Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
M6.3 - VANUATU
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 7.6 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 414; Dmin = 886.6 km; Rmss = 0.83 seconds; Gp = 29°|
|Event ID||us b000n1ex|
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Guatemala - Volcano Eruption - 2014.03.02
014-03-02 19:02:11 - VOLCANO ERUPTION - GUATEMALA
A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area. The Pacaya volcano began spewing ash and lava after a powerful explosion on Saturday afternoon. New explosions were seen on Sunday, with ash clouds reaching a height or at least 4km (3 miles). Flights have been diverted from the area, some 50km (30 miles) south of the capital, Guatemala City. The Pacaya is one of three active volcanoes in the Central American nation. The other two are the Fuego and the Santa Maria.
"We are assessing with the National Disaster Management Centre (Conred) whether we will need to evacuate the 3,000 people who live in the villages of El Rodeo and Patrocinio," said the Pacaya National Park director, Humberto Morales. "Access to the areas around the volcano has been suspended," he told the Prensa Libre newspaper. The Guatemalan authorities have issued an amber alert, the third highest. It means people must remain alert and be prepared to leave the area at short notice.
M6.7 - RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 5.9 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 106; Dmin = 111.1 km; Rmss = 1.13 seconds; Gp = 48°|
Version = 1
|Event ID||us b000mzmn|
Ukraine is calling for Western help to protect its nuclear assets, and has called up all its military reservists "to preserve its territorial integrity" - after Putin won backing for armed intervention. All the latest news from Ukraine hereFor full coverage of yesterday's events, see here
• Ukraine asks for help to protect its nuclear assets
• Country calls up its military reservists
• William Hague is on his way to Kiev
• Barack Obama spoke to Vladimir Putin for 90 mins on Saturday
• Ukraine crisis: 'World stands on brink of conflict,' warns Poland
M6.4 - NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 5.1 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 131; Dmin = 147.2 km; Rmss = 1.21 seconds; Gp = 41°|
|Event ID||us b000mzef|
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Most likely a ‘worst-case scenario’ at WIPP — NPR: ‘Huge chunk’ of salt believed to have crushed drums of radioactive waste — ABC: “Investigators now admit problem is serious” — NYT: Plutonium, americium can bombard organs “for rest of person’s lifetime” (VIDEO)
Massive die-off of oysters and scallops in Pacific Northwest: “Millions of shellfish dying” — Never seen anything like it — “By July mortality hit 95 to 100 per cent” — “Deformed shells, smaller in size” — “Cause is unknown, but ocean acidification is main suspect” (AUDIO)
- Fox Host: I wasn’t aware sickness among Navy sailors was so widespread after Fukushima; Experts say dangerous radioactive releases to air and ocean — Tepco didn’t give U.S. radiation data for 3 to 4 days (VIDEOS) December 20, 2013
- TV: Navy officer now confined to wheelchair after Fukushima radiation exposure — Doctors can’t explain “puzzling” ailments, leg muscles just gave up — Wife was in shock: “We don’t know how much time we have left together” (VIDEO) January 12, 2014
- New Analysis: Radiation levels “much greater” than anything expected from Fukushima says Navy expert — 2,500 pCi/m³ of particulate detected; Would be several times higher if gases included — CNN: Do the experts know everything that went on at Fukushima? (VIDEO) February 20, 2014
- TV: Many U.S. sailors are suffering serious symptoms of radiation sickness after being contaminated during Fukushima nuclear disaster — USS Ronald Reagan was as close as a mile away as reactors melted down (VIDEO) August 15, 2013
- Number of sick U.S. military first responders doubles — Around 250 victims of Fukushima radiation exposure contact attorney — Congress: Reports are ‘disconcerting’ (VIDEO)January 28, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
White House spokesman Jay Carney said reports of Russian intervention in the southern Ukrainian region of Crimea are of "deep concern" to the United States, and he reiterated comments made by other U.S. officials that intervention in Ukraine would be a "grave mistake."
Carney said Washington is seeking clarification of reports of Russian intervention in Crimea, where pro-Russian gunmen seized government buildings Thursday.
On Friday, Ukraine's interim interior minister Arsen Avakov said Russian forces took control of Crimea's two main airports. He said armed Russian troops were blocking the Belbek airport in Sevastopol, where Russia has a naval base.
A VOA correspondent who flew into Crimea's Simferopol Airport on Friday saw gunmen wearing camouflage and carrying automatic weapons at the airport.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday that President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine in telephone conversations with British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council Chairman Herman Van Rompuy.
WORLD WAR III DANGER: Western Powers Back Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine
China and Japan on the Edge of War?
Defying China, U.S. bombers fly into East China Sea zone
World should 'de-Americanise', says China
Pastor and author Rick Warren partnered with LifeWay Christian Resources to release a Bible study related to the Son of God movie from 20th Century Fox, which hits theaters Feb. 28.The small-group curriculum resource by Warren, Son of God: The Life of Jesus in You, is a companion piece to the movie produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.The six-session study features video clips from the movie and videos from Warren explaining Jesus’ teachings and their impact on people’s lives. Topics include baptism, temptation, suffering, death, resurrection and ministry. (source)
- RICK WARREN AND TEACHINGS OF DEMONS
- SOUTHERN BAPTISTS ASSIST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH TO INFILTRATE EVANGELICALISM
- RICK WARREN AND HIS BROTHER, “HIS EMINENCE” TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK
National Catholic ReporterBishop Kevin Vann and Rick Warren collaborate on mental health conference
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The World Bank is putting off a $90 million loan for Uganda because of its new anti-gay law.
The money is earmarked for Uganda's health care system.
World Bank spokesman David Theis says officials want a further review on whether the new law would hurt the objectives of the loan.
Denmark and Norway have already said they are cutting millions of dollars in aid to the Ugandan government. Sweden is threatening to do the same.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the new law Monday. It bans the so-called promotion of homosexuality. Those who engage in gay sex could face life in prison.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry likens the law to Nazi Germany and South African apartheid.
Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 242 Issue Time: 2014 Feb 27 2257 UTC EXTENDED
WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected Extension to Serial Number: 241 Valid From: 2014 Feb 27 1959 UTC Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 28 0100 UTC
Warning Condition: Persistence NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur.
High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible.
Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin
Space Weather Message Code: WARSUD Serial Number: 149 Issue Time: 2014 Feb 27 1625 UTC
Earthquake Rumbles Alaska at 6.1 Magnitude
Mount Merapi Erupts In Indonesia
Midwest and East Await Long-Duration, Disruptive Snow
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
M6.1 - FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.2 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 130; Dmin = 214.2 km; Rmss = 0.78 seconds; Gp = 43°|
Version = 1
|Event ID||us c000myqq|
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
PPP PRe2014-02-26 01:42:50 (M4.8) GREECE 40.2 21.6 (58c6d)
Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0 Serial Number: 74 Issue Time: 2014 Feb 26 0111 UTC EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected Extension to Serial Number: 73 Valid From: 2014 Feb 25 1315 UTC Now Valid Until: 2014 Feb 26 2030 UTC