Thursday, December 6, 2012

North Korea Currently Filling Rocket Fuel Tank at Dongchang-ri in Preparation for Launch


More here:
http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk00100&num=10114

Did Israel actually create Hamas similarly to how the CIA created Al Qaeda? (Oops.)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123275572295011847.html

Matt's thoughts:
I tell you guys, the more you look into this situation and the more investigation we do, the more absurd it really becomes. With the entire region, and perhaps world, on the brink of a massive war, possibly even a third world war, this is perhaps the worse possible time for people to drop their thinking caps and to start cheering from the bleachers. This region requires a massive injection of sanity, or a heck of a lot of people are about to lose their lives in yet another senseless conflict.

IDF fires at journalists: Stuff the media really, really prefers you forget about



Added thoughts:
Lest we forget the indiscriminate bombing of media buildings in Gaza, It's always interesting to see how a "democracy" treats journalists. You can usually tell by such treatment what the real intentions are. Shoo, you informational mosquitoes, you. Shoo. Fetch your nectar of truth elsewhere.

Crush fanaticism.


Added thoughts:
While a fringe group of radical, fanatical "Jews" and "Christians" (by no means true Jews or Christians such as the ones the CC has the privilege of calling friends) call for the slaughter of Arabs, Muslims, and likely anyone in general who don't adhere to their interpretation of the scripture, the silent majority, steadily unwilling to be silent any longer, are taking the Israeli government to task (and America's) for actions taken in the masquerade for "peace". The photo above is one of many protesting the issue. On the opposite side of the coin, the MSM has many believing that a fringe group of Muslims, just as rabid and full of hatred, represents the entire religious, cultural and national bodies of Islamic people. Those true of heart know this isn't the case, among Muslims, Jews or Christians, the real deal. Our true enemies are not so because they are far away, eat different food or read from a different book, but right here, hidden inside those individuals frothing at the mouth for any opportunity to beat someone others over the head with verse X from prophet Y. Put the fanatics from all three religions and their crusade to an end, and the world will finally rest in peace.



US troops "may be on the border with Syria"; Clashes in northern Lebanon between pro-Syrian and anti-Syrian elements

Missile-like object (with tail) spotted on NASA Mars Spirit Rover photograph


Added info:
The case for photoshopping grows dim when we can see the precise same object on the raw photograph direct from NASA's website.
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/584/2P178208022EFFAE03P2264R7M1.JPG
So, what is it then? An artifact? A craft? Our imaginations?


Israel reportedly threatens to cancel Gaza truce if Islamic Jihad heads enter Strip




More here:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-reportedly-threatens-to-cancel-gaza-truce-if-islamic-jihad-heads-enter-strip/

Chemical scare is a Smoke Screen for intervention, says Syria

Western powers are whipping up fear of chemical weapons as a pretext to intervene in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad's government said on Thursday, after several Western countries said they feared Assad might use poison gas.

"Syria stresses again, for the tenth, the hundredth time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against its people. We would not commit suicide," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Maqdad told Lebanon's Al Manar television, the voice of the pro-Assad Hezbollah movement.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121206

'US Army in bed with mercenaries': Blackwater new landlord in Afghanistan

'Revolution in Egypt hijacked by West-backed govt'

Patriot Act allows US to spy worldwide, Europeans outraged

Netanyahu, Merkel agree to disagree on Israeli settlements

Anti Assad Chemical Distraction

Toxic scare: Yellow smog blankets Buenos Aires after chemical container explosion

Hundreds dead, homeless swell in Philippine typhoon

McCain 'Disturbed' About Syria, Chemical Weapons

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake TARAPACA, CHILE - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 18:58:55 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 03:58:55 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
17.948°S, 69.470°W
Depth
122.9 km (76.4 miles)
Region
TARAPACA, CHILE
Distances
29 km (18 miles) NNE of Putre, Chile

So much for the age of austerity: Fury as council blows £1m on giant 'Slinky' toy sculpture

The concrete artwork - to commemorate the 200th birthday of Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin - even cost £200,000 more than the iconic Angel of the North. Shropshire Council had originally planned to pay £483,000 for the 39ft high statue - which some have compared to a slinky spring and a cow's spine. But costs have spiralled to more than £1million, triggering a backlash from furious residents of the market town.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2244029/Shropshire-council-splashes-1m-town-centre-sculpture.html

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake TURKMENISTAN - 6th December 2012

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region TURKMENISTAN
Date time 2012-12-06 18:29:14.6 UTC
Location 40.10 N ; 54.79 E
Depth 24 km
Distances 75 km NE Balkanabat, Turkmenistan

Senate Republican leader blocks debt limit vote

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday prevented a simple majority vote on a proposal to give Democratic President Barack Obama unilateral power to raise the debt limit.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-usa-fiscal-senate-idUSBRE8B515H20121206

Mafia Shootout In Italian Nursery Playground

A mafia gangster has been shot dead by a rival in the courtyard of an Italian nursery as dozens of children rehearsed their Christmas carol service.

Victim Luigi Lucenti, 50, was chased into the nursery by masked gunmen and shot several times at point blank range before his killers escaped on a high powered motorbike.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021719/mafia-shootout-in-italian-nursery-playground

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTHERN GREECE - 6th December 2012

Magnitude mb 4.6
Region SOUTHERN GREECE
Date time 2012-12-06 17:48:17.0 UTC
Location 36.95 N ; 23.11 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 26 km NE Sikéa, Greece

Tibetan self-immolations on rise

U.S. Navy to monitor N. Korea launch

The Navy is moving some warships into position to monitor a possible upcoming North Korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile, U.S. Department of Defense officials said Thursday.

The USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald - both guided missile destroyers - are moving into positions, although the Navy declined to give their exact location. They are being sent to monitor for a possible launch and "provide reassurance to allies," according two Defense Department officials.

It's possible two additional ships will be sent in the next few days, the officials added.

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/06/us-navy-positions-ships-to-monitor-north-korea-launch/?hpt=hp_t3

Tanks near palace as deaths mount in Egypt protests

Military plane crashes in South African mountains


A South African military plane crashed in the mountains as it headed to an airport near the rural hometown of Nelson Mandela, authorities said Thursday.

A military spokesman declined to comment on the plane's mission or the number of people aboard, but said rescuers are searching for survivors.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/06/world/africa/south-africa-military-crash/

Julia Gillard declares end of world in message to the nation (Hoax)

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
5.0
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 16:52:24 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 02:52:24 PM at epicenter
Location
56.087°S, 27.400°W
Depth
103.6 km (64.4 miles)
Region
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances
69 km (42 miles) N of Visokoi Island,

4.9 Magnitude Earthquake BOUVET ISLAND REGION - December 06, 2012

Magnitude
4.9
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 15:46:50 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 03:46:50 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
54.039°S, 1.964°W
Depth
18.7 km (11.6 miles)
Region
BOUVET ISLAND REGION
Distances
349 km (216 miles) W of Bouvet Island, Bouvet Island

Silvio Berlusconi's party rebels in Italian Senate

Former Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi's party has abstained from a confidence vote in the Senate, sparking warnings of a political crisis.

Prime Minister Mario Monti's government won the vote, but Mr Berlusconi's PDL party reportedly threatened to repeat its rebellion in the lower house.

Mr Berlusconi earlier hinted he might run again in elections next year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20632870

Christopher Weatherhead guilty of Anonymous web attacks

Christopher Weatherhead, a 22-year-old British student, has been convicted for taking part in cyber-attacks carried out by Anonymous.

He and three others were arrested over attacks on Paypal, Mastercard, Visa and the BPI as part of "Operation Payback".

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/british-student-found-guilty-of-anonymous-web-attacks-1117576

Israel continues slide in corruption perception poll

Israelis perceive their public sector as increasingly corrupt, according to a global index released Wednesday by the Peace Index. Israel ranked at number 39 in the world, continuing the country's slide, as Israeli confidence in the public sector fell to its lowest level in 16 years.

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=294924

Egypt army erects barriers at Cairo presidential palace

The Egyptian army has set up barricades outside the presidential palace, after ordering protesters to leave the area.

It follows violent overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi that left five people dead and 644 injured.

Most protesters left the palace by the 15:00 (13:00 GMT) deadline, though some opposition activists remained.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20622233

Muslim Brotherhood rallies in Cairo after night of violence

Osborne Denies 'Fiddling' Mini-Budget Figures

Chancellor George Osborne has denied "fiddling" the borrowing figures in his bleak mini-budget.

In his Autumn Statement to the Commons on Wednesday, he said that borrowing would fall this year.

But it quickly emerged that he had included the anticipated income from the sale of the 4G mobile phone spectrum, and without it borrowing would be up by £2bn.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021503/osborne-denies-fiddling-mini-budget-figures

Max Clifford Arrested By Savile Detectives

Publicist Max Clifford has been arrested by police investigating sexual abuse claims against Jimmy Savile, it has emerged.

The 69-year-old is being held by detectives working on Operation Yewtree, a probe into historic sex offences.

Mr Clifford is the sixth person to be questioned as part of the Metropolitan Police investigation. Scotland Yard has not named the man it revealed it had arrested as part of the operation shortly after 7.30am.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021671/max-clifford-arrested-by-savile-detectives

Iran tanker signals mask Syria ship movements

Iranian oil tankers are sending incorrect satellite signals that confuse global tracking systems and appear to conceal voyages made by other ships to Syria, which, like Iran, is subject to international sanctions.

The two countries are close allies and have helped each other deal with shortages by swapping badly needed fuels such as gasoline for diesel.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-syria-iran-tracking-idUSBRE8B50KX20121206

Syria says chemical scare "pretext for intervention"


Western powers are whipping up fears of a fateful move to the use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war as a "pretext for intervention", President Bashar al-Assad's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.

He spoke as Germany's cabinet approved stationing Patriot anti-missile batteries on Turkey's border with Syria, a step requiring deployment of NATO troops that Syria fears could permit imposition of a no-fly zone over its territory.

"Syria stresses again, for the tenth, the hundredth time, that if we had such weapons, they would not be used against its people. We would not commit suicide," Faisal Maqdad said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121206

'Mega-Mosque' Proposal Rejected By London Council

A proposal to build one of the UK's biggest mosques with a capacity for almost 10,000 worshippers has been rejected by planning chiefs in east London.

Just over six hectares in size, they said the proposed mosque building was "too big" and would have an impact on important historic buildings nearby.

The new mosque would have been three times the size of St Paul's Cathedral

http://news.sky.com/story/1021555/mega-mosque-proposal-rejected-by-council

Egyptian army issues protesters with an ultimatum to get out or be moved.

The Egyptian army has issued an ultimatum to protesters to move away from the presidential palace, or they will clear the area.

The announcement follows the deployment of tanks around the complex after a night of running street battles in which five people were killed and as many as 600 injured.

The decision followed a meeting between the President, Mohamed Morsi, his defence minister and other members of the government.

In a statement, the Republican Guard said that after “unfortunate events” around the palace it was “banning the gathering of any demonstrations in the vicinity of establishments belonging to the president of the republic.”

http://news.sky.com/story/1021507/egypt-tanks-move-in-as-protesters-ordered-out

4.6 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.6
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 10:26:19 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 06:26:19 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
10.946°N, 126.686°E
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
94 km (58 miles) E of Sulangan, Philippines

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 10:17:35 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 07:17:35 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
36.461°N, 140.719°E
Depth
67.5 km (41.9 miles)
Region
NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances
13 km (8 miles) E of Funaishikawa, Japan

Egyptians set fire to Muslim Brotherhood office



Tanks deploy outside Egyptian presidential palace

Typhoon Bopha hits resort island in Philippines

Typhoon Bopha: Child survives being buried in mudslide for over 24 hours

Rebels bomb Syrian Red Crescent HQ in capital: Syria TV

An explosion in front of the Damascus headquarters for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) killed at least one person on Thursday, Syrian state television said.

Syria TV said "terrorists from al Qaeda" blew up an improvised explosive device in a car, causing damage to the SARC building. State media often refers to the rebels trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad as al Qaeda terrorists.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-syria-crisis-bomb-idUSBRE8B50AM20121206

Amazon's billion-dollar tax shield

In 2005, Amazon rented a historic five-storey building in Luxembourg's Grund quarter, right at the bottom of a steep rock-walled valley below the old town.

By setting up in Luxembourg, and channelling sales through its units there, the world's biggest online retailer could minimize corporate taxes.

It was a move with big financial consequences.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/us-tax-amazon-idUSBRE8B50AR20121206

Israel moves ahead with E1 settlement plans

Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, in defiance of international protests.

A Defence Ministry official said architects and contractors appeared before a subcommittee of the military-run Civil Administration in the West Bank and registered their plans for construction in the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, a preliminary step before any building permits are issued.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-palestinians-israel-settlements-idUSBRE8B40PJ20121205

Lebanon: Five killed in Tripoli flare-up

At least five people have been killed and more than 40 injured since Tuesday morning as clashes continue in Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli between neighborhoods divided over the Syrian conflict.

The five victims were all killed by sniper fire during the latest flare up between residents in the working class neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

http://www.muslimnews.co.uk/news/news.php?article=24123

George Osborne slashes corporation tax AGAIN! screwing smaller businesses

The Institute of Directors wants corporation tax to drop to 15 per cent.

But experts warned yesterday of a sting in the tail of the corporation tax cut through a crippling back-door tax hike in business rates.

Each year, the increase in business rates, which comes into force in April, is linked to the previous September’s RPI figure, which was 2.6 per cent.

The massive increase will hit businesses, particularly small shops – many of which are struggling to survive.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243726/The-UK-open-business--3bn-cut-slashes-corporation-tax-lowest-rate-major-western-economy.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Deutsche Bank 'hid $12BILLION in losses during financial crisis,' claims by former employees

Deutsche Bank hid $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis, when it was considered to be one of the few banks strong enough to whether the recession without government assistance, according to the claims of three former employees who filed complaints with U.S. securities regulators.

The employees allege that Deutsche used improper accounting maneuvers to manipulate data and misrepresent $12 billion in losses on credit derivatives, the Financial Times reported, citing sources familiar with the complaints.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243817/Deutsche-Bank-hid-12BILLION-losses-financial-crisis-according-employees-claims.html

Philippines finds elderly survivor after typhoon kills 332

Rescue workers found a 77-year-old man alive on Thursday who had survived on coconuts for two days after a powerful typhoon ravaged the south of the Philippines killing 332 people, with hundreds missing.

A group of rescue volunteers lifted Carlos Agang to safety after they found him, in a tattered shirt with a fractured leg and bruises, clinging to a boulder by a river in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, the province worst hit by typhoon Botha.

"I can't believe it. I didn't expect to see people survive two days after they were swept by flood and mud," fire volunteer Mark Roman Jumilla told Reuters.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/06/philippines-typhoon-idUSL4N09G0BO20121206

Egypt crisis: Tanks deployed after fatal Cairo clashes

The Egyptian army has deployed tanks and armoured troop carriers outside the presidential palace in Cairo after clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi.

The streets of the capital are now reported to be calm following the earlier violence that left at least three people dead and hundreds injured.

Egypt is seeing growing unrest over a controversial draft constitution.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20622233

Naeem Davis Arrested Over NYC Subway Murder

New York City police have arrested a homeless man over the death of a man who was pushed onto subway tracks and photographed just before a train struck him.

Naeem Davis, 30, was taken into custody on Tuesday after a security video showed a man fitting his description working with street vendors near the Rockefeller Center.

Police said Davis made statements implicating himself in the death of father-of-one Ki Suk Han.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021271/subway-push-suspect-charged-over-nyc-murder

Philippines Typhoon Bopha: Deadly Scale Becomes Clear

The number of people killed in the Philippines typhoon may rise as high as 500.

Rescuers and recovery teams are continuing to discover devastated communities in remote regions of Mindanao Island.

Typhoon Bopha hit the east of Mindanao, far south of the capital Manila, at dawn on Tuesday morning.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021411/philippines-typhoon-deadly-scale-becomes-clear

John McAfee Arrested By Guatemalan Police

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee has been arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally.

The 67-year-old was detained at a hotel in Guatemala City with the help of Interpol agents.

He entered the country over the weekend with his 20-year-old girlfriend Sam Venegas after going on the run following the murder of his neighbour in Belize last month.

Police spokesman Pablo Castillo said the software pioneer could be deported within hours to Belize or repatriated to the US.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021401/john-mcafee-arrested-by-guatemalan-police

New Zealand: Hundreds Flee Freak Tornado

A rare tornado has swept through New Zealand's largest city killing three people and forcing 250 more to leave their homes.

Seven people are being treated in hospital in Auckland after the tornado struck at lunchtime.

Local media reports say two of the dead were killed when a concrete slab landed on a truck.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021425/new-zealand-tornado-hundreds-flee-storm

Four Dead After Ships Collide In North Sea

Four crew members have died and seven are missing after a cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank off the Dutch coast.

"We can confirm that four bodies have been found, along with 13 people rescued alive," said Coast Guard spokesman Marcel Oldenburger.

An air and sea rescue operation involving several helicopters, two navy patrol ships and even one of the ships involved in the collision has now been suspended.

http://news.sky.com/story/1021362/four-dead-after-ships-collide-in-north-sea

Almost half of Fukushima children now have thyroid disorders from radiation poisoning, officials blame ‘too much seafood’

Thousands of Japanese children from Fukushima and the nearby areas have been diagnosed with cysts and nodules on their thyroid glands. So far, 41.1 percent of 57,000 tested have shown these early warnings of potential thyroid cancer.

Even worse, four out of five Fukushima evacuees have been observed with developing thyroid abnormalities. It’s not just iodide isotopes with their relatively short radioactive half-lives that can penetrate thyroid glands, cesium-37 isotopes with longer half-lives can too.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/12/04/almost-half-of-fukushima-children-now-have-thyroid-disorders-from-radiation-poisoning-officials-blame-too-much-seafood/

Why Is the Media Ignoring the Mass Sinkholes Popping Up Around the Country?



Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/12/05/why-is-the-media-ignoring-the-mass-sinkholes-popping-up-around-the-country/

America's ‘doomsday’ plane that protects him against nuclear war, asteroids and terror attacks

20 Shocking Examples Of How Sadistic And Cruel People Have Become

#1 Down in Florida, authorities recently discovered four cats that had been shoved into sandwich bags and stuffed into a freezer. Fortunately, three of the cats were still breathing when they were rescued, but the fourth cat did not make it.

#2 Animal welfare workers recently found 11 puppies that were dead and that had been skinned in a park in eastern Pennsylvania.

#3 Down along the Gulf of Mexico, authorities have been coming across a substantial number of dolphins that have “gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws“. Authorities believe that there is a group of people out there on a “rampage” that are involved in mutilating these precious dolphins.

#4 A mother of four teenage children down in Florida shot them a total of 18 times at close range before turning the gun on herself and ending her own life.

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/12/05/20-shocking-examples-of-how-sadistic-and-cruel-people-have-become/

Obama may Send 75.000 U.S Troops to Syria

In Panicky Russia, It’s Official: End of World Is Not Near

There are scattered reports of unusual behavior from across Russia’s nine time zones.

Inmates in a women’s prison near the Chinese border are said to have experienced a “collective mass psychosis” so intense that their wardens summoned a priest to calm them. In a factory town east of Moscow, panicked citizens stripped shelves of matches, kerosene, sugar and candles. A huge Mayan-style archway is being built — out of ice — on Karl Marx Street in Chelyabinsk in the south.

For those not schooled in New Age prophecy, there are rumors the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, when a 5,125-year cycle known as the Long Count in the Mayan calendar supposedly comes to a close. Russia, a nation with a penchant for mystical thinking, has taken notice.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/world/europe/mayan-end-of-world-stirs-panic-in-russia-and-elsewhere.html?_r=0

UFO Sightings, December 21, 2012 Theories: Is The World Ending? Is 'Doomsday Mountain' Your Best Bet?

UFO sightings and the end date of December 21, 2012 have people across the globe getting prepared for what some are calling "the end of the world" in just sixteen days time. Are you ready?

Apparently, 12/21/12 is going to be an end-all for the current civilization on planet earth and though NASA and the US government has come out to debunk the theories, it appears not many are listening.

People are flocking to underground shelters, learning how to survive without power and water and in some cases, leaving everything behind to move to the tiny village at the base of "Doomsday mountain" called Bugarach in France.

http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981798856

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE GUATEMALA - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.3
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 06:30:41 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 12:30:41 AM at epicenter
Location
13.748°N, 92.375°W
Depth
35.1 km (21.8 miles)
Region
OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Distances
91 km (56 miles) S (191°) from Suchiate, Chiapas, Mexico

Bird Flu case found in Nepali capital

A case of bird flu or the H5N1 virus has been found in the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday.

The bird flu was found in less than six months after the government of Nepal declared Nepal a bird flu free zone.

The virus was located in a squatters’ area in Jadibuti at Kathmandu.

More than 500 ducks and chicken have been destroyed after the news of the disease.

http://www.nzweek.com/healthlifestyle/bird-flu-case-found-in-nepali-capital-34696/

Tornado strikes New Zealand city killing at Least 3 People


Three people have been killed as a rare tornado ripped through western suburbs of the New Zealand city of Auckland.

The tornado struck Hobsonville and Whenuapai on Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees and taking roofs off houses.

One resident described the storm as "five minutes of utter devastation".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20621443

Eight dead in earthquake in eastern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.5 in magnitude struck eastern Iran on Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring 12 others as emergency teams scrambled to rescue others and treat the injured, Iranian media reported.

People fled their homes as the quake struck and brought walls and buildings down. But others were left trapped under rubble in villages across the district of Zohan in South Khorasan province, Fars news agency said.

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-5-9-quake-hits-eastern-iran-u-181527636.html

WHO: 2 people in Jordan died from SARS-like coronavirus

Two people who died in Jordan in April have been found to have been infected with the new virus from the same family as SARS which sparked a global alert in September, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The coronavirus, previously unknown in humans, has now been confirmed in a total of nine people in three countries in the Middle East region, including a Saudi who had severe acute respiratory illness last month, the United Nations agency said.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/12/03/who-2-people-in-jordan-died-from-sars-like-coronavirus/

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 06:11:51 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 04:11:51 PM at epicenter
Location
5.014°S, 143.084°E
Depth
142.8 km (88.7 miles)
Region
NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Distances
52 km (32 miles) NNW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 05:28:01 UTC
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 09:28:01 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
52.977°N, 132.393°W
Depth
10.5 km (6.5 miles)
Region
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
116 km (72 miles) S of Masset, Canada

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake FLORES REGION, INDONESIA - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.5
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 04:09:07 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 12:09:07 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
8.388°S, 120.481°E
Depth
43.6 km (27.1 miles)
Region
FLORES REGION, INDONESIA
Distances
5 km (3 miles) ESE of Ruis, Indonesia

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 02:24:25 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 08:24:25 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.462°N, 90.435°E
Depth
11.8 km (7.3 miles)
Region
OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
642 km (398 miles) WSW of Banda Aceh, Indonesia

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake SERAM, INDONESIA - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
4.7
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 01:15:15 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 10:15:15 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.880°S, 129.295°E
Depth
41.7 km (25.9 miles)
Region
SERAM, INDONESIA
Distances
65 km (40 miles) NE of Amahai, Indonesia

5.4 Magnitude Earthquake PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION - 6th December 2012

Magnitude
5.4
Date-Time
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 00:43:24 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 08:43:24 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
11.003°N, 126.618°E
Depth
28.3 km (17.6 miles)
Region
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
Distances
84 km (52 miles) E of Sulangan, Philippines

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION - 5th December 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 23:41:56 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 11:41:56 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
31.036°S, 177.571°W
Depth
29.9 km (18.6 miles)
Region
KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
Distances
133 km (82 miles) ENE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake FIJI REGION - 5th December 2012

Magnitude
5.1
Date-Time
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 23:08:37 UTC
Thursday, December 06, 2012 at 11:08:37 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
20.710°S, 178.933°W
Depth
617.7 km (383.8 miles)
Region
FIJI REGION
Distances
24 km (14 miles) WSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji

4.4 Magnitude Earthquake OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 5th December 2012

Magnitude
4.4
Date-Time
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 22:49:38 UTC
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 02:49:38 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.978°N, 126.382°W
Depth
7.2 km (4.5 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region
OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Distances
226 km (140 miles) W (261°) from Mendocino, CA