Archive | October 21, 2015

Hurricane forecast to strike Mexico at about 15:00 GMT on 23 October

Tropical storm Patricia is forecast to strike Mexico as a hurricane at about 15:00 GMT on 23 October. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 18.1 N, 103.6 W. Patricia is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 148 km/h (92 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.
 
According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm of Patricia’s strength (category 1) at landfall includes: Storm surge generally 1.2-1.5 metres (4-5 feet) above normal. No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage. There is also the potential for flooding further inland due to heavy rain.
Courtesy of trust.org

Chemical spill causes immediate treatment to 77 pupils and 4 adults at Rio Seco School in Santee, USA

Chemical Spill Alert

A vapor cloud of chemical fumes sickened 77 school children and four adults on the campus of a school near San Diego Tuesday.
 
The fumes were likely produced by a chemical spill at the YMCA located approximately a quarter of a mile from the campus of Rio Seco School in Santee, fire officials said.
 
Children and adults complained of a strong odor at around 9 a.m., after classes began at the K-8 school. When dozens of people began to experience burning eyes, nausea and shortness of breath, school officials notified parents and called San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies and Heartland Fire, according to district officials.
 
Students were told to shelter in place as crews worked to identify the source of a bleach-like smell.
 
Seventy-seven children and four adults were treated on scene at triage tents set up near the athletic field. They were then taken to nearby hospitals as a precaution, according to Santee School District Superintendent Cathy A. Pierce, Ed.D.
 
Many were transported to a local hospital by school bus. 
 
Those transported were said to be in good condition, according to Santee Fire Chief Richard Mattick. The superintendent added that one child even returned to school after being discharged.
Courtesy of nbcsandiego.com

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15 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 21.10.15  21.29 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 2.5 FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465852

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 209 km NW of Monaco, Monaco / pop: 32,965 / local time: 20:36:15.0 2015-10-21
97 km SE of Lyon, France / pop: 472,317 / local time: 20:36:15.0 2015-10-21
28 km SW of Grenoble, France / pop: 158,552 / local time: 20:36:15.0 2015-10-21
11 km SW of Villard-de-Lans, France / pop: 4,287 / local time: 20:36:15.0 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.4 SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465844

Subject To Change

Depth: 13 km

Distances: 581 km SW of Chicago, United States / pop: 2,695,598 / local time: 10:02:11.7 2015-10-21
176 km SE of Jefferson City, United States / pop: 43,079 / local time: 10:02:11.7 2015-10-21
46 km SW of Ironton, United States / pop: 1,460 / local time: 10:02:11.7 2015-10-21
31 km NW of Piedmont, United States / pop: 1,977 / local time: 10:02:11.7 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 4.5 PAKISTAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465836

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 283 km NW of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,624,219 / local time: 19:33:33.3 2015-10-21
157 km S of Khārān, Pakistan / pop: 30,841 / local time: 19:33:33.3 2015-10-21
119 km N of Bela, Pakistan / pop: 20,119 / local time: 19:33:33.3 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.3 GERMANY

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465805

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 154 km NE of Luxembourg, Luxembourg / pop: 76,684 / local time: 13:02:48.4 2015-10-21
38 km NW of Wiesbaden, Germany / pop: 272,432 / local time: 13:02:48.4 2015-10-21
6 km W of Diez, Germany / pop: 10,822 / local time: 13:02:48.4 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.7 SEATTLE TACOMA AREA, WASHINGTON, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465804

Subject To Change

Depth: 1 km

Distances: 228 km S of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 03:54:47.7 2015-10-21
54 km NE of Olympia, United States / pop: 46,478 / local time: 03:54:47.7 2015-10-21
12 km E of Tacoma, United States / pop: 198,397 / local time: 03:54:47.7 2015-10-21
1 km W of Lakeland South, United States / pop: 11,574 / local time: 03:54:47.7 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 3.2 PORTUGAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=465787

Subject To Change

Depth: 15 km

Distances: 169 km SE of Lisbon, Portugal / pop: 517,802 / local time: 09:39:58.2 2015-10-21
53 km NW of Faro, Portugal / pop: 41,355 / local time: 09:39:58.2 2015-10-21
11 km NW of São Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal / pop: 8,381 / local time: 09:39:58.2 2015-10-21

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.4 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10003q5k#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 28 km

Distances: 17km (11mi) SSE of Namie, Japan
38km (24mi) NNE of Iwaki, Japan
46km (29mi) ESE of Funehiki, Japan
55km (34mi) E of Miharu, Japan
223km (139mi) NE of Tokyo, Japan