Archive | June 9, 2015

Aviation Colour Code ORANGE; Karymsky Volcano


Orange Alert

Alert Level Raised To Aviation Colour Code ORANGE

   Karymsky Volcano, Russia

Moderate explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ongoing activity could affect low-flying aircraft.

Ash plume extended about 46 km to the east from the volcano.


Tropical storm moving northwest will become SEVERE, impact on UAE to be indirect

Expected trajectory of Ashobaa in 36 hours according to the Tropical Storm Risk Centre (Supplied)
The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has said that latest satellite imagery and observations in addition to the weather reports from the main regional centres indicate that the tropical storm ‘Ashobaa’ has in the past six hours moved towards the northwest from its original position of west-central of the Arabian Sea.
Currently, the centre of tropical storm lies at latitude of 20.3N and longitude 64.6 E, about 570km from Sur (Oman) and 730km from Muscat (Oman), with surface wind speed between 60–80km/hour. 
NCMS said it will intensify further into a severe tropical storm and move initially west-northwestwards in the next 24 hours.
The impact on the UAE is expected to be indirect. The seas along the east coast of the country will rise by Wednesday night and Thursday morning. An increase in the amount of clouds to the East is expected, especially on the eastern mountains, according to the NCMS.
NCMS says it will keep monitoring this weather case, as it is well known that such cases are highly uncertain and sometimes change quickly.
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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 391 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,500,603 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10
148 km E of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 137,154 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10
94 km E of Ágios Nikólaos, Greece / pop: 10,799 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10
51 km SE of Palaíkastron, Greece / pop: 1,094 / local time: 00:49:46.3 2015-06-10

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Earthquake Swarm



***BE ALERT***


Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 1533 km N of Tórshavn, Faroe Islands / pop: 13,200 / local time: 20:23:54.6 2015-06-09
655 km NW of Tromsø / pop: 52,436 / local time: 21:23:00.0 2015-06-09

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Subject To Change

Depth: 48 km

Distances: 1540 km N of Tórshavn, Faroe Islands / pop: 13,200 / local time: 18:28:13.3 2015-06-09
654 km NW of Tromsø / pop: 52,436 / local time: 19:28:00.0 2015-06-09

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Two trains collide injuring at least 40 in Argentina

 08.06.15 Train Crash In Argentina
At least 40 people were hurt when a passenger train rammed a locomotive on a busy stretch of track on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Sunday, Argentine officials said.
Ambulance and fire crews raced to the crash site south of the capital and dozens of passengers were transported to nearby hospitals, though none were badly injured.
“There are 40 hurt, all mild, none seriously,” Security Secretary Sergio Berni told reporters.
The accident occurred in the city of Temperley but both trains were traveling at low speeds at the time.
Initial investigations suggested that the driver of the passenger train ignored at least one stop sign, the Argentine transport ministry said in a statement.
In 2012, a train crash left more than 50 dead and over 700 injured at Once terminus, also in Buenos Aires.
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Massive explosion at a fuel depot kills many firefighters in Ukraine

Several firefighters are feared to have died in a massive explosion at a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.
The country’s interior minister Arsen Avakov described the blaze as “gigantic”, adding that several fireman had been killed.
But he later announced on Twitter that those initially presumed to have died had been pulled alive from the flames.
Videos have emerged on the internet, showing the force of the blast and the rescue efforts at the site.
In one video, a fireman can be heard to say: “Everyone – leave. Whoever is still here – leave.”
Ukraine’s Emergencies Ministry has told the AFP news agency that it was aware of six people being injured.
Residents living within 1.2 miles (two kilometres) of the site have been ordered to evacuate, according to the Ukrainian government.
“The likelihood of the blasts being repeated exists,” the government said in a statement, adding that it was prepared to expand the exclusion zone to a 6.2 mile (10 kilometre) radius.
It is unclear at this stage what caused the fire. Kiev has been suffering from hot, dry weather for more than a week.
Courtesy of Sky News


Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 3754 km W of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 10:17:25.0 2015-06-09
4132 km SW of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,737,002 / local time: 08:17:25.0 2015-06-09
4197 km SE of Papeete, French Polynesia / pop: 26,357 / local time: 03:17:25.0 2015-06-09

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