Archive | April 17, 2012

M1.7 Flare / Major CME April 16, 2012

M1.7 Solar Flare / Major Coronal Mass Ejection
A major eruption on the solar corona that peaked to M1.7 intensity at 17:45UTC on April 16th also produced a major coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. As this active region is not fully rotated onto the earth facing side of the disk it is unlikely that this CME is directed to the earth therefore should not be geoeffective.

The video above was composed by our youtube partner Solar Watcher. 

18 April 2012 Western Pacific & Australia Tropical Update

The western pacific and Eastern Asia is booming today with severe weather.

Tokyo saw some rumbles of thunders on Tuesday but good news most of this has cleared out in the overnight hours. Meanwhile though the main topic of discussion is the continued rough weather in and around Hong Kong. Storms have been blowing up here all week and yet another round of wicked weather could occur through friday dropping over 100mm of rainfall in many locations just north of the city.   In just the past 24hrs over 80mm of rainfall was recorded and over the weekend Large hail damaging houses and injuring dozens of people was reported about 100km north of the city. With that said these storms look to continue to linger bringing more severe weather.

Australia is a point of discussion today as Invest 99P spins just north of the Top End, at this time NOGAPS is picking up on a weak development from this area and given conditions it does look like this could be possible. We will have continue updates as this progresses but for a detailed info on this system please check the update from our partner at

In my Search of Weather Videos I also found this video from Hong Kong on the 16th.

Australia Tropical Update 18 April 2012

A weak LOW has formed well north of the NT. It will drift to the WSW over the next 2-3 days and will deepen slightly, however it is not suspect for tropical cyclone development in the short term.

The LOW will continue to generate a moist convergent flow which will enhance showers/storms and possibly even rain areas along the top end coastline.

BREAKING: 7.0 Temblor Hits Papua New Guinea

By: Weatherguy Adonis

Adonis S. Manzan

Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea Anew

Iloilo City, Philippines, 17 April 2012, (0740Z)–A massive 7.0 Mb Earthquake has struck Eastern New Guinea off the 446 km Northwest of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was 147.2 km beneath the surface, considered as “Shallow.”

At exactly 0713.51Z (0313.51PM-PHL), the nearest region to the epicenter was located at 140 km North of  Lae, with population density of  76,255, at around local time 0413.51pm. USGS has yet to determine the effects of the said Temblor. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii Island has issued no advisory for Tsunami potentials for this event.

The exact location was at 5.6S-147.2E.

Fig. 1.0 "The epicenter of the massive 7.0 Mb Temblor was at sea, just the Eastern section of Papua New Guinea. Image Courtesy: PTWC."

Fig. 2.0 "Exposure analysis made by USGS. Image Courtesy: USGS."

Fig. 3.0 "Shake map analysis made by USGS in this seismic event off Eastern seas of Papua New Guinea. Image Courtesy: USGS."

More details on this seismic event as data comes in.

Meantime, this has been your Weatherguy, hailing from the Philippines! =)

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