CHILE 8.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE; HAWAII GETS HIT BY TSUNAMI

27 02 2010

TSUNAMI REACHES HAWAII (CHILE STILL SUFFERS)

ALL MAJOR TSUNAMI WARNINGS have been officially lifted.  But this does not mean, grab your surf board, and hit the waves just yet…

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CHILE HAS HIT BY AN 8.8 THIS MORNING, AND SINCE HIT WITH NUMEROUS AFTERSHOCKS ABOVE 6.0.

by SUPERFORCE PRESS

Hawaii was calculated to be hit at 11:05amPST by a tsunami as a result of the earthquake this morning in Chile.  So far, only minor tsunami effects have been felt on the different coasts of the Hawaiian chain islands.  So far, the evaluation in Chile is underway, and recently built modern highways have suffered major damages.  Resources have been struggling to reach the most highly affected areas, although reports say all air resources have been continuous and successful.

The resulting impending threat to Hawaii still remain at 5:51pmEST, as only the beginning signs of a tsunami have already begun to take place in places where the threat is most disastrous like Hilo, Ohau, Honolulu, etc.

Some encouraging words from the Pacific Coast Tsunami Center, although the impending threat is still present, and an “all clear” has not yet been given at this time, is’ “We dodged a bullet.”

STUDYING THE MAP above we can see Chile in the lower right and how a massive earthquake can result in tsunamis in multiple parts related to the Pacific.  Countries around the epicenter, as far as Argentina, felt the earthquake in Chile, which shows how massive this earthquake was, and two people as far as in Argentina, have been killed as a result, thus far.

2010

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 8.8
Date-Time
Location 35.846°S, 72.719°W
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Distances 100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Talca, Chile
115 km (70 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile
325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=255, Nph=255, Dmin=988 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010tfan

2010

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) — The first waves of a tsunami from a massive earthquake in Chile have hit the Big Island of Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The increasing wave heights began shortly around 11:15 a.m. local time (4:15 p.m. EST), more than five hours after alarms sounded to warn of a tsunami caused by the Chile earthquake early Saturday, which killed at least 214 people.

VIDEO FROM THE SIMILAR EARTHQUAKE, AT A TIME WHERE PREPARATIONS WERE NOT AS TIGHT AS THEY ARE TODAY.

1960 CHILE EARTHQUAKE

1960 JAPAN’S  AFFECTED RESULT FROM THE QUAKE

2010 WAVES HITTING HAWAII FROM THE TSUNAMI VIDEO

Today’s Earthquake Fact

The Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean just east of the Mariana Islands, is the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, with a maximum depth of about 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the deepest location on the surface of the Earth. The bottom of the trench is farther below sea level than Mount Everest is above it.





39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop

26 02 2010

39% Of Bagged Salad Is Gross, Some Has Poop ?~!!

Food Safety and Handling for Consumers

Superforce stumbled upon an article that we wish to share with the world, in order to raise awareness of a growing problem, right in our own backyard.

We obtained this information, through The Consumerist, and here is the story, with By Ben Popken on February 25, 2010 3:55 PM

http://consumerist.com/2010/02/40-of-bagged-salad-is-gross.html

As we told you earlier this month, sister pub Consumer Reports tested 208 bagged salads and found 39% had excessive bacteria, including fecal contamination. That means there’s poop in the greens. And now there’s something you can do about it.

Consumer Reports tested for total coliforms and other bacteria including enterococcus. According to industry experts, 10,000 or more colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) is excessive. The tests of 16 different brands had 39% exceeded that level for total coliforms, and 23% for enterococcus.

Hate spinach? Bacteria doesn’t. Many of the unacceptable packages contained spinach and were within 1-5 days of their use-by date. Bag vs clamshell, organic vs non, baby greens or no baby greens, made no difference. And packages that were 5-8 days until their use-by date fared better.

Even if the package says super-duper-washed, you should still wash them by hand. Or, better yet, just buy your salad elements separately, wash them, and chop them.

The big problem is the FDA hasn’t set limits for how much poop or other bacteria can be in bagged salad. Tell ’em to get crackin’ by signing this petition.

Bagged salad: How clean? [Consumer Reports]

via consumerist.com





Andrew Koenig Dead: ‘Growing Pains’ Actor’s Star Suicide in Vancouver, BC

26 02 2010

"Boner" from Growing Pains

UPDATE:
His parents said at the press conference that he took his own life and confirmed the body was that of Andrew. The exact cause of death has not been revealed.

AP:
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vancouver police say “Growing Pains” actor Andrew Koenig has been found dead. At a press conference in the downtown park where his body was found, police said foul play was not suspected, but would not release a cause of death because the coroner is still investigating.

The actor’s father, Walter Koenig, said his son “took his own life.” Walter Koenig played Pavel Chekov on the original “Star Trek” TV series.

Friends found the body at around noon Thursday in a heavily wooded area about 100 feet (30 meters) from a popular foot path.

Koenig, 41, was visiting friends in Vancouver when he went missing more than a week ago.

The Venice, California, native had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as Boner, a pal of star Kirk Cameron’s character, Mike.

boner from growing pains and kirk cameron

tmz.com:

Missing “Growing Pains” star Andrew Koenig emptied out his apartment in Venice, CA because he wanted to start over in Vancouver … this according to a long-time friend.

Lance Miccio tells TMZ he went to Koenig’s apartment last night, and found it cleaned out.

via Huffington Post





Whale Kills Trainer at Sea World Orlando Video

25 02 2010

Killer Whales of Orlando Sea World

ORLANDO, Fla. —  Trainers will continue working with a killer whale that grabbed one of their colleagues and dragged her underwater, killing her, but SeaWorld said Thursday it is reviewing its procedures after the attack.

People lined up to get into the park a day after the whale named Tilikum killed veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau as a horrified audience watched. Tilikum had been involved in two previous deaths, including a Canadian trainer dragged under water by him and two others whales in 1991.

Killer whale shows are suspended indefinitely in Orlando and at the park’s San Diego location.

LIVESHOTS: Sea World Trainer Autopsy Results Released

“We have every intention of continuing to interact with this animal, though the procedures for working with him will change,” SeaWorld said in a post on its blog.

Picture of Deceased Trainer. Orlando, Fl. Seaworld

Chuck Tompkins, who is in charge of training at all SeaWorld parks, said Thursday that Tilikum will not be isolated from the Orlando location’s seven other whales. Tilikum fathered some of them and will continue mating with others.

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20 02 2010

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BEEFING UP AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

19 02 2010

Make your craigslist ad something somebody wants, first of all!  Take the example below for example, which I’m sure has to appeal to someone out there.  But, notice the interesting expression and truth behind it, regardless of how vulgar, annoying, funny, or insulting you find it.

Even if the author of that ad was doing it for personal entertainment purposes, you got to admit, it’s still funny, and there is SOMETHING we can learn from it. The lesson learned is:

If anything, a blunt capturing ad, goes a long way in advertising.

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What’s Hot On Google

18 02 2010

We learn something new everyday, ay??