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Archive for March 10th, 2014

‘Until the Wells Run Dry’

Posted by feww on March 10, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE

CROP DISASTERS
STATE OF EMERGENCY

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Lake of the Woods could turn into a ghost town

Lake of the Woods, a small town north of Los Angeles, is running dry amid California drought and the residents are worried about the future.

The following video was  prepared by the New York Times

State of Emergency

Governor Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency on January 27  amid the worsening statewide drought.  He called the “really serious,” adding that 2014 could be California’s third consecutive dry year. “In many ways it’s a mega-drought.”

California State Resources

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty

[NOTE: The above forecast and most of the links posted below have previously been filtered by Google, WordPress and others. Editor ]

Drought Information – Water Resources – State of California

Water years 2012 and 2013 were dry statewide, especially in parts of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Water year 2014, which began on October 1st, continues this trend. Precipitation in some areas of the state is tracking at about the driest year of record.

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156 Weather Records Broken in 90 Days across Australia

Posted by feww on March 10, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
WEATHER RECORDS BROKEN
CLIMATE RELATED DISASTERS
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Climate change already increasing intensity and frequency of extreme weather events in Australia

“Continuing hot on the heels of the ‘Angry Summer’ of 2012/2013, Australians again endured record breaking extreme events this summer.” —Climate Council of Australia

Intense and prolonged heatwaves and record hot days, severe drought and rainfall deficiency, and bushfires dominated the 2013/2014 summer, according to the latest “Angry Summer” report issued by the Australian Climate Council.

The report finds that many of Australia’s largest population centers face increased risk from extreme weather events, including heatwaves, drought and bushfires, impact of which are serious and costly on people, property, communities and the environment.

Examples of the extreme weather events include

  • Eight of the hottest summers on record in Australia have occurred in the last fifteen years
  • Sydney had its driest summer in 27 years
  • Canberra experienced 20 days of at least 35°C
  • Melbourne experienced its hottest ever 24 hour period (average 35.5°C)
  • Adelaide had a record of 11 days of 42°C or more during the summer
  • Perth had its second hottest summer on record
  • 38 spots in New South Wales and 45 in Queensland saw their driest summer on record
  • More than 280,000 hectares of Victoria’s land were consumed by  February fires

Record high maximum temperatures plagued more than 8.8 percent of Australia during the first four days of January, including 17 percent of New South Wales, 17 percent of the Northern Territory, 16 percent of Queensland and 8 percent of South Australia, said the report.

Record-breaking heatwaves significantly impacted Australia’s major population centers.

  • Victoria experienced its hottest four days on record from 14–17 January,
  • Melbourne set a record for four consecutive days at 41°C or higher (14–17 January)
  • Adelaide experienced a record-breaking five consecutive days of 42°C and above
  • Canberra had a record run of four days of 39°C and recorded 20 days of at least 35°C

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M6.9 Quake Strikes West of Eureka, California

Posted by feww on March 10, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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Strong Earthquake Strikes 81km West Of Eureka, California

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck offshore 81km west of Eureka, California (population: 27,000) at 2014-03-10 05:18UTC.

The quake was preceded by at least 3 foreshocks and followed by 10 aftershocks, with the largest  measuring 4.6Mw, as of posting.

Earthquake Location Map

Eureka quake 9-3-14
Approximate location of the Eureka quake, fore- and aftershocks, as of 07:10UTC March 10, 2014.  Source: USGS/EHP

Earthquake Details

Event Time: 2014-03-10 05:18:12 UTC
Location: 40.821°N, 125.128°W depth=7.0km (4.3mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 77km (48mi) WNW of Ferndale, California
  • 81km (50mi) W of Eureka, California
  • 85km (53mi) WNW of Fortuna, California
  • 87km (54mi) W of McKinleyville, California
  • 398km (247mi) NW of Sacramento, California
  • Source: USGS/EHP

TSUNAMI EVALUATION
NO Tsunami threat to ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA

A WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE INFORMATION REGARDING ANY LOCAL TSUNAMI THREAT TO COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

Other Significant Quake(s)

M5.8 – 37km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
Event Time: 2014-03-10 00:38:15 UTC
Location: 16.080°N,98.267°W; depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 37km (23mi) SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
  • 68km (42mi) SSE of Ometepec, Mexico
  • 131km (81mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido, Mexico
  • 140km (87mi) SE of San Marcos, Mexico
  • 381km (237mi) SSE of Mexico City, Mexico

Related Links and Recent U.S. Quakes

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