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“North Korea Finishes Preparation for Guam Strike – Embassy in Russia”

Posted by feww on August 22, 2017

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North Korea Threatens US, S Korea With ‘Ruthless Retaliation’ Over Military Drills

The North Korean chargé d’affaires in Russia has told Sputnik News Agency that “Pyongyang has finished preparation for a strike on the US territory of Guam and is ready to carry it out in case of a ‘provocation.'”

“As you know, we have completed the preparation of the Guam strike. Everything will depend on whether the United States acts sensibly or not. If they do not do so, they will be shamed yet again on the Korean Peninsula in front of the whole world,” Jin Jong Hyop said.

Moratorium on Nuclear Tests

“A few years ago we have already come up with such a proposal to introduce a moratorium on nuclear tests if the United States were to cease military exercises. But then the United States responded to our proposal by launching even larger military drills,” Jin said.

“We will not in any way put out missiles and nuclear weapons on the negotiations table until the United States gives up its provocative policies and nuclear threats against our country,” he said.

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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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Disaster Declared in 15 Counties in Arkansas, 10 in Iowa

Posted by feww on April 12, 2013

Severe storm, tornado cause significant damage to Arkansas counties

Arkansas Governor Beebe declared 15 counties across Arkansas disaster areas on Thursday, a day after a severe storm and at least one tornado swept through the state.

An EF-2 tornado touched down in the Botkinburg area of Van Buren County on Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported.

The tornado had peak winds of up to 135 mph and a width of about 400 yards; it damaged or destroyed dozens of houses.

Counties covered under the declaration are Cleburne, Conway, Garland, Hot Spring, Independence, Izard, Lincoln, Montgomery, Polk, Sharp, Stone, Union, Van Buren, White, and Yell Counties.

Damage assessments continue, and additional counties may be added to the disaster declaration, according to Gov. Beebe’s Office.

Iowa Disaster Declaration

Governor Branstad has declared disaster for 10 counties in northwest Iowa following the losses and damage caused by severe weather.

Counties included in the proclamation are Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth and Sioux.

Beginning April 9, severe storm systems affected the state of Iowa.  The storm systems spawned severe weather, including damaging winds, heavy rains, thunderstorms, freezing rains, and ice storms and caused significant damage to public and private property, power outages resulting from downed power lines and poles, and large debris piles. Full declaration posted here.

Iowa Disaster Declaration #2

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 22 Iowa counties as disaster areas due to the combined effects of freezing temperatures and continuing drought conditions.

Other Disaster Declarations in Iowa

“Kossuth County, Iowa has been designated as a primary disaster area for drought conditions beginning March 15, 2013 and continuing. Seven Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for program based on this designation. The contiguous counties are: Emmet, Hancock, Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Winnebago, and Wright,” said a report.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on Tokyo

Pyongyang  has decried Japan’s standing order to shoot down any North Korean missile heading toward Japanese islands, threatening a nuclear strike against Tokyo.

If Japan maintains its “hostile posture,”  N. Korea has warned, Tokyo would be “consumed in nuclear flames.”

At least 50,000 Sudanese flee to Chad amid Darfur clashes

More than 50,000 Sudanese have fled into southeastern Chad since last week following renewed tribal conflict in the Darfur region, UN officials said. Some 74,000 refugees have fled to Chad in the past two months, the UN High Commission for Refugees said, Reuters reported.


1,065 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,065 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


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Global Disasters/ Significant Events Headlines – 8 April 2013

Posted by feww on April 8, 2013

Korean nuke conflict could make Chernobyl look like “child’s fairytale” – Putin

The fallout of a nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula would cause far greater devastation than the  Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, was reported as saying.

“I would make no secret about it, we are worried about the escalation on the Korean peninsula, because we are neighbors,” he told a joint news conference with German Chancellor Merkel in Germany.

“And if, God forbid, something happens, Chernobyl which we all know a lot about, may seem like a child’s fairy tale. Is there such a threat or not? I think there is… I would urge everyone to calm down… and start to resolve the problems that have piled up for many years there at the negotiating table.”

North Korea displays its Multiple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) earlier this year. Credit: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The tensions have been mounting since the United Nations imposed new sanctions against the North in response to Pyongyang’s third nuclear test in February.  NK’s anger has further been compounded by weeks of joint military exercises by SK and U.S. troops.

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Stocks in Greek banks fell by up to a third after plans to merge two of them were frozen on fears the new entity would be too big to be manageable.

  • Both the National Bank of Greece (NBG) and Eurobank stocks fell by nearly a third in morning trade, with Alpha and Piraeus banks losing about a fifth of their value, reports said.

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1,069 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,069 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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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North Korea Nuclear Test Causes 4.7 Mw Quake

Posted by feww on May 25, 2009

North Korea Nuclear Test Causes magnitude 4.7 Earthquake

FEWW can confirm with 0.95 certainty that the magnitude 4.7 North Korea earthquake that occurred near Chongjin  earlier today was caused by an underground nuclear test.

Based on FEWW estimates, the NK nuclear test had a blast yield of about 12 kilotons (TNT equivalent), or 50TJ  (50 x 10¹²J), almost similar to the first US atom bomb detonated above Hiroshima.

Earthquake Details
Magnitude: 4.7

Date-Time: Monday, May 25, 2009 at 00:54:43 UTC

Location:  41.331°N, 129.011°E
Depth: 0 km (~0 mile) set by location program [occurred at a shallow depth]

  • 75 km (45 miles) NNW of Kimchaek, North Korea
  • 95 km (60 miles) SW of Chongjin, North Korea
  • 180 km (110 miles) SSW of Yanji, Jilin, China
  • 380 km (235 miles) NE of PYONGYANG, North Korea

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters: NST= 76, Nph= 76, Dmin=474.4 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 68°,  M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=8
Event ID: us2009hbaf

Seismic Hazard Map [USGS]

NK SHM USGS us2009hbaf

Tectonic Summary: USGS says it cannot cannot confirm that the recent event was a nuclear test, however it says the quake was shallow and located in the vicinity of the October 2006 North Korean nuclear test.

Note: A magnitude 4.3 quake, which occurred in N. Korea on October 09, 2006  at 01:35:28 UTC, as recorded by USGS,  was centerd at 41.29°N, 129.09°E at a depth of 0km .

How did the energy yield compare with other nuclear detonations/ earthquakes?

1.  Hiroshima atom bomb had an energy  yield of about 63TJ, or 15 kilotons (TNT equivalent). [Note: Estimates vary between 12-18 kilotons.]

2. Fat Man, the atomic bomb detonated over Nagasaki, yielded about 88TJ of energy, the equivalent of 21 kilotons of TNT.

3. Sichuan earthquake, China, 2008, which left up to 90,000 people dead, was a magnitude 7.9 Mw, which released about 3.3 EJ of energy (3.3 exajoules), or the TNT equivalent of 0.71 gigaton. [ Note: Various sources reported quake magnitude at 7.8 to 8.0 Mw.]

4. Sumatra Earthquake, which caused the deadly 2004 tsunami, was a magnitude 9.2 earthquake with an estimated yield of about 91 billion tons (91 gigatons of TNT). [Note: The Sumatra earthquake has been reported at different magnitudes of 9.1 – 9.3 Mw.

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