Archive | March 23, 2017

MAGNITUDE 4.3 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII

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Distances: 3857 km NE of Majuro, Marshall Islands / pop: 25,400 / local time: 08:27:28.5 2017-03-24
357 km SE of Honolulu, United States / pop: 372,000 / local time: 10:27:28.5 2017-03-23
50 km S of Hilo, United States / pop: 43,300 / local time: 10:27:28.5 2017-03-23
16 km S of Volcano, United States / pop: 2,600 / local time: 10:27:28.5 2017-03-23

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.7 FRANCE

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Distances: 344 km S of Saint Helier, Jersey / pop: 28,000 / local time: 16:52:59.3 2017-03-23
121 km S of Nantes, France / pop: 278,000 / local time: 17:52:59.3 2017-03-23
14 km W of La Rochelle, France / pop: 76,900 / local time: 17:52:59.3 2017-03-23
2 km SW of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, France / pop: 2,900 / local time: 17:52:59.3 2017-03-23

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.8 PYRENEES

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Distances: 160 km W of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 12:43:36.0 2017-03-23
113 km E of Pamplona, Spain / pop: 199,000 / local time: 12:43:36.0 2017-03-23
30 km S of Pau, France / pop: 82,700 / local time: 12:43:36.0 2017-03-23
12 km SE of Louvie-Juzon, France / pop: 1,100 / local time: 12:43:36.0 2017-03-23

 
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MAGNITUDE 2.9 PYRENEES

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Distances: 53 km W of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 01:58:42.0 2017-03-23
16 km SE of Vielha, Spain / pop: 5,400 / local time: 01:58:42.0 2017-03-23

 
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STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Virgin Atlantic plane struck by lightning just minutes after taking off from Gatwick Airport

Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 flight VS65 was travelling to Montego Bay when it was hit shortly after take off this morning.
 
The plane was forced to turn back and re-landed at Gatwick safely.
 
Gatwick confirmed the plane had been struck by lightning after take off at 11.45am.
 
Nick Kenton, who is believed to have been on the flight, tweeted a video of smoke billowing from the wing on Twitter.
 
He said: “My Travels!? Ten mins into a long haul flight & struck by lightening. Currently dumping fuel to try head back to Gatwick #flying #planes #no”.
 
A Virgin spokesman said: “Our flight VS65 today from London Gatwick to Montego Bay has returned to Gatwick as a precaution due to a suspected lightning strike, and has now landed.
 
“We are in the process of arranging an alternative aircraft to allow our customers to continue their journey later today, and we would like to thank them for their understanding.”
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk
 

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS Kp Index is at level 5

***ALERT***

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
Kp Index is at level 5
Scale of G1

Minor

Power systems: weak power grid fluctuations can occur.
Spacecraft operations: minor impact on satellite operations possible.
Other systems: migratory animals are affected at this and higher levels