Archive | January 1, 2015

MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 22:15, 22:30, 22:45 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 22:15, 22:30, 22:45 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 01.01.15  22.49 hrs UTC

Flood alert issued for East Yorkshire coast, UK

Severe Flood Warning

A FLOOD alert has been issued for the East Yorkshire coast.
 
The Environment Agency says strong winds could lead to today’s high tide overtopping between Bridlington and Barmston.
 
A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “A flood alert has been issued for the North Sea coast at Bridlington for the high tide at 1.45pm on Thursday, January 1.
 
“The main area of concern is the South Pier.
 
“Strong winds may lead to wave overtopping between 11.30am and 4.30pm.
 
“The flood alert has also been issued for the high tide at 1.45am on Friday 2nd January, also impacting the most at the South Pier.
 
“Strong winds may lead to wave overtopping between 12.15am and 5.15am.”
Courtesy of Hull Daily Mail

MAGNITUDE 4.6 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 10 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.660 -17.370
(7.8 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.3 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.8 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.659 -17.445
(4.4 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.4 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.6 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.655 -17.387
(6.9 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   01 Jan 21:50 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

Severe flooding has swept away cars on the New South Wales North coast in Australia

New Years Eve flash flooding
The force of the flash flooding damaged several cars parked beside a local creek near Mullumbimby. (Tara Leishman)
Flash flooding has swept about 10 cars into a local creek near Mullumbimby on the New South Wales north coast.
 
About 175 millimetres of rain from a severe thunderstorm fell just after midnight at Upper Main Arm in the hills behind Mullumbimby.
 
Hundreds of partygoers were left stranded at Kohinur Hall during a New Year’s Eve party when a local creek that feeds into the Brunswick River overflowed.
 
Inspector Darren Steel said those who parked close to the creek did not have much to celebrate.
 
“A number of cars were parked close to creeks and causeways and we believe there were about 10 vehicles swept into the creek by the rising waters,” Insp Steel said.
 
State Emergency Service crews were called to help rescue people who had tried to cross creeks at Upper Main Arm and other areas around Mullumbimby.
 
At one stage, a car was swept away from a crossing into flood water, trapping those inside the car.
 
The SES said it would be closely monitoring weather patterns in the area after the heavy rainfall.
 
Long-time resident Jinta Veit said it was the wildest storm she had ever experienced.
 
“Our house shook and the ground shook and it was right above us, it was so wild,” Ms Veit said.
 
“It’s unusual for us to get 175mm in such a short time. Seven inches in a few hours is just unbelievable, it was just solid.”
 
Ms Veit said there was nothing anyone could do except continue partying.
 
“Unless you left before 2:00am then you were just stuck there,” she said.
Courtesy ABC.Net News

MAGNITUDE 4.6 NORTHERN ALGERIA, AFRICA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=415827

Subject To Change

Depth: 25 km

Distances: 67 km E of Algiers, Algeria / pop: 1,977,663 / local time: 15:17:13.6 2015-01-01
30 km NE of Boumerdas, Algeria / pop: 786,499 / local time: 15:17:13.6 2015-01-01
14 km W of Dellys, Algeria / pop: 26,384 / local time: 15:17:13.6 2015-01-01


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72373456#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 2.5 km

Distances: 113km (70mi) W of Ferndale, California
122km (76mi) W of Fortuna, California
126km (78mi) WSW of Eureka, California
135km (84mi) WSW of Arcata, California
408km (254mi) WNW of Sacramento, California

01.01.15 Offshore California M5.3 D2.5km

Severe snowstorm to strike Lebanon

Snow Alert

Lebanon is expected to witness a heavy storm Friday with snow falling in low-altitude regions in the coming week, the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute said Thursday.
 
In a statement, the institute said heavy rain would begin Friday and temperatures were expected to drastically drop as a result of the storm called “Manu.”
 
“The weather will be stormy on Jan. 6, 7, 8 and snowfall could be seen in regions with altitudes of 800 meters above sea level,” the institute said.
 
Heavy rain and strong winds will continue until Jan. 7.
 
The institute issued a warning to fishermen and residents in makeshift shelters to take precautionary measures before the arrival of the storm. It also called on security agencies and municipalities to prepare for heavy snow fall.
 
Lebanon last year witnessed an unprecedented dry season, causing water shortages and serving a blow to northern regions that rely on tourism during the ski season. However, there is high hope this year that ski resorts will open their doors and make up for last year’s losses.
Courtesy of The Daily Star Lebanon

Flu Virus Has Mutated, Vaccine Not As Effective In America

Epidemic Alert

Getting a flu shot every year has always been recommended as the best defense against getting sick, but a mutated strain of influenza has caused this year’s vaccine to be less effective. The virus is an epidemic in some states and we’re just now getting into the peak of the season.
 
Each year health officials encourage folks from six months on up to get a flu shot to protect against the virus, and Washington County health officials are no different.
 
However, this year’s vaccine doesn’t seem to be doing the job.
 
“The virus has mutated to some degree. And so the vaccine isn’t necessarily as effective as they would have hoped it would be,” said Northwest Florida Community Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Joanie Beard.
 
Experts decided on three strains of the virus to include in the vaccine. Research found 52 percent of the virus samples later studied were different from the strains included in that vaccine.
 
Now the Centers for Disease Control reports the virus is an epidemic nationwide.
 
“About half of my practice has been sick with the flu over the last few weeks. And it seems to be running through the families pretty much and then relapsing back again,” said Judy McKeown, who received the vaccine.
 
CDC data shows 15 children have died from the disease this season, compared to just four around this time the season before. Here in Florida there are more than 30 counties with mild cases and just two counties with widespread cases.
 
People hit by the virus are encouraged to stay away from others.
 
“I know one that her husband had to stay like in the downstairs bedroom and then he would text if he needed something from her. She would hand it through the door,” said McKeown.
 
Experts won’t be making another vaccine this year, but it’s still recommended that you get the shot.
 
“If the virus has mutated some maybe the one they were planning for is still out there, may still come around,” explained Beard.
 
During the 2012-2013 flu season, 149 children died from the virus. Ninety percent of those kids had not been vaccinated. Right now, the CDC doesn’t know if those who have died this year were vaccinated.
Courtesy of News Channel 7 wjhg