km/s 81036 km/h
331769 (2003 BQ35) 28th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1585 61.7 240 m – 530 m 4.64 km/s 16704 km/h
(2010 SC) 28th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1679 65.3 16 m – 36 m 9.56 km/s 34416 km/h
4769 Castalia 28th August 2012 12 day(s) 0.1135 44.2 1.4 km 12.06 km/s 43416 km/h
(2012 LU7) 02nd September 2012 17 day(s) 0.1200 46.7 440 m – 990 m 8.16 km/s 29376 km/h
(2012 FS35) 02nd September 2012 17 day(s) 0.1545 60.1 2.3 m – 5.2 m 2.87 km/s 10332 km/h
(2012 HG31) 03rd September 2012 18 day(s) 0.0716 27.9 440 m – 990 m 10.33 km/s 37188 km/h
(2012 PX) 04th September 2012 19 day(s) 0.0452 17.6 61 m – 140 m 9.94 km/s 35784 km/h
(2012 EH5) 05th September 2012 20 day(s) 0.1613 62.8 38 m – 84 m 9.75 km/s 35100 km/h
(2011 EO11) 05th September 2012 20 day(s) 0.1034 40.2 9.0 m – 20 m 8.81 km/s 31716 km/h
(2007 PS25) 06th September 2012 21 day(s) 0.0497 19.3 23 m – 52 m 8.50 km/s 30600 km/h
329520 (2002 SV) 08th September 2012 23 day(s) 0.1076 41.9 300 m – 670 m 9.17 km/s 33012 km/h
(2011 ES4) 10th September 2012 25 day(s) 0.1792 69.8 20 m – 44 m 12.96 km/s 46656 km/h
(2008 CO) 11th September 2012 26 day(s) 0.1847 71.9 74 m – 160 m 4.10 km/s 14760 km/h
(2007 PB8) 14th September 2012 29 day(s) 0.1682 65.5 150 m – 340 m 14.51 km/s 52236 km/h
226514 (2003 UX34) 14th September 2012 29 day(s) 0.1882 73.2 260 m – 590 m 25.74 km/s 92664 km/h
(1998 QC1) 14th September 2012 29 day(s) 0.1642 63.9 310 m – 700 m 17.11 km/s 61596 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Technological Disasters

Today Technological Disaster USA State of New York, Brentwood [Prospect Drive] Damage level Details

Technological Disaster in USA on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 08:18 (08:18 AM) UTC.

Description
Authorities are now investigating the reason behind the explosion and the ensuing collapse of the house, but so far, they have not found any. The house was a two-story building that was located on Prospect Drive in Brentwood and it was razed to the ground due to the explosion. The collapse took place before noon on Tuesday and at that time several people were around the house, due to which the number of people injured was quite high. An 18-month-old toddler by the name of Rah-quan Palmer died in the collapse, while his parents, Christina Morgan, 23, and Rashamel Palmer, 28, were badly injured. Both Palmer and Morgan are still hospitalized along with their tenants, Calvin Harris, 23 and Irving Justiniano, 63.In addition to the occupants of the house, a State Farm Insurance agent and a plumber were also injured in the collapse because they were present at the house at that time to assess a recent claim submitted for flooding of the house. These two people are identified as 46-year-old Patricia Salegna-Maqueda and 48-year-old Michael Ray. A total of 11 people were injured outside the house. They include seven police officers, two firefighters and two neighbors. The injuries of the people outside the house were minor and they were released after getting treated from the hospital. One of the neighbors described a very tragic and chaotic scene when the house collapsed. “One of them came out, and his clothes were all ripped, his face was all bloody,” said Anthony Acevedo, according to a report by nbcnews.com. “The mother of the baby that came out, she was bloody and crying, and she kept screaming, ‘My baby’s in there, my baby’s in there.'”The firefighters promptly arrived at the scene to extricate people from under the rubble, but sadly, the toddler had already died when they got to him. The cause behind this house collapse is still being investigated, but it has been reported that the house was in a very bad condition and the owner had already been summoned for quite a few times for code violations.
Today Technological Disaster Democratic Republic of the Congo Province of Orientale , [AngloGold Ashanti and Randgold Gold Mine, Mambasa territory] Damage level Details

Technological Disaster in Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 05:23 (05:23 AM) UTC.

Description
About 60 miners died when a shaft in which they were working collapsed in a remote part of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN-backed radio station said on Wednesday. The miners were 100 meters underground when the accident occurred on Monday in Mambasa territory in Orientale Province. Authorities in the Central African nation were not immediately available to comment. Mining companies AngloGold Ashanti and Randgold operate in the region, which is known to be rich in tin and gold. Hundreds of thousands of people in eastern Congo make a living in artisanal mines, where safety precautions are almost nonexistent and accidents are common.

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

Today Biological Hazard South Korea Multiple region, [All coastal areas] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in South Korea on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 at 14:38 (02:38 PM) UTC.

Description
Holidaymakers and fishermen are worried about giant toxic jellyfish showing up in Korea’s coastal areas in record numbers this summer. A girl was killed earlier this month and more than 500 people have been stung by jellyfish in the seas around Busan this season. The southern resort island of Jeju saw more than 130 people stung. Although there have been reports in China and Southeast Asia of deaths caused by poisonous jellyfish, Korea was considered relatively safe from them. However, the scare is spreading following the recent surge in accidents, including the first death associated with jellyfish. “The number of jellyfish species that can be found in Korea is 124, and among them 100 are poisonous. Thus Korea is no longer a safe zone. Furthermore, the most frequently seen are Nomura’s jellyfish and moon jellyfish,” said Yoon Won-duk, a researcher at National Fisheries Research and Development Institute. According to Yoon, the one that killed the girl is most likely Nomura’s jellyfish. Last year, nuclear power plants in Scotland, Japan, Israel and Florida were forced to shut down because the free-moving animals were clogging the water inlets.The swarming of jellyfish has been predicted by many experts since early 2000. In 2002, Japan saw blooms of jellyfish in its coastal waters, and in 2009 Australian marine scientist Anthony Richard foresaw a near future in which marine biodiversity would be dominated by jellyfish. Experts give several causes to the somewhat sudden global increase of jellyfish, all of which have to do with the changing oceanic environment. Warmer temperatures caused by global warming, salinity changes, ocean acidification and pollution all help jellyfish thrive. “Not only higher ocean temperature but also overfishing and pollution have increased the jellyfish population. As the temperature rises even further, more jellyfish will be moving northward,” said Yoon. There are still some weeks left until the summer heat wanes, and in the meantime, beaches will still be the favorite destinations of people on vacation. If one is stung by jellyfish, a few measures can be taken to alleviate the situation. First, get the person out of the water and wash the spot immediately with seawater or running water. Do not rinse with vinegar unless stung by Jimble; it can reactivate stinging cells. Apply tetracycline cream to relieve itching and swelling and use ice packs to relieve sever pain or welts. Call 119 if the person displays signs of a severe allergic reaction.
Biohazard name: Nomura s Jellyfish invasion (strongly toxic)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

16.08.2012 Biological Hazard USA State of Texas, [Dallas County] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Wednesday, 15 August, 2012 at 03:14 (03:14 AM) UTC.

Description
Nine people have died from a West Nile virus outbreak that infected 175 people in Dallas County, Texas, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. The emergency was declared on Friday by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county’s director of homeland security and emergency management. “This declaration will expand our avenues DisasterNew assistance in our ongoing battle with West Nile virus,” Jenkins said. “While we are busy doing everything we can to keep residents well informed and as protected as possible, we need your help.” Jenkins also said that planes would be spraying insecticide over areas most effected by the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. He assured citizens that the insecticide is safe and that the planes will be precise in their spraying. Tarrant County has also received 146 reported cases of West Nile in the last few weeks. The county has not declared a state of emergency, though. Houston officials are warning residents of an increased threat of the virus. “Houston can definitely expect an increase in West Nile disease,” said Kristy Murray, an infectious disease specialist at the Baylor College of Medicine’s National School of Tropical Medicine, DisasterNews reports. “From mid-August through September is the big season here.”
Biohazard name: West Nile virus outbreak
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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Earthquakes

 

RSOE EDIS

 

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
18.06.2012 09:05:26 2.6 Asia Turkey Nizin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 08:50:39 4.8 Indonesian archipelago Papua New Guinea Amun There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 09:05:53 4.8 Indonesian Archipelago Papua New Guinea Amun There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 09:06:17 2.7 Asia Turkey Buyuk Aslihanlar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 09:06:38 2.5 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 09:06:59 2.9 Europe Italy Bastione There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 08:00:29 4.4 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 08:02:09 4.4 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 07:50:44 4.6 Asia Russia Yevreyskaya Avtonomnaya Oblast' Khingan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 08:00:53 4.6 Europe Russia Khingan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 07:35:26 4.5 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 08:01:14 4.8 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 07:05:44 2.1 North America United States California Lone Pine There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:35:39 3.0 North America United States Alaska Kasilof VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:55:30 2.3 Asia Turkey Mollakasim There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:40:25 4.5 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:55:53 4.5 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:56:16 2.9 Europe Greece Varia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:20:31 4.6 Asia Russia Kamchatskaya Oblast' Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:56:37 4.7 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:56:57 2.4 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:25:34 4.7 Africa Madagascar Faritanin' i Toliara Betanty VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:57:16 4.8 Indian Ocean Madagascar Betanty VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 07:45:35 2.1 Caribbean Puerto Rico Media Quijada VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:30:35 4.2 Middle America Mexico Estado de Chiapas El Encanto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:57:37 4.2 Middle-America Mexico El Encanto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:55:27 2.7 Asia Turkey Yuvacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:40:52 2.7 North America United States Wyoming Canyon Village There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 05:55:47 4.7 North-America United States Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:41:13 4.6 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 05:56:09 2.7 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:56:34 2.5 Asia Turkey Semerkoy There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:56:54 2.7 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:57:15 4.6 Middle-America Mexico Santa Clara There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:15:32 4.8 Middle America Mexico Estado de Chiapas El Encanto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 05:57:36 2.4 Asia Turkey Kopar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 09:07:20 4.0 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 08:01:40 4.0 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 05:57:57 2.8 Asia Turkey Ismetpasa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 04:52:30 2.8 Caribbean Puerto Rico Conde Avila VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 05:50:38 3.0 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Chavon al Medio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 03:00:29 2.1 North America United States California Niland VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 04:50:33 2.5 Asia Turkey Aydinlar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:50:24 2.5 Europe Greece Trizonia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:50:44 4.7 Europe Portugal Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:40:31 4.8 Europe Portugal Regiao Autonoma dos Acores Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 03:50:27 2.3 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 03:50:48 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:25:30 5.0 Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 02:51:05 5.0 Atlantic Ocean – North South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 03:51:09 2.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 03:51:30 2.2 Asia Turkey Bozyayla VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:15:38 4.6 Europe Portugal Regiao Autonoma dos Acores Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 02:51:31 4.7 Europe Portugal Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:15:59 2.5 Caribbean Puerto Rico Puerto de Jobos VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 02:51:52 2.6 Asia Turkey Fidenigulebeler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:52:14 2.4 Asia Turkey Guneyli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:52:35 2.3 Asia Turkey Kaynarca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 02:30:43 2.8 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 01:45:34 2.0 Asia Turkey Esenli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 00:30:33 2.1 North America United States California Desert Sands Mobile Home Park VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 01:46:35 2.6 Asia Turkey Basak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 04:50:59 2.4 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 04:51:19 3.8 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 00:45:33 2.1 Europe Italy Tramuschio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 06:57:58 2.3 Asia Turkey Karabogurtlen VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 04:51:40 2.5 Asia Turkey Kayadibi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:42:54 3.0 North America United States California Black Oaks There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 23:45:34 6.4 Asia Japan Kadonohama VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:50:37 6.4 Asia Japan Iwate-ken Shirahama VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 22:40:34 2.8 Asia Turkey Silopi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 23:45:55 2.8 Asia Turkey Silopi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 03:51:51 2.6 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:41:00 2.4 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:41:21 3.3 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:41:40 2.0 Asia Turkey Hunguvet VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:35:32 4.2 Europe Greece Perdhikkas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:45:42 4.6 Europe Greece Nomos )) (( Piraios Olimbias VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 01:30:31 3.2 Caribbean Puerto Rico Arenas VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:58:20 2.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:35:53 4.1 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:36:16 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Peot There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:55:39 2.6 North America United States Washington Redondo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 06:58:39 2.4 Asia Turkey Kultak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:36:37 2.6 Asia Turkey Karakuyu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:55:40 2.5 North America United States Tennessee Edwards Point VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
18.06.2012 07:20:34 2.9 North America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 20:35:31 2.6 Europe Italy Coronella VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 21:36:58 3.8 Europe Portugal Terreiros VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:35:51 3.1 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:36:12 3.8 Europe Portugal Terreiros VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:36:32 4.4 Europe Portugal Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 22:41:59 3.2 Europe Portugal Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:36:52 5.2 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga `Ahau There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 19:45:33 5.3 Pacific Ocean Tonga Hatou VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 20:37:13 2.5 Asia Turkey Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 20:37:34 2.6 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 19:35:32 2.4 Europe Poland Dziegielow VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:35:27 4.1 Europe Greece Kokkinoyio VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:35:55 3.6 Asia Taiwan Tung-fu-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:36:23 4.0 Asia Taiwan Tung-fu-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:36:43 2.3 Asia Turkey Dumurcu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:37:04 3.5 Europe Poland Piersna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:37:25 2.6 Asia Turkey Bahceyaka VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 17:30:36 2.2 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 17:30:56 2.4 Europe Italy Santa Maria a Potenza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 16:45:26 2.2 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 17:31:17 4.4 Europe Portugal Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 18:55:29 4.7 Europe Portugal Regiao Autonoma dos Acores Corvo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 16:30:30 2.7 Asia Turkey Kavakcali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 16:30:56 3.8 Europe Greece Kolimbia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 16:05:38 2.3 North America United States Alaska Lime Village VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 16:31:17 2.6 Asia Turkey Tasbuku VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 16:31:37 3.0 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 16:11:02 3.3 North America United States Missouri Linda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 16:35:39 3.3 North America United States Missouri Linda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 15:27:30 3.6 North America United States Alaska Kantishna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 15:25:27 2.0 Europe Italy San Felice sul Panaro VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 15:25:53 2.6 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 15:26:16 4.6 North-America United States Biorka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 15:35:30 4.6 North America United States Alaska Biorka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 15:26:37 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Cipancong VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 15:05:39 4.6 Pacific Ocean Tonga Falehau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 15:26:58 4.6 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Falehau VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 14:25:30 3.2 Europe Greece Platanos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 14:25:51 3.1 Europe France La Balme-de-Sillingy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:25:31 2.5 Europe Greece Elaia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:25:52 2.2 Europe Italy La Marchesa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:26:14 2.1 Europe Italy Ravarino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:26:33 2.4 Europe Italy Case Reggiani VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:26:54 2.9 Europe Greece Trizonia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 13:50:45 2.8 Caribbean Puerto Rico Costa Dorado VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 13:27:15 2.9 Europe Greece Trizonia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
18.06.2012 01:00:57 2.8 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Diamond Harbour VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
17.06.2012 12:25:23 2.7 Europe Greece Ayia Anna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 12:25:50 2.8 Asia Turkey Mahmudan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 12:26:15 3.9 Asia Taiwan Tung-fu-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:25:29 4.4 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:25:50 4.0 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 12:26:37 2.5 Asia Turkey Karakuyu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:26:13 4.9 Asia Taiwan 芳寮 There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. Vulkán 0 Vulkán 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:28:08 5.0 Asia Taiwan T'ai-wan Sheng Hsin-she There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 11:26:34 3.8 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:26:55 2.6 Europe Italy Quarantoli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 11:27:14 2.5 Europe Italy La Collevata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 10:20:33 2.4 Europe Italy L’Orlanda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 10:20:54 3.0 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 10:21:15 3.7 Asia Taiwan Liu-chieh-pi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 09:25:37 2.2 North America United States California Coso There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 10:21:37 4.8 Asia Japan Sekimoto-naka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
17.06.2012 09:30:40 4.6 Asia Japan Ibaraki-ken Yoshinuma VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 11:27:35 4.0 Europe Russia (( Vasil’yevo )) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 09:20:29 3.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 09:20:54 2.1 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 17:32:13 2.2 North America United States Missouri Point Pleasant VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 09:21:15 4.9 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Wainggori VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 09:21:34 3.0 Europe Greece Megisti VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 10:21:59 4.0 Europe Russia Baza VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

 

 

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Quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes 72 miles off Japan

TOKYO | Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:29pm EDT

(Reuters) – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

USGS put the quake 115 km (72 miles) southeast of Morioka on Japan’s Pacific coast, and 31 km deep.

The Japan Meteorological Agency put it at magnitude 6.1, and slightly deeper at 40 km (25 miles).

The quake was rated only 4 on Japan’s seven-point seismic scale, suggesting that no significant damage was expected, and no tsunami warning was issued.

(Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Volcanic Activity

Bukittingi, W Sumatra, June 17 (ANTARA) – Mount Marapi in West Sumatra province spewed volcanic ash up to 500 meters into the sky on Sunday morning.

“The volcano spewed volcanic ash for about 10 minutes starting at around 08.30 a.m.,” Mubarak, who lived on the slope of the volcano said on Sunday.

“The volcanic ash fell on around the volcano`s slope,” he said.

Before spewing volcanic ash, the 2,891-meter high volcano released white thick smoke as high as 50 meters from its crater, he said.

Since its alert status was raised on August 3, 2011, the volcano had spewed white smoke and volcanic ash almost everyday, he said.

The Bukittinggi Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) still maintains the volcano`s alert status at the second highest alert level.

“PVMBG still recommends keeping the volcano at the second highest alert status and declaring it off-limits to anyone climbing within 3 km of its peak,” PVMBG officer Warseno said.

The volcano has spewed thick smoke and volcanic ash almost every day since it began showing signs of increased activity on August 3, 2011.

Mt Marapi is one of the active volcanoes in West Sumatra. It sent out sulfuric volcanic ash 1,000 meters into the sky on August 3 last year. The ash fell onto a number of areas, such as Agam, Tanahdatar, Padangpariaman, and Padangpanjang.

The volcano last erupted in 2005.

When inactive, the mountains adjacent to Mt Singgalang and Mt Tandikek have always been a destination for climbers from within and outside West Sumatra. Also, every New Years, it is always crowded with mountain climbers. (ANTARA)

 

 

18.06.2012 Volcano Activity Mexico States of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level
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Volcano Activity in Mexico on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC.

Description
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano is showing more signs of activity. Nighttime footage from a permanent camera set up near the volcano showed it was belching out incandescent rocks and smoke. The National Center for Disaster Prevention has registered 68 exhalations of gas vapor and ash of medium intensity coming from the volcano in the last 24 hours. The volcano can also bee seen spewing ash in daytime footage. The volcanic mountain sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and Puebla with some 25 million people living within a 60-mile radius. Popo, as it is commonly known, has erupted small amounts of ash almost daily since activity began in 1994. Officials have not ordered any evacuations.

 

Volcano Activity in Mexico on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: VA-20120616-35460-MEX
Event type: Volcano Activity
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Central-America
Country: Mexico
County / State: States of Puebla
Area: Popocatepetl Volcano
City:
Coordinate: N 19° 1.429, W 98° 37.497
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

 

 

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  Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of , [Near the Golden Acorn Casino] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 05:02 (05:02 AM) UTC.

Description
Authorities are evacuating about 150 homes in eastern San Diego County as firefighters battle a wind-driven wildfire that has destroyed one structure. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire began Sunday afternoon in a rural area northeast of Campo and near the Golden Acorn Casino. It has consumed 200 acres of brush. Capt. Daryll Pina said the fire has destroyed one structure, but he hasn’t been able to confirm what it was. Officials shut down the road to the casino and patrons are being urged to stay inside. Meanwhile, a 2,200-acre wildfire that erupted Saturday in a remote area of Riverside County is 70 percent contained. Authorities say they expect full containment of the blaze burning between Beaumont and San Jacinto Monday morning.

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 05:02 (05:02 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120618-35476-USA
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 05:02 (05:02 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of
Area: Near the Golden Acorn Casino
City:
Coordinate: N 32° 36.455, W 116° 28.184
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [Between Beaumont and San Jacinto, Riverside County] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:50 (03:50 AM) UTC.

Description
Crews continue to battle a wildfire that has burned at least 2,200 acres of brush in a remote area of Riverside County. Fire department spokeswoman Jody Hagemann says Sunday that the blaze, burning steep terrain between Beaumont and San Jacinto, is not threatening any homes. At least 445 firefighters aided by five air tankers and five water-dropping helicopters have contained about 30 percent of the fire. The fire was reported Saturday afternoon. Winds moving at up to 20 mph helped the flames spread to 2,000 acres in five hours. Hagemann says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:50 (03:50 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120618-35474-USA
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:50 (03:50 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of California
Area: Between Beaumont and San Jacinto, Riverside County
City:
Coordinate: N 33° 51.404, W 116° 58.039
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Colorado, [Pike National Forest] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC.

Description
The fire burning behind Lake George in Park County is now 200 acres, and it is 0% contained. According to a park ranger for the Pike National Forest, the 11 mile canyon has been evacuated. That is between 150 and 200 homes. Everyone else in that area is under pre-evacuation orders. That means they must be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. County road 96 and 92 at Highway 24 are both shut down right now. That fire started around noon on the Indian Paintbrush Ranch. We’ve heard several reports from witnesses who say they saw someone fire shots, and that may have hit a propane tank causing an explosion. But, Park Rangers say they are still investigating what caused this fire. Among the evacuees, about 500 campers with Camp Alexander. They were at 11 mile canyon. The Camp Director tells us they are all safely out of the fire’s reach. Those campers are from all over Colorado, and out of state. They will have to stay the night at Woodland Park High School and/or Middle School. There are more than 40 firefighters fighting this fire, and witnesses say they have also seen drops from helicopters.

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120618-35471-USA
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:15 (03:15 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of Colorado
Area: Pike National Forest
City:
Coordinate: N 39° 11.031, W 105° 30.033
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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18.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire Greece Attica, [Keratea region] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in Greece on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:06 (05:06 AM) UTC.

Description
A fire aided by strong winds has burned several houses near the town of Keratea, 30 miles south of Athens, authorities said. Two firefighters have been injured, one with extensive burns, but no civilian casualties have been reported. The blaze started on Saturday afternoon on dried grass, apparently as the result of an accident and was spreading fast, engulfing four isolated houses on the outskirts of the towns of Keratea and Palea Fokaia and threatening others. Because of the high winds, two firefighting planes sent to help put out the fire were unable to operate and replaced by one helicopter and four newer planes, according to a statement by the fire brigade. It said 74 firefighting vehicles were operating on the ground. Firefighters called the situation “hellish” and said the fire will not stop until it reaches the sea, about three miles south-west. An old people’s home was evacuated and its 42 residents moved to a nearby resort, authorities said. At least three smaller fires were burning near Athens late on Saturday afternoon. One, in the district of Pallini, just east of the capital, started in dry grass and was threatening an ice cream factory. Vans outside the factory went up in flames. Two other fires broke out in the north-west and south-east corners of the southern Greek Peloponnese peninsula, requiring dozens of fire vehicles to rush to the scenes. The blazes were being fought one day before Greeks vote in a national election that could determine whether their indebted nation stays in the euro or leaves in chaos. The prevailing weather in Greece has been hot and dry recently and although temperatures have decreased somewhat, winds have picked up, leading authorities to issue warnings just hours before the fire broke out.

 

Forest / Wild Fire in Greece on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:06 (05:06 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120617-35461-GRC
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:06 (05:06 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Moderate Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
County / State: Attica
Area: Keratea region
City:
Coordinate: N 37° 48.477, E 23° 58.510
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s): 2
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Gale Warning

 

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HONOLULU HI
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POINT ARENA TO POINT CONCEPTION
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Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

 

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DENVER CO
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Storms, Flooding, Landslides

 

 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

 

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 Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Guchol (05W) Pacific Ocean 11.06.2012 18.06.2012 Typhoon IV. 15 ° 213 km/h 259 km/h 5.49 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

 Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Guchol (05W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000
Start up: 11th June 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 1,582.20 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
11th Jun 2012 05:06:01 N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000 19 46 65 Tropical Depression 280 8 JTWC
13th Jun 2012 04:06:56 N 9° 42.000, E 140° 24.000 13 65 83 Tropical Storm 280 8 JTWC
14th Jun 2012 05:06:12 N 10° 54.000, E 135° 6.000 24 102 130 Tropical Storm 270 13 JTWC
15th Jun 2012 04:06:55 N 10° 18.000, E 132° 6.000 15 148 185 Typhoon I. 255 16 JTWC
16th Jun 2012 06:06:36 N 12° 48.000, E 130° 6.000 17 185 232 Typhoon III. 340 16 JTWC
17th Jun 2012 06:06:54 N 17° 18.000, E 127° 42.000 22 241 296 Typhoon IV. 335 20 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
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Pressure Source
18th Jun 2012 04:06:05 N 22° 12.000, E 127° 24.000 26 213 259 Typhoon IV. 15 ° 18 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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Gust
km/h
Source
19th Jun 2012 12:00:00 N 32° 36.000, E 134° 36.000 Typhoon I. 120 148 JTWC
19th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 29° 0.000, E 131° 12.000 Typhoon II. 157 194 JTWC
20th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 42.000, E 139° 6.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
21st Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 41° 6.000, E 149° 30.000 Tropical Storm 65 83 JTWC

 

 

Talim (06W) Pacific Ocean 18.06.2012 18.06.2012 Tropical Depression 65 ° 56 km/h 74 km/h 3.66 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Talim (06W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 18° 48.000, E 112° 24.000
Start up: 18th June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
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Category Course Wave Pressure Source
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
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km/h
Category Course Wave
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Pressure Source
18th Jun 2012 04:06:37 N 18° 48.000, E 112° 24.000 13 56 74 Tropical Depression 65 ° 12 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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Gust
km/h
Source
19th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 18.000, E 115° 36.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
19th Jun 2012 12:00:00 N 21° 42.000, E 117° 30.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
20th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 30.000, E 119° 48.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
21st Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 28° 18.000, E 125° 54.000 Tropical Storm 74 93 JTWC
22nd Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 32° 42.000, E 133° 36.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 JTWC
23rd Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 36° 48.000, E 144° 48.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 JTWC

 

High Wind Warning

 

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Flash Flood Warning

 

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Flood Warning

 

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Flood Advisory

 

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Coastal Flood Advisory

 

BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
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Landslide in Chile on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:47 (03:47 AM) UTC.

Description
Nearly 30 people were cut off early Sunday by a mudslide caused by the torrential rains in central and southern Chile, police said. The mudslide occurred in Farellones, located a few kilometers (miles) from Santiago, the Carabineros militarized police force said. Snow and heavy rain caused the emergency situation at kilometer 4 in Farellones on the road to a ski resort, police said, adding that all the residents who were cut off are in good condition. Avalanches, meanwhile, destroyed an unoccupied vehicle in San Jose de Maipo, a city outside Santiago in the lower part of the Andes. Heavy snow has kept the Los Libertadores border crossing, which links the Chilean city of Los Andes to the Argentine city of Mendoza, closed, police said. Several ports remain closed as a precaution due to bad weather, but the weather service said the rain should ease Sunday night. The rains caused power outages and flooding in the Santiago metropolitan area, which is home to 6.4 million people, the national emergency management office said.

 

Landslide in Chile on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:47 (03:47 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: LS-20120618-35473-CHL
Event type: Landslide
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:47 (03:47 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: South-America
Country: Chile
County / State: Provincia de Maipo
Area:
City: Farellones
Coordinate: S 33° 33.679, W 70° 47.026
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

 

Today Epidemic Hazard India State of Kerala, [Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Wayanad and Palakkad] Damage level
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Epidemic Hazard in India on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC.

Description
Fifteen cases of Scrub Typhus infection, a communicable disease commonly found in southeast Asia and Japan, have been reported from various parts of the district. First reported from Malabar region in the state in 2006, the medical officials say that it is very difficult to know its symptoms mainly because in the initial stage it appears like a common fever. The disease which spreads through mite bite can be diagnosed only through blood test. “Scrub Typhus has been reported in Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Wayanad and Palakkad,” said M K Appunny, additional district medical officer. “If detected at an early stage then it can be cured by administering drug Doxycycline, used to treat Leptospirosis. But if the patient approaches doctor at a late stage then the chances of organ failure and death are high,” he said. The health department had organized a regional-level workshop for doctors from the six districts of Malabar at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital recently. The workshop imparted awareness classes for the medical fraternity including district medical officers and health staff to ensure early diagnosis of diseases. The Kozhikode wing of the Indian Medical Association, which started its campaign ‘no more fever deaths’, has started conducting awareness classes about the disease with the help of residential associations in the district. Elaborating the symptoms, K T Mohanan, public health programme officer, said the disease used to be found only in people living in the forest areas. Sore skin and bite mark on body are the major signs to identify the disease. Symptoms include acute fever, cold and joint pain.
Biohazard name: Scrub Typhus
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

 

 

Epidemic Hazard in India on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: EH-20120618-35472-IND
Event type: Epidemic Hazard
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Asia
Country: India
County / State: State of Kerala
Area: Kozhikode, Kannur, Malappuram, Wayanad and Palakkad
City:
Coordinate: N 9° 56.383, E 76° 15.600
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):
Infected person(s): 15

 

 

 

 

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Solar Activity

3MIN News June 17, 2012: IMPACT

Published on Jun 17, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Solar Magnetics: http://obs.astro.ucla.edu/cur_mag_na1.html
X-37B: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-x-37b-unmanned-space-plane-california.html
First Chinese Woman Astronaut: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/first-chinese-woman-astronaut-aboard-shenz…

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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]

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!]

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Solar System

 

 

 

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 3 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 3 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 7 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 7 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 7 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 7 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 9 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 12 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 15 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 18 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012 18 day(s) 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 14.19 km/s 51084 km/h
276392 (2002 XH4) 07th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 7.76 km/s 27936 km/h
(2003 MK4) 08th July 2012 20 day(s) 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 14.35 km/s 51660 km/h
(1999 NW2) 08th July 2012 20 day(s) 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 6.66 km/s 23976 km/h
189P/NEAT 09th July 2012 21 day(s) 0.1720 66.9 n/a 12.47 km/s 44892 km/h
(2000 JB6) 10th July 2012 22 day(s) 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 6.42 km/s 23112 km/h
(2010 MJ1) 10th July 2012 22 day(s) 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 10.35 km/s 37260 km/h
(2008 NP3) 12th July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1572 61.2 57 m – 130 m 6.08 km/s 21888 km/h
(2006 BV39) 12th July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1132 44.1 4.2 m – 9.5 m 11.11 km/s 39996 km/h
(2005 NE21) 15th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1555 60.5 140 m – 320 m 10.77 km/s 38772 km/h
(2003 KU2) 15th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1034 40.2 770 m – 1.7 km 17.12 km/s 61632 km/h
(2007 TN74) 16th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1718 66.9 20 m – 45 m 7.36 km/s 26496 km/h
(2007 DD) 16th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1101 42.8 19 m – 42 m 6.47 km/s 23292 km/h
(2006 BC8) 16th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1584 61.6 25 m – 56 m 17.71 km/s 63756 km/h
144411 (2004 EW9) 16th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1202 46.8 1.3 km – 2.9 km 10.90 km/s 39240 km/h
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Biological / Wildlife

 

 

 

  Today Biological Hazard USA State of Idaho, [Eastern area ] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:52 (03:52 AM) UTC.

Description
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture says two Idaho goats have tested positive for Q fever. Q fever is a contagious bacteria that affects, sheep, goats and cattle, and it can be spread to humans. This is not the first case in the state, but this is the first outbreak on record in Idaho. The ISDA is trying to keep it from spreading to more animals, or humans. “The Department of Agriculture received confirmation that two goats in the state had tested positive for Coxiela burnetii,” said Doctor Scott Leibsle of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. Coxiela burnetii is the organism that causes Q fever. “When we got the confirmation of the positive, we notified the owner of the goats and we immediately put the goats under quarantine,” said Leibsle. They caught the disease in a state screening. “You often don’t know your animal is sick until they abort their pregnancy, and typically, livestock don’t show any symptoms other than losing their pregnancy.” That’s also the time when it’s easiest to get and spread the bacteria. “The greatest risk for humans contracting the disease is the producers and people that handle livestock on a daily basis,” Leibsle said.
Biohazard name: Q Fever (Coxiela burnetii)
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

 

Biological Hazard in USA on Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:52 (03:52 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: BH-20120618-35475-USA
Event type: Biological Hazard
Date/Time: Monday, 18 June, 2012 at 03:52 (03:52 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of Idaho
Area: Eastern area
City:
Coordinate: N 44° 7.622, W 112° 12.202
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.06.2012 Biological Hazard Guam [Tumon Bay] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in Guam on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 16:32 (04:32 PM) UTC.

Description
The southern part of Tumon Bay was closed off to the public after reports of wasp jellyfish making their way into the area. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Pete Calvo said they shut down the beach areas between Hilton Resort and Spa, Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park and the Pacific Islands Club. The beach areas from PIC up north toward the Westin hotel are not affected. “We had five incidents of encounters. A couple of tourists who were injured had some vinegar applied to their stings. It was not serious. But we don’t want anyone who may be allergic to this type of sting to be exposed,” he said. The five cases were confirmed to have occurred at Gov. Joseph Flores Memorial Beach Park. The creatures are believed to have entered when it was high tide, Calvo said. Lifeguards continue to monitor the beach and Calvo said they would conduct an assessment to determine if they could open the affected beach area. “If we find that the jellyfish have not moved on, then we’ll close the areas again. But we’ll play it by ear,” he said. Wasp jellyfish, also referred to as box jellyfish, carry venom known to cause serious pain to people. Once the tentacles come in contact with human skin, they tend to stick. Removing them while the creature is alive is not recommended, due to the potential for a release of more toxins. If the sting is not treated right away, it can leave a scar.
Biohazard name: Wasp jellyfish
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:

 

Biological Hazard in Guam on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 16:32 (04:32 PM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: BH-20120617-35468-GUM
Event type: Biological Hazard
Date/Time: Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 16:32 (04:32 PM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Pacific Ocean – West
Country: Guam
County / State:
Area: Tumon Bay
City:
Coordinate: N 13° 30.817, E 144° 48.016
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
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Affected person(s):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.06.2012 Biological Hazard USA State of New York, [Sodus Bay] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:11 (05:11 AM) UTC.

 

Description
Recently a sampling crew found blue-green algae blooming in Sodus Bay. “I don’t think anybody wanted to go in the water anyway because it was like pea soup,” boater Bruce Arrabito said. Boaters like Arrabito remember summers like 2010. That’s when slimy algae covered the bay, some of it was toxic to people and animals. It’s a sight boater, Joyce Ebmeyer worries she’ll see again. “This is just the beginning stages, Ebmeyer said. “It was blue everywhere; it will probably get the same way.” Ebmeyer claims the algae from 2010 made her friend sick. “My friend had a reaction to it when she was here two years ago and she was wheezing and could hardly breath and a friend of hers had an asthma attack,” Ebmeyer said. Some marinas have strategically placed bubblers near the docks where blue algae form. Algae need hot, dry conditions, and calm water. The idea is to use these bubblers to prevent algae from forming. But that can’t rid the water of what’s already there. To do that, Ed Leroux of the group, Save Our Sodus says they’re looking at using Hydrogen Peroxide. “It’s worked exceptionally well in the Netherlands,” Leroux said. “It stops the algae bloom dead in its tracks.” That may be able to flush out this nuisance for good. Leroux says his organization has received several grants to take on projects to control and rid of the algae. It’s not known if the blooms in the bay are toxic. The results from samples taken Friday will be available sometime Monday.
Biohazard name: Blue-Green (cyanobacteria) Algae bloom
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:

 

Biological Hazard in USA on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:11 (05:11 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: BH-20120617-35462-USA
Event type: Biological Hazard
Date/Time: Sunday, 17 June, 2012 at 05:11 (05:11 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of New York
Area: Sodus Bay
City:
Coordinate: N 43° 14.877, W 76° 57.224
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

 

 

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Articles of Interest

Japanese PM fires up damaging reactor row

 

Members of a women's association shout slogans during a rally to protest against restarting the Ohi nuclear power plant's reactors.Protest … women rally against the reactors reopening. Photo: AP

TOKYO: The approval by the Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, for reactors to be restarted, ending Japan’s month-long freeze on nuclear power, has met with a mixed response, signalling damage to his political support.

Two reactors at Kansai Electric Power’s Ohi nuclear plant can be operated safely, Mr Noda said on Saturday after meeting three cabinet ministers who share approval authority.

The utility, which serves the $1 trillion economy of Japan’s second-biggest urban region, said it would immediately begin work to start one reactor.

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Japan is reopening nuclear plants that provided about 30 per cent of its energy before being shut after the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima station.

The decision followed a day after a deal was made with opposition parties to abandon some campaign pledges in return for agreement to double the nation’s consumption tax. Majorities in public opinion polls oppose both the restarts and the tax increase.

Local governments in areas where other nuclear power plants are located voiced support for the government’s decision and hope that reactors at their nuclear plants would also be reactivated.

”The government should restart the reactors as quickly as possible on its own responsibility,” a local official said.

But other local government heads reiterated their demands that the government make more efforts to secure the safety of nuclear plants.

More than 70 per cent of respondents to a Mainichi newspaper poll published on June 4 objected to a speedy restart of the reactors in Ohi. In a separate poll released June 5 by the Pew Research Centre, 70 per cent of Japanese said the country should reduce its reliance on nuclear energy and 52 per cent feared they or their families may have been exposed to radiation.

Bloomberg, Yomiuri Shimbun

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
17.06.2012 05:15:21 2.1 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:15:42 2.1 Europe Italy Medolla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:16:07 2.7 Asia Turkey Dalyan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:10:37 2.7 Caribbean Puerto Rico Sandin VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 05:16:31 2.4 Asia Turkey Rahimler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:17:59 2.0 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 04:15:22 2.3 Asia Turkey Alakilise There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:15:41 3.2 Europe Albania Luar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:16:51 2.1 Europe Italy San Carlo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:15:59 3.1 Europe Albania Merikaj VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:16:28 2.2 Europe Italy Porotto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:16:49 2.2 Asia Turkey Rahimler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:17:10 2.8 Europe Greece Olimbias VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 04:17:30 3.4 Europe Greece Kerion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 03:10:31 2.2 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:50:29 2.6 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 02:55:29 4.5 Pacific Ocean Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 03:10:50 4.5 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 02:15:34 2.3 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 02:40:39 2.5 Caribbean Puerto Rico Las Mareas VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 03:11:20 3.2 Asia Georgia Varevani There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 01:40:44 2.5 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Canon de Guadalupe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 02:05:33 2.5 Asia Turkey Yesilyamac VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 01:55:36 4.6 Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 02:05:55 4.6 Atlantic Ocean – North South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 02:06:18 3.0 Asia Georgia Vargavi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 02:06:39 2.1 Europe Italy Novi di Modena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 01:05:22 2.1 Europe Italy Vigarano Mainarda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 03:11:41 2.3 Asia Turkey Ayvali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 01:05:47 6.0 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Bolitoc VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 00:40:29 6.1 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Province of Zambales Bani VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 01:06:06 2.4 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 01:06:27 3.0 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 23:55:33 2.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Rancho San Isidro Ajolojol VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 00:00:29 2.2 Europe Italy Resega VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 00:00:50 2.8 Europe Greece Ayios Nikolaos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 00:03:12 2.4 North America Canada British Columbia Princeton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 00:01:10 3.5 Asia Taiwan Feng-hsin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 00:01:29 2.6 Asia Turkey Karaca There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 00:01:50 2.0 Asia Turkey Inlice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 23:25:43 4.5 South America Peru Departamento de Loreto Huitoyacu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
17.06.2012 00:02:17 4.5 South-America Peru Huitoyacu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 22:55:31 2.5 Asia Turkey Tasbuku VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 22:55:51 2.5 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 21:50:36 2.1 Asia Turkey Inlice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 22:56:15 3.8 Middle-East Iran  iran Chah Anjir VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 23:15:37 4.3 Middle East Iran Ostan-e Fars Esma`ilabad-e Korbal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 21:50:54 2.3 Asia Turkey Ovacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 20:50:32 2.2 Europe Portugal Ilha do Farol VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 19:50:33 2.6 Europe Greece Ayia Varvara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 19:50:53 3.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 19:51:13 2.2 Europe Italy Torre Tre Ponti There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 18:50:29 3.1 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 19:51:39 3.8 Asia Georgia Tsipori There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 18:30:31 2.0 North America United States Hawaii ‘Ainapö There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 18:50:55 3.0 Asia Turkey Osmaniye VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 17:50:34 2.8 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 18:51:16 2.6 Asia Turkey Uzungeri VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 18:51:36 2.4 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:25:34 3.9 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 16:00:41 2.1 North America United States California Hood Junction VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 16:45:34 2.5 Asia Turkey Bayburt VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 16:45:57 3.6 Middle-East Iran Gol Chehran VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
17.06.2012 05:17:21 2.0 North America United States Alaska Biorka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 15:35:42 2.8 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 16:05:38 5.1 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Marasu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 16:46:24 5.1 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Marasu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 15:05:38 2.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Dos A VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 16:46:44 2.7 Asia Turkey Harmandali There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 16:47:05 2.9 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 14:42:14 2.0 North America United States Alaska Susitna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 14:25:43 2.8 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California San Luis There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 14:40:29 2.8 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 14:40:54 3.7 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 14:05:33 2.9 North America United States California Desert Sands Mobile Home Park VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 14:41:13 2.9 Europe Greece Kato Kotsanopoulon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 13:50:43 2.0 North America United States Hawaii ‘Äpua (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 13:41:28 2.2 North America United States California Oak Glen VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 23:10:35 2.7 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 14:41:34 2.1 Europe Albania Bisak VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 23:10:57 3.3 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Pantanal VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 13:40:28 4.2 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Garantahbawah VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 13:40:55 4.7 North-America United States Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:55:35 4.4 North America United States Alaska Nikolski VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 12:40:33 2.2 North America United States California Coso There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 12:35:27 2.9 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:35:51 3.0 Asia Turkey Tonus There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:36:13 2.7 Asia Turkey Kayikli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:36:34 2.2 Europe Italy Bosellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:36:53 3.2 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:37:12 3.5 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 12:37:32 2.6 Asia Turkey Akgedik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 11:35:29 2.3 Europe Portugal Celas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 11:10:39 2.8 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 11:35:55 2.7 Asia Turkey Cukurhan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 11:36:18 2.7 Europe Poland Zagrodno VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 10:45:37 2.2 North America United States Alaska Ptarmigan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 11:36:38 3.4 Europe Romania Varlaam VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 11:36:58 2.3 Asia Turkey Catalcam VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 10:10:41 2.4 North America United States Alaska Skwentna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 10:30:38 3.7 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:30:26 2.3 Asia Turkey Bekdemir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:30:49 2.9 Asia Turkey Derebey There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:31:16 2.5 Asia Turkey Cukurhan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 11:37:18 3.8 Europe Russia Engel’-Yurt VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:31:36 2.6 Europe Italy Brucoli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 08:35:46 4.4 Asia Russia Sakhalinskaya Oblast' Khiva There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 09:31:56 4.4 Europe Russia Khiva There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 08:30:29 3.1 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 07:27:37 2.3 North America United States California Hoopa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 07:20:32 3.3 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 07:25:33 3.0 Europe Bulgaria Bogdanovdol VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 07:25:56 2.5 Asia Turkey Kabakali There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 07:26:20 2.8 Asia Turkey Gumusdamla VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 06:25:48 2.2 North America United States Nevada Pleasant Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
16.06.2012 07:26:41 2.6 Asia Turkey Karaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 06:20:35 2.9 Asia Turkey Basak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 06:20:56 3.8 Asia Turkey Petuna Harap VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 06:21:17 3.7 Asia Turkey Kavalli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 06:21:38 2.2 Europe Italy Scortichino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 07:27:02 2.5 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:32:19 4.7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Miangas VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
16.06.2012 09:32:40 4.1 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Bangsalsari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
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3.1-magnitude quake shakes North Texas

Happened just after 2 a.m. Friday

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) – Experts said North Texas has had a 3.1-magnitude earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake happened just after 2 a.m. Friday.

USGS said the earthquake was centered 11 miles north-northeast of Cleburne, or about 16 miles south of Fort Worth.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported.

On Oct. 20, an earthquake centered in Campbellton shook the area in the early morning hours. It reportedly rattled homes and caused faint tremors in Downtown San Antonio.

Preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit at 7:24 a.m. in the area about 50 miles south of San Antonio.

According to The Associated Press, no injuries or major damage was reported. Many residents close to the epicenter apparently did not notice any tremors, near Karnes City. Yet small vibrations felt in San Antonio did cause occupants to briefly evacuate a downtown federal building as a precaution.

Earthquakes are not common in Texas, and according to the USGS, Texas — along with several other states — has not had an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 or greater for at least 30 years.

The USGS site indicates the state has seen only one historic earthquake, which happened near Valentine and had a 5.8 magnitude.

Before that quake, a small earthquake on April 25, 2010 awoke some residents in a Texas town near Alice.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit an area near Alice, about 50 miles west of Corpus Christi, around 9:10 p.m. Saturday. No damage or injuries have been reported.

But numerous residents felt the quake. The Alice Echo-News Journal reports that calls flooded the Alice Police Department in Nueces County and the sheriff’s office in neighboring Jim Wells County.

A 3.8-magnitude quake was reported in Jim Wells County in March 1997.
http://www.wtnh.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=20361

3.1-magnitude quake shakes North Texas: wtnh.com

6.1 quake hits off southwest Philippines: USGS

(AFP) – 2 hours ago

HONG KONG — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the Philippine island of Luzon early Sunday, US seismologists said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) and hit at 6:19 am (2219 GMT Saturday) some 143 kilometres southwest of the city of Baguio and 181 kilometres northwest of the capital Manila.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire — a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.

In February, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the central Philippines triggered landslides that left over a hundred people dead or missing.

One fault line runs directly under Manila, a metropolis of more than 12 million people, and government seismologists have warned the city is unprepared for a major quake.

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Volcanic Activity

16.06.2012 Volcano Activity Mexico States of Puebla, [Popocatepetl Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Mexico on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC.

Description
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano is showing more signs of activity. Nighttime footage from a permanent camera set up near the volcano showed it was belching out incandescent rocks and smoke. The National Center for Disaster Prevention has registered 68 exhalations of gas vapor and ash of medium intensity coming from the volcano in the last 24 hours. The volcano can also bee seen spewing ash in daytime footage. The volcanic mountain sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and Puebla with some 25 million people living within a 60-mile radius. Popo, as it is commonly known, has erupted small amounts of ash almost daily since activity began in 1994. Officials have not ordered any evacuations.

Volcano Activity in Mexico on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: VA-20120616-35460-MEX
Event type: Volcano Activity
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 17:39 (05:39 PM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Central-America
Country: Mexico
County / State: States of Puebla
Area: Popocatepetl Volcano
City:
Coordinate: N 19° 1.429, W 98° 37.497
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano growing more active

XALITZINTLA, Mexico (KABC) — Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano is showing more signs of activity.

Nighttime footage from a permanent camera set up near the volcano showed it was belching out incandescent rocks and smoke. The National Center for Disaster Prevention has registered 68 exhalations of gas vapor and ash of medium intensity coming from the volcano in the last 24 hours.

The volcano can also bee seen spewing ash in daytime footage.

The volcanic mountain sits roughly halfway between Mexico City and Puebla with some 25 million people living within a 60-mile radius.

Popo, as it is commonly known, has erupted small amounts of ash almost daily since activity began in 1994.

Officials have not ordered any evacuations.

ABC News contributed to this report.
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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Gale Warning

EUREKA CA
POINT ARENA TO POINT CONCEPTION
POINT ST GEORGE TO POINT ARENA
MEDFORD, OR

Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

GRAND JUNCTION CO
SALT LAKE CITY UT
CHEYENNE WY
DENVER CO
BOISE ID
RENO NV
FAIRBANKS AK
PUEBLO CO
LAS VEGAS NV
ELKO NV
POCATELLO ID
16.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Utah, [Deseret Chemical Depot, Ophir Creek] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:16 (04:16 AM) UTC.

Description
The major wildfires that had been burning in recent weeks across Utah had been hemmed in as of Friday morning, but two new blazes broke by the afternoon. A fire that begin sometime after 5 p.m. off Highway 73 had burned 1,200 acres and was threatening the Deseret Chemical Depot. Cami Lee, spokeswoman with the Bureau of Land Management, said crews were making sure the fire didn’t get too close to the depot. How the fire, dubbed Ophir Creek Fire, started was still under investigation but it was believed to be human-cause. The Ophir Creek Fire was moving fast because of winds in the area. It was expected to be fully contained by 10 p.m., Lee said. Another fire west of Utah Lake prompted the closure of Redwood Road (State Road 68) in Utah County six miles south of Saratoga Springs. The road closure extended about 10 miles south. The Little Cove Fire burned more than 150 acres and grew with the help of 15 mph winds from the north, said Jason Curry, public information officer for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. Five people were cited the Utah County Sheriff’s Office for staring the fire by using prohibited exploding targets in the area, Curry said. The wildfire burned grass and brush and moved uphill, but did not threatened any structures, Curry said. The most immediate threat was the wind pushing the fire south toward some farm homes a couple miles away. Five fire engines and one helicopter responded to the blaze. Redwood Road was later opened, but fire officials were still in the area and cautioned drivers when traveling through. In other areas of the state, crews kept a close watch on the horizon for new smoke and flames going into what was expected to be a hot and dry Father’s Day weekend.

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:16 (04:16 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120616-35454-USA
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:16 (04:16 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of Utah
Area: Deseret Chemical Depot, Ophir Creek
City:
Coordinate: N 40° 18.971, W 112° 20.030
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

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Storms, Flooding, Avalanche, Landslides

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

MILWAUKEE/SULLIVAN WI
AMARILLO TX
CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

CHICAGO IL

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  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Guchol (05W) Pacific Ocean 11.06.2012 16.06.2012 Typhoon IV. 340 ° 222 km/h 269 km/h 6.71 m JTWC Details

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Guchol (05W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000
Start up: 11th June 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 1,207.45 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
11th Jun 2012 05:06:01 N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000 19 46 65 Tropical Depression 280 8 JTWC
13th Jun 2012 04:06:56 N 9° 42.000, E 140° 24.000 13 65 83 Tropical Storm 280 8 JTWC
14th Jun 2012 05:06:12 N 10° 54.000, E 135° 6.000 24 102 130 Tropical Storm 270 13 JTWC
15th Jun 2012 04:06:55 N 10° 18.000, E 132° 6.000 15 148 185 Typhoon I. 255 16 JTWC
16th Jun 2012 06:06:36 N 12° 48.000, E 130° 6.000 17 185 232 Typhoon III. 340 16 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
16th Jun 2012 15:06:13 N 14° 0.000, E 129° 36.000 24 222 269 Typhoon IV. 340 ° 22 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
18th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 23° 0.000, E 127° 30.000 Typhoon IV. 222 269 JTWC
19th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 28° 48.000, E 131° 12.000 Typhoon II. 176 213 JTWC
20th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 35° 18.000, E 139° 30.000 Tropical Storm 111 139 JTWC
21st Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 38° 48.000, E 149° 36.000 Tropical Storm 65 83 JTWC
Carlotta (03E) Pacific Ocean – East 14.06.2012 16.06.2012 Hurricane I. 315 ° 148 km/h 185 km/h 5.49 m NHC Details

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Carlotta (03E)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 9° 24.000, W 92° 24.000
Start up: 14th June 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 553.12 km
Top category.:
Report by: NHC
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Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
14th Jun 2012 05:06:49 N 9° 24.000, W 92° 24.000 15 56 74 Tropical Depression 305 10 1004 MB NHC
15th Jun 2012 04:06:33 N 12° 30.000, W 94° 42.000 17 102 120 Tropical Storm 330 14 994 MB NHC
16th Jun 2012 06:06:08 N 15° 54.000, W 97° 12.000 17 148 185 Hurricane I. 315 18 978 MB NHC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
16th Jun 2012 06:06:08 N 15° 54.000, W 97° 12.000 17 148 185 Hurricane I. 315 ° 18 978 MB NHC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
18th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 30.000, W 100° 0.000 Tropical Depression 46 65 NHC
19th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 100° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NHC
20th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 99° 30.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NHC
21st Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 0.000, W 99° 0.000 Tropical Depression 37 56 NHC

Flash Flood Warning

SPRINGFIELD MO
CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL

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Four climbers feared dead after Mount McKinley avalanche

By David Ariosto and Phil Gast, CNN
Rescuers search for the missing climbers on Mount McKinley.
Rescuers search for the missing climbers on Mount McKinley.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 395 mountaineers are currently attempting to climb Mount McKinley, official says
  • Of the 630 climbers already this season, only 234 have reached the summit
  • Four Japanese climbers are feared dead following an avalanche on Mount McKinley in Alaska
  • One climber survived after he was swept into a mountain crevasse and was able to climb out

(CNN) — Four Japanese climbers are feared dead following an avalanche on Alaska’s Mount McKinley, according to the National Park Service.

Park rangers are engaged in a search-and-recovery effort after the avalanche barreled down the western side of North America’s highest peak early Thursday, in a section roughly 11,800 feet above sea level, according to park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin.

“Given how long it’s been and how long they may have been trapped under there, it’s more of a recovery effort at this point,” McLaughlin said Saturday.

The five were traveling on McKinley’s West Buttress as one rope team, although the rope broke during the incident, officials said.

One climber survived the incident after he was swept into a mountain crevasse and was able to climb out, sustaining only minor injuries, the service reported.

Pakistani rescuers resume search for 139 trapped in avalanche

Hitoshi Ogi, 69, was unable to locate his fellow climbers and descended solo to the Kahiltna base camp and reported the event late Thursday afternoon.

The missing were identified as male climbers Yoshiaki Kato, 64, and Tamao Suzuki, 63, and female climbers Masako Suda, 50, and Michiko Suzuki, 56. All are from Miyagi Prefecture and are affiliated with the Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation.

“The avalanche that occurred could have happened to anybody,” McLaughlin said.

The climbers, on their registration forms, indicated their experience included climbing peaks in Africa and Asia, but not McKinley, she said.

Named after William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, the mountain’s summit reaches an elevation of 20,320 feet above sea level. The mountain is also known as “Denali,” an indigenous name meaning “the high one.”

“We did not ask Mr. Ogi whether they reached the summit,” said McLaughlin. “We presume they did not because the weather has not been conducive (the past week) for people to summit.”

According to the park, the team was descending Motorcycle Hill, a popular route, at about 2 a.m. when the massive avalanche occurred. The debris path was about 800 feet long and about 200 feet wide.

It is an area where avalanches are known to occur, but not of this magnitude.

“We never have had any avalanche fatalities in that part of the mountain,” McLaughlin said.

Geographer reaches Mount Everest summit

In May, a climber died after falling more than 1,000 feet down McKinley’s north face. The climber apparently tried to recover a backpack that had started to slide downhill before falling, the park service reported.

That fatality was considered McKinley’s first serious incident of the 2012 mountaineering season. Less than a week later, a 36-year-old Finnish mountaineer also died from injuries sustained in a fall during descent.

Of the 630 climbers that have returned from expeditions so far this season, only 234 reached the summit. There are 395 mountaineers currently attempting to climb, McLaughlin said. The season lasts from late April to early July.

The Japanese climbers were traveling at night, not uncommon during the summer solstice when nighttime skies are lighter and climbers want to avoid daytime heat and tricky snow conditions. The expedition began May 26.

Park rangers have an orientation session with all climbers before they attempt McKinley. The ranger staff works different elevations on the peak, providing additional information and assistance.

The Japanese consulate in Anchorage has been in contact with the families and assisted in translating conversations with Ogi.

  16.06.2012 Tornado Canada Province of Saskatchewan, [Plover Lake, north of Biggar and Wilkie] Damage level Details

Tornado in Canada on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:20 (04:20 AM) UTC.

Description
According to Environment Canada all tornado warnings in Saskatchewan have now ended. Funnel clouds were spotted in the west-central part of Saskatchewan and several of them touched down. Three tornadoes have been confirmed in the province in Plover Lake, north of Biggar and Wilkie. A tornado is a funnel cloud that makes contact with the ground. Earlier Friday there were tornado warnings in west-central Saskatchewan and Saskatoon. A few people said they witnessed funnel clouds in the west-central area of the province. “There was a white strip coming down out of the clouds,” said Scott Marshall, who saw six funnel clouds near Luseland. “You can see it, it starts swirling around, you can see it start curving and then you just see it go down and touch.” A high school science teacher in Major, southwest of North Battleford, said he watched the sky from the school’s front step while students were kept inside. “The length of it would get shorter, then it would get longer,” said Chris Williamson. “Then it would get skinnier, then a little bit wider again. There were kids that were driving around during lunch time that saw … ones that darn near touched the ground.” Juanita Dueck spotted several funnel clouds from her home near Unity, located about 200 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. “This one was definitely a funnel [cloud],” said Dueck. “As much of a funnel as you could ever imagine and just kept forming and forming. I watched it for 20 minutes, it was just amazing.” She said the school in her area kept the children inside until the storm passed. When Saskatoon was under a tornado warning, hospitals declared a code T, which means staff and visitors were asked to stay inside and patients were moved into the centre of their rooms. Emergency rooms were also cleared to make room for potential casualties. Environment Canada said around 1 p.m. CST on Friday that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes were imminent or occurring in the regions and people should take immediate precautions.

Tornado in Canada on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:20 (04:20 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: TO-20120616-35456-CAN
Event type: Tornado
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:20 (04:20 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: Canada
County / State: Province of Saskatchewan
Area: Plover Lake, north of Biggar and Wilkie
City:
Coordinate: N 51° 56.562, W 109° 46.368
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
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16.06.2012 Landslide Nigeria Anambra State, [Oko Community] Damage level Details

Landslide in Nigeria on Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:17 (04:17 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: LS-20120616-35455-NGA
Event type: Landslide
Date/Time: Saturday, 16 June, 2012 at 04:17 (04:17 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
County / State: Anambra State
Area: Oko Community
City:
Coordinate: N 6° 16.546, E 7° 0.410
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
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Solar Activity

2MIN News June 16, 2012: MAGNETIC STORM WATCH

Published on Jun 16, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Japan Nuclear Reactors: http://en.rian.ru/world/20120616/174071398.html
China Space: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-06/16/c_131657185.htm
Far-off Galaxy: http://www.mpg.de/5845675/galaxy_HDF850_1_starburst
India Water Crisis: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-india-capital-crisis.html

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]

NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/cme-based/ [CME Evolution]

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

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]

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!]

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Space

  Earth approaching objects (objects that are known in the next 30 days)

Object Name Apporach Date Left AU Distance LD Distance Estimated Diameter* Relative Velocity
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 3 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 4 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 4 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 9 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 16 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 19 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012