EARTH’S magnetic north pole is moving towards Siberia at such a rapid pace that researchers are baffled.
Unlike geographic north, the magnetic north pole is known for wandering but it’s only recently started shifting dramatically.
Previous studies had suggested that the magnetic north pole of the earth has been moving away from its previous home in the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia at a rate of about 55 kilometres a year in the past two decades.
However, as per the new report released by the National Centers for Environmental Information and the British Geological Survey, it has been learned that movement is still continuing, but at a slower rate of 40 kilometres each year.
The model of the earth’s magnetic north pole has crucial significance in calibrating GPS and other measurements. Even though the north magnetic pole has been drifting since the 1830s, its movement increased over the past few years, and this phenomenon had recently compelled scientists to update the World Magnetic Model which is widely used by civilian navigation systems.
The earth’s magnetic field is the result of the churning of the planet’s iron outer core, that in turn produces a complex north-south magnetic field. However, due to unknown interior dynamics within the planet, the magnetic field is currently going through a weakening stage, and it is resulting in the drift of the magnetic north pole.
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It is still unclear whether the earth’s magnetic north pole which is currently drifting is gearing up for a flip-flop switching north and south, or sometimes, the magnetic field will strengthen again, and it will stop the drifting process.
However, living beings on the earth need not worry, as such magnetic pole shifts had happened in the past without any negative effects on the planet’s biology. But recalibration should be done on navigation devices, as these types of equipment usually make use of the World Magnetic Model to function.
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Health officials confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday.
The new case involves a man between 20 and 39 years old in the Eastern Health region who recently returned from Manitoba.
To that end, officials are urging anyone who travelled on WestJet flights 306 and 328 which departed Winnipeg and Toronto en route to St. John’s on Sept. 21 to call 811 to arrange for testing.
Meantime, they say the man who tested positive has been self-isolating since arriving back in this province and has been following all public health rules. Contact tracing is underway and anyone considered a close contact is being advised to quarantine.
To date, 268 people have recovered while three people have died from the virus in Newfoundland and Labrador.
There are currently two active cases in the province.
New case of COVID-19 in N.L. on Sunday related to travel – CBC.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, the first in the province since Sept. 18.
According to a news release from the provincial Department of Health, the new case is a man in the Eastern Health region between 20 and 39 years old.
The case is travel-related, as the man had returned home to the province from Manitoba. The department said he has been self-isolating since his arrival and following public health guidelines.
Contact tracing is now underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
The Department of Health is also advising anyone who travelled on WestJet flights 306 and 328, which departed Winnipeg and Toronto for St. John’s on Monday, to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing out of an abundance of caution.
“Public health is asking people to do this as a result of the one new confirmed case in the Eastern Health region announced today,” a media release said.
The latest case increases the province’s caseload at 273 and is the second active case.
Since the pandemic began in March, 268 people have recovered and three have died.
In total, 40,910 people have been tested for the virus across the province. Of those, 627 were tested in the last 24 hours.
One new case of COVID-19 reported Sunday in Newfoundland and Labrador – CTV News
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —
Public Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting one new confirmed case of COVID-19.
The new case, announced Sunday, involves a man between 20-39 years of age in the Eastern Health region.
They say the case is travel-related.
The man was returning home to the province from Manitoba.
Officials say he has been self-isolating since arrival and following Public Health guidelines.
However, the Department of Health and Community Services is asking people who travelled on WestJet Flights 306 and 328 departing Winnipeg and Toronto for St. John’s on Monday, Sept. 21 to call the 811 non-urgent health line to arrange for COVID-19 testing.
They say the request is out of an abundance of caution.
The province has two active cases of COVID-19 and 268 people have recovered from the virus.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2020.
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