Archive | December 24, 2014

MAGNITUDE 5.2 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t9l4#summary

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 775km (482mi) WSW of Macquarie Island, Australia
1475km (917mi) S of Kingston, Australia
1481km (920mi) S of Sandy Bay, Australia
1485km (923mi) S of Hobart, Australia
1490km (926mi) S of Glenorchy, Australia

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 PACIFIC ANTARCTIC RIDGE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=414676

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3012 km SE of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 13:30:00.2 2014-12-24
4058 km S of Avarua, Cook Islands / pop: 13,373 / local time: 14:30:00.2 2014-12-23
4400 km S of Papeete, French Polynesia / pop: 26,357 / local time: 14:30:00.2 2014-12-23


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MAGNITUDE 4.5 ICELAND REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=414610
    
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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 216 km E of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 113,906 / local time: 22:23:47.8 2014-12-23
114 km S of Akureyri / pop: 16,563 / local time: 22:23:00.0 2014-12-23

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MEGA DIPPING CROSSOVER SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00 hrs UTC

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
   MEGA DIPPING CROSSOVER SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 00:30, 01:00 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 24.12.14  00.58 hrs UTC

Severe snowstorm forces Obama to order a disaster declaration for Buffalo, USA

Disaster Alert

President Obama on Monday signed a disaster declaration ordering that federal aid be provided to assist in the recovery efforts of several counties across the state affected by the severe winter storm and flooding late last month.
 
The counties include Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Orleans, St. Lawrence and Wyoming. Fourteen people were reported to have died during the storm, most due to cardiac-related complications due to shoveling heavy snow.
 
Federal funding will be available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments for any work, repairs, and replacements needed from the storm, Gannett’s Denise Nickerson reports.
 
FEMA said additional designations might be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.​ Initial reports indicated more than $49 million in damages.
 
“This much needed assistance will help communities still recovering from last month’s extreme snowfall and ensure that they are prepared for the upcoming winter months,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
 
“In the face of this severe weather, New Yorkers from every corner of the state came together to help their neighbors in western New York and the North Country in their time of need. I thank FEMA for recognizing the severity of this storm and for approving our request for aid.”
 
On Nov. 18, Cuomo declared a state of emergency and dispatched 150 National Guard soldiers and airmen to western New York to respond to the more than four feet of snow dumped on parts of Buffalo’s southern towns.
 
By Thanksgiving, more than 70 inches of snow had accumulated on some parts of the Buffalo area, and more than 100 cars were temporarily stranded on Interstate 90. As a result, several roads were closed in the western parts of the state including Route 219 between I-90 and Route 39, and Route 400 between Union Road and Route 16.
 
At least 30 large roofs collapsed because of the storm, most involving farm and flat-roof buildings.
 
The federal Small Business Administration disaster loans have been made available in Erie County and Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
 
Loans up to $200,000 may be available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, with up to $2 million available for businesses.
Courtesy of Democrat & Chronicle

Severe storm produces tornado and hail in Mississippi, USA

Severe Weather Alert

A tornado formed about 2 p.m. in Amite, Louisiana. It crossed over into Columbia, Mississippi, and moved northeast, Marion County officials said.
 
Columbia resident Justin Hill took a picture of what 16 WAPT meteorologists said was a rain-wrapped tornado.
 
Emergency officials said several businesses were destroyed and the Walmart sustained heavy damage.
 
There were injuries reported at Walmart and also at a trailer park, an emergency responder told 16 WAPT News.
 
Power lines were also down along Highway 98, according to weather spotter reports. 
 
A day care on Highway 42 in Sumrall was damaged, but no injuries were reported, police said. The children had been moved to a bank nearby when the severe weather threatened.
 
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency sent a crew to survey the damage.
Golf ball-sized hail fell in Enterprise, along with some pea-sized hail in the Bude area. There were also reports of hail in McComb, Liberty and Woodville, the 16 WAPT Weather team said.
 
Emergency officials said some trees were down in Lincoln County. There were also power outages reported.
 
The storm produced damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, which led to several tornado warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
 
The wet road conditions created treacherous driving conditions in the Jackson metro area and led to several wrecks.
 
Rankin County’s storm room on Marquette Road was open Tuesday. Sheriff Bryan Bailey said it would remain staffed until the severe weather threat had passed.
 
16 WAPT Chief Meteorologist David Hartman said he expected the severe weather to move out of Central Mississippi by late Tuesday afternoon. Storms and showers could linger through the evening, he said.
 
The weather will clear and conditions will be nice Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Hartman said.
Courtesy of WAPT News