Archive | September 4, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared; Volcano Alert Elevated to Warning, in Hawaii

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The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has raised the Volcano Alert Level from Watch to Warning, as the June 27th lava flow continues its advance towards Kaohe Homesteads. Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has also signed an emergency proclamation, declaring a state of emergency. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued a revised update in short order.

Severe flood warning issued as water level in rivers rises dangerously, India alerts Pakistan

The dangerously high water level in various rivers prompted the authorities to issue flood warning on Thursday in various areas, putting flood management on high alert.
 
India also issued alert to Pakistan as it dumped 6 lakh cusecs flood wave in River Chenab which is heading towards Pakistan’s Marala Headworks.
 
India issued an alert to Pakistan warning of the dangerous floods. All Indian dams on Ravi, Chenab and Satluj have reached their maximum capacity.
 
The flood warning was also issued in Pakistan Railways and the Emergency Flood Center of Railways Headquarters has been told to stay on high alert.
 
The monitoring of railway tracks situated near rivers Chenab, Ravi and Satluj was also heightened. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif also summoned Railway authorities this evening.
 
An official red alert has been issued in Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin districts.
 
The formal warning was also issued in Kasur, Okara and Vihari districts. 
 
The water level is continuously rising in River Ravi as well and emergency was declared following the situation.
 
The concerned departments also cancelled the vacations of staffers. 
 
Various departments were put on high alert in Sindh as well after issuance of ‘rain emergency’.

Volcano fissure eruption at Holuhraun; Intensity is the largest yet in Iceland

Ármann Höskuldsson, volcanologist at Geological Institute at University of Iceland, says that the fissure eruption at Holuhraun is still going on and the intensity of the eruption is the largest yet.
He says that the eruption has never been as big as it is at the moment. It can be related to the activity that started after the magnitude 5.5 earthquake yesterday in Bárðarbunga. Ármann says to mbl.is that the crack in the ground is smaller now, and that the eruption has gone off in some places in the crack. It is raining heavily in the region at the moment, and that causes a lot of steam at the eruption, so it is impossible to observe the eruption from webcams at the moment. The lave grows, and Ármann says that the area grew by over one kilometre during the night, and is now 8 kilometres from the eruption site.

Plane makes emergency landing after ‘catching on fire’; East Midlands Airport, UK

Plane Emergency Landing

A plane made an emergency landing at East Midlands Airport on Wednesday night after an electrical fault led to smoke in the cabin.
 
The Jet2 passenger plane came in from Ibiza. The problem happened on the runway, according to the aviation website AirLiveNet. 
 
The website added that all traffic was stopped at the airport and three flights were diverted.
 
Passengers reportedly left the plane by the emergency exits.
 
A spokesman for Jet2 said: “Following a safe arrival at East Midlands Airport we decided to disembark passengers as quickly as possible as a precautionary safety measure because a minor electrical problem led to some smoke in the cabin. 
 
“All passengers were looked after by our airport team and a full investigation is now underway. The safety of our passengers is of paramount importance.”

Plane crash kill two air force pilots in Zimbabwe, Africa

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TWO Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) officers died Thursday afternoon when their SF260 trainer aircraft crashed at a compound in Mt Hampden, close to Charles Prince Airport.

More details of the accident were not immediately available but AFZ spokesperson Squadron Leader Simon Matingwina confirmed the accident.

MAGNITUDE 5.2 WESTERN TURKEY

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=398443

Subject To Change

Depth: 72 km

Distances: 256 km NW of Nicosia, Cyprus / pop: 200,452 / local time: 00:00:04.2 2014-09-05
75 km S of Antalya, Turkey / pop: 758,188 / local time: 00:00:04.2 2014-09-05
66 km E of Finike, Turkey / pop: 9,250 / local time: 00:00:04.2 2014-09-05
42 km SE of Tekirova, Turkey / pop: 20,000 / local time: 00:00:04.2 2014-09-05

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HURRICANE NORBERT IS IN THE PACIFIC OFF MEXICO

Hurricane Alert

Norbert has become a hurricane in the Pacific well off the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Norbert reached hurricane strength on Wednesday, packing top sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). It is centered about 205 miles (335 kilometers) south of the Baja peninsula.

Forecasters say Norbert is headed northwest at 8 mph (13 kph) and expected to approach the southern tip of the peninsula Thursday and trek nearly parallel to the Pacific coast Friday.

Forecasters say a tropical storm warning is in effect from La Paz to Cabo San Lazaro, while a tropical storm watch is in effect north of Cabo San Lazaro to Puerto San Andresito and north of La Paz to San Evaristo.

PROTON PARTICLES HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED

**URGENT PROTON ALERT**

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 04.09.14 21.03 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.0 AEGEAN SEA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000s968#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 16 km

Distances: 36km (22mi) NW of Myrina, Greece
54km (34mi) SSE of Potos (Thassos), Greece
95km (59mi) SSE of Kavala, Greece
110km (68mi) S of Xanthi, Greece
259km (161mi) NNE of Athens, Greece  

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 EASTER ISLAND REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000s960#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 503km (313mi) W of Hanga Roa, Chile
3735km (2321mi) ESE of Papao, French Polynesia
3739km (2323mi) ESE of Mahina, French Polynesia
3741km (2325mi) ESE of Paea, French Polynesia
1575km (979mi) E of Adamstown, Pitcairn

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