Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekly World Risk Report 4/18 to 4/24

This week the number of earthquakes has decreased. Meanwhile the Santorini Supervolcano still has a green status, but there has been volcanic activity at the site of the volcano. Is it cause for worry?

Violence resulting from uprisings continue across the Middle East and in the Sudan region of Africa.
Meanwhile there has been a case of mad cow disease reported in California.

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


April 18th

-19:52:40 USC, Magnitude 5.3 - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

-19:08:02 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-18:43:02 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Iran-Iraq Border Region

-18:38:12 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

-17:40:39 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Southeastern Iran

-05:37:56 USC, Magnitude 5.4 - Bonin Islands, Japan Region

-01:18:38 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Vanuatu


April 19th

-17:23:36 USC, Magnitude 5.3 - Molucca Sea

-15:46:52 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

-03:33:26 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

-01:58:07 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Taiwan


April 20th

-23:14:31 USC, Magnitude 5.7 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-22:29:00 USC, Magnitude 5.5 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-22:19:00 USC, Magnitude 5.6 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-19:34:06 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-03:05:47 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Iran-Iraq Border Region

-01:21:11 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Iran-Iraq Border Region


April 21st

-12:36:11 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Southeast of the Loyalty Islands

-11:36:03 USC, Magnitude 5.4 - Central Peru

-11:04:31 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra

-01:25:16 USC, Magnitude 5.6 - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia

-01:16:53 USC, Magnitude 6.6 - Near the North Coast of Papua, Indonesia


April 22nd

-13:11:19 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - West of Macquarie Island

-12:20:46 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - West of Macquarie Island

-11:44:37 USC, Magnitude 5.3 - Solomon Islands


April 23rd

-22:40:22 USC, Magnitude 5.6 - Kuril Islands

-21:21:45 USC, Magnitude 5.7 - Mulucca Sea

-17:36:22 USC, Magnitude 5.8 - Kermadec Island Region

-14:54:55 USC, Magnitude 5.2 - Kepulauan Babar, Indonesia

-10:57:19 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Tonga Region

-03:08:02 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Tonga

-02:14:24 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Tonga Region

-00:20:41 USC, Magnitude 5.1 - Guatemala


April 24th

-20:22:09 USC, Magnitude 5.4 - Neart the East Coast of Honshu, Japan

-19:43:54 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - North Indian Ocean

-19:19:47 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - Solomon Islands

-15:15:38 USC, Magnitude 5.6 - South of Tonga

-14:57:10 USC, Magnitude 5.5 - Nicobar Islands, India Region

-09:50:59 USC, Magnitude 5.3 - Carlsberg Ridge

-01:05:46 USC, Magnitude 5.0 - South of the Kermadec Islands


4-21-2012 - 1:23am - Pacific Ocean Region - Irian Jaya REgion Indonesia - Magnitude 6.9 - Depth 33 km

Volcanic Activity

4-18-2012 - Island of Thera, Greece - Santorini Volcano - Volcano Activity

4-17-2012 - Far East, Russia - Shiveluch Volcano - Volcanic Eruption

4-23-2012 - Cordillera Oriental, Equador - Tungurahua Volcano - Volcano Eruption

4-24-2012 - North Sulawesi, Indonesia - Mt. Lokon Volcano - Volcano Activity

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


No drought updates at this time.


4-18-2012 - Flooding - Benin City, Nigeria - One dead after flooding follows torrential rains.

4-21-2012 - Complex Emergency - Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - Several districts affected by flooding and minor landslides following prsistent and sometimes heavy rainfall.

4-23-2012 - Flash Flood - Rift Valey Province, Kenya - One dead and six missing after members of a church group were spety away in a flash flood.

4-24-2012 - Flash Flood - Province of Balkh, Afghanistan - At least sixteen dead as a result of severe flash floods in northern and eastern Afghanistan.


4-19-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Karabuk, Turkey - Forest fire causes evacuation of three villages, with the fire yet to be completely contained.


4-20-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Andhra Pradesh, India - Hundreds of hectares of forest destroyed as a major fire broke out int he dense forests on Tirumala hills.

4-21-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Old Barag, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China - Over a thousand firefighters are fighting multiple forest fires.

4-22-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - Province of Alberta, Canada - Another major grass fire broke out near Symons Valley road in northwest Calgary.

4-24-2012 - Forest/Wildfire - State of Jalisco, Mexico - Fast moving wildfires have burned over 8,000 acres in less than three days.


4-17-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - Outbreak of influenza at the state veteran's home. Six diagnosed with a special strain of flu.

4-18-2012 - Biological Hazard - Ningxia Autonomous Region, China - 95,000 chickens culled after an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus.

4-18-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Province of Quang Ngai, Vietnam - Twenty dead and more are reported suffering from stiffness of limbs, respiratory problems, and miscarriages caused bya peculiar and unidentified skin ulceration that has placed the province since the beginning of April.

4-19-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom - Three dead and five more infected following a flu virus outbreak in two Swansea nursing homes.

4-20-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Apia, Samoa - Ministry of Health in Samoa is investigating the cause of a typhoid fever outbreak at the main Tafaigata prison after ten confirmed cases.

4-22-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - San Ramon, Bolivia - One infected and another dead from confirmed cases of hemorrhagic fever. These makes three deaths and 50 suspected cases this year.

4-23-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Duluth, State of Minnesota, USA - Ninty Seven reported cases of cryptosporidiosis since last month's outbreak at Edgewater Resort and Water Park in Duluth.

4-23-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Hillsborough, Florida, USA - Thirty five cases of whooping cough have been reported since the first of January.

4-23-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Changhua County, Taiwan - Three poultry farm workers have been tested positive for the H5N2 avian influenza strain, though none have displayed flu symptoms.

4-24-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Washington D.C., USA - Health alert issued after an operator on the 14th Street bus line was diagnoised with viral meningitis.

4-24-2012 - Biological Hazard - Queensland, Australia - Gordonbrook Dam remains closed after another toxic blue-green algae outbreak.

4-24-2012 - Epidemic Hazard - Moca Municipio, Dominican Republic - Six confirmed cases of cholera in the last week in the towns of Tamboril and Moca.


4-19-2012 - Hazmat Event - Wissinoming, Pennsylvania, USA - Unidentified fumes prompted officials to evacuate James Sullivan Elementary School.

Nuclear Events

4-20-2012 - Nuclear Event - Limerick Generating Station, Pennsylvania, USA - Unit 1 removed from service at approximately 8a.m. following an electrical malfunction.

4-21-2012 - Nuclear Event - San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, California, USA - Occurrence of an unusual declared as the result of a small fire in an electrical panel.


4-17-2012 - CBRNE - Takhar, Afghanistan - Conservative radicals opposed to education from women poisoned 150 school girls by dosing jugs of water at their highschool.

4-18-2012 - Enviroment Pollution - New South Wales, Australia - Road workers sick after finding suspected radioactive materia.

4-18-2012 - Unusual Geological Event - McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada

4-18-2012 - Enivorment Pollution - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - A radioactive device was extracted from a scrap metal dumpster.

4-22-2012 - Explosion - Prefecture of Yamaguchi, Japan - Two blasts at a chemical plant in western Japan killed one worker and injured at least twenty two others.

4-23-2012 - Explosion - Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway - One dead and three injured in an explosion at a Norwegian dairy plant.

4-24-2012 - Explosion - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada - At least twenty three injured in an explosion at a sawmill.


April 18th

-Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators march through Tubli callin gofr the downfall of the regime.

-Police fire stun grenades at protesters in a rally outside a cultural exhibition in Manama amid calls for the release of imprisoned Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.

-North Korea rejects criticism from countries on the UN Security Council regarding its failed rocket launch, and breaks off an agreement that would see it halt testing of nuclear weapons in exchange for food aid.


April 19th

-UN SEcretary-General ban Ki-moon says Syria has failed in its oblicagtion to pull its troops out of urban areas, according to a peace plan.

-At least 33 people are killed and dozens more are injured in bombings in Baghdad, Kirkuk and samarra in Iraq's worst violence in weeks.

-India test launches its long-range Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missle.

-South Korea deploys new cruise missiles capable of destroying targets such as missile and nuclear bases anywhere in North Korea.


April 20th

-Police fire sound bombs and tear gas at deomnstrators and wound dozens of people with buckshots as reporting restrictions are imposed by the Bahrainese regime.

-Syrian authorities agree to allow United Nations observers freedom of movement to monitor compliance with a ceasefire.

-Syrian army kills over 50 civilians nationwide, primarily in the besieged city of Idib.

-Tens of thosuands demonstrate in Tahrir Square against continuing military rule in Egypt.

-At least 18 deaths reported by Yemen's defence ministry as a result of an army offensive.

-South Sudan announces the withdrawl of troops from Heglig.


April 21st

-Demonstrators against the regime flood a main highway in march stretching for miles as Bahrain's rulers strugle to contain opposition anger ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

-Salah Abbas Habib is beaten to death by police supporting the Bahraini regime.

-Bahrain regime stifles coverage of demonstrators against its rule by denying entry to journalists from news organizations.

-UN Security Council votes to sends 300 more observers to Syria.

-Three people are killed during a flare of fresh fighting in the Libyan desert town of Kufra.


April 22nd

-Renewed protests against the Bahrain regime break out with police firing tear gas and stun grenades at civilians.

-Separatist group member and a Thai policeman are killed in a firefight in the village of Ruso in Thailand's Narathiwat Province.

-Sudan launches a fresh incursion into South Sudan.

-Russia and China begin navel exercises in the Yellow Sea.


April 23rd

-At least two dead and hundreds injured in clashes between police and protestors during nationwide strike in Bangladesh, which was triggered by the unexplained disappearence of opposition poitician Illyas Ali.

-Syrian regime forces kill at least 33 people with shells and gunfire in the city of Hama.

-Egyptian government denies licenses to eight U.S. civil society groups, including the Carter Center.

-European Union suspends most trade sanctions against Myanmar for a year but leaves an arms embargo in place.

-North Korea threatens to reduce South Korea to "ashes" after the failed North Korean rocket launch.

-In accordance with a request from the South Korean government, China stops the deportation of North Korean defectors who escape to China.


April 24th

-Mad Cow Disease found in California dairy cow.

-Three injured in a car bombing in central Damascus, blamed by the regime-backed state television on an "armed terrorist group". The opposition say around sixty people were killed nationwide yesterday.

-Salva Kir, the President of South Sudan, visits the People's Republic of China seeking assistance to build an oil pipeline.

-The President of South Sudan claims that the attacks by Sudan on his country amount to a declaration of war.

-Leon Panetta, the United States Secretary of Defense, warns North Korea against further provovations against South Korea.

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