Tuesday, April 10, 2012

There is an extreme fire danger rating in Minnesota, Africanized bees in Tennessee, and fighting continues in Syria.

This is your weekly report preppers. Look for the information you need to stay safe and keep on prepping.


April 4

-20:27:29 USC, Magnitude 5.5 - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea


April 5

No reported earthquakes over magnitude 5.0.


April 6

-19:24:13 USC, Magnitude 5.5 - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

-16:15:56 USC, Magnitude 6.2 - New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea


April 7

-20:37:52 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

-20:09:40 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Banda Sea

-11:58:08 USC, Magnitude 5.8 - New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea


April 8

-21:43:32 USC, Magnitude 5.4 - Taiwan Region


April 9

No reported earthquakes over magnitude 5.0.


April 10

-05:09:09 USC, Magnitude 5.8 - North of Acension Island

No Tsunami activity.

Volcanic Activity
4-9-2012, 5:51 PM - Anak Krakatoa Volcano - Sunda Strait, Indonesia - Volcanic Eruption

Tropical Storms
No tropical storms at this time.

Status of Worldwide Supervolcanoes
Lake Taupo - VEI 8 - Status: Green

Lake Toba - VEI 8 - Status: Green

Whakamaru - VEI 8 - Status: Green

Yellowstone Caldera - VEI 8 - Status: Green

Island park Caldera - VEI 8 - Status: Green

La Girta Caldera - VEI 8 - Status: Green

Mount Tambora - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Baekdu Mountain - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Kikai Caldera - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Laacher See - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Aira Caldera - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Campi Flegrei - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Reporoa Caldera - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Mount Aso - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Long Valley Caldera - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Valles Caldera - VEI 7 - Status: Green

Santorini Volcano - VEI 7 - Status: Green

4-8-2012 - Complex Emergency - Maldives - 55 islands have reported severe water shortages due to recent drought.

4-20-2012 - Flash Flood - Province of Cagayan, Philippines - 6000 evacuated due to flash flooding from heavy rains.

4-10-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Province of Hebei, China - 2000 evacuated as a forest fire rages on a mountain northeast of Beijing.

4-09-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - South of Nimrod, Minnesota, USA - Large response needed for fire in Minnesota. Much of state under an extreme fire danger rating.

4-9-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Harford County, Maryland, USA - Massive wildfire threatens nearby homes.

4-7-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Colorado, USA - One hundred acre wildfire promts evacuation of 58 homes.

Update: Epidemic Hazard - Northern Uganada, Uganda - Death toll from cholera has risen to 30 while many more fight for their lives.

Update: Epidemic Hazard - Fahan, Co. Donegal, Ireland - Investigation continues into the deaths of six elderly patients

Update: Biological Hazard - Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, California, USA - Dead birds continue to be found from avian cholera outbreak.

4-10-2012 - Biological Hazard - Hong Kong, China - Carcacss of magpie robin confirmed H5N1 positive.

4-9-2012 - Biological Hazard - Monroe County, Tennessee, USA - First case of partially Africanized bees confirmed.

4-9-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - State of Madhya Pradesh, India - Chandoriya village has come down with chickpox as villagers follow faith beleifs rather than medical proffessional advice and instructions.

4-8-2012 - Epidemic - States of Jammu and Kashmir, India - Scores of people infected by outbreaks of skin and respiratory diseases.

4-8-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - West Bengal, Malda - 9 infants dead with more cases being reported at West Bengal's Malda Medical College. Hospital authority refuses to divulge details of the deaths.

4-7-2012 - Biological Hazard - Alaska, USA - Alaska polar bears have joined list of far-north species afflicted with a mystery illness.

4-6-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Trivandrum, Kerala, India - Death of five year old suspected to be scrub typhus.

4-5-2012 - Biological Hazard - Marco Island, Florida - Water quality tests detect red tide.

4-5-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Mysore, Karnataka, India - 34 cases of cholera reported.

4-4-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Kabwe, Central Province, Zambia - More than 16 cases of typhoid have been reported in Kabwe in the last three days.

4-4-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Multiple areas, Philippines - Bulletin issued by the Department of Health declares seven bodies of water around the country are currently prouducing shellfish that are not safe for consumption.

4-10-2012 - Hazmat Event - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Six quarantined, twelve evacuated as women commits suicide using toxic chemicals.

4-7-2012 - Hazmat Event - Province of Pathum Thani, Thailand - 22 workers affected after a chemical leake during a transfer to storage tank.

4-7-2012 - Hazmat Event - Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho, USA - Federal officials are trying to figure out the source of radioactive particles at the Idaho National Laboratory nuclear reactor complex.

4-5-2012 - Hazmat Event - Shanghai, China - There has been a minor toxic chemical leak from a Danish container ship at Yangshan Deep-water Port.

Nuclear Events
4-5-2012 - Nuclear Event - Penly Nuclear Power Plant, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France - Fire crews rush to nuclear ractor after escape of smoke, but energy company says the site is secure.

4-5-2012 - Nuclear Event - Catawba Nuclear Power Plant, York, South Carolina, USA - Catawba nuclear power plant being monitored after offsite power was lost.

No other events reported this week.

April 4

-Sudan People's Liberation Army says it shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 jet fighter in South Sudan's Unity state.

-Suicide bomber kills at least 12 people and injures more in Afghanistan's Faryab province.

-A suicide bomber detonates an explosion in Somalia's national theatre in Mogadishu while a ceramony is taking place. At least ten dead.


April 5

-A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai desert hits the Isreali city of Eilat but cause no injuries or damage.

-Mali's Azawad National Liberation Movement declares an end to military activities, claiming that they have captured enough territory to form their own state.

-Syrian Army troops launch a fierce attack on the Damascus suburb of Douma.

-Rival militias cease fighting in the town of Zuwara in western Libya after the National Transitional Council clams a ceasefire.

April 6
No news to report on this day.


April 7

-Yemeni airport capital closed after forces loyal to General Mohammed Saleh al-Ahmar threaten to attack aircraft.

-Burmese President Thein Sein meets representative from the Karen National Union, in an attempt to end one of the world's longest running civil conflicts.


April 8

-At least 40 people reported killed across Syria ahead of the Tuesday deadline for Syrian armed forces to withdraw from cities.

-Afghanistan and United States reach an agreement giving the Government of Afghanistan more control over night raids.

-Car bomb explodes in the Nigerian city of Kaduna killing dozens of people.


April 9

-Turkey claims that the Syrian Army has opened fire on a refugee camp on Turkish soil.

-Cameraman from Al Jadeed TV station shot dead by the Syrian army at the Syria-Lebanon border.

-Authorities in Bahrain refuse to transfer jailed Shia political activist to Denmark.

-Police fire tear gas at demonstrators who defy a government ban on protesting in Tunis.

-At least 21 dead in clashes between al Qaeda militants and Yemeni Army soldiers in southern Yemen.

-At least 11 killed and over 30 others seriously injured by bombing in Baidoa, Somalia.


April 10

-United nations backed deadline for withdrawl of troops and weapons in Syria comes into effect.

-Despite deadline, violence continues with the shelling of Homs and Hama.

-Four arrested in a Shiite village in Bahrain after seven policemen are injured in an apparent terrorist attack.

-Bahrain denies that jailed hunger striker's health is critical.

-Suicide bomber attacks a government office building in Afghanistan's Herat Province.

-Investigation finds no evidence against the chief minister of Gujarat, India, over anti-Muslim riots in the state in 2002.

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