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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Infections Targeting Human Fertility

Posted by feww on May 25, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Antimicrobial Resistance — GEID 052502

Infections Targeting Human Fertility and Cancer

  • Types of cancer associated with Mycoplasma

Endometritis Causing Significant Chromosomal Abnormalities

  • Acute
    • Bacterial
    • Chlamydia trachomatis
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Chronic
    • C. trachomatis
    • Bacterial (nontuberculous)
    • Tuberculous
    • Nonspecific
    • Other (Mycoplasma, viral, toxoplasmosis, rickettsia)

Mycoplasma, Mgen, PID, M. hominis, M. fermentans, M. genitalium, M. hyorhinis, M. penetrans,
U. urealyticum

Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated scientists.

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Antimicrobial Resistance — GEID 052402

Posted by feww on May 24, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Antimicrobial Resistance — GEID 052402

  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Gonorrhea)
  • Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated scientists.

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Double-Edged Swords: Man-Engineered Strains of Infectious Microbes 2

Posted by feww on May 23, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Drug-Resistant Microbes 4 — GEID 052302

Super Superbug: Man-Engineered Strains of Infectious Microbes 2

  • Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated scientists.

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Man-Engineered Strains of Infectious Microbes – GEID 052202

Posted by feww on May 22, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Drug-Resistant Microbes 3 — GEID 052202

Man-Engineered Strains of Infectious Microbes

  • Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated scientists.

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Nature’s Deadly Arsenal of Diseases: Drug-Resistant Microbes 2 — GEID 052102

Posted by feww on May 21, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Drug-Resistant Microbes 2 — GEID 052102

Nature’s Deadly Arsenal of Diseases

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FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: Drug-Resistant Microbes — GEID 052002

Posted by feww on May 20, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Drug-Resistant Microbes — GEID 052002

  • Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated local researchers.

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FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: GEID 051902

Posted by feww on May 19, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Conference: Global Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (GEID) 051902

  • Prepared and presented by FIRE-EARTH Science (FSCT, MIU) and affiliated scientists.

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: 850+ Quakes Rattle Big Island

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

Hawaii Island seismicity increasing, hit by hundreds of earthquakes

Over 850 earthquakes measuring magnitude 2.5+ have struck in and around Hawai’i Island since April 20, according to USGS records.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4:54 PM HST (Friday, May 18, 2018, 02:54 UTC)

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

  • After the explosive eruption early this morning seismic levels have been gradually increasing, but as of this report no additional explosions have occurred.
  • No earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.5 have occurred in the past day.
  • Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high.

Kīlauea Lower East Rift Zone

  • This afternoon, fissure 17 is still actively spattering but the flow is nearly stalled. In addition, fissures 18, 19, and 20 have reactivated and a new fissure (21) has opened between fissures 7 and 3. An area 50-100 yards wide, parallel to and north of the line of fissures between Highway 130 and Lanipuna Gardens, has dropped slightly. This long depression is currently being filled by pahoehoe lava flows from fissures 20 and 21.
  • Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the fissures.
  • Magma continues to be supplied to the lower East Rift Zone as indicated by the continued northwest displacement of a GPS monitoring station. Elevated earthquake activity continues, but earthquake locations have not moved farther downrift in the past couple of days. [USGS-HVO]


View of this morning’s eruption plume from the Overlook crater nearly an hour after the event started. This image is from the webcam located on the north rim of Moku‘āweoweo Caldera near the summit of Mauna Loa Volcano. This image was recorded at 5:10 a.m. HST. At about 04:15 a.m. HST, an explosion from the Overlook crater at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit produced an eruption column that reached at least 30,000 ft. above sea level. The plume was blown by wind toward the northeast. This resulted in ash fall at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and nearby Volcano Village and the Volcano Golf and Country Club Subdivsion. [USGS-HVO]

Highway to Hell: Cracks widen in lower East Rift Zone, Kīlauea Volcano


Aerial view of ground cracks on Pohoiki Road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area at about 7 a.m. HST. Cracks continued to open and widen, some with horizontal and vertical offsets, in the area during the past 24 hours. These cracks are caused by the underlying intrusion of magma into the lower East Rift Zone. [USGS-HVO]


HVO geologist next to cracks on Nohea Street in Leilani Estates this morning. These cracks expanded significantly in the past day. Note the vertical offset across the cracks. [USGS-HVO]

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What Percentage of American Youth Have Psychopathic Killer Tendencies?

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Multiple Fatalities Reported at Santa Fe High School, Texas

  • Background: At least  22 School shootings have occurred across the United States so far this year–an average of one shooting per week.

Report US Mass Murder [“USMM”] 051802 has been prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science, affiliated mental health experts and political scientists. The Report is available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Quakes Strike Panama, Japan, Kermadec Islands

Posted by feww on May 18, 2018

ER12 – 051802

M 5.4 – South of Panama
4.029°N 82.511°W
10.0 km depth
2018-05-18 12:43:54 UTC

M 5.8 – 68km S of Nemuro, Japan
42.710°N 145.577°E
10.0 km depth
2018-05-17 18:42:10 UTC

M 6.2 – South of the Kermadec Islands
34.551°S 178.416°W
10.6 km depth
2018-05-18 01:45:31 UTC

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Kīlauea Volcano: Explosion in Overlook Vent Produces Large Volcanic Cloud

Posted by feww on May 17, 2018

Volcanic Activity Summary:

At about 0415 [HST?] this morning, an explosion from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit produced a volcanic cloud that reaches as high as 30,000 ft asl and drifted northeast. Continued emissions from the crater are reaching as high as 12,000 ft asl.

At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent. [USGS-HVO]

This video shows spattering at fissure 18, Kīlauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone, at approximately 2:00 AM HST on May 16, 2018. The audio captures the sounds of explosions and burning vegetation.


Lava spattering area from an area between fissures 16 and 20 photographed at 8:20 a.m. today [Time Zone Not Specified.]


Close view of rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event last evening. The rock broke apart on impact, and was about 60 cm (24 in) before it hit the ground. The location is a few hundred meters (yards) south of the Overlook crater at the Halema‘uma‘u parking lot. Note the ash covering the parking lot, less than about 1 cm (0.4 in) in thickness. 


View uprift from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight this morning at 8:25 a.m. Note sulfur dioxide plumes rising from the fissures along the rift and accumulating in the cloud deck. Winds are calm today. [Time Zone Not Specified.]


Aerial view (from a helicopter) of spattering between fissures 16 and 20, Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone, at approximately 7:30 AM HST on May 16, 2018. The audio is the sound of the helicopter. [All images and videos mirrored from USGS-HVO]

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How Rapidly Ebola Virus Evolving?

Posted by feww on May 17, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH VERM Report: How Rapidly Ebola Virus  Evolving?

VERM Report Ebola Virus 051702 issued by FIRE-EARTH Science and affiliated virologists.

  • VERM Report available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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Another Feather in the Cap of Tourism: Waterborne Diseases

Posted by feww on May 17, 2018

One-Third of Waterborne Infections Linked to Hotel Pools, Hot Tubs –CDC

Crypto parasite continues to cause most outbreaks and illnesses linked to pools and water playgrounds.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows one-third of recreational waterborne infections are acquired in hotel pools or hot tubs.

The parasite, Cryptosporidium [“Crypto”] bacteria, which causes the majority of outbreaks and illnesses, is spread by swallowing water contaminated with feces.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – Outbreaks Associated with Treated Recreational Water — United States, 2000–2014

Outbreaks associated with exposure to treated recreational water can be caused by pathogens or chemicals in venues such as pools, hot tubs/spas, and interactive water play venues (i.e., water playgrounds). During 2000–2014, public health officials from 46 states and Puerto Rico reported 493 outbreaks associated with treated recreational water. These outbreaks resulted in at least 27,219 cases and eight deaths. Among the 363 outbreaks with a confirmed infectious etiology, 212 (58%) were caused by Cryptosporidium (which causes predominantly gastrointestinal illness), 57 (16%) by Legionella (which causes Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia, and Pontiac fever, a milder illness with flu-like symptoms), and 47 (13%) by Pseudomonas (which causes folliculitis [“hot tub rash”] and otitis externa [“swimmers’ ear”]). Investigations of the 363 outbreaks identified 24,453 cases; 21,766 (89%) were caused by Cryptosporidium, 920 (4%) by Pseudomonas, and 624 (3%) by Legionella. At least six of the eight reported deaths occurred in persons affected by outbreaks caused by Legionella. Hotels were the leading setting, associated with 157 (32%) of the 493 outbreaks. Overall, the outbreaks had a bimodal temporal distribution: 275 (56%) outbreaks started during June–August and 46 (9%) in March. Assessment of trends in the annual counts of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, or Pseudomonas indicate mixed progress in preventing transmission. Pathogens able to evade chlorine inactivation have become leading outbreak etiologies. The consequent outbreak and case counts and mortality underscore the utility of CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (https://www.cdc.gov/mahc) to prevent outbreaks associated with treated recreational water.

46 outbreaks infect more than 27,000 people

During 2000–2014, public health officials from 46 states and Puerto Rico reported 493 outbreaks associated with treated recreational water, which resulted in at least 27,219 cases and eight deaths. Etiology was confirmed for 385 (78%) outbreaks. Among these, 363 (94%) were caused by pathogens (including four caused by both Cryptosporidium and Giardia) and resulted in at least 24,453 cases. Twenty-two (6%) outbreaks were caused by chemicals and resulted in at least 1,028 cases. Among the 363 outbreaks with a confirmed infectious etiology, 212 (58%) were caused by Cryptosporidium, 57 (16%) by Legionella, and 47 (13%) by Pseudomonas. Of the 24,453 cases, 21,766 (89%) were caused by Cryptosporidium, 920 (4%) by Pseudomonas, and 624 (3%) by Legionella. Of the 212 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, 24 (11%) each affected >100 persons; four of these outbreaks each affected ≥2,000 persons. At least six of the eight deaths, which all occurred after 2004, were in persons affected by outbreaks caused by Legionella.

32% of infections acquired in hotels

Hotels** (i.e., hotels, motels, lodges, or inns) were the leading setting associated with 157 (32%) of the 493 outbreaks. Of the 157 hotel-related outbreaks, 94 (60%)†† had a confirmed infectious etiology, 40 (43%) were caused by Pseudomonas, 29 (31%) by Legionella, and 17 (18%) by Cryptosporidium.§§ Sixty-five (41%) hotel-related outbreaks were associated with hot tubs/spas, and 47 (30%) started during February–March. Among all 493 outbreaks, a bimodal temporal distribution was observed. The 275 (56%) outbreaks that started during June–August were predominantly caused by Cryptosporidium, whereas the 46 (9%) that started in March were predominantly caused by an unidentified etiology or pathogens other than Cryptosporidium. Negative binomial regression analysis indicated that during 2000–2007, the annual number of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium increased by an average of 25% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 7%–45%) per year. No significant trend was found after 2007.¶¶ Poisson regression analysis indicated that during 2000–2014 the annual number of outbreaks caused by Legionella increased by an average of 13% (95% CI = 6%–21%) per year, and the annual number of Pseudomonas folliculitis outbreaks (a total of 41 outbreaks during 2000–2014) decreased by an average of 22% (95% CI = 14%–29%) per year.*** [Source: CDC MMWR]

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Gaza Massacre (051602)

Posted by feww on May 16, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Report: Gaza Massacre (051602)

Report Gaza Massacre 051602 issued by FIRE-EARTH affiliated political scientists.

  • Report available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: KLJR, TMJF, DMVN, DPBC 051602

Posted by feww on May 16, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: KLJR, TMJF, DMVN, DPBC 051602

ALERTS KLJR, TMJF, DMVN, DPBC 051602 issued by FIRE-EARTH Science and affiliated teams.

  • Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Alerts 051602

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RED Alert Kilauea Volcano

Posted by feww on May 16, 2018

Ash eruption from Overlook vent intensifies

Volcanic Activity Summary:

As of early this morning, eruption of ash from the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea Volcano’s summit has generally increased in intensity. Ash has been rising nearly continuously from the vent and drifting downwind to the southwest. Ashfall and vog (volcanic air pollution) has been reported in Pahala, about 18 miles downwind. NWS radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.

Ash emission from the Kilauea summit vent will likely be variable with periods of increased and decreased intensity depending on the occurrence of rockfalls into the vent and other changes within the vent.

At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent. [USGS/HVO @ 23:23:27 UTC 2018-05-15]

Volcanic cloud height: 10,000 – 12,000 feet (3,000 – 4,000 m)


At 11:05 a.m. HST [May 15.] Photograph from the Jaggar Museum, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, captures an ash plume rising from the Overlook crater. Ash falling from the plume can be seen just to the right side (and below) the plume. [USGS/HVO]


At 1:38 p.m. HST [May 15,] another dark ash plume rose from the Overlook crater. During a flight earlier today by the Civil Air Patrol, the height of the ash plumes near the crater rose to more than 3 km (9,800 ft) above sea level, and downwind the plumes continued to rise to about 3.5 km (11,500 ft) above sea level. [USGS/HVO]


TOP: Activity at Halema‘uma‘u crater increased this morning to include the nearly continuous emission of ash with intermittent stronger pulses that form occasional higher plumes 1-2 kilometers (3,000 to 6,000 feet) above the ground. This photo shows the ash plume at about 9 a.m. HST. Tradewinds this morning are blowing the ash generally to the southwest toward the Ka`u Desert. The dark area to the right of the ash column rising from the Overlook crater is ash falling from the ash cloud to the ground. [USGS/HVO]


Ash plume viewed from the Volcano Golf Course near Volcano, Hawai‘i. This view is nearly due north of the Halema‘uma‘u crater. [USGS/HVO]


At 11:43 [May 15] HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at about 9,500 ft [~ 3,000m] with the dispersed plume rising as high as 11,000 ft. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ash from this plume was reported falling on communities downwind. [USGS/HVO]

Hazard Analysis:

  • Ash cloud: The ashcloud is drifting downwind primarily to the southwest with the Trade Winds. Wind conditions are expected to change in the next 24 hours and other areas around Kilauea’s summit are likely to receive ashfall.
  • Ashfall: Ashfall has been reported in the community of Pahala, at locations along Highway 11 from Pahala to Volcano, and in the Ka’u Desert section of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Other hazards: Ballistic projectiles may be produced should steam-driven explosions occur. Impacts will be limited to an area around Halemaumau.
  • Volcanic gas: Vog or volcanic air pollution produced by volcanic gas has been reported in Pahala.

 

 

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: CDHN, MRLB, TTDP 051502

Posted by feww on May 15, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: CDHN, MRLB, TTDP 051502

ALERTS CDHN, MRLB, TTDP 051502 issued by FIRE-EARTH Science and affiliated teams (FESC, FSCT).

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Alerts 051502

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Trojan Kosher Pig Gorging at the Wrong Troughs

Posted by feww on May 15, 2018

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How Cutthroat Billionaires, Banksters… with their Corrupt Politicians, Judges, Lawyers, Mercenaries… Destroyed the World (13)

Leaving the ‘common enablers’ [aka, Stupid White Men,] ripped off, shafted and dispossessed…

[Prepared by affiliated political scientists.]

  • Report 051502 available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: Big Island ‘Shrinking’

Posted by feww on May 15, 2018

Fissure 20 Cracks Open

Fissure 20 emitting lava spatter and super-heated steam has forced Hawaii authorities to call for more evacuations on the Big Island, while explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano loom.

Hawaiʻi County, encompassed by the Big Island, is home to about 190,000 people and an inordinate no. of tourists.

LOWER EAST RIFT ZONE: Eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system, HVO said.

Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the vents. Yesterday [May 14 AM UTC] with the onset of activity at fissure 17, powerful steam jets have occurred intermittently near the west end of the fissure. These jets may be responsible for some of the loud sounds reported by residents and emergency workers.

KILAUEA SUMMIT: “Deflationary tilt at the summit of the volcano continues and seismicity remains elevated. Last night several strong earthquakes shook HVO and the surrounding area.”

Several hours ago, “a steady, vigorous plume of steam and occasionally minor amounts of ash is rising from the Overlook vent and drifting downwind to the southwest. As has been observed over the past several days, occasional rockfalls into the deep vent are expected produce intermittent pulses of slightly more vigorous ash emissions. Depending on wind conditions, dustings of ash may occur in the Kilauea summit area and downwind. More energetic ash emissions are possible if explosive activity commences,” HVO said.


Map as of 2:30 p.m. HST, May 14, shows the location of fissure 17, which opened on May 13 at about 4:30 a.m. HST., and the area covered by an ‘a‘ā flow since then. The flow front as of 2:30 p.m. is shown by the small red circle with label. The flow is following well a path of steepest descent (blue line), immediately south of the 1955 ‘a‘ā flow boundary. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. [USGS/HVO]

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: Aerial View of Fissure 17

Posted by feww on May 14, 2018

Eruption of lava continues from the fissure system; more than 700 quakes (M≥2.5) recorded

[volcanic] activity was dominated by lava fountaining, explosion of spatter bombs hundreds of feet into the air, and several advancing lava flow lobes moving generally northeast from fissure 17 at the downrift (northeast) end of the new fissure system. As of about 7 pm, one lobe was 2 yards thick and advancing roughly parallel to Highway 132. The flow front was just over a half mile southeast of the intersection of Highway 132 and Noni Farms Road.

This eruption is still evolving and additional outbreaks of lava are possible. The location of future outbreaks could include areas both uprift (southwest) and downrift (northeast) of the existing fissures, or, existing fissures can be reactivated. Communities downslope of these fissures could be at risk from lava inundation. Activity can change rapidly.

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/movies/movie_173947.html

Aerial view of fissure 17 around 4:30 p.m. HST. On the west end of the flow, intermittent percussive jetting threw spatter and lava bombs up to 500 feet above the ground. East margin of the ‘a‘ā flow was cascading into a pit or graben. [USGS-HVO]

Earthquakes at Kīlauea Volcano

Earthquake activity in the summit remains elevated with several strongly felt events at HVO today. Most of these earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and earthquakes beneath the south flank of the volcano. [More than 700 earthquakes measuring ≥2.5mw have been recorded since May 3.]

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: GWMR, KDQL, TBWN 051402

Posted by feww on May 14, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: GWMR, KDQL, TBWN 051402

ALERTS GWMR, KDQL, TBWN 051402 issued by FIRE-EARTH Science (FESC, FSCT).

  • Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Alerts GWMR, KDQL, TBWN 051402

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Martians’ Greatest Regrets: Killing the Truth

Posted by feww on May 13, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Presentation:

Thousands of Years of Harm and Plunder (Part 3)

Martians’ Greatest Regrets:  Killing the Truth

[Prepared by FIRE-EARTH Science Teams and affiliated scientists.]

  • Presentation available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: CPBN, KMTR, BSVM 051302

Posted by feww on May 13, 2018

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FIRE-EARTH Alerts: CPBN, KMTR, BSVM 051302

ALERTS CPBN, KMTR, BSVM 051302 issued by FIRE-EARTH Science (FESC, FSCT).

  • Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.

Alerts CPBN, KMTR, BSVM 051302

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KILAUEA VOLCANO: Phreatic Eruptions Highly Probable

Posted by feww on May 13, 2018

Fissure No. 17 Cracks Open

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT – USGS/HVO

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:07 PM HST (Sunday, May 13, 2018, 05:07 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Lower East Rift Zone Eruption

A new outbreak has been reported at 6:00 pm just east of fissure 16. Lava from this latest outbreak is actively spattering and degassing but no flow has yet formed. This area was actively steaming earlier in the day. The new fissure (17) is about a half mile northeast from the end of Hinalo Road, very close to fissure 16 that opened about 6:45 am. Activity at fissure 16 produced a lava flow that traveled about 250 yards before stalling about 2:30 pm.

Earthquake activity, ground deformation, and continuing high emission rates of sulphur dioxide in the area indicate additional outbreaks of lava are likely as this eruption continues. The location of future outbreaks could include areas both uprift (southwest) and downrift (northeast) of the existing fissures, or, existing fissures can be reactivated. Communities downslope of these fissures could be at risk from lava inundation.

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/movies/movie_173946.html
VIDEO: Fissure 16 eruption at 12:57 p.m. HST on May 12, 2018. Video by Cheryl Gansecki, University of Hawaii.

Kīlauea Volcano Summit

Deflationary tilt continues. Based on this and field observations of the past two days, the lava lake level continues to drop. Over the course of the day, rockfalls from the steep enclosing crater walls have generated small ash clouds mixed with white condensed water vapor intermittently throughout the day. These ash clouds have been relatively low concentration and have risen only a few thousand feet above the ground, a few generating very localized ashfall downwind. More explosive activity generating larger ash clouds remains possible and can occur with no warning.

Earthquake activity in the summit remains elevated with several felt events at HVO today. Many of these earthquakes are related to the ongoing subsidence of the summit area and earthquakes beneath the south flank of the volcano.

Kīlauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Island of Hawai‘i. Topographically Kīlauea appears as only a bulge on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa, and so for many years Kīlauea was thought to be a mere satellite of its giant neighbor, not a separate volcano. However, research over the past few decades shows clearly that Kīlauea has its own magma-plumbing system, extending to the surface from more than 60 km deep in the earth. Kīlauea ranks among the world’s most active volcanoes and may even top the list. [USGS/HVO]

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Video: Good weather provided clear views into Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater. The crater floor collapsed on April 30 as magma drained to the east along the East Rift Zone. Based on a 3D model constructed from thermal images, the deepest part of the crater was 350 m (1150 ft) below the crater rim. [USGS/HVO]

Volcano Threat Levels

Very High Threat Potential
Kīlauea
Mauna Loa
High Threat Potential
Hualālai
Moderate Threat Potential
Haleakalā
Mauna Kea
Not Ranked
Lō‘ihi

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Kilauea Volcano: Sporadic Explosions in Halema‘uma‘u Crater

Posted by feww on May 12, 2018

Rockfalls into the deepening vent causing explosions –HVO


TOP: At 9:06 a.m. HST (May 11, 2018), an ash plume rose from the Overlook crater at Kīlauea’s summit. Similar to recent plumes, this event was likely caused by a rockfall from the crater’s steep walls. The plume’s reddish color is most likely from altered rock and ash fragments that fell into the deepening conduit. [USGS/HVO]


TOP: At 9:17 a.m. HST, another weak ash plume rose from the Overlook Vent in Halema‘uma‘u crater, producing a slightly more energetic and darker plume. This second plume lacked the pink altered ash that was in the earlier plume, apparently consisting of more unaltered (therefore darker) rock fragments. This plume also was probably caused by rockfall into the deepening vent, not related to groundwater and steam-driven explosions. [USGS/HVO]

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