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Deadly Storms Hit US East Coast

Posted by feww on July 9, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DAEDLY STORMS
SCENARIOS 111, 066
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Destructive storms kill at least 5 in New York, Maryland

Fierce, tornado-spawning storms have killed at least 5 people, destroying homes, uprooting trees and downing power lines across larges swathes of the country from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic region.

The storms cut power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses, mostly in New York and Pennsylvania, according to reports.

Tornado, Wind and Hail Reports for July 6-8, 2014

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Heightened Seismicity Continues Across the U.S.

Posted by feww on July 8, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Quakes Rattle Alaska to New Jersey, Hawaii to Puerto Rico

More than 97 percent of all quakes in the 24 hours to posting have occurred in the United States.

us quakes 8jul14
1 Day, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 348 earthquakes – Updated: 2014-07-08 15:44:28UTC.  Showing 338 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

7 Days

About 96 percent of all earthquakes worldwide occurring over the past 7 days have struck the United States (including Puerto Rico).

7-day US 8jul14
7 Days, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 2,048 earthquakes – Updated: 2014-07-08 15:53:22 UTC. Showing  1,971 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.3 – 13km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
Event Time: 2014-07-08 12:56:26 UTC
Location: 17.617°S 168.359°E depth=114.0km (70.8mi)

M5.5 – 15km NNE of Shiraoi, Japan
Event Time: 2014-07-08 09:05:23 UTC
Location: 42.681°N 141.411°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 790km (491mi) N of Tokyo, Japan

M4.8 – 82km WSW of San Antonio, Chile
Event Time: 2014-07-08 13:25:26 UTC
Location: 33.912°S 72.431°W depth=13.1km (8.1mi)
Nearby Cities: 172km (107mi) WSW of Santiago, Chile


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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.

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Super Typhoon NEOGURI. IR MTSAT-2 satellite image at 12:00UTC, July 7, 2014. Source: Digital Typhoon

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

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Strong Quake Destroys Homes in Guatemala, Mexico

Posted by feww on July 7, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.9 quake strikes near Puerto Madero, Mexico

Centered at 14.742°N, 92.409°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 60km (37.3mi), reported the USGS/EHP.

“‘This quake was pretty strong. There are houses destroyed,’ said Luis Rivera, governor of the San Marcos region, which was also hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in late 2012 that killed 48 people,” according to a report.

The quake also destroyed or damaged dozens of homes in San Marcos region, Guatemala, leaving at least 2 people dead, said the report.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.9Mw (downgraded from M7.1)
Event Time: 2014-07-07 11:23:55 UTC
Location: 14.742°N 92.409°W depth=60.0km (37.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 2km (1mi) NNE of Puerto Madero, Mexico
  • 22km (14mi) SW of Tapachula, Mexico
  • 29km (18mi) NW of Suchiate, Mexico
  • 29km (18mi) WNW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala
  • 204km (127mi) W of Guatemala City, Guatemala

EQ Location Map

Mexico quake 7-7-14
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP


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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.

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

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

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Earthquakes Strike California, New York, Oklahoma…

Posted by feww on July 6, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M4.6 Quake Strikes East of Big Bear City

Centered at 34.281°N, 117.027°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 8.7km, according to USGS/EHP. The mainshock was followed by at least 4 dozen aftershocks with the largest measuring 3.4Mw, as of posting.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 4.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-05 16:59:34 UTC
Location: 34.281°N 117.027°W depth=8.7km (5.4mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 11km (7mi) WNW of Big Bear Lake, California
  • 15km (9mi) ENE of Lake Arrowhead, California
  • 16km (10mi) W of Big Bear City, California
  • 23km (14mi) NE of Highland, California

Big Bear quakes 6jul14
EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

Oklahoma Earthquakes

Meanwhile, a magnitude 3.3 shock occurred in Oklahoma at 36.219°N, 97.522°W at a signature depth of 5km.

New York Earthquakes

M2.5 quake occurs ESE of Highland Falls, New York. Centered at41.364°N, 73.934°W the quake struck at a depth of 5Km.

Heightened U.S. Seismicity continues

About 96 percent of all earthquakes worldwide have struck the United States (including Puerto Rico) over the past day.

US quakes 6jul14
1 Day All Magnitudes Global: 272 earthquakes  Updated: 2014-07-06 02:26:51 UTC
261 earthquakes in map area. Source USGS/EHP

About 95 percent of all earthquakes in the past 7 days have also occurred in the U.S.  (including Puerto Rico).

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

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


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Significant Quakes Strike Chile, Indonesia, PNG

Posted by feww on July 5, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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M6.6 Strikes S of Taron, Papua New Guinea

The quake preceded by a foreshock measuring 5.6Mw and two aftershocks measurin6 4.9 and 4.8Mw, as of posting.

EQ Details

PNG
Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-04 15:00:26 UTC
Location: 6.205°S 152.821°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 193km (120mi) S of Taron, Papua New Guinea
  • 214km (133mi) SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guine

Indonesia
Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-05 09:39:30 UTC
Location: 1.995°N 97.015°E depth=30.0km (18.6mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 88km (55mi) SE of Sinabang, Indonesia
  • 198km (123mi) W of Sibolga, Indonesia
  • 204km (127mi) SW of Kabanjahe, Indonesia
  • 241km (150mi) SW of Binjai, Indonesia
  • 534km (332mi) WSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chile
Magnitude: 4.4Mw
Event Time: 2014-07-05 11:00:47 UTC
Location: 20.709°S 70.806°W depth=23.8km (14.8mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 87km (54mi) SW of Iquique, Chile
  • 165km (103mi) NNW of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 252km (157mi) SSW of Arica, Chile
  • 274km (170mi) NW of Calama, Chile
  • 543km (337mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia

 

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M5.9 Quake Strikes Sick Japan

Posted by feww on July 5, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Significant earthquake strikes near Miyako, Japan

Centered at 39.675°N 142.034°E the quake struck off Iwate Pref., near east coast of Honshu, Japan, according to USGS/EHP.

The seismicity registered up to 5 (lower) on the 7-level local scale.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 5.9 [GEOFON Program]
Event Time: 2014-07-04 22:42:04 UTC
Location: 39.675°N 142.034°E depth=44.9km (27.9mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 8km (5mi) ENE of Miyako, Japan
  • 24km (15mi) NNE of Yamada, Japan
  • 36km (22mi) NNE of Otsuchi, Japan
  • 47km (29mi) NNE of Kamaishi, Japan
  • 488km (303mi) 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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Critical Overload Threatens Planet

Posted by feww on July 4, 2014

Collapse of Planetary Life Support Systems Accelerates

HIoN skyrockets to yet another new high

The FIRE-EARTH/CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the human impact on the planetary life support systems, climbed to a critically high level of 382 this month. In other words, the anthropogenic impact on the living environment exceeded 3.82 times the planet’s diminishing carrying capacity.

  • The index is rising exponentially.
  • HIoN reached 323  in July 2013 .
  • HIoN has risen 97 points, or more than 34 percent, since July 2012 when it reached 285.
  • The index was less than 80 in 1960, and rose to about 100 in 1980.

“According to HIoN projections, our cities and population centers could become almost entirely unsustainable by as early as 2015.”

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Diagram shows the exponential growth of Human Impact on Nature (HION) between 1960  and July 2013. Source: FIRE-EARTH Real-Time Earth Models. Copyright: FIRE-EARTH Blog Authors.

RAPID CHANGE IN PROGRESS!

Tidal Surge of Global Change 28 Times Faster in 21st Century: FIRE-EARTH

FIRE-EARTH Models show the rate of global change has intensified by a factor of at least 28 in the last decade compared with the 1960s.

FIRE-EARTH defines ‘global change’ as the deterioration in the planet’s life-support capacity, caused by large-scale anthropogenic impact, which is leading to a total collapse.

HIoN since End June 2012

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July 4, 2014 – SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –

614 Days Left

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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1 Mn More Brits Bite Poverty, as Govt Spends $12 Billion on Obsolete White Elephant

Posted by feww on July 3, 2014

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PERPETUAL MILITARIZATION
POVERTY
PUBLIC DISORDER
SOCIETAL COLLAPSE
SCENARIOS 717, 300, 220, 219, 04
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Britain splashes $12 billion on HMS Queen Elizabeth, as one more million working Britons fall below breadline

At least a million more working Britons plunge into poverty  as housing costs continue soaring, while wages remain stagnant, according to a UK government report.

The number of working age adults living in “absolute poverty” soared by at least one million, from 7.7 million in 2010-11 to 8.7 million in 2012-13, says a report published by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Meanwhile, the number of children living below the breadline rose from 3.6 million to 4.1 million during the two-year period, said the Child Poverty Action group, citing the Department of Work and Pensions’ report.

“Today’s figures clearly show why living standards are falling. While wages have stagnated, and benefits and tax credits have been cut, prices have been rising—especially the cost of housing,” said Britain’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) secretary General.

“Since the last election a million more adults and half a million more children fell into absolute poverty when housing costs are taken into account. Without a major affordable home building program and action to secure fair wages, this type of poverty will continue to grow.”

QE Aircraft Carrier Class

HMS Queen Elizabeth is said to be a major milestone for the Royal Navy, and the defense of Britain, coming at a mere inflated price tag of £7bn ($12 billion).

The ship is scheduled to be commissioned in 2017 and will be followed by sister ship Prince of Wales, which by then would probably cost over $24 billion.

The new aircraft carrier comes more than 100 years after the concept was invented, and at a time when many experts argue that they are strategically obsolete for the UK.

But a few still idolize the white elephants.

“If we’re not secure at sea we risk starvation. Out of a population of more than 60 million we can probably feed 25 million ourselves,”  says a “war-is-peace” military historian.

However, the fact remains that you can’t have your aircraft carriers and enough money to feed everyone, too.  And there are about 9 million Britons mired in abject poverty as the “living” proof!

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Massive Wildfire in California’s Wine Region Threatens Hundreds of Homes

Posted by feww on July 3, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE HAZARDS
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
DESTRUCTIVE WILDFIRE
MASS EVACUATIONS
SCENARIOS 111, 101, 03
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Butts fire in Napa County grows to 4,300 acres

  • Acres burned: 4,300
  • Structures Threatened: 380
  • Structures Destroyed: [at least] 2 residences, 7  outbuildings
  • Fire started: Date/Time Started: July 1, 2014 12:08 pm
  • Location: Napa & Lake Counties
  • Evacuation: At least 2,000 people evacuated [FEWW estimate]

The fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees in steep, rugged terrain in a rural area of Lake and Napa Counties amid  extreme conditions, high heat, humidity, with the potential for erratic winds, said  Cal Fire.

U.S. Recent Wildfires

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Another Genocide in Europe

Posted by feww on July 3, 2014

GENOCIDE
SCENARIOS 911, 444, 411, 200, 070, 04
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SHAME ON YOU!

Cossack settlement of Luganskaya devastated by Kiev airstrikes

At least two airstrikes by Ukraine government forces have devastated densely-populated residential areas in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya (population: ~15,000), residents say.

Ukrainian authorities deny the accusations and instead blame the pro-Russian separatists.

Meanwhile, Kiev has admitted that 279 people have been killed in Donetsk region since the start of fighting, including 160 civilians. The death toll for Lugansk has not been revealed.

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Residents flee for their lives after their homes the village of Luganskaya after airstrikes by Ukrainian air force left dozens dead or wounded. (Image credit: RIA Novosti/Valeriy Melnikov)

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Drought Destroys Crops in 11 States

Posted by feww on July 3, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT
RISING TEMPERATURES
FISHERY DISASTERS
CROP DISASTERS
MULTIPLE STATES OF EMERGENCY

SCENARIOS 900, 800, 555, 444, 111, 071, 03
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Crop Disasters Declared for 62 Additional Counties across 11 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 62 counties in 11 states as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by the worsening drought.

The disaster designations are as follows:

  • Arizona: Apache County
  • California: Del Norte County
  • Colorado: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Conejos, Mineral, San Juan, Hinsdale, Rio Grande and  San Miguel counties
  • Idaho: Blaine, Camas, Canyon, Fremont , Minidoka, Ada, Custer, Jefferson, Owyhee, Bingham, Elmore, Jerome, Payette, Butte, Gem, Lincoln, Power, Cassia, Gooding, Madison, Teton, and Clark counties
  • Montana: Beaverhead, Gallatin and Madison counties
  • New Mexico: Rio Arriba and San Juan counties
  • Oregon: Coos, Curry, Douglas,  Josephine and Malheur counties
  • Texas: Matagorda, Brazoria, Calhoun, Jackson and Wharton counties 
  • Utah: San Juan County
  • Washington: Ferry, Kittitas, Chelan, King, Pierce, Douglas, Lincoln, Stevens, Grant, Okanogan and Yakima counties
  • Wyoming: Teton County

Crop Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 2,081 separate crop disasters across 29  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, 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 2, 2014.

California Drought Disasters

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Russia Declares State of Emergency as Refugees Flood Rostov Region

Posted by feww on July 2, 2014

STATE TERRORISM
SOCIAL UNREST
MASS DISPLACEMENT
STATE OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIOS 444, 411, 200, 070, 04
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110,000 people flee Ukraine, 54,000 internally displaced: UNHCR

The governor of Russia’s Rostov Region has declared a state of emergency for 40 additional municipal districts in the region amid an influx of refugees from Ukraine, said a report.

“A state of emergency has now been declared across the entire region. The measure is aimed at facilitating the work of temporary accommodation centers and ensuring sustenance for the refugees. In early June, a state of emergency was declared in 15 territories bordering Ukraine.”

“Amid simmering tensions in the Ukrainian east, where violent clashes between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters continue, thousands of civilians are leaving their homes and seeking shelter in neighboring Russia,” said the report.

As of last week, at least 110,000 people had fled Ukraine to Russia since the beginning of the crisis, and more than 54,000 were internally displaced, according the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Ukraine President Calls Ukrainians “Dirt and Parasites”

“Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of ‘[dirt and] parasites,’” Reuters pro-Kiev reporters said.

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Deadly Storms Attack U.S. Heartland

Posted by feww on July 2, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
DEADLY STORMS
SEVERE FLOODING
SCENARIOS 900, 444, 111, 066, 023
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Tornadoes, high winds, hail and heavy rain batter Midwest

Illinois and battered by fierce storms, as heavy rains caused severe flooding and fires caused by lightning cut power to hundreds of thousands of people and forced hundreds of flight cancellations.

Iowa was hit by 90 mph (145 kph) winds and 4 inch (10 cm) hail, which caused significant damage to vehicles and buildings.  At least one person was killed when a building collapsed in heavy winds, according to local reports.

Tornado outbreaks caused damage in northern Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, according to SPC.

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second largest city, rescue teams recovered the body of a 17-year-old student who was swept into a storm drain, after torrential rains triggered flooding.

Severe flooding currently occurring in multiple areas along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
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95 Percent of All Earthquakes Strike U.S.

Posted by feww on July 2, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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U.S. Struck by 95 Percent of All Earthquakes in 7 Days

Some 1,522 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States in the past 7 days, or about 95 percent of global total.

us 7days 2jul14-seqm
7 Days All Magnitudes Global: 1,604 earthquakes  Updatedf : 2014-07-02 01:03:33UTC
1,527 earthquakes in map area. Source USGS/EHP


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About 3,000 People Killed in Iraq in June

Posted by feww on July 1, 2014

TERRORISM
FOREIGN-AIDED INSURGENCY
IRAQI MASSACRE 
MASS DISPLACEMENT
MAJOR DISASTERS
SCENARIOS 444, 070, 202, 04
STATE OF EMERGENCY
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Iraqi Massacre Claims Highest Monthly Toll in 8 Years

At least 2,417 people were killed in Iraq in June 2014, mostly civilians, according to figures released by the United Nations.

The death toll includes 1,531 civilians and 886 members of Iraq’s security forces killed in terrorist attacks and violence, said UNIRAQ, the UN mission to Iraq.

However, the UN casualty figures excludes the Anbar province in western Iraq, which is mostly controlled by armed Sunni insurgents.

The monthly death toll is Iraq’s highest since May 2007.

Some 2,287 others were wounded in the attacks last month, the UN reported.

According to Iraq Body Count the June total was 1,934 civilians killed, including 234 terrorists by government forces.

The casualty figures released by the Iraqi government are as follows:

  • Dead:  1,922 people killed in June, including 1,393 civilians, 380 soldiers/security personnel and 149 police officers.
  • Wounded: 2,610 people were injured in June, including 1,745 civilians, 644 soldiers and 221 police personnel.

Mass Displacement

At least one million people have fled their homes from Nineveh and Anbar provinces since the so-called ISIS terrorists seized Iraqi cities in northern Iraq. 

2014 toll now stands at more than 7,000 civilians killed and thousands of others wounded.

Some 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, according to the United Nation’s Assistance (!) Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Iraq Body Count puts the number of civilians killed in violent acts at 9,475 for 2013.

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M6.2 Quake Strikes Japan Region

Posted by feww on July 1, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Earthquake Strikes near Bonin Islands, Japan Region

Centered at 28.4N, 138.9E the quake occurred at a depth of about 512km, according to USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Event Time: 2014-06-30 19:55:32 UTC
Location: 28.354°N 138.864°E depth=512.4km (318.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 359km (223mi) WNW of Chichi-shima, Japan
  • 656km (408mi) SSE of Shingu, Japan
  • 682km (424mi) SSE of Owase, Japan
  • 683km (424mi) SSE of Tanabe, Japan
  • 817km (508mi) S 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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90 Percent of All Quakes Strike U.S.

Posted by feww on June 30, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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U.S. Struck by 90 Percent of All Earthquakes in 7 Days

Some 1,425 earthquakes of all magnitudes have struck the United States in the past 7 days, or about 90 percent of total globally.

US quakes 7days 30june
7 Days, All Magnitudes Worldwide: 1,592 Earthquakes – Updated: 2014-06-30 12:02:59 UTC earthquakes in map area:  1,425
. Source: USGS/EHP


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U.S. West Shaking Like Jelly

Posted by feww on June 30, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
HEIGHTENED GLOBAL SEISMICITY
SCENARIOS 08, 07
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Intense Waves of Low-level Seismicity Continue to Rattle Western United States

Intensifying waves of low-level seismicity in the western U.S. continue affecting the entire region.

FIRE-EARTH Forecast: Earthquakes could cause significant damage in Utah.

western U-S 7-day eq map 30june 2014
EQ Location Map. 7 Days, All Magnitudes Worldwide – 1,625 earthquakes – Updated: 2014-06-30 @ 02:03:29UTC + 870 earthquakes in map area. Source: USGS/EHP

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

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


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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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No Money, No Water!

Posted by feww on June 28, 2014

FAILING ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL  SYSTEMS
MUNICIPAL BANKRUPTCY
UNEMPLOYMENT
POVERTY
CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
COLLAPSE
SCENARIOS 244, 109, 049, 047, 031, 028, 02
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Detroit Denying Water and Sewerage to ½ Million Citizens

Officials at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) have cut off service to 7,556 customers in April and May and are now speeding up the service denial to as many as 3,000 delinquent accounts per week.

“That the water department’s shutoff policy is uncompromising, making no exceptions for households with infant children, elderly or disabled residents, said a report.

Detroit!

About 40% of Detroiters live in poverty. Some 83% of population are black, and the reported unemployment rate is edging close to 15%.

“Assisting low-income residents with paying their water bills would help avert a public health crisis,” U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit), said in a letter to Obama Thursday, while asking Health and Human Services Secretary to declare a public health emergency, calling the shutoff campaign “draconian.” Said the report.

“Regardless of the rationale for these cutoffs, the human consequences are unacceptable and unsustainable,” said Conyers on Friday.

“Last week, the Detroit City Council approved an 8.7% increase in the water rate, contributing to a total increase of 119% over the last decade,” Conyers said.

“As roughly half the city is now eligible for shutoffs, we believe that immediate action is necessary to stem the consequences of this counterproductive and coldhearted policy,” he said.

“It is utterly unacceptable to put the most vulnerable members of our population through severe hardship, utilizing a method that clearly violates their basic human rights, as a collection practice.”

United Nations

Detroit: Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay – an affront to human rights, say UN experts

“Disconnection of water services because of failure to pay due to lack of means constitutes a violation of the human right to water and other international human rights.”

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Disasters, Donations, Deceptions: Red Cross has another ‘Trade Secret’

Posted by feww on June 27, 2014

Sandy: Another Hurricane from ‘Heaven’ for Red Cross

Most aid organizations, which at any rate only pass on only about FIVE percent of all donations received, run huge cash deficits because of their overheads, especially 6-figure wages to their executives,  and have to pay off their debts before worrying about mundane things like looking after the injured, starved and homeless victims of disasters.

In 2002, the Better Business Bureau temporarily stripped the American Red Cross of its status as one of the nation’s best-run charities while it investigated complaints that the Red Cross mismanaged the $850 million it raised for victims of the September 11 attacks.

Red Cross is now fighting a public records request for information on how it raised and spent money after major disasters caused by superstorm Sandy.

Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy?

The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a “trade secret.”

The Red Cross’ “trade secret” argument has persuaded the state to redact some material, though it’s not clear yet how much since the documents haven’t yet been released.

As we’ve reported, the Red Cross releases few details about how it spends money after big disasters. That makes it difficult to figure out whether donor dollars are well spent.

The Red Cross did give some information about Sandy spending to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had been investigating the charity. But the Red Cross declined our request to disclose the details.

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Japan Starts Whale Hunt Season

Posted by feww on June 27, 2014

Baird’s Beaked (Hyperoodon ) Whale – AFTER

“Here in Wada we eat whales. Every family eats whale at least once during the summer whaling season,” said a school teacher. “If we are eating whales, we have the responsibility to see and learn how they’re prepared.”

“For us, whale is food. Whaling is a good tradition, and I want to pass on the trade before I die,” said a butcher whose firm processes and sells whale.

The area of Wadaura in Wada (Chiba Prefecture) is infamous for whaling, and is one of several areas in Japan where whaling is highly promoted as a national tradition [symbol against the cultural imperialism of Western nations."]

whaling in wada
Butchers gleefully carve a 9-meter long Baird’s Beaked whale as school kids look on at Wada port in Japan’s coastal town of Minamiboso June 26, 2014. (Source: chinanews.com). More images …

“The court [International Court of Jokers] ruling doesn’t say anything about any kind of whaling except scientific research. Other types of whaling are allowed,” said the butcher.

In the past week alone, his company has butchered six Baird’s beaked (bottlenose) whales, said the report, and plans to o catch 24 more before whaling season ends in late August.

“It’s our right to take and eat whale within our waters,” he added.

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