Thursday, 9 January 2014

A giant solar eruption is going to reach Earth

A giant solar eruption is going to reach Earth. A large sunspot on Tuesday appeared on the Sun emitting a jet, called flare, right in the direction of our planet
where its effects will be felt tomorrow. The spot, called AR1944, has produced an X-class flare of the highest on a scale of 5 power classes, compiled American

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Southern berm of Louisiana sinkhole sagging

An increasing trend of seismic activity at the Bayou Corne sinkhole near Oxy 3 cavern placed the sinkhole staff back on highest level alert late December 2013. Since August 2012 the sinkhole grew from 1 to more than 25 acres (10 hectares / 100 000 square meters).

Mystery steam over Fukushima could be sign of another meltdown

January 1, 2014 – JAPAN – The newest update in the highly disconcerting series of devastating failures that is the Fukushima cleanup effort is troubling to say the least. Tepco has confirmed that (unexplained) plumes of steam have been rising from the mangled remains of Reactor Building 3. In other words, there’s a chance Fukushima

Mysterious lights that signal earthquakes explained by scientists

January 4, 2014 – GEOLOGY - Mysterious lights that occur before or during earthquakes have been noted by eyewitnesses for centuries but, until now, have baffled scientists. In one example from 1727, a man from New England reported how he felt the ground shake then saw a ball of light roll onto his dog, causing the animal to yelp. In Peru in 2009, a fisherman said he saw the sky turn violet before the earthquake, while in L’Aquila in 2009, a man saw white flashes before the tremor struck.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

A massive sinkhole opens up in Peak District, Derbyshire

England - A giant sinkhole has opened up in the Peak District after torrential rain and storms battered the UK over the festive period.

The hole is estimated to be 130ft deep and 160ft wide and has appeared in the village of Foolow in Derbyshire.

Local caver Mark Noble, 58, said the opening has grown bigger since he first spotted it during a walk on Christmas Day.

‘It’s quite a large hole and it’s getting bigger all the time. It’s probably increased by about 10 per cent since it opened up,’ he told the BBC.