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Posts Tagged ‘Pamir’

Mother of All Bombs, and Father of All Bubbleheads

Posted by feww on April 14, 2017

How intelligent must you be to detonate a 10-ton bomb close to active tectonic fault systems?

The Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) was dropped  by the “Father of All Bubbleheads” on a seismically active area E of Kabul, Afghanistan about 80km W of Peshawar, the oldest city in Pakistan.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) was dropped  on an ISIL-Khorasan cave complex in Achin District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13.

Chaos Theory, the science of unexpected,  deals with nonlinear systems that are inherently impossible to predict.

The butterfly effect is the principle that small changes in the initial condition can lead to drastic changes in the results: A butterfly fluttering its wings over a flower in Taiwan, for example, could cause a hurricane in New York.

But what about a ten-ton bomb dropped near multiple tectonic fault systems in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Chaman, Ghazaband, Rawat, Pamir…?

Will it open the largest seismic Pandora’s Faults across the region and beyond?

We’ll see!

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Manipur Region, India

Posted by feww on January 4, 2016

M6.7 strikes near Imphal, India

Centered at 24.834°N, 93.656°E the quake occurred at a depth of 55.0 km (34.2 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt as far away as Kathmandu in the NW, Kolkata in the SW, Coxs Bazar in the SSE, and Dibrugarth in the NNW’.

Strong Shaking = Radius of 200 – 250km

According to thed USGS/EHP model:

  • Estimated Fatalities: 100 – 1,000 (P = 33%)
  • Estimated Economic Losses: USD100 – 1,000 million (P = 35%)

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. The predominant vulnerable building types are unreinforced brick masonry and adobe block with wood construction.

Secondary Effects

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Initial Reports

Up to 8 fatalities and 150 injuries reported, as of posting.

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