Archive | October 6, 2014

Severe Storm Batters Ireland

Severe Weather Alert

Winds of up to 72mph (117km/h) pounded Ireland overnight leaving up to 6,000 without power and disrupting morning commutes as emergency services were inundated with reports of fallen trees and blocked roads. The country was placed on orange alert as the storm struck at just below hurricane force.
 
At Roche’s Point, in Cork, gusts hit up to 63 knots, just one know off hurricane force on the Beaufort Scale.
 
The worst of the rain was in the southwest. At Roche’s Point they recorded 1.6″ of rainfall, while elsewhere it ranged from between 1 and 1.5 inches.
The police in Cork described the rain as “torrential.”
 
A spokesperson said “Thankfully, people seem to have heeded all the warnings and stayed inside. There’s not many people out and the roads are relatively quiet. There hasn’t been any reports of anyone in distress.”
 
Monday morning commutes were badly disrupted. The AA Roadwatch reports that there was heavy flooding in Dublin, along the Liffey, especially at Bachelors Walk. The northside DART service along with other train services were also shut down for the morning commute. The A1 Newry to Belfast Road was closed in both directions. There were also major disruptions reported in the southwest.
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Siobhan Ryan, forecaster at Ireland meteorological center, Met Eireann told the Irish Independent the storm dissipated at 6am this morning (Irish time).
 
She said, “The winds have moderated already.
 
“It’s still pretty windy in north east coasts, but they’ll moderate everywhere else.”
 
She added that there was a high risk of thunder across Ireland for the rest of the day.
 
She said, “There will be widespread heavy showers during the day – the Atlantic counties will bear the brunt, that’s the west, northwest, southwest and Ulster.”
 
There was one group of people who were delighted with the high winds – the surf community.
 
Bundoran in County Donegal was particularly busy on Sunday. Conditions were described as “absolutely epic.”
 
Owner of TurfnSurf Lodge and Surf School Killian O’Kelly told the Independent, “I have met people who have traveled from Waterford to come surfing in Bundoran. We have had loads of people up from Dublin for the weekend and this is just as good as it gets really for the Donegal-Sligo region. We’re laughing all the way.”

Plane crashes and seriously injures pilot in NSW far north coast, Australia

Plane Crash Alert

An elderly pilot is in hospital in a serious condition after crashing his plane on the NSW far north coast.
 
The Ballina man, 73, was flying alone in his ultra light plane when it appeared to stall before crashing into a property at Knockrow, near Lennox Head, on Monday.
 
He was taken to Gold Coast Hospital with multiple injuries and is in a serious condition.

Plane crashes in Blount County, USA

Plane Crash Alert

Authorities say two people aboard a small plane were injured when it crashed trying to land in Blount County.
 
WBIR-TV  reports the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, the Aeronca aircraft hit some trees while attempting to land on a privately-owned landing strip.
 
Officials say both of the people on the plane were taken to local hospitals for their injuries. Their names and the extent of the injuries have not been released.
 
The FAA is investigating the crash.

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:30, 21:45 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:30, 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 06.10.14  21.48 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.8 SCOTIA SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=403093

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2877 km S of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 17:50:46.2 2014-10-06
2932 km S of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 16:50:46.2 2014-10-06
3361 km S of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 16:50:46.2 2014-10-06

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MAGNITUDE 6.0 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=403053

Subject To Change

Depth: 40 km

Distances: 149 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 00:04:11.0 2014-10-07
2360 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 23:04:11.0 2014-10-06
2754 km N of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 00:04:11.0 2014-10-07

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=403043

Subject To Change

Depth: 90 km

Distances: 329 km NE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 09:03:40.5 2014-10-06
40 km N of San Juan, Argentina / pop: 447,048 / local time: 09:03:40.5 2014-10-06
30 km NE of Albardón, Argentina / pop: 20,413 / local time: 09:03:40.5 2014-10-06

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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=402987

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2010 km SE of Maputo, Mozambique / pop: 1,191,613 / local time: 05:27:00.1 2014-10-06
2066 km SE of Mbabane, Swaziland / pop: 76,218 / local time: 05:27:00.1 2014-10-06
2079 km SE of Maseru, Lesotho / pop: 118,355 / local time: 05:27:00.1 2014-10-06

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MAGNITUDE 5.2 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sj1d#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 118 km

Distances: 24km (15mi) SW of Murupara, New Zealand
35km (22mi) ENE of Taupo, New Zealand
53km (33mi) SSE of Rotorua, New Zealand
66km (41mi) SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand
332km (206mi) NNE of Wellington, New Zealand

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