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Archive for February 17th, 2015

Two W Virginia Towns Evacuated after Derailed Train Explodes

Posted by feww on February 17, 2015

State of emergency declared in West Virginia after derailed train explodes

A freight train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded forcing the residents in two West Virginia towns to evacuate, 

At least 1,000 people were evacuated, said a state official.

The incident occurred in Fayette County in southern W Virginia at about 18:30UTC on Monday, as the two-locomotive, 109-car CSX-owned train carrying Bakken crude was traveling from North Dakota to Yorktown, Virginia.

As many as 15 tanker cars were involved in the derailment and fiery explosion, and some of the oil leaking into the Kanawha River had also caught fire after the incident, said officials.

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Strong Earthquake Strikes near Kuji, Japan

Posted by feww on February 17, 2015

M5.7 quake strikes 8km east of Kuji,Iwate Pref., Japan

Centered at 40.1N, 142.1E the quake struck at a depth of about 50km, said Japan’s weather agency.

The quake measured up to ‘Upper 5’ on Japan’s seismicity scale of 1 to 7, and was followed by at least two aftershocks, as of posting.

EQ Details [USGS/EHP]
Magnitude: 5.8Mw
Time: 2015-02-17 04:46:38 UTC
Location: 40.178°N 141.891°E
Depth: 40.4 km

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes East Coast of Japan

Posted by feww on February 17, 2015

Magnitude 6.9 quake strikes ENE of Miyako, Japan

Centered at 39.9N, 144.5E the quake occurred at a depth of 10km, said Japan’s weather agency.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.9Mw
Occurred at 08:06JST 17 February 2015
Location: 39.9N, 144.5E
Depth: 10km
Region: Sanriku Oki
Approximate Distances:

  • 80km ENE of Miyako, Japan
  • 530km NNE of Tokyo

Tsunami Evaluation: Tsunami warnings and advisories were issued, but they have been cancelled, as of posting.

Aftershocks: At least 4 significant aftershocks have occurred, as of posting.

FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts for California and Japan

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 other 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 other reasons that have also been stated previously.

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