Archive | May 8, 2014

MAGNITUDE 4.1 ICELAND REGION

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Depth: 6 km

Distances: 71 km E of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 23:14:01.4 2014-05-08
26 km E of Selfoss, Iceland / pop: 6,275 / local time: 23:14:01.4 2014-05-08

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DRAMATIC INCREASE QUAKE SWARM ICELAND REGION

***URGENT ALERT***

Earthquake Swarm

**DRAMATIC INCREASE**

  QUAKE SWARM

ICELAND REGION

***BE ALERT***

A VERY STRONG INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 11th APRIL 2014

**EXTREMELY URGENT**

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

**BE ALERT**

Hong Kong Issues Highest Storm Warning for Second Time in 2014

Storm Alert

Rain dowsed Hong Kong yesterday causing street flooding and prompting the city’s weather service to raise a black storm warning, the second time the highest alert has been triggered this year.

The Hong Kong Observatory also issued warnings for winds as strong as 100 kilometers (62 miles) an hour, and for thunderstorms, according to postings on its website and Twitter feed. Those cautions are still in effect.

Flooding was reported in the Central, Wan Chai, Wong Tai Sin, Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O districts, government broadcaster RTHK said on its website. There were also landslides in the Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O districts.

A black rainstorm warning was raised on March 30, when hailstones shattered windows, including part of the glass facade at Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust’s Festival Walk mall in the Kowloon Tong area.

Yesterday’s black storm alert was in effect from 10:30 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. local time. All rainstorm alerts were canceled at 2:05 a.m. this morning. More than 70 millimeters of rain fell between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. in many parts of the city, the South China Morning Post reported.

The city’s Cross-Harbour Tunnel was flooded with several inches of rain, the Hong Kong-based newspaper said on its website, citing a video posted online. Buses broke down in the Causeway Bay district, it said.

Severe storms, flooding rain hit North Texas, USA

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A strong storm system has deluged North Texas with up to 4 inches of rain, triggered flash-flood warnings and prompted a high-water rescue of a group of children.
 
Dallas police say emergency personnel rescued five children trapped Thursday morning by rising waters along a creek. All five were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Authorities say the boys had skipped school and gathered along a creek.
 
A suspected microburst destroyed a mobile home Thursday near Joshua, about 20 miles south of Fort Worth. Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamie Moore says a mother and child were injured but their injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
 
Trees and limbs downed by high winds fell on North Texas power lines. Dallas-based utility Oncor reported nearly 10,000 customers without power by mid-afternoon Thursday.

2 more tornadoes confirmed in Northeast Alabama, USA

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Brantley Bruce, Luke Smith and Luis Garcia, from left, walk through debris on the farm of Steve Rogers in late April as they and others clean up damage from strong storms that destroyed several houses in DeKalb County, Ala.

National Weather Service meteorologists have confirmed two more tornado tracks in Northeast Alabama, an EF1 in strength and an EF2, both touching down during the deadly storms that hit the area April 28.

“This makes the eighth and ninth tornadoes in the Huntsville area of responsibility,” Weather Service meteorologist Brian Carcione said Wednesday. “This is the biggest outbreak in terms of numbers since April 27, 2011.”

The two storms cut through mostly rural, forested areas, damaging hundreds of trees and between five and 10 houses and mobile homes, Carcione said. The same storm system unleashed tornadoes that killed two people in Limestone County, Ala., and two more in Lincoln County, Tenn., and injured at least 30.

Carcione said it was fortunate these two twisters hit relatively unpopulated areas.

“The one in the area up near Shiloh, the tornado literally lifted as it got to Georgia right at the DeKalb-Jackson County line,” he said of the twister that delivered 100 mph winds.

That storm followed nearly the same path as the EF4 tornado that slammed the area almost three years ago to the day, he said. Officials had to “decipher” which tree damage came from the recent storm, he said.

An EF2 tornado with winds up to 115 mph hit nearer Fort Payne, did more damage and was probably from the same storm that heavily damaged DeKalb’s Aroney community as an EF3 twister, he said.

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“These supercell thunderstorms often will produce a tornado or get very intense, then they become cyclical, where they gust out and the tornado will lift,” Carcione said. “Then the storm will spin back up and produce another tornado.

“We saw this quite a bit on April 28,” he said.

The tornado touched down north of the Pine Ridge community on Dugout Valley Road, tore a mobile home from its foundation and rolled it over, according to officials.

The occupants weren’t hurt, probably because they heeded early storm warnings and left the mobile home to ride out the storm at another residence, Carcione said.

At another house, the tornado tore away a carport while the residents hunkered inside, said Michael Posey, assistant director of the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency. They escaped injury, too.

Posey was out Wednesday with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials who were doing a damage assessment as part of the application for federal storm aid.

Gov. Robert Bentley has asked for a disaster declaration for DeKalb, and Posey said he was hopeful that aid would be awarded.

“Every indication is pointing that direction but it’s not a shoo-in until we get it,” Posey said. That could happen within a couple of weeks.

Mexico braces for heavy rains from tropical low pressure system

Tropical Storm Alert

Mexico is preparing for very heavy rains on its southern Pacific coast, as an unusually early start may be in the offing for the 2014 hurricane season, authorities said Wednesday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says an area of low pressure located about 400 miles (645 kilometers) south-southwest of the port of Manzanillo has a 50 percent chance of becoming a cyclone by Friday.

The system is expected to cause heavy rains along Mexico’s coast and the government of the state of Guerrero reported that it is stepping up precautions. The state was hit by tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid in September, whose combined flooding and mudslides caused about 130 deaths.

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season officially begins May 15.

“This got a head start of about a week on the formal start of the hurricane season,” Alberto Hernandez Unzon, assistant head of the government meteorological office. He said the heaviest rains could fall in the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan and Colima.

Sinkhole opens up narrowly missing drivers in Russia

This Russian driver got a sudden sinking feeling while commuting.

This video comes from Tyumen, a city some 1,600 miles east of Moscow. It appears to show a driver suddenly realizing that he’s about to be swallowed by a sinkhole and  narrowly escaping through a traffic jam.

About 1:15 into the video, you can see the cracks appearing in the road, and a few seconds later a portion of it collapses into the earth.

MAGNITUDE 6.4 GUERRERO, MEXICO

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 287 km SW of Iztapalapa, Mexico / pop: 1,820,888 / local time: 12:00:17.9 2014-05-08
135 km W of Chilpancingo de los Bravos, Mexico / pop: 165,250 / local time: 12:00:17.9 2014-05-08
11 km NW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico / pop: 14,638 / local time: 12:00:17.9 2014-05-08

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 KURIL ISLANDS

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 1343 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,883,027 / local time: 00:52:48.6 2014-05-09
413 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia / pop: 187,282 / local time: 03:52:48.6 2014-05-09
105 km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia / pop: 2,422 / local time: 03:52:48.6 2014-05-09

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