Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

A mag 7.3 one of the biggest quakes of the year strikes the Iraq Iran border in an area where 5 of Iran's key nuclear sites are positioned

USGS Click on image to enlarge

One of the biggest quakes of the year, a mag 7.3 has struck - 32km SSW of Halabjah, on the Iraq, Iran border impacting some of Iran's key nuclear sites and millions of people living in the area.
Three research reactors and two nuclear sites are in the USGS shake area, see map above.
It is not known if any damage has been reported at this time, the sites include,
Arak - Heavy water reactor and production plant.
The existence of a heavy-water facility near the town of Arak first emerged with the publication of satellite images by the US-based Institute for Science and International Security in December 2002. Spent fuel from a heavy-water reactor contains plutonium suitable for a nuclear bomb.
The quake comes during much tension in Iran with the U.S. over their nuclear deal and a possible war developing between Iran and the Saudis.

Today's quake is the 8th major quake of November and  is the 94th major quake of a very quiet 2017 as this year promises to be the lowest total of major quakes this century.