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Archive | June 1, 2016

MAGNITUDE 6.5 KEP. MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

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Subject To Change

Depth: 50 km

Distances: 91.0 km (56.5 mi) W of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
141.0 km (87.6 mi) S of Padang, Indonesia
156.0 km (96.9 mi) S of Solok, Indonesia
173.0 km (107.5 mi) SSW of Sijunjung, Indonesia
531.0 km (329.9 mi) SW of Singapore, Singapore


 

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Hurricane season to be most active since 2012 say experts

Hurricane Alert

Experts say this year’s Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be the most active since 2012, with as many as four “major” hurricanes predicted to develop.
 
Hurricane season, which starts today and ends Nov. 30, is expected to be “near-normal,” the middle of three categories based on total number, strength and duration of the predicted storms used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
 
But “near-normal” likely means more storms than in 2013, 2014 and 2015, which were weak hurricane seasons, according to Gerry Bell, the lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center. The last predicted “above-normal” hurricane season was 2012, the year Sandy hit.
Courtesy of app.com

Severe lightning causes major power outage in Illinois, USA

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Alert

City Water, Light and Power responded to a power outage for about 1,300 customers in the Lake Springfield area following storms Tuesday morning.
 
Lightning strikes after 11 a.m. affected underground equipment at Shepherd and Toronto roads, and repairs caused outages.
 
The area affected included campus housing on the west side of the University of Illinois Springfield campus.
 
An earlier outage affected 531 customers after lightning struck a transformer on South Ninth Street. Power was restored to the area bound by Jackson, 10th and First streets and South Grand Avenue about 11 a.m.
Courtesy of sj-r.com

Severe Thunderbolt Kills Four In Noakhali, Barisal, Bangladesh

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Alert

Four people, including three members of a family, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Noakhali and Barisal districts on Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.
 
In Noakhali, three members of a family were killed as a thunderbolt struck them at Gucchhagram in Companyganj upazila in the afternoon. 
 
Locals said Shahidul Islam, 35, along with his wife Parveen Akter Laizu, 25 and son Antar, 2, was going to his in-laws’ house at Musapur riding a motorcycle. 
 
On the way, when they took shelter in a cowshed due to heavy rainfall a thunderbolt struck them around 1:00pm, leaving the trio dead on the spot. 
 
In Barisal, farmer Abu Akand, 45, received injuries as lightning hit him when he was working in the field around 11:00am. 
 
Later, he was whisked off to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead.
Courtesy of en.prothom-alo.com

Severe Lightning Kills At Least 17 In Odisha, India

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AT LEAST 17 people were killed and several injured in lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Odisha’s coastal districts
 
of Kendrapara, Ganjam, Bhadrak and Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
 
In Panchagan village of Sundarpada-Jatni road on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, three people were killed while one was killed at the Peace Pagoda of Dhauligiri.
 
In Hinjili block of Ganjam, four people were killed in lightning strikes.
Courtesy of indianexpress.com

Severe hailstorm is the costliest in Texas history

Hail Alert

The massive hailstorm that struck San Antonio and Bexar County in April will be the costliest in Texas history, according to a state insurance corporation.
 
The total damage caused by the April 12 storm is expected to total $1.36 billion, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. That includes $560 million in damage to vehicles and another $800 million in damage to homes and businesses.
 
“The storm primarily struck the northwestern portion of Bexar County moving across
 
northern areas of San Antonio with large hail that was shaped like jagged rocks,” said Robert
 
Crosby, executive director of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio.
 
The National Weather Service reported that some hail reached 4 1/2 inches in diameter, damaging roofs and knocking holes through car
 
windows.
 
The $1.36 billion total surpasses a hailstorm that struck Fort Worth on May 5, 1995, causing an estimated $1.1 billion in damage.
 
Uninsured losses from homeowners without residential property insurance and vehicle
 
owners without comprehensive insurance were also expected to be high.
 
The insured loss estimates were taken from company projected losses and verifying their percentage of the marketplace, the council said.
Courtesy of kens5.com

Hundreds of fish die in lake Independence, Minnesota, USA

Fish Kill Alert

Boaters flocking to one west-metro lake on the busy holiday weekend found hundreds of dead pan fish washing ashore.
 
An estimated 500 to 1,000 dead crappies were reported at the boat access on Lake Independence in Maple Plain over the long Memorial Day weekend.
 
And while fisheries experts from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will investigate the issue on Tuesday, DNR leaders say boaters shouldn’t be alarmed.
 
“Every spring we get this,” said DNR Lt. Jackie Glaser, who supervises conservation officers who patrol west-metro lakes. “We’re not concerned at this point.”
 
She said it’s likely that the small pan fish were affected by the rising temperatures in the past week. Every spring, fish in area lakes are affected by the quick increase in water temperature, and about 50 to 100 fish die in every lake, Glaser said.
 
This year, with the significant fish kill in Lake Independence affecting a larger than usual number of fish, Glaser said the DNR will take a closer look at the issue this week.
 
The lake is located next to Baker Park Reserve and the boat access is owned by the Three Rivers Park District. Glaser said the park district and DNR would work together to clean up the dead fish as soon as possible.
Courtesy of startribune.com

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 2nd – 4th JUNE 2016

**VERY URGENT**
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VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 2nd – 4th JUNE 2016. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**