Archive | June 22, 2015

MERS Virus kills two elderly people; 14 patients critical in South Korea

MERS Virus Alert

South Korea reported two MERS fatalities and three new cases, taking the country’s death toll to 27 in the largest outbreak of the virus outside Saudi Arabia.
 
The two men – aged 84 and 87 – died from Sunday night to Monday morning of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, the health ministry said, adding both had been battling cancer.
 
They were infected at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul and Daecheong hospital in the western city of Daejeon and were diagnosed on June 9 and 12, respectively.
 
The ministry also reported three more cases of the disease to bring the total number of those infected to 172, including 27 who have died. 
 
The three included two patients at Samsung hospital and Konkuk University Medical Centre in Seoul and one caregiver at Daecheong hospital.
 
Samsung – a major hospital where more than 80 patients, families and medical workers have been infected – suspended most services on June 14 to stem the spread of the virus.
 
Fourteen patients were in critical condition, the ministry said, adding 50 people had recovered and were released from hospital so far, including seven from Saturday to Sunday.
 
The spread of the virus has slowed since the first two weeks of June, when the number of patients often grew by double digits including a daily record of 23 on June 7.
 
On Saturday the authorities reported no new cases for the first time in 16 days.
 
The outbreak began on May 20 when a 68-year-old man was diagnosed after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia. 
 
Since then the potentially deadly virus had spread at an unusually rapid pace, sparking public alarm that prompted the temporary closure of thousands of schools and trip cancellations by more than 120,000 foreign tourist. 
 
Most schools have reopened except for five in Gyeonggi province surrounding Seoul, the southern port of Busan and the southeastern city of Daegu.
Courtesy of thestandard.com.hk

PROTON PARTICLES HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED

**URGENT PROTON ALERT**
PROTON PARTICLES HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Proton Alert 22.06.15 22.13 hrs UTC

TECTONIC PLATES WORLDWIDE ALERT

***ALERT***
PLATE SHIFT IN ACTION WHICH WILL COMBINE AND EFFECT ALL TECTONIC PLATES WORLDWIDE

***BE ALERT***

Tectonic Plates

SEVERE ALERT GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 9

***SEVERE ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 9
Scale of G5

Power systems: Widespread voltage control problems and protective system problems can occur, some grid systems may experience complete collapse or blackouts. Transformers may experience damage.
Spacecraft operations: May experience extensive surface charging, problems with orientation, uplink/downlink and tracking satellites.
Other systems: Pipeline currents can reach hundreds of amps, HF (high frequency) radio propagation may be impossible in many areas for one to two days, satellite navigation may be degraded for days, low-frequency radio navigation can be out for hours, and aurora has been seen as low as Florida and southern Texas (typically 40° geomagnetic lat)

Kp Index NOAA 22.06.15 23.02 hrs UTC

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.6 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING, USA

http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Quakes/uu60115107.html

Subject To Change

Depth: 8 km

Distances: West Yellowstone, MT – 29 km (18 miles) E (96 degrees)
Gardiner, MT – 45 km (28 miles) S (182 degrees)
Island Park, ID – 50 km (31 miles) ENE (72 degrees)
Warm River, ID – 74 km (46 miles) NE (38 degrees)
Salt Lake City, UT – 442 km (274 miles) NNE (12 degrees)

21.06.15 M2.5  8 km

*SEVERE ALERT*GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 8

***SEVERE ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 8
Scale of G4

Power systems: Possible widespread voltage control problems and some protective systems will mistakenly trip out key assets from the grid.
Spacecraft operations: May experience surface charging and tracking problems, corrections may be needed for orientation problems.
Other systems:  Induced pipeline currents affect preventive measures, HF radio propagation sporadic, satellite navigation degraded for hours, low-frequency radio navigation disrupted, and aurora has been seen as low as Alabama and northern California (typically 45° geomagnetic lat.).

Kp Index NOAA 22.06.15 21.10 hrs UTC