Archive | December 23, 2016

MAGNITUDE 5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=554766

Subject To Change

Depth: 60 km

Distances: 731 km NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,300 / local time: 09:32:24.2 2016-12-24
318 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 08:32:24.2 2016-12-24
180 km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea / pop: 3,000 / local time: 08:32:24.2 2016-12-24

 Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 5.0 MOLUCCA SEA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=554730

Subject To Change

Depth: 80 km

Distances: 789 km NE of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,322,000 / local time: 03:15:39.2 2016-12-24
186 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 145,000 / local time: 03:15:39.2 2016-12-24
172 km S of Tondano, Indonesia / pop: 33,400 / local time: 03:15:39.2 2016-12-24

 Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 5.1 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=554711

Subject To Change

Depth: 40 km

Distances: 184 km SE of Sendai-shi, Japan / pop: 1,038,000 / local time: 02:25:04.7 2016-12-24
134 km NE of Mito-shi, Japan / pop: 247,000 / local time: 02:25:04.7 2016-12-24
89 km E of Iwaki, Japan / pop: 358,000 / local time: 02:25:04.7 2016-12-24

 Global viewRegional view

MAGNITUDE 5.0 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=554696

Subject To Change

Depth: 80 km

Distances: 325 km N of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 00:09:37.1 2016-12-24
270 km E of Cebu City, Philippines / pop: 799,000 / local time: 00:09:37.1 2016-12-24
30 km NE of Union, Philippines / pop: 2,400 / local time: 00:09:37.1 2016-12-24

 Global viewRegional view

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 18:15, 18:30 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
magnetogram-23-12-16-20-09-hrs-utc
MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 18:15, 18:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

Massive die off of fish in a lake in Xiamen, China

The staff is salvaging dead fish
Recently, pine and cypress lake floating a large number of dead fish, it is learned that due to rupture of water pipes, running water can not enter the pine and cypress lake, leading to a large number of fish died. 16 dead fish salvaged every day, each boat can hold 3000 pounds. Has been a continuous salvage three days before salvaging half of the dead fish.
 
Far from drifting bursts of fishy smell, Minnan Network reporter yesterday afternoon to the pine and cypress lake, a lot of people walking in the lake, the stench of taste for the lake, we seem accustomed to. The lake has a lot of cement cast into the well, the manhole says “sewage”, floating in the lake a few dead fish.
 
In the pine and cypress lake living for many years XieApo said, pine and cypress lake in everything, near the residents of the living drainage to the row here. Usually do not have so many dead fish, this time because the water pipe aging rupture, seawater can not come, the lake oxygen, leading to a large number of fish in the lake death.
 
Songbo Lake pier in the park a few fishing boats, uncle on board the ship when the workers. He told Minnan network reporter, he is sent over Lake Management Office, today is the third day of the lake fishing salvage dead fish, from 7 am every day salvage, 5 pm end, the middle of an hour of rest. 4 boats a day out with fishing, each boat back and forth 4 times, that is, fishing 16 dead fish per day, each boat filled with up to 3,000 pounds. “Until now, only half of the dead fish salvaged, the downstream lake is also floating a large number of dead fish.
 
It is understood that the lower reaches of the pine and cypress lake is connected to the lake, some locals also known as Lake Songbai Lake.
 
Pier side of the open space to build a hut, Minnan net reporter approached the hut, the smell of stench can not let people close, the staff said the following deep cabin, buried a lot of dead fish. Tiled wooden side of a piece of plastic, dead fish covered with plastic, the pressure was tightly. The staff opened the plastic film, the reporter saw the white flower of dead fish, fishy attracted a lot of flies. “The fish are sprinkled with salt, or will Health maggots. Light scattered salt there are dozens of boxes, each box has 50 packets of salt.
 
“The fish is very smelly, no one is willing to take away, and now the boss is still please the driver to transport.” The fish workers pointed to the side of the lake, said: “Dead fish too much, Only temporarily loaded with sacks. ” I saw a lot of yellow, white sacks in the fence around the floating, approaching with the naked eye can see a white sack of a large and small dead fish. “These are the salvage of the afternoon … …”
 
“Salvage work to the present, the dead fish on the lake was salvaged in half, and some fish also sink in the lake did not float up, but also continue to fishing,” the staff said.
Courtesy of news.sina.com.cn

Thousands of dead crayfish found floating down a river in Putaruru, New Zealand

A man has witnessed "thousands" of dead and dying koura floating down a stream in Putaruru.
Photo By Waikato Times
A man out for a leisurely fish this afternoon was “shocked” after seeing thousands of dead koura floating past him.
 
Erin Hampson-Tindale headed down to Oraka Stream in Putaruru for a bit of fishing only to find what he described as “thousands” of freshwater crayfish of all sizes and ages floating past him.
 
“I have spent over an hour here now and there has been a constant flow of them. It’s shocking, there are literally thousands and thousands stumbling past,” he said.
 
“They are semi-alive but obviously a whole colony has been wiped out by something because there are even really tiny ones.”
 
He said he had no idea what was causing the koura to slowly die as there were no obvious signs of contamination.
 
“The water is not as clear as it can be but it could just be from the rain we had yesterday, other than that it really looks fine,” he said.
 
“It’s hard to say what has caused this but I know koura are sensitive when it comes to contamination.”
 
He said he had contacted the Department of Conservation (DOC), the Waikato Regional Council, and had taken samples so they could be tested.
 
“It is a very depressing situation because not many streams would have this amount of koura. This is not something we can wake up tomorrow and forget about, it needs to be monitored,” he said.
 
“They are also the main food source for trout and they are going to gorge on them. There are no trout floating by yet but I would not be surprised if they start to.”
 
Waikato Regional Council senior communications advisor Stephen Ward said the council had been made aware of the situation and was investigating.
 
“They have got couple of guys checking it out at the moment and they will be taking water samples but that is all the information we have at this stage,” he said.
 
Courtesy of stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of dead fish wash up on a beach in Phuket, Thailand

Fish Kill Alert
Hundreds of dead fish found washed ashore Patong Beach yesterday is no cause for alarm say local officials, and not the result of toxic shock brought on by wastewater pumped into the bay.
 
The alarm was raised after people reported hundreds of small fish – all dead – along a one-kilometre stretch at the southern end of of Patong Beach at about 5pm to 6pm yesterday (Dec 19).
 
“The dead fish came from the fishermen who operate out of Klong Pakbang at the southern end of Patong,” Patong Mayor Chalermluck Kebsup told The Phuket News today (Dec 20).
 
“The fishing community there use beach seines at the south end of Patong Beach. I checked with them and they explained that the small fish were discarded after the fishermen discovered they had caught bigger fish in the nets,” she explained.
 
“I will remind them that their actions affect people’s impressions of Patong, and that although they have legal permits to use nets to fish there, they must be responsible and take care of our environment,” Mayor Chalermluck noted.
 
“This was not the result of wastewater. If it were, I must see the initial report about it so I can fix problem the quickly.
 
Mayor Chalermluck pointed out that her office is keeping an eye on pollutants flowing from the canal into Patong Bay.
 
“I can show last month’s water test results to The Phuket News tomorrow (Dec 21),” she said.
 
Pornsri Suthanaruk, Chief of the “Regional Environment Office 15”, based in Phuket, confirmed that her office had investigated the report, and would not take any further action.
 
“My officers explained to me that this incident resulted from fishing practices used at Patong Beach, not from polluted water,” she told The Phuket News today.
 
Ms Pornsri noted that her office has long been aware of beach seines used at Patong.
 
“In this case, it is not necessary yet to conduct water-quality tests, which are costly, and Patong Municipality’s wastewater-treatment plant is good enough,” she said.
Courtesy of thephuketnews.com

Tens of thousands of dead fish wash up again in Cornwall, UK

Fish Kill Alert
More dead fish have washed up in Cornwall – on a different beach.
 
At the beginning of December, Pirate FM told you about thousands littering the shore at Pentewan.
 
Now more have beached at Marazion – and were discovered by a dog walker on Saturday.
 
David Hughes spotted them at low tide and strangely, revealed seagulls and his dog did not seem to want to go near them.
 
David said: “Just got back from a walk on the beach at Marazion, Cornwall and noticed thousands of fish which I believe to be Mackerel washed up on the beach at low tide.
 
“Interestingly, the seagulls were not interested in these fish even though they looked very fresh and our boxer dog did not even try to eat them?
 
“Would be interested if you hear of any reason this may have happened”.
 
Edward Bol spotted thousands of what he thought were herring at Pentewan, earlier this month.
 
The sound engineer from Mevagissey was among a string of baffled locals who posted photos.
 
He tweeted the Marine Conservation Society and Surfers Against Sewage to try to work out how this many fish washed up in one place.
 
And London Centrical posted: “Sad scene on #Pentewan beach in #Cornwall. Thousands of dead fish washed up. Any ideas why?”
 
It is not the first time marine life, including small fish, have beached at Pentewan.
 
In November 2014, a juvenile Minke whale was found washed up on the same stretch of sand.
 
Also in 2014, hundreds of small, dead whitebait were found washed up at Mullion on the Lizard.
 
At the time, there had been similar incidents reports along the south coast, as far as Dorset.
 
Then, experts thought they could have been killed by the storms or driven close to the shore by predators.
 
Another theory was that fresh water from a nearby river caused their death.
 
Experts have said that bad weather could be the reason why thousands of dead fish, thought to be mackerel or herring, washed up.
 
An expert from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth believes the fish washed up on Pentewan Beach alive and did not die at sea.
 
Curator James Wright told Cornwall Live: “It’s hard to say exactly why these fish have died but from the photos I have seen they look very fresh and only recently dead.
 
“This would lead me to believe they washed up alive and didn’t die at sea and they all get washed up together. It could be as simple as the fish were in a shoal in shallow water and got caught out by the rough weather to mean they ended up on the beach”.
 
The mystery at Marazion remains!
 
Lots of people have commented on Pirate FM’s Facebook page as to what might have caused it.
 
Charlie posted: “I reckon a trawler has picked to many up and had to dump them”.
 
Steve wrote: “How many times has this got to happen… and the commercial fishing fleet still harp on about fishing sustainable?”
 
James replied: “I Can understand where you are coming from but please don’t tar all ‘commercial fishing’ with the same brush. Most fisheries have taken massive steps to become more responsible in recent years especially inshore fishermen”.
 
George said: “The fish on the beach are caused by Cornish ring netters’ who are not allowed to land mackerel they ring. Them close to sure wind them up in a tight bunch where they suffocate when they realise its mackerel or a mixed catch they let them go where a proportion of them wash up on the beach”. 
 
Tal posted: “Sure I’ve seen on wildlife docs sardine herring type fish spawning in shallow water, tide line at night. Salmon around this time are travelling up our rivers to spawn and die on mass.lots of fish species seem to behave similar to ensure next generation; aren’t stocks of these species increasing?”.
Courtesy of piratefm.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 5.0 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=554687

Subject To Change

Depth: 50 km

Distances: 805 km NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / pop: 284,000 / local time: 00:28:34.3 2016-12-24
163 km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea / pop: 26,300 / local time: 00:28:34.3 2016-12-24

 Global viewRegional view