Sep 302012
Image depicting map location of the town and m...

Image depicting map location of the town and municipality of Popayan Cauca Department, Colombia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A large 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Columbia at 11:30 Am Sunday (local time). This follows an earlier quake which struck another area of Columbia the same day measuring 4.3 magnitude and center off the coast. Currently there are no immediate reports of damage.

Location: 1.969°N 76.315°W depth=150.4km (93.5mi) – (Nazca Plate Region)

Nearby cities:

  1. 9km (6mi) WNW of Isnos, Colombia
  2. 32km (20mi) WNW of Pitalito, Colombia
  3. 61km (38mi) SSE of Popayan, Colombia
  4. 66km (41mi) SW of La Plata, Colombia
  5. 345km (214mi) NE of Quito, Ecuador
Sep 232012
Map flag of Iran, SVG version of Image:Iran tr...

Map flag of Iran, SVG version of Image:Iran tricolour.png (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A senior Iranian commander has told Iranian state run television that a strike by Israel on Iran could trigger World War III. Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh who is responsible for the Iranian Republican Guard’s aerospace division told state-run television that an Israeli attack would provide Iran with an excuse to destroy Israel and establish a Palestinian homeland. As with previous commentary from Iranian military personnel, he indicated that they would also attack U.S. bases in the region should Israel attack them first. Indicating that Iran or Israel and the U.S. would not be fighting a war alone  with Iran, he indicated that other interested countries would take sides, leading to a wider conflict. He also boasted that Iran would break the back of Israel in a military exchange in a day. “If the Zionists really do strike Iran, it would provide a historic opportunity for the Islamic Revolution to wipe them off the face of the earth.” Iran would then “reclaim the lands occupied by Israel for the Palestinians.””Our enemy will begin the war, but we will be the ones to end it,” he stated.

Sep 232012

Nuclear weapon test Mike (yield 10.4 Mt) on En...

The Iranians have been busying identifying spy devices and explosives aimed at delaying their march towards developing a nuclear weapon. The Sunday Times is reporting that Iranian guards examined a rock near the formally secret Fordo complex where Iran is enriching uranium. It seems the rock was a listening device designed to tap into the Fordo complex computers and collecting the information for later use by its deployers. When the Iranians tried to examine it close, it exploded. Speaking of explosions, Iran accused German company Siemens of planting explosives in centrifuge parts they recently received. Suggesting that Siemens was in a plot to also disrupt their nuclear adventures. In a few more months, Iran will be beyond the point of no return in their ultimate ambition of having a nuclear weapon.