Archive | January 11, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Warning And A Tornado Watch
Storm Alert
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Beaufort, Duplin, Greene, Lenoir, Martin and Pitt County until 4pm. This storm is moving east at 35 mph and capable of winds greater than 60mph.
 
A Tornado Watch has been issued for all of eastern Carolina through 8pm. Remember, a Tornado WATCH is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing tornadoes
 
Additionally, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Wayne, Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe County until 3:30pm.
 
A severe thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for parts of North Carolina including Charlotte. This watch will expire at 3pm and may have an impact on flights into and out of the area. It is very likely the same severe thunderstorm threat will continue to push east into eastern North Carolina late in the day and early evening.
 
Locally heavy downpours are expected in some spots on Saturday. Any potential thunderstorms that develop have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts greater than 60 mph.
 
An isolated tornado is also possible Saturday due to the strong wind shear expected with this system, which is expected to move through Saturday afternoon into early evening.
 
Afternoon highs on Saturday should reach the lower 70s with gusty south winds at 15 to 20+ mph. Rainfall totals should near 1 inch it comes to an end Saturday evening.

Urgent: Indonesia’s Volcano Eruption Persists, Lava Flood Feared
Volcano Alert
Powerful burst of ash and volcanic materials of Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted several times on Saturday, incurring further evacuation as lava floods threatens, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency told Xinhua by phone on Saturday evening.

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
MEGA DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:00 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 11.01.14  20.19 hrs UTC


MAGNITUDE 5.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=352417

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 490 km E of Taipei, Taiwan / pop: 7,871,900 / local time: 02:35:43.0 2014-01-12
141 km W of Naha-shi, Japan / pop: 300,795 / local time: 03:35:43.0 2014-01-12
138 km W of Itoman, Japan / pop: 57,184 / local time: 03:35:43.0 2014-01-12

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000m0yj#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1926km (1197mi) SW of Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal
2051km (1274mi) ENE of Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

2054km (1276mi) NE of Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe
2055km (1277mi) NE of Le Moule, Guadeloupe

2064km (1283mi) NE of Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

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**EXTREMELY URGENT**

A VERY STRONG INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 11th – 15th JANUARY 2014. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**

Dead Sperm Whale Washed Up Near Edinburgh Beach – Very Unusual

Whale

A dead sperm whale has been washed up near a beach in Edinburgh.

An animal welfare charity said they were alerted to the incident on the shore near the Rockville hotel in Joppa at about 05:15.

Scottish Animal Welfare’s Ch Supt Int Drummond said: “On arrival it was clear life was extinct, so there was no need to mount a rescue operation.”

Initial reports said it was a basking shark. However, experts later confirmed they believed it was a sperm whale.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue were called out to check over the mammal, and at about 08:00 the Scottish SPCA officially confirmed it was dead.

A marine biologist is expected to take samples from the whale before it is either pushed out to sea or removed from the water. Edinburgh Council will be responsible for its removal.

‘Serious Damage’ In English Channel Three-Boat Crash

Dungeness lifeboat

A collision involving three vessels in the English Channel has caused “serious damage”, the coastguard said.

Lifeboats were called at about 03:00 GMT after the crash, about nine miles off the coast at Dungeness in Kent.

A Liberian-registered cargo ship, heading towards Genoa in Italy, passed between a tug and a smaller vessel it was towing, causing serious damage.

No-one was injured in the crash. Lifeboat crews remain with the tug and towed boat.

The Dungeness lifeboat was initially sent to the scene, but has been replaced by the Dover lifeboat and the Galatea, a Trinity House vessel, which are trying to tow the boats back to shore.

The crew of the tug is still on board, the coastguard said.

The cargo ship is now anchored at Newhaven.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch is at the scene.

MAGNITUDE 3.5 – ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 13 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude   63.705  -23.310 
(3.1 km NNW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   11 Jan 14:05 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   11 Jan 14:05 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 3.1 – ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 10 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude   63.692  -23.316 
(2.1 km NW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   11 Jan 14:05 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   11 Jan 14:05 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude