Archive | August 29, 2014

Landslide traps 25 miners in Nicaragua

Breaking News

Rescue services are attempting to free 25 miners trapped following a landslide in an artisanal mine in Nicaragua, according to press reports.

Rare respiratory virus strikes hundreds of kids in Kansas City, USA

Enterovirus Alert

A local medical center is  hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with an unusual respiratory virus that can cause severe breathing problems, reported WDAF-TV.
 
Children’s Mercy Hospital has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
 
Preston Sheldon seemed fine when his mom took him to preschool Tuesday. But minutes later, Pam Sheldon got the call. Her three-year-old son was having trouble breathing.
 
“You could see his ribs, and his stomach was pushing out really hard… I thought it was an asthma attack,” she said.
 
The culprit is called enterovirus 68. Doctor say it’s well-known around the world, but cases have not been seen in Kansas City before.
 
There’s no anti-viral medicine for the virus and no vaccine. Supportive care, including oxygen, has helped Preston. His mom is glad they didn’t wait to go to the emergency room.
 
“Cause it can hit really fast. And without medical treatment, it could get really bad,” she said.

MAGNITUDE 5.0 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000s84p#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 197km (122mi) ENE of Norman Wells, Canada
538km (334mi) NW of Yellowknife, Canada
828km (514mi) NE of Whitehorse, Canada
1021km (634mi) NNE of Juneau, Alaska
1051km (653mi) N of Fort St. John, Canada  

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Deadly Ebola Virus; First Ebola case reported in Senegal as virus spread picks up speed

Ebola Virus

Ebola has spread to a fifth country as the Ministry of Health in Senegal announced it’s first case today. A university student from Guinea is receiving treatment for Ebola in Dakar, the nation’s capital. He had contact with Ebola patients while in Guinea and managed to travel back with the disease even though Senegal has closed its border with Guinea.
 
More than 500 new cases of Ebola were recorded this week alone — the highest increase since the outbreak began. The World Health Organization released it’s first roadmap update today. These reports will track efforts to contain the disease and where new cases are emerging.
 
“There are serious problems with case management and infection prevention and control,” the report said. “The situation is worsening in Liberia and Sierra Leone.”
 
Tensions across the region are growing worse. During the night security forces had to break up riots in southern Guinea, one of the most infected regions.
 
West Point, a neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, has been quarantined for over a week. There have been several violent clashes with police forces as people try to leave for work or search for food.
 
Meanwhile fear of the disease continues to spread around the world.
 
In the United States universities with high populations of West African students are taking precautions as the school year begins. The American College Health Association has recommended schools update their emergency policies and some schools are doing check-ups on students who have recently traveled to the infected region.
 
U.S. universities count 9,728 active students from Nigeria, 204 from Liberia, 169 from Sierra Leone and 95 students from Guinea, according to the federal government.
 
The World Health Organization estimates it will take up to nine months to contain the outbreak and during that time up to 20,000 people could become infected.
This map from the World Health Organization shows the location of cases throughout the countries with the most intense Ebola transmission, differentiating the number of cases to date in each area, and the number occurring within the past 21 days, which corresponds to the incubation period for the virus.

MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:15, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30 hrs UTC

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
  MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:15, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30 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 29.08.14  21.48 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.1 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 4.9 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.667  -17.458 
(4.5 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   29 Aug 22:05 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   29 Aug 22:05 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 5.3 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=397485

Subject To Change

Depth: 73 km

Distances: 771 km NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 00:14:10.1 2014-08-30
248 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 23:14:10.1 2014-08-29
172 km NW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 2,916 / local time: 23:14:10.1 2014-08-29  

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GEOMAGNETIC STORM STRUCK MAGNETOSPHERE @ 12:00 hrs

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM STRUCK MAGNETOSPHERE @ 12:00 hrs
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 29.08.14 12.00 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 9 km

 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.683  -17.430 
(6.6 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   29 Aug 12:55 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   29 Aug 12:55 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.8 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 6.8 km

 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.674  -17.461 
(4.9 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   29 Aug 12:55 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   29 Aug 12:55 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude