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Posted by zenobiusz w dniu 2 Wrzesień 2011
September 2, 2011 – KAMCHATKA – Far East Russia’s Shiveluch volcano spewed ash high into the atmosphere over the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as into key international air traffic routes across the North Pacific. One column of ash on Monday reached an altitude of more than five miles, posing a threat to aircraft. Russia’s National Geophysical Service said that ash discharges from Shiveluch increased in intensity and volume over the weekend, and were punctuated by Monday’s blast. The closest human settlement to the volcano’s crater is about 30 miles away. Shiveluch was relatively dormant for a few decades before it started to show signs of renewed unrest in 2006. Its last major eruption was in 1964. It is one of a string of volcanoes situated along the Kamchatka Peninsula, one of the world’s most active seismic zone. The latest blast occurred as an international workshop on seismic hazards was underway in the Kamchatka city of Petropavlovsk.-Earth Week
September 2, 2011 – UKRAINE – The term mud volcano or mud-dome is used to refer to formations created by geo-excreted liquids and gases, although there are several different processes which may cause such activity. Hot water mixes with mud and surface deposits. Mud volcanoes are associated with subduction zones and about 700 have been identified. Temperatures are much cooler in these processes than found at igneous volcanoes. The largest mud volcano structures are 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) in diameter and reach 700 meters (2,300 ft) in height. About 86% of the gas released from these structures is methane, with much less carbon dioxide and nitrogen emitted. Ejected materials are often a slurry of fine solids suspended in liquids which may include water, which is frequently acidic or salty, and hydrocarbon fluids. There are generally few mud volcanoes in Europe, but dozens can be found on the Taman Peninsula of Russia and the Kerch Peninsula of southeastern Ukraine. –Wikipedia
Editor’s notation: Actual event may have occurred in 2008 we just learned.
September 2, 2011 – NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Lee formed in the waters off Louisiana on Friday, threatening a drenching along much of the Gulf coast over the Labor Day weekend with up to 20 inches of rain in some spots. Mississippi’s governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties on or near the coast, saying the storm is expected to cause tremendous flooding. A state of emergency frees up resources that can be used to prepare for a storm, and Louisiana’s governor declared one Thursday because of the threat of flash flooding. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu also declared a state of emergency for the city on Friday. Lee could unleash “efficient and torrential topical rains” for the next several days, the National Weather Service said. In the French Quarter, some tourists were caught off guard by the storm as it rained off and on. Kyla Holley of Madison, Wis. and her husband, Rob, were in for the Labor Day weekend holiday. –AP Wire
September 2, 2011 – PORTLAND, Or. – Mount Hood, the tallest mountain in Oregon, has a secret, scientists revealed. Covered by trees and plants is an earthquake fault that stretches for miles from the iconic mountain. The fault appears to have been recently active, and could be an earthquake threat today, reported the Portland Oregonian. Scientists said the last time the fault ruptured, possibly as a magnitude 6 or 7 earthquake, the ground ripped six feet (1.8 meters) apart. The fault was discovered by scientists flying over Mt. Hood using lasers to scan the terrain. The fault is about 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) long and stretches from the northern flank of Mount Hood to the Columbia River. Earthquakes are not a foreign concept to Oregonians. The nearby Cascadia Subduction Zone could unleash a magnitude 9earthquake, similar to the size of the deadly earthquake that ruptured in Japan. Scientists aren’t sure how big of an earthquake could rupture from the new Mount Hood fault. The research team, from the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, are now working to estimate the threat that the fault poses to nearby communities. “We don’t know where all the seismic faults exist in Oregon. We don’t know how often they cause earthquakes,” Oregon State University engineer Michael Olsen, told the Oregonian. “That leads to a lot of uncertainty when we try to design buildings,” he says, that are sufficiently resistant to earthquake damage. In the coming weeks, scientists will dig a trench above the fault line so they can examine the soil for clues about past earthquakes. Looking at how the gravel and dirt has settled after past quakes could tell scientists about the size of previous quakes along the fault. –Our Amazing Planet
September 2, 2011 – Buenos Aires – A magnitude- 6.7 earthquake has struck north-central Argentina, shaking things up enough to make people evacuate some buildings in the capital hundreds of miles (kilometers) away. The epicenter was 805 km (500 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina. The U.S. Geological Service says the quake’s epicenter was 80 miles (130 kilometers) southeast of Santiago del Estero, a provincial capital of 250,000 people and the 12th-largest city in Argentina. It was centered deep underground, nearly 400 miles (600 kilometers) below the surface, where quakes generally cause less damage. The shaking prompted people to spill out of the San Isidro courts building in Buenos Aires province Friday morning. –Kansas City.com
September 2, 2011 – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Friday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average into negative territory for the week, after government data showed payrolls remained unchanged in August. The Labor Department reported payrolls were unchanged on the month, while the jobless rate held at 9.1%, as the first downgrade of the country’s credit, political bickering over the U.S. budget, and worries about European debt had companies and consumers alike curbing expenditures.The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August. In addition, virtually zero jobs were added to the economy. “The story it’s telling is August was pretty weak. The debt debate in Washington hurt business confidence, and they cut back on their hiring,” said Brad Sorensen, director of market and sector analysis at Charles Schwab & Co. –Market Watch