Archive | August 30, 2014

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 3.8 WYOMING

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Depth: 5 km

Distances 845 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,019,942 / local time: 14:09:14.6 2014-08-30
327 km S of Helena, United States / pop: 28,190 / local time: 14:09:14.6 2014-08-30
18 km E of Driggs, United States / pop: 1,660 / local time: 14:09:14.6 2014-08-30

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 WEST CHILE RISE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1554 km SW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 18:29:56.0 2014-08-30
782 km W of Coihaique, Chile / pop: 45,787 / local time: 18:29:56.0 2014-08-30  

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Locust Swarm ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Descends Upon Madagascar’s Capital

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A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo on Aug. 28, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.

Fully-formed clouds of the insects, which have plagued the African nation for more than two years, whizzed through the city’s streets after an urban heat wave attracted the bugs away from their usual rural surroundings.

“It reminds us of the 10 plagues of Egypt,” said Ronald Miller, a missionary working in Madagascar with his family.

Severe flooding submerges over 100 villages in Bangladesh

Severe Flood Warning

Flood situation in Bangladesh worsened as over 100 villages have been submerged after gushing waters washed away a portion of an embankment on Jamuna river in the country’s northwest, affecting over one lakh people.
 
Onrush of water in the Jamuna river damaged around 400-metre portion of the embankment at Sariakandi in Bogra region last night, inundating hundreds of houses.
 
“Out of over 100 villages, 50 are worst hit where the floodwaters washed away rural roads and standing crops alongside the households and other structures,” a district administration official said.
 
Over one lakh people were forced to take refuge on rooftops or abandoned from their homes, officials said.
      
Authorities have launched rescue efforts and hundreds of flood-affected people have been shifted to makeshift shelters.
Flood situation in Bangladesh worsened as over 100 villages have been submerged after gushing waters washed away a portion of an embankment on Jamuna river in the country's northwest, affecting over one lakh people. AP photo for representation purpose
All major rivers except the Ganges were flowing above danger mark and new areas of the central parts of the country, including the capital, are likely to be flooded in a day or two, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).
 
“The level receded below the danger level in two centres earlier this morning in the upstream regions of the Jamuna (in Bangladesh) but the other rivers continue to swell,” a FFWC spokesman said.
 
Some low-lying areas around the capital are already under water. The situation in the city may worsen in the next two days as rivers surrounding the capital may swell further, an FFWC bulletin said.
 
The flood hit the north, northwestern and central parts of Bangladesh two weeks ago affecting nearly one million people in 19 out of 64 districts across the country with the deluge marooning them in some places for nearly two weeks.
 
Many of these people have little or no food, drinking water and sanitation facilities.
 
The flood threatened road communication of the capital Dhaka with major industrial city of Khulna and coastal Barisal in southwestern region.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Strikes York County, USA

EEE Virus Alert

The Maine Center for Disease Control confirmed Friday the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in mosquitoes collected Aug. 27 in the town of York.
 
According to a press release, in 2013, Maine identified Triple-E in three horses, one emu, one pheasant flock, and 26 mosquito pools. Maine also had three mosquito pools test positive for West Nile Virus. Maine has never identified a case of Triple-E in a Maine resident, but the first locally acquired case of West Nile virus in a Maine resident was in 2012.
 
Regionally, other New England states have identified multiple arboviruses this summer. Massachusetts identified Triple-E in a deer and mosquitoes, and West Nile virus in a human and mosquitoes. New Hampshire identified Triple-E in a human and mosquitoes. Vermont identified Triple-E in mosquitoes, and West Nile in mosquitoes.

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 20:45 hrs UTC

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 20:45 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 30.08.14  21.18 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 3.7 ICELAND REGION

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Depth: 5 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.678  -17.465 
(4.1 km ESE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   30 Aug 21:05 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Aug 21:05 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 4.2 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 149 km S of Zagreb, Croatia / pop: 698,966 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30
74 km E of Gospić, Croatia / pop: 6,118 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30
30 km SW of Sanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina / pop: 5,666 / local time: 20:16:46.0 2014-08-30  

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Summary For 2014 – 451 Animal Mass Death Events In 67 Countries

***URGENT ALERT***

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Summary For 2014 – 451 Animal Mass Death Events In 67 Countries

Mass die off of Cockles ’causes alarm’ in Galicia, Spain

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The alarm has been given, again, Lane: the samples that have been conducted at the mouth of Ulla point to a new episode of mortality among the population of cockles. This species was razed two years ago, according to Sea from marteiliosis, a parasite that was strong in the bottom of the river and then pick on, too, with the rest of the arousanos banks.

In the last campaign itself was free shellfish catches of this species, but were minimal: just 8,500 kilos which was the flagship product of the area.

That figure was not expected by an industry hoped the cockle had been recovered. And it seems that the bad news continues. With the start of the campaign to free shellfishing around the corner, it seems that the situation has not only improved, but it has become worse. “Fixéronse Moitas mostraxes and trinta atopamos live cockles, xa foron moitos” carrilexo explained yesterday from the tank.