Archive | December 4, 2013

MAGNITUDE 5.1 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000lbjl#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances:
91km (57mi) W of Lata, Solomon Islands
569km (354mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

590km (367mi) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu
862km (536mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

1151km (715mi) ESE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

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UK Weather Alert: 95mph Winds And Tidal Surges

Storm Alert

Forecasters are warning that parts of Britain should be prepared for some of the worst weather conditions for 30 years

Autumn weather Oct 10th

Parts of the UK have been told to expect some of the worst weather conditions for 30 years as a combination of gale force winds and large waves threaten to bring “severe” flooding.

The Environment Agency and Met Office are predicting huge tidal surges that could see water levels breach sea defences along the east coast of England.

Forecasters have warned that sea levels in some places could be as high as in 1953’s devastating flooding – when 326 deaths in eastern counties of England and Scotland exposed weaknesses in Britain’s flood defences.

Train operators are asking commuters to prepare for delays and Scotrail has cancelled all trains before 7am on Thursday, with forecasters predicting 95mph winds and a dusting of snow across parts of the country.

Areas most at risk include the North Sea coast from Northumberland down to the Thames Estuary and Kent.

The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning – its highest category – to homes and businesses near The Quay in Sandwich, Kent, for high tides at 00:43 and 13:06 on Friday. At present, there are also 16 flood warnings and 52 flood alerts in place.

The tidal reaches of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire could also be affected.

 

A tree crashes onto a house in Hounslow
Hurricane force winds hit the UK, causing widespread damage, in October

On the west coast, from Cumbria down to Cheshire, severe gales and large waves combined with high water levels are also expected.

Environment Agency chief executive Dr Paul Leinster said: “Gale force winds and large waves along the east coast of England are forecast during Thursday and Friday, coinciding with high tides and a significant coastal surge.

“Flooding of some coastal communities is expected and some defences could be overtopped by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a tidal surge.

“Coastal paths and promenades will be highly dangerous as there is an increased risk of people being swept out to sea.”

If the predictions are correct the UK will experience some of its most severe weather since a storm in October that saw hurricane force winds rip through the south of the country, killing four people.

The Met Office has already issued a flurry of weather warnings, having told people in parts of Scotland and northern England they could face a short, sharp, stormy spell of weather over the next 48 hours.

Sky News weather producer Chris England said: “Damaging 90mph gusts are likely in the far north and northwest, while Scotland’s Central Belt can expect gusts of over 70mph.”

Meteogroup said the winds will turn more northerly on Thursday afternoon and into Friday, bringing cold air and snow showers down from the Arctic.

England has been largely spared extreme weather so far this winter, though that is expected to change when northerly winds from the Arctic bring freezing temperatures to large parts of the UK with snow showers affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland, parts of northern England, north Wales and the east coast from Thursday.

 

Map showing the route of the storm and where incidents happened
October’s storm swept across the south of Britain

 

Temperatures are due to plummet to as low as -4C (25F) overnight on Thursday in parts of Scotland with the bitter northerly winds set to leave the rest of the country shivering.

The weather is likely to bring a certain amount of disruption to transport services, with Network Rail already bracing customers in Scotland and parts of north and eastern England for delays.

Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s director of operations, said: “As we saw with the recent storm which affected the south of England, being prepared and on top of severe weather is key to helping us resume normal levels of services as quickly as possible.

“We will be monitoring conditions on the ground closely throughout the night and into the morning and will have teams in place to react quickly to any damage caused by the weather.

“We will keep as much of the network open as is possible however the potential extreme nature of the conditions and the impact it could have on our infrastructure means that speed restrictions and other measures are necessary in the interests of the safety of passengers and our staff.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1177838/weather-alert-95mph-winds-and-tidal-surges

*EXTREMELY URGENT* 

MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:00 & 20:15 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 04.12.13  23.11 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.3 SULAWESI, INDONESIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=346753

Subject To Change

Depth: 156 km

Distances:
967 km N of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 02:43:26.0 2013-12-05
94 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 144,195 / local time: 01:43:26.0 2013-12-05

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MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000lb85#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 579 km

Distances:
553km (344mi) SE of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji
811km (504mi) S of Suva, Fiji

826km (513mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
852km (529mi) S of Nadi, Fiji

1009km (627mi) S of Lambasa, Fiji

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=346723

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances:
1003 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 03:10:07.0 2013-12-05
1436 km S of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 02:10:07.0 2013-12-05
1481 km NE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 03:10:07.0 2013-12-05

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MAGNITUDE 2.2 – CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION

Subject To Change

Depth: 11 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude 27.7486 -18.2499 

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000lb20#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 88 km

Distances:
160km (99mi) NE of Taltal, Chile
163km (101mi) SE of Antofagasta, Chile

216km (134mi) NNE of Diego de Almagro, Chile
236km (147mi) S of Calama, Chile
901km (560mi) S of La Paz, Bolivia

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*EXTREMELY URGENT*
MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 00:30 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 04.12.13  00.40 hrs UTC

URGENT PROTON ALERT


PROTON PARTICLES HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

Proton Alert 04.12.13 00.45 hrs UTC