Friday, July 13, 2012

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake WESTERN IRAN - 14th July 2012

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck WESTERN IRAN at a depth of 60.5 km (37.6 miles), the quake hit at 00:55:02 UTC Saturday 14th July 2012
The epicenter was 19 km (11 miles) NNW of Harsin, Iran
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 14th July 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck THE KURIL ISLANDS at a depth of 60.5 km (37.6 miles), the quake hit at 00:13:14 UTC Saturday 14th July 2012
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) Southeast of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake KURIL ISLANDS - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck THE KURIL ISLANDS at a depth of 8.8 km (5.5 miles), the quake hit at 22:37:24 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 311 km (193 miles) East of Kuril'sk, Russia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has struck EAST OF THE KURIL ISLANDS at a depth of 10.1 km (6.3 miles), the quake hit at 22:32:50 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 276 km (171 miles) ESE of Kuril'sk, Russia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN PERU - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck SOUTHERN PERU at a depth of 98.2 km (61 miles), the quake hit at 21:26:14 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) ESE of Coracora, Peru
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Syrian Army Denies Mass Killing In Village

The Syrian army has denied killing any civilians in an attack on a village in Hama province, which opposition activists claim left more than 200 people dead.

It said the air and ground assault on Tremseh village only killed terrorists.

"Army units carried out a special operation targeting armed terrorist groups and their leadership hideouts," a spokesman said. "The terrorists were dealt with, while there were no civilian victims."

But opposition sources said the majority of the dead - who were reportedly cut down by helicopter gunships and militiamen - were civilians.

The group of UN observers, deployed to Syria to monitor a now failed ceasefire, could only get within about four miles of Tremseh before being stopped by army commanders because of "military operations".

However, they witnessed more than 100 explosions, sporadic small arms fire and heavy machinegun fire over an eight-hour period. They also saw an Mi-24 helicopters was firing air-to-ground rockets. Read More

Sylvester Stallone's son Sage Stallone has reportedly died of overdose

Sylvester Stallone's son Sage Stallone has reportedly died, aged 36, with TMZ claiming that a suspected pill overdose is the cause.

Sage is perhaps best know for his film debut playing Rocky's son Robert Balboa in 'Rocky V', co-starring opposite his real-life father.
Stallone's representative released a statement saying "Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever." source

Beagle puppy filmed in brutal animal fight (Not for the squeamish)

William Martin LaFever survives three weeks wandering alone in the desert by eating frogs and roots and drinking river water, Utah

An autistic man who went missing in the desert for three weeks has been found alive after living mainly off frogs and roots, US authorities have said.

William Martin LaFever was severely emaciated when he was discovered wandering in the remote Escalante Desert of southern Utah.

The 28-year-old, from Colorado Springs, told rescuers that in addition to the bits of food he scavenged, he drank water from the Escalante River while attempting to walk a distance of around 90 miles.

Becki Bronson, spokeswoman for Garfield County Sheriff's Department, said it was estimated he had travelled about 40 miles before he was found.

"It is some of the most rugged, unforgiving terrain you will find anywhere on Earth, jagged cliffs, stone ledges, sandstone, sagebrush, junipers," she said.

"Where William was hiking, there just isn't anyone out there. There are no people. There are no towns." Read More

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake UTAH - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake has struck UTAH at a depth of 0.4 km (0 miles), the quake hit at 19:53:16 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 2 km (1.2 miles) East from Trenton, Utah
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NORTH INDIAN OCEAN - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck the NORTH INDIAN OCEAN at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the quake hit at 18:15:38 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 601 km (372.6 miles) Southwest of Meulaboh, Indonesia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

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COMING CRISIS ALERT: Syria on verge of complete collapse as major war looms -- July 13, 2012

UPDATE: August 1, 2012


Iran is preparing for "war within weeks." We are removing this alert due to stagnation in the situation, but will replace it the moment conflict breaks out, which we believe will be very soon.

UPDATE: July 29, 2012

Israeli troops have been placed on alert and are ready to intervene in Syria and Lebanon in fear of Assad's fall or a chemical weapons attack. Gas mask sales in Israel amongst the public have gone through the roof, to the tune of 3700 a day. It may be go-time very soon.

UPDATE: July 24, 2012

Fighting now rages in Damascus, and in Aleppo, Syria's largest cities. Syrian and Rebel forces now clash significantly on a daily basis. Russian marines are reported to be ready to land, and may enter the fray. Iran has also suggested it will soon enter the fray should Assad's government be threatened. Sources also report that the threat of chemical weapons usage is very real, and will undoubtedly happen if foreign intervention in Syria's mercenary invasion takes place.

UPDATE: July 22, 2012

Fighting rages in Damascus. Attack gunships bombard rebel-held sectors of the capital. Assad has rebuilt his military command, and is now allowing Kurdish forces to conduct attacks against Turkey from Syrian soil in revenge for Turkish involvement in the mercenary uprising.

UPDATE: July 19, 2012

Fighting in Damascus has entered into its 5th straight day. Assad's wife has rumoured to have evacuated to Russia, perhaps along with her children. Assad himself has evacuated Damascus and fled to the coastal city of Latakia near the coastal batteries and Russian naval port of Tartus. The "war" may begin very soon.

UPDATE: July 17, 2012

The battle for Damascus is currently underway. Rebel divisions have entered into the city's southern suburbs with the intention of driving into the center and capturing control of the capital. 6 Syrian battalions stand between them and Assad, and are mercilessly pounding the two southern suburbs out of which the rebels have staged themselves in a hope of crushing their offensive or driving them back. The outcome of this battle may have serious repercussions for the entire Middle East. The Coming Crisis will keep a close eye on the situation.

UPDATE: July 14, 2012

Israel, Turkey and Jordan have been advised to begin preparing for a chemical weapons attack launched from Syria. How imminent such an attack may be, and its likeliness, remains entirely uncertain at this time. However, the Syrian military command has purportedly pre-selected their targets for chemical weapons strikes. The Coming Crisis strongly advises those currently living in the Middle East to begin preparing accordingly, and to acquire gas masks, protective gear and food and water supplies if an exit from the region is not possible.

UPDATE: July 13, 2012

Israeli military intelligence that the CC often turns to for credible information reports that Syria has indeed begun moving its chemical weapons out of storage and begun prepping its long range missile forces.

British and American intelligence sources have reported that Syrian forces are moving chemical weapons into the Homs region for possible use in the area. Should such an incident occur, it would no doubt invoke international intervention and potentially spark a regional war. 

The Coming Crisis is keeping a close eye on the situation and will update readers as often as possible. We are investigating our sources to determine whether or not this is an actual military movement or simply Western propaganda, although many indicators suggest this may indeed be a legitimate action on the part of Assad's government.

EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS:

1. If you are living in the Middle East region, especially in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, or Saudi Arabia, you are advised to consider planning an exit from the region if possible. War at this point seems imminent.

2. If you are unable to leave, immediately procure food, water and medicinal supplies in the event that transport is disrupted. Do not leave this until the last minute.

3. Acquire gas masks and protective gear, wearable, for windows and doors, etc. Re-study civil defense procedures.

4. Acquire batteries and a hand radio to receive emergency instructions in the event of conflict breaking out. Stay close to it. Listen to it and follow instructions given to you.

5. Whatever your scripture, do some reading. Whatever the follies of mankind, the steadfast are never beyond rescue.

The Coming Crisis will do its best to continue updating the situation as it unfolds.

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Chemical Weapons being moved To Homs

Intelligence has emerged suggesting the Syrian regime has moved chemical weapons to the Homs region, a source has told Sky News.

A senior British intelligence questioned about claims in the US that several streams of signal intelligence detailing the transfer of a chemcial agent said he believed the account to be a "pretty accurate description" of what the UK believes is going on.

Fox News reported a senior US defence source as saying it was not clear wether the movement of the agent, possibly Sarin nerve gas, had been authorised by President Bashar al Assad or local Syrian military commanders frustrated by the ongoing uprising in Homs.

The agents, which may not yet have been weaponised, were moved from previously known stockpile locations, the report said.

Recent investigations by Sky News identified four sites where chemical agents are produced: Hama, Latakia, Al Safira, near Aleppo and at the Centre D'Etude et Recherche Scientifique laboratories in Damascus. Read More

10-foot dead snake found in Seine in Paris‎

PARIS, July 13 (UPI) -- Police in Paris said a 10-foot dead snake pulled from the River Seine was likely a pet abandoned by its owner when it became too large.

Investigators said Wednesday the snake was badly decomposed but was likely a python, Radio France Internationale reported Friday.

The discovery raised concerns about people throwing their dead pets into the Seine.

Police said they have noted a growing problem with exotic-pet owners abandoning the animals when they become too large.

"Mature reflection and proper knowledge of these animals are necessary before buying them," a police official said. Source

Anthrax outbreak kills cows, 50 people treated‎

Police pulled one of the dead cows out of the Elbe river on Thursday. It had apparently fallen into the water after becoming separated from its 50-strong herd, which was being quarantined.

The corpse floated some distance from Saxony-Anhalt into the neighbouring state of Brandenburg, where it was finally dragged out of the river by a team clad in protective gear.

“The current of the river is so strong, that the chances of a human getting ill from going in the water are slim,” a spokeswoman for the Stendal area – where the herd was from – told The Local.

Chances of the bacteria being passed to other herds were also slim, said state vet Klaus Reimer. Transmitting the deadly spores was only possible through close contact, and the whole herd has since been isolated.

While the exact cause of the outbreak remains unknown, Heinrich Neubaue, head of the institute for bacterial infection and zoonotic diseases at the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, said that the most common reason was animals grazing in a field where animals with anthrax have been buried.

Because anthrax spores can live for decades, there was a chance that they could make it up through the ground and into the air. Read More

Red tide kills a 5 year old Child, poisons 12 others‎ in the Philippines

PILI, CAMARINES SUR—Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Bicol director Dennis Del Socorro released a report that Red Tide toxin in contaminated shellfish has caused the death of a 5- years old child and caused 12 other residents of Sitio Bongcana, barangay Paraiso in Milagros, Masbate to be hospitalized from poisoning .

In an effort to curb the transport of contaminated shellfish out of Milagros, BFAR reinstalled check points in main highways in Masbate province.

Shellfish is a major fishery product in Milagros town.

According to Del Socorro, since June 17 this year BFAR experts have conducted tests in sea waters of Milagros, revealing that Red tide toxin levels have increased by 282 uni-micro-grams in every 100 grams of shellfish meat that were tested.

Although a more recent test confirmed that toxin levels decreased to 263 uni-micro-grams, still experts consider this fatal to humans who eat contaminated shellfish,. Read More

4.8 Magnitude Earthquake JAVA, INDONESIA - 13th July 2012

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck JAVA, INDONESIA at a depth of 75.5 km (46.9 miles), the quake hit at 17:57:06 UTC Friday 13th July 2012
The epicenter was 119 km (74 miles) Southeast from Tasikmalaya, Java, Indonesia
No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time

Alpine, Utah: Steam explosion kills man, injures others‎

ALPINE — A man was killed and three people were injured after an explosion Thursday at Adonis Bronze in Alpine, officials said.

Officials said Ricardo Flores, 41, of Pleasant Grove was working near a kiln when he was fatally injured by an explosion of steam at approximately 12:15. Three other individuals were transported to the hospital and are reportedly in stable condition.

"We did take three individuals to American Fork Hospital," Lone Peak Fire assistant chief Spencer Edwards said. "We believe that they had possible inhalation burns as they tried to help this individual out after the explosion."

Lone Peak Fire Chief Brad Freeman said two police officers were eating lunch nearby and were able to respond immediately. Dozens of individuals were evacuated from the building, including a group attending a wedding luncheon. Read More

Angry bees attack five Palo Alto workers‎, California

Bees in the cavity of a fallen tree gained the upper hand against a City of Palo Alto tree-removal crew on Wednesday afternoon, stinging the entire crew of five.

The Public Works Department employees responded when a large, silver maple with extensive root rot fell down onto Newell Road. When they arrived, they found that a beehive in the tree's cavity had been damaged, said city Urban Forester Walter Passmore.

And the bees were furious.

"The entire crew got stung at least one time per person. Some were stung multiple times. They looked like they got in a fight. They all paid the price for working for the City of Palo Alto," he said.

Workers were trying to cut up the tree, which was blocking the road in front of 2020 Newell. The city called a bee service to try to capture the hive; bees will generally follow the queen into a box if the portion of the hive where she is located can be removed.

But Passmore said because part of the hive was broken the bees would not calm down. The hive eventually had to be exterminated, he said. Read More

Massive landslide in Glacier Bay National Park sends rock and ice over glacier, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Even by Alaska standards, the rock slide in Glacier Bay National Park was a huge event.

It was a monumental geophysical event that was almost overlooked until a pilot happened to fly over where the cliff collapsed and snapped some photographs nearly a month later.

When the cliff collapsed in the national park in southeast Alaska on June 11, it sent rock and ice coursing down a valley and over a lovely white glacier in what perhaps was the largest landslide recorded in North America.

The rumbling was enough so that it showed up as a 3.4-magnitude earthquake in Alaska. The seismic event also was recorded in Canada. The massive landslide occurred in a remote valley beneath the 11,750-foot Lituya Mountain in the Fairweather Range about six miles from the border with British Columbia.

“I don’t know of any that are bigger,” Marten Geertsema, a research geomorphologist for the provincial Forest Service in British Columbia, said Thursday, when comparing the landslide to others in North America. Read More

Chlorine leak at Lion Dunc Schooley pool forces Merritton evacuation, Ontario, Canada

Emergency officials have lifted a stay at home advisory that was put in place after a significant chemical reaction at a Merritton pool Thursday afternoon.

Responders and hazardous materials crews were called to the scene at Lion Dunc Schooley pool at around 1 p.m. after reports of the chemical reaction.

The reaction took place inside the pool building and was caused when a contractor delivering pool chemicals inadvertently mixed 20 to 30 gallons of chlorine into a tank holding muriatic acid, a common pool cleaning ingredient. Chlorine is a base, which can react violently when mixed with an acid. A safer version of the reaction can be seen when mixing baking soda with vinegar.

The resulting fumes caused respiratory problems and led to burning in victims’ eyes and lungs.

In all, the incident affected a dozen people aged seven to 50 — six people who were attending the pool, five teenage lifeguards and an adult contractor working for the pool chemical firm.

The victims were sent to St. Catharines General Hospital and Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls. Two of the patients at St. Catharines are being monitored for a potential serious condition; the remaining patients at both hospitals are in stable condition.

While the contractor’s symptoms were similar to the rest of the victims, his condition could become more severe over the next 12 hours to four days, and he is going to need to be monitored during that time.

“He’s fortunate he got out,” said St. Catharines Fire Chief Mark Mehlenbacher. “It could have been much worse. The concentrations do much damage to the lungs.” Read More