Archive | November 4, 2015

MAGNITUDE 3.1 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF. USA

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Depth: 9 km

Distances: 532 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 14:54:54.5 2015-11-04
98 km SW of Sacramento, United States / pop: 466,488 / local time: 14:54:54.5 2015-11-04
28 km E of Oakland, United States / pop: 390,724 / local time: 14:54:54.5 2015-11-04
2 km E of San Ramon, United States / pop: 72,148 / local time: 14:54:54.5 2015-11-04

 
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Eruption increased, ash plume at Rinjani volcano in Lombok Island, Indonesia forces Bali airport shut down

View of the eruption yesterday (image: Ade Adrian / facebook)
 
The eruption has intensified a lot over the past few days. Activity takes place from a lateral vent on the Barujari cone inside the volcano’s caldera, producing continuous ash emissions and feeding a new viscous lava flow. The lava flow has been advancing more than 500 m in two lobes towards the NE. 
 
This current more intense phase of the eruption seems to have started in the early afternoon of 2 Nov, when ash emissions became large enough to produce a plume that drifted westwards and reached Bali, where the airport of Denpasar was shut down. The plume was almost 400 km long this morning and the shut-down of the airport has been causing significant flight disruptions. When it can be reopened will depend on whether ash emissions continue and the prevailing wind direction in the coming days. 
 
On Lombok island itself, the rumblings from the eruptions are heard in many areas. Access to the summit area of Rinjani has been closed and a 3 km exclusion zone around the caldera rim is in place. Several villages on Lombok reported ash falls.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 6th – 11th NOVEMBER 2015

**VERY URGENT**
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VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 6th – 11th NOVEMBER 2015. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**

Massive sandstorm disrupts Michelle Obama’s trip to Jordan

Visibility is reduced during a sandstorm in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday,  Nov. 4, 2015. A thick sandstorm cloaked parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, clouding skies and disrupting travel for the U.S. first lady, while flooding in Egypt killed several people. Photo: Raad Adayleh, AP / AP
Photo: Hassan Ammar, AP
A thick sandstorm cloaked parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, clouding skies and disrupting travel for the U.S. first lady, while flooding in Egypt killed 10 people.
 
Meanwhile, tropical storm Chapala continued to lash the arid and impoverished Yemen, submerging some streets in one eastern province and leaving only the roofs of cars visible.
 
Michelle Obama was set to fly to Jordan when an official traveling with her said the flight was delayed “due to a weather call.” The official, speaking on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement, gave no further details.
 
Mideast sandstorm disrupts Michelle Obama’s trip to Jordan
Sam Mcneil and Nour Youssef, Associated Press Updated 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 4, 2015
 
Obama was on a two-nation visit to the Middle East to promote a girls’ education initiative and was set to fly in from Qatar.
 
The storm engulfed the Jordanian capital of Amman where dust masks were going for just over $1 and the sun was a pale disk.
 
Shopkeeper Muhammed al-Ajouli wore a mask while beating sand off of one of his dresses for sale. “This has affected our work, nobody is going out in the street,” he said.
 
In Israel, travel was disrupted for thousands of people when domestic flights to the resort town of Eilat were cancelled because of the weather, according to Ofer Lefler, a spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority. The Airports Authority web site showed incoming and outgoing flights to Eilat’s airport cancelled until the evening.
 
The haze shrouded parts of Israel, and the Israeli flag could be seen poking through above the Knesset in Jerusalem. Images in Israeli media showed a few beachgoers seen through the fog on Israel’s Mediterranean coast.
 
Last week, high winds and a downpour led to power outages for thousands and flooding in central Israeli cities.
 
Rain came down hard Wednesday in parts of Egypt. The Health Ministry said 10 people drowned and 16 were injured after rainwater poured into their homes in a village in the Nile Delta province of Beheira.
 
Beheira Police Maj. Gen. Ashraf Abdel-Qader said the downpour flooded major roads in the area, isolating the stricken village, and that several buildings were evacuated.
 
In the coastal city of Alexandria, heavy rainfall forced the closure of the ports and prevented many students from reaching their schools. Young men had to roll up their pants before crossing the streets as vacuum trucks tried to remove the water.
 
In Yemen, three aid flights from the Gulf nation of Oman landed in the badly-hit remote Yemeni island of Socotra, where Emirates Red Crescent workers have been handing out meals, blankets and tents to affected residents since Monday.
 
The U.N. says at least 40,000 people were displaced or temporarily evacuated from coastal areas of Yemen and that some 450 homes were damaged or destroyed.
Courtesy of timesunion.com

Massive fire, explosions in Bracknell industrial estate west of London, UK

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PHOTO BY SINTA BACHIR
Giant flames lit up the skies of the town of Bracknell about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of central London late on Tuesday, reportedly consuming an industrial estate building. Witnesses reported multiple loud blasts and train services were disrupted.
The fire started sometime after 11 pm GMT in Bracknell’s Western Industrial Estate, centered in the building of NEP Visions, an international outside broadcaster, local media getreading.co.uk reports.
 
Frightened witnesses rushed to social media to report the huge blaze, which they said was accompanied by loud explosions.
Courtesy of rt.com

MAGNITUDE 5.0 KURIL ISLANDS

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Depth: 94 km

Distances: 389 km E of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,883,027 / local time: 22:47:49.6 2015-11-04
44 km E of Nemuro, Japan / pop: 31,223 / local time: 22:47:49.6 2015-11-04

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.6 VIRGINIA, USA

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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 192 km SW of Washington, D. C., United States / pop: 601,723 / local time: 06:00:52.1 2015-11-04
86 km W of Richmond, United States / pop: 204,214 / local time: 06:00:52.1 2015-11-04
29 km N of Farmville, United States / pop: 8,216 / local time: 06:00:52.1 2015-11-04

 
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