Archive | October 8, 2014

Plane makes an emergency landing due to a passenger’s serious medical condition in Australia

Emergency Alert

Quarantine officials examined the plane and the man, aged in his 50s, and was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
A JETSTAR flight from Sydney to Darwin was turned back last night after a passenger started vomiting blood during the flight’s ascent.
 
Paramedics in HAZMAT suits met the flight in Sydney around 10.30pm but a Jetstar spokesman said that was standard procedure due to the vomiting.
 
It is understood the man’s illness was related to a pre-existing renal condition.
A Jetstar spokesman said the passenger presented as “gravely unwell” about an hour into the journey and the captain made the decision to turn back based on medical advice.
After arriving back in Sydney the man, aged in his 50s, was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
 
There is no suggestion the incident is related to the current Ebola scare that has now seen five US airports introduce extra screening for passengers.
 
Quarantine officials examined the plane and the man, aged in his 50s, was rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
 
The 140 Passengers on board were escorted off the plane and put up for the night in hotels.

New ash emissions at Copahue volcano in Chile/Argentina

A new phase of ash emissions began on the evening of 4 Oct. The volcano started to emit near continuous ash plumes, interrupted by strong degassing phases, from the active El Agrio crater. Seismic activity according to SERNAGEOMIN has been low suggesting that the origin of the new eruptions is phreatic, i.e. driven by steam explosions rather than fresh magma rising to the surface. 
 
No incandescence has been observed, a further sign that the temperature is relatively low, typical for phreatic activity, and no thermal signal is visible on satellite data. 
 
Copahue volcano started a phase of unrest in late 2012 with seismic swarms and increased degassing. Its alert level was lowered back to Green in April 2013, but activity picked up shortly again, in May, and increased to the point that a magmatic eruption was considered a possibility. Volcanic alert level was raised to red, along with evacuations as precaution.
 
In June 2013, seismic and degassing activity decreased again and in July, alert level was lowered back to Yellow, despite some occasional ash emissions. Whether or not the current activity will lead to a new escalation of the ongoing crisis and possibly a magmatic eruption is impossible to say at the moment.

Severe cyclonic storm to strike India at about 22:00 GMT on 11th October 2014

Tropical storm Three is forecast to strike India as a severe cyclonic storm at about 22:00 GMT on 11 October. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 17.7 N, 83.8 E. Three is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 175 km/h (109 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.
 
According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm of Three’s strength (category 2) at landfall includes: Storm surge generally 1.8-2.4 metres (6-8 feet) above normal. Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of the storm center. Small craft in unprotected anchorages break moorings. There is also the potential for flooding further inland due to heavy rain.

MASSIVE SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 18:30, 21:30, 21:45 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MASSIVE SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 18:30, 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 08.10.14  21.49 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.6 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.1 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.671 -17.451
(5.0 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.0 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 2.6 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.665 -17.410
(6.2 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 5.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 5.1 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.680 -17.491
(4.7 km NNE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.9 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 3.2 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.674 -17.487
(4.2 km NNE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.9 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 5.8 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.677 -17.455
(5.3 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 6.3 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.689 -17.434
(7.0 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   08 Oct 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude