Archive | October 2, 2016

Video of Hurricane Matthew as it Approaches Jamaica

Hurricane Matthew has strengthened slightly and resumed its NW motion towards Jamaica

Hurricane Alert
Jamaican Met Office: On the forecast track, the centre of Matthew will approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti on Monday
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 55 km (35 miles) from the centre and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 335 km (205 miles).
Courtesy of jamaicaobserver.com

LANDSLIDE STRIKES St CATHERINE, JAMAICA

Landslide Danger Alert
A landslide in the Mount Industry district of Glengoffe, St Catherine, which has resulted in the roadway being partially blocked
Courtesy of jamaicaobserver.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 5

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels

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MAGNITUDE 2.2 SWITZERLAND

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=534762

Subject To Change

Depth: 8 km

Distances: 77 km S of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 122,000 / local time: 22:20:32.6 2016-10-02
5 km NE of Sion, Switzerland / pop: 28,100 / local time: 22:20:32.6 2016-10-02
1 km E of Grimisuat, Switzerland / pop: 2,400 / local time: 22:20:32.6 2016-10-02

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MAGNITUDE 4.2 MONTENEGRO

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10006ujn#executive

Subject To Change

Depth: 17 km

Distances: 9 km NW of Podgorica, Montenegro / pop: 137,000 / local time: 21:41:19.0 2016-10-02
1 km S of Spuž, Montenegro / pop: 1,300 / local time: 21:41:19.0 2016-10-02

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MAGNITUDE 2.9 PUGET SOUND REGION, WASHINGTON, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=534751

Subject To Change

Depth: 24 km

Distances: 216 km SE of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,838,000 / local time: 11:09:20.2 2016-10-02
86 km NE of Olympia, United States / pop: 46,500 / local time: 11:09:20.2 2016-10-02
32 km SE of Seattle, United States / pop: 609,000 / local time: 11:09:20.2 2016-10-02
3 km E of Mirrormont, United States / pop: 3,700 / local time: 11:09:20.2 2016-10-02

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

**VERY URGENT**
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  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:00, 20:15 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

Hurricane Matthew regains some strength

Hurricane Matthew is strongest hurricane in Atlantic since Felix in 2007
HURRICANE MATTHEW, National Hurricane Center 2 p.m. update
Category 4
Location: 14.3°N, 74.6°W
Moving: NW at 5 mph
Minimum Pressure: 945 mb
Maximum Sustained Winds: 145 mph
About 335 miles SSW of Port au Prince, Haiti, and about 295 miles SSE of Kingston, Jamaica
At 2 p.m., the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 14.3 North, longitude 74.6 West. Matthew is moving toward the northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h). A turn toward the north is expected tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane into Tuesday.
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km).
 
The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 945 mb (27.91 inches).
Courtesy of wbaltv.com

One dead in plane crash at Hardwick airfield in Norfolk, UK

Plane Crash Alert
One person has died after a light aircraft crashed in Norfolk.
 
A second person was also flown by air ambulance to hospital following the crash at Hardwick airfield.
 
The plane came down on Sunday afternoon, about 30 miles south of Norwich.
 
Charles Christian, who lives near the airfield, said he thought the aircraft involved was a vintage Mustang.
 
“It was flying in and coming into land quite normally and flew right over my head,” he said.
 
“It flew on toward the runway, which is about a quarter of a mile away, and disappeared behind the trees to land.
 
“Normally when that plane lands they cut off the engine so you sort of hear it backfiring, a spluttering noise, and then it grinds to a halt.
 
“It was noticeable that this time there was the spluttering noise and then it stopped very quietly and then a few seconds later there was another bang, which I am guessing was the explosion.”
 
A spokeswoman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a report at 3.36pm that a light aircraft of some sort had just crashed.
 
“When the first appliance arrived it was confirmed that it was on fire and unfortunately we have had it confirmed that there was one deceased and one airlifted to hospital.
 
“As far as we are aware it was two people on board and we believe it was a two-seater plane.”
 
The East of England Ambulance Service sent an emergency response vehicle and an air ambulance to the scene.
 
A spokesman said: “There were two patients but sadly one of the patients was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
“The other patient has been airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care in a serious condition. Our thoughts are with the family and friends involved at this sad time.”
 
The airfield is believed to belong to a farmer who owns several vintage aircraft.
Courtesy of Sky News