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Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:20.06km) in Pakistan at 3/24/2017 1:23:31 AM

9:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Pakistanread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Fri Mar 24 01:07:01 UTC 2017

9:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Fri Mar 24 01:07:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Mar 24, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

8:47 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0743 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 240100Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE PLAINS... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms may still be accompanied by some risk for severe hail and wind across parts of the central and southern Plains this evening. ...Plains... Even with significant lower/mid tropospheric cyclogenesis underway to the lee of the Colorado Rockies, and forecast to proceed through the remainder of tonight, dry conditions across much of the central and southern Plainsread more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 78

8:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 78 SEVERE TSTM KS OK TX 232045Z - 240300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 78 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 345 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southwest Kansas Oklahoma Panhandle Texas Panhandle * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify this afternoon over the western Texas Panhandle and southwest Kansas, and spread northeastward across the watread more »

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 78 Status Reports

8:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0078 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0078 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

2017-03-23 22:58:13 (m4.1) Tajikistan 38.3 73.0 (29192)

7:22 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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March 18 (12 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 17 (5 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 21 (9 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 21, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (8 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 20, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 22 (3 fatalities)

7:11 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 22, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

Long Island Man Found Guilty Of Defrauding South Korean School Of Over $5 Million

7:04 pm Eastern | U.S. News

New York News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/long-island-man-found-guilty-of-defrauding-south-korean-school-of-over-5-million

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Virginia Man Sentenced for Cyber Stalking

6:55 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Omaha News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/omaha/news/press-releases/virginia-man-sentenced-for-cyber-stalking

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Bailey Boys Gang Member Sentenced For Involvement In Two Shootings

6:50 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Buffalo News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/buffalo/news/press-releases/bailey-boys-gang-member-sentenced-for-involvement-in-two-shootings

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ZTE Corporation Pleads Guilty for Violating U.S. Sanctions by Sending U.S.-Origin Items to Iran

6:40 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/zte-corporation-pleads-guilty-for-violating-us-sanctions-by-sending-us-origin-items-to-iran

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HVO Mauna Loa YELLOW/ADVISORY - Mauna Loa is not erupting. Deformation and seismicity remain above long-term background.

6:39 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 21:18 - Activity Summary: Mauna Loa is not erupting. Rates of deformation and seismicity have not changed significantly in the past week and continue to be above long-term background levels. Observations: Small-magnitude earthquakes continue to occur beneath the volcano. Earthquakes were most common beneath the east flank at depths greater than 5 km (3 miles) and in the summit region, upper Southwest Rift Zone, and upper west flank at depths less than 5 km (3 miles). Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma ...read more »

Plattsmouth Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

6:32 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Omaha News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/omaha/news/press-releases/plattsmouth-man-pleads-guilty-to-bank-fraud

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Take Action to Stop the Rise in Bay Area Refinery Emissions!

5:31 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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AVO Cleveland YELLOW/ADVISORY - Seismic activity is low. Moderately elevated surface temperatures observed.

5:08 pm Eastern | SciTech

Mar 23, 2017 20:44 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Moderately elevated surface temperatures were observed in two clear satellite images over the past day which consistent with low-level activity at Cleveland. No unusual activity was observed in partly cloudy web camera images. Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a ...read more »

AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - No unusual seismicity detected; Weakly elevated surface temperatures observed.

5:08 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 20:44 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. Weakly elevated surface temperatures were observed in one satellite image over the past day and is likely related to heat given off by the warm crater lake at Bogloslof. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds could occur at any time. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term ...read more »

2017-03-23 20:27:26 Updated: (m2.7) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:51 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event has been revised.

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2017-03-23 20:27:28 (m4.3) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:34 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAIIread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 20:35:02 UTC 2017

4:34 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 20:35:02 UTC 2017.read more »

2017-03-23 20:27:24 Updated: (m4.3) Island of Hawaii, Hawaii 19.3 -155.2 (29192)

4:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event PT17082050.

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SPC MD 311

4:33 pm Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0311 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS Mesoscale Discussion 0311 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0332 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Areas affected...Portions of the Southern/Central High Plains Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely Valid 232032Z - 232130Z Probability of Watch Issuance...95 percent SUMMARY...Thunderstorms should organize across portions of the Texas Panhandle late this afternoon into early evening, before spreading north/northeast. A threat for damaging winds and large hail will exist with the strongest cells. Watch issuance is expected soon. DISCUSSION...Surface observations across the TX/OK panhandles indicate that surface moisture has mixed out significantly, wiread more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

4:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0259 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 232000Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PARTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF MN/IA SOUTHWARD INTO TX... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH FL... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains to the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, offering hail and damaging gusts. Thunderstorms with a marginal risk for severe wind and hail remain possible this afternoon into the early evening acrread more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

3:47 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0242 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO...WEST AND NORTH TEXAS...AND SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... Ongoing forecast is generally on track, with minor spatial changes made to the elevated delineation in portions of New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Elevated (and perhaps locally critical) fire weather conditions appear likely in more of western/central New Mexico based on recent model guidance...and although RH values should not fall to critical thresholds in the Texas Panhandle, very strong surface winds west of a strong surface low read more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

3:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Mar 23, 2017 18:57 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and at the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna and surface flows from a March 5 breakout are still active above the pali. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. The summit lava lake was about 25 m (82 ft) below the Overlook crater rim when measured this morning. Summit Observations: Deflationary tilt transitioned to inflationary early this morning, as measured by summit tiltmeters. ...read more »

Public Invited to Review and Appeal Flood Maps in Vernon Parish, Louisiana

3:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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March 17 (5 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 17, 5 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 18 (12 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 18, 12 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 19 (8 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 19, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 16 (3 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 16, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 22 (3 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 22, 3 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 21 (9 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 21, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

March 20 (8 fatalities)

2:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On March 20, 8 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

Public Invited to Review and Appeal Flood Maps in Vernon Parish, Louisiana

2:35 pm Eastern | U.S. News

DENTON, Texas– Residents and business owners in the Lower Sabine Watershed in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, have new, preliminary flood maps to review. The revised maps affect the city of Leesville, the towns of Hornbeck and New Llano, the village of Anacoco and the unincorporated areas of Vernon Parish. These maps were produced by a team of local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials. Language English read more »

Chlorofields Recalls Asian MIicrogreens Because Of Possible Health Risk

1:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

ChloroFields of Lawrence, KS is recalling 20 cases of Asian Microgreens, because they have potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

1:52 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1248 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SURROUNDING THE SLIGHT RISK AREA FROM EASTERN KANSAS AND MISSOURI TO SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTH TEXAS... ...SUMMARY... Wind damage, large hail, and a tornado threat are forecast Friday and Friday night across eastern portions of the southern and central Plains, Arklatex, and lower to mid Mississippi Valley. ...Synopsis... An upper trough located over western portions of the central and southread more »

SEC Announces 2017 Compliance Outreach Program Seminars for Investment Companies and Investment Advisers

1:45 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the opening of registration for its compliance outreach program seminars for investment companies and investment advisers.  The seminars will be offered in four cities and are intended to help Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) and other senior personnel enhance compliance programs at investment companies and investment advisory firms.  The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), Division of Investment Management, and the Asset Management Unit of the Division of Enforcement jointly sponsor the compliance outreach program.  All regional seminars will include an overview of OCIE’s 2017 priorities and individual seminars will feature the following panel discussions on current topics in investment management regulation: read more »

Lack Of Leisure Time: Is Busyness The New Status Symbol?

1:32 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.read more »

MMWR Vol. 66 / No. 11

1:10 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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"MMWR" Weekly Vol. 66, No. 11 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e read more »

SPC Mar 23, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

12:31 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1125 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231630Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER PARTS OF THE HIGH PLAINS... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM PARTS OF MN/IA SOUTHWARD INTO TX... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTH FL... ...SUMMARY... Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from parts of the central and southern Plains to the mid Missouri Valley late this afternoon into tonight, offering hail and damaging gusts. Thunderstorms with a marginal risk for severe wind and hail are also possible today across parts of central and southread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

11:46 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1041 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231700Z - 241200Z ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF FAR SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...EASTERN NEW MEXICO...AND FAR WEST TEXAS... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF WEST TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... Ongoing forecast is generally on track with a few changes. A northward expansion of the critical area was made into portions of north-central Colorado and far southeastern Wyoming, where latest high-resolution guidance depicts critical fire weather conditions for a few hours during the afternoon. East of there (into portions of southwestern Nebread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

11:46 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1041 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Valid 231700Z - 241200Z ...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF FAR SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO...EASTERN NEW MEXICO...AND FAR WEST TEXAS... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF WEST TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS... Ongoing forecast is generally on track with a few changes. A northward expansion of the critical area was made into portions of north-central Colorado and far southeastern Wyoming, where latest high-resolution guidance depicts critical fire weather conditions for a few hours during the afternoon. East of there (into portions of southwestern Nebread more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 15:47:01 UTC 2017

11:46 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 23 15:47:01 UTC 2017.read more »

George H.W. Bush Transits Strait of Hormuz

11:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) completed its transit through the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Sea March 21.read more »

SPC MD 309

11:17 am Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0309 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PORTIONS OF THE MID MISSOURI VALLEY AND VICINITY Mesoscale Discussion 0309 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1016 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 Areas affected...Portions of the Mid Missouri Valley and vicinity Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 231516Z - 231645Z Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent SUMMARY...A few instances of small/near-severe hail may be possible through the early afternoon hours across the mid Missouri Valley and extending northeast. Watch issuance is not expected. DISCUSSION...On the nose of a south/southwesterly 850-700 mb jet, thunderstorms have organized across far northeastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, and northwestern Iowa. This elevaread more »

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