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Health

Are Fake Prescription Drugs Killing Us?

Published on Jun 11, 2012 by

“What would have cost tens of thousands of dollars…can now be done for hundreds of dollars, so it’s easier to fake stuff now,” warns Roger Bate, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the author of “Phake: The Deadly World of Falsified and Substandard Medicine.”

Counterfeit, adulterated, or otherwise compromised prescription drugs are a major problem in Africa and a growing problem in the First World, argues Bate. In recent years, counterfeiters passed off hundreds of thousands of phony Lexapro pills around the globe and in 2008 at least 149 Americans died from fake Heparin, a blood-thinning drug. All told, says Bate, the number of deaths globally from ineffective drugs ranges from 100,000 to 1 million.

As drug production moves to China and other developing nations where oversight is tougher to maintain and more sales take place online where provenance can be tougher to ascertain, Bate says that the most viable solution is increased vigilance on the part of drug makers, providers, and patients alike. He looks forward to a fast-approaching world in which hand-held spectrometers verify pills on the spot and praises various online-pharmacy certification programs.

Referring to the classic 1949 film, “The Third Man,” in which Orson Welles plays a drug counterfeiter whose watered-down penicillin in post-war Europe leads to the death of several children, Bate gives Hollywood credit for being well ahead of the curve on putting the spotlight on what he calls “the 2nd oldest profession.”

About 7 minutes. Interview by Nick Gillespie (follow him on Twitter at @nickgillespie). Produced by Anthony L. Fisher, with camera by Jim Epstein and Joshua Swain.

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US healthcare reform cannot be undone, says former Medicare boss

Don Berwick says supreme court cannot turn back the clock on reforms that have already become standard across the US

Don Berwick, administrator of the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Don Berwick’s downfall was considered to be his praise for Britain’s universal national health service at a rally in London’s Wembley stadium Photograph: Bloomberg

Barack Obama‘s healthcare reform has already progressed so far in most parts of the United States that it will not be possible to unpick it even if the supreme court rules the law unconstitutional, according to the former head of Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr Don Berwick, who resigned the job in December when it became clear Congress would not confirm his recess appointment made by President Obama, said a great deal of change was under way. “There is so much tectonic motion now – the plates are shifting – and I don’t think they can go back. I’m speaking now to a lot of communities all over the country and I’ve not seen one where there isn’t major change in motion,” he told the Guardian in Boston.

Berwick, who has now joined the think tank Center for American Progress, said he thought the supreme court might allow the law to stand. “Maybe they’ll choose to say this is something that should be hashed out in Congress but not brought to the courts to decide,” he said.

“I suspect that if they do act they may well just take the individual mandate only – take the narrowest possible decision. But I don’t know what they’ll do. I’m concerned if they tamper with the law they will produce a cascade of effects that will be bad for people. Fewer people will have insurance and a lot of the productive logic that is starting to enter healthcare about let’s focus on patients, let’s co-ordinate, let’s work on quality – a lot of that would be eroded.”

The justices in Washington are expected to deliver their ruling in the next 10 days, a decision that could have a serious impact on Obama’s re-election hopes as well as the healthcare of the millions of Americans who currently have inadequate coverage or none at all.

But Berwick says the clock cannot be turned back on moves that are under way everywhere to improve the co-ordination and quality of care as the Act requires, he says. Doctors and hospitals are exploring different relationships. Accountable care organisations (ACOs) are springing up to provide the entire network of care many people need – specialist, primary care doctor and home health care as well, instead of just the separate parts – and these are being offered not just to Medicare patients but to the privately insured as well.

“So I don’t think we will ever go back,” said Berwick. “And if the court strikes the law, you may well see the private sector momentum continue and overtake the public sector momentum for a while. Medicare is so big and so important that you really can’t get the whole system to move without Medicare’s involvement, but Medicare can lead or it can follow. If either the court or the Congress choose to back down from this progress then I think Medicare will find itself following in the long run.”

He admits it is an optimistic view. “I guess we can’t go on as we are. What I’m not optimistic about is that if we enter a phase now of chaos and recision, I think the most vulnerable part of our population will be the poor, the disadvantaged,” he says.

“Medicaid is more vulnerable than Medicare because it serves a less vocal population and it’s a state/federal partnership, so the politics are more difficult. You can see damage to Medicaid occurring. If I were a governor, I’d face a terrible problem right now with state budget deficits and Medicaid is an obvious target. But it worries me a lot. If you don’t get the kind of reforms in healthcare on quality and continuity and patient centred-ness that the ACA progresses in Medicare and Medicaid, then the poor will get hurt, and we’re really on a knife edge on that one.”

He rejects suspicions of Medicaid recipients. “It’s naïve. You go into communities, and people say I met this Medicaid beneficiary who is driving a Cadillac. I say: well I’ve met bad examples wherever I’ve looked but that is not the mean case. When I was in practice in paediatrics the majority of my patients were people who were disadvantaged, and they weren’t there by choice. They were there by circumstance and a compassionate country would reach out a hand and that’s what Medicaid does.”

‘England … makes healthcare a human right’

Berwick’s downfall was considered to be his praise for Britain’s universal national health service at a rally in London’s Wembley stadium to celebrate the NHS’s 60th anniversary. “I was congratulating England, as I still feel as a country that makes healthcare a human right. In that same speech I was talking about the problems. There are many things that need to be fixed in British healthcare,” said Berwick, who was knighted by the Queen for his work on improving the quality of healthcare in the UK under the Blair government.

But it gave his Republican opponents in Congress the reasons they were looking for to reject his appointment. “I would say I was a kind of symbolic target. If I hadn’t said nice things abut the NHS, something else would have been picked up on. I think there was no way they would have confirmed me.

“I went to a number of the senators who opposed me and talked with them and explained my real beliefs which did not coincide with the rhetoric they were using. But they would go ahead and ignore me, and the truth was not in their interests. The minute that law passed things became polarised and the old hands in Washington said it was polarised to a degree they have never seen before. I would say polarised to an irresponsible degree. The public should expect more of their public servants.” He points out that a mere 9% of the population now approves of the way Congress is doing its work.

The act is set to improve and give access to healthcare for millions of people, but the Republicans “grabbed the high ground of communication”, he says. “They had concerns about rationing, about government takeover of medicine, about death panels, about the socialisation of medicine, none of which were accurate and many of which were completely deceptive, whether consciously or unconsciously so.”

The story did not get well told, but in the last six months, as provisions such as rebates on prescription drugs and children no longer being excluded from insurance for pre-existing conditions kick in, that has begun to change, he believes.

He warns that increasing the role of the private sector in the NHS, as the British government is now doing, is risky. “I would be cautious – very cautious,” he said. “When you invite entrepreneurial private sector investors into the delivery of care, under most payment systems, they will be very interested in volume. They will be very interested in doing more things to people and you may find that you lose control of that level of discipline to the disadvantage of patients. When more things are done, more unnecessary things get done and more hazard enters the system – not just cost.

“You want hospitals that seek to be empty, doctors that seek to be idle, machines that are few. In healthcare you want to find the way to help that is the least invasive of the person’s life and body. A volume-based system does not have that incentive structure.”

Berwick wishes he was still running Medicare and Medicaid. “I loved the job. It was an amazing opportunity, and I loved my staff . It was a great chance to try to help and very interesting – I learned a lot. I feel that my background in quality and systems was relevant. [He previously founded and ran the Boston-based Institute for Health Improvement]. I regret that I was unable to stay.”

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Holistic Health

GMOs – It’s time for change

By John McKiernan,
(NaturalNews) More than 40 countries, including China, require the labeling of genetically modified foods, but the U.S. is not one of them. Almost the entire U.S. soy (94 percent) and corn (72 percent) crop is now GMO. The only way to avoid these crops is to buy certified organic. Recent polls show 90 percent of Americans want GMO labeling, yet the big food corporations are still not required to label. Americans believe strongly in their right to know what’s in their food, yet we still don’t have…

Preliminary studies examine the effect of cannabis extracts on multiple sclerosis

By Raw Michelle, 
(NaturalNews) As part of the increasing interest in the non-psychoactive medicinal benefits of cannabis, research is pushing forward, despite legislative resistance, to appraise the long list of claims of the healing power of cannabis. An extensive background checkThe plant’s abilities as a painkiller and an anti-nauseant are well documented, but the plant also has a long history, almost 5000 years, of claims of other medical uses. As one of the 50 “fundamental” herbs in ancient Chinese traditional…

Dark chocolate shown to protect against heart attack and stroke in at-risk individuals

By John Phillip, 
(NaturalNews) Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from vascular diseases should be embraced by natural health advocates and the medical profession alike. Yet allopathic physicians continue to prescribe a host of ineffective and dangerous prescription medications that do little to combat this epidemic. The…

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Pet Health

Two Things About Your Pet’s Nose You Should Know

By Dr. Becker

  • Contrary to the popular myth about cold, wet noses, a warm, dry nose isn’t a sign your pet is ill unless other symptoms are present, for example, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy.
  • The time to take notice is if your dog’s or cat’s nose changes texture or color. If the skin seems flaky or crusty or is cracking, or if the nose seems to be losing pigmentation, you’ll want to have your vet take a look at it.
  • Your pet’s nose can change color either temporarily or permanently, for benign reasons or more serious ones. There are a wide variety of causes for nose pigmentation changes.
  • Signs of a potential problem with the nose are an unusual nasal discharge, swelling, an unpleasant smell, or if your pet seems to be having trouble breathing.
  • There are several diseases that can affect the nose, so you should learn what your pet’s nose looks like when it’s healthy. That way, you’ll be able to tell right away if a problem might be developing.

If Your Dog’s Gait is Changing, Check for This Condition

By Dr. Becker

  • Elbow dysplasia is a catchall term that describes inherited developmental abnormalities in a dog’s elbow joint. The four types of elbow joint problems include ununited anconeal process (UAP), fragmented coronoid process (FCP), osteochrondrosis dissecans (OCD) and “elbow incongruency.”
  • Certain dogs are predisposed to elbow problems, primarily large and giant breeds. It’s important if you’re planning to acquire a dog from a breeder that a high-risk puppy’s parents have been cleared for elbow dysplasia by OFA (the Orthopedic Foundation of America).
  • Symptoms of elbow dysplasia include lameness, abnormal gait, holding the elbows at odd angles, unwillingness to move around much or play, tiring easily, stiffness upon standing, and a worsening of the condition after exercise.
  • The goal of treatment of elbow dysplasia is to relieve pain and maintain function in the affected limbs, allowing the dog to live an active, normal life. Treatment involves keeping the dog at a healthy weight, getting moderate exercise, rehab therapies (especially in water), natural anti-inflammatory agents, and sometimes, surgery.
  • Many dogs with elbow dysplasia can be well managed without resorting to surgery.

Luxury B&B Rolls Out the Red Carpet for You AND Your Dog

If you’re planning to take your dog along on vacation this summer, you’re probably already researching pet-friendly accommodations.

Fortunately, there are several lodging chains that allow pets these days, so it’s fairly easy to map out a road trip with overnight stays at pet-friendly hotels along the way.

Of course, there’s a difference between facilities that allow your pet to stay in the room with you, and accommodations that are actually designed with pets in mind.

El Portal in stunning Sedona, Arizona is the latter.

It’s also one of very few luxury hotels to welcome pets.

Luxury B&B Where Your Dog is as Welcome as You Are

El Portal is a bed and breakfast that opened its doors as a hotel catering to both human and canine guests.

The owners, a couple, spent their careers in the pet food and care industry before opening El Portal.

The B&B has a Southwestern theme and only 12 rooms, each uniquely designed and furnished.

The floors throughout are wood and tile to accommodate doggy visitors, and there’s a 1,000 square-foot fenced patio where guests and their pets can relax.

When you and your pup check in, he’ll get his own special treat basket and one of the beds in your room is for him. You’ll also receive a list of the area’s dog-friendly parks and restaurants (outdoors), pet supply stores, grooming facilities, and veterinarians.

You can also schedule dogs-welcome tours of nearby attractions like the Grand Canyon.

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Wildlife

Lion bone trade fuels breeding business in Africa

Published on Jun 11, 2012 by

Every year, hundreds of tourists pay about $20,000 to be able to shoot lions in an enclosure. This is called canned hunting.

With tigers on the brink of extinction, dead lion bones are increasingly used as a substitute in Asian markets as some believe they can cure illnesses.

Some are now afraid lions are being bred just for their bones and that the appetite for lion bones will lead to them being poached in the wild, the same way endangered rhinos have been hunted.

There is no scientific proof tiger and lion bones have any medicinal benefits.

Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports from South Africa.

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Articles of Interest

Was humanity born in the mother of all plagues?

New Scientist

DNA plagues

© George Underwood/Getty Images
Switched off: Two Siglec genes made humans vulnerable to disease

Around 100,000 years ago, the human race was on the brink of extinction. Confined to Africa, our population had fallen to less than 10,000. Yet within a few tens of thousands of years, we began spreading around the world.

New genetic evidence suggests that one factor contributing to the population bottleneck was a massive epidemic of bacterial disease. The bacteria were exploiting two immune system genes, turning them against us. So the solution was simple: get rid of the traitorous genes.

Ajit Varki of the University of California, San Diego and colleagues looked at two genes called Siglec-13 and Siglec-17. Both code for proteins that are involved in controlling the immune system, helping to decide whether immune cells should go on the offensive.

Varki found that both genes are active in chimpanzees, but not in humans. Siglec-13 has been entirely deleted from the human genome, while Siglec-17 is non-functional as a result of losing one letter from its code.

Traitor genes

Why would we have got rid of two useful immune genes? Varki reconstructed the lost proteins and found that two dangerous bacteria, Group B Streptococcus and Escherichia coli K1, could bind to them.

Wondering if the bacteria could exploit the proteins, he expressed each protein in some human immune cells. The modified cells had a weaker response to the bacteria than immune cells without the proteins. That suggests the bacteria had found a way to dampen the immune response by binding to the two proteins.

Varki thinks that early humans were confronted with a massive epidemic of bacterial infection. The two bacteria he studied are particularly dangerous to newborn babies, who often die after being infected. That could explain why the human population fell so precipitously, and why we got rid of the Siglec genes that made us so vulnerable.

Population crash

The genetic data suggests that the two genes were switched off in some humans between 440,000 and 270,000 years ago, before modern humans split from our Neanderthal and Denisovan cousins. But it took a long time for the effect to spread through the entire population: some people may have had working versions of Siglec-13 as recently as 46,000 years ago. During that long period, Varki thinks our ancestors were decimated by disease.

“The recent advances in ancient DNA studies and the human genome project have made it possible to look at the co-evolution of humans and pathogens,” says Isabelle de Groote of the Natural History Museum in London, UK, who was not involved in the study. By combining data from genetics, archaeology and other disciplines, we can build up a more detailed picture of our evolution.

Students now snorting ADHD drugs before taking academic tests

By J. D. Heyes, 
(NaturalNews) Just when, as a parent, you think you’ve got this drug thing with your kids handled, they come up with something else to put themselves at risk and make you begin worrying about them all over again. The most recent trend now, according to reports, is for students to snort – yes, snort – attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs before taking academic exams, not for the high necessarily but to get a better score. In schools all across the country, students bent on getting…

If depression isn’t a chemical imbalance, then what is it?

By Larry Malerba, DO,
(NaturalNews) Contemporary scientific culture has fed us the mantra that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance for so long now that the premise is rarely questioned by the general public. On the other hand, there are many in the alternative health community who have been aware of this for a long time (1). Such an overly simplistic explanation suits the needs of a medical establishment that can only think of illness in biochemical terms. It conveniently dispenses with the inherent messiness…

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15.06.2012 08:40:33 2.9 Europe Greece Aitolikon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 08:40:54 3.8 Europe Italy Spropolo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 08:25:41 3.1 North America United States Hawaii Pähala There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 08:41:14 2.4 Europe Italy Finale Emilia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 08:41:32 3.8 Asia Taiwan Tung-fu-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 08:10:38 4.7 South America Chile Region del Biobio Quidico VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 08:41:54 4.7 South-America Chile Quidico VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:40:30 2.5 Asia Turkey Alakilise There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 08:20:45 2.8 Caribean Puerto Rico Corcega VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 07:40:51 2.3 Europe Italy Scortichino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:41:12 2.4 Europe Italy Medolla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:35:34 4.4 Asia Japan Fukushima-ken Hisanohama VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 07:41:32 4.4 Asia Japan Hisanohama VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:41:53 3.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:42:15 2.1 Asia Turkey Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 06:55:33 2.7 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Perez There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 07:42:36 2.4 Europe Italy Capo d’Orlando There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 06:40:31 2.2 Europe Greece Lipsoi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 06:05:37 4.3 South America Peru Departamento de Puno Urcullo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 06:41:03 4.3 South-America Peru Urcullo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 05:35:29 2.7 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California El Misterioso There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 05:35:50 4.3 Pacific Ocean Fiji Vatoa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 05:40:29 4.3 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Vatoa VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:42:55 2.0 Europe Greece Dhiakofti VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 05:40:50 3.9 Asia Taiwan Liu-chieh-pi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 05:41:11 3.0 Asia Turkey Kavakcali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 04:35:23 3.8 Asia Taiwan K’o-li-t’ung There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 04:35:43 2.4 Europe Italy La Fruttarola VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 06:00:30 2.3 North America Canada British Columbia Princeton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 04:36:04 3.3 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:55:28 2.4 North America United States Nevada Lucky Boy (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 04:36:32 3.0 Asia Turkey Petuna Harap VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 04:36:52 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:35:27 5.9 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Miangas VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:30:52 5.5 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Miangas VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 03:35:48 2.1 Europe Greece Lipsoi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:36:10 2.5 Asia Turkey Avcibasi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 02:35:27 3.0 North America United States Hawaii Makahalau There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 03:36:29 2.0 Europe Italy Petracca There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 02:30:52 3.4 Asia Turkey Dedeler VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:36:48 2.4 Asia Turkey Ardeviz There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:37:07 2.2 Asia Turkey Isikoren VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 03:37:25 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 02:31:14 2.3 Asia Turkey Kosreli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 07:43:16 2.2 Europe Bulgaria Vladaya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 01:30:24 2.3 Europe Italy Galliera VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:50:33 2.7 North America United States Alaska Chelatna Lodge VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 01:30:45 3.5 Asia Turkey Ucagac VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 01:31:11 2.1 Asia Turkey Yenikoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 01:31:32 2.1 Europe Italy Ponte Trevisani VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:35:59 2.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California La Puerta There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 00:25:27 2.0 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:11:01 5.4 Asia China Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu Tarlak VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
15.06.2012 00:25:48 5.5 Asia China Yengisar VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:26:16 2.7 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:26:36 2.3 Asia Turkey Yukaricavdarlik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
15.06.2012 00:27:16 2.9 Europe Czech Republic Zd’arsky Potok VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:30:29 3.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Canon de Guadalupe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 23:06:27 3.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California La Puerta There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 23:20:28 2.6 Europe Greece Evpalion VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:20:54 3.7 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:07:10 2.5 North America United States Oklahoma Nichols Hills VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 23:21:13 4.1 Asia Taiwan Liu-chieh-pi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:21:39 5.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Pasirputih There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:07:31 5.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Pasirputih There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 23:22:00 3.1 Europe Greece Oropos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:15:27 2.7 Asia Turkey Avilcin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:40:34 2.9 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Cerro Prieto There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 22:15:48 3.4 Asia Taiwan Liu-chieh-pi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:16:09 4.8 Asia Taiwan Nan-k’eng-t’ou There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:40:53 2.7 North America United States Alaska Drift River There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 22:16:35 2.0 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:16:56 4.2 Asia Turkey Oymapinar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:17:17 2.0 Asia Turkey Baskonak VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 23:22:23 4.0 Europe Russia Siamo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:17:38 2.5 Europe Switzerland Mieville VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:15:28 3.4 Asia Taiwan Chung-pu-li There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 22:17:58 2.0 Asia Turkey Karaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:15:49 4.0 Asia Taiwan Hsi-lin-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:30:38 2.1 North America United States California Ordway VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 21:16:12 3.3 Asia Turkey Bayir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:20:38 2.0 North America United States Hawaii ‘Äpua (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 20:10:33 3.1 Asia Turkey Karaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:10:53 2.5 Asia Turkey Duzalan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:11:13 3.9 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:11:34 2.4 Asia Turkey Karakoy There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:11:55 3.4 Asia Turkey Cardakli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 20:12:17 3.7 Asia Taiwan Nan-kang There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:09:29 2.0 North America United States California Glenoak Hills VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 20:12:38 2.3 Asia Turkey Karaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:05:48 3.9 Asia Taiwan Tung-fu-ts’un There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:06:09 2.8 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:06:28 3.6 Asia Taiwan Shan-hsing There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:06:47 3.4 Europe Greece Legrena There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:30:43 4.4 Asia Turkey Mugla Ili Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 19:07:08 4.7 Asia Turkey Gavuragili VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:07:29 2.6 Europe Italy La Pettenella VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:25:47 2.0 North America United States California Irvine VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 19:07:48 4.3 Asia Taiwan Liu-chieh-pi There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:08:09 5.2 Asia Taiwan 牛山 There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. Vulkán 0 Vulkán 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:50:56 5.2 Asia Taiwan T'ai-wan Sheng 芳寮 There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 19:08:29 2.4 Asia Turkey Duzalan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 19:08:51 2.7 Europe Greece Ayios Nikolaos VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:05:27 2.5 Asia Turkey Pinaronu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:07:28 2.7 North America United States Alaska Karluk There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 17:40:34 2.6 North America United States Alaska Kantishna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 18:05:54 3.8 Asia Taiwan Chia-lu-lan There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:06:16 2.4 Asia Turkey Tutun There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:06:37 2.5 Asia Turkey Yenikoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 18:06:56 2.0 Europe Greece Glifa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 17:05:25 4.8 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Baron VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 17:05:51 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 17:06:34 3.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 17:06:55 2.0 Asia Turkey Sogutlu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 15:50:47 2.2 North America United States California Flamingo Heights There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 17:07:15 2.1 Europe Greece Amaliapoli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 16:00:38 2.9 Europe Greece Xirokastellon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 16:00:57 2.5 Asia Turkey Uyanik VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 16:01:15 2.3 Asia Turkey Beyyurdu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 16:01:36 2.8 Europe France Cabasson VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 15:00:31 2.1 Asia Turkey Haydarli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 15:00:51 2.6 Europe Italy L’Orlanda VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 15:01:17 2.2 Asia Turkey Bekit Mezraa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:45:36 2.0 North America United States California Manix There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 13:55:36 3.5 Asia Turkey Ortakoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:55:57 2.9 Europe Italy Casa Furnetta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:56:20 2.4 Europe Czech Republic Velteze VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:56:41 5.3 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:20:31 5.4 Pacific Ocean Fiji Matokana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 13:57:02 2.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:57:23 2.8 Europe Greece Kamenitsotaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:30:37 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Simatorkis VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 13:57:44 4.8 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Simatorkis VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:58:06 2.0 Asia Turkey Karakoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:58:31 2.1 Asia Turkey Candir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:58:50 2.0 Europe Romania Glod VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 12:50:33 2.7 Europe France Cabasson VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
14.06.2012 12:20:31 2.5 North America United States California Tangair VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 21:25:38 3.6 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia El Algibe VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 15:01:37 2.2 Asia Turkey Hamitabat VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 12:50:52 2.2 Asia Turkey Erduragi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 12:51:12 2.7 Asia Turkey Kislacik VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:50:29 2.3 Europe Italy La Collevata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:20:40 2.0 North America United States Hawaii Lae ‘Apuki (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. Vulkán 0 Vulkán 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 11:21:00 2.4 North America United States Alaska King Salmon There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 15:01:56 2.7 Europe Greece Kefalovrisi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:50:48 2.8 Asia Turkey Duzalan VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:51:09 2.7 Asia Turkey Silopi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:51:30 2.4 Europe Italy Camposanto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 10:45:32 2.2 Asia Turkey Hidirbaba VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:51:51 3.5 Europe Cyprus Arnadhi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 10:05:39 2.1 North America United States Hawaii Hanaipoe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 21:26:21 3.1 Caribbean U.S. Virgin Islands Bordeaux (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 10:45:53 3.0 Asia Turkey Baskoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 10:46:15 2.2 Asia Turkey Guneycam VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 10:46:35 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:26:40 2.6 North America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 09:40:28 2.3 Middle-East Syria Mazra`at ash Shati’ VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:15:30 2.4 North America United States Hawaii Makahalau There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 09:40:49 3.8 Asia Turkey Ortakoy VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:41:10 3.6 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:41:36 2.8 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:41:56 2.6 Asia Turkey Cavusdede VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:42:17 3.1 Asia Turkey Silopi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:10:40 3.1 Caribbean Puerto Rico Pole Ojea VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 10:46:53 2.7 Europe Spain Los Llanillos There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 13:59:08 2.6 Europe Greece Koutsounara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 10:47:13 4.7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Cibinua There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 11:52:13 2.3 Europe Greece Ayios Ioannis VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 21:11:01 3.3 Caribbean Puerto Rico El Morro VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
14.06.2012 10:47:34 4.9 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Padangunoih VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
14.06.2012 09:42:39 2.0 Europe Greece Oraia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

 

 

 

 

 

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Quake-hit Afghan village could become mass grave

by Staff Writers
Mullah Jan, Afghanistan (AFP)

An Afghan village where more than 70 people are believed to have been buried in an earthquake-triggered landslide could be declared a mass grave, an official said Wednesday.

Two shallow tremors less than half an hour apart on Monday unleashed a deluge of rock and earth that smashed into the remote village of Mullah Jan, in the mountainous Hindu Kush region.

Villagers say 71 people, all women and children, were trapped in the landslide, and a disaster management official has described the chances of anyone surviving as “slim or non-existent”.

Mechanical diggers were at the site trying to clear rubble to find bodies or survivors, but Nasir Kohzad, the head of the natural disaster agency of Baghlan province, said the scale of the task made it difficult.

“Part of a mountain has collapsed on a part of Mullah Jan village and there is over 60 metres of dirt to remove,” he told AFP.

Pictures from the scene showed earthmovers digging through mounds of brown dirt and rock with no visible signs of buried buildings.

Only three bodies have been recovered from Mullah Jan, Kohzad said, while a fourth was found in a neighbouring district.

Mullah Jan, the chief of the eponymous village, suggested declaring the site a mass grave and leaving the other victims’ bodies to rest, Kohzad said.

The first quake on Monday, with a magnitude of 5.4, struck at 9:32 am (0502 GMT) at a depth of 15 kilometres (10 miles) with the epicentre around 160 kilometres southwest of the town of Faizabad.

A more powerful tremor, measured at 5.7 magnitude, hit around 25 minutes later in almost exactly the same place, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Northern Afghanistan and Pakistan are frequently hit by earthquakes, especially around the Hindu Kush range, which lies near the collision of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Pakistan in October 2005 killed 74,000 people and displaced 3.5 million.

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Volcanic Activity

Hundreds briefly evacuate as volcano erupts in northeast Indonesia

BY BNO News

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TERNATE, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) — Hundreds of residents in northeastern Indonesia fled their homes on Wednesday after a brief eruption at Mount Gamkonora, spewing towering columns of ash and smoke and prompting officials to raise the volcano’s alert level to the second-highest state.

The 1,635-meter (5,364 feet) tall volcano, which is located on the west coast of Halmahera island in the Maluku Islands and is part of North Maluku province, began to erupt on Wednesday afternoon and sent thick ash clouds up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) high, although no lava flows were seen.

The Antara news agency reported that hundreds of residents living on the volcano’s slope evacuated the area following the eruption, but they returned hours later after officials determined their communities are not currently at risk. New evacuations could be ordered if activity at the volcano continues to increase.

Following Wednesday’s eruption, the country’s Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) decided to raise the volcano’s alert status to Siaga (level 3), the second-highest level. The agency uses a warning system with four levels of alert, with level 1 being the lowest and level 4 being the highest.

PVMBG said activity at Mount Gamkonora has been increasing for months, with more frequent volcanic earthquakes and an increase of magma activity near the surface. Authorities are still uncertain whether the current eruption will lead to a major event, but past eruptions at the volcano have nearly all been explosive.

Mount Gamkonora last erupted in July 2007, forcing the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people but causing no known casualties. The most notable eruption at the volcano took place in May 1673, when a massive eruption caused significant damage in the area and resulting tsunami waves which flooded nearby villages. An unknown number of people were killed.

Indonesia has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world and sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of intense volcanic and seismic activity.

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes is Mount Merapi, which is located on the island of Java near Jogjakarta, the country’s second-most visited area after Bali. Between October and November 2010, a series of eruptions took place at the volcano, killing at least 353 people and displacing more than 300,000 others.

 

 

  14.06.2012 Volcano Eruption Indonesia Halmahera, [Mount Gamkonora Volcano] Damage level
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Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 at 16:53 (04:53 PM) UTC.

Description
Hundreds of residents in northeastern Indonesia fled their homes on Wednesday after a brief eruption at Mount Gamkonora, spewing towering columns of ash and smoke and prompting officials to raise the volcano’s alert level to the second-highest state. The 1,635-meter (5,364 feet) tall volcano, which is located on the west coast of Halmahera island in the Maluku Islands and is part of North Maluku province, began to erupt on Wednesday afternoon and sent thick ash clouds up to 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) high, although no lava flows were seen. The Antara news agency reported that hundreds of residents living on the volcano’s slope evacuated the area following the eruption, but they returned hours later after officials determined their communities are not currently at risk. New evacuations could be ordered if activity at the volcano continues to increase. Following Wednesday’s eruption, the country’s Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) decided to raise the volcano’s alert status to Siaga (level 3), the second-highest level. The agency uses a warning system with four levels of alert, with level 1 being the lowest and level 4 being the highest.

PVMBG said activity at Mount Gamkonora has been increasing for months, with more frequent volcanic earthquakes and an increase of magma activity near the surface. Authorities are still uncertain whether the current eruption will lead to a major event, but past eruptions at the volcano have nearly all been explosive. Mount Gamkonora last erupted in July 2007, forcing the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people but causing no known casualties. The most notable eruption at the volcano took place in May 1673, when a massive eruption caused significant damage in the area and resulting tsunami waves which flooded nearby villages. An unknown number of people were killed. Indonesia has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world and sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of intense volcanic and seismic activity. One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes is Mount Merapi, which is located on the island of Java near Jogjakarta, the country’s second-most visited area after Bali. Between October and November 2010, a series of eruptions took place at the volcano, killing at least 353 people and displacing more than 300,000 others.

 

Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 at 16:53 (04:53 PM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: VE-20120614-35444-IDN
Event type: Volcano Eruption
Date/Time: Thursday, 14 June, 2012 at 16:53 (04:53 PM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Indonesian Archipelago
Country: Indonesia
County / State: Halmahera
Area: Mount Gamkonora Volcano
City:
Coordinate: N 1° 22.801, E 127° 32.046
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
Evacuated person(s):
Affected person(s):

 

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Today Forest / Wild Fire USA State of New Mexico, [Round Mountain] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:43 (06:43 AM) UTC.

Description
Firefighters continued to build containment lines around the Round Mountain Complex fire Thursday night just east of Tularosa on U.S. Highway 70, Otero County emergency services coordinator Paul Quairoli said. Quairoli said Otero County firefighters were called around 5 p.m. Thursday to the fire on the south side of U.S. Highway 70 East between mile markers 234 and 239. “The fire is about 25 percent contained,” he said. “We had between four and six separate fires in the area. The largest of the fires is 10 acres. Combined with all the fires, we’re about 16 acres total. The fires were burning on private, state and Bureau of Land Management lands. They were small spotted fires that turned into larger grass and brush fires.” He said resources from Otero County fire units, Tularosa Fire Department, U.S. Forest Service, New Mexico State Forestry, BLM and Mescalero responded. “We also had Bureau of Indian Affairs, state police and the sheriff’s department law enforcement respond as well,” Quairoli said. “We had a heavy air tanker and four heavy helicopters respond. We got the air resources from the Little Bear fire here right away. We attacked it aggressively. We had about 28 Otero County units respond to the fire.”

He said fire officials continue the investigation into the cause of the fire. “We’re putting in more fire lines and mopping up certain areas,” Quairoli said. “We have a lot of wet lines down because of the heavy tanker drops that we’re going to work for a long time. Right now we’re a unified command, but we’re going to be turning the command over to the BLM incident commander soon (Thursday night). There was one firefighter who went down with heat exhaustion.” He said he was unable to confirm that a second firefighter suffered from heat exhaustion. “Wednesday, the Otero County Commission confirmed that we’re going into a burn ban county-wide,” Quairoli said. “There are no fireworks within the boundaries of the Lincoln National Forest or basically in the mountain areas. We’re dry and a lot of large fires in the area and resources are short. We urge people to use common sense and precaution that fire doesn’t happen. Any fires in the county, we’re going to continue to extinguish it aggressively because of the dry, high risk and other large fires within the state.”

 

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:43 (06:43 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120615-35450-USA
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:43 (06:43 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of New Mexico
Area: Round Mountain
City:
Coordinate: N 35° 52.368, W 105° 38.084
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
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Heat Wave in Puerto Rico on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:14 (03:14 AM) UTC.

Description
Puerto Rico is in the midst of an unusually dry and record-setting hot stretch of weather. Some relief is on the horizon, but it will not be long-lasting. Record heat baked Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan both Tuesday and Wednesday and threatens to do the same into Friday. Temperatures today are headed to near the day’s record high of 96 from 1983, then they will challenge Friday’s record of 94 degrees from the same year. This week’s record highs are actually not that far above the 88 degrees that San Juan typically warms to this time of year. What is really unusual and contributing to the heat is the absence of cooling showers and thunderstorms. Dry air has not only kept the Atlantic Basin free of organized tropical systems this month, but it has also limited the development of showers and thunderstorms over San Juan. No measurable rain has dampened the city so far this June, a month that typically records 4.40 inches of rain. That dry stretch will continue through Friday, and without the storminess and accompanying clouds, temperatures will no trouble challenging records. The recent lack of rain has also dried out vegetation, leading to a heightened fire danger. The good news is that the presence of high humidity is preventing the fire danger from being extreme. The bad news is that the combination of the heat and humidity is creating a very uncomfortable environment for those who must spend time outdoors. Residents are urged to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and to drink plenty of water before some relief finally arrives this weekend. The passage of a tropical wave will open the door for moisture to surge across Puerto Rico this weekend, leading to an increase in much-welcome showers and thunderstorms. The storminess, however, will not be here to stay. After additional spotty showers and thunderstorms follow early next week, latest indications point toward the return of a lengthy stretch of dry and hot weather for the second half of the week.

 

Heat Wave in Puerto Rico on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:14 (03:14 AM) UTC.

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EDIS Number: HT-20120615-35447-PRI
Event type: Heat Wave
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:14 (03:14 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Caribean Sea
Country: Puerto Rico
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Area: Statewide
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Coordinate: N 18° 13.250, W 66° 35.409
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Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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Today Forest / Wild Fire Canada Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, [Sheshatshiu Region] Damage level
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Forest / Wild Fire in Canada on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:11 (03:11 AM) UTC.

Description
The people of North West River and Sheshatshiu are being told to pack their bags and get ready to hit the road as a forest fire encroaches on the Labrador communities. The province issued an evacuation notice on Thursday: “Residents are encouraged to make the necessary preparations at home and heed warnings and instructions from local emergency officials in the community, as the forest fire situation continues.” The growing forest fire is burning some 30 km north of the towns. The Provincial Fire Weather Index said it is burning at “extreme levels.” About 1,700 people live in North West River and some 1,276 in Sheshatshiu.

 

Forest / Wild Fire in Canada on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:11 (03:11 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: WF-20120615-35445-CAN
Event type: Forest / Wild Fire
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:11 (03:11 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: Canada
County / State: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Area: Sheshatshiu Region
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Coordinate: N 53° 31.122, W 60° 8.778
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Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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BALTIMORE CANYON TO HATTERAS CANYON OUT TO 36N 70W TO 34N 71W
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  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
Guchol (05W) Pacific Ocean 11.06.2012 15.06.2012 Typhoon I. 255 ° 148 km/h 185 km/h 4.88 m JTWC Details

 

 

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Storm name: Guchol (05W)
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000
Start up: 11th June 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 990.14 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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Date Time Position Speed
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11th Jun 2012 05:06:01 N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000 19 46 65 Tropical Depression 280 8 JTWC
13th Jun 2012 04:06:56 N 9° 42.000, E 140° 24.000 13 65 83 Tropical Storm 280 8 JTWC
14th Jun 2012 05:06:12 N 10° 54.000, E 135° 6.000 24 102 130 Tropical Storm 270 13 JTWC
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15th Jun 2012 04:06:55 N 10° 18.000, E 132° 6.000 15 148 185 Typhoon I. 255 ° 16 JTWC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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16th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 0.000, E 127° 42.000 Typhoon I. 139 167 JTWC
17th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 18° 0.000, E 125° 42.000 Typhoon II. 157 194 JTWC
18th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 21° 30.000, E 125° 6.000 Typhoon II. 167 204 JTWC
19th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 25° 12.000, E 126° 30.000 Typhoon II. 157 194 JTWC

Carlotta (03E) Pacific Ocean – East 14.06.2012 15.06.2012 Tropical Storm 330 ° 102 km/h 120 km/h 4.27 m NHC Details

 

 

Tropical Storm data

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Storm name: Carlotta (03E)
Area: Pacific Ocean – East
Start up location: N 9° 24.000, W 92° 24.000
Start up: 14th June 2012
Status: 01st January 1970
Track long: 264.90 km
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Report by: NHC
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14th Jun 2012 05:06:49 N 9° 24.000, W 92° 24.000 15 56 74 Tropical Depression 305 10 1004 MB NHC
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15th Jun 2012 04:06:33 N 12° 30.000, W 94° 42.000 17 102 120 Tropical Storm 330 ° 14 994 MB NHC
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Date Time Position Category Wind
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16th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 0.000, W 96° 12.000 Hurricane I. 120 148 NHC
17th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 17° 12.000, W 97° 30.000 Tropical Depression 56 74 NHC

 

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Freakish Hail Storm Pummels Dallas 6/14/2012

Published on Jun 14, 2012 by

The images look like snow, but Dallas residents will tell you it was no winter wonderland.

“Oh my gosh, this is the biggest hailstorm I have ever witnessed in my life,” shouted Hannah Jones while videotaping chunks of hail pelting her pool and backyard.

Dallas-area hail. (Photo courtesy: CBSDFW.com)
Supercell storms packing heavy rain and droves of damaging hail swept across parts of North Texas Wednesday evening. Some stones were as big as baseballs.

“It was horrible,” one woman told WFAA-TV. “It was like being bombed or something.”

The wild weather wrecked a historic movie theater, smashed windows and left evening commuters cursing Mother Nature as they scrambled for cover.

‘Drought-hit’ UK lifts hosepipe bans after two soggy months

by Staff Writers
London (AFP)

British gardeners have been told they can use their hosepipes again after drought prompted a two-month ban — but after weeks of pouring rain, their lawns will be looking fresh anyway.

Days after the ban was brought into force in early April, the skies opened — delivering the wettest April in over 100 years, and causing flooding in some areas.

Three of the seven water companies which imposed bans in early April will officially end them on Thursday.

The restrictions, covering the homes of some 20 million Britons, were introduced to combat drought in southern and eastern England after two consecutive dry winters.

“We have had two-and-a-half times the average rainfall for April, we have had steady showers in May and then monsoon downpours in June. That’s changed things,” said a spokesman for Thames Water, one of the firms lifting the ban.

Anglian Water and Southern Water are also lifting their bans, though South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central and Veolia Water Southeast are maintaining them due to low groundwater levels.

The Environment Agency said the recent downpours, which soaked more than a million revellers who crammed into London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee this month, had boosted river levels and reservoir stocks.

More downpours are expected across Britain this week.

The Environment Agency has two flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected, and 19 flood alerts signalling possible flooding, in place across the country.

Related Links
Climate Science News – Modeling, Mitigation Adaptation

 

 

Coastal Flood Warning

 

BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC




Flood Warning

 

HASTINGS NE
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DODGE CITY KS

 

 

Taiwan flooding kills six people with two more missing

Taiwan has seen devastating floods after days of rain.

At least six people have been killed after flooding hit Taiwan.

Torrential rain brought floods to counties in numerous parts of the country, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

Taiwan’s Central Emergency Operation Center said more than 7,000 people were moved, with the help of the military, according to Reuters news agency.

The flooding caused landslides, as well as power cuts and water shortages to tens of thousands of homes.

The emergency centre said flooding had caused power cuts to more than 87,000 homes and water shortages to 12,000.

While it was reported that six people had died, a further two were said to be missing.

Map of Taiwan flooding areas

The Associated Press said two people had been killed in a makeshift shelter in a landslide in Taichung, while two more were killed in landslide in Nantou county.

Reuters said the agricultural loss to the country had been estimated at more than NT$172m ($5.76m/£3.69m).

Taiwan’s Central News Agency quoted President Ma Ying-jeou as saying those losses would be compensated.

He said this would take place through more generous subsidies and an easier application process for funding.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has more than 47,000 personnel ready for relief assistance, according to the Taipei Times.

The newspaper said 411 rivers across the country had been placed on red alert for mud flows with a further 416 on yellow alert.

 

 

1 15.06.2012 Flood Philippines MultiProvinces, [Sarangani, North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces] Damage level
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Flood in Philippines on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 at 02:47 (02:47 AM) UTC.

Description
Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday. Benito Ramos, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council head, said parts of Sarangani, North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces were flooded after two days of pounding rain set off by a brewing tropical storm. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town, Sarangani province Tuesday. The flashflood struck the villages of Big Margus Proper and Pangyan Cross. The Armed Forces of the Philippines reported 50 families were also displaced by flashfloods. Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez identified the victims as Sagapo Cabigding and Rolando Mata. A certain Rani Pregoner is also reported missing. Nineteen fishermen were also rescued by the authorities from the big waves that battered the area for several hours. The governor said that based on the report coming from Ben Solarte of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, about 139 houses were totally damaged while 111 houses were partially destroyed by the floodwaters.

A flashflood also struck four villages in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on Monday. It started around 9 p.m. and affected barangays Obial, Sta. Clara, Hinalaan, and Himulan. A total of 2,460 families were affected by the flooding, while 23 families were forcibly evacuated by the authorities. In Malaybalay, Bukidnon, a flashflood also struck barangays Cabangahan, Bangkud, Aglayan, and Linabo at 4:45 p.m. after Bugkaon River overflowed due to continuous heavy rains brought about by the shallow low pressure area. Some 44 families whose houses are situated near a riverbank in this city evacuated to higher grounds when floodwaters reached as high as 15 feet at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, residents said. Nurkaya Patadon, 42, one of the flood victims in this city, said many of their appliances and valuables were swept out to the Nuangan River, one of the longest rivers in North Cotabato. Patadon’s family, including 43 other families, decided to leave their homes for fear the waters might rise again due to torrential rains. Heavy rains started to pour at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday and continued until Tuesday afternoon, said Psalmer Bernalte, head of the Kidapawan City Emergency Response Unit (KidCeru), one of the groups that conducted rescue operations. Kasan Maruhom, one of the displaced residents, said that Tuesday’s flashfloods was the worst since 2000.

“We never thought the floodwaters could rise as high as 15 feet. What happened was the worst. I’ve lived in this area for more than 30 years,” Maruhom said. Maruhom said he would transfer his family to Mundog Subdivision in Poblacion. Others, however, have problems finding areas for their relocation. “We don’t know where to go. We have no place to stay other than the riverbank. Our workplace is here in the Poblacion,” said Salik Quila, also one of the flood victims. Bernalte said the waters of Nuangan River, already considered a dead river in Kidapawan City, became turbulent as heavy rains continue to fall across North Cotabato due to low pressure area, which brought widespread rain showers and thunderstorms. Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco has already ordered the immediate evacuation of the families living near the riverbanks, including Lapu-Lapu Street, Cotelco Village, and Licatan Subdivision, all in Poblacion here. “We’ve already given them orders in the past to leave the place, yet, they won’t listen,” Gantuangco said. Gantuangco said a relocation site in Barangay Balindog, about five kilometers away from the Poblacion, is set for the victims. He said they will declare this city under state of calamity so they can use a portion of their funds to help the flood victims. He added that he already ordered the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council to assess and evaluate the situation and immediately conduct relief operations on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

Flood in Philippines on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 at 02:47 (02:47 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: FL-20120613-35428-PHL
Event type: Flood
Date/Time: Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 at 02:47 (02:47 AM) UTC
Last update: Situation Update No. 1 on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:19 UTC
Cause of event:
Damage level: Extreme Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: Pacific Ocean – West
Country: Philippines
County / State: MultiProvinces
Area: Sarangani, North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces
City:
Coordinate: N 7° 0.834, E 125° 5.268
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s): 2
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s): 61
Evacuated person(s): 700
Affected person(s):

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Ruta 32 Remains Closed For Landslide

Ruta 32, the route that connects San José with Guapiles and Limón, is once again closed due to a landslide occurring at kilometre 30 in the area of the Zurquí, some 10 km east of the tunnel.

The road is expected to remain closed for most of the day today Thursday, as work crews clean up the debris strewn across the road.

The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI) says it is in the process of removing some 6.400 cubic metres of mud and other materials that coves some 8 metres (25 feet) of roadway.

The CONAVI says that the road will be re-open today if the weather conditions allow the work to continue and no new landslides occur.

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Today HAZMAT USA State of New Hampshire, [Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant] Damage level
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HAZMAT in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:17 (03:17 AM) UTC.

Description
An ammonium hydroxide spill of less than a gallon in a stockroom at NextEra Energy Inc.’s nuclear power plant in Seabrook, N.H. required the plant to declare an “unusual event,” the lowest of four emergency categories. Plant spokesman Al Griffith says the spill happened about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday inside the administration building. He says there are no injuries and no danger to the public. The emergency was over in the early evening. It’s not clear how the spill happened. Cleaning materials are kept in the stockroom. The building is in a protected area. Plant operations were not affected.

 

HAZMAT in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:17 (03:17 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: HZ-20120615-35448-USA
Event type: HAZMAT
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:17 (03:17 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event: Ammonium hydroxide spill
Damage level: Minor Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of New Hampshire
Area: Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant
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Coordinate: N 42° 53.931, W 70° 50.988
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Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

HIV may have returned in ‘cured’ patient: scientists

by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP)

An American man whose HIV seemed to disappear after a blood marrow transplant for leukemia may be showing new hints of the disease, sparking debate over whether a cure was really achieved.

Scientists disagree over the latest findings on Timothy Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient,” presented at a conference in Spain last week, according to a report in the journal Science’s ScienceInsider blog.

Brown was given bone marrow transplants in 2006 that appeared to eradicate the human immunodeficiency virus from his body, leading his doctors to declare a “cure of HIV has been achieved” in the peer-reviewed journal Blood in 2010.

The transplants came from a donor with an unusual genetic mutation that is naturally resistant to HIV. About one in 100 Caucasian people have this mutation which prevents the molecule CCR5 from appearing on the cell surface.

The latest debate arose after virologist Steven Yukl of the University of California, San Francisco, gave a talk on June 8 at the International Workshop on HIV & Hepatitis Virus.

Yukl “highlighted the difficulties that they and several labs they collaborated with have had determining if Brown truly had eradicated the virus from his body,” said the ScienceInsider report.

“There are some signals of the virus and we don’t know if they are real or contamination, and, at this point, we can’t say for sure whether there’s been complete eradication of HIV,” Yukl was quoted as saying by ScienceInsider.

“The point of the presentation was to raise the question of how do we define a cure and, at this level of detection, how do we know the signal is real?”

However, some scientists interpreted the presentation to mean that a cure was not actually achieved, and that Brown may even have been re-infected with the virus that causes AIDS.

Alain Lafeuillade of the General Hospital in Toulon, France, issued a press release that described how Yukl and colleagues “challenged these results as they showed persistence of low levels of HIV viremia in this patient, and HIV DNA in his rectal cells.”

He noted that “these HIV strains were found to be different from those initially present in this patient back in 2006, and different from each other.”

While that could mean the HIV has “evolved and persist(ed) over the last 5 years, these data also raise the possibility that the patient has been re-infected,” Lafeuillade wrote.

“More studies are in progress to know if this seronegative HIV individual can infect other subjects if he has unsafe sex,” he concluded.

Yukl, quoted by ScienceInsider, said Lafeuillade misinterpreted the presentation.

“”We weren’t trying to say HIV was still there or he hadn’t been cured,” he said, noting the talk centered on how to interpret very sensitive test results on Brown’s blood cells, plasma and rectal tissue.

One of his collaborators, Douglas Richman of the University of California, San Diego, said he believes researchers have picked up contaminants.

“If you do enough cycles of PCR (polymerase chain reaction), you can get a signal in water for pink elephants,” Richman was quoted as saying.

Related Links
Epidemics on Earth – Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS, Ebola

 

 

 

Plague Rare in U.S., Surfacing in More Affluent Areas

HealthDayBy Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter | HealthDay  

WEDNESDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — Although the plague is typically considered a remnant of the Middle Ages, when unsanitary conditions and rodent infestations prevailed amid the squalor of poverty, this rare but deadly disease appears to be spreading through wealthier communities in New Mexico, researchers report.

Why the plague is popping up in affluent neighborhoods isn’t completely clear, the experts added.

“Where human plague cases occur is linked to where people live and how people interact with their environment,” noted lead researcher Anna Schotthoefer, from the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin. “These factors may change over time, necessitating periodic reassessments of the factors that put people at risk.”

This latest study confirms previous reports that living within or close to the natural environments that support plague is a risk factor for human plague, Schotthoefer said.

Plague is caused by a fast-moving bacteria, known as Yersinia pestis, that is spread through flea bites (bubonic plague) or through the air (pneumonic plague).

The new report comes on the heels of the hospitalization on June 8 of an Oregon man in his 50s with what experts suspect is plague. According to The Oregonian, the man got sick a few days after being bitten as he tried to get a mouse away from a stray cat. The cat died days later, the paper said, and the man remains in critical condition.

For the new study, published in the July issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the researchers used U.S. Census Bureau data to pinpoint the location and socioeconomic status of plague patients.

About 11 cases of plague a year have occurred in the United States since 1976, with most cases found in New Mexico. Plague has also been reported in a handful of other states.

Although many cases were in areas where the habitat supports rodents and fleas, the researchers also found cases occurring in more upper-class neighborhoods. In the 1980s, most cases occurred where housing conditions were poor, but more recently cases have been reported in affluent areas of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, the investigators found.

“The shift from poorer to more affluent regions of New Mexico was a surprise, and suggests that homeowners in these newly developed areas should be educated about the risks of plague,” Schotthoefer said.

Schotthoefer noted that these more affluent areas where plague occurred were regions where new housing developments had been built in habitats that support the wild reservoirs of plague, which include ground squirrels and woodrats.

Bubonic plague starts with painful swellings (buboes) of the lymph nodes, which appear in the armpits, legs, neck or groin. Buboes are at first a red color, then they turn a dark purple color, or black. Pneumonic plague starts by infecting the lungs. Other symptoms include a very high fever, delirium, vomiting, muscle pains, bleeding in the lungs and disorientation.

In the 14th century, a plague called the Black Death killed an estimated 30 percent to 60 percent of the European population. Victims died quickly, within days after being infected.

Infectious disease expert Dr. Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said he doesn’t expect to see that kind of outbreak ever again.

“This is not a disease of the past, but you are never going to see a massive outbreak of plague in this country,” he said.

“We don’t have the public health problems we used to have and people would be quickly confined if there were ever a large number of cases,” Siegel explained.

Yet, it is not surprising to see plague in these more affluent areas, he noted.

“We know that plague only exists where you have wild animals, and once a reservoir of plague is already present it is likely to persist,” Siegel explained. “It isn’t only about squalor; it’s about where the reservoir is.”

However, if the disease is caught early it is treatable with antibiotics, Siegel added.

More information

For more information on plague, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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Climate Change

 North-East Passage soon free from ice again

by Staff Writers
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX)


Sea ice thickness in the Laptev Sea at the end of the previous winter (April 20, 2012): The sea ice thickness was determined with the SMOS (Soil Moisture Ocean Saliniy) satellite that can resolve ice thicknesses up to 50 centimetres. The black line shows the mission’s flight track. SMOS-data: Lars Kaleschke, KlimaCampus, Hamburg University.

The North-East Passage, the sea route along the North coast of Russia, is expected to be free of ice early again this summer. The forecast was made by sea ice physicists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association based on a series of measurement flights over the Laptev Sea, a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean.

Amongs experts the shelf sea is known as an “ice factory” of Arctic sea ice. At the end of last winter the researchers discovered large areas of thin ice not being thick enough to withstand the summer melt.

“These results were a great surprise to us”, says expedition member Dr. Thomas Krumpen. In previous measurements in the winter of 2007/2008 the ice in the same area had been up to one metre thicker. In his opinion these clear differences are primarily attributable to the wind: “It behaves differently from year to year.

If, as last winter, the wind blows from the mainland to the sea, it pushes the pack ice from the Laptev Sea towards the North. Open water areas, so-called polynyas, develop in this way before the coast. Their surface water naturally cools very quickly at an air temperature of minus 40 degrees.

New thin ice forms and is then immediately swept away again by the wind. In view of this cycle, differently sized areas of thin ice then develop on the Laptev Sea depending on wind strength and continuity”, explains Thomas Krumpen. (See info charts)

However, the expedition team was unaware of just how large these areas can actually become until they made the measurement flights in March and April of this year. In places the researchers flew over thin ice for around 400 kilometres.

The “EM Bird”, the torpedo-shaped, electromagnetic ice thickness sensor of the Alfred Wegener Institute, was hung on a cable beneath the helicopter. It constantly recorded the thickness of the floating ice. “We now have a unique data set which we primarily want to use to check the measurements of the earth investigation satellite SMOS”, says Thomas Krumpen.

The abbreviation SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) is actually a satellite mission to determine the soil moisture of the mainland and salinity of the oceans. However, the satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA) can also be used to survey the Arctic sea ice.

“The satellite can be used above all to detect thin ice areas, as we have seen them, from space”, explains Thomas Krumpen.

The SMOS satellite measurements from March and April of this year confirm that the thin ice areas discovered by the expedition team were no locally restricted phenomenon: “A large part of the North-East Passage was characterised by surprisingly thin ice at the end of the winter”, says Thomas Krumpen.

The new findings of the successful winter expedition give cause for concern to the scientists: “These huge new areas of thin ice will be the first to disappear when the ice melts in summer. And if the thin ice melts as quickly as we presume, the Laptev Sea and with it a part of the North-East Passage will be free from ice comparatively early this summer”, explains the sea ice physicist.

In the past the Laptev Sea was always covered with sea ice from October to the end of the following July and was navigable for a maximum of two summer months. In 2011 the ice had retracted so far by the third week of July that during the course of the summer 33 ships were able to navigate the Arctic waters of Russia for the first time.

The North-East Passage is viewed by shipping companies to be a time and fuel saving alternative to the conventional Europe-Asia route. The connection from Rotterdam to Japanese Yokohama via the Nord-East Passage is some 3800 sea miles shorter than taking the Suez Canal and Indian Ocean route.

Related Links
SMOS at ESA
Sea ice thickness measurements at ESA
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Associa
Beyond the Ice Age

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Solar Activity

2MIN News June 14, 2012

Published on Jun 14, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
NuStar: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120613-nasa-nustar-launches-x…
Habitat Loss: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120613102247.htm
Ancient Electricity: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120613133247.htm
Magnetic Star Shutdown: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-magnetic-fields-stars.html
Big Bang Bust: http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/big-bang-theory-a-bust-scientist-c…
Thyalwaysseek video: http://youtu.be/qMOLzQTXcv4
China Wheat Fires: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78256
Dallas Hail: http://www.weather.com/news/wednesday-severe-weather-20120613
Asteroid: http://www.universetoday.com/95815/big-and-bright-asteroid-to-pass-by-earth-j…
Chinese meditation: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120613183813.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!]

INCOMING CMES:

On June 14th, for the second day in a row, sunspot AR1504 erupted and hurled a CME toward Earth. The fast-moving (1360 km/s) cloud is expected to sweep up a previous CME and deliver a combined blow to Earth’s magnetic field on June 16th around 10:16 UT. This animation shows the likely progression of the approaching storm:

According to the forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CMEs will also hit Venus on June 15th and Mars on June 19th. Because Venus and Mars do not have global magnetic fields to protect them, both of those planets will probably lose tiny amounts of atmosphere when the CMEs strike.

Here on Earth, the impact is likely to trigger a geomagnetic storm around the poles. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on June 16th

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Space

ELECTRIC-BLUE NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS:

Data from NASA’s AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are like a great “geophysical light bulb.” They turn on every year in late spring, reaching almost full intensity over a period of no more than 5 to 10 days. News flash: The bulb is glowing. Flying photographer Brian Whittaker photographed these NLCs over Canada on June 13th:

“I was very happy to see my first noctilucent clouds of 2012,” says Whittaker. “They were visible to the north for about 3 hours as we flew between Ottawa and Newfoundland at 35,000 feet.”

These electric-blue clouds are hanging 85 km above Earth’s surface, at the edge of space itself. Their origin is still largely a mystery; various theories associate them with space dust, rocket exhaust, global warming–or some mixture of the three. One thing is sure. They’re baaack … for the summer of 2012.

Observing tips: NLCs favor high latitudes, although they have been sighted as far south as Colorado and Virginia. Look west 30 to 60 minutes after sunset when the Sun has dipped 6o to 16o below the horizon. If you see luminous blue-white tendrils spreading across the sky, you may have spotted a noctilucent cloud.

  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 HN40) 15th June 2012 0 day(s) 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 13.79 km/s 49644 km/h
(2002 AC) 16th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 26.71 km/s 96156 km/h
137120 (1999 BJ8) 16th June 2012 1 day(s) 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 14.88 km/s 53568 km/h
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 4 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 5 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 6 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 6 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 11 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 12 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 15 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 18 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 21 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012 21 day(s) 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 14.19 km/s 51084 km/h
276392 (2002 XH4) 07th July 2012 22 day(s) 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 7.76 km/s 27936 km/h
(2003 MK4) 08th July 2012 23 day(s) 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 14.35 km/s 51660 km/h
(1999 NW2) 08th July 2012 23 day(s) 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 6.66 km/s 23976 km/h
189P/NEAT 09th July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1720 66.9 n/a 12.47 km/s 44892 km/h
(2000 JB6) 10th July 2012 25 day(s) 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 6.42 km/s 23112 km/h
(2010 MJ1) 10th July 2012 25 day(s) 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 10.35 km/s 37260 km/h
(2008 NP3) 12th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1572 61.2 57 m – 130 m 6.08 km/s 21888 km/h
(2006 BV39) 12th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1132 44.1 4.2 m – 9.5 m 11.11 km/s 39996 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

Niger farmland threatened by locusts: official

by Staff Writers
Niamey (AFP)

Large swathes of farmland are threatened by locusts in Niger even as the drought-prone African nation is grappling with a severe food crisis, a pest-control official said Wednesday.

“Unless swarms are destroyed very early, locusts will reproduce and reach the cropland,” Yahaya Garba, director of the CNLA agency in charge of pest-control, said in the latest bulletin of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Niger.

At least 500,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of farmland and one million hectares (2.5 million acres) of pasture land could be devastated.

“Locusts are about to reach the Sahel (region), and notably northern Mali and Niger,” Garba said adding that the migratory species was invading the area from southeast Algeria and neighbouring Libya.

The first swarms were spotted in northern Niger late last month and have started to migrate south where most Niger farmland is concentrated.

More than 80 percent of Niger’s population of 15 million live on farm produce and six million are facing a new food crisis already, out of 18 million in the entire Sahel belt, according to United Nations figures.

“The fight (against the locusts) must be fought intensively and immediately,” warned Garba, appealing for international assistance.

There was a major risk that locusts invade the area from Mali where state agencies do not have access to locust reproduction zones as the north is under the control of armed rebel groups.

The UN’s Rome-based food agency said earlier this month that political insecurity and conflicts in North Africa were hindering efforts to control the swarms of desert locusts.

Niger last faced desert locust swarms in 2003-05.

Related Links
Farming Today – Suppliers and Technology

 

 

Beached whale dies in Vancouver (10 images)

A 30-foot young humpback whale beached itself on a suburban Vancouver beach and died there.
The midday tide rolls in as police move crowds of people back as they view an eight to ten meter long juvenile humpback whale which died shortly after washing up on the beach in White Rock near Vancouver, British Columbia, early morning June 12, 2012, despite the efforts of local people who tried to save it. The whale was scarred, covered in lice and open sores and appeared malnourished, likely too weak to fight the early morning incoming tides. UPI / Heinz Ruckemann
  Today Biological Hazard Canada Province of British Columbia, Comox [Comox coastal region] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in Canada on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:46 (06:46 AM) UTC.

Description
A huge Red Tide has formed along the east coast of Vancouver Island, prompting a warning from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. “I just want to inform the public about some closures due to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, also known as Red Tide that we have in the area,” explained Comox DFO Fisheries Officer Bryce Gillard. “We had a large section that was identified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that starts in an area about three kilometres south of Union Bay and it goes all the way down to Northwest Bay, just south of Parksville.” Gillard had this message for those planning on checking out the local shellfish festival this weekend. “It doesn’t affect the Shellfish Festival in Comox because all that product comes from a federally registered plant. There are still large areas of the coast which remain open for commercial harvest and recreational harvest. We always encourage people to call their local DFO office for Red Tide updates in the area.” Gillard says Red Tide is a dangerous toxin that affects the nervous system. “Red Tide is an algae that is in our water system and present all year round. Those toxins in bivalve shellfish can’t be eliminated by cooking them, they are toxins that remain in the meat.”
Biohazard name: Red Tide
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:

 

Biological Hazard in Canada on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:46 (06:46 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: BH-20120615-35451-CAN
Event type: Biological Hazard
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 06:46 (06:46 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: Canada
County / State: Province of British Columbia
Area: Comox coastal region
City: Comox
Coordinate: N 49° 39.844, W 124° 51.907
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
Missing person(s):
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Today Biological Hazard USA State of Hawaii, [Sunset Beach Park, Waikiki at Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Beach Park] Damage level
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Biological Hazard in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTC.

Description
A box jellyfish advisory has been issued due to an invasion on Oahu beaches. Affected beaches include Sunset Beach Park, Waikiki at Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Beach Park, Waikiki at Kapiolani Beach Park, Waikiki at Kapiolani Park Beach Center, Waikiki at Kuhio Beach Park, Waikiki at San Souci Beach, and Waimea Bay Beach Park. Today is day three of a four day influx. As of 9:00 a.m., there have been 30 box jellyfish sightings in Waikiki, 50 at Waimea Bay and 50 at Sunset Beach. If you are stung, flush the affected area with copious amounts of white vinegar and use heat or cold for pain. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience breathing difficulty.
Biohazard name: Jellyfish invasion (Box)
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
Symptoms:
Status:

 

Biological Hazard in USA on Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTC.

Base data
EDIS Number: BH-20120615-35446-USA
Event type: Biological Hazard
Date/Time: Friday, 15 June, 2012 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTC
Last update:
Cause of event:
Damage level: Unknown Damage level
Geographic information
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
County / State: State of Hawaii
Area: Sunset Beach Park, Waikiki at Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Beach Park
City:
Coordinate: N 21° 16.249, W 157° 49.734
Number of affected people / Humanities loss
Foreign people: Affected is unknown.
Dead person(s):
Injured person(s):
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Articles of Interest

Too few salmon is far worse than too many boats for killer whales

by Staff Writers
Seattle WA (SPX)


Researchers trail behind whales waiting for Tucker to indicate by leaning over the bow that he can smell whale poop. The boat on average stays between 450 yards to more than half a mile away from whales. Credit: Fred Felleman.

Not having enough Chinook salmon to eat stresses out southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest more than having boatloads of whale watchers nearby, according to hormone levels of whales summering in the Salish Sea.

In lean times, however, the stress level normally associated with boats becomes more pronounced, further underscoring the importance of having enough prey, according to Katherine Ayres, an environmental and pet-behavior consultant who led the research while a University of Washington doctoral student in biology. Ayres is lead author of a paper appearing online June 6, in the journal PLoS ONE.

In a surprise finding, hormone levels show that southern resident killer whales are best fed when they come into the Salish Sea in the late spring, Ayres said. The Salish Sea includes Puget Sound and the straits of Georgia, Haro and Juan de Fuca. Once there they get a necessary boost later in the summer while eating Chinook salmon at the height of the Fraser River run.

While Fraser River Chinook are an important food source, helping the southern resident killer whales may mean giving additional consideration to spring runs of Chinook salmon off the mouth of the Columbia River and other salmon runs off the West Coast, if that’s where the orcas are bulking up in the spring, Ayres said. “Resident” killer whales are fish-eating orcas, unlike the so-called “transient” orcas that eat marine mammals.

For the study, scientists analyzed hormonal responses to stress that were measurable in whale scat, or poop. Many samples were collected using a black Labrador named Tucker on board a small boat in the vicinity of individuals or groups of whales. Even a mile away, Tucker can pick up on the scent he’s been trained to recognize as the fishy smell distinctive to southern resident killer whales, a group of orcas listed as endangered by both Canada and U.S.

“This is the first study using scat-detection dogs to locate killer whale feces,” Ayres said. “The technique could be used to collect scat and study stress in other species of whales, always difficult subjects to study because the animals spend 90 percent of their time underwater.”

Since the population of southern resident killer whales declined nearly 20 percent between 1995 and 2001, scientists and managers have wondered if the animals weren’t thriving because of lack of food, the closeness of boats, toxins built up in their bodies or a combination of all three.

“Behavior is hard to interpret, physiology is easier,” said co-author Samuel Wasser, UW professor of biology and developer of the program using dogs like Tucker to detect scat for biological research. “Fish matter most to the southern resident killer whales. Even if boats are important to consider, the way you minimize that impact is to keep the fish levels high.”

It’s the same with toxins, Wasser said. The study being published in PLoS ONE specifically considered stress caused by inadequate prey and boats. But Wasser said that toxins accumulating in body fat will likely affect killer whales most when food is scarce and they start to use that stored fat, releasing toxins into their bodies when their physical condition already is in decline. When whales are well-fed, toxins should be less of a factor, he said. In the study researchers examined the level of two hormones to study physiological responses to boat and food stresses.

One type of hormone, glucocorticoids, are released in increasing amounts when animals face immediate challenges, whether it’s a shortage of food or the fight-or-flight response when threatened, Ayres said. When whale watching boats and other vessels were most numerous in the summer, glucocorticoids should have spiked if the whales were bothered. Instead glucocorticoids went down, driven by an increase in the number of Fraser River Chinook.

The other hormone, thyroid hormone, tunes metabolism depending on how much food is available, for example ramping down metabolism to lower the energy an organism expends when food is scarce, Ayres said. Unlike glucocorticoids, thyroid hormone levels do not respond directly to stresses such as boats being nearby. During summers, thyroid levels of Salish Sea whales dipped while they awaited the arrival of Fraser River Chinook, increased again when food became plentiful and declined once again as the Chinook run petered out.

Unexpectedly, the thyroid hormone measures showed the whales were best fed when they first arrive in the Salish Sea, better than at any time in the five months they spent there, Wasser said.

“We assume winter is a lean time, so to come into the Salish Sea at their nutritional high for the year, then clearly they have been eating something – a very rich food source – before they arrive,” Wasser said. “It appears another fish run is critical to them before they get here.”

Some evidence points to the Chinook returning to the Columbia River, although Wasser said that more spring data are needed.

The PLoS ONE paper follows a draft report issued May 3 by U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts considering to what extent salmon fishing is affecting the recovery of the southern resident killer whales. Wasser said the report pays too little attention to year-to-year salmon variability, but got it right when it said more needs to be known about what’s happening to the whales in the winter and, particularly, in early spring.

Among other things, the report said Chinook stocks are currently harvested at a rate of about 20 percent “so there is limited potential for increasing Chinook abundance by reducing fishing pressure,” according to the executive summary.

More extreme measures may be required that increase overall Chinook salmon stocks, Wasser said.

“To support a healthy population of southern residents we may need more salmon than simply the number of fish being caught by commercial and sport fishers,” Ayres said. “We may need to open up historical habitats to boost wild salmon, such as what is being done with the Elwha River and what is proposed for the Klamath River. That may be the only way to support the historic population size of southern residents, which is ultimately the goal of recovery.”

Other co-authors are Rebecca Booth of the UW; Jennifer Hempelmann, Candice Emmons, M. Bradley Hanson and Michael Ford of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center; Kari Koski of Soundwatch Boater Education Program and the Whale Museum, Friday Harbor; Robin Baird of Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia; and Kelley Balcomb-Bartok, who helped get the study off the ground through collaboration with the Center for Whale Research.

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Earthquakes

RSOE EDIS

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
12.06.2012 07:35:27 4.3 Middle East Iran Bushehr Province Sheykh Salem VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 08:15:39 2.5 Caribbean Puerto Rico Aguacate VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 06:50:32 2.2 North America United States Hawaii ‘Äpua (historical) There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 06:10:53 2.3 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 05:25:40 2.2 North America United States California Caldwell Pines There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 05:35:33 4.4 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 03:15:29 3.0 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 02:30:27 2.3 North America United States Alaska Valdez VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 02:40:29 2.2 Europe Italy Medolla VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 02:40:55 2.6 Europe Italy Cavezzo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 02:45:28 2.1 North America United States Alaska Nikolski There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 02:41:17 2.5 Europe Italy Novi di Modena VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 02:20:50 4.8 South America Peru Departamento de Tacna Charipuquio There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 02:41:38 4.6 South-America Chile Cascavillane There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 01:40:25 2.2 Africa Morocco Asilah VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 01:40:46 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 01:41:13 3.0 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 01:41:34 4.7 South-America Chile Huentemo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 01:42:00 4.7 South America Chile Region de Los Lagos Huentemo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 01:05:37 2.1 North America United States Washington Eufaula There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 01:00:31 2.3 North America United States California Mono Mills There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 00:45:33 3.4 North America United States Alaska Bartlett Cove VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 01:45:37 2.3 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
12.06.2012 00:35:33 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 00:35:54 2.5 Asia Turkey Selimiye VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 00:36:17 2.6 Europe Italy La Massara VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 23:45:39 2.0 North America United States California Morena Village VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 23:35:33 2.1 Asia Turkey Golcuk VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 23:35:54 2.3 Europe Italy Casa Alta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 23:36:15 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 23:36:37 2.6 Europe Italy Soliera VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 00:36:36 5.0 Indonesian Archipelago Papua New Guinea Yangla There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 23:36:58 2.4 Europe Italy San Lorenzo VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 22:55:30 3.2 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California La Mora There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 22:10:46 2.1 North America United States California San Pedro VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 22:35:54 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 22:36:20 4.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 22:36:42 2.0 Europe Italy Vallacquosa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:30:39 2.4 Asia Turkey Oren There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:31:00 2.4 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 22:37:04 2.1 Asia Turkey Bekdemir VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:31:21 2.7 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:31:46 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:32:09 2.2 Europe Poland Rudna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:32:31 2.8 Europe Greece Ydroussa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 03:55:47 2.8 North America United States California Centerville (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 20:25:36 2.0 Europe Italy Ghisellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 20:25:58 4.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 19:30:56 2.3 North America United States California Black Oaks There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 20:26:22 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 20:26:43 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 21:32:59 2.6 Europe Romania Plesi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 19:25:32 2.5 Asia Turkey Alacak VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:35:35 2.2 North America United States California Black Oaks There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 17:45:39 3.1 North America United States Alaska Atka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 17:20:37 2.1 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:20:57 2.2 Asia Turkey Acielmacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:21:17 2.4 Asia Turkey Yeniliman VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:21:36 2.2 Europe Italy Ghisellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 20:45:55 2.0 North America United States Tennessee Madie VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 17:21:57 2.0 Europe Italy Acuto There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:24:57 4.2 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County Aranui VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
11.06.2012 17:22:18 2.5 Europe Greece Kyllini VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:22:39 3.1 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:23:00 2.4 Asia Turkey Karakuyu VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 16:20:40 2.6 North America United States Hawaii Volcano There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 16:15:29 3.9 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 17:23:19 2.3 Asia Turkey Ulukent VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 16:05:42 2.2 North America United States Alaska Mentasta Lake VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 15:45:38 3.1 North America United States Hawaii Punalu‘u There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. Vulkán 0 Vulkán 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 16:00:44 4.9 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Province of Maguindanao Bral VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 16:15:56 5.3 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Kinimi VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 16:16:18 2.1 Asia Turkey Avdan VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 16:16:40 3.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:15:34 2.1 Asia Turkey Bahatlar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:15:56 2.3 Asia Turkey Guneyli VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:45:57 2.6 North America United States Alaska Skwentna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:46:20 2.3 North America United States Alaska Chelatna Lodge VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 15:16:21 2.2 Europe Italy Santa Lucia delle Spianate VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:16:41 3.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:17:02 2.1 Europe Italy Vallacquosa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:17:22 2.6 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:14:43 2.2 North America United States Alaska Kantishna VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 16:17:01 2.1 Europe Germany Reichenbach VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:55:51 2.0 North America United States Hawaii Fern Forest There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:10:54 3.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:11:14 2.0 Europe Italy Cariati VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:20:37 2.1 North America United States California Saint Bernard There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:05:47 4.6 Pacific Ocean Tonga Haatua VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:11:35 4.6 Pacific Ocean – East Tonga Haatua VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:15:37 2.5 North America United States Hawaii Pähala There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:11:57 2.6 Asia Turkey Meydancik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:12:19 2.4 Asia Turkey Bakislar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:12:40 2.3 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:13:22 2.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 14:13:41 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:10:26 2.4 Asia Turkey Cokertme There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:10:52 2.8 Europe Italy Carpi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:11:11 3.9 Europe Poland Guzice VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:55:35 4.6 Asia Japan Iwate-ken Kurosaki VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 13:11:31 4.6 Asia Japan Kurosaki VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:11:52 2.2 Asia Turkey Agzikara There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:12:36 2.1 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 16:10:43 2.5 North America United States Alaska Amchitka VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 14:14:00 3.0 Europe Cyprus Soularavia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:12:57 2.2 Asia Turkey Hamitabat VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 13:13:17 2.5 Asia Turkey Hidirlar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:20:43 4.5 South America Chile Region del Biobio Llico VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 13:13:44 4.5 South-America Chile Llico VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:05:29 3.5 Europe Italy Agna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:05:55 2.0 Asia Turkey Meydankoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:06:19 2.0 Asia Turkey Kafaca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:06:39 2.3 Asia Turkey Guragac VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:07:00 2.5 Asia Turkey Yagmurdere VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:07:20 2.8 Asia Turkey Portakallik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:17:43 4.0 Europe Russia Kombuusu VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:07:39 2.3 Asia Turkey Akgedik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:07:58 3.3 Europe Greece Kastron VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:08:20 2.1 Asia Turkey Mehman VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:08:40 2.2 Asia Turkey Celtik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 12:09:00 2.5 Asia Turkey Guragac VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:00:46 3.0 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:01:07 4.2 Asia Afghanistan Panjari VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:04:37 4.2 Asia Afghanistan Velayat-e Takhar Panjari VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 11:01:25 2.1 Europe Greece Sourides VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 10:50:56 4.6 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Shomushon There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 11:01:46 4.6 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Shomushon There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:02:07 2.6 Europe Greece Kontaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:02:28 2.0 Asia Turkey Kucukanafarta VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:03:13 2.6 Asia Turkey Puns VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 10:00:38 2.5 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 09:50:43 3.2 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Cabo Engano VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 16:06:26 2.1 North America United States Arkansas Barney VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 10:00:59 3.5 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 10:01:19 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 11:03:34 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 08:55:43 2.7 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 08:56:04 2.9 Europe Portugal Carapacho There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 08:56:32 2.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
12.06.2012 00:01:35 2.9 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County Summer VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
11.06.2012 08:56:52 2.3 Europe Portugal Almogarve VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 08:57:12 3.0 Europe Greece Koustaros VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 15:50:43 2.2 North America United States Arkansas Barney VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details

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1 11.06.2012 Earthquake Afghanistan Province of Baghlan, [Nahrin area] Damage level Details

Earthquake in Afghanistan on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 15:25 (03:25 PM) UTC.

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Scores of people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. Details of the destruction were slow to emerge from the remote district. Rescuers have so far pulled two women’s bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province and expect many others were buried, said provincial Gov. Abdul Majid. The U.N. confirmed one other death and said houses were destroyed across five districts. An earthquake measuring a magnitude 5.4 struck the Hindu Kush region Monday morning, followed by a 5.7 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Both were felt as far away as the Afghan capital, Kabul, where buildings shook. Baghlan province’s Burka district, the site of the landslide, is a remote collection of mountain villages. It takes more than two hours to drive the approximately 25 miles from the provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri to the area. There are no medical clinics in Burka, said Dr. Salim Rasouli, so medics and ambulances were sent from the nearest city. “Right now our doctors, nurses and ambulances are at the site, helping people. As there is no communication system there, we cannot get the latest information on the casualties right now,” Rasouli said.

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Up to 100 Feared Dead in Afghan Earthquake

By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan

As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.

Rescuers have so far pulled two women’s bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province, said provincial Gov. Abdul Majid. The U.N. confirmed one other death and said houses were destroyed across five districts.

A massive landslide of mud and rocks buried houses so deep in the remote mountain village of Sayi Hazara that rescuers gave up trying to use shovels to dig through the buried buildings, said Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief who was part of a team that examined the village after the slide. There were no visible signs of the buildings underneath.

“We need bulldozers or other machinery to remove all this earth and get the bodies out, or the survivors if there are any,” Basharat said.

They knew how many houses were buried only from information provided by area residents, who said between 25 and 30 houses disappeared in the landslide.

An earthquake measuring a magnitude 5.4 struck the Hindu Kush region Monday morning, followed by a 5.7 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Both were felt as far away as the Afghan capital, Kabul, where buildings shook.

Baghlan province’s Burka district, the site of the landslide, is a remote collection of mountain villages. It takes more than two hours to drive the approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri to the area.

The police led a team of rescue workers and medics from Pul-e-Khumri, but discovered on arrival that they could be of little use. The handful of people who survived the landslide had already been driven to clinics.

“The ambulances were there, but there was no one to put in the ambulances,” Basharat said.

The U.N. said in a statement that it was working with local authorities to try to help in the rescue effort but did not provide details. Basharat said the police team was the only group to arrive on Monday, and they returned to Pul-e-Khumri when they realized there was nothing they could do.

Kashmir rocked by four earthquakes, no damage reported

Agencies : Srinagar

Indian Express

Four earthquakes, including one of 5.9 magnitude, shook Kashmir today but there was no damage to life or property reported from anywhere in the Valley.

Three of the four tremors were felt within an hour this morning while the fourth was recorded in the afternoon, officials said.

“Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 10.32 AM and 10.59 AM respectively in Kashmir Valley,” Aamir Ali, an official of the Natural Disaster Management Cell, said.

He said the epicentre of the two tremors was in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. A third tremor, measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale and with epicentre in the same region, was experienced at 2.02 PM.

A MET office official said another tremor, measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at 10.05 AM. The epicentre of the earthquake was along Sikkim-Nepal border.

There was no damage reported from anywhere in the Valley due to the tremors.

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Volcanic Activity

3 11.06.2012 Volcano Activity Guatemala Sierra Madre, [Volcán de Fuego] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Guatemala on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 15:36 UTC
Description
Maybe for its violent history, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano is being closely monitored Monday by experts since it is increasing its activity for the third time this year. According to National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (INSIVUMEH), the 3,763-meter above sea level volcano is on effusive eruption phase. Despite this not dangerous yet condition, INSIVUMEH warns about the possibilities of an increase of the volcanic activity and that eruptions as those of May 19 and 25 are registered. On the other hand, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) was forced to declare the orange alert, which is prior to the red one. However, the activity in that volcano, located near the departments of Escuintla, Sacatepéquez and Chimaltenango, in the central southern region of the country, is high. Authorities from those three departments are on yellow alert for any situation that can come up and continue constantly monitoring the volcano according to the parameters established by Conrad.

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  11.06.2012 Volcano Activity Iceland Myrdalsjökull Icecap, [Katla Volcano] Damage level Details

Volcano Activity in Iceland on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 12:52 (12:52 PM) UTC.

Description
A series of earthquakes began in the sub-glacial volcano Katla in Mýrdalsjökull, south Iceland, shortly before 5 am this morning. Between 5 and 6 am 14 minor tremors were registered there, the strongest of which was 1.6 points on the Richter scale. Between 6 and 8 am, six other minor quakes were picked up by the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s sensors, but after that the series subsided. Geographer Sigþrúður Ármannsdóttir at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, said the epicenter of the quakes were in the craters that opened up during the minor eruption in Katla last summer, when the river Múlakvísl flooded, tearing a hole in the Ring Road. Sigþrúður believes they were caused by geothermal activity. She added that increased conductivity that has been measured in Múlakvísl lately might indicate that geothermal water is leaking into it. Approximately one month ago a small glacier outburst occurred in Katla which lasted a few days. Seismic activity in the volcano was picked up by sensors, as well as increased conductivity in Múlakvísl. The reason was also believed to be increased geothermal activity in one of Katla’s craters.

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Fuego volcano erupts, Guatemalan authorities report

EFE

The Fuego volcano, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of this capital, on Sunday spewed a column of ash up to a kilometer (about 3,300 feet) high, a government agency reported.

The National Vulcanology Institute said in a communique that the volcano, which rises 3,763 meters (12,230 feet) above sea level, on Sunday erupted effusively, according to seismic recordings and the images received from a camera at the observatory at Panimache.

The volcano’s activity presently consists of emissions of red hot lava being hurled from the crater to a height of some 500 meters (1,625 feet), the agency said.

The institute went on to say that three rivers of lava were emerging from the crater and moving down the sides of the mountain.

In addition, two emissions of ash rising from 800 to 1,000 meters (about 2,600 feet to 3,300 feet) were blowing southeast.

The vulcanology institute warned that although the eruption presently consists of an effusion of lava, the possibility exists that in the coming hours the volcano’s activity will increase to a pyroclastic flow of the kind experienced on May 19 and May 25.

A pyroclastic flow is a fast-moving current of superheated gas, which can reach temperatures of about 1,000 C (1,830 F), and rock, which reaches speeds moving away from a volcano of up to 700 km/h (450 mph). The flow normally hugs the ground and travels downhill, or spreads laterally under gravity, and is quite devastating to virtually anything in its path.

The agency recommended to the Conred disaster organization to maintain an orange preventive alert near the mountain until the volcanic activity lessens.

Civilian air traffic is being warned to take precautions because the ash cloud extends up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the volcano.

The Fuego volcano, whose name in the Kakchikel Indian language is “Chi Cag” (where the fire is), is one of the most impressive fire mountains in Central America and has been in a constant state of activity.

So far, civil protection authorities do not think that the eruption represents a danger for nearby towns, but it is recommending that residents in the region be on alert to take whatever measures Conred may announce. EFE

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

  Today Extreme Weather USA State of Missouri, [Ozarks] Damage level Details

Extreme Weather in USA on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 02:46 (02:46 AM) UTC.

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Strong storms that moved through the Ozarks on Monday morning caused minor damage throughout the area. Emergency managers in Greene County reported scattered power lines and trees down, with winds gusting up to 68 mph. Surrounding counties had similar reports. City Utilities of Springfield sent an update on Twitter to let the public know its crews are working on restoring power in its service area. About 11:30 a.m., CU reported 4,000 customers had no power, down from a high of 8,000 outages earlier. Strong storms that moved through the Ozarks on Monday morning caused minor damage throughout the area. Emergency managers in Greene County reported scattered power lines and trees down, with winds gusting up to 68 mph. Surrounding counties had similar reports. City Utilities of Springfield sent an update on Twitter to let the public know its crews are working on restoring power in its service area. About 11:30 a.m., CU reported 4,000 customers had no power, down from a high of 8,000 outages earlier. In Springfield, the major area of damage seemed to be contained to the downtown area. Tree damage reports were received from areas of North Main Avenue and surrounding areas. Late morning, the Greene County presiding circuit judge closed the Judicial Courts Building for the rest of the day because of power outages that affected the building’s computer and security systems. The Historic Courthouse housing other county offices remained open. Emergency managers are also reporting flooded streets in Marshfield, with standing water visible at several businesses and homes. Hail ranging in diameter from dime to quarter-size had fallen across the Ozarks as well. The chance of storms continues through roughly 4 p.m.
Today Drought USA State of Colorado, [Weld County ] Damage level Details

Drought in USA on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 03:21 (03:21 AM) UTC.

Description
The Weld County Commission declared overflowing groundwater wells a “disaster emergency” at its meeting Monday. The county is asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to allow the pumping of restricted irrigation wells for a month. The commission’s unanimous declaration follows a meeting last week during which farmers complained that they faced a water shortage as wells teemed with water. The wells currently are shut down to protect senior water rights though they have flooded basements and drowned crops. A meager snowpack and dry weather have put the county’s farmers in danger of suffering crop losses. “We have only a short window of time available to try to avert an agricultural disaster here in Weld County,” commission Chairman Sean Conway said. “The best guess is we have between one to two weeks to get the wells turned on in order to save this year’s crop.” The county’s declaration represents the latest step by elected officials to encourage Hickenlooper to declare a state of emergency. State Sen. President Brandon Shaffer wrote Hickenlooper last week asking the governor to immediately overrule the stay prohibiting the use of the wells for watering grain and vegetable crops. “Crops that were planted in good faith will wither to the ground and cause enormous economic loss for these growers and for all the allied industries that supply and market these products,” Shaffer said. “When our friends and neighbors are hurting and when we can provide them a solution, it is unconscionable that we do not take action.” In May, Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that authorized a study of the situation.

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Today Forest / Wild Fire Jordan Governorate of Ajloun , [Safsafah area] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in Jordan on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 03:20 (03:20 AM) UTC.

Description
Ministry of Agriculture personnel and Civil Defence Department (CDD) firefighters on Monday managed to contain a fire that erupted on Saturday in a forest in Ajloun Governorate’s Safsafah area. A total of 300 personnel from the ministry and the CDD participated in extinguishing the fire, which spread over 130 dunums, burning more than 1,000 trees, some of which were over 100 years old. On Sunday, the CDD said a committee was formed to investigate the reason behind the fire, noting that preliminary indications point to arson. The department has dealt with 3,200 forest fires since the beginning of the year, according to the CDD.
3 11.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Colorado, [Fort Collins (Paradise Park) area] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 at 07:32 (07:32 AM) UTC.

Description
Crews on Saturday battled a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 8,000 acres and prompted several dozen evacuation orders. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Schulz said the fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Saturday in the mountainous Paradise Park area about 25 miles northwest of Fort Collins. The blaze expanded rapidly during the late afternoon and evening and by Saturday night, residents living along several roads in the region had been ordered to evacuate and many more were warned that they might have to flee. An evacuation center has been set up at a Laporte middle school. Officials didn’t specify how many residents had evacuated but said they had sent out 800 emergency notifications alerting people to the fire and the possibility that might have to flee. “Right now we’re just trying to get these evacuations done and get people safe,” Schulz told Denver-based KMGH-TV, adding that “given the extreme heat in the area, it makes it a difficult time for (the firefighters).” Temperatures near Fort Collins reached the mid-80s Saturday afternoon with a humidity level of between 5 percent and 10 percent. Ten structures have been damaged, although authorities were unsure if they were homes or some other kind of buildings. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire was unknown. Aerial footage from KMGH-TV showed flames coming dangerously close to what appeared to be several outbuildings and at least one home in the area, as well as consuming trees and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Two heavy air tankers, five single-engine air tankers and four helicopters were on the scene to help fight the blaze, which appeared to be burning on private and U.S. Forest Service land and was being fueled by sustained winds of between 20 and 25 mph. “It was just good conditions to grow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Gimmestad told The Associated Press. “The conditions today were really favorable for it to take off.”
6 11.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of New Mexico, [Gila National Forest] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 01:07 (01:07 AM) UTC.

Description
Crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico’s Gila National Forest began burnout operations Monday aimed at halting the blaze from creeping into two small towns. After growing to more than 190 square miles and becoming one of the largest fires in New Mexico history, lighter winds helped firefighters start control measures along the mountainous forest lands. Last week, strong winds forced crews to the sidelines as the fire rapidly spread in an isolated region of southwestern New Mexico, destroying a dozen homes and several in the community of Willow Creek, which remains under evacuation. No other communities were threatened. Denise Ottaviano, a spokeswoman for the crew fighting the blaze, said since the winds slowed, the fire hasn’t made a significant push toward the small, privately owned ghost town of Mogollon. However, nearby residents were forced to evacuate. On Sunday, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez authorized the deployment of 15 National Guard soldiers to help secure areas around the fire. The 156,593-acre Los Conchas fire last year was the state’s largest in its history when it charred around 244 square miles.

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Hundreds flee blazing US wildfires

The Independent

Firefighters battled wildfires that spread quickly in parched forests in Colorado and New Mexico, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and the evacuation of wolves from a sanctuary.

The Colorado fire, burning in a mountainous area about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, grew to 22 square miles within about a day of being reported and has destroyed or damaged 18 structures.

Strong winds meanwhile, grounded aircraft fighting a 40-square-mile fire near the mountain community of Ruidoso in southern New Mexico. Crews were still working to build a fire line around the blaze, which started on Friday and has damaged or destroyed 36 structures.

It was not immediately clear how many of the structures lost were homes.

In Colorado, the fire sent up heavy smoke, obscuring the sun and creating an eerie, orange dusk in the middle of the day. The smell of smoke drifted into the Denver area and smoke from the fires spread as far away as parts of central Nebraska, western Kansas and Texas.

The latest New Mexico fire is smaller than the Whitewater-Baldy fire – the largest in the state’s history – but more concerning to authorities because it started closer to homes, said Dan Ware, a spokesman for the New Mexico State Forestry Division. He said the number of Ruidoso evacuees was in the hundreds, but he did not have an exact figure.

Karen Takai, a spokeswoman for crews battling the Ruidoso fire, said smoke was badly affecting the community of Capitan, about five miles north east of the fire.

She said in addition to the communities that have been evacuated, Capitan and others could face evacuation.

Elsewhere, firefighters were battling a wildfire that blackened six square miles in Wyoming’s Guernsey State Park and forced the evacuation of campers and visitors. Cooler weather was helping firefighters in their battle against two other wildfires in southern Utah.

In Colorado, authorities sent nearly 1,800 evacuation notices to phone numbers. About 500 people had checked in at Red Cross shelters. Larimer County sheriff Justin Smith said.

Authorities say it is the worst fire seen in Larimer County in about 25 years. It spread as fast as one and a half miles an hour on Saturday, skipping and jumping over some areas but burning intensely in trees in others. Flames were coming dangerously close to deputies who were telling some residents to evacuate, Sheriff Smith said.

Kathie Walter and her husband helped friends several miles away evacuate from the Colorado fire. When they got home, they were surprised to get a call warning them to be ready to evacuate just in case. But she did not want to wait.

“Smoke was coming in hard. We could not see flames or orange or black smoke. But we didn’t need to see anymore. We just said, ‘Hey, let’s get out of here’,” she said.

They evacuated with their five cats and two dogs, but with had a head start – after a wildfire in the area last year, they had left two suitcases packed in their garage.

The blaze also forced the evacuation of 11 wolves from a sanctuary near the fire. KUSA-TV in Denver reported that 19 wolves remained behind at the sanctuary, which has underground concrete bunkers known as “fire dens” that can be used by the animals.

The fire is the latest to hit Colorado’s drought-stricken Front Range. In March, the Lower North Fork Fire, 25 miles south west of Denver, killed three people and damaged or destroyed more than two dozen homes.

Eight air tankers – including two from Canada – and several helicopters were on the scene to help fight the blaze.

The speed at which the fire has spread has dashed any hopes of containment for the time being.

“These folks are doing everything they can, but Mother Nature is running this fire,” Sheriff Smith said.

In New Mexico, the mix of timber, dry grass and the steepness of the slopes were making the firefighting efforts more difficult.

The fire was burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain in the White Mountain Wilderness of the Lincoln National Forest, which is home to Smokey Bear, who became the nation’s symbol of fire prevention in the 1940s.

More than 300 firefighters were battling the blaze with help from three large air tankers, three heavy helicopters and three Blackhawk helicopters. There were also 100 National Guard troops in Ruidoso.

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Storms, Flooding

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

LITTLE ROCK AR
SHREVEPORT LA

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SHREVEPORT LA
NORMAN OK
  Active tropical storm system(s)
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
05W Pacific Ocean 11.06.2012 11.06.2012 Tropical Depression 285 ° 46 km/h 65 km/h 3.05 m JTWC Details

Tropical Storm data

Storm name: 05W
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000
Start up: 11th June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
Top category.:
Report by: JTWC
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11th Jun 2012 05:06:01 N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000 19 46 65 Tropical Depression 280 8 JTWC
Current position
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11th Jun 2012 10:06:48 N 9° 12.000, E 145° 24.000 28 46 65 Tropical Depression 285 ° 10 JTWC
Forecast track
Date Time Position Category Wind
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13th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 10° 42.000, E 139° 54.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
14th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 11° 54.000, E 136° 54.000 Typhoon I. 120 148 JTWC
15th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 24.000, E 133° 0.000 Typhoon I. 148 185 JTWC
16th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 24.000, E 130° 6.000 Typhoon II. 167 204 JTWC
11.06.2012 Tornado USA State of Alabama, Scolomb Damage level Details

Tornado in USA on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 15:27 (03:27 PM) UTC.

Description
A tornado uprooted trees and destroyed chicken houses Sunday in southeast Alabama, where an emergency official said a few homes were damaged but no injuries were reported. “I actually saw it myself coming out of our church door – my first tornado I have ever witnessed,” said Margaret Mixon, emergency management director for rural Geneva County. The twister touched down shortly before noon as portions of southeast Alabama were under a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday. Mixon said the power outages caused by the tornado had left the city of Slocomb and its roughly 2,000 residents without electricity. A few houses and mobile homes had roof damage, she said, but the damage was scattered rather than concentrated in any one area. Meanwhile, Mobile and other communities in southwest Alabama faced a threat of flash floods as heavy rains continued to pour for a third straight day. The National Weather Service said more than 9 inches of rain had fallen in Mobile County over Friday and Saturday, and an additional 2 to 4 more inches were predicted to accumulate Sunday. Several roads were flooded in Mobile County, where authorities said a few motorists got stuck in mud and water as they tried to bypass barricades. A homeowner who lives on a private lake in Mobile said water overflowed into his yard Saturday. Mitch Smith said the flooding blocked the main road to his home, forcing his family to march up a muddy hill to get away.
11.06.2012 Flash Flood United Kingdom England, [York region] Damage level Details

Flash Flood in United Kingdom on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 at 05:43 (05:43 AM) UTC.

Description
Flash flooding has hit a dozen properties in two villages near York, following torrential rain this afternoon. Five homes and a kitchen manufacturing business were inundated at Flaxton, while another six properties were flooded in Sandy Lane, Stockton-on-the-Forest. Huge traffic jams also built up on the A64 between York and Malton because of flooding. Flaxton resident Mark O’Brien said he drove back home through a huge hail storm. “The noise was unbelievable,” he said. “It was so loud in the car that we couldn’t talk to each other.” He said the flood waters rose to within inches of the floorboards at his home in Main Street. A rain gauge kept by residents John and Sarah Jackson indicated that more than two inches of rain had fallen in the village. Mrs Jackson said: “The whole ground went white with the ice from the hail storm. I have lived here for 17 years and have never, ever experienced anything like this. There was thunder and lightning for over an hour.” Fire station officer David Watson said the sheer volume of rainfall had been too much for the drains to cope with. He said firefighters using pumps had prevented more properties from being flooded. Richard James Handmade Kitchens’ premises near the railway level crossing in Flaxton, were flooded to a depth of about two feet after a nearby beck burst its banks. Proprietor Richard Patterson said about £100,000 worth of machinery was affected by flooding, along with bespoke furniture that was in the process of being manufactured. He said he would have to wait for the flood waters to recede before he could access the extent of the damage. He pledged to get the business reopened as quickly as possible,adding: “You can’t let the customers down.”

Flash Flood Warning

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JACKSON MS
TULSA OK

Flash Flood Watch

TULSA OK

Flood Warning

GREAT FALLS MT
TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

  Today Epidemic Hazard India State of Bengal, [Malda Region] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in India on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 03:07 (03:07 AM) UTC.

Description
Six babies have died of an unknown fever in the last 24 hours at the Malda Medical College and Hospital. Forty-one male babies with the same ailment are currently admitted in the hospital. A team of experts visited the hospital on Monday and met the victims and the principal. They feel that some seasonal fruit might have led to the disease. Doctors also did not rule out heat as a possibility. However, they will take back the bone marrow and blood sample of the victims to Kolkata for examination. With the temperature soaring up to 43 degree celsius in Malda, even the newborns were not spared. Fifteen babies have died in the last 48 hours at the Malda Medical College and Hospital. But, the three-member team that visited the hospital on Monday, conceded of only six baby deaths due to an unknown fever.The team comprising Dr Krishnagshu Roy of School of Tropical Medicine, Dr Krishna Halder and Dr Asit Biswas first met the victims and they held a meeting with the principal Dr Uchhal Bhadra, hospital superintendent Dr Himadri Ari and other senior officials. An unknown fever coupled with convulsions is taking its toll on the babies admitted in the district hospital, said doctors. While six abbies have already died, 41 others with the same ailment are currently admitted in the hospital. However, doctors are yet to determine the source of such fever and ailment. The bone marrow and blood sample of the affected children will be taken to Kolkata for examination. Interestingly, all the children afflicted are male. Experts feel that some seasonal fruit might have led to this disease. They also did not ignore the extreme heat wave as one of the reasons. It may be recalled that death of 15 babies in last 24 hours in Malda hospital, had created sensation in the health department. This morning a team comprising Dr Krishnagshu Roy of School of Tropical Medicine, Dr Krishna Halder and Dr Asit Biswas had visited Malda hospital. The team met the victim and then held a meeting with Principal of Malda Medical College Dr Uchhal Bhadra, Hospital Superintendent Dr Himadri Ari and others.

Twenty-seven babies have died at the hospital between June 1 and June 10, claimed a hospital source. However, Biswas said, “It is not important how many babies died. Rather, we are interested to ascertain the reason behind the deaths. Already 41 babies were admitted in the hospital suffering from this unknown fever. The All of them ranged from 2-8 years and two third of them are male. Biswas suggested avoiding seasonal fruits and referring to hospital once affected with this fever. Biswas said an initiative is being taken to form a task force and improve the health service at Kaliachak, the block that has been most affected. Dr Roy said, “We are not sure how this disease is spreading. But it is quite dangerous. So we are taking back the bone marrow and blood samples of the victims for test. It will take 72 hours to know the result.” It may be recalled that at least 300 babies died in this hospital in the first three months of the year which created a nationwide sensation.

Biohazard name: Death caused an unknown fever
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
11.06.2012 Epidemic Hazard Ireland Co Cork, [Cor-wide] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Ireland on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 13:26 (01:26 PM) UTC.

Description
Parents are being warned about the importance of protecting their children against measles following an outbreak of the infectious disease in County Cork. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging families to get their children fully immunised with two doses of MMR before travelling to the south of Ireland or to other European countries during the summer months. The warning came after 51 children were diagnosed with measles in west Cork. Two of them were admitted to hospital for further treatment. Most of the infected children are teenagers and 88% of them had never received any dose of MMR vaccine. Although measles can occur at any age, it is most common in children. However, the disease is life threatening at any age. Measles can be caught either through direct contact with an infected person, or through the air when the patient coughs or sneezes. Dr Gerry Waldron is Acting Assistant Director of Public Health (Health Protection) with the PHA. He says it is never too late to get immunised. “If children are not vaccinated they are left exposed to a serious and potentially fatal disease. “MMR immunisation is the safest and most effective way to prevent measles infection and it is never too late to get vaccinated.” Northern Ireland has high uptake levels for MMR, Dr Waldron said, before adding that this was a great tribute to the medical staff involved in the immunisation programme and also parents. “MMR uptake rates are very high – just over 93% of children have received it by the age of two and by five years of age,” he said.
Biohazard name: Measles
Biohazard level: 3/4 Hight
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that can cause severe to fatal disease in humans, but for which vaccines or other treatments exist, such as anthrax, West Nile virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, SARS virus, variola virus (smallpox), tuberculosis, typhus, Rift Valley fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, and malaria. Among parasites Plasmodium falciparum, which causes Malaria, and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes trypanosomiasis, also come under this level.
Symptoms:
Status: confirmed

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Climate Change

Sea temperatures less sensitive to CO2 13 million years ago

by Staff Writers
San Francisco CA (SPX)


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In the modern global climate, higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are associated with rising ocean temperatures. But the seas were not always so sensitive to this CO2 “forcing,” according to a new report. Around 5 to 13 million years ago, oceans were warmer than they are today – even though atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were considerably lower.

The unusual mismatch between sea temperatures and CO2 levels during this time period hints that the relationship between climate and carbon dioxide hasn’t always been the same as it is today, said Petra Dekens, assistant professor of geosciences and a co-author of the new study published in the journal Nature.

“There was a transition, from the Earth’s climate system being not as sensitive to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide to becoming more sensitive to these changes,” Dekens said. “What’s interesting is that we can see this transition happening within the last 13 million years.”

The connection between modern-day ocean warming and increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by human activities has been confirmed in numerous studies, many of them collected in the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Recent reconstructions of carbon dioxide levels for the late Miocene time period (roughly 5 to 13 million years ago) suggest that CO2 concentrations for the period were only 200-350 parts per million. Modern CO2 concentrations, by contrast, are around 390 parts per million.

The study’s lead author, Jonathan P. LaRiviere at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues including Dekens, sought information on late-Miocene ocean temperatures to analyze alongside the Miocene CO2 reconstructions.

They used an organic compound called unsaturated alkenone as their “fossil thermometers.” The compound is produced by tiny phytoplankton and preserved in cores of ocean sediment drawn from the mid-latitude Pacific Ocean basin. Ratios of the compound preserve a record of the water temperature in which the plankton lived.

These data provide the first evidence, Dekens said, that late Miocene sea surface temperatures were significantly warmer than today across a large swath of the North Pacific. The research team found that sea surface temperatures appeared to be highest in the early part of the late Miocene (around 12 to 13 million years ago), and gradually cooled throughout the late Miocene.

The researchers also looked at changes in the late Miocene thermocline, or the ocean layer where warmer, shallow waters meet colder, deeper waters. By comparing oxygen isotope data retrieved from a variety of fossil plankton species that thrive at different ocean depths, they found that the depth of the thermocline has been growing shallow over the past 13 million years.

It is possible, Dekens and colleagues suggest, that changes in the thermocline played some role in creating the warmer waters of the late Miocene – even as carbon dioxide concentrations stayed relatively low.

The depth of the thermocline affects the mixing and circulation of colder and warmer ocean waters, which can in turn affect ocean temperature and atmospheric temperatures in a complex feedback cycle.

“We would like to have more records from different regions,” Dekens said, “to see if this change in the depth of the thermocline was a global change.”

The thermocline might have grown shallow, the researchers say, as massive ocean waterways opened and closed with the shifting of tectonic plates. These changes would have remodeled ocean basins and the major patterns of ocean circulation.

One major waterway that began to close during the period was the Central American Seaway, an ancient body of water separating North and South America. The seaway was later closed by the volcanic creation of the Panama isthmus.

The study published in the June 7 issue of Nature. LaRiviere and Dekens’ co-authors include A. Christina Ravelo and Heather L. Ford of the University of California, Santa Cruz; Allison Crimmons of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mitch Lyle of Texas A and M University; and Michael W. Wara of Stanford Law School.

Related Links
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Water News – Science, Technology and Politics

Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse

by Staff Writers
Burnaby, Canada (SPX)


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Using scientific theories, toy ecosystem modeling and paleontological evidence as a crystal ball, 18 scientists, including one from Simon Fraser University, predict we’re on a much worse collision course with Mother Nature than currently thought. In Approaching a state-shift in Earth’s biosphere, a paper just published in Nature, the authors, whose expertise span a multitude of disciplines, suggest our planet’s ecosystems are careening towards an imminent, irreversible collapse.

Earth’s accelerating loss of biodiversity, its climates’ increasingly extreme fluctuations, its ecosystems’ growing connectedness and its radically changing total energy budget are precursors to reaching a planetary state threshold or tipping point.

Once that happens, which the authors predict could be reached this century, the planet’s ecosystems, as we know them, could irreversibly collapse in the proverbial blink of an eye.

“The last tipping point in Earth’s history occurred about 12,000 years ago when the planet went from being in the age of glaciers, which previously lasted 100,000 years, to being in its current interglacial state. Once that tipping point was reached, the most extreme biological changes leading to our current state occurred within only 1,000 years. That’s like going from a baby to an adult state in less than a year,” explains Arne Mooers. “Importantly, the planet is changing even faster now.”

The SFU professor of biodiversity is one of this paper’s authors. He stresses, “The odds are very high that the next global state change will be extremely disruptive to our civilizations. Remember, we went from being hunter-gathers to being moon-walkers during one of the most stable and benign periods in all of Earth’s history.

“Once a threshold-induced planetary state shift occurs, there’s no going back. So, if a system switches to a new state because you’ve added lots of energy, even if you take out the new energy, it won’t revert back to the old system. The planet doesn’t have any memory of the old state.”

These projections contradict the popularly held belief that the extent to which human-induced pressures, such as climate change, are destroying our planet is still debatable, and any collapse would be both gradual and centuries away.

This study concludes we better not exceed the 50 per cent mark of wholesale transformation of Earth’s surface or we won’t be able to delay, never mind avert, a planetary collapse.

We’ve already reached the 43 per cent mark through our conversion of landscapes into agricultural and urban areas, making Earth increasingly susceptible to an environmental epidemic.

“In a nutshell, humans have not done anything really important to stave off the worst because the social structures for doing something just aren’t there,” says Mooers. “My colleagues who study climate-induced changes through the earth’s history are more than pretty worried. In fact, some are terrified.”

Study predicts imminent irreversible planetary collapse
Coming from Chile, Canada, Finland, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States, the authors of this paper initially met at the University of California Berkeley in 2010 to hold a trans-disciplinary brainstorming session.

They reviewed scores of theoretical and conceptual bodies of work in various biological disciplines in search of new ways to cope with the historically unprecedented changes now occurring on Earth.

In the process they discovered that:

+ Human-generated pressures, known as global-scale forcing mechanisms, are modifying Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and climate so rapidly that they are likely forcing ecosystems and biodiversity to reach a critical threshold of existence in our lifetime.

+ “Global-scale forcing mechanisms today “include unprecedented rates and magnitudes of human population growth with attendant resource consumption, habitat transformation and fragmentation, energy production and consumption, and climate change,” says the study.

+ Human activity drives today’s global-scale forcing mechanisms more than ever before. As a result, the rate of climate change we are seeing now exceeds the rate that occurred during the extreme planetary state change that tipped Earth from being in a glacial to an interglacial state 12,000 years ago. You have to go back to the end of the cataclysmic falling star, which ended the age of dinosaurs, to find a previous precedent.

+ The exponentially increasing extinction of Earth’s current species, dominance of previously rare life forms and occurrence of extreme climate fluctuations parallel critical transitions that coincided with the last major planetary transition.

When these sorts of perturbations are mirrored in toy ecosystem models, they tip these systems quickly and irreversibly.

The authors recommend governments undertake five actions immediately if we are to have any hope of delaying or minimizing a planetary-state-shift. Arne Mooers, an SFU biodiversity professor and a co-author of this study, summarizes them as follows.

“Society globally has to collectively decide that we need to drastically lower our population very quickly. More of us need to move to optimal areas at higher density and let parts of the planet recover. Folks like us have to be forced to be materially poorer, at least in the short term. We also need to invest a lot more in creating technologies to produce and distribute food without eating up more land and wild species. It’s a very tall order.”

Related Links
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Solar Activity

3MIN News June 11, 2012: Floods, Global Quakes, Spaceweather Update

Published on Jun 11, 2012 by

TODAYS LINKS
Gulf Flooding: http://www.weather.com/news/gulf-coast-flooding-rip-currents-20120609
More: http://www.weather.com/news/historic-rain-gulf-slideshow-20120610
Oil Spill Documents Hidden: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6086/1219.short
Rio Summit: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-rio-summit-world-figures.html\
Korean Hack Attack: http://phys.org/news/2012-06-south-korean-paper-major-cyber.html
Volcanos on Jupiter’s Moon: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120610054737.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 KM11) 14th June 2012 2 day(s) 0.0942 36.7 30 m – 67 m 5.92 km/s 21312 km/h
(2012 HN40) 15th June 2012 3 day(s) 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 13.79 km/s 49644 km/h
(2002 AC) 16th June 2012 4 day(s) 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 26.71 km/s 96156 km/h
137120 (1999 BJ8) 16th June 2012 4 day(s) 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 14.88 km/s 53568 km/h
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 7 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 9 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 9 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 13 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 15 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 16 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 16 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 18 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 21 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012 24 day(s) 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 14.19 km/s 51084 km/h
276392 (2002 XH4) 07th July 2012 25 day(s) 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 7.76 km/s 27936 km/h
(2003 MK4) 08th July 2012 26 day(s) 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 14.35 km/s 51660 km/h
(1999 NW2) 08th July 2012 26 day(s) 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 6.66 km/s 23976 km/h
189P/NEAT 09th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1720 66.9 n/a 12.47 km/s 44892 km/h
(2000 JB6) 10th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 6.42 km/s 23112 km/h
(2010 MJ1) 10th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 10.35 km/s 37260 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

The Discovery of Graphene in Space –Will it Unlock Secrets of the Big Bang & Black Holes?

DailyGalaxy.com

Graphene has caused a lot of excitement among scientists since the extremely strong and thin carbon honeycomb-shaped material, just one atom thick, was discovered in 2004. In 2011, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope spotted the signature of flat carbon flakes, called graphene, in space –the first-ever cosmic detection of the material — which is arranged like chicken wire in flat sheets that are one atom thick.

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The team of astronomers using Spitzer identified signs of the graphene in two small galaxies outside of our own, called the Magellanic Clouds, specifically in the material shed by dying stars, called planetary nebulae. The N 70 nebula shown above is a “Super Bubble” in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC image below), a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way system, located in the southern sky at a distance of about 160,000 light-years.

The infrared-sensing telescope also spotted a related molecule, called C70, in the same region – marking the first detection of this chemical outside our galaxy. According to the astronomers, the graphene and C70 might be forming when shock waves generated by dying stars break apart hydrogen-containing carbon grains.

Physicist Peter Horava, at the University of California, Berkeley, thinks graphere can help us understand what happened immediately after the big bang or what’s going on near the event horizon of black holes, where the gravitational fields are massive.

Letizia Stanghellini and Richard Shaw, members of the team at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, describe how collisional shocks powered by the winds from old stars in planetary nebulae could be responsible for the formation of fullerenes (C60 and C70) and graphene (planar C24). The team was led by Domingo Anibal Garcia-Hernandez of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias in Spain and includes international astronomers and biochemists.

Planetary nebulae originate from stars similar to our Sun that have reached the end of their lives and are shedding shells of gas into space. In this case, the planetary nebulae are located in the Magellanic Clouds, two satellite galaxies to our own Milky Way, that are best seen from the Southern Hemisphere. At the distance of the Magellanic Clouds, planetary nebulae appear as small fuzzy blobs.

However, unlike planetaries in our own Milky Way Galaxy whose distances are very uncertain, the distance to planetaries in the Magellanic Clouds can be determined to better than 5%. With such accurate distances, the research team determined the true luminosity of the stars and confirmed that the objects are indeed planetary nebulae and not some other object in the astrophysical zoo.

Fullerenes, or Buckyballs, are known from laboratory work on Earth and have many interesting and important properties. Fullerenes consist of carbon atoms arranged in a three dimensional sphere similar to the geodesic domes popularized by Buckminster Fuller.

The C70 fullerene can be compared with a rugby ball, while C60 is compared to a soccer ball. Both of these molecules have been detected in the sample. Graphene (planar C24) is a flat sheet of carbon atoms, one atom thick, that has extraordinary strength, conductivity, elasticity and thinness.

Cited as the thinnest substance known, graphene was first synthesized in the lab in 2004 by Geim and Novoselov for which they received the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics. “If confirmed with laboratory spectroscopy – something that is almost impossible with the present techniques – this would be the first detection of graphene in space,” said team member Garcia-Hernandez.

The team has proposed that fullerenes and graphene are formed from the shock-induced (i.e., grain-grain collisions) destruction of hydrogenated amorphous carbon grains (HACs). Such collisions are expected in the stellar winds emanating from planetary nebulae, and this team sees evidence for strong stellar winds in the ultraviolet spectra of these stars.

“What is particularly surprising is that the existence of these molecules does not depend on the stellar temperature, but on the strength of the wind shocks,” says Stanghellini.

The Small Magellanic Cloud is particularly poor in metals (any element besides hydrogen and helium, in astronomers’ parlance), but this sort of environment favors the evolution of carbon-rich planetary nebulae, which turns out to be a favorable place for complex carbon molecules.

The challenge has been to extract the evidence for graphene (planar C24) from Spitzer data. “The Spitzer Space Telescope has been amazingly important for studying complex organic molecules in stellar environments,” says Stanghellini.

“We are now at the stage of not only detecting fullerenes and other molecules, but starting to understand how they form and evolve in stars.” Shaw adds, “We are planning ground-based follow up through the NOAO system of telescopes. We hope to find other molecules in planetary nebulae where fullerene has been detected to test some physical processes that might help us understand the biochemistry of life.”

Meanwhile Horava, at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new theory of quantum gravity that reflects the need understand what happened immediately after the big bang or what’s going on near the event horizon of black holes, where the gravitational fields are massive.

In the physics of condensed matter, specifically in graphene, a carbon atom one atom thick, whose electrons ping around the surface like balls in a pinball machine and can be described using quantum mechanics. Because the graphene atoms are moving at only a fraction of the speed of light there is no need to take relativity into account.

But cool graphene down to near absolute zero and something extraordinary happens: the electrons speed up dramatically. Now relativistic theories are needed to describe them correctly. It was this change that sparked Horava’s imagination. What struck Horava about graphene is that Lorentz symmetry isn’t always apparent in it.

Could the same thing be true of our universe, he wondered. What we see around us today is a cool cosmos, where space and time appear linked by Lorentz symmetry – a fact that experiments have established to astounding precision. But things were very different in the earliest moments. What if the symmetry that is apparent today is not fundamental to nature, but something that emerged as the universe cooled from the big bang fireball, just as it emerges in graphene when it is cooled?

Horava tweaked Einstein’s equations in a way that removed Lorentz symmetry: a property that keeps the speed of light constant for all observers, no matter how fast they move, time slows and distances contract to exactly the same degree. This led Horava to a set of equations that describe gravity in the same quantum framework as the other fundamental forces of nature: gravity emerges as the attractive force due to quantum particles called gravitons, in much the same way that the electromagnetic force is carried by photons. He also amended general relativity to include a preferred direction for time, from the past to the future -the way the universe as we observe it appears to evolve.

“All of a sudden, you have new ingredients for modifying the behaviour of gravity at very short distances,” Horava said in an interview with New Scientist.

By breaking asunder the symmetry between space and time, Horava’s theory alters the physics of black holes – especially microscopic black holes, which may form at the very highest energies, which means for the formation of these black holes, and whether they are what they seem to be in general relativity “is a very big question.”

Horava gravity might also help solve one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern cosmology: the puzzle of dark matter if the equations of motion derived from general relativity are slightly off this could explain the observed speeds of the stars and galaxies without dark matter playing a role.
“It is possible that some fraction of the dark matter picture of the universe could be coming from corrections to Einstein’s equations,” Horava said.

Ditto for dark energy: theories of particle physics predict the strength of dark energy to be about 120 orders of magnitude larger than what is observed, and general relativity cannot explain this enormous discrepancy. But Horava’s theory contains a parameter that can be fine-tuned so that the vacuum energy predicted by particle physics is reduced to the small positive value that is in line with the observed motions of stars and galaxies.

The ultimate answers will come with Improved observations of supermassive black holes, which contain regions of intense gravity, which could reveal the necessary corrections to general relativity and prove Horava’s theory of quantum gravity, in much the same way that unexplained measurements of Mercury’s orbit showed that Newton’s laws were incomplete, opening the door for Einstein.

Researchers catalog more than 635,000 Martian craters

Mars

It’s no secret that Mars is a beaten and battered planet — astronomers have been peering for centuries at the violent impact craters created by cosmic buckshot pounding its surface over billions of years. But just how beat up is it?

Really beat up, according to a University of Colorado Boulder research team that recently finished counting, outlining and cataloging a staggering 635,000 on Mars that are roughly a kilometer or more in diameter.

As the largest single database ever compiled of impacts on a planet or moon in our solar system, the new information will be of help in dating the ages of particular regions of Mars, said CU-Boulder postdoctoral researcher Stuart Robbins, who led the effort. The new crater atlas also should help researchers better understand the history of water volcanism on Mars through time, as well as the planet’s potential for past habitability by primitive life, he said.

“This database is a giant tool that will be helpful in scores of future Mars studies ranging from age-dating and erosion to planetary and to other applications we have not even thought of yet,” said Robbins, who is affiliated with CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and . “In a sense it’s like building a new and better hammer, which quickly becomes used by everyone.”A paper on the subject by Robbins and CU-Boulder faculty member Brian Hynek appeared last week in the – Planets, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. A companion study by the two CU researchers was published in a recent issue of the same journal. The study was funded by NASA’s Mars Data Analysis Program.

The assembly of the new Mars crater database was tedious, said Robbins. “We have all this new information coming from Mars orbiters and landers that have helped generate far better maps illustrating the planet’s topography and surface details. I basically analyzed maps and drew crater rim circles for four years.”

Hynek, a LASP research associate and assistant professor in the geological sciences department, said knowing more about the history and extent of Martian cratering has implications for better understanding the potential for past life on Mars.

“Many of the large impact craters generated hydrothermal systems that could have created unique, locally habitable environments that lasted for thousands or millions of years, assuming there was water in the planet’s crust at the time,” said Hynek. “But large impacts also have the ability to wipe out life forms, as evident from Earth’s dinosaur-killing Chicxulub impact 65 million years ago.”

Robbins said most of the smaller diameter craters on Mars are younger than the largest craters and form the bulk of the planet’s crater population. “The basic idea of age dating is that if a portion of the planet’s surface has more craters, it has been around longer,” said Robbins. Much of the planet has been “resurfaced” by and erosional activity, essentially erasing older geological features, including craters.

The new database also is expected to help planetary scientists better understand erosion on the planet, said Robbins, who earned his doctoral degree from CU-Boulder’s astrophysical and planetary sciences department. “Our crater database contains both rim heights and crater depths, which can help us differentiate between craters that have been filled in versus those that have eroded by different processes over time, giving us a better idea about long-term changes on the planet’s surface.”

Having a better handle on the size and distribution of Martian impact craters also has implications for future, manned missions to the planet, said Hynek. NASA wants to know where the craters are and their particular features both from a safety and research standpoint. “Craters act as a ‘poor man’s drill’ that provide new information about the subsurface of Mars,” he said.

Since the most complete databases of lunar craters include only those roughly 10 to 15 kilometers in diameter or larger, and databases on Mercury’s craters contain only those over roughly 20 kilometers in diameter, it is difficult to compare them with the Martian crater database, said Robbins. While there are only about 150 to 200 known impact craters left on Earth, both the moon and Mercury are still peppered with craters due to their lack of atmosphere and plate tectonic activity, he said.

Cataloging the cratering of Mars and the moon is helping scientists understand a time a few hundred million years after the inner solar system formed, including an event about 3.9 billion years ago known as the “Late Heavy Bombardment” in which asteroids as large as Kansas rained down on Earth. “Although Earth has lost most of its geologic record due to tectonic plate movements and erosion, understanding the impact crater history on the moon and can help us reconstruct our early days,” said Hynek.

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Biological Hazards / Wildlife

Today Biological Hazard USA State of Texas, [South Padre Island’s coastal region] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 03:18 (03:18 AM) UTC.

Description
The venomous warning flag is flying high on South Padre Island as changing winds have forced some stinging sea creatures ashore. Jellyfish are fairly common, but Blue Button Jellyfish are somewhat rare to see. “I used to go to Port Aransas and I used to go to Padre for year and I’ve never seen anything like the little circles, ever. Of course I’ve seen jellyfish and sea weed but never anything like that,” says a tourist from Temple, Texas. This was the case over the weekend on South Padre Island. According to officials at Texas Parks and Wildlife, the organism is actually not a true jellyfish but a hydroid colony of polyps. “I picked it up and it stayed there and I threw it cause it like freaked me out cause I didn’t know what it was, but it left little blue things on me,” says a beachgoer. The blue tentacle like strands are individual organisms attached to the float, that’s the whitish, circular part in the middle. The organisms generally ride along the top of the sea. But on Saturday, instead of drifting in the sea, the Blue Button Jellyfish made an appearance among beach goers. Officials with Texas Parks and Wildlife say there is relatively little risk in swimming with the sea creatures. With the mass amounts drifting through the water though, swimmers and those walking along the beach took precaution. Officials say the organism doesn’t actually sting like a jellyfish does, but can cause slight irritation in some people if it comes in contact with skin. “I got a big mark across my right arm here earlier, and it doesn’t really hurt, just hurts if I rub it or itch it, but if you leave it alone it goes away. It’s not that bad,” says a tourist from Wimberley, TX. As of Monday afternoon, the majority of the Blue Button Jellyfish had washed back into the ocean.
Biohazard name: Blue Button Jellyfish Invasion
Biohazard level: 0/4 —
Biohazard desc.: This does not included biological hazard category.
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  Today Biological Hazard USA State of California, Los Angeles [Studio City and Calabasas farmers markets] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in USA on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 03:05 (03:05 AM) UTC.

Description
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat soup sold by Organic Soup Kitchen at the Studio City and Calabasas farmers markets. The soups may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to Clostridium botulinum, officials said. No illnesses have been linked to any of the affected products at this time. Organic Soup Kitchen, a Santa Barbara company, are packaged in one-quart glass jars with screw-on metal lids. The soups were sold between June 6, 2011 and May 6, 2012.
Biohazard name: Clostridium botulinum
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.
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11.06.2012 Biological Hazard United Kingdom England, Letchworth Garden City [Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire] Damage level Details

Biological Hazard in United Kingdom on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 15:41 (03:41 PM) UTC.

Description
Half a wedding party including the bride and groom was left with food poisoning after chefs at a four-star hotel undercooked their pate starter. Nicola Hamill, 29, and husband Alex, 32, fell ill while on their honeymoon in Las Vegas following the wedding at Letchworth Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire. When they returned, they heard that 49 of their guests had suffered from the same problems after eating the chicken liver pate which had not been cooked to the right temperature.
Biohazard name: Mass. Food Poisoning
Biohazard level: 2/4 Medium
Biohazard desc.: Bacteria and viruses that cause only mild disease to humans, or are difficult to contract via aerosol in a lab setting, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, influenza A, Lyme disease, salmonella, mumps, measles, scrapie, dengue fever, and HIV. “Routine diagnostic work with clinical specimens can be done safely at Biosafety Level 2, using Biosafety Level 2 practices and procedures. Research work (including co-cultivation, virus replication studies, or manipulations involving concentrated virus) can be done in a BSL-2 (P2) facility, using BSL-3 practices and procedures. Virus production activities, including virus concentrations, require a BSL-3 (P3) facility and use of BSL-3 practices and procedures”, see Recommended Biosafety Levels for Infectious Agents.
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Articles of Interest

Today HAZMAT Australia State of Victoria, Pakenham [Unnamed refrigeration plant] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in Australia on Tuesday, 12 June, 2012 at 02:56 (02:56 AM) UTC.

Description
Residents near Army Road in Pakenham have been advised to evacuate or stay inside after an ammonia leak at a factory in Army Road this morning. A CFA spokeswoman said a mechanical fault was believed to have caused the leak in a refrigeration plant about 6.50. The CFA evacuated three streets near the plant — Christopher Close, Timothy Close and Emily Close. A CFA spokeswoman said the leak had stopped but residents in the Army Road area who chose not to evacuate should stay inside with their windows and doors shut until the wind dispersed the ammonia cloud. Paramedics were called to assess the condition of one man but found he did not need further treatment. WorkSafe Victoria and the Environment Protection Authority have been called to the scene. Police have advised residents in the affected streets to evacuate to the public hall at the corner of Main and John streets. Pakenham Hills Primary School is open and receiving students via Leigh Drive and Army Road. Police said residents should be aware that they would smell the ammonia before it became a problem, and should expect to smell the gas until midday.
  11.06.2012 HAZMAT India State of Uttarakhand, [Pauri area, East Nayar river] Damage level Details

HAZMAT in India on Monday, 11 June, 2012 at 15:39 (03:39 PM) UTC.

Description
The Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan (UJS) has stopped drinking water supply from East Nayar river in Pauri district to nearly 17 villages following reports of poisoning. “We have stopped the drinking water supply and are making scientific tests to verify reports of poisoning at East Nayar river,” UJS Secretary Appraisal P C Kimothi said here. Villagers staying close to the river have alleged that some miscreants had poisoned the water leading to the death of hundreds of fish. Two dogs were also found dead on the river bank. The poisoned area is near the source of water supply to 17 villages in the region, Kimothi said. The allegations have come at a time when the region is reeling under an intense hot spell, leading to water scarcity. The area’s District Forest Officer M B Singh said he had asked the Range officers of Pokhara and Thailisain forest Range, near the river, to investigate the matter and report to him immediately. SDM Thailisain, Madan Ram, also directed officials to investigate the matter and file a report.

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Iowa Clan’s search for blackberries yields the remains of a 12,000-year-old beast

Alexis Shaw
Yahoo! News

 Mammoth Bones

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Iowa Family Finds Mammoth Bones In Backyard

An excavation is underway thanks to the discovery of the bones of a prehistoric mammoth in one Oskaloosa, Iowa, family’s backyard.

According to ABC’s affiliate ABC5-WOI in Des Moines, the first bones were discovered in July 2010 by a man named John and his two teenage sons when they were walking in the woods of their property looking for blackberries.

One of his sons pointed out what he thought was a ball in the creek below to his family. Once they got closer, John, who has an interest in archeology, noticed a marrow line at the top of the object, said reporter ABC5-WOI reporter Katie Eastman, who interviewed the family.

Realizing this was no ball, the family dug out what has now been identified as a mammoth femur.

Despite discovering the bones nearly two years ago, the bones were brought to the University of Iowa for identification only last month, sparking the interest of Holmes Semken, professor emeritus of Geoscience.

Semken enlisted the help of volunteers from the University of Iowa as well as Iowa State University, to help to uncover the fossils lying six feet below the surface.

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History is overseeing the project’s excavation and research.

“The size of this discovery is quite uncommon,” said Sarah Horgen, education coordinator at the museum. “It’s pretty exciting-partially because the mammoth is being discovered where it died. And we know that because we’re finding very large bones right alongside very small bones.”

Horgen says the mammoth is at least 12,000 years old, and was extinct by the end of the last ice age.

Horgen also noted that the mammoth’s discovery is not uncommon in Iowa, and that the museum has a working record of reported fossil discoveries around the state.

“The bones discovered could be 100,000 years old or more,” she said.

Two digs have been held so far. In addition to the bones found by the landowner, volunteers have since uncovered the mammoth’s feet bones, as well as its floating and thoracic ribs.

“The femur is about 4 feet long. The ribs of the diaphragm that move when you breathe are 2 and half feet each. The ribs that connect to the breast bone are 4 feet. You could use one for a walking cane,” Semken said.

But what will happen to the mammoth’s bones once they’ve been all dug up?

“The bones really belong to the land owner,” said Semken. “Our agreement with him is we get the science.”

Semken is interested in finding how the animal died, but more importantly, how it lived.

He plans on studying the pollen samples and seeds lodged within the bones, as well as the compound make up to understand the environment the mammoth lived in, what it fed on, where it fed in terms of grassland as opposed to forest.

Semken says the digs should progress through the summer. He plans to enlist the help of volunteers from William Penn College in Oskaloosa, the local county conservation board, as well as rock clubs around the state to partake in the digs.

“We’ll go as long as it takes,” said Semken, “We don’t know how widely scattered the bones are.”

“For us to work with somebody who’s so interested in these types of materials and has a working knowledge of what to look for has been really great,” Horgen added. “The landowner is clearly quite interested in the time period.”

The landowner could not be reached for comment.

Source: WOI/ABC News

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Earthquakes

 

 

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Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
11.06.2012 06:30:33 2.7 North America United States California Flamingo Heights There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 06:25:29 3.2 North America United States California Mono City There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 05:50:29 2.5 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:50:48 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:51:07 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:51:28 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:51:50 2.2 Europe Greece Kontaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:52:12 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:52:33 2.2 Asia Turkey Dibekli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:52:55 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:53:35 2.8 Asia Turkey Karakoc There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:57:24 2.3 North America United States California Dales There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 05:53:56 2.0 Europe Portugal Granja VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:25:34 3.4 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 05:54:19 2.0 Asia Turkey Bozbel VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:54:38 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:45:28 3.6 Asia Turkey Bagriacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:54:56 2.3 Europe Greece Fisini VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:45:49 3.2 Asia Turkey Asagicanak There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 05:55:25 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:46:10 2.2 Europe Poland Michalow VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:46:32 2.0 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:46:51 2.6 Europe Greece Khomatadha VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:47:12 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:47:32 4.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:47:53 2.2 Europe Greece Samiopoula There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:05:29 2.7 North America United States California Black Oaks There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 04:48:21 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:48:42 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:49:03 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 04:49:24 2.2 Europe Italy La Balantina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:45:18 2.0 North America United States Alaska Chenik There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 03:40:26 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:40:48 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:41:13 2.0 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:41:33 2.4 Europe Czech Republic Spluchov VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:41:59 2.7 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:42:21 2.0 Asia Turkey Alinca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:42:42 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:43:03 2.8 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:30:29 3.3 North America United States Alaska Kaktovik VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 03:43:25 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:40:24 2.3 Europe Italy Finale Emilia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:43:44 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:44:02 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:44:25 2.0 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:10:34 4.4 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Propinsi Maluku Lesluru There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 02:40:46 4.4 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Lesluru There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 03:44:46 3.7 Africa Algeria Sidi Merouane VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:41:05 2.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:41:24 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:35:35 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:35:56 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:36:19 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:36:39 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:05:36 2.9 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Canon de Guadalupe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 01:36:59 2.0 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:50:31 4.0 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Canon de Guadalupe There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
11.06.2012 01:37:20 2.0 Europe Greece Parthenion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:37:42 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:38:03 3.9 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:38:26 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:38:45 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 01:39:03 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:30:31 2.6 Asia Turkey Gulsunler There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:30:52 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:31:13 2.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:31:32 2.4 Europe Italy Casa Calari VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:31:50 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:32:11 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:32:31 2.4 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:32:52 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 00:32:53 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:25:28 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:25:54 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:26:16 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:26:35 2.0 Europe Italy Casa Castellana VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:20:38 3.0 Caribbean U.S. Virgin Islands Bordeaux (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 23:26:56 3.3 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:27:16 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:27:42 2.3 Asia Turkey Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:28:03 3.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:28:26 2.2 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:28:44 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 22:31:19 2.7 North America United States California Howell Place VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 23:29:04 2.2 Asia Turkey Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:29:24 2.2 Asia Turkey Asar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:29:44 2.0 Europe Italy Santa Bianca VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:29:45 3.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:30:15 3.1 Europe Greece Marathokampos VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:51:29 2.5 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Woodville County New Brighton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
10.06.2012 23:30:36 2.9 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:30:56 2.3 Asia Turkey Haytabey VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:31:17 3.0 Asia Turkey Marmaraereglisi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:31:38 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Buha There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:31:59 2.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 21:30:40 2.5 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California Heriberto Jafa There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 23:32:43 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:33:04 2.8 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:33:25 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:33:46 3.7 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:34:07 3.3 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:34:28 4.5 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:34:49 2.3 Europe Greece Mikron Chorion There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:35:22 2.0 Europe Poland Grzedna VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:35:42 2.9 Asia Turkey Hacilar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:36:02 2.5 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:36:24 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
11.06.2012 02:30:54 2.4 North America Canada British Columbia Princeton VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 23:36:45 2.7 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 23:37:06 2.4 Asia Turkey Hacilar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:15:33 2.2 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:15:53 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:16:17 4.6 Asia Japan Nakamura There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:55:42 4.6 Asia Japan Kagoshima-ken Odomari There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 23:37:27 2.3 Europe Albania Kusarth VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:16:39 3.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:16:59 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:17:18 2.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:17:39 2.1 Europe Greece Livadaki VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:18:00 2.6 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:18:23 2.2 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:18:44 2.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:10:33 2.5 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:10:57 3.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:11:17 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:11:37 2.9 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:11:55 2.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:12:17 2.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:12:37 2.8 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 17:56:01 2.0 North America United States Alaska Lucky Shot Landing VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:12:56 2.3 Asia Turkey Kayacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:12:57 3.3 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 18:30:54 4.1 South America Colombia Departamento de Santander La Fuente VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:13:17 4.1 South-America Colombia La Fuente VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:19:05 4.7 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sarahraya There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 18:21:19 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Jambo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:13:37 3.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:13:59 3.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:14:26 3.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 17:15:53 2.3 North America United States Alaska Drift River There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:14:47 3.8 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 17:36:15 2.0 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:15:23 3.1 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:15:46 3.0 Asia Turkey Kiyra VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:19:24 3.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:19:44 2.8 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:20:20 3.0 Asia Turkey Kayacik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:20:42 3.3 Asia Turkey Okuzler VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:21:03 3.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:21:24 5.0 Pacific Ocean – East Northern Mariana Islands Marasu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 15:59:04 5.0 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Marasu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 20:21:25 2.9 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:16:16 3.1 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:21:44 3.2 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:16:46 2.1 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:17:07 2.2 Europe Italy Stellata VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:17:28 3.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 16:16:09 2.2 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 19:17:48 3.4 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:18:08 3.1 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:22:03 3.2 Asia Turkey Kinali VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:18:29 3.7 Asia Turkey Asar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 20:22:27 3.8 Asia Turkey Asar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:18:50 3.3 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:19:11 4.9 Asia Turkey Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:19:32 3.7 Europe France Veyrin VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. There are nuclear facilities nearby the epicenter. EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:19:55 6.0 Asia Turkey Kahya VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 15:10:34 5.7 Asia Turkey Mugla Ili Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:35:30 2.2 North America United States California Glenbrook There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:40:35 2.0 Europe Czech Republic Pohlody VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:20:29 2.2 North America United States Alaska Susitna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:26:00 4.3 Pacific Ocean Fiji Tuvutha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:40:56 4.3 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Tuvutha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:41:14 2.1 Europe Italy Bosellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:41:33 2.2 Asia Turkey Gobelli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:00:38 2.0 North America United States Tennessee Ridgely VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:41:51 2.3 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:35:33 2.0 Europe Italy Mirabello VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:35:55 2.3 Asia Turkey Ecirli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:52:15 3.5 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Sumner VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
10.06.2012 12:36:17 2.1 Asia Turkey Dura VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:00:40 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Kanang There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:36:38 4.9 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Lia There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 14:40:29 4.1 Africa Egypt Sharm ash Shaykh VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:36:59 5.0 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Sumnanga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:55:39 4.7 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Province of Batanes Sumnanga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:37:21 2.4 Asia Turkey Elmesut VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:30:33 2.7 Europe Italy Mirandola VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:37:42 2.2 Asia Turkey Akgedik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:30:54 2.3 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:31:14 2.7 Europe Greece Kato Vasiliki VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:35:33 3.0 Caribbean Puerto Rico Hacienda Santa Barbara (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:35:33 3.0 Caribbean Puerto Rico Hacienda Santa Barbara (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:31:35 4.6 Asia Japan Shin-nozoki There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:05:54 4.7 Asia Japan Akita-ken Uwaji There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:21:06 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Sanaruamang VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:38:01 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sanaruamang VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:31:55 2.7 Europe Italy Sant’Agostino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:40:38 5.1 Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:32:19 5.1 Atlantic Ocean – North South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:33:00 2.3 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:33:21 2.0 Asia Turkey Tuncbilek VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:10:36 4.5 Indonesian archipelago Papua New Guinea Numari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:33:42 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Papua New Guinea Numari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:34:01 3.0 Africa Morocco Taounat VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:00:41 4.4 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Pangeo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:34:24 4.4 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Pangeo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:34:45 2.9 Europe Greece Kostaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:55:34 2.6 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:00:40 3.5 North America United States California West Humboldt (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:25:29 3.5 North-America United States West Humboldt (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:25:48 2.1 Asia Turkey Karacaviran There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:50:29 3.0 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Borrachon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:26:11 4.6 Asia Taiwan Fu-te There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:45:35 4.6 Asia Taiwan T'ai-wan Sheng Fu-te There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 08:25:29 2.1 Europe Italy La Marchesa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:25:55 3.2 Asia Turkey Ilisilik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:26:16 2.5 Asia Turkey Buyukkaraagac VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 15:35:47 2.9 North America United States Nevada Charleston VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:35:18 2.7 Asia Turkey Ismetpasa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:26:36 2.3 Europe Italy Rovereto VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:26:56 2.1 Europe Italy Corte Romana VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:25:38 3.0 Europe Greece Avlemonas VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:25:59 2.2 Europe Italy San Biagio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:26:36 2.7 Europe Greece Kokkinoyio VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 06:45:30 2.7 Middle America Mexico Estado de Baja California San Luis There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 06:40:26 3.1 North America United States California Toomey There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 07:26:57 2.0 Europe Italy Alberica VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:27:18 2.2 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:27:17 2.3 Asia Turkey Yeniliman VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:27:39 2.1 Asia Turkey Sogut There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:28:00 3.2 Europe Greece Ayios Evstratios VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 06:41:12 2.0 North America United States Alaska Hospital Valley VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 07:28:22 2.1 Asia Turkey Sapkoy VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:28:42 2.2 Asia Turkey Yavaslar VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:29:03 2.3 Asia Turkey Ulugazi VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 07:29:23 3.3 Europe Russia Kyzylmany VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details

 

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Tremor in 3 western districts causes cracks in buildings

 
PNS | BUBANESWAr/BHAWANIPATNA

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit the western Odisha region covering Balangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi on Saturday.

According to the Bhuabneswar Regional Meteorological Office, “The earthquake of slight intensity having its magnitude at 3.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 1.45 pm and the epicentre of the earthquake was located at latitude 20.1 degree North and longitude 82.9 degree East in Kalahandi district.”

The people of the three districts tossing under the impact of continued heat-wave condition, felt the tremor that caused vertical cracks in the buildings at some places but there was no reports of any loss of life and property, official sources said.

The earthquake in Kalahandi district was felt in parts of Bhawanipatna town, Kesinga, Junagarh, Dharmagarh, Golamunda and other areas, said an official of the local Met office in Bhawanipatna.

The people of the affected districts who felt the tremor for about 10-15 seconds along with a mild rumbling under earth were panicked and came out of their houses fearing mishap.

Meanwhile, with the pre-monsoon rains in some coastal, southern and northern areas, there was remarkable slide in the day’s temperature by at least four degrees Celsius on Saturday in the costal and southern districts.

However, there was no respite from the intense heat-wave conditions in western Odisha districts as the sunstroke deaths in the State rose to 32 officially against unofficial reports that heat-wave deaths had touched 140.

Twelve places recorded above 40 degrees Celsius on the day while it was between 43 and 46 degrees in nine places in the western districts.

According to Met office, Sundergarah was the hottest spot on the day with The maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius followed by 45.5 degrees at Hirakud and 45 degrees in three places- Sonepur, Titilagarah and Sundargarh. While Jharsuguda recorded 44.8 degrees, Talcher was at 44.2, Angul 43.6 and Bhawanipatna 43.5. In Balangir the day’s temperature was recorded at 41.5 degrees Celsius.

Though the temperature in the coastal areas was below 40 degrees, the State capital region recorded 40.5 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the local Met office in its forecast said rain or thundershowers may occur at a few places over coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the interior parts.

However, the Met office warned that thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind reaching a speed up to 60-70 km per hour may occur at one or two paces over the State during next 24 hours. In Bhubaneswar, the sky would remain partially cloudy and the maximum day temperature would be around 39 degrees Celsius, the office said.

Powerful quake strikes Greece and Turkey

A powerful earthquake has shaken Greece’s island of Rhodes and southwestern Turkey. No deaths or serious damage have been reported, but officials say six people were hurt in Turkey by jumping out of buildings.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck at a depth of 37 kilometres in the Aegean Sea at 3:44 p.m. (1244 GMT) Sunday. That is between the Greek island of Rhodes and western Turkey.

Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory gave a stronger preliminary magnitude of 6.0, with aftershocks of 4.9 and 4.7. Areas of Turkey shaken by the quake included the popular Aegean resort town of Oludeniz, the Aegean port of Izmir, and the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

Police in Rhodes said there are no reports of injuries or damage.

No serious casualties were reported in Turkey either, but officials said half a dozen people who jumped out of windows in panic over the temblor were injured.

These regions of Greece and Turkey are in seismically active areas and suffer frequent earthquakes.

– AP

Dozens in hospital after 6.0 quake hits near Turkish resort

by Staff Writers
Ankara (AFP)

 

A strong earthquake hit off the southwest coast of Turkey Sunday near a popular tourist resort, putting dozens of people in hospital, including some who jumped from buildings in panic, officials said.

The 6.0 magnitude quake struck off Oludeniz, a small Aegean Sea holiday resort near the city of Fethiye which is popular particularly with Britons.

No-one was killed, according to the national disaster management centre, but provincial health director Cihan Tekin said 59 people were hospitalised, most for psychological trauma.

“From the information we’ve gathered, 59 Turkish citizens are in hospital after the earthquake, including 54 in Fethiye,” Tekin was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.

One person suffered a severe head injury jumping from a window out of fright, Tekin said, adding that two people suffered heart attacks.

“Some of people were admitted to hospital for fractures and cuts. But most were admitted for psychological trauma,” he said.

Tekin had earlier put the number of injured at six to seven people, saying: “They jumped in panic from balconies or windows.”

Oludeniz mayor Keramettin Yilmaz told the private NTV television network that the quake also caused material damage but no details were immediately available.

Oludeniz, a resort popular with British tourists, looks out at the brilliant turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

Turkey is crossed by several fault lines.

A powerful quake shook eastern Turkey on October 23 last year, killing more than 600 people. It was followed on November 12 by a 5.6-magnitude tremor that killed another 40 people in the same area.

In 1999, two strong quakes in heavily populated and industrialised parts of northwest Turkey killed 20,000 people.

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Volcanic Activity

 

 

 

2 11.06.2012 Volcano Activity Guatemala Sierra Madre, [Volcán de Fuego] Damage level
Details

 

Ongoing

Volcano Activity in Guatemala on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 at 03:16 (03:16 AM) UTC.

Description
Guatemalan volcanoe Fuego increased their activity in the last hours and the authorities recommended on Monday took all the necessary precautions with the surrounding air traffic. The Insivumeh reported white and blue plume up to 100 meters above the crater, with displacement to the southwest, in the case of Fuego volcano, whose height is 3,763 meters above sea level and is located between the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla (center south).

 

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Extreme Temperatures/ Weather

 

 

Gale Warning

 

POINT ARENA TO POINT CONCEPTION
POINT ST GEORGE TO POINT ARENA
EUREKA CA




Freeze Warning

 

GRAND JUNCTION CO
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Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

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Wales flood victims spend night in community centers

Police estimate 1,000 people fled their homes and caravans with around 150 people sheltering in community centres

Aberystwyth caravan park floods

An inland lifeboat crew search a flooded caravan park near Aberystwyth. Photograph: Rnli/PA

Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers spent Saturday night in refuge centres after floodwater ravaged their homes and holiday caravans in west Wales.

Around 150 people were evacuated as caravan parks and villages near Aberystwyth were inundated when more than 5 inches (13cm), twice the local average rainfall for June, fell in 24 hours.

As high river levels remained a risk in some areas, police put the overall number of people who fled their homes at 1,000.

Andy Francis, of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, told the BBC: “There’s mass scale damage to caravan parks and private dwellings throughout the area.

“A lot of floodwater’s gone through them, leaving a huge amount of damage, and a residual danger as well from the biohazards; from sewerage, and other contaminants.

“Lots of sewers may have been damaged, and indeed gas and water supplies damaged, so my advice to anybody entering their properties this morning is to take sensible precautions.”

The Environment Agency said the rain had now passed the area while one flood warning for the River Teifi at Lampeter and Llanybydder remains in place.

Francis said high river levels remained a risk. “Please do not go near the water, it’s still extremely dangerous, and don’t try to drive through it either, because you will end up becoming a casualty and requiring rescue.”

Outside of Wales, flash floods also struck two villages near York, inundating properties. North Yorkshire fire crews said they pumped water out of Flaxton and Stockton-on-the-Forest after torrential rain on Saturday afternoon. The flooding was concentrated in Main Street in Flaxton and Sandy Lane in Stockton-on-the-Forest.

Meanwhile, tributes have been paid to the emergency services who ensured there were no serious casualties during the flooding in Wales. At one point, an inshore lifeboat team had to be airlifted to safety after getting into difficulties while helping to pluck a disabled man from a flooded caravan.

Four holiday camps along the River Lery were evacuated when the swollen waters breached its banks.

Dozens of people took refuge in a community centre in Talybont while three people were winched away from the Riverside caravan park in Llandre by RAF Sea King helicopters. Dyfed-Powys police said three people needed treatment for minor injuries.

Other rescues took place throughout the day at Aberystwyth Holiday Village in Penparcau, Sea Rivers caravan park in Ynyslas, Borth and Mill House caravan park in Dol-y-Bont, Borth.

 

 

 

2 11.06.2012 Forest / Wild Fire USA State of Colorado, [Fort Collins (Paradise Park) area] Damage level
Details

 

 

Forest / Wild Fire in USA on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 at 07:32 (07:32 AM) UTC.

Description
Crews on Saturday battled a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado that has scorched about 8,000 acres and prompted several dozen evacuation orders. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Schulz said the fire was reported just before 6 a.m. Saturday in the mountainous Paradise Park area about 25 miles northwest of Fort Collins. The blaze expanded rapidly during the late afternoon and evening and by Saturday night, residents living along several roads in the region had been ordered to evacuate and many more were warned that they might have to flee. An evacuation center has been set up at a Laporte middle school. Officials didn’t specify how many residents had evacuated but said they had sent out 800 emergency notifications alerting people to the fire and the possibility that might have to flee. “Right now we’re just trying to get these evacuations done and get people safe,” Schulz told Denver-based KMGH-TV, adding that “given the extreme heat in the area, it makes it a difficult time for (the firefighters).” Temperatures near Fort Collins reached the mid-80s Saturday afternoon with a humidity level of between 5 percent and 10 percent. Ten structures have been damaged, although authorities were unsure if they were homes or some other kind of buildings. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire was unknown. Aerial footage from KMGH-TV showed flames coming dangerously close to what appeared to be several outbuildings and at least one home in the area, as well as consuming trees and sending a large plume of smoke into the air. Two heavy air tankers, five single-engine air tankers and four helicopters were on the scene to help fight the blaze, which appeared to be burning on private and U.S. Forest Service land and was being fueled by sustained winds of between 20 and 25 mph. “It was just good conditions to grow,” National Weather Service meteorologist Chad Gimmestad told The Associated Press. “The conditions today were really favorable for it to take off.”

 

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Storms, Flooding

 

 

 

  Active tropical storm system(s)
 
Name of storm system Location Formed Last update Last category Course Wind Speed Gust Wave Source Details
05W Pacific Ocean 11.06.2012 11.06.2012 Tropical Depression 280 ° 46 km/h 65 km/h 2.44 m JTWC Details

 

 

 

 

 

Tropical Storm data

Storm name: 05W
Area: Pacific Ocean
Start up location: N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000
Start up: 11th June 2012
Status: Active
Track long: 0.00 km
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Report by: JTWC
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11th Jun 2012 05:06:01 N 8° 24.000, E 146° 30.000 19 46 65 Tropical Depression 280 ° 8 JTWC
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12th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 9° 42.000, E 143° 12.000 Tropical Storm 83 102 JTWC
12th Jun 2012 12:00:00 N 10° 6.000, E 141° 30.000 Tropical Storm 93 120 JTWC
13th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 10° 42.000, E 139° 54.000 Tropical Storm 102 130 JTWC
14th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 11° 54.000, E 136° 54.000 Typhoon I. 120 148 JTWC
15th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 15° 24.000, E 133° 0.000 Typhoon I. 148 185 JTWC
16th Jun 2012 00:00:00 N 20° 24.000, E 130° 6.000 Typhoon II. 167 204 JTWC

 

 

Flash Flood Watch

 

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Flood Warning

 

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Radiation

 Indiana Michigan Radiation UPDATE — Military, DHS, HAZMAT, Large Booms

Published on Jun 8, 2012 by

June 1, 2, and 3, 2012 — south Michigan strange booms and 60ft trees snapped in half on clear day :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oKj_ptBOUE

June 6 into June 7 2012: South Michigan / North Indiana border — High radiation readings reported for multiple hours.. “unknown cause”.

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/672012-radiation-alert-on-multiple…

EPA and DHS HAZMAT team report: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/246498-Developing-Nuclear-Cover-Up-Extreme-…

Military movements over the area:

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2236/320/Nuclear_Cover-Up:_Explosions,_Militar…

and finally… this site just got hacked… reporting Minot North Dakota holding a “nuclear containment drill” at this time:

http://naturalsociety.com/nuclear-base-running-containment-exercise-radiation…

Would like to remind EVERYONE that the same sort of thing happened at Byron Illinois nuclear power plant at the start of 2012 —- remember my chicago trip to measure??

There were mystery booms near byron nuclear plant west of chicago… then a mystery “tritium leak” that blew over downtown chicago…then a mystery EQ appeared on the USGS map a day later..

but NO radiation network or black cat systems stations were on at the time ..so we didn’t see what the actual numbers were..

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Epidemic Hazards / Diseases

 

 

1 10.06.2012 Epidemic Hazard United Kingdom Scotland, Edinburgh Damage level
Details

Epidemic Hazard in United Kingdom on Wednesday, 06 June, 2012 at 03:19 (03:19 AM) UTC.

Description
Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh has claimed the life of a man in his 50s, as health authorities disclosed they were dealing with more than 30 confirmed and suspected cases. The man, who had other underlying health problems, died at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh on Tuesday. He was one of 15 people in a critical condition being treated in hospital, as the Health and Safety Executive stepped up their efforts to track the source of the outbreak. NHS Lothian said 13 men and two women aged between 33 and 74 were in a critical condition with the disease. They are being treated in intensive care in hospitals in the Lothian area. There were also 15 suspected cases affecting 10 men and five women, similarly concentrated on the Dalry, Gorgie and Saughton neighbourhoods of south-west Edinburgh. The number of people involved in the outbreak has escalated sharply in the past 48 hours, since the first case emerged on last Thursday. Industrial cooling towers in the area are believed to be a potential source of the outbreak and Edinburgh council environmental health staff have treated 16 cooling towers in an effort to halt its spread. One person among the 17 confirmed cases, initially involving men aged between 30 and 65, has already been sent home.

Dr Duncan McCormick, a consultant in public health medicine, said medical staff were now trying to identify other unidentified cases to establish the true scale of the outbreak. “I would like to reassure the public that household water supplies are safe and that Legionnaires’ disease cannot be contracted by drinking water,” he said. “Older people, particularly men, heavy smokers and those with other health conditions, are at greater risk of contracting the disease.” It might take up to 10 days before results are available, since legionella is difficult to culture. Meanwhile, those responsible for maintaining the towers have been advised to carry out additional chemical treatment to water in the systems as a precaution. Other possible sources are not being ruled out. Legionella bacteria is often found in rivers and lakes but can end up in artificial water supply systems, such as air conditioning systems, water services and cooling towers. Spread by minute droplets of water, it cannot be transmitted from person to person. Symptoms usually begin with a mild headache and muscle pain but become more severe after a day or two. These might include high fever, with a temperature of 40C (104F) or more, and increasing muscle pain and chills.

Once the bacteria infect the lungs, carriers may also experience a persistent cough, later including mucus or blood, shortness of breath and chest pains. A third of people with the disease will experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or loss of appetite. About half may also experience changes to their mental state. Bacteriologist Hugh Pennington told BBC Radio Scotland that the disease was preventable. “Industrial water cooling towers are quite a common source of the bug. The bug lives in warm, fresh water. Basically disinfectant should be put in the water to stop the bug growing.” Legionnaires’ was a “very, very severe pneumonia” but it was often hard to track down the source,” Pennington added. “If there are several water cooling towers in an area you have to look at them all and find out which is the source of the bug.”

Biohazard name: Legionnaires disease
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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Climate Change

Will The Ice Age Strike Back

by Staff Writers
Ithaca NY (SPX)


This past winter, an extended cold snap descended on central and Eastern Europe in mid-January, with temperatures approaching minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit and snowdrifts reaching rooftops. And there were the record snowstorms fresh in the memories of residents from several eastern U.S. cities, such as Washington, New York and Philadelphia, as well as many other parts of the Eastern Seaboard during the previous two years. File image courtesy AFP.

The dramatic melt-off of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is hitting closer to home than millions of Americans might think. That’s because melting Arctic sea ice can trigger a domino effect leading to increased odds of severe winter weather outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere’s middle latitudes – think the “Snowmageddon” storm that hamstrung Washington, D.C., during February 2010.

Cornell’s Charles H. Greene, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, and Bruce C. Monger, senior research associate in the same department, detail this phenomenon in a paper published in the June issue of the journal Oceanography.

“Everyone thinks of Arctic climate change as this remote phenomenon that has little effect on our everyday lives,” Greene said. “But what goes on in the Arctic remotely forces our weather patterns here.”

A warmer Earth increases the melting of sea ice during summer, exposing darker ocean water to incoming sunlight. This causes increased absorption of solar radiation and excess summertime heating of the ocean – further accelerating the ice melt. The excess heat is released to the atmosphere, especially during the autumn, decreasing the temperature and atmospheric pressure gradients between the Arctic and middle latitudes.

A diminished latitudinal pressure gradient is associated with a weakening of the winds associated with the polar vortex and jet stream. Since the polar vortex normally retains the cold Arctic air masses up above the Arctic Circle, its weakening allows the cold air to invade lower latitudes.

The recent observations present a new twist to the Arctic Oscillation – a natural pattern of climate variability in the Northern Hemisphere. Before humans began warming the planet, the Arctic’s climate system naturally oscillated between conditions favorable and those unfavorable for invasions of cold Arctic air.

“What’s happening now is that we are changing the climate system, especially in the Arctic, and that’s increasing the odds for the negative AO conditions that favor cold air invasions and severe winter weather outbreaks,” Greene said. “It’s something to think about given our recent history.”

This past winter, an extended cold snap descended on central and Eastern Europe in mid-January, with temperatures approaching minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit and snowdrifts reaching rooftops. And there were the record snowstorms fresh in the memories of residents from several eastern U.S. cities, such as Washington, New York and Philadelphia, as well as many other parts of the Eastern Seaboard during the previous two years.

Greene and Monger did note that their paper is being published just after one of the warmest winters in the eastern U.S. on record.

“It’s a great demonstration of the complexities of our climate system and how they influence our regional weather patterns,” Greene said.

In any particular region, many factors can have an influence, including the El Nino/La Nina cycle. This winter, La Nina in the Pacific shifted undulations in the jet stream so that while many parts of the Northern Hemisphere were hit by the severe winter weather patterns expected during a bout of negative AO conditions, much of the eastern United States basked in the warm tropical air that swung north with the jet stream.

“It turns out that while the eastern U.S. missed out on the cold and snow this winter, and experienced record-breaking warmth during March, many other parts of the Northern Hemisphere were not so fortunate,” Greene said.

Europe and Alaska experienced record-breaking winter storms, and the global average temperature during March 2012 was cooler than any other March since 1999.

“A lot of times people say, ‘Wait a second, which is it going to be – more snow or more warming?’ Well, it depends on a lot of factors, and I guess this was a really good winter demonstrating that,” Greene said. “What we can expect, however, is the Arctic wildcard stacking the deck in favor of more severe winter outbreaks in the future.”

Related Links
Cornell University
Beyond the Ice Age

 

 

Today’s Climate More Sensitive to Carbon Dioxide Than in Past 12 Million Years

by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX)


Core samples were collected at the sites noted in the North Pacific Ocean. Credit: Jonathan LaRiviere/Ocean Data View.

Until now, studies of Earth’s climate have documented a strong correlation between global climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide; that is, during warm periods, high concentrations of CO2 persist, while colder times correspond to relatively low levels. However, in this week’s issue of the journal Nature, paleoclimate researchers reveal that about 12-5 million years ago climate was decoupled from atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. New evidence of this comes from deep-sea sediment cores dated to the late Miocene period of Earth’s history.

During that time, temperatures across a broad swath of the North Pacific were 9-14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than today, while atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations remained low–near values prior to the Industrial Revolution.

The research shows that, in the last five million years, changes in ocean circulation allowed Earth’s climate to become more closely coupled to changes in carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere.

The findings also demonstrate that the climate of modern times more readily responds to changing carbon dioxide levels than it has during the past 12 million years.

“This work represents an important advance in understanding how Earth’s past climate may be used to predict future climate trends,” says Jamie Allan, program director in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences, which funded the research.

The research team, led by Jonathan LaRiviere and Christina Ravelo of the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), generated the first continuous reconstructions of open-ocean Pacific temperatures during the late Miocene epoch.

It was a time of nearly ice-free conditions in the Northern Hemisphere and warmer-than-modern conditions across the continents.

The research relies on evidence of ancient climate preserved in microscopic plankton skeletons–called microfossils–that long-ago sank to the sea-floor and ultimately were buried beneath it in sediments.

Samples of those sediments were recently brought to the surface in cores drilled into the ocean bottom. The cores were retrieved by marine scientists working aboard the drillship JOIDES Resolution.

The microfossils, the scientists discovered, contain clues to a time when the Earth’s climate system functioned much differently than it does today.

“It’s a surprising finding, given our understanding that climate and carbon dioxide are strongly coupled to each other,” LaRiviere says.

“In the late Miocene, there must have been some other way for the world to be warm. One possibility is that large-scale patterns in ocean circulation, determined by the very different shape of the ocean basins at the time, allowed warm temperatures to persist despite low levels of carbon dioxide.”

The Pacific Ocean in the late Miocene was very warm, and the thermocline, the boundary that separates warmer surface waters from cooler underlying waters, was much deeper than in the present.

The scientists suggest that this deep thermocline resulted in a distribution of atmospheric water vapor and clouds that could have maintained the warm global climate.

“The results explain the seeming paradox of the warm–but low greenhouse gas–world of the Miocene,” says Candace Major, program director in NSF’s Division of Ocean Sciences.

Several major differences in the world’s waterways could have contributed to the deep thermocline and the warm temperatures of the late Miocene.

For example, the Central American Seaway remained open, the Indonesian Seaway was much wider than it is now, and the Bering Strait was closed.

These differences in the boundaries of the world’s largest ocean, the Pacific, would have resulted in very different circulation patterns than those observed today.

By the onset of the Pliocene epoch, about five million years ago, the waterways and continents of the world had shifted into roughly the positions they occupy now.

That also coincides with a drop in average global temperatures, a shoaling of the thermocline, and the appearance of large ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere–in short, the climate humans have known throughout recorded history.

“This study highlights the importance of ocean circulation in determining climate conditions,” says Ravelo. “It tells us that the Earth’s climate system has evolved, and that climate sensitivity is possibly at an all-time high.”

Other co-authors of the paper are Allison Crimmins of UCSC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Petra Dekens of UCSC and San Francisco State University; Heather Ford of UCSC; Mitch Lyle of Texas A and M University; and Michael Wara of UCSC and Stanford University.

Related Links
NSF
Climate Science News – Modeling, Mitigation Adaptation

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Solar Activity

2MIN News June 10, 2012: Flare Confusion, Disaster Report

Published on Jun 10, 2012 by

New Link: http://www.weather.com/news/gulf-coast-flooding-rip-currents-20120609

TODAYS LINKS
China Space Flight: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18377735
Microbes: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120608-microbes-bacteria-elec…

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!]

 

 

M-FLARES:

New sunspot AR1504 is crackling with impulsive M-class solar flares. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the extreme UV flash from one of them, an M2-class flare on June 10th at 0645 UT:

So far none of the blasts have been Earth directed, but geoeffective eruptions are possible in the days ahead as AR1504 turns toward Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of more M-flares today.

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Space

CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS:

NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of polar geomagnetic storms during the next 48 hours as a pair of CMEs pass by Earth, possibly delivering glancing blows to our magnetic field.

 

 

TRIPLE FLYBY:

As the solstice approaches on June 20th, the International Space Station is spending some extra time in the sun. Ironically, this means you’re more likely to see it in the night sky. Mark Humpage photographed three ISS flybys over his home in Lutterworth UK on June 10th:

“There were actually four flybys this evening at 2207, 2343, 0119 and 0256 hrs, however, the first was clouded out,” says Humpage. “I added a few bursts of flash just before the first flyby to light up the garden and then left the camera running all night. The following morning I extracted all the images and stacked them to produce the final composite.”

  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 KM11) 14th June 2012 3 day(s) 0.0942 36.7 30 m – 67 m 5.92 km/s 21312 km/h
(2012 HN40) 15th June 2012 4 day(s) 0.1182 46.0 230 m – 510 m 13.79 km/s 49644 km/h
(2002 AC) 16th June 2012 5 day(s) 0.1598 62.2 740 m – 1.7 km 26.71 km/s 96156 km/h
137120 (1999 BJ8) 16th June 2012 5 day(s) 0.1769 68.8 670 m – 1.5 km 14.88 km/s 53568 km/h
(2011 KR12) 19th June 2012 8 day(s) 0.1318 51.3 140 m – 310 m 10.10 km/s 36360 km/h
(2004 HB39) 20th June 2012 9 day(s) 0.1605 62.5 77 m – 170 m 8.88 km/s 31968 km/h
(2008 CE119) 21st June 2012 10 day(s) 0.1811 70.5 21 m – 46 m 3.22 km/s 11592 km/h
308242 (2005 GO21) 21st June 2012 10 day(s) 0.0440 17.1 1.4 km – 3.1 km 13.27 km/s 47772 km/h
(2011 AH5) 25th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.1670 65.0 17 m – 39 m 5.84 km/s 21024 km/h
(2012 FA14) 25th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.0322 12.5 75 m – 170 m 5.28 km/s 19008 km/h
(2004 YG1) 25th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.0890 34.7 140 m – 310 m 11.34 km/s 40824 km/h
(2010 AF3) 25th June 2012 14 day(s) 0.1190 46.3 16 m – 36 m 6.54 km/s 23544 km/h
(2008 YT30) 26th June 2012 15 day(s) 0.0715 27.8 370 m – 820 m 10.70 km/s 38520 km/h
(2010 NY65) 27th June 2012 16 day(s) 0.1023 39.8 120 m – 270 m 15.09 km/s 54324 km/h
(2008 WM64) 28th June 2012 17 day(s) 0.1449 56.4 200 m – 440 m 17.31 km/s 62316 km/h
(2010 CD55) 28th June 2012 17 day(s) 0.1975 76.8 64 m – 140 m 6.33 km/s 22788 km/h
(2004 CL) 30th June 2012 19 day(s) 0.1113 43.3 220 m – 480 m 20.75 km/s 74700 km/h
(2008 YQ2) 03rd July 2012 22 day(s) 0.1057 41.1 29 m – 65 m 15.60 km/s 56160 km/h
(2005 QQ30) 06th July 2012 25 day(s) 0.1765 68.7 280 m – 620 m 13.13 km/s 47268 km/h
(2011 YJ28) 06th July 2012 25 day(s) 0.1383 53.8 150 m – 330 m 14.19 km/s 51084 km/h
276392 (2002 XH4) 07th July 2012 26 day(s) 0.1851 72.0 370 m – 840 m 7.76 km/s 27936 km/h
(2003 MK4) 08th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.1673 65.1 180 m – 410 m 14.35 km/s 51660 km/h
(1999 NW2) 08th July 2012 27 day(s) 0.0853 33.2 62 m – 140 m 6.66 km/s 23976 km/h
189P/NEAT 09th July 2012 28 day(s) 0.1720 66.9 n/a 12.47 km/s 44892 km/h
(2000 JB6) 10th July 2012 29 day(s) 0.1780 69.3 490 m – 1.1 km 6.42 km/s 23112 km/h
(2010 MJ1) 10th July 2012 29 day(s) 0.1533 59.7 52 m – 120 m 10.35 km/s 37260 km/h
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers,1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers Source: NASA-NEO

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Articles of Interest

Meteorite That Killed Dinosaurs Responsible For Turning Tomatoes Red  MessageToEagle.com – We all know that tomatoes are red. That’s no news, but how did they become red and why are they not blue, purple or have any other color?

New research shows that the meteorite which crashed into the Earth 60 to 70 million years ago, wiping out dinosaurs, gave us large, red tomatoes as well. This can be deduced from a tomato genome analysis.

Scientists who mapped the tomato genome have established that the genome of the original tomato plant suddenly tripled in size about 60 to 70 million years ago.

“Such a big genome expansion points to extremely stressful conditions,” says René Klein Lankhorst, the Wageningen UR coordinator of the tomato genome research project.

“We suspect that the meteorite crash and the resulting solar eclipse had created conditions difficult for plants to survive.A distant ancestor of the tomato plant then reacted by expanding its genome considerably in order to increase its chances of survival.”When conditions subsequently improved again, this ancestor of the tomato got rid of a lot of genetic ballast, but the genetic base for fruit formation had already been developed by then, the tomato fruit acquired its red colour and certain genes which produced toxins disappeared, says Klein Lankhorst.

In this way, the tomato differentiates itself from a family member, the potato, which has no edible fruits.

The plant researchers could “look back” very far into the past by comparing the tomato plant genome with family members in the nightshade and other plant families. And they had the advantage of having almost mapped all the 35 thousand genes of the tomato, which made even small changes noticeable.

For example, a comparison of the locally produced vegetable crop with the wild ancestor Solanum pimpinellifolium (probably brought to Europe by the Spanish) showed that the genome of the Dutch tomato differs by only 0.6 percent from that of its wild ancestor from the 15th Century.

Dinosaurs roamed the Earth for around 180 Million years.
Image credit & copyright: National Geographic Society/Corbis
So the tomato’s red color was acquired in part because of the meteor crash, as well as its edibility.

Incredibly, the genetic makeup of tomato plants all around the world can be traced to these tomato plant ancestors, proving the link between the dinosaur extinction causing meteor and the common red fleshy fruits.

MessageToEagle.com based on information provided by Wageningen UR

See also:
Dark Chocolate Is Healthy For You!

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Earthquakes

 

RSOE EDIS

 

 

Date/Time (UTC) Magnitude Area Country State/Prov./Gov. Location Risk Source Details
10.06.2012 17:56:01 2.0 North America United States Alaska Lucky Shot Landing VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 18:30:54 4.1 South America Colombia Departamento de Santander La Fuente VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 18:21:19 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Jambo There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 17:15:53 2.3 North America United States Alaska Drift River There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 17:36:15 2.0 North America United States Alaska Iniskin There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 15:59:04 5.0 Pacific Ocean Northern Mariana Islands Marasu There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 16:16:09 2.2 North America United States Alaska Atka There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 15:10:34 5.7 Asia Turkey Mugla Ili Uzunyurt VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:35:30 2.2 North America United States California Glenbrook There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:40:35 2.0 Europe Czech Republic Pohlody VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:20:29 2.2 North America United States Alaska Susitna There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:26:00 4.3 Pacific Ocean Fiji Tuvutha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:40:56 4.3 Pacific Ocean – East Fiji Tuvutha VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:41:14 2.1 Europe Italy Bosellina VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 13:41:33 2.2 Asia Turkey Gobelli There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 19:00:38 2.0 North America United States Tennessee Ridgely VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 13:41:51 2.3 Europe Italy San Giacomo Roncole VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:35:33 2.0 Europe Italy Mirabello VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:35:55 2.3 Asia Turkey Ecirli VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:52:15 3.5 Pacific Ocean New Zealand Sumner VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 GEONET Details
10.06.2012 12:36:17 2.1 Asia Turkey Dura VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:00:40 4.7 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Kanang There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:36:38 4.9 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Lia There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 14:40:29 4.1 Africa Egypt Sharm ash Shaykh VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:36:59 5.0 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Sumnanga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:55:39 4.7 Pacific Ocean – West Philippines Province of Batanes Sumnanga There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:37:21 2.4 Asia Turkey Elmesut VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:30:33 2.7 Europe Italy Mirandola VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 12:37:42 2.2 Asia Turkey Akgedik VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:30:54 2.3 Europe Italy Concordia sulla Secchia VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:31:14 2.7 Europe Greece Kato Vasiliki VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:35:33 3.0 Caribbean Puerto Rico Hacienda Santa Barbara (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:35:33 3.0 Caribbean Puerto Rico Hacienda Santa Barbara (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:31:35 4.6 Asia Japan Shin-nozoki There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:05:54 4.7 Asia Japan Akita-ken Uwaji There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:21:06 4.6 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Sanaruamang VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 12:38:01 4.6 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Sanaruamang VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:31:55 2.7 Europe Italy Sant’Agostino VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:40:38 5.1 Atlantic Ocean South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:32:19 5.1 Atlantic Ocean – North South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:33:00 2.3 Europe Italy Pioppa VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:33:21 2.0 Asia Turkey Tuncbilek VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:10:36 4.5 Indonesian archipelago Papua New Guinea Numari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:33:42 4.5 Indonesian Archipelago Papua New Guinea Numari VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:34:01 3.0 Africa Morocco Taounat VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 10:00:41 4.4 Indonesian archipelago Indonesia Pangeo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 11:34:24 4.4 Indonesian Archipelago Indonesia Pangeo VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 11:34:45 2.9 Europe Greece Kostaiika VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:55:34 2.6 Caribbean British Virgin Islands The Settlement VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:00:40 3.5 North America United States California West Humboldt (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:25:29 3.5 North-America United States West Humboldt (historical) VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:25:48 2.1 Asia Turkey Karacaviran There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 09:50:29 3.0 Caribbean Dominican Republic Provincia de La Altagracia Borrachon VulkĂĄn 0 There are airport(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 09:26:11 4.6 Asia Taiwan Fu-te There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 EMSC Details
10.06.2012 08:45:35 4.6 Asia Taiwan T'ai-wan Sheng Fu-te There are volcano(s) nearby the epicenter. VulkĂĄn 0 VulkĂĄn 0 USGS-RSOE Details
10.06.2012 08:25:29 2.1