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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
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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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WA Declares State of Emergency due to Ferocious Forest Fires

Posted by feww on July 17, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE HAZARDS
INTENSE DROUGHT
HIGH TEMPERATURES
MAJOR LIGHTNING STORMS
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRES
MASS EVACUATIONS
STATE OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 797, 111, 101, 03
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Multiple Wildfires Raging in Western US

A state of emergency has been declared in the state of Washington for 20 eastern counties after wildfires burned tens of thousands of acres and dozens of homes and other structures, threatening about 1,000 more homes and forcing mass evacuations.

The emergency proclamation covers Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima counties.

The largest fire in the state of Washington is the Mills Canyon Fire, which has consumed about 93km² (23,000 acres) near the town of Entiat, along the Columbia River, as the temperatures soared above 43°C (110 degrees).

“Extreme fire weather conditions and a lack of available firefighting resources in the Pacific Northwest could hamper future firefighting efforts in the state,” said Washington’s Emergency Management Division.

Oregon

In southern Oregon, the Moccasin Hill fire near the town of Sprague River, has consumed about 10km²,  destroying two dozen homes and other structures since last week.

About a dozen wildfires have been sparked by massive lightning storms. An estimated 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded in Oregon over the weekend.

Idaho

A major wildfire in Idaho has consumed about 130km² near the city of Carey. The blaze was sparked by a lightning strike.

The fires in the drought stricken West are fueled by high winds, soaring temperatures and very low humidity.

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State of Calamity Declared in Philippines

Posted by feww on July 16, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
MAJOR STORM
POWERFUL  TYPHOON
MASS EVACUATIONS
STATE OF CALAMITY DECLARED
SCENARIOS  444, 111, 088, 070, 066, 033, 023
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Typhoon RAMMASUN forces mass evacuations in the Philippines

At least ½ million people were evacuated as multiple Philippine provinces declared a state of calamity due to the damage caused by Typhoon RAMMASUN [aka GLENDA.]

The typhoon has claimed at least a dozen lives , as of posting, forced closure of Manila airport, and cut power to more than 10 million customers across Luzon.

“Major roads across Luzon were blocked by debris, fallen trees, electricity poles and tin roofs ripped off village houses. The storm uprooted trees in the capital where palm trees lining major arteries were bent over by the wind as broken hoardings bounced down the streets,” said a report.

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RAMMASUN Targets Philippines Ground Zero

Posted by feww on July 15, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
MAJOR STORM
CATEGORY 3 TYPHOON

SCENARIOS  088, 070, 066, 033, 023
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Typhoon RAMMASUN forces mass evacuations along Philippines eastern coastal areas

RAMMASUN making first landfall with sustained winds of about 200 km/h and max wind gust of up to 235km/h.

At 10:00UTC the powerful typhoon was positioned near 13.2N 124.0E, located about 420km ESE of Manila, tracking WNW at about 15 km/h, and generating maximum significant wave height of about 15 m, according to FIRE-EARTH Models.

RAMMASUN is expected to make a direct hit on the capital Manila, according to several models. It is forecast to dump up to 320mm of rain on parts of the country at rates of about 25 mm per hour.

It is the strongest storm to slam into the country since super typhoon HAIYAN, which obliterated  just about everything along its path, killing thousands of people and leaving millions more homeless when it crossed the central Philippines in November 2013.

RAMMASUN
Typhoon RAMMASUN. IR-WV Diff. Satellite Image.  Timed at 08:32UTC. Source: CIMSS

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“Extreme” and “Unusual” Geothermal Activity in YNP

Posted by feww on July 12, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
INTENSE GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY
SCENARIOS 989, 08, 07
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Extreme Heat Melts Road at YNP

Intense geothermal activity at Yellowstone National Park (YNP) has created hotspots with extreme heat melting roads.

Firehole Lake Drive, which stretches for more than 3 miles between the Old Faithful geyser and Madison Junction, is closed because melting asphalt has turned it into a “soupy mess,” said a YNP spokesman, describing the melting of pavement as both “extreme” and “unusual.”

YNP, home to the Yellowstone Caldera, world’s largest “supervolcano,” covers about 2,220,000 acres with more than 10,000 thermal features and 300 geysers.

melting pavement at YNP
YNP officials have been forced to close Firehole Lake Drive as well as access to several geysers and thermal features in the park after extreme heat melted asphalt, turning it into a “soupy mess.” The hotspot reportedly extends  beyond the pavement, with parts of the ground saturated with boiling water. (Image credit: Yellowstone National Park).

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India Experiences 5th Week of Poor Monsoon Rains

Posted by feww on July 11, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING TEMPERATURES
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
POOR MONSOON RAINS
CROP DISASTERS
SCENARIOS 900, 800, 777, 555, 444, 111, 100, 04, 03
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India’s Seasonal Rain Deficiency Falls to 43 Percent of Normal

About 70 percent of India’s 1.2 billion population live in rural areas, and the farm sector accounts for more than 14 percent of its $2 trillion economy.

India monsoon
Monsoon rainfall was 41 percent below average for the week ending July 9, and 53 percent lower than normal the previous week, said  India’s weather office.

Northern Limit of Monsoon

Advance of SW Monsoon 2014

Forecasters say cyclone ‘Nanauk’ over the Arabian Sea was responsible for delaying the monsoon progress along the central and northern regions.

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Significant Quake Strikes S of Fukushima, Japan

Posted by feww on July 10, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.8 Quake Strikes near Daigo, Ibaraki Prefecture

Centered at 36.8N, 140.6E (36.794°N 140.440°E depth=30.8km, USGS), the quake occurred at a depth of about 10km, according to local earthquake monitors.
Nearby Cities:

8km (5mi) ENE of Daigo, Japan
27km (17mi) N of Omiya, Japan
139km (86mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for Japan

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on Japan seismicity, California ditto.


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Japan Battered by Heavy Rains from NEOGURI

Posted by feww on July 10, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DEADLY STORMS
MASS EVACUATIONS
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 070, 066, 033
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NEOGURI unleashes flash floods, deadly mudslides as it sweeps across Japan

The fierce storm dumped more than 300mm of rain in less than 48 hours over parts of Japan.

“There are some places that may get as much as a month’s worth of rain over the next 24 hours,” said the local forecasters.

The massive storm left at least 3 people dead and dozens more injured. The system was downgraded from a Super Typhoon as it entered cooler waters north of Okinawa earlier.


A deadly mudslide caused by heavy rains from Ex-Typhoon NEOGURI destroyed buildings, bridges and vehicles in Nagiso town, Nagano prefecture, Japan. Photo taken by Kyodo July 10, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Kyodo

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NEOGURI Becomes Super Typhoon

Posted by feww on July 7, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
SUPER TYPHOON
MASS EVACUATIONS

SCENARIOS 444, 111, 070, 033
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Super Typhoon NEOGURI racing toward Okinawa with winds of 260 km/h

NEOGURI (TY 08W) has intensified to Super Typhoon force with sustained winds of about 260 km/h and maximum gusts of over 315 km/h. The giant storm was located about 500km S of Naha, the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, racing NW at about 30 kph, and generating maximum significant wave height of about 20m at 14:00UTC, July 7, 2014, according to FIRE-EARTH Models.

  • Max Sustained Winds: 260 km/h
  • Gusts: 315 km/h

NEOGURI is forecast to further intensify packing sustained winds in excess of 290 km/h and maximum gusts of at least 340 km/h as it approaches Okinawa.

TY 08w 7-7-14 dig typh
Super Typhoon NEOGURI. IR MTSAT-2 satellite image at 12:00UTC, July 7, 2014. Source: Digital Typhoon

roadrunner typhoon
Super Typhoon NEOGURI (“The Roadrunner Typhoon.”) VIS-SWIR Satellite Image at 11:32UTC, July 7,2014. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC

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Massive Typhoon Targets Japan

Posted by feww on July 6, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
INTENSIFYING MAJOR TYPHOON
MASS EVACUATIONS

SCENARIOS 444, 111, 070, 033
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Typhoon NEOGURI Racing Toward Okinawa

Typhoon NEOGURI (08W) was located about 970km SSE of Naha, the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, tracking WNW at about 30 kph, and generating maximum significant wave height of about 15m at 05:00UTC, July 6, 2014, according to FIRE-EARTH Models.

  • Max Sustained Winds: 235 km/h
  • Gusts: 280 km/h

NEOGURI is forecast to become a super typhoon before reaching Okinawa.

08W - IR-WV Diff
Major Typhoon NEOGURI. IR-WV Diff Satellite Image at 13:32UTC, July 6,2014. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC

08w - digital typhoon
Major Typhoon NEOGURI (and its “ghosts”). IR MTSAT-2 satellite image at 06:00UTC. Source: Digital Typhoon

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Significant Quakes Strike Tonga Trench; Aftershocks Rattle NM

Posted by feww on June 30, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Magnitudes 6.7 and 6.4 earthquakes strike tip of Tonga Trench

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred about 205km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna, preceded by a 6.4Mw foreshock (197km NW of Hihifo, Tonga) and followed by a 5.6Mw aftershock (193km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga).

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 17:15:08 UTC
Location: 15.043°S 175.567°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 15:52:22 UTC
Location: 14.909°S 175.244°W
Depth: 10.0km

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Time: 2014-06-29 18:24:30 UTC
Location: 15.356°S 175.447°W
Depth: 10.0km

Aftershocks Rattle New Mexico

At least 4 aftershocks measuring 3.3Mw – 3.6Mw have struck New Mexico, as of posting, following a significant event which occurred less than 24 hours earlier.

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Significant Quakes Strike NM, Japan Region, Visokoi Island

Posted by feww on June 29, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M5.2 Quakes Strikes 50km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico

Centered at 32.607°N, 109.151°W, the quake occurred at a depth of about 5.0km (3.1mi).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC
Location: 32.607°N 109.151°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 50km (31mi) NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico
  • 83km (52mi) WSW of Silver City, New Mexico
  • 136km (85mi) WNW of Deming, New Mexico
  • 144km (89mi) NNE of Douglas, Arizona
  • 288km (179mi) ESE of Phoenix, Arizona

[Source: USGS/EHP]

M6.9 EQ Strikes 154km NNW of Visokoi Island

The mainshock was followed by a cluster of aftershocks, including at least 6 events measuring magnitudes 5.6 to 4.8, as of posting.

Capped by ice-covered Mount Hodson, a stratovolcano, Visokoi Island is an uninhabited island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich Islands.

Event Time: 2014-06-29 07:52:56 UTC
Location: 55.506°S 28.451°W depth=16.5km (10.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 154km (96mi) NNW of Visokoi Island

M6.2 Event Occurs  134km ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan

Event Time: 2014-06-29 05:56:31 UTC
Location: 24.401°N 142.591°E depth=43.2km (26.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 134km (83mi) ESE of Iwo Jima, Japan

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Members Bulletin – June 26, 2014

Posted by feww on June 26, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
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UDCC will begin regular broadcasting on June 27, 2014

Our private system, ‘UDCC,’ will start regular broadcasts tomorrow, June 27, 2014 at 06:32UTC.

UDCCpf Channel will be operated jointly by EDRO and FIRE-EARTH.

FIRE-EARTH [JMC, ABM]

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Unique Slant on Today’s Earthquakes

Posted by feww on June 24, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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The odds that follow events!

Despite the fact that the planet is neither ….., nor ….. !!

todays eqs
79 earthquakes ≥2.5Mw. Map updated: 2014-06-24 13:32:27 UTC – 68 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

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M6.6 Strikes near Buldir Island, Alaska

Posted by feww on June 24, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Strong Earthquake Occurs 52km E of Buldir Island, Alaska

Centered at 52.307°N, 176.693°E depth the quake struck at a depth of 35.0km (21.7mi), said USGS/EHP.

Event Time: 2014-06-24 03:15:41 UTC
Location: 52.307°N 176.693°E depth=35.0km (21.7mi)
Nearby Cities: 52km (32mi) E of Buldir Island, Alaska

EQ Location Map
Buldir Alaska -- 24jun14
Source: USGS/EHP

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May Global Temperature Reaches All-time High

Posted by feww on June 24, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
RISING GLOBAL TEMPERATURES
CROP DISASTERS
SCENARIOS 900, 777, 555, 444, 111, 03
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Global Temperature Analysis – May 2014

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for May 2014 reached record highest for this month, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F), according to NOAA.

“This surpassed the previous record high anomaly of 0.72 degrees Celsius set in 2010,” said NOAA in its monthly state of the climate report.

“Four of the five warmest Mays on record have occurred in the past five years: 2010 (second warmest), 2012 (third warmest), 2013 (fifth warmest), and 2014 (warmest).”

Fourth warmest May on record was in 1998.

Other Global Highlights

  • The global land surface temperature was 1.13°C (2.03°F) above the 20th century average of 11.1°C (52.0°F), the fourth highest for May on record. For the ocean, the May global sea surface temperature was 0.59°C (1.06°F) above the 20th century average of 16.3°C (61.3°F), making it the record highest for May and tying with June 1998, October 2003, and July 2009 as the highest departure from average for any month on record.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the March–May period was 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 13.7°C (56.7°F), making it the second warmest such period on record, behind 2010.
  • The March–May worldwide land surface temperature was 1.26°C (2.27°F) above the 20th century average, the third warmest such period on record. The global ocean surface temperature for the same period was 0.54°C (0.97°F) above the 20th century average, also the third warmest March–May on record.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for the January–May period (year-to-date) was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average of 13.1°C (55.5°F), the fifth warmest such period on record.
  • While most parts of the globe experienced warmer-than-average temperatures in May, record warmth occurred across eastern Kazakhstan, parts of Indonesia, and central and northwestern Australia.
  • May 2014 marked the 39th consecutive May and 351st consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.

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Powerful Quake Strikes Alaska

Posted by feww on June 24, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M7.9 Strikes 24km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

Centered at 51.797°N, 178.760°E the earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.5km (66.8mi) and was followed by dozens of aftershocks including 10 shocks measuring 4.8Mw or greater, as of posting.

5.7 7km NW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-24 00:52:28 UTC 102.6 km
4.8 7km N of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 23:39:32 UTC 100.0 km
4.5 16km SW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 23:33:52 UTC 94.1 km
4.9 Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2014-06-23 22:47:53 UTC 117.5 km
5.9 3km ENE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 22:29:51 UTC 103.1 km
4.7 Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 2014-06-23 22:18:37 UTC 118.0 km
5.1 11km N of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 22:03:28 UTC 117.3 km
4.8 7km WSW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 21:42:57 UTC 116.9 km
5.9 11km WNW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 21:30:47 UTC 109.1 km
6.0 6km WNW of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 2014-06-23 21:11:41 UTC 106.8 km

Tsunami Warning Canceled
A tsunami was generated by this event but does not pose a threat to the coastal araes.  Some areas may see small sea level changes.

EQ Location Map
alaska 23jun2014
Source: USGS/EHP

Other Recent Significant Seismicity

Oklahoma
2.7 7km NNE of Stillwater, Oklahoma 2014-06-24 01:53:23 UTC 7.4 km
2.9 12km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-23 15:26:14 UTC 5.0 km
3.5 11km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-23 13:44:59 UTC 5.5 km
3.3 11km WNW of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-23 09:48:01 UTC 4.6 km
3.2 13km SW of Guthrie, Oklahoma 2014-06-23 07:42:06 UTC 6.9 km

Kermadec Islands, New Zealand Region
6.9 96km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2014-06-23 19:19:16 UTC 20.0 km
6.3 87km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2014-06-23 19:21:48 UTC 20.0 km
6.2 85km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2014-06-23 20:06:19 UTC 20.0 km
5.9 Kermadec Islands, New Zealand 2014-06-23 22:20:04 UTC 10.0 km

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Another Shameful Day Commemorated by Abe’s Japan

Posted by feww on June 24, 2014

Crocodile tears: Abe marks 69th anniversary of Okinawa Battle

“I lower my head silently, while closing my eyelids together with all the people of this country and etching deep in our hearts the fact that we owe our existence today to the sacrifices endured by Okinawa, and the blood and tears shed by its people,” the Kyodo news agency quoted Abe as saying during a commemoration ceremony at the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Itoman, Okinawa June 23, 2014.

It’s unclear exactly which of the victims Abe was referring to, the rapist, cowards of the Imperial Army, or the civilians who were forced by the army to commit mass suicide.

[Editor's Note: Japan lost the Battle of Okinawa, and subsequently the war, in the most humiliating way possible.  So it's unclear how exactly Abe and his criminal cohorts owe their "existence today to the sacrifices endured by Okinawa."]

According to the official U.S. Army records, a total of 142,058 civilians lost their lives during the 82-day campaign, including those killed by artillery fire, air strikes and those who had been pressed into service by the Imperial Japanese Army. But many also committed suicides on orders by the retreating Imperial Army.

“There are many Okinawans who have testified that the Japanese Army directed them to commit suicide. There are also people who have testified that they were handed grenades by Japanese soldiers” to blow themselves up, wrote Ryukyu Shimpo, one of the two major Okinawan newspapers.

“There were two types of orders for ‘honorable deaths’—one for residents to kill each other and the other for the military to kill all residents.” —From the documentary Nuchigafu by the Korean-Japanese director, Pak Su-nam.

The Japanese Army used civilians as human shields against the Americans. They forced civilians out of their shelters, confiscated food from them and executed those who hid it, leading to a mass starvation among Okinawans.

Japanese soldiers also murdered more than 1,000 Okinawans for speaking their mother tongue to suppress spying.

“You have the Battle of Britain, in which your airmen protected the British people. We had the Battle of Okinawa, in which the exact opposite happened. The Japanese army not only starved the Okinawans but used them as human shields. That dark history is still present today…,” an official of the prefectural government in Okinawa told The Guardian.

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350,000 Displaced Following Pakistan Army Offensive

Posted by feww on June 22, 2014

INSURGENCY
TERRORISM
MASS DISPLACEMENT
SCENARIOS 444, 411, 202, 070, 04
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Pakistanis  fleeing North Waziristan amid army offensive against Taliban

At least 350,000 people have fled their homes since the start of an army offensive against Taliban militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan a week ago, officials say.

While most of them are internally displaced, many entering the nearest town of Banu, a large number of the refugees have fled into the eastern parts of Afghanistan, mostly arriving in the districts of Gurboz, Khost (Matun), Tanni, Nadir Shah Kot and Mando Zai in Khost province, according to UNHCR and other sources.

“The newly arrived women, men and children have trekked the mountainous terrains across Pakistan’s border to seek safety. People are being accommodated with local Afghan communities for now. However, Afghan hosting communities have limited absorption capacity and resources. The urgent needs include shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation,” said the UN refugee agency.

The military offensive began a week ago after a deadly attack on Karachi international airport, claimed jointly by an Uzbek militant group and the Pakistani Taliban.

More than 70,000 children aged 12 or younger are among the refugees, according to FIRE-EARTH Population Models.

“Many of them have never been vaccinated for highly-infectious diseases—like polio—because of a Taliban-imposed ban,” said a report.

North Waziristan has a population of about seven million, and 80% of them are still living in the area as the military strikes escalate, officials said.

Inside Pakistan, the government has confirmed that many of the people have been displaced internally from North Waziristan into the Banu, Dera Ismail Khan and Tank areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

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States of Emergency Declared in Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ontario…

Posted by feww on June 22, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
TORNADOES
HIGH WIND
HAIL
STATES OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 111, 088, 066, 023
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State of Emergency declared in three Wisconsin counties

Gov. Walker has declared a state of emergency for three Wisconsin counties after six tornadoes touchdown in Dane, Green and Grant Counties.

The tornadoes ranged from F-1 to F-3, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Damaging winds and hail were also reported in the affected areas.

SD Declares a State of Emergency

Gov. Daugaard has declared a State of Emergency following severe flooding affecting southeastern South Dakota.

Canada

Ontario: The town Angus is currently under a state of emergency after a tornado touched down Tuesday night, tearing up fences and shearing off the tops of homes, said a report.

Alberta: Nine communities remain under states of emergency amid floods that have affected thousands of people. The communities that had declared states of emergency include Claresholm, Coalhurst, Cardston, Coaldale, the Blood Indian Reserve, Medicine Hat, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, the Municipal District of Willow Creek and Lethbridge County, according to the provincial officials.

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Global Forced Displacement Highest Since WW2

Posted by feww on June 20, 2014

WARS FOR RESOURCES
TERRORISM
MEGA DISASTERS
FORCED DISPLACEMENT
SCENARIO 444, 070, 04
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Global forced displacement tops 50 million, highest since World War II  —UN

The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

The agency’s annual Global Trends report shows 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2013, some 6 million more than the 45.2 million reported in 2012.

“This massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, which at the end of last year had forced 2.5 million people into becoming refugees and made 6.5 million internally displaced. Major new displacement was also seen in Africa notably in Central African Republic and South Sudan,” said the report.

“We are seeing here the immense costs of not ending wars, of failing to resolve or prevent conflict,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. “Peace is today dangerously in deficit. Humanitarians can help as a palliative, but political solutions are vitally needed. Without this, the alarming levels of conflict and the mass suffering that is reflected in these figures will continue.”

The biggest refugee populations under UNHCR care and by source country are Afghans, Syrians and Somalis together accounting for more than half of the global refugee total. Pakistan, Iran and Lebanon, meanwhile, hosted more refugees than other countries.

The worldwide population of stateless people is not included in the figure of 51.2 million forcibly displaced people. Statelessness remains hard to quantify with precision, but for 2013, UNHCR’s offices worldwide reported a figure of almost 3.5 million stateless people. This is about a third of the number of people estimated to be stateless globally.

 

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M6.4 Quake Strikes WNW of Sola, Vanuatu

Posted by feww on June 19, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Strong quake occurs 85km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu

Centered at 13.577°S, 166.826°E, the quake struck at a depth of 59.9km (37.2mi), said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

MAGNITUDE: 6.4Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-19 10:17:58 UTC

Location: 13.577°S 166.826°E depth=59.9km (37.2mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 85km (53mi) WNW of Sola, Vanuatu
  • 219km (136mi) N of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 878km (546mi) ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast

The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 108  on Friday,   June 20, 2014.


 

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More Quakes Plague Oklahoma

Posted by feww on June 18, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.1 Strikes NE of Oklahoma City

Centered at 35.610°N, 97.371°W, the quake struck at a signature depth of  about 5.0km (3.1mi), some 20km (12mi) NE of Oklahoma City.

[Some 210 earthquakes measuring 3.0Mw or greater have struck Oklahoma so far this year, compared with 98  similar events during the entire 2013, and a total of 23 quakes between 1978 and 2000.]

EQ Details

Magnitude: 4.1Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-18 10:53:02 UTC
Location: 35.610°N 97.371°W depth=5.0km (3.1mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 9km (6mi) N of Spencer, Oklahoma
  • 10km (6mi) ESE of Edmond, Oklahoma
  • 15km (9mi) NW of Choctaw, Oklahoma
  • 17km (11mi) N of Midwest City, Oklahoma
  • 20km (12mi) NE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OK Seismicity in the Last 48 hours

3.7 7km ENE of Langston, Oklahoma 2014-06-18 23:08:33 UTC+09:00 6.0 km
4.1 9km N of Spencer, Oklahoma 2014-06-18 10:53:02 UTC 5.0 km
2.7 7km SE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2014-06-18 10:30:18 UTC 5.0 km
3.0 9km ESE of Langston, Oklahoma 2014-06-18 07:08:02 UTC 5.0 km
3.0 7km N of Spencer, Oklahoma 2014-06-17 16:29:12 UTC 5.1 km
2.6 13km SSE of Medford, Oklahoma 2014-06-17 14:36:36 UTC 5.0 km
2.7 8km SE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2014-06-17 04:57:40 UTC 5.5 km
2.7 8km NNW of Spencer, Oklahoma 2014-06-17 04:11:45 UTC 5.4 km
2.7 1km E of Jones, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 19:00:47 UTC 5.1 km
2.8 8km SE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 16:40:13 UTC 4.8 km
2.5 4km ESE of Harrah, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 16:01:10 UTC 4.5 km
2.8 8km SE of Edmond, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 12:39:31 UTC 5.0 km
3.0 9km NW of Jones, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 11:25:13 UTC 6.7 km
4.3 4km WNW of Jones, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 10:47:35 UTC 5.0 km
3.5 8km NNW of Spencer, Oklahoma 2014-06-16 10:31:07 UTC 5.9 km

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U.S. Severe Weather Report Summary 2014

Posted by feww on June 18, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DEADLY TORNADOES
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS
SEVERE STORMS
MAJOR DISASTER
SCENARIOS 444, 111, 088, 066
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U.S. Tornadoes, Destructive Winds & Hail Report Summary 2014

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman Oklahoma has listed a total of 8,465 reports of tornadoes, damaging winds and hail for the period January 1 – June 16, 2014 in its annual weather report summary for 2014, as of posting.

  • Tornadoes: 610
  • Winds: 3,127
  • Hail: 4,728

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Annual Severe Weather Report Summary  2014 – Rough Log for January 1 – June 16, 2014

Top 10 Tornado States [up to June 15,  2014]

  1. MS 75
  2. AL 55
  3. NE 47
  4. TX 41
  5. CO 36
  6. MO 31
  7. KS 30
  8. NC 28
  9. IA 25
  10. IL 22

Top Ten Tornado Days of 2014 [as of June 15]
4/28/2014 122
4/27/2014 36
5/11/2014 36
2/20/2014 34
6/6/2014 21
6/4/2014 18
6/8/2014 18
4/3/2014 16
6/7/2014 16
5/26/2014 16

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500 Homes Evacuated in California amid Raging Wildfire

Posted by feww on June 16, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE HAZARDS
DROUGHT
WILDFIRE
MASS EVACUATIONS
SCENARIO 101
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Raging Wildfire Forces Mass Evacuation in Southern California

The so-called Shirley Fire has grown to more than 2,000 acres with about 10 percent containment, as of posting.

Assisted by prolonged drought and dry fuel conditions, the Shirley Fire wildfire is burning actively in Rattlesnake Creek drainage about a mile from Wofford Heights, West of Lake Isabella. The fire is being fanned by a westerly wind and influenced by topography. Fuels burning range from conifers in the higher elevations, to grass in the lower areas, according to Inciweb.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has initiated evacuations in the following areas: Pala Ranches, Juniper Highlands, Old State Road, all residences between Old State Rd and Evans Rd on Hwy 155. An evacuation advisory was also issued for Alta Sierra 500 residences fall within the evacuation area.

The fire is expected to north and east, said fire authorities.

U.S. Recent Wildfires

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