Fire Earth

Earth is fighting to stay alive. Mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin anytime!

Archive for November 2nd, 2014

Iraq Casualty Figures for October 2014

Posted by feww on November 2, 2014

SCENARIOS 444, 202, 080, 070, 069, 04, 02

Iraq Violence: 1,800 Killed, Thousands Wounded

According to Iraq Body Count, at least 1,797 civilians were killed in Iraq in October. The figure includes hundreds of victims executed by the IS terrorist group.

UN Casualty Figures for October 2014, Anbar province excluded

According to casualty figures recently released by UNAMI, a total of at least 1,273 people were killed and another 2,010 were injured in acts of terrorism and violence in October*.

The number of civilians killed was 856 (including 139 civilian police), while the number of civilians injured was 1,490 (including 172 civilian police. A further 417 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 520 were injured (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside IA / not including casualties from Anbar Operations).

*CAVEATS: Data do not take into account casualties of the current IA operation in Anbar, for which UNAMI was unable to obtain figures for the reporting period. In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. In some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum.

Civilian Casualties (killed and injured) per governorate Anbar excluded, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 1,362 civilian casualties (379 killed, 983 injured), followed by Salahadin (167 killed, 204 injured), Diyala (100 killed, 174 injured), Nineveh (87 killed, 9 injured), Babil (61 killed, 29 injured), Kirkuk (16 killed, 47 injured), Karbala (17 killed, 40 injured).

Operations in Anbar According to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate in Anbar, the total civilian casualties in Anbar until 30 October inclusive were 233 killed and 584 injured, with 52 killed and 332 injured in Ramadi and 181 killed and 252 injured in Fallujah. [Source: UNAMI]

Related Links

Posted in global disasters | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Freeze Warning for Eastern Third of U.S.

Posted by feww on November 2, 2014

SCENARIOS 887, 560, 477, 444, 177, 111, 066, 064, 027, 025, 023, 02

Temperatures plunge 20ºC along parts SE Coast and Central Appalachians: NWS

“The eastern third of the nation will continue to experience well below average temperatures this weekend behind a strong cold front. A coastal low pressure system will strengthen on Sunday and bring gusty winds and precipitation to most of the Northeast Coast, including heavy snow for northern New England,” said NWS.

Meantime, a rare autumn blizzard has dumped up to 41cm (16 inch) of snow on portions of of the Carolinas and  Tennessee, blocking a large stretch of I40 in the Great Smoky Mountains.

weather hazmap
US Weather Hazmap for Nov 2, 2014, issued by NWS at 07:58UTC.

Current extreme weather warnings are in effect for Winter Storms, High Wind, Coastal Flooding, Gale, and Freeze.

Posted in Climate Change, environment, significant events | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Significant Quake Strikes Fiji Islands Region

Posted by feww on November 2, 2014

SCENARIOS 09, 08, 07, 02

M7.1 quake strikes 141km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Centered at 19.698°S, 177.794°W the quake occurred at a depth of 434.4km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Event Time: 2014-11-01 18:57:22 UTC
Location: 19.698°S, 177.794°W depth=434.4km (269.9mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 141km (88mi) NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
  • 313km (194mi) WNW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  • 432km (268mi) ESE of Suva, Fiji
  • 470km (292mi) SE of Lambasa, Fiji
  • 546km (339mi) ESE of Nadi, Fiji

Tsunami Evaluation

NO Pacific-wide destructive tsunami generated.

Other Significant Seismicity

M6.0 – Easter Island region
Event Time: 2014-11-01 10:59:55 UTC
Location:  31.823°S, 111.180°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities: 544km (338mi) SSW of Hanga Roa, Chile

M4.0 – 71km W of Anchor Point, Alaska
Event Time: 2014-11-02 07:18:32 UTC
Location: 59.784°N 153.098°W depth=136.0km (84.5mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 71km (44mi) W of Anchor Point, Alaska
  • 237km (147mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska

M5.4 – 51km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Event Time: 2014-11-01 22:13:13 UTC
Location: 9.820°S, 159.685°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
Nearby Cities:  606km (377mi) SE of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

Posted in earthquake 2014, Earthquake news, earthquake report, significant events | Tagged: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »