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Strong Earthquake Strikes Deep in Sea of Okhotsk

Posted by feww on October 13, 2018

TERG 06 – 131002

M6.7 earthquake generates small ripples in Sea of Okhotsk

The event occurred north of the Kuril-Kamchatka Arc, one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Details [USGS]

Magnitude: 6.7mww
Location: 52.861°N, 153.379°E
Depth: 470.1 km
Time: 2018-10-13 11:10:23.560 UTC

Nearby Places

  • Ozernovskiy, Kamtsjatka, Russia, 262 km SE – Population: 2,615
  • Yelizovo, Kamtsjatka, Russia, 337.6 km E – Population: 40,692
  • Vilyuchinsk, Kamtsjatka, Russia, 338.3 km E – Population: 25,204
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamtsjatka, Russia, 354.8 km E – Population: 187,282
  • Klyuchi, Kamtsjatka, Russia, 616.9 km NE – Population: 10,000

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Strong Seismicity Occurring from PNG to Alaska

Posted by feww on October 11, 2018

TERG 06 – 101102

Significant seismicity occurring around PRF

Strong earthquakes striking PNG, Indonesia, Alaska…

M7.0 earthquake strikes E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

M 7.0 – 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
5.678°S, 151.198°E; 40.3 km depth
2018-10-10 20:48:20 (UTC)
Tsunami Evaluation: Local tsunami waves have occurred. NO further threat expected.

Significant aftershocks:

94km SW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 22:00:35 (UTC)
124.3 km

117km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 21:13:16 (UTC)
37.4 km

113km ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 20:59:01 (UTC)
46.0 km

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Strong Earthquake Strikes S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

Posted by feww on October 9, 2018

CBL – 100902

M6.0 quake occurs 138km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0mww
Location: 49.430°N, 156.170°E; 42.0 km depth
Distances: 138km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia
Time: 2018-10-09 07:45:14 (UTC)

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Powerful Earthquakes near Komandorskiye Ostrova Unleashes Aftershocks as Far as Near Islands

Posted by feww on July 18, 2017


M7.7 earthquake occurs  199km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia

The event was followed by a dozen aftershocks, stretching over 600km between Komandorskiye Ostrova and the Near Islands, along the Aleutian Trench.

Tsunami Evaluation

The earthquake generated a local tsunami, which did not pose a threat to populated areas in the region.

EQ Details [USGS]

54.466°N 168.822°E
11.7 km depth
199km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia
23:34:14 UTC 2017-07-17



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Strong Earthquake Strikes Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia Region

Posted by feww on July 17, 2017


M6.2 earthquake occurs 183km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia  –USGS

The event was followed by at least one aftershock, measuring 5.1mb.

EQ Details:

54.582°N, 168.647°E
7.9 km depth
183km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia
2017-07-17 11:05:08 UTC


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M6.6 Quake Rattles Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula

Posted by feww on March 29, 2017

Grace – PAL

Strong Earthquake Strikes 78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

Earthquake Details:

Magnitude: 6.6 mww [USGS/EHP]
Location: 56.920°N, 162.734°E [78km NNE of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia]
Depth: 22.8 km
Time: 2017-03-29 04:09:24 (UTC)

Kambalny Volcano Eruption

The earthquake occurred near Kambalny volcano which erupted last week after 250 years of dormancy. The volcano is still spewing  smoke and ash to an altitude of about 8,000 meters asl.

Explosive eruption of Kambalny volcano continues. Strong ash plume of the volcano at sunset on 26 March, 2017. Date: 26/3/2017      Author(s): L. Varavskaya, Kronotsky Reserve, Kamcha.   Source: ©Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS, KVERT

KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation
(2) Issued: 20170329/0357Z
(3) Volcano: Kambalny (CAVW #300010)
(4) Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
(5) Previous Aviation Color Code: orange
(6) Source: KVERT
(7) Notice Number: 2017-40
(8) Volcano Location: N 51 deg 18 min E 156 deg 52 min
(9) Area: Kamchatka, Russia
(10) Summit Elevation: 7071.68 ft (2156 m)
(11) Volcanic Activity Summary: The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Satellite data showed an ash plume about 56 km to the west-southwest from the volcano.

The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 19,700-26,200 ft (6-8 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft.

VONA/KVERT Information Release, March 29, 2017. KVERT, Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. URL:

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Earthquakes Strike Taiwan, Russia, NZ, Japan, Cyprus

Posted by feww on May 12, 2016

M 5.6 quake strikes Su’ao, Taiwan Region

The event, registered as M5.8 by Taiwan Govt., was followed by a M5.5 aftershock, reported USGS/EHP.

  • At least a dozen earthquakes and aftershocks have struck Taiwan on May 12 (local time).

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.6Mw
Location: 24.674°N, 121.966°E [14km NE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 03:17:16 UTC

Magnitude: 5.5Mw
Location: 24.682°N, 122.039°E [21km ENE of Su’ao, Taiwan]
Depth: 10.0 km
Time: 2016-05-12 04:29:56 UTC

Magnitude: 5.0Mw – Russia
Location: 43.326°N, 146.659°E [52km S of Shikotan, Russia]
Depth: 65.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 06:32:30 UTC

Magnitude: 5.2 [classified locally as ‘STRONG’ by NZ geonet]
Location: 40.92°S, 175.42°E [20 km west of Masterton]
Depth: 27km
Date/Time: May 11 2016, 19:55:18

Magnitude: 4.4Mw – Japan
Location: 32.690°N, 130.606°E [5km W of Uto, Japan]
Depth: 6.4 km
Time: 2016-05-12 08:04:25 UTC
This aftershock, measuring 4/7 on Japan’s seismic scale, was one of about two dozen shocks to strike the Kumamoto disaster zone on May 12.

Magnitude: 4.3Mw – Cyprus
Location: 34.950°N, 33.511°E [4km E of Psevdhas, Cyprus]
Depth: 6.3 km
Time: 2016-05-12 00:18:37 UTC

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Strong Earthquake Strikes East of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Posted by feww on March 21, 2016


M6.4 quake strikes S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 54.333°N, 162.799°E
Depth: 31.3 km
Time: 2016-03-20 22:50:20 (UTC)


  • 211km (131mi) S of Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
  • 309km (192mi) ENE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  • 317km (197mi) ENE of Yelizovo, Russia
  • 329km (204mi) ENE of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  • 2,733km (1698mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

[Source: USGS/EHP]

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Powerful Quake Jump-Starting the Kamchatka Fire Engine

Posted by feww on January 30, 2016

M7.2 earthquakes strikes Kamchatka Peninsula

Centered at 54.03ºN, 158.54°E the event occurred at a depth of 158km, EMSC reported.

At least two significant aftershocks have occurred, as of posting.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.2Mw
Location 54.03ºN, 158.54°E (Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia)
Depth: 158km
Date time: 2016-01-30 03:25:09.7UTC

  • 94km N of Yelizovo, Russia [ pop: 40,692]
  • 110km N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia [pop: 187,282]
  • 1,751km NE of Sapporo, Japan [pop: 1,883,027]

Source: The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC)

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Deadly Swine Flu Sweeps Much of Russia, Neighboring Countries

Posted by feww on January 22, 2016

Deadly swine flu hits 49 Russian regions

Dozen of swine flu cases, including fatalities, have been registered in 49 Russian regions including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Crimea and Sevastopol and in neighboring countries, said a report.

Report Highlights

At least 14 lethal swine flu cases have reportedly been registered across Russia since December 2015.

Swine flu (subtype H1N1 of influenza A virus) is common among pigs. Transmission of the virus from animals to humans is not common and does not always lead to human flu, often resulting instead in the production of antibodies only. However, when it does develop in humans, it carries a higher risk of fatality than the common flu.

Moscow. Swine flu in Moscow in the current epidemic season is responsible for 21 percent of all influenza cases in the city.

  • 147 people in Moscow were confirmed as infected with the swine flu virus, as of January 20.

Other Regions. New cases of swine flu were registered in seven Russian regions:  Kaliningrad, Samara, Vologda, Sakhalin, Novgorod, Yaroslavl and Primorye.

  • In Kostroma, the only registered case was fatal.
  • Four people were diagnosed with swine flu in the westernmost Russian region of Kaliningrad, regional authorities announced on Thursday.
  • Seven people infected with the H1N1 (swine flu) virus in Crimea.

As of January 18, at least 27 fatalities caused by swine flu have been registered across Russia.

Ukraine. Authorities will impose a quarantine, starting January 23, in an attempt to stem the spread of swine flu across the country.

Georgia. The infection has killed at least three people in the mountainous Caucasus region. Georgia’s health workers were put on high alert on Wednesday, following a surge in influenza and acute viral respiratory infection cases.

Armenia. As of January 20, at least 18 fatalities have occurred from complications of swine flu. However, the Armenian health authorities do not consider the spread of swine flu in the country as an epidemic outbreak, said the report.

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M6.2 Quake Strikes NNW of Taltal, Chile

Posted by feww on November 28, 2015

Strong earthquake strikes coastal Chile

Centered at 24.817°S, 70.632°W the quake occurred at a depth of about 35km and was followed by a M5.0 aftershock, as of posting.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.2Mw
Location: 24.817°S, 70.632°W (66km NNW of Taltal, 131km S of Antofagasta, Chile)
Depth: 35.0 km
Time: 2015-11-27 21:00:22 UTC
Source: USGS/EHP

Other Notable Earthquakes

M 5.9 – 54km SSW of Shikotan, Russia [Details subject to change!!]
Location: 43.342°N 146.483°E
Depth: 59.9 km
Time: 2015-11-28 02:51:06 UTC

M 5.5 – 52km NW of Monywa, Burma
Location: 22.497°N 94.824°E
Depth: 22.4 km
Time: 2015-11-27 08:33:59 UTC

M 5.4 – 47km S of El Rosario, El Salvador
Location: 13.073°N 88.978°W
Depth: 61.8 km
Time: 2015-11-27 11:46:27 UTC

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Significant Earthquake Strikes Kurile-Kamchatka Trench

Posted by feww on October 14, 2015

M5.9 quake occurs near Zenkevich Rise, south of Kamchatka Peninsula

Centered at 48.851°N, 156.248°E  (203km S of Severo-Kuril’sk, Paramushir Island, Russia) the quake occurred at a depth of 6.0 km, reported USGS/EHP.

The event occurred at 05:43:07 UTC on Wednesday< October 14, 2015 and was followed by at least one aftershock, measuring 5.0Mw, as of posting.

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Ferocious Wildfires Threaten Lake Baikal, Siberia

Posted by feww on August 24, 2015

World’s biggest freshwater lake facing potential ecological catastrophe

Lake Baikal contains 20% of the unfrozen freshwater on the planet

Dozens of raging wildfires threaten Lake Baikal in Siberia, the world’s largest freshwater lake, as they burn uncontrollably along its shores, according to local media.

Major wildfires have been destroying forests surrounding “the world’s oldest and deepest lake” since July, said a report.

“Fires near the lake’s shores actually kill the water arteries, thus damaging the water balance in the lake,” said the deputy head of the Russian parliament’s committee on natural resources and ecology.

At least 36 major blazes, fueled by drought and abnormally high temperatures, have scorched about 77,000 hectares of the surrounding pristine forests.

“It feels like doomsday,” the report quoted an eyewitness as saying.

On August 15, Siberian Times reported:

“More than 100 fires are burning on an area of almost 150,000 hectares in Siberia, according to official figures, which critics say often underestimate the problem.”

Images are posted here.

Lake Baikal is a rift lake located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast (northwest) and the Buryat Republic (southeast), Russia.

The largest (volume: 23,615 km³) freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal contains about 20% of the planet’s unfrozen surface fresh water. Baikal is also the world’s

  • Deepest lake at 1,642m, and is one of the planet’s clearest lakes.
  • Oldest lake, with an estimated age of 25 million years.
  • The seventh-largest lake by surface area (31,722 km²).
  • It contains more water than all the North American Great Lakes combined.

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Locusts Devastate Crops in Russia

Posted by feww on August 5, 2015

States of emergency declared in Orenburg and Astrakhan regions, Bashkortostan and Chechnya Republics

A swarm of locusts has attacked the southwestern Stavropol region of Russia, devastating crops across vast tracts of farmland.

The Ministry of Agriculture have declared states of emergency in Orenburg and Astrakhan regions, as well as in Bashkortostan and Chechnya Republics, according to reports.


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M6.3 Earthquake Strikes Kuril Islands

Posted by feww on July 7, 2015

FIRE-EARTH Forecast:
FIRE-EARTH Models show high probability of intense volcanic activity across Kamchatka Peninsula and along Kuril-Kamchatka Trench.


Strong earthquake strikes ENE of Shikotan, Russia

Centered at 44.00 N ; 147.98 E, the quake occurred at a depth of 30km, about 100km ENE of Shikotan, Russia, according to EMSC.

Magnitude:  6.3Mw
Date/ time: 2015-07-07 at 05:10:26.0 UTC
Location: 44.00°N ; 147.98°E
Depth: 30 km

  • 546 km E of Sapporo-shi, Japan [pop: 1,883,027]
  • 104 km E of Shikotan, Russia [pop: 2,100 ]

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Fighting Continues in Ukraine…

Posted by feww on April 14, 2015

Ukraine crises: 1,213,011 registered IDPs; 6,108 killed; 15,450 wounded  —MoSP

As of early April, at least 1,213,011 people in Ukraine have registered as IDPs across the country. Some 6,108 have been killed and 15,450 others wounded, according to the Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP).

Total number of Ukrainians who have sought asylum, residence permits or other forms of legal stay in neighboring countries currently stand at 777,355 including 636,544 in Russia and 80,994 in Belarus, reported UNHCR.

Meantime, rapidly increasing food prices has led to lower food consumption, severely affecting the lives of millions in the eastern oblasts of the country, said the report.

Access to social services, especially pension and salaries, remains suspended in the conflict-affected zone.

[The above figures do not include victims from renewed fighting in January and February, said the UN.]

Other highlights of the UN report

  • At least 1,522 social facilities in need of restoration.
  • An estimated472 schools have been damaged including at least 10 that have been fully destroyed in non-government controlled areas of Donetsk Oblast. A further eight schools have been closed.
  • About 2,000 kilometers of water pipelines have been damaged/destroyed, according to Donbas Water Company. [Donbas region in eastern Ukraine comprises of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.]

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Deadly Wildfires Devastate 30 Towns and Villages in Siberia

Posted by feww on April 13, 2015


Ferocious fires kill 17, injure 500, destroy 1,000 homes in Siberia’s Khakassia region

Deadly grassland fires in the Siberian region of Khakassia have destroyed about 1,000 homes in more than 30 communities, killing at least 17 people, injuring about 500 others, with 77 victims hospitalized, a dozen of them in serious condition, according to officials.

The raging fires, fanned by strong winds and abnormally high temperatures, have also killed scores of farm animals, including at least 700 cattle and some 3,000 sheep, said the reports.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency, as more than 5,000 rescuers attempt to bring the fire under control.

Wildfires are also raging out of control in the region of Chita in eastern Siberia, said reports, where at least two of the fatalities have occurred.

The following video was posted on Youtube, available only in the original language.

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Significant Quakes – December 8, 2014

Posted by feww on December 8, 2014

SCENARIOS: 704, 703, 700, [500,] 09, 08, 07, 02

M6.6 Strikes Near Punta de Burica, Panama

Centered at 7.969°N, 82.694°W the quake occurred at a depth of 20.0km (12.4mi), reported USGS/EHP.

FIRE-EARTH models show continued significant seismicity in the Caribbean plate and the four surrounding plates—North America, South America, Nazca, and Cocos.


For detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecasts tune into Fire-Earth Reports  daily @ 06:32UTC.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.6Mw
Event Time: 2014-12-08 08:54:52 UTC
Location: 7.969°N 82.694°W depth=20.0km (12.4mi)
Nearby Cities

  • 20km (12mi) ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama
  • 39km (24mi) SSE of Puerto Armuelles, Panama
  • 52km (32mi) SSW of Pedregal, Panama
  • 58km (36mi) SSW of David, Panama
  • 265km (165mi) SE of San Jose, Costa Rica

Tsunami Evaluation
This quake did NOT generate a destructive tsunami.

Other Significant Seismicity

M 5.5 – 228km WNW of Abepura, Indonesia
Time: 2014-12-08 @ 12:51:26 UTC
Location: 1.794°S 138.705°E
Depth: 38.3km

M 5.6 – 139km ESE of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia
Time: 2014-12-08 @ 09:52:04 UTC
Location: 50.365°N 158.028°E
Depth: 45.3km

M 5.8 – 53km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala
Time: 2014-12-07 @ 21:16:37 UTC
Location: 13.732°N 91.437°W
Depth: 32.9km

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4,000+ Killed in Ukraine Conflict: UN

Posted by feww on November 1, 2014

SCENARIOS 911, 909, 717, 606, 444, 411,
222, 220, 219, 201, 200, 071, 069, 04, 02

5.2 million affected, 4,000 killed, 9,000 wounded, 1 million displaced

The death toll in Ukrainian conflict has doubled since mid-August, from over 2,000 to at least 4,035¹ as of October 29, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

UN Situation Report No.18 as of 31 October 2014

Ukraine Disaster Summary

  • At least 4,035 people have been killed (including 298 from flight MH-17) and 9,336 wounded in eastern Ukraine (source: OHCHR/WHO).
  • More than 99,000 IDPs have registered under the recently adopted Government Decree 509.
  • About 5.2 million people live people living in conflict-affected areas.
  • Some 442,219 people have been internally displaced (source: SES).
  • At least 488,466 people have fled to neighboring countries. “Of these, 400,996 have sought refuge in Russia. Most have left with few belongings and are in need of shelter, food and non-food assistance, placing pressure on neighboring regions,” said OCHA.

Overview of Population Displacement

unocha Ukraine refugees

¹[This is a very conservative estimate of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and World Health Organization based on available official data. These totals include: Ukrainian armed forces casualties as reported by the Ukrainian authorities; 298 people from flight MH-17; and casualties reported by civil medical establishments and local administrations of Donetsk and Luhansk regions: civilians and some members of armed groups (without distinguishing them). OHCHR and WHO believe that actual fatality numbers are considerably higher.]

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Russia Declares State of Emergency as Refugees Flood Rostov Region

Posted by feww on July 2, 2014

SCENARIOS 444, 411, 200, 070, 04

110,000 people flee Ukraine, 54,000 internally displaced: UNHCR

The governor of Russia’s Rostov Region has declared a state of emergency for 40 additional municipal districts in the region amid an influx of refugees from Ukraine, said a report.

“A state of emergency has now been declared across the entire region. The measure is aimed at facilitating the work of temporary accommodation centers and ensuring sustenance for the refugees. In early June, a state of emergency was declared in 15 territories bordering Ukraine.”

“Amid simmering tensions in the Ukrainian east, where violent clashes between pro-Kiev forces and independence supporters continue, thousands of civilians are leaving their homes and seeking shelter in neighboring Russia,” said the report.

As of last week, at least 110,000 people had fled Ukraine to Russia since the beginning of the crisis, and more than 54,000 were internally displaced, according the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Ukraine President Calls Ukrainians “Dirt and Parasites”

“Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced he would not renew a ceasefire but go on the offensive to rid Ukraine of ‘[dirt and] parasites,'” Reuters pro-Kiev reporters said.

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State of Emergency Declared in Russia’s Kabardino-Balkaria

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014


Extreme Rain Events and Mudslides Plague republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Extreme Rain Events and Mudslides have forced the Ministry for Emergencies to declare a state of emergency throughout the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia’s North Caucasus, ITAR-TASS reported.

An earlier state of emergency was declared for the Chegemsky and the Chereksky districts of the republic on May 22, said the report.

Extreme Rain Events on May 13-14 and May 20-21 triggered mudslides across Kabardino-Balkaria, destroying or damaging roads and bridges and blocking access to multiple villages.

Severe shortages of water, gas and electricity have since affected the region with the cost of damage estimated at more than 1 billion rubles, said the report

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U.S. Stratcom to Conduct Nuke Exercise ‘Global Lightning 14’

Posted by feww on May 12, 2014

U.S. nuke drills follow ‘massive’ Russian war games

The U.S. Strategic Command (Stratcom) will hold large-scale bombing drills this week, just days after Russia held “massive” war games simulating a nuclear attack by U.S. and NATO.

A total of sixteen B-52 bombers B-2 strategic bombers will participate in the war games called “Global Lightning 14” starting  May 12 through May 16, said the command.

The purpose of this war drill is to “demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in training scenarios throughout the continental U.S.,” the command said.

“This exercise provides unique training opportunities to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of our mission. Continued focus and investment in our strategic capabilities allow US Stratcom to deter, dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies.” said Admiral Cecil Haney, head of Strategic Command.

“This exercise provides unique training opportunities to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of our mission,” said the Strategic Command commander, Adm. Haney. “Continued focus and investment in our strategic capabilities allow US Stratcom to deter, dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies.”

Both the Defense Secretary Hagel and the CIA Director have thus far declined to categorize Russia as an enemy.

“We’re not at war with Russia, so do define an enemy as being at war or not at war?” Hagel said on ABC’s This Week. “[Russia is] an adversary in Ukraine, sure,” he said.

“But I think that’s a little simplistic to get into either enemy, friend, partner, so on,” Hagel said. “Russia continues to isolate itself for a short-term gain. The Russians may feel that somehow they’re winning, but the war was not about just short term.”

“Global Lightning 14 is designed to provide training opportunities and to test and validate command and control procedures for U.S. Strategic Command and its subordinate units,” said an Army spokeswoman.

“Just as technology changes, so do the threats. This exercise provides the opportunity to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of our mission.”

“[Stratcom] is constantly honing its capabilities to deter, dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies,” she said.

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Russia ‘Forced’ to Hold Military Drills in Response to Ukraine Op: Moscow

Posted by feww on April 24, 2014


Russia begins extensive military drills at border following escalation of violence in E Ukraine

“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu in Moscow.

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

“The special operation against pro-federalization protesters underway in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has left five members of local self-defense forces dead and one policeman injured,” reported RIA Novosti, quoting he Ukrainian Interior Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Some 11,000 Ukrainian troops, 160 tanks, 230 armored carriers and at least 150 artillery pieces are deployed in the operation against anti-Kiev activists, said Shoigu.

“National guard units and Right Sector extremists are fighting against the peaceful population, as well as a volunteer Donbass ‘anti-terrorist’ unit. Also security and internal forces transferred to Lugansk and Donetsk from other areas of the country are suppressing dissent,” he said.

Protesters in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Gorlovka, Slaviansk and Kramatorsk consider the current Ukrainian government as “illegitimate” and are urging interim authorities to hold referendums similar to the one held in Crimea last month, which led to the republic’s reunification with Russia, said RIA Novosti.

Meanwhile, NATO began war games in Poland on Wednesday, and plans to hold military drills in the Baltic states next week.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – March 6, 2014

Posted by feww on March 6, 2014

Avian Flu Strikes 40 Percent of Vietnam

Avian flu epidemic outbreaks have struck at least 22 of Vietnam’s 58 provinces, so far this year, forcing the authorities to destroy tens of thousands of chickens.

The Animal Health authorities in Vietnam plan to import 60 million doses of H5N1 vaccine, according to reports.


Extreme Weather Events Impacted U.S. Economy in Early 2014: FED

New York and Philadelphia experienced a decline in economic activity, which was mostly attributed to the “unusually severe weather” experienced in those regions, said the Federal Reserve in its latest Beige book report.

“Agricultural conditions softened since the previous report. Severe winter weather affected several Districts with some crop damage being reported by Richmond and Atlanta, while Chicago noted disruptions in the flow of agricultural products. Both Kansas City and Dallas cited dry conditions adversely affecting wheat crops, while San Francisco reported concerns about water shortages and water costs.”

Manufacturing was affected in multiple regions including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond and St. Louis due to extreme weather utility outages.

Although the word “weather” appeared 119 times in the report, as noted by Reuters, economists say the report unhelpful because it did not clarify the extent to which weather was responsible for the soft economic data.


Crimean parliament votes to join Russia

“The Supreme Council of the Crimea on its session has made a fundamental decision for the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea to join Russia as a federal subject,” reported Itar-Tass.

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea announced on Thursday the legislature had approved in principle the republic’s accession to Russia. A referendum to ratify the vote is scheduled for March 16.

The Crimean parliament has [unanimously] resolved “to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation,” he said, and has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin “to start the procedure.”


“This means we have reunited with our motherland which we have been a part of for so long,” said Crimea’s deputy parliamentary speaker.


Ukraine’s interim Economy Minister has called the Crimea vote to join the Russian Federation “unconstitutional.”

However, Crimea’s Deputy PM has dismissed the suggestion, saying Crimea views the new government in Kiev as illegitimate.

Guided Missile Destroyer

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy reveled that a guided missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, was heading to the Black Sea, as part of a long-planned training exercise.

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The Next Phase of Collapse: Wars for Resources

Posted by feww on March 5, 2014


Toying with Russia before grabbing her…

The wars for resources are about the survival of the fattest. They are fought by the urge to secure more of other peoples’ resources: More water, more food, more fertile land and more energy to maintain unsustainable lifestyles. —EDRO

In the most likely scenario, after the first phase of world’s cities has collapsed, an all-out global war would break out that would be fought with nuclear, exotic, biological and conventional weapons:

See: Nuking Earth for Lifestyle

Leaked EU’s Ashton and Estonian Foreign Minister phone tape: Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders [thugs]

Officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to the ousted President Viktor Yanukovich have hacked phones of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and leaked their conversation to the web. The officials discuss their impressions of what’s happening in the country after the revolution. The gist of it is that Ukrainian people have no trust in any of the leaders of Maidan [Kiev Independence Square.]

However, the most striking thing of all is the fact which concerns the use of force during the revolution, particularly the snipers who killed both protesters and officers of the riot police. Mr. Paet reveals astonishing information which confirms the rumors that the snipers were employed by the leaders of Maidan.

Leaked Tape:

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