Published: March 18th, 2015 at 7:23 pm ET
Monday, March 30, 2015
M7.7 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 7.1 km; Vertical 5.5 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 134; Dmin = 75.7 km; Rmss = 0.99 seconds; Gp = 21°|
|Event ID||us 10001rvu|
M6.8 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 8.9 km; Vertical 1.8 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 124; Dmin = 515.0 km; Rmss = 1.40 seconds; Gp = 34°|
|Event ID||us 10001ryq|
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 2.3 Date-Time 30 Mar 2015 06:19:1030 Mar 2015 02:19:11 near epicenter30 Mar 2015 01:19:10 standard time in your timezone Location 33.336N 81.341W Depth 0 km Distances 6 km (4 mi) WSW of Blackville, South Carolina48 km (30 mi) WSW of Orangeburg, South Carolina78 km (48 mi) SSW of Columbia, South Carolina Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 2.0 km; Vertical 9.3 km Parameters Nph = 7; Dmin = 25.5 km; Rmss = 0.11 seconds; Gp = 242°
Version = 1 Event ID se 60073077
M6.8 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 9.0 km; Vertical 1.9 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 132; Dmin = 503.5 km; Rmss = 1.31 seconds; Gp = 39°|
|Event ID||us 10001ryu|
Saturday, March 28, 2015
M6.0 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.0 Date-Time 28 Mar 2015 16:36:5228 Mar 2015 13:36:53 near epicenter28 Mar 2015 11:36:52 standard time in your timezone Location 22.202S 68.657W Depth 109 km Distances 40 km (25 mi) NE of Calama, Chile159 km (99 mi) E of Tocopilla, Chile633 km (392 mi) S of La Paz, Bolivia Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.8 km; Vertical 5.6 km Parameters Nph = 53; Dmin = 52.7 km; Rmss = 1.16 seconds; Gp = 47°
Version = Event ID us 10001rig
Monday, March 23, 2015
St. Gennaro’s relic miraculously turned to liquid in Naples Cathedral. This usually only happens on the feast of the saint on 19 September. Sepe said St. Gennaro loves the Pope, the blood has already liquefied by half." But the whole relic eventually turned to liquid
M6.1 - TARAPACA, CHILE
Date-Time 23 Mar 2015 04:51:3723 Mar 2015 01:51:37 near epicenter22 Mar 2015 23:51:37 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.437S 69.364W Depth 128 km Distances 33 km (20 mi) SE of Putre, Chile105 km (65 mi) ESE of Tacna, Peru203 km (126 mi) SW of Patacamaya, Bolivia250 km (155 mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 3.2 km; Vertical 4.4 km Parameters Nph = 143; Dmin = 19.3 km; Rmss = 1.16 seconds; Gp = 62°
Version = Event ID us 10001ppx
Sunday, March 22, 2015
“Huge geomagnetic storm” hits Earth — “So intense it far overshadows anything this solar cycle” — Gov’t: “A great deal stronger than expected… eruptions combined into larger shock front” — WashPost: Severe CME “causing fluctuations on power grid” — Officials warn of “widespread voltage control problems”
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.0 Date-Time 21 Mar 2015 05:42:4521 Mar 2015 01:42:45 near epicenter 21 Mar 2015 00:42:45 standard time in your timezone Location 35.639N 84.681W Depth 19 km Distances 17 km (11 mi) ESE of Spring City, Tennessee Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.7 km; Vertical 0.9 km Parameters Nph = 13; Dmin = 17.3 km; Rmss = 0.05 seconds; Gp = 145°
Version = 3 Event ID se 60006008
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Aurora on Mars
Artist’s conception of MAVEN’s Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the “Christmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earth’s “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. Image Credit: University of Colorado
COLORADO (CBS SF) — NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Spacecraft (MAVEN) has observed some puzzling atmospheric phenomena above the red planet. One of them has been billions of years in the making.
Just five days before Christmas, MAVEN saw a bright auroral glow in Mars’ northern hemisphere. We see aurorae at the highest latitudes on Earth — the northern and southern lights — when energetic particles crash into our atmosphere and cause the gas to glow. However, Earth’s light show pales in comparison to the aurora on Mars.
“What’s especially surprising about the aurora we saw is how deep in the atmosphere it occurs – much deeper than at Earth or elsewhere on Mars,” said Arnaud Stiepen, IUVS team member at the University of Colorado. “The electrons producing it must be really energetic
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Date-Time 18 Mar 2015 18:27:2818 Mar 2015 13:27:28 near epicenter
18 Mar 2015 13:27:28 standard time in your timezone Location 36.097S 73.626W Depth 10 km Distances 82 km (51 mi) NNW of Talcahuano, Chile91 km (56 mi) NW of Penco, Chile96 km (60 mi) NNW of Concepcion, Chile Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.9 km; Vertical 1.7 km Parameters Nph = 109; Dmin = 99.1 km; Rmss = 1.85 seconds; Gp = 34°
Version = Event ID us 10001nj1
Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 259 Issue Time: 2015 Mar 18 1600 UTC
Valid From: 2015 Mar 18 1600 UTC Valid To: 2015 Mar 18 1900 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
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 to Washington state.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 93 Issue Time: 2015 Mar 17 2313 UTC
ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 Threshold Reached: 2015 Mar 17 2306 UTC
Synoptic Period UTC Active Warning: Yes NOAA Scale: G3 - Strong
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices. Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur. Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.
Brace for significant Geological and Atmospheric events for the next 7-10 days
Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 46
Issue Time: 2015 Mar 17 1216 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater expected Valid From: 2015 Mar 17 1215 UTC Valid To: 2015 Mar 17 1700 UTC
Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G3 or greater - Strong to Extreme
NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation Potential Impacts:
Area of impact primarily poleward of 50 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
Induced Currents - Power system voltage irregularities possible, false alarms may be triggered on some protection devices. Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites and orientation problems may occur. Navigation - Intermittent satellite navigation (GPS) problems, including loss-of-lock and increased range error may occur. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio may be intermittent. Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
M2.8 - VIRGINIA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 2.8
Date-Time 15 Mar 2015 07:02:3515 Mar 2015 03:02:35 near epicenter15 Mar 2015 02:02:35 standard time in your timezone
Location 37.950N 77.948W Depth 5 km Distances 9 km (6 mi) SSE of Louisa, Virginia44 km (27 mi) NW of Short Pump, Virginia61 km (38 mi) NW of Richmond, Virginia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 1.6 km; Vertical 1.8 km Parameters Nph = 15; Dmin = 6.6 km; Rmss = 0.60 seconds; Gp = 54°
Version = Event ID us 10001mht
For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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M2.2 - TENNESSEE-NORTH CAROLINA BORDER REGION Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 2.2 Date-Time 14 Mar 2015 01:49:1013 Mar 2015 21:49:11 near epicenter13 Mar 2015 20:49:10 standard time in your timezone Location 35.459N 83.273W Depth 5 km Distances 4 km (2 mi) ESE of Cherokee, North Carolina Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 1.1 km; Vertical 20.3 km Parameters Nph = 10; Dmin = 42.7 km; Rmss = 0.22 seconds; Gp = 94°
Version = 3 Event ID se 60005218
Red Cross says Tropical Cyclone Pam destroyed many homes
UNICEF tweets there are reports of devastation in Vanuatu's capital
Storm has made a direct hit on the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila
Relief workers reported "unbelievable destruction" after Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed the capital of Vanuatu, the Australian Red Cross said Saturday.
The Australian Red Cross said via Twitter that "humanitarian needs will be enormous. Many people have lost their homes. Shelter, food and water (are) urgent priorities" in Port Vila.
Meteorologists said the storm has weakened some, but it was still pounding the islands after hours of fierce winds and torrential rain.
"#CyclonePam still tearing through #Vanuatu. 'Much bigger than expected,' says our colleague in Port Vila. Initial reports of devastation," the Australian branch of UNICEF said on Twitter earlier.
Pam, one of the strongest storms seen in the South Pacific in years, earlier made a direct hit on the capital, raising fears of mass destruction.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF Serial Number: 252 Issue Time: 2015 Mar 10 0324 UTC
ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2015 Mar 10 0323
UTC NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity.
For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/d-region-absorption-predictions-d-rap.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
M6.0 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.0Date-Time7 Mar 2015 22:18:58 UTC8 Mar 2015 08:18:58 near epicenter7 Mar 2015 17:18:58standard time in your timezoneLocation6.550S 151.737EDepth23 kmDistances208 km (129 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea249 km (154 mi) SSW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea422 km (262 mi) W of Arawa, Papua New Guinea442 km (274 mi) NNE of Alotau, Papua New Guinea595 km (369 mi) ENE of Port Moresby, Papua New GuineaLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 7.0 km; Vertical 3.9 kmParametersNph = 114; Dmin = 265.1 km; Rmss = 0.89 seconds; Gp = 19°
Version =Event IDus c000twg0
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:Event Page or USGS
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 2.3
Date-Time5 Mar 2015 17:26:55 UTC5 Mar 2015 12:26:56 near epicenter
5 Mar 2015 12:26:55standard time in your time zone Location34.944N 83.817WDepth 0 kmDistances 5 km (3 mi) W of Hiawassee, Georgia
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 1.1 km; Vertical 3.7 kmParametersNph = 10; Dmin = 19.8 km; Rmss = 0.22 seconds; Gp = 160°
Version = 1Event IDse 60093416
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
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“Justice, Justice you shall pursue, that you may live and inherit the land which the Lord your God gives you.” (Deuteronomy 16:20)
Aerial view of the Temple Mount. (Photo: Wiki Commons)
In a historic ruling, a Jerusalem magistrate court has allowed for the first time ever Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount.
Until this ruling, police have prevented Jews from praying at the holiest site in the Jewish religion, bowing to the desires of the Islamic Waqf, which controls the Temple Mount complex. Jews, and often Christians, who visited the Temple Mount are forced to endure continual harassment at the hands of Muslims.
The ruling is a decisive victory in favor of Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a recent victim of Islamic terror. In 2011, Glick was banned for two years by Israeli police from ascending the mount after a Channel 10 broadcast showed him uttering a prayer at the holy site.
This week’s ruling, issued by court judge Malka Aviv, stated that the police ban was implemented “without appropriate consideration, was arbitrary, and only out of concern for the consequences of the broadcast.” She wrote in her brief that “police must make sure that Jews are allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.”
Aviv also awarded Glick compensation of NIS 500,000 for losses to his livelihood, as he leads tours on the Mount, as well as NIS 150,000 for damages. His legal costs which must be paid by the police.
Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/31715/israeli-judge-rules-people-faiths-must-allowed-pray-temple-mount-jerusalem/#oLZQ6MIjiOvA3HbS.99
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Product: Geophysical Alert Message wwv.txt :Issued: 2015 Mar 03 0600 UTC #
Prepared by the US Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Space Weather Prediction Center # #
Geophysical Alert Message # Solar-terrestrial indices for 02 March follow.
Solar flux 130 and estimated planetary A-index 28. The estimated planetary K-index at 0600 UTC on 03 March was 3. Space weather for the past 24 hours has been moderate. Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level occurred. Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level occurred.
No space weather storms are predicted for the next 24 hours.
ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5 Threshold Reached: 2015 Mar 03 0132 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/noaa-scales-explanation
Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/d-region-absorption-predictions-d-rap.
|Location Uncertainty||Horizontal: 6.9 km; Vertical 6.1 km|
|Parameters||Nph = 136; Dmin = 261.3 km; Rmss = 1.10 seconds; Gp = 58°|
|Event ID||us c000tumx|