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Drought in Balkans Hits Hydro Power

Posted by feww on March 14, 2012

Balkans worst drought in 4 decades severely affects hydro power production

Lingering drought has drastically reduced electricity production at hydro power dams on Neretva river in southern Bosnia. 

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 14

[March 14, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,463 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Balkans.  The worst drought in more than 4 decades has drastically reduced electricity production at hydro power dams on Neretva river in southern Bosnia.
    • The drought, which began late last summer,  has reduced production from about 2,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year to less than a quarter of that amount, reports said.
    • The five lake that supply power to southern Bosnia are said to be in their lowest levels ever.
    • “There are no fish left here,” said a local, standing on his boat house, stranded in the mud.
    • Albania’s electricity output is almost entirely from hydro power, Bosnia gets 50 percent, Croatia and Slovenia 40 percent each, Serbia 30 percent and Montenegro 17 percent, while Kosovo relies heavily on coal.

Other Global Disasters

  • Switzerland. From Val d’Anniviers to Walhalla. At least 28 people, including 22 schoolchildren, were killed when the driver of a Belgian bus crashed his vehicle in a tunnel in Switzerland.
    • The children were returning home after a week skiing in Val d’Anniviers in the Swiss Alps.
    • The remaining 24 children were injured in the crash near Sierre, in Valais, close to the border with Italy.
    • Most of the children were aged 12, and the bus,  one of three, was reportedly hired by a Christian group.
  • Bangladesh.  Some 122 people were drowned or missing after a passenger ferry collided with a small oil tanker and sank in the Meghna River, southwest of the capital, Dhaka.

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Significant Shock Hits Coast of Chiba, Japan

Posted by feww on March 14, 2012

Magnitude 6.1 shock hits off the coast of Chiba, Japan

Magnitude: 6.1Mw
Region: Off Coast of Chiba (Chiba-ken Toho-oki), Japan
Time: 12:05 UTC
Epicenter: 35.8°N, 141.1°E
Depth: 10 km
Source: JMA

Distances (USGS)

  • 77 km (48 miles) SSE (163°) from Mito, Honshu, Japan
  • 89 km (56 miles) E (87°) from TOKYO, Japan
  • 152 km (94 miles) S (186°) from Iwaki, Honshu, Japan

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Strong Quake Strikes Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

Posted by feww on March 14, 2012

6.9Mw earthquake strikes 235km S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan

Tsunami WARNING:

Tsunami waves of up to 20cm high reported earlier; all tsunami warnings have since been cancelled.

Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Region: Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan
Time: 2012-03-14 09:08:35.6 UTC
Epicenter: 144.96°E 40.98°N
Depth: 10 km
Status: Confirmed by a Seismologist
Source: GEOFON Extended Virtual Network (GEVN)


NOTE: Quake magnitude reported as 6.8Mw by USGS


Distances (USGS)

  • 235 km (146 miles) S of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 265 km (164 miles) SSE of Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 293 km (182 miles) E of Hachinohe, Honshu, Japan
  • 734 km (456 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan

Aftershocks [UPDATED at 12:10 UTC ]

1. M6.1 centered 40.799°N, 144.770°E, Depth 9.5 km (5.9 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:49:24 UTC

2. M5.7 centered 40.764°N, 144.830°E,  Depth 21.8 km (13.5 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:57:41 UTC

3. M 5.4 centered  40.957°N, 144.793°E, Depth 22.2 km (13.8 miles); Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:40:19 UTC

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