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Archive | September 11, 2015

Tropical Storm Henri Threatens To Lash UK

National Hurricane Center map of Henri
Henri is moving across the Atlantic. Pic: National Hurricane Center
Tropical Storm Henri could batter Britain next week, bringing strong winds and a deluge of rain.
 
Henri is currently off the coast of North America but will move northeastwards over the weekend – potentially bringing the UK some wild weather.
 
It all comes down to how it interacts with the jet stream, said Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson.
 
“The remnants of Tropical Storm Henri will move towards Europe next week, potentially reaching the UK by the middle of the week.
 
“This area of low pressure will contain tropical air and could produce a lot of rain, but it’s exact state and movement is still very uncertain.
 
“It all depends on its interaction with the jet stream along the way.
 
“If the jet stream is south enough, it could invigorate the low pressure system, bringing stormy conditions. However, if the jet stream has a more northerly track then it’ll have little interaction and won’t amount to much more than a wet and blustery autumn day.
 
“It’s not unusual to see the remnants of tropical storms over the UK at this time of the year.”
 
Henri is the eighth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – a tropical storm is one level below hurricane classification, with winds of up to 73mph.
Courtesy of Sky News
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Explosion at Taser plant injures 7 with one critical in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Explosion Alert

At least seven people were injured in an explosion at the Taser plant in Scottsdale, according to Scottsdale fire.
 
Scottsdale fire says they responded to the plant and transported one person in critical condition, along with six others in stable condition. Nine others were also evaluated on scene but refused further treatment.
 
Officials are investigating the incident. It is unknown what caused the explosion.
Courtesy of 12news.com

QUAKE SWARM SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

***VERY URGENT***

Earthquake Swarm
 QUAKE SWARM

SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 5.5 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003iv3#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 89km (55mi) NNW of Lae, Papua New Guinea
126km (78mi) SE of Madang, Papua New Guinea
135km (84mi) N of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea
141km (88mi) E of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
387km (240mi) N of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea


MAGNITUDE 5.2 OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003iv2#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 25 km

Distances: 142km (88mi) SW of Mapastepec, Mexico
145km (90mi) SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
162km (101mi) WSW of Huixtla, Mexico
171km (106mi) WSW of Tapachula, Mexico
357km (222mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala


MAGNITUDE 5.4 NEAR S. COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20003iv1#general_summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 47 km

Distances: 12km (7mi) WSW of Ichihara, Japan
12km (7mi) N of Kisarazu, Japan
18km (11mi) NNE of Kimitsu, Japan
20km (12mi) SW of Chiba-shi, Japan
32km (20mi) SE of Tokyo, Japan


MAGNITUDE 4.7 SOUTH OF AFRICA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458845

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2588 km S of Maseru, Lesotho / pop: 118,355 / local time: 22:10:53.2 2015-09-11
2933 km S of Mbabane, Swaziland / pop: 76,218 / local time: 22:10:53.2 2015-09-11
2984 km S of Pretoria, South Africa / pop: 1,619,438 / local time: 22:10:53.2 2015-09-11


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87 dead after crane collapses at world’s holiest mosque in Mecca

At least 87 people died and 201 more were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday

MAGNITUDE 3.0 PORTUGAL

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458834

Subject To Change

Depth: 11 km

Distances: 210 km SE of Lisbon, Portugal / pop: 517,802 / local time: 20:53:19.9 2015-09-11
104 km NW of Sevilla, Spain / pop: 703,206 / local time: 21:53:19.9 2015-09-11
61 km N of Huelva, Spain / pop: 148,806 / local time: 21:53:19.9 2015-09-11
11 km NW of El Cerro de Andévalo, Spain / pop: 2,639 / local time: 21:53:19.9 2015-09-11


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MAGNITUDE 2.3 OMAN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=458803

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 174 km E of Dubai, United Arab Emirates / pop: 1,137,347 / local time: 13:16:16.9 2015-09-11
80 km SE of Khaşab, Oman / pop: 17,904 / local time: 13:16:16.9 2015-09-11
69 km E of Dibā, United Arab Emirates / pop: 26,395 / local time: 13:16:16.9 2015-09-11


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