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Archive for July 5th, 2010

Middle East: Early Signs of Collapse

Posted by feww on July 5, 2010


Yellow Rust Damages Crops in the Middle East

A severe infection of yellow rust has hit crops in wheat-growing regions in northern Syria, Iraq and southern Turkey, after a “crippling drought” that had lasted for nearly 3 years.

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“The top image shows conditions between March 22 and April 6, 2010, compared to the average for the same period in 2000-2009. The lower image shows conditions for May 25 through June 9, 2010, compared to average. Places where plants were growing better or faster than average are green, while areas with less healthy plants are brown. ” The two maps are based on vegetation index data from MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite. Source: NASA E/O

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Landslide in SW China: 42 Bodies Recovered

Posted by feww on July 5, 2010

Some 42 bodies have been recovered, while 57 people remain missing six days after a landslide in Dazhai Village  in  SW China’s Guizhou Province.

About 1,000 people from 244 families in nearby areas have been evacuated, official reports say. “Although anti-epidemic measures had been adopted in all the tents, the hot weather might easily trigger diseases, so we want to relocate the villagers,” an official said.

“After days of aerial examination, workers with the land and resources department have found 25 sites at risk of possible landslides in a 90 km area around the buried site.”


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M6.5 Strikes East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on July 5, 2010

Strong Earthquake Measuring 6.5Mw Strikes Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

The quake epicenter was located near 39.6N,142.7E about 120 km (75 miles) east of Morioka, Honshu, Japan.

Tsunami Status:

Japan Meteorological Agency said ther was no danger of a destructive tsunami.

Quake Damage:

The tremor was felt as far away as in Tokyo, some 510km from the epicenter. There was no report of damage or injuries, as of posting.

Quake Details according to GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

  • Region: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
  • Time: 2010-07-04 21:55:53.5 UTC
  • Magnitude: 6.5Mw
  • Epicenter: 142.54°E 39.66°N
  • Depth: 37 km

Quake Details according to Japan Meteorological Agency

  • Occurred at: 06:56 JST (Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:56 UTC)
  • Location: 39.6N, 142.7E
  • Depth: 30km
  • Magnitude:  6.3Mw
  • Region Name:  Iwate-ken Oki

Quake Details according to USGS/EHP

  • Magnitude:  6.4
  • Date-Time:  Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 21:55:51 UTC
  • Location: 39.705°N, 142.523°E
  • Depth: 23.7 km (14.7 miles)
  • Distances
    • 120 km (75 miles) E of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
    • 125 km (80 miles) SE of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
    • 195 km (120 miles) SE of Aomori, Honshu, Japan
    • 510 km (315 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 14.7 km (9.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
  • Event ID us2010yhbp

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast: Global Earthquakes

The Blog Moderators expect more earthquakes, and related disasters, in the 2nd half of 2010 than occurred in the 1st half of this year.

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast: Japan Earthquakes

Japan region could be struck by up to 3 additional strong to large earthquakes by end 2010/early 2011, one of which could be a catastrophic event.

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