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Archive for April 11th, 2011

M7.1 Quake Strikes Eastern Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on April 11, 2011


Powerful Quake Strikes Eastern Honshu on One-Month Anniversary of  Great East Japan Earthquake


The quake measuring 7.1Mw struck at a depth of 10km about 160 km NNE of Tokyo, and 37km W of Iwaki city in Fukushima prefecture.

The powerful quake shook buildings in Tokyo and a large area of eastern Honshu, Japan’s main island.

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported the earthquake details as follows:

Occurred at (JST) Latitude
Depth Magnitude Region Name
17:16 JST 11 Apr 2011 36.9N 140.7E 10 km 7.1 Fukushima-ken Hamadori

Significant Aftershocks

As of 12:00UTC

Source: JMA

Earthquake Location Maps

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The powerful quake, which was followed by a tsunami warning, forced technicians to flee the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP. The latest shock struck amid reports that Japanese authorities were considering to extend the evacuation zone around NPP because of “prolonged exposure to radiation” in several areas.

The villages and towns outside the 20 km evacuation zone that have accumulated radiation will be evacuated, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano Edano said at a daily news conference.

The decision to enlarge the evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant is “based on data analysis of accumulated radiation exposure information,” he said.

“These new evacuation plans are meant to ensure safety against risks of living there for half a year or one year,” he said, adding that there was no need for immediate evacuations.

Japan’s Triple Disaster: Human Cost

  • Official Death Toll: 13,127
  • Missing:  14,348
  • Homeless: At least 155,000
  • Others: In addition to the above, an unknown number of people in remote areas may have perished, but no records are available as of posting.

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Texas Wildfires Scorch ¼ Million Acres

Posted by feww on April 11, 2011

Wildfire Consumes W Texas Town of Fort Davis

Out-of-control wildfires scorching 400 sq miles across Texas

A wildfire scorches more than 60,000 acres, burns 50 homes, devastates the W Texas town of Fort Davis

A massive wildfire that devastated the small mountain town of Fort Davis in West Texas, was moving at 14 MPH,  Texas Forest Service reported.

Another blaze burned a railroad bridge near Marfa, stranding about 180 passengers and crew members on an Amtrak train for about 20 hours.

List of Major Fires Erupting in the Past 36 Hours

  • 62,000-acre blaze in West Texas has destroyed about 50 homes/buildings and devastated Fort Davis
  • 16,000-acre blaze West Texas fire has destroyed up to 40 homes
  • 71,000-acre fire in three rural counties about 175 miles west of Fort Worth
  • 60,000-acre fire is threatening 2 towns north of Amarillo, in the Texas Panhandle
  • 11,000-acre fire south of Lubbock, 70% contained

West Texas Wildfires

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“This small town at the base of some of the most beautiful mountains in Texas now looks as if it’s surrounded by a giant, black lava flow. Once-golden rangeland is so black that Angus cattle are camouflaged.” Said a report.

Texas wildfires, fueled by high wind and ultra-dry conditions,  have scorched since April 2 some 280,000 acres of ranchland, killing livestock and destroying homes throughout the state.

At least 64 fire departments from 25 states are helping to contain the fires.

Oklahoma Wildfires

In Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin extended a 30-day state of emergency she declared on March 11.

“One wildfire in Cleveland in north central Oklahoma charred more than 1,500 acres and forced 350 people to evacuate while another struck near Granite in southwest Oklahoma, said Michelann Ooten, a spokeswoman for the state Office of Emergency Management.” Source.

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