Archive | October 1, 2016


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2781 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 15:07:53.2 2016-10-01
242 km SE of Akutan, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 14:07:53.2 2016-10-01

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30 sea lions and dolphins and 1 whale found dead on a beach in Chiclayo, Peru

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The whale is in a complete state of decomposition. | Source: RPP/Rosary crowned
An approximately one ton whale was found dead on the shores of the lagoons, in the province of Chiclayo ( Lambayeque region Beach).
The cetacean and about 10 meters long, is in a State of decomposition and would have stranded three weeks ago, according to said fishermen.
However, until the time, officials of the Institute of the sea of the Peru (Imarpe), municipality local or Government Regional of Lambayeque, not is have made present to carry out the inquiry respective and proceed to the burial of the whale.
They are sea lions and dolphins. After a journey that made RPP news, among the Wolves of Puerto Eten Beach and lagoons, was found about 30 sea lions and dolphins and several frescoes in a State of decomposition.
The fishermen of the area, have urged officials of the Peru Sea Institute (Imarpe) pronounce on these facts.
Se encontró unos 30 lobos marinos y delfines, varios frescos y otros en estado de descomposición.
Found some 30 sea lions and dolphins and several frescoes in a State of decomposition. | Source: RPP/Rosary crowned
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Severe Hailstorm Hits Kirishskiy, Russia

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Freak Hailstorm Strikes Margate, Kent, UK

A cluster of ice sat on the beach as the sun came out. Picture: @jojc_
Margate’s beach was not only filled with sand today as a freak hailstorm hit the east Kent area, covering it with ice. 
It happened just after midday, with weather forecasters tweeting a picture of the remains scattered across the beach that only weeks ago was bustling with sunbathers. 
Facebookers were quick to share the news, with one person posting just an hour later that the sun had appeared.
Margate business Fox and Spindle also tweeted a picture of the ice that was strewn across the seafront. 
The King Street shop said: “Yep that’s ice from the hail. Margate you unpredictable beast!”
The people of Kent had been pre-warned that showers and thunderstorms were expected this soggy Saturday. 
The Met Office said rain will often be heavy, with a risk of hail, lightning and gusty winds – causing potentially difficult driving conditions and flooding.
Four teenage girls sheltering from the rain outside Store Twenty One in Sheerness ended up dancing in the street to the music of DJ Barry Goodsell. He had been entertaining shoppers when the heavens opened on Saturday afternoon.
In Folkestone and Ashford the weather has been drizzly, with some sunny spells between the rain. 
Showers are set to become less heavy towards evening before clearing after dusk.
Tomorrow is expected to be dry and bright, with sunny spells and highs of 16c.
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Lightning Strikes Kill 6 Women in Rajasthan, India

Six women were killed and five others injured after being struck by lightning in four separate incidents in Baran district of Rajasthan. All the women were daily labourers and were working in the fields when lightning struck them. Local MLA Praptap Singh Singhvi said relief amount from the CM Relief fund will be given to the family members of the deceased.
Five women labourers, Chandabai, Seema, Manbhar, Santosh and Balchandibai, were killed after they were struck by lightning while working in the fields at three different places in Balapura, Harnavdashashaji and Deegod-Jagir area, ASI of Harnavdashahaji Police Station, Mohanchand, said. Five other women, Badambai, Chamoli, Sunita, Mangibai and Kailashbai, also working in the fields, sustained severe burn injuries, he said, adding they were rushed to the government hospital in Aklera where they are undergoing treatment.
The bodies of the deceased have been handed over to the family members after postmortem, he said. The deceased and injured women were mostly from Raiger and Bheel community, he said. In a separate incident, a woman was killed after a lightning bolt hit her while working in the field in Kakarwa village.
The dead body was handed over to the family members after postmortem, SHO Chhabra PS, Vijay Shankar Sharma.
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Powerful Lightning Storms Knock Out Power To Entire Australian State

The government had planned to cut funding to its renewable energy agency by a A$1.3 billion, in an effort to plug a major budget shortfall, but was forced to reduce the cut to A$500 million in September to gain parliamentary support.
The Age reports that the “mass blackout” started around 3:30PM local time. “What it did is it ripped out about 22 – probably even more – high voltage pylons”, says State Premier Jay Weatherill.
Synoptic maps show the incredible ring-like low pressure system that has smashed the southern and eastern parts of Australia since Wednesday, pushing unprecedented winds up into South Australia and across to NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
It pointed to the fact that while the renewable energy target had encouraged the development of wind and solar generation, it had the potential to undermine supply security at a reasonable price, because it forced the closure of inefficient power stations without encouraging the construction of the necessary new generation supply sources.
However heavy industries, such as minerals giant BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine and Arrium’s Whyalla steelworks which Weatherill said drew “very substantial amounts of power”, faced a longer wait.
Ports were closed, while train and tram services were also suspended.
Much of the network around Adelaide is on line and operating normally, with power companies re-starting power generators from mid-evening Wednesday, after being forced to shut down earlier in the day.
Scenes from the storm were predictably nutballs.
“There’s an increased level of risk that we really haven’t seen before anywhere in the world, so it doesn’t mean we’ll have more blackouts, hopefully if we’re smart we can sort out solutions so power supply can be the same as usual, but it’s an increased risk”.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has turned on state Labor governments over their renewable energy targets as federal politicians blame South Australia’s wind farms as well as extraordinary “cyclonic” weather for the state’s catastrophic power blackout.
The storm prompted gusts of wind up to 87 km per hour (54 mph) and hailstones which rained down in parts of the state.
There were no implications for other states from the extensive blackout in South Australia, the energy market operator said.
The state was also hammered by an estimated 80,000 lightning strikes, hail and rain.
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Severe Thunderstorm Lashes Central Otago, New Zealand

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What was described as “a colossal electrical storm” hit the Millers Flat, Ettrick and Roxburgh  areas  last night, causing flooding and closing the state highway.
The Central Otago storm was accompanied by torrential rain and multiple lightning strikes, sparking calls for help to the  police and fire brigades.
Fire units from  Millers Flat and Roxburgh responded after the storm hit about 6pm. Power to some homes was understood to have been cut.
Police said there had been calls from the public about  flooding on State Highway 8 near Ettrick. Members of the public told  police a long  stretch – perhaps  2km to 3km – was flooded.
The New Zealand Transport Agency said this morning the road was open between Roxburgh and Ettrick with speed restrictions in place. Drivers were advised to take extra care.
Millers Flat Tavern owner Mark McConway said there was “massive thunder and a massive downpour” of water from the hills behind the tavern.
“Water just came out of nowhere and went right through the basement of the pub and flooded the car park.”
Despite the flood there was no damage to the building. “We’re right because the building’s high enough off the ground.”
Just before 9pm the fire brigade was still pumping water from his basement.
“We’ve been here six years and I’ve never seen it like this,” Mr McConway said.
Millers Flat Holiday Park owner Marise May said the storm was dramatic.
“It was really loud thunder and lightning which was pretty close to us, and very heavy rain over a period of about 30 minutes.”
“There was plenty of water everywhere”, though there was no damage at the park.
Lower areas at the holiday park had surface flooding, but no campers were in that area.
“It was pretty spectacular all right. It was one of the biggest thunderstorms I’ve seen.”
MetService forecaster Sarah Garlick said there were about 50 lightning strikes in Central Otago between 4pm and 6pm.
It recorded 20mm of rain at Millers Flat, Ms Garlick said.
The MetService had predicted a moderate chance of thunderstorms for the area.
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Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 308 km S of Paris, France / pop: 2,139,000 / local time: 19:56:33.6 2016-10-01
41 km NW of Clermont-Ferrand, France / pop: 139,000 / local time: 19:56:33.6 2016-10-01
5 km S of Youx, France / pop: 1,100 / local time: 19:56:33.6 2016-10-01

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