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M6.1 Quake Strikes Japan

Posted by feww on March 13, 2014

Strong Quake Strikes Iyo-nada, Japan

The quake struck at a depth of 80km rattling the entire southern tip of Japan, according to JMA.

NO Tsunami Warning or Advisories are in effect: JMA

Sendai, Ikata and Genkai Nuclear Power Plants

The quake which occurred less than three days after the third anniversary of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear station, also coincided with the announcement by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) that two reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co have been placed on a list for priority screening at a meeting of officials reviewing restart applications.

The quake occurred about 250km NE of Kyushu Electric’s Sendai Nuclear Power Plant (31.83°N 130.19°E), less than 57km NW of Ikata Nuclear Power Plant (three reactors) located in Ehime Prefecture, and about 180km east of Genkai Nuclear Power Plant (4 reactors) in Saga Pref.

WE consider both the timing and location of this powerful seismic warning as perfect!

Japanese authorities should base any and all of their nuclear planning on one factor alone: There’ll be NO more warning before the big ones…

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Earthquake Location Map with the location of Sendai Nuclear Power Plant marked by FIRE-EARTH.  (Map sourced from USGS)

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Japan’s Nuclear Facilities. Copyright © Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA, Japan). All Rights Reserved.

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Magnitude: 6.1Mw (6.3Mw by USGS/EHP)
Time and Date: 02:07 JST  (UTC + 9:00 hrs) on 14 Mar 2014
Epicenter: 33.7°N, 131.9°E (33.683°N, 131.737°E -USGS)
Depth: 80 km  (82.9km -USGS)
Region: Iyo-nada (The Seto Inland Sea)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

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The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake – Third Anniversary

Posted by feww on March 11, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
NUCLEAR AGGRESSION AGAINST EARTH
ONGOING DISASTER
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NO Lesson Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake

The so-called ‘Great East Japan Earthquake’ was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) shock, the most powerful earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake globally in modern record.

The 3.11 Earthquake, centered at 38.322N, 142.369E was an undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011. The hypocenter was at an underwater depth of about 30 km.

The earthquake spawned powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 41 meters in Miyako,  Iwate Prefecture, and traveled inland at least 10 km in the Sendai area.

The massive shock moved Japan’s main island of Honshu 2.4 m east toward North America and shifted the Earth on its axis by an estimated 10 to  25 cm.

The quake and tsunami double action left up to 20,000 people dead or missing (presumed dead), and more than 6,000 injured across twenty prefectures; destroyed  about 130,000 buildings, left a further 275,000  buildings  seriously damaged, and another 750,000 buildings partially damaged.

The earthquake and tsunami also caused extensive damage to the infrastructure in north-eastern Japan, including severe damage to roads and railroads, sparking fires in many areas, and causing a dam collapse.

“In the 65 years after the end of World War II, this is the toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan,” said the then Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

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Japan 2011 Tsunami Map. Source: NOAA

Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

IMPORTANT NOTICE:    The Internet Mafia has previously censored Public Health Emergency, global health warnings and any and ALL information posted on this blog concerning nuclear disasters, nuclear energy and the global nuclear mafia. The cabal have specifically blocked or buried blog entries on Fukushima Daiichi NPP.

The tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake on March 11, 2011 hit the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, causing a catastrophic failure, resulting in meltdowns at three of the plant’s six nuclear reactors.

The meltdowns became  the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster measuring Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. More than 300,000 people evacuated the area due to the radiation.

To date no short term radiation exposure fatalities have been reported, however, up to 2,000 deaths related to the evacuation conditions have been recorded. The exact cause of most of the  evacuation-related deaths remain unspecified.

On June 11, 2011 in Japan’s Nuclear Industry: Mega Disaster in the Making, FIRE-EARTH noted:

In the hand of the Japanese ruling elite who own, operate and invariably fail to safeguard the country’s nuclear industry, the atomic plants have turned into weapons of mass destruction.

Japan’s ruling elite are the remnants of the same diabolic regime that painted the entire region red with human blood in the last century.

Japan MUST now be disarmed and its nuclear “weapons” removed BEFORE the next Mega Quake strikes the country.

The world community must force Japanese authorities to decommission all of their nuclear power plants forthwith.

Meantime, the deadly farce continues…

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Japan’s Nuclear Facilities. Copyright © Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA, Japan). All Rights Reserved.

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Record-high Radioactive Water Leaks at Fukushima NPP

Posted by feww on February 20, 2014

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SNAFU IN JAPAN
CRIMINAL INCOMPETENCE AT FUKUSHIMA
“COSMIC-LEVEL” RADIATION LEAK
CRIMES AGAINST NATURE
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100 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked out of a tank: TEPCO

The criminally incompetent operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says 100 tons of contaminated water containing record high levels of radioactive substances have overflowed from a storage tank.

Officials at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said on Thursday workers had found the highly contaminated, massive leak in one of the tanks near the Number 4 reactor building Wednesday night.

The spill contained an extraordinarily high 230-million becquerels per liter of beta-ray emitting substances, which is about 7.6 million times the government’s standard for contaminated water that can be released into the sea.

Highly contaminated water leaked from a storage tank in FUKUSHIMA
Highly contaminated water leaked from a storage tank at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan.  Handout photo released by TEPCO on February 20, 2014. (via Reuters).

On October 18, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

  • Fukushima Potentially More Disastrous Than Hiroshima

On November 7, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

  • Scale of potential catastrophe at Fukushima could dwarf a limited nuclear war.

On January 13, 2014 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

THE TEPCO REPORT, QUOTED BY JAPAN’S ASAHI SHIMBUN, MAY BE SERIOUSLY FLAWED.

ACCORDING TO http://new.atmc.jp/ THE RADIATION LEVEL AT OR NEAR FUKUSHIMA PLANT IS ≥ 40 MICROSIEVERT PER HOUR (OR ~ 350 mSv/yr)

NOTES:

1. Radiation dose of about 2,000 millisieverts (200,000 millirems) cause serious illness.

2. Average background radiation in the US is about 3 mS/yr. [Ironically, the average background radiation in many parts of Japan is about 1mS/yr, or a third of that in the U.S.]

3. The average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is currently 620 millirem (6.2 mSv), according to EPA. “Half of our average dose comes from natural background sources: cosmic radiation from space, naturally occurring radioactive minerals in the ground and in your body, and from the radioactive gases radon and thoron, which are created when other naturally occurring elements undergo radioactive decay. Another 48 percent of our dose comes from medical diagnostics and treatments.”

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Thousands Take Shelter as Massive Snowfall Buries Japan

Posted by feww on February 17, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
MEGA SNOWFALL
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Record snowfall continues to paralyze central Japan, thousands seek shelter

Scores of evacuation centers were opened in two dozen cities and towns  in central Japan sheltering more than 1,600 people who were stranded in cars and trains, as well as thousands of residents who feared their homes, damaged in the snowstorm, could collapse.

Some 1,000 vehicles have been stuck in snow on freeways NW of Tokyo since early Saturday.

Supermarket shelves were left bare, as delivery trucks, also stuck in the snow, failed to arrive, according to reports.

The latest snowstorm has killed at least 18 people and left up to 2,000 others injured.

More snow is forecast along Japan’s Pacific Coast starting Tuesday.

UPDATE

Snow forces Toyota, Honda, Suzuki … to suspend operations at multiple plants

Toyota Motor Corp  suspended operations at four plants in Aichi prefecture, central Japan because heavy snow has disrupted its parts delivery chain, according to reports.

Honda Motor also stopped production at its plants in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo for similar reasons.

Suzuki Motor announced on Monday it too had halted production at 3 plants in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Many other major manufacturers have followed suit including Seiko Epson and the Hitachi group, said reports.

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Massive Snowstorm Paralyzes Tokyo, Much of Japan

Posted by feww on February 16, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR SNOWSTORM
RECORD SNOWFALL
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Record snowfall plagues Japan, killing at least 11, injuring hundreds

The second major snowstorm to batter Japan in one week left at least 11 people dead and more than 1,200 others injured.

More heavy snow is forecast along the Pacific Coast of Tohoku through Sunday, as officials warn of strong winds and avalanches.

heavy snow blocks expressway to tokyo

Tokyo and surrounding areas were pounded by record snowfall Friday through Saturday morning. The extreme event forced cancellations of up to a thousand flights, suspensions of many train services and severe  disruptions to road traffic.

Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded at train stations and airports throughout the country, as snowstorm knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in 7 prefectures.

Up to 30cm of snow left large sections of expressways in and around Tokyo impassable, reported NHK.

“On the Tomei Expressway linking Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, vehicles have remained virtually stranded for more than 20 hours in Shizuoka Prefecture. The jam stretches for about 40 kilometers.”

The Shinkansen bullet train services were suspended on lines linking the capital with Nagano prefecture in  central Japan, Niigata pref. on the Japan Sea Coast, and Yamagata pref. in the northeast, said the report.

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Japan Hit by Major Snowstorm

Posted by feww on February 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
MAJOR SNOWSTORM
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Major Snowstorm leaves 5 dead, 500 injured across Japan

A major snowstorm, said to be the worst to hit japan in two decades, has left at least 5 people dead and more than 500 others injured in snow-related incidents, according to reports.

Up to 22 cm (8.7 inches) of snow fell over Tokyo on Saturday, breaking the previous record of 20 cm set in 1994, according to reports citing the meteorological agency.

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a severe storm warning for the capital Tokyo, and the suburb of Tama, advising people stay at home.

The agency forecast heavy snow for Saturday through Sunday morning, for the Greater Tokyo Area.

Heavy snow forced airport authorities  to cancel up to 1,000 flights into, within or out of Japan late Friday through Saturday. Many train  services were  suspended and dozens of major roads closed, especially in the Kanagawa prefecture, a part of Greater Tokyo Area.

More than 3,200 snow-related accidents were reported across the country, many caused by vehicles skidding on icy roads, said NHK.

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Radiation Levels at Fukushima Hugely Underestimated: TEPCO

Posted by feww on February 8, 2014

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“NEVER-ENDING” NUCLEAR DISASTER
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TEPCO admits serious flaws in its Fukushima radiation readings

The operator of the nuked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant said it will review its radiation data because their initial readings may be seriously flawed.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) says it detected radiation levels of 5 million becquerels per liter of radioactive strontium in groundwater samples collected last July from one of its wells near the ocean.

The radioactivity level is more than 160,000 times the regulatory maximum  for radioactive wastewater allowed to be released into the sea.

IAEA at Fukushima
A team [of well-paid observers
from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) holding hands singing kumbaya at Fukushima, December 2013. “The team has praised Japan for making progress in stabilizing the Fukushima nuclear plant,” reported BBC. Image IAEA handout via Reuters/BBC.

Based on the latest admission, TEPCO now estimates with that level of radioactive strontium present, the count for beta-emitting radioactive substances must be 10 million becquerels per liter, or 11 times their initial estimate of 900,000 becquerels per liter, reported NHK.

The plant operator attributes the error to incorrect measuring methods that were in place until last October.

TEPCO says it will review other data acquired using the old, improper method, including the radiation level of more than 300 tons of toxic waste water that leaked from a storage tank in August 2013.

The initial reading for the leaked radioactive water showed up to 80-million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting substances, including strontium, said the report.

On October 18, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

  • Fukushima Potentially More Disastrous Than Hiroshima

On November 7, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

  • Scale of potential catastrophe at Fukushima could dwarf a limited nuclear war.

On January 13, 2014 FIRE-EARTH said [but was censored by Google, WordPress and others]:

THE TEPCO REPORT, QUOTED BY JAPAN’S ASAHI SHIMBUN, MAY BE SERIOUSLY FLAWED.

ACCORDING TO http://new.atmc.jp/ THE RADIATION LEVEL AT OR NEAR FUKUSHIMA PLANT IS ≥ 40 MICROSIEVERT PER HOUR (OR ~ 350 mSv/yr)

NOTES:

1. Radiation dose of about 2,000 millisieverts (200,000 millirems) cause serious illness.

2. Average background radiation in the US is about 3 mS/yr.]

3. The average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is currently 620 millirem (6.2 mSv), according to EPA. “Half of our average dose comes from natural background sources: cosmic radiation from space, naturally occurring radioactive minerals in the ground and in your body, and from the radioactive gases radon and thoron, which are created when other naturally occurring elements undergo radioactive decay. Another 48 percent of our dose comes from medical diagnostics and treatments.”

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Annual Slaughter of Dolphins Continues in Japan

Posted by feww on January 21, 2014

CRIMES AGAINST NATURE
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Japanese fishermen slaughter dozens of dolphins after driving them into killing area

At least 30 dolphins were slaughtered by Japanese fishermen after being herded by boat engines and nets into a killing area of the Taiji cove in Wakayama prefecture, reported Reuters.

The dolphins were from a group of more than 200 captured and held in the cove since Friday, said the report.

Fishermen hunt dolphins in the shallows of a cove in Taiji
Fishermen hunt dolphins in the shallows of a cove in Taiji, western Japan, January 21, 2014. Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows and killed at least 30 on Tuesday, hiding themselves behind a tarpaulin, as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages. Every year the fishermen of Taiji, in western Wakayama prefecture, drive hundreds of dolphins into a cove, select some for sale to marine parks, release some and kill the rest for meat.  Credit: REUTERS/Adrian Mylne. More images…

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Look for the Cracks!

Posted by feww on January 21, 2014

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ONGOING NUCLEAR DISASTER
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Fukushima Farce: Look for the cracks and ya shall find them at the and of the brook!

A day or so after FIRE-EARTH Editor suggested radioactive leaks inside the No. 3 reactor building most probably came from cracks in the containment vessel, the plant operator TEPCO says they suspect the leak originates from around an opening in the containment vessel which connects to a steam pipe.

TEPCO says the area around the opening had previously been sealed with resin, but the substance likely deteriorated after being exposed to the heat from the melted fuel and salt from sea water poured into the vessels immediately after the disaster to cool down the chamber.

Technicians are now planning to locate the racks in the containment vessel and seal them, TEPCO said. [DO NOT use the same type of resin!!! Editor.]

Once they have sealed the cracks, they can refill the vessel with water and remove the melted fuel, at least in theory.

However, they cannot enter the reactor building without being exposed to cosmic levels of radiation.

On October 18, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [and Google/Wordpress censored]: Fukushima Potentially More Disastrous Than Hiroshima

On November 7, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [and Google/Wordpress censored]: Scale of potential catastrophe at Fukushima could dwarf a limited nuclear war.

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“Radioactive River” Flowing at Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

Posted by feww on January 20, 2014

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ONGOING NUCLEAR DISASTER
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Stream of radioactive water 30-cm wide continuously flowing at Reactor No.3

The plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), says the radioactive water leaking from the number 3 reactor building is most probably coming from the containment vessel.

A camera installed on a robot took a video of the radioactive stream on the first floor of the reactor building on Saturday. The stream, 30cm wide, is continuously flowing into a drain, said TEPCO.

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“Radiactive River” at Fukushima Reactor No. 3. Source: Screenshot from TEPCO video broadcast by NHK.

Technicians have detected 24 million becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting radioactive substances, including strontium, as well as 1.7 million becquerels per liter of Cesium 137, TEPCO said in a statement.

That level of contamination is almost as high as the radioactive materials in the water that has been accumulating in the basement of reactor building.

The water temperature is about 20ºC, which matches the temperature of the water at the bottom of the reactor [containment vessel,] said TEPCO.

TEPCO officials believe the water for cooling melted fuel in the containment vessel is leaking for reason that are unknown to them. [Try cracks in the containment vessel. Editor]

The company said they will continue with their investigation until they get to the bottom of it (!)

On November 7, 2013 FIRE-EARTH said [and Google/Wordpress censored]:

Scale of potential catastrophe at Fukushima could dwarf a limited nuclear war.

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Significant Quakes January 4 – 5, 2014

Posted by feww on January 5, 2014

Global Earthquakes: 1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+

20 earthquakes struck globally in the 24 hours to 07:23:31UTC on January 5, 2014.

M 5.3 – 40km W of El Dovio, Colombia
Time: 2014-01-05 03:36:41 UTC
Location: 4.558°N 76.600°W
Depth: 61.4km

M 5.1 – 292km E of Chul’man, Russia
Time: 2014-01-04 19:34:27 UTC
Location: 56.714°N 129.683°E
Depth: 12.3km

M3.7 – 17km NNW of Langston, Oklahoma
Time: 2014-01-04 23:33:32 UTC
Location: 36.099°N 97.306°W
Depth; 4.6km

M3.5 – 2km NNE of Cherokee, Oklahoma
Time: 2014-01-04 20:35:32 UTC
Location: 36.772°N 98.347°W
Depth: 12.6km

M3.2 – 15km NNW of Chandler, Oklahoma
Time: 2014-01-04 21:26:17 UTC
Location: 35.838°N 96.934°W
Depth: 5.0km

M 4.9 – Kuril Islands
Time: 2014-01-04 16:10:17 UTC
Location: 47.252°N 153.014°E
Depth: 51.5km

M 4.7 – 157km ENE of Hachijo-jima, Japan
Time: 2014-01-04 18:12:20 UTC
Location: 33.757°N 141.288°E
Depth: 36.8km

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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Japan to Spend $232.4 Billion on Weapons

Posted by feww on December 17, 2013

Japan to pay a heavy price for hubris

Abe’s “kamikazenomics” sees a massive increase on arms spending

Japan’s cabinet has approved a new national security strategy and increased military ["defense"] spending, directly targeting  China.

“China’s stance toward other countries and military moves, coupled with a lack of transparency regarding its military and national security policies, represent a concern to Japan and the wider international community and require close watch,” said the national security draft.

Abe’s government will budget 23.97 trillion yen [$232.4 billion] over the next five years to buy weapons, up from 23.37 trillion yen during the previous five years.

Many Japanese believe that Mr Abe is using the threat from China as an excuse to pursue his own nationalist aspirations.

The Village Idiot’s Shopping List

  • 5 x  Submarines
  • 2 x Anti-missile destroyers
  • 28 x F-35 fighter planes
  • 17 x Boeing  Osprey aircraft (VTO)
  • 52 x Amphibious vehicles
  • 3 x Surveillance drones
  • Sundries

Japan first increased military spending in January 2013, after 10 years of cuts.

Major Beneficiaries

“U.S. contractors would be major beneficiaries of Abe’s increased spending. These include V22 Osprey maker Boeing Co, lead F-35 fighter-jet contractor Lockheed Martin Corp, missile-fabricator Raytheon Corp, and Northrop Grumman Corp, which builds the Global Hawk unarmed drone,” said a report.

Amazing, but True!

How Japan was shafted: Japan’s new defense plan includes cutting the country’s tanks by 400 to 300 over the next 10 years. TANKS? That’s right, tanks! The super-heavy, tracked, armored fighting vehicle that’s designed for front-line combat in conventional warfare.

Japan proudly owns 700 tanks.

Somehow, someone must have convinced the Japanese government that to defend their islands they would need tanks [sic,] and not just any old number, but 700 of them.

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)

Currently, JMSDF operates at least 120 large vessels (excluding smaller auxiliary ships) including

  • 16 Attack submarines
  • Four helicopter-carrier destroyers
  • Six large aegis class destroyers
  • Two guided missile destroyers (DDG)
  • 20 Destroyers (DD)
  • 30 Mine countermeasure vessels
  • 18 Destroyers (frigates)
  • Six destroyer escorts (corvettes)
  • Seven patrol vessels
  • Three landing ship tanks
  • 8 Training vessels
  • And a fleet of various auxiliary and support ships

From Disaster Calendar 2011 – December 31

Most Unethical Nations in 2011 [and Probably 2012]

World’s top 20 countries with the highest arms expenditure

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Top 20 countries with the highest military expenditure for 2010 shown as a percentage of the world total. Source: SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, War Resisters League and others.

NOTES:
1. The “Tier 1 Coalition Countries,” or the countries that obediently support the United States war efforts to maintain its empire status, which include Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Australia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Spain and the Netherlands account for at least 71% of the world’s total arms procurement.

2. Arms procurement is normally 20-50% of the countries’ military budgets.

3. World’s total arms expenditure for 2010-2011 was estimated at $1,655 billion.

4. The 2012 United States federal budget is a staggering $2,847 billion, of which 48% ($1,372 billion) is allocated to the military. (Source). The figure includes 30% or $869 billion for current military operations, and 18% or $503 billion for past military disasters from Total Outlays of $2,847 billion in 2012 fiscal year. ["The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—not to mention the Pentagon’s voracious appetite for expensive weapons systems—have been a gold mine for the Big Five: Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop-Grumman and Boeing." ~ “From Pentagon, a Buy Rating on Contractors,” Joe Nocera, New York Times, Feb. 11, 2011]

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – Nov. 30, 2013

Posted by feww on November 30, 2013

SHAME ON YOU!

An entire generation of Syrian children are becoming casualties of the Saudi-supported terrorist war in the country, with the UN refugee agency calling the situation as “a shameful milestone of conflict.”

More than half of the 2.2 million Syrian refugees are children, young people aged 17 or under, as the country faces losing an entire generation, warns UNHCR.

Some 75 per cent of the refugee children are under the age of 12.

“Too many have been wounded physically, psychologically or both. Some children have been drawn into the war—their innocence ruthlessly exploited,”  said UNHCR in a report.

Many of those not at school go out to work for long hours and for low pay from as young as seven years old.

As many as 300,000 living in Lebanon and Jordan could be without formal education by the end of 2013, said UNHCR.

Thousands of children in Jordan and Lebanon are living without one or both of their parents, or with no adult caregivers at all.

Philippine Mega Disaster:  Death toll rises to 5,632 with 1,759 others missing and  26,136 injured

Death toll from Super Typhoon HAIYAN climbed to 5,632, after 34 bodies were recovered in central Tacloban city since Thursday, said the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

The number of people missing also rose to 1,759, with 26,136 others reported injured due to HAIYAN [ locally known as YOLANDA.] Read more…

Another day of massacre in Iraq leaves at least 55 dead

At least 55 people were killed  on Friday as sectarian violence continues to spiral in Iraq.

Most of the victims were targeted individuals who had been snatched  from their homes in Baghdad and neighboring towns, and executed,  authorities said.

Police discovered 18 corpses early morning, including four policemen, an army major and two tribal chiefs, dumped in farmland near the town of Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad.

More than 8,000 people have been killed in Iraq, so far this year.

Mozambique airliner carrying 34 people vanishes

A passenger plane carrying 34 people vanished from radar screens over northeast Namibia en route from Mozambique to Angola on Friday, said the Mozambique Airlines .

The Embraer 190 with 28 passengers and six crews failed to arrive at the Angolan capital Luanda, authorities said.

Ukraine riot police break up pro-Europe demonstrations

Ukrainian riot police used batons and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of pro-Europe protesters on Saturday following a night of violence in the capital Kiev after President Yanukovich decided against a landmark pact with Europe. Read more…

Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow “pub”

At least three people were killed and dozens of other injured after a police helicopter crashed into a busy pub in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish authorities have declared a major incident after a police helicopter with a crew of three came down on the roof of a public house with an estimated 120 people inside.

55 found HIV positive in tests for blood donation in Japan

Some 55 of the 782 cases of new HIV infections confirmed across Japan between January and September 2013 were detected in tests for blood donors, according Japan’s health ministry.

Among every 100,000 blood donors, 1.4 people tested positive for HIV this year, the ministry’s data show. The rate is 1.8 times the nationwide ratio for HIV carriers detected last year.

Earlier this month, blood donated from an HIV-infected man was given to 2 people, one of whom became infected, said NHK.

The health authorities have not revealed the criteria for the test. It’s unclear what percentage of the donors are tested for HIV, given the latest infections.

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No Talks with Japan Unless They Apologize for Atrocities

Posted by feww on November 4, 2013

Japan’s war time atrocities and baseless claim to Dokdo leave “no purpose” for talks: SK President

As the rift between South Korea and Japan deepens, the region struggles to reach agreement concerning control of North Korea’s growing nuclear capability.

“The fact is there are certain issues that complicate [any relationship with Japan,]” said South Korean President  Park Geun-hye.

“One example is the issue of the comfort women. These are women who have spent their blossoming years in hardship and suffering, and spent the rest of their life in ruins.” She told Bbc.

President Park Geun Hye
South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

“And none of these cases have been resolved or addressed; the Japanese have not changed any of their positions with regard to this. If Japan continues to stick to the same historical perceptions and repeat its past comments, then what purpose would a summit serve? Perhaps it would be better not to have one.”

Japan’s war-time atrocities against Korea, including the use of Korean woman as military sex slaves, or “comfort women,” as well as its illegitimate claim to Dokdo, a group of small islets in the Sea of Japan (known as Takeshima in Japan), draws great public anger in South Korea.

Park Geun-hye, who took office in February, is the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee. She has promised to redistribute wealth, reform big conglomerates and seek greater engagement with North Korea.

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Panoramic View of Dokdo, Photo dated 2008/06/28. Permission: CCL 2.0by-sa-kr

Much to her credit, Ms Park has refused to meet with the Japanese Prime Minster, and correctly asserts any talk of a summit would be premature, until the long-standing issues between the two country have been resolved.

Japan Continues to Deny its WWII Atrocities: Former “Comfort women” seek Japan’s apology for WWII rapes

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ - Downloaded under Creative Commons License – Source: http://flickr.com/photos/keithpr/772549382/sizes/o/

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Former Filipino “comfort woman” Piedad Nobleza, 86, holds slogans during a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in suburban Manila on Friday Aug. 15, 2008. Elderly Filipino women and their supporters demanded Tokyo’s clear-cut apology and compensation for wartime sexual slavery by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Image may be subject to copyright.

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Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. An ethnic Chinese woman who was in one of the Imperial Japanese Army’s “comfort battalions” is interviewed by an Allied officer.
Source: Comfort Women

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Former “comfort woman” Lee Yong-Soo (L) stands beside her supporters holding portraits of Chinese, Philippine, South Korean and Taiwanese comfort women who were sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, at a protest held in front of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, in this 14 June 2007 file photo. Japan on 27 June 2007 brushed aside calls from US lawmakers for a fresh apology to wartime sex slaves, even as the former “comfort women” renewed their demands for Tokyo to acknowledge their plight. Japan said the US move to pass a resolution calling for an “unambiguous” apology from Japan for the coercion of women into army brothels during World War II would not damage relations between the two allies. Photo from Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images. Caption Daily life. Image may be subject to copyright.

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SURVIVING WWII ‘COMFORT WOMAN’ awaiting justice!
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70,000 People Told to Evacuate as FRANCISCO Pounds Japan

Posted by feww on October 25, 2013

All Izu Oshima island residents told to evacuate

Authorities in Japan have also instructed 19,000 households in seven prefectures to evacuate as Tropical Storm FRANCISCO continues to pound the Pacific coast of Japan.

Heavy rain and high winds brought by severe tropical storm FRANCISCO is expected to batter the island by early Saturday.

Typhoon WIPHA hit the volcanic island of Izu Oshima last week, dumping large amounts of rain, which triggered massive landslides, leaving 31 people dead and at least 13 others missing.

FRANCISCO was located near 29.9ºN, 134.9ºE, about 420 km south of Tanabe, Japan, heading northeast at a forward speed of about 33 km/hr, dumping heavy rains on western Japan.  Some areas have reported rainfalls in excess of 600mm, as of 14:00UTC on Friday, October 25.

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Severe Tropical Storm FRANCISCO and Typhoon LEKIMA.  VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 13:30UTC on October 25, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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Back to the Dark Empire Days

Japan’s desperate Prime Minister Abe’s government is reportedly planning a state secrets act meant to curtail public access to information on wide ranging issues including the Fukushima nuclear crisis and tensions with China, said a report.

Under the act whistleblowers could go to prison for up to 10 years. Journalist and other non-governmental persons would receive sentences of up to  five years for encouraging leaks.

“Japan’s harsh state secrecy regime before and during World War Two has long made such legislation taboo, but the new law looks certain to be enacted since Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led bloc has a comfortable majority in both houses of parliament and the opposition has been in disarray since he came to power last December.” The report said.

“There is a demand by the established political forces for greater control over the people,” said Lawrence Repeta, a law professor at Meiji University. “This fits with the notion that the state should have broad authority to act in secret.”

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is running out of options to store radioactive contaminated rainwater as a very wet FRANCISCO approaches.

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has started  transferring contaminated rainwater into underground pools, originally deemed too leaky. The precipitation from recent typhoons and extreme rain events have been accumulating in barriers around radioactive waste water tanks, reported NHK.

TEPCO has been storing the most contaminated rainwater in tanks and in the basement of a turbine building. But the tanks are now full, the report said.

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FRANCISCO to Bring More Rain to Sodden Coastal Japan

Posted by feww on October 23, 2013

Typhoon FRANCISCO to Swipe Japan’s Pacific Coast

FRANCISCO, the 27th Typhoon of 2013, would likely follow a somewhat similar path to typhoon WIPHA, which dumped more than 800 millimeter of rain over Izu Ōshima Island in 24 hours, as it swiped Tokyo region.

WIPHA unleashed massive landslides on the volcanic Island, killing dozens of people (29 confirmed dead , 16 others missing presumed dead), destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to evacuate last Wednesday.

FIRE-EARTH Models show FRANCISCO making landfall with probability of about 55 percent, as of 03:00UTC on October 23, 2013.

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Typhoon FRANCISCO moves closer to southern Japan, watched by Super Typhoon LEKIMA. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon FRANCISCO

  • Time: 03:00UTC – October 23, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 15km/hr
  • Position: Near 24.3ºN, 131.1ºE
  • Location: About 270km Southeast (118 degrees) of Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 140km/hr
  • Max Wind Gusts: 215km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height:   10m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

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Projected paths of Typhoon FRANCISCO and Super Typhoon LEKIMA as of 01:30UTC on October 23, 2013. Original images sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 28
  • Percent Increase: 34 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

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Nansei Sekiyu KK, a Japanese refiner owned by Petrobras, has shut down marine operations at its 100,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Okinawa, due to typhoon FRANCISCO, said a report.

More details to follow…

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Typhoon FRANCISCO and TD 27 Headed for Tokyo

Posted by feww on October 20, 2013

FRANCISCO back into fourth gear

Typhoon FRANCISCO is currently targeting Tokyo area, but will significantly weaken before potentially making a landfall. FIRE-EARTH Models show the two system still likely to interact, if favorable conditions continue.

Typhoon FRANCISCO

  • Time: 14:00UTC – October 20, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 08km/hr
  • Position: Near 18.9ºN, 136.8E
  • Location: About 1,240km Southeast (130degrees) of Okinawa, Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 235km/hr [Cat 4B on FIRE-EARTH Scale]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 280km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height:   18m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

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Typhoon FRANCISCO. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 13:32UTC on October 20, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. 

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Projected Paths of TY FRANCISCO and TD TWENTYSEVEN (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement). Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. 

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FRANCISCO Intensifying to “Extraterrestrial” Storm Force

Posted by feww on October 19, 2013

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO shifting to overdrive

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO, currently packing sustained winds of about 260km/hr, is expected to continue intensifying, gaining wind speeds of about 280km/hr.

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO

  • Time: 09:00UTC – October 19, 2013
  • Movement: NW (305 degrees) at 15km/hr
  • Position: Near 16.9ºN, 139.5E
  • Location: About 920km South of Iwo To (Iwo Jima), Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 260km/hr [increasing to 280km/hr —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 315km/hr [increasing to 335km/hr —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Significant Wave Height:   18m [Expected to rise —FIRE-EARTH Forecast]
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

francisco vis-ir 19oct13Super Typhoon FRANCISCO. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 09:32UTC on October 19, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.  [Image added at 11:30UTC on October 19, 2013.]

Super Typhoon FRANCISCO is closely followed by Tropical Depression 27W [JTWC nomenclature.] FIRE-EARTH models show the two systems could interact, with a probability of about 60 percent, under favorable conditions.

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Super Typhoon FRANCISCO’s Projected Path.  At 09:32UTC on October 19, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.  [Image added at 11:30UTC on October 19, 2013.]

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Typhoon WIPHA Targets Tokyo

Posted by feww on October 15, 2013

WIPHA Currently Large and Strong

WIPHA, the 26th typhoon of the year, was located about 1,040km SSW of Yokohama (211 degrees), Japan, tracking N at about 25km/hr. [Timed at 00:15UTC on October 15, 2013]

Typhoon WIPHA

  • Time: 00:15UTC – October 15, 2013
  • Movement: N (05 degrees) at 25km/hr
  • Position: Near 27.26ºN, 133.94E
  • Location: Near 1,040km SSW of Yokohama (211 degrees), Japan
  • Max Sustained Winds: 170km/hr [Cat 2B on FEWW Scale]
  • Max Wind Gusts: 210km/hr
  • Significant Wave Height: ~ 15m
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH and others

WIPHA is expected to weaken to a cat 1 storm force before landfall. (Probability of WIPHA making landfall is about 78 percent, as of posting—FIRE-EARTH projection.)

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 26
  • Percent Increase: 24.4 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

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Typhoon WIPHA. Visible/Shortwave IR satellite image recorded at 23:32UTC on October 14, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. Enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

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Typhoon WIPHA. Water Vapor (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) satellite image recorded at 00:32UTC on October 15, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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Typhoon WIPHA. MTSAT-2 IR satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement)  recorded at 02:00UTC on October 15, 2013. Source: Digital Typhoon

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DANAS Continues to Wreak Havoc in Japan

Posted by feww on October 9, 2013

TS DANAS Dumping Significant Rains throughout Japan

DANAS weakened to a tropical storm, continues to dump significant amounts of rain on Japan Islands, triggering extensive flooding, numerous flash floods and mudslides.

On Tuesday, while still punching typhoon-strength winds, DANAS caused significant damage to buildings on the Island of Kyushu, tearing rooftops, uprooting trees and utility posts and cutting power to tens of thousands of homes.

Tropical Storm DANAS  (TS 1324)

  • Time: 00:00UTC – October 9, 2013
  • Position: Near 37°N, 134°E
  • Movement ENE 45km/h
  • Max winds: 85km/h
  • Max gusts: 120km/h
  • Source: JMA and others

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Tropical Storm DANAS Dumping Significant Rains on Japan. Image: MTSAT-2 via Digital Typhoon, recorded at 00:00UTC on October 9, 2013.

DANAS has also forced hundreds of flight cancellations across Japan, NHK reported.

The storm also caused major disruption to public transport, and ferry services from Kyushu, including “Jet Ferry” between Fukuoka and Busan, South Korea, said the report.

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Okinawa Battered by 2nd Typhoon in 24 Hrs

Posted by feww on October 7, 2013

Okinawa and Miyako Islands battered by Typhoon FITOW Followed by Typhoon DANAS

FITOW uprooted trees and knocked down utility posts, tearing rooftops and causing blackouts of thousands of homes in Miyakojima city; however, the full extent of damaged caused by Typhoon DANAS was not known, as of posting.

Okinawa Island almost bore the full brunt of Cat 4 Typhoon DANAS, several hours ago.

DANAS is a “heat-seeking,” “custom-made” typhoon in FIRE-EARTH parlance, “designed” to impact the full length of Japan islands, and at this stage of its life it looks fully capable of causing damage comparable only to Hurricane SANDY. We’ll see!

DANAS Details @ 13:00UTC on October 7, 2013

Position: 28.3°N, 127.7°E
Movement: NNW – 330 degrees at 30km/hr
Max Sustained Winds: 230km/hr
Max Wind Gusts: 280km/hr
Max Significant Wave Height: 20m (60 feet)
Category: DANAS is a Cat. 4B on FEWW New Hurricane Scale
Source: FIRE-EARTH, JTWC, JMA and others

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DANAS Projected Path. IR Satellite Image recorded at 12:32UTC on October 7, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

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Typhoon DANAS. VIS/IR Satellite Image recorded at 12:32UTC on October 7, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

Location and Impact Forecast

DANAS was near 630 km SSW of Fukuoka, Kyushu, at 13:00UTC on October 7, 2013.

The typhoon is expected to dump as much as 200 mm of rain on Japan’s Amami region and southern Kyushu and 150 mm on Okinawa and northern Kyushu by Tuesday morning, according to local reports.

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Two Cyclones Moving Toward Japan

Posted by feww on October 1, 2013

Tropical Cyclone SEPAT strengthening; tracking close to Fukushima

Tropical Cyclone SEPAT (TS 1322) is strengthening and models show it would track close to the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The news comes amid yet another revelation by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) that it had found yet another leak at the plant, which caused 4 tons of radioactive water to enter the sea.

The criminally negligent government of Japan and TEPCO apparently won’t rest until the entire region, the country, the sea and all of its content, is contaminated with radiation.

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Tropical Storms SEPAT and FITOW. Visible/Shortwave IR Satellite Image recorded at 07:32UTC on October 1, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

SEPAT

Tropical Storm SEPAT (TS 1322) @ 06:50 UTC, 1 October 2013
Location: N30.0°, E141.3°
Movement and speed: NNW 15km/h(9kt)
Central pressure: 996hPa
Max sustained wind: 20m/s (40kt)
Max wind gust: 30m/s (60kt)
Source: JMA

Tropical Cyclone FITOW  (TS 1323)

Cyclone FITOW
Tropical Storm FITOW. Visible/Shortwave IR Satellite Image recorded at 07:32UTC on October 1, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

Location: N15.0°, E131.5°
Movement and speed: NNW, Slow [quasi stationary]
Central pressure: 994hPa
Max wind speed: 18m/s (35kt)
Max sustained wind: 25m/s (50kt)
Source: JMA

List of Typhoons in the Western North Pacific [October 1, 2013]

  1. SONAMU
  2. SHANSHAN
  3. YAGI
  4. LEEPI
  5. BEBINCA
  6. RUMBIA
  7. SOULIK
  8. CIMARON
  9. JEBI
  10. MANGKHUT
  11. UTOR
  12. TRAMI
  13. PEWA
  14. UNALA
  15. KONG-REY
  16. YUTU
  17. TORAJI
  18. MAN-YI
  19. USAGI
  20. PABUK
  21. WUTIP
  22. SEPAT
  23. FITOW

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Mass Evacuations Forced by MAN-YI in Japan

Posted by feww on September 16, 2013

Up to two million people under mandatory evacuation or advised to evacuate: Report

Authorities in Japan have issued mandatory evacuation orders for an estimated 800,000 people in 205,000 households in seven prefectures, and advised an additional 1.2 million people in 346,000 residences in 18 prefectures to evacuate their homes due to the massive Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI.

The cyclone is currently racing up in a northeasterly direction in the northeastern Japan, including the Tohoku region, having made landfall in Aichi prefecture on Monday morning.

The cyclone has already dumped in excess of 550 millimeters (20 inches) of rain in western and central Japan, with eastern and northern regions told to expect more than 80 mm per hour.

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Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI. IR/WV Difference Image 2013-09-16 @ 07:32UTC. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Weather officials issued special warnings for Shiga, Kyoto and Fukui prefectures.  The warning is reserved for events when there is a significant likelihood of a major natural disaster “of a magnitude observed only once every few decades,” said NHK.

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The storm has killed at least one person, left five people missing and injured 671 others, reports said.

More than 360 homes have reportedly been damaged, many of them severely.

  • About 74,000 households have been left without electricity.
  • More than 500 domestic flights have been cancelled.
  • Bullet train services have partially been suspended after wind speeds exceeded the safety limit, said NHK.

There are reports of widespread flooding and numerous mudslides in the affected regions, according to reports.

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UPDATE: Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI

Posted by feww on September 15, 2013

Cyclone Man-YI Intensifies

FIRE-EARTH models show Man-Yi could strengthen into a typhoon-force storm [probability ~ 55%] before making its first landfall on Japan’s Honshu Island.

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Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI. Visible/Shorwave IR Image. 2013-09-15 @12:32:00UTC. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

MAN-YI projected track
MAN-YI Projected track. Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

STS 1318 (MAN-YI)
Issued at 13:45 UTC, 15 September 2013
Scale: Large
Center position: N31°35′(31.6°), E135°00′(135.0°)
Direction and speed of movement: NNE 30km/h (15kt)
Central pressure: 975hPa
Maximum wind speed near the center: 108 km/s
Maximum wind gust speed: 144 km/h
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

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MAN-YI Eying Tokyo, Fukushima

Posted by feww on September 15, 2013

Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI pounding S. Japan with heavy rain, tracking toward Tokyo, Fukushima

MAN-YI is currently tracking NNw at a forward speed of about 30km/h with maximum sustained wind of about 90km/h and wind gusts exceeding 125km/h.

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Tropical Cyclone MAN-YI. Visible/Shorwave IR Image. 2013-09-15/04:32:00UTC Source: CIMSS/ SSEC/WISC. FIRE-EARTH Enhancement.

The cyclone is expected to hit Tokyo Metropolitan Area at about 06:00UTC on Monday, September 16, 2013.

MAN-YI
STS 1318 (MAN-YI)
Issued at 03:40 UTC, 15 September 2013
Scale: Large
Center position: N29°05′(29.1°), E134°10′(134.2°)
Direction and speed of movement: NNW 30km/h(15kt)
Central pressure: 980hPa
Maximum wind speed near the center: 25m/s(50kt)
Maximum wind gust speed: 35m/s(70kt)
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency

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