Tagged: California

The Pendleton Raccoon may share many traits with this common raccoon. 0

Drunk Sailor Wrangles Raccoon, Regrets It

  Drunk Sailor Wrangles Raccoon, Regrets It In the early hours of September 15th, a Naval officer stationed at Camp Pendleton stepped out of a bar and into the Oceanside, California darkness. The man, whose name does not appear in any report, entered his car, where he sat briefly in the driver’s seat. The vehicle, which was equipped with a breathalyzer interlock system, did not start. This would suggest the man was too intoxicated to legally drive. The unnamed sailor left his vehicle on foot towards a nearby park, where he came upon a creature, described as a raccoon. According to the official report (scanned...

California Burn Scars from Above. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. 1

NASA Reveals ‘California Wildfire’ Aftermath Satellite Imagery

California Wildfires: Aftermath from NASA Viewpoint As California wildfires are raging, the damage inflicted upon the terrain is well documented and abundantly apparent. What may not seem so obvious is the sheer magnitude of damage left behind on the scorched earth after the flames are contained. To that end, NASA has recently posted satellite imagery of scars left behind by the intense blazes. We’ve long known that enormous fires are visible from space, but these images reveal that the aftermath upon the landscape is notably distinguishable from our planet’s outer orbit. Origin of NASA Images The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured false-color view of the...

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‘Killer Bees’ Head North

‘Killer Bees’ Head North Scientists from the University of California San Diego recently collected hundreds of bees throughout the western state in order to determine how far north Africanized bees have begun to spread. Known to science as hybrids as they possess genes from both European and African honeybees, the insects commonly referred to as “killer bees” have been found as far north as California’s delta region (about 25 miles south of Sacramento). Researchers in southern California have discovered that about 65% of the honeybees buzzing around San Diego County have a mix of European and African genes. While Africanized bees have taken up residence...

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US) 0

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves appear currently to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS …THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT… WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES —————————...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 11:38 PM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 11:38 PM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., the tsunami is estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves appear to be getting stronger in most recent reports. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS …THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS...

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Tsunami Watch – Latest Report

Tsunami Watch – Latest Report A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** According to the latest NOAA reports, the tsunami still appears to be between 1-3 feet in height, with many reports listing it as less than one foot. California is still in a watch for this event which was set-off by an...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets added. Waves still variable in strength. Most recent data from markers closer to earthquake epicenter show smaller waves, as tsunami passes further away. Largest recorded waves just over 15 ft. in height. As...

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Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos

Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets have been added from buoys around the Galapagos islands. So far, preliminary reports show waves escalating back up to over 2 ft above normal, though waves are still variable in strength. Largest recorded waves...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves still currently appear to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates through the morning as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS SEE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR...

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Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest

Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest A devastating storm ripped through the southwest causing flash floods from Los Angeles to Utah. Particularly hard hit was the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale, the home base of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS.  Reports confirm that 13 were killed in the flash flooding that, according to eye witness Chris Wyler, only seemed to last, “like a half hour, [or] 45 minutes.”  According to Utah officials in the city of Hildale and the Washington County Emergency Services, among the dead are at least 3 women and 6 children, ranging in...

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Wildfire In California Caught On Tape

Wildfire In California Caught On Tape Like a scene out of an end-of-the-world disaster movie, the town of Anderson Springs, CA goes up in flames while being filmed by a fleeing YouTuber. The video, nearly 2 minutes in length, shows the utter devastation caused by the so-called Valley Fire, located in Lake County roughly 100 miles north of San Francisco, that has ravaged about 61,000 acres, destroyed at least 400 structures, and is currently only 5-percent contained.  There has also been 1 reported death due to the fire as of late. “It looked like hell everywhere,” said Maddie Ross, a 25 year old...