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More Hazardous Weather Plagues U.S.

Posted by feww on March 17, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
MULTIPLE HAZARD  WARNINGS
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Unusually late winter storm pounding U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Late winter storm impacting central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic through Monday, just 4 days before the spring, dumping between six and 13.5 inches (34cm) of snow on parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and southern New Jersey, shutting schools and federal offices and forcing hundreds of flight cancellations. The hardest hit area was Washington, D.C., said NWS. .

High wind and warm weather over the Desert Southwest has prompted NWS to issue Red Flag Warnings for large parts of at least seven states, including Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas , Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Hazardous weather warnings include Winter Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Flood Warning, Gale Warning and Red Flag Warning.

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Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap)  for Monday, March 17, 2014. Issued at 14:26UTC. Source: NWS.
UPDATE

National Low and High Temperature
(for the contiguous United States)
Issued by NWS Weather Prediction Center at 8 am EDT Monday, March 17, 2014

  • Low
    • -29ºC (-20 degrees) at Berlin, NH
    • -29ºC at Mount Washington, NH
  • High
    • 34.5ºC (94 degrees) at Miramar NAS, CA
    • 34.5ºC  at Death Valley, CA

Temperature spread (calculated by FIRE-EARTH) = 63.5ºC (114.3 degrees).

Compare:

National Low and High Temperature – Issued 7 pm EST Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  • Low: -38ºC (-37 degrees) at Embarrass, MN
  • High: 29ºC  (84 degrees) at Camarillo, CA

Temperature spread for Jan. 21 was 67ºC (121 degrees).

FIRE-EARTH Forecast

On January 7, 2014 FIRE-EARTH said [Google and WordPress censored]:

FIRE-EARTH Models show more Extreme Weather Events could wreak havoc across North America in the coming days and weeks.

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Another Significant Aftershock Strikes Coastal Chile

Posted by feww on March 17, 2014

MAJOR EARTHQUAKE WARNING
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M6.2 aftershock strikes near Iquique, Chile

The event registered as a 6.2Mw shock occurring 80km WNW of Iquique, coastal Chile.

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude: 6.2Mw [USGS/EHP]
  • Epicenter: 20.003°S 70.874°W depth=17.0km (10.6mi)
  • Event Time: 2014-03-17 05:11:34 UTC
  • Distances: 80km (50mi) WNW of Iquique, Chile

Tsunami Status

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect.

Earthquake Location Map

chile 6-2 AFSH- 17 Mar14

List of the latest Events Occurring in the Peru-Chile Trench

  • 5.0Mw 82km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17  05:19:34UTC  Depth 12.0 km
  • 6.2Mw 80km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17  05:11:34UTC  Depth 17.0 km
  • 4.8Mw 18km W of Tacna, Peru 2014-03-17 04:14:51UTC  Depth 94.5 km
  • 4.6Mw 65km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 03:28:21UTC  Depth 10.0 km
  • 4.6Mw 88km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 02:05:58UTC  Depth 23.6 km
  • 5.2Mw 70km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 01:34:55UTC Depth 10.0 km
  • 4.9Mw 65km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 00:55:03UTC  Depth 10.0 km
  • 5.1Mw 55km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-17 00:12:09UTC  Depth 10.0 km
  • 4.9Mw 61km W of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 23:08:11UTC  Depth 10.0 km
  • 4.9Mw 68km SE of Arica, Chile 2014-03-16 22:54:09UTC  Depth 11.9 km
  • 4.9Mw 84km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 21:29:35UTC  Depth 10.9 km
  • 5.1Mw 36km NNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 21:26:27UTC Depth 35.0 km
  • 6.7Mw 60km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-03-16 21:16:30UTC  Depth 20.0 km

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast for Chile

FIRE-EARTH Models show a large earthquake could strike along Peru-Chile Trench in the coming weeks.

Tsunami Forecast: Large tsunami waves highly probable.

(NOTE: This post was hacked. Correct information reinstated on March 22, 2013)

Forecast Details

  • Magnitude: ≥8.2Mw
  • Location: 23.6°S, 70.8ºW
  • Depth: 30km
  • Time: March 17 – April 29, 2014
  • Probability of Occurrence: 0.75
  • Total Earthquake Energy for the Episode ≥ 0.25EJ

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FIRE-EARTH Forecast: Large Earthquake Could Strike Peru-Chile Trench

Posted by feww on March 17, 2014

EARTHQUAKE WARNING
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FEWW Earthquake Forecast for Chile

FIRE-EARTH Models show a large earthquake could strike along Peru-Chile Trench in the coming weeks.

Forecast Details

  • Magnitude: ≥8.2Mw
  • Location: 23.6°S, 70.8ºW
  • Depth: 30km
  • Time: March 17 – April 29, 2014
  • Probability of Occurrence: 75%

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Strong Quake Strikes Coastal Northern Chile

Posted by feww on March 17, 2014

SEISMIC HAZARD
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M6.7  quake strikes offshore  near Iquique, Chile

Centered at 19.925°S, 70.628°W the strong quake struck at a depth of about 20.0km (12.4mi) on March 16, 2014 at a depth of about 20km, according to USGS/EHP.

The event, followed by at least 7 significant aftershocks, confirmed ongoing intense seismicity at the Peru-Chile Trench.

Tsunami Status

No Tsunami Warnings, Advisories or Watches are in effect.

Chile’s National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry (ONEMI) confirmed a 32cm local tsunami.

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 6.7Mw (downgraded from 7.0)
Location:19.925°S 70.628°W
Depth:20.0km
Time: 21:16:30UTC on 2014-03-16

Earthquake Location Map

chile quake 16mar14
Chile quake and aftershocks as of 02:03UTC, Monday 17,March 2014. Map: USGS/EHP

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