Tag Archive: Typhoon Mawar


Earthquakes

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Four Earthquakes in One Day: The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica Trembles

CostaRica Star

As of 10:20 pm (04:20 Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday, June 3rd, the Observatory of Volcanology and Seismology (OVSICORI in Spanish) of the National University in Costa Rica had reported the following seismic readings:

  • 02:52 – Magnitude 2.6 Richter at a depth of 12 kilometers, epicenter located 36 kilometers southwest of Estero Garita in Aguirre, province of Puntarenas.
  • 05:55 – Magnitude 3.6 Richter at a depth of 21 kilometers, epicenter located 173 kilometers south of Puerto La Playa in Golfito, province of Puntarenas.
  • 18:45 – Magnitude 5.3 Richter at a depth of 21 kilometers, epicenter located 21 kilometers southwest of Puerto La Playa in Golfito, province of Puntarenas.
  • 21:15 – Magnitude 6.0 Richter at a depth of 3 kilometers, epicenter located 428 kilometers south of Puerto La Playa in Golfito, province of Puntarenas.

All four earthquakes had epicenters off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and the seismometer at Puerto La Playa has been busy. The seismic events are originating on the ocean floor and have been increasing in magnitude, although no tsunami alerts have been posted.

As usual, the National Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica collected social media reports on the intensity of the earthquakes. No reports came in from the early morning earthquake, as most Ticos were peacefully cradled in the arms of Morpheus at that time.

The 6:45 pm earthquake, however, was felt by neighbors in Alajuela, Heredia, Aserri, Ciudad Quesada, Perez Zeledon, and other communities. Reports trickled in from Panama of greater intensity felt. Most of the reports surrounding the 6:45 pm tremor agreed that it lasted for quite some time, although the intensity was low.

The 6:45 pm tremor originated between the tectonic plates of Nazca and Coco, in the Panama Fracture Zone -an area of high seismic activity.

The 21:15 pm earthquake was registered by the United States Geological Survey at a 6.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, with an epicenter located 9 kilometers south of Panama. Scattered reports of intensity from that quake are trickling in.

The typically quiet Sunday night in David and Bugaba was disrupted by the quake, which some Ticos on the Paso Canoas side of the border also felt. No damages or injuries have been reported as of this time, although some people will probably not rest easy tonight.

New observations on the San Andreas Fault in Santa Cruz Mountains, Seattle Fault Zone

by Staff Writers
Los Angeles CA (SPX)


The 900-930 AD rupture is the only known large earthquake along the Seattle Fault, making geological records of prehistoric events the only clues to the earthquake potential of the fault.

Recent paleoseismic work has documented four surface-rupturing earthquakes that occurred across the Santa Cruz Mountains section of the San Andreas Fault (SAF) in the past 500 years.

The research, conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, with assistance from the California Geological Survey, suggests an average recurrence rate of 125 years, indicating the seismic hazard for the area may be significantly higher than currently recognized. The observations help fill a gap in data on the seismic activity of the SAF in northern California, particularly south of San Francisco.

Geologists Thomas Fumal and Tim Dawson conducted paleoseismic studies at Mill Canyon, near Watsonville, California. They documented evidence for four earthquakes, the most recent being the 1906 M 7.8 San Francisco event.

They conclude that each of the three earthquakes prior to the 1906 quake was a large magnitude event that likely ruptured most, or all, of the Santa Cruz Mountains segment, producing similar physical deformation as the 1906 quake.

In addition to filling in a data gap about the SAF in this region, this research adds to the understanding of how the SAF behaves, in particular whether individual segments of the fault system can produce destructive earthquakes and how often.

This study joins to a growing body of work that suggests the SAF produces a wider array of magnitudes than previously appreciated in the current seismic hazard models.

Seattle Fault Zone – 900-930 AD earthquake larger than previously thought
A fresh look at sedimentary evidence suggests the 900-930 AD rupture of the Seattle fault possibly produced a larger earthquake than previously recognized. The Seattle fault zone, a series of active-east-west trending thrust faults, poses seismic threat to the Puget Sound region.

The 900-930 AD rupture is the only known large earthquake along the Seattle Fault, making geological records of prehistoric events the only clues to the earthquake potential of the fault.

While a graduate student at the University of Washington, Maria Arcos looked at tsunami and debris flow deposits – both evidence of a paleo-quake – in the coastal marsh at Gorst, Washington.

She also identified evidence of at least three meters of uplift that preceded a tsunami, which was followed by a sandy debris flow from Gorst Creek, and suggests that the 900-930 AD quake covered a greater geographic area than previous fault interpretations.

The revised height and width of deformation caused by the quake may influence current interpretations of the Seattle fault’s structure. This study found a minimum of three meters of uplift at Gorst, which is double the amount of previous fault models for the same location.

A broader zone of deformation, says Arcos, may indicate either a wider zone of slip along the dip of the fault, a shallower dip or splay faults farther to the south.

“Timing of Large Earthquakes during the past 500 years along the Santa Cruz Mountains Segment of the San Andreas Fault at Mill Canyon, near Watsonville, California,” published by BSSA, Vol. 102:3. Author: Thomas Fumal, U.S. Geological Survey.

“The A.D. 900 – 930 Seattle Fault Zone Earthquake with a Wider Coseismic Rupture Patch and Postseismic Submergence: Inferences from New Sedimentary Evidence,” published in BSSA Vol 102:3; DOI number 10.1785/0120110123.

Related Links
Seismological Society of America
Tectonic Science and News
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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

Winter Hits Europe – Stockholm Has Coldest Day in 84 Years! Sweden Coldest Temperature In 20 Years!

By P Gosselin  

Parts of Europe are being gripped by unusual cold, even though the calendar says it’s meteorological summer. Now children in Sweden are finding out what snow is like – in June! Strangest warming I’ve ever seen.

Winter pounds Sweden – and it’s summer!

The English language The Local here writes that “Stockholm broke an 84-year-old cold record on Saturday, as the capital’s temperature only reached 6 degrees Celsius, the lowest June maximum daily temperature the city has seen since 1928.”

Indeed, you could be excused for thinking that the current chill is more like winter than summer. It was actually colder in the capital yesterday than on Christmas Eve. ‘The temperature was a degree lower than it was at Christmas in Stockholm, so it is colder. And it’s windier, too,’ said SMHI’s meteorologist Lisa Frost to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.”

Just two days ago The Local here reported that snow blanketed northern parts.

Residents in northern Sweden were forced to grab shovels rather than sun lotion on what was supposed to be the first day of summer, as much of the region was left covered in a thick blanket of snow on Friday. As much as 20 centimetres of thick, wet snow fell in parts of Västerbotten County, giving residents quite a shock when they woke up Friday morning.”

The mercury also dropped to minus 6 degrees Celsius in one town, making it the coldest June Sweden recording in 20 years. The Local adds:

The weathThree dead, six missing as typhoon passes Philippines
by Staff Writers
Manila (AFP) June 4, 2012

 

Three children were killed and six fishermen were missing after typhoon Mawar brought heavy rains and rough waters to parts of the Philippines, the civil defence office said Monday.

Two siblings were carried off by an overflowing river in the western island of Palawan while a seven-year-old boy drowned in a river east of Manila, the office’s deputy director, Florentino Sison, said.

A search is continuing for six fishermen on three separate boats who went missing after setting off before the storm hit, he added.

Thirty-two fishermen were rescued in rough waters off the eastern island of Catanduanes on Saturday after their boat ran out of fuel during the storm.

Mawar became a typhoon early on Sunday with maximum winds of 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour as it passed near the eastern side of the Philippines.

Although Mawar did not hit the country directly it brought heavy rains, particularly over eastern parts of the archipelago, raising fears of flashfloods and landslides.

As the typhoon moved away from the Philippines, the government weather station warned of “gale force winds” in the northern and central coasts of the country.

Mawar was 660 kilometres northeast of Manila just before dawn Monday, moving northeast at 15 kph.

Related Links
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A world of storm and tempester agency forecasts that the first weekend in June will feel more like the start of winter than the start of summer.”

 

 

 

  04.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [Sequoia National Forest] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:33 (02:33 AM) UTC.

Description
Afternoon winds are being blamed for helping a wildfire burning in a remote area of the Sequoia National Forest nearly double in size. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Denise Alonzo says the winds Sunday afternoon pushed the fire over control lines, helping it expand to more than 1,000 acres. Earlier Sunday the fire had consumed about 522 acres. About 250 firefighters are battling the blaze, which was first reported around 4 p.m. Friday. No structures are threatened by the blaze. The wildfire has crossed Lloyd Meadow Road, a dead-end road that provides access to two trailheads into the Golden Trout Wilderness area, a remote area that spans both sides of the Sierra crest. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials have determined it was caused by a human, though it’s not known if the fire was sparked accidentally.

 

 

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Storms, Flooding, Tsunami

 

  Active tropical storm system(s)
 
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Mawar (04W) Pacific Ocean 02.06.2012 05.06.2012 Typhoon I. 50 ° 120 km/h 148 km/h 6.10 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Storm data

Storm name: Mawar (04W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 6.000, E 124° 42.000
Start up: 02nd June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 736.43 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
02nd Jun 2012 01:06:01 N 16° 6.000, E 124° 42.000 11 83 102 Tropical Storm 315 12 JTWC
02nd Jun 2012 10:06:17 N 17° 12.000, E 124° 0.000 11 120 148 Typhoon I. 340 12 JTWC
03rd Jun 2012 06:06:11 N 18° 48.000, E 125° 0.000 11 167 204 Typhoon II. 20 16 JTWC
03rd Jun 2012 09:06:00 N 19° 24.000, E 125° 30.000 15 176 213 Typhoon II. 40 16 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
05th Jun 2012 15:06:02 N 27° 30.000, E 132° 18.000 43 120 148 Typhoon I. 50 ° 20 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
06th Jun 2012 06:00:00 N 32° 54.000, E 142° 54.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC

 

 

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Three dead, six missing as typhoon passes Philippines

by Staff Writers
Manila (AFP)

 

Three children were killed and six fishermen were missing after typhoon Mawar brought heavy rains and rough waters to parts of the Philippines, the civil defence office said Monday.

Two siblings were carried off by an overflowing river in the western island of Palawan while a seven-year-old boy drowned in a river east of Manila, the office’s deputy director, Florentino Sison, said.

A search is continuing for six fishermen on three separate boats who went missing after setting off before the storm hit, he added.

Thirty-two fishermen were rescued in rough waters off the eastern island of Catanduanes on Saturday after their boat ran out of fuel during the storm.

Mawar became a typhoon early on Sunday with maximum winds of 120 kilometres (75 miles) an hour as it passed near the eastern side of the Philippines.

Although Mawar did not hit the country directly it brought heavy rains, particularly over eastern parts of the archipelago, raising fears of flashfloods and landslides.

As the typhoon moved away from the Philippines, the government weather station warned of “gale force winds” in the northern and central coasts of the country.

Mawar was 660 kilometres northeast of Manila just before dawn Monday, moving northeast at 15 kph.

Related Links
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China braces for floods

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China may face huge flooding this year due to increased rainfall, an official said.

Floods have already occurred in areas along the Yangtze river tributaries this year.

The water level on middle and lower reaches of Yangtze was one to three meters higher than the historical average, said Wu Daoxi, in charge of Yangtze flood control office.

The Yangtze river valley was last hit by massive floods in 1998 when some 4,000 people died. The chance for large-scale flooding is significantly higher now, Wu said.

Precipitation levels are likely to increase by 20 to 50 percent above normal in Huaihe and Yellow river valleys this summer, Xinhua reported.

Authorities have discharged water from some reservoirs, including Three Gorges reservoir, to prepare them for storing floodwaters.(IANS)

 

 

 

  Tsunami Information
 
Pacific Ocean Region
Date/Time (UTC) Message Location Magnitude Depth Status Details
04.06.2012 03:22 AM Tsunami Information Bulletin South Of Panama 6.6 10 km Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsunami Information Bulletin in South Of Panama, Pacific Ocean

GuID: pacific.TIBPAC.2012.06.04.0322
Date/Time: 2012-06-04 03:22:51
Source: PTWC
Area: Pacific Ocean
Location: South Of Panama
Magnitude: M 6.6
Depth: 10 km
Tsunami observed: Not observed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsunami Information Bulletin in South Of Panama, Pacific Ocean

 

000
WEPA42 PHEB 040322
TIBPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0322Z 04 JUN 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 -  0315Z 04 JUN 2012
 COORDINATES -   5.4 NORTH   82.7 WEST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOUTH OF PANAMA
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.6

EVALUATION

 NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
 A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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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Nuclear

US, European nuclear and coal-fired electrical plants vulnerable to climate change: study

 

Warmer water and reduced river flows in the United States and Europe in recent years have led to reduced production, or temporary shutdown, of several thermoelectric power plants. For instance, the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama had to shut down more than once last summer because the Tennessee River’s water was too warm to use it for cooling.

A study by European and University of Washington scientists published today in Nature Climate Change projects that in the next 50 years warmer water and lower flows will lead to more such power disruptions. The authors predict that thermoelectric power generating capacity from 2031 to 2060 will decrease by between 4 and 16 percent in the U.S. and 6 to 19 percent in Europe due to lack of cooling water. The likelihood of extreme drops in power generation—complete or almost-total shutdowns—is projected to almost triple.

“This study suggests that our reliance on thermal cooling is something that we’re going to have to revisit,” said co-author Dennis Lettenmaier, a UW professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Thermoelectric plants, which use nuclear or fossil fuels to heat water into steam that turns a turbine, supply more than 90 percent of U.S. electricity and account for 40 percent of the nation’s freshwater usage. In Europe, these plants supply three-quarters of the electricity and account for about half of the freshwater use.

While much of this water is “recycled,” the power plants rely on consistent volumes of water, at a particular temperature, to prevent the turbines from overheating.

Reduced water availability and warmer water, caused by increasing air temperatures associated with climate change, mean higher electricity costs and less reliability.

While plants with cooling towers will be affected, results show older plants that rely on “once-through cooling” are the most vulnerable. These plants pump water directly from rivers or lakes to cool the turbines before returning the water to its source, and require high flow volumes.

The study projects the most significant U.S. effects at power plants situated inland on major rivers in the Southeast that use once-through cooling, such as the Browns Ferry plant in Alabama and the New Madrid coal-fired plant in southeastern Missouri.

“The worst-case scenarios in the Southeast come from heat waves where you need the power for air conditioning,” Lettenmaier said. “If you have really high power demand and the river temperature’s too high so you need to shut your power plant down, you have a problem.”
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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

 

 

2 04.06.2012 Epidemic Hazard China Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Damage level
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Epidemic Hazard in China on Saturday, 02 June, 2012 at 07:00 (07:00 AM) UTC.

Description
HONG Kong hospitals are on alert after a two-year-old boy was confirmed to have contracted bird flu. The boy was admitted to hospital a week ago with convulsions after arriving from the southern Chinese city of Guangdong. The Centre for Health Protection said he had tested positive for the AH5 strain of bird flu. More tests were being conducted to determine whether it is the deadly H5N1 sub-strain of the virus, which has been responsible for 356 deaths since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. The boy is being treated in isolation and is described as being in a stable condition.
Biohazard name: A/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

 

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Solar Activity

2MIN News June4: Earth Shakes, Major Spaceweather Afoot

Published on Jun 4, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Venus Ring of Fire: http://youtu.be/ZsmnzFwHUzY
Nuclear Climate Change: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-european-energy-vulnerable-climate.html
EU Money: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/04/us-eurozone-union-idUSBRE85207J2012…
Arsenic/Pregnancy: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531200820.htm

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
(2012 KN18) 05th June 2012 0 day(s) 0.0425 16.6 31 m – 70 m 10.17 km/s 36612 km/h
(2008 MG1) 05th June 2012 0 day(s) 0.1268 49.3 290 m – 640 m 22.32 km/s 80352 km/h
(2009 LE) 06th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1150 44.8 50 m – 110 m 13.61 km/s 48996 km/h
(2006 SG7) 06th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.0857 33.4 71 m – 160 m 16.47 km/s 59292 km/h
(2001 LB) 07th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.0729 28.4 200 m – 450 m 11.56 km/s 41616 km/h
(2012 JU11) 09th June 2012 4 day(s) 0.0736 28.6 27 m – 60 m 3.80 km/s 13680 km/h
(2012 GX11) 10th June 2012 5 day(s) 0.1556 60.5 170 m – 380 m 6.38 km/s 22968 km/h
(2012 KM11) 14th June 2012 9 day(s) 0.0942 36.7 30 m – 67 m 5.92 km/s 21312 km/h
(2012 HN40) 15th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 13.79 km/s 49644 km/h
(2002 AC) 16th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 26.71 km/s 96156 km/h
137120 (1999 BJ8) 16th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 14.88 km/s 53568 km/h
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 15 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 16 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 16 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 20 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 20 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 20 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 20 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 21 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 22 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 23 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 23 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 25 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Articles of Interest

 

1 05.06.2012 Environment Pollution Russia [Asia] Nenets Autonomous Okrug, [Trebs oil field, Timan-Pechora Basin] Damage level
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Environment Pollution in Russia [Asia] on Monday, 23 April, 2012 at 13:40 (01:40 PM) UTC.

Description
Russian authorities said they were able to control an oil spill from the Trebs oil field in the arctic two days after a leak was reported. “An accident occurred at the oilfield at 5:30 p.m. Moscow time on Friday, oil began rushing,” a spokesman for the regional Emergencies Ministry was quoted by Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti as saying. “Rescuers arrived on Saturday and the rush of oil was terminated on Sunday.” Trebs and the nearby Titov deposits are among the most lucrative in a region just south of the Pechora Sea. Moscow estimates the region contains as much as 1 billion barrels of oil. Russian energy company Lukoil has invested about $1 billion to develop the region. It signed an agreement last year with Russian oil company Bashneft to develop the fields. The Russian report didn’t provide a spill volume or indicate how the spill was controlled. There was no fire reported and nobody was injured.

 

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Safe’ Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water Found to Compromise Pregnant/Lactating Mothers, Offspring

ScienceDaily (May 31, 2012) — Exposure to arsenic in drinking water at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently deems as safe in the United States (10 parts per billion) induces adverse health outcomes in pregnant and lactating mice and their offspring, concludes a study led by Joshua Hamilton of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Courtney Kozul-Horvath at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.


The team is part of the Dartmouth Superfund Research Program on Toxic Metals.

Pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers who consumed low levels (10 ppb) of arsenic in their drinking water, the scientists found, exhibited significant disruption in their lipid metabolism, leading to diminished nutrients in their blood and in their breast milk. As a result, their offspring showed significant growth and development deficits during the postnatal period before weaning. Birth outcomes such as litter size and length of gestation were unaffected.

“The pups were essentially malnourished; they were small and underdeveloped,” Hamilton says. Once the pups were switched to milk from a mother who had not consumed arsenic, their growth deficits reversed, although only the males fully caught up with the pups that had had no arsenic exposure.

The U.S. EPA recently lowered the Maximum Contaminant Level for arsenic to 10 ppb in public water supplies — a regulated level that is considered “safe” for a lifetime of exposure — yet concentrations of 100 ppb and higher are commonly found in private, unregulated well water in regions where arsenic is geologically abundant, including upper New England (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine), Florida, and large parts of the Upper Midwest, the Southwest, and the Rocky Mountains.

“This study raises a couple of issues. First, we have to think again about whether 10 ppb arsenic as a U.S. drinking water standard is safe and protective of human health,” says Hamilton, who is the MBL’s chief academic and scientific officer and a senior scientist in the MBL Bay Paul Center.

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Peru needs glacier loss monitoring: dire UN warning

by Staff Writers
Lima (AFP)

 

Peru needs a permanent monitoring system to gauge Andean mountain glacier shrinkage caused by global warming, and its effect on people who depend on the ice for water, UN experts warned.

“We have spoken with Peruvian government institutions, and there is no sufficient monitoring system to tell us the current trend in glacier shrinkage, and its consequences,” said Anil Mishra, a UNESCO specialist in hydrological systems.

Mishra took part this week in a conference called “Impact of Glacier Retreat in the Andes” with Thomas Shaaf, of Germany, who leads the UNESCO biodiversity science department. It aimed to deliver policy recommendations to regional governments.

“We are in Peru to work with scientists from the region, with their specialists, to identify and understand the process of glacier shrinkage,” Mishra added.

Experts say the monitoring system should include scientists, high-tech equipment and hydrologists to identify the degree of ice melting, the degree to which rivers fed by them are losing water supplies; and which down-mountain areas will be affected by the loss of water supplies and how much.

“In the Andes, runoff from glaciated basins is an important element of the regional water budget, and is essential to the integrity of mountain ecosystems,” UNESCO said in a statement on the gathering last week.

A 2009 World Bank report said that in the last 35 years, Peru’s glaciers have shrunk by 22 percent, leading to a 12 percent loss in the amount of fresh water reaching the coast, home to most of the desert country’s citizens who depend on the water supplies downstream.

And the local Glacier Science Office has reported that the glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru, the highest tropical mountain chain in the world, have shrunk by 30 percent in the past 40 years due to climate change.

“The scientific community and governments have got to understand what the consequences will be for river systems when the glaciers no longer exist,” Mishra warned.

Shaaf added that with the passing years there is less snow falling on the high mountains even as the ice is shrinking “and so less water is going into river systems, even if the population has not felt it yet.

Many scientists believe that with climate change, rain cycles will speed up and rains will be heavier in tropical and already wet areas but that dry and semiarid areas will see less and less precipitation.

Peru’s population is almost 30 million.

Related Links
Beyond the Ice Age

 

Unmanned NASA Storm Sentinels set for Hurricane Study

by Rob Gutro for Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt MD (SPX)


NASA’s Global Hawk soars aloft from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The NASA Global Hawk is well-suited for hurricane investigations because it can over-fly hurricanes at altitudes greater than 60,000 feet with flight durations of up to 28 hours – something piloted aircraft would find nearly impossible to do. Photo: ED-10-0233-22 Credit: NASA/Tony Landis.

Ah, June. It marks the end of school, the start of summer…and the official start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which got off to an early start in May with the formation of Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters are calling for a near-normal hurricane season this year.

But whether the season turns out to be wild or wimpy, understanding what makes these ferocious storms form and rapidly intensify is a continuing area of scientific research, and is the focus of the NASA-led Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission that kicks off this summer.

Beginning in late August through early October and continuing for the next several years during the Atlantic hurricane season, NASA will dispatch two unmanned aircraft equipped with specialized instruments high above tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

These “severe storm sentinels” will investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will join several other NASA centers and numerous federal and university partners in the HS3 mission.

The autonomously-flown NASA Global Hawk aircraft are well-suited for hurricane investigations. They can over-fly hurricanes at altitudes greater than 18,300 meters (60,000 feet), and fly up to 28 hours at a time – something piloted aircraft would find nearly impossible to do.

Global Hawks were used in the agency’s 2010 Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) hurricane mission and the Global Hawk Pacific (GloPac) environmental science mission.

The Global Hawks will deploy from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and are based at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

“Hurricane intensity can be very hard to predict because of an insufficient understanding of how clouds and wind patterns within a storm interact with the storm’s environment,” said Scott Braun, HS3 mission principal investigator and research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

“HS3 seeks to improve our understanding of these processes by taking advantage of the surveillance capabilities of the Global Hawk along with measurements from a suite of advanced instruments.

“One aircraft will sample the environment of storms while the other will measure eyewall and rainband winds and precipitation,” Braun continued. HS3 will examine the large-scale environment that tropical storms form in and move through and how that environment affects the inner workings of the storms.

HS3 will address the controversial role of the hot, dry and dusty Saharan Air Layer in tropical storm formation and intensification. Past studies have suggested the layer can both favor and suppress intensification.

In addition, HS3 will examine the extent to which deep convection in the inner-core region of storms is a key driver of intensity change or just a response to storms finding favorable sources of energy.

JPL’s High-Altitude Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Sounding Radiometer (HAMSR) microwave sounder instrument will be one of a set of instruments aboard the Global Hawk that will focus on the inner region of the storms.

Most of these instruments represent advanced technology developed by NASA that in some cases are precursors to sensors planned for future NASA satellite missions.

HAMSR, an advanced water vapor sensor, analyzes the heat radiation emitted by oxygen and water molecules in the atmosphere to determine their density and temperature.

The instrument operates at microwave frequencies that can penetrate clouds, enabling it to determine temperature, humidity and cloud structure under all weather conditions. This capability is critical for studying atmospheric processes associated with bad weather, like the conditions present during hurricanes.

 

Related Links
HS3 Mission
NASA’s hurricane research
NASA’s Airborne Science Program
Global Hawks at NASA
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest

 

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Earthquakes

 

RSOE EDIS

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
04.06.2012 10:50:33 3.0 Asia Turkey Alakilise There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 11:15:42 4.6 South America Peru Departamento de Piura El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 10:50:54 2.5 Europe Italy La Pettenella VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:40:42 2.3 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 10:51:15 3.4 Asia Turkey Buyukbaskoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:51:34 2.0 Asia Turkey Seyhcakir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 11:20:54 3.4 Caribbean U.S. Virgin Islands Bordeaux (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 10:51:54 2.4 Europe Italy Novi di Modena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:52:17 2.4 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:52:36 2.2 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:45:34 3.2 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:45:54 2.8 Europe Italy Coazze VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:52:58 3.0 Middle-East Lebanon Aayoun Orghoush VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:46:16 3.4 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:46:37 3.8 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:15:45 4.7 Asia Japan Kumamoto-ken Yutorino There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 09:46:57 4.7 Asia Japan Yutorino There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
04.06.2012 10:53:19 3.3 Middle-East Lebanon Balaais VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 09:10:38 3.0 Caribbean U.S. Virgin Islands Hams Bay VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 08:45:25 2.6 Asia Turkey Gozeli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 08:45:51 2.4 Asia Turkey Avcicayiri VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:40:35 2.5 Europe Italy Resega VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:40:56 2.5 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:35:33 4.7 Middle America Guatemala Departamento de Escuintla El Laberinto There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 07:42:23 4.7 Middle-America Guatemala El Laberinto There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:10:28 2.1 North America United States California Pizona There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 07:00:34 2.2 North America United States Alaska May Creek There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 07:42:46 2.3 Europe Italy Moglia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:43:07 2.6 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:43:29 2.7 Europe Italy La Collevata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:43:50 3.0 Europe Romania Varlaam VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:40:30 2.1 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:40:49 3.9 Middle-East Iran Dahaneh-ye Shur VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:41:07 2.0 Europe Italy Finale Emilia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:43:13 2.5 North America United States California Aspen Springs There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 06:41:28 2.2 Europe Greece Chatzistamoulides VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:40:03 2.1 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:40:33 5.8 South-America Peru El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:35:33 6.6 Middle America Panama Provincia de Veraguas El Trapiche VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 05:25:36 6.6 South America Peru Departamento de Piura El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 05:40:54 2.2 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:41:20 2.4 Europe Italy Bosellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:41:41 2.6 Asia Turkey Cavus VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:42:01 3.2 Europe Greece Sarti VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:41:48 2.4 Europe Italy Melara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:42:11 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:40:39 2.5 Europe Italy Bosellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:41:00 2.2 Europe Italy Rovereto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:10:28 2.3 North America United States Alaska Ninilchik VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 10:53:40 2.3 Europe Greece Ovria VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:41:20 2.7 Europe Italy Casate Raffa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:41:41 2.5 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:35:38 2.9 Europe Italy Medesano VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 06:42:30 2.5 Europe Greece Ydroussa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:35:59 2.1 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:36:21 2.4 Europe Italy La Pettenella VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:36:42 2.1 Europe Italy Novi di Modena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:37:01 5.9 Middle-America Panama La Galera VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:05:31 6.6 South America Peru Departamento de Piura El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:55:33 6.6 South America Peru Departamento de Piura El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 03:37:22 2.5 Europe Italy Moglia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:37:43 2.2 Europe Italy Santa Bianca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 02:35:34 2.1 Europe Italy San Giovanni VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 02:40:30 5.0 Pacific Ocean – West New Caledonia Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies Kurin VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 03:38:05 5.0 Pacific Ocean – West New Caledonia Kurin VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 02:35:53 2.3 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 01:40:40 2.1 North America United States California Aspen Springs There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 01:41:05 4.3 Asia India State of Jammu and Kashmir Hai-chi-lan-chia There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 03:38:27 4.3 Asia China Omxa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 01:20:34 2.3 North America United States California Mountain Center VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:36:15 2.5 Europe Albania Serice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 23:21:15 5.3 Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:36:35 2.5 Europe Italy Renazzo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 23:01:36 3.3 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County New Brighton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
04.06.2012 02:36:53 2.0 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 02:37:12 2.2 Europe Italy Sant’Arcangelo Trimonte There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 03:38:45 3.2 Europe Greece Mithymna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 04:42:03 3.5 Europe Bulgaria Golyamo Belovo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 05:42:46 2.5 Asia Turkey Cakillar There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 22:02:26 2.6 North America United States California Pinnacles VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 22:02:45 2.7 North America United States California Petrolia VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:37:33 2.5 Europe Italy Resega VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 02:37:54 3.4 Europe Albania Jerme VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
04.06.2012 07:44:12 4.9 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 21:34:39 4.8 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:38:16 2.7 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 21:30:38 4.5 South America Chile Region de Antofagasta Sargento Aldea VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 02:38:35 4.5 South-America Chile Sargento Aldea VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 21:20:31 2.2 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:55:47 3.1 North America United States Alaska Nuchek VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
04.06.2012 04:42:30 2.3 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 21:20:57 2.5 Europe Italy Cerreto di Spoleto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 21:21:18 2.6 Asia Turkey Asagitirtar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:20:25 3.8 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:20:47 3.0 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:21:12 2.0 Europe Italy Sant’Agostino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:40:40 3.5 North America United States California South Coyote VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 20:21:33 2.2 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:21:52 2.1 Europe Italy Dosso VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:20:39 4.3 Asia Japan Aomori-ken Shitamae There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 20:22:14 4.3 Asia Japan Shitamae There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:15:29 2.2 Europe Italy Camposanto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:30:41 2.0 North America United States California Estelle VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 18:31:08 2.0 North America United States California Estelle VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 19:15:54 2.3 Europe Italy Sant’Agostino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:16:16 2.5 Asia Turkey Kavacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:16:37 2.2 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:15:27 2.0 Europe Czech Republic Spluchov VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:15:50 2.4 Europe Italy Casa Madonnina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:16:19 2.2 Europe Italy Novi di Modena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:16:41 2.2 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 17:15:46 2.1 North America United States Alaska Potter Hill VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 17:12:30 3.0 North America United States California Almanor West There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 17:10:34 5.0 Africa Algeria Bejaia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 18:17:03 2.7 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 17:10:55 4.6 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 17:12:52 4.6 Pacific Ocean Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 17:11:15 2.6 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 17:11:35 2.3 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 17:11:57 3.0 Asia Turkey Dirizan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 19:16:59 4.2 Europe Russia Lopatka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 16:05:41 2.1 North America United States California Mammoth Lakes There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 16:10:33 2.4 Europe Italy La Pettenella VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 16:10:53 4.6 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Bral VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 16:12:51 4.9 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Province of Maguindanao Bral VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 16:11:14 2.6 Asia Turkey Sim VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 16:11:35 2.1 Asia Turkey Karginkure VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 15:25:37 2.3 North America United States California Mundo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 16:11:56 2.7 Europe Greece Skiathos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 16:21:28 3.6 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County New Brighton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
03.06.2012 15:05:31 2.5 Europe Greece Nea Ankhialos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 15:05:58 2.9 Europe Greece Nea Ankhialos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 15:06:21 2.8 Europe Italy Piscita There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:10:39 2.2 North America United States Alaska Uyak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 15:06:42 4.7 South-America Peru El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:40:58 4.7 South America Peru Departamento de Piura El Sauce VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 14:05:34 2.5 Europe Greece Panayia Kalamiotissa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:05:55 2.5 Europe Greece Kalamos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:06:17 3.1 Asia Turkey Dirlisin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:06:38 5.0 South-America Bolivia La Carrilana There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:01:01 5.0 South America Bolivia Departamento de Potosi Piedra Grande There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 14:06:58 2.9 Europe Italy La Massara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:07:19 2.6 Asia Turkey Korucuk VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:07:40 2.2 Asia Turkey Kurtulmus There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:08:02 4.8 Indian Ocean Mauritius Vainqueur VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:35:50 4.5 Asia China Qinghai Sheng Daheba VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
03.06.2012 14:08:25 4.6 Asia China Daheba VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:00:36 2.2 Europe Romania Lucieni VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:00:56 2.8 Asia Turkey Eskicanis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:01:18 2.6 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:01:38 2.2 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:02:00 2.7 Europe Greece Methoni VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:02:22 2.6 Asia Turkey Altinsac There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:02:44 2.2 Asia Turkey Karacaviran There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:03:03 2.8 Europe Greece Dhiavolitsion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:03:23 2.7 Europe Greece Perivolion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 13:03:45 2.2 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 12:00:35 2.6 Europe Greece Katsilokhori VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 12:00:56 3.3 Asia Turkey Cukurgol Yaylasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 14:08:45 3.7 Europe Russia Cheremokhk VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 12:01:17 2.1 Asia Turkey Kafaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
03.06.2012 20:23:04 3.1 North America United States Alaska Happy Valley There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details

 

 

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6.6 and 6.2 magnitude earthquakes strikes seafloor just southwest of Panama

June 4, 2012PANAMA – A shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the sea-floor just SW of Panama. The earthquake was preceded by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the same region. The strong magnitude earthquakes erupted along the jagged corner of the Nazca plate which is subducting under the South American plate. The epicenter of the quakes was 230 miles (370 km) south of David, Panama, at a depth of 6.0 miles (10.5 km). There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake was reported to have occurred at 6:45 local time (0045 GMT). Yesterday, the same region was rattled by a 4.7 earthquake at a depth of about 10.5 km. A low level tsunami alert was issued for the region but was later canceled. –The Extinction

6.6 Mw – SOUTH OF PANAMA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.6 Mw
Date-Time
  • 4 Jun 2012 00:45:15 UTC
  • 3 Jun 2012 18:45:15 near epicenter
  • 3 Jun 2012 18:45:15 standard time in your timezone
Location 5.304N 82.581W
Depth 9 km
Distances
  • 348 km (216 miles) S (183 degrees) of David, Panama
  • 361 km (224 miles) SSW (209 degrees) of Santiago, Panama
  • 379 km (235 miles) SW (223 degrees) of Las Tablas, Panama
  • 529 km (329 miles) SW (220 degrees) of PANAMA CITY, Panama
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 15.9 km; Vertical 2.8 km
Parameters Nph = 534; Dmin = 523.2 km; Rmss = 0.88 seconds; Gp = 90°
M-type = Mw; Version = B
Event ID US b000a664

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

Six tremors this morning, strongest recorded 2. 6

(AGI) There has been a fall in the number of earthquake tremors recorded in areas across the provinces of Mantova, Modena and Ferrara, where two earthquakes on May 20 and 29 tore devastated churches and businesses, leaving a total of 19 people dead.
Between 07:00 and 13:00 today, Italy’s institute for the monitoring of seismic activity (INGV) recorded 6 tremors, compared to several dozen over the same period of time in recent days. The magnitude of the tremors is also falling and in recent hours has not risen above 2.6 on the Richter Scale. .

 

 

 

6.2 Mw – SOUTH OF PANAMA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2 Mw
Date-Time
  • 4 Jun 2012 00:45:15 UTC
  • 3 Jun 2012 18:45:15 near epicenter
  • 3 Jun 2012 18:45:15 standard time in your timezone
Location 5.287N 82.579W
Depth 9 km
Distances
  • 350 km (218 miles) S (183 degrees) of David, Panama
  • 362 km (225 miles) SSW (209 degrees) of Santiago, Panama
  • 380 km (236 miles) SW (222 degrees) of Las Tablas, Panama
  • 530 km (330 miles) SW (220 degrees) of PANAMA CITY, Panama
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 15.5 km; Vertical 2.6 km
Parameters Nph = 577; Dmin = 525.4 km; Rmss = 0.87 seconds; Gp = 46°
M-type = Mw; Version = C
Event ID US b000a664 ***This event has been revised.

For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

 

 

1 Today Extreme Weather China [Northern and Northeast China] Damage level
Details

Extreme Weather in China on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:34 (02:34 AM) UTC.

Description
Heavy rainfall has been sweeping across parts of Northern and Northeast China. The storms caused traffic delays and many flights have been delayed or cancelled. Beijing received a huge sudden downpour at around 3pm Sunday, local time. The clouds were so heavy that the capital almost fell into darkness. Some vehicles became stranded on the roads, and the storm prompted officials to declare a “Blue alarm” – the lowest emergency level. Northeast China also suffered torrential rain, with thunder and hail storms. Some areas saw over 50 millimeters of rainfall within just 2 hours. Parts of the country’s south also suffered severe storms. Weather forecasters say the bad weather could last another 3 or 4 days. It’s prompting fears that flooding could occur along the country’s waterways.
  Today Extreme Weather Saudi Arabia Eastern Province, [Province-wide] Damage level
Details

Extreme Weather in Saudi Arabia on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 06:07 (06:07 AM) UTC.

Description
A heavy sandstorm blinded much of the Eastern Province yesterday. There were, however, no reports of major road accidents or any delay in train or flight arrivals and departures. The storm started blanketing the region since Saturday night, as sand-laden winds exceeding 25 mph made life difficult for motorists, who drove with hazard lights on as they negotiated their way through the thick balls of yellow and orange dust. People awoke to a dark and hazy morning yesterday with their vehicles coated in layers of coarse dust. Visibility was reduced to zero during noontime in Dammam, Dhahran and Alkhobar. All vehicles had headlights on, and it looked more like evening than afternoon. Evening found roadways around Dammam nearly deserted. Many businesses, especially supermarkets, suffered from the storm. There was a steady stream of people at local hospitals, with the sandy weather bringing nothing but misery to children with asthma. “My seven-year-old son is suffering badly because of this weather,” said Umm Javed, a mother of three. “Since we live on the third floor, this gushing sand-laden wind is particularly fierce and it is making breathing difficult for my little one,” she told.

 

 

 

  03.06.2012 Extreme Weather USA State of Colorado, [Front Range area] Damage level
Details

 

 

Extreme Weather in USA on Sunday, 03 June, 2012 at 16:13 (04:13 PM) UTC.

Description
Severe weather that rolled through eastern Colorado has caused some damage. The storms started early Saturday along the Front Range with powerful wind gusts that broke branches and downed some trees in the Denver area. KUSA-TV reports that Buckley Air Force Base had 61 mph winds, while gusts hit 67 mph at Denver International Airport. The station reports that as the storms moved to the east the damaging wind continued with several locations in Morgan County reporting trees down and damage to fences and automobiles. By 9 p.m. all of the watches and warnings for severe weather had expired.

 

 

Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of California, [Sequoia National Forest] Damage level
Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:33 (02:33 AM) UTC.

Description
Afternoon winds are being blamed for helping a wildfire burning in a remote area of the Sequoia National Forest nearly double in size. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Denise Alonzo says the winds Sunday afternoon pushed the fire over control lines, helping it expand to more than 1,000 acres. Earlier Sunday the fire had consumed about 522 acres. About 250 firefighters are battling the blaze, which was first reported around 4 p.m. Friday. No structures are threatened by the blaze. The wildfire has crossed Lloyd Meadow Road, a dead-end road that provides access to two trailheads into the Golden Trout Wilderness area, a remote area that spans both sides of the Sierra crest. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials have determined it was caused by a human, though it’s not known if the fire was sparked accidentally.

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Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

 

ELKO NV
SALT LAKE CITY UT
TALLAHASSEE FL
RENO NV
LAS VEGAS NV
BOISE ID



 

 

 

Gale Warning

 

POINT ST GEORGE TO POINT ARENA
TAUNTON MA
GULF OF MAINE TO THE HAGUE LINE
ANCHORAGE ALASKA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Storms, Flooding,Tornadoes, Tsunami

 

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

 

MEMPHIS TN
HUNTSVILLE AL
TULSA OK

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

 

 

TULSA OK

 

 

 

 

  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Mawar (04W) Pacific Ocean 02.06.2012 03.06.2012 Typhoon II. 40 ° 176 km/h 213 km/h 4.88 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tropical Storm data

 washigton
Storm name: Mawar (04W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 16° 6.000, E 124° 42.000
Start up: 02nd June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 187.56 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
Useful links:

Past track
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave Pressure Source
02nd Jun 2012 01:06:01 N 16° 6.000, E 124° 42.000 11 83 102 Tropical Storm 315 12 JTWC
02nd Jun 2012 10:06:17 N 17° 12.000, E 124° 0.000 11 120 148 Typhoon I. 340 12 JTWC
03rd Jun 2012 06:06:11 N 18° 48.000, E 125° 0.000 11 167 204 Typhoon II. 20 16 JTWC
03rd Jun 2012 09:06:00 N 19° 24.000, E 125° 30.000 15 176 213 Typhoon II. 40 16 JTWC
Current position
Date Time Position Speed
km/h
Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Category Course Wave
feet
Pressure Source
03rd Jun 2012 09:06:00 N 19° 24.000, E 125° 30.000 15 176 213 Typhoon II. 40 ° 16 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
km/h
Gust
km/h
Source
05th Jun 2012 06:00:00 N 26° 42.000, E 131° 24.000 Typhoon I. 148 185 JTWC
06th Jun 2012 06:00:00 N 30° 42.000, E 138° 42.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
07th Jun 2012 06:00:00 N 36° 18.000, E 149° 6.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC

 

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Tornadoes, heavy rains leave U.S. mid-Atlantic battered

(Reuters) – High winds, heavy rains and six tornadoes have descended on the mid-Atlantic region, causing at least one serious injury but no deaths and damaging homes, businesses and boats, officials said on Saturday.

The violent storms that struck Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia on Friday collapsed a fabric dome near Pittsburgh, stranded motorists on flooded roads, and ruined homes and boats.

The National Weather Service said in a post on Twitter late on Saturday that six tornadoes had been confirmed as part of the weather outbreak. No other details were immediately available.

One man in Bel Air, Maryland, near Baltimore suffered broken bones when the concrete block wall of his automotive garage business collapsed on him during the storm. Another man inside the garage had minor injuries, Edward Hopkins of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said.

An alert employee evacuated 11 others from the fabric golf dome at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania a minute before winds caused it to collapse on Friday. They escaped unhurt, the university said in a statement.

Tens of thousands of people lost power in Washington and its Maryland suburbs on Friday, but outages were down to around 250 customers by Saturday, said Myra Oppel, a spokeswoman for Potomac Electric Power Company.

“It was really nasty weather,” Oppel said in a telephone interview. “I’ve never heard so many tornado warnings.”

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company also had tens of thousands of customers lose power, though all but roughly 2,500 customers had their power restored, the company said on its website.

Flash flooding along the Interstate 95 corridor inundated roads and stranded motorists, some of whom had to be rescued, said Howard Silverman of the National Weather Service in Maryland.

Experts were out determining whether tornadoes had caused the damage, Silverman said.

Witnesses said it was definitely a tornado that struck Hampton, Virginia, where 100 homes, three businesses and some yachts sustained damage.

The damage in Hampton, a city of 150,000, was estimated at $4.3 million, city spokeswoman Robin McCormick said.

“There are trees on roofs, and tarps, it’s really a mess,” McCormick said. Boats in a parking lot were tossed off their trailers, she said.

Residents were being kept out of two hard-hit neighborhoods where crews were replacing downed power poles and clearing debris that blocked roads.

Despite the storm, Hampton held its annual “Blackbeard Pirate Festival” for thousands of visitors on Saturday, McCormick said.

(Reporting by Andrew Stern and Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Greg McCune)

 

 

Flash Flood Warning

 

TULSA OK




Flood Warning

 

LA CROSSE WI
DES MOINES IA
GRAY, ME
TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
GREAT FALLS MT
DULUTH MN

SIOUX FALLS SD

Coastal Flood Warning

 

TAUNTON MA

 

 

 

  Tsunami Information
Pacific Ocean Region
Date/Time (UTC) Message Location Magnitude Depth Status Details
04.06.2012 03:22 AM Tsunami Information Bulletin South Of Panama 6.6 10 km Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Bulletin
Tsunami Information Bulletin in South Of Panama, Pacific Ocean
000
WEPA42 PHEB 040322
TIBPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0322Z 04 JUN 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 -  0315Z 04 JUN 2012
 COORDINATES -   5.4 NORTH   82.7 WEST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  SOUTH OF PANAMA
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.6

EVALUATION

 NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
 A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

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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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

 

 

  Today Epidemic Hazard Canada Province of Ontario, Norfolk [Simcoe] Damage level
Details

 

Epidemic Hazard in Canada on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:49 (02:49 AM) UTC.

Description
Outbreak precautions are in effect at The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home due to a respiratory-like illness. There are currently five residents showing two or more of the following symptoms; headache, cough, runny nose, fever, chills and sore throat. The Resident Yard Sale, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Other precautions include resident isolation, increased cleaning, signage, halt to activities and a freeze on new admissions and transfers. Visiting is still permitted at this time, however, if you are feeling ill the staff asks you to stay at home. Guests are remaindered to wash their hands at one of the many hand sanitizing stations available before entering the nursing home.
Biohazard name: Respiratory-like illness
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: suspected

 

 

 

  Today Epidemic Hazard Australia State of New South Wales, [NSW-wide] Damage level
Details

 

 

Epidemic Hazard in Australia on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:42 (02:42 AM) UTC.

Description
A new strain of flu from the northern hemisphere is likely to spread through Australia this winter, NSW health authorities say. Centre for Health Protection director Dr Jeremy McAnulty says the new flu strain (H3N2) is likely to replace swine flu that emerged in 2009 as the dominant strain. Pregnant women, the elderly and the chronically ill should be vaccinated. ‘This may mean that people in older age groups … may be at greater risk this winter,’ Dr McAnulty said in a statement on Monday. ‘We are already seeing a rise in activity … so now is the time to get vaccinated.’ Free flu shots are available for people aged 65 and older, pregnant women, people with chronic illness as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Dr McAnulty said parents should arrange flu vaccinations for children older than six months, who were at relatively high risk of severe influenza.
Biohazard name: Flu (New strain observed)
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: suspected

 

 

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Earth

Plate Tectonics Cannot Explain Dynamics of Earth and Crust Formation More Than Three Billion Years Ago

ScienceDaily   — The current theory of continental drift provides a good model for understanding terrestrial processes through history. However, while plate tectonics is able to successfully shed light on processes up to 3 billion years ago, the theory isn’t sufficient in explaining the dynamics of Earth and crust formation before that point and through to the earliest formation of planet, some 4.6 billion years ago. This is the conclusion of Tomas Naæraa of the Nordic Center for Earth Evolution at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, a part of the University of Copenhagen. His new doctoral dissertation has just been published by the journal Nature.

“Plate tectonics theory can be applied to about 3 billion years of the Earth’s history. However, the Earth is older, up to 4.567 billion years old. We can now demonstrate that there has been a significant shift in the Earth’s dynamics. Thus, the Earth, under the first third of its history, developed under conditions other than what can be explained using the plate tectonics model,” explains Tomas Næraa. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Copenhagen)

“Using radiometric dating, one can observe that Earth’s oldest continents were created in geodynamic environments which were markedly different than current environments characterised by plate tectonics. Therefore, plate tectonics as we know it today is not a good model for understanding the processes at play during the earliest episodes of Earths’s history, those beyond 3 billion years ago. There was another crust dynamic and crust formation that occurred under other processes,” explains Tomas Næraa, who has been a PhD student at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland — GEUS.

Plate tectonics is a theory of continental drift and sea floor spreading. A wide range of phenomena from volcanism, earthquakes and undersea earthquakes (and pursuant tsunamis) to variations in climate and species development on Earth can be explained by the plate tectonics model, globally recognized during the 1960’s. Tomas Næraa can now demonstrate that the half-century old model no longer suffices.

“Plate tectonics theory can be applied to about 3 billion years of the Earth’s history. However, the Earth is older, up to 4.567 billion years old. We can now demonstrate that there has been a significant shift in the Earth’s dynamics. Thus, the Earth, under the first third of its history, developed under conditions other than what can be explained using the plate tectonics model,” explains Tomas Næraa. Tomas is currently employed as a project researcher at GEUS.

Central research topic for 30 years

Since 2006, the 40-year-old Tomas Næraa has conducted studies of rocks sourced in the 3.85 billion year-old bedrock of the Nuuk region in West Greenland. Using isotopes of the element hafnium (Hf), he has managed to shed light upon a research topic that has puzzled geologists around the world for 30 years. Næraa’s instructor, Professor Minik Rosing of the Natural History Museum of Denmark considers Næraa’s dissertation a seminal work:

“We have come to understand the context of the Earth’s and continent’s origins in an entirely new way. Climate and nutrient cycles which nourish all terrestrial organisms are driven by plate tectonics. So, if the Earth’s crust formation was controlled and initiated by other factors, we need to find out what controlled climate and the environments in which life began and evolved 4 billion years ago. This fundamental understanding can be of great significance for the understanding of future climate change,” says Minik Rosing, who adds that: “An enormous job waits ahead, and Næraas’ dissertation is an epochal step.”

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Solar Activity

2MIN News June3: Volcanos, Egypt Erupts, Solar/Planetary Update

Published on Jun 3, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Italy Quake Case: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/05/earthquake-experts-finally-…
Great Barrier Reef: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-great-barrier-reef-danger-unesco.html
Arctic Resources: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/03/us-arctic-clinton-idUSBRE8510CQ2012…
Guatemala Volcano: http://www.app.com/VideoNetwork/1647899330001/Guatemala-s-Famed-Fuego-Volcano…

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!]

‘CH’ STANDS FOR … CHICKEN?

A big dark hole in the sun’s atmosphere, a ‘coronal hole’, is turning toward Earth spewing solar wind. According to NASA’s official rubber chicken, it looks an awful lot like a bird:

Coronal holes are places where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows the solar wind to escape. A chicken-shaped stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole will reach Earth on June 5th – 7th, possibly stirring geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras

SOLAR TSUNAMI:

New sunspot 1496 unleashed an impulsive M3-class solar flare on June 3rd at 1755 UT. In New Mexico, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft was monitoring the sun when the explosion occurred, and he video-recorded a powerful solar tsunami issuing from the blast site:

“This was a great solar event!” says Ashcraft. “The blast wave sparked powerful radio emissions as it plowed through the sun’s atmosphere, and I recorded the sounds using my shortwave radio telescope.”

The explosion also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space: SOHO movie. The cloud does not appear to be heading for Earth, although this conclusion could be revised by further analysis

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Space

LUNAR ECLIPSE!

On June 4th, the full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific side of Earth from Asia to North America. In the United States, the event is visible during the hours before sunrise on Monday morning. The eclipse begins at 3:00 a.m. PDT and reaches maximum at 4:03 a.m. PDT with 38% of the Moon’s diameter in shadow. Get the full story and a video from Science@NASA.

VENUS PASSES MERCURY, APPROACHES THE SUN:

Venus is approaching the sun in advance of the June 5th Transit of Venus. From here on Earth, the second planet has become difficult to see wrapped in bright sunlight. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, however, has no such trouble. SOHO’s onboard coronagrah blocks the glare to reveal planets otherwise invisible:

A 24-hour movie shows that Mercury is exiting stage left as Venus plunges deeper into sunlight. Updated images may be found here.

Amateur astronomers who manage to locate Venus in broad daylight will find that the planet has turned into a delightfully slender crescent. This is happening because Venus is turning its nightside to Earth, with only a sliver of reflected sunlight still shining over the planet’s limb.

The crescent could soon become a ring. When Venus is less than few degrees away from the sun, the horns of the crescent sometimes reach around and touch, producing a complete annulus. The effect is caused by particles in upper layers of Venus’s atmosphere which scatter sunlight around the circumference of the planet. The ring is very difficult to observe, and often only black-belt astrophotographers are able to record the phenomenon.

Collision Course Established:
Milky Way – Andromeda In Head-On Crash
 MessageToEagle.com – The universe is expanding and accelerating, and collisions between galaxies located in close proximity to each other still happen. They are hardly a surprise because galaxies are bound by the gravity of the dark matter surrounding them.

It’s almost time for the Milky Way to get involved, too.

Only 4 billion years before a gigantic collision will take place between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy. NASA Hubble Space Telescope’s painstaking Telescope measurements are ready.

“After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our Milky Way, we at last have a clear picture of how events will unfold over the coming billions of years,” said Sangm Tony Sohn of The Space Telescope Science Institute.

“Our findings are statistically consistent with a head-on collision between the Andromeda galaxy and our Milky Way galaxy,” said Roelandvan der Marel of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore.

Andromeda, known also as M31 is now 2.5 million light-years away, but it’s is approaching us very fast. It’s inevitably falling toward the Milky Way under the mutual pull of gravity between the two galaxies and the invisible dark matter that surrounds them both.

It will be a great clash and the Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during this encounter.

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are the two largest in our cosmic neighborhood. Our Galaxy’s spiral disk of 200 billion stars, is approximately 100,000 light years in diameter; Andromeda is 4 times as massive and contains 500 billion stars.

Our solar system is approximately 28,000 light years from the centre of the Milky Way; Andromeda is around two million light years away.


Click on image to enlargeThis series of photo illustrations shows the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy.
First Row, Left: Present day; First Row, Right: In 2 billion years the disk of the approaching Andromeda galaxy is noticeably larger; Second Row, Left: In 3.75 billion years Andromeda fills the field of view; Second Row, Right: In 3.85 billion years the sky is ablaze with new star formation; Third Row, Left: In 3.9 billion years, star formation continues; Third Row, Right: In 4 billion years Andromeda is tidally stretched and the Milky Way becomes warped;Fourth Row, Left: In 5.1 billion years the cores of the Milky Way and Andromeda appear as a pair of bright lobes;Fourth Row, Right: In 7 billion years the merged galaxies form a huge elliptical galaxy, its bright core dominating the nighttime sky. Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger

Computer simulations derived from Hubble’s data show that it will take an additional two billion years after the encounter for the interacting galaxies to completely merge under the tug of gravity and reshape into a single elliptical galaxy similar to the kind commonly seen in the local universe.

It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.

Although the galaxies will plow into each other, stars inside each galaxy are so far apart that they will not collide with other stars during the encounter. However, the stars will be thrown into different orbits around the new galactic center. Simulations show that our solar system will probably be tossed much further from the galactic core than it is today.

And what will happen with Andromeda’s small companion, the Triangulum galaxy, M33?


M33: Triangulum GalaxyThe small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other’s grand spiral star systems. As for the view from planet Earth, this sharp, detailed image nicely shows off M33’s blue star clusters and pinkish star forming regions that trace the galaxy’s loosely wound spiral arms. In fact, the cavernous NGC 604 is the brightest star forming region, seen here at about the 1 o’clock position from the galaxy center. Like M31, M33’s population of well-measured variable stars have helped make this nearby spiral a cosmic yardstick for establishing the distance scale of the Universe. Photo Credits: Paul Mortfield, Stefano Cancelli
It will join in the collision and perhaps later merge with the M31/Milky Way pair but astronomers estimate that M33 will hit the Milky Way first.

The Hubble Space Telescope’s deep views of the universe show such encounters between galaxies were more common in the past when the universe was smaller.

A century ago astronomers did not realize that M31 was a separate galaxy far beyond the stars of the Milky Way. Edwin Hubble measured its vast distance by uncovering a variable star that served as a “milepost marker.

Hubble went on to discover the expanding universe where galaxies are rushing away from us, but it has long been known that M31 is moving toward the Milky Way at about 250,000 miles per hour.

That is fast enough to travel from here to the moon in one hour. The measurement was made using the Doppler effect, which is a change in frequency and wavelength of waves produced by a moving source relative to an observer, to measure how starlight in the galaxy has been compressed by Andromeda’s motion toward us.

Previously, it was unknown whether the far-future encounter will be a miss, glancing blow, or head-on smashup. This depends on M31’s tangential motion. Until now, astronomers had not been able to measure M31’s sideways motion in the sky, despite attempts dating back more than a century.


The Antennae Galaxies in CollisionTwo galaxies are squaring off in Corvus and here are the latest pictures. When two galaxies collide, however, the stars that compose them usually do not. This is because galaxies are mostly empty space and, however bright, stars only take up only a small amount of that space. During the slow, hundred million year collision, however, one galaxy can rip the other apart gravitationally, and dust and gas common to both galaxies does collide. In the above clash of the titans, dark dust pillars mark massive molecular clouds are being compressed during the galactic encounter, causing the rapid birth of millions of stars, some of which are gravitationally bound together in massive star clusters. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration Acknowledgment: B. Whitmore (Space Telescope Science Institute) et al.
The Hubble Space Telescope team, led by van der Marel, conducted extraordinarily precise observations of the sideways motion of M31 that remove any doubt that it is destined to collide and merge with the Milky Way.

“This was accomplished by repeatedly observing select regions of the galaxy over a five- to seven-year period,” said Jay Anderson.

“In the worst-case-scenario simulation, M31 slams into the Milky Way head-on and the stars are all scattered into different orbits,” said Gurtina Besla of Columbia University in New York.

“The stellar populations of both galaxies are jostled, and the Milky Way loses its flattened pancake shape with most of the stars on nearly circular orbits. The galaxies’ cores merge, and the stars settle into randomized orbits to create an elliptical-shaped galaxy,” Besla added.

The space shuttle servicing missions to Hubble upgraded it with ever more-powerful cameras, which have given astronomers a long-enough time baseline to make the critical measurements needed to nail down M31’s motion.

The Hubble observations and the consequences of the merger are reported in three papers that will appear in an upcoming issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

MessageToEagle.com via NASA/HubbleMore images

See also:
Intriguing Object With Previously Unknown Waveform Discovered

 

 

  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 HK31) 04th June 2012 0 day(s) 0.0336 13.1 22 m – 50 m 3.03 km/s 10908 km/h
(2012 KN18) 05th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.0425 16.6 31 m – 70 m 10.17 km/s 36612 km/h
(2008 MG1) 05th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1268 49.3 290 m – 640 m 22.32 km/s 80352 km/h
(2009 LE) 06th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.1150 44.8 50 m – 110 m 13.61 km/s 48996 km/h
(2006 SG7) 06th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.0857 33.4 71 m – 160 m 16.47 km/s 59292 km/h
(2001 LB) 07th June 2012 3 day(s) 0.0729 28.4 200 m – 450 m 11.56 km/s 41616 km/h
(2012 JU11) 09th June 2012 5 day(s) 0.0736 28.6 27 m – 60 m 3.80 km/s 13680 km/h
(2012 GX11) 10th June 2012 6 day(s) 0.1556 60.5 170 m – 380 m 6.38 km/s 22968 km/h
(2012 KM11) 14th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.0942 36.7 30 m – 67 m 5.92 km/s 21312 km/h
(2012 HN40) 15th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 13.79 km/s 49644 km/h
(2002 AC) 16th June 2012 12 day(s) 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 26.71 km/s 96156 km/h
137120 (1999 BJ8) 16th June 2012 12 day(s) 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 14.88 km/s 53568 km/h
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 15 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 16 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 17 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 17 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 21 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 21 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 21 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 21 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 22 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 23 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 24 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 24 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 26 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 29 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Mysterious Booms / Rumblings

Investigations  Still Underway On The

Unexplaned “Boom” Sounds, South West Michigan 5-27-2012 WWMT

Published on May 29, 2012 by

News Report from event Sunday May 27th 2012. Michigan is a new location for this phenomenon to have been recorded. And this particular account is perhaps the first involving physical damage clearly associated with the phenomenon. The damage in question I believe is located in Oshtemo Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

 

 

  Today Biological Hazard India State of Assam, Sadiya Damage level
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Biological Hazard in India on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:44 (02:44 AM) UTC.

Description
Swarms of spiders descending from nowhere and biting those unfortunate enough to stray into their path sounds like the stuff of nightmares. But for people in one Indian town, the scenario is all too real. Two people are said to have died after being bitten by the poisonous creatures in Sadiya, in the north east of India. And scores more have been treated in hospital after the town was suddenly invaded by the poisonous eight-legged creatures last month, which have left residents living in a state of panic. Now worried local officials are considering spraying the town with insecticide to kill off the menace, after experts have so far failed to identify the species. A scientist, who is one of those now camping in the area in an attempt to tackle the dangerous spiders, described the creatures in question as ‘highly aggressive’. Dr Saika, told the Times of India that the arachnid could even belong to a whole new species. He said: ‘It leaps at anything that comes close. Some of the victims claimed the spider latched onto them after biting, and if that is so, it needs to be dealt with carefully.’ Rumours are rife that the spiders could be any of a number of poisonous arachnids, including possibly a tarantula, a black wishbone, or even the feared funnel-web spider.

Experts are also concerned that the spider epidemic is being made worse by the influence of witch doctors in the town. Dr Anil Phatowali, a superintendent at Sadiya’s local hospital, said that both of those who died had first sought the treatment of witch doctors, who had cut open the wounds with razors and drained out the blood before burning it. Residents have spoken of their shock at the sudden invasion of spiders who entered the town whilst Hindu festival celebrations were in full swing last month. Jintu Gogoi, who was one of those bitten by the spider, told how he suffered excruciating pain and nausea after being attacked, with his finger still blackened and swollen weeks later. Whatever the identity of the mystery spiders, experts agree that the creatures are unlikely to be native to the area. Researchers are also still running tests to discover how poisonous the spiders are after medical chiefs questioned the authenticity of the bite claims. Dr. Anil Phatowali, superintendent of the town’s hospital, said they had not administered an antidote as they could not be certain the spider was venomous at all, pointing to the treatment by witchdoctors as a possible factor in the two recorded deaths.

Biohazard name: Spider Invasion (Fatal)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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  Today Biological Hazard USA State of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Monday, 04 June, 2012 at 02:40 (02:40 AM) UTC.

Description
A man swimming in the ocean was injured after officials said he was bitten by a shark Saturday evening at Myrtle Beach. The victim was coming out of the water around 7:45 p.m. near the 2nd Avenue Pier, with a shark attached to his foot. Beach Patrol Sgt. Philip Cane confirmed the bite. Witnesses said the victim appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s. The photo of his shark bite was taken by a friend. The extent of the injuries remains uncertain. No other information was released.
Biohazard name: Shark attack (Non-Fatal)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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