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2009 October 07 — Why Now?
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South Pacific Still Shaking

USGS list shows that in the area of Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands the following earthquakes: 10/07 22:03 UTC 7.8, 22:18 UTC 7.7, 23:48 UTC 7.3. These were followed by five 5+ aftershocks, and then a 6.9 at 10/08 02:12 UTC. [Subtract 5 hours for CDT]

These are probably continuing adjustments caused by the Samoan earthquake, which then resulted in the disastrous Sumatran quake.

Every earthquake tends to add to the pressure at other points, which may snap.

The three in a row may have actually prevented a tsunami from forming by dampening any building wave from the initial shock. I would personally avoid the beach for a while.

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Who’s The Threat?

Israel Iran
Population: 7.2 million 70 million
Wars launched on neighbors: 1956, 1967, 1982,
2006, 2008-9
Nuclear Warheads: ~200 0
Military Budgets: $13.4 billion $7.4 billion
Per capita military expenditure: $1,805 $105
Total Aircraft: 1,220 84
Active Military and Reserve Personnel: ~600,000 875,000
Total land-based weapons: 14,200 5,499

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October 7, 2009   18 Comments

Tropical Depression Henri 10-7

Tropical Depression HenriPosition: 19.5 N 59.7 W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb ↑.

It is 240 miles [385 km] East-Northeast of the Leeward Islands.

The wind shear is not favorable for Henri. The storm continues to weaken.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

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