Archive | September 10, 2016

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:45, 22:00, 22:15, 22:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:45, 22:00, 22:15, 22:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***
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Lake Temperature Starts To Rise Again At Ruapehu Volcano In New Zealand

Ruapehu’s crater lake in August 2016 (image: Geonet)
 
After reaching record-low temperatures in August, the volcano’s closely-monitored crater lake has started to heat up very quickly since 2 September, Geonet reported. 
 
Ruapehu’s crater lake displays temperatures that follow periodic cooling and heating cycles that range between about 15 and 40 °C. In mid August, a record-low of 12 °C was measured, but New Zealand scientists have detected a rapid increase in temperature over the past days, along with increased seismic activity inside the volcano. 
 
Temperature of the crater lake in August (image: Geonet)
 
The highest-ever temperature of the lake, since it had reformed in 1999-2000 was 46°C on 11 May 2016. This peak was also accompanied by volcanic tremor and an increase in gas emissions. GNS Science back then raised the alert level to Level 2, but lowered it back to Level 1 in early July, when degassing and seismic activity became less. 
 
The heating and cooling cycles of Ruapehu’s crater lake are not completely understood, but caused by a mix of volcano and geothermal processes; a heating period usually indicates a period of higher volcanic unrest which includes a higher possibility of a new eruption to occur. For now, the alert level is not raised as the current signs of unrest are weak. 
 
Ruapehu’s heating / cooling cycles over the past years (image: Geonet)
 
The last eruption of Ruapehu was a small explosive event in 2007, but larger eruptions such as those in 1995 and 1996 are a serious threat to the skiing areas of the volcano and its surroundings. One of the main hazards of a significant eruption are lahars – devastating mud floods from the crater lake and from melting ice / snow.
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

MAGNITUDE 5.1 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=529829

Subject To Change

Depth: 72 km

Distances: 334 km N of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 06:54:09.3 2016-09-11
37 km NW of Lae, Papua New Guinea / pop: 76,300 / local time: 06:54:09.3 2016-09-11

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ALERT LEVEL RAISED AT BAGANA VOLCANO

***ALERT LEVEL RAISED***

  Orange Alert

Bagana Volcano, Papua New Guinea  Aviation Alert Level Raised To ORANGE

MAGNITUDE 3.9 PYRENEES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=529810

Subject To Change

Depth: 5 km

Distances: 146 km NW of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 20:44:18.8 2016-09-10
14 km SW of Tarbes, France / pop: 52,200 / local time: 20:44:18.8 2016-09-10
5 km N of Lourdes, France / pop: 15,800 / local time: 20:44:18.8 2016-09-10

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ALERT LEVEL RAISED AT DUKONO VOLCANO

***ALERT LEVEL RAISED***

Orange Alert 

Dukono Volcano, Indonesia Aviation Alert Level Raised To ORANGE

MAGNITUDE 5.3 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006nlv#executive

Subject To Change

Depth: 83 km

Distances: 208 km SE of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 00:29:09.9 2016-09-11
162 km SE of Mati, Philippines / pop: 106,000 / local time: 00:29:09.9 2016-09-11
108 km SE of Pondaguitan, Philippines / pop: 2,200 / local time: 00:29:09.9 2016-09-11

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

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006nlt#executive

Subject To Change

Depth: 135 km

Distances: 494 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 02:08:19.9 2016-09-11
62 km W of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea / pop: 18,900 / local time: 02:08:19.9 2016-09-11
59 km N of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea / pop: 1,100 / local time: 02:08:19.9 2016-09-11

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MAGNITUDE 5.7 LAKE VICTORIA REGION, TANZANIA, AFRICA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=529759

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 191 km SW of Kampala, Uganda / pop: 1,354,000 / local time: 15:27:28.6 2016-09-10
42 km NW of Bukoba, Tanzania, United Republic of / pop: 70,700 / local time: 15:27:28.6 2016-09-10
20 km NE of Nsunga, Tanzania, United Republic of / pop: 20,100 / local time: 15:27:28.6 2016-09-10

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