Archive | May 2, 2016

Severe hailstorm causes widespread damage in China

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Local governments in China issued emergency responses following a deluge of hailstones on Sunday.
 
Various towns in the northwestern Gansu Province and surrounding Tanchang County were affected in the 30-minute storm on Sunday afternoon, which caused widespread damage to vehicles, crops and buildings.
 
The deluge of hailstones, measuring up to 22mm in diameter, caused a 3-4cm deep white layer.
 
Local governments issued emergency response plans and deployed personnel to the affected areas for disaster relief and inspection.
 
Last month, four people died and 387,000 were affected by heavy rain and a hailstorm China’s Hunan province.
Courtesy of itv.com

Massive hailstorm damages houses in Kokrajhar, India

Hail Alert

The massive hailstorm on Saturday evening caused damage to the houses in remote villages in Bishmuri and Serfanguri areas of Kokrajhar district.
 
A local activist of Bashbari under Bishmuri police outpost, Chandan Brahma said the massive hailstorm on Saturday caused a lot of damage in at least 5-6 villages in their locality. He said that villages like Bhadrampur, East Maligaon, Bashbari, Garlabari and Dekhadambra had been affected. The villagers alleged that no survey was carried out by the department concerned on the next day to access the loss of property and household materials. The hailstorm also damaged similar kind of properties in Belguri, Podmabil and Pakriguri under Serfanguri police station on the same evening.
 
The local MLA Pramila Rani Brahma, accompanied by former MCLA of Dotma, Indra Mahan Brahma visited the villages affected by the hailstorm. She visited Belguri, Podmabil, Pakriguri, Nepalibasti, Bhadrampur and Bishmuri to take the stock of situation.
 
Brahma told this correspondent at Bhadrampur that she had asked the district administration to take immediate steps to supply tarpaulin and other aid to the affected villagers. The local MCLA Jatirindra Brahma along with party workers also visited the affected villages in Serfanguri areas on that day to assess the loss of property.
Courtesy of sentinelassam.com

Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings to central Indiana, USA

Severe weather Sunday night brought tornado warnings, hail and flash flooding to central Indiana.
 
According to the National Weather Service, there were numerous reports of a wall cloud from southern Putnam County through Hendricks and Morgan counties. And while there were reports of a tornado near Indianapolis International Airport, the NWS said there was no confirmation of a tornado.
 
The airport did have a gust of 70 mph Sunday night. The storm was primarily a large hail/flooding event with rotating storms. An NWS survey team may go to Darlington/Linden to confirm reports of a tornado in the area.
Courtesy of fox59.com

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:15, 19:00, 19:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:15, 19:00, 19:30 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 02.05.16  19.44 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.1 CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10005d0b#general

Subject To Change

Depth: 15 km

Distances: 1830.0 km (1137.1 mi) S of Clipperton Island, France
2663.0 km (1654.7 mi) SSW of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico
2671.0 km (1659.7 mi) SSW of Puerto Escondido, Mexico
2675.0 km (1662.2 mi) SSW of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico
2941.0 km (1827.5 mi) SW of Guatemala City, Guatemala


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MAGNITUDE 4.2 FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=504107

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 237 km SW of Paris, France / pop: 2,138,551 / local time: 12:36:56.4 2016-05-02
61 km N of Poitiers, France / pop: 85,960 / local time: 12:36:56.4 2016-05-02
32 km SW of Tours, France / pop: 141,621 / local time: 12:36:56.4 2016-05-02
4 km SW of Saint-Épain, France / pop: 1,478 / local time: 12:36:56.4 2016-05-02

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=504087

Subject To Change

Depth: 104 km

Distances: 793 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 283,733 / local time: 18:10:19.4 2016-05-02
35 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,273 / local time: 18:10:19.4 2016-05-02


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=504085

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3547 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,270,737 / local time: 04:37:46.8 2016-05-02
3667 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,076,300 / local time: 04:37:46.8 2016-05-02
4375 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 04:37:46.8 2016-05-02


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=504077

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 401 km NE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,037,562 / local time: 16:26:49.1 2016-05-02
332 km E of Morioka-shi, Japan / pop: 295,172 / local time: 16:26:49.1 2016-05-02
264 km E of Miyako, Japan / pop: 51,721 / local time: 16:26:49.1 2016-05-02


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