Archive | August 31, 2016

MAGNITUDE 5.1 KYUSHU, JAPAN

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 106 km S of Fukuoka-shi, Japan / pop: 1,393,000 / local time: 19:46:02.4 2016-08-31
22 km SW of Kumamoto-shi, Japan / pop: 681,000 / local time: 19:46:02.4 2016-08-31
10 km W of Matsubase, Japan / pop: 26,200 / local time: 19:46:02.4 2016-08-31

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 WESTERN XIZANG

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 738 km N of Kathmandu, Nepal / pop: 1,443,000 / local time: 15:10:07.0 2016-08-31
700 km NW of Lhasa, China / pop: 119,000 / local time: 17:25:07.0 2016-08-31

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YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.6 WYOMING, USA

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Depth: 4 km

Distances: 913 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 00:11:34.8 2016-08-31
309 km NE of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 00:11:34.8 2016-08-31
48 km SE of Jackson, United States / pop: 9,600 / local time: 00:11:34.8 2016-08-31

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 VANUATU

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Depth: 100 km

Distances: 287 km N of Port-Vila, Vanuatu / pop: 36,000 / local time: 16:37:21.2 2016-08-31
75 km NE of Luganville, Vanuatu / pop: 13,400 / local time: 16:37:21.2 2016-08-31

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION

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Depth: 33 km

Distances: 2938 km SE of Montevideo, Uruguay / pop: 1,271,000 / local time: 00:16:12.5 2016-08-31
3068 km SE of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 00:16:12.5 2016-08-31
3847 km SE of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,838,000 / local time: 00:16:12.5 2016-08-31

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MAGNITUDE 4.2 PAKISTAN

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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 486 km W of Multān, Pakistan / pop: 1,438,000 / local time: 05:13:21.6 2016-08-31
89 km SW of Quetta, Pakistan / pop: 734,000 / local time: 05:13:21.6 2016-08-31
45 km SW of Mastung, Pakistan / pop: 29,100 / local time: 05:13:21.6 2016-08-31

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MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30, 20:45 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:30, 19:45, 20:00, 20:15, 20:30, 20:45 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 31.08.16  20.43 hrs UTC

100 TONS of fish have died suddenly in Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Fish Kill Alert
As much as 100 tons of fish belonging to a breeder in Lake Maninjau, Agam, West Sumatra, reportedly died suddenly since Friday (26/8). The deaths allegedly due to toxicity of sulfur (sulphur tubo) and strong winds that hit the area.
 
“This is data we obtain from the owner of the keramba floating nets in Sigiran, Linggai, Panta, rivers Look and others,” said the head of the Department of marine and Fisheries at the bottom Ermanto Agam Basung, Monday (1/8).
 
Fish tilapia and majalaya who died had been ready to harvest and scattered on hundreds of floating nets keramba swaths owned 20 breeders. The losses are estimated at Rp 1.9 billion with the price of fish at the rate of Rp 19,000 breeders per kilogram.
 
Agam added the fish started to die suddenly since Friday (26/8) result of tubo sulfur and high rainfall accompanied by strong winds that hit the area since Tuesday (24/8).
 
The two events that make the oxygen in the water decreases resulting in a sudden dead fish within the next few hours. To overcome the disadvantages that quite a lot, he appealed to the breeders to harvest fish early ready to harvest.
 
In addition, ranchers also recommended reducing the fish seed stocking of 10,000 per tail swath with a size of 5 x 5 meters into 2,000 per swath and reduced feeding. “This should be done with the farmers so that they are not subjected to considerable losses,” he said.
 
One of the ranchers Muldini says already harvesting the fish so as not to suffer losses. “I suffered a loss of about Rp 19 million after a ton of fish I belong to sudden death on Friday afternoon,” he said.
 
Ranchers in the area of Lake Maninjau has also experienced a similar accident in January and February 2016.
 
Fisheries extension officers, Department of marine and Fisheries (DKP) Agam Regency in February 2016 notes the little-dikitnya 30 tons of fish cultivation karamba floating net die due to high winds that hit the surface of the lake water is causing the rise in the rest of the fish feed from the bottom of the Lake to the surface so that the oxygen levels are reduced.
Courtesy of nasional.republika.co.id

19 cows killed by lightning while sheltering under tree at Texas farm

31.08.16 Cows Killed In Texas
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Just days after a bolt of lightning killed over 300 reindeer in Norway, a herd of 19 cows has reached the exact same fate. The cattle were sheltering underneath a tree during a powerful storm in Texas.
 
In an attempt to stay dry, the group of cows sought refuge underneath a large tree at their farm, located in the town of Hallsville.
 
But lightning soon struck that very tree, immediately killing 19 of the cows – about one-third of the cattle in the pasture.
 
“All of a sudden, a lightning bolt came down and the cows just fell,” witness Victor Benson told local ABC affiliate KLTV, adding that it happened “in the blink of an eye.”
 
A mark is visible on the tree, showing exactly where the lightning hit.
 
“We kept thinking ‘oh they’ll get up.’ Some of them were getting up and stumbling away, and I called the owner and he goes ‘No that’s not normal,’” Benson said.
 
One of the owners, Ashley Anderson, said that although her husband has worked with cows his entire life, he has never seen such an occurrence take place.
 
Referring to the incident as a “freak thing,” Anderson said she and her husband don’t plan on doing anything differently with their cows.
 
“…I mean they were just staying out of the rain. There’s really, to my knowledge, nothing you can do to prevent this,” she said.
 
The Andersons said the cows were removed quickly after the storm, and were given to people who were able to use them for meat.
 
While it may seem like an extremely freakish act of Mother Nature, it’s actually the second time in just days that a large number of animals have been struck and killed by lightning.
 
A total of 323 reindeer were discovered dead in Norway on Friday after meeting the exact same fate. Like the cows, the reindeer had also huddled together during a storm.
 
While the deaths are anything but ordinary, John Jensenius from the US National Weather Service said the incidents are at least explainable.
 
“Lightning does not strike a point, it strikes an area,” he told The New York Times. Jensenius said that while it’s possible the bolt hit one or two of the Norwegian reindeer directly, most of the deaths were caused by ground current.
 
“The electricity would go up one leg of the body and stop the heart and go down and out another leg,” he said. “In an instant, of course.”
 
Although humans can be just as unlucky, such situations are more likely to happen to animals because they have four legs, and those legs are spread further apart. The greater distance between two legs means a greater chance that electricity will try to flow through them, and the greater the charge will be.
 
The two recent cases of animal deaths by lightning aren’t the only stories of their kind to. From goats in China to bulls in Scotland, similar deaths have been reported through the years. In 2003, a single unlucky giraffe was struck and killed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, proving that even the “happiest place on Earth” is vulnerable to Mother Nature’s force.
Courtesy of rt.com

‘Severe Turbulence’ Injures 16 On Heathrow-Bound Flight

Turbulence Alert
A London-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland after 16 people were injured during “severe and unexpected turbulence”.
 
United Airlines flight UA-880 was diverted mid-flight and made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport at around 6am.
 
The Boeing 767-300 jet was flying from Houston in Texas to Heathrow.
 
On its arrival at Shannon Airport, 14 passengers and two crew members were taken to University Limerick Hospital with minor injuries.
 
In a statement, United Airlines told RTE that the aircraft “experienced severe and unexpected turbulence”.
 
A spokesperson added: “Fourteen customers and two flight attendants have been taken to a local hospital.
 
“We wish these passengers and crew a quick recovery from their injuries.”
 
The flight had 207 passengers and 13 crew members on board.
Courtesy of Sky News