Archive | April 25, 2014

Record Heatwave descends on Myanmar

Heatwave Warning

Record-breaking high temperatures are expected in many parts of Myanmar, according to Tun Lwin, the former head of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

The ultraviolet (UV) index began spiking above 11, an extreme level, at the beginning of April and it could reach a scorching 15.1 in Shan and Karenni states in the coming weeks and then continue at similar levels until the monsoon rains arrive, he told DVB.

According to recent data, the UV index in Yangon, Pegu and Tenasserim divisions is 14.1, while it was 14.2 in Irrawaddy Division, 14.6 in Karenni State, and 14.4 in southern and eastern Shan State.

The Health Ministry has warned that unprotected exposure to UV rays can cause sunstroke and dehydration, while long-term effects include skin cancer, lowered immunity and eye cataracts.

According to the World Meteorological Organisation, Yangon residents can expect a maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, while those in Mandalay in central Myanmar should get ready for a sizzling 42 degrees Celsius.

**EXTREMELY URGENT**MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE

MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:45 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 25.04.14  21.48 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOUTHERN IRAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pzyv#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 31 km

Distances: 23km (14mi) NNW of Kish, Iran
98km (61mi) WNW of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

104km (65mi) SSW of Gerash, Iran
112km (70mi) SSW of Lar, Iran

256km (159mi) N of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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MAGNITUDE 4.8 OFF COAST OF OREGON

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pzzj#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 217km (135mi) W of Bandon, Oregon
230km (143mi) W of Coos Bay, Oregon

302km (188mi) W of Roseburg, Oregon
323km (201mi) WNW of Grants Pass, Oregon

363km (226mi) WSW of Salem, Oregon

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000pzml#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 128 km

Distances: 107km (66mi) NNE of Lae, Papua New Guinea
164km (102mi) ESE of Madang, Papua New Guinea

169km (105mi) NNE of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea
180km (112mi) NNE of Wau, Papua New Guinea

406km (252mi) N of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=374609

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 339 km SW of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 20:20:31.0 2014-04-25
237 km S of Trípoli, Greece / pop: 26,561 / local time: 20:20:31.0 2014-04-25
181 km S of Kalamáta, Greece / pop: 51,108 / local time: 20:20:31.0 2014-04-25
149 km S of Methóni, Greece / pop: 1,165 / local time: 20:20:31.0 2014-04-25

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 FIJI REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=374541

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 465 km E of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 20:41:56.0 2014-04-25
336 km E of Lambasa, Fiji / pop: 24,187 / local time: 20:41:56.0 2014-04-25

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RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft runs off runway in Afghanistan

AN Australian defence plane has overshot a runway in Afghanistan.

No one was injured but the C-130J Hercules aircraft needed to be towed away for inspection after the incident at Kabul International Airport on Wednesday night (AEST).

The aircraft stopped about 70 metres from the runway.

The RAAF issued a statement saying: “Safety is the most important priority for Air Force operations.

“Air Force aircraft are serviced and flown under a very strict and controlled airworthiness and safety system.

“All aircraft are under constant surveillance to ensure that they maintain the highest standards.

“There is minimal impact to operations in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).”

The RAAF has launched an investigation.

Similar RAAF C-130J Hercules aircraft have been used to launch self locating data marker buoys in the southern Indian Ocean as part of the Australian Defence Force’s assistance in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Plane heading to Miami makes emergency landing at TIA, USA

Plane Emergency Landing

An Envoy plane operated by American Airlines was heading from Tallahassee to Miami Thursday night when it had to make an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport.
 
We’re told there were around 50 passengers, including crew members, on the flight. The pilot was forced to make the emergency landing around 9:30 p.m. because of a smell of smoke in the cockpit.
 
The plane moved to air side gate F82, where crews continued investigating the cause of the smoke.

Record Heat wave across Tripura as temperature touches 4-decade high, India

Heatwave Alert

A severe heat wave has gripped Tripura for the last three days, with Wednesday recording the highest-ever temperature for the month of April in the state.
 
According to a local meteorological report, the maximum temperature on Wednesday touched 39.4 degree Celsius in a few urban locations.
 
The normally high level of humidity was absent, making the weather hot and dry.
 
In the last four decades, April temperatures had never crossed 36 degree Celsius in the state. The highest April temperature in Tripura was recorded on May 29, 1994, when the mercury soared to 39 degree Celsius.
 
The local forecast stated there is no chance of a respite from the unusually hot weather in the next 48 hours. There is a chance of the temperature increasing in the couple of days.
 
“The heat is irritating because of the humidity. At 85%, the humidity level is about 10% less than normal,” met officials stated, adding that the maximum temperature was 6 degree above normal.
 
However, the report added that the state would experience normal rainfall in April.