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reports coming of major blackout in Brazil

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:56 PM
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reports from twitter says there is a major blackout in northeast brazil here
not much information as of yet, i will keep this thread updated as breaking news comes in, this is the only mention online
at the moment.
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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I wonder if it solar related?


GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 3rd when a coronal mass ejection is due to hit Earth's magnetic field. A solar wind stream following close behind the CME could extend the action into Feb. 4th and 5th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

Spaceweather



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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that is interesting, and a strong possibility!



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
reply to post by Jophiel
 


I wonder if it solar related?


GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH: NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 3rd when a coronal mass ejection is due to hit Earth's magnetic field. A solar wind stream following close behind the CME could extend the action into Feb. 4th and 5th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

Spaceweather


yup just as i was thinking,

aren't these flares supposed to be particularly large though? because of that huge coronal hole presently on the surface of the sun? maybe there will be more blackouts.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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It could very well be from the geomagnetic storm - it was scheduled to actually reach us late today and tomorrow. Its just a minor storm tho so it may not be related. I have a friend in Brazil, I will try to call her tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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I hope there are no more blackouts
the weather has already caused
enough hardship especially here in
my state.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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This is only the beginning...

M
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Yes, the nation of Brazil has had enough disaster lately for a loooong time!



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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More on Brazil blackout: Press reports say power went out in Salvador and other cities across northeast

Breaking news

Don't bother going to the link what I quoted is all it says.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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i am still waiting for any new reports
nothing so far, so much going on
in the world, Egypt is dominating
news, not really covering anything else.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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If it weren't for social networks like Twitter we wouldn't know anything about it. Nothing on Google news or anywhere else for that matter. But plenty of tweets:




posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Google this and you get one hit: brazil blackout 2011

They apparently have a few blackouts recently

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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by LDragonFire
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Google this and you get one hit: brazil blackout 2011

They apparently have a few blackouts recently

edit on 3-2-2011 by LDragonFire because: (no reason given)


Your'e right. And that's all it says so far. Just the headline. They must be writing up the story as we speak. Must be a huge blackout.

Things are ramping up.
Can... you... dig it!?



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Impossible.

If it was related ALL of the USA and ALL of Europe would have suffered black outs as well.

Plus, the current solar wind hitting the earth is barely powerful enough to create auroras, for it to affect northern hemisphere power grids it would have to be as big as the solar storm that hit Quebec in the 80's. For it to affect grids in Brazil, well it would probably have to be the largest storm ever and trust me, you'd know if that was coming.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:50 PM
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posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by xaruto666
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maybee its time to some ufo s loool
geomagnetic field sure ^^ or lula making a big pyjama party xD


I didn't quite catch that. What?



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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I don't know what is causing it. Why are you saying if it was a solar event it would affect the US and Europe when the storm that hit Quebec didn't???



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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nothing.....
soon you all will see what i was saying



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Sorry it should say more powerful than Quebec, but I guess there is a possibility a Quebec sized one could do more damage today than 20-30 years ago.



posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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You also have to add in the reliability of there power grid. They seem to have blackouts on a regular basis.

Could be thunderstorms for all we know.



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