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Slave Lake Hit by Back-to-Back Disasters

Posted by feww on July 10, 2011

First the wildfires devastated Slave Lake; now comes the deluge

Heavy rainfall in northern Alberta causes flooding near Slave Lake.

The mayor, of course, blames the nature:

“You feel like you’re in a war zone and you just have to fight to the end, and Slave Lake is worth fighting for,” said SL mayor, Karina Pillay-Kinnee.

Torrential rains hit the area dumping about 100mm of rain on Friday, when residents woke up to find streets inundated.

Some people who were living in the basements of homes devastated in the May wildfires found their makeshift habitat submerged under floodwater.

Flood warnings have been issued, as more rain is forecast for the region in the coming days, reports said.


A Slave Lake resident is canoeing in his front yard. Frame garb from a CTV news clip.

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Japan Mega Quake Warning

Posted by feww on July 10, 2011

Mega Quake Measuring about 9.6Mw Could Strike Near Fukushima, Japan: FIRE-EARTH

FIRE-EARTH Models show that a large earthquake measuring up to 9.6Mw could strike within a 130 km coast of Fukushima, Japan.

Forecast Details:

  • Magnitude: Up to 9.6Mw 
  • Estimated Depth: 15km (±5km)
  • Location: Epicentered near 37.63ºN, 142.45ºE
  • Position: 130km east of Minamisōma, Fukushima, Japan
  • Expected Time of occurrence: July – October 2011
  • Probability of Occurrence: 72%

Global Tectonics Alert – April 9

JPTRMT1 – FIRE-EARTH estimates that about 80 exajoules (EJ) of tectonic stress energy could be accumulated in Japan Region between now and early 2016.

FIRE-EARTH Models show that most of the energy would be released as large earthquakes including a massive shock, a Megathrust earthquake, the largest on record, measuring 10.0+Mw, which could release about 64EJ of energy.

[NOTE: The 1960 Valdivia earthquake—The Great Chilean Earthquake—is the largest ever recorded earthquake measuring 9.5Mw. The quake struck on May 22, 1960 at 38.29ºS, 73.0ºW. Seismic moment release: ~ 11.3 EJ]

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Magnitude 7.1 Quake Strikes Off Sanriku, Japan

Posted by feww on July 10, 2011

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off the East Coast of Honshu Japan

The quake, epicentered at 38.0ºN 143.5ºE , struck at a depth of 10 km at 09:57 JST (00:57 UTC) on Sunday Jul 10, 2011  off the coast Sanriku (Tohoku Region),  Honshu, Japan, Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported.

The earthquake occurred about 250km east of Fukushima and 405km NE of Tokyo.

TSUNAMI STATUS:  JMA has just issued the following Tsunami Bulletin:

Tsunami Warning/Advisory- Issued at 10:00 JST 10 Jul 2011

Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan: PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU

Tsunami Advisories have been issued for the following coastal regions of Japan:

  • IWATE PREF.
  • MIYAGI PREF.
  • FUKUSHIMA PREF.

Tsunami Forecast
Tsunami height is expected to be about 0.5 meters. Attention advised.

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,145°E


EQ Location Map. Source: USGS

Earthquake Shakemap


Source: USGS

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