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FIRE-EARTH Report: Japan 02

Posted by feww on March 19, 2017

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How Do You Say ‘Duck-n-Cover’ in Japanese?

Japanese authorities teach schoolkids how to “Duck-n-Cover” —Reports

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North Korea Announces ‘Successful’ H-Bomb Test

Posted by feww on January 6, 2016

“[North Korea] deserved to hold nuclear weapons to counter nuclear threats by the US” —State media

North Korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, as earthquake monitoring centers reported a significant seismic event near the main nuclear test site in Punggye-ri.

“The republic’s first hydrogen bomb test has been successfully performed at 10:00 am on January 6, 2016,” said the North Korean state TV.

A powerful weapon, developed in the 1950s by the United States, the hydrogen bomb, aka thermonuclear bomb, uses the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes in a chain reaction to deliver a more devastating payload than the atomic bomb, which is powered by nuclear fission.

The H-bomb is said to be a “cleaner” bomb than its atomic cousin because it has less radioactive fallout, but delivers more bang for the buck.

Significant earthquake strikes near Sungjibaegam, NK

  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Location: 41.305°N 129.039°E depth=0.0 km (0.0 mi)
  • Time: 2016-01-06 01:30:01 (UTC)
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 21km (13mi) ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea
    • 37km (23mi) WNW of Hau-ri, North Korea
    • 44km (27mi) NNW of Kilju, North Korea
    • 54km (34mi) WSW of Hoemul-li, North Korea
    • 376km (234mi) NE of Pyongyang, North Korea

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Severe Drought Hits N. Korea

Posted by feww on June 17, 2015

‘Worst drought in 100 years’ parching paddy fields across the country

The worst drought in 100 years continues to damage crops and agricultural fields in N. Korea, said the State news agency KCNA.

At least 136,200 hectares of paddy fields, or about a third of the total, are drying up across the country, said the report.

“The granaries including North and South Hwanghae provinces and South Phyongan and South Hamgyong provinces have been badly damaged,” said the report.

“Drought dries up rice-seedlings in nearly 80 percent and 58 percent of paddy fields in South and North Hwanghae provinces.”

“According to the State Hydro-meteorological Administration, no rainfall has been witnessed in North and South Hwanghae provinces, added the report. “Water level of reservoirs stands at the lowest, while rivers and streams getting dry.”

In 2014, the country experienced its lowest rainfall in 30 years.

Up to 600,000 people, or 2.3% of the population, died as a result of North Korean famine between 1993 and 2000, according to a report.

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Tensions Mounting on Korean Peninsula

Posted by feww on April 2, 2013

China places military on highest alert amid mounting Korean tensions

China is mobilizing its military forces on the border with North Korea in response to heightened tensions, following Pyongyang’s declaration of a “state of war,” and latest threats to attack South Korea and the United States.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is now at its highest alert level, U.S. officials have said.

“China has also been conducting live-firing naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, scheduled to end on Monday. The move is widely viewed as open support for North Korea, which continues to show extreme opposition to the US-South Korean military drills that are to last until May,” said a report.

“The news comes as the US deployed its USS Fitzgerald destroyer off the coast of North Korea, adding to its Sunday deployment of F-22 fighter jets to take part in the drills with the friendly South, which has further served to heighten tensions on the peninsula.”

Meantime, Pyongyang has been mobilizing its missile forces, including road-mobile, short- and medium-range missiles, U.S. officials analyzing satellite imagery of missile bases have said.

NK to reopen Yongbyon nuclear reactor

In a separate development, North Korea announced its decision to restart operations at the Yongbyon nuclear complex on Tuesday, adding to already heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Yongbyon Magnox Reactor
5 MWe experimental Magnox reactor at Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center, North Korea (2008).

Pyongyang said it would work to restart the 5-megawatt reactor and the uranium enrichment plant without delay.

The Yongbyon nuclear facility was disabled following an agreement reached  in 2007 at six-party talks (United States, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea).

The nuclear facilities, which produced the fissile material for North Korea’s nuclear weapon tests, is located about 90 km north of Pyongyang.

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Korean War Would Accelerate Global Collapse

Posted by feww on March 30, 2013

North Korea enters ‘state of war’ against South

North Korea says it has entered a “state of war” against its southern neighbor, warning that any issues between the two countries will be dealt with in a “wartime manner,” reports said.

North Korea has warned that any military provocation near the land or sea border of the two sides would result “in a full-scale conflict and a nuclear war,” said a report.

pyongyang rally
Pyongyang Rally in support of Kim Jong Un’s declaration.  Credit Reuters

Pyongyang has been repeatedly threatening to attack the South and U.S. military bases in the region since the beginning of March.

Tens of thousands of North Koreans expressed support for their leader’s threat of a military strike against the United States during a massive rally held on Friday.

The official North Korean Central News Agency [KCNA] said the leader has put the country’s rocket units on standby, after an emergency meeting with the top military commanders on Friday.

“The time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation.” Kim Jong Un was quoted as saying.

followed flights by nuclear-capable B-2 Spirit, aka Stealth Bombers, over an island off the coast of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, as part of ongoing US military drills with South Korea.

South Korea had earlier confirmed the notification by Pyongyang that DPRK had cut off the military communications hotline on March 27, reports said.

“Tensions have been running high on the Korean Peninsula since the DPRK conducted its third nuclear test on Feb. 12 as a countermeasure against the joint military drills of the United States and South Korea,” said a report.

Russian Foreign Minister said Russia was concerned about increased military activity around North Korea, an apparent reference to the US – SK military drills, warning that a buildup of tensions on the Korean peninsula could “spiral into a vicious cycle.”

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N. Korea Threatens South with ‘Final Destruction’

Posted by feww on February 19, 2013

‘A new born puppy knows no fear of a tiger’ —NK Diplomat

North Korea has threatened the South with ‘final destruction’ during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament, Reuters reported.

The threat follows the underground nuclear test, which NK conducted on February 12.

NK has warned that it could take “second and third steps,” referring to the nuke test.

“As the saying goes, a new born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction,” said North Korean diplomat Jon Yong-ryong, Reuters reported.

The North Korean diplomat said Pyongyang recent “resolute step for self-deference” was “strong counter-actions to a foreign aggressor.”

“If the US takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it (North Korea) will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession,” he added.

The US and UK Representatives to the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva have strongly criticized North Korea.

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February 19, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,117 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,117 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Floods Threaten Niger’s Rice Crop

Posted by feww on September 14, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,279 Days Left

[September 14, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Republic of Niger. Flooding in Niger could destroy its main rice harvest, reports said.
    • Floods have already claimed dozens of lives since the annual rainy season began.
    • Niger produces about 130,000 tons of rice a year.
    • “Most of the rainy season rice crop, estimated at over 80,000 metric tons, risks being destroyed this year,” a Malian official said.
  • United States. The Department of Commerce has declared Fisheries Disasters in Northeast, Alaska, and Mississippi.
    • Northeast – Several key fish stocks in the Northeast groundfish fishery are not rebuilding and further cuts are expected in 2013.  More information here.
    • Alaska – Low returns of Chinook salmon to the Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, and Cook Inlet have resulted in a fishery resource disaster have caused a continuation of the Yukon River commercial fishery failure in 2010 – 2012, a Kuskokwim River commercial fishery failure in 2011 – 2012, and a Cook Inlet commercial fishery failure in 2012.  More information here.
    • Mississippi – Impacted by the massive freshwater impacts from the historic flooding in the lower Mississippi River in the spring of 2011, a commercial fishery failure has been declared for the Mississippi oyster fishery and the state’s blue crab fishery. More information here.
  • North Korea. Death toll from recent floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has risen to 300, with 600 others reported as missing and many injured, reports said.
    • “The floods between mid-June and late August destroyed 87,280 houses and affected roughly 298,050 residents, damaging farmland and social infrastructure such as electric cables, coal mines and railways, according to the KCNA, said a report.
  • Pakistan.  Flooding in Pakistan has left hundreds of people dead, injured or missing.  Thousands of others are left homeless.
  • Ryukyu Islands. Super Typhoon SANBA (TY 17W), near 23.5ºN, 129.1ºE,  continues to intensifies moving north (345 degrees) toward Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.


Super Typhoon SANBA (TY 17W) and its project path – enhanced IR satellite image.  Image source:  CIMSS

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Flooding and Landslides Leave Hundreds Dead, Missing or Injured

Posted by feww on September 10, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,283 Days Left

[September 10, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,283 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011...

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Flooding and landslides triggered by extreme rain events have left hundreds of people dead, missing or injured, tens of thousands of people homeless, thousands of properties destroyed or damaged and  much of the farmland submerged in Ghana, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, SW China and Vietnam.

  • Vietnam.  Flooding and landslides in Vietnam have left dozens dead or missing. “Floods have submerged over 3,500 houses and more than 22,000 hectares of crops and fruit trees, mainly in the two provinces of Ha Tinh and Nghe An,” said a report.
  • United States.  Marathon Detroit refinery has reportedly released unknown chemical into the atmosphere, NRC said.
    • “The material is causing nausea, burning eyes, and difficulty breathing to local residents.”

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Disaster Calendar – 28 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 28, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,327 Days Left

[July 28, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,327 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011...

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Ethiopia.  Renewed ethnic clashes in Moyale area, Ethiopia have left at least 2 dozen people dead and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. At least 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape the slaughter, the Kenyan Red Cross said.
  • N. Korea. Rainstorms and flooding in North Korea has left more than 200 people dead or injured, and more than 60,000 people homeless according to reports quoting state-run KCNA news agency.
  • Uganda. Ebola virus has killed more than a dozen people and infected about a dozen others in Uganda, reports said.

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The War Racket: Okinawa Base Lives

Posted by feww on May 24, 2010

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Okinawa Base Lives, Thanks to North Korea

Did North Korea Torpedo Hatoyama’s Okinawa Base Pledge?

Mr. Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan won a landslide election victory in August on the back of a single promise: To shut down the U.S. Okinawa base.

Then, presumably,  North Korea decided they couldn’t live without the U.S. troops based in Okinawa, so they torpedoed the deal, forcing Hatoyama to withdraw his promise.

How utterly AMAZING!

The following issues should concern the survivors:

  • What percentage of the world’s stockpiles of exotic, nuclear, biological and conventional weapons will be left behind unused after the collapse, posing additional life threats to the survivors?
  • How can those weapons be defused or otherwise neutralized by ordinary people?

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