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Comment by Yamkin on April 28, 2012 at 8:23am

Nyamuragira Volcano (DR Congo): New Lava Lake Forming In Summit Crater

Nyamuragira volcano in the DR Congo might be forming a new lava lake in its summit caldera. 


The volcano's last eruption from the Kimanura fissure NE of the summit caldera seems to have ended by now. Until early to mid March, a lava lake was observed in the eastern vent and a strong heat source could be detected on satellite imagery, but has now disappeared. 


Seismic explosion signals from a source under the summit were noted on 24 February from the summit crater and overflights showed increased degassing from the central pit, which contained a lava lake until 1940. This activity increased in April and a strong SO2 odor from this area suggests the presence of near-surface magma. Scientists and the park rangers are speculating about the possibility that a new lava lake in the summit crater might be about to form.

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/8322/Nyamuragira-volcano-...

Comment by Yamkin on April 28, 2012 at 8:14am

Jellyfish-Like Organisms Shut Down California Power Plant

The workers of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant received a very slimy surprise this week when they discovered hoards of jellyfish-like creatures clinging to the structure, leading to the shutdown of the plant.

The organisms, called salp, are small sea creatures with a consistency  similar to jellyfish.

The influx of salp was discovered as part of the plant’s routine monitoring system, according to Tom Cuddy, the senior manager of external and nuclear communications for the plant’s operator, Pacific Gas & Electric.

“We then made the conservative decision to ramp down the affected unit to 20 percent and continued to monitor the situation,” Cuddy said. “When the problem continued, we made another conservative decision that it would be safest to curtail the power of the unit.”

The salp were clogging the traveling screens in the intake structure, which are meant to keep marine life out and to keep the unit cool.

“Safety is the highest priority,” Cuddy said. “We will not restart the unit until the salp moves on and conditions improve. No priority is more important than the safe operation of our facility.”

The plant consists of two units. Unit 1 was shut down previously because of refueling and maintenance work and will not be functional for several weeks. Now that Unit 2 has been shut down because of the influx of salp, the plant has ceased all production.

Even with the Diablo Canyon plant out of commission, PG&E has pledged to continue production using other sources of power so that customers are unaffected by the closure.

“We’ve had salp cling to the intake structure before, but nothing to this extent,” Cuddy said.

The plant’s strategy? Simply wait until the salp move on and resume production once the filters are clear.

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/04/jellyfish-like-organ...

Comment by Yamkin on April 28, 2012 at 7:48am

Magnitude 6.7 - TONGA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0009e3...

Subject to change

Depth: 129.4 km (80.4 miles)

Distances: 78 km (48 miles) W of Neiafu, Tonga
                 280 km (173 miles) N of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga
                 315 km (195 miles) SSW of Hihifo, Tonga
                 2266 km (1408 miles) NNE of Auckland, New Zealand


NO TSUNAMI WARNING  http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

10-degree map showing recent earthquakes

Comment by Rosemary S on April 27, 2012 at 10:13pm

There is a light swarm of earthquakes occurring offshore of Vancouver Island. The largest event was a magnitude 4.7 earthquake on Apr 22 and five other earthquakes in the magnitude 4 range on Apr 27.

Comment by tracy arnold on April 27, 2012 at 10:08pm

HeY YAMKIN THAT ALIGNMENT U ARE SHOWING HAPPENS MAY 20,2012,ALONG WITH ALOT OF OTHER THINGS SUCH AS NATO,G8 MEETING,BILDERBURGE MEETING,RUSSIANS HOLDING DRILL,ETCS.16 DAYS LATER THE VENUS TRANSIT.

Comment by Yamkin on April 27, 2012 at 8:16pm

VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION Magnitude 4.0 Depth 5 km

OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Magnitude 4.1 Depth 5 km

NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA Magnitude 4.2 Depth 1 km

TAIWAN Magnitude 4.2 Depth 6 km

SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA Magnitude 4.2 Depth 10 km

KURIL ISLANDS Magnitude 4.2 Depth 157 km

NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG. Magnitude 4.3 Depth 123 km

VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION Magnitude 4.4 Depth 10 km

TAIWAN Magnitude 4.4 Depth 42 km

LUZON, PHILIPPINES Magnitude 4.5 Depth 42 km

HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN Magnitude 4.5 Depth 219 km

OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 4.6 Depth 30 km

TAJIKISTAN Magnitude 4.6 Depth 49 km

MAULE, CHILE Magnitude 4.6 Depth 51 km

PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION Magnitude 4.6 Depth 80 km

LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE Magnitude 4.7 Depth 50 km

VANUATU Magnitude 4.7 Depth 60 km

NORTH INDIAN OCEAN Magnitude 4.9 Depth 10 km

NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. Magnitude 4.9 Depth 58 km

OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN Magnitude 5.0 Depth 27 km

SULAWESI, INDONESIA Magnitude 5.1 Depth 50 km

Comment by Yamkin on April 27, 2012 at 6:24pm

Experts Warn Of Solar Storm’s Impact

Astronomical experts have expressed their fears of a predicted solar storm’s negative impact on telecommunications, technology, electricity and aviation.  There are real fears of a super solar storm that may hit the Earth between 2012 and 2013.

The Astronomical Society in Jeddah confirmed a super solar storm will hit the Earth at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. The greatest impact of this storm will be on the communications sector.

"It is expected at the beginning of the new solar circle, which represents an increase in sunspots on the sun's surface. The sunspots usually have tremendous activity resulting from the interactions of sunspots with each other. These interactions generate a solar explosion that releases a massive storm into space. The storm will be earth-bound and will hit the earth's magnetic field. It generates either the phenomenon of 'Aurora Borealis' or the so-called 'North damage.' This phenomenon can penetrate the radio waves. However, it all depends on the force of the solar explosion," Majed Abu Zahra, president of The Astronomical Society in Jeddah, told Arab News.

"The consequences of this storm will affect the telecommunications, technical and electricity sectors. In March 1989, when the sun was at the top of its activity it launched streams of massive X-ray, and ultraviolet radiation reached the upper layer of the earth's atmosphere with charged positive protons and negative electrons that led to heating of the upper layer and expanding it into the external space, affecting satellites moving in low orbits," said Abu Zahra.

"The phenomenon of ‘Aurora Borealis’ can result in a temporary interruption of the wireless communication (radio waves). However, this phenomenon has no direct effect on the human life as the Earth is surrounded by the atmosphere and magnetic fields, but the real danger is to astronauts outside the Earth's atmosphere if they do not take the necessary safety precautions," added Abu Zahra.

The society’s website is updating its warning that there may be super solar storms hitting the earth and may disrupt electronic devices.

"The food trucks will no longer be able to supply stores with food. The cell phones and computers also will no longer work. Without power from the grid most factories will no longer work. Within three days or so, food that's in your local store will be gone. Since most cars and trucks today require electronic ignition to work, most vehicles will likely not work. However non-electric trains most likely would continue to work," according to the website.

"There are suggested mechanisms by which solar variations may have an effect on climate. The first is solar irradiance changes directly affecting the climate. This is generally considered to be a minor effect, as the amplitudes of the variations in solar irradiance are much too small to have a significant effect. Secondly, there are variations in the ultraviolet component. The UV component varies by more than the total, so if UV were for some (as yet unknown) reason having a disproportionate effect, this might explain a larger solar signal in climate," Dr. Zaki Al-Mustafa, president of the Astronomy department in King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) told Arab News.

However, the fears of the solar storm's negative impact on the commercial sectors might push insurance companies to increase security according to the size of risk. At the same time, insurance companies name such phenomena as "acts of God" which means it is outside insurance coverage, according to industry experts.

"The insurance companies do not cover climate change losses. However, the aviation sector is already insured by the insurance companies. If there is a possibility of a huge risk, the insurance companies will increase the security guards' value," Ibrahim Youssef Al-Ramel, former member of the insurance committee of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry told Arab News.

The aviation sector will be the biggest loser due to the solar storm’s negative impact on the communications sector. However, there are many commercial sectors that will also be affected. Estimated losses may reach more than $1 billion, according to economic experts.

"The governments usually play a big role to compensate the losses resulting from climate changes as insurance companies cannot compensate these losses. However, no one can estimate the value of losses," Yaseen Al- Jeffri, economic analyst, told Arab News.

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article618616.ece

Comment by Yamkin on April 26, 2012 at 7:43pm

ADRIATIC SEA Magnitude 4.1 Depth 10 km

NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU Magnitude 4.2 Depth 67 km

TAJIKISTAN Magnitude 4.2 Depth 162 km

SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA Magnitude 4.3 Depth 10 km

CENTRAL ALASKA Magnitude 4.4 Depth 92 km

ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE Magnitude 4.4 Depth 103 km

SOUTHWESTERN SIBERIA, RUSSIA Magnitude 4.5 Depth 10 km

VANUATU Magnitude 4.7 Depth 10 km

CERAM SEA, INDONESIA Magnitude 4.8 Depth 20 km

TONGA REGION Magnitude 4.8 Depth 30 km

WESTERN TURKEY Magnitude 4.9 Depth 8 km

ESTONIA Magnitude 4.9 Depth 10 km

FIJI REGION Magnitude 5.1 Depth 613 km

HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION Magnitude 5.2 Depth 60 km

OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA Magnitude 5.4 Depth 10 km

PRIMOR'YE, RUSSIA Magnitude 5.5 Depth 300 km

Comment by Yamkin on April 26, 2012 at 6:53pm

28,000 Dead Fish Found In River In Strongsville - USA

The Bonnie Park Picnic Area of the Cleveland Metroparks' Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville was filled with new green leaves sprouting Tuesday and birds singing. Canadian geese pairs quietly sat awaiting their first gosling to hatch of the spring.

The park had every sign that fresh life was abundant along the East Branch Rocky River. Unfortunately, the very river that usually breeds fresh life in many forms was filled with dead fish; 28,000 to be exact. 

Contacted by a tip call to the 1-800-POACHER hotline for the Wildlife Division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources over the weekend, crews were on scene quickly to assess the depth of the fish kill.

Bonnie Park seemed to be ground zero for the spill at first, but crews found dead fish as far south as a mile from the Bonnie Park Picnic Area and as far north as the Cedar Point Road Picnic Area. The river runs south to north, eventually to Lake Erie. A total of five miles of river were discovered to have dead fish.

Director of Watershed Programs for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Frank Greenland, was in the park with his crew on Tuesday. They were part of several local and federal departments looking into just what killed so many fish.  

"We've found some rainbow trout, which are very cold-tolerant fish. We've found 22 different species of fish, all of which are native to these streams, so they're used to cold weather, winter, they survive winters and they're dying now and that's not a normal thing," said Greenland. "Our job is to investigate pollution and deal with pollution sources."

Rumors were abundant among the dogwalkers and lunch-goers in the park on the cause of the dead fish. The Metroparks are working with several sources to find the source and what the toxin is.

"I'm not saying it's an industrial issue, it could be from any source. Illegal pesticides in appreciable quantities dumped directly in a stream can cause problems, people illegally dumping. We don't know what chemical, we're not even sure it is a chemical that's caused the problem. So, what we're doing is bracketing the area where the fish are dead and then fanning out to see what can feed this stream," said Greenland.

NewsChannel5 crews did not see any live fish swimming in the clear water on Tuesday. Greenland confirmed that they didn't see any live fish up to a mile upstream.

"We don't how much of what is killing the fish is diluting itself and flushing itself downstream. Dilution will over time diminish those quantities. But, streams typically can bounce back," said Greenland.

Jarod Roos of ONDR's Division of Wildlife said his crews, "found dead fish, a small amount of frogs and crayfish, but no other dead wildlife." He hopes to have firm answers as early as Friday.

Many of the dead fish were small because the river had just been freshly stocked with rainbow trout and other sport fish. But, several dead fish were easily a few years old when they, too, succumbed to whatever seeped into the Rocky River late last week.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_cuyahoga/Possible-ch...

Comment by Yamkin on April 26, 2012 at 6:41pm

Porpoises Dying In Alarming Numbers In China

'River pigs' face extinction. Their disappearance could cause a massive ecological catastrophe. Wang Ru reports.

Two have been found dead every week on average for the last six weeks in Dongting Lake, Hunan province. Yangtze Daily reports more than 20 other casualties have been found in Poyang Lake, Jiangxi province, since February, including four this month.

These are alarming statistics of the Yangtze finless porpoise, aka the "river pig".

One of six porpoise species, the finless porpoise lives in the coastal waters of Asia, especially around India, China, Indonesia and Japan. A unique freshwater population is found in the Yangtze River.

However, there have been reports of deaths in the Yangtze population's major habitats in the river's lower and middle reaches this year.

At the rate it's going, the unique population faces extinction within a decade.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-04/25/content_15132312.htm

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