Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[californiadisasters] M7.1 PUEBLA, MEXICO 18.6 -98.4 (3818c)



On the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake, a new devastating earthquake has struck Mexico City. With CCTV & cell phones there is already a wealth of footage of the quake happening and/or of its immediate aftermath which includes at least two of a separate large building collapses as they happen. Five deaths reported so far but that is a low number of course. I'm sure Urban Search & Rescue Teams from California will be sent there I'm sure.

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From: USGS ENS <ens@ens.usgs.gov>
Date: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Subject: 2017-09-19 18:14:39 (M7.1) PUEBLA, MEXICO 18.6 -98.4 (3818c)
To: kimnoyes@gmail.com


M7.1 - PUEBLA, MEXICO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time
  • 19 Sep 2017 18:14:39 UTC
  • 19 Sep 2017 13:14:39 near epicenter
  • 19 Sep 2017 10:14:39 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.584N 98.399W
Depth 51 km
Distances
  • 8 km (5 miles) ESE (111 degrees) of Iz�car, Puebla, Mexico
  • 22 km (14 miles) ENE (71 degrees) of Atencingo, Puebla, Mexico
  • 36 km (22 miles) ENE (75 degrees) of Axochiapan, Morelos, Mexico
  • 56 km (35 miles) SSW (202 degrees) of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
  • 123 km (76 miles) SE (139 degrees) of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.1 km; Vertical 5.6 km
Parameters Nph = 169; Dmin = 116.2 km; Rmss = 1.09 seconds; Gp = 23°
Version =
Event ID us 2000ar20

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey




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[Volcano_Vista_HS] Daily Announcements Tuesday, September 19th



Good Morning Hawks

 

Today is Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

DODGEBALL:  All teams will play on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Top 8 teams will advance to quarterfinals on Friday and Semifinals and Finals on Friday.  Dr. Bannerman's team looks like the clear favorite.  So come out to the gym and see her get her dodgeball on!!

 

THE MATH HONOR SOCIETY meeting has changed from Mrs. Alvarado's room to the Gym. Come cheer on your fierce Mu Alpha Theta Dodgeball Team and your Awesome Math Teacher Team fight for the championship.  Look for Mrs. Alvarado to check in and turn in your applications.

 

TSA We will be meeting in E115 at lunch today! See you there! 

 

FROM THE LIBRARY: Are any of these book titles your favorite?  The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska? Then you must be a John Green fan! Come see Ms. Holmes for a chance to win a Skype visit with author John Green.

 

Attention Students – Volcano Vista High School has a STUDENT AMBASSADOR program that helps to create a positive climate at Volcano Vista High School. Our first meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 26 at lunch in room G107.

 

JUNIORS: Juniors: If you want to take the P.S.A.T. please see Mr. Garcia in E224 during lunch or after school. The cost is $16 cash or check.  The last day to sign up is September 20th and the test day is October 25th.

 

ATHLETICS: 

SWIMMING: There will be an Informational Pre-Season Swim Meeting today from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Lecture Hall.

 

STAFF: Today is Zumba and weights at 2:45 in the dance room.

 

TODAY:

BOYS SOCCER: will play at Hope Christian at 3:30.

VOLLEYBALL: will play at Rio Grande at 6:30.

 

We are on an Advisory schedule today. Students will go to their advisory class after 2nd period.

And remember

As always

It's Great to be a Ha




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Sunday, September 17, 2017

[californiadisasters] 1923 Berkeley Hills Firestorm, Sunday, 17 September 2017



"1923 Berkeley Hills Firestorm" reminder
When
Sunday, 17 September 2017
08:00 PM to 08:00 PM
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
Where
Alameda County - East Bay Hills
Notes
On this date in 1923 a fire began in the Berkeley Hills on the inland side near the summit. Driven by powerful Diablo Winds it roared up over the summit and down into the City of Berkeley where it consumed 584 homes and 56 other structures. The firestorm was stopped in the same manner as the 1991 Oakland Hills Firestorm; the sea breeze finally kicked in.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 16)



2014: The remains of former Hurricane Odile surged northward through the Gulf of California,
resulting in hot and humid conditions all the way to the coast and easterly flow through the mountains.
The easterly flow collided with the sea breeze in the late morning and afternoon, producing
rare severe thunderstorms from San Diego to the Inland Empire.
Downburst winds downed or damaged hundreds of trees and caused power outages and structural damage in El Cajon, Spring Valley, Clairemont and Kearny Mesa.
Ten aircraft were heavily damaged at Montgomery field by winds in excess of 50 mph.
30 buildings were damaged in the city of San Diego.
A funnel cloud was observed just north of Big Bear Lake.

1989:
Monterey received 0.61" of rain.


1969:
A heavy thunderstorm hit Barstow.
Flash flooding flowed through the streets of Barstow.
Water washed into 40 homes.
Thunderstorms around San Bernardino dropped numerous lightning strikes, which caused power failures.
Power poles were set on fire.
Several forest fires were also set, but quickly contained.

1965: Trace of snow reported at Yosemite Valley, earliest occurrence of snow on record.

1961: A powerful thunderstorm struck Las Vegas with "tornado-like" winds and huge hailstones that racked up the community from one end to the other.
The Strip was especially hit hard by the sudden fury of the storm, which blasted down virtually all of the big signs in the resort area and tore part of the roof off the Dunes Hotel.
Dozens of homes and businesses in Las Vegas had roofs ripped off and/or windows broken by the winds which had gusts to an estimated 80 mph and golf ball sized hail.

1951: Warmest day in a 20 day stretch of above normal average temperatures that extended from the 8th through the 27th of September in Fresno and Bakersfield.
High reached 101° F that afternoon.
Bakersfield recorded its' warmest temperature of the entire year, 107° on this same date.

1929: A tropical air mass enveloped Southern California.
The Meteorologist in Charge at San Diego reported temperatures of 111° F in the coastal valleys.
A reading of 94° F was reported at San Diego at 4 am on 9.17.

1909: It was 100° F in San Diego, the hottest day since 9.22.1883 (26 years).
It occurred at 9 am.

Source: NWS San Francisco/Monterey, Hanford, Las Vegas, & San Diego

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Friday, September 15, 2017

[Geology2] BOL Stolen Tourmaline: Break-in at Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum




Break-in at Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society-Specimens stolen. Information on the tourmaline specimens taken. If you happen to see them being sold anywhere or have any information please contact the San Diego County Sheriff Dept. 

 
Gina Palculich September 11, 2017 01:24AM
Five significant tourmaline specimens along with other minerals and gems were stolen from Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum on 10 Sept. 2017. Two of the specimens (see attached photos) were shown in The Mineralogical Record Supplement, July-August, 2017 volume 48, number 4 (page 8). 
Please contact San Diego County Sheriff Dept at 760-451-3100 regarding information about suspicious items or possible leads.. We appreciate your aid in spreading the word. 
The two tall Cryogenie tourmaline speciments are approximately 22 cm high.
The 3rd (elbaite) is 17 cm tall.
The museum can be reached at 760-728-1130 (closed Sunday-Wednesday); assistant curator Gina Palculich 760-802-6773 is the point of contact for theft and reward information. Museum address: 123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028 website fgms.org 
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tourmalinequeenstolen.jpg

 



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[californiadisasters] On This Date In California Weather History (September 15)



2015: A Pacific trough tapped into remnant moisture from tropical cyclone Linda on this day.
1"-2"
of rain was common across the entire region.
Widespread urban flooding resulted, and led to a
major traffic jam during the morning commute in LA and Orange County.
A
debris flow hit Silverado Canyon.
1.21" fell on this day in San Diego, the second highest daily amount for any
day in September. This missed the wettest September day in history by only 0.02" (wettest September day was 1.23" on 9/30/1921).

2007:
Severe thunderstorms developed over parts of Imperial County and moved rapidly northeast during the evening hours.
By far, the most damage to structures and trees occurred in Palo Verde, in far northeast Imperial County.

1997:
Las Vegas, recorded 0.02" of rain, setting a daily record.
This was the only time measurable rainfall was recorded on this date since records began in 1937.

1979:
The temperature soared to 104° F in La Mesa on this day, the hottest day of the year, and the 5th hottest day of the 1970s.

1971: Palo Alto had a high of 105° F -- a record for the month.

1970:
The morning low temperature at Reno, NV was 28° F.

1928: Since weather records have been kept at Meadows Field in Bakersfield, this is the latest date in the calendar year that no precipitation at all has ever occurred.

Source: NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard, Hanford, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, & San Diego

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

[californiadisasters] Whittier Narrows Dam unsafe & could trigger catastrophic flooding



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Whittier Narrows Dam is unsafe and could trigger catastrophic flooding

By Louis Sahagun | Los Angeles Time
September 14, 2017, 10:20 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the earthen Whittier Narrows Dam is unsafe and could trigger catastrophic flooding in working-class cities along the San Gabriel River flood plain downstream between Pico Rivera and Long Beach.The agency is developing measures to address significant structural problems at the 65-year-old structure that was recently classified as one of the highest-priority safety projects in its portfolio of 700 dams across the nation, officials said.

Federal authorities are particularly concerned that an extreme storm could trigger premature opening of the dam's massive spillway, which is designed to open automatically when a pool of water behind it rises above 228.5 feet in elevation.

"Under certain conditions, the spillway on the San Gabriel River can release more than 20 times what the downstream channel san safely contain within its levees," according to an Army Corps report. "Depending on the size of the discharge, flooding could extend from Pico Rivera, immediately downstream of the dam, to Long Beach."

Greg Fuderer, a spokesman for the Army Corps' Los Angeles District, said construction of projects designed to reduce the likelihood of failure is expected to begin in 2021.

"Until all of these issues are ironed out," Fuderer said, "we cannot approve any sort of construction project in the flood plain."

The hold on construction could bring an end to a 20-year struggle to build a proposed 14,000-square-foot Discovery Center in a wildlife sanctuary near the dam, about 12 miles east of Los Angeles and about 30 miles south of the river's headwaters in the San Gabriel Mountains.



Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-whittier-narrows-dam-20170914-story.html


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