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Tropical Storm ‘Bebeng’ Targets Philippines

Posted by feww on May 7, 2011

Heavy Rains, Floodings and Mudslides Expected as TS Three (‘Bebeng’) Targets Luzon and Visayas in the Philippines 

2011/2012 Could Prove the Worst Year Ever for the Philippines: FIRE-EARTH 

Based on FIRE-EARTH models, the Moderators believe extreme weather and tectonics events in  the 2011-2012 period could cause large scale devastation in the Philippines islands.

Tropical Cyclone 3 has become become considerably more organized since 3 hours earlier (below image).

Click images to enlarge. Vis/IR satellite image. Source: CIMSS

Latest Details at 10:00 am local time (Source: Dost Pagasa)
Position: 12.7°N, 126.4°E
Location:  180 km East Catarman, Northern Samar
Maximum wind speeds: 55 km/h near the center
Movement: Tracking NW at 13 km/h

Global Disasters

Updated at 06:03UTC on May 7, 2011

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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Taiwan region

Posted by feww on July 13, 2009

Strong Quake Strikes Taiwan – March 4

FOR March 4, 2010 Quake in Taiwan Click the Link ABOVE

A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near east coast of Taiwan.

A Magnitude 6.3 mainshock followed by a M5.1 aftershock struck about 60km east of the coastal town of Hua-lien, Taiwan, at a depth of 24.7 km, USGS reported.

The quake occurred about 40km east of an unnamed volcano [Volcano Number: 0801-03= ; Latitude: 24.00°N,  Longitude: 121.83°E] where according to the Global Volcanism Program:

A submarine eruption observed by the U.S. Navy boat “Southampton” took place on October 29, 1853 in the Philippine Sea offshore from the city of Hualien about 18 km from the eastern coast of Taiwan. Several days later another ship, the “Macedonian,” passed the same location and reported white ash covering its curtains.

Subject to further seismic activity in the area FEWW will publish the probability of eruption at volcano 0801-03.

10-degree Map Centered at 25°N,120°E

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Earthquake location. Original Map: USGS

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 6.3
  • Date-Tim:
    • Monday, July 13, 2009 at 18:05:02 UTC
    • Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 02:05:02 AM at epicenter
  • Location:  23.997°N, 122.177°E
  • Depth:  24.7 km (15.3 miles)
  • Region:  TAIWAN REGION
  • Distances:
    • 60 km (40 miles) E of Hua-lien, Taiwan
    • 75 km (45 miles) SSE of Su-ao, Taiwan
    • 135 km (85 miles) SSE of T’AI-PEI, Taiwan
    • 150 km (95 miles) SE of Hsin-chu, Taiwan
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 6.9 km (4.3 miles); depth +/- 20 km (12.4 miles)
  • Parameters NST= 95, Nph= 95, Dmin=62.3 km, Rmss=0.72 sec, Gp= 50°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
  • Source:  USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2009jabu

Seismic Hazard Map – USGS


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Historic Seismicity [7+ shocks sine 1900] – USGS



Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

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