6.0 Mwp – KURIL ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.0 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 9 Sep 2012 05:39:20 UTC
  • 9 Sep 2012 17:39:20 near epicenter
  • 8 Sep 2012 21:39:20 standard time in your timezone
Location 49.473N 155.517E
Depth 56 km
Distances
  • 141 km (88 miles) SSW (198 degrees) of Severo-Kuril’sk, Kuril Islands, Russia
  • 450 km (280 miles) SSW (210 degrees) of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  • 1998 km (1241 miles) NE (35 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 19.5 km; Vertical 8.5 km
Parameters Nph = 468; Dmin = 432.9 km; Rmss = 0.72 seconds; Gp = 116°
M-type = Mwp; Version = 6
Event ID us c000cjd2

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Tropical Cyclone Information Statements

WOCN31 CWHX 071745
Tropical cyclone information statement updated by the Canadian
Hurricane Centre of Environment Canada at 1:48 PM ADT Friday
7 September 2012.
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Tropical cyclone information statement for:
      Labrador
      Newfoundland
      Nova Scotia
      Prince Edward Island.

      For tropical storm Leslie.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE for Eastern Canada

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:05:01 +0000
From: Canadian Hurricane Centre
To: chc-ccpo-en
Subject: Information – Leslie – 2012-09-04 16:02:14 UTC

[notice]WOCN31 CWHX 041745
TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN
HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 1:01 PM ADT TUESDAY
4 SEPTEMBER 2012.[/notice]———————————————————————
TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR:
=NEW= ATLANTIC PROVINCES.
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Back to School!

The kids are back to school.  Please remember to keep a watchful eye out, and obey the posted signs & speed limits.

For more information on school zone safety please visit http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/key_initiatives/legislation/mvb-amend.htm#qa

[warning]Do you feel that you can get away with a couple over the limit? The tickets can be written at 31km/h with a cost ranging from $196 to $483. Think twice before you speed in a school zone![/warning]

Central Okanagen Emergency Communications Team

The emergency radio team in the Central Orkanagen has had a busy spring and will have a busy fall.  The spring activities includedthe installation of D-Star in their emergency operations centre, as well as  Unity 2012. Unity 2012 was a table top exercise held at the University of British Columbia- Central Okanagen.  There are more plans for exercises in the fall.  For a look at a very interesting and informative website go to

http://www.cordeoc.ca/

Mike Andrews has a new job

Mike Andrews,VE7MPA, the person responsible for the amateur radio portfolio at Emergency Management British Columbia, will be moving to a new post with the  North Shore Emergency Management Office effective August 20th 2012.. Mike has held the EMBC position for the last eight years.

Thank you Mike for your support and the best of luck in your new position.

46TH ANNUAL BATH TUB RACE IN NANAIMO BC

On Sunday Juy 22nd members of the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association and the Coast Emergency Communications Association combined to provide race and emergency communication for the annual bath tub race.  The race course covers 36 miles, had over 30 entrants and lasted just over one hour.  Weather conditions went from sunny and mild to windy with rain and a thunderstorm.

Amateurs were posted at the start and finish lines as well as various locations along the course. In addition amateurs manned a second net control station on Gabriola Island. This second net control station allowed radio coverage of the complete course.  Information as to tub location and status, escort vessel location and general course conditions was provided. In addition frequencies remained available for emergency traffic.

Nanaimo  Amateur Radio Association also hosted a special event station  VE7TUB.

Photo’s of the event:

 

The flagship of the bath tub fleet. Reportedly the worlds largest bath tub !

Two of the competitors as they head into the first check point

Entrance Island light station. One of the check points where an amateur  station was set up. Members were flown by chopper out to the station.

 

A check point on Gabriola Island handled VHF Marine, vhf and uhf traffic in addition to spotting duties.

Special Event station VE7TUB has been active for many years on bath tub weekend.

A busy weekend for amateurs, but well worth all the effort put forth.