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ARkStorm: California’s Other ‘Big One’

January 18, 2011 1 comment

For emergency planning purposes, scientists unveiled a hypothetical California scenario that describes a storm that could produce up to 10 feet of rain, cause extensive flooding (in many cases overwhelming the state’s flood-protection system) and result in more than $300 billion in damage.

The “ARkStorm Scenario,” prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and released at the ARkStorm Summit in Sacramento on Jan. 13-14, combines prehistoric geologic flood history in California with modern flood mapping and climate-change projections to produce a hypothetical, but plausible, scenario aimed at preparing the emergency response community for this type of hazard.

The USGS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the California Emergency Management Agency convened the two-day summit to engage stakeholders from across California to take action as a result of the scenario’s findings, which were developed over the last two years by more than 100 scientists and experts.

“The ARkStorm scenario is a complete picture of what that storm would do to the social and economic systems of California,” said Lucy Jones, chief scientist of the USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project and architect of ARkStorm. “We think this event happens once every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts it in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes. The ARkStorm is essentially two Read more…

Huge asteroid will hit Antarctica in 2012?

January 13, 2011 Comments off

Update: Jan 13, 2011.

If you caught Starfire Tor on CoastToCoastAM last week you may have heard her mention that ‘they’, the PowersThatBe know that an incoming near earth object is going hit earth sometime in the next 2 years. There is evidence to suggest the object is going to strike one of the poles… most likely the south pole. Special Scientific teams have been down in Antarctica mapping the ice shelf for probable weak points. The object is rumored to be 800 meters wide and when it hits the south pole the entire ice shelf will collapse within months.

A University of British Columbia Professor published an online article that projected an 800m asteroid would hit Antarctica in the fall of 2012. His article was on the http://www.phas.ubc.ca website Read more…

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Earthquakes Increase in US/ World

January 5, 2011 4 comments

Since 2006, earthquakes have been increasing at an alarming rate.  Unfortunately it appears as if we are getting warning signals from the ground.  It is apparent that in the very near future, a great event of unimaginable proportions will occur.   In 2010 there was a unprecedented 7,924 earthquakes in the U.S. which was an increase of 86% prior to 2009’s total of 4,264.  If you were to compare 2006 to 2010 it would be an increase of a whopping 185%!  Numbers don’t lie.

Newsworthy events within the last 7 days:

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake centered near Kokomo, Indiana. Dec 30 2010

Cedar City, Utah a magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 5:06 a.m. Jan 3, 2011

Plymouth, N.H 2.6-magnitude earthquake was recorded at 11:46 p.m Jan 3, 2011

A magnitude 3-point-0 earthquake was recorded at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday afternoon about 15 miles east-northeast of Oklahoma City Jan 4, 2011

3.9 magnitude struck Eureka California at around 2:40 Sunday afternoon Jan 2, 2011

3.8 magnitude earthquake shook an area near the Southern California town of Julian on Thursday morning at 9:37 a.m. Dec 30, 2010

A 3.6-magnitude earthquake recorded early Thursday in Maupin, Oregon Dec 30, 2010

Magnitude 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
8.0 to 9.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7.0 to 7.9 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
6.0 to 6.9 7 2 4 7 9 9 4 8 0
5.0 to 5.9 54 25 47 51 72 85 59 71 0
4.0 to 4.9 541 284 345 346 366 432 288 632 0
3.0 to 3.9 1303 1362 1475 1213 1137 1486 1492 3394 0
2.0 to 2.9 704 1336 1738 1145 1173 1573 2380 3770 3
1.0 to 1.9 2 1 2 7 11 13 26 34 0
0.1 to 0.9 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
No Magnitude 333 540 73 13 22 20 14 14 0
Total 2946 3550 3685 2783 2791 3618 * 4264 * 7924 * 3

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/1230/Indiana-earthquake-extremely-rare-and-unprecedented

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2011/01/small_earthquak_4.html

http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110104/NEWS01/101040315

http://www.kesq.com/news/26322403/detail.html