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M5.7 Earthquake Strikes NE Iran

Posted by feww on July 30, 2010

5.7Mw quake jolts Iran’s NE city of Torbat-e Heydarieh, injuring at least 100 people, trapping dozens more under rubble

“There were no immediate reports of any mortalities in earthquake. However, it is widely believed that a large number of people are trapped under the rubble, and the casualties are expected to be high,” an official said, Press TV reported.

10-degree Map Centered at 35°N,60°E

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by FEWW.

The earthquake occurred at about  06:20 p.m. local time (13:50UTC) shaking the the city (population: 400,000) for about 10 seconds, “causing excessive telecom disconnections, IRNA reported.”

Building in the  rural areas near the epicenter sustained 50 to 80 percent damage, the local governor told news agencies.

The Iranian Seismology Center said the quake struck about 7 km (4.3 miles) outside the city at a depth of about 7 km .

A magnitude-4.9 quake struck the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas, injuring more than 700 people, the report said.

“In 2008, a strong earthquake measuring 6.1 in magnitude struck in Hormozgan, demolishing nearly 200 villages and killing at least six people,”  a report said.

In 2003 a 6.7Mw quake struck near the city of Bam in Iran’s Kerman province killing about 25,000 people.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 5.6 [USGS/EHP estimate]
  • Date-Time:
    • Friday, July 30, 2010 at 13:50:14 UTC
    • Friday, July 30, 2010 at 05:20:14 PM at epicenter
  • Location: 35.225°N, 59.271°E
  • Depth: 26.1 km (16.2 miles) — [7km- see text]
  • Distances:
    • 7km (4.3miles) Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran
    • 115 km (75 miles) SSE of Neyshabur, Iran
    • 125 km (75 miles) SSW of Mashhad, Iran
    • 715 km (445 miles) E of TEHRAN, Iran
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 3.7 km (2.3 miles);
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010zibd

Fire-Earth Quake Forecasts and previous events:

Recent significant quakes:

Region: Off East Coast of Kamchatka
Time: 2010-07-30 03:56:13.2 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Epicenter: 160.08°E, 52.41°N
Depth: 14 km

GFZ Potsdam – Earthquake Bulletin

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Killing the Fabric of Life on Earth

Posted by feww on July 30, 2010

How Much More Oil, Coal?

Where exactly you said you were going to?

BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – Satellite Image

Natural-color image captured on July 28, 2010 by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua
satellite. Source: NASA E/O.  Click image to enlarge. Download large image (818 KB, JPEG).

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July the Month of Instantaneous Combustion

Posted by feww on July 30, 2010

Coming to a place near you soon!

Forest fires sweep across central Russia

Wildfires caused by soaring temperatures kill at least a dozen people, consume  1,500 homes

Massive blazes force hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their home in Russia’s hottest summer on 130-year record.

A security guard walks near grass, which was lit on fire by severe heat, at Khodynskoe pole aviation museum in Moscow July 29, 2010.  Photo: Reuters/ Xinhua. Image may be subject to copyright.

A heatwave has plagued Central  Russia and Siberia since June, incinerating homes, destroying crops and driving thousands of farmers to the verge of bankruptcy, a report said.

Eastern Siberia on Fire

Fires are still burning in eastern Siberia, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. The above natural-color image was captured by MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on July 30, 2010.   Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (4 MB, JPEG)

Dominic Point Fire, Montana

Original Caption:  Lightning strikes and human activities in the forested mountains of the western United States can spark wildfires during the summer dry season. The Dominic Point Fire was first reported near 3:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, July 25, 2010. Approximately one hour later, the International Space Station crew photographed the fire’s large smoke plume—already extending at least 8 kilometers (5 miles) to the east—from orbit as the station passed almost directly overhead. Forest Service fire crews, slurry bombers, and helicopters were on the scene by that evening.

The fire may have been started by a lightning strike, as there are no trails leading into the fire area located approximately 22 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Hamilton, Montana, according to local reports. As of July 26, 2010, the fire had burned approximately 700 to 1,000 acres (283 to 405 hectares) of the Bitterroot National Forest in western Montana. The fire is thought to have expanded quickly due to high temperatures, low humidity, and favorable winds with an abundance of deadfall—dead trees and logs that provide readily combustible fuels—in the area. The image was taken by the Expedition 24 crew. See the International Space Station Program and the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (999 KB, JPEG)

Bull Fire in Sequoia National Forest, Calif

The Bull Fire started in the early hours of  Monday, July 26 on the southern edge of California’s ailing Sequoia National Forest. MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image at 2:40 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time on July 27.  Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

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