Archive | January 5, 2015

MAGNITUDE 4.9 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 627 km SE of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 16:25:02.0 2015-01-05
1619 km SE of Seoul, South Korea / pop: 10,349,312 / local time: 16:25:02.0 2015-01-05
1728 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 17:25:02.0 2015-01-05


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Massive sandstorm forces flight cancellations in Abu Dhabi

Sandstorm Alert

Some 500 airline passengers scheduled to fly out on two Etihad Airways flights are currently stuck in Phuket because of a massive sandstorm that has also caused fog in Abu Dhabi, their destination. 
 
The storm has closed Abu Dhabi Airport for two days, with the result that flights that were due to arrive in Phuket on Saturday and Sunday to take passengers back to Abu Dhabi were unable to fly.
 
Etihad has cancelled a total of 20 flights out of Abu Dhabi because of the sandstorm and fog, the local news site, The National, reported yesterday.
 
Santi Pawai, Director of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Phuket office told The Phuket News that Etihad Airways flight EY430, both yesterday and today (January 5), was grounded, leaving two plane-loads of people stuck in Phuket.
 
He said that 30 per cent of the stranded passengers who were due to fly via Abu Dhabi to other destinations have been found seats on other airlines and will leave today (January 5). 
 
The others are being put up in local hotels until the airline is able to fly them out.
 
In Abu Dhabi would-be fliers have been asked to postpone any non-essential flights until the backlog of stranded passengers has been cleared.
Courtesy of The Phuket News

MAGNITUDE 3.4 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 27 km

Distances: 99 km N of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,449 / local time: 23:48:51.9 2015-01-04
113 km N of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 23:48:51.9 2015-01-04
186 km NE of San Juan, Puerto Rico / pop: 418,140 / local time: 23:48:51.9 2015-01-04


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

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Depth: 33 km

Distances: 488 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 09:44:05.1 2015-01-05
183 km SE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,847 / local time: 09:44:05.1 2015-01-05
173 km SE of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,014 / local time: 09:44:05.1 2015-01-05


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2210 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 12:23:43.6 2015-01-05
2594 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 10:23:43.6 2015-01-05
4020 km S of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 10:23:43.6 2015-01-05


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GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 5

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels.

Kp Index NOAA 05.01.15 00.35 hrs UTC

MASSIVE CROSSOVER DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 00:00, 00:15 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MASSIVE CROSSOVER DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45, 00:00, 00:15 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 05.01.15  00.29 hrs UTC