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Archive for November 21st, 2014

Drought Destroys Crops in Five States

Posted by feww on November 21, 2014

SCENARIOS  560, 444, 111, 100, 03, 02

Crop Disasters Declared for 20 Counties across Five States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared crop disasters in 20 counties across five states—Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington and Wyoming—due to the losses and damage caused by the debilitating drought.

The disaster designations are for the following counties:

  • Idaho: Bear Lake, Boundary, Fremont, Madison,  Bonner, Caribou, Franklin, Teton, Bonneville, Clark and  Jefferson counties.
  • Montana: Beaverhead, Gallatin, Lincoln and Madison counties.
  • Utah: Cache and Rich counties.
  • Washington: Pend Oreille County.
  • Wyoming: Lincoln and Teton counties.

Crop Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 2,727 counties across 41 states. Most of those designations are due to  drought.

Those states are

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The counties designated as agricultural disaster areas, as listed above, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. Some counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on November 19, 2014.

Latest/ Recent Crop Disaster Declarations

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FEWW Event Alert – Coralis

Posted by feww on November 21, 2014

CJ Members

Fire-Earth Event Alert: Coralis

Details of the next Event Alert, , will be broadcast at the following times Monday, November 24, 2014 on FIRE-EARTH Channel:

  05:32, 06:32, 08:32 and 10:32UTC.


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Strong Quake Strikes WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Posted by feww on November 21, 2014

SCENARIOS 703, 700, [500,] 08, 07, 02

UPDATE @ 15:47UTC – Quake downgraded to Magnitude 6.5Mw by USGS/EHP.  For other details that originally evaded USGS earthquake staff see below.

M6.9 quake occurs 116km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia

Centered at 2.230°N, 127.085°E 2.277°N, 127.055°E the quake struck at a depth of 48.2km (30.0mi) 38.1km (23.7mi), said the erring experts at USGS/EHP.

EQ Details [Take 2]

Event Time: 2014-11-21 10:10:19 UTC
Location: 2.277°N, 127.055°E depth=38.1km (23.7mi)

Nearby Cities

  • 122km (76mi) WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia
  • 167km (104mi) NNW of Ternate, Indonesia
  • 168km (104mi) NNW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  • 227km (141mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  • 995km (618mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

EQ Details [TAKE 1]

Event Time: 2014-11-21 10:10:20 UTC
Location: 2.230°N 127.085°E depth=48.2km (30.0mi)
Nearby Cities:

  • 162km (101mi) N of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
  • 228km (142mi) ENE of Bitung, Indonesia
  • 996km (619mi) SW of Koror Town, Palau

Tsunami Evaluation

Small tsunami waves were generated, but they posed no threat to the coastal areas.

Other Significant Seismicity

Magnitude: 5.9 – About 216km (134mi) S of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Location:  20.679°N, 120.041°E; depth=10.0 km (163km SSW of Hengchun, Taiwan)
Time: 2014-11-21 @ 03:29:12 UTC

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FIRE-EARTH EQ Forecast For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into FIRE-EARTH Channel daily @ 06:32UTC.


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