Archive | October 26, 2014

Tropical storm likely to hit Karachi coast, Pakistan

Tropical Storm Alert

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned that tropical storm is likely to hit Karachi between on October 28 to 31.
 
“The fishermen of Sindh avoid fishing in the open sea during these days,” the PMD issues red alert.
 
“The storm have been emerged in the Arabian sea and it can be hit Karachi coast,” the PMD officials said.

Lava From Hawaii Volcano Picks up Speed

Hawaii Volcano
A growing stream of lava threatening homes on Hawaii’s Big Island is expanding and speeding up as it heads toward a small rural town.
 
Officials say the lava advanced nearly 460 yards from Thursday morning to Friday.
 
The narrow, leading edge of the lava flow is now just 250 yards from a side road, which has been closed.
 
No evacuations have been ordered, and the residents of a home that is nearest to the flow already have left voluntarily.
 
Hawaii County Civil Defense is planning to go door-to-door Saturday to find out how many people might need shelter if the eruption continues at its current pace.
 
Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira has said he will give residents three to five days of notice before an evacuation order.

Japanese volcano near nuclear plant shows signs of eruption

JAPAN
Tremors lasting around seven seconds have been noted at Ioyama volcano not far from the Sendai nuclear plant
Japan’s Meteorological Agency warned on Friday that Ioyama volcano in southern Japan, located roughly 64 kms from the Sendai nuclear plant, had increased activity that could lead to a small-scale eruption. Mount Ioyama that lies in the volcanically active Kirishima mountain range had been shaken by small tremors, some lasting as long as seven minutes.
 
“There is an increase in activity that under certain circumstances could even lead to a small-scale eruption,” said an official of the mountain that is at the second lowest level on the volcanic scale that means that its crater is dangerous. The local government imposed a one-kilometer travel ban around the crater and urged climbers to get down from the mountain.
 
The warning comes just a month after Mt. Ontake erupted suddenly, killing 57 people in Japan’s worst volcanic disaster in nearly 90 years. Japan is home to 100 active volcanoes.

Severe hail storms damage vineyards across Western Australia’s great southern and south west wine regions

Hail Formation Alert

Vineyards in the south of Western Australia could see yield losses of up to 30 per cent after they were hit by damaging hail storms this week.
 
Severe thunderstorms struck the South West and Great Southern regions on Wednesday evening.
 
Wineries in Frankland and Pemberton were hardest hit, with reports of hail completely stripping vines of new season growth.
 
Ferngrove Wine Group was one of the wineries that fell victim to the hail.
 
Ferngrove senior winemaker Kim Horton said that the storm completely damaged some vines, but some were left unscathed.
 
“There’s vines that don’t seem to have had any impact at all, so they still have bunches and leaves in tact,” he said.
 
“Other vineyards which are completely stripped, so the vine would have no leaves, possibly still a stem but not inflorescence or bunches on there.”
 
Mr Horton said the storm was like something out of a sci-fi movie.
 
“It was quite devastating,” he said.
 
“Hopefully we don’t see another one.”
 
Jacob Longwood is a viticulturalist at Bellarmine Wines in Pemberton.
 
Mr Longwood said the hail may cause losses of up to 30 per cent of his harvest yield.
 
He said the damage could cost him upwards of $200,000 in retail sales.
 
“There’s a lot of mechanical damage as in the vines have been hit,” he said.
 
“The shoots that are growing have been severed or knocked off.”

MAGNITUDE 5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=405874

Subject To Change

Depth: 60 km

Distances: 795 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 05:47:35.6 2014-10-27
70 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 05:47:35.6 2014-10-27


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MAGNITUDE 4.6 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 6.5 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.618 -17.399
(6.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 4.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 8.5 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.672 -17.465
(4.6 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 3.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 7.9 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.682 -17.434
(6.4 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.8 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.614 -17.362
(8.4 km ESE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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MAGNITUDE 3.8 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 4.2 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.642 -17.545
(0.9 km WNW of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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Time and magnitude of earthquake   26 Oct 21:40 GMT

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