Comparing New England's floods to the floods of Hurricanes Connie and Diane (1955)

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:04 PM GMT on April 02, 2010

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The flood waters have receded in Rhode Island and surrounding regions of New England, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, but no flood-related deaths. The floods were caused by the third in a series of three extraordinarily wet Nor'easters that drenched the region with record rains over the past month. It was the wettest March on record over most of coastal New England from New York City to Boston, and the wettest month of any kind for several stations, including Providence, Rhode Island, and Blue Hill Observatory, Massachusetts. The rainfall amounts and resulting flooding in many cases exceeded the records set 55 years ago, during the notorious double-punch hurricanes of August 1955, when hurricanes Connie and Diane hit New England within five days of each other. However, this year's flooding event pales in comparison to the 1955 event, when considering damage and death toll. Hurricane Connie killed 25 people, and Hurricane Diane killed nearly 200 people when its record rains drenched regions already in flood because of Hurricane Connie. The single deadliest event occurred when a creek near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania overflowed, killing fifty people unable to escape the rising water. Diane was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, until it was surpassed by Hurricane Betsy in 1965. Accounting for inflation, Diane was the 16th costliest hurricane in U.S. history, with total damages of $7 billion (2004 USD.)


Figure 1. Total rainfall from hurricanes Connie and Diane in 1995. Image credit: NOAA.


Figure 2. Observed precipitation for the month of March 2010. Image credit: NOAA.

Severe weather today for Texas, Arkansas, and surrounding states
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has designated portions of Texas and surrounding states as being at "slight" risk of severe weather today, as a strong springtime storm sweeps through the region. Check out the blog of our severe weather expert, Dr. Rob Carver, to get the details of this potential severe weather episode, which may bring damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex this afternoon.

Portlight shipping 30,000 pounds of rice to Haiti
Portlight.org continues to work hard to get food and medical supplies into the earthquake zone in Haiti. Their latest effort is a shipment of 30,000 pounds of rice and 20,000 pounds of other supplies, mostly medical equipment, that has been loaded onto the schooner Halie and Mathew. The schooner is laying in Miami, fully loaded, waiting for a decrease in the easterly trade winds. These trade winds will blow at 10 - 20 knots over the next few days, thanks to the clockwise circulation of air around a high pressure system located just east of the Florida coast. According to the latest run of the GFS model, as visualized using our wundermap with the model map layer turned on, the high will slowly move eastward over the next week, and the easterly trade winds will finally die down by Thursday, allowing the Halie and Mathew to set sail for Hispaniola. Please visit the Portlight.org web site to learn more and to donate to this worthy cause.


Figure 3. Some of the 30,000 pounds of rice that has been loaded onto the schooner Halie and Mathew.

Jeff Masters

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Just got a report the quake was raised to 7.2
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439. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
seems global reporting of earthquakes is working in case of tsunami threats =)

Good job RSMC New Delphi and Tokyo
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Happy Easter Everyone! We need to watch further up the NOrth Coast. Been saying it was coming.


ping ping ping...I'm with ya on that. Notice the aftershocks are all to the north.
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MAP 4.0 2010/04/04 17:58:59 32.496N 115.891W 0.0 29 km (18 mi) SSE of Ocotillo, CA
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Regional Sectional Meteorological Center New Delphi

PRELIMINARY LOCATIONS OF EARTHQUAKES
DURING THE MONTH OF April2010 IN INDIA & ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD AND SIGNIFICANT GLOBAL EARTHQUAKES

DATE TIME
(UTC) LAT
(deg. N) LONG
(deg.E) Depth
(km) Magnitude Region
05/04/2010 22:40:47 32.5N 114.9W 45.0 6.9 BAJA CALIFORNIA,MEXICO


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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


here is most recent list from main 7.2 onward 31 events so far

MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:31:15 32.311N 115.456W 30.5 33 km (20 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:30:44 32.669N 116.097W 8.0 10 km ( 6 mi) ENE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:30:01 32.572N 115.763W 3.6 25 km (16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.3 2010/04/04 17:29:18 33.542N 115.703W 7.7 21 km (13 mi) N of Bombay Beach, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:27:04 33.031N 115.729W 3.5 10 km ( 6 mi) W of Westmorland, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 17:25:43 33.022N 116.022W 6.8 17 km (11 mi) SE of Ocotillo Wells, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:25:22 33.175N 116.414W 12.2 9 km ( 6 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 4.1 2010/04/04 17:22:12 32.456N 115.530W 27.6 23 km (14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.7 2010/04/04 17:21:27 32.599N 115.742W 3.9 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.8 2010/04/04 17:20:13 32.475N 115.643W 0.1 26 km (16 mi) SW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.1 2010/04/04 17:19:40 32.554N 115.102W 6.6 29 km (18 mi) N of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.3 2010/04/04 17:12:23 32.577N 115.744W 0.0 24 km (15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.7 2010/04/04 17:06:00 32.516N 115.713W 1.5 27 km (17 mi) SW of Calexico, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 17:04:51 32.684N 115.865W 1.5 14 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA
MAP 3.1 2010/04/04 17:02:48 33.186N 115.873W 0.0 15 km ( 9 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:01:49 33.175N 116.406W 12.9 9 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 3.9 2010/04/04 16:57:13 32.590N 115.769W 0.0 24 km (15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.1 2010/04/04 16:54:57 33.303N 116.599W 0.0 17 km (10 mi) ENE of Lake Henshaw, CA
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 16:53:44 32.616N 115.796W 0.4 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 16:49:55 33.446N 115.842W 0.1 13 km ( 8 mi) SE of North Shore, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 16:48:23 32.916N 115.401W 21.5 12 km ( 7 mi) N of Holtville, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 16:46:29 32.667N 115.795W 3.5 17 km (11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA
MAP 4.7 2010/04/04 16:37:32 32.468N 115.565W 0.8 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.3 2010/04/04 16:34:27 32.575N 115.717W 20.1 23 km (15 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA
MAP 5.4 2010/04/04 16:25:09 32.122N 115.061W 10.0 19 km (12 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 16:22:04 33.144N 116.496W 7.1 12 km ( 7 mi) NE of Julian, CA
MAP 3.8 2010/04/04 16:19:20 32.751N 116.333W 0.1 20 km (12 mi) NW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 16:10:14 33.965N 118.713W 6.0 9 km ( 6 mi) SE of Malibu, CA
MAP 4.8 2010/04/04 16:09:38 32.109N 115.329W 6.0 29 km (18 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.9 2010/04/04 15:56:40 33.157N 116.446W 10.1 12 km ( 8 mi) SW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 15:47:57 32.898N 116.259W 15.0 26 km (16 mi) ENE of Pine Valley, CA
MAP 7.2 2010/04/04 15:40:40 32.128N 115.303W 10.0 26 km (16 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico


Happy Easter Everyone! We need to watch further up the NOrth Coast. Been saying it was coming.
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434. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Japan Meteorological Agency

Earthquake Information (Earthquake Information)
Issued at 08:07 JST 05 Apr 2010

Occurred at (JST) Latitude
(degree) Longitude
(degree) Depth Magnitude Region Name
07:41 JST 05 Apr 2010 31.6N 115.5W 10km 7.3 Western North America

hmm different reading of the strength but still strong from the 6.9 reported earlier.
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lets just hope it settles down and that it was a big stress releif on the faults
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Quoting xcool:
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/livenow?id=7367257


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Keeper...all those aftershocks are shallow, excpet for one around 34 miles deep...probably why folks are feeling so many of'm.
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:
WOAH...I check into Weather Underground and there's yet ANOTHER major earthquake?!


here is most recent list from main 7.2 onward 31 events so far

MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:31:15 32.311N 115.456W 30.5 33 km (20 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:30:44 32.669N 116.097W 8.0 10 km ( 6 mi) ENE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:30:01 32.572N 115.763W 3.6 25 km (16 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.3 2010/04/04 17:29:18 33.542N 115.703W 7.7 21 km (13 mi) N of Bombay Beach, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 17:27:04 33.031N 115.729W 3.5 10 km ( 6 mi) W of Westmorland, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 17:25:43 33.022N 116.022W 6.8 17 km (11 mi) SE of Ocotillo Wells, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:25:22 33.175N 116.414W 12.2 9 km ( 6 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 4.1 2010/04/04 17:22:12 32.456N 115.530W 27.6 23 km (14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.7 2010/04/04 17:21:27 32.599N 115.742W 3.9 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.8 2010/04/04 17:20:13 32.475N 115.643W 0.1 26 km (16 mi) SW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.1 2010/04/04 17:19:40 32.554N 115.102W 6.6 29 km (18 mi) N of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.3 2010/04/04 17:12:23 32.577N 115.744W 0.0 24 km (15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.7 2010/04/04 17:06:00 32.516N 115.713W 1.5 27 km (17 mi) SW of Calexico, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 17:04:51 32.684N 115.865W 1.5 14 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Ocotillo, CA
MAP 3.1 2010/04/04 17:02:48 33.186N 115.873W 0.0 15 km ( 9 mi) SSE of Salton City, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 17:01:49 33.175N 116.406W 12.9 9 km ( 5 mi) SSW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 3.9 2010/04/04 16:57:13 32.590N 115.769W 0.0 24 km (15 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.1 2010/04/04 16:54:57 33.303N 116.599W 0.0 17 km (10 mi) ENE of Lake Henshaw, CA
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 16:53:44 32.616N 115.796W 0.4 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 16:49:55 33.446N 115.842W 0.1 13 km ( 8 mi) SE of North Shore, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 16:48:23 32.916N 115.401W 21.5 12 km ( 7 mi) N of Holtville, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 16:46:29 32.667N 115.795W 3.5 17 km (11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA
MAP 4.7 2010/04/04 16:37:32 32.468N 115.565W 0.8 22 km (14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 4.3 2010/04/04 16:34:27 32.575N 115.717W 20.1 23 km (15 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA
MAP 5.4 2010/04/04 16:25:09 32.122N 115.061W 10.0 19 km (12 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 16:22:04 33.144N 116.496W 7.1 12 km ( 7 mi) NE of Julian, CA
MAP 3.8 2010/04/04 16:19:20 32.751N 116.333W 0.1 20 km (12 mi) NW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 3.0 2010/04/04 16:10:14 33.965N 118.713W 6.0 9 km ( 6 mi) SE of Malibu, CA
MAP 4.8 2010/04/04 16:09:38 32.109N 115.329W 6.0 29 km (18 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
MAP 3.9 2010/04/04 15:56:40 33.157N 116.446W 10.1 12 km ( 8 mi) SW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 15:47:57 32.898N 116.259W 15.0 26 km (16 mi) ENE of Pine Valley, CA
MAP 7.2 2010/04/04 15:40:40 32.128N 115.303W 10.0 26 km (16 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Baja California, Mexico
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429. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advisory
SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE ROBYN, CAT 3 (12U)
9:00 AM WST April 5 2010
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At 0:00 AM UTC, Severe Tropical Cyclone Robyn, Category 3 (976 hPa) located at 15.6S 91.4E has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots with gusts of 90 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving south southwest at 4 knots.

Hurricane Force Winds
=====================
15 NM from the center

Storm Force Winds
=================
25 NM from the center

Gale-Force Winds
==================
90 NM from the center in northeast quadrant
120 NM from the center in northwest quadrant
90 NM from the center in southeast quadrant
120 NM from the center in southwest quadrant

Dvorak Intensity: T4.5/4.5/D1.5/24HRS

Forecast and Intensity
===========================
12 HRS: 16.2S 91.3E - 60 knots (CAT 2)
24 HRS: 16.5S 91.1E - 55 knots (CAT 2)
48 HRS: 16.5S 89.8E - 45 knots (CAT 1)
72 HRS: 16.8S 87.4E - 30 knots (Tropical Low)

Additional Information
=========================
Deep convection persists near the centre of Robyn. UW-CIMMS at 1800 UTC indicated N'ly shear of about 14 knots. Strong upper level outflow poleward assisted in intensifying the system overnight.

Dvorak: A weak ragged eye first appeared on the 2130 UTC MTSAT EIR image. The 2230 UTC image showed a pin hole eye. E no 6.0, E adj -1.0 so DT = 5.0. This feature subsequently weakened on the 2330 UTC image. MET was 4.0 based on D trend and PAT was 4.5. So FT/CI set to 4.5. During Monday increasing NW shear is likely to adversely affect the circulation so weakening is expected from late Monday onwards. Motion should remain slow with some shift to the south southeast still a possibility under the influence of a mid-level trough. However, from Tuesday a westerly track is expected, the extent of which is dependent upon weakening/shearing processes.

The cyclone is likely to remain over open waters and does not pose a risk to island or coastal communities.
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First pictures coming in

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Quoting presslord:
...actually...i was in Toronto for a week once and something happened...but I really shouldn't talk about it...
what happens in toronto stays in toronto
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426. xcool
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/livenow?id=7367257


live
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418. Lived in Barstow for 6 years, Palmdale for 3 years, never felt a rumble. Moved to Florida, been here 18 years, off and on, never missed a hurricane...go figure
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Selected Cities Exposed
MMI City Pop.
VIII Alberto Oviedo Mota 8k
VII Guadalupe Victoria 18k
VII Delta 6k
VII Estacion Coahuila 8k
VII Calexico 36k
VII Heber 3k
VII Mexicali 597k
VI San Luis Rio Colorado 139k
IV Tijuana 1,376k
IV Ensenada 257k
IV Chula Vista
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:
WOAH...I check into Weather Underground and there's yet ANOTHER major earthquake?!


Another above 7.2?
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Quoting aquak9:
Idaho...safe? They grow potatoes there, right?

Ever smelled a rotting potato?

it's not safe...


Just remembered, isn't that pretty much where all the white supremacist groups are? How about North Dakota then. Familiar with it, only have to deal with occasional blizzard and periodic (Oct thru April) freeze your tush off weather.
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WOAH...I check into Weather Underground and there's yet ANOTHER major earthquake?!
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...actually...i was in Toronto for a week once and something happened...but I really shouldn't talk about it...
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Quoting presslord:
we could all move to Canada...except for the fact that...well...that it's Canada...


(Hi KOG...)
yes welcome to canada nothing happens here

hello press
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The place I currently live was repaired and retrofitted for structural strength after the Northridge quake. The Northridge quake generated the strongest shaking that should ever occur in my little patch of paradise... then again the Northridge quake itself somewhat exceeded expectations of what could happen here.
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Idaho...safe? They grow potatoes there, right?

Ever smelled a rotting potato?

it's not safe...
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we could all move to Canada...except for the fact that...well...that it's Canada...


(Hi KOG...)
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Va is pretty disaster proof
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412. Well put...
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Quoting LowerCal:


Thanks. :^) Like you we've chosen to live where we do along with the known hazards. Probably like you we just hope when they do occur they don't wildly exceed the expectations.


Now where's that guy who thinks everyone should move to Idaho, or some such "safe" area of the country? Away from all hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, paralyzing snowstorms...
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Sure hope this was the "big one"....


Thanks. :^) Like you we've chosen to live where we do along with the known hazards. Probably like you we just hope when they do occur they don't wildly exceed the expectations.
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thanks presslord.

This might be a weather site but we ALL love our Cally bloggers. WU unites us in a way, that nothing else can touch.
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Quoting SevereHurricane:


Those were my exact thoughts.


A very good friend from San Diego just told me all is well there...
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Quoting aquak9:
sure wish melwerle would check in...she's in SanDiego..


Those were my exact thoughts.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Sure hope this was the "big one"....


Me too. The good thing is that this 7.2 didn't hit a terribly populated area. But I would be on my toes tonight in Southern California.
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mel felt it...she's ok
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sure wish melwerle would check in...she's in SanDiego.

As far as the west coast of North America is concerned, no this is not THE big one...it's just A big one.
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if anything it will occur 3 or 4 or 8 or 9 in the morning 6 hrs and 12 hrs after foreshock
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Sure hope this was the "big one"....
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402. Just curious, what do you base that on, 1.1 up or percentage up?
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Quoting LowerCal:


There's about a 20% chance of any quake being a foreshock of something larger within 24 hours.
if it is a fore shock the main will be a 8.3 or slighly higher
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Is it safe to assume 7.2 is the max for this event? The rest will be aftershocks.


There's about a 20% chance of any quake being a foreshock of something larger within 24 hours.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Does this mean I have to abandon my sense of relief that more pple don't live in the area??? I'm just glad it's not Mexico City or one of the other metropolitan areas south to the border.

I was just thinking yesterday that things have been pretty quiet earthquake-wise these last few days....:o(


Nah, I know what you mean. Of course it's somewhat of a blessing that the area isn't more built up... if you don't live there. :^\
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Is it safe to assume 7.2 is the max for this event? The rest will be aftershocks.
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Ignorance = either bliss or foot-in-mouth disease... from Wikipedia....

Mexicali is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California. Mexicali is also the seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. Founded on March 14, 1903, Mexicali is situated on the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to Calexico, California and is the northernmost city in Latin America, located at 32°40′0″N 115°28′0″W / 32.666667°N 115.466667°W / 32.666667; -115.466667.

Mexicali proper has a population of 653,046, according to the 2005 census, while the population of the entire metropolitan area exceeds 900,000.
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Quoting LowerCal:


I thought the humor seemed... timely.
Does this mean I have to abandon my sense of relief that more pple don't live in the area??? I'm just glad it's not Mexico City or one of the other metropolitan areas south to the border.

I was just thinking yesterday that things have been pretty quiet earthquake-wise these last few days....:o(
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385...that's just great
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Quoting BahaHurican:
385. Yeah, I've seen that one before, and I still love it! lol


I thought the humor seemed... timely.
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Well, so much for a quiet Easter!!

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392. Skyepony (Mod)
Power supply to Hubei cut

BEIJING - A POWER shortage caused by severe drought in southwest China has spread to Hubei province after hitting export hub Guangdong, prompting additional demand for coal-fired generation, Xinhua reported on Sunday.

Some 300,000 tonnes of thermal coal was needed to plug a shortage in Hubei estimated at 500 million kilowatts/hour due to a severe cut in hydropower, which supplies 30 percent of the province's needs, Xinhua cited local officials as saying.

The drought, which started last summer in southwestern provinces in the upstream of the Yangtze River, has reduced the water level of the massive Three Gorges reservoir - located mostly in Hubei province - by six metres versus a year earlier, Xinhua said.

Huibei, an industrial base for auto makers such as Dongfeng Motor Group and steel mills such as Wuhan Iron and Steel Co, recorded a 30-per cent rise in power use in the first quarter of this year, and shortages are expected to worsen as demand rises in summer.

The drought has also hit the provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi, leaving millions of residents and livestock with insufficient drinking water. -- REUTERS
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391. beell
385.
+1
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MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km LOCATION
MAP 3.1 2010/04/04 23:54:57 33.303 -116.599 0.0 17 km ( 10 mi) ENE of Lake Henshaw, CA
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 23:53:44 32.616 -115.796 0.4 22 km ( 14 mi) SSW of Seeley, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 23:49:55 33.446 -115.842 0.1 13 km ( 8 mi) SE of North Shore, CA
MAP 3.4 2010/04/04 23:48:23 32.916 -115.401 21.5 12 km ( 7 mi) N of Holtville, CA
MAP 3.5 2010/04/04 23:46:29 32.667 -115.795 3.5 17 km ( 11 mi) SW of Seeley, CA
MAP 4.7 2010/04/04 23:37:32 32.468 -115.565 0.8 22 km ( 14 mi) SSW of Mexicali, Mexico
MAP 4.3 2010/04/04 23:34:27 32.575 -115.717 20.1 23 km ( 15 mi) WSW of Calexico, CA
MAP 5.4 2010/04/04 23:25:09 32.122 -115.061 10.0 19 km ( 12 mi) SSE of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico
MAP 3.6 2010/04/04 23:22:04 33.144 -116.496 7.1 12 km ( 7 mi) NE of Julian, CA
MAP 3.8 2010/04/04 23:19:20 32.751 -116.333 0.1 20 km ( 12 mi) NW of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 5.1 2010/04/04 23:15:20 32.839 -115.585 16.9 1 km ( 1 mi) WSW of Imperial, CA
MAP 4.5 2010/04/04 23:09:49 32.440 -115.958 2.0 29 km ( 18 mi) SE of Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
MAP 3.9 2010/04/04 22:56:40 33.157 -116.446 10.1 12 km ( 8 mi) SW of Borrego Springs, CA
MAP 7.2 2010/04/04 22:40:40 32.128 -115.303 10.0 26 km ( 16 mi) SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico
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