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Earth is fighting to stay alive – mass dieoffs, triggered by anthropogenic assault and fallout of planetary defense systems offsetting the impact, could begin in 2016

Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Tunneling

Posted by feww on July 9, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Tunneling

Part X of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 13 – Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 17:02UTC – Tunneling

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Interchanges

Posted by feww on July 8, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Interchanges

Part IX of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 12 – Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 16:15UTC – Interchanges

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Overlays

Posted by feww on July 7, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Overlays

Part VIII of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 11 – Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 17:05UTC – Overlays

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Symmetry and MI

Posted by feww on July 6, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Symmetry and MI

Part VII of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 10 – Wednesday, July 6, 2016 @ 17:03UTC – Symmetry and MI

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Spot the Difference!

Posted by feww on July 5, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Spot the Difference!

Part VI of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 9 – Tuesday, July 5, 2016 @ 16:32UTC –  Spot the Difference!

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – The Tapestry

Posted by feww on July 4, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – The Tapestry

Part V of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 8 – Monday, July 4, at 16:02UTC – The Tapestry

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – The Blocks

Posted by feww on July 3, 2016

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – The Blocks

Part IV of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 7 – Sunday, July 3, at 17:55UTC – The Blocks

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Extra Dimensional

Posted by feww on July 2, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Extra Dimensional

Part III of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 6 – Saturday, July 2, at 18:03UTC – Extra Dimensional

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Part II

Posted by feww on July 1, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Part II

Part II of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Day 5 – Friday, July 1, at 18:33UTC – Precise or Perfect?

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations (Day 4)

Posted by feww on June 30, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: VLS Simulations (Day 4)

The VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.

  • Thursday, June 30, at 18:55UTC – Ripples and Reflections

 

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: TT Res Simulations (Day 3)

Posted by feww on June 29, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: TT Res Simulations

  • The TT Res Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.
  • Day 3: Wednesday, June 29, at 18:03UTC: Most Imminent Global Threats

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: UD-NR Simulations (Day 2)

Posted by feww on June 28, 2016

Correction

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: UD-NR Simulations

  • The UD-NR Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.
  • Day 2: Tuesday, June 28, at 17:02UTC.

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Fire-Earth Science Conference: UD-NR Simulations

Posted by feww on June 27, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Science Conference: UD-NR Simulations

  • The UD-NR Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS.
  • Day 1: Monday, 27 June 2016, at 18:32UTC.

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Major Disaster Declared for West Virginia

Posted by feww on June 26, 2016

WV Declared Federal Disaster Area

West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4273)

The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing.

The worst affected areas so far are Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Nicholas counties.

Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas said damage surveys were continuing in other areas, and more counties and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed.

Earlier, states of emergency were declared in 44 of the state’s 55 counties.

About a 1,000 properties have been damaged or destroyed, according to the local residents.

Major Disaster Declarations (2016)

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Strong Earthquake Strikes N of Karakul Impact Crater

Posted by feww on June 26, 2016

SGH

M6.4 quake strikes Kyrgyzstan, 40km North of Karakul impact crater, Pamir Mountains

Centered at 39.487°N, 73.325°E the event occurred at a depth of 15.5km, USGS/EHP reported.

The event was preceded by a significant aftershock, measuring 5.0Mw and centered at 36.540°N, 70.084°E [20km E of Farkhar, Afghanistan,] and at a depth of 215.1km.

NOTE: Karakul [Qarokul, or Siob, Tajik for “black lake,”] is a lake located within a 52-km-diameter impact crater in the Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan.

Diagnostics available from BEACONS [CJ Members.]

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Pope Francis Visits Armenian Genocide Memorial

Posted by feww on June 25, 2016

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The Armenian Genocide: The first genocide of the 20th century

Pope Francis paid tribute on Saturday to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred in 1915 genocide.

“Here I pray, with pain in my heart, so that never again will there be tragedies like this, so that humanity does not forget and knows how to overcome evil with good,” he wrote in the guest book at the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan on Saturday.

“May God protect the memory of the Armenian people! Memory cannot be stifled or forgotten! Memory is a source of peace and future!”

On Friday, he described the slaughter of ethnic Armenians by Ottoman Turks as an act of “genocide.”

“During a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths in April 2015, he said the events were “the first genocide of the 20th century,” echoing a phrase first used by Pope John Paul II in a 2001 joint declaration ahead of his own trip to Armenia,” said a report.

http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/photos_of_armenian_genocide.php#

 

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Selected Seismicity – June 25, 2019

Posted by feww on June 25, 2016

4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 11:34:29 UTC 8.5 km
4.7 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 03:02:31 UTC 10.0 km
4.5 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 02:30:21 UTC 10.0 km
4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 02:02:27 UTC 10.0 km
4.9 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 01:58:44 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-25 01:57:57 UTC 10.0 km
4.7 152km SE of Furnas, Portugal 2016-06-24 23:16:35 UTC 10.0 km
4.9 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-24 22:43:11 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 15:23:54 UTC 10.0 km
4.6 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 14:53:11 UTC 10.0 km
4.5 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 01:52:24 UTC 10.0 km
4.8 Reykjanes Ridge 2016-06-23 01:48:51 UTC 10.0 km

M 6.1 – Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge; 22.661°N, 45.133°W; 2016-06-21 16:26:34 UTC; 10.0 km

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State of Emergency Declared in Kern County, Calif.

Posted by feww on June 25, 2016

Erskine Fire explodes to more than 30,000 acres prompts State of Emergency Declaration

The so-called Erskine Fire, burning in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County, has devoured more than 30,000 acres, killing at least two people, destroying or damaging scores of building and threatening more than 1,500 additional structures, fire officials said.

  • The deadly fire prompted Gov. Brown to declare a state of emergency.
  • Up to 6,000 people have been evacuated.
  • The fire started around 4pm on Thursday and quickly spread 18km in 13 hours, devouring 30,000 acres of parched grass, officials said.
  • Some 800 fire personnel are currently at the scene, Inciweb said.

Meanwhile, the federal government issued a Fire Disaster Management Assistance for California Erskine Fire (FM-5131).

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Deadly Storms, Historic Flooding Devastate West Virginia

Posted by feww on June 25, 2016

State of Emergency declared for 44 counties in WV as deadly storms, historic flooding kill dozens 

Some areas are “devastated,” especially the counties of Greenbrier, Nicholas, Fayette, Kanawha and Webster, said Gov. Tomblin’s communications director.

Some areas are “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years,” he added.

Many counties have significant localized damage. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed or severely damaged.

“The flooding we experienced Thursday and into today is among the worst in a century for some parts of the state,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Our team in the Emergency Operations Center worked through the night and continues to coordinate efforts with local officials today.

“On Thursday evening I declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties, including all but the Northern and Eastern Panhandles. I have authorized the deployment of up to 150 members of the West Virginia National Guard to assist local emergency responders as we continue to evaluate the situation today.

“We understand many counties continue to experience significant problems and some waters continue to rise. Joanne and I are thinking continually about those affected by this disaster, and our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones. I appreciate the tireless efforts of first responders across the state, many of whom have volunteered to travel long distances to help those in the most affected areas.”

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Beijing Sinking

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

Eastern portion of Beijing sinking at a rate greater than 100 mm/year: Study

Now you see it, now you don’t!  China’s capital Beijing could disappear in a  gigantic sinkhole.

Beijing’s massive subsidence, which has been occurring since at least 1935, is caused by the overexploitation or mining of groundwater. About 60% of the water supply comes from groundwater, and the rest from surface water.

Beijing used about 3.6 billion cubic meters (m³) of water in 2010, compared to renewable fresh water resources of about 3 billion m³. [The consumption may have risen by about 14% over the past five years.]

Article: Imaging Land Subsidence Induced by Groundwater Extraction in Beijing (China) Using Satellite Radar Interferometry

Abstract

Beijing is one of the most water-stressed cities in the world. Due to over-exploitation of groundwater, the Beijing region has been suffering from land subsidence since 1935. In this study, the Small Baseline InSAR technique has been employed to process Envisat ASAR images acquired between 2003 and 2010 and TerraSAR-X stripmap images collected from 2010 to 2011 to investigate land subsidence in the Beijing region. The maximum subsidence is seen in the eastern part of Beijing with a rate greater than 100 mm/year. Comparisons between InSAR and GPS derived subsidence rates show an RMS difference of 2.94 mm/year with a mean of 2.41 ± 1.84 mm/year. In addition, a high correlation was observed between InSAR subsidence rate maps derived from two different datasets (i.e., Envisat and TerraSAR-X). These demonstrate once again that InSAR is a powerful tool for monitoring land subsidence. InSAR derived subsidence rate maps have allowed for a comprehensive spatio-temporal analysis to identify the main triggering factors of land subsidence. Some interesting relationships in terms of land subsidence were found with groundwater level, active faults, accumulated soft soil thickness and different aquifer types. Furthermore, a relationship with the distances to pumping wells was also recognized in this work.

Chen M, Tomás R, Li Z, Motagh M, Li T, Hu L, Gong H, Li X, Yu J, Gong X. Imaging Land Subsidence Induced by Groundwater Extraction in Beijing (China) Using Satellite Radar Interferometry. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(6):468.

The World Cities Are Running Out of Fresh Water [AND Sinking]

Groundwater from aquifers is a main source for drinking, irrigation and industrial use for much of the world’s population. Globally, an estimated 4 billion people depend on groundwater for drinking, but the water is running out!

Groundwater cannot be replenished from rainfall, and in most cases it takes tens of thousands of years to restore naturally.

According to the International Water Management Institute, about 1,000 cubic kilometers of groundwater are withdrawn each year, which is wholly unsustainable!

More Water Facts

  • Total water on Earth: 1.4 x 10^18 m³
  • Water in the oceans: About 97.5% of the total
  • Volume of Fresh water: Approximately 35 x 10^15 m³ of the earth’s total water. About 0.3% of the freshwater is held in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs and the remainder is stored in glaciers, permanent snow, and groundwater aquifers.
  • Water contained in the earth’s atmosphere: about 13 x 10^12 m³
  • Water removed from the earth’s surface via evaporation: about 577 x 10^12 m³ each year (only 14% of the water evaporation is from land).
  • Total annual precipitation falling on land: about 115 x 10^12 m³ (20% of total evaporation – the 6% surplus water returns to the oceans via rivers.)
  • Total freshwater on Earth stored as groundwater: Approximately 11 x 10^15 m³ (30% of all freshwater).
  • Water collected in lakes and rivers: about 110 x 10^12 m³ is held as groundwater (one hundredth of the total groundwater reserves)
  • Aquifers contribution to human water consumption: an estimated 30% [?] of all of the water used throughout the world.
  • Natural recharge rate for the aquifers: from 0.01% to 3% per year.
  • Estimated overdraft of global groundwater: about 200 x 10^9 m³ or (twice the average recharge rate!)

Sinking Cities

World cities and agricultural lands that are situated above aquifers and groundwater reserves are slowly but permanently sinking into the ground, as the water is pumped out at phenomenal rates.

In China, at least 46 cities are sinking into the ground due to the excessive pumping of groundwater. In Shanghai excessive groundwater pumping contributes to 70 percent of surface subsidence (the remaining 30 percent is thought to be due to the weight of buildings).

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Buildings damaged in a cave-in at Shanghai’s No 4 subway construction site.
[Photo: China Daily] See Fair Use Notice!

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Selected Seismicity – June 24, 2019

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

M5.9 strike 102km SSE of Yonakuni, Japan Region

Location: 23.614°N 123.386°E
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 21:05:29 UTC

M2.9 – 1km NW of Lakeland South, Washington
Location: 47.286°N 122.292°W
Depth: 22.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 08:38:34 UTC

M4.9 – 89km S of Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska
Location: 51.158°N 179.423°E
Depth: 35.0 km
Time: 2016-06-24 09:23:02 UTC

M4.4 – 13km N of Aratoca, Colombia
Location: 6.813°N 73.028°W
Depth: 147.0 km
Time: 2016-06-23 22:28:55 UTC

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“Most Devastating” Wildfire Destroys Scores of Homes in SoCal

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

Ferocious wildfire in Squirrel Valley, Kern County destroys 100 homes, structures threatens 1,500 more

One of the most devastating wildfires I’ve ever seen —Kern County Fire Capt.

The explosive Erskine Fire has consumed about 5,400 acres since Thursday afternoon in Lake Isabella, Kern County, about 65km northeast of Bakersfield, destroying at least 80 homes, two dozen structures, and threatening 1,500 more.

The fire is “extremely dangerous, extremely volatile,” said Kern County Fire Capt. Tyler Townsend.

“I’ve never been in a wildland fire where I’ve seen so many homes burn. It’s one of the most devastating I’ve ever seen,” said Townsend.

Mass evacuations have been ordered in the areas threatened by the blaze including the rural communities of South Fork, Weldon, Onyx, Lakeland Estates, Yankee Canyon and Mountain Mesa, according to official reports.

 

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Seeking Protection from Evolutionary Changes

Posted by feww on June 24, 2016

Britain [England and Wales] Votes to Become an ‘Island’

Brexit: David Cameron to resign after England and Wales voted to leave EU.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will step down by October after 52 – 48 referendum to leave the European Union.

“The referendum turnout was 71.8% – with more than 30 million people voting – the highest turnout at a UK-wide vote since 1992,” said a report.

Spooked by the prospect of having to accept refugees from Syria, 52 percent of the voters in England and Wales opted to shy away from the vital challenges posed by the evolutionary process.

Scotland
Meanwhile, Scotland voted in favor of the UK staying in the EU by a majority of 62% to 38%, prompting its first minister to state that a fresh independence referendum was “highly likely.”

“Nicola Sturgeon said it was “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will.”

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FIRE-EARTH Bulletin: Global Seismic Hot Spots [24 -30 June 2016]

Posted by feww on June 23, 2016

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FIRE-EARTH Bulletin: Global Seismic Hot Spots [24 -30 June 2016]

  • Details of the Seismic Bulletin are available from BEACONS.
  • CJ Members may advise Affiliates at their discretion.

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States of Emergency Declared in Arizona, Utah

Posted by feww on June 23, 2016

Cedar Fire has burned more than 42,000 acres in Arizona

Arizona Gov. Ducey has declared a state of emergency in Navajo County as the massive Cedar Fire continued burning near Pinetop-Lakeside, a small town in Navajo County [Pop: 4,300.]

The Cedar Fire has burned more than 42,000 acres, with about 22 percent containment.

Saddle Fire – Utah

Washington County declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the 850-acre Saddle Fire continued to burn with zero containment for the 10th day.

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