HAZMAT Incidents / Wednesday, Aug. 28 @ 4:03 p.m.

Incident in Eureka

A new hazardous materials incident has been reported to the California Office of Emergency Services.

According to a report published by the office, the incident took place at or near waterways in Eureka at around 6:31 a.m. today.

Here’s the description of the incident that was recorded by the Office of Emergency Services:

A POSSIBLE OIL ANOMALY WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL.
REPORT DATE: 08-28-2019
REPORT TIME: 2100 UTC
REGION: PACIFIC
SUB REGION: CALIFORNIA
AREA/BLOCK: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 7010
IMAGE DATE: 08-28-2019
IMAGE TIME: 1431 UTC
DATA SOURCE: SENTINEL1B
MODE: INTERFEROMETRIC WIDE (IW) VV
RESOLUTION: 20 METER
LOCATION: 40°03'03" N/125°28'39" W
AREA: 110.40 SQUARE KILOMETERS
CONFIDENCE: MEDIUM
REMARKS: POSSIBLE OIL WAS OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY. THIS ANOMALY IS UNCONFIRMED AS OIL. THE ANOMALY CONSISTED OF TWO PARTS. THE LARGER PART TO THE EAST WAS 31NM LONG AND 2 NM WIDE AT ITS WIDEST PART. THE SMALLER PART TO THE WEST WAS 6NM LONG AND 2NM WIDE. THE ANOMALY WAS DARK IN APPEARANCE, AND HAD A LARGE CONTRAST TO ITS GREY SURROUNDINGS. THE WIND AT THE TIME WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 10KT, WHICH ALIGNED WELL WITH THE FEATHERING FEATURES AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ANOMALY. THE ANOMALY WAS LOCATED ABOUT 98NM FROM EUREKA, CA. THERE WERE NO KNOWN POINT SOURCES NEARBY.
UNCERTAINTIES: NO POINT SOURCE COULD BE DETERMINED.

This was the 26th hazardous materials incident recorded by the Office of Emergency Services in the Eureka area this year.



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