MAGNITUDE 5.0 – NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Subject To Change
Depth: 10 km
Distances: 656 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 08:22:40.0 2014-04-09
222 km S of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 08:22:40.0 2014-04-09
Plane Flips Over In Daytona Beach During Intense Storm, USA
A line of thunderstorms swept across central Florida, flipping a small plane that had just landed at Daytona International Airport.
Officials say heavy winds also knocked a tree onto a home in the Daytona Beach area on Monday evening.
No injuries were reported.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports two people were inside the Cessna on the runway when the winds knocked it over.
Volusia County spokeswoman Joanne Magley says air traffic controllers at the airport clocked winds up to 75 miles per hour as the bad weather moved through the area.
The airport didn’t close during the incident.
Officials say there were reports of downed power lines across the area.
A woman was inside her home when a tree fell onto it. She was not injured.
Plane Crashes At Virginia Airport, USA
Virginia State Police say a pilot escaped injury when his small plane crashed at an airport in Leesburg.
Troopers say 52-year-old Robert L. Bailey Jr. of Fairfax Station was approaching Leesburg Executive Airport about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for landing.
Police say a strong gust of wind forced the single-engine Cessna to crash off the runway and overturn.
Bailey was the only person on the plane, which had taken off from Manassas.
Troopers notified the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration of the incident.
Severe Storms, Tornadoes Kill Two, Injure 20 in Deep South, USA
Two people were killed and about 20 other people were injured by a powerful spring storm that spun off tornadoes and flooded parts of the Southeast on Monday.
In Mississippi, a 9-year-old girl was swept away and killed after the storms dropped nearly 7 inches of rain there in a two-day span.
A car that left the road into rain-swollen Jackson Creek in Lilburn, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, was discovered with the driver dead inside, the fire department said.
Ten to 15 people were injured and about a dozen farm properties were damaged during a heavy rain storm that spawned a confirmed tornado in Beaufort County in eastern North Carolina, according to county officials and the National Weather Service.
None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, Emergency Management Director John Pack told NBC News.
Eight other people were injured early Monday when a confirmed tornado touched down in the town of Hot Coffee in southern Mississippi, the National Weather Service reported.
More than 70 homes were damaged, the state Emergency Management Agency said.
Most watches and all warnings had been canceled by mid-evening, but scattered tornado watches remained in effect through Monday night in parts of Florida and southern Georgia.
Two Tornadoes Strike Georgia & Florida, USA
Severe Gales & Hailstorms Batter Northern Vietnam
Snowfall, Rains & Hailstorm Lashes Hills Of Himachal Pradesh, India
Severe Storms Batter Argentina
The authorities of this capital and seven other provinces placed them today on alert, due to heavy rains and storms that have already began to strongly batter the region of Neuquen, in the Patagonia, where there are more than 1,300 people have been evacuated.
Storm Surge Alert Raised In Cadiz City, Philippines
FIVE coastal villages in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental are among the more than 100 barangays in the Visayas where storm surge is predicted to occur with Tropical Depression Domeng moving toward land.
The list, released Monday by the Project Noah of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), include barangays Banquerohan, Poblacion 4, Daga, Luna and Tiglawigan.
Other villages in the list are in Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Cebu and Leyte.
According to the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards’ (Noah) website, the list “is a model run with 4,884 stations from specified localities with storm surge + tide values.”
The agency said the storm tide is expected to hit the areas tomorrow, April 9.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a storm surge is the rise of seawater brought by strong winds.
Usually, storm surge happens if the seabed is shallow and the beachfront is wide.
During the super typhoon Yolanda last November, Tacloban City, for instance, was devastated as waves as high as 20 feet upturned cars and drowned animals and people who failed to escape the rampaging waters.
Storm surges happen when the weather disturbance produces a rise of water way above the predicted astronomical tide, according to the United States National Weather Service.
As an archipelago, the Philippines is vulnerable to storm surges but the effect is dependent on several factors such as the storm’s pressure, size, intensity, forward speed and angle of approach to coast, shape of coastline, width and slope of the continental shelf and local features.
The DOST said this week’s storm tide prediction was generated using Japan Meteorological Agency Storm Surge Model results.