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Japanese Authorities Lie Again

Posted by feww on June 16, 2011

Japan’s March 11 death-toll figures don’t add up: survivors

The ever-conspiring Japanese authorities say about 15,000 people died in the March 11 disasters and up to 8,000 are missing.  The survivors say count again!

In one fishing village alone about 9,000 are missing, the survivors say.

Bereaved family members of victims of the earthquake and tsunami watch as an excavator digs a temporary mass grave site in Higashi Matsushima, northern Japan March 23, 2011. Credit: Reuters/ Yuriko Nakao

The village of Otsuchi had a population of 15,277, according to the  October 2010 national census, a report said.

Three months after the fateful Megaquake, followed by 15-meter high tsunami waves struck the village,  the local officials can “verify that 6,466 people are living: 1,969 people in shelters and 4,497 in homes on higher ground.” A quick head count of the survivors reveals that 8,811 must have perished.

Understandably, the village officials say the government numbers don’t add up.

FIRE-EARTH estimates that a total of about 46,000 people perished or are missing as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami disasters on March 11, 2011.

Unfortunately, the Japanese government is not alone in falsifying disaster records.

Haiti Earthquake 2010

A year earlier, the Haitian government, aided by the international charity mafia, and their News Network, claimed at least a third of a million people had died as a result of the 7.1Mw quake that struck the capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010.

FIRE-EARTH believes that the number of deaths and serious  injuries from the quake could not have possibly exceeded 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND).

Christchurch Earthquake

Earlier this year, the NZ government put the number of dead from the Christchurch earthquake at 181.

Reliable sources have informed FIRE-EARTH that many more  people [figure withheld by FIRE-EARTH] had actually lost their lives in that tragedy.

Joplin Tornado

Then, Joplin tornado struck: Tornado Dead to Haunt Missouri Officials

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Posted by feww on June 16, 2011

Strong earthquake strikes near Kimbe, New Britain, PNG

Earthquake Location Map

Source: USGS-EHP. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.6
  • Date-Time: Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 00:03:36 UTC
  • Location: 5.994°S, 151.095°E
  • Depth: 21.5 km (13.4 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 115 km (71 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG
    • 173 km (107 miles) E of Kandrian, New Britain, PNG
    • 577 km (358 miles) NE of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
    • 2389 km (1484 miles) N of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 15 km (9.3 miles); depth +/- 7.3 km (4.5 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: usc00048pr

Tsunami Status

NO warning, watch or advisory currently in place, PTWC said.

Typical Tsunami Travel Time from PNG Region (included for reference ONLY)

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U.S. Wildfires – June 16 Update

Posted by feww on June 16, 2011

Wallow Fire Continues to Grow

Wallow Fire Progression Map – June 15, 2011

Map prepared on June 14, 2011 @ 23:44 (?) and is said to be based on IR heat perimeter. Source: InciWeb. Click image to enlarge (1.8MB)

Wallow Fire – Basic Information [from InciWeb]

  • Date of Origin: Sunday May 29th, 2011 approx. 01:30 PM
  • Location:  Eastern AZ near Alpine, Nutrioso, and Springerville
  • Current Situation
    • Total Personnel: 4,656
    • Size: 478,452 acres
    • Percent Contained: 29%
  • Fuels Involved:10 Timber (litter and understory)
  • Fire Behavior: Active backing fire with isolated interior torching and short uphill runs where topography and winds align.
  • Growth Potential: high
  • Terrain Difficulty: high
  • Current Weather
    • Wind Conditions: 5-16 G25 mph SW
    • Temperature:  76-87 degrees
    • Humidity: 6-8%

Current Evacuations

  • Evacuations remain in effect in Sunrise, Greer, Blue River and Alpine.
  • The communities of Greer, and Alpine remain evacuated due to continued active fire behavior in unburned islands within and around these communities. Hazardous burned-out trees, unstable slopes and rockfall, as well as burned out power poles are being evaluated and mitigated.

Evacuee Information

  • Today’s 10 A.M. meeting for evacuees only will be held at the Blue Ridge H. S. in Pinetop/Lakeside.
  • Evacuees whose Post Office is closed may pick up their mail at the Eagar Post Office.
  • The evacuation center is located at Blue Ridge High School, 1200 W. White Mtn. Blvd., Pinetop/Lakeside. The phone number for the Red Cross operated evacuation center is (602) 336-6660.
  •  Residents with livestock or animals that need care should contact the Apache County Sheriff’s Office (928) 337-4321 or the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office (928) 865-4149.

Pre-Evacuation Alert

  • A pre-evacuation alert continues in Apache County for Greens Peak, Hidden Meadows Lodge and surrounding areas.
  • A pre-evacuation alert by the Catron County Sheriff’s Office continues for Luna, New Mexico.
  • Residents in the communities affected by this fire are asked to remain prepared for evacuation.
  • Road Closures according to Arizona Department of Transportation:

Horse Shoe Two Fire

Fire Summary

  • Bulletin released on June 15, 2011 9:00 pm (MST)
  • Date of Origin: Sunday May 08th, 2011 approx. 11:00 AM
  • Location: T28S R31E Sect 32, Near Portal, AZ
  • Total Personnel: 1,379
  • Size: 184,198 acres
  • Percent Contained: 60%
  • Estimated Containment Date: Wednesday June 22nd, 2011 approx. 06:00 PM
  • Fuels Involved: Mixed conifer, oak brush, pinyon,juniper, ponderosa pine and grasses.
  • Growth Potential: Extreme
  • Terrain Difficulty: Extreme
  • Current Weather
    • Temperature: 98 degrees
    • Humidity: 4%

Horseshoe Two Fire Satellite Image

Arizona’s Horseshoe Two fire was burning in two separate areas on June 14, when MODIS on the Terra satellite captured this photo-like image. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. NOTE: The largest image of this event show both the Wallow Fire, Arizona’s largest ever, and a major fire in Mexico.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (southern Georgia)

Honey Prairie Complex :180,998 acres burned 75% Contained (consists of Honey Prairie and Paxton Road Fire)

The Honey Prairie Complex fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia was reportedly started by lightning on April 28, 2011. This image was taken by MODIS on the Terra satellite on June 13, 2011.  Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.  

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Nabro Volcano Eruption – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 16, 2011

FIRE-EARTH Volcano Forecast: Major volcanic eruption may occur in Iceland this summer with a probability of 0.7 [P= 72%]

Nabro’s SO2 Rich Plume Rising to a Height of 11 km

Thick, fluffy white volcanic plume spewing from Nabro volcano is mainly composed of sulfur dioxide gas (and steam), according to Toulouse VAAC, Meteo France.

Their analysis is confirmed by the modeled ash concentration charts released by the agency (see below forFL200 – FL350 chart).

Ongoing eruption at Nabro Volcano located along the Eritrea and Ethiopia border. This photo-like image was captured by MODIS aboard the Aqua satellite on June 15, 2011. Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.  Download largest image (1 MB, JPEG)

Volcanic Ash Advisory

Volcanic cloud spewed by Nabro is said to contain mainly SO2. Source: Meteo France. Click image to enlarge.

Nabro volcanic ash cloud concentration chart for FL200 – FL350 (~ 6 to 11km alt.) Source: Toulouse VAAC/Meteo France 

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