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Earthquakes Strike near Nikolski, Alaska

Posted by feww on February 3, 2015

M5.6 quake and two aftershocks strike near Nikolski, Alaska

A magnitude 5.6 quake, centered at52.332°N, 168.632°W, occurred at a depth of 16.5km about 69km (43mi) SSE of Nikolski, Alaska, according to USGA/EHP.

The quake was followed by at least two significant aftershocks as follows:

  • M4.5, 55km NW of Nikolski, Alaska on 2015-02-03 at 07:27:29UTC depth = 22.4km
  • M5.3, 71km S of Nikolski, Alaska on 2015-02-03 at 07:27:26UTC depth = 44.9km

Tsunami Evaluation
NO destructive tsunami reported as a result of the above earthquakes.

Mount Vsevidof

The highest point on Umnak Island, an eastern Aleutian Island, the stratovolcano last erupted on March 11, 1957, triggered by an earthquake that occurred nearby two days earlier.

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Deadly Winter Storm Dumps Record Snow in NE U.S.

Posted by feww on February 3, 2015

Second Massive Snowstorm in a Week Batters Northeast US

The storm has left about a dozen people dead, breaking snowfall records in multiple areas.

Boston, paralyzed by about 61cm (2 feet) of snow from the blizzard less than a week ago, set a new record for the snowiest seven-day period in its history with 87cm (34.2 inches) by 13:00 on Monday, breaking the previous record set in 1996 by 8cm. Forecasters said the city could receive another 30cm (12 inches) of snow before the storm lifts away from the Northeast coast.

The storm piled snow on locations from Nebraska to New England, barreling through Chicago, where it dumped nearly 50cm of snow, and forcing thousands of flight cancellations on Sunday and Monday across the affected areas.

Meantime, the handlers of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog, said Monday the rodent had seen his shadow, meaning 6 more weeks of winter.

Phil’s forecast is often more accurate than many expensive computer models!

Arctic airmass will plunge through the central U.S. through mid-week: NWS

The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted the following forecast for the remainder of the week:

High pressure sliding down from Canada will bring a surge of cold arctic air into the northern Plains on Tuesday… which will spread south and east across the central U.S. on Wednesday, dropping temperatures in its wake. Meanwhile, an unsettled pattern will keep precipitation in the forecast for the Northwest. Above normal temperatures will confine snowfall to the higher mountain elevations.


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Posted by feww on February 3, 2015

Symbolic Countdown:

400 days left.

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