Archive | December 18, 2013

***RED ALERT***

Storm Alert

UK’s SEVERE STORM UPROOTS TREES CAUSING TWO TRAINS TO SMASH INTO THEM

Two separate South West Trains trains have hit trees on railway lines during bad weather, the company has said.

An empty service struck a tree between Axminster and Honiton in Devon at about 19:30 GMT, blocking the line.

At about 20:40, a separate train hit another tree on the London Waterloo to Weymouth-bound line at Hinton Admiral in the New Forest.

It is not know how many passengers were on the second train, although the company said everyone was safe.

A company spokeswoman confirmed “a train has gone into a tree” at Hinton Admiral, and that the line between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth was still closed.

“It happened at 20:40 GMT,” she added.

“There are passengers on board. The train is still there and there are staff on scene making sure the track is clear and safe.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25440292

**EXTREMELY URGENT**

A VERY STRONG INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 22nd TO 25th DECEMBER 2013. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**

**EXTREMELY URGENT**

 

MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 22:30 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 18.12.13  22.43 hrs UTC

**RED ALERT DECLARED**

Storm Alert

DEADLY SEVERE STORM IS BLASTING IRELAND WITH OVER 15,000 WITHOUT POWER

A Status Red alert is in place in Ireland and 15,000 are without power as high winds sweep across the west of the British Isles.

Windy and rain

A woman has died after a tree fell on her car as stormy weather batters Ireland, Northern Ireland and other areas of the western UK.

The 23-year-old died in Mullingar, County Westmeath at about 4.05pm. She was taken to a local Irish hospital by ambulance but was pronounced dead at 5.30pm.

A man has also been seriously injured on the A45 in Warwickshire after a “large tree” fell on his car, according to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

More than 15,000 people were also without power on Wednesday night – around 14,000 in Ireland, 1,000 in Northern Ireland and 890 in Neath, south Wales.

Winds of 70-80mph are forecast in Northern Ireland and the west coast of Scotland, where an orange “be prepared” warning is in place.

Mullingar, Ireland

South-west England and much of western Wales are under a less severe “be aware” warning from the Met Office, with gusts of between 50 to 70mph possible.

The Environment Agency has issued 17 flood warnings and 110 flood alerts, most clustered in the west of the UK, but some in central and eastern areas.

The roof of the Kent railway station in Cork, Ireland, also partially collapsed on Wednesday, leaving a passenger with minor injuries.

Collapsed station roof in Cork

The country’s weather service, Met Eireann, has issued a “Status Red” severe weather warning for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

It means that people should “take action to protect themselves and/or their properties”.

Gusts of 75mph to 93mph (120 to 150 km/h) are forecast in those counties, as well as high seas in coastal areas.

An orange warning is in place for counties Cavan and Clare, and a yellow alert for Leinster, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford.

One Twitter user, Anna Leonard, posted: “The weather is so bad in Ireland. A woman is dead in Mullingar because of the wind. Ridiculous. Prayers with those affected!”

The wind is expected to ease on Thursday with a forecast of sunshine and heavy showers, some wintry.

 

MAGNITUDE 5.0 BANDA SEA

 
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=348645

Subject To Change

Depth: 48 km

Distances:
357 km NE of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 00:18:30.0 2013-12-19
1978 km SE of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei / pop: 64,409 / local time: 23:18:30.0 2013-12-18
2096 km W of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 01:18:30.0 2013-12-19

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 LUZON, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=348638

Subject To Change

Depth: 60 km

Distances:
163 km N of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 22:46:12.0 2013-12-18
48 km SE of Baguio, Philippines / pop: 272,714 / local time: 22:46:12.0 2013-12-18
9 km E of Cabalitian, Philippines / pop: 2,253 / local time: 22:46:12.0 2013-12-18

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000lmtn#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 425 km

Distances:
339km (211mi) SSW of Hachijo-jima, Japan
461km (286mi) SSE of Shingu, Japan

483km (300mi) SSE of Owase, Japan
488km (303mi) S of Oyama, Japan

616km (383mi) S of Tokyo, Japan
 
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 KURIL ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000lmrd

Subject To Change

Depth: 41 km

Distances:
1235 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,883,027 / local time: 19:01:15.0 2013-12-18
531 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 22:01:15.0 2013-12-18
217 km SW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia / pop: 2,422 / local time: 21:01:15.0 2013-12-18


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Upgraded By EMSC

MAGNITUDE 5.2 GREENLAND SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=348579

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances:
1637 km N of Tórshavn, Faroe Islands / pop: 13,200 / local time: 08:22:14.0 2013-12-18
789 km NW of Tromsø / pop: 52,436 / local time: 09:22:00.0 2013-12-18

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 GREENLAND SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=348579

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances:
1600 km N of Tórshavn, Faroe Islands / pop: 13,200 / local time: 08:22:43.0 2013-12-18
762 km NW of Tromsø / pop: 52,436 / local time: 09:22:00.0 2013-12-18
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