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War on Nature: Danube Dynamited

Posted by feww on February 8, 2012

Serbian authorities use explosives to unblock frozen Danube

The authorities in Serbia are dynamiting the Danube and Ibar to crush massive ice blocks formed on long stretches of  the two rivers in a desperate attempt to unblock shipping lanes and prevent flooding in heavily populated areas.

The official death toll from Europe’s deep freeze has exceeded 450, with thousands more injured. Tens of thousands of people remain isolated by massive snowstorms, as more frozen bodies are found in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and across the Balkans.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 8

[February 8, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,498 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Europe.The big freeze which began 11 days ago has affected the entire continent, leaving at least 450 dead [NOTE: the actual death toll could be much higher] and thousands afflicted with hypothermia and frostbite.
    • More frozen bodies have been found in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and across the Balkans.
    • Temperatures in some areas plunged to as low as -40ºC (minus 40ºF).
    • The authorities in Serbia are dynamiting massive ice blocks formed on the Danube and Ibar rivers to unblock shipping lanes and prevent flooding in heavily populated areas.
    • The severe cold has increased demand for oil and natural gas in Europe, a third of which is supplied by Russia.
    • About 500 hundred villages in southern Croatia are buried under up to 6 f3et of snow, without access to food and medicine.
    • The freeze is expected to continue.

Other Global Disasters

  • Philippines. Death toll from the strong quakes that struck Negros on Monday has risen to at least 48 with more than 100 reported as missing, a report said.
    • Most of the deaths occurred in Guihulngan City, and in the towns of La Libertad, Tayasan, Jumalalud and Bindoy.
    • At least 52 people were injured, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Significant Incidents

  • Sado Fukin, Japan. A 5.7Mw quake struck about 75km west of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, Japan
    • Region Name: Sado Fukin (W of Niigata, Honshu, Japan)
    • Occurred at: 21:01 JST 08 Feb 2012
    • Epicenter: 37.9N 138.2E
    • Depth: 10 km
    • The quake was followed by at least one aftershock measuring 3.1Mw, as of posting. (Source: JMA)


Sado Fukin Earthquake Map. Source: JMA

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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State of Emergency Declared in S. Bulgaria after Severe Flooding

Posted by feww on February 7, 2012

Dam in southern Bulgaria collapses leaving at least 20 dead or missing 

The civil defense authorities have declared a state of emergency in southern Bulgaria after the dam on the Ivanovo Reservoir collapsed sending a 3-meter (9 ft) surge of water to the nearby village of Bisser near the Greek border, leaving at least 20 people dead or missing and hundreds of homes inundated.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 7

[February 7, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,499 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Bulgaria.  A state of emergency has been declare in much of southern Bulgaria after the dam on the Ivanovo Reservoir collapsed sending a 3-meter (9 ft) surge of water to the nearby village of Bisser near the Greek border, leaving at least 20 people dead or missing and hundreds of homes inundated.
    • The collapse was caused by severe flooding from a combination of torrential rains and melting snow.
    • Two other larger dams in the region were on the brink of overflowing, threatening to inundate vast populated areas, the authorities warned.
    • Massive volumes of floodwater are also surging down Arda river, which enters Maritsa river, impacting both  the northern portion of the Evros prefecture in Greece, including Kastanies, and the western portion of Edirne in NW Turkey.

Other Global Disasters

  • Serbia. As the deadly freeze in Europe continued, heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures prompted the Serbian government to declare a state of emergency for the entire country.
    • Up to 95 percent of all roads in the country have become impassible due to snow and ice, reports said.
    • The Arctic cold has claimed at least a dozen lives and left more than 70,000 people isolated in remote areas.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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