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According to NASA, this 24th. 11 year sun spot cycle has probably a " twin peak"- the second in 2015. This project therefore will be prolongued.

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LAST MAJOR SOLAR EBVENT Sun spot number increased suddenly and within some days to 296 counted spots on April 17, the highest value counted through this entire 11 years cycle max! As typically the high sun spot number is accomponied by almost no CME . On April 18 shortly before 13 UTC,AR 12036 part of the sun spot cluster 12035/36? 27/ produced a major medium strong SEP near to the central meridian. . AR 1203./126/27 is the remnant of an longer persisting sun spot cluster, that had already produced major SEPs during the last rotating period * after it it had decayed significantly.  
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G1 DECREASING LOW M 8 flare & CME MEDIUM/> 600 km/s) 201404 07
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currently active SEP >> 20140418/ 13:19 UTC MAJOR (< 50 pfu) EFFECTIVE PARTICLES >> PHASE I (PROTONS) PHASE II (ELECTRONS)
PHASE III (DISCHARGE)
 
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RISING ON: 20140418/ after 13 UTC EXPECTED TO RISE    
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Solar Proton impact has ended on April 21. HIgh speed protons those accumulated in the geosphere are still to fast to become effective . Major effects should be expected from April 25 on
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20140421/ 09 UTC ---    
CURRENT GEOPHYSICAL EFFECTS EXPECTED INCREASE OF VOLCANIC HOTSPOT ACTIVITIES( POLAR HEATING MAX STRENGTH max 60 pfu. LATENCY  
         
previous/ active SEPs >> 20140405/ 12 UTC 20140405/ 12 UTC 20140227 ( X 1.2) 20140227 ( X 1.2) HEAT ANOMALIES AROUND NORTHERN POLE (expected), THUNDERSTORMS, CLIMATIC DISTURBANCES, TORNADOES,
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M 8 flare ass. to CME and major SEP on 20140418/ 13:19 UTC  
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complex region 12036/ 37  
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(NBC/Science) Spike in Earthquakes? An 'Illusion' Raises New Questions

Does it seem as if there have been more earthquakes in recent weeks? Some scientists thought so. Some of the best minds in earthquake science have been counting quakes and analyzing seismic waves to see if the largest in a string of recent quakes — the magnitude-8.2 tremor in Chile on April 1 — might have triggered others far, far away. Ross Stein, a senior U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist who studies how quakes interact, got so excited that on April 12 he fired off an email to colleagues that started with this: "Guys, seems like a lot of big quakes have been popping off around the globe over the past week." Experts for years have known that the seismic waves from one quake can trigger a quake somewhere else — a process known as "dynamic triggering." Stein himself co-authored a study tying a magnitude-8.7 Indian Ocean quake in 2012 to a spike in quakes globally in the days after. That increase lasted about a week, and a few days after the spike, the rate for larger quakes fell to below average. "It's as if the Indian Ocean quake had shaken the tree, causing the apples ready to fall out to do so," said Thorne Lay, a seismology professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Lay's own research has found that over the last decade the number of major quakes, those measuring 8.0 or bigger, is nearly triple the rate for the 1900s, but whether that's just a random cluster or a sign of dynamic triggering is unclear.

(volcano-news/ 20140422)

Etna (Sicily, Italy): Occasional weak explosions continue at the New SE crater: two very small events were observed today at 03:45 and 04:05 (local time)..

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The lava lake at the summit of Kilauea rises to 33m (108ft) below the surface of the crater floor - only around 14m (46ft) before the lava lake becomes visible from the Jaggar Museum area! Thermal image courtesy of USGS.
...21 Apr:
Here on Kilauea over the past week we have seen the lava lake at the summit rise and drop several times! This is due to the several DI tilt events that have occured. Gas emissions continued to be elevated at the summit as well.

(20140421) Merapi (Central Java, Indonesia):(21 Apr) A new explosion occurred at the volcano early yesterday morning (Sun, 20 April), at around 4:25 am local time. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume rising to approx. 30-35,000 ft (9-11 km) altitude and drifting NWN, and raised the aviation alert level to red.

Dukono (Halmahera): (21 Apr) Explosions that are strong enough to leave ash plumes visible on satellite data continue to occur almost every day. This morning, VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume at 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude.

Fuego (Guatemala): (21 Apr) Activity at the volcano continues to be elevated and increased yesterday, prompting INSIVUMEH to issue a special bulletin yesterday, in which the agency warns that a possible new paroxysm could occur in the near future.

Nishino-shima (Volcano Islands): A possible explosive eruption occurred this morning; VAAC detected an ash plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude drifting east from the volcano. This could have been caused by a stronger phreato-magmatic explosion (sea water coming in contact with magma)

 
     
         
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Did technical failures such as GPS blackouts and induced currents cause the Corean ferry disaster?

COREAN Ferry came out of course and collided with and rock, say the survivors of the second big ship disaster in two years that was very similar as the Costa concordia incident:

( read BBC/ 20140417) South Korea ferry: Messages from a sinking ship

here just two citations from this article confirmiung that obvioulsy a colission caused the sinking of the ship::

Student: "The ship ran into something and it's not moving. They say the coast guard just arrived."

"There was a really loud noise and then the boat immediately began to shift to one side," said rescued passenger, Kim Song-Muk. "People were scrambling to get to the upper decks, but it was difficult with the deck slanted over."-

and again responsibles and investigators ignore any possibility of any technical failure ( are our technics today really unfailable or do they just want to make sure to cash the insurances?)

HOWEVER At at time with so many geological events and changes as now every possibility must be considered and proven

here some very strange facts saying at least clearly: THERE WAS A TECHNICAL MALEFUNCTION!!

 

The arrested female 3. officer who had the command at that time declared:"The ship came our of Course ( autopilot/ GPS But when I tried to correct the course , the ship " reacted and beganto turn much faster as it normally would ( source german TV I have not find an online article yet I could post)

have the electric controllers received an induced current ( overvoltage at that time as it was measured within the geomagnetic i field and reacted much stronger pushing the engines to higher performance than intended? However all technical devices wouldrund faster or perform stronger if they receive higher currents than by default?!

 

Or: Have the diesel engines swallowed some methangas that came up from the ocenas floor gas along with the air, and was this, why the engines ran faster than a than usual or even ran wild? There are lots of volcanic events and earthquakes in that region!

Its the same as with the Malaysian aircraft AH 370 which - as I believe and as would perfectly match to the course of the incident came into a volcanic ashcloud or rather in one of the many pyroclastic clouds mount Sinabung emitted at thar time ( of course a volcanic features never observed before) so what gases do these cloud contain maybe also some carbonhydrates? noone kniosws everone turns a bind eye to that

However : There will be no proof for those theories as long as no measure instrument control these paramemeter like solar induced cuurents or methan emissions from ocean floors and jet none event wants to consider or research that pssibility.

and: no insurance would pay in such a case of " higher natural force

 
                 

(volcano-discovery/ 20140414) Hekla volcano (Iceland): earthquake swarm

A shallow (around 8 km depth) earthquake swarm including two quakes at 2.7 and 2.9 magnitude has started in an area 12 km to the south of Hekla volcano. Latest GPS measurements suggest a slight trend of inflation is occurring as well, which could be related to magma intrusion into shallow magma chambers. We don't know whether these earthquakes are volcanic in origin or could be a precursor to a new eruption in a near future (probably not). On the other hand, since one is being considered "due" by many scientists, it would not be very surprising either. Another earthquake swarm has been occurring off the SW tip of Iceland on the Reykjanes ridge, the submarine continuation of the active western rift zone

(20140414)Ubinas volcano (Peru): activity increases, constant ash emissions and explosions

The volcano's activity increases. As more magma arrives to build up the new lava dome in the summit crater, more gasses are being released as well and cause near-constant explosive activity with moderately strong ash emissions at the moment (see video)

<< NASA NEO-LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY map

for March 2014 shows , that the temperature anomalies around the Northern pole continued. Global warmists may claim now, this is caused by carbondioxides. But also also NASA remarked in an artuicle last year: This polar heating is tempoeorarely caused by electrons, those accumulate around the Northen pole typically after a solar SEP event ( this are event, when the sun exclusively emmits higher amounts of protons/ hydrogen cores).

These electrons are atrackted by the gravitational pull, the initial proton event/ impact ( typically impacting at the Earth " negative" Southern Pole) adds as an positive charge to the geomagnetic field,. These electrons from the solar interplanetary field are quite" energetic" and transform their energy when atrrackted into the geomagnetic field in form of friction that creates high amounts of heat mainly in the atmosphere around the Northern pole. These electrons also cause strong and sudden thunderstorms and/ tornadoes. They also have ionisation effects, or can induce / accumulate as significant and harmful charges in satellites, but likely also airplanes ships and terrestrial power grids.

 
                 
 

(Euronews/ 20140412)Nicaragua shaken by second earthquake

Just as residents of Managua were clearing up the damage from an earthquake on Thursday, a second earthquake struck Nicaragua on Friday. Measuring 6.6 on the richter scale it could be felt as far away in San Jose in Costa Rica. The epicentre was 24 km south of Granada near the Pacific coast, the depth of it suggested that a tsunami was unlikely....read more...

(Euronews/ 20140412)Australia avoids worst of Cyclone Ita but stormy weather still expected

Australia’s northeast has escaped the worst of a tropical cyclone that was expected to wreak havoc. Forecasters predicted Cyclone Ita would bring dangerous storm tides after it weakened but in the end it was downgraded to a tropical low. Queensland premier Campbell Newman spoke of his widespread relief no-one was seriously hurt: “I am greatly heartened that this time we’ve had no reports of any loss of life or any serious injuries.”....read more...

(Euronews/ 20140412) West Africa: Doctors fight to contain Ebola outbreak

Doctors at an airport in Guinea, west Africa have been fighting to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. It’s the worst outbreak in years. Thermal image cameras measure passengers’ body temperatures. Health workers are alerted to anyone over 38 degrees Celsius. Tim Jagatic, a physian form the international medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said patients who had sought medical help in the early stages of the disease, had better chances of survival. “When a patient comes early, approaches us early within the disease then we have seen better outcomes. Other factors such as level of inoculation of the disease, which means how much of the virus they were exposed to is also a factor,” said Jagatic....read more...

(Reuthers/ 20140411) UPDATE 1-Magnitude 7.3 quake hits near Papua New Guinea - USGS

(Reuters) - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

 
 
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EPICENTER/ MAP    
HIGHEST MEASURED GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE TODAY:
GLOBAL >M 6.0/ EUROPE: > M 5.0
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EVENT MAGNITUDE/ REGION AND TIME
M 8.0 - OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE - 2014-04-01 23:46:49 UTC
LATITUDE/ LONGITUDE >
19.72 S ; 70.86 W
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32 km    

 

               

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INITIAL SEAQUAKE > M 8.0 - OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE - 2014-04-01 23:46:49 UTC
LATITUDE/ LONGITUDE >
19.72 S ; 70.86 W
DEPTH >
32 km  
 
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER: NOAA/ PTWC REPORT ISSUED ON: 0344Z 02 APR 2014 ACTIVE WARNING ( YES/ NO): YES CANCELLED AT : NOT yet  
EVALUATION BY NOAA/ PTWC ( DETAILS)
SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.
 
STRONGEST INITIALREGIONAL TSUNAMI WAVE IQUIQUE CL REGION OF ORIGIN OFFSHORE CNTRl.CHILE TOTAL NR. OF WAVES 16 WAVE HEIGHTS 0.16- 2.11M  
MAJOR WARNINGS ISSUED FOR: CHILE PERU ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES >  
   
                 

APRIL 01- 2014: A Major Earthquake occured OFF the Coast of Taracapa /Chile:

M 8.0 - OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE - 2014-04-01 23:46:49 UTC

internal remarks ( ap) The region was the site of an intensive Earthquake swarm that continues since several weeks, and the 8.0 quake just marks a new peak . The activity seems to be related to ( or to be the rsult of) intensified tectonic movements and changes all along the entire Pacific coast as well as on a wider global scale

NOAA issued a Tsunami warning 

000 WEPA40 PHEB 020344 TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 006 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS

ISSUED AT 0344Z 02 APR 2014

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. ... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CHILE / PERU FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 2347Z 01 APR 2014

COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST DEPTH - 10 KM

LOCATION - NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE

MAGNITUDE - 8.2

EVALUATION SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT....read more...

 
 
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/daily_mail/ 20140331) Yellowstone National Park hit by 4.8-magnitude earthquake after California is shaken by major tremor

/ The weather channel/ 20140331)Yellowstone Earthquake: Volcanic Eruption Not Expected After Strongest Tremor in 34 Years

Yellowstone National Park was shaken by its largest earthquake in 34 years Sunday, but scientists say there is no concern that the quake will lead to an eruption of the Yellowstone Caldera, a supervolcano located in the park.

(MORE: Yellowstone's Magma Chamber Larger Than Once Thought)

/CBS/ 20140330) Earthquake rattles Yellowstone National Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. - A 4.8 earthquake shook the northern part of Yellowstone National Park early Sunday. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. about 4 miles north-northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin. The university reports it was felt in the Montana border towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, both about 20 miles from the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of damage. There are few visitors in the park this time of year. Yellowstone sees frequent small earthquakes. Since Thursday, there have been at least 25 recorded in the nation's first national park. Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a "supervolcano" that last erupted on a massive scale about 640,000 years ago. Scientists have estimated the chance of another super eruption happening at about 0.00014 percent yearly -- i.e. it's almost certainly not going to happen.

 
 
^^ Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Hellen ^YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK/ old faithful live webcam    
Extremely dangerous Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Hellen is bearing down on Madagascar after an extraordinary burst of rapid intensification brought the cyclone from a 60 mph tropical storm to a high-end Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds in just 24 hours. That 90 mph increase in winds in 24 hours is not far below the record intensification rate of Hurricane Wilma in 2005, which was 110 mph in 24 hours. Official bulletins from La Réunion indicate the central pressure dropped 61 mb in 24 hrs, from 986mb at 1800 UTC Saturday to 925mb at 1800 UTC Sunday. They warn in their 18 UTC Sunday advisory:

HELLEN IS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONES EVER SEEN OVER THE NORTHERN CHANNEL SINCE THE SATELLITE ERA (1967). THE LIKELIHOOD IS INCREASING FOR AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TROPICAL CYCLONE LANDFALL OVER THE NORTHWESTERN COASTLINE OF MADAGASCAR BETWEEN CAPE SAINT-ANDRE AND MAHAJONGA. 
 
         
         

(BBC/ 20140322) Guinea deaths: Ebola blamed for deadly fever outbreak

The Ebola virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea, government officials say.Scores of cases have been recorded since the outbreak began early last month.There is no known cure or vaccine for the highly contagious Ebola virus.

It is spread by close personal contact with people who are infected and kills between 25% and 90% of victims.Symptoms include internal and external bleeding, diarrhoea and vomiting.Outbreaks of Ebola occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests, the World Health Organization says.

(BBC/ 20140323) Rare earths: Neither rare, nor earths

You have probably never heard of most of the rare-earth elements yet they have insinuated themselves deep into the fabric of modern life - in ways of which most of us are completely oblivious. There are between 15 and 17 of them (depending how you classify them), including such exotic sounding substances as holmium, praseodymium, cerium, lutetium, ytterbium, gadolinium or - my own personal favourite - promethium. They may be obscure but they have been transforming all sorts of industries. Wind turbine manufacture is a good example

/thewatchers/ 20140321- Very strong and shallow M 6.5 earthquake struck Nicobar Islands, India

Seismotectonics of the Sumatra Region The plate boundary southwest of Sumatra is part of a long tectonic collision zone that extends over 8000 km from Papua in the east to the Himalayan front in the west. The Sumatra-Andaman portion of the collision zone forms a subduction zone megathrust plate boundary, the Sunda-Java trench, which accommodates convergence between the Indo-Australia and Sunda plates. This convergence is responsible for the intense seismicity and volcanism in Sumatra. The Sumatra Fault, a major transform structure that bisects Sumatra, accommodates the northwest-increasing lateral component of relative plate motion.

(dailycaller/ 20140320) Number of hurricanes reaches 30-year low

The “hurricane drought” in the U.S. continues, as last year saw the lowest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to government storm data.

For the 2013 hurricane season — which runs from June 1st to November 30th — thirteen named storms formed in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Only two of those storms reached hurricane strength, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center reports: “BASED ON THE 30-YEAR CLIMATOLOGY… THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IN THE BASIN IS 12 NAMED STORMS…6 HURRICANES…AND 3 MAJOR HURRICANES. FOR 2013…THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS WAS NEAR AVERAGE…BUT THE NUMBERS OF HURRICANES AND MAJOR HURRICANES WERE WELL BELOW AVERAGE.”

 
 
  ^^ NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY/ FEBRUARY- MARCH 2014/- land surface temperature anomaly  
        These temperatrure anomalies are caused by the impact of solar SEPs (protons> Southern Pole) and the subsequent ELECTRON ACCUMULATIONS ( electrons> Northern Pole)  
         
                 
 

(BBC/ 20140302) Thousands in Guatemala facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area. The Pacaya volcano began spewing ash and lava after a powerful explosion on Saturday afternoon. New explosions were seen on Sunday, with ash clouds reaching a height or at least 4km (3 miles). Flights have been diverted from the area, some 50km (30 miles) south of the capital, Guatemala City. The Pacaya is one of three active volcanoes in the Central American nation. The other two are the Fuego and the Santa Maria.

(earthquake report/ 20140302) Very strong dangerous earthquake near the Nicaragua coast

Update : The Nicaraguan press is reporting continuous aftershocks in the greater epicenter area Update : It is estimated that tens of millions of people have felt this earthquake at various intensities. A lot of people will have been interrupted from their sleep. The reason that so many people have felt it is the depth of the hypocenter. At earthquake-report.com we know from our experience that earthquakes in between 50 and 80 km depth are being felt as strong up to several hundred kms from the epicenter. This is also the reason that we are receiving “I Have Felt It” reports from all the neighboring countries (luckily without serious damage so far).

(BBC/ 20140303) Europe-wide flood losses to 'increase four fold' by 2050

According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050. The scientists believe that the continent's annual flood costs may be 23.5bn euros by the middle of the century. Two-thirds of the projected increase in flood damage will be caused by human development, not climate change. The study has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

(the watchers/ 20140302) ibonacci alignments of the Azores Pyramid & submerged city of Poseida

An impressive new discovery in the Azores Islands occurred in early May 2013, and was announced to worldwide media coverage on September 19th. This unusual discovery took place by sheer accident. When local yachtsman Diocleciano Silva was deep-sea fishing between São Miguel and Terceira Islands he noticed a perfectly geometric formation on his high-accuracy depth-finder device. Silva's video of the odd sonar data reveals a large pyramid with 4 perfectly flat faces like those of the Great Pyramid....Height estimates for the submerged Azores pyramid provided in every article on the discovery claim a figure of 60m, which is suspiciously inaccurate in light of the original high-resolution depth-finder data provided as evidence (composited above). Clearly, the depth-finder data displays the base of the pyramid sitting on a small level plain at 360' below sea level. The apex of the pyramid is shown at just 136' below sea level, providing for a total height of 224' (360 - 136 = 224) or about 74m --not 60m. >>

 
 
 

^Maritime archeology off the Florida coast has indeed uncovered the megalithic remains of an ancient Atlantean road that has been censored by decades of corporate media disinformation programming.

 
         
         

 

 

THREE MINOR SOLAR SEP EVENTS ON FEB 19 and 20:

followed one another on February 19 and 20. Out of my own observation , most of SEP remain rather invisible on Satellite images. Most experts however suggest, that these SEPs occure along with stronger solar flares.

The related solar event however was an M 2 flare around 7 UTC. As the first protons of that event arrived ( the goes plot has a bad time resolution) about at the same time ( lets say- due to EInsteins laws, at least some minutes later) the Protons speed this time ( while the Proton density this time was rather low and the duration of the entire proton storm rather short ) would have reached again almost the speed of light

< The event seems not to be very strong but hast reached its peak yet at time of this update. The NASA DRAP plot on 20140220 however shows a rather strong heat effect proton impact as typical on the Southern pole that even penetrates through the Earth interior up to the Northern pole, what means that . allthough the entire event has a minor intensity, the protons had an high speed >>

TYPICAL AND IMMIDIATELY EXPECTABLE EFFECTS OF SEP EVENTS ARE:

> increase of volcanic hot spot activities , mainly on the main impact longitudes

> Temperature anomalies with temporary rapide meltdown processes around the Southern pole and weather effects around the globe

The integral proton flux ( protons impacting into the geomagnetic filed) increased above 10 pfu on Feb 20. NASA RAP shows a typical intensive impact on the Southern Pole, where the highly accelerated solar protons transform their cinetic energy into friction and heat in the atmosphere as well as on the surface . Solar protons move along the magnetic field lines of the geomagnetic field into the Earth interior, where they mainly are slown down by the Earth`s strong gravity their , transforming their high cinetic energy into heat ( > what leads- in relation to the intensity of the proton storm most immidiataly to hot spot activities sonn after impact begins.) Later the geomagnetic field attrackts an equivalent of electrons from the interplanetary field to equal their positive charges. ( SEP Phase II) Finally protons are slown down enough to combine again with electrons to neutrons those further form isotopes.

ACCUMULATING SEPS : SEPS following one another can further accumulate theior energies within the earth body.

The cooling down of the tectonic plates then regularly causes major as extreme earthquakes. ( Phase III) . Yet one SEP followed another since months and this finally "cooling downprocess" had no chance to happen yet , what creates - so my research- a major and latent risk for a major earthquake event with magnitudes up to M 9.0

I dont know, whether these protons would - if fast enough- rotate for a while along their impact longitudes around the earth core and surface core as there also is no specific secientific research available resp. possible on that . Only the Max Planck Instuitute in Munich has researched those effects yet and described it as a" cosmical shoprt circuit between the Earth`s and solar magnetic field that can heat up the Earth axis like a stove" . I thought, I had posted a link to this very interesting essay by the MPI anywhere on my evaluation pages, but couldn`t find it again myself yet.This theory is supported by the fact, that these solar protons have the strongest effects along the related impacts latitudes where values were highest ( measured by GOES). This I evaluated just by comparision of SEPs in the past years and I am continuing to do so. In all cases of SEP impacts I have compared and evaluated yet, the coincidences are 100 % and regularly, thus they are evaluable for further prediction.

the main and most instant effect of impacting proton storms is a general rise involcanic "hot spot activities" ( volcano systems dstributed all around the globe, where magma can directly rise up from the Eart mantle in 30- 80 km depth... (continued in colum left from here)

 
...THUS, as the latest proton boost seems to diminuish since Feb 20/ 9 UTC, THE CURRENT PREDICTION would be, that the strongest effects of this minor S 1 protons storm would be expectable in the regions of the 90° longitude EAST, what would be the region between INDONESIA, INDIA and THE RED SEA. The magmatic activities near the AFAR depression ongoing since 2005 might intensify But LIKELY also aneighbored hot spot volcanoes such as Sinabung or Kelut mightincrease their activities soon. The event seems not to be a " big deal" The event intensity is minor but the protons seem to have an very high speed ( what then counts up to the total anmount of effective impact energy)
^X ray flux/ February 18- 20- 2014        
       
    ( MODIS/ 20140217)February 20, 2014 - Haze over India and Bangladesh  
       

(yahoo/ 20140213/ Fukushima should eye 'controlled discharges' in sea: IAEA

Tokyo (AFP) - The UN nuclear watchdog on Thursday urged Japan to consider "controlled discharges" intothe sea of contaminated water used to cool the crippled reactors at Fukushima. The proposal was among recommendations outlined in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency after its latest inspection of the worst nuclear accident in a generation. "The IAEA team believes it is necessary to find a sustainable solution to the problem of managing contaminated water," the 72-page report said. "This would require considering all options, including the possible resumption of controlled discharges to the sea."

(xinuanet:/ 201401212) TEPCO detects record levels of radioactive cesium near Pacific, more errors add to NRA's wrath

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, said Thursday that samples of water tested contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility. TEPCO, while admitting there may be a new leak at the site of a well located just 50 meters from the adjacent Pacific Ocean, confirmed that the levels of cesium found in its groundwater samples were as high as 54,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 137 and 22,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 134. The levels of cesium detected in the latest readings, according to TEPCO, are 600 times higher than the government regulation for contaminated wastewater allowed to be released into the ocean, with the samples testing 30,000 times higher for cesium 137, compared to samples taken just a week earlier. A spokesperson for TEPCO said that radioactive water is probably leaking from underground trenches that link the stricken reactor buildings to the sea. The utility has failed to locate the source of the leak, in another major failing of TEPCO to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

( carribbean360.com/ 20140213Caribbean faces threat of biggest tsunami ever recorded

LONDON, England, Wednesday February 12, 2014 – The Caribbean could be at risk from a mega-tsunami that scientists warn could devastate coastlines from Florida to Brazil following a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands. The monster wave generated by part of a mountain collapsing into the sea would be the biggest ever recorded and would be an unstoppable force, travelling at speeds of up to 500mph.

 
^(BBC/ 20140214) Mass evacuation in Indonesia as Java volcano erupts ( thewatchers) In a report published yesterday, new research suggests the enigmatic “ribbon” of energetic particles discovered at the edge of our solar system by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) may be only a small sign of the vast influence of the galactic magnetic field. IBEX research shows influence of galactic magnetic field extends well beyond our solar system  
       
       

<<< ( NASA EarthOb/ January 2014) Winter Heat Swamps Alaska

Winter Heat Swamps Alaska

While much of the continental United States endured several cold snaps in January 2014, record-breaking warmth gripped Alaska. Spring-like conditions set rivers rising and avalanches tumbling. This map depicts land surface temperature anomalies in Alaska for January 23–30, 2014. Based on data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, the map shows how 2014 temperatures compared to the 2001–2010 average for the same week. Areas with warmer than average temperatures are shown in red; near-normal temperatures are white; and areas that were cooler than the base period are blue. Gray indicates oceans or areas where clouds blocked the satellite from collecting usable data. A persistent ridge of high pressure off the Pacific Coast fueled the warm spell, shunting warm air and rainstorms to Alaska instead of California, where they normally end up. The last half of January was one of the warmest winter periods in Alaska’s history, with temperatures as much as 40°F (22°C) above normal on some days in the central and western portions of the state, according to Weather Underground’s Christopher Bart

(NASA EarthOb/Global surface temperature anomalies/ latest image: December 2013

About this dataset:

Land surface temperature is how hot or cold the ground feels to the touch. An anomaly is when something is different from average. These maps show where Earth’s surface was warmer or cooler in the daytime than the average temperatures for the same week or month from 2001-2010. So, a land surface temperature anomaly map for May 2002 shows how that month’s average temperature was different from the average temperature for all Mays between 2001 and 2010

 

 
       
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(BBC/ 20140302) Thousands in Guatemala facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area. The Pacaya volcano began spewing ash and lava after a powerful explosion on Saturday afternoon. New explosions were seen on Sunday, with ash clouds reaching a height or at least 4km (3 miles). Flights have been diverted from the area, some 50km (30 miles) south of the capital, Guatemala City. The Pacaya is one of three active volcanoes in the Central American nation. The other two are the Fuego and the Santa Maria.

(earthquake report/ 20140302) Very strong dangerous earthquake near the Nicaragua coast

Update : The Nicaraguan press is reporting continuous aftershocks in the greater epicenter area Update : It is estimated that tens of millions of people have felt this earthquake at various intensities. A lot of people will have been interrupted from their sleep. The reason that so many people have felt it is the depth of the hypocenter. At earthquake-report.com we know from our experience that earthquakes in between 50 and 80 km depth are being felt as strong up to several hundred kms from the epicenter. This is also the reason that we are receiving “I Have Felt It” reports from all the neighboring countries (luckily without serious damage so far).

(BBC/ 20140303) Europe-wide flood losses to 'increase four fold' by 2050

According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050. The scientists believe that the continent's annual flood costs may be 23.5bn euros by the middle of the century. Two-thirds of the projected increase in flood damage will be caused by human development, not climate change. The study has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

(the watchers/ 20140302) ibonacci alignments of the Azores Pyramid & submerged city of Poseida

An impressive new discovery in the Azores Islands occurred in early May 2013, and was announced to worldwide media coverage on September 19th. This unusual discovery took place by sheer accident. When local yachtsman Diocleciano Silva was deep-sea fishing between São Miguel and Terceira Islands he noticed a perfectly geometric formation on his high-accuracy depth-finder device. Silva's video of the odd sonar data reveals a large pyramid with 4 perfectly flat faces like those of the Great Pyramid....Height estimates for the submerged Azores pyramid provided in every article on the discovery claim a figure of 60m, which is suspiciously inaccurate in light of the original high-resolution depth-finder data provided as evidence (composited above). Clearly, the depth-finder data displays the base of the pyramid sitting on a small level plain at 360' below sea level. The apex of the pyramid is shown at just 136' below sea level, providing for a total height of 224' (360 - 136 = 224) or about 74m --not 60m. >>

 
 
 

^Maritime archeology off the Florida coast has indeed uncovered the megalithic remains of an ancient Atlantean road that has been censored by decades of corporate media disinformation programming.

 
         
 

(volcano- discovery/ 20140227) Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): surge in activity destroys existing lava dome and leaves new crater

The volcano's activity increased yesterday. CENAPRED counted no less than 544 small to moderate emissions during the 24 hours between 25-26 Feb. An overflight with the support of the Navy yesterday afternoon showed that the most recent lava dome (number 48) had been destroyed by this activity. At its place, a new funnel shaped pit, approx 80 m deep was seen. At the bottom of this crater, a new lava dome of 20-30 m diameter already made its appearance.

(abc.net.au/ 20140228) Fiji hit by heavy rains and flooding as tropical depression approaches country

Fiji will likely be spared the worst of a tropical depression that's formed over the country. Heavy rain over the past two days has brought flooding to several parts of the main island of Viti Levu, including the capital Suva. At 6am local time, the tropical depression was located about 170 kilometres north-northeast of Labasa, and was moving north-east at about 14 kilometres an hour.

<< (the watchers/ 20140301) The Hummingbird Pyramid discovered in La Maná, Ecuador among 17 ancient temples

A monumental discovery was recently made south of La Maná, Ecuador on November 17, 2013 while exploring low mountains along the Calope River. The megalithic ruins of an ancient temple have been partially exposed by the dynamite blasts of roadworkers and the erosive action of water, uncovering large sections of basalt foundations along two sides of a structure exceeding 70m in height.

 
 
  ^Popocatepetl webcam / Mexico  
         
                 
 

(volcano-discovery/ 20140225) Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Feb 2014: Etna, Marsili Seamount, Pacaya, Kelud, Ibu, Tungurahua, Kilauea

Etna (Sicily, Italy): Mild strombolian activity from the New SE crater and weekly alimented lava effusion from the fissure vents at its eastern base continue.

Marsili Seamount (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy): A recently published study shows that submarine explosive eruptions have occurred at the underwater volcano in historical times. Therefore, the volcano should be included as one of Italy's still active volcanoes.

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Kelud (East Java): An areal photo from 23 Feb shows no signs of a new lava dome, at least not near the surface of the new crater.

Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): A thermal anomaly remains visible at the volcano on satellite data, suggesting that there is some sort of ongoing eruptive activity. This could likely be from a slowly growing lava dome.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): (24 Feb) The Kahauale`a 2 lava flow reached 7.8 km (4.8 mi) northeast of Pu`u `O`o by mid-January before stalling. Recent surface flows have been active as small scattered breakouts behind the flow front.

/sciencedirect/ First documented deep submarine explosive eruptions at the Marsili Seamount (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy): A case of historical volcanism in the Mediterranean Sea

The Marsili Seamount (MS) is an about 3200 m high volcanic complex measuring 70 × 30 km with the top at ~ 500 m b.s.l. MS is interpreted as the ridge of the 2 Ma old Marsili back-arc basin belonging to the Calabrian Arc–Ionian Sea subduction system (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). Previous studies indicate that the MS activity developed between 1 and 0.1 Ma through effusions of lava flows. Here, new stratigraphic, textural, geochemical, and 14C geochronological data from a 95 cm long gravity core (COR02) recovered at 839 m bsl in the MS central sector are presented. COR02 contains mud and two tephras consisting of 98 to 100 area% of volcanic ash. The thickness of the upper tephra (TEPH01) is 15 cm, and that of the lower tephra (TEPH02) is 60 cm. The tephras have poor to moderate sorting, loose to partly welded levels, and erosive contacts, which imply a short distance source of the pyroclastics. 14C dating on fossils above and below TEPH01 gives an age of 3 ka BP. Calculations of the sedimentation rates from the mud sediments above and between the tephras suggest that a formation of TEPH02 at 5 ka BP MS ashes has a high-K calcalkaline affinity with 53 wt.% < SiO2 < 68 wt.%, and their composition overlaps that of the MS lava flows. The trace element pattern is consistent with fractional crystallization from a common, OIB-like basalt. The source area of ashes is the central sector of MS and not a subaerial volcano of the Campanian and/or Aeolian Quaternary volcanic districts. Submarine, explosive eruptions occurred at MS in historical times: this is the first evidence of explosive volcanic activity at a significant (500–800 m bsl) water depth in the Mediterranean Sea. MS is still active, the monitoring and an evaluation of the different types of hazards are highly recommended.

 

 
   
^NASA | SDO Observes Strong X-class Solar Flare      
         

 

 

THREE MINOR SOLAR SEP EVENTS ON FEB 19 and 20:

followed one another on February 19 and 20. Out of my own observation , most of SEP remain rather invisible on Satellite images. Most experts however suggest, that these SEPs occure along with stronger solar flares.

The related solar event however was an M 2 flare around 7 UTC. As the first protons of that event arrived ( the goes plot has a bad time resolution) about at the same time ( lets say- due to EInsteins laws, at least some minutes later) the Protons speed this time ( while the Proton density this time was rather low and the duration of the entire proton storm rather short ) would have reached again almost the speed of light

< The event seems not to be very strong but hast reached its peak yet at time of this update. The NASA DRAP plot on 20140220 however shows a rather strong heat effect proton impact as typical on the Southern pole that even penetrates through the Earth interior up to the Northern pole, what means that . allthough the entire event has a minor intensity, the protons had an high speed >>

TYPICAL AND IMMIDIATELY EXPECTABLE EFFECTS OF SEP EVENTS ARE:

> increase of volcanic hot spot activities , mainly on the main impact longitudes

> Temperature anomalies with temporary rapide meltdown processes around the Southern pole and weather effects around the globe

The integral proton flux ( protons impacting into the geomagnetic filed) increased above 10 pfu on Feb 20. NASA RAP shows a typical intensive impact on the Southern Pole, where the highly accelerated solar protons transform their cinetic energy into friction and heat in the atmosphere as well as on the surface . Solar protons move along the magnetic field lines of the geomagnetic field into the Earth interior, where they mainly are slown down by the Earth`s strong gravity their , transforming their high cinetic energy into heat ( > what leads- in relation to the intensity of the proton storm most immidiataly to hot spot activities sonn after impact begins.) Later the geomagnetic field attrackts an equivalent of electrons from the interplanetary field to equal their positive charges. ( SEP Phase II) Finally protons are slown down enough to combine again with electrons to neutrons those further form isotopes.

ACCUMULATING SEPS : SEPS following one another can further accumulate theior energies within the earth body.

The cooling down of the tectonic plates then regularly causes major as extreme earthquakes. ( Phase III) . Yet one SEP followed another since months and this finally "cooling downprocess" had no chance to happen yet , what creates - so my research- a major and latent risk for a major earthquake event with magnitudes up to M 9.0

I dont know, whether these protons would - if fast enough- rotate for a while along their impact longitudes around the earth core and surface core as there also is no specific secientific research available resp. possible on that . Only the Max Planck Instuitute in Munich has researched those effects yet and described it as a" cosmical shoprt circuit between the Earth`s and solar magnetic field that can heat up the Earth axis like a stove" . I thought, I had posted a link to this very interesting essay by the MPI anywhere on my evaluation pages, but couldn`t find it again myself yet.This theory is supported by the fact, that these solar protons have the strongest effects along the related impacts latitudes where values were highest ( measured by GOES). This I evaluated just by comparision of SEPs in the past years and I am continuing to do so. In all cases of SEP impacts I have compared and evaluated yet, the coincidences are 100 % and regularly, thus they are evaluable for further prediction.

the main and most instant effect of impacting proton storms is a general rise involcanic "hot spot activities" ( volcano systems dstributed all around the globe, where magma can directly rise up from the Eart mantle in 30- 80 km depth... (continued in colum left from here)

 
...THUS, as the latest proton boost seems to diminuish since Feb 20/ 9 UTC, THE CURRENT PREDICTION would be, that the strongest effects of this minor S 1 protons storm would be expectable in the regions of the 90° longitude EAST, what would be the region between INDONESIA, INDIA and THE RED SEA. The magmatic activities near the AFAR depression ongoing since 2005 might intensify But LIKELY also aneighbored hot spot volcanoes such as Sinabung or Kelut mightincrease their activities soon. The event seems not to be a " big deal" The event intensity is minor but the protons seem to have an very high speed ( what then counts up to the total anmount of effective impact energy)
^X ray flux/ February 18- 20- 2014        
       
    ( MODIS/ 20140217)February 20, 2014 - Haze over India and Bangladesh  
       
 

(BBC/ 20140216) UK floods: Army to carry out 'rapid inspection' of defences

The Army is to carry out a "rapid inspection" of England's flood defences within five weeks to assess the damage left by unprecedented flooding. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the work would normally take two years. He also said in future the military might step in sooner. David Cameron said the floods had been a "tragedy for all those affected". The widow of a cruise ship passenger who died when it was hit by storms said the vessel was "badly maintained".

(BBC/ 20140216) Japan hit by deadly snowstorms

At least 11 people have killed by a record-breaking snowstorm in Japan, according to local media. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and hundreds more injured, as more than one metre (three feet) of snow fell in some areas. The snow forced airports to cancel flights and closed roads as it barrelled past Tokyo on Saturday. Forecasters are warning of blizzards and avalanches later, as the storm moves north towards Hokkaido. Kyodo news agency reported deaths in several prefectures near Tokyo, and other deaths as far south as Oita on Kyushu island.

(BBC/ 20140215) US storm that left traffic misery hits eastern Canada

A giant winter storm that gridlocked traffic, left flights cancelled, and knocked out power in the US East Coast has pushed into eastern Canada. As much as 60cm (24in) was expected to fall in some areas by the end of Friday, blown about by heavy winds, from Quebec to Newfoundland. Authorities closed a 200km (124 mile) section of the Trans-Canada Highway in Quebec. The storm has been blamed for the deaths of more than two dozen people.

(BBC/ 20140215) Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift

New research suggests that the main system that helps determine the weather over Northern Europe and North America may be changing. The study shows that the so-called jet stream has increasingly taken a longer, meandering path. This has resulted in weather remaining the same for more prolonged periods. The work was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago.The observation could be as a result of the recent warming of the Arctic. Temperatures there have been rising two to three times faster than the rest of the globe.

The jet stream, as its name suggests, is a high-speed air current in the atmosphere that brings with it the weather. It is fuelled partly by the temperature differential between the Arctic and the mid-latitudes. If the differential is large then the jet stream speeds up, and like a river flowing down a steep hill, it ploughs through any obstacles - such as areas of high pressure that might be in its way. If the temperature differential reduces because of a warming Arctic then the jet stream weakens and, again, like a river on a flat bed, it will meander every time it comes across an obstacle....read more...

 

 
    ^( NASA/) Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)  

(yahoo/ 20140213/ Fukushima should eye 'controlled discharges' in sea: IAEA

Tokyo (AFP) - The UN nuclear watchdog on Thursday urged Japan to consider "controlled discharges" intothe sea of contaminated water used to cool the crippled reactors at Fukushima. The proposal was among recommendations outlined in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency after its latest inspection of the worst nuclear accident in a generation. "The IAEA team believes it is necessary to find a sustainable solution to the problem of managing contaminated water," the 72-page report said. "This would require considering all options, including the possible resumption of controlled discharges to the sea."

(xinuanet:/ 201401212) TEPCO detects record levels of radioactive cesium near Pacific, more errors add to NRA's wrath

TOKYO, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, said Thursday that samples of water tested contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility. TEPCO, while admitting there may be a new leak at the site of a well located just 50 meters from the adjacent Pacific Ocean, confirmed that the levels of cesium found in its groundwater samples were as high as 54,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 137 and 22,000 becquerels per liter of cesium 134. The levels of cesium detected in the latest readings, according to TEPCO, are 600 times higher than the government regulation for contaminated wastewater allowed to be released into the ocean, with the samples testing 30,000 times higher for cesium 137, compared to samples taken just a week earlier. A spokesperson for TEPCO said that radioactive water is probably leaking from underground trenches that link the stricken reactor buildings to the sea. The utility has failed to locate the source of the leak, in another major failing of TEPCO to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl in 1986.

( carribbean360.com/ 20140213Caribbean faces threat of biggest tsunami ever recorded

LONDON, England, Wednesday February 12, 2014 – The Caribbean could be at risk from a mega-tsunami that scientists warn could devastate coastlines from Florida to Brazil following a volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands. The monster wave generated by part of a mountain collapsing into the sea would be the biggest ever recorded and would be an unstoppable force, travelling at speeds of up to 500mph.

 
^(BBC/ 20140214) Mass evacuation in Indonesia as Java volcano erupts ( thewatchers) In a report published yesterday, new research suggests the enigmatic “ribbon” of energetic particles discovered at the edge of our solar system by NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) may be only a small sign of the vast influence of the galactic magnetic field. IBEX research shows influence of galactic magnetic field extends well beyond our solar system  
       

earthquake report com/ STRONG M 6.9 Earthquake hit Xinjiang reagion China

Update 11:33 UTC : Official statement from the Xinjiang Earthquake authority : Yutian County, 7.3 magnitude earthquake. The Xinjiang autonomous Seismological Bureau immediately launched an emergency plan. We try to quickly find out what happened in the epicenter area and called Yutian County by telephone. Locations in Yutian county felt the earthquake strongly. Buildings in Yutian are reported with cracks. No word of casualties so far. Officers have been send to the epicenter area to investigate the disaster. Autonomous Region Seismological Bureau intends to sent a 23 people on-site work team with a flight to conduct field work. Hotan Prefecture Earthquake Seismic Bureau has rushed staff to the quake zone to report on the disaster. China Seismological Bureau will sent 13 people for earthquake fieldwork and to assist the local governments to carry out emergency work days. Update 10:27 UTC: A rescue team was sent by the Xinjiang government to check the affected area. Update 09:54 UTC : An aftershock of M5.7 @ 5 km depth is just reported by one of my colleagues. Such an aftershock alone can be damaging in China! Update 09:53 UTC : Max Wyss reports that he expects 0 to 50 fatalities and 0 to 120 injured but his data is based on the USGS data who report a Magnitude of 6.8 at 2 km. Chinese data are more dangerous at 7.3 at 12 km deep. Max Wyss also reports that only 1 small settlement is located within the 50 km radius around the epicenter.

(BBC/ 20140212)Storm affecting US east coast as havoc persists in South

A huge winter storm is affecting the densely populated US north-east, after wreaking havoc in the South. Across the typically mild South, more than half a million homes and businesses lack power, and more than 3,300 US flights have been cancelled. The mammoth storm has affected people in 22 states from Texas to Maine and caused at least 10 deaths. The most crowded swath of the US - between Washington DC and Boston - is bracing for up to 8in (20cm) of snow.

(volcano-discovery/ 20140212) Etna (Sicily, Italy): A (for Etna standards) very large pyroclastic flow descended this morning on the eastern flank from the area of the new vents that opened yesterday on the eastern side beneath the summit of the New SE crater. Most likely, explosive lava-snow interaction and destabilization of this area where new magma was pushing its way outside caused a sector to collapse and descend the Valle del Bove flank as a hot turbulent avalanche (=pyroclastic flow).It reached the bottom of Valle del Bove in less than 3 minutes and traveled about 3 km length, which implies an average speed of 60 km/h, with maximum speed probably in excess of 100 km/h (approx. 65 mph).

 
 

( Bendbulletin/ 20130209)3rd quake in 10 days serves as a reminder

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks. The latest quake occurred at 10:13 a.m. at a depth of five miles and was felt from the west side to East L.A., said Anthony Guarino, a seismologist at Caltech. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was near the intersection of Melrose and Virgil avenues, on the eastern edge of Hollywood. It was the third magnitude 3.0 or greater quake to hit that area in the last 10 days. “It’s pretty standard for L.A.,” Guarino said. “There are a lot of different faults there.” Clusters of small quakes are common in the Los Angeles basin and generally don’t signify that the “big one” is coming, Guarino said. Every earthquake has a one in five chance of being a foreshock for a larger quake, he added. The odds of that decline quickly as time goes by. The region remains overdue for a massive quake. The southern section of the San Andreas Fault, which starts near the Salton Sea and runs north to Palmdale, has historically caused a large earthquake every 150 years on average. It has not ruptured since 1680.

(volcano_discobvery/ 20140211) Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Feb 2014: Kelud, Mammoth Mountain, Etna, Kilauea

Kelud (East Java): (11 Feb) VSI raised the alert status to the second highest level 3 (out of 4), "Siaga" (meaning eruption warning). In its latest report, VSI informs that an ongoing slight deformation, suggesting magma intrusion, has been detected since September and that a strong increase in seismic activity started on 7 February. 

Mammoth Mountain (California, USA): An small earthquake swarm at shallow depths (around 5 km) occurred east of Mammoth Mountain during the past week. The largest quake was a magnitude 3.0 event on 5 Feb. 
This latest (of many in the past years) seismic swarm is weak in terms of number and energy of earthquakes compared to long-term averages of seismic activity at the Long Valley caldera, an active volcanic system that is capable to erupt (probably not in a near future, though) and is being closely monitored by very experienced staff from USGS.

Etna (Sicily, Italy): A (for Etna standards) very large pyroclastic flow descended this morning on the eastern flank from the area of the new vents that opened yesterday on the eastern side beneath the summit of the New SE crater.

 
(NASA/ )NASA SDO - Year 4   (NASA/ MODIS) February 11, 2014 - Tropical Cyclone Edilson (13S) over Reunion and Mauritius  
       

<<< ( NASA EarthOb/ January 2014) Winter Heat Swamps Alaska

Winter Heat Swamps Alaska

While much of the continental United States endured several cold snaps in January 2014, record-breaking warmth gripped Alaska. Spring-like conditions set rivers rising and avalanches tumbling. This map depicts land surface temperature anomalies in Alaska for January 23–30, 2014. Based on data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, the map shows how 2014 temperatures compared to the 2001–2010 average for the same week. Areas with warmer than average temperatures are shown in red; near-normal temperatures are white; and areas that were cooler than the base period are blue. Gray indicates oceans or areas where clouds blocked the satellite from collecting usable data. A persistent ridge of high pressure off the Pacific Coast fueled the warm spell, shunting warm air and rainstorms to Alaska instead of California, where they normally end up. The last half of January was one of the warmest winter periods in Alaska’s history, with temperatures as much as 40°F (22°C) above normal on some days in the central and western portions of the state, according to Weather Underground’s Christopher Bart

(NASA EarthOb/Global surface temperature anomalies/ latest image: December 2013

About this dataset:

Land surface temperature is how hot or cold the ground feels to the touch. An anomaly is when something is different from average. These maps show where Earth’s surface was warmer or cooler in the daytime than the average temperatures for the same week or month from 2001-2010. So, a land surface temperature anomaly map for May 2002 shows how that month’s average temperature was different from the average temperature for all Mays between 2001 and 2010

 

 
       
  find all previous reports in my 2014 event logs and associated archives    
       

 

 

 

       
                       
 

 

 

               
                 
       

 

 

 

       
                       
 
    find all previous reports in my 2014 event logs and associated archives  
ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG : click here for LATEST EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANISM EVENTS

 

 

     
ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Rapid Earthquake viewer/ Univ. of CA EARTHQUAKE DATA: EMSC  
EARTHQUAKE DATA: EMSC NEIC      

 

 

EPICENTER/ MAP    
HIGHEST MEASURED GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE TODAY:
GLOBAL >M 6.0/ EUROPE: > M 5.0
DAMAGE/ CATHEGORY>
   

 

 
EVENT MAGNITUDE/ REGION AND TIME
M 4.5 - SLOVENIA - 2014-04-22 08:58:26 UTC
LATITUDE/ LONGITUDE >
45.61 N ; 14.18 E
DEPTH >
25 km    

 

               

RELATED TSUNAMI EVENTS:

note: the Tsunami report on this site here is for documentary but rather not up to date. For latest informations, check out: NOAA/ PTWC TSUNAMI REAL TIME ALERTS  

update/ last known event

20140401 visit NOAA websitefor latest updates! >
LATEST NOAA REPORT IN TEXT FORMAT: ( at time of this update!)
 
INITIAL SEAQUAKE >  
LATITUDE/ LONGITUDE >
 
DEPTH >
   
 
TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER: NOAA/ PTWC REPORT ISSUED ON:   ACTIVE WARNING ( YES/ NO): NONE ( Default) CANCELLED AT :    
EVALUATION BY NOAA/ PTWC ( DETAILS)
.
 
STRONGEST MEASURED ("INITIAL) TSUNAMI WAVE   LOCATION OF ORIGIN   NR OF WAVES   WAVE HEIGHTS    
WARNINGS ISSUED FOR:     ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES >  
                       
   
EARTHQUAKE REGIONS/ FROM 180° E ON WESTWARDS

TECTONICS:

FREQUENCY/ SINCE

REGION*

EPICENTER:

NUMBER

EVENT ( link to ESMC)  
KAMCHATKA PENINSULA/ KURIL ISLANDS / JAPAN N-AM. >< EUR. >< PAC.><PHIL. FREQUENT

"B"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
AFTERQUAKES/BOUGAINVILLE REGION- EASTERN PACIFIC/ NZL, FIJI, VANUATU ETC. PAC. >< INDO- AUS FREQUENT

"B"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
(REGION INDONESIA/ PHILIPPINES/ INDIA) EUR.>< / INDO- AUS. 20140203

"A"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
MEDITERRANEAN SEA REGION (ALL) AFRICA >< EURASIA CONTNINUED SINCE JAN

"E"

EPICENTER      
ARABIC PLATE -SYRIA, IRAQ ETC. INCL. IRAN AFR><ARAB >< EUR><INDO-AUS FREQUENT

"F"

EPICENTER      
AFRICA AND ITS TECTONIC BOUNDARIES

EUR >< AFR>< AMER >< ANTAR.

20140226

"E"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
CONTINENTAL EURASIA INCLUDING ASIA N-AM. ><EUR->< AFR.><PAC> 20140308

"E"/"F

EPICENTER      
GERMANY / near to EIFEL VOLCANIC FIELD EURASIA (volcanic) SELDOM

"E"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
CANARY AND AZORES ISLANDS REGION N & S -AM. >< AFR >< EURASIA HOT SPOT / AFTER SEP( DEC 26)

"E"

EPICENTER      
            for updates on the CANARY ISLANDS; visit my google blogspot Canary" hotspot5  
NORTHERN ATLANTIC/ ARCTIC SEA N & S -AM. ><EURASIA volcanic?

"E"

EPICENTER 01 M 4.4 - NORTH OF SVALBARD - 2014-04-22 10:30:20 UTC  
ATLANTIC/ SOUTH N& S -AM. >< AFRICA >< EUR. HOT SPOT / AFTER SEP

"E"

EPICENTER      
    increase on 20140314   EPICENTER      
EARTHQUAKE SWARM/ GULF OF MEXICO PUERTO RICO/ CARIBIC N & S -AM. >CARIBBEAN ><NASCA ><COCOS SELDOM

"C"

EPICENTER      
PANAMERICA N & S -AM. ><NASCA ><COCOS LIKELY VOLCANIC

"C"

EPICENTER      
REGION PERU- BOLIVIA PAC. >< SOUTH AM. >< NASZA FREQUENT

"D"

EPICENTER      
AFTERQUAKES/ TARAPACA, REGION CHILE / ARGENTINE ( SA/ NASCA PLATE) SOUTH AMERICA >< NASZA 20140322

"D"

EPICENTER      
        EPICENTER      
CENTRAL AND EASTERN USA NORTH-AMERICA><EUR/ ATLANTIC SERIAL SINCE FEB 2014   EPICENTER      
ANTARCTICA REGION       EPICENTER      
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK N-AM./ SAN ANDREAS FAULT >< J. DE FUCA>< PACIFIC 20140108

"C"

EPICENTER      
EARTHQUAKE SWARM // CA/ SAN ANDREAS FAULT N-AM./ SAN ANDREAS FAULT >< J. DE FUCA>< PACIFIC January 08- 2014 "C" EPICENTER      
CANADA, ALASKA/ (CASCADIAN SZ) NORTH-AMERICA ><EXPLORER P. SOMETIMES

"C"

EPICENTER      

yellow background= activity increased in this region- compared to yesterdays`s values

*"REGION" AS LISTED IN " GEOGRAPHIC CME IMPACT REGIONS" see > todays report  
     
     
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS:            

3.3 EXPERIMENTAL EVENT FORECAST (2): GEOGRAPHIC IMPACT REGIONS WITH THE CONSIDERABLE HIGHEST CME EFFECTS BY THE LATEST CME IMPACT:

LATEST RELATED CME(SEP IMPACT 20140107/20140218-20/ 20140225 01- 04/ 14

 

EXPLANATIONS>

Green backcolored fields marks those regions where geomagnetic field density values during the CME impact was below 100 nT.

Yellow backcolored fields mark the regions with values above 100 nT./

Red backcolored field mark the regions , those were hit relatively strongest ( peak values) by the latest CME. Colors from orange to light red mark GRADUAL IMPACTS OF MULTIPLE CMEs CLUSTERS.

 

HOW TO READ THIS FORECAST>

INCREASES IN VOLCANIC ACTIVITIES will - if- most probably occure - SOON AFTER CME impact- within the RED colored regions and between the red and yellow regions!

STORMS, ICE MELTINGS AN FLOODINGS might- if- then most probably occureSOON AFTER CME impacts-within the RED COLORED REGIONS

The relatively strongest EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITIES WILL MOST PROBABLY occure AFTER a LATENCY period due to CME IMPACT on the TECTONIC BOUNDARIES within the RED until the YELLOW (backcolored) REGIONS. Read "latency remarks"

 

REGIONS

REGION "A"

REGION "B"(1)

REGION "B"(2)

REGION "C"

REGION" D"

REGION "E" (1)

REGION "E" (2)

REGION "F"

 

REGIONS COVERED BY LATEST CME IMPACT>

EASTERN EURASIA-- INDONESIA-WESTERN PACIFIC PHILIPPINES--AUSTRALIA WEST JAPAN/EAST- AUSTRALIA/ (EAST), PNG. NZL ALEUT./ KAMCHATKA- EASTERN PACIFIC/ HAWAII

WESTERN USA+ WEST COAST- EASTERN PACIFIC- CANADA-ALASKA

GULF OF MEXICO/ PANAMERICA/CA./ CENTRAL USA/ SOUTH - AMERICA- WEST

, EASTERN ATLANTIC/ (CANARIES/ ICELAND)- N & S- AMERICA/ EAST

CENTRAL (WEST) EUROPE/ AFRICA

INDIA & INDIAN OCEAN- CENTR: EURASIA, AFRICA (EAST), ARABIA ASIA MINOR

 

RELATED TECTONIC BOUNDARIES>

WESTERN PACIFIC< EAST EURASIA>< INDO-AUSTRALIA

NORTH AMERICA (W) >< EURASIA (E) ><PACIFIC ><INDO-AUS

NORTH AMERICA (W) >< EURASIA (E) ><PACIFIC

NORTH AMERICA/ incl. Microplates ><PACIFIC

AFRICA >< CARRIBEAN >< SOUTH AMERIA >< NASCA>< COCOS

EURASIA <> N-AMERICA/ EASTCARRIBEAN ><AFRICA

N-AMERICA/WEST >< EURASIA >< ARABIA ><AFRICA

EURASIA><ARABIA ><INDO-AUSTRALIA

 

UTC TIME ZONES >

..

....

..

...

...

...

...

..

 

LONGITUDES>

135° E- 90° E

135° E- 180°

180° - 135° W

90° W- 135° W

45° W- 90° W

45° W - 00° W

00° W- 45° E

45° E- 90° E

 

 

 

   
NEW VOLCANO ACTIVITIES
       
 
This section will be updated usually Thursdays, after the latest GVP Weekly Volcanic Activity Report was published. click on the buttons right for my internal volcano maps and statistics >
         
volcano-discovery/gadget

note: this report does NOT necessarely represent all currently global active volcanoes!

   

 

report by:

GVP  

 

Smithsonian Institution / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

Activity for the week of 9 April-15 April 2014

The Smithsonian page is updated on Wednesdays. Please see the GVP Home Page for news of the latest significant activity.

 

NEW ACTIVITIES/ UPDATES:

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/ UPDATES:

 
Popocatépetl Mexico New
Reventador Ecuador New
Shishaldin Fox Islands (USA) New
Tungurahua Ecuador New
Ubinas Peru New
Aira Kyushu (Japan) Ongoing
Chirinkotan Kuril Islands (Russia) Ongoing
Chirpoi Kuril Islands (Russia) Ongoing
Dukono Halmahera (Indonesia) Ongoing
Fuego Guatemala Ongoing
Karymsky Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
Kilauea Hawaiian Islands (USA) Ongoing
Pacaya Guatemala Ongoing
San Cristóbal Nicaragua Ongoing
San Miguel El Salvador Ongoing
Santa María Guatemala Ongoing
Shiveluch Central Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
 
     

 

 

   
NEW VOLCANO ACTIVITIES
       
 
This section will be updated usually Thursdays, after the latest GVP Weekly Volcanic Activity Report was published. click on the buttons right for my internal volcano maps and statistics >
         
volcano-discovery/gadget

note: this report does NOT necessarely represent all currently global active volcanoes!

   

 

report by:

GVP  

 

Smithsonian Institution / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

Activity for the week of 2 April-8 April 2014

The Smithsonian page is updated on Wednesdays. Please see the GVP Home Page for news of the latest significant activity.

 

NEW ACTIVITIES/ UPDATES:

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/ UPDATES:

 
Copahue Central Chile-Argentina border New
Reventador Ecuador New
Shishaldin Fox Islands (USA) New
Tungurahua Ecuador New
Ubinas Peru New
Aira Kyushu (Japan) Ongoing
Etna Sicily (Italy) Ongoing
Karymsky Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
Kilauea Hawaiian Islands (USA) Ongoing
Paluweh Indonesia Ongoing
Shiveluch Central Kamchatka (Russia) Ongoing
Sinabung Indonesia Ongoing
 
     
RECENT VOLCANO VIDEOS                  
           
           
             
 
CLICK HERE FOR LATEST SOLAR ACTIVITIES AND GEOPHYSICAL DATA: : SUN SPOTS- ACTIVE REGIONS/ FLARES- PARTICLE FLUXES- NOAA SPACE WEATHER ALERTS- CME EVENTS INCL SATELLITE IMAGES AND DATA- GEOMAGNETIC IMPACTS
     

 

 

               
SOLAR AND GEOPHYSICAL DATA AND EVENTS
solar data by: solen.info NASA/  
latest data (external sources):
SUN OBSERVERS:
OTHERS:
 
                       
         

TODAY`S SOLAR ACTIVITY DATA:

 

note: solar and terrestrial data are always yesterrday`s values!

20140418

ACTIVE REGIONS AND CORONAL HOLES AT 23:45 UTC (solen.info)  

SOLAR PARAMETERS

 

SOLAR ACTIVITIES

CLASS

TOTAL:

 

SUNSPOT NUMBER

168

<< new record in entire solar cycle!

AVERAGE SOLAR WIND SPEED (km/s)

461-655

FLARES >

C

12

 

SOLAR FLUX (sfu.)

158.8

 

X- RAY BACKGROUND FLUX:

B 7.9

 

M

   

PLANETARY "A" INDEX

15

 

GEOMAGNETIC . FIELD DENSITY:

45- 135 nT

CME ARRIVAL

X

 

 
                 
Today`s RSGA/ USAF - report on solar activity > IA. Analysis of Solar Active Regions and Activity from 20/2100Z to 21/2100Z: Solar activity has been at low levels for the past 24 hours. The largest solar event of the period was a C5 event observed at 21/2002Z from Region 2038 (S10W20). There are currently 8 numbered sunspot regions on the disk. IB. Solar Activity Forecast: Solar activity is expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares and a slight chance for an X-class flare on day one (22 Apr) and expected to be low with a chance for M-class flares on days two and three (23 Apr, 24 Apr).  
         

 

 

     

ACTIVE SUNSPOTS REGIONS INVOLVED IN MAJOR FLARE ACTIVITIES, CMEs OR SEPS ( other active regions are not posted)

EARTH DIRECTED CME (CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS):

   

STATUS :

ACTIVE REGIONS:

LOCATION TODAY

       

ESTIMATED ARRIVAL:

SIDERIC DIRECTION

 

(SUNSPOTS AFTER 24 UTC)

LONGITUDE next 24 h.

LATITUDE

CLASS/ CONF.*

ACTIVITIES:

CME ERUPTION TIME UTC

IMPACT SIZE:

 
rotating out 12042 01° E- 13° W
18° N
DAO/ DSO          
 
                   
 
  12038 19° - 33° W
11° S

CAI/ DRI

         
 

ERUPTIVE FILAMENTS/ PROMINENCES >

             
 
solen/info/ active regions>
           
             
 

CORONAL HOLES (CH)

 

 
NUMBER POSITION*: STATUS: FIRST OBSERVED: EARTH FACING MAG &remarks  
CH UNN SOUTHERN POLE DECAYING 20140418 20140422    
             
             
CH HIGH SPEED SOLAR WIND STREAMS>

STRONG (-)

SOURCE:

CME ARRIVAL

 
ABBREVIATIONS>
NORTH/ SOUTH POLAR CH EXTENSION (NP/ SP CH- EXT)
UNN.= UNNUMBERED CH
RECURR.= RECURRENT
T- EQU.= TRANSEQUATORIAL
 

 

 

               
INTERPLANETARY (SOLAR EM FIELD)- PARTICLE FLUX:
           
 
                     

PARTICLE TYPE:

CURRENT LAST SIGNIFICANT EVENT:

PARTICLE TYPE:

CURRENT : LAST SIGNIFICANT EVENT:    
PROTON FLUX DECREASING

STRONG RISE AFTER SEP ON 20140418

ELECTRON FLUX BACK to NORMAL

slightly rise after SEP event on 20140329- 20140401

   
               
BEGIN/ END: 20140201- 10

 

 

BEGIN/ END:    

 

 

   
   
ACE ( Advanced Composition Explorer) is on and L 1 orbit at the edge between solar and geomagnetic field and measures the intensity and composition of interplanetary solar winds
 
   

 

 

                 

LATEST AND CURRENTLY ACTIVE SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE EVENTS (SEP)

ACTIVE SEPs:

SEP/status

PHASE I (PROTONS} )

PHASE II / ELECTRONS}

PHASE III
     

 

 

  GOES (= Geostationary operative environmental satellites) are at geostationary orbit and measure influences / impacts on the geomagnetic field    
SEP EVENT/ event log this log represents the latest event evolution of terrestrial SEP impacts- earlier events are archived here. EVENT RELATED INTEGRAL PROTON FLUX/ 20140417- 19 >  

ACCELERATED PROTONS >

SOLAR EVENT:

IMPACT/ BEGIN

END

PEAK VALUES: APPR. SPEED : CURRENT STATE::
 
SEP event > 10 MeV PROTON EMISSION 20140418/ 13:19 UTC: M 7.8 LDE flare in AR 12036 20140418/ after 13 UTC 20140421& 09 UTC > about 60 pfu. near the speed of light protons active in Earth orbit  
ACCUMULATING ELECTRONS BEGIN: END: LATEST VALUES: PEAK VALUES: REMARKS:  
INTEGRAL>0.8 MeV ELECTRONS : (treshold = E > 10.000 pfu)
latency latency
 
 

INTERFRED BY NEW SEP

 
       
SEP EVENT REPORT
 

meaning of background colors>

yellow= this particles are currently active/ dominant red= strong event        
} orange background = ACTIVE electrons/ but their effectivity is PENDING OR INTERFERED BY PROTONS/ or> PROTONS are still too fast to envolve significant effects
       

 

TODAY`S SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE IMPACTS AND SPACE WEATHER ALERTS ( NOAA): server currently unavailable

         
INTEGRAL PARTICLE FLUX:   < NOAA ALERTS >

GEOMAGNETIC STORMS AND RADIATION ALERTS ( NOAA):

 
PARTICLE TYPE:

YESTERDAY UNTIL 24 UTC (3):

PREVIOUS DAY`S VALUES ( pfu)

TODAY:(2)

THIS DAY (2)

PAST 24 h

SOLAR ALERTS/ INFLUENCES

 

> 10 MeV PROTON FLUX

+/- 0.1 pfu. < 06 pfu (-)

> 0.8 pfu. < 30 pfu (-)

>0.1 pfu. < 0.5 pfu. (-)

NONE

NONE

X RAY > M 5(FLARE ACTIVITY)

 
> 100 MeV PROTON FLUX back to normal back to normal back to normal NONE NONE TYPE II AND IV RADIO EMISSION  
PARTICLE TYPE:

YESTERDAY UNTIL 24 UTC (3):

PREVIOUS DAY`S VALUES ( pfu)

TODAY:(2)

NONE

NONE

10 cm RADIO BURSTS

 

>0.8 MeV ELECTRON FLUX (1)

>09 < 20.000 pfu (-) >10 < 9.000 pfu (-) slightly rising NONE

G 1 minor

GEOMAGNETIC STORM

 

>2.0 MeV ELECTRON FLUX (1)

>- xx < 90 (-) >- 0.9 < 200 (-) slightly rising  
x ray alerts are peaks in solar x ray emissions those occure during flare activities )
 
NEUTRON SYNTHESIS (3) NO CURRENT DATA

NO CURRENT DATA

UNKNOWN  
TYPE II AND IV RADIO EMISSIONS are typical indicators for Coronal Mass Ejections ( CME)
 
         
10 cm RADIO BURSTS are typical indicators for STRONGER ERUPTIONS- esp SEPs
 
^remark: orange background means: effect is latent or pending
 
treshold for S1 proton storm: > 10 MeV P. > 10 pfu
(1) treshold for S1 electron storm = >2.0 MeV E. > 1000 pfu
 
       
SEP EVENT LOG:
   
20140418/
13:19 UTC
complex nested solar region AR 12036 (35- 37 produced and M 7,.8 LDE flare peaking with a CME at 13:19 UTC. The event was associated with a medium strong SEP. First Protons arrived soon after 13 uTC- thus were accelerated near to the speed of light,due to the fact , that the eruption took place near the central solar meridian and the proton speed is highest radially to the eruption center. means, that some proton effects such as hot spot activities will delay resp takle place slowly
 
20140413- 16
 
The integral Electron flux began to increase after strongly been compressed by active protons. (20140415) Integral electron flux is expected to exceed treshold of 1.000 pfu on 20140416
 
20140405
after 12 UTC
Proton flux slightly increased to max 1.0 pfu after solar event
 
20140325
08 UTC
Integral,proton flux rose after CME event on 20140324 to values up to 1 pfu.
 
20140317
 
Integral proton flux has decreased to normal values after March 07. But the high amount of protons those impacted during this long lasting proton storm ist still effective with heat in the earth body and mantle .Hot spot activities are still present on the Canary islands. The proton influence also still knocks down the integral electron flux to zero and even into negative values. There is a slight recovery of the electron since March 17 . Values will further increase and exceed 100 pfu at any time in about 1 or two weeks ( SEP phase II) , if no new SEP occures.
 
     
20140228
 
Integral Proton flux increased further on February 28 and reached 100 pfu early in the morning. I have not reviewed the solar events yet. but protons storms/ eruptions are what I call " the invisible eruption"
 
 

 

 

 

           

GEOMAGNETIC FIELD TODAY(2)

                 

STATUS:

Today`s GOEShp/ geomagnetometer

GOES/ 3- days sat environment /

GOES integral ELECTRON FLUX- past 3 days* proton flux- past 3 days  

QUIET

 

UNSETTLED

 
ACTIVE  
MINOR STORM  

MAJOR STORM

 
HIGH SPEED SOLAR WIND STREAMS  
MINOR CME IMPACT/ EFFECTS  
 
 
* see also report below!
 
USAF report on geophysical activity for previous day:>>        
* graph only during significant events
* graph only during significant events
 
IIA. Geophysical Activity Summary 20/2100Z to 21/2100Z: The geomagnetic field has been at quiet to active levels for the past 24 hours. Solar wind speed, as measured by the ACE spacecraft, reached a peak speed of 711 km/s at 20/2206Z. Total IMF reached 12 nT at 20/2126Z. The maximum southward component of Bz reached -7 nT at 21/0030Z. IIB. Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to active levels on day one (22 Apr) and quiet to unsettled levels on days two and three (23 Apr, 24 Apr). Protons greater than 10 Mev have a slight chance of crossing threshold on day one (22 Apr).
     
                       
                     
GEOMAGNETIC Bz COMPONENT (2) SOUTHWARDS -07 nT (USAF) NEUTRAL NORTHWARDS + 12 nT (USAF) The Bz component is the value, the geomagnetic field density fluctuates /shifts in North/ South direction such as during CME impacts  
EFFECTIVE PROTONS  

EFFECTIVE ELECTRONS

           
new: in cases of CME impacts, this value is taken from the USAF report and report that represents the highest N/ S amplitude of that day    
                       
         
         
 
CLICK HERE FOR LATEST EARTH DIRECTED CMES AND SEP EVENTS > report and images
 
EXPERIMENTAL FORECAST FOR CME & SEP EVENTS: VOLCANISM EARTHQUAKES FORECAST FOR REGIONS- CLIMATICAL ANOMALIES, GLACIAL MELTDOWN METHANHYDRATES - ANIMALS STRANGE BEHAVIOURS
 
   
     
RECENT SOLAR ACTIVITY (flares, CMEs, SEPs)
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

changes/ January 25- 2014:

2013, after 2 years after the second major> M 9 Earthquake had taken place within on decade and after two years of statistic evaluation and comparation of solar and terestrial data, it vecame clear , that socalled SEPS would be the solar feature I was looking , being among those solar featuires, that indeed have related and signiciant geophysical effects.

Now in early 2014, the peak off the sun spots cycle seems to be over and related activity visibly have decreased . I dont expect many stronger and significant solar events for the next half year.

Recently I decided, to close the ongoing solar and terrestrial documentary at this point in this form , as it was made until now., whith complete data and event evaluationas as its required for any scientific work . This I did to get this project to a point, that its results would be available and evaluable for further report and can be also a basic for further scientics research

Nevertheless as observations and evaluations have shown , that esp. the socalled SEPs ,this documentary has focussed on, as being the strongest and most geoeffective known type of solar event) do happen MOST frequently during the solar max, but are als present in the same strength all 11 years in between but just in lower number.

So I will continue to watch over all these solar data and event and try to provide a full report and complete coverage in time if any furthe major event should take place ..

so the solar teerrestrial blog will be continued in another simplified and limited form:

> Basic solar and geophyical paramameters will not be noted nor archived on a daiy baisis but only if related to major events .( those archives can be found at solen,.info)

> I will further maintain basic but only short information on solar activity and terrestrial event if possible on a daily basis.

> The experimental forecast on this page her , based on this research will be continued and at least updated if major events are expectable . But I will nor archives them anymore .

Also I will continue to document and report significant solar and terrestrial event as before but not on a daily basis,with an long but mainly empty daily update, containg all major solar data but only if major events take place , those have significant effects on the earth and might be a threat to its civilisations , its nature and and the life on it.

Thanks to all interested ones, who one or frequently visited this page. Just be welcome at any time to get latest news of this exciting view on the world as possible today, what goes on and how it changes!

H. Hummel Munich/ Germany

 

 

 

     
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NOTICES/ OBSERVATIONS/ SUMMARIES OF SOLAR ACTIVITY- 2013.click here to expand register card to read more...

(last update- SEPTEMBER- 21 - 2013:Solar activity was low very since End of August with less sun spots on the visible disc and almost no surface eruption on the entire sun. X ray emission dropped even to A level from September 07- 16. .On Sept 17, solar activity then resumed again first with several filament eruptions, newly emerging sun spot and active regions, producing solar flares.
 
   
   
   
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GREAT PROGRESS IN MY EARTHQUAKE FORECAST? ARE ALL THREE MAJOR QUESTIONS RESOLVED! expand/collapse panel to read more
 
   
 
 

 

 
IMPORTANT NOTES AND UPDATES ON THIS PAGE : : This page is under steady development and layout may change from time to time. Reports on related events may be added at any time and will be posted to that day`s blog on which these events happened- click here to read more....
 
 

 

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GLOBAL WATCH:LATEST SIGINIFICANT EARTHQUAKES- AFTERQUAKES & SWARMS- INCLUDING TSUNAMI ALERTS
 

 

       
   

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW: EVALUATIONS: On the following page I will give and overview/ summary on the most interesting solar and terrestrial events during this 24 th Solar cycle maximum ( 2010- 2013)- not established yet- available sometime in 2014:

data for this reports and forecasts are eclusively taken by reliable sources such as NASA, NOAA and others.

 

all forecasts are without guarantee! Alle Vorhersagen sind ohne Gewähr!

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