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Hazardous Air Warnings in Beijing as Landslide Kills Dozens in SW China

Posted by feww on January 12, 2013

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Dangerous air pollution lingers in Beijing, as landslide kills 46 in SW China

Air quality indexes in Beijing were approaching 500 on Saturday, as monitoring stations in various parts of the Chinese capital warned the density of PM2.5 particulates had reached 700 micrograms per cubic meter.

An hour earlier, monitors at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing had recorded an off-the-chart air-quality reading of 728 and PM2.5 density of 845 micrograms per cubic meter, reports said.

  • The air quality is regarded as ‘safe’ when the index is at 50 or lower, but hazardous for indexes between 301 and 500, when outdoor physical activities should be avoided.
  • Beijing city government issued new rules last year under which all outdoor sports activities must cease and factories have to reduce production capacity when air-quality index exceeds 500.
  • “Several other cities, including Tianjin on the coast east of Beijing and southern China’s Wuhan city, also reported severe pollution over the last several days.” AP reported.
  • The authorities have blamed the the high concentration of air pollutants on dense fog and lack of wind.

Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Original caption: Visitors walk at the fog-enveloped Temple of Heaven in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 12, 2013. Heavy fog hit Beijing on Saturday. (Xinhua/Li Wen). More images…

Landslide in SW China’s Yunnan Province

The death toll from a landslide that buried a village in a mountainous region in southwest China’s Yunnan Province Friday climbed to 46, rescuers said.

  • “The landslide hit the Zhaojiagou area of Gaopo Village, Zhenxiong County around 8:20 a.m. Friday. Zhenxiong is some 550 km northeast of the provincial capital, Kunming.”
  • The victims included 27 adults and 19 children, according to the local authorities.

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Nature Has the Right of Way

Posted by feww on August 21, 2010

Satellite Images of Massive Landslide in Zhouqu, China


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On August 8, 2010, unusually intense monsoon rains triggered devastating landslides and floods that buried a densely populated area in the center of the city. As of August 17, China’s official news agency reported [1,364] deaths with [401] people still missing [as of 4 p.m. Thursday.] This detailed image, from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 satellite, shows the largest slide in the lower part of the city on August 10.” Source: NASA E/O. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG) acquired August 10, 2010

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China landslide death toll rises to 1,239


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Three Gorges Dam Could Collapse

Posted by feww on July 22, 2010

HOW LONG WILL SHE HOLD?

Image of the Day:

Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, Hubei Province central China, July 19, 2010.


The water influx into the Three Gorges Reservoir reached 58,000 steres [cubic meters, m³] per second on Monday morning, setting a new record in this year’s flood season. Engineers will raise the rate of water outflux to 40,000 steres per second from 10 a.m. on Monday to face the biggest flood peak since the dam was established. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu). Image may be subject to copyright. More photos …

In Murphy’s law has no time vector! Fire-Earth said:

FEWW Amendment to Murphy’s Law:
If more things can go wrong they will go wrong about now!

… in the world’s major cities, hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants, oil rigs, production and processing facilities, powerlines …

A name for this?
Blog Moderators call this phenomenon Secondary Interlude to Human-Induced Planetary Antiphase.

Previous Examples in recent times?
Repeated flooding in Manila, Philippines.

Examples to watch for in the Near future?
Watch out for disintegration or collapse of Cities, large-scale structures, bridges, tunnels, power plants…, e.g., collapse of China’s Three Gorges Dam in the next two to three years.

Other Examples?
More examples would be posted after the Moderators have evaluated the structures, geographical regions  and physical locations.

Causes?
Earthquakes, Storms, Snowstorms, Extreme Rain Events (ERE), Drought and Deluge, Fatigue … Antiphase and all other human-induced and human-enhanced factors.

See also entry at

Major Blackout Plunges Brazil into Darkness

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Extreme Rain Events Devastate Large Parts of China

Posted by feww on July 14, 2010

More than two months of extreme rain, flooding, landslides in China affect tens of millions of people

Hundreds, most probably thousands have been killed, millions of hectares of cropland destroyed, tens of millions of people have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Extreme Rain in China


Image created using data from the Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis at GSFC, which is  calibrated by the TRMM satellite, acquired July 6 – 12, 2010. Source: NASA E/O.  Click image to enlarge.

End of the Line!


Buses are blocked on a waterlogged street in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, July 13, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Zhuo). Image may be subject to copyright. See fair use notice.

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Landslides Claim More Lives in South China

Posted by feww on July 9, 2010

Flooding and landslide disasters leave at least 27 dead, 6 missing and tens of thousands evacuated in south China

More rain-triggered landslides killed at least 27 people, with six others reported missing, and tens of thousands were evacuated in south China as roads and railway lines were out in south China, a report said.

“In the hardest-hit Chongqing Municipality, at least eight people had died, one remain missing and 27,000 were relocated, local authorities said late Friday.”

“The heaviest rain this summer started to batter Chongqing from Thursday night, with Huatian Township in Youyang County recording the largest rainfall of 241.6 mm. Water levels in most rivers in Chongqing have risen above warning levels.”

Fenshui and Sanzheng townships in Wanzhou District of Chongqing were left submerged in 1.2-meter deep floodwater. More…

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Landslide in SW China: 42 Bodies Recovered

Posted by feww on July 5, 2010

Some 42 bodies have been recovered, while 57 people remain missing six days after a landslide in Dazhai Village  in  SW China’s Guizhou Province.

About 1,000 people from 244 families in nearby areas have been evacuated, official reports say. “Although anti-epidemic measures had been adopted in all the tents, the hot weather might easily trigger diseases, so we want to relocate the villagers,” an official said.

“After days of aerial examination, workers with the land and resources department have found 25 sites at risk of possible landslides in a 90 km area around the buried site.”

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