Archive | January 2014

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT UK
SOUTHEASTERN TRAIN DISRUPTION

Speed restrictions have been imposed on some routes because of poor weather conditions
Courtesy Of National Rail

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=356847

Subject To Change

Depth: 118 km

Distances: 848 km NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 08:20:30.0 2014-02-01
178 km E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 07:20:30.0 2014-02-01

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***URGENT***

CME TO STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE

  ON 2nd FEBRUARY 2014

***BE ON ALERT***

CME 2nd Feb 2014

MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEAR EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000men8#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 158 km

Distances: 148km (92mi) SSE of Esso, Russia
188km (117mi) NNE of Yelizovo, Russia

196km (122mi) NNE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
213km (132mi) NNE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

2611km (1622mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 WESTERN IRAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=356767

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 162 km W of Eşfahān, Iran / pop: 1,547,164 / local time: 15:10:46.0 2014-01-31
87 km W of Shahr-e Kord, Iran / pop: 129,153 / local time: 15:10:46.0 2014-01-31
50 km S of Fereydūnshahr, Iran / pop: 11,562 / local time: 15:10:46.0 2014-01-31

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1 Injured In Emergency Plane Landing In Banana Field: Haitian Police

Plane Emergency Landing

The plane took off from Pompano Beach Airpark in Broward

Migrants Come Ashore in Fort Lauderdale

Haitian police said on Thursday that a small plane piloted by a U.S. citizen suffered mechanical problems and made an emergency landing in a field of bananas in Haiti.

Police inspector Joachin Antoine said that pilot Practor Antoine was treated for unspecified injuries at a hospital in the capital. A passenger named John Michael was not injured.

The aircraft, bound for Port-au-Prince, went down Wednesday night just outside Cabaret, a coastal town northwest of the capital, Antoine said.

Public records identify the plane as a Cessna Super Skymaster. It had left Pompano Beach Airpark in Broward County, Fla., Wednesday morning and landed in the northern city of Cap-Haitien.

MAGNITUDE 4.6 SOUTHWESTERN PAKISTAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=356614

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 430 km W of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,624,219 / local time: 21:01:42.0 2014-01-30
52 km E of Gwādar, Pakistan / pop: 51,901 / local time: 21:01:42.0 2014-01-30

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MET ÉIREANN ISSUES AN ORANGE ALERT

Wind, snow and “extremely high waves” this weekend as another storm hits

Storm Alert
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MET ÉIREANN’S ISSUED another of it’s ‘orange alert’ storm warnings this morning — and this weather system looks a little more serious than the one that hit last weekend.

Winds of up to 130km are set to sweep into the West from Friday night — and in addition to the high-tide factor which created an extra risk of flooding last Saturday and Sunday, the weather service says we can also expect frequent heavy showers, including “some thundery with sleet and snow”.

Precautions are being put in place on exposed coasts as forecasters warn of “extremely high waves”:

High coastal flood risk too due to the combination of very high spring tides, extremely high waves (greater than 10 m), low pressure and onshore winds – southwest, west and northwest margins most at threat.
The current ‘orange’ wind warning applies to Munster, Connacht and Donegal — but the rest of the country isn’t expected to escape the effects of the weather system.

Large Sinkhole Forming by Massachusetts Avenue SE, USA

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A large sinkhole is forming alongside Massachusetts Avenue SE between 34th and N streets, on the southwestern end of Fort Dupont Park, according to the District Department of Transportation. The Metropolitan Police Department closed the road in both directions around 3 p.m.

DDOT spokesman Reggie Sanders says it’s possible that the sinkhole extends to the roadway.

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