Archive | March 7, 2016

MAGNITUDE 4.9 RED SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=492668

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 290 km NE of Asmara, Eritrea / pop: 563,930 / local time: 00:02:45.2 2016-03-07
238 km N of Massawa, Eritrea / pop: 23,100 / local time: 00:02:45.2 2016-03-07
210 km W of Ad Darb, Saudi Arabia / pop: 5,378 / local time: 00:02:45.2 2016-03-07

 
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Major fire breaks out at chemical plant in Dombivli, India

Fire breaks out in Dombivli chemical plant
A major fire broke out at a chemical plant in MIDC, Dombivli at 9 am on Saturday. Â The fire broke out at a chemical plant in MIDC It took four hours, 18 fire tankers and 6 private tankers to douse the fire that broke out at Ultra Pure Chemical Company. Therefore also spread to an adjacent gas agency godown.
 
Loud explosions in the plant near Sandap village, Manpada Road created havoc among company workers and the nearby residents. Luckily, no casualties nor injuries were reported. Suresh Shinde, the fire officers from Dombivli MIDC unit of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, said, We received a call at 9.30 am. 
 
Around 125 officials were sent to the spot. After the fire was doused, the cooling process went on till
5.15 pm, added Shinde. The spread across to an adjacent firm Jagruti Chemicals, which increased the strength of the fire. Within half an hour, our firemen removed around 156 cylinders.
 
A chemical reaction in the boilers could have caused sparks that may have led to the fire, added Shinde. The Municipal Commissioner, Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation E Ravinderam along with other officers reached the spot and surveyed the place. In 2015, fire officials received around 1,200 calls from this area.
Courtesy of nyoooz.com

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 16:45, 18:30, 20:15, 21:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 16:45, 18:30, 20:15, 21:00 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 07.03.16  21.18 hrs UTC

HIGH ALERT GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 7

***HIGH ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 7
Scale of G3

Strong

Power systems: voltage corrections may be required, false alarms triggered on some protection devices.
Spacecraft operations: surface charging may occur on satellite components, drag may increase on low-Earth-orbit satellites, and corrections may be needed for orientation problems.
Other systems:  Intermittent satellite navigation and low-frequency radio navigation problems may occur, HF radio may be intermittent, and aurora has been seen as low as Illinois and Oregon
(typically 50° geomagnetic lat)

Kp Index NOAA 07.03.16 00.05 hrs UTC