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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 1, 2014

Posted by feww on August 1, 2014

MAJOR DISASTERS/ SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
SCENARIOS 888, 817, 699, 444, 111, 023
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Destructive emerald beetle found in Boston

Emerald beetle,  a small, metallic-green beetle native to Asia, which can quickly kill ash trees has been found at the Arnold Arboretum, said Boston state park and agriculture officials.

“Massachusetts has about 45 million ash trees, or about 3 percent of its total tree population. The ash borer was first seen in the United States in Michigan in 2002, and has since destroyed millions of ash trees across 23 states. The estimated cost of treating, removing, and replacing trees runs into the billions of dollars. The insect cannot be eradicated because of its prevalence,” said a report.

Death toll climbs to 27 in Taiwan gas explosions

Multiple gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed at least 27 people and injured about 300 others, officials said. The powerful blasts tore up an entire street.

“The local fire department received calls of gas leaks late Thursday and then there was a series of blasts around midnight affecting an area of [more than 4 sq km,]” said the National Fire Agency.

Millions of Jellyfish-Like Creatures Wash Up on Pacifica Beaches

Mounds of millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the US west coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and an unpleasant odor, said the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Flash flooding shuts Serbian power plant

Extreme Rain Events unleashed severe flash flooding in Serbia forcing authorities to shut down a 181-megawatt unit at Kostolac power plant, the country’s second largest, said the state power utility EPS.

A 348.5 megawatt block in the 1,000-Megawatt Kostolac plant is offline for maintenance until December 1, Reuters reported.

“The Kolubara coal mine, supplying the country’s biggest thermal plant complex, Nikola Tesla, halved production after two of its open pits were flooded in May.”

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Significant Quake Strikes Algerian Coast

Posted by feww on August 1, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M5.6 Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Algiers

Centered at 36.851°N, 3.161°E, the quake struck 15km (9mi) NE of the Algerian capital, Algiers, at a depth of about 10.0km (6.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

Up to 2 million people  may have felt the quake. Several fatalities/injuries and moderate damage may have occurred, according to the USGS model.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC
Location: 36.851°N 3.161°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria
  • 12km (7mi) WNW of Ain Taya, Algeria
  • 13km (8mi) N of Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NE of Algiers, Algeria
  • 15km (9mi) NNW of Dar el Beida, Algeria

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Exceptional Drought Grows in California

Posted by feww on July 31, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
CROP DISASTERS
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
MULTIPLE STATES OF EMERGENCY
MAIN SCENARIOS 900, 800, 555, 444, 123, 111, 101, 100, 033, 011, 08, 04, 03, 02
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Golden State Turns Dark Brown

Exceptional Drought spreads to 58.41 percent of California, up from 36.49 percent last week, according to the latest data release by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The entire land area in the Golden State is experiencing ‘Severe’ to Exceptional drought, according to U.S. Drought Monitor.

california drought end july 2014
Source: US Drought Monitor, data released July 31, 2014.

National Drought Summary for July 29, 2014: State of California

Increasingly, drought indicators point to the fact that conditions are not appreciably better in northern California than in central and southern sections of the state. In addition, mounting evidence from reservoir levels, river gauges, ground water observations, and socio-economic impacts warrant a further expansion of exceptional drought (D4) into northern California. For California’s 154 intrastate reservoirs, storage at the end of June stood at 60% of the historical average. Although this is not a record for this time of year—the standard remains 41% of average on June 30, 1977—storage has fallen to 17.3 million acre-feet. As a result, California is short more than one year’s worth of reservoir water, or 11.6 million acre-feet, for this time of year. The historical average warm-season drawdown of California’s 154 reservoirs totals 8.2 million acre-feet, but usage during the first 2 years of the drought, in 2012 and 2013, averaged 11.5 million acre-feet.

Given the 3-year duration of the drought, California’s topsoil moisture (80% very short to short) and subsoil moisture (85%) reserves are nearly depleted. The state’s rangeland and pastures were rated 70% very poor to poor on July 27. USDA reported that “range and non-irrigated pasture conditions continued to deteriorate” and that “supplemental feeding of hay and nutrients continued as range quality declined.” In recent days, new wildfires have collectively charred several thousand acres of vegetation in northern and central California. The destructive Sand fire, north of Plymouth, California—now largely contained—burned more than 4,000 acres and consumed 66 structures, including 19 residences. [ U.S. Drought Monitor]

California experiences record warmest winter and spring

Meanwhile, the most populous U.S. state saw its warmest winter and spring on record this year, with the temperatures rising 2.8ºC (5 degrees Fahrenheit)  above normal during the first six months of 2014,  about 0.6ºC (1 degree F) warmer than the previous record, increasing the threat of water famine, crop disasters and wildfires even further.

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty - with the critical phase occurring by as early as 2011.

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Ebola Outbreak: Public Health Emergency Declared in Sierra Leone

Posted by feww on July 31, 2014

UPDATED August 1, 2014 @ 03:00UTC

EMERGING & RE-EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVERS
DEADLY EBOLA HF EPIDEMIC
EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA
SCENARIO 011
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Sierra Leone declares public health emergency to curb deadly Ebola outbreak

Death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone—has risen to at least 729 since February, including 233  in Sierra Leone, said WHO.

Liberia’s government earlier announced that it was closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Ebola Fears in Other Countries

“The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday that it has put in place precautionary measures to prevent the entry and spread of the Ebola virus disease in the country,”  said a report.

Ebola could be a threat to Britain, said the British Foreign Secretary during an emergency meeting on Wednesday.

“In terms of the UK, the issue is about the possibility of somebody who has contracted the disease in Africa getting sick here.” He told reporters.

The Nigerian government has ordered the temperature screening of all passengers arriving from places at risk from Ebola, while suspending pan-African airline Asky because it brought the first Ebola case to the overcrowded capital Lagos.

Ethiopia and Kenya have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa.

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF)

EHF is a highly contagious virus that spreads via close personal contact and kills up to 90% of the victims.

Five subspecies of Ebolavirus have so far been found. Four of those have caused disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus); Sudan virus (Sudan ebolavirus); Taï Forest virus (Taï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire ebolavirus); and Bundibugyo virus (Bundibugyo ebolavirus). The fifth, Reston virus (Reston ebolavirus), has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans, according to CDC.

  • Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and damage to central nervous system.
  • There are  no known cure or vaccine for the Ebola virus.
  • Incubation period is from two to 21 days.

In Africa, confirmed cases of Ebola HF have previously been reported in the following countries:

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Gabon
  • South Sudan
  • Ivory Coast
  • Uganda
  • Republic of the Congo (ROC)
  • South Africa (imported)

The current outbreak  is the first known occurrence of Ebola HF in Guinea.

“The natural reservoir host of ebolaviruses, and the manner in which transmission of the virus to humans occurs, remain unknown. This makes risk assessment in endemic areas difficult. With the exception of several laboratory contamination cases (one in England and two in Russia), all cases of human illness or death have occurred in Africa; no case has been reported in the United States,” said CDC.

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Ebola virions (image 2 colorized 1), diagnostic specimen from the first passage in Vero cells of a specimen from a human patient — this image is from the first isolation and visualization of Ebola virus, 1976. In this case, some of the filamentous virions are fused together, end-to-end, giving the appearance of a “bowl of spaghetti.” Negatively stained virions. Magnification: approximately x40,000.  Micrograph from F. A. Murphy, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

12 deadly pathogens could spread into new regions aided by climate change

A report by Wildlife Conservation Society released on October 7, 2008 lists 12 deadly pathogens that could spread globally as a result of climate change. “All have potential impacts to both human and wildlife health as well as global economies.” Report said.

Titled ‘The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change,’ the report illustrates examples of diseases that could spread due to temperatures changes and variations in regional precipitation levels.

The “Deadly Dozen” list [ABC order]

  1. Avian influenza
  2. Babesia
  3. Cholera
  4. Ebola
  5. Intestinal and external parasites
  6. Lyme disease
  7. Plague
  8. Red tides
  9. Rift Valley fever
  10. Sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis)
  11. Tuberculosis
  12. Yellow fever

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Deadly Deluge Devastates Romania, Bulgaria

Posted by feww on July 31, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY DELUGE
MASS EVACUATIONS
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 070, 023
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Deadly Floods Wreak Havoc in East Europe

Extreme Rain Events flooded rivers, breaking their banks in Romania’s districts of Arges, Gorj, Teleorman and Valcea, some 200 kilometers west of the capital Bucharest, forcing scores of people to evacuate.

At least a dozen people were left dead, or reported missing, according to local reports.

“A passenger train derailed in the same area after a small bridge caved in due to flooding, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the national railway said,” AP reported.

“Seventy Bulgarian villages and parts of the city of Gabrovo were left without electricity and water supply was disrupted as the flooding destroyed some of the water and sewerage infrastructure. The rains also induced landslides and destroyed bridges, and many roads in the region were blocked by mud and debris.”

More areas in southern Romania could be affected in the next few days with torrential rains, local forecasters said.

In June, flash floods deluged neighboring Bulgaria, devastating the Black Sea resort city of Varna, killing more than a dozen people, and forcing scores of others to evacuate.

In May, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia were hit by the most extreme rain events ever recorded in the region, which killed dozens of people and caused billions of dollars in damage.

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Gaza Declared a Disaster Area

Posted by feww on July 31, 2014

GENOCIDE
STATE TERRORISM
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
WARS FOR RESOURCES
MEGA DISASTER
MASS EVACUATIONS
POVERTY
COLLAPSE
SCENARIOS 717, 606, 600, 444, 200, 114, 070, 04, 02
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Israeli shelling kills dozens of Palestinians sheltering in a U.N. school, street market

The shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Jabaliya refugee camp, and a market near Gaza City has killed dozens of people and left hundreds more wounded.

Some 106 people were killed on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 1,346, with more than 7,000 others wounded. Most of the victims have been civilians, many of them children.

Israeli authorities say 56 soldiers and two civilian volunteers as well as a Thai national have been killed on their side since they resumed the latest round of genocide in Gaza on July 8.

The UN Spokesman Chris Gunness told the BBC that Israel had been told 17 times that the school was housing [more than 3,000] displaced people, saying the attack caused “universal shame.”

Thousands more have been killed or wounded during previous rounds of genocide perpetrated by Israel in 2008 and 2012.

Palestinian President declared the Gaza Strip a disaster area on Wednesday, said news reports quoting the state-run Wafa news agency.

Bolivia Declares Israel a ‘Terrorist State’

Bolivia has declared Israel a terrorist state and withdrawn a visa exemption agreement in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offensive in Gaza, said reports.

Canceling the 1972 visa-waver agreement, which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia, “means, in other words, we are declaring [Israel] a terrorist state,” announced President Evo Morales.

“Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community,” explained Morales.

“The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely and without entry visas,” said an official communique.

Earlier this month, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute the Jewish state for “crimes against humanity.”

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State of Emergency Declared in Lithuania due to Deadly Swine Fever

Posted by feww on July 30, 2014

EMERGING & RE-EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
DEADLY AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
SCENARIOS 444, 333, 078,  011
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Deadly African Swine Fever Spreads in Lithuania

Lithuanian government has declared a  state of emergency following an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever (ASF) in Ignalina region.

African swine fever was originally discovered in Lithuania in January 2014, and soon spread to neighboring Latvia resulting in high death rates among pigs in both countries.

Poland confirmed its first case of African swine fever (ASF) last week at a farm near Bialystok, close to Belarus border.

The admission by Polish authorities followed numerous reports of African Swine Fever cases among wild boar populations in northeast Poland.

Polish pork exports in the first quarter of 2014 dropped by at least 6 percent due to the ASF outbreak, with China and Russia imposing restrictions on imports.

Meanwhile, ASF has killed thousands of pigs in Adjumani District of Uganda since the outbreak of the viral disease in November 2013.

ASF Virus

  • ASF spreads extremely rapidly because it’s highly contagious and has a complex epidemiology.
  • The virus can survive in a protein environment, especially in meat and meat products, for long periods.
  • The disease mortality rate is almost 100 percent.
  • ASF has no vaccine as of now.

 

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Strong Quake Strikes S. Mexico

Posted by feww on July 29, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY SCENARIOS 08, 07 .

M6.3 quake occurs near  Juan Rodriguez Clara, Mexico

Centered at 17.842°N, 95.524°W the quake struck at a depth of about 95.1km (59.1mi), said USGS/EHP.

More than 150,000 people may have felt the quake. Several fatalities/injuries and moderate damage may have occurred, according to the USGS model.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-29 at 10:46:15 UTC
Location:17.842°N 95.524°W depth=95.1km (59.1mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 19km (12mi) SW of Juan Rodriguez Clara, Mexico
  • 60km (37mi) W of Sayula de Aleman, Mexico
  • 62km (39mi) SSE of Carlos A. Carrillo, Mexico
  • 65km (40mi) W of Acayucan, Mexico
  • 418km (260mi) ESE of Mexico City, Mexico

EQ Location Map 

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Earthquake Location Map[SOURCE: USGS/EHP]


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Major Disasters Declared in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota

Posted by feww on July 29, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
FEDERAL DISASTERS DECLARED
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 088, 066, 023
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Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4183)

Federal Disaster has been declared for the state of Nebraska due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the during the period of June 14-21, 2014.

Worst of the damage and losses have occurred in Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said Fema in a statement released by White House.

Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4184)

Federal Disaster has been declared for the state of Iowa due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the during the period of June 14-23, 2014.

Worst of the damage and losses caused by the extreme weather events have occurred in Allamakee, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, and Wright counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said officials.

Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4185)

A second Federal Disaster has been declared for the state of Iowa due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the during the period of June 1-4, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the disasters are Burt, Butler, Cass, Hamilton, Holt, Nemaha, Pawnee, Polk, Rock, Thurston, Valley, and Washington counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said officials.

South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4186)

Federal Disaster has been declared for the state of South Dakota due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding during the period of June 13-20, 2014.

Areas worst affected by the disasters are Butte, Clay, Corson, Dewey, Hanson, Jerauld, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Perkins, Turner, Union, and Ziebach Counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe within Corson County.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said officials.

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Significant Quake Strikes Near Medford, Oklahoma

Posted by feww on July 29, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.3 Quake Occurs 24km WSW of Medford, Oklahoma

Centered at 36.732°N, 97.987°W the quake struck at a depth of about 7.6km (4.7mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.3Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-29 02:46:36 UTC
Location: 36.732°N 97.987°W depth=7.6km (4.7mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 24km (15mi) WSW of Medford, Oklahoma
  • 38km (24mi) NNW of Enid, Oklahoma
  • 80km (50mi) W of Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • 92km (57mi) WSW of Arkansas City, Kansas
  • 146km (91mi) NNW of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Exceptional Drought Plagues Central, Northern China

Posted by feww on July 28, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE

CROP DISASTERS
FOOD INSECURITY
MAIN SCENARIOS 900, 808, 800, 555, 444, 123, 111, 100, 033, 011, 08, 04, 03, 02
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Water Famine Severely Affecting Parts of China

Persistent drought in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and central China’s Henan Province has dried up rivers and reservoirs, causing power and water shut-offs and severe drinking water shortages, said Xinhua.

In Inner Mongolia, about 600,000 people in seven prefectures and cities have been affected by the drought since April, with half of them lacking drinking water, according to the regional civil affairs department.

Some 150,000 hectares of farmland and 16.4 million hectares of pastures have been affected in the worst drought in three years. About 1.34 million heads of cattle also lack drinking water.

The worst drought since 1961, caused by more than 140 consecutive days without precipitation, has severely affected about 98 percent of pastures in Araxan prefecture, said the report.

Large swathes of Henan province have seen only about 10 percent of the average annual precipitation, making it the driest year since 1975.

About a million hectares of crops in the province had been affected by the drought as of July 26, 2014, said the report.

Pingdingshan City has had its worst drought since 1975. The Baiguishan Reservoir, the major source of drinking water in the city, was at dead storage level.

Water supply for car wash businesses, commercial swimming pools and public baths has been cut off in the city. Major water-consuming enterprises were ordered to restrict their consumption.

In the provincial capital of Zhengzhou City, the municipal power grid decided to restrict power supply for some residential compounds, enterprises and business operators for four days starting on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the temperatures are  forest to soar above above 35ºC in most  parts of the region this week,   according to the local meteorological office.

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Strong Quake Strikes Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Posted by feww on July 27, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Significant Quake Strikes Middle of Kane Fracture Zone

Centered at 23.761°N, 45.646°W the magnitude 6.0 quake occurred at a signature depth of 10.0km (6.2mi).

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-27 01:28:38 UTC

Location: 23.761°N 45.646°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:  1,811km (1125mi) ENE of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.6 by USGS/EHP, but was later downgraded.

Tsunami Information Statement [NOAA/NWS]

Evaluation:  A destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – there is the small possibility of a local or regional tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a few hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region near the epicenter should be made aware of this possibility.

Related Seismic Events

M5.1 – Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Event Time: 2014-07-26 17:11:16 UTC
Location: 21.192°S 15.177°W depth=14.5km (9.0mi)
Nearby Cities: 1,155km (718mi) WSW of Jamestown, Saint Helena

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Thousands Flee as California Wildfire Flares

Posted by feww on July 27, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
MULTIPLE STATES OF EMERGENCY
MAIN SCENARIOS 900, 800, 555, 444, 123, 111, 101, 100, 033, 011, 08, 04, 03, 02
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Wildfire forces evacuation of more than 2,000 homes and residences near Sacramento

The so called Sand Fire wildfire has consumed about 4,000 acres and currently threatens at least 515 homes and residences.

The fire flared east of Highway 49, about 5 miles north of Plymouth, in Amador County, destroying at least a dozen homes and outbuildings as of posting, according to CalFire.

Evacuations: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road New Evacuations in progress; Vintage Road to Sandridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road and all of Buzzards Gulch Road. Riverpine Estates. Vintage Road to Morning Canyon Road

Stats Provided by CalFire
Total Fire Personnel: 1464
Total Fire Engines: 149
Total Fire crews: 45
Total Airtankers: 6
Total Helicopters: 6
Total Dozers: 16
Total Water Tenders: 22

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Historic Wildfire in Washington State Destroys 300 Homes

Posted by feww on July 26, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE HAZARDS
INTENSE DROUGHT
HIGH TEMPERATURES
MAJOR LIGHTNING STORMS
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
MASS EVACUATIONS
STATES OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 797, 111, 101, 078, 070, 03
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‘It looks like a moonscape; there’s nothing left. There’s hundreds of dead livestock. It’s horrifying’

At least 300 homes —twice as many as previously reported—have been destroyed in the largest wildfire ever recorded in Washington state history, said Okanogan County Sheriff.

The deadly Carlton Complex fire, which was sparked by lightning, has consumed about 1,040km², spanning more than 1,200km.

“It’s every road. Every road lost something. It looks like a moonscape; there’s nothing left. There’s hundreds of dead livestock, said the sheriff. “It’s horrifying.”

Thousands of people have been displaced.

State of Emergency

The White House declared a state of emergency in Washington on Wednesday due to the fires.

The State of Emergency Proclamation is meant “to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Chelan and Okanogan and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.”

Largest Wildfire in the U.S.

Buzzard Complex fire in Oregon, the largest wildfire in the U.S., is reportedly 95 percent contained, after burning more than 1,600km² of rangeland.

More than 10,000 of 13,000 wildland fire personnel in the U.S. have been assigned to contain multiple fires in the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

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Significant Quake Strikes Alaska Coast

Posted by feww on July 25, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M5.9 Strikes 81km W of Gustavus, Alaska

Centered at 58.358°N, 137.130°W the quake occurred at a depth of of about 10.0km (6.2mi).

The main shock was preceded by a 4.7Mw foreshock, and followed by at least 5 aftershocks measuring between 4.5 and 3.8Mw as of posting.

Some 65 earthquakes of all magnitudes, out of a global 201 shocks, have rocked Alaska in the past 24 hours, as of posting.

At least 182 earthquakes, or about 91 percent of global total, have struck the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) in the same period.

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EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

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Posted by feww on July 25, 2014

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Parched West Depleting Underground Water

Posted by feww on July 25, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
MULTIPLE STATES OF EMERGENCY
MAIN SCENARIOS 900, 800, 555, 444, 123, 111, 101, 100, 033, 011, 08, 04, 03, 02
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‘We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking’

Researchers say more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin came from underground resources, starting late 2004.

They are now admitting that the extent of groundwater loss poses a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

Underground water stores in the West have receded at an alarming rate worsening drought that has scorched multiple states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast.

“Monthly measurements in the change in water mass from December 2004 to November 2013 revealed the basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet (65 cubic kilometers) of freshwater. That’s almost double the volume of the nation’s largest reservoir, Nevada’s Lake Mead. More than three-quarters of the total—about 41 million acre feet (50 cubic kilometers)—was from groundwater,” according to the report.

“We don’t know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don’t know when we’re going to run out,” said a water resources specialist at the University of California, Irvine.

“This is a lot of water to lose. We thought that the picture could be pretty bad, but this was shocking.”

The Colorado River

The Colorado River is the only major river in the southwestern United States. Its basin supplies water to more than 40 million people in 7 states, and irrigates at least four million acres of farmland.

Most of the reduction has been recorded in the Lower Colorado River Basin.

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty - with the critical phase occurring by as early as 2011.

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California State Resources

California Data Exchange Center – Reservoirs

Conditions for 6 Largest Reservoirs: 23-Jul-2014 (Report Generated: 25-Jul-2014 4:06 AM)

Lake Shasta -

  • Current Storage: 1,644,468 AF
  • 36% of Total Capacity
  • 49% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 4,552,000 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 23: 3,341,319 AF)

Lake Oroville -

  • Current Storage: 1,303,267 AF
  • 37% of Total Capacity
  • 49% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 3,537,577 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 24: 2,648,645 AF)

Trinity Lake -

  • Current Storage: 913,231 AF
  • 37% of Total Capacity
  • 46% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 2,447,650 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 23: 1,987,858 AF)

New Melones -

  • Current Storage: 647,861 AF
  • 27% of Total Capacity
  • 44% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 2,400,000 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 23: 1,483,900 AF)

San Luis -

  • Current Storage: 498,632 AF
  • 24% of Total Capacity
  • 46% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 2,041,000 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 23: 1,072,891 AF)

Don Pedro -

  • Current Storage: 926,110 AF
  • 46% of Total Capacity
  • 59% of Historical Avg. For This Date
  • (Total Capacity: 2,030,000 AF)
  • (Avg. Storage for Jul 23: 1,565,879 AF)

California Drought Disasters

 

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Extreme Drought Spreads in California

Posted by feww on July 25, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
MULTIPLE STATES OF EMERGENCY
MAIN SCENARIOS 900, 800, 555, 444, 123, 111, 101, 100, 033, 011, 08, 04, 03, 02
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Exceptional and Extreme Drought Levels Cover about 82 Percent of California

About 81.89 percent of California is covered by ‘Extreme’ to ‘Exceptional’ drought levels, up from 81.85 percent last week.

The entire land area in the Golden State is experiencing ‘Severe’ to Exceptional drought, according to U.S. Drought Monitor.

California experiences record warmest winter and spring

Meanwhile, the most populous U.S. state saw its warmest winter and spring on record this year, with the temperatures rising 2.8ºC (5 degrees Fahrenheit)  above normal during the first six months of 2014,  about 0.6ºC (1 degree F) warmer than the previous record, increasing the threat of water famine, crop disasters and wildfires even further.

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty - with the critical phase occurring by as early as 2011.

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California State Resources

California Drought Disasters

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Crop Disasters Declared in 4 States

Posted by feww on July 24, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
FLASH FLOODING, EXCESSIVE RAIN, FLOODING, HIGH WINDS, HAIL, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING,
CROP DISASTERS
TES OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 900, 066, 444, 311, 178, 111, 071, 023
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Extreme Weather Events destroy crops in four states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 33 counties in 4 states as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain and flash flooding, high winds and hail, dangerous lightning and flooding.

The disaster designations are as follows:

Areas in Arkansas and Mississippi have been designated as crop  disaster areas due to flash flooding, excessive rain, flooding, high winds, hail and dangerous lightning that from June 29, 2014, and continues. Those counties are:

  • Arkansas: Arkansas, Cleburne, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee,
    Lonoke, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, Prairie, Pulaski, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, White and Woodruff.
  • Mississippi: Tunica County.

Crop disasters have also been declared in Arkansas and Mississippi due to  flash flooding, excessive rain, flooding, high winds, hail and dangerous lightning that occurred from June 29, 2014, and continues.

  • Tennessee:  Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury and Wayne counties.
  • Alabama: Lauderdale and Limestone counties

Crop Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 2,169 separate crop disasters across 30  states. Most of those designations are due to the worsening drought.

  • Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington, Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. Counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on July 23, 2014.

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Significant Quake Strikes Montana

Posted by feww on July 24, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

M3.5 Quake Strikes SE of Townsend, Montana

Centered at 46.257°N, 111.388°W the quake struck at a signature depth of about 3.4km (2.1mi).

EQ Details [Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology/ USGS]
Magnitude: 3.5Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-23 23:55:59 UTC
Location: 46.257°N 111.388°W depth=3.4km (2.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 12km (7mi) SE of Townsend, Montana
  • 62km (39mi) SE of Helena, Montana
  • 69km (43mi) NNW of Bozeman, Montana
  • 92km (57mi) ENE of Butte, Montana
  • 138km (86mi) S of Great Falls, Montana

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Federal Disaster Declared in Minnesota

Posted by feww on July 23, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR DISASTERS
FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARED
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 088, 066, 023
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Minnesota Declared Major Disaster Area (DR-4182)

Federal disaster has been declared for the state of Minnesota in 8 counties worst affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the prolonged period of June 11 to July 11, 2014.

Worst of the disaster stricken areas are Chippewa, Freeborn, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Renville, and Rock counties.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said Fema in a statement released by White House.

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Hottest June on Record

Posted by feww on July 22, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
MAIN SCENARIOS 797,  777, 555, 444, 300, 123, 111, 101, 066, 033, 011, 04, 03, 02
.

June 2014 average land and ocean temperature highest for the month since records began in 1880

The combined global average temperature across land and ocean for June 2014 was the highest for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average. The previous record was set in June 1998, by 0.03°C (0.05°F), according to the State of Climate Report released by NOAA.

Nine of the ten warmest Junes on record have occurred during the 21st century, including five consecutively since 2010.

“June 2014 also marks the second consecutive month with record high global temperatures. With the exception of February (21st warmest), every month to date in 2014 has ranked among the four warmest for its respective month.”

June 2014 also marked the 38th consecutive June and 352nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.

Selected highlights mirrored from NOAA’s June 2014 State of Climate Report:

  • The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest on record for the month, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F).
  • The global land surface temperature was 0.95°C (1.71°F) above the 20th century average of 13.3°C (55.9°F), the seventh highest for June on record.
  • For the ocean, the June global sea surface temperature was 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), the highest for June on record and the highest departure from average for any month.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–June period (year-to-date) was 0.67°C (1.21°F) above the 20th century average of 13.5°C (56.3°F), tying with 2002 as the third warmest such period on record.

The Ocean

The June global ocean surface temperature was record high, at 0.64°C (1.15°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F). “This marks the first time that the monthly global ocean temperature anomaly was higher than 0.60°C (1.08°F) and surpasses the previous all-time record for any month by 0.05°C (0.09°F); the previous record of +0.59°C (1.06°F) was first set in June 1998 and tied in October 2003, July 2009, and just last month in May 2014.”

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M6.9 Quake Strikes Near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Posted by feww on July 22, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
.

Deep, Powerful Quake Occurs Near Lau Ridge

Centered at 19.829°S, 178.464°W the quake struck at a depth of about 616.4km (383.0mi), about 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-21 14:54:41 UTC
Location: 19.829°S 178.464°W depth=616.4km (383.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 94km (58mi) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 369km (229mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 375km (233mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 441km (274mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 488km (303mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

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Genocide in Gaza: Dozens Killed in ‘Shejaiya Massacre’

Posted by feww on July 21, 2014

GENOCIDE
STATE TERRORISM
WARS FOR RESOURCES
MEGA DISASTER
MASS EVACUATIONS
POVERTY
COLLAPSE
SCENARIOS 717, 600, 444, 200, 114, 070
.

Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza district leaves at least 60 dead, including children

At least 87 Gazans were killed on Sunday  including 60 in the district of Shejaiya alone, and hundreds more wounded.

Palestinian president has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council following the “massacre in Shejaiya.”

“Shejaiya was particularly badly affected with thousands of people reportedly fleeing their homes this morning, as heavy bombardment from Israeli tanks and artillery continued,” said the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

The total death toll in Gaza now stands at more than 438, with thousands more wounded.

The UN has recently stated that about 77% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians.

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Washington Wildfires Become Top National Priority

Posted by feww on July 20, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE HAZARDS
INTENSE DROUGHT
HIGH TEMPERATURES
MAJOR LIGHTNING STORMS
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
MASS EVACUATIONS
STATES OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 797, 111, 101, 03
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18 Major Wildfires burning across the Pacific Northwest

Three of the fires in the state of Washington have become the country’s top three priority in the following order:

  1. Carlton Complex wildfire, about 4 miles south of Pateros
  2. Chiwaukum Creek Fire, near Leavenworth
  3. Mills Canyon Fire, near Entiat

Fire crews from across the U.S. have arrived to assist the locals, officials said.

The Carlton Complex was one of  the major lightning-sparked wildfires burning Saturday across the Pacific Northwest.

The massive blaze has destroyed more than 130 homes in the city of Pateros and the community of Chiliwist.

“This is such a huge fire. There’s so much loss of property. It’s overwhelming,” said Okanogan County Sheriff on Saturday. “It’s a massive fire with a lot of destruction.”

“At 5 p.m. 129 homes in the Antoine Creek area, about 10 miles northeast of Chelan, were given Level 3 (get out now) evacuation notices, as firefighters battled tinder-dry conditions and erratic winds,” said a report.

The blaze, which has so far consumed about 900km², has also damaged transmission lines in the region, cutting power to thousands of homes in the Methow Valley and surrounding areas.

Last week the governors of Washington and Oregon declared  states of emergency after dozens of lightening-sparked wildfires erupted across the region.

The region’s largest blaze, the Buzzard Complex, sparked by lightning on July 14, has burned about 1,500km² of rangeland in eastern Oregon, according to Inciweb.

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