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Turkey Deadly Quake Update

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

Quake Death Toll Reaches 62: Local Sources


As of posting at least 3 dozen aftershocks have rocked the region where the deadly 6.0-magnitude quake struck earlier today.

At least 6 villages have been damaged in the quake, with three reportedly “flattened.”

The villages of Okcular,  Kayali and Yukari Kanatli have been the hardest hit.  A number of villagers are trapped under rubble. Many of the affected villagers lived in mud-brick structure built on hillsides that are particularly prone to collapse in the event of earthquakes.

About 120 people were reportedly injured, as of posting.

Villagers search for bodies among the rubble in a village near the city of Elazig. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice.

European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported details of the aftershock as follows:

Magnitude: mb 5.6

Date time: 2010-03-08 at 07:47:42.3 UTC
Location: 38.82 N ; 40.22 E
Depth: 10 km

  • 87 km E Elazig (pop 298,004 ; local time 09:47 2010-03-08)
  • 22 km SE Karakoçan (pop 29,735 ; local time 09:47 2010-03-08

For Details of Mainshock, Additional Maps and Information Click: Deadly Quake Kills Dozens in Turkey

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,40°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Image Edited and Enhanced by FEWW.

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Govt Must Deny Google Internet Search Monopoly

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

Google: Dark Force Against the People

4 in 5 people surveyed say Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’

As Google Inc, the Internet mafia boss, continues to block, filter and bury important information posted on Fire-Earth and its affiliated blogs, four in five people around the world say access to the internet is a fundamental right, according to a poll for the BBC.

More than 27,000 adults across 26 countries who were surveyed  expressed strong support for Internet access “on both sides of the digital divide.” BBC reported.

The “Big Brother” is blocking even earthquake and tsunami information posted on this blog—information which could save lives.

Finland and Estonia have already ruled Internet access as  a human right for their citizens.

“International bodies such as the UN are also pushing for universal net access.” BBC said.

“The right to communicate cannot be ignored,” Dr Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said.

“The internet is the most powerful potential source of enlightenment ever created.”

Toure said that governments must “regard the internet as basic infrastructure – just like roads, waste and water.”

“We have entered the knowledge society and everyone must have access to participate.”

The full report is available here.

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Deadly Quake Kills Dozens in Turkey

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

UPDATE: Turkey Quake Death Toll Reaches 41: Local Sources

Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.0Mw Strikes Eastern Turkey

The quake struck at a depth of about 2 km with the epicenter located at 38.82°N, 40.50°E, on March 8, 2010 at 02:32:34UTC European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported.

The mainshock was followed by at least a dozen aftershocks, as of posting, the largest of which measured 4.4Mw.

Up to several dozen people have been killed, as of posting.  The victims were from the small village of Okcular, where dozens of houses collapse in the earthquake various sources reported a local official as saying.

  • Magnitude: 5.9 [Max Mag Estimated at 6.0Mw by Fire-Earth]
  • Date time: 2010-03-08 at 02:32:33.5 UTC
  • Location: 38.82 N ; 40.05 E
  • Depth: 2 km
  • Distances:
    • 74 km E Elazig (pop 298,004 ; local time 04:32 2010-03-08)
    • 16 km S Karakoçan (pop 29,735 ; local time 04:32 2010-03-08)
    • 105 km (65 miles) SSE of Erzincan
    • 625 km (390 miles) E of ANKARA (Capital of Turkish Capital)

10-degree Map Centered at 40°N,40°E

EQ Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Image Edited and Enhanced by FEWW.

Seismic Hazard Map of Turkey

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Tectonic Summary

The tectonic map of Turkey includes the North Anatolian fault, East Anatolian fault, and Hellenic and Florence trenches. The westward movement of the Anatolian block results from (1) differences in rates of motion between the Arabian and African plates, (2) different directions of motion between the Anatolian block and Eurasian plate to the north, and (3) subduction of the African plate beneath the Anatolian block at the Hellenic and Florence trenches. The Arabian plate is moving to the north faster than the African plate, both relative to a stable Eurasian plate. The result is a westward moving wedge incorporating most of Turkey. (Source: USGS)

Seismicity Map of Turkey

Seismicity Map of Turkey shows the location of a M6.4 earthquake which struck on May 1, 2003, close to the epicenter of today’s earthquake.

Seismic Hazard Setting

Tectonic Map of Turkey

Historic Earthquakes and Fatalities (Turkey)

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Global Weather Chaos

Posted by feww on March 8, 2010

Driving at Maximum Speed and Without Brakes

As the impact of human activity on the planet worsens exponentially, the unbridled use of dirty energy, pillage of resources, over-consumption, colossal pollution and unstoppable mobility approach the top notch, the energy dinosaurs’ madness precipitates in global climate and weather chaos.

In Winter Officially Starts Today! the Moderators described the snow chaos  as a ‘dry run for the climate chaos heading our way.’ Today, we echo the call and forecast, ‘you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!’

Human activity is affecting all of the planetary systems driving Earth toward total chaos at top speeds, and there’s no braking!

The choice seems to be between one of ripping off the engine and ejecting it out of the car, hoping the vehicle would eventually stop before running out of road, or that of crashing into the ‘extinction valley’ down below, at top speeds.

It’ll be a Wild Ride!

Selected Global Weather in Alphabetical Order:

Australian Weather:

Severe thunderstorms have hit Melbourne submerging parts of the city in waste-high water, turning roads into rivers, sweeping cars, as Victoria state is lashed by strong winds and hail stones the size of golf balls (AFP report described them as the size of tennis balls), causing damage throughout the territory.

The weather system was described as a mini-cyclone, which struck Australia’s second biggest city with 100-km/hr (62 mph) winds.  An Australia Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said the event had likely not been seen for up to a century.

“The weather system that brought the damage to Melbourne is known in meteorological terms as a supercell thunderstorm, an organised beast of a storm that once it gets going tends to last more than your average thunderstorm,” he said, AFP reported.

Storm system lingering on over southern Australia (Melbourne and nearby areas).  Color-Enhanced Infrared Satellite Image of Australian Region. Image may be subject to copyright.

Melbourne floods after severe storm (ABC-online User submitted: Henry Hunt).

China Weather:

Rain and snow are expected throughout most of China in the next few days, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) forecast.

Large weather system is seen over most of China and Japan. (Still image used for reference).

Click images to enlarge (and update bottom image). Source: Digital Typhoon.

“A new cold front is expected to sweep northern China over the next two days, bringing strong winds and a drop in temperatures, while cooler weather will persist in the southern part of the country,” the CMA said, China Daily reported.

China Daily complained that even though spring had already arrived, the snow keeps falling. Perhaps the authorities have over-seeded the skies.

“Heavy snow started on March 4 in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, causing 40 to 50 vehicles and nearly 100 people to be trapped on roads to the city’s Binxian county …”

Various regions in Shanxi, Shaanxi and Hebei provinces, as well as the Inner Mongolia autonomous region are forecast to receive heavy snow Sunday throughTuesday,  CMA forecast said.

Below freezing temperatures in many areas are likely to drop by a further 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, with rain and snow expected to fall “south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River,” the CMA said.

The temperature in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, fell by a massive 20 degrees, from 30ºC to 10ºC on Sunday, the report said.

Bottom Line for Farmers:

“After experts warned the cold weather and persistent damp might cause damage to winter wheat crops, farmers were urged to take protective measures.” China D. reported.

Though it did not specify what sort of protective measures they could take against extreme conditions.

US Weather:

Extreme rain events in Arizona and New Mexico, snow on high ground, with winter weather advisories for the Southwest forecasting more snow. More areas of rain and snow in the Upper Midwest. Meanwhile, NWS issued an above-normal risk of flooding for the Quad Cities due to snow melt spring thawing conditions.

Predominant Weather Map of the U.S. Click images to enlarge and update.

Weather Forecast Map for the U.S. (see inset for date/time)

Weather Forecast Map for the U.S. For latest forecast click image.

[NOTE: Don’t be fooled by any potential loll in the storm.]

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