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FEWW Earthquake Forecast: Mexico City

Posted by feww on June 4, 2009

Powerful Earthquake Could Strike Near Mexico City in 2009

FEWW forecast: A major earthquake measuring about 8 Mw could strike southwest of Ecatepec, Edomex, NNE of Mexico City [probability of 0.7] in 2009.

The epicenter of the forecast event may be located at 19.521ºN, 99.093ºW, according to FEWW “EarthModel.”

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FEWW Earthquake Forecast: Ecatepec, Mexico. Original Map: Google Earth. Image may be subject to copyright.

10-degree Map Centered at 20°N,100°W

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FEWW Earthquake Forecast: Ecatepec, Mexico – Location Map. USGS

Note: This forecast does NOT preclude the possibility of other seismic events in the area at any time. [All data are subject to updates and changes.]

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Magnitude 4.0 quake hits Utah near gas fields

Posted by feww on June 4, 2009

Utah quake gas drilling related, too?

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Utah close to two of the state’s gas fields

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck northwest of Utah’s Box Elder County, close to Hogback Ridge field and Rozel Point field at a shallow depth of about 7.5 km (4.7 miles) June 3, 2009. See below for depth uncertainty margin and other details.

The discovery of new wells in the Box Elder County was previously described as “Two Remote Wildcats.”

FEWW moderators believe the Utah earthquake detailed here, and the following quakes listed below may have been related to gas-drilling activities in the West South and Mountain regions.

  1. Magnitude 4.2  – Western Montana [March 6, 2009]
  2. M 3.5  -  Wyoming [March 7, 2009]
  3. M 3.0  -  Colorado, 2009 [March 22, 2009]
  4. M 3.3  -  Northern Texas [May 16, 2009]

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Based on Oil and Gas Well Locator map by State of Utah. Original map may be subject to copyright.

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Location Map. USGS

Earthquake Details:
Magnitude: 4.0

Date-Time:  Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 21:47:01 UTC  [Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 03:47:01 PM at epicenter}
Location: 41.804°N, 112.214°W
Depth: 7.5 km (4.7 miles)
Region: UTAH
Distances:

  • 6 km (4 miles) W (267°) from Riverside, UT
  • 8 km (5 miles) W (264°) from Fielding, UT
  • 9 km (6 miles) NNW (331°) from Garland, UT
  • 120 km (74 miles) NNW (347°) from Salt Lake City, UT

Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles)
Parameters: Nph= 34, Dmin=16.6 km, Rmss=0.15 sec, Gp= 61°, M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=3
Source: University of Utah Seismograph Stations (Via USGS)
Event ID:  uu00004030

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Posted in Box Elder County, Hogback Ridge field, Logan quake, Rozel Point field, Utah Wildcats | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greenpeace, WWF Barking Up the Wrong Trees

Posted by feww on June 4, 2009

submitted by a member

Peeling the Green Mask Off the NGO Faces

Once again the true faces of Greenpeace and WWF as green fronts for selected multinationals are exposed

It’s becoming rather obvious, even to the “naive third-worlders,” why the  NGOs  are barking up the wrong trees. Thankfully, it won’t be so easy to replace the “green” pretenders!

Recently, Greenpeace accused the Brazilian government of colluding with cattle ranchers, aiding and abetting Amazon deforestation.

Now they are attacking  the Indonesian  government for removing a moratorium on palm oil expansion into peatlands. For more information see below.

The “developing” world’s biggest “crime” is POVERTY!

Greenpeace knows that for every $100 of Brazilian beef and hides’ products sold in the US, Italy and UK, less than $15 goes to the growers. The monetary gains made by Indonesia’s palm oil industry falls in the same ballpark.

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to curb deforestation in Amazon, Indonesia … without first addressing the poverty issue.

The following are excerpts from

Competitors behind palm oil slurs: industry boss

http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSTRE5522QK20090603

Western countries are using climate change as an excuse to constrain palm oil production in Asia because it competes with Western business interests, Indonesia’s palm oil industry chief said on Wednesday.

Indonesia and Malaysia produce most of the world’s palm oil — a product used in cooking, chocolate, cosmetics and as a biofuel — but vast areas of forest have been cleared in both countries since the 1980s to fuel a boom in palm oil production.

Environmental groups including WWF and Greenpeace have called on Indonesia to curb deforestation and palm oil expansion.

However, Joefly J. Bahroeny, head of the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers’ Association, said that NGOs could be part of a campaign driven by Western business interests in competing commodities such as rapeseed, soybeans and fossil fuels.

“It’s all about business,” he told a forum of palm oil producers.

“Palm oil has become a competitor as biofuel not only with rapeseed products but also a real competitor to fossil fuels controlled by Western interests. Do these other people truly care about global warming? Or do they also want to get rich with the excuse of climate change?”

Bahroeny said his industry had been accused of killing orangutans, burning forests and selling a product high in cholesterol.

“Now it’s climate change. We don’t know their real reason but we are suspicious. What next?” he said.

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[There are very many great, committed environmentalists/ individuals who inadvertently provide a "green" cover for Greenpeace and the like.]

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