Archive | August 2, 2016

Idaho Wildfire Burns 60 Square Miles

Massive sinkhole opens up after heavy rains in a Chinese city

02.08.16 Sinkhole In China
PHOTO: XINHUA
Three people were rescued but one remains missing after falling into a 600 sq m sinkhole in central China on Monday night. The sinkhole in the city of Zhengzhou, according to mainland media reports, was caused by heavy rains. A rescue worker at the scene told the Henan Business Daily that at first there was only a small crack in the road surface but, within minutes, it became a sinkhole that swallowed up a huge chunk of the pavement, reported the South China Morning Post. A few passers-by fell into the sinkhole but managed to climb to safety. The sinkhole soon became bigger as more ground gave way, causing four pedestrians – three adults and a child – to fall in. Three vehicles were also swallowed by the sinkhole.
Courtesy of straitstimes.com

Bridge Collapse Onto Tracks Causes Rail Chaos In Leicestershire, UK

Barrow upon Soar bridge collapse
Network Rail says teams worked through the night to clear the tracks
The partial collapse of a bridge has caused major disruption to train services between London and the East Midlands – and northern England.
 
Trains between St Pancras and stations north of Leicester including Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield have been affected.
 
It has resulted in services being cancelled or delayed and passengers being advised to use replacement buses to get to their destinations.
 
It follows the collapse of a large section of bricks from a bridge onto rail tracks in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, late Monday night, halting train services between Leicester and Loughborough.
 
East Midlands Trains said Network Rail teams had been working through the night to remove the debris and make the area safe.
 
But by Tuesday afternoon the train operator conceded: “As it stands we do not expect the line to reopen today.”
 
It has advised passengers to use alternative routes to avoid disruption on the London St Pancras to Nottingham and Sheffield line and between Leicester, Lincoln and Grimsby.
 
Network Rail added: “A full investigation will take place into the cause of the collapse, but our priority today is to return rail services as soon as possible although disruption is likely to last all day.”
 
Angry commuters vented their frustrations on social media.
 
One person wrote on Twitter: “In huge queue in Loughborough for a replacement coach to Leicester, which is here but can’t take the number of people waiting. Tuesday.”
 
Another tweeted: “I have meeting all day from 11:30. East Midlands trains have basically told me I will be going on a ‘bear hunt’ to get to my destination.”
 
One commuter wrote: “All trains to #sheffield from #london are cancelled – so I am detouring home.”
 
Elsewhere, a major signal failure between Haslemere and Havant caused travel misery for more rail passengers.
 
South West Trains services to and and from London Waterloo were cancelled, delayed or diverted as a result.
 
In addition, a broken-down freight train between Colchester and Chelmsford caused delays of up to 40 minutes to Abellio Greater Anglia services.
Courtesy of Sky News

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 15:30, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 21:00, 21:15, 21:30, 22:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 15:30, 17:00, 17:15, 17:30, 21:00, 21:15, 21:30, 22:00 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 02.08.16  21.49 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.1 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=521603

Subject To Change

Depth: 11 km

Distances: 698 km N of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,792,621 / local time: 04:31:04.2 2016-08-02
115 km N of Carson City, United States / pop: 55,274 / local time: 04:31:04.2 2016-08-02
47 km SE of Susanville, United States / pop: 17,947 / local time: 04:31:04.2 2016-08-02
30 km SE of Janesville, United States / pop: 1,408 / local time: 04:31:04.2 2016-08-02

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