Archive | March 20, 2015

MASSIVE DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MASSIVE DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45 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 20.03.15  19.48 hrs UTC

Major train accident kills at least 34 and injures 50+ in Uttar Pradesh, India

India train crash on 20 March 2015
Villagers, police and railway guards were trying to rescue passengers trapped in the coaches
A passenger train has derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 34 people, a railway spokesman told the BBC.
 
The engine and two carriages of the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi, went off the rails near Bachhrawan village.
 
Several dozen people were injured in the accident, officials said.
 
Villagers, police and railway guards are trying to rescue passengers trapped in the carriages.
 
Images from the scene show mangled carriages lying beside the track.
 
The state’s junior railway minister Manoj Sinha said an inquiry has been ordered to find out what caused the accident.
 
India’s railway network operates 12,000 passenger trains and carries some 23 million passengers every day.
Rescue workers and others gather at the site of a train accident near Bachhrawan village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, 20 March 2015.
Dozens of people were injured in the accident on Friday
India train crash on 20 March 2015
An engine and two carriages of the Janta Express went of the rails
A train compartment is lifted by a crane as the mangled remains of another compartment stands at the site of an accident near Bachhrawan village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, 20 March 2015.
One of the coaches was completely crushed
But there have been numerous train accidents in India in recent years, killing hundreds of people.
 
Last month, at least 11 people died after three coaches of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed in the southern state of Karnataka.
 
A BBC correspondent in Delhi says the state-run railway network has a patchy safety record – there has been little investment in upgrading decaying tracks and signals and the country lags behind on anti-collision technologies.
 
Decades of neglect, low investment and subsidised fares have left the network in a shambles, our correspondent adds.
 
In the railway budget announced last month, the Indian government unveiled plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) in the ageing railway network over the next five years to help modernise it.
Courtesy of The BBC News

More than 3,000 sinkholes have opened up in the Dead Sea as the region continues to lose water

Sinkhole Alert

More than 3,000 sinkholes have opened up on the banks of the Dead Sea over the past thirty years — and they’re increasing rapidly as the region loses water.
 
“It’s nature’s revenge,” Gidon Bromberg, the Israeli Director at EcoPeace Middle East, told ABC News.
 
“These sinkholes are a direct result of the inappropriate mismanagement of water resources in the region.”
 
The Dead Sea’s first sinkhole was reported in 1980 and by 1990, they had multiplied to forty.
 
By the early 2000s, new craters were opening up every day.
 
Bromberg said they can develop overnight, making them “unpredictable and very dangerous.” Experts are afraid nearby roads could collapse or injure someone.
 
The Dead Sea is evaporating at a rate of nearly about a metre a year. Sitting at more than 426 metres below sea level, it is the lowest point on dry earth. It relies on fresh water from Jordan River but that waterway is drying up, sending only about 5 percent of its water into the area. Experts say 30 percent is needed to maintain the Dead Sea.
 
The craters are forming in clusters that collapse on each other and create even larger holes.
 
Bromberg told ABC the only way to halt the sinkholes is to “stabilize” the area — but it’s not clear how that will be achieved.
Courtesy of The Weather Network

Chile’s Villarrica volcano spews ash in renewed activity; Orange Alert Issued

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile, which erupted on 3 March, has shown renewed activity.
 
Officials raised the alert in areas near the Villarrica to Orange, the second highest and cancelled classes for more than five thousand 500 pupils.
 
Thousands of people were evacuated earlier this month when it spewed ash and lava one thousand metres into the air.
 
The two thousand 840 metres-high Villarrica is popular with hikers. Hundreds climb the peak each summer to peer inside the crater.
Courtesy of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

MAGNITUDE 5.5 BOUGAINVILLE REGION, P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001p6f#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 25 km

Distances: 177km (110mi) NNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
289km (180mi) E of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
510km (317mi) ESE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
527km (327mi) E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
764km (475mi) NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (149.8365, -9.7736, 159.8365, 0.22639999999999993)

MAGNITUDE 4.0 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=432900

Subject To Change

Depth: 22 km

Distances: 117 km SW of Marigot, Saint-Martin / pop: 5,700 / local time: 11:30:49.8 2015-03-20
99 km W of Oranjestad, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba / pop: 1,097 / local time: 11:30:49.8 2015-03-20
79 km SW of Upper Hell’s Gate, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba / pop: 2,810 / local time: 11:30:49.8 2015-03-20


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10001p68#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 28 km

Distances: 85km (53mi) SSW of Masachapa, Nicaragua
96km (60mi) SSW of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua
109km (68mi) SW of Diriamba, Nicaragua
111km (69mi) SW of Jinotepe, Nicaragua
133km (83mi) SSW of Managua, Nicaragua

Map showing extent (w,s,e,n) = (-91.892, 6.104900000000001, -81.892, 16.1049)

MAGNITUDE 4.6 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=432866

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 71 km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands / pop: 8,449 / local time: 08:18:55.6 2015-03-20
97 km NE of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, U.S. / pop: 20,000 / local time: 08:18:55.6 2015-03-20
163 km NW of Marigot, Saint-Martin / pop: 5,700 / local time: 08:18:55.6 2015-03-20


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MAGNITUDE 5.7 WEST OF MARIANA ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=432808

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 533 km NW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 14:39:19.9 2015-03-20
1963 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 13:39:19.9 2015-03-20
2227 km E of Taipei, Taiwan / pop: 7,871,900 / local time: 12:39:19.9 2015-03-20


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