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MAGNITUDE 5.2 GRENADA REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS #earthquake #Grenada #WindwardIslands


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Depth: 30 km

Distances: 75 km SE of Saint George’s, Grenada / pop: 7,500 / local time: 23:26:52.5 2020-04-06

66 km SE of Saint David’s, Grenada / pop: 1,400 / local time: 23:26:52.5 2020-04-06

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Huge ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid hurtling towards Earth

Huge ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid hurtling towards Earth
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A huge 1km-wide asteroid is hurtling towards Earth, prompting astronomers to label it “potentially hazardous”. But don’t pack for Mars just yet – the giant space rock, ‘2014 JO25’, is expected to pass by our planet safely.
 
According to NASA the encounter on April 19 will be the closest the asteroid comes to Earth in 400 years, and no projected future encounters will be as close for at least another 480 years.
 
However, another fly-by is expected in 2091 and the space rock also makes regular close approaches to Mercury and Venus.
 
An asteroid of this size won’t have as close an encounter with Earth for more than 10 years. “The next known flyby by an object with a comparable or larger diameter will occur when 800-meter-diameter asteroid ‘1999 AN10’ approaches within one lunar distance in August 2027,” NASA said.
 
The asteroid was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Survey in May 2014. Astronomers describe it as a “bright object” and believe it will be among the best targets for radar observations this year.
 
‘2014 JO25’ has been designated as a potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) by the Minor Planet Center. PHA’s are asteroids larger than 100 meters that can come closer to Earth than 7,495,839km (about 4,658,000 miles), which is equal to 19.5 ‘Lunar distances’.
 
Despite 2014 JO25’s designation as a PHA, projections predict it will pass by Earth at a safe distance of about 1.8 million km (4.57 lunar distances).
 
Two other big asteroids, ‘2003 BD44’ and ‘1999 CU3’, which are both nearly 2km wide, will also pass by our planet shortly, however they won’t come as close as 2014.
 
Astrowatch report 1,781 PHAs were detected on Sunday, however – happily – none of them is on a projected collision course with Earth.
Courtesy of rt.com

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:45, 21:15, 21:30, 21:45 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 20:45, 21:15, 21:30, 21:45 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 02:00, 22:45, 23:00, 23:15, 23:30 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 02:00, 22:45, 23:00, 23:15, 23:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth

Huge asteroid to narrowly miss Earth
The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster. Photo: AP
A massive asteroid, capable of wiping out an entire country, is on a near-collision route towards Earth.
 
The 1000-metre wide mammoth asteroid has sparked fears of an unprecedented disaster, as it travels at a speed of more than 36,000km/h.
 
Small meteorites pass by Earth regularly, but one of this size is an occurrence that only happens once in 5000 years.
 
The impact would reportedly trigger earthquakes, tsunamis and devastating changes in climate.
 
If the asteroid, called 2014-YB35, did collide with Earth, it would unleash an explosive force equivalent to more than 15,000 tonnes.
 
“Smaller scale events like Tunguska are absolutely a real risk, largely they are undiscovered and so we are unprepared,” Bill Napier, professor of astronomy at the University of Buckinghamshire, told the Daily Express.
 
“With something like YB35, we are looking at a scale of global destruction, something that would pose a risk to the continuation of the planet,” he continued.
 
If an asteroid this big was to hit Earth, it is possible that plumes and debris thrown into the atmosphere would change the climate and potentially make the planet uninhabitable.
 
“The real risk is from comets, which even if the Earth passes through the tail, can generate a massive plume of smoke with hugely significant consequences,” Napier said.
 
NASA has said they expect the YB35 to pass within about four million kilometres on Friday.
 
The rock was detected by the Catalina Sky Survey last year and has been closely watched this week.
 
Astronomers have named June 30 as Asteroid Day to highlight the dangers of potentially dangerous asteroids.
 
“It just takes one asteroid to completely destroy life, not just humanity, but all species,” said initiative co-founder Grigorij Richters told the Daily Express.
Courtesy of Yahoo News

Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare

An X1.3-class solar flare (far right) erupts from the surface of the sun on April 24, 2014 EDT  (April 25 GMT).

The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday (April 24), triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth.

The powerful flare peaked at 8:27 p.m. EDT Thursday (0027 April 25 GMT), and ranked as an X1.3-class solar storm, one of the strongest types of flares the sun can experience, according to a report from the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center. NASA’s sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory captured video of the intense solar flare in several difference wavelengths.

The solar flare erupted from an active sunspot region known as Region 2035 located on the far western side (or limb) of the sun as seen from Earth. Because of its position, the flare sparked a high-frequency radio blackout for about an hour on the daytime side of Earth, most likely over the Pacific Ocean and Eastern Pacific Rim, according to the SWPC update.

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Asteroids Cause 26 ‘Nuclear’ Blasts Since 2000

Scientists say they did not know the meteors would fall to Earth until the explosions they caused were picked up by detectors

This video grab from YouTube footage shows a meteor streaking across the sky in the Chelyabinsk region of central Russia.

Asteroids passing through Earth’s atmosphere caused 26 nuclear-scale explosions between 2000 and 2013, a report reveals.

Each caused a blast equivalent to that released by a nuclear warhead, but at least one was many times as powerful as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

The explosions were recorded by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation which operates a global network of sensors listening out for nuclear weapon detonations.

Most occurred too high in the atmosphere to cause any serious damage on the ground.

But the evidence is a reminder of how vulnerable the Earth is to the threat from space, scientists say.

None of the asteroids were detected or tracked in advance by any existing space or Earth-based observatory.

Former astronaut Ed Lu explained his fears as he revealed the new data at a press briefing at the Museum of Flight in the US city of Seattle.

He said: “While most large asteroids with the potential to destroy an entire country or continent have been detected, less than 10,000 of the more than a million dangerous asteroids with the potential to destroy an entire major metropolitan area have been found by all existing space or terrestrially-operated observatories.”

Dr Lu is co-founder and chief executive of the B612 Foundation, a research body dedicated to finding ways of protecting the Earth from dangerous asteroids.

The most dramatic asteroid blast in recent times occurred when an object exploded over Tunguska, Siberia, in 1908 with an energy yield equivalent to between 5,000 and 15,000 kilotons of TNT.

Hiroshima was equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT.

An area of remote forest covering 770 square miles was flattened by the blast.

In 2013, a 600 kiloton meteor explosion above the Russian town of Chelyabinsk caused extensive damage to property.

Asteroid impacts greater than 20 kilotons occurred in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 2009, the Southern Ocean in 2004, and the Mediterranean Sea in 2002.

Just two days ago, Russian media reported that another fireball had been caught on camera exploding over the city of Murmansk. 

In 2018, the B612 Foundation plans to launch the world’s first privately-funded deep space mission, Sentinel, which will use an infrared space telescope to identify threatening objects when they are still millions of miles away.

Scientists with the European Space Agency are also planning to launch a probe called Don Quijote which will test whether an asteroid or comet can be deflected.

Energy levels from the earth’s core has accelerated due to the unbalance of polarity. This energy is causing turbulence to the four corners of earth.

As everything is a form of energy, the accelerated energy from the earth’s core is interacting in such a robust way where plane incidents, animal mass deaths, adverse climate conditions etc are on the increase.