Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Unthinkable to reality: first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States – CDC vows to prevent an ‘outbreak’ in Dallas

September 2014DALLAS, TX – U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The patient had recently traveled to West Africa and developed symptoms several days after returning to Texas, state officials said. The patient was admitted to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Over 30 people feared dead near Japanese volcano after eruption

Over 30 people are feared dead near the erupting Ontake volcano in central Japan, police reported. The volcano started erupting on Saturday, sending ash clouds down the mountain’s slope for more than 3 kilometers. Volcano erupts in central Japan, dozens injured (VIDEO, PHOTOS) The people were found by police officers in a state of "cardiopulmonary arrest” near the top of the volcano,

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Walking Dead: mass panic in Nimba County as dead Ebola patients ‘come back to life’

September 2014 – LIBERIA, Africa - Fear and panic is spreading in Nimba County, an African community where dead Ebola patients have reportedly “resurrected” and roams around among the living. The victims were allegedly women in their 40s and 60s who was thought to have died from the virus in Liberia’s Nimba County. According to the local paper The New Dawn, the pair of “walking dead” is

Outbreak of a respiratory illness escalates among children and mystifies scientists

September 2014 – HEALTH - An outbreak of respiratory illness first observed in the Midwest has spread to 38 states, sending children to hospitals and baffling scientists trying to understand its virulent resurgence. As of Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 226 cases of infection with enterovirus 68. But it is likely that many times that number have been stricken.

Unexpected eruption of Mt. Ontake, Japan

Unexpected eruption of Mt. Ontake, Japan (September 27, 13:02 UTC) Wow, impressive and hair rising video of the eruption ash clouds raging down the slopes of the volcano. You wont believe your eyes! The streaming webcam who captured these images was installed on a nearby mountain. It was (unfortunately) cloudy at the time of the eruption. This eruption shows once again that predicting eruptions is NOT an exact science. JMA Japan is world renowned for his expertise but was unable to predict this blast - http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG9W5KFJG9WULBJ00D.html (this is the link to the video)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Category 4 Hurricane Odile headed straight toward tourist area

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico -A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track to pass close to or directly over the south end of Baja California late Sunday and into Monday and move by the southern portion of the peninsula on Tuesday.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen – ‘would be one of the most devastating things to ever hit the world’

September 2014 – AFRICA – Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation’s top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze. “It’s the single greatest concern I’ve ever had in my 40-year public health career,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano sulfur fumes now bothering people 800 miles away

September 2014 – ICELAND – People on Norway’s coast have reported a strong smell of sulfur in the air this week, and experts say it’s coming from a surprising source: Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, 800 miles away. Bardarbunga sits about seven miles under the Dyngjujökull glacier, which is more than 800 miles west, and across the Atlantic, from Norway. But as Vibeke Thyness at the Norwegian Medical Institute told Norway’s public broadcasting radio station,

Two Indonesian volcanoes undergo multiple eruptions – evacuations ordered

Sseismicity Watch Zone September 12, 2014
September 2014 – JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mount Slamet volcano in Central Java province erupted again on Friday, spewing a column of ash by up to one km high, prompting more than 20,000 villagers living on the slope of the volcano to prepare for evacuation, officials said. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level after

Rome: two sonic booms shakes Italian capital

(AGI) Rome, Sept 14 - A Middle East Airlines plane that was escorted to Fiumicino airport by two Italian Air Force jets on Sunday took off once again after bomb disposal experts found nothing on board. The ME214 flight from Geneva to Beirut had requested assistance for "problems on board", most likely suspicious luggage. The two Eurofighter jets from the Italian Air Force base in Grosseto broke the sound barrier at a relatively low altitude while on the way, causing sonic booms to echo north of Rome. . .

 https://www.agi.it/italy/news/plane_escorted_to_rome_resumes_flight_after_false_alarm-201409141841-cro-ren1029

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading GPS and radio transmissions on Saturday

Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, “huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma” that shot out of an area near the centre of the sun’s disc. “Essentially the sun just shot out a magnet and it is about to interact with another magnet, Earth’s magnet,” William Murtagh,

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Yellowstone, erupts largest gayser of the world (great video)

September 2014 Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsm21lH1eE#t=38

Incredible eruption of Tavurvur volcano in Papua New Guinea (video)

Tavurvur incredible eruption of the volcano in Papua New Guinea. The big volcano was dormant for about 6 years. The amateur video of this man has taken the time of the eruption with the following explosion. A natural show creepy. In the video you can see how the eruption has created a powerful shock wave that has propagated in the air and after a few seconds it came on the boat where there was the amateur cameraman who went on to film the event.

Asteroid 2014 RC to flyby through Earth-Moon system on September 7, 2014

Newly discovered 20-meters wide (60 feet) asteroid named 2014 RC will enter the Earth - Moon system on Sunday, September 7, 2014, and flyby just 40 000 km (25 000 miles / 0.1 LD) from Earth. That's almost inside the orbit of geosynchronous satellites.

Bardarbunga eruption intensifies - two new effusive fissures opened up, Iceland

Two new effusive fissures have opened up in the Holuhraun eruption (Bardarbunga volcano), about 2 kilometres north of the Dyngjujokull outlet glacier. Lava is streaming out of the new fissures,

USGS: Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - Easter Island region

Earthquake 6.1 Easter Islands © USGS Event Time 2014-09-06 06:53:13 UTC 2014-09-05 22:53:13 UTC-08:00 at epicenter Location 26.625°S 114.456°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi) Nearby Cities 502km (312mi) W of Hanga Roa, Chile 3736km (2321mi) ESE of Papao, French Polynesia 3740km (2324mi) ESE of Mahina, French Polynesia 3742km (2325mi) ESE of Paea, French Polynesia 1576km (979mi) E of Adamstown, Pitcairn

A colossal, sheep-England: swallowing sinkhole has appeared in County Durham - and it is only getting bigger.

A colossal, sheep-swallowing sinkhole has appeared in County Durham - and it is only getting bigger. The gigantic chasm, which is so deep the bottom cannot be seen at one end, is thought to be the result of rocks and soil rushing into mine workings deep beneath the surface. The hole was apparently three times smaller when it was first discovered on Thursday morning, the Telegraph reported.

Grim Ebola prediction: outbreak is ‘unstoppable’ for now, says U.S. virologist

September 2014 – AFRICA - A doctor who just returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa predicts the current Ebola outbreak will go on for more than a year, and will continue to spread unless a vaccine or other drugs that prevent or treat the disease are developed. Dr. Daniel Lucey, an expert on viral outbreaks and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Medical Center,