Archive | August 7, 2016

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:30, 23:00, 23:15 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:30, 23:00, 23:15 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 07.08.16  23.03 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.8 AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL

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Subject To Change

Depth: 19 km

Distances: 1761 km W of Lisbon, Portugal / pop: 517,802 / local time: 19:04:39.8 2016-08-07
407 km NW of Ponta Delgada, Portugal / pop: 20,056 / local time: 18:04:39.8 2016-08-07
158 km NW of Lagoa, Portugal / pop: 9,239 / local time: 18:04:39.8 2016-08-07

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Catastrophic flooding destroys hundreds of homes in South Darfur, Sudan

Disaster Alert

Heavy rainfall and floods destroyed hundreds of houses in Katila in South Darfur on Friday. Kalma camp for the displaced near the state capital Nyala has turned into a mud bath.
 
Abakar El Tom, Deputy Speaker of the South Darfur state parliament and representative of Katila constituency told Radio Dabanga that the floods divided the town into two parts. “Crossing the flood is too dangerous at the moment.”
 
More than 700 homes collapsed entirely. About 500 houses were partly destroyed. Katila locality offices were damaged too.
 
“A number of families found shelter in the Abu Bakar Secondary School,” El Tom said. “But most of the affected are now living in the open.”
 
He appealed to the local authorities and “all the people of Katila” to immediately act, and provide aid to the flood victims.
‘Catastrophic’
“Because of the continuous rainfall, it is impossible to keep fires going to cook food,” Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of Kalma camp told Radio Dabanga.
 
He described the situation in the camp as “catastrophic. The torrential rains that swept Kalma today (Friday) turned the camp into one big pool. Dozens of shelters and a number of school classrooms were destroyed.”
 
The camp head urged relief organisations to intervene “as soon as possible”.
 
With more than 160,000 people living in Kalma, it is one of the largest camps for the displaced in Darfur.
Tens of thousands affected
According to the Government of Sudan, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) and partners, 80,175 people have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding across Sudan to date this year. 5,955 houses have been damaged of which 5,492 were entirely destroyed.
 
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in its latest weekly bulletin that the government-led National Flood Task Force is working with key actors to monitor flooding and responses. Government authorities and local communities are working to respond to the needs arising from heavy rains and flooding.
 
As in earlier years, the international community may need to respond in some locations and support flood preparedness and response measures in partnership with national actors, stated OCHA.
 
The rainy season in Sudan is from June to September/October.
Courtesy of dabangasudan.org

Landslide at quarry site kills 5 in N China

Landslide Danger Alert
A landslide caused by illegal mining at a deserted quarry in north China’s Hebei Province has left five people dead, local authorities said on Sunday.
 
Another person was injured in the landslide, which occurred at around 5 a.m. Saturday at the quarry in Fengrun District of Tangshan City, officials of the district government said.
 
Four people have been arrested over the accident, and police investigation is still underway.
Courtesy of chinadailyasia.com

MAGNITUDE 4.8 UKRAINE

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Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 78 km S of Donets’k, Ukraine / pop: 1,024,700 / local time: 11:15:06.1 2016-08-07
21 km N of Staryy Krym, Ukraine / pop: 5,977 / local time: 11:15:06.1 2016-08-07

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MAGNITUDE 2.3 TENNESSEE, USA

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Subject To Change

Depth: 9 km

Distances: 623 km S of Chicago, United States / pop: 2,695,598 / local time: 23:23:35.0 2016-08-06
248 km W of Nashville, United States / pop: 530,852 / local time: 23:23:35.0 2016-08-06
8 km NW of Tiptonville, United States / pop: 4,464 / local time: 23:23:35.0 2016-08-06

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Severe flooding kills at least 15 in Macedonia

Severe Flood Warning

Fifteen people died in flash floods overnight in the Macedonian capital of Skopje and six more were missing, state news agency MIA quoted police as saying on Sunday.
 
Cars were underwater and the ring road around Skopje was severely damaged by the floods, with some suburbs hit particularly hard.
 
The rain had stopped on Sunday morning but more rain was forecast for the evening.
 
“It is very sad, there are several victims,” a police official told Reuters. He could not confirm the exact numbers quoted by the state news agency.
Courtesy of reuters.com

MAGNITUDE 3.4 NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1341 km NW of Adelaide, Australia / pop: 1,074,159 / local time: 06:46:35.0 2016-08-07
461 km SW of Alice Springs, Australia / pop: 26,188 / local time: 06:46:35.0 2016-08-07

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Major fish kill as thousands have died due to pollution in the river Faughan, Northern Ireland

Fish Kill Alert

A major fish kill in a County Londonderry river is believed to have been caused by agricultural effluent, investigators say.
 
Several thousand fish have died since the pollution spill at the River Faughan on Monday, officials say.
 
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has said the fish kill stretches over several kilometres.
 
A department spokesman said the cause is “suspected to be silage effluent”.
 
‘Several thousand dead fish’
 
Anglers reported dead fish in two separate locations on the river. One near Claudy village, the other much further downstream at Campsie, close to where the Faughan runs into the River Foyle.
 
The Loughs Agency said it was investigating whether there were two separate pollution events, or both were part of the same one.
 
Norman Henderson, from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), said it would take many months for the river to recover.
 
“It’s a significant kill, there’s no doubt about that. The latest figures we’re getting from the Loughs Agency is several thousand dead fish,” said Mr Henderson.
 
“We believe it is agricultural and we have narrowed it down to a particular part of the river and we are following a definite line of inquiry.
 
“It would obviously have to be a fairly strong effluent, something like silage.”
 
But there was no risk to public health, said Mr Henderson, who is a senior scientific officer with the NIEA.
 
“The river is safe in the sense that it has affected the fish but there is no risk to drinking water,” he said.
 
“The river will recover, its difficult to put an exact timescale on it but you’re certainly talking many months or possibly longer before the river is back to normal.
 
“Certainly the overall stocks in the river will still have taken a hit.”
 
The River Faughan is an important waterway for breeding salmon.
 
It also contains sea trout, trout, lamprey, eel and many other fish species.
 
‘Major pollution tragedy’
 
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has written to the Environment Minister Michelle McIlveen seeking answers.
 
“This is a major pollution tragedy on the Faughan which is a well-known salmon and trout river in the North West for anglers,” he said.
 
“The wider implications on this major fish kill for future generations of fish stock cannot be underestimated and it is imperative that the source of the pollution is found as soon as possible to minimise further losses.”
 
Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald asked whether enough was being done to prevent such incidents.
 
“This incident needs to be fully investigated, those responsible must be held accountable and brought before the courts,” she said.
 
“The penalties imposed for incidents such as this should be as severe as the law allows.
 
“At times the fines are not a sufficient deterrent and do not match the damage being done to the environment.”
 
‘Deeply disturbing’
 
SDLP MLA for East Londonderry Gerry Mullan described the scene as like “something out of a horror movie.”
 
“The news that in excess of 1,000 fish near Claudy have been killed is deeply disturbing, with eyewitness reports that this was like something out of a horror movie,” said Mr Mullan.
 
“Causing water pollution is a criminal offence and whoever is behind this must be brought before the courts,” he said.
 
“It is unclear how long it will take before the stretch of water recovers. I will be seeking a full report from the environment minister on this shocking situation.”
Courtesy of BBC News

Thousands of dead fish wash up along a river in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Fish Kill Alert

A lack of oxygen in the tidal area of the Southwest River has left thousands of small bait fish dead, according to the province. 
 
A kayaker reported the dead fish on Tuesday, and officers from the provincial Communities, Land and Environment, and Public Safety and Justice departments investigated. 
 
“The Southwest River was anoxic at the time,” said Wade MacKinnon, manager of investigation and enforcement with Public Safety and Justice.
 
“The lack of oxygen in the water resulted in a fish kill in the tidal portion of the river. There were live trout found at the head of the river at the time, confirming this was not a pesticide related event.”
 
Nutrients from run off, septic systems and nitrates from farmers fields all kick off the growth of sea lettuce, turning the water a limish green or milky white — along with a horrible smell.
 
MacKinnon said it’s too difficult to estimate how many fish — including mummichogs and blackback flounder — were killed but it “was a large amount of fish.” He said the person who reported the incident reported seeing thousands of dead fish.
 
Anoxic events like this aren’t uncommon in the Southwest River, MacKinnon said, adding there have been reports each year since 2007.
 
According to the Communities, Land and Environment website, there have been 15 waterways and one freshwater pond affected so far this season.
 
With high temperatures continuing in the forecast, MacKinnon said there is no short term solution.
Courtesy of cbc.ca