Archive | April 21, 2014

MAGNITUDE 5.4 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pt65#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 35 km

Distances: 97km (60mi) WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
106km (66mi) WSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

363km (226mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
512km (318mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

662km (411mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 TONGA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pt5c#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 34 km

Distances: 64km (40mi) SE of Pangai, Tonga
173km (107mi) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

728km (452mi) SSW of Tafuna, American Samoa
735km (457mi) SSW of Pago Pago, American Samoa

737km (458mi) SSW of Apia, Samoa

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 ADRIATIC SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=373838

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 71 km NW of Tirana, Albania / pop: 374,801 / local time: 23:25:30.0 2014-04-21
34 km W of Lezhë, Albania / pop: 18,695 / local time: 23:25:30.0 2014-04-21
15 km S of Ulcinj, Montenegro / pop: 9,140 / local time: 23:25:30.0 2014-04-21

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MAGNITUDE 5.5 LUZON, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=373829

Subject To Change

Depth: 20 km

Distances: 327 km N of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 04:45:23.0 2014-04-22
93 km N of San Fernando, Philippines / pop: 83,003 / local time: 04:45:23.0 2014-04-22
34 km SW of Fuerte, Philippines / pop: 2,558 / local time: 04:45:23.0 2014-04-22

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 ARKANSAS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=373837

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 504 km NE of Dallas, United States / pop: 1,197,816 / local time: 15:37:01.0 2014-04-21
86 km N of Little Rock, United States / pop: 193,524 / local time: 15:37:01.0 2014-04-21
9 km S of Clinton, United States / pop: 2,602 / local time: 15:37:01.0 2014-04-21

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MAGNITUDE 4.0 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=373817

Subject To Change

Depth: 80 km

Distances: 194 km NW of Gibraltar, Gibraltar / pop: 26,544 / local time: 19:40:46.0 2014-04-21
57 km E of Faro, Portugal / pop: 41,355 / local time: 18:40:46.0 2014-04-21
35 km S of Monte Gordo, Portugal / pop: 4,282 / local time: 18:40:46.0 2014-04-21

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**URGENT ALERT**PRESSURE HAS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE

PRESSURE HAS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 21.04.14  19.58 hrs UTC

**URGENT PROTON ALERT**PROTON PARTICLES HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED

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

***BE ALERT***

Proton Alert 21.04.14 19.56 hrs UTC

**ALERT**GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS

Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels.

Kp Index NOAA 21.04.14 19,30 hrs UTC

Tropical cyclone Jack heading to hurricane force winds

Tropical Cyclone Jack may have hurricane-force winds today, April 21, but strong vertical wind shear is expected to weaken the storm. NASA’s TRMM satellite passed overhead and saw that the bulk of the storm’s rainfall was being pushed south of the center from the wind shear.
 
Tropical Cyclone Jack formed on Sunday, April 20, near 13.4 south and 91.1 east, and began moving to the south at 6 knots/6.9 mph/11.1 kph. Jack strengthened quickly and hours after its birth, the storm already had maximum sustained winds near 55 knots/63.2 mph/101.9 kph.
 
On April 21 at 0900 UTC/5 a.m. EDT, Tropical Cyclone Jack was moving through the Southern Indian Ocean at hurricane-force with maximum sustained winds near 75 knots/86.3 mph/138.9 kph. Jack was far from land and centered near 16.5 south latitude and 92.9 east longitude. That’s about 346 nautical miles/398.0 miles/640.8 km southwest of Cocos Island. Jack was moving to the east-southeast at 10 knots/11.5 mph/18.5 kph.
 
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center noted that animated multispectral satellite imagery showed Jack continued in the buildup of thunderstorms despite strong vertical wind shear affecting them, and elongating the tropical cyclone to the southeast.
 
On April 21 at 04:02 UTC/12:02 a.m. EDT the microwave imager aboard NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was used to find an eye-like feature. By 12:15 UTC/8:15 a.m. EDT TRMM data no longer showed that eye-like feature. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center coupled TRMM data with infrared data from Europe’s METEO-7 satellite to show Jack’s clouds. That imagery showed how the rainfall was pushed to the south and southeast of the center by vertical wind shear.
 
Because of the increasing wind shear and the cooler sea surface temperatures in the direction Jack is moving, the storm is expected to weaken and dissipate in three days’ time.