Archive | June 30, 2015

MEGA DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 21:00, 22:00, 22:15 hrs UTC

**VERY URGENT**
   MEGA DIP SPIKING ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:30, 21:00, 22:00, 22:15 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 30.06.15  23.29 hrs UTC

Rare tropical cyclone seen forming in the Coral Sea

Possible tropical cyclone forms over the Solomon Islands.
Possible tropical cyclone forms over the Solomon Islands. Photo: BoM
Australian meteorologists are closely watching a deep low-pressure system north of the Solomon Islands that may develop into the first tropical system to enter the Queensland monitoring zone in July in at least four decades.
 
The low is currently moving south-westwards and may enter Australia’s eastern region either late on Tuesday or during Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The agency said the system is expected to develop further and could form into a tropical cyclone near the islands either on Wednesday or Thursday.
 
While the system is likely to “remain very far offshore and does not pose a threat to the Queensland coast”, the bureau noted that the storm is forming well outside the official cyclone season that runs from November 1-April 30.
Deep low over the Solomon Islands may develop into a cyclone.
Deep low over the Solomon Islands may develop into a cyclone. Photo: NASA
Blair Trewin, senior climatologist at the bureau, said that while it remains to be seen when and whether the system becomes a cyclone, a storm this late in the year is very rare.
 
“There is no previous instance of a July cyclone in the Queensland part of the Australian region in the satellite era” dating back to the early 1970s, Dr Trewin said.
 
The region has recorded a June event in the region, Cyclone Ida, back in 1972, and there was also a July cyclone off the west coast of Australia in 1996, he said.
Another view of the deep low over the Solomons.
Another view of the deep low over the Solomons. Photo: Nullschool.net
One consequence of a cyclone over the Solomons Islands region is that it may contribute to strengthening the El Nino now taking hold in central and eastern equatorial Pacific.
 
The developing low is likely to trigger westward wind bursts that would reinforce the reversal of the easterly trade winds, shifting more heat to the west as is typical during El Nino events.
 
Queensland, meanwhile, has seen some of the most abnormal weather in Australia during the first half of 2015.
 
The state’s mean temperature for the January-June period is running 1.06 degrees above average, making it the hottest first half of any year in more than a century of records for the state, Dr Trewin said. Average rainfall is also running about 26 per cent below average, with northern and western areas among the driest.
 
National temperatures are running about 0.49 degrees above average so far this year, he said.
Courtesy of smh.com.au

MAGNITUDE 3.7 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 8.7 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.703 -23.391
(5.8 km WNW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.8 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 9.5 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.676 -23.326
(1.9 km W of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.9 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 10.1 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.681 -23.307
(1.0 km WNW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.2 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 10.4 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.700 -23.306
(2.5 km NNW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 3.3 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 6.9 km
 
Distances: Latitude, Longitude  63.715 -23.308
(4.2 km NNW of Geirfugladrangur)

Earthquake location   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   30 Jun 22:40 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

QUAKE SWARM IN SW ICELAND REGION

***URGENT ALERT***

Earthquake Swarm

**DRAMATIC INCREASE**

  QUAKE SWARM

IN SW ICELAND REGION

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 4.0 NEPAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=448887

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 43 km E of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,442,271 / local time: 03:33:30.0 2015-07-01
27 km SW of Kodāri, Nepal / pop: 1,600 / local time: 03:33:30.0 2015-07-01

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Most Intense Heatwave Since 2006 To Target France

Heatwave Warning

France’s local authorities, farmers and railway company Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer are preparing for the country’s most intense heatwave since 2006, with maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) expected this week.
 
In Paris, City Hall employees will start making calls to check on the elderly and other at-risk groups and arrange “cool rooms” in each district’s town hall as part of an action plan drawn up by Mayor Anne Hidalgo.
 
“This heatwave is both early and intense,” forecaster Meteo-France wrote in a bulletin. “The major heatwaves that have affected France in the past generally happened later in the summer.”
 
The hot spell comes as French President Francois Hollande prepares to host a climate-change meeting in Lyon Tuesday ahead of an international conference scheduled to take place in Paris later this year. A 2003 heatwave across Europe resulted in more than 14,000 deaths in France and caused billions of euros of losses for Europe’s agriculture and forest industries.
 
A mass of hot air will affect France’s southwest, with maximum temperatures between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures of above 20 degrees, Meteo-France forecast. The hot weather will spread to the Paris region by Wednesday, with temperatures reaching as high as 35 degrees.
 
Railway operator SNCF said it will check its main lines more frequently and may send out teams to inspect the tracks if the hot weather persists.
 
Power companies should still be able to meet demand despite the soaring temperatures, grid operator Reseau de Transport d’Electricite said earlier this month.
 
Storms are forecast to cool things down on Thursday, before the weather heats up again on Friday and lasts through the weekend, Meteo-France said.
Courtesy of bloomberg.com