Archive | March 15, 2016

Large Landslide Strikes Causing A Building To Dangle On The Edge Of Cliff In Jersey (Europe)

Care home left teetering on edge of cliff after Jersey landslide
Photo By Chris Brookes – SWNS
 
A care home was left teetering on the edge of a cliff after a landslide in Jersey.
 
Tonnes of rock and soil collapsed in front of the Cheval Roc Nursing and Residential Home at Bonne Nuit harbour after the area was hit by heavy rain and 75mph winds.
 
The 10 residents that moved in last week have been given the all-clear to stay at the home as engineers said there was no threat to the building’s structure, according to the Jersey Evening Post.
 
However, the three rooms closest to the cliff will stay unoccupied while engineers continue their assessment, and work to avoid further damage to the cliff, around 100ft high, may be required.
 
Jersey resident Chris Brookes, 43, took pictures of the scene.
 
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Mr Brookes said: “I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was very scary. This is Mother Nature hitting back.
 
“It is awful. Apparently the home is structurally safe but how safe can it really be? It has only just been renovated.
 
“Another home in Jersey is being closed down and a lot of the residents are being moved to the new one.
 
“What are they going to do in the future? Obviously this is just going to get worse.”
 
Care home manager Maggie Stobbart-Rowlands said the current situation is not dangerous and that everything was carrying on as normal.
 
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she said: “There was no impact as no parts of the building fell away and there was no structural damage. No residents needed to move out.
 
“The rooms where it happened were not open but we won’t be opening them until the engineers have assessed what happened.”
Courtesy of travel.aol.co.uk

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 5

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels

Kp Index NOAA 15.03.16 21.30 hrs UTC

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45, 20:15, 20:45, 21:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:45, 20:15, 20:45, 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 15.03.16  22.23 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.0 STATE OF YAP, MICRONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us200059z1#general_region

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 238km (148mi) NE of Fais, Micronesia
391km (243mi) WSW of Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village, Guam
391km (243mi) WSW of Mangilao Village, Guam
398km (247mi) WSW of Dededo Village, Guam
388km (241mi) WSW of Hagatna, Guam

 

MAGNITUDE 5.2 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004xsg#general_region

Subject To Change

Depth: 42 km

Distances: 75km (47mi) N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
2570km (1597mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2767km (1719mi) ESE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2778km (1726mi) SE of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
2057km (1278mi) ESE of Stanley, Falkland Islands

 
Global view

MAGNITUDE 5.0 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=494463

Subject To Change

Depth: 20 km

Distances: 258 km NE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 14:05:24.4 2016-03-15
197 km E of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 14:05:24.4 2016-03-15
127 km E of Yamada, Japan / pop: 20,144 / local time: 14:05:24.4 2016-03-15

 
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QUAKE SWARM STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

***URGENT ALERT***
Earthquake Swarm
QUAKE SWARM
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

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MAGNITUDE 5.6 STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004xp4#general_region

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 63km (39mi) NNE of Al Hoceima, Morocco
65km (40mi) NNE of Tirhanimine, Morocco
70km (43mi) NNE of Imzourene, Morocco
79km (49mi) NW of Melilla, Spain
162km (101mi) ESE of Gibraltar, Gibraltar