South Korean president approves major missile buildup. According to World News Tribune, Seoul has approved an ambitious missile upgrade plan for an additional 500-600 cruise and ballistic missiles during the next five years. The South Korean government said, "Given the mounting threat of provocations from the North since Kim Jong-Un took power, the Defense Ministry reported to President Lee Myung-Bak last month a plan to increase missile capabilities in response to asymmetric threats from the North."
Kansas doomsday shelters sold out. According to the Daily Mail, It has been billed as the most luxurious way to sit out the apocalypse -- and now all the $1 million apartments in an abandoned missile silo in Kansas have sold out. The condominiums, deep below the Kansas prairie in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics. Developer Larry Hall said, "These 'doomsday preppers', as they are called, want a safe place to go to in case of catastrophe. Hall is also installing an indoor farm to grow enough fish and vegetables to feed 70 people for as long as they need to stay inside and also stockpiling enough dry goods to feed them for five years.
Strong earthquake strikes south of Panama. According to CNN, the U.S. Geological Survey said a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Panama. The center of the quake was roughly 215 miles south of David, Panama, and almost 330 miles southwest of the capital, Panama City. It was an estimated six miles deep. There was no tsunami threat, and there were also no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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