Arizona's fire danger to increase Saturday; Adrian hits Category 4

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:06 PM GMT on June 10, 2011

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The powerful winds that have fanned Arizona's massive Wallow fire into the state's second largest fire on record will remain relatively modest on Friday, and the forecast for Eastern Arizona calls for afternoon winds of just 10 - 15 mph. On Thursday, Luna, New Mexico, located about 50 miles northeast of the fire, had sustained winds that peaked at just 12 mph, with gusts to 22. These are the lightest afternoon winds the fire region has seen all week, though firefighting efforts were hindered by very low relative humidities that reached 5% on Thursday. Firefighters were able to make progress Thursday, and the Wallow fire is now 5% contained. Unfortunately, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center forecasts that critical fire conditions will return on Saturday and Sunday, with strong southwest winds of 15 - 20 mph, gusting to 35 mph. The return of critical fire conditions this weekend means that the Wallow fire will likely become Arizona's largest wildfire in history, a distinction currently held by the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire (732 square miles.) The Wallow fire has grown steadily from 300 square miles on Sunday to 603 square miles on Thursday--about 50% of the size of Rhode Island.


Figure 1. Smoke from Arizona fires, including the Wallow Fire, continued traveling toward the northeast on June 8, 2011. As the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image at 12:10 Central Daylight Time, thick smoke stretched from New Mexico and Texas northeastward to Illinois. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

94L bringing heavy rains to the Bahamas
The large, disorganized tropical disturbance (94L) that brought heavy rains to Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti early this week reorganized slightly overnight, and is now bringing heavy rains to the Bahama Islands. The storm killed at least 23 people in Haiti earlier this week, due to torrential flooding rains. Satellite-estimated rainfall amounts indicate 8 -10 inches of rain fell over Haiti's southwestern peninsula this week. None of the reliable computer models is showing development of 94L into a tropical depression, and NHC is giving the disturbance a 10% chance of developing by Sunday. Wind shear is a high 20 - 30 knots in the region between Cuba and South Carolina, making development unlikely. Elsewhere in the Atlantic, none of the reliable computer models is predicting tropical cyclone development over the next seven days.


Figure 2. Morning satellite image of Hurricane Adrian taken at 10:15am EDT June 10, 2011.

Annular Adrian becomes the first major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season
Hurricane Adrian put on an impressive bout of rapid intensification Thursday, intensifying into the season's first major hurricane in the Eastern Pacific. Adrian is the globe's 6th Category 4 or stronger tropical cyclone of the year. Adrian is expected to remain far enough offshore the coast of Mexico to not pose a threat to that country. Gradual weakening is likely through the weekend, since Adrian will be tracking over cooler ocean waters. Adrian's decay will be slower than usual for a hurricane, since it has become what is called an annular hurricane. Annular hurricanes feature a large eye surrounded by a very thick eyewall, with no spiral rain bands. The very thick eyewall makes annular hurricanes resistant to weakening due to wind shear, dry air, or cool waters. Annular hurricanes are rare; only 3% of all Eastern Pacific tropical cyclones become annular, and 1% of all Atlantic ones.

A record 100-year flood on the Missouri River
The greatest flood in recorded history is occurring along sections of the Missouri River, which runs from Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. On Thursday, the river hit 28.0' feet at Williston, North Dakota, surpassing the record flood height set in 1912. The river is expected to continue to rise to 1.4' above the 1912 mark by Tuesday. This week, the Missouri River at Omaha, Nebraska surpassed the level set during the great 1993 flood, and the river's height is currently the 2nd greatest on record, 9' below the mark set in 1952. Water releases at the six flood control dams on the Missouri River are now at more than double their previous all-time highs; these dams were built between 1940 and 1964. This great 100-year flood on the Missouri River is just beginning, and is likely to cause major damage over the next few weeks.

Have a great weekend everyone, and I'll be back Monday with a new post.

Jeff Masters

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Albuquerque Smoke-Free for Now (olzab2)
Arizona's Wallow fire blankets Albuquerque in smoke for days, but we got a real "breather" at last on 6/8/11
Albuquerque Smoke-Free for Now
Sun Setting on Heavy Smoke (gilg72)
814 PM. Sun slipped down lower than the heavy clouds, but very heavy smoke. Almost didn't see it. Smoke comes from an over 100,000 acre fire in SW Az.
Sun Setting on Heavy Smoke

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1978. Ylee
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Peculiar that there's been no official recognition of the eruption. It's on the border to two countries, not too far off another and the ash cloud is now over parts of Sudan. And not a word over it.

Surely, if for nothing else, aircraft in the area would need to be made aware of the situation?

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And hey, presto:

MeteoFrance



They say it's Dubbi. Seems a lot of confusion on which one.

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Just a quick pop in here before beddy bye... oh my... earthquakes and volcanos. In my prayers affected ones. BBT.
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1974. DDR
The itcz is rolling in
Trinidad radarLink
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1973. JRRP
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
good just enjoying end of my weekend then work for the week ahead june moves quickly along


Yup, interesting events, time - all moving quickly. Have a good sleep, Keep! And, a good week!
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:


being in that car would be the scariest thing in the world

Sure would be.
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Christchurch rocked by more aftershocks



NEW ZEALAND'S earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch has been rocked by yet another huge quake, the most violent and destructive series of aftershocks to hit since the February 22 disaster killed 181 people.

Buildings shook and liquefaction bubbled up through the streets in the 6.0 quake, which hit about 2.20pm (1220 AEST).

It followed a 5.5-magnitude quake that hit about 1pm (1100 AEST) and was centred 10km southeast of Christchurch at a depth of 11km.

An earlier measuring 4.4-magnitude hit about half an hour earlier.

GNS Science spokesman Kevin Fenaughty said the latest aftershock was "over six" in magnitude.

The GNS Science website put the quake at 6.0, at a depth of 9km, and said it was centred 10km south-east of Christchurch.

Emergency Services say there were no reports of deaths but have confirmed that six people have been taken to Christchurch hospital with moderately serious injuries.

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"The injuries were as a result of falling building material," a spokeswoman for St John Ambulance told AAP.

"We had several ambulances operating in the city and some on stand by straight after the earthquake."

More masonry has fallen from the Christchurch Catheral in the afternoon's second much larger quake, sending up large clouds of dust, according to stuff.co.nz.

There are also reports that another building in Lichfield Street has fallen down.

Orion says power is out to approximately 54,000 customers across Christchurch following the 6.0 mag quake.

Today's quakes have grounded all flights throughout the country, a Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said.

Two people were rescued from a church in the centre of town and another empty building, which was partially damaged in the February quake, completely collapsed in this latest shake.

The front of the church on the corner of Hereford and Madras Streets collapsed in today's shakes, stuff.co.nz reports.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told Radio New Zealand the latest quake was bigger than the 1pm one.

"Thank God we had evacuated the (city's already damaged) red zone.

"We are being enveloped with dust. It is very, very scary.

"There has been a report of a further collapse of the remnants of the Christchurch Cathedral.

"We need to get a picture of what is really happening and to make a call on where we need to send our essential services," he said, cutting the interview short.

Fire Service spokesman Ian Lynn said crews had been called out to about 38 incidents, including a house fire, broken water mains, and liquefaction.

Rocks have been seen falling from the hills in the coastal suburb of Sumner, while the University of Canterbury, a shopping mall and a supermarket had been evacuated.

There have been reports of liquefaction bubbling up from the ground in the central Christchurch suburb of Richmond and the outer suburbs, the NZ Herald reported.

There have also been reports of po

Christchurch Council has asked residents to remain calm, with it's website stating it was still assessing the situation.

The New Zealand Herald reported Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said the earthquake felt at least as powerful as the February 22 quake, but much shorter in duration.

Twitter feeds using the hashtag #eqnz has urged people not to phone and to text relatives instead.


being in that car would be the scariest thing in the world
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
ok where is the night shift

Night shift is here, you can all go to bed. The blog will be in safe hands.
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Christchurch rocked by more aftershocks



NEW ZEALAND'S earthquake-devastated city of Christchurch has been rocked by yet another huge quake, the most violent and destructive series of aftershocks to hit since the February 22 disaster killed 181 people.

Buildings shook and liquefaction bubbled up through the streets in the 6.0 quake, which hit about 2.20pm (1220 AEST).

It followed a 5.5-magnitude quake that hit about 1pm (1100 AEST) and was centred 10km southeast of Christchurch at a depth of 11km.

An earlier measuring 4.4-magnitude hit about half an hour earlier.

GNS Science spokesman Kevin Fenaughty said the latest aftershock was "over six" in magnitude.

The GNS Science website put the quake at 6.0, at a depth of 9km, and said it was centred 10km south-east of Christchurch.

Emergency Services say there were no reports of deaths but have confirmed that six people have been taken to Christchurch hospital with moderately serious injuries.

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"The injuries were as a result of falling building material," a spokeswoman for St John Ambulance told AAP.

"We had several ambulances operating in the city and some on stand by straight after the earthquake."

More masonry has fallen from the Christchurch Catheral in the afternoon's second much larger quake, sending up large clouds of dust, according to stuff.co.nz.

There are also reports that another building in Lichfield Street has fallen down.

Orion says power is out to approximately 54,000 customers across Christchurch following the 6.0 mag quake.

Today's quakes have grounded all flights throughout the country, a Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said.

Two people were rescued from a church in the centre of town and another empty building, which was partially damaged in the February quake, completely collapsed in this latest shake.

The front of the church on the corner of Hereford and Madras Streets collapsed in today's shakes, stuff.co.nz reports.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker told Radio New Zealand the latest quake was bigger than the 1pm one.

"Thank God we had evacuated the (city's already damaged) red zone.

"We are being enveloped with dust. It is very, very scary.

"There has been a report of a further collapse of the remnants of the Christchurch Cathedral.

"We need to get a picture of what is really happening and to make a call on where we need to send our essential services," he said, cutting the interview short.

Fire Service spokesman Ian Lynn said crews had been called out to about 38 incidents, including a house fire, broken water mains, and liquefaction.

Rocks have been seen falling from the hills in the coastal suburb of Sumner, while the University of Canterbury, a shopping mall and a supermarket had been evacuated.

There have been reports of liquefaction bubbling up from the ground in the central Christchurch suburb of Richmond and the outer suburbs, the NZ Herald reported.

There have also been reports of po

Christchurch Council has asked residents to remain calm, with it's website stating it was still assessing the situation.

The New Zealand Herald reported Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said the earthquake felt at least as powerful as the February 22 quake, but much shorter in duration.

Twitter feeds using the hashtag #eqnz has urged people not to phone and to text relatives instead.
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1967. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
before we know it
it will be july
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1966. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting moonlightcowboy:


I'm good, Keep. Thanks. And you, friend?
good just enjoying end of my weekend then work for the week ahead june moves quickly along
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
how ya doing MLC good to see ya friend


may not be here for long got work in the morning myself



I'm good, Keep. Thanks. And you, friend?
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Quoting WxTracker15:


Excellent GMaps view...
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1963. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
how ya doing MLC good to see ya friend


may not be here for long got work in the morning myself

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Graphic of the Advisory. In the remarks,it says is decreasing.

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1961. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting PcolaDan:
Okay one last post. Finally an official source. They are saying Dubbi. We'll see.

VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20110613/0400Z

VAAC: TOULOUSE

VOLCANO: DUBBI 0201-10

PSN: N1335 E04148

AREA: ETHIOPIA

SUMMIT ELEV: 1625M

ADVISORY NR: 2011/01

INFO SOURCE: METEOSAT IMAGERY

AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN

ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STARTED AROUND 23UTC

OBS VA DTG: 20110613/0400Z

OBS VA CLD: FL150/300 N1330 E04145 - N1440 E03435 - N1625 E03430 -

N1330 E04145

FCST VA CLD + 6H: 13/0900Z

FCST VA CLD + 12H: 13/1500Z

FCST VA CLD + 18H: 13/2100Z

RMK: PLEASE CHECK SIGMET FOR CURRENT WARNINGS.

NXT ADVISORY: 20110613/1000Z
should scamble a couple bogies to do a fly by of the region gotta be an aircraft carrier over there somewhere
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Earthquakes of the zone are the epicenters of the telluric movements.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
ok where is the night shift


Getting old in my old age! ;)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
ok where is the night shift


I should be in bed, I get up at 6:30 every morning for warehouse.
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1956. RTLSNK
Quoting pottery:


2 recent ones in Greece, 3.4 both.
not on your list yet.

see you later today>>>>>>>>>


Yes, I had to correct my post, I should have said "Yesterday".

Time for me to go horizontal too.
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1955. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
ok where is the night shift
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Okay one last post. Finally an official source. They are saying Dubbi. We'll see.

VA ADVISORY

DTG: 20110613/0400Z

VAAC: TOULOUSE

VOLCANO: DUBBI 0201-10

PSN: N1335 E04148

AREA: ETHIOPIA

SUMMIT ELEV: 1625M

ADVISORY NR: 2011/01

INFO SOURCE: METEOSAT IMAGERY

AVIATION COLOUR CODE: UNKNOWN

ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION STARTED AROUND 23UTC

OBS VA DTG: 20110613/0400Z

OBS VA CLD: FL150/300 N1330 E04145 - N1440 E03435 - N1625 E03430 -

N1330 E04145

FCST VA CLD + 6H: 13/0900Z

FCST VA CLD + 12H: 13/1500Z

FCST VA CLD + 18H: 13/2100Z

RMK: PLEASE CHECK SIGMET FOR CURRENT WARNINGS.

NXT ADVISORY: 20110613/1000Z
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1953. pottery
Quoting RTLSNK:
The earth was rocking and rolling today:

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 2.8 2011/06/12 23:49:19 41.045 -125.242 2.6 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 23:24:47 -21.305 -70.513 41.9 OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 4.6 2011/06/12 21:41:57 13.309 41.668 15.3 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 21:37:14 13.234 41.806 15.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.7 2011/06/12 21:03:23 13.530 41.625 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 20:48:16 28.099 129.955 19.7 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/06/12 20:32:41 13.460 41.688 10.1 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 20:32:27 -8.470 -74.781 144.3 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 19:52:31 -4.699 143.716 104.0 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 19:44:16 13.369 41.644 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 19:37:43 13.316 41.611 10.1 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 19:21:45 12.476 41.748 10.0 ETHIOPIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 18:23:24 59.679 -153.119 15.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 18:01:19 12.817 41.933 10.1 ETHIOPIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 17:47:21 13.538 41.588 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 17:18:10 13.381 41.764 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 2.7 2011/06/12 16:51:48 32.236 -97.002 5.0 NORTHERN TEXAS
MAP 4.3 2011/06/12 16:33:12 13.507 41.722 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 16:24:44 13.436 41.682 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 2.5 2011/06/12 16:15:47 36.389 -117.881 5.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 16:12:03 13.397 41.734 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 16:09:30 13.443 41.696 2.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.1 2011/06/12 15:37:05 13.458 41.684 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.4 2011/06/12 14:51:57 17.029 121.760 28.8 LUZON, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 14:30:50 -4.346 122.805 31.9 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 14:21:41 59.674 -153.409 119.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 12:57:57 36.195 141.630 33.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 11:56:03 -56.178 -27.373 96.8 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 11:17:48 17.328 -94.956 126.3 VERACRUZ, MEXICO
MAP 5.2 2011/06/12 11:16:39 56.224 164.203 31.8 KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 10:17:57 12.838 -88.483 84.3 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP 2.6 2011/06/12 09:08:01 60.091 -152.774 98.4 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 08:09:47 36.404 141.005 45.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 06:34:41 -6.106 148.903 79.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 4.6 2011/06/12 06:24:13 3.958 126.213 62.7 KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 06:12:19 19.150 -67.444 12.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.3 2011/06/12 05:24:27 -14.365 171.352 626.9 VANUATU REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 03:30:53 -25.631 -176.678 35.3 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 2.7 2011/06/12 02:56:17 38.778 -122.748 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 02:54:13 38.776 -122.750 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.5 2011/06/12 02:04:55 36.525 -120.667 14.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.8 2011/06/12 00:41:37 19.108 -67.813 53.7 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 00:38:02 35.796 140.602 34.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.2 2011/06/12 00:35:40 19.050 -67.575 7.0 PUERTO RICO REGION


2 recent ones in Greece, 3.4 both.
not on your list yet.

see you later today>>>>>>>>>
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1952. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
a volcanic explosion or eruption has or is occuring
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1951. pottery
I'm out as well..
Stay Safe all.
Good Morning.
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Well, I'm calling it a night. I will definitely be watching to see what confirmations we have by then.


Good night all.
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1949. RTLSNK
The earth was rocking and rolling yesterday:

MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 2.8 2011/06/12 23:49:19 41.045 -125.242 2.6 OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 23:24:47 -21.305 -70.513 41.9 OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
MAP 4.6 2011/06/12 21:41:57 13.309 41.668 15.3 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 21:37:14 13.234 41.806 15.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.7 2011/06/12 21:03:23 13.530 41.625 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 20:48:16 28.099 129.955 19.7 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
MAP 5.7 2011/06/12 20:32:41 13.460 41.688 10.1 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 20:32:27 -8.470 -74.781 144.3 CENTRAL PERU
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 19:52:31 -4.699 143.716 104.0 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 19:44:16 13.369 41.644 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 19:37:43 13.316 41.611 10.1 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 19:21:45 12.476 41.748 10.0 ETHIOPIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 18:23:24 59.679 -153.119 15.5 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 18:01:19 12.817 41.933 10.1 ETHIOPIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 17:47:21 13.538 41.588 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 17:18:10 13.381 41.764 9.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 2.7 2011/06/12 16:51:48 32.236 -97.002 5.0 NORTHERN TEXAS
MAP 4.3 2011/06/12 16:33:12 13.507 41.722 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 16:24:44 13.436 41.682 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 2.5 2011/06/12 16:15:47 36.389 -117.881 5.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 16:12:03 13.397 41.734 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.5 2011/06/12 16:09:30 13.443 41.696 2.9 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 5.1 2011/06/12 15:37:05 13.458 41.684 10.0 ERITREA - ETHIOPIA REGION
MAP 4.4 2011/06/12 14:51:57 17.029 121.760 28.8 LUZON, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 14:30:50 -4.346 122.805 31.9 SULAWESI, INDONESIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 14:21:41 59.674 -153.409 119.0 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 12:57:57 36.195 141.630 33.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 5.0 2011/06/12 11:56:03 -56.178 -27.373 96.8 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 11:17:48 17.328 -94.956 126.3 VERACRUZ, MEXICO
MAP 5.2 2011/06/12 11:16:39 56.224 164.203 31.8 KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA, RUSSIA REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 10:17:57 12.838 -88.483 84.3 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
MAP 2.6 2011/06/12 09:08:01 60.091 -152.774 98.4 SOUTHERN ALASKA
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 08:09:47 36.404 141.005 45.4 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 4.9 2011/06/12 06:34:41 -6.106 148.903 79.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
MAP 4.6 2011/06/12 06:24:13 3.958 126.213 62.7 KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 06:12:19 19.150 -67.444 12.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP 5.3 2011/06/12 05:24:27 -14.365 171.352 626.9 VANUATU REGION
MAP 4.8 2011/06/12 03:30:53 -25.631 -176.678 35.3 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
MAP 2.7 2011/06/12 02:56:17 38.778 -122.748 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 3.0 2011/06/12 02:54:13 38.776 -122.750 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.5 2011/06/12 02:04:55 36.525 -120.667 14.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 2.8 2011/06/12 00:41:37 19.108 -67.813 53.7 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION
MAP 4.7 2011/06/12 00:38:02 35.796 140.602 34.5 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
MAP 3.2 2011/06/12 00:35:40 19.050 -67.575 7.0 PUERTO RICO REGION
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1947. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
and two 5.8 or something then 6.0 christchurch new zealand
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1946. pottery
Quoting Skyepony:
Levi~ thanks. Saw there was another 5 off Japan today.

Pottery~ the Russian fire ash won't be helping the fall Arctic freeze.

That's what I thought..
Badder and Badder.
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Well, you late nighters can have it now. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Think the more immediate problem is the Christchurch earthquake though. TTFN
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1944. Skyepony (Mod)
Levi~ thanks. Saw there was another 5 off Japan today.

Pottery~ the Russian fire ash won't be helping the fall Arctic freeze.
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Here is a loop.The plume continues to be big.

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Quoting Skyepony:


What time in UTC did the quakes/eruption start?


First quake about 15:30, last about 21:45. Eruption started around then and first lightning I see was about 21:04. Only 5 lightnings show, within ~20 minutes.
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Quoting Skyepony:


What time in UTC did the quakes/eruption start?


Point between 22:02 / 22:35 UTC
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1940. Levi32
Quoting Skyepony:


What time in UTC did the quakes/eruption start?


Approximately 21:30UTC on June 12th.
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Earthquake / Eruption summary : During the late afternoon and evening of June 12 2011, a series of moderate earthquakes struck the Afambo, Eritrea area. The moderate earthquakes were followed by 2 strong 5.7 earthquakes. Based on the earthquake pattern and the locations of the epicenter, volcano activity seemed imminent.

UPDATE 13/06 – 00:47 UTC : From now on we will have to wait for local reports, pictures, video’s etc.
We are very eager to get a confirmation that nobody was hurt and that no damage was inflicted during the earthquake and/or eruption.
Many scientists will board airplanes to take a close look at the volcano, take samples, etc.

UPDATE 13/06 – 00:15 UTC : This is a very recent Google earth picture (combined with satellite cloud image). The size of the cloud is 150 km on 50 km! (91 on 35 miles).


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1938. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting PcolaDan:


You did send me on the quest. :) As soon as I saw the area I had concerns.
That plume looks HUGE. It has almost made it to Khartoum, Sudan, nearly 1000 km away. There was also some lightning in the area about the time this event started.


What time in UTC did the quakes/eruption start?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i picked up on it the moment i recorded 11 quakes in 4 hrs earlier this afternoon PcolaDan knows i spoke to him first of it and he took it the rest of the ways but thet dosn't matter this thing looks to be a big and maybe even bigger event


You did send me on the quest. :) As soon as I saw the area I had concerns.
That plume looks HUGE. It has almost made it to Khartoum, Sudan, nearly 1000 km away. There was also some lightning in the area about the time this event started.
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Skye, Add to that storms and flooding in the US, flooding in China...basic food stuffs could get pretty pricey. Lots of people could go hungry. And thats IF nothing else major happens.

Gonna head out...will check back in a few hours.
Thanks for the info everyone!
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1934. pottery
Nice, Pat!
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Quoting JRRP:

jajajaja


glad to see one person here can share in the humor with me :)
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1932. Patrap



PIA04953:
Nabro and Mallahle Volcanoes, Eritrea and Ethiopia, SRTM Colored Height and Shaded Relief
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1931. Patrap


Nabro from orbit

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1930. JRRP
Quoting Jedkins01:


I know this is way off topic from weather, but if any of you follow basketball at all, or know anything about the finals, this is just hilarious, so please people don't have the comment removed! lol!

jajajaja
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Quoting pottery:

See post 1902.
what you think?


It does indeed look to be above the deck. The way it looks reminds me of most other early morning sat images I've seen of columns.

But yes, we shall definitely see how much of the light is tricks and how much is true!
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