Archive | June 8, 2015

MAGNITUDE 4.5 CRETE, GREECE

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Depth: 48 km

Distances: 470 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,500,603 / local time: 01:20:45.4 2015-06-09
158 km SE of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 01:20:45.4 2015-06-09
117 km SE of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,799 / local time: 01:20:45.4 2015-06-09
93 km S of Makry Gialos, Greece / pop: 4,204 / local time: 01:20:45.4 2015-06-09


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Severe storm causes flooding and dust storm on the way to United Arab Emirates

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Alert

Heavy showers lashed the northern parts of Ras Al Khaimah early on Sunday. The rain that continued for nearly fifteen minutes fell on the areas of Sha’am, Wadi Sha’am and Al Jir.
 
The rain resulted in flooding the areas, according to its residents. 
 
Thunder, lightning and clouds preceded the rainfall that began at about 4:30 am on Sunday, according to Saeed Al Dhahouri, a resident of Wadi Sha’am. The people in those areas were delighted at the sight of the rain which is very rare during summer, said Saeed.
Dust storm
The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has warned of low horizontal visibility due to dust and sand storm.
 
It has advised motorists to be cautious and drive slowly due to poor visibility caused by the sandstorm.
 
The NCMS in a statement today affirmed that satellite images indicate the presence of a tropical depression at a distance of 1,230 km southeast of Masirah Island, Sultanate of Oman.
 
It is expected to increase during the next 24 hours while moving towards north and north-west.
Courtesy of gulftoday.ae

Major fire at chemical warehouse in Pennsylvania, USA

Photo by @911Photography
Firefighters battled to contain a huge blaze at a Pennsylvania chemical warehouse which sent huge plumes of black smoke into the sky early Monday.
 
A reporter from NBC station WGAL reported hearing explosions around the Miller Chemical warehouse in Conewago Township as he arrived at the scene near Hanover, Pennsylvania.
 
Officials issued a shelter-in-place notice for residents within a mile radius of the warehouse, according to Adams County Emergency Dispatch. It said hazmat crews along with local and county emergency management teams were on the scene. According to WGAL, the smoke itself was not deemed toxic.
 
The warehouse was located in a commercial business area, Adams County Dispatch added.
 
Two maintenance workers were in the building when the fire started, according to WGAL, which said there were no reports of injuries or word on what caused the blaze.
Miller Chemical — which according to its website specializes in manufacturing nutritional agrochemicals — could not immediately be reached for comment.
Beau Bowden told NBC News he saw the huge smoke cloud as he arrived for work on Monday at nearby UTZ Quality Foods.
 
“One of the biggest plumes of smoke I’ve ever seen,” he said. “I went to work and got into the building as soon as possible because I didn’t want to breathe any of the smoke.”
Courtesy of nbcnews.com

MEGA DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 16:30, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 18:00, 21:30 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MEGA DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 16:30, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 18:00, 21:30 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 08.06.15  21.29 hrs UTC

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 08.06.15 18.30 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 2.4 ILLINOIS, USA

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 541 km S of Chicago, United States / pop: 2,695,598 / local time: 15:01:45.8 2015-06-08
255 km NW of Nashville, United States / pop: 530,852 / local time: 15:01:45.8 2015-06-08
24 km NW of Cairo, United States / pop: 2,831 / local time: 15:01:45.8 2015-06-08
16 km SE of Scott City, United States / pop: 4,565 / local time: 15:01:45.8 2015-06-08


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MAGNITUDE 5.4 TONGA

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 225 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 04:01:03.0 2015-06-09
192 km SW of Gataivai, Samoa / pop: 1,141 / local time: 04:01:03.0 2015-06-09


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 246 km S of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 00:04:53.7 2015-06-09
157 km E of Yigo Village, Guam / pop: 20,539 / local time: 00:04:53.7 2015-06-09


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MAGNITUDE 4.1 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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Depth: 184 km

Distances: 129 km E of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / pop: 2,201,941 / local time: 09:49:47.3 2015-06-08
8 km SW of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic / pop: 123,787 / local time: 09:49:47.3 2015-06-08


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 GALAPAGOS ISLANDS REGION

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1169 km SW of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 335,007 / local time: 05:37:59.5 2015-06-08
310 km NW of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador / pop: 4,214 / local time: 05:37:59.5 2015-06-08
270 km N of Puerto Ayora, Ecuador / pop: 8,996 / local time: 05:37:59.5 2015-06-08


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