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Archive for May 2nd, 2010

Japan Region Earthquake Warning

Posted by feww on May 2, 2010

Large Earthquake Could Strike Japan Region

Fire-Earth forecasts a large earthquake in the Japan Region.

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Could Gulf Cataclysmic Disaster Get Even Worse?

Posted by feww on May 2, 2010

Probably!

WARNING: An earthquake, underwater landslide, ‘implosion,’ collapse or significant turbulence in the ruptured oil well or on the seabed could potentially trigger a catastrophic chain reaction damaging nearby oil wells

We could potentially have a situation where most, perhaps even the entire sea surface, of the Gulf of Mexico has been  covered in oil.

It’s high time, the President committed every single national asset available to saving the Gulf of Mexico from possible death.


An image of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico acquired on 30 Apr 10 at 23:51UTC. Credit CSTARS.
Satellite images show the surface area of the oil spill has almost tripled in size in 24 hours. Click image to enlarge.


Mississippi Canyon 252- NOAA forecast for oil spill location and size. Click image to enlarge.

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Are you ready for more major disasters? A large fire, perhaps?

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Eyjafjallajökull Eruption – Update MAY 2

Posted by feww on May 2, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Quietly Erupting

Volcanic Activity Report: May 02, 2010

Icelandic Met Office reported plume elevations and lava discharge levels close to the average activity during the past week. Lava is till flowing in a northerly direction from the crater and cascading  down the Gígjökull glacier. “Today’s explosive activity and ash production represents a fraction of conditions during the height of the eruption (14-17 April). Presently, there are no measurable indications that the eruption is about to end.”

See also joint  Status Report released by Icelandic Meteorological Office and Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland (PDF file).

No new photo was available, as of posting,  neither at the Institute of Earth Sciences nor Icelandic Met Office websites, presumably to prevent commercial exploitation [sic.]

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Breaking News: Oil Leak 25,000 Bpd

Posted by feww on May 2, 2010

9 million barrels already leaked: Expert

On April 30 Fire-Earth Forecast:

The catastrophe could escalate even further and enter a new nightmarish dimension if the damaged underwater well were to develop a major rupture, resulting in the entire content of the well, a humongous amount of crude oil, spilled into the Gulf.

Now:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has determined that deteriorating conditions on the sea bed may result in an even greater flow of 50,000 barrels a day, which would result in America’s worst ecological disaster ever.

Professor Ian MacDonald, an ocean specialist at Florida State University, believes that the leak from the ruptured well has already spewed 9m gallons of heavy crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

NOTE: The Exxon Valdez oil spill, which occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, is thought to be one of the worst human-caused environmental disasters ever. The tanker spilled about 10.8 million gallons (about 41 million litres) of crude oil into the water, covering an arae of about 3,400 sq km (1,300) square miles with its load of Prudhoe Bay crude.

The effects of the spill is still felt today, some 21 years later. there is a marked reduction in the population of various marine animals, including sea otters, pink salmon, ducks and many others.

Oil Slick Near Mississippi Delta


The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico lingered near the Mississippi Delta on May 1, 2010. MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day. The oil slick appears as a tangle of dull gray on the ocean surface, made visible to the satellite sensor by the Sun’s reflection on the ocean surface. Most of the oil slick occurs southeast of the Mississippi Delta. Image and caption: NASA  [Caption Edited for brevity by Fire-Earth] – Download large image (2 MB, JPEG)

On April 29 Fire-earth also forecast:

The leak in the Gulf of Mexico could exceed the Exxon Valdez crude spill in less than 30 days, if not stemmed.

and

The Gulf of Mexico nightmare enters a new phase—the first stage in the collapse of the Gulf states may have begun.

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    ‘I Hate BP, Bog Oil, Obama, US Lawmakers, Oil Lobby!’

    Posted by feww on May 2, 2010

    Image of the Day:

    Oil Covered Northern Gannet Isn’t Amused

    How would you feel if your air, water, food, soil and home was destroyed by greedy corporations, ineffective government and really nasty people all around?

    “There’s enough oil out there that it is logical to think it will hit the shoreline. It’s just a question of where and when. Mother Nature gets a vote in this.” U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen said.


    A Northern Gannet bird is covered in oil, from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, at a Clean Gulf Associates Mobile Wildlife Rehabilitation station in Fort Jackson, Louisiana April 30, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Barria. Image may be subject to copyright.

    Latest Development, News and Quotes:

    • If the lawmakers had NOT pandered to the wishes of the Oil Lobby, allowing their clients to operate without an essential safety feature, a  sonar device that is deployed at drilling cites as a last resort to shut down the flow of oil from an underwater well, this disaster, in all probability, would have been averted.  While the law in Brazil and Norway requires oil companies to deploy such devices near the oil well, the the US regulations do not require oil companies to operate one.
    • A “sheen” is approaching the Louisiana coast, Allen has confirmed.
    • “The company, BP, seems to have been slow to ask for help, and, on Friday, both federal and state officials accused it of not moving aggressively or swiftly enough. Yet the administration should not have waited, and should have intervened much more quickly on its own initiative.” A New York Times editorial on Saturday.
    • BP is ultimately responsible!” Said President Obama.  [We know that, but so are you and the government for allowing BP to do this, Mr president.]
    • “This oil spill threatens not only our wetlands and our fisheries… This isn’t just about our coast. It’s about our way of life in Louisiana: our shrimpers, our fishermen, our coast that makes Louisiana a sportsman’s paradise. …This oil spill threatens our way of life. ” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal warned. [Could you rephrase that to: More drilling in the Gulf threatens the collapse of Louisiana, neighboring states and the whole country? IF you want more proof just wait!]
    • “Satellite images analyzed by the University of Miami suggest the slick has ballooned to an area the size of Puerto Rico.” A news bulletin said. [Note: Puerto Rico is the 169 largest country in the world with an area of about 9,100 square kilometer  (~ 3,500 sq miles).
    • “We need to have something out there. Once it gets into the marsh it is too late. Once it gets behind these islands, through these little canals, you will never clean it up.” The president of Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish area, Bill Nungesser said, warning that the oil pollution  could result to catastrophic harm to the area.
    • The Gulf of Mexico nightmare enters a new phase—the first stage in the collapse of the Gulf states may have begun. —Fire Earth


    NOAA Forecast of the Oil Spill for May 2, 2010. Click Image to enlarge.


    NOAA Forecast of the Oil Spill for May 3, 2010. Click Image to enlarge.


    Unified Command releases an image showing booming locations as of May 1, 2010. Creative Commons License. Click image to enlarge.

    Continued …

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