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Archive for January 29th, 2015

Earthquake Rattles Rutland in East Midlands, England

Posted by feww on January 29, 2015

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

English village shaken by magnitude 3.8 earthquake

England’s East Midlands village of Cottesmore in Rutland county was shaken by an earthquake measuring 3.8Mw.

Centered at 52.713°N, 0.667°W the quake struck at a depth of 13.3km, said USGS/EHP.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 3.8Mw
Event Time: 2015-01-28 @ 22:25:52UTC
Nearby Cities

  • 0km (0mi) WSW of Cottesmore, United Kingdom
  • 6km (4mi) NE of Oakham, United Kingdom
  • 7km (4mi) SE of Wymondham, United Kingdom
  • 14km (9mi) WNW of Stamford, United Kingdom
  • 139km (86mi) NNW of London, United Kingdom

The quake was the second to strike England since Tuesday. The first event, measuring 2.9Mw, was centered at 51.072°N, 1.299°W and struck at a depth of 3km, about 1km ENE of the Winchester [population: ~ 120,000,] the county town of Hampshire and home to Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe.

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Floods Devastate Malawi, Affecting 638,000 People

Posted by feww on January 29, 2015

Malawi Floods Situation Report  by UNOCHA, UNICEF and FAO

28 January 2015

  • Some 638,000 people affected countrywide, according to Department of Disaster Management Affairs/OCHA situation report 23 January 2015
  • [More than ¼ million people have been displaced in Malawi floods including] 174,000 in 3 most affected districts—Chikwawa, Nsanje and Phalombe.
  • At least 15 of country’s 28 districts are affected.
  • 79 deaths have been reported.
  • At least 153 people missing in Nsanje District.
  • 181 Schools occupied by displaced people (Reports from District Education Managers 26 .01.15)
  • An estimated 116,000 households have lost their crops and livestock.
  • More than 63,000 hectares of land is submerged under floodwater, including 35,000 hectares of cropland.
  • A state of emergency has been declared for 15 of Malawi’s 28 districts.
  • Floods have destroyed thousands of homes, washing away scores of livestock, and submerging hundreds of hectares of crops, a senior official said.
  • Untold numbers of goats and chickens have perished where waters rose with unexpected speed, raising the risk of livestock disease outbreaks.

FIRE-EARTH Models show that Malawi is facing its worst ever flooding.

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M5.7 Quake Strikes off California Coast

Posted by feww on January 29, 2015

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

Significant earthquake occurs SW of Ferndale, Calif.

Centered at 40.318°N, 124.607°W the quake struck at a depth of 17.2km, USGS/EHP reported.

At least 25 aftershocks of all magnitudes have followed, striking within a 25km radius of the event, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 5.7Mw
Event Time: 2015-01-28 at 21:08:53 UTC
Nearby Cities:

  • 40km (25mi) SW of Ferndale, California
  • 65km (40mi) SW of Eureka, California
  • 330km (205mi) NW of Sacramento, California

Tsunami Evaluation
There was NO tsunami threat associated with this event, said NWS National Tsunami Center in Palmer, Alaska.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California

FIRE-EARTH Science Team has suspended its research on California seismicity to protest Internet censorship, Google’s manipulation of information, theft of FIRE-EARTH intellectual property and additional reasons, as stated earlier on the blog.

The Team has suspended its research also on Japan seismicity due to the resurgence of militarism in that country and additional reasons that have been stated previously.

Recent Earthquakes – U.S. West

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