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Title: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on January 01, 2012, 08:40:30 am
Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Believer on March 10, 2012, 09:02:17 am
ODNR RULES YOUNGSTOWN OHIO EARTHQUAKES CAUSED BY BRINE INJECTION WELL MARCH

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTcTa1N139A&feature=share

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigation has ruled that the 12 Earthquakes spanning from 2011-2012 in the Youngstown area were caused by the brine injection well on Ohio Works Drive. A combination of the injection fluid disturbing a previous unknown ancient faultline in the precambrian rockbed. The investgation came only when a massive 4.0 or higher Earthquake hit the Yongstown McDonald area at around 3:00pm EST on New Year's Eve Day 2011. Hundreds of residents reported hearing an extremely loud "Bang" or explosion sound just prior to the Earthquake New Years Eve. Similar reports of a loud "bang" were also heard recently in Hawaii just prior to their Earthquakes a just over a week ago.

Although the brine injection well on Ohio Works Drive is shut down, the damage has been done from the year of hydrolic injection of thousands of gallons of brine waste water trucked in from Pennsylvania into the previoulsy unknown fault line.

Footage with respect to WKBN Channel 27 Local Youngstown Mahoning Valley News


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Mark on March 10, 2012, 09:25:56 am
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The report's findings, the Ohio regulator said, show the earthquakes were based on "a number of coincidental circumstances," not just a direct link to the brine disposal. For one, investigators said, the well began operations just three months ahead of the first quake.


really? thats the evidence? Gues that is also what caused all the earlier earth quakes in the region before 1950. I live here in NE Ohio people. We have earthquakes.


Title: 5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Alaskan peninsula
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 10, 2012, 10:15:49 am
March 10, 2012 – ALASKA – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake was reported just off the coastline of the Alaskan peninsula at 5:10 am. The earthquake registered at a depth of 17.7 km or 11.0 miles below the surface and struck the ocean floor. The epicenter of the earthquake was 819 km (508 miles) SW of Anchorage, Alaska and 1455 km (904 miles) W of JUNEAU, Alaska. Both seismicity and volcanic activity has been steadily increasing along the Alaskan region over the last several weeks. People in high-risk areas should stay alert for the potential occurrence of seismic episodes. –The Extinction Protocol

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/5-6-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-coast-of-alaskan-peninsula/


Title: Caribbean plate stress: Cuba and Jamaica rattled by tremors
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 10, 2012, 07:21:45 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/caribbean-plate-stress-cuba-and-jamaica-rattled-by-tremors/

March 10, 2012 – JAMAICA – The Earthquake Unit at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies says tremors from a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 USGS) earthquake that occurred in Cuba this morning were felt in several parishes in Jamaica. This is the second earthquake felt in Jamaica in consecutive days following the 3.4 magnitude quake recorded near Yallahs, St Thomas, yesterday. A release from the unit says this morning’s earthquake occurred at 3:34 and was felt in Clarendon, St Catherine, St Mary and Kingston and St Andrew. There are no reports of any damage or injuries. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Santiago de Cuba province. –Go Jamaica


Title: Moderate twin earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 12, 2012, 10:11:20 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/moderate-twin-earthquakes-shake-kashmir-valley/

March 12, 2012 – KASHMIR - Two earthquakes of moderate intensity shook Kashmir Valley within three hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage. “An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked Northwest Kashmir at 1136 hrs,” an official of the Disaster Management Cell said. He said the epicenter of the quake was in Gilgit area in Pakistan. Another tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was experienced at 0156 hrs, the official said. The two quakes caused panic but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, he said. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and areas of Kashmir valley along the Line of Control, located in highly active Siesmic Zone V, were devastated by a 7.6-magnitude temblor in October 2005. The monster quake killed over 75,000 people in PoK and 1300 in the Valley. –The Economic Times
Forecasters warned in December of 2011 that the region might be overdue for a mega-earthquake which could leave much of the scenic valley in ruins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vkOsZk8oM8&feature=player_embedded


Title: Expert says minor earthquakes have become frequent in Armenia
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 23, 2012, 09:59:20 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/expert-says-minor-earthquakes-have-become-frequent-in-armenia/

March 23, 2012 – ARMENIA – The number of earthquakes has recently increased in Armenia and the region. The National Seismic Protection Service (NSPS) of Armenia on Wednesday registered a magnitude-3 tremor, whose epicenter was 13 kilometers southeast of Martuni city. Thirteen earthquakes measuring 3 magnitude or higher have occurred in the region. In an interview with Armenian News-NEWS.am Ashkhen Tovmasyan, representative of the National Seismic Protection Service, said According to her, seismic risks are growing with urban development and with population growth. Risk increases in Armenia when new buildings are built and population grows, if there was no urban development there would be no risks. As Ashkhen Tovmasyan mentioned, currently there are no serious anomaly indicating earthquakes, so there is no need to worry about any earthquake. There are often all the indicators of an earthquake but no quake happens. The expert advised to build buildings in safe places and avoid blocking the main entrances. –News.am


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2012, 08:50:03 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/moderate-5-1-earthquake-rumbles-along-the-outskirts-of-santiago-chile/

Moderate 5.1 earthquake rumbles along the outskirts of Santiago, Chile

March 24, 2012 – CHILE - A moderate earthquake of 5.3 magnitude (5.1 USGS) on the Richter scale struck near Santiago on Saturday morning in the central area of the country, according to the Seismological Service of the University of Chile. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 4:28 am was located 43 kilometers northeast of the town of Casablanca, on the border regions of Valparaiso and Santiago, at a depth of 68.9 kilometers. It was in the capital and the fifth region where the earthquake was felt more strongly. According to reports received by the National Bureau of Emegencia (Onemi), the quake reached an intensity of V degrees on the Mercalli scale in Santiago, the Andes, Talagante, Tiltil, Valparaiso, Vińa del Mar, Quintero, San Antonio, San Felipe, and German Village. V grades also recorded in Los Vilos, in the Coquimbo Region. In the Region of O’Higgins, meanwhile,  the earthquake was felt with a force of IV degrees in Rancagua and III degrees on Christmas, Pichilemu, San Fernando and Santa Cruz. In the El Maule reached II degrees in Curicó and Order. It reached in the Fourth Region II degrees in La Serena. The Onemi received no reports of damage or injured as a result of the earthquake. –El


Title: Tremor strikes near Maltese islands
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2012, 11:11:56 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/tremor-strikes-near-maltese-islands/

March 24, 2012 – MALTA - A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was registered in Libyan waters at 10.28 am yesterday, and felt in Gozo. According to the University of Malta Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit, its epicenter was 177km southwest of Malta. Other seismic activity was recorded in Crete, on Thursday. The Italian website Meteoweb.eu, also reported the tremor, although the information it gave was different to that officially issued. It said the earthquake’s epicentre was in Gozo and that it had a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter Scale. According to the same website, the tremor was felt in Gozo. No damage was caused. The last significant seismic activity in Malta, was recorded over the weekend of 23 and 24 April, last year. A series of five earth tremors, with the first occurring at around midnight, were felt in various localities in Malta and people reported objects moving on the shelves. The tremors had a magnitude of between 2.5 and 4.0. –The Independent


Title: 4.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Hawaii’s Big Island
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2012, 09:59:58 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/4-9-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-hawaiis-big-island/


Posted on March 25, 2012 by The Extinction Protocol
March 25, 2012 – HONOLULU – Many people from the Big Island to Oahu felt a magnitude 4.9 earthquake Saturday morning. The quake struck a little after 10:45 a.m., centered just west of Honomu in East Hawaii, at a depth of 27 miles. There are no reports of major damage or injuries. Scientists say the earthquake was too small to generate a tsunami and the weight of the Big Island settling is the likely cause. Geologists at the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory say there have been no aftershocks so far, and there’s been no change in the ongoing eruption at Kilauea Volcano. -KITV


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Kilika on March 25, 2012, 05:11:50 pm
The islands rumble a fairly good bit as a norm, especially the Big Island. But then there is an active volcano there!


Title: 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Maule, Chile
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2012, 08:03:27 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/7-2-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-near-maule-chile/


March 25, 2012 – CHILE – A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, 64 miles (103 kim) west north west of the town of Talca, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km). Magnitude 7.0 earthquakes or greater are capable of causing widespread and heavy damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was 219 km (136 miles) from Santiago, Chile- near the vicinity of a moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the region on yesterday. Seismic tension has been mounting over some of the world’s most dangerous subduction regions in recent weeks and stress eruptions may not be over yet. This is the second 7.0 + magnitude earthquake to strike the world in 5 days, provided the USGS doesn’t downgraded the earthquake. On March 20, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Chile in on the front-line of the Nazca plate, one of the most dangerous subductive plate boundaries in the world. A 9.5, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in modern history, devastated Chile in 1960. –The Extinction Protocol


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Mark on March 26, 2012, 08:47:45 am
Monday, March 26, 2012

 ANOTHER LOOK AT 40 SIGNS OF THE LAST GENERATION, Part 1

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Larry Spargimino

Is the current generation the last one before Jesus Christ returns? If so, does the Bible say anything about this generation? Does the Bible give any clues about what this generation will experience before Jesus comes again? Noah Hutchings and Larry Spargimino discuss signs that the Lord has given to the generation that will see Him return in glory.

Bible in the News: Do-It-Yourself Abortion by Jerry Guiltner

http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_032612.wma

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 
ANOTHER LOOK AT 40 SIGNS OF THE LAST GENERATION, Part 2

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Larry Spargimino

Is the current generation the last one before Jesus Christ returns? If so, does the Bible say anything about this generation? Does the Bible give any clues about what this generation will experience before Jesus comes again? Noah Hutchings and Larry Spargimino discuss signs that the Lord has given to the generation that will see Him return in glory.

Bible in the News: Liberty of Conscience Trashed by U.S. Senate by Larry Spargimino
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_032712.wma


Title: San Diego residents rattled by 3 loud booms, following tremor
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 30, 2012, 12:33:25 pm
San Diego residents rattled by 3 loud booms, following tremor

March 30, 2012 – SAN DIEGO, CA – The USGS confirmed a small earthquake struck San Diego County Thursday night. The quake struck with a magnitude of 3.3 and at a depth of 7 miles at 11:09 p.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was four miles south-southeast of the Palomar Observatory, 17 miles northeast of Escondido and 39 miles north-northeast of San Diego, according to a computer-generated USGS report. News stations in the area said they received over a dozen calls from concerned viewers who described the earthquake as very loud and said it was accompanied by three eerie booms. There were also reports of violent shaking. No injuries or damage was reported the tremor. No one in our generation remembers so many small tremors across the world triggering so many sonic booms. One has to wonder what is happening in the earth beneath our feet. –The Extinction Protocol

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/san-diego-residents-rattled-by-3-loud-booms-following-tremor/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Kilika on March 30, 2012, 02:18:18 pm
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No one in our generation remembers so many small tremors across the world triggering so many sonic booms. One has to wonder what is happening in the earth beneath our feet. –The Extinction Protocol


Well, one thing about earthquake study is that they have had monitors all over the place for decades now to measure the strength and number of quakes, so the numbers should be very easy to tell if there really has been an increase of any sort over a period of time.

I was not aware a quake can make these sounds they claim. Haven't heard that said before till recently.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2012, 11:14:13 am
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/kashmir-valley-region-rattled-by-more-tremors/

Kashmir Valley region rattled by more tremors

March 31, 2012 – PAKISTAN - An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan on Saturday morning, sending tremors as far as Kashmir. The epicenter of the quake was said to be the Hindu Kush region. There have been no reports of casualties so far. “An earthquake of 5.2 magnitude was experienced at 9.46 am in Kashmir Valley,” Aamir Ali, coordinator of Natural Disaster Management Cell, said. This is the second tremor to shake the valley this month. On March 12, a moderate intensity quake was experienced in Kashmir Valley. Ali said people rushed out of their homes in panic and took shelter in open spaces. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or damage to property, he added. –Hindustan Times


Title: 3 earthquakes rumble near New Zealand’s volcanic White Island
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2012, 01:44:01 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/3-earthquakes-rumble-near-new-zealands-volcanic-white-island/

April 1, 2012 – NEW ZEALAND – Three earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude-4.8, have been recorded near volcanic White Island within half-an-hour each other. GNS Science reported a 4.8 quake at 4.08 pm, 110 km north of White Island, which sits off New Zealand in Bay of Plenty.  A second quake, measuring 4.7 struck at 4.24 pm, followed by a 4.1 quake at 4.30 pm. All three quakes were shallow, with the focal depth of each quake being measured at between 3 km to 6 km. The first two tremors were reportedly felt in Coromandel. White Island, New Zealand’s largest volcano last erupted in 2000. GNS Science could not immediately be reached for comment on whether the earthquakes might affect volcanic activity on the island. –Stuff.NZ


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2012, 07:57:08 pm
6.2 quake  WSW of Newport, Oregon
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00090yf.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2012, 08:58:13 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/the-april-11-2012-event-cluster-of-large-earthquakes-rattle-the-globe-from-indonesia-to-mexico/

The April 11, 2012 Event: cluster of large earthquakes rattle the globe from Indonesia to Mexico

April 12, 2012 – WORLD – A strong earthquake hit Mexico on Wednesday, shaking buildings and sending people running out of offices onto the streets of the capital Mexico City. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.5 -magnitude quake was centered on Mexico’s Pacific coast near Michoacan and struck fairly deep under the earth at 65 km or 40 miles. Prior to the Mexico earthquake, a powerful and shallow 5.9 struck near the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate off the coast of Oregon- indicating tectonic plates worldwide are being rattled by planetary seismic tension. Prior to Oregon earthquake, two massive 8.0+ magnitude earthquakes (8.6 and 8.2) struck the ocean floor off the north coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. As I warned in my book The Extinction Protocol, the power unleashed in these seismic events is growing. This is testament to the dangers and seriousness of the earth-changes facing us and how these events are unleashing more unbridled force with each successive eruption. The Indian Ocean strike-slip fault earthquakes are very unusual. As a matter of fact, I’ve never heard of a strike-slip lateral earthquakes of this great a magnitude; especially under water. Preliminary assessment of the Indonesian quakes by U.S. geologists suggests one plate lurched past each other as much as 70 feet. San Andreas is a strike-slip, lateral- can we even imagine two sections of ground moving 70 feet near San Francisco? Had the force of the Sumatra quakes been unleashed upon San Andreas, the city would have been completely destroyed. Ironically, the largest surface displacement ever recorded in a lateral strike-slip fault was 21 feet and that was in the 1906 7.9 San Andreas earthquake. Just so we understand the significance of what transpired today; the Japanese March 11, 2011 earthquake move the ocean floor 79 feet sideways and 10 ft upwards, but today’s earthquakes happened in double 8.0+ magnitude sequence and moved the earth nearly as far. Worst, the seismic tension from the event ricocheted around the world and contributed to other earthquakes. –The Extinction Protocol


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2012, 09:30:12 pm
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earth-changes

new-age code word!!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2012, 09:39:31 pm
Mark, is it still OK if I post news items from this web site? I've been doing so since Jan when I saw it linked on a youtube channel I follow.

Anyhow, this isn't the first time I've seen New Age Codewords on these articles(but caught my attention closely for the first time), but like said, it posts news items, not necessarily Op-Eds.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2012, 09:44:17 pm
uhm, sure. But i would look into this guy some. Remember the new-age communicates in code words... and "earth changes" is their word for the end times and the removal of all the bad vibrating people, IE: born again Christians.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2012, 11:42:04 pm
uhm, sure. But i would look into this guy some. Remember the new-age communicates in code words... and "earth changes" is their word for the end times and the removal of all the bad vibrating people, IE: born again Christians.

So basically, alot of these New Agers may have the outward appearance of being anti-NWO, but inwardly they are subtlely promoting the New Age? This web site seems to be an ideal example.

Alex Jones is a prime example - he uses the codeword "species" quite a bit.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2012, 07:52:11 am
6.9 quake Baja California - Mexico April 12
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00091a1.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2012, 06:25:19 pm
more: http://www.wgme.com/template/inews_wire/wires.international/3842eecd-www.wgme.com.shtml

Strong quake hits west Indonesia, no tsunami
April 15, 2012 11:13 GMT

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Officials say a strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.2 has struck off the coast of western Indonesia but there is no danger of a tsunami.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says Sunday's quake was centered about 400 miles (650 kilometers) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, at a depth of 9 miles (15 kilometers).
 
Indonesian meteorological official Suharjono says there is no threat of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/14/2107748/magnitude-65-quake-shakes-vanuatu.html?storylink=rss

Magnitude-6.5 quake shakes Vanuatu

NEW YORK — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake struck at 9:05 a.m. Sunday local time (2205 GMT Saturday), some 8.7 kilometers (5.4 miles) below the surface, the USGS said.

The USGS said the quake hit some 148 kilometers (91 miles) southeast Port-Vila, Vanuatu and about 1,864 kilometers (1,158 miles) northeast Brisbane, Australia.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2012, 08:43:07 pm
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/earthquake-shakes-gujarat-parts-of-maharashtra/936727/

2 earthquakes shake Gujarat, Maharashtra - 4.1

4/14/12

Two earthquakes of mild intensity shook parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat today, but there were no reports of any casualty.
 
A quake measuring 5 on the Richter scale was experienced in parts of western Maharashtra at 10.50 am. Its epicentre was Goshatwadi village, about 10km from Koyana dam in Satara district, the Met office here said.
 
An aftershock of 4.4 magnitude was registered an hour later, it said. The Koyna dam, situated in a quake-prone region, is safe, officials said.
 
The tremors were also felt in several parts of Mumbai, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.
 
There were no reports of any damage to life or property, they added.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Hischild on April 15, 2012, 10:41:33 pm
Great topic!  I have heard that the USGS is rating earthquakes below what other countries are rating them.  For example, if China has an earthquake magnitude 7.0, USGS will say the magnitude was 6.7. 


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2012, 09:42:40 am
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-shakes-central-chile-073655081.html

Strong earthquake shakes central Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook central Chile late Monday, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of a stretch of coastline and causing hundreds of people in the capital to flee buildings in panic.

There were no reports of major damage, but authorities in the port city of Valparaiso said a 72-year-old man died of a heart attack during the quake. The earthquake was felt for almost a minute in Valparaiso and the capital, Santiago.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially put the quake's magnitude at 6.5 but later raised it to 6.7. Its epicenter was 26 miles (42 kilometers) northeast of Valparaiso, and it had a depth of 23 miles (37 kilometers). It struck just minutes before midnight local time Monday (3:50 Tuesday GMT).

The Chilean navy's hydrographic and oceanographic service discounted the possibility of a tsunami, but authorities maintained an order for people to move to higher ground along a roughly 500-mile (roughly 780 kms) stretch of coastline running from the city of Constitucion to Tongoy, north of the capital. Thousands of people were later allowed to return home, said Deputy Interior Secretary Rodrigo Ubilla.

The quake knocked out power and telephone service in various parts of Santiago, but the National Emergency Office of the Interior Ministry said that it had received no reports of major damage or injuries so far.

There were reports of rockslides on a highway outside of Santiago, and residents of Valparaiso said the facades of some old buildings had fallen.

Public Works Minister Laurence Golbourne said that that Chile's airports and roadways appeared undamaged.

Chile is highly earthquake-prone. A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile on March 25, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a huge quake devastated that region two years ago. In 2010, the 8.8-magnitude quake caused a tsunami that obliterated much of the coastal downtown of the central Chilean city of Constitucion.
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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2012, 06:06:25 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-near-s-sandwich-islands/

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near S. Sandwich Islands

Posted on April 17, 2012


April 17, 2012 – ANTARCTICA - A shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near the Sandwich Islands around the Scotia tectonic plate. This is the third major 6.0+ magnitude earthquake to strike the planet in 16 hours. The earthquake is only one of the latest in a growing cluster of large quakes to strike the planet along plate boundaries after the massive 8.6 and 8.2 lateral slip-fault quakes off the coast of Sumatra set the entire planet reeling. Today’s 6.2 magnitude quake was rather shallow about 1 to 5 km in depth and is not expected to generate a tsunami.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 18, 2012, 09:35:03 pm
New Brunswick town plagued for weeks by ‘earthquake swarm’ — and no one knows why

Apr 17, 2012 – 8:17 PM ET | Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012 8:55 AM ET

Springtime in McAdam, a tiny village in southwestern New Brunswick not far from the Maine border, is like springtime in most other parts of Canada. Locals chatter about the NHL playoffs, the garden they are planting, the grass that needs to be cut, the fish they can’t wait to catch and the cottage they can’t wait to get to, once the warm weather really settles in.
 
Lately, however, an interloper has elbowed its way into the community’s daily dialogue. Pushing aside the playoffs. Pushing its way to the very top of the talking points.
 
“Everybody is talking about the earthquakes,” says David Blair, a retired science teacher and lifetime McAdam resident from his home on Old Harvey Road, just east of downtown.
 
“You’ll be out and about and people will say, ‘Did you feel the one last night, or did you feel the one this morning? Some people will say yes, others might say no. It really depends on what you are doing.’

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 21, 2012, 12:59:12 pm
Two earthquakes rock Indonesia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1196602/1/.html

4/21/12

JAKARTA: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Papua region on Saturday, sending panicked residents running from their homes and schools, officials said.

Authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami, and that the worst-hit area was the town of Ransiki in western Papua, where students attending morning classes ran from school buildings that shook for around a minute.

"We've had reports of mostly superficial damage to buildings, but two houses have caved and a church wall has collapsed," Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) official Yulson Sineri, told AFP.

"There are so far no reports of victims, but there has been some damage to buildings in Ransiki," he said.

The quake struck at 10:16 am (0116 GMT) at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), 83 kilometres southeast of Manokwari, according to the USGS.

Authorities said the quake was felt in various parts of the West Papua province, on the western tip of New Guinea island.

The BMKG reported the quake's magnitude at 6.8, with a depth of 10 kilometres.

A hotel receptionist at the Mansinam Beach Resort in Manokwari reported a minute of shaking, but said she saw no damage.

"All our guests panicked and ran out of the building, but they went back after the quake was over and everything is back to normal as far as I can see," Anita, who goes by one name, told AFP.

The Papua region was struck by two mild aftershocks, while a 6.1-magnitude quake hit off Sumatra island, with no reports of damage or casualties.

Earlier on Saturday, a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake struck at 5:14 am (2314 GMT Friday) at a depth of about 34 kilometres (21 miles), 427 kilometres southwest of Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Aceh province was shaken earlier this month by two huge earthquakes, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.

At a magnitude of 8.6, the first of the two quakes was the strongest to hit since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 170,000 in Aceh. No major damage was reported.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2012, 09:54:12 am
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oc-quake-20120424,0,7699714.story

O.C. quake was small, but it could make history
A 3.9 temblor centered in the southern suburb of Laguna Niguel could be the first measured on a little-known fault discovered 13 years ago.


By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
 
April 24, 2012
The earthquake may have measured only a 3.9, but it still could make history in Orange County.

Monday's temblor, centered in the southern suburb of Laguna Niguel, could be the first measured on a fault discovered only 13 years ago and running along the coast from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa to San Juan Capistrano — close to the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

The little-known fault — called the San Joaquin Hills thrust — is similar to the fault that triggered the deadly Northridge quake in the San Fernando Valley 18 years ago.

Unlike the famous San Andreas fault, which can be seen on the surface, the fracture in the earth's crust that makes up the San Joaquin Hills thrust fault is entirely underground. Because there is no visible break in the earth's crust at ground level, the fault is perhaps more dangerous because it's unclear exactly where the boundaries are.

Scientists weren't aware of the blind thrust faults that triggered the 6.7 Northridge earthquake in 1994, or the 6.0 Whittier Narrows quake in 1987, until after the ground began shaking.

Experts say Monday's temblor should serve as a wake-up call, particularly to Orange County residents who mistakenly believe that quakes are more of an L.A. problem. Scientists believe that the San Joaquin Hills thrust fault is capable of generating a magnitude 7 quake or greater.

The U.S. Geological Surveyin 2003 conducted a scenario of such a quake and found it could trigger severe shaking on a large swath of southern Orange County, including Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano.

"If this morning's earthquake was on this fault, this is an example of what the fault is capable of doing," said Lisa Grant Ludwig, a UC Irvine associate professor who was the lead author of a paper in the journal Geology in 1999 announcing the discovery of the San Joaquin Hills thrust fault.

"I think there's an under-appreciation of the seismic hazard in Orange County," Grant Ludwig said. "There is a general perception in Orange County that we don't have as much earthquake hazard" — in part because the county has not suffered a major, destructive quake since 1933, when the area was sparsely populated.

Scientists discovered the San Joaquin Hills thrust fault after noticing evidence of ancient sea life in the hills. The researchers hypothesized that the land was once below sea level, but over hundreds of thousands of years the fault caused the earth to move upward, creating the hilly terrain.

In a 2002 follow-up report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Grant Ludwig found evidence of marsh deposits about 3 to 12 feet above the current shoreline. That suggested that the fault generated a magnitude 7 temblor sometime between the mid-17th and mid-19th centuries, which "may have generated the largest earthquake in the Los Angeles Basin since Western explorers reached the area."

There were no reports of damage in Monday's quake, which hit at 10:37 a.m. Southern California Edison said there was no impact at its San Onofre nuclear plant, which has been shut down since January because of safety concerns.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2012, 11:04:03 am
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article3352451.ece

Quake rocks Andaman Nicobar Islands

4/25/12

A tremor with moderate intensity shook parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Wednesday.
 
No injury or casualty has been reported.

The epicentre of the tremor measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale was between Little Andaman and Car Nicobar, said disaster management director Ashok Sharma.
 
The earthquake occurred at 1.12 PM and originated at a depth of 10 km, he said.

It may be recalled following a massive earthquake off Sumatra coast on April 11, a tsunami alert had been sounded in the islands.
 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 02, 2012, 09:49:28 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/05/02/bc-earthquake-swarm.html

Earthquake swarm strikes off West Coast again
 
8 small quakes have hit in recent weeks
 
CBC News

Posted: May 2, 2012 11:45 AM ET

Last Updated: May 2, 2012 2:14 PM ET

Experts say a "swarm" of small earthquakes off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island are part of the normal seismic activity in the area, and they could continue for several more days.
 
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake that struck just after midnight on Tuesday morning was the eighth small quake with a magnitude between 3.8 and 4.7 to strike the region since April 22.
 
Pacific Geoscience Centre Seismologist Gary Rogers said the activity is focused along a 20-kilometre stretch along an area called the Raveer Delwood Fault, located about 200 kilometres offshore.

"In the very thin crust that we have out there off our west coast of Vancouver Island, it often fractures in a series of small earthquakes, usually about this size being the maximum."

Rogers said more small earthquakes are expected in the area over the next week.
 
"They often go on for days. There's been a lot of smaller ones, so eventually they'll wind down, but typically, what we've seen in the past is that most of these swarms last a few days to a week or so."
 
A similar but more powerful swarm that struck the same area in August 2008 included a magnitude 5.2 quake.
 
Experts have been warning a major earthquake hits B.C. every 500 years, and the last one was in 1700. But they said the swarm of small earthquake activity does not indicate a larger earthquake is more likely in the short term.
 
The last significant quake to rattle the West Coast was a magnitude 6.5 tremor centered that struck about 50 kilometres off the west coast of the island in September of 2011, swaying high-rises as far away as Vancouver, Kelowna and Seattle.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 03, 2012, 09:45:23 pm
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4224524,00.html

5.1-magnitude quake hits western Turkey

Published:  05.03.12, 19:58 / Israel News 
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Kutahya province in western Turkey, the Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology center reported.
 
The quake occurred at 6:20 pm local time with its epicenter in Tokat village of Hiharcik town in Kutahya, according to the seismology center affiliated to Bogazici University. The epicenter, with a depth of 3.1 km, was felt in some towns near Hiharcik and many citizens ran out of their houses in the province with panic. (News agencies)



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 03, 2012, 09:52:59 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/iran-earthquake-2012_n_1473661.html?ref=world

Earthquake Shakes Western Iran

05/ 3/12 01:25 PM ET


TEHRAN, Iran — A moderate earthquake jolted a small town in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Thursday, injuring eight people and damaging buildings, Iranian media reported.

The magnitude 5.5 quake hit the sparsely populated area near the town of Mourmouri, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, at 2:39 p.m., said the semiofficial Mehr news agency.

The report said the quake sent people rushing out of their homes in Mourmouri and that scores of buildings were damaged in nearby towns of Abdanan and Dehloran.

The area has experienced dozens of moderate earthquakes over the past few weeks.

Iran is located on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes, experiencing at least one slight quake a day on average.

In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern city of Bam.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2012, 07:41:23 pm
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/two-quakes-shake-new-zealand/story-fn3dxix6-1226347909320


Two quakes shake New Zealand

From: AAP
May 06, 201212:23PM

TWO earthquakes have hit parts of New Zealand today.

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook people in the Wellington region and parts of the top of the South Island at 11.33am (9.33am AEST).

The tremor was centred 10 kilometres southwest of Wellington, at a depth of 30km, GeoNet says.

The second quake, also measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, struck at 12.31pm and was felt on the west coast of the South Island.

It was centred 10km south of Ross at a depth of 15km.

Police told AAP they had received no reports of damage.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2012, 11:52:59 am
http://channel6newsonline.com/2012/05/moderate-earthquake-jolts-northwest-azerbaijan-injuring-15/

5/7/12

Moderate earthquake jolts northwest Azerbaijan, injuring 15

ZAQATALA, AZERBAIJAN (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake shook northwestern Azerbaijan on late Monday morning, injuring more than a dozen people and seriously damaging a number of houses, officials said. Shaking was also felt in neighboring Russia and Georgia.
 
The 5.5-magnitude earthquake at 9:40 a.m. local time (0440 GMT) was centered about 17.5 kilometers (10.8 miles) south of Zaqatala, the capital of Zaqatala Rayon along the Tala River. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.
 
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2012, 08:42:20 am
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts southern Philippines
 (philstar.com) Updated May 09, 2012 06:58 PMComments (0)

COTABATO, Philippines (Xinhua) -- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted southern Philippines Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Wednesday.
 
According to Phivolcs, the quake, tectonic in origin with a depth of 34 km, was traced around 12:34 p.m. local time 150 km northeast of Tarragona town, in Davao Oriental. There were no reported casualties, said the agency.
 
The Philippines sits in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where continental plates collide, producing frequent earthquakes and volcanic activities.
 
The worst earthquake in the country happened on August 16, 1976 after a tsunami caused by a quake killed between 5,000 and 8,000 people in the Moro Gulf region in southern Philippines.

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=805290&publicationSubCategoryId=200


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 11, 2012, 12:38:02 pm
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/earthquake-measuring-5-4-hits-north-east-india-tremors-felt-in-guwahati-kolkata-209614

Earthquake measuring 5.4 hits North-East India, tremors felt in Guwahati, Kolkata

5/11/12

Guwahati:  An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati in Assam and Shillong in Meghalaya at about 6.15 this evening. Tremors were felt in other parts of the North East and some mild ones even in Kolkata. (Tweets on the earthquake)

The epicenter of the quake is Nagaon in Assam. Some minor cracks have been reported in buildings in Nagaon, but no major damage has been reported yet from Guwahati or Shillong. People in Guwahati, however, rushed out on to the roads when it happened and many said they had not felt such a major quake in a long time. There were reports that tremors were felt in Kohima in Nagaland too.

"I was sitting in my room and was working on a laptop. Suddenly I felt the tremors and I immediately got down," said a resident of Guwahati.

In Kolkata, the tremors felt were mild, but some people in high-rise buildings rushed out.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 11, 2012, 03:34:12 pm
5.5 earthquake Cyprus
May 11, 2012
41 miles WNW from Ramat Gan, Israel
68 miles ESE from Limassol, Cyprus
74 miles SE from NICOSIA, Cyprus
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthq...recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009n7k.php


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2012, 12:11:36 pm
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155715

5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Israel

5.3 earthquake felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel. No injuries. Epicenter believed to be in Cyprus.

By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 5/11/2012, 10:37 PM

An earthquake rocked Israel on Friday evening, shortly before 10:00 p.m. local time, and was felt in areas from northern Israel to central Israel.
 
According to a Channel 10 News report, the police in the Northern, Central and Tel Aviv Districts said they received hundreds of phone calls from citizens who felt the earthquake. Local residents reported feeling objects and buildings move for about 15 to 20 seconds. There were no reports of injuries or damages.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was in Cyprus.
 
More than a 100 calls by concerned citizens were received in the northern city of Tzfat alone, the report said. The quake was felt even in Bat Yam, Kfar Saba, Ramat Hasharon, Ra'anana and other areas in central Israel.
 
Magen David Adom has sent reinforcements to its stations in northern Israel and is preparing for the possibility of secondary tremors, Channel 10 reported.
 
In February, a 3.1 magnitude tremor shook Israel's north. There were no injuries or damage following the earthquake. The epicenter of that earthquake was east of Lake Kinneret, and a number of communities in the area reported having felt the quake.
 
Experts have warned that Israel is expected to be hit by a major earthquake. Dr. Ephraim Laor, who headed the National Steering Committee for Earthquake Preparedness, told Arutz Sheva recently that each Israeli must prepare himself for a major earthquake that could hit Israel.
 
In February, school children around the country, from kindergarten age and up, participated in earthquake drills in their schools, practicing safe steps to take when the ground starts shaking.
 
(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2012, 07:55:13 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/moderate-earthquake-hits-tajikistan-usgs-235228587.html

5/12/12

(Reuters) - A moderate earthquake of 5.7 magnitude struck near Kulob, Tajikistan, early on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
The earthquake hit 62 miles north northeast of Kulob at a depth of 6.2 miles, USGS said.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 13, 2012, 01:32:19 pm
http://www.emirates247.com/news/world/moderate-earthquake-kills-one-in-tajikistan-2012-05-13-1.458527

5/13/12

Moderate earthquake kills one in Tajikistan
By AFPPublished Sunday, May 13, 2012
One man was killed when a moderate, 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck in central Tajikistan early Sunday, damaging several buildings.

The most damage occurred in the country's Garm district, where one man was killed by a collapsing wall, Nargis Nurova of Tajikistan's emergency situations committee told AFP.

Two buildings were completely destroyed, and several more were damaged, she said. The quake also caused a mudslide, burying alive herds of cows and sheep, she added.

The US Geological Survey located the epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 4:28 am (2328 GMT Saturday), at around 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of the city of Kulob at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Residents in the capital Dushanbe some 140 kilometres (90 miles) away felt tremors of about magnitude 4.0, a representative of the geophysics department in Tajikistan's Academy of Sciences told AFP.

The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.

Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia, is mostly covered by mountains, with earthquakes occurring on a nearly monthly basis.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2012, 10:35:52 am
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/14/us-quake-peru-idUSBRE84D0EC20120514

Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake, no damage seen

5/14/12

(Reuters) - A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early on Monday, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 41 miles east-northeast of Tacna in Peru, and 66 miles northeast of Arica in the far north of world No. 1 copper producer Chile.

The tremor hit at a depth of 61.1 miles, it said. The USGS had earlier reported two quakes of 5.9 magnitude had struck seconds apart, but later updated its Web site to show only one.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Chile, said a spokeswoman for Chile's state emergency office (ONEMI).

A spokeswoman for Chile's Collahuasi, the world's No. 3 copper mine owned jointly by Anglo American Plc and Xstrata Plc, said its operations had not been affected by the quake.

Union leader Manuel Munoz said the quake had however caused some rocks to fall on roads at the deposit.

In Lima, a spokesman for the emergency operations center of the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) said there were no immediate reports of damage, though an official at Peru's Geophysics Institute said electricity was disrupted in the southern Peruvian region near the border with Chile.

Quakes are common in Chile, which was hit by a devastating 8.8 magnitude temblor in early 2010 which triggered tsunami that battered the south-central Chilean coastline in a disaster which killed around 500 people and ravaged industries.

(Reporting by Simon Gardner and Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Walker Simon)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 16, 2012, 09:21:56 am
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/magnitude-60-earthquake-hits-papua-new-guinea/story-e6frfku0-1226357553746


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 16, 2012, 01:38:16 pm
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaska-earthquake-rumbles-beneath-anchorage-awaking-residents-wednesday

5/16/12

In Alaska, earthquake rumbles beneath Anchorage, awaking residents Wednesday

According to the National Weather Service, an earthquake strong enough to feel in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, and surrounding areas of upper Cook Inlet occurred at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday.
 
According to a preliminary report from the NWS tsunami warning system, the quake's epicenter was 10 miles southwest of Anchorage's center, at a depth of 35 miles, and the magnitude measured 4.8 on the Richter scale. Initial reports may be revised as more data becomes available.
 
The agency says that no tsunami will result from the quake. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks lists the magnitude at 4.61 and epicenter 8 miles south of Anchorage at a depth of 37 miles.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 17, 2012, 12:45:25 pm
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20120517-4.3-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-east-texas.ece

4.3 magnitude earthquake rattles east Texas

Published: 17 May 2012 08:14 AM

Related TIMPSON, Texas (AP) -- A moderate earthquake rattled an area in east Texas near the Louisiana border.

 National Earthquake Information Center geophysicist Amy Vaughan says the quake happened at 3:12 a.m. Thursday and had a magnitude of 4.3. It was centered near Timpson, Texas.

Shelby County Sheriff's dispatcher Jacob Allen says the only injury reported they've received is an elderly woman who fell out of her bed and cut her arm. Allen says the quake caused broken windows and fallen dishes, but no major damage has been reported.

Vaughan says the quake was felt within 75 miles of its epicenter. She also said the same area was the site of a 3.9 magnitude quake on May 10.


Title: 6.2-magnitude quake strikes far off Chile's coast
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 17, 2012, 11:50:25 pm
Published May 18, 2012

Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile –  A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off Chile's southern coast, but the authorities say it wasn't felt on land and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's epicenter was 336 miles (542 kilometers) west-southwest of Castro, Los Lagos. It struck Thursday evening local time off the coast of the Aysen region and at depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
 
Aysen Gov. Pilar Cuevas said that the quake "was not felt in Coyhaique or Puerto Aysen and the population remains calm."
 
The Interior Ministry Emergency Office said no damages to infrastructure were reported.
 
Chile's Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service said the characteristics of the quake would not generate the conditions for a tsunami off the coasts of Chile.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/18/62-magnitude-quake-strikes-far-off-chile-coast/#ixzz1vC4cezKo


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2012, 11:56:51 am
Magnitude 5.9 - OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE, 5/19/12
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009tam.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2012, 10:02:59 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/6-3-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-near-bologna-italy-022116451.html

5/19/12

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes near Bologna, Italy

..

(Reuters) - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Bologna, Italy, on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
The quake, which initially registered at magnitude 6.3, was centered 22 miles north-northwest of Bologna in northern Italy at a relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles, the USGS said.
 
The last major earthquake to hit Italy was a 6.3 magnitude quake in the central Italian city of L'Aquila in 2009, killing nearly 300 people.
 
In January, a 5.3-magnitude quake in northern Italy was felt in Genoa, Bologna, Turin and Italy's financial capital, Milan.
 
(Writing by Doina Chiacu)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2012, 09:05:56 am
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/world/europe/italy-earthquake/index.html?eref=igoogledmn_topstories

5/20/12

At least 7 dead after quake rocks northern Italy

Rome (CNN) -- A strong earthquake struck northern Italy early Sunday, leaving at least seven people dead, authorities said.
 
Two people were killed in a ceramic factory in Sant'Agostino di Ferrara, and one person died when a work shed collapsed in Ponte Rodoni di Bondeno, said Elisabetta Maffani, spokeswoman for Italy's civil protection agency.
 
In addition, a woman in Bologna died of a heart attack during an evacuation; a Moroccan national died when the factory he was working in collapsed; and a sixth victim was found dead under rubble in Sant'Agostino, Maffani said. The seventh was located under a collapsed house, according to Alessio Bellodi of the civil protection branch in Bologna.
 
At least 50 people were injured. Workers were searching through rubble for survivors in Sant'Agostino.
 
The 6.0-magnitude quake occurred just after 4 a.m. (10 p.m. ET Saturday), 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) outside Camposanto, northwest of Bologna, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2012, 06:20:45 pm
What is it with Christchurch, Chile, and Japan? They still get beat up on since they got big ones in recent years, but somehow the USA has remained unscathed during this time?

"Watch"


5/20/12

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/canterbury-earthquake/106266/magnitude-4-point-8-quake-hits-christchurch

Christchurch has been rocked by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake on Sunday evening.
 
It follows a 4.1 magnitude quake four point one quake at 9.35am on Sunday.
 
The 4.8 quake was centred 20 kilometres east of Christchurch at a depth of eight kilometres and struck at 5.06pm.
 
The shaking lasted several seconds but so far there have been no reports of damage or injuries.
 
The chief executive of the electricity lines company, Orion, says there have been no reports of power outages.
 
Sunday morning's quake measured 4.1 and was centred 20 kilometres west of Christchurch at a depth of 10km.
 
The regularity and strength of earthquakes has continued to subside since the quakes felt just before Christmas which produced power outages and fresh liquefaction.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2012, 06:25:28 pm
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/106276/aftershocks-in-italy

5/20/12

Aftershocks continue in northern Italy from a powerful, shallow earthquake on Sunday. The death toll is at least seven.

Two of the dead suffered heart attacks.
 
Dozens are injured and up to 3000 people are not yet able to return to their homes.
 
There has been widespread damage to historic buildings from the magnitude 6.0 quake and the continuing strong aftershocks.
 
In the town of Finale Emilia, a section of San Carlo church collapsed. It contained a painting by 17th century artist Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, who was known as Il Guercino.
 
The earthquake occurred shortly after 4am. It was centred near Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of the Po river valley, at a depth of 10km.
 
The tremor was felt as far west as Liguria, bordering France.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 21, 2012, 05:48:10 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-21/death-toll-rises-after-italy-quake/4022720

Death toll rises after Italy quake

 Updated May 21, 2012 11:25:49

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Italy has risen to six, as strong aftershocks forced the evacuation of thousands of people.

The epicentre of the 6.0-magnitude quake was in the province of Modena, but it was felt from Venice to Milan.

It has left thousands homeless and reduced historic buildings in cities including Bologna and Verona to rubble.

The quake hit in the early hours of Sunday (local time) as people were sleeping, sending terrified residents running into the street.

"I am 83 and I have never felt anything like this," Lina Gardenghi said in the town of Bondeno, near Ferrara.

The quake was followed by a series of jolting aftershocks, sparking the evacuation of 3,000 people.

At least two of the tremors reached magnitude-5.1, sowing fresh panic, further damaging already weakened buildings and causing more structures to collapse.

The tremors were more deadly than any since 2009, when the central city of L'Aquila was devastated.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 21, 2012, 07:54:31 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/22/us-quake-bulgaria-idUSBRE84L00G20120522?feedType=RSS

5/21/12

Moderate 5.8 quake hits Bulgaria near Sofia

Reuters) - A moderately strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Bulgaria on Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 5.7 miles, only 14 miles west-northwest of the capital Sofia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at about 3 a.m. local time. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2012, 12:36:05 pm
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/22/4508403/magnitude-4-quake-shakes-imperial.html

Magnitude 4 quake shakes Imperial County area

The Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 - 8:43 am

Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 - 8:54 am

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/22/4508403/magnitude-4-quake-shakes-imperial.html#storylink=cpy

CALEXICO, Calif. -- A small earthquake has shaken the California-Mexico border region near the Imperial County city of Calexico.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4 temblor occurred at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday.

The epicenter was a dozen miles west of Calexico and 76 miles east of Tijuana.


Title: Why Italy's 6.0 Earthquake Was Weird
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2012, 10:51:25 pm
http://news.discovery.com/earth/italy-quake-ferrara-shallow-far-from-plate-120522.html

The powerful shaking was a first for the region in centuries — and fairly surprising to seismologists.

5/22/12

strong and unusually shallow earthquake struck northern Italy over the weekend, fracturing pavement, sending torrents of brick and rubble raining down from buildings, and killing seven people. The powerful shaking was a first for the region in centuries — and fairly surprising to seismologists.

ANALYSIS: Cultural Treasures Crushed In Italy Quake

Data indicate the magnitude 6.0 quake, which struck just after 4 a.m. local time on Sunday (May 20), just north of Bologna, was a thrust quake — the type of earthquake caused when two tectonic plates smash together — yet it occurred at a depth of just 3 miles (5 kilometers).

"It is kind of surprising that it's that shallow, because it's pretty far from the plate boundary," said Paul Caruso, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Normally we expect things to get deeper as they move northward," he told OurAmazingPlanet.

Shallow shaking

The quake hit about 470 miles (750 km) north of the plate boundary — the place where the two colliding plates meet — which runs along the sole of Italy's "boot."

It is here that the African plate is plowing slowly northward, crashing into the Eurasian plate.

Caruso explained that the shallower a quake, the more damage it can cause. "If a quake is 500 kilometers deep, and you're right on top of it, you're going to feel it a lot less strongly than if it's 5 kilometers deep," he said. "As the seismic energy moves through the ground some of it is dissipated."

ANALYSIS: Earth Moved - Why No Big Tsunami?

The strong quake rocked an area with a long history of earthquakes, yet one that has kept relatively quiet for hundreds of years.

"There has not been a whole lot of action in that area," Caruso said. "The fact that they do have records of earthquakes going back a couple thousand years shows this area hasn't been seismically active for a long time," he said.

Thousands of people were displaced by the quake, and many people spent the night in tents hurriedly erected on soccer fields.

L'Aquila and aftershocks

The most powerful quake to hit Italy in decades occurred in 2009, in central Italy, near Rome. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the medieval city of L'Aquila, killing close to 300 people and causing widespread damage.

After that earthquake, Italian officials put several Italian scientists on trial for manslaughter for not providing better warnings ahead of the deadly shaking, a move that has caused an outcry in the international scientific community.

The two Italian quakes were caused by different geological mechanisms. The L'Aquila earthquake was caused when massive rock faces jerked away from one another, where as the recent earthquake was caused by their collision.

Several aftershocks have rocked the affected region, and it's not clear if this recent earthquake is a harbinger of things to come.

"We don't know if this is going to trigger more activity in this area or not," Caruso said. "We would expect to see aftershocks in the area for a while." There have already been at least 100 aftershocks. (Video: How Earthquakes Lead To Aftershocks)

The shaking could continue for weeks or months, he said.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2012, 10:48:09 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0009ym3.php

Magnitude 6.2 - NORWEGIAN SEA

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2012, 08:55:37 am
http://news.yahoo.com/zealands-christchurch-shaken-5-2-quake-030727682.html

5/24/12


New Zealand's Christchurch shaken by 5.2 quake

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch was shaken by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
 
The government seismology agency said the quake was centered 10 kilometers east of the city at a depth of 11 kilometers.
 
The city was devastated by a force 6.3 quake in February last year, killing nearly 200 people, and destroying the central business district and making large areas of surrounding suburbs uninhabitable.
 
Media reported residents in some areas rushed into the streets, but there no reports of damage or any injuries.
 
The city has been hit by thousands of aftershocks since last year's quake.
 
(Reporting by Gyles Beckford)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2012, 09:12:08 am
5/22/12

Western Bulgaria Earthquake Strongest for Sofia since 1858

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139612


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2012, 03:59:00 pm
http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/fourth-earthquake-rocks-east-texas/article_5f9c04c3-add8-509b-b58c-fbbb03f01737.html

Fourth earthquake rocks East Texas

Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:00 am

By Glenn Evans gevans@news-journal.com | 0 comments


The fourth earthquake in 16 days hit East Texas early Saturday.


No injuries or significant damage were reported from the preliminary magnitude 2.5 temblor that hit about 1:30 a.m., said Larry Burns, emergency management coordinator in Timpson.
 
The quake was centered about seven miles southeast of town, near FM 1645 and Texas 87, according to information from the U.S. Geological Survey.

“One of the guys I work with, he told me it shook but it wasn’t like any of the others we’ve had,” said Burns, who was not in town when the latest quake occurred. “We’re up to four of them so far.”

There perhaps have been more than that, according to accounts collected by the Timpson and Teneha News, Mayor Debra Smith said Saturday.

I think they’ve determined we are up to seven in the last 12 months,” the mayor said, dating the first reports to July. “But some of them were smaller than the (Geological Survey) keeps up.”

Smith reported the most recent shakeup was less dramatic than a May 17 quake that recently was upgraded to magnitude 4.8, woke residents and was blamed for one injury in the northern Shelby County town of 1,166.

“I think some people felt it,” she said, adding she slept through the latest quake. “We don’t know if it was an aftershock or how they classify those.”

The first quake, on May 10, measured magnitude 3.7. The May 17 earthquake was followed three days later by a 2.7 tremor that struck at 1:28 p.m. one week ago today about a mile south of Timpson.

The May 17 quake, which was felt in Longview and Shreveport, was centered three miles east of town, while the May 10 shakeup emanated from a site four miles to Timpson’s northeast.

Since the quakes began, Smith said, teams from the U.S. Geological Survey and Stephen F. Austin State University have placed seismic monitors in two or three locations to continuously record underground activity.

Several residents expressed suspicions that mineral extraction could be a factor in the unusual seismic activity.

“It’s kind of unnerving,” Smith said. “Everybody I talked to said it’s too early to determine if there is any connection to the oil and gas industry and anything significant causing it.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2012, 08:25:53 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/world/europe/italy-earthquake/index.html?eref=igoogledmn_topstories

5/20/12

At least 7 dead after quake rocks northern Italy

Rome (CNN) -- A strong earthquake struck northern Italy early Sunday, leaving at least seven people dead, authorities said.

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n278992

Reuters: More aftershocks hit Italy, thousands still homeless
28 May 2012 | 00:04 | FOCUS News Agency

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 Rome. A force 4.0 tremor hit northern Italy on Sunday, one of the strongest of a series of aftershocks that have hit the area since it was struck by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake a week ago which killed seven people and made thousands homeless, Reuters reports.

The Civil Protection Authority said the quake hit an area near Modena at around 1820 GMT and checks for damage were being carried out.

Thousands of people are still accommodated in tents or other makeshift housing a week after the original earthquake, the most serious to hit Italy since the 2009 shock in L'Aquila which killed almost 300.

An almost continuous series of minor aftershocks has rattled the area over the past days, making it potentially unsafe for many people to return to their badly damaged homes.

Last Sunday's earthquake carved a swathe of destruction across the prosperous Emilia Romagna region, destroying or damaging hundreds of buildings including homes, factories and farms as well as historic churches and castles.

The government of Prime Minister Mario Monti has declared a state of emergency and pledged emergency funding of around 50 million euros.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 28, 2012, 10:12:57 am
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/5/28/worldupdates/2012-05-28T052934Z_1_BRE84R02W_RTROPTT_0_UK-QUAKE-ARGENTINA&sec=Worldupdates

Monday, May 28, 2012

Strong quake strikes northern Argentina - USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
 
The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centred 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said.
 
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.3.
 
(Reporting by Paul Simao; Editing by John Stonestreet)


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 29, 2012, 08:26:25 am
http://news.yahoo.com/earthquake-hits-northern-italy-074509550.html

5/29/12

Second big quake hits northern Italy, 10 dead

MILAN (Reuters) - An earthquake struck northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor shook the region just over a week ago, destroying their homes.
 
Officials and a source from the Italian Red Cross said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the Emilia-Romagna region. Police said 10 people were confirmed dead but the toll was likely to rise.
 
The 5.8-magnitude quake struck near Modena and was felt across much of northern and central Italy.
 
"The situation is very serious, some people are stuck under the rubble," Alberto Silvestri, the mayor of San Felice sul Panaro, one of the towns near the epicenter, told SkyTG24.
 
Prime Minister Mario Monti said: "I want to assure everyone that the state will do all that it must do, all that is possible to do, as fast as it can to guarantee the return to normality in a region so special, so important, so productive for Italy."
 
Seven people were killed in the previous quake on May 20 that had its epicenter not far from Modena.
 
That quake, which registered magnitude 6, destroyed hundreds of buildings, including ancient churches and castles, and forced more than 7,000 people to sleep outdoors in tents.
 
It also hit production of some of the area's most internationally famous produce, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Farmers estimated the damage to agriculture in one of Italy's most fertile zones at more than 200 million euros.
 
On Tuesday, officials said operations to rescue people from the rubble had been hampered by disruption to the mobile phone network.
 
"The town has been largely damaged. There are people under the rubble, we don't know how many," a police officer from Cavezzo told Reuters.
 
Train services around Bologna, near Modena, were disrupted, media said, and schools and other public buildings had been evacuated as far south as Florence.
 
"We felt a very strong tremor," said Raffaella Besola, a resident of Bologna.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of Tuesday's quake was less than 30 km (19 miles) from Modena, not far from where the quake hit just over a week ago.
 
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake was also felt through western Bulgaria on Tuesday, causing no casualties or serious damage, the National Geophysical Institute said.
 
The tremor had its epicenter near the town of Pernik, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush into the streets.
 
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Bulgaria last Tuesday, centered about 25 km west of the capital Sofia. Damage was estimated at more than 20 million levs ($12.82 million).
 
(Writing by Lisa Jucca; Additional reporting by Antonella Cinelli and Steve Scherer in Rome, Stephen Jewkes in Milan; Editing by Janet Lawrence)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 29, 2012, 11:14:55 am
Death toll rises to 15 in quake-struck Italy

http://news.yahoo.com/least-three-dead-italy-quake-091157395.html

A strong earthquake rocked northeastern Italy Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, just days after another quake in the same region wrought death and destruction.
 
Italy's Civil Protection Authority confirmed 15 people had perished and rescue forces were searching for four or five other people still missing after a series of strong quakes which caused widespread panic among residents.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 30, 2012, 04:35:12 pm
Italy earthquakes will hit economy hard: business lobby

5/30/12

ROME (Reuters) - The strong earthquakes that hit the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna in the past days will have prolonged economic effects that will worsen an already difficult situation, Italy's main business association said on Wednesday.
 
"The earthquakes in May, which had very serious effects on people's lives, will also have prolonged consequences for some of the most important industrial regions in Italy and for an area with strong manufacturing activity," business lobby Confindustria said in an economic report.
 
"This can only worsen an already very difficult situation," it said.
 
Emilia Romagna, one of Italy' richest and most productive regions, was hit by a deadly magnitude 5.8 earthquake and a series of aftershocks on Tuesday, just over a week after a force 6.0 tremor in the same region.
 
More than 20 people were killed in the two earthquakes which caused a swathe of destruction across the region.
 
(Reporting by James Mackenzie)

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2012, 03:52:16 pm
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-seattle-fault-zone-.html

Seattle Fault Zone -- 900-930 AD earthquake larger than previously thought

May 30, 2012

A fresh look at sedimentary evidence suggests the 900-930 AD rupture of the Seattle fault possibly produced a larger earthquake than previously recognized. The Seattle fault zone, a series of active-east-west trending thrust faults, poses seismic threat to the Puget Sound region.

The 900-930 AD rupture is the only known large earthquake along the Seattle Fault, making geological records of prehistoric events the only clues to the earthquake potential of the fault.
 
While a graduate student at the University of Washington, Maria Arcos looked at tsunami and debris flow deposits – both evidence of a paleo-quake – in the coastal marsh at Gorst, Washington. She also identified evidence of at least three meters of uplift that preceded a tsunami, which was followed by a sandy debris flow from Gorst Creek, and suggests that the 900-930 AD quake covered a greater geographic area than previous fault interpretations.
 
The revised height and width of deformation caused by the quake may influence current interpretations of the Seattle fault's structure. This study found a minimum of three meters of uplift at Gorst, which is double the amount of previous fault models for the same location. A broader zone of deformation, says Arcos, may indicate either a wider zone of slip along the dip of the fault, a shallower dip or splay faults farther to the south.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 02, 2012, 12:04:16 pm
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/earthquake-of-magnitude-5-8-jolts-indonesian-town-221062

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 jolts Indonesian town
Agence France-Presse | Updated: June 01, 2012 13:54 IST

Manokwari: A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's West Papua province on Friday, the US Geological Survey reported, sending panicked residents rushing outdoors.

The quake, which struck at 15:56 pm local time (06:56 GMT) near the town of Manokwari in eastern Indonesia, had residents leaving homes and buildings, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

"I was outside my house when the ground began to shake. I ran indoors to grab my three grandchildren who were napping inside and rushed back out," said Leo Ayomi, a 60-year-old grandmother.

The quake struck 92 kilometre (57 miles) west of Manokwari at a depth of 24 kilometre.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 02, 2012, 07:41:25 pm
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2012/June/international_June35.xml&section=international

Moderate quake shakes Argentina

 (AFP) / 2 June 2012

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 shook northern Argentina on Saturday, US researchers reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 4:52 am (0752 GMT), was located sparsely-populated region 129 kilometers (80 miles) east from the Bolivian city of Tarija and 314 kilometers west from the Paraguayan town of Mariscal Estigarribia, according to the US Geological Survey.
 
The depth of the epicenter was 529 kilometers.
 
The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 03, 2012, 05:01:38 pm
http://www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-notizie/201206031408-cro-ren1041-six_tremors_this_morning_strongest_recorded_2_6

Six tremors this morning, strongest recorded 2.6

(AGI) There has been a fall in the number of earthquake tremors recorded in areas across the provinces of Mantova, Modena and Ferrara, where two earthquakes on May 20 and 29 tore devastated churches and businesses, leaving a total of 19 people dead.
 
 Between 07:00 and 13:00 today, Italy's institute for the monitoring of seismic activity (INGV) recorded 6 tremors, compared to several dozen over the same period of time in recent days. The magnitude of the tremors is also falling and in recent hours has not risen above 2.6 on the Richter Scale. . .
 


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 03, 2012, 09:59:20 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/03/world/americas/panama-earthquake/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

Strong earthquake strikes south of Panama
 

By the CNN Wire Staff
 
updated 9:54 PM EDT, Sun June 3, 2012

(CNN) -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Panama on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
 
The center of the quake was roughly 215 miles south of David, Panama, and almost 330 miles southwest of the capital, Panama City, the USGS said.
 
It was an estimated six miles deep.
 
The USGS had initially given the quake a magnitude of 6.6.
 
There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. There were also no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 04, 2012, 08:36:03 am
Indonesia's Java island hit by 6.1 magnitude quake

6/4/12

http://news.yahoo.com/indonesias-java-island-hit-6-1-magnitude-quake-113742900.html

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off the Sukabumi district in West Java in the western part of Indonesia, 24 km (15 miles) below the surface of the sea, the state meteorology agency said on Monday.
 
Tremors were felt in capital Jakarta, shaking buildings briefly, witnesses said.
 
No tsunami warning was issued.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2012, 11:38:17 pm
Italy earthquake death toll rises to 25

ROME | Tue Jun 5, 2012 10:47am EDT

ROME (Reuters) - The number of people killed in two earthquakes that struck northern Italy in May rose to 25 on Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to spread fear among residents in the area.

The latest victim was a woman admitted to hospital after being injured in the second of two deadly tremors to strike the area in just over a week, health authorities in Bologna said.

A man, also seriously injured by the second tremor, remains in hospital and his life is in danger, the authorities said.

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake on May 20 was followed by a similar-size quake nine days later, destroying businesses and making thousands homeless.

The quake was the most deadly to strike Italy since 2009 when a tremor partially destroyed the central city of L'Aquila killing about 300 people.

The epicenter of the latest quake lies to the north of the city of Modena in what is one of the most productive regions of Italy.

Damages have been estimated at around 5 billion euros but could be higher as tremors continue to shake buildings in the area, preventing any resumption of reconstruction work.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2012, 11:39:52 pm
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article3496011.ece

6/6/12

A powerful earthquake has hit off the coast of south-eastern Taiwan, but no casualties or damage were reported on the island.

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the quake struck on Wednesday at 9.08 a.m. (0108 GMT) and had a magnitude of 5.9. It put its epicentre about 52 kilometres southeast of the coastal city of Taitung.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude was 5.7. The quake was not felt in the capital of Taipei, about 400 kilometres north of the epicentre.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 06, 2012, 09:17:43 pm
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0607/1224317443871.html

6/7/12

Mayo, Ireland earthquake surprises geologists

A LEADING seismologist has said yesterday’s earthquake off the west coast was “unexpected” and poses “very interesting questions for geologists”.

The earthquake, which registered a magnitude of four on the Richter scale, was recorded as 60km west of Belmullet, Co Mayo, at a depth of 3km, at 8.58am. It was the largest local seismic event ever recorded, according to Tom Blake of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) and the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies.

It was also the second-largest local earthquake on record in either Britain or Ireland, he said – the first being of 5.4 magnitude on July 19th, 1984, off the west coast of Wales and felt in Waterford and Wicklow.

A 2.7 magnitude tremor was recorded in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, in May 2010.

The Irish Coast Guard recorded instances of structural damage to houses in Erris, Co Mayo, yesterday and the British Geological Survey said the impact was felt in Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

The Geological Survey of Ireland said earthquakes of this magnitude at this depth were “not very unusual although not common”.

However, Mr Blake said that while the earthquake was classified as “moderate”, it was “significant” in that it challenged existing information about seismic activity off the west coast.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 07, 2012, 01:30:20 pm
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes Peru
 

Published June 07, 2012
 
NewsCore

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled southern Peru Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported.
 
The USGS said it struck at 11:03am local time, about 402 miles southeast of the capital, Lima.
 
The epicenter was at a depth of 62 miles.
 
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/07/magnitude-60-earthquake-shakes-peru/#ixzz1x8LLqjwk


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2012, 12:06:11 pm
http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/quake-hits-northern-nsw/2585193.aspx


Quake hits northern NSW

ALISON BRANLEY

08 Jun, 2012 10:57 PM

AN earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 was recorded between Tamworth and Gunnedah tonight.
Emergency services received phone calls from areas including Tamworth, Gunnedah and Maules Creek from about 9.30pm reporting that the ground moved and buildings rattled.

No one has been reported injured and there have been no reports of damage.

There has been reported of sirens in Armidale.

Geoscience Australia reported a quake of 4.2 magnitude at 9.31pm.

Geoscience Australia said the quake could have been felt up to 76kilometres away and caused damage up to 6 kilometres away.

It shows there were two distinct tremors.

Geoscience Australia data shows it was the 10th tremor recorded in mainland Australia this week.

It had a depth of 17 kilometres.

Police media said they had received a number of calls from Tamworth residents who reported their windows had shaken and thought someone was trying to break in.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2012, 12:18:36 pm
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/earthquake-swarm-reported-at-chiles-tatara-san-pedro/

Earthquake Swarm Reported at Chile’s Tatara-San Pedro

6/7/12

Quick report tonight brought to my attention by Eruptions reader GuillermoChile. Apparently, the SERNAGEOMIN has been monitoring an earthquake swarm at Chile’s Tatara-San Pedro (also known as San Pedro-Pellado), possibly numbering in the hundreds of small earthquakes over the last few days. The reports are a little scant and the information coming from different parts of the Chilean government are contradictory: the regional governor of the area was quoted as saying that “it is of volcanic earthquakes, so we are on alert” while the regional director from ONEMI said “at first thought that we were facing a volcanic earthquakes, but known reports of the analysis has led to the conclusion that we were facing tectonic type earthquakes“. The article in La Tercera also mentions that the volcano hasn’t erupted in “decades” while the Global Volcanism Program’s entry for San Pedro says that the last eruption is “unknown”, likely in the Holocene (last 10,000 years). So, there seems to be lots of confusion (not to mention La Tercera calling the volcano “Catinao”). If this is renewed activity at the volcano, it is potentially the first in recorded history.

Tatara-San Pedro has been a focus of a lot of petrologic study, so any new activity would get the geologic community’s attention quickly. I’ll keep this updated with any new information as it arrives, but hard to tell what exactly is going on at the Chilean volcano.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2012, 10:35:23 pm
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Hospitals-at-seismic-risk-in-quake-prone-territory_313385544143.html

Italy: Hospitals 'at seismic risk' in quake-prone territory

last update: June 08, 14:28

Around 15 percent of the country's hospitals were constructed before 1900, or which 74, or 9 percent, were built before 1800, according to data from the Italian Civil Protection agency, obtained by Adnkronos Health.
 
"The oldest hospitals are considered at seismic risk," said Giuseppe Paradiso, an engineer with Bari-based Gedi di Altamura construction firm. He said the type of cement used puts the structure at risk in the case of an earthquake because of "non-existing regulations."

"You built without thinking about the territory" he said.
 
Italy is one of the world's most seismic countries. A pair of earthquakes last month killed 25 people and caused around 5 billion euros in damage. More than 300 people perished when a quake struck the central Abruzzo region in April 2009.

"The older buildings were built with the seismic norms of the time. But today you need to make important changes to be in line with new regulations," said Daniela Pedrini, presient of the Italian Society of Health Architecture and Engineering.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 09, 2012, 12:02:03 pm
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140075

5.1 Earthquake Hits Western Turkey, Bulgaria Rattled Too
Environment | June 8, 2012, Friday| 1025 views

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 09, 2012, 12:06:05 pm
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-06-09/quakes-rattle-towns-in-australias-southeast/958064

Quakes rattle towns in Australia's southeast

Posted 9 June 2012, 13:43 AEST

Officials in the New England region of the Australian state of New South Wales are breathing a sigh of relief, with no major damage found from two earthquakes that hit on Friday night.

Residents were shaken when two magnitude-4.2 quakes hit within a few minutes of each other.

More than 400 people have reported feeling tremors or hearing loud noises. Many called police because they thought they were being robbed.

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Adam Marshall says he has never heard of a tremor in the region before.

"I guess no-one's really thought about checking their insurance policy for anything like earthquake damage," he said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 09, 2012, 08:21:37 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/powerful-earthquake-hits-off-northeastern-taiwan-no-reports-221553758.html

Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern Taiwan; no reports of casualties or damage

6/9/12

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A powerful earthquake has struck off northeastern Taiwan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake registered at magnitude 6.5. It says the tremor was felt throughout the island.

The earthquake struck Sunday morning at sea, about 42 miles (70 kilometres) east of the Taiwanese county of Ilan. Ilan is about 90 miles (150 kilometres) southeast of the capital, Taipei.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

However, a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 10, 2012, 07:59:33 am

http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/71932-tremor-in-3-western-districts-causes-cracks-in-buildings.html
Tremors AND Heat Wave hit 3 Western India Districts

6/10/12

An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale hit the western Odisha region covering Balangir, Nuapada and Kalahandi on Saturday.
 
According to the Bhuabneswar Regional Meteorological Office, "The earthquake of slight intensity having its magnitude at 3.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 1.45 pm and the epicentre of the earthquake was located at latitude 20.1 degree North and longitude 82.9 degree East in Kalahandi district."
 
The people of the three districts tossing under the impact of continued heat-wave condition, felt the tremor that caused vertical cracks in the buildings at some places but there was no reports of any loss of life and property, official sources said.
 
The earthquake in Kalahandi district was felt in parts of Bhawanipatna town, Kesinga, Junagarh, Dharmagarh, Golamunda and other areas, said an official of the local Met office in Bhawanipatna.
 
The people of the affected districts who felt the tremor for about 10-15 seconds along with a mild rumbling under earth were panicked and came out of their houses fearing mishap.
 
Meanwhile, with the pre-monsoon rains in some coastal, southern and northern areas, there was remarkable slide in the day's temperature by at least four degrees Celsius on Saturday in the costal and southern districts.
 
However, there was no respite from the intense heat-wave conditions in western Odisha districts as the sunstroke deaths in the State rose to 32 officially against unofficial reports that heat-wave deaths had touched 140.
 
Twelve places recorded above 40 degrees Celsius on the day while it was between 43 and 46 degrees in nine places in the western districts.

According to Met office, Sundergarah was the hottest spot on the day with The maximum temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius followed by 45.5 degrees at Hirakud and 45 degrees in three places- Sonepur, Titilagarah and Sundargarh. While Jharsuguda recorded 44.8 degrees, Talcher was at 44.2, Angul 43.6 and Bhawanipatna 43.5. In Balangir the day's temperature was recorded at 41.5 degrees Celsius.
 
Though the temperature in the coastal areas was below 40 degrees, the State capital region recorded 40.5 degrees Celsius.
 
Meanwhile, the local Met office in its forecast said rain or thundershowers may occur at a few places over coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the interior parts.
 
However, the Met office warned that thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind reaching a speed up to 60-70 km per hour may occur at one or two paces over the State during next 24 hours. In Bhubaneswar, the sky would remain partially cloudy and the maximum day temperature would be around 39 degrees Celsius, the office said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 10, 2012, 12:57:40 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/powerful-quake-shakes-areas-greece-turkey-145320209.html

6/10/12

Powerful quake shakes areas of Greece and Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook Greece's island of Rhodes and southwestern Turkey on Sunday. No deaths or serious damage were reported, but officials said six people were hurt in Turkey by jumping out of buildings.

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the quake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck at a depth of 37 kilometers (23 miles) in the Aegean Sea at 3:44 p.m. (1244 GMT) Sunday. That is between the Greek island of Rhodes and western Turkey.

Turkey's Kandilli Observatory gave a stronger preliminary magnitude of 6.0, with aftershocks of 4.9 and 4.7. Areas of Turkey shaken by the quake included the popular Aegean resort town of Oludeniz, the Aegean port of Izmir, and the Mediterranean city of Antalya.

Police in Rhodes said there are no reports of injuries or damage.

No serious casualties were reported in Turkey either, but officials said half a dozen people who jumped out of windows in panic over the temblor were injured.

These regions of Greece and Turkey are in seismically active areas and suffer frequent earthquakes.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2012, 09:15:22 am
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kashmir-rocked-by-four-earthquakes-no-damage-reported/960532/

6/11/12

Kashmir rocked by four earthquakes, no damage reported

Four earthquakes, including one of 5.9 magnitude, shook Kashmir today but there was no damage to life or property reported from anywhere in the Valley.
 
Three of the four tremors were felt within an hour this morning while the fourth was recorded in the afternoon, officials said.
 
“Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred at 10.32 AM and 10.59 AM respectively in Kashmir Valley,” Aamir Ali, an official of the Natural Disaster Management Cell, said.
 
He said the epicentre of the two tremors was in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. A third tremor, measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale and with epicentre in the same region, was experienced at 2.02 PM.
 
A MET office official said another tremor, measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale, was recorded at 10.05 AM. The epicentre of the earthquake was along Sikkim-Nepal border.
 
There was no damage reported from anywhere in the Valley due to the tremors.


Title: Nearly 100 feared dead after quake hits Afghanistan
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 11, 2012, 04:23:25 pm
6/11/12

KABUL, Afghanistan –  As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said.
 
Rescuers have so far pulled two women's bodies from the rubble of the landslide in Baghlan province, said provincial Gov. Abdul Majid. The U.N. confirmed one other death and said houses were destroyed across five districts.
 
A massive landslide of mud and rocks buried houses so deep in the remote mountain village of Sayi Hazara that rescuers gave up trying to use shovels to dig through the buried buildings, said Jawed Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police chief who was part of a team that examined the village after the slide. There were no visible signs of the buildings underneath.
 
"We need bulldozers or other machinery to remove all this earth and get the bodies out, or the survivors if there are any," Basharat said.
 
They knew how many houses were buried only from information provided by area residents, who said between 25 and 30 houses disappeared in the landslide.
 
An earthquake measuring a magnitude 5.4 struck the Hindu Kush region Monday morning, followed by a 5.7 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Both were felt as far away as the Afghan capital, Kabul, where buildings shook.
 
Baghlan province's Burka district, the site of the landslide, is a remote collection of mountain villages. It takes more than two hours to drive the approximately 25 miles from the provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri to the area.
 
The police led a team of rescue workers and medics from Pul-e-Khumri, but discovered on arrival that they could be of little use. The handful of people who survived the landslide had already been driven to clinics.
 
"The ambulances were there, but there was no one to put in the ambulances," Basharat said.
 
The U.N. said in a statement that it was working with local authorities to try to help in the rescue effort but did not provide details. Basharat said the police team was the only group to arrive on Monday, and they returned to Pul-e-Khumri when they realized there was nothing they could do.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/11/57-earthquake-hits-afghanistan-many-feared-dead/?test=latestnews#ixzz1xWQxl56T


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 14, 2012, 10:29:57 am
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/4-1-earthquake-shakes-southern-california.html

4.1 earthquake shakes Southern California

 June 13, 2012 |  8:35pm

A 4.1 earthquake rattled parts of Southern California on Wednesday evening.
 
The temblor was centered in the Yorba Linda area and occurred at 8:17 p.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of Los Angeles and Orange counties, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
 
The quake was centered about two miles north of Yorba Linda and about 28 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
 
[Updated at 8:35 p.m.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department said there were no immediate reports of damage. Also, a 2.4 magintude aftershock was reported a few minutes after the main quake.]


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 14, 2012, 11:39:39 am
http://www.aknews.com/en/aknews/3/312220/?AKmobile=true

6/14/12

ERBIL, June 14 (AKnews) - A strong earthquake hit Slopi town in south east Turkey today, shaking some parts of the country and the Kurdistan Region's provinces.

Both Erbil and Duhok residents in the region felt the impact of the quake, but there are no reports of casualties or damage.

Director of the Kurdistan Region's meteorology organization Hassan Wahab said the earthquake hit Slopi today at 8:52am measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale.

Wahab added that another earthquake shook Sitak resort in Suli this morning at 4:18am. Suli province residents felt the quake.

The quake measured 3.7 on the Richter scale
.

By Mohammed Abdul Rahman


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 16, 2012, 12:26:06 pm
http://www.wtnh.com/dpps/news/national/south/3-magnitude-quake-shakes-north-texas_4208440

6/15/12

3.1-magnitude quake shakes North Texas

Happened just after 2 a.m. Friday

Updated: Friday, 15 Jun 2012, 1:47 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 15 Jun 2012, 9:07 AM EDT

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) - Experts said North Texas has had a 3.1-magnitude earthquake.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake happened just after 2 a.m. Friday.
 
USGS said the earthquake was centered 11 miles north-northeast of Cleburne, or about 16 miles south of Fort Worth.
 
No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
 
On Oct. 20, an earthquake centered in Campbellton shook the area in the early morning hours. It reportedly rattled homes and caused faint tremors in Downtown San Antonio.
 
Preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit at 7:24 a.m. in the area about 50 miles south of San Antonio.

According to The Associated Press, no injuries or major damage was reported. Many residents close to the epicenter apparently did not notice any tremors, near Karnes City. Yet small vibrations felt in San Antonio did cause occupants to briefly evacuate a downtown federal building as a precaution.
 
Earthquakes are not common in Texas, and according to the USGS, Texas -- along with several other states -- has not had an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 or greater for at least 30 years.
 
The USGS site indicates the state has seen only one historic earthquake, which happened near Valentine and had a 5.8 magnitude.
 
Before that quake, a small earthquake on April 25, 2010 awoke some residents in a Texas town near Alice.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit an area near Alice, about 50 miles west of Corpus Christi, around 9:10 p.m. Saturday. No damage or injuries have been reported.
 
But numerous residents felt the quake. The Alice Echo-News Journal reports that calls flooded the Alice Police Department in Nueces County and the sheriff's office in neighboring Jim Wells County.
 
A 3.8-magnitude quake was reported in Jim Wells County in March 1997.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on June 17, 2012, 02:28:34 am
Hey BA! That's getting near you neck of the woods isn't it?


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2012, 07:58:32 am
Hey BA! That's getting near you neck of the woods isn't it?

Cleburne is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, but I'm in Denton county, which is just north of DFW(about 30 miles) - so no, I didn't feel it from up here.

But yeah, earthquakes in DFW are pretty rare, especially those above 3.5 mag. "Watch"


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2012, 08:19:50 am
You can't deny the world's a'shakin'...even the "scoffers" in Churchianity can't deny it...

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hMSozbh8HhC3CERXJR77AV0RZDEA?docId=CNG.0f3f4ddfe67fce9a5379477400b6da78.1391

6.1 quake hits off southwest Philippines: USGS
 
(AFP) – 13 hours ago 

HONG KONG — A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted the sea area off the Philippine island of Luzon early Sunday, US seismologists said.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 35 kilometres (22 miles) and hit at 6:19 am (2219 GMT Saturday) some 143 kilometres southwest of the city of Baguio and 181 kilometres northwest of the capital Manila.

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire -- a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.

In February, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake in the central Philippines triggered landslides that left over a hundred people dead or missing.

One fault line runs directly under Manila, a metropolis of more than 12 million people, and government seismologists have warned the city is unprepared for a major quake.


Title: 606 Earthquakes Worldwide >= 4.0 last 30 days?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 18, 2012, 10:43:55 pm
http://www.iris.edu/seismon/last30.html

What does everyone make of this? :-\


Title: 6.0 earthquake hits Alaska's Aleutian Islands
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 19, 2012, 12:28:07 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/6-0-earthquake-hits-alaskas-aleutian-islands-164957603.html

6/19/12

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has occurred in a remote region of Alaska.

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the temblor was centered about 90 miles northwest of Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands. It occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The center says no tsunami is expected.


Title: Magnitude-5.3 quake shakes southern Victoria(Australia)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 19, 2012, 12:35:19 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-06-19/magnitude-52-quake-shakes-southern-vic/4080446

6/20/12

It appears Victoria has escaped major damage after an earthquake struck the state's south-east on Tuesday night.

The quake hit just before 9:00pm (AEST), with the epicentre near Moe in west Gippsland, about 120 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.

Geoscience Australia says the 5.3 quake had a depth of about 10km and rumbled through Melbourne and communities including Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Shepparton.

People have reported hearing a roaring noise, with reports of cracks occurring in the walls and floors of homes.

Victoria Police said they had received a number of calls in relation to the tremor, but there were no reports of major damage.

The Federal Minister responsible for insurance, Bill Shorten, says he understands it is the biggest earthquake in the area "in 109 years".

He says it will take some days to determine the full extent of the damage but in the meantime personal safety should be the priority.

The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) said they received 40 requests for assistance in the broader Gippsland area and parts of Melbourne.

The SES's Lachlan Quick says most of the requests for assistance came from areas near the epicentre.

"Most of those look like minor house damage. Cracked walls, cracked ceilings, I believe I've had one garage collapse," he said.

"We've also had some incidences of gas leaks which are a bit of a concern and we've urged people on those situations to vacate the premises until those situations have been rectified."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2012, 11:03:37 am
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/5.0-magnitude-earthquake-jolts-gujarat/964399/

5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Gujarat

6/20/12

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Gujarat in the early morning on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage to property or loss of life.
 
A moderate earthquake was experienced today which had the epicentre at 26 km South South-East of Dholavira in Kutch district. Tremors were felt in Bhuj, Rapar, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar and Ahmedabad cities too, according to officials of Seismological department.
 
"Earlier a mild quake came. Then occurred the bigger jolt measuring 5 on Richter scale and it had the depth of 80 kms," Institute of Seismological Research Director General B K Rastogi said.
 
"There were 27 aftershocks registered, in the magnitude of 1 to 3 on the Richter scale, and majority of them were in Kutch and Saurashtra region. But there are no reports of damage to property or the life," he said.
 
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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2012, 06:33:55 pm
http://www.timesofoman.com/echoice.aspx?detail=6849

'Back-to-back earthquakes recorded'

Rahul Das
June 21, 2012

Muscat: Two back-to-back earthquakes were recorded closer to Oman by the Earthquake Monitoring Centre at Sultan Qaboos University in the last 24 hours but there were no reports of damage to property or loss of life.

While an earthquake measuring 4.8-magnitude was reported in the Arabian Gulf around midnight, the other was reported from southern Iran with 4.2-magnitude on Tuesday evening
.

Speaking to Times of Oman, Dr Issa Al Hussain, director, Earthquake Monitoring Centre, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), said that they record around 150 earthquakes from all over the globe every month.

"Locally we record around four to five quakes every month but most of them are weak and its epicenter is far away from Oman,-ť he said. But given Oman's close vicinity to where the Arabian plates meet the Eurasian plates, how much risk does it pose to the Sultanate?

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 22, 2012, 08:47:50 am
http://www.rttnews.com/1910780/magnitude-6-earthquake-strikes-off-australia-s-macquarie-island.aspx?type=msgn&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sitemap

6/22/12

Magnitude-6 Earthquake Strikes Off Australia's Macquarie Island

(RTTNews) - A powerful earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean off Australia's remote and sparsely-populated Macquarie Island on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS reported that the quake struck at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles at about 3:30 p.m. local time, with its epicenter located some 14 miles northwest of Macquarie Island.

There were no immediate reports of casualities or damages, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is yet to respond to the tremor.

Macquarie Island is located in the southwest corner of the Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica. Politically, it is part of Tasmania, Australia, since 1900 and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978. In 1997 it became a World Heritage Site.

The island is home to the entire Royal Penguin population on earth during their annual nesting season. Ecologically, the remote island is part of the Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra ecoregion.

Since 1948, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has maintained a permanent base on the island. The population of the base, the island's only human inhabitants, usually varies from 20 to 40 people over the year.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 25, 2012, 11:13:44 am
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 03:55:58 AM at epicenter - 3.4 magnitude South TX
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000apj6.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 27, 2012, 10:42:48 am
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/china-quake-kills-at-least-four-injures-100

China quake kills at least four, injures 100

The quake toppled houses and cut off communications with parts of the affected counties.

6/24/12
BEIJING — An earthquake hit a mountainous area of southwest China on June 24, killing at least four people and injuring more than 100, state media reported.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck the border between the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan just before 4:00 pm (0800 GMT), at a shallow depth of just 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles).
 
The Chinese government put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7. It was followed two minutes later by an aftershock of 3.3, the China Earthquake Network Center said.
 
The quake toppled houses and cut off communications with parts of Ninglang county in Yunnan, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 29, 2012, 08:03:35 pm
http://kgmi.com/Strong-quake-hits-remote-western-China-USGS/11461924?newsId=151610

Strong quake hits remote western China: USGS
Posted: Friday, 29 June 2012 05:22PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 quake struck a remote region of western China, close to the Kazakhstan border, early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, struck at 5:07 a.m. on Saturday (2107 GMT on Friday), and was centered 94 miles southwest of the town of Shihezi in Xinjiang province.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 03, 2012, 10:04:56 am
Large earthquake felt across NZ

7/3/12

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10817223

A large earthquake has been felt across the North and South Islands tonight.
 
The 7.0 magnitude quake was centred 60 km south-west of Opunake at a depth of 230 kilometres, GNS Science said.
 
The earthquake was felt across the North Island from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty, down to Wellington and as far south as Canterbury.
 
The earthquake was heavily felt in Wellington city where many residents took to social media sites to report of a long, rumbling quake.

The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office has said there is no tsunami threat from tonight's earthquake.
 
A Fire Service spokesman said there had been no reports of significant damage yet.

"It is at a depth of 257 kms [the initial depth given by GNS], which means we are pretty lucky at the moment."
 
A small aftershock of magnitude 3.8 struck 15 km east of Christchurch just after 11pm.
 
- NZ Herald staff


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 04, 2012, 10:51:04 am
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10817239

7/4/12

Region's biggest quake in 100 years(New Zealand)

Last night's magnitude 7.0 earthquake in the South Taranaki Bight is the largest to strike the region in more than 100 years, GNS Science says.
 
The quake struck at 10.36pm, 60km south-west of Opunake in Taranaki, at a depth of 230km.
 
It was felt strongly around the west coast of the lower North Island, and was widely felt from the Bay of Plenty to Canterbury.
 
No tsunami was generated by the quake.
 
Waiouru resident Adrienne Murphy told the Herald it was the "biggest shake we have felt in years".
 
Residents in Wellington reported being startled by shakes, which lasted for about 15 seconds.
 
Some said the shakes were strong enough to topple household appliances, but the central Fire Service communications centre said it had received no reports of earthquake-related damage.
 
Wellington resident Sam Rowe said he felt the walls of his house shaking.
 
"It shook for about 5 to 10 seconds - things rattled but nothing was knocked over. It wasn't that severe ... and our power's still on."

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 06, 2012, 11:45:06 am
Strong Earthquake Strikes Near Vanuatu in Pacific

7/6/12

A strong earthquake has rattled the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami alert has been issued.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.3 quake struck Friday, 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the island of Santo, at a depth of 179 kilometers (111 miles).
 
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.
 
Vanuatu is part of the Pacific "ring of fire." That's an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through Vanuatu to Tonga in the South Pacific.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 07, 2012, 11:40:02 am

5.7 earthquake near Turangi(New Zealand)
7/7/12
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7239443/5-7-earthquake-near-Turangi


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 08, 2012, 01:32:33 pm
Strong quake rattles central North Island

7/8/12

North Islanders were again rattled by a strong earthquake yesterday, but experts say the tremor was not related to a much larger quake four days earlier.
 
GeoNet reported a magnitude 5.7 quake struck 10km south of Turangi at 12.50pm. The quake was 90km deep and, though police said there were no reports of damage, some residents said trinkets had been smashed.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 14, 2012, 03:23:26 pm
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=141272

Bulgaria New Tremor Aftershock(4.5 mag) of May Strong Quake - Expert
Environment | July 14, 2012, Saturday| 388 views

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=141272


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 20, 2012, 09:36:23 am

7/20/12

Earthquake shakes Victoria

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has struck Victoria this evening.

 The quake struck in Moe, 117km east south east of Melbourne, at 7.11pm.

A number of Twitter users across Victoria have reported feeling tremors but there have been no reports of damage so far.

A seismologist with Geoscience Australia, Jonathan Bathgate, said the quake felt this evening was an aftershock from the 5.4 earthquake that struck 16km southwest of Moe last month.

"There have been in excess of 200 aftershocks since the June 19 earthquake," he said.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 21, 2012, 10:21:34 am
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7323571/Quake-rattles-east-coast

Quake rattles east coast(NZ)

A 5.8 earthquake was recorded 150km east of Ruatoria this afternoon.

But despite the strength of the quake – which was felt as far away as Whakatane, Opotiki and Wairoa – locals reported no damage.

The shake -which was centered off the coastline – occurred at 4.54pm.

It comes as a series of quakes in the central North Island saw the Volcano Alert Level at Mt Tongariro being raised on Friday.

GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott told Stuff on Friday the increased activity ‘‘just means that something has upset Tongariro, and some subterranean process is occurring’’.

‘‘It may or may not develop into anything further,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s a little bit unusual,’’ but Tongariro was ‘‘an active volcano in an active geothermal system’’


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 22, 2012, 03:06:33 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/21/eureka-earthquake_n_1692031.html

7/21/12
Eureka Earthquake: Twin Quakes Shake Up Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- No damage or injuries have been reported after two earthquakes rattled the Northern California coast Friday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.1 quake hit about 78 miles southwest of Eureka at 6:52 p.m. Friday.

Then just after 11 p.m. a magnitude 5.2 earthquake was recorded about 62 miles southwest of Eureka.

A dispatcher at the Eureka Police Department says the quakes were felt in the community, but police had no reports of damage or injuries.

USGS seismologist John Bellini says the quakes took place in an area where there's a lot of seismic activity.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 24, 2012, 09:32:19 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-6-quake-hits-off-indonesias-sumatra-005006150.html

7/24/12

No damage, tsunami after 6.6 quake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck off northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but authorities said there was little chance of a tsunami.

The quake was felt by residents on the island of Simeulue off Sumatra's northwest coast but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

"The quake has no tsunami potential," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. "Some people ran away from their houses. We don't have any house damage."

The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a widespread, destructive tsunami after the quake, about 330 km (205 miles) southeast of Indonesia's Banda Aceh. It said there was a "very small possibility" of a local tsunami.

(Reporting by Olivia Rondonuwu; Writing by Paul Tait; Editing by Michael Perry)



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2012, 10:40:38 am
Strong quake hits off Mauritius

7/26/12

Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered 212 miles northeast of Rodrigues island and at a depth of 20.5 miles. The USGS initially put the magnitude at 6.7.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/26/us-quake-mauritius-idUSBRE86P07320120726


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2012, 12:12:41 pm

http://www.kcby.com/news/local/6-Pacific-quakes-in-7-days-off-Gold-Beach-164450686.html
6 quakes in last week off southern Oregon coast

 By KCBY NewsPublished: Jul 31, 2012 at 10:26 AM PDT Last Updated: Jul 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM PDT

GOLD BEACH, Ore. - Six earthquakes between magnitude 1.6 and 2.1 rumbled under the ocean less than 20 miles off the Oregon Coast in the last week, according to U.S. Geologic Survey records.
 
The most recent - and most powerful - hit early Tuesday morning.
 
And two quakes over 4.0 shook last week about 240 miles off Bandon.
 
Small quakes hit Oregon on a regular basis, both on and off coast.

Last Thursday, for example, a magnitude 1.4 shook 8 miles northeast of Springfield, and a 1.5 magnitude earthquake rumbled 11 miles east of Woodburn just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
 
But for residents of the Oregon Coast, earthquakes - and the tsunamis they can trigger - have taken on renewed importance since March 2011.

The earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan last year caused damage on the Oregon Coast and continue to deliver debris to Northwest beaches.
 
The USGS told KCBY News that the recent swarm of quakes pose little tsunami risk. The plates involved move sideways instead of up and down, and earthquakes under magnitude 6 are not likely to generate tsunamis.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 02, 2012, 09:09:07 am
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7404366/White-Island-showing-signs-of-unrest

8/2/12
White Island(New Zealand) showing signs of unrest

White Island volcano is showing signs of increased activity, GNS Science says.

The volcano, about 49 kilometres off the coast of Whakatane, is a popular tourist spot, but GNS volcanologist Michael Rosenberg says those visiting it should be cautious even though the alert level for the island had not changed.

"Eruptions can occur at any time with little or no warning. The recent changes in activity suggest that the hydrothermal system has become unstable, and as a result the risk has increased," Rosenberg said.

GNS Science has changed the volcano's code from a "normal, non eruptive state" to "experiencing signs of elevated unrest above known background levels".

The volcano's lake level quickly rose by about three to five metres sometime between Friday and Saturday last week, exposing a "vigorous" flow of gas and steam into the air, Rosenberg said.

It has risen in the past, but took much longer than the 24 hours it took to rise three to five metres on Friday and Saturday, he said.
 
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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2012, 09:45:15 pm
4.2 ‘earthquake’ wakes Kuwait
Salmiya rocks

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2: An earthquake of 4.2 magnitude on the Richter scale that struck Kuwait 40 km NW of Salmiya at around 7.30 am Thursday was felt by residents in Salmiya.

Though no casualties were reported, some residents complained the quake mildly upset some of their household arrangements. There were a few broken cutlery. Some residents living near the Salmiya garden said they felt the tremor in two short spells in a span of a few seconds.

Most of the residents were asleep and came to know about it from neighbors who experienced the tremor. Melissa, a resident, said she first noticed tea rippling in the cup in her hand before she realized that the whole house was shaking a bit. “It was a little scary.”

Mujib said it was his first experience of a tremor and initially thought that he was feeling woozy. “It occurred as I was getting up after bending down to pick something up from the floor. I thought I was losing balance as it happens sometimes when you suddenly change positions.”

Thambi felt the quake on the street when he was returning after a short walk. “This is my second experience of earthquake, both were in Kuwait. This one was very mild. Last time, I felt the quake like a strong vibration lasting more than 30 seconds.”

Thambi faltered in his step when the quake occurred, but that was just for a second or two. “Soon after that, I saw a dog running wildly to and fro, barking intensely.”

Khalil Rasul was woken up by a book that fell on his head. But he went back to sleep only to learn about the quake from blogs later.

An online journal had earlier quoted earthquake expert and Assist. Manager of Kuwait University for Scientific Affairs Dr. Ferial Bu Rabee as saying that Kuwait may be vulnerable to a powerful earthquake that can reach up to 8 degrees on Richter scale.

The expert said that such an earthquake can strike southern part of Iran and thus impact bordering GCC countries. She further added that an 8.1 tremor on Richter scale hit the same area of southern Iran back in 1945 and caused huge tsunami waves that reached Karachi and Bombay which are approx. 1,100 kms away from Iran.

She warned that Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran may be vulnerable if an earthquake strikes, such seen recently in Japan. She advised GCC countries to give up their ambitions concerning the construction of nuclear power stations, arguing that “they are time bombs that will destroy the region when the anticipated earthquake strikes.”

http://www.arabtimesonline.com/NewsDetails/tabid/96/smid/414/ArticleID/186351/reftab/36/Default.aspx


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 08, 2012, 04:53:45 pm
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/08/usa-quakes-california-idINL2E8J88U520120808

Los Angeles rattled by two 4.5 quakes within 10 hours

Aug 8 (Reuters) - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck near the Southern California town of Yorba Linda for the second time in just over 10 hours on Wednesday, rattling the Los Angeles area, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

The latest quake was recorded shortly after 9:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m. EDT) 2 miles (3 km) northeast of Yorba Linda, an affluent Orange County community southeast of Los Angeles that was the birthplace of the late former President Richard Nixon and houses his presidential library and museum.

It was centered about 5.5 miles (9 km) beneath the surface. The earlier temblor occurred at about 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday in about the same area at about the same depth, and was followed by more than a dozen smaller aftershocks overnight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The two 4.5-magnitude quakes were both felt as far away as downtown Los Angeles, about 35 miles (56 km) away, where rattling and rumbling was felt for several seconds at a time.

Earthquakes measured at 4.5, capable of causing light to moderate damage close by, are considered fairly modest seismic disturbances and are relatively common in Southern California. (Reporting and writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler)



Title: Powerful earthquake strikes northwestern Iran(6.4)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 11, 2012, 12:01:08 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/powerful-earthquake-strikes-northwestern-iran-142516556.html

8/11/12

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday and at least 50 people were taken to hospital, but there were no reports of any deaths, Iranian media said.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9. km (6.2 miles) at 12.34 GMT.
 
It said a second earthquake measuring 6.3 struck 49 km (30 miles) northeast of Tabriz 11 minutes later at a similar depth. Three more lesser aftershocks have followed since then.
 
The second quake struck near the town of Varzgan, Fars news agency said. "The quake was so intense that people poured into the streets through fear," it said.
 
Fifty people in the town had been taken to hospital, Fars said.
 
Other reports said the earthquake had broken telephone communications, making rescue efforts more problematic.
 
Iran is straddled by several major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent times, the last which struck the city of Bam in 2003, killing more than 25,000 people.
 
(Reporting by Marcus George; Editing by Jon Hemming)


Title: Re: Powerful earthquake strikes northwestern Iran(6.4)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 11, 2012, 04:52:55 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/powerful-earthquake-strikes-northwestern-iran-142516556.html

8/11/12

Iran earthquakes kill 153 people in the northwest

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300 as buildings were reduced to rubble, Iranian officials said.
 
Thousands fled their homes and remained outdoors as at least 20 aftershocks hit the area.
 
Casualty numbers could well rise, Iranian officials feared, as some of the injured are in a critical condition, others are still trapped under the rubble and rescuers have yet to reach some of the affected villages.
 
Iran is straddled by major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years, including a 6.6 magnitude quake in 2003 which turned the southeastern historic city of Bam into dust and killed more than 25,000 people.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey measured Saturday's first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 60 km (37 miles) northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9 km (6.2 miles). A second quake measuring 6.3 struck 49 km (30 miles) northeast of Tabriz 11 minutes later at a similar depth.
 
Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Ghadami said 153 people had been killed and provincial official Khalil Sa'ie said some 1,300 had been injured, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
 
The second quake struck near the town of Varzaghan. "The quake was so intense that people poured into the streets through fear," Fars news agency said of the town.
 
About 210 people in Varzaghan and Ahar have been rescued from under the rubble of collapsed buildings, the official IRNA news agency said, quoting a local official.
 
"So far 73 bodies from Varzaghan and Ahar have been handed over to the coroner's office," IRNA quoted Bahram Samadirad, a provincial official from the office, as saying.
 
He added, "Since some people are in a critical condition and rescue workers are still trying to rescue people from under the rubble, unfortunately it is possible for the number of casualties to rise."
 
Photographs posted by Iranian news websites showed about a dozen bodies lying on the floor in the corner of a white-tiled morgue in Ahar, and medical staff, surrounded by anxious residents, working on the injured in the open air as dusk fell.
 
"I was just on the phone talking to my mother when she said 'there's just been an earthquake', then the line was cut," one woman from Tabriz, who lives outside Iran, wrote on Facebook after telephoning her mother in the city.
 
"God, what has happened? After that I couldn't get through. God has also given me a slap, and it was very hard."
 
Tabriz is a major city and trading hub far from Iran's oil producing areas and known nuclear facilities. Buildings in the city are substantially built, and the Iranian Students' News Agency said nobody in the city itself had been killed or hurt.
 
Homes and businesses in Iranian villages, however, are often made of concrete blocks or mud brick that can crumble and collapse in a strong quake.
 
Fars quoted lawmaker Abbas Falahi as saying he believed rescue workers had not yet been able to reach between 10 and 20 villages.
 
A local provincial official urged people in the region to stay outdoors during the night for fear of aftershocks, according to IRNA. Falahi said people in the region were in need of bread, tents and drinking water.
 
The Turkish Red Crescent said it was sending a truck full of emergency supplies to the border, an official said.


Title: Re: Powerful earthquake strikes northwestern Iran(6.4)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 12, 2012, 07:59:35 am
This seems to be more serious that initially reported...but for obvious reasons(Olympics and Romney's VP pick), this doesn't seem to get alot of news coverage...

Two earthquakes in Iran kill 250 and injure 2,000
http://news.yahoo.com/two-quakes-iran-kill-180-injure-1-500-013750093.html


Title: China - 6.3 magnitude(8/12/12)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 12, 2012, 08:06:50 am
http://www.iris.edu/seismon/last30.html

12-AUG-2012 10:47:06

35.67

82.54

6.3

9.7

XIZANG


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2012, 04:44:41 pm
http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2012/08/13/pacific-quake-swarm-woke-up-underwater-volcano

Pacific quake swarm woke up underwater volcano

8/13/12

A swarm of more than 150 earthquakes over two days last month caused a previously dormant volcano to erupt 1 100 metres beneath the Pacific Ocean, a scientist says.

The eruption of the Havre Volcano, about halfway between New Zealand and Tonga, is believed to have caused a 7 500 square kilometre floating island of pumice that was encountered by a New Zealand navy ship last week.
 
Cornel de Ronde, principal scientist of the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, told Radio New Zealand the source of the pumice had been identified in cooperation with French researchers in Tahiti who monitor earthquakes in the south-west Pacific.
 
“When they looked at their physical records they saw that on July 17th and 18th, there were some 157 earthquakes of magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.8,” he said.
 
De Ronde said they occurred near the time of the first sighting of the pumice “raft” and when the institute looked at its database it found the Havre volcano which it had previously surveyed.
 
It was a caldera volcano, like White Island, 50 kilometres off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, which erupted last week, but the Havre was not thought to have erupted before, he said.
 
De Ronde said the pumice island was so light that it had floated several hundred kilometres from the volcano when it was encountered by the HMNZS Canterbury, which took samples last week.
 
Scientists were also analysing samples of rock ejected from Mount Tongariro, on New Zealand’s North Island, to try to find out why it erupted a week ago for the first time in 115 years.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2012, 11:11:34 pm
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/earthquake-43-quake-near-gerber-ek5qfz.html

Report of 5.1 quake rattles near Gerber deleted by USGS

8/13/12

A shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Monday evening six miles from Gerber in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:08 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 40.4 miles.
 
According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Los Molinos, seven miles from Tehama, 29 miles from Chico and 113 miles from Sacramento.
 
In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.
 
Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.
 
[For the record 8:20 p.m. Aug. 13: An earlier version of this post said the quake was magnitude 4.3. The USGS subsequently revised the magnitude.]

[For the record, 8:25 p.m. Aug. 13: The USGS subsequently issued a "deletion" of this quake.]


Title: Re: Powerful earthquake strikes northwestern Iran(6.4)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 14, 2012, 09:26:27 am
Ahmadinejad criticized for leaving Iran soon after quake, as death toll hits 306

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08/13/series-major-earthquakes-in-northwestern-iran-reportedly-leaves-dozens-dead/?test=latestnews#ixzz23WxoZkfJ


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 14, 2012, 03:49:20 pm
7.7 magnitude earthquake strike off the remote northeastern coast of Russia

RUSSIA – A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck along a deep region of the sea-floor in the Sea of Okhotsk, between the remote island of Poronaysk and the Russian peninsula of Kamchatka. The earthquake struck at a depth of 625 km or 389 miles below the surface of the ocean floor. It was orginally thought the quake was a twin pair. The USGS posted the 7.7 quake, as two separate 7.3 seismic events and then later corrected the listing.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/7-7-magnitude-earthquake-strike-off-the-remote-northeastern-coast-of-russia/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 19, 2012, 08:59:20 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-5-6-quake-hits-off-coast-washington-084324321.html

8/19/12

Reuters) - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck off the coast of the West Coast state of Washington on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.
 
The depth was reported at 6.3 miles and the quake was located 190 miles west of Neah Bay, the USGS said. There was no immediate statement from the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center based in Hawaii on the quake.
 
(Reporting by Ed Lane; Editing by Louise Ireland)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2012, 08:46:08 am
KATHMANDU: Four consecutive earthquakes -- two of them powerful ones -- rocked western Nepal in past 12 hours.

With their epicentres in the border area of Rolpa and Rukum districts, the tremors of the first quake were felt in Kathmandu at 10:15 pm last night.

Its magnitude was 5.6 on the Richter Scale, according to Dilli Ram Tiwari, survey officer at National Seismological Centre (NSC) in Kathmandu.

The second quake was measured at 10:27 pm yesterday, and it was 4.4 in magnitude.

The NSC has recorded two earthquakes this morning also.

The quakes at 6:02 am and 9.40 am were 4.4 and 5.2 on the Richter Scale, Tiwari said.

It is yet to learn whether the quakes caused any damage in the areas near epicentre.


Title: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2012, 05:28:47 pm
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/california-earthquake-swarm-felt-in-airzona-mexico-usgs-says.html

California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
 August 26, 2012 |  1:31pm


The series of moderate earthquakes -- including several magnitude 5.0 and above -- were felt as far north as Orange County, east into Arizona and south into Mexico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
The USGS recorded more than two dozen earthquakes in Imperial County, many of them near Brawley. Officials said people reported feeling the quake in Yuma, Ariz., Lake Havasu as well as in Baja California.
 
The USGS's "Do You Feel It" system shows the quakes were felt as far away as San Diego, Temecula and San Clemente. The 5.4 quake was also felt in Moreno Valley, Indio, National City and Palm Desert.

The quakes could be felt in the press box at the Del Mar Race Track in neighboring San Diego County, where the $1-million Pacific Classic is scheduled later Sunday.
 
Between 10 a.m. and 12:50 p.m., the same area was shaken by quakes ranging in magnitude from 2.0 to 5.4, the USGS reported.

The burst of quakes took place roughly 16 miles from El Centro and 92 miles from Tijuana. In the last 10 days, there have been six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries from the temblor, though reports were still coming in.
 

The border region is known for frequent seismic activity, though the size of these quakes is larger than typically seen.
 Here is a preliminary magnitude count of some of the quakes Sunday:
— 5.3  magnitude at 12:32:59
 
— 5.4 magnitude at 12:31:23
 
— 5.3 magnitude at 12:30:54
 
— 3.7 magnitude at 12:30:27

— 4.7 magnitude at 12:21:04
 
— 4.6 magnitude at 12:20:04

The size of the quakes are subject to change as the USGS refines its data.
 
Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.


Title: Re: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2012, 05:54:16 pm
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/08/california-border-earthquake-swarm.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

California border hit by earthquake swarm
August 26, 2012 | 12:57pm

Imperial County was hit by more than a dozen small earthquakes Sunday, including a 5.4 quake near the Mexican border.

The first quake -- a magnitude 3.9 temblor -- occurred at 10:02 a.m. northwest of Brawley and was followed by a series of other quakes in the same general area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, authorities said.
 
The quakes could be felt in the press box at the Del Mar Race Track in neighboring San Diego County, where the $1-million Pacific Classic is scheduled later Sunday.
 
Between 10 a.m. and 12:50 p.m., the same general area was shaken by quakes ranging in magnitude from 2.0 to 5.4, the USGS reported.

The burst of quakes took place roughly 16 miles from El Centro and 92 miles from Tijuana. In the last 10 days, there have been six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


Title: Re: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2012, 05:59:00 pm
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/26/us/california-quake-swarm/index.html

Quake 'swarm' shakes Southern California
By Alan Duke, CNN
August 26, 2012 -- Updated 2209 GMT (0609 HKT)

Los Angeles (CNN) -- "A swarm" of several hundred earthquakes, the strongest measuring a 5.5 magnitude, were centered east of San Diego near California's border with Mexico on Sunday afternoon, seismologists said.

Sunday's shaking in Southern California's Imperial Valley was the most activity recorded there since the 1970s, according to U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Johnson.

"We are having a swarm," Johnson said. "We expect thousands of events (like this) over several days."

An emergency dispatcher with the Brawley Fire Department said there were no reports of injuries so far. Brawley is the town closest to the quake's center.

Authorities were still working to assess the situation by midafternoon, he said.



Title: Re: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2012, 09:02:23 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/series-earthquakes-rattle-southern-california-215023392.html

8/26/12

Series of earthquakes rattle Southern California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck the southeastern corner of California on Sunday, causing minor damages to structures and rattling nerves in a small farming town east of San Diego.

The largest quake registered at a magnitude 5.5 and was centered about three miles northwest of the town of Brawley, said Robert Graves, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Another quake Sunday registered at magnitude 5.3.

More than 30 additional earthquakes with magnitudes of at least 3.5 jiggled the same area near the southern end of the Salton Sea, Graves said.

"The type of activity that we're seeing could possibly continue for several hours or even days," Graves said.

At the El Sol Market in Brawley, food packages fell from the shelves, littering aisle ways.

Several glasses and a bottle of wine crashed to the floor and shattered at Assaggio, an Italian restaurant in Brawley, said owner Jerry Ma. The shaking was short-lived but intense, he said.

"It felt like there was quake every 15 minutes. One after another. My kids are small and they're scared and don't want to come back inside," said Mike Patel, who manages Townhouse Inn & Suites in Brawley.

A TV came crashing down and a few light fixtures broke inside the motel, Patel said.

A Brawley Police Department dispatcher said several downtown buildings sustained minor damage. No injuries were reported.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 3.9, occurred at 10:02 a.m. The USGS said more than 100 aftershocks struck the same approximate epicenter, about 16 miles north of El Centro.

Some shaking was felt along the San Diego County coast in Del Mar, some 120 miles from the epicenter, as well as in the Coachella Valley, southern Orange County and parts of northern Mexico.

USGS seismologist Lucy Jones said earthquake swarms are characteristic of the region, known as the Brawley Seismic Zone.

"The area sees lots of events at once, with many close to the largest magnitude, rather than one main shock with several much smaller aftershocks," Jones said.

The last major swarm was in 2005, following a magnitude-5.1 quake, she said.

Sunday's quake cluster occurred in what scientists call a transition zone between the Imperial and San Andreas faults, so they weren't assigning the earthquakes to either fault, Graves said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 27, 2012, 08:14:37 am
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-hits-off-el-salvador-coast-073505888.html

8/27/12

Strong earthquake hits off El Salvador coast

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador followed an hour later by a magnitude-5.4 aftershock, authorities said early Monday. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

A tsunami warning was put into effect for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico after the quake struck at 10:37 p.m. Sunday. The warning was later rescinded.

David Walsh, an oceanographer with the Pacific Tsunami Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, said a minor, 10-centimeter (3.94-inche) tsunami was registered off Acajutla, El Salvador.

The quake was located 86 miles (138 kilometers) south-southwest of San Miguel, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its web site. The temblor took place at a depth of 32.9 miles (53 kilometers). The second quake registered about an hour later in the same area at a depth of 35.9 miles (57.8 km).

Alfonso Lara, a technician with El Salvador's Civil Protection agency said authorities were alerted to the threat of a tsunami. "We are doing a general monitoring of the entire coast through our technicians and representatives," he said.

On Sunday, dozens of small to moderate earthquakes struck southeastern California, knocking trailer homes off their foundations and shattering windows in a small farming town east of San Diego. The largest quake registered at a magnitude 5.5 and was centered about three miles (five kilometers) northwest of the town of Brawley, according to the USGS. Another quake about an hour and a half earlier registered at magnitude 5.3. No injuries were reported.


Title: Re: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 27, 2012, 07:19:31 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/california-earthquake-swarm-going-225228523.html

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California’s Earthquake Swarm: What’s Going On?
By Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer | LiveScience.com – 1 hr 21 mins ago.

A "swarm" of earthquakes that touched off Sunday morning in southern California was still rolling along Monday afternoon, registering more than 300 small to moderate quakes that could be felt from Arizona to San Diego. The swarm is unusual but not as rare as you might think.
 
During an earthquake swarm, an affected area experiences a rapid-fire series of temblors that are all similarly proportioned, so that no one shock emerges as the obvious source of the rest. According to Julie Dutton, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, diffuse clusters like these are far less common than earthquakes that arrive as one big shake followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.
 
Dutton estimates that the USGS records about 30 to 40 notable swarms a year, compared with 20,000 to 30,000 total earthquakes. Because swarms are rooted in the same kind of plate movements and stresses that cause more traditional quakes, she thinks that a large part of the phenomenon's apparent scarcity is based on semantics.
 
Swarms “are really hard to characterize," she told Life’s Little Mysteries. "It's all the same mechanisms. It's just a different way of finding equilibrium in the environment."
 
Where did the swarm start?

The current swarm originates just outside of the small farming town of Brawley, Calif., about 30 miles (45 km) north of the state's border with Mexico. According to Dutton, swarms with magnitude ranges close to the current one arrive in that area at the rate of one or two per decade, with the most recent one hitting in 2005.
 
The 2005 swarm, which topped out with a 5.1-magnitude event, was surpassed by yesterday's high of 5.5, the cut-off magnitude at which seismologists expect to start seeing casualties in developed countries, according to USGS geophysicist Paul Caruso. But there have been no reported injuries from the Brawley quakes, and Caruso said Monday morning saw a considerable slowing in the area's seismic activity.
 
What’s going on?
 
The types of plate activity that might bring about a swarm as opposed to a concentrated quake are not yet well understood by scientists, and there's no way of knowing how long the current swarm will last (the 2005 swarm kept up for three weeks). But Dutton says there's no reason to believe that the Brawley swarm forebodes the arrival of a "big one."
 
"It's not something that we can definitely discount," she said. "But typically it's not something that happens when you have a swarm like this."
 
In volcanically active areas, earthquake swarms often indicate imminent eruptions, Dutton said. The only potential candidates for volcanic eruptions near Brawley are the Salton Buttes, five small lava domes that flank the Salton Sea and haven't erupted in close to 10,000 years.


Title: Re: California earthquake swarm felt in Arizona, Mexico, USGS says
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2012, 10:28:47 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/unusual-earthquake-swarm-shakes-southern-california-012805196.html

8/28/12

Unusual earthquake swarm shakes Southern California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An unusual swarm of hundreds of mostly small earthquakes has struck Southern California over the last three days and shaken the nerves of quake-hardy residents, but scientists say the cluster is not a sign a larger temblor is imminent.
 
The earthquakes, the largest of which measured magnitude 5.5, began on Saturday evening and have been centered near the town of Brawley close to the state's inland Salton Sea, said Jeanne Hardebeck, research seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
Scientists were monitoring the earthquake cluster, which continued on Tuesday, to see if it approaches the Imperial Fault, about three miles away. A destructive and deadly earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck on that fault in 1940, she said.
 
"We don't have any reason to believe that the (earthquake) storm is going to trigger on the Imperial Fault, but there's a minute possibility that it could," Hardebeck said, adding that the swarm of quakes was not moving closer to that fault.
 
The Brawley quake cluster, which is caused by hot fluid moving around in the Earth's crust, is different than a typical earthquake, in which two blocks of earth slip past each other along a tectonic fault line.
 
After that kind of an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 or above, there is a 5 percent chance a larger quake will follow, Hardebeck said. But she added the same kinds of probability estimates were not possible with earthquake clusters caused by the movement of hot fluid.
 
"We understand them even less than we understand normal earthquakes," Hardebeck said, adding that scientists do not know why a cluster of earthquakes will occur at one time rather than another.
 
The swarm led to jangled nerves in Brawley, a town of about 25,000 residents 170 miles southeast of Los Angeles near the border with Mexico.
 
"It's pretty bad. We had to evacuate the hotel just for safety," Rowena Rapoza, office manager of a local Best Western Hotel, said on Sunday.
 
There were two earthquakes on Sunday afternoon, one with a 5.5 magnitude and one measuring 5.3, Hardebeck said. Those were the largest quakes in the cluster amid hundreds of others, she said.
 
In the past, earthquake clusters have gone on for as long as two weeks, Hardebeck said. Before this recent cluster in Brawley, the last swarm of this size to hit the area was in 1981, she said.
 
Earlier this month, a pair of moderate-sized earthquakes both registering a magnitude 4.5 struck the California town of Yorba Linda within 10 hours of each other, but no damage was reported. Yorba Linda, the birthplace of the late President Richard Nixon, is 145 miles northwest of Brawley.
 
(Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Philip Barbara)


Title: Southern California town declares emergency over quake swarm
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 29, 2012, 09:54:01 pm
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/30/usa-earthquake-swarm-idINL2E8JTCP120120830

8/30/12
Southern California town declares emergency over quake swarm

Aug 29 (Reuters) - The southern California town of Brawley has taken the unusual step of declaring a state of emergency after a swarm of earthquakes rattled nearly 20 mobile homes off their blocks and forced a slaughterhouse to close, the mayor said on Wednesday.

It is uncommon for quake-hardy California cities to declare emergencies due to tremors, but Brawley mayor George Nava said the earthquake swarm is a unique case because it has lasted for days and caused millions of dollars in damage.

The cluster of relatively small quakes, which are caused by water and other fluids moving around in the Earth's crust, began on Saturday evening and climaxed the next day with a 5.5 temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The tremors were continuing on Wednesday and geologists say there have been hundreds in total.

Nava said leaders in Brawley, a city of 25,000 residents south of the state's inland Salton Sea and 170 miles (275 km) southeast of Los Angeles, declared a local emergency late on Tuesday. Officials with surrounding Imperial County made a similar declaration on Wednesday.

Nineteen mobile homes were knocked off their blocks and their residents forced out, Nava said. The auditorium at Brawley Union High School has been damaged and closed off, and the National Beef slaughter plant in Brawley has been temporarily shut down due to damage, he said.

Local businesses have suffered millions of dollars in losses from closures and from customers staying away, Nava said. But he could not give an exact account of quake-related losses.

The Red Cross and local government agencies will offer services to residents on Friday and Saturday at a local center. The emergency declaration allows Brawley to receive more assistance from Imperial County, Nava said.

At one point, about 10,000 residents in the city were without power, and the quakes have also caused water line disruptions, Nava said.

"When you don't have an AC or running water, it's just not a good thing in this weather," he said.

Jeanne Hardebeck, research seismologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, said earlier this week that the cluster of quakes is not a sign that a larger temblor is imminent. (Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Tim Gaynor and Sandra Maler)



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 31, 2012, 01:00:56 am
6.6-magnitude quake hits off Jan Mayen island in Norwegian Arctic; no injuries reported

OSLO - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck Thursday off Jan Mayen island in Arctic waters between Greenland and Norway, geological monitoring services said. No damage or injuries were reported.
 
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and the U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 1343 GMT (9:43 a.m. EDT), followed by a 5.2-magnitude temblor eight minutes later.
 
The USGC said the stronger quake hit at a depth of 5.3 miles (8.6 kilometres), 58 miles (93 kilometres) northwest of Jan Mayen, a Norwegian island with a research station but no permanent population.
 
The quake could be felt on the island, but didn't cause any damage or injuries, said Erik Persheim, an electronics engineer at the research station.
 
"We watched the mountain as the loose stones and shale came sliding down," Persheim told The Associated Press. "It didn't seem very big and I don't think much of anything broke, but we'll have to have a thorough inspection."
 
He said there are currently 44 people on island involved in various research and maintenance work. Normally, the station houses about 18 engineers and other personnel.
 
Norwegian seismologist Tormod Kvaerna said Jan Mayen, about 370 miles (600 kilometres) east of Greenland, lies near a fault line and is often exposed to earthquakes though he couldn't remember any previous temblors there of that size.
 
"This is very big," he said, adding that it probably wasn't big enough to trigger a tsunami.
 
In 2008, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the Svalbard islands was billed as the most powerful earthquake on record in Norway.
 
It was unclear whether the epicenter of Thursday's quake was inside Norwegian territorial waters.


Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/6magnitude+quake+hits+Mayen+island+Norwegian+Arctic+injuries/7167634/story.html#ixzz256JPCzse


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 31, 2012, 09:13:13 am
Magnitude 7.6 - PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

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Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.6
Date-Time Friday, August 31, 2012 at 12:47:34 UTC
Friday, August 31, 2012 at 08:47:34 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
 
Location 10.838°N, 126.704°E
Depth 34.9 km (21.7 miles)
Region PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
Distances 94 km (58 miles) E of Sulangan, Philippines
106 km (65 miles) ESE of Guiuan, Philippines
161 km (100 miles) ESE of Borongan, Philippines
174 km (108 miles) NE of Surigao, Philippines
 
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.3 km (8.3 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=688, Nph=688, Dmin=435.3 km, Rmss=0.98 sec, Gp= 11°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=A
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
 
Event ID usc000cc5m

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000cc5m.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2012, 11:23:13 am
http://news.yahoo.com/quake-off-philippines-spurs-small-tsunami-1-dead-151156874.html

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Quake off Philippines spurs small tsunami; 1 dead
By OLIVER TEVES | Associated Press – 9 hrs ago.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of villagers who fled their coastal homes during a powerful earthquake in the central Philippines have returned home, but hundreds more still jittery from the temblor remained in evacuation centers Saturday, officials said.

The magnitude-7.6 quake struck off the Philippines' east coast late Friday, killing one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and spurring panic about a tsunami that ended up generating only tiny waves.

The quake hit at a depth of 34.9 kilometers (21.7 miles) and was centered 106 kilometers (66 miles) east of Samar Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

No large tsunamis were generated by the quake and it caused only minor damage, including cracks on buildings and several bridges, Civil Defense chief Benito Ramos said.

Rep. Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar province said that one bridge was unpassable because both approaches had collapsed, and that only one lane could be used by vehicles on another bridge because of cracks.

Some cracks also appeared on some roads in the provincial capital, Borongan City, and several other towns were still without electricity, he said.

About 140 aftershocks had been recorded by early Saturday, including two with a magnitude of 6.4, said Renato Solidum, chief of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Panicked residents in Samar's coastal towns headed for high ground and nearby hills, Ramos said. "Some rested under tall trees they planned to climb if tsunami waves reached them. That was instinct," he said.

He said hundreds of "nervous" villages remained in evacuation centers in Eastern Samar but were expected to return home later Saturday.

A house collapsed in southern Cagayan de Oro city, on the main southern island of Mindanao, killing a 54-year-old woman and injuring her 5-year-old grandson, said the city's mayor, Vicente Emano.

Neighbors said the woman ran out of the house as the ground shook. She immediately returned home after hearing her grandson's cries, but was unable to escape when her house collapsed.

Solidum said the biggest wave that came ashore on Siargao Island was less than half a meter (20 inches) high. The island is a popular surfing spot, located about 750 kilometers (467 miles) southeast of Manila.

The quake snapped some power lines in Tandag City in Surigao del Sur province on the east coast of Mindanao, where recent tsunami drills were held.

More than 6,000 city residents who headed for the provincial capitol grounds on a hill were back home Saturday, disaster officials said.

The quake set off car alarms, shook items off shelves and sent many coastal residents fleeing before the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted all tsunami alerts it had issued for the Philippines and neighboring countries from Indonesia to Japan, and for Pacific islands as far away as the Northern Marianas.

"It was very strong. My house was making sounds," Bem Noel, a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, said in a telephone interview from Tacloban city, located on the east coast of Leyte island near Samar.

"You talk to God with an earthquake that strong," he said.

Tacloban resident Digna Marco said that the quake toppled a figurine on top of her TV set and that her son had to hold their desktop computer to prevent it from falling to the floor. The lights over her dining room were swinging, she said.

"My neighbors and I have evacuated. We are now on our way to the mountains," fisherman Marlon Lagramado said before the tsunami warnings were lifted, in a telephone interview from Eastern Samar's Guiuan township.

The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A magnitude-7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people in northern Luzon Island in 1990.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2012, 11:55:09 am
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reclus/news/14658/Reclus-volcano-Patagonia-Chile-increased-number-of-earthquakes-as-sign-of-reawakening.html

Reclus volcano (Patagonia, Chile): increased number of earthquakes as sign of reawakening
 
Friday Aug 31, 2012 12:05 PM | Age: 1 days
 
BY: T

 Some unrest is going on at Reclus volcano in southern Chile, located between Aguilera and Monte Burney in Patagonia, the Eruptions Blog writes:
 "Over the summer, earthquakes began to be felt in towns in the region of the volcano and a potential for new activity from the Reclus has prompted geologists to visit the volcano later this spring (southern hemisphere). Interestingly, one article mentions that an overflight of the volcano in 2008 spotted cracks on the glaciers that cover the volcano along with traces of ash. However, the direct connection between the seismicity in Patagonia and Reclus is still tenuous, so further observations of the remote volcano will need to be done."
 Reclus has had at least 4 historical eruptions around, 1908, 1879, and in 1869. Although these were small, the volcano has produced larger explosive eruptions in the past and should be closely monitored.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2012, 09:39:32 pm
http://www.newser.com/story/153362/64-quake-strikes-indonesia-near-bali.html

9/3/12

6.4 Quake Strikes Indonesia Near Bali

Newser) – A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the Indonesian island of Bali early this morning, but no destruction, injuries, or tsunami warning have been reported so far, AFP reports. The epicenter was 172 miles south of Denpasar, 5 miles deep in the Indian Ocean. Indonesia is located on the so-called "Ring of Fire," where the clashing of continental plates leads to regular volcanic and seismic events.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 05, 2012, 10:35:45 am
7.6 MAG STRIKES COSTA RICA


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/05/us-costarica-quake-idUSBRE8840XK20120905


QUAKE STRUCK OFFSHORE...
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_COSTA_RICA_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-09-05-11-13-46

DETAILS, MAP...
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000cfsd.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 07, 2012, 10:56:59 am
http://news.yahoo.com/quakes-kill-least-50-mountainous-sw-china-121538065.html

Quakes kill at least 50 in mountainous SW China

9/7/12

BEIJING (AP) — A series of earthquakes collapsed houses and triggered landslides in a remote mountainous part of southwestern China on Friday, killing at least 50 people with the toll expected to rise. Damage was preventing rescuers from reaching some outlying areas, and communications were disrupted.
 
The quakes started with a 5.6-magnitude shock before 11:30 a.m. along the borders of Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, and another equally big quake struck shortly after noon followed by more than 60 aftershocks, Chinese and U.S. government seismologists said. Though of moderate strength, the quakes were shallow, which often causes more damage.
 
Hardest hit was Yiliang County, where 49 of the 50 deaths occurred, said Yunnan province government agencies and state media. Another 150 people in the county were injured, said Zhang Junwei, a spokesman for the provincial seismology bureau.
 
China Central Television showed roads littered with rocks and boulders, and pillars of dust rising over hillcrests — signs of landslides. Footage showed a couple hundred people crowding into what looked like a school athletic field in Yiliang's county seat, a sizeable city spread along a river in a valley bottom.
 
With some roads impassable, rescuers had yet to reach some outlying villages and towns, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
 
Though quakes in the area occur frequently, buildings in rural areas and China's fast-growing smaller cities and towns are often constructed poorly. In 2008, a magnitude-7.9 quake that hit Sichuan province, just north of Yunnan, killed nearly 90,000 people, with many of the deaths blamed on poorly built structures, including schools.
 
Friday's quakes destroyed or damaged 20,000 homes, Xinhua said. The Yunnan seismology bureau said more than 100,000 people were evacuated from their homes. All told, Xinhua said, 700,000 people had their lives disrupted by the quake.
 
In Luozehe, a town in Yiliang near a zinc mine, residents and state media said boulders hurtled off hillsides and houses collapsed.
 
"It is scary. My brother was killed by falling rocks. The aftershocks struck again and again. We are so afraid," Xinhua quoted miner Peng Zhuwen as saying.
 
A government official in Jiaokui town said a large number of houses had collapsed.
 
"The casualty number is still being compiled. I don't know what it was like for the other towns, but my town got hit badly," he said. Like many Chinese officials, he refused to give his name.
 
Mobile phone services were down and regular phone lines disrupted. Phones were cut off to clinics in four villages in Qiaoshan, another town in Yiliang, which has about half a million people.
 
Authorities sent thousands of tents, blankets and coats to the area, Xinhua said.
 
It said that so far no casualties had been reported in neighboring Guizhou, but that homes had been damaged or destroyed there.
 
Friday's quakes were relatively shallow, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep, creating an intense shaking even at a lower magnitude.
 
By comparison, the 7.6-magnitude quake that struck Costa Rica this week was 41 kilometers (25 miles) below the surface, and combined with strict building codes, that kept damage and deaths to a minimum.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 07, 2012, 11:59:18 am
http://www.china.org.cn/world/2012-09/07/content_26455102.htm

9/7/12

500 aftershocks rattle Costa Rica

More than 500 aftershocks, including one as strong as 5.1 on the Richter scale, continued to rattle Costa Rica one day after a 7.6-magnitude quake jolted northwest Guanacaste province early Wednesday.

According to the latest report from Costa Rica's Volcano and Earthquake Watch (Ovsicori), issued at 7:30 am local time (1330 GMT) Thursday, some 530 aftershocks stronger than 2 on the Richter scale have been registered, with the strongest occurring before dawn on Thursday, at 3:07 am (0907 GMT).
 

The epicenter of the 5.1 quake was also located in Guanacaste, 151 kilometers west of the capital San Jose, and 14 kilometers beneath the earth's surface, seismic experts said.

Aftershocks as strong as 6 on the Richter scale are normal as shifting tectonic plates release energy following an earthquake of major magnitude, like the quake on Wednesday, said the experts.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Boldhunter on September 08, 2012, 07:53:58 am
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-09-08/china-earthquakes/57695686/1

80 dead now in China


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 08, 2012, 10:41:55 am
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-09-08/china-earthquakes/57695686/1

80 dead now in China

I haven't checked the Yahoo front page today yet, but at least from yesterday, this doesn't seem to be getting much news coverage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 08, 2012, 11:35:08 am
4 Costa Rica Volcanoes being Closely Watched after Earthquake
http://www.costaricantimes.com/4-costa-rica-volcanoes-being-closely-watched-after-earthquake/5030

Costa Rica News – When seeing the after effects of the earthquake in Costa Rica this past week, one thing that needs to be watched closely is the active volcanoes within the country. Even a small shift under one of these giants could cause an eruption. At least four of the seven active volcanoes in the country are in the crosshairs of scientists after the earthquake of 7.6 magnitude occurred on Wednesday in Costa Rica.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 08, 2012, 04:51:53 pm
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/strong-60-quake-hits-indonesia/story-fn3dxix6-1226468175680


Strong 6.0 quake hits Indonesia

From: AP
September 08, 2012



A MODERATELY strong earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warning was issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.0-magnitude quake struck off the eastern province of Papua. It says it was fairly shallow, just 20 kilometers beneath the sea, which often causes more shaking than deeper quakes.

Witnesses said shocked residents and hotel guests in Nabire town ran outside screaming.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Indonesia has frequent earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 09, 2012, 08:27:53 pm
http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_09_09/Earthquakes-hit-Kuril-Islands/

9/9/12

Earthquakes hit Kuril Islands

On Sunday, two earthquakes hit Kuril Islands in the Russian Far East. The first quake of 5.6 point magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded near the island of Paramushir, says seismological station in the city of Severo-Kurilsk. Glass-ware ringed in cupboards for ten seconds, and ceiling lamps rocked.

The second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 points in Richter scale took place in the deep-water Kurilo-Kamchatka trench. The epicenter was located 270 kilometers east of the city of Kurilsk on the island of Iturup.

There was no tsunami warning.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 11, 2012, 02:49:33 pm
http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edition/News-Briefs/Latest-report-from-Ovsicori-1-650-aftershocks-registered_Monday-September-10-2012

9/10/12

Latest report from Ovsicori(Costa Rica): 1,650 aftershocks registered

The latest report from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori), released Monday morning, states that 1,650 aftershocks have been registered since the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that hit the country last Wednesday.

The strongest aftershock was felt Saturday, with a magnitude of 5.6. However, it was felt only in the Central Valley.

Ovsicori seismologist Walter Jiménez said the aftershocks will continue in upcoming days, but he also stated that the magnitudes and frequencies of them will go down, ranging from 2 to 3 in magnitude.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 12, 2012, 02:18:54 pm
http://www.ticotimes.net/Current-Edition/News-Briefs/Costa-Rican-officials-A-strong-earthquake-could-still-occur-in-Guanacaste_Tuesday-September-11-2012


Costa Rican officials: A strong earthquake could still occur in Guanacaste

 Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - By Tico Times


Experts confirmed the Sept. 5 magnitude-7.6 earthquake was the ‘Big One’ they’ve been expecting, but the fault rupture was only of 50 percent
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After a series of analyses conducted in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, experts from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reported Tuesday that another quake of equal or greater magnitude could occur in Nicoya Peninsula, but predicting when it would happen is “impossible .”

Marino Protti, Ovsicori’s lead scientist, explained that the magintude-7.6 earthquake on Sept. 5 caused a 40 percent slip and an inclination of 1.8 meters on the fault located in Nicoya.

He also said that although the quake was the “big one” experts had been expecting for Guanacaste, the fault ruptured by only 50 percent, meaning that the possibility that another earthquake of equal or greater magnitude in the area still remains.

Ovsicori’s report, released Tuesday, also stated that the earthquake triggered the activation of three faults in Aguas Zarcas (in the northern region), the Guanacaste Volcanic Area and Irazú Volcano (north of Cartago). Seismologists will continue monitoring the areas.

By Tuesday morning, the total count of aftershocks from the recent earthquake was 1,650. On Sept. 5  at 8:42 a.m., the 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the country and was felt as far away as Nicaraguan and Panama. Its epicenter was located 20 kilometers northwest of Sámara in the Nicoya Península.


Title: Quake shakes southern Mexico, magnitude set at 5.4; no damage reported
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 22, 2012, 03:10:45 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/quake-shakes-southern-mexico-magnitude-set-5-4-125737941.html

9/22/12

MEXICO CITY - An earthquake shook parts of southern Mexico on Saturday, causing buildings to sway gently in the capital but causing no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 7:30 a.m. (8:30 EDT; 1230 GMT) with a magnitude of 5.4. It was centred about 16 miles (25 kilometres) north of Pinotepa Nacional, a city near the Pacific Coast, and about 210 miles (340 kilometres) south-southeast of Mexico City.

Mexico's national seismology service initially calculated the magnitude of the quake as 5.8 and said it was centred southwest of Pinotepa Nacional.
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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 25, 2012, 09:50:48 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/62-quake-shakes-mexicos-baja-coast-17324713

6.2 Quake Shakes Mexico's Baja California Coast

9/26/12

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the southern part of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday and was felt strongly in the city of La Paz.
 
State civil defense director Carlos Rincon said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries in La Paz, a tranquil fishing and resort city.
 
"We are calling on the public to remain calm in case there are aftershocks," Rincon said.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 47 miles (75 kilometers) north-northeast of La Paz in Baja California Sur.
 
The USGS said the quake occurred at about 4:45 p.m. local time and was centered offshore in the Gulf of California.
 
About twenty minutes later, a 4.6-magnitude aftershock occurred about 24 miles (38 kilometers) north of La Paz, along with a 4.8 temblor about 8 miles (14 kilometers) further out in the Gulf of California about 12 minutes later.


Title: NZ to hold first national quake drill
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 25, 2012, 10:34:01 pm
NZ to hold first national quake drill
http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8538590/nz-to-hold-first-national-quake-drill

MSN  September 26, 2012   Get ready to stop what you’re doing, clamber under your desk and hold on tight – New Zealand is holding its first ever national earthquake drill on Wednesday morning.

More than 1.2 million people are set to participate in the New Zealand ShakeOut at 9.26am.

Civil Defence wants as many Kiwis as possible to practise the drop, cover and hold drill, which means dropping to the ground when an earthquake hits, taking cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and holding on until the shaking stops.

People are expected to stay under cover for only about 10 seconds.

In Wellington, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will take part in a mass drill at Wellington Airport’s main terminal, while in Auckland, the New Zealand Breakers and the Auckland Council will host an event in the inner city.

A number of local community events have also been organised throughout the country, while several radio stations and TV1 will broadcast a civil defence siren to mark the start of the drill.

Director of civil defence emergency management John Hamilton says he wants the ShakeOut to be more than just a one-off drill.

More:  http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8538590/nz-to-hold-first-national-quake-drill


Title: Huge Earthquake Triggered Other Quakes Worldwide
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2012, 07:28:48 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/huge-earthquake-triggered-other-quakes-worldwide-180724130.html

9/26/12

On April 11, a massive magnitude 8.6 earthquake shook the floor of the Indian Ocean off Sumatra. It wasn't just unusual because of its size — the 10th largest quake in the last century — it also set off a series of quakes around the world for up to six days afterward, according to a study published today (Sept. 26) in the journal Nature.
 
"Until now, we seismologists have always said, 'Don't worry about distant earthquakes triggering local quakes,'" said Roland Burgmann, an earth and planetary scientist at UC Berkeley, in a statement. "This study now says that, while it is very rare — it may only happen every few decades — it is a real possibility if the right kind of earthquake happens."
 
The study found that some quakes were triggered within a few hours, while in other places the seismic waves from the Sumatran quake primed temblors to happen for up to six days later. 
 
The findings should remind those living in seismically active areas that the risk from a large earthquake could persist, even on the opposite side of the globe, for more than a few hours, the study scientists said.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2012, 08:50:41 pm
6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Aleutian Island regions of Alaska
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/6-9-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-aleutian-island-regions-of-alaska/

September 27, 2012 – ALASKA – A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Aleutian Island regions of Alaska. The epicenter of the earthquake was 131 km (82 miles) from Adak, Alaska and about 2054 km (1277 miles) from Anchorage, AK. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake registered at a depth of 40 km (25.2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The earthquake struck 33 km south of the Tanaga volcano in Alaska. Tanaga is a 5,924-foot (1,806 m) stratovolcano in the Aleutian Range of the U.S. state of Alaska. There have been three known eruptions at the volcano since 1763. The most recent eruption occurred in 1914 and produced lava flows.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 28, 2012, 09:24:03 pm
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/6.0-magnitude-quake-hits-off-solomon-islands-usgs/1009247/

9/28/12

6.0 magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

A quake measuring magnitude 6.0 hit off the Solomon Islands today, but Australian seismologists said there was little risk of a tsunami.
 
The US Geological Survey put the quake at 6.0-magnitude some 272 kilometres west-northwest of the capital Honiara. With a depth of about 9 kilometres, it was about 112 kilometres southeast of the western city of Gizo.
 
Geoscience Australia measured the quake at about 6.2-magnitude but said it was unlikely to create a tsunami or cause serious damage in the capital.
 
"It's just off the plate boundary so it's a normal-sized earthquake and positioning for the area," seismologist Hugh Glanville told AFP.
 
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 28, 2012, 11:19:25 pm
http://kliv.com/New-report-says-Silicon-Valley-faults-could-set-of/14352554

New report says Silicon Valley faults could set off global tremors
Matt Burrows Reporting

    The San Andreas, Calaveras, and Hayward fault lines -which run underneath Silicon Valley - could set off tremors and aftershocks globally, according to a new study.

    Researchers at UC Berkeley and the U.S. Geological Survey found that fault lines of the "strike-slip" type, where plates of land slide past each other, were more likely to set off the worldwide aftershocks.

    As an example, the researchers found the 8.6 earthquake in Indonesia this April set off 16 earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.5 or greater within days.

    Not only could these "strike slip" faults like the San Andreas, Calaveras, and Hayward faults set off worldwide aftershocks, but the researchers indicate the faults could also be set off if another earthquake's tremors struck when the fault was ready to rupture.

    However, the study indicates a quake powerful enough to do that only happens once every 50 years or so.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2012, 09:30:46 am
http://news.yahoo.com/3-4-magnitude-quake-rattles-dallas-texas-suburb-061228281.html

3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

DALLAS (AP) — A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage and the unscathed Dallas-Fort Worth airport near the epicenter kept up normal flight operations.

Emergency officials said they had no indications of any injuries from Saturday's late-night quake.

The initial earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck at 11:05 p.m. CDT on Saturday and was centered about 2 miles north of the Dallas suburb of Irving, the US Geological Survey's national earthquake monitoring center in Golden, Colo., reported. USGS Geophysicist Randy Baldwin told The Associated Press from Colorado that the initial quake lasted several seconds and appeared strong enough to be felt up to 15 or 20 miles away.

He said the smaller aftershock with an estimated 3.1 magnitude occurred four minutes later and just a few miles away in another area west of Dallas.

Irving's emergency operators were flooded with more than 400 calls after the initial quake as people reported such minor damage as cracks in some walls and a ceiling, pictures knocked down and a report of a possible gas leak, according to an emergency official, Pat McMacken. City officials said they were still following up on the various reports early Sunday.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2012, 02:09:06 pm
9/30/12

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Colombia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has hit southwestern Colombia, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
 
The earthquake was recorded 38 miles from Popayan, Colombia.
 
There were no initial reports of damage.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/30/magnitude-74-earthquake-hits-colombia/?test=latestnews#ixzz27yvp2e8Z


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2012, 02:17:41 pm
9/30/12

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits Colombia



It's also the 5th 7.0+ EQ to hit globally in the last 45 days.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/powerful-7-1-earthquake-strikes-along-the-coast-of-colombia-the-fifth-7-0-magnitude-quake-to-strike-in-45-days/

September 30, 2012 – COLOMBIA – A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck along the coast of Colombia at a depth of 162.1 km (100.7 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) S (176°) from Popayan, Colombia and 345 km (214 miles) from QUITO, Ecuador. According to USGS statistics, about fifteen 7.0 magnitude earthquakes occur each year but there have been five such high intensity earthquakes reported across the planet in the last 45 days, provided the USGS does not downgrade today’s quake further. On August 14, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake was reported in Sea of Okhotsk near NE Russia; on August 27, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador; on August 31, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck near the Philippine Islands, and on September 5, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica. Today’s earthquake was originally registered as a 7.4 by the USGS. There have been no initial reports of damage


Title: More Earthquakes Rattle North Texas(3 in 2 days)
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 01, 2012, 01:34:06 pm
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/09/30/earthquake-shakes-north-texas/

9/30/12

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) - A series of three earthquakes rattled homes and nerves across North Texas over the weekend. The most recent quake hit just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Highway 183 and Carl Road in Irving. This is a short distance away from the 3.4-magnitude temblor that struck 24 hours earlier.
 
Irving resident Priscilla Barrientos was watching television when that first quake moved the ground. “I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “I was scared.” According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the estimated epicenter was just feet from her apartment.
 
Several businesses and residents near the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Rochelle Road in Irving also reported feeling the ground move, seeing televisions and tables shake, and hearing a loud noise. “We all got up and we ran outside and everybody was going and saying, ‘Did you guys feel that?” said Leslie Cordero.

And then, just four minutes after the first quake, a second 3.1-magnitude earthquake was felt. There were also tremors, but many went unnoticed by the public. Finally, a 2.1-magnitude quake hit on Sunday night.
 
Seismologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas looked at the recorded data. As many area residents might guess, earthquakes are unusual in Texas, according to SMU seismologist Brian Stump. “There are faults here, they are small faults. They are not activated like the San Andreas Fault in California,” he said.
 
Although the quakes caused virtually no damage, they did leave North Texans shaken.
 
“They were relatively small events. You know, if we lived in California, this would be something that happens all the time,” Stump said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 02, 2012, 12:39:56 am
http://japandailypress.com/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-occurs-off-japans-eastern-coast-0214023

10/2/12

6.2 magnitude earthquake occurs off Japan’s eastern coast

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that early Tuesday morning local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit off of Japan’s eastern coast. Originating from a depth of 9.7 kilometers (6 miles), it was centered about 96 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, in the northeast region of the country that was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. There have been no reports of damages or signs of approaching tsunami.
 
In comparison from Tokyo, the 6.2 magnitude quake was about 550 kilometers (342 miles) from the capital city. Neither the Japan Meteorological Agency or the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings or advisories on Tuesday as it wasn’t necessary. Geophysicist Gerard Fryer, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says the quake was too small to generate any kind of tsunami, but the residents of northeastern Japan would surely have felt it.
 
The quake probably gave some frightful flashbacks to those of Japan’s Tohoku region who survived last year’s disaster. The tsunami disaster that took tens of thousands of lives and washed away entire coastal cities was caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake just over a year and a half ago, and led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years in Fukushima Prefecture.


Title: 'Silent Earthquakes' Ripple Under Cascadia
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 06, 2012, 08:04:34 pm
http://www.nwpr.org/post/silent-earthquakes-ripple-under-cascadia

10/5/12

Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. You can't feel this so-called "slow slip" quake and it doesn't cause damage. Still, scientists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon.
 
Little is certain so far, but there's a possibility these deep tremors could trigger a damaging earthquake or serve as a warning bell for the Big One.
 
A bank of computer monitors covers one wall of the University of Washington seismology lab. Some display seismograph readouts that look like jagged mountain ranges stacked one over the other. A big screen shows a current map of tremors under the Pacific Northwest. It is lit up with activity.
 
"Each dot represents the location of a five minute burst of tremor," says earth scientist Ken Creager.
 
He scrutinizes a dense slash of blue, yellow, green and red dots. The arc stretches south from mid-Vancouver Island, goes under the Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound and peters out south of Olympia. A separate patch of color radiates out from near Roseburg, Ore.
 
Washington State Seismologist John Vidale is also keeping an eye on the busy map.
 
"This kind of earthquake is distinctly different than the earthquakes we have been watching for a hundred years, because this patch of fault that we're watching takes three weeks to break. Whereas ordinarily something a hundred miles long would take a minute or less to break."
 
"About half of our instruments can see it," Vidale adds. "It's a very slight level of rattling. I don't think I have ever heard of somebody who we believed could feel it."
 
Local seismologists woke up to the phenomenon about a decade ago and have since discovered a big non-volcanic tremor swarm happens fairly routinely around here -- every 14 months or so in western Washington, a little less often in Oregon and more often in northern California.
 
Scientists have coined a variety of names including "slow slip quake" or "episodic tremor and slip" to describe what they're seeing.
 
Vidale says the mechanisms at work deep underground remain fairly mysterious. This current slow slip quake under the Salish Sea has lasted five weeks. Creager says scientists have calculated that a significant event like this releases the equivalent energy of a magnitude 6.5 regular quake.
 
"It's a lot of energy being released," Creager says. "It just happens so slowly that you're not going to feel it. This is the way we like to see energy released."
 
But there's a flip side. The grinding and slippage at depth increases the strain closer to the surface where the North American plate and the oceanic plate are stuck together or "locked." When that offshore fault zone eventually gives way, we get the damaging Big One.
 
University of Oregon Professor David Schmidt makes an analogy to a car teetering partway over a cliff.
 
"And these small slow slip events are somebody standing behind that car giving it a little nudge every several months. So even though the nudge is small, at some point that nudge might be enough to kind of tip us over the edge and cause the car to fall off the cliff."
 
Or set off the Cascadia megaquake in this analogy.

Schmidt points to a study published in the journal Science that describes how last year's great earthquake and tsunami in Japan was preceded by slow slip and tremor near the epicenter.
 
John Vidale mentions another killer earthquake, in Turkey in 1999, where instruments picked up a slow slip precursor.

"One of the goals of our research is to say, how often does that slow slip trigger a great earthquake? How often are great earthquakes triggered by slow slip? That's almost completely unknown at this point."
 
Vidale and his colleague Creager are more certain that we don't need to quake with worry. They note that great earthquakes strike very infrequently in the Northwest.
 
So even if a megaquake becomes more likely during a slow slip event, the chances of one happening are still quite slim.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2012, 11:44:12 am
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/08/4891519/magnitude-6-earthquake-hits-gulf.html

10/8/12

Magnitude-6 earthquake hits Gulf of California

MEXICO CITY -- A magnitude-6 earthquake has shaken the Gulf of California coast in Mexico, but there are no reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:26 p.m. Sunday local time (2:26 a.m. Monday EST; 0626 GMT) was centered 63 miles (102 kilometers) southwest of Los Mochis.

Local officials reported some panic, but no known damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2012, 11:48:05 am
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/316047/6-3-quake-strikes-off-indonesia-coast

6.3 quake strikes off Indonesia coast

10/8/12

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off the southeastern Indonesia coast Monday evening, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occured at 6:43 pm Monday (1143 GMT), was located in the Banda Sea 139 km (86 miles) southeast of the town of Ambon, USGS reported. It took place at a depth of 34 km.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2012, 12:25:23 am
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/173301651.html

No tsunami threat from southwestern Pacific quake

A preliminary 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck 452 miles northwest of the Balleny Islands region early this morning at 2:32 a.m., but presented no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 11, 2012, 05:57:35 pm
http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2012/oct/09/earthquakes-north-texas-sept-fluke-fracking/

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Earthquakes in North Texas in late September were just flukes ::) **Read Matthew 24

The three earthquakes that shook North Texas late last month left many mildly rattled residents scratching their heads.

North Texas is not on any major fault lines, and area residents are likely more familiar with tornadoes than other violent natural disruptions, but the two earthquakes that struck West Dallas and Irving on September 29 registered a 3.4 and 3.1 on the Richter scale, respectively. A third quake in Irving the next day registered at 2.1.

The quakes were strong enough to be felt, but there have been no reports of the seismic shifts causing any damages or injuries.

“Anything that can be felt is a noticeable earthquake in Texas,” geography professor Reid Ferring said.

North Texas does not have the geological conditions necessary to create large earthquakes, and historical data indicates that the recent seismic activity is not necessarily indicative of future earthquakes, Ferring said.

Environmental activists questioned whether there was a connection between the quakes and gas drilling at the Barnett Shale in North Texas.

A recent study conducted by Cliff Frohlich, a senior research scientist at the University of Texas’ Institute for Geophysics, found a connection between injection wells used to dispose of fracking wastewater – a byproduct of a drilling method used frequently in North Texas – and small quakes in North Texas.

The study found that most earthquakes in the Barnett Shale region occur within a few miles of one or more injection wells used to dispose of wastes associated with petroleum production, according to a University of Texas press release. The study indicates that fracking itself does not lead to an increase in earthquakes, but that there is some correlation between disposal of fracking wastewater and tiny quakes.

Other experts have said there is little connection between gas drilling in North Texas and these recent earthquakes.

Seismologist and SMU professor Brian Stump told NBC News that he does not believe fracking or gas drilling was a cause for the earthquakes, and Ferring said last month’s tremors were likely just fluke occurrences.

“It could just be a really natural rare event and very difficult to relate to any human activity,” Ferring said.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Texas was a 5.8 in 1931 near Valentine, Texas.

“They may be alarming to some people. We don’t like to hear our houses shake,” Ferring said. “But I don’t think there’s any real threat to property, to buildings, to people or to water that we drink.”




Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 11, 2012, 08:52:25 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/6-7-earthquake-rocks-indonesias-eastern-province-maluku-011602564.html

6.7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku; no reports of injuries

10/11/12

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake has jolted parts of eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a "very small possibility" for a tsunami near the epicenter.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centred 108 kilometres (67 miles) north of Dobo on Aru island chain of the provincial capital of Maluku, at a depth of 24 kilometres (15 miles).

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2012, 10:57:35 pm
http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/More-than-100-small-earthquakes-shake-Spanish/CBXZ94ADfUi2CP40hWoOTA.cspx

10/14/12

More than 100 small earthquakes shake Spanish Springs(Nevada)

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Some rattling and rolling in the area has earthquake experts on alert. In the past week more than 100 small earthquakes have shaken the earth beneath Spanish Springs.

So far they've been too small to feel, but quake experts want you to know they're happening. There's no reason to panic - but it's a good reminder to make sure you're prepared.

"People can consider certain mitigation steps in case these earthquakes increase in intensity and there's a larger one," said Ken Smith, associate director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.

Smith says most injuries from earthquakes are caused by falling or flying objects - and you don't want to wait for a big quake to get ready.

"Secure your water heaters. Secure your valuables. Secure your book cases," Smith said. 

It's not strange for a dozen quakes this size to happen in a week, but there have been at least 115 since October 8, and about 60 of those have been since Thursday.

"These things are totally unpredictable," Smith said. "It could stop today, or it could keep going at a level of very small events that no one would feel."

Or they could get stronger. so far they're small - with the biggest two quakes shaking at magnitude one - but there's potential for one that really rocks Reno.

"We have faults around here that are capable of magnitude seven type events," Smith said. 

So this week the Great Nevada Shakeout will teach people to drop, cover and hold-on just in case there's a big quake. It's Nevada's largest earthquake drill and it's this Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 am.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 16, 2012, 08:53:56 pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/16/earthquake-maine-boston/1637441/

4.0 earthquake shakes Maine, felt in Boston

9:05PM EDT October 16. 2012 - A minor earthquake rattled southern Maine this evening and was felt throughout New England.

Update at 8:40 p.m. ET: Nonplussed by the relatively small quake, some Twitterers have weighed in with a little humor:

Californians Declare 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake 'Absolutely Adorable.' @MrWordsWorth
Great earthquake of our time. @Ayo_61
Hour one after earthquake: food is low. Water is almost gone. Supplies on the verge if nothing. Survival is not likely. @billbro_baggins
Earthquake in Maine just felt in downtown Boston. I'm guessing tons of babies born 9 months from tonight. @ryanwhitney6
There was just an earthquake outside Portland, Maine. Look for Stephen King's 1000-page novelization, Doomquake, in bookstores tomorrow. @TheTweetOfGod
Update at 8:33 p.m. ET: Not surprisingly, the quake was also felt in Connecticut and Rhode Island, the Associated Press says.

Still no reports of any damage.

Update at 8:29 p.m. ET: The USGS has revised the quake's depth from 17 miles to 3 miles.

Update at 8:17 p.m. ET: The U.S. Geological Survey has again revised the magnitude, this time down to 4.0.

Update at 7:57 p.m. ET: Twitter users in Montpelier, Vt., reported "sustained shaking for 10 seconds," says the Burlington Free Press, published by USA TODAY's parent, Gannett.

The paper notes that Burlington and parts of Vermont were shaken last Wednesday by a magnitude-3.9 quake in Quebec.

Update at 7:40 p.m. ET: The USGS has revised the magnitude to 4.6 and the epicenter to 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, which is west of Portland. It struck at 7:12 p.m. ET.

Besides Boston, the temblor was felt in the Augusta-Waterville, Maine, area and in Montpelier, Vt., according to local news reports.

Original post: A magnitude-4.5 earthquake struck southern Maine shortly after 7 p.m. ET and was felt in Boston.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, about 17 miles deep, was centered near Lake Arrowhead.

No reports so far of any damage.

The USGS says the New England region has "felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones since Colonial times. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike somewhere in the region every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt roughly twice a year."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on October 17, 2012, 01:20:25 am
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some Twitterers have weighed in with a little humor:

Yeah, they laugh now! Wait till the real big quakes come.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 17, 2012, 05:22:07 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/great-shakeout-california-prepares-powerful-earthquakes-190307867.html

Great Shakeout: California Prepares For Powerful Earthquakes
By Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer | LiveScience.com – 3 hrs ago

Most people create their own earthquake hazards.

When a quake hits, the first instinct for many is to run outdoors or huddle in a doorway. But as hundreds of YouTube videos prove, powerful earthquakes send furniture and glass flying and fracture buildings, raining down debris.

Instead, experts say the safest place during a big earthquake is under a desk or table, where you can drop, cover and hold on.

"If you think back to big earthquakes around the world, the people who survived were those who were underneath something that protected them from debris falling down on them," said Steve Walter, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, Calif. Tomorrow (Oct. 18) more than 9 million California residents plan to practice dropping and covering at 10:18 a.m. PDT, during the Great American Shakeout.

Golden State Shakeout

In all, more than 14 million people are expected to participate in the 60-second exercise, including along the Pacific coast of Alaska and British Columbia. This year marks the first time the Shakeout will be observed in parts of the eastern United States (where people also will drop and cover at 10:18 local time – a time of day picked to coincide with the date).

"This provides a once-a-year reminder that we live in areas that can be strongly shaken at any time," Walter told OurAmazingPlanet.

The event aims to raise awareness among residents with little firsthand experience of powerful quakes, and to correct misperceptions about what to do when the ground trembles.

Leading up to the Shakeout, local, state and federal agencies will practice responding to a magnitude 7.6 shaker on the San Andreas Fault today, the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta quake, which killed dozens of people in the San Francisco area.

People underestimate the power of earthquakes, Shakeout organizers say. While earthquake intensity depends on myriad conditions, even a relatively small event of magnitude 6.3 can produce waves more powerful than the force of gravity. The waves can knock you off your feet and make it impossible to walk. The intense back-and-forth motions will cause the floor or the ground to jerk sideways out from under you, and every unsecured object could topple, fall or become airborne. [Video – What Does Earthquake 'Magnitude' Mean?]

Don't underestimate quake's power

But California's stringent building codes mean offices and homes are unlikely to collapse during a quake, said Cindy Pridmore, an engineering geologist with the California Geological Survey in Sacramento. That's why experts advise residents to stay in place and find cover there. Most quake-related injuries come from flying TVs, falling fridges, stepping in broken glass, and tripping and twisting or breaking bones, Pridmore told OurAmazingPlanet.

And contrary to what many have been told, those building codes also mean doorframes are no stronger than the rest of the building. In a doorframe, you're more likely to be slammed by swinging doors.

"A doorframe has no structural integrity, and it could even be a weak spot," said Pridmore, who remembers her mother yelling at her to get in a doorway during the 1971 Sylmar quake in Southern California.

"Protect your head and neck. It's been proven statistically to be the best thing to do, and it's the easiest," Pridmore said. [Natural Disasters: Top 10 US Threats]

If it's night, stay in bed unless something heavy could fall on you. (And if you live in earthquake country, the Shakeout is a good reminder to evaluate your living space. Move anything that's heavy enough to crush you in bed.)

Another reason to stay inside: falling brick and glass. Pridmore cites online videos showing panicked shoppers trying to escape a grocery store through its sole exit, exposing them to falling brick and shattering glass.

"People should not panic in a building. Drop, cover and protect your neck and spine, and wait until the shaking stops," Pridmore said. If outdoors, move as far away as possible from buildings, trees and power lines.

The Great American Shakeout began in 2008, following the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

"When you realize that maybe 10 percent of people in the area have made any preparation at all, it just seems like the right thing to encourage them to think about it on an annual basis," said Walter, who uses the Shakeout as a reminder to restock his emergency food and water supplies and donate the old stash to a local food bank. "Every year, if people do a little more or do an additional step of preparation, we'll be that much better to withstand the next big earthquake here in the Bay Area."

West Coast risk

California coastal areas and inland along the San Andreas Fault are at risk of powerful shaking. Many faults are overdue for a quake. But even the Golden State's inland valleys aren't immune. Sacramento, the state capital, could still feel the effects of a major quake, Pridmore said. Sacramento is the same distance from the Hayward Fault as San Francisco was from the center of the Loma Prieta quake, she said.

The California Geological Survey publishes a seismic shaking hazard map for California.

Farther north, Oregon and Washington state potentially face the same one-two punch as Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

To sign up for the Shakeout, visit http://www.shakeout.org. And remember these steps:

DROP down onto your hands and knees (before the earthquake knocks you down). This position protects you from falling while allowing you to  move if necessary.
COVER your head and neck (and the rest of your body if possible) under a sturdy table or desk. If there is no such shelter nearby, only then should you get down near an interior wall (or next to low-lying furniture that won't fall on you) and cover your head and neck with your arms and hands.
HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) unti the shaking stops. Be prepared to move with your shelter if it is shifted around by the shaking.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 17, 2012, 07:32:40 pm
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/6-0-magnitude-quake-hits-eastern-indonesia6-0-magn_806140.html

6.0-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted off North Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday but neither tsunami alert was triggered nor casualties or damages were reported.
 
Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said that the quake happened at 11:42 a.m. Jakarta time (04:42 GMT) with epicenter at 113 km northwest of Kepulauan Sangihe in the province at the depth of 308 km under sea bed.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Celebes Sea between Sulawesi and Mindanao.
 
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2012, 02:22:03 pm
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2012/10/17/45464/A-third-quake-rattles-Dominican-Republics-south-region

10/17/12

A third quake rattles Dominican Republic’s south region

Santo Domingo.- A 4.7 magnitude  quake rattled the Central Mountain towns of Padre las Casas and Constanza Tuesday night, paniclomg residents.
 
It’s the third moderate tremor in as many days in the country’s south-central region, felt in several towns in the area.
 
According to the United States Geodetic Survey, the quake occurred at 11:30pm, at a depth of 12.7 kilometers (around 8 miles).
 
Inhabitants of the villages of Guayabal and Sabana Yegua also felt the shake and another, less intense aftershock minutes later.
 
No damages have been reported thus far.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 18, 2012, 02:28:05 pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/16/earthquake-maine-boston/1637441/

4.0 earthquake shakes Maine, felt in Boston


http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20121017-NEWS-121019782

Quake prompts 'unusual event' at Seabrook nuke plant

SEABROOK — An “unusual event” indeed. The 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rumbled across the Seacoast and beyond Tuesday evening triggered normal safety protocols at the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared an “unusual event” — NRC-speak for the lowest of its four levels of emergency classifications — at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday. The declaration was prompted by on-site ground motion resulting from an earthquake centered near Hollis, Maine — about 50 miles from the plant.

“There was absolutely no impact to the plant from the earthquake,” said Al Griffith, spokesman for NextEra Energy, the plant’s owner. Griffith said a series of mandated safety checks were conducted at the plant, concluding at 1:49 a.m., some six and a half hours after the tremor.

Citing the “robustness” of the plant’s design, Griffith assured that it is capable of withstanding a far, far greater impact than Tuesday’s quake.

There are seismic monitors on site and Griffith said officials will be conducting “a very thorough examination and analysis of all of our data.”

An NRC resident inspector assigned to Seabrook responded to the site last night to confirm that there were no immediate safety issues at the plant, which is currently shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 19, 2012, 10:39:34 am
http://www.timesofisrael.com/moderate-earthquake-rattles-egypt-felt-in-israel/

Moderate earthquake rattles Egypt, felt in Israel

5.0-magnitude quake comes two days ahead of Israel’s large-scale preparedness drill

10/19/12
A moderate earthquake rattled Egypt early Friday morning and was felt as far as Israel, two days before a scheduled nationwide earthquake-preparedness drill here.
 
The tremor, measuring a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale, occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. local time. It did not cause any injuries or damage, according to initial reports.
 
The epicenter of the quake was approximately 95 miles (150 kilometers) north of the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.
 



Approximately 30,000 moderate earthquakes take place every year throughout the world, according to seismology site UPSeis.
 
The timing of the quake could help remind Israelis to take seriously Sunday’s large-scale drill being organized by the Home Front Command.
 
The exercise will include a scripted simulation of an earthquake and a tsunami, aimed at raising the preparedness of the citizens, local authorities and emergency services for dealing with natural disasters.
 
According to the script, an earthquake of moderate magnitude (measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale) will be “felt” Sunday at 11 a.m. in southern Israel, near Eilat. Thirty minutes later, a stronger earthquake — 7.1 on the Richter scale — will hit the Upper Galilee. At noon, shortly following a tsunami warning, citizens will be required to imagine a giant wave crashing against the shores of Israel, causing heavy destruction in Tel Aviv.
 
The drill will include television and radio broadcasts that will interrupt scheduled programming to admonish citizens to rush to open spaces wherever possible. Alternatives include finding sheltered rooms and standing under door frames.
 
The drill will continue in the Hula Valley area, where a tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale will be enacted at 7 p.m.
 
Schoolchildren across the country will participate in enactments in their schools.
 
According to Home Front estimations, a real-life occurrence of the above scenario would lead to 7,000 deaths, 8,600 people injured in serious condition, 37,000 injured lightly, 9,500 trapped under rubble and about 170,000 displaced and homeless. In addition, 28,000 buildings are expected to be heavily damaged, with hundreds of thousands of buildings expected to incur light damage.
 
The prognosis is grimmer yet for the Dan region, where some 95,000 buildings — including 300 schools — could collapse in the event of an earthquake of a magnitude of 7 or higher on the Richter scale. According to the Home Front Command, 70 percent of buildings in the area — which houses about 42 percent of Israel’s population — do not meet the earthquake-resistance standards set in 1980, as they were constructed prior to that year.
 
Home Front Minister Avi Dichter said last week that, unlike with missiles and mortar shells, “there are no earthquake alarms, which is why an alert and a responsive public can minimize damages and prevent a catastrophe.”




Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 19, 2012, 08:43:10 pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/16/earthquake-maine-boston/1637441/

4.0 earthquake shakes Maine, felt in Boston


 ???

Thousands report loud boom and unusual sounds in Northeastern US: USGS classifies it as earthquake, but was it really an overhead meteor explosion?


Melissa M. Werthmann
The Globe and Mail (http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/10/17/witness-hollis-maine-quake-felt-like-boom-rumble-and-sinking-feeling/ZW40TFPUIKKbXXPu02fx8H/story.html)
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:11 CDT

Some heard a loud bang. Others felt rolling vibrations. Still others thought it was a large truck, airplane, or helicopter.

The 4.0-magnitude earthquake that hit west of Hollis Center, Maine, at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday was different things to different people as it rumbled across New England.

"We heard it coming - it sounded like an airplane at treetop level. The quake probably only lasted about five seconds. It felt like it went up my driveway, under the kitchen and out the back yard. It was pretty cool," Bill from Northborough wrote on the "Feel the Quake?" forum on boston.com.

The earthquake surprised residents who rarely experience the phenomenon. Fortunately, no real damage was reported.

More than 7,000 people across Massachusetts, including people from 344 of the state's 351 communities, submitted reports of feeling the quake to the US Geological Survey's website. More than 500 people in Boston and 300 in Cambridge filed reports, according to the agency. Hundreds of people also contributed accounts of the quake to boston.com.

"I live in a house that's over 100 years old. I've never felt any motion before. The house is solid, but this evening I felt it sway and almost ran out of the house. It was very disconcerting. I live in Lexington on a high hill," Ashley Lieberman wrote.

"Yes, we felt and heard a rumble, that moved like a wave across the area, from the nothern part of the house, then underneath our feet, then over to the southern part. Okay, no damage, but kind of creepy nevertheless."

Submitted to Globe and Mail by

RD

Braintree, MA

Sent on October 17, 2012, at 10:47 am

Mary shared her experience from York, Maine, which is about an hour from the epicenter of the quake. "At first, after feeling what seemed like a big bang, including a loud sound, I thought something in the neighborhood blew up or that a car hit the house, but then the house started shaking and I realized what was happening. It was pretty scary! I was glad it discontinued after a few seconds. Hope I never feel one again," she wrote.

Dan B. from Newburyport said his house shook for five seconds and he first ran to the basement to check his furnace. "I thought it was a large low flying helicopter," he wrote. "It shook the nerves of my three children, all under 10 years old. We also have a calm dog who began to bark during the shake."

The shaking caused a low-level alert at the Seabrook nuclear power plant in Seabrook, N.H.

John Ebel, director of the Weston Observatory and professor of geophysics at Boston College, said some people might have had a few items rattled off shelves but that he has not received any reports of real damage.

"I've not heard directly of any damage and I would not expect any," Ebel said.

He was in Natick when the quake struck.

"I heard a kind of muffled boom and rumble as though an explosion had gone off half a mile away, but then the house really creaked and rocked for about five to 10 seconds," he said.

Ebel grew up in Missouri and completed his PhD in California, so he is no stranger to earthquakes.

He said the tremors from Tuesday night's quake were not as strong as those of a 5.6-magnitude earthquake he experienced in Missouri. Still, he said, the shaking he felt Tuesday night was comparable to some of the quakes he has felt on the West Coast.

Earthquakes on the East Coast are felt three to four times farther than earthquakes of the same magnitude on the West Coast, he said.

East Coast quakes are farther-reaching because cold rock transmits seismic waves without absorbing seismic energy, he said. Waves die much faster on the West Coast because warmer rock absorbs energy.

"If you were to drill 20 miles deep into rock" on each coast, "you would see much higher temperatures on the West Coast," Ebel said.

Jason Johnson, deputy chief of the fire department in Hollis, Maine, the epicenter of the quake, likened the experience to the tremors felt during a quarry blast.

"It almost felt like a boom and you could hear it rumble, and then the ground kind of sunk underneath your feet," Johnson said. "It was quite interesting."

Johnson was on the scene of a fire when he felt the blast and said the town's emergency dispatchers were immediately inundated with phone calls. Some residents called to report issues related to the earthquake, while others called to find out what had caused the shaking, Johnson said.

"People panicked," he said. "We had a lot of complaints of fires in the house, furnaces blowing up. It turned out to be that there were no real serious issues."

Johnson said there were no injuries to report.

"It came and went," he said. "Everything's pretty much back to normal. We really didn't sustain much in the way of damage."

Concord, N.H., fire Chief Dan Andrus did not feel the earthquake.

"It was pretty much a non-event up here," he said.

Andrus said the fire department received one call at 7:29 p.m. from a woman who felt her house shake and wanted firefighters to check her property.

The rest of the calls were from residents who did not require an emergency response but were wondering if what they had felt was, in fact, an earthquake, he said.

"My wife was home and said it sounded like a 15-story building landed next to her," Andrus said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2012, 04:35:36 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000d9fg.php

Magnitude 4.9 - TAIWAN REGION

2012 October 20 08:49:38 UTC

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2012, 04:54:04 pm
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/53-earthquake-shakes-alexandria-early-friday

5.3 earthquake shakes Alexandria(Egypt) early Friday

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit Alexandria early on Friday morning.
 
Hatem Oada, head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, said in a statement to the state-run MENA news agency that regional seismic networks indicate the tremor hit at 5:35 am, Cairo time. No damages or injuries have been reported.
 
The epicenter of the quake was in the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Delta. This region is not typically seismically active, Oada said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2012, 08:42:09 am
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/earthquakes/

10/21/12

Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near San Jose

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 12 miles from New Idria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:37 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 5.6 miles.
 
According to the USGS, the epicenter was 16 miles from San Lucas, 17 miles from King City and 91 miles from San Jose City Hall.

In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/10/21/moderate-53-earthquake-shakes-central-california/?test=latestnews

10/21/12


Moderate 5.3 earthquake shakes central California


SALINAS, Calif. –  A moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rattled the central California coast, but authorities said it didn't cause any damage.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey said nearly 5,000 people reported on its website that they felt the magnitude 5.3 quake, when it struck shortly before midnight Saturday near King City, about 40 miles southeast of Salinas.
 
USGS geophysicist Amy Vaughan says the temblor struck along the San Andreas Fault and was followed by at least four aftershocks that were greater than magnitude 2.5.
 
The sheriff departments for Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties both said they have no reports of any damage.
 
"We did have people call in but there no reports of any damage," said Shawna Schaffer, a dispatch with the San Luis Obispo department.
 
Vaughan said a magnitude 5 quake is capable of causing damage, most often knocking things to fall off shelves and making moderate cracks in walls and foundations.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2012, 08:43:10 am
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000d9v1.php

Magnitude 6.2 - VANUATU

2012 October 20 23:00:32 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2012, 08:50:52 am
http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/?p=3111

Heavy earthquake activity in TFZ(Iceland)
Posted on October 21, 2012 by Jón Frímann

At the moment there is heavy earthquake activity taking place in TFZ. With earthquakes taking place every second. Strong earthquakes taking place every 2 to 10 minutes. One earthquake has at least reached the magnitude 5.0 and more earthquake with that magnitude is currently taking place on TFZ.

This earthquake activity can be monitored live (5. min, delay) on my geophone network web page here. I am going to post more information when I have more details.

Update 1: According to USGS the largest earthquake had the magnitude of M4.8. I do not know if this is reviewed data or not. USGS data can be viewed here.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 23, 2012, 08:11:10 pm
http://www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/society/strongest-ever-earthquake-hits-quang-nam-1.89642

Strongest-ever earthquake hits Quang Nam(Vietnam)

10/23/12

An earthquake, the strongest since 1957, occurred last night in Quang Nam Province’s Bac Tra My District, where the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant is located, panicking thousands of local residents.

A series of tremors measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale broke out in the district at 9:42 pm Monday and lasted for about three seconds, said Le Van Tuan, chief of the district People’s Committee’s Secretariat.
 
Thousands of locals rushed out of their houses in panic after they heard loud blasts and felt the ground shaking, houses’ walls cracking, and things inside the houses falling, Tuan said.
“Many items on a table in my house fell down to the floor and my children cried and screamed when hearing explosions that sounded like the sounds of bombings,” he said.
 
This quake could be felt by people living in districts nearby such as Nam Tra My, Tien Phuoc, Phuoc Son and Nong Son, he added.

Vu Duc Toan, deputy head of the Hydropower Management Board No. 3, said that the earthquake accelerator installed at the hydropower plant area indicated a ground acceleration of 98 cm/s2. This data has been reported to the Global Physics Institute.

The quake’s statistics are being handled by the Institute and the Earthquake Information and Tsunami Warning Center, Toan said.

Last night Dr Nguyen Hong Phuong, deputy director of the center, confirmed that the quake was 4.6 degrees and its epicenter was 7 km below ground.

This is the strongest quake to hit the area since 1957, the center said.
 
The second strongest quake in the area so far occurred on September 3, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale.

As previously reported, the first earthquake observation station in the district was put into operation on October 19. More than 20 quakes have occurred in the region in the past several months.
 
This is the first among five planned stations to be built in the district to monitor such quakes, which experts say have been induced by the plant’s reservoir, authorities said.
 
The station will record all seismic developments of any reservoir-induced earthquakes, irrespective of how minor they are, in the area, said Dr. Nguyen Xuan Anh, head of the Global Physics Institute.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 23, 2012, 08:12:48 pm
M4.6 - 82km NW of Madang, Papua New Guinea 2012-10-24 00:02:52 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dc6c#summary


Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits near Hojancha, Costa Rica - @USGS
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dc6x


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 26, 2012, 11:36:26 am
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/man-dies-as-quake-hits-southern-italy/story-e6freoo6-1226503844927

10/26/12

Elderly man dies as quake hits south Italy


AN elderly man died from a heart attack and panic-stricken residents rushed into the streets fearing building collapses when a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck a southern Italian province.

The 84-year-old victim suffered heart failure when the quake struck the province of Cosenza early on Friday and was dead before emergency services could reach him.

No injuries have been reported but several buildings have been damaged. A local hospital was also evacuated and schools closed as a precautionary measure.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, with a 5.3 magnitude at a depth of 3.8km, had its epicentre 6km southeast of Mormanno town in the Calabria region.

"Some plaster fell, a crack appeared in the stairway. We came down in a panic to the streets using our mobile phones for light," Mormanno bed-and-breakfast owner Giuseppina Capalbi told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 27, 2012, 11:22:56 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-quake-canada-idUSBRE89R01D20121028

10/28/12

7-plus magnitude quake hits Canada's British Columbia :o

(Reuters) - A powerful earthquake with a 7.7 magnitude hit Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia late Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported But there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake was centered 123 miles south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.

Earthquakes Canada said it detected a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in the Haida Gwaii region, placing it 43 miles west-southwest of Queen Charlotte City.

"It was felt across much of north-central B.C., including Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, and Houston. There have been no reports of damage at this time," the agency said in a statement on its website.

The quake was not felt in the larger cities of Victoria and Vancouver in the south, a resident in each city told Reuters.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive tsunami was expected from the quake but the West Coast-Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for coastal sections of British Columbia and Alaska.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 28, 2012, 05:09:39 am
Tsunami hits Hawaii after Canada earthquake

Hawaii was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night prompting the authorities to order at least 100,000 people on the island state to move to higher ground.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected. Some forecasts had predicted a wave of up to six feet high.

"The tsunami arrived about when we expected it should," Senior Geophysicist Gerard Fryer told reporters at a news conference, saying: "I was expecting it to be a little bigger."

Other waves were expected.

The tsunami hit with little warning and an alert, issued at short notice due to initial confusion among scientists about the quake's undersea epicenter, caused massive traffic congestion as motorists made a mass exodus from low-lying areas.

The Warning Center had said the first tsunami wave would strike the islands at 10:28 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

rest: http://news.yahoo.com/tsunami-warning-issued-hawaii-british-columbia-quake-072144007.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Boldhunter on October 28, 2012, 11:03:21 am
  :o Earthquake in Los Angeles just a few minutes ago. No damage - just a lot of loud shaking. It began just as I started reading James Ch. 5


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 28, 2012, 11:16:25 am
  :o Earthquake in Los Angeles just a few minutes ago. No damage - just a lot of loud shaking. It began just as I started reading James Ch. 5

M3.9 - 8km ESE of Santa Clarita, California

Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 28, 2012, 05:20:13 pm
  :o Earthquake in Los Angeles just a few minutes ago. No damage - just a lot of loud shaking. It began just as I started reading James Ch. 5

James 5 is one of my favorites... :)

James 5:1  Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Jas 5:2  Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
Jas 5:3  Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
Jas 5:4  Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
Jas 5:5  Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Jas 5:6  Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Jas 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
Jas 5:8  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
Jas 5:9  Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Jas 5:10  Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Jas 5:11  Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
Jas 5:12  But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Jas 5:13  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Jas 5:14  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Jas 5:15  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Jas 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Jas 5:17  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
Jas 5:18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Jas 5:19  Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
Jas 5:20  Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on October 29, 2012, 04:26:43 am
"And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:" Joel 2:28 (KJB)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 30, 2012, 10:41:25 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-quake-canada-idUSBRE89R01D20121028

10/28/12

7-plus magnitude quake hits Canada's British Columbia :o


10/30/12

Second major quake in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A second major earthquake in three days struck the remote Pacific coast area of British Columbia with a magnitude of 6.2, geologists said.
 
The U.S. Geological survey said the quake happened Tuesday at 7:29 p.m. about 140 miles southwest of Prince Rupert, or 400 miles north of Vancouver.
 
It began about 7 miles below the surface, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said.
 
There were no reports of injuries or damages in the sparsely populated, rugged area and no tsunami warning was issued, the report said.
 
Monday's quake wasn't far from a much larger quake that did trigger tsunami warnings Saturday night and Sunday.
 
The 7.7 earthquake was centered about 398 miles south of Juneau, Alaska, and was the strongest in Canada in more than 60 years.
 
Early Sunday, Hawaii responded to a tsunami warning and evacuated thousands of people from coastal areas, but they were allowed to return later in the day.


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/10/30/Second-major-quake-in-British-Columbia/UPI-62141351602424/#ixzz2AqQZjTJ6


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 01, 2012, 09:14:27 am
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/28/us-quake-canada-idUSBRE89R01D20121028

10/28/12

7-plus magnitude quake hits Canada's British Columbia :o


http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=176346531&fPath=%2Fnews%2Flocal&fDomain=10212

B.C. earthquake causing concern in Washington


Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

 Updated Monday, Oct 29 at 6:00 PM

SEATTLE – At the Seismology Lab at the University of Washington, there is concern that the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred on the British Columbia coast over the weekend could affect Washington.

“Earthquakes trigger more earthquakes," said Washington State seismologist John Vidale, who has long studied how different fault zones in Southern California affect each other, and is looking at the potential for the same effects here.

“We need to watch the whole region with extra care,” said Vidale.
 
The earthquake caused virtually no damage to the sparsely settled group of islands known as Haida Gwaii, formerly named the Queen Charlottes.  The quake did cause a small tsunami in Hawaii, but it was the sirens and the warnings that attracted the most attention. 
   
But scientists who study these things say even though there were no collapsed buildings or boats washed inland, make no mistake, a magnitude 7.7 is a big earthquake, considered one of the most significant along the northwest coast in 60 years. 

The quake was widely felt in British Columbia, and showed up on instruments in Washington. 

Scientists also looked to see if the quake affected volcanos in Washington, and will remain on alert for at least several more weeks. So far, everything is quiet.

The problem, says Vidale, is that the West Coast, from Alaska to northern California, is under tremendous geologic pressure as it’s forced up against the basin that forms the Pacific Ocean. 

Release the pressure in a major way along one fault, and it can then add to the pressure on another fault.  As of early Monday afternoon, more than 130 aftershocks were recorded, including one more than 100 miles south of the quake’s epicenter, thought to be on the Cascadia Subduction zone.

The subduction zone threatens a much larger quake of approximately a magnitude 9 from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Mendicino California.  The Haida Gwaii quake is not located along a subduction zone.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 01, 2012, 10:33:33 am
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_earthquake-jolts-three-gorges-dam-area-in-china_1758606

Earthquake jolts Three Gorges Dam area in China

 Published: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, 19:39 IST

read more at link


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 02, 2012, 05:49:24 am
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_earthquake-jolts-three-gorges-dam-area-in-china_1758606

Earthquake jolts Three Gorges Dam area in China

 Published: Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012, 19:39 IST

read more at link

that could go bad,especially considering the poor construction that went into that thing.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 03, 2012, 09:13:02 am
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/6-1-earthquake-hits-off-southern-Philippines-US-seismologists/articleshow/17069448.cms


6.1 earthquake hits off southern Philippines: US seismologists
AFP | Nov 3, 2012, 02.19AM IST


MANILA: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao early Saturday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 38 kilometres (24 miles) and hit at 02:17 am (1817 GMT Friday) some 87 kilometres east of the city of Butuan.

The USGS had initially reported the quake as having a magnitude of 6.4, but revised it to 6.1.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology measured the quake at 6.5 magnitude and warned that aftershocks were expected.

No damage or injuries were immediately reported, regional civil defence officer Troy Callo told AFP, adding that some local residents complained about "objects falling inside houses".

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with an average of 20 typhoons battering the island nation every year.

It also sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire -- a belt around the Pacific Ocean dotted by active volcanoes and unstable ocean trenches.

A 7.6-magnitude quake hit the country's east coast on August 31, triggering a tsunami alert that forced more than 130,000 to flee their homes and causing a landslide that killed one person.


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Post by: Mark on November 05, 2012, 09:02:32 am
A small earthquake hit northern New Jersey early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.


The magnitude 2.0 temblor struck at 1:19 a.m. and was centered in Ringwood, N.J., a community that’s still reeling from downed trees and power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/05/14942336-small-earthquake-rattles-storm-stricken-new-jersey?lite


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 05, 2012, 08:12:05 pm
M5.8 - 73km ENE of Bunobogu, Indonesia

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dkz6#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 07, 2012, 12:44:46 pm
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/07/7-5-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-guatemala/

November 7th, 2012

12:15 PM ET

7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off Mexico-Guatemala border
[Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET] The quake was felt throughout Central America and as far north as Mexico City. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
 
[Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET] Latest information from the USGS regrades the quake as having a magnitude of 7.4 and locates it 15 miles south of Champerico, Guatemala.
 
[Updated at 12:02 p.m. ET] There's no tsunami threat to the Pacific region from this quake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center’s latest bulletin.
 
[Posted at 11:50 a.m. ET] A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
 
The tremor was recorded at a depth of 20.5 miles, some 28 miles southwest of Champerico, close to the border with Mexico.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 07, 2012, 07:24:07 pm
Strong quake off Guatemala kills 39, felt in Mexico City

11/7/12

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala shook buildings in the capital and killed at least 39 people on Wednesday, trapping others under rubble and triggering evacuations as far away as Mexico City.

The 7.4 magnitude quake hit at 10:35 a.m. local time (11:35 EDT). A local fire chief said at least some of the dead were buried under debris in a mountainous region near the Mexican border.

Landslides blocked roads in some areas, authorities said, and about 40 houses were severely damaged.

It was the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a 7.5 magnitude quake in 1976 that claimed more than 20,000 lives.

President Otto Perez said that as many as 100 people were unaccounted for, based on reports from relatives.

"These are preliminary figures and we don't have them confirmed," Perez said in Guatemala City. "Our priority is to focus on lives, rescuing people and treating the wounded."

San Marcos state governor Luis Rivera confirmed the deaths of 39 people, adding that the state government offices were almost completely destroyed.

Perez said there had been five aftershocks, with authorities distributing 16,000 emergency rations and mobilizing more than 2,000 soldiers to help with the rescue effort.

Local fire chief Cecilio Chacaj said the bodies of 18 dead had been pulled from rubble in San Marcos and Quetzaltenango, the country's second largest city.

The quake struck off Guatemala's Pacific coast, 15 miles south of Champerico and 101 miles west-southwest of the capital, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Evacuations in Guatemala City filled the streets with office workers calling friends and relatives on their cell phones, but people soon returned to work.

"It was really big; I felt quite nauseous," said secretary Vanessa Castillo, 32, who was evacuated from her 10th floor office in Guatemala City.

Building janitor Jorge Gamboa said: "I was in the bathroom. When I came out the office was empty and I thought, what's happening? They didn't even say goodbye."

The epicenter was 26 miles below the surface, according to the USGS, which initially reported the quake as magnitude 7.5.

The quake was also felt in El Salvador and more than 765 miles away in Mexico City, where some people also fled offices and homes. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said the quake was felt strongly in a large part of the city of 20 million people.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a small tsunami was registered on Guatemala's coast, adding that there was a risk of localized damage within a 62 mile radius.

(With reporting by Nelson Renteria in San Salvador; Writing by Krista Hughes; Editing by Simon Gardner and Christopher Wilson)

http://news.yahoo.com/strong-tremor-felt-guatemala-city-el-salvador-164633855.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 08, 2012, 09:16:14 am
http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=290369

Residents of northern Israel feel light earthquake

By JPOST.COM STAFF

11/04/2012 04:14


Residents of  several towns in northern Israel felt a light earthquake on Saturday night.

The Israeli Geophysical Institute confirmed that at 9.57 p.m. an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale occurred. 


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 10, 2012, 11:06:38 am
5.9-magnitude earthquake reported in central Peru - USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 10, 2012, 11:48:18 am
Update: USGS reports 4.3-magnitude earthquake located 8 miles west of Whitesburg, Kentucky (updates magnitude)

4.3 quake in eastern Kentucky felt as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia; so far, no reports of damage - @NBCNews


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 10, 2012, 01:38:26 pm
Update: USGS reports 4.3-magnitude earthquake located 8 miles west of Whitesburg, Kentucky (updates magnitude)

4.3 quake in eastern Kentucky felt as far away as Cincinnati, Ohio, and Atlanta, Georgia; so far, no reports of damage - @NBCNews

 :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 11, 2012, 06:49:01 am
Strong quake strikes Myanmar; about 12 feared dead

A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.

No casualties or major damage were reported in the nearest major population center, Myanmar's second-biggest city of Mandalay, about 117 kilometers (72 miles) south of the quake's epicenter near the town of Shwebo.

Smaller towns closer to the quake's epicenter were worse-hit.

An official from Myanmar's Meteorological Department said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck at 7:42 a.m. local time.

http://news.yahoo.com/strong-quake-strikes-myanmar-12-feared-dead-101020136.html



Monitor reports magnitude-5.8 aftershock in Myanmar after strong quake which it is feared killed at least 12 people - @AP

http://twitter.com/AP


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 11, 2012, 07:39:55 pm
Strong quake off Guatemala kills 39, felt in Mexico City

11/7/12


11/12/12

A STRONG 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, just days after a tremor in the same area left 42 people dead.
The aftershock, which struck at 2215 GMT on Sunday (0915 on Monday AEDT), triggered some landslides but "fortunately we have no human losses to lament", Guatemalan President Otto Perez told reporters.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was "no destructive widespread tsunami threat" based on the data.

The epicentre of the quake was located 24km west-southwest of the town of Champerico, and 180km west-southwest of Guatemala City, said the US Geological Survey, which monitors quakes worldwide.

Perez said that the quake triggered some landslides, especially in an area known as Barranca Grande (Big Ravine) in the department of San Marcos, some 250km west of the Guatemalan capital on the border with Mexico.

Scores of rescuers were already on the site searching for a person who was buried in Wednesday's quake, Perez said.

"Thank God nothing regrettable happened, only that the landslide again covered what we had already cleared out," Perez said.

The 7.4-magnitude quake on Wednesday killed 42 people, according to an updated death toll given earlier by Perez. Initially, 52 people had been reported dead.

Last week's quake was the most violent to strike the central American country since 1976, when almost 23,000 people perished.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/strong-quake-strikes-off-guatemala/story-e6frfkui-1226514932876#ixzz2By69Pt5N


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 12, 2012, 08:15:52 pm
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/powerful-6-4-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-the-gulf-of-alaska/


Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes the Gulf of Alaska


Posted on November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012 – ALASKA – A powerful, deep 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska at a depth of about 55 km (34.3 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was about 562 km (349 miles) SE (133°) from Anchorage, AK. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning was not issued for the earthquake, that was followed by at least twelve minor aftershocks. There have been no reports of damages or injuries. Today’s earthquake is the latest in a series of powerful quakes that has seen the planet reeling from increased seismicity activity, from Guatemala to Myanmar. Clearly, a season of planetary geological change is upon us. -TEP



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on November 13, 2012, 03:04:29 pm
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Today’s earthquake is the latest in a series of powerful quakes that has seen the planet reeling from increased seismicity activity, from Guatemala to Myanmar.

Now they admit an increase in activity.

And Obama is scheduled to go to Burma/Myanmar.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 02:02:45 pm
6.1-magnitude earthquake reported near Coquimbo, Chile - USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000dski#summary


No reports of injuries or infrastructure damage from 6.1 earthquake in Chile; no tsunami expected - @Reuters
http://twitter.com/Reuters


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 14, 2012, 06:07:24 pm
Earthquake: M 5.4, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000dssh.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2012, 05:27:23 am
Magnitude-6 earthquake hits southwestern Mexico, the @USGS says; no immediate reports of damage - @Reuters

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/11/15/worldupdates/2012-11-15T104523Z_3_BRE8AE0M5_RTROPTT_0_UK-QUAKE-MEXICO&sec=Worldupdates


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2012, 10:19:05 am
http://bigislandnow.com/2012/11/16/no-hawaii-threat-from-kuril-islands-quake/

11/16/12

No Hawaii Threat From Kuril Islands Quake

A powerful earthquake that struck the Kuril Islands in the northwestern Pacific this morning did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, the US Geological Survey said.
 
The 6.4-magnitude tremor occurred at 8:12 a.m. Hawaii time at a depth of 18 miles.
 
Its epicenter was in an 810-mile volcanic archipelago located between Japan and Russia which separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the North Pacific Ocean.
 
The USGS describes the area as among the most seismically active in the world. The islands mark the location of the Kuril-Kamchatka tectonic arc, a subduction zone interface between the overriding North America plate and the Pacific plate.
 
The area has been the site of frequent earthquakes including seven since 1900 of 8.3 magnitude or greater.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/number-nine-6-1-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-tonga-region-of-south-pacific/

11/17/12

Number Nine: 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Tonga region of south Pacific

November 17, 2012 – TONGA - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck along the Pacific plate boundary, near the Tonga trench. The earthquake struck at a depth of 9.8 km (6.1 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 174 km (108 miles) ENE of Neiafu, Tonga. No tsunami warnings were issued for the region. Today’s 6.1 earthquake is the ninth major earthquake to strike the planet in the last 9 days. The current string of seismic activity began on November 8, with successive earthquakes striking Vancouver Islands, Myanmar, Guatemala, the Gulf of Alaska, Aisen and Coquimbo Chile, Mexico, the Kuril Islands and lastly, the Tonga Region. –The Extinction Protocol


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 12:04:22 pm
Earthquake: Magnitude 5.2, Taiwan region - USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000dvkl.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2012, 08:11:54 pm
Earthquake: M 5.0, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake: M 5.0, New Britain region, Papua New Guinea


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 20, 2012, 09:48:17 pm
M3.6 - 10km WNW of Mount Carmel, Illinois 2012-11-20 23:28:22 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nm112012b#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2012, 09:29:11 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/5-9-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-central-chile-shakes-002141048.html

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chile, shakes capital

11/21/12

SANTIAGO, Chile - A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing office buildings in the capital to sway for almost a minute but authorities said no damage was reported and ruled out the possibility of tsunami along its coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 37 miles (59 kilometres) southwest of the port city of San Antonio, Chile. It struck at 6:36 p.m. local time. The USGS had reported the quake as magnitude 6.1 but revised the strength down to 5.9.

Buildings swayed in Santiago and some people fled to the streets in fear. Chile's emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were immediately reported.

The USGS reported two other temblors with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.2 on Wednesday near San Antonio.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 24, 2012, 05:56:39 am
Magnitude-4.9 earthquake near Tokyo halts some trains but with no immediate reports of damage - @Reuters

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-japan-quakebre8an02z-20121124,0,3965459.story


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2012, 12:52:38 pm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-11/26/c_131999951.htm

11/26/12
No casualties reported after 5.5-magnitude quake jolts Xinjiang

URUMQI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- No casualties have been reported as of Monday afternoon, hours after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities confirmed.
 
The quake, which struck Ruoqiang County in the Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bayingolin at 1:33 p.m., damaged some houses in the county's Lop Nur Township, according to Liu Wenchun, secretary of the township committee of the Communist Party of China.
 
"Although the quake was strongly felt in the township, no casualties have been reported so far," Liu told Xinhua over the phone.
 
He said workers with the township government are inspecting the damage to the houses.
 
Lop Nur is believed to be the nearest residential region to the epicenter of the quake, which was located at 40.4 degrees north latitude and 90.5 degrees east longitude at a depth of 8 km.
 
The township, covering an area of 52,000 square kilometers with a population of just over 1,000, is located in northeastern Ruoqiang.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 03, 2012, 09:19:11 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-quake-alaska-idUSBRE8B303G20121204

12/4/12

Magnitude 5.8 quake rattles Anchorage, Alaska

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska on Monday, close to the city of Anchorage, rattling buildings and knocking bric-a-brac from shelves, but no serious damage or injuries were reported.

The tremor, initially reported as a magnitude 5.7, struck at 4:42 p.m. (8:42 p.m. EST) 25 miles west of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, relatively shallow at a depth of 33.1 miles, was widely felt in Anchorage, according to Guy Urban, a geophysicist for the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

"Some people in Anchorage said some things fell off the shelves," he told Reuters, adding that the center was unaware of any severe property damage or anyone being hurt.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 05, 2012, 08:52:38 pm
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/view_news/23369/Earthquake-swarms-could-indicate-eruption-near-Nisyros-Greece.html

12/4/12

Earthquake swarms could indicate eruption near Nisyros, Greece

A seismic swarm of 2000 microearthquakes near the island of Nisyros since 24 November could indicate a start of a or coming of a volcanic eruption near Nisyros.
 The quakes are located between the area of Simi Island (Greece) and the Bozburun peninsula of SW Turkey: click here for a map and list of quakes.
 
Information is still scanty, but seismic signals from this possible eruption are very similar to those recorded from current volcanic eruptions.
 
If an eruption is taking place, it would form a new submarine volcano near Nisyros.
 
No proof has yet been found to prove that an eruption may be taking place. Some sources think the swarm may be tectonic (as the Aegean sea is very seismically active). The VolcanoDiscovery alert will be kept at Green until further evidence is found.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2012, 07:27:28 pm
http://corsicanadailysun.com/news/x1332348991/Mystery-tremors-puzzle-experts

12/5/12

Corsicana, Texas — Reports of earthquake-like tremors starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing until early Wednesday can’t be confirmed as true earthquakes, but experts can’t say what it is, either.

“We started getting calls at 3:09 p.m. (Tuesday),” said Eric Meyers, Navarro County Emergency Coordinator. “The first calls were north of Corsicana in the Hickory Hollow area with two separate residents out there reporting unusual tremors being felt along with a rumbling type of noise.”

After checking with the U.S. Geological Survey website, Meyers also checked with the National Weather Service and state emergency management offices.

“About two hours later, approximately five o’clock, there were additional reports in the same area of heavier tremors, the same vicinity, the same residents,” Meyers said. Another report came from the western part of the county, near Navarro Mills.

 After the second round of reports, Meyers posted it on Facebook and suddenly there were more reports, but coming from all over, including Streetman, Purdon, Pursley and Dawson. Some of the reports came from as far away as Freestone and Limestone counties. The line runs about 50 to 60 miles long, and the tremors didn’t act like any other thing except perhaps earthquake booms, which are shallow sometimes undetectable tremors similar to what’s been happening locally.

 The range and the description of houses “popping” and shaking didn’t seem to fit anything, including the disturbances reported around fracking drill-sites.

“This is an unexplained event likely of a natural origin,” Meyers said. “We can’t come up with a point of origin or a cause or explanation of why this is happening.”

Still, the National Earthquake Information Center, part of the U.S. Geological Survey, located in Golden, Colo., didn’t see anything on its monitors, according to Don Blakeman, an earthquake analyst at the center.

“We had a call earlier, apparently folks have been feeling something out there for about a day, but we couldn’t find anything, we didn’t see anything on our records,” Blakeman said. “That doesn’t mean something hasn’t happened, but we don’t know what it is.”

If the tremors had been as large as the small quakes that took place around Dallas they would have been detected on their equipment, Blakeman said.

“Little earthquakes don’t automatically trigger the computer’s earthquake location,” he said. “If we have an exact time, though, we can scan the records for it.”

Many tremors aren’t necessarily earthquakes but can have man-made causes, both men said.

“We were trying to determine what was going on, any type of military exercises at a higher level than locally, we worked on this throughout the night and we eliminated everything we could think of and continued to do some through today,” Meyers said.

“We went through the process of elimination on what it could be and ruled out all these different things,” he said. “Whatever it was hasn’t occurred since 4 a.m. Wednesday. It’s unusual, to say the least.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2012, 07:31:45 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/us-quake-iran-idUSBRE8B413520121205

12/5/12

Eight dead in earthquake in eastern Iran

(Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 5.5 in magnitude struck eastern Iran on Wednesday, killing eight people and injuring 12 others as emergency teams scrambled to rescue others and treat the injured, Iranian media reported.

People fled their homes as the quake struck and brought walls and buildings down. But others were left trapped under rubble in villages across the district of Zohan in South Khorasan province, Fars news agency said.

"Eight people have been killed in the earthquake area and one person is missing. Unfortunately a number of those injured have lost their lives in the last few hours," Mehr news agency quoted South Khorasan's crisis management director Mohammad Ali Akhundi as saying.

"Homes have sustained damage and people are out in public places and they need the means to keep themselves warm because of the cold," he said.

Iran's Red Crescent Society despatched 15 rescue teams to the affected areas to search for people stuck under the debris and doctors in the provincial capital of Birjand were on alert to treat those hurt, Fars new agency reported.

Rescue units of Iran's national Basij militia also joined operations, despatching three medical teams.

Emergency workers had reached some areas and the number of confirmed dead could rise, Tehran's deputy emergency services director Mohammad Sarvar said.

Two villages appeared to have sustained the worst of the damage including the village of Sharaj where five people were killed, Mehr news agency quoted district governor Farhad Falahati as saying.

"We have what we need to help but landslides especially on the route to Sharaj have stopped the relief supplies from getting there," he added.

At least 12 aftershocks have been registered since the quake struck at 2038 local time (1708 GMT), the Iranian Seismological Center said.

The centre said the epicenter was 42 km from the town of Qayen, the heart of Iran's saffron-growing region, one of the country's major non-oil exports.

The USGS said the quake, which it initially recorded as magnitude 6.0, was very shallow at a depth of 3.3. miles. It located the epicenter as 48 miles north-northeast of Birjand, near the border with Afghanistan.

Iran is criss-crossed by major fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years, including a 6.6 magnitude quake in 2003 which flattened the southeastern city of Bam and killed more than 25,000 people.

In August more than 300 people were killed when two quakes struck northwestern Iran.

(Reporting by Marcus George; Editing by Jon Hemming)



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2012, 07:36:11 pm
12/7/12

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.3 struck New Zealand's North Island today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
 
The temblor's epicenter was 12 miles (19 km) southeast of the town of Tokoroa and 214 miles (345 km) north-northeast of the capital Wellington. It originated 103 miles (167 km) deep and struck at 7:19 a.m. local time Saturday (1819 UTC Friday), the USGS reports.
 
Earthquakes of this size can cause significant damage, especially with poorly built structures. Even well designed buildings can be damaged or, in some cases, destroyed depending on the severity of the quake and a building’s proximity to the epicenter. Earthquakes of this size are sometimes followed by significant aftershocks.
 
http://www.livescience.com/25342-earthquake-strikes-new-zealand.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 10, 2012, 01:12:49 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/7-1-magnitude-earthquake-reported-off-indonesia-no-173054558.html

12/10/12

7.1-magnitude earthquake reported off Indonesia; no immediate tsunami warning

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, with the epicenter 147 miles (236 kilometres) northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 96 miles (155 kilometres).
 
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no immediate tsunami warning.
 
The quake hit shortly before 1700 GMT.
 
Indonesia is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 12, 2012, 12:41:59 pm
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-12-11/top-end-shakes-as-big-quake-moves-earth/1058724

Top End shakes as big quake moves earth

Updated 11 December 2012, 16:12 AEST

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the Banda Sea off Indonesia has been felt more than 600 kilometres away in Darwin. Geoscience Australia says there could be more aftershocks from the quake that shook the Top End of the Northern Territory overnight.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 13, 2012, 06:56:41 am
“It’s Complicated”: Japan aftershock upgraded to M7.4 — Gov’t now says it was 2 quakes at same time

Source: Asahi Shimbun Digital
Summary Translation: Fukushima Diary
Date: Dec. 11, 2012

    [...] Earthquake Research Committee of the government announced it was two continuous earthquakes which are separated. According to the analysis of meteorological agency and Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, the first earthquake was reverse fault type from the inside of the pacific plate, and 10~20 seconds later, the second one occurred, which was normal fault type. Japan meteorological agency comments it was really a complicated mechanism.

http://enenews.com/its-complicated-japan-aftershock-upgraded-to-m7-4-govt-now-says-it-was-2-quakes-at-same-time


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2012, 11:52:42 am
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Fifteen_Hundred_Earthquakes_in_November_0_396113.news.aspx

12.12.2012 | 22:00
Fifteen Hundred Earthquakes in November

A total of 1,500 earthquakes hit in Iceland last month. According to data from the Icelandic Met Office, the most seismic activity—or a total of 750 earthquakes—occurred in Eyjafjörđur, which was also the location of the strongest earthquake, of a magnitude 3.8, mbl.is reports.

In late November, a minor glacial outburst flood was reported in Grímsvötn volcano in Vatnajökull glacier. GPS data shows that the ice level had decreased, a strong indication that a flood had started. The flood reached its peak on November 26.

A glacial outburst isn’t necessarily an indication of an upcoming eruption.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 13, 2012, 04:56:40 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/chilean-town-shaken-reminders-deadly-quake-091930302.html

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Chilean town shaken by reminders of deadly quake
By By LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Associated Press – 7 hrs ago.

NAVIDAD, Chile (AP) — One jolt hit in the middle of the night. Another caught fishermen at a nearby beach. Then the ground shook at supper. And then again, and again: More than 170 tremors were felt in Navidad in just five weeks. The strongest struck during a funeral, and sent panicked mourners fleeing into the street.
 
Navidad, a coastal farming town of 5,500 people, has become one of the shakiest spots in one of the world's shakiest countries. And seismologists can't say whether these were aftershocks from Chile's devastating quake two years ago, or warnings of another huge disaster to come.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 14, 2012, 09:02:13 am
Large earthquake strikes off Mexico coast

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was recorded at 2:36 a.m. (1036 GMT) Friday, 163 miles (262 kilometers) south southwest of the California city of Avalon and 167 miles west southwest of Rosarito, Mexico.

It was at the relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles (10.1 kilometers).

No tsunami warning has been issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says several people in Southern California communities reported feeling slight shaking. However, authorities in Los Angeles and San Diego counties say the quake wasn't widely felt and nobody reported any damage or injuries.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PACIFIC_EARTHQUAKES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-14-08-55-03


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 18, 2012, 08:43:44 pm
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-17/rest-of-world/35868363_1_continental-plates-climatology-and-geophysics-agency-quake-hits

6.1-magnitude quake hits off central Indonesia


AFP Dec 17, 2012, 04.08PM IST

 JAKARTA: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia Monday, the US Geological Survey said, sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there was no tsunami alert.

 The quake struck at 0916 GMT more than 160 kilometres (99 miles) south-southeast of Gorontalo in central Indonesia's Sulawesi island at a depth of 18 kilometres.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 21, 2012, 09:34:49 am
5.0-magnitude earthquake reported in Izu Islands, Japan region - USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000ee9s.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 28, 2012, 02:21:23 pm
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4324022,00.html

4.3-magnitude tremor rattles southern Israel
Quaked felts across Arava, Eilat; No injuries or damage reported

12/24/12

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake was felt in southern Israel Monday. No injuries or damage were reported.

According to the Geophysical Institute of Israel the quake's epicenter was some 40km north of Eilat.
 
The tremor was felt at 4:44pm in the southern resort city as well as several communities in the Arava region.

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake was felt in northern Israel in November. According to the GIS, its epicenter was 22km north of Nahariya.

The quake was felt in the greater Haifa area.




Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 05, 2013, 01:17:53 pm
1/5/13

Strong earthquake jolts Alaska, sparks tsunami warning

A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
 
The magnitude 7.5 quake did generate a tsunami, but the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the waves didn't pose a threat.
 
The temblor struck at midnight Friday (1 a.m. PST Saturday) and was centered about 60 miles west of Craig, Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
 
The tsunami followed minutes later and was eventually expanded to include coastal areas from Cape Fairweather, Alaska, to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada -- an area extending more than 700 miles.
 
A center had warned that "significant widespread inundation of land is expected," adding that dangerous coastal flooding was possible.
 
 In its cancellation statement, the center said that some areas were seeing just small sea level changes.
 
"A tsunami was generated during this event but no longer poses a threat," the center said.
 
After one community reported seeing just a small wave, the police in the coastal town of Cordova said they had no reports of any problems.
 
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the quake was widely felt but it received no reports of any damage.
 
In addition to the warning, a tsunami advisory was briefly in effect for some Alaska coastal areas to the north of the warning zone, as well as to the south of the zone, from the Washington state border to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.
 
A tsunami warning means an area is likely to be hit by a wave, while an advisory means there may be strong currents, but that widespread inundation is not expected to occur.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/05/strong-earthquake-jolts-alaska-sparks-tsunami-warning/#ixzz2H88xZGT2


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 14, 2013, 06:04:23 pm
http://news.lalate.com/2013/01/13/mexico-earthquake-today-2013-erupts-in-sinaloa/

1/13/13

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Mexico earthquake today 2013 has erupted in Sinaloa. The Mexico earthquake today Sunday, January 13, 2013 began within the hour. And while one of the strongest quakes to strike the country this month, the quake was not centered on land. Its epicenter, in contrast, was centered in the Gulf of California.
 
Officials tell news that a 5.5 magnitude Mexico earthquake began moments ago. Erupting at 9:28 am local time, the quake was shallow. USGS indicates to news that the quake began only six miles below sea level. As a result, the quake could be felt across the Sinaloa region.
 
USGS indicates to news that the Mexico earthquake was fifty-six miles from Ahome. The quake was sixty miles from the Sonora town of Huatabampo. Officials also tell news that the quake was seventy miles west of Los Mochis and roughly six hundred miles from Tijuana.
 
Today’s quake was close to the July and September quakes to strike the country. On July 18 last year, a series of quakes struck roughly fourteen miles from Baja California’s Guadalupe Victoria. The quakes were thirty-five miles from the Sonora town of San Luis Río Colorado and roughly one hundred miles from Tijuana. USGS also told news at the time that the quakes were roughly thirty miles from the Arizona community of San Luis.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 17, 2013, 05:35:18 pm
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/8190585/11-000-quakes-since-Sept-2010torm

11,000 quakes since Sept 4th, 2010 Christchurch, New Zealand quake

1/17/13

A magnitude-3.3 earthquake that struck Christchurch this afternoon could be the 11,000th tremor since September 4, 2010.

The quake hit at 12.55pm, 15 kilometres east of Christchurch at a depth of 6km.

Over 163 people reported feeling the "moderate" shake on the GeoNet website.

Press reporter Charlie Gates tweeted: "Ooh. Bit of a rumble. First for a while."
 
Twitter user Kev Mair said: "Wibble wobble in Chch CBD."

According to Christchurch Quake Map, the quake was the 11,000th the region has experienced since the magnitude-7.1 struck early on September 4 2010.

GNS Science geological hazard modeller Matt Gerstenberger said 11,000 quakes was a significant but expected number for the region to have experienced.

"Anyone living there knows what it has been like. However, it is in the range of what we would have expected for a region which has had a large earthquake. "

Many of those quakes would not have been felt, he said.

"Many would have been so small they wouldn't have been noticed. Also, I'm not sure what the minimum magnitude for a quake is that is mapped on that website, but that [11,000] figure would be in the range, I suspect".

He did not expect the number of quakes mapped to go up greatly.

"According to the aftershock sequence, the aftershocks will now be further apart and so the number will go up slowly over time,'' he said.

"There won't be a huge or sudden increase."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 06, 2013, 04:30:00 pm
2/6/13

At least 5 reportedly killed as magnitude 8.0 earthquake in South Pacific generates tsunami

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/06/tsunami-warning-issued-in-pacific-after-magnitude-80-quake-near-solomon-islands/#ixzz2KA24du00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2013, 10:16:33 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/09/16910221-strong-69-earthquake-strikes-columbia-no-damage-reported?lite

2/9/13

Strong 6.9 earthquake strikes Columbia; no damage reported

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted southwestern Colombia on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake, centered 6 miles southwest of Pasto, was 80.5 miles deep and was felt in Quito, Ecuador 123 miles away.

There were no immediate reports of damage, the Associated Press reported, but USGS Geophysicist John Bellini said when earthquakes are this deep, the potential for significant damage is diminished.

USGS originally reported the tremor, which happened at 9:16 a.m. ET, as a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 10, 2013, 04:14:08 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/quake-shakes-chiles-central-region-no-injuries-202039790.html

Quake shakes Chile's central region, no injuries

2/10/13

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A 5.7 magnitude quake shook Chile's central region on Sunday, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, but no injuries or major damage was reported.
 
The quake struck 22 miles southwest of Valparaiso at a depth of 21.8 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A 5.0 magnitude aftershock struck nearby at a depth of 14.7 miles.
 
"There are no reports of injuries or any impact on basic services or infrastructure as a result of this quake," the Chilean emergency office said in a statement.
 
Chile is quake-prone, and south-central Chile was ravaged by a powerful quake and ensuing tsunamis in early 2010.
 
On Sunday, the Chilean Navy quickly downplayed the possibility of a tsunami.
 
(Reporting by Moises Avila; Writing by Hilary Burke; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 12, 2013, 09:30:18 am
Could this have been a result of their "nuclear test"? ???

Magnitude 5.1 - NORTH KOREA
2013 February 12 02:57:51 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000f5t0.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 12, 2013, 07:20:02 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-5-2-quake-hits-western-nevada-usgs-002352616.html

2/12/13

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits western Nevada: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 quake struck western Nevada on Tuesday, close to the Californian border, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
 
It said the earthquake had a very shallow depth of 4.4 miles and was centered 16 miles south of Tonopah Junction, Nevada, between Reno and Las Vegas.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2013, 10:54:52 am
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Strong-6-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-remote-Russian-Far-East/articleshow/18502265.cms


Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits remote Russian Far East
AFP | Feb 14, 2013, 07.46 PM IST

MOSCOW: A strong 6.8 magnitudeearthquake shook Thursday the remote and largely uninhabited Sakha region in Russia's Far East, ITAR-TASS quoted the local emergency ministry service as saying.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, whose epicentre was recorded 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of the village of Ust-Nera.

The quake struck 10 kilometres (six miles) below ground at 5:13 Moscow time, the Sakha emergency ministry said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 16, 2013, 08:16:16 pm
2/17/13

Quake shakes central Italy

A 4.8-MAGNITUDE quake hit central Italy late Saturday, shaking apartment buildings in the centre of Rome and spooking citizens in the region of Abruzzo, struck by a killer quake in 2009.

The quake hit Frosinone, between the capital and the southern city of Naples, at a depth of 10.7 kilometres according to Italy's Geophysics Institute. No injuries or damage to buildings were reported.

The tremors sparked panicked calls in the Abruzzo region to the emergency services. The medieval town of L'Aquila was hit in 2009 by a 6.3-magnitude quake which killed 309 people, and ruined buildings still scar the landscape.

Inhabitants in villages in the national park in Abruzzo raced out of their houses in panic, according to Italian media reports.

Earlier on Saturday, three Italian builders and a technician were found guilty of multiple manslaughter after a dormitory they had restored and safety approved collapsed during the L'Aquila quake, killing eight students.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/quake-shakes-central-italy/story-e6frfkui-1226579638496#ixzz2L7Q0PArz


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 16, 2013, 08:19:30 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/16/world/asia/philippines-earthquake/

2/16/13

6.2-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippine island

(CNN) -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday near the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
 
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, the state-run Philippines News Agency (PNA) reported.
 
The temblor hit at 12:37 p.m. local time, 149 kilometers (93 miles) south of Davao, the USGS said.
 
It struck at a depth of about 98 kilometers. No tsunami warning or watch has been issued.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 17, 2013, 01:54:09 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/usgs-reports-5-0-quake-34-miles-southwest-061505930.html

2/17/13

ATHENS (Reuters) - An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude struck in the Mediterranean just off Greece's southern coast on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
 
The quake occurred at 7:42 a.m. (0542 GMT), 34 miles southwest of the coastal city of Kalamata in the Peloponnese region, the Survey said.
 
Greece is often rattled by earthquakes. While most cause no serious damage, a 5.9 magnitude quake killed 143 people in 1999.
 
(Reporting by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Andrew Heavens)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2013, 11:51:26 am
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/360875/magnitude-6-1-quake-strikes-off-new-zealands-kermadec-islands

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands

2/18/13

WELLINGTON—A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 12:19 am (1219 GMT Monday) at a depth of 34 km (21 miles), about 161 km south of Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.

The largely uninhabited islands are northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.

A magnitude 6.0 quake struck off North Island Saturday.

A shallow 6.3-magnitude quake devastated the New Zealand city of Christchurch in the South Island in February last year, leaving 185 people dead.

The country sits on the so-called “Ring of Fire”, the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 22, 2013, 02:45:42 pm
M6.1 - 23km ESE of Suncho Corral, Argentina 2013-02-22 12:01:59 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000fbl2#summary


Title: Earthquake Shake TEST Clobbers NYC Brownstone
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 25, 2013, 05:12:39 pm
That is a SIMULATION they're talking about here...

http://news.yahoo.com/earthquake-shake-test-clobbers-nyc-brownstone-194245571.html

2/25/13

New York City's brick houses would fall apart if an earthquake the size of the one that struck in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 hit near the metropolis, a recent earthquake simulation found.
 
The shake table test broke an unreinforced brick wall in half on Feb. 18 at the University at Buffalo's Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research.
 
The 14-foot (4-meter) wall, built with materials such as 100-year-old brick, simulates the central walls of the turn-of-the-century row houses (often called brownstones) found in New York, researchers said. The shake table first mimicking powerful magnitude 5.8 earthquake waves, similar to the 2011 Virginia earthquake, rocking back and forth beneath the walls. But it took a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which is 5.6 times stronger, to snap the unreinforced wall. [Watch the shake table test]

Unreinforced masonry buildings account for about 80 percent of New York City's housing and appear commonly throughout the East Coast, said structural engineer Juan Aleman, a graduate student at the university.
 
The good news is that a similar brick wall, reinforced with steel rods and bolts as is done in earthquake-prone California, withstood the shaking. "We're trying to understand, 'How much better does a building perform when it has been retrofitted?'" said Gilberto Mosqueda, a structural engineering professor at the University of California, San Diego, who took part in the test.
 
Data from the simulation will help Aleman model New York City's vulnerability to earthquakes. "We will try to understand what will happen in a real building if an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 or greater happens," he told OurAmazingPlanet.
 
The 2011 Virginia earthquake, which hit a sparsely populated region, destroyed as many as seven houses and caused major damage to 120 other buildings in the surrounding region, according to government reports.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 28, 2013, 01:04:06 pm
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/strong-6-1-earthquake-hits-south-pacific-island-of-vanuatu-336436

2/28/13
Strong 6.1 earthquake hits South Pacific island of Vanuatu

Sydney: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not thought to have caused any damage or sparked a tsunami warning.

The shallow ocean quake struck at a depth of 15 kilometres (nine miles), 104 kilometres west of the capital Port Vila at 2.09 pm local time (0309 GMT).

Geoscience Australia put its magnitude at 5.9 and said it was unlikely to have caused any damage.

Vanuatu lies on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.

It has been rocked by several large quakes in recent years, averaging about three magnitude 7.0 or above incidents annually, none of which have caused any major damage
.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 28, 2013, 09:37:23 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-quake-hits-off-russias-kamchatka-peninsula-142340060.html

2/28/13 Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Russia's Kamchatka

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near the southern tip of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula, at a depth of around 52 km (33 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Thursday.
 
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami, based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.
 
Britain's BBC quoted Russia's Emergencies Ministry as saying there were no reports of casualties or damage, and that no tsunami warning had been issued.
 
The arc formed by the peninsula and the Kurile Islands stretching from Russia to Japan is one of the most seismically active areas in the world.
 
USGS's first report had put the quake at magnitude 7.0, at a depth of 18 miles.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 03, 2013, 07:26:14 pm
Hundreds of Homes Flattened in China Quake
http://www.voanews.com/content/hundreds-of-homes-flattened-in-china-quake/1614192.html

3/3/13
Chinese officials say a shallow, 5.5 magnitude earthquake has hit southwest China, causing hundreds of homes to collapse and injuring about 20 people.
 
China's official Xinhua news agency says the quake struck a rural area in the southwestern province of Yunnan Sunday afternoon, destroying 700 homes and damaging a further 2,500 houses. There were no reports of fatalities.
 
Xinhua said the quake struck just nine kilometers beneath the surface.
 
The provincial earthquake bureau has sent a team to the quake area.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2013, 12:46:44 am
Tectonic Plates moving Again: Will South America split away from Central America?

3/3/13
http://destination-yisrael.biblesearchers.com/destination-yisrael/2013/03/tectonic-plates-moving-again-will-south-america-split-away-from-central-america.html

One of the expectations of Earth Change researchers is that with the evidence of the folding of the tectonic plates under the Pacific Ocean and the collapsing or subduction of the Western Regions of the Ring of fire in the Far East, that these collapsing plates will eventually pull the Northern Regions of South America to the west into the Pacific Ocean and tear away South America from Central America.
 
Recently it was noticed that the buoys along the Cocos and the Nazca Plates were deactivated. At the same time the earthquakes along the eastern regions of those same plates that were jutting up against South America along the Andes, from the tip of South America upwards to Peru were increasing exponentially.
 
As the South American coastline is being pulled over the Nazca Plate, what has been called the “South American Roll” has been activating earthquakes that would have been noticed by the buoys rising or collapsing with the rolling earthquakes are now silent. It would be expected that the officials in charge of the buoys deployment and activation would hesitate to let the southern continent know about the devastation that will soon come their way.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2013, 01:16:19 am
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/10/us-png-quake-idUSBRE9290IS20130310
3/10/13
Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea's north coast city of Lae, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday.

The quake, about 150 km (95 miles) east of Lae, was initially recorded at a depth of about 20 km, although that figure was later revised to 87 km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2013, 01:19:18 am
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/alaska-quake-felt-anchorage-nearby-towns-18698132
3/11/13
Alaska Quake Felt in Anchorage and Nearby Towns

Authorities in Alaska say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.0 was felt in Anchorage and areas to the northwest.
 
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center reports that the quake struck shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday. It was centered 28 miles northwest of Anchorage.
 
The quake was felt throughout the Cook Inlet region. There were no reports of damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2013, 12:33:04 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/earthquake-shakes-wide-area-california-18702763

Earthquake Shakes Wide Area of S. California
3/11/13
An earthquake has shaken a wide swath of Southern California but there's no word of any damage.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey's monitoring system places the epicenter in the desert near Anza, about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
 
The quake struck at 9:55 a.m. Monday and was initially estimated at magnitude 5.1 but that was quickly downgraded to 4.7
 
It was felt sharply in the local area and also rolled through downtown Los Angeles, San Diego and in Orange County.
 
Palms Springs police Sgt. Harvey Reed says the department has received no reports of damage or injuries.
 
There are no other immediate reports of damage in the region.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2013, 04:46:55 pm
So-Cal quake could be foreshock for something larger...
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Anza-Palm-Desert-Earthquake-196993061.html

Los Angeles Shakes...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/usgs-mondays-earthquake-largest-in-region-since-2010.html

Officials Urge Residents To Prep For '2 Weeks On Your Own'...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/03/11/residents-urged-to-prep-for-two-weeks-on-your-own-on-quake-anny/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 13, 2013, 06:25:35 am
So-Cal quake could be foreshock for something larger...
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Anza-Palm-Desert-Earthquake-196993061.html

Los Angeles Shakes...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/usgs-mondays-earthquake-largest-in-region-since-2010.html

Officials Urge Residents To Prep For '2 Weeks On Your Own'...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/03/11/residents-urged-to-prep-for-two-weeks-on-your-own-on-quake-anny/

Southern California earthquake: More than 100 aftershocks

Monday morning's magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Riverside County was followed by more than 100 small aftershocks that radiated northeast, indicating that the quake occurred on a secondary fault of the San Jacinto fault, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The largest aftershock, a 3.2 quake, struck less than a minute after the first quake. The second, a 2.8 magnitude quake, occurred at 11:25 a.m. Another 2.8 quake occurred at 12:50 p.m. The vast majority of the aftershocks were largely imperceptible, with magnitudes smaller than 2.5. Valleys and other low elevation areas feel the effects most strongly, said Susan Hough, a USGS seismologist.

"Deeper earthquakes tend to have wimpy aftershocks," Hough said.

The 4.7 quake was initially recorded as three separate quakes because a foreshock tricked seismograms into recording multiple quakes of multple sizes, Hough said.

Earthquakes of a 4.7 magnitude are typically only felt about 120 miles away from the epicenter, but Monday morning's quake traveled farther, shaking coffee cups as far as Los Angeles.

That's because the quake occured in the San Jacinto Mountains, which are composed of hard granite rock that transmits energy more efficiently, Hough said.

No damage or injuries were reported from the temblor. But it did rattle some nerves in the desert.

Minnesota transplant Shannon Haber said that even though she's lived here since 1996 she definitely has not gotten used to earthquakes.

“I was just a little frightened,” Haber said. “There was small shaking and it made me nervous because I’m 23 floors up.”

Haber was working in Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in Westlake when the earthquake shook at 9:56 a.m. more than 100 miles away in Anza in Riverside County. The shaking was the biggest and longest-lasting she could remember.

“It was a slow, swaying motion,” she said. “It sort of felt like I was on a boat, a sort of wavy feeling that lasted 10 to 20 seconds. … No one else reacted around me. They’re all veterans of earthquakes.”

In Anza, about 10 customers had sat down to a late breakfast at a Diner 371 when the quake struck about 20 miles away.

Nothing was broken and no one was hurt, said Diner 371 waitress Michelle Padaron, 30, who was stocking tables with napkins when the quake struck.

After four seconds of shaking, customers quickly returned to their meals of burgers, burritos and eggs, Padaron said.

 "Everyone just kind of looked up, then looked at each other, and that was it," Padaron said.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/more-than-100-small-aftershocks-follow-47-quake.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on March 13, 2013, 03:36:59 pm
Oh they'll know full well when the "big one" hits.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 13, 2013, 07:59:53 pm
Oh they'll know full well when the "big one" hits.

Yeah, was thinking the same thing when reading that article - no, people, especially born again Christians shouldn't run around like their hairs are on fire when these tremors hit. But nonetheless it's as if the attitude is very indifferent, life-goes-onish, etc.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Boldhunter on March 13, 2013, 09:02:57 pm
Um- keep me and my family in your prayers :-/ That the LORD will deliver us from the Land of Nod... We really don't like it here...Hope to find work/home elsewhere!  :-\


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 13, 2013, 09:05:38 pm
Um- keep me and my family in your prayers :-/ That the LORD will deliver us from the Land of Nod... We really don't like it here...Hope to find work/home elsewhere!  :-\

Absolutely! :)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on March 14, 2013, 05:15:59 am
"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content." Philippians 4:11 (KJB)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 14, 2013, 10:49:45 am
4.6 quake rattles Sonoma County early Thursday

March 14, 2013 2:51 PM GMTUpdated:   03/14/2013 07:51:21 AM PDT



An earthquake measuring 4.6 rattled Sonoma and Lake counties early Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at 2:09 a.m., about 14 miles northeast of Healdsburg, on the Maacama Fault with a depth of 12 miles.

A Sonoma County Sheriff's dispatcher said around 7 a.m. that there had been no reports of damage or injuries.

http://www.mercurynews.com/california-earthquakes/ci_22788525/4-6-magnitude-quake-hits-northern-california


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2013, 03:26:22 pm
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/61-quake-kamchatka-far-east-russia-usgs
3/24/13
6.1 quake off Kamchatka, far east of Russia: USGS

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of far-eastern Russia early Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake, which hit at 0418 GMT at a depth of 9.7 kilometres (six miles), was centred 269 kilometres from the eastern Russian city of Ozernovsky, on the southern tip of the Kamchatka peninsula.

The USGS said an underground formation there called the Kuril-Kamchatka arc is considered one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

Since 1900, seven powerful earthquakes of magnitude 8.3 or greater have occurred along the arc, the USGS said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 26, 2013, 04:17:41 pm
Mexico Earthquake 2013: Moderate Quake Hits Southern Mexico
3/26/13
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/26/mexico-earthquake-2013_n_2955149.html

MEXICO CITY — Earthquakes shook a broad swath of southern Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as quake alarms sounded. But there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude-5.5 quake hit at 7:04 a.m. (9:04 a.m. EDT; 1304 GMT), centered about 10 miles (17 kilometers) west-southwest of Pinotepa Nacional on the Pacific Coast and 227 miles (365 kilometers) south-southeast of Mexico City.

Mexico Seismology Service initially calculated the quake's magnitude at 5.9.

A second quake struck near the same spot eight minutes later, also setting off alarms in the capital and causing people to evacuate tall buildings in the capital. The USGS calculated the magnitude of that quake at 5.1.

Mexico City's soft soil and geology make it especially sensitive to distant earthquakes. But Mayor Manuel Mancera said in a Twitter post that no damage was reported. Local news media also said there were no reports of damage close to Pinotepa Nacional.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 26, 2013, 04:22:47 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-quake-guatemala-idUSBRE92O12E20130326
3/25/13
Quake hits Guatemala, no initial reports of damage

Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck Guatemala close to the capital on Monday, though residents of Guatemala City felt little movement from the deep tremor and emergency services said there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.8, was only 6 miles southeast of Guatemala City but it was at a depth of 124.6 miles, lessening its effect.

Two Reuters witnesses in the city said they did not feel the quake, nor did they see people running outdoors as is often the case when powerful tremors hit.

David de Leon, a spokesman for Guatemala's emergency agency, CONRED, said he had no reports of damage or victims.

A magnitude 6.2 quake is capable of causing severe damage.

Last November, more than 50 people were killed in a 7.5 magnitude quake in Guatemala in San Marcos state, a mountainous region near the Mexican border.

That earthquake was the strongest to shake the country since 1976, when a magnitude 7.5 quake centered about 99 miles northeast of Guatemala City killed some 23,000 people.


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Post by: Mark on March 27, 2013, 04:54:12 am
Strong earthquake kills one, injures 19 in Taiwan

A strong earthquake killed one person and injured 19 others in Taiwan today as violent shock waves damaged buildings and triggered a blaze, emergency officials said.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.0 and said it struck at 10:03 am local time, 48 kilometres east of Nantou county in central Taiwan at a depth of 20.7 kilometres.

Taiwan's central weather bureau put the magnitude at 6.1, saying it was the largest quake this year and was felt across the island. Five aftershocks measured from 3.7-4.3 in magnitude occurred in two hours after the main tremor, it said.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/strong-earthquake-kills-one-injures-19-in-taiwan/1094020/


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2013, 11:46:40 am
http://rt.com/news/earthquake-russia-korea-china-395/
6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Russia's Far East, close to China and North Korea

An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude was registered in the border area between Russia, China and North Korea, the US Geological Survey said Friday.

The epicenter of the quake was 9km from the Russian village of Zarubino, about 60km northeast of the North Korean city of Aodzhiri and approximately 608 km from the capital Pyongyang. No casualties or damage have been reported.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 561.9 km.

As the epicenter of the quake is not within North Korea itself, the South Korean Defense Ministry said that the quake did in fact result from natural causes, and not a nuclear test.

Both earthquakes and nuclear tests create seismic waves, and the earthquake comes as Pyongyang has recently threatened to launch a nuclear strike against the US.

On Friday, North Korea warned that it would be unable to guarantee the safety of embassies and international organizations in the country in the event of conflict starting from April 10.

In March, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook the northern part of Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula in the country’s Far East, and a 6.9 earthquake struck south of the peninsula in late February

Neither resulted in causalities or significant damages.

An underground formation in the area known as the Kuril-Kamchatka arc is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.

The USGS says that since 1900, seven massive earthquakes registering 8.3 on the Richter Scale or higher have occurred along the arc.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2013, 11:52:49 am
04.04.2013 | 12:10
Over 70 Earthquakes Hit North Iceland Last Night
Approximately 70 earthquakes were picked up by the automatic sensors of the Icelandic Met Office in the Grímsey Island seismic belt in North Iceland from midnight yesterday and until the morning. The activity started with a 5.5 quake on April 2. Some of last night’s quakes were of a magnitude higher than three but none measured above four points, ruv.is reports.  Yesterday, around 70 earthquakes were registered from noon and until the evening, five of which were above three in magnitude. The quakes could be felt on Grímsey but not on the mainland.

Seismologists are paying close attention to the epicenter of the earthquakes at Skjálfandadjúp. So far, there are no indications that the activity is spreading to other fracture zones and the condition was stable yesterday. A level of uncertainty was declared in North Iceland following the 5.5 earthquake and the region’s residents were asked to inform themselves on how to react in case of a major earthquake.
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Over_70_Earthquakes_Hit_North_Iceland_Last_Night_0_399165.news.aspx


Earthquake Swarm Rattles North Iceland
Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
Date: 05 April 2013 Time: 09:27 AM ET

An earthquake swarm continues to shake North Iceland, home to one of the world's largest and most active series of volcanoes. More than 800 quakes have rattled island residents, a number that's probably already out-of-date. About 40 to 60 earthquakes hit every hour on April 2 and 3, according to the Iceland Geology Blog. Some smaller quakes preceded the biggest event, a magnitude 5.5 shaker that struck offshore Grimsey Island on April 2. The latest swarm moved about 9 to 12 miles (15 to 20 kilometers) south of the biggest temblor, said Iceland's Meteorological Office. Another large quake, a magnitude 4.7, struck early this morning (April 4) in this southerly spot.
http://www.livescience.com/28463-iceland-offshore-earthquake-swarm.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2013, 12:01:04 pm
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/05/uk-mexico-earthquake-idUKBRE93402C20130405
4/5/13
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes buildings in Mexico City

(Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Mexico City on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Guerrero state on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A Reuters witness in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, the biggest city in Guerrero, said the earthquake seemed slight, with some people not even noticing the tremor.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said city services were operating normally after the earthquake.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 06, 2013, 01:33:22 pm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/06/71-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-indonesia/2058469/
4/6/13
7.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to run outside in panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, an official said.

The temblor struck about 47 miles underground in Papua province, according to U.S. Geological Survey. It occurred in a mountainous area, about 35 miles northeast of Tolikara, said Ali Imran, an official at the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Jakarta. There was no tsunami warning issued due to its location, he added.

"The quake very strong. It scared us … my wife was screaming, my children were crying," said Yosef Roa of Tolikara, adding there was no damage around his neighborhood where most houses are simple and made of wood in the traditional style.

The quake was felt across many parts of Papua, including the capital, Jayapura, and the copper town of Timika and Wamena, another town in the mountains, Imran said. Residents ran from their houses, and many remained outside fearing aftershocks
.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


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Post by: Mark on April 09, 2013, 08:36:36 am
6.3 Iran quake felt in Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain and parts of Saudi Arabia; minor swaying of high-rises reported - @TWCBreaking

Update: Early reports show Iran nuclear plant not affected by 6.3 quake; no injuries or damage reported - @NBCNews

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant; at least 3 killed - @Reuters, @USGS

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-earthquake-april-9-2013


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Post by: Mark on April 10, 2013, 06:53:19 am
6.3 Iran quake felt in Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain and parts of Saudi Arabia; minor swaying of high-rises reported - @TWCBreaking

Update: Early reports show Iran nuclear plant not affected by 6.3 quake; no injuries or damage reported - @NBCNews

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant; at least 3 killed - @Reuters, @USGS

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-earthquake-april-9-2013

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 37 people and injured 850 in south-west Iran, officials say.

Rescue teams have been sent to the affected area, but darkness is hampering rescue operations.

The quake struck 90km (60 miles) south of the country's only nuclear power station in Bushehr, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.

However, the nuclear plant has not been affected and is working normally, officials have said.

The quake was felt across the Gulf in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.

Bushehr's governor Fereydun Hasanvand told Iranian television that of those wounded, 750 had "minor injuries" and the rest had been sent to provincial hospitals.

Some 10,000 people are thought to live in the affected area in more than 50 villages, two of which have reportedly been completely levelled.

Mr Hasanvand said 700 houses have been damaged and 200 families affected.

The governor's office has sent generators to the area so rescue operation can continue overnight, the BBC's Mohsen Asgari in Tehran reports.

Iran's Red Crescent organisation hopes to end the rescue operation by daybreak, our correspondent adds.

Seismologists said the quake struck at 16:22 (11:52 GMT) at a depth of 10km (6.2 miles) near the town of Kaki, south of Bushehr - a Gulf port city that is home to Iran's first and only nuclear power plant.

Iran's seismological centre in Bushehr province, linked to Tehran University, registered the quake at a magnitude of 6.1.

REST: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22077834


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Post by: Mark on April 15, 2013, 06:51:08 pm
Earthquake: Magnitude 5.1, Fiji region - USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000g7lm.php


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Post by: Mark on April 16, 2013, 07:47:31 am
Magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits Iran - USGS via @Reuters

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Iran-Pakistan border, felt as far away as Dubai, New Delhi - @USGS

More: CNBC staff in Dubai report feeling tremors after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes near the Iran-Pakistan border - @CNBC

Report: At least 40 dead after 7.8-magnitude quake strikes Iran - @PressTV

Report: Hundreds of dead expected after Iran quake, government official says - @Reuters

Update: Quake in southeast Iran killed at least 5 in Pakistan, in addition to 40 in Iran, Iranian TV says - @CNN

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/iran-earthquake-april-16-2013


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Post by: Mark on April 16, 2013, 07:52:54 am
Five Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma, Nerves Tuesday Morning

Several earthquakes shook central Oklahoma in the early morning hours of Tuesday, including one that hit while News 9 was on the air.

News 9 received hundreds of phone calls, emails, Facebook and Twitter messages soon after the first earthquake hit.

The first quake was reported around 1:45 a.m. about three miles west of Chandler. The United State Geological Survey says it had a magnitude of 3.0.

Fifteen minutes later, the strongest earthquake of the morning hit the Oklahoma City metro area. The 4.3 quake  was centered near Luther, 29 miles east and northeast of Oklahoma City. This earthquake awakened many residents and shook buildings from Oklahoma City to Stillwater.

The USGS reported a third quake at 2:15 a.m. near Boley, Oklahoma. This one had a magnitude of 2.8. One minute later, a fourth early-morning quake shook the area of Luther and Choctaw.   The USGS says this one had a magnitude of 3.3.

At 5:16 a.m., a fifth earthquake measuring 4.2 was recorded four miles east northeast of Luther. This one struck while News 9 Meteorologist Jed Castles was on the air sharing the forecast, but he was so focused Stan Miller and Bobbie Miller had to interrupt him and point out the lights in the studio were swinging because of the latest earthquake.

There have been some reports of minor damage from Tuesday morning's earthquakes, but no reports of injuries.

USGS information:

Magnitude, Location, Depth

    3.0 Chandler, Oklahoma 4.9
    4.3 Luther, Oklahoma 5.0
    2.8 Boley, Oklahoma 5.0
    3.3 Luther, Oklahoma 5.0
    4.2 Luther, Oklahoma 5.0

http://www.news9.com/story/21987133/multiple-earthquakes-shake-oklahoma


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 16, 2013, 11:05:29 am
Wow...yesterday's "terrorist" attack in Boston, and the earthquakes?

OK is only a 2-3 hour drive from North Texas, so it's not far from where I live.


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Post by: Kilika on April 16, 2013, 03:30:18 pm
So the Iran quake just happened today? Along with the quakes in Oklahoma? Hmm.

23  And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24  For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
Luke 10:23,24 (KJB)


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Post by: Mark on April 16, 2013, 06:40:19 pm
Earthquake: M 6.8, near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pt13106002.php

Ya know, a 6. what ever is becoming the norm now-a-days. I can remember a time when a 6. anything was considered a big one, now its the common quake



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 18, 2013, 11:46:00 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gbf8#summary
M7.2 - 250km ENE of Kuril'sk, Russia
4/19/13


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 19, 2013, 09:44:00 pm
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/19/17830252-magnitude-66-quake-rattles-sichuan-region-of-china?lite=
4/19/13
Magnitude 6.6 quake rattles Sichuan region of China

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattled the Sichuan region in western China on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered 69 miles northwest of the town of Leshan, the USGS said. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles below the surface. The magnitude was initially reported at 6.9, but was later revised down to 6.6, the USGS said. The quake happened at 8:02 a.m. local time. It was unclear whether there were any casualties, but the USGS said damage is likely in a quake that size. Millions of residents live in the Sichuan basin. According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the earthquake was felt in the provincial capital, Chengdu, 70 miles away. The epicenter is south of the area where a 7.9-magnitude quake struck in 2008, killing more than 87,000 people.

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-9-quake-strikes-sichuan-region-china-002702079.html
4/20/13
Strong quake hits China; 56 dead, about 600 injured

BEIJING (Reuters) - A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring about 600 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 20, 2013, 03:11:27 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gcls#summary
Mag 6.1 - 98km SE of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia 2013-04-20 13:12:51 UTC


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 20, 2013, 04:29:40 pm
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/19/17830252-magnitude-66-quake-rattles-sichuan-region-of-china?lite=
4/19/13
Magnitude 6.6 quake rattles Sichuan region of China

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake rattled the Sichuan region in western China on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered 69 miles northwest of the town of Leshan, the USGS said. It occurred at a depth of only 10.2 miles below the surface. The magnitude was initially reported at 6.9, but was later revised down to 6.6, the USGS said. The quake happened at 8:02 a.m. local time. It was unclear whether there were any casualties, but the USGS said damage is likely in a quake that size. Millions of residents live in the Sichuan basin. According to China's Xinhua News Agency, the earthquake was felt in the provincial capital, Chengdu, 70 miles away. The epicenter is south of the area where a 7.9-magnitude quake struck in 2008, killing more than 87,000 people.

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-9-quake-strikes-sichuan-region-china-002702079.html
4/20/13
Strong quake hits China; 56 dead, about 600 injured

BEIJING (Reuters) - A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring about 600 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/20/17830252-quake-kills-at-least-157-injures-more-than-5700-in-china?lite
4/20/13
Quake kills at least 157, injures more than 5,700 in China

China's worst earthquake in three years on Saturday killed at least 157 people and injured more than 5,700, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. The magnitude 6.6 quake hit a remote mountainous area of southwestern China's Sichuan province at 8:02 a.m. local time, close to where an earthquake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The quake struck in Lushan county, near the city of Ya'an, at a depth of 7.5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was felt in the provincial capital, Chengdu, and in neighboring provinces, causing many people to rush out of buildings, according to social network posts. Most of the deaths were concentrated in Lushan. Pictures on Chinese news sites showed toppled buildings and people in bloodied bandages being treated in tents outside the hospital. Water and electricity in the area were cut off by the quake.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 20, 2013, 10:58:59 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/china-earthquake-toll-rises-164-injuries-6-700-021635904.html
China earthquake toll rises to 164, injuries at 6,700
4/20/13
YA'AN, China (Reuters) - Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 21, 2013, 09:18:45 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/21/17846046-rescuers-struggle-to-reach-china-quake-zone-after-hundreds-killed-thousands-injured?lite=

LUSHAN, China - Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 203 with more than 11,000 injured.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 21, 2013, 02:14:26 pm
Magnitude 5.0 - EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
4/21/13
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gd0r.php

Magnitude 4.4 - EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
4/21/13
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gd1i.php

Magnitude 4.5 - TAIWAN REGION
4/21/13
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gczg.php


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 21, 2013, 11:33:04 pm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/22/mexico-quake-idUSL2N0D902D20130422?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews&rpc=43
4/21/13
UPDATE 3-Moderate earthquake strikes western Mexico, no major damage

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no reports of significant damage or injuries, officials said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2 off the coast, was centered 33 km (20 miles) northwest of La Union, on the border between Guerrero and Michoacan states, close to the Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. State oil monopoly Pemex said shortly after the quake that the power supply to its Tula refinery was interrupted. Not long after, it reported electricity was coming back on line again. Pemex said it was unclear if the tremor had caused the break in energy supply at the Tula refinery, Mexico's second biggest. It has a production capacity of 315,000 barrels per day. A Pemex official could not say whether production had been affected, but added that any loss would be made up. The quake was felt in Mexico City, about 325 km (200 miles) away from La Union. Buildings shook and residents briefly ran outdoors, but most returned inside shortly afterwards. Several senior Mexican officials, including Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said via Twitter there were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 22, 2013, 12:14:09 pm
Magnitude 2.9 - SOUTHERN ALASKA
2013 April 22 03:50:09 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10699769.php

Magnitude 5.1 - RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2013 April 22 04:36:40 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdcd.php

Magnitude 4.6 - RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2013 April 22 06:01:41 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdcu.php

Magnitude 4.8 - RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2013 April 22 06:03:19 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdcz.php

Magnitude 4.6 - RAT ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
2013 April 22 06:13:37 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdd1.php



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 22, 2013, 09:08:39 pm
Mag 5.5 - 174km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2013-04-22 23:40:47 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gdx0#summary


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2013, 12:09:33 pm
Magnitude 4.8 - OFF THE COAST OF JALISCO, MEXICO
2013 April 23 02:06:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdyf.php

Magnitude 4.5 - HUNGARY
2013 April 22 22:28:47 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdw3.php

Magnitude 4.8 - EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
2013 April 22 21:54:49 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdve.php

Magnitude 5.0 - NEI MONGOL-LIAONING BORDER REGION, CHINA
2013 April 22 09:11:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gdf1.php

Magnitude 4.7 - FIJI REGION
2013 April 22 07:47:28 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gde6.php

Magnitude 4.2 - SOUTHERN IRAN
2013 April 22 07:26:26 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gddq.php


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2013, 12:24:42 pm
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/death-toll-rises-to-193-in-china-quake_844231.html
Death toll rises to 193 in China quake
4/23/13

Beijing: The death toll in China's earthquake rose to 193 today with over 12,000 injured in the catastrophic disaster, as rescue work was hampered by rain and 3,000 after shocks. In the latest figures released here, Chinese officials said 193 people had been killed and 23 people have to be accounted for. Over 1.40 million houses were damaged by the quake affecting the lives of over two million people in the Lushan county of the Sichuan province which was struck by 7.0 magnitude quake on Saturday. The places recorded over 3000 after shocks measuring up to 5.4 in magnitude, making the rescue work more difficult. Also new threats and hazards began to loom large today as rescue and relief efforts entered a fourth day. Rain began lashing the area, hampering relief work and posing threats such as rain-triggered landslides and possible outbreaks of disease.

According to the National Meteorological Center, moderate rain will linger in the quake-hit region over the next few days, adding to difficulties in carrying out relief work. "Such weather is hampering our rescue and relief work, and it's risky to operate large machines under such conditions," Zhang Yefu, an engineer who is leading a team to build makeshift shelters in Lushan county, was quoted by the state-run Xinhua news agency as saying. Sanitation conditions in the region are far from satisfactory as there is not enough clean water and locals are in need of toilets.  "People in the town are drinking water from wells or mountain springs, but we have no idea if it is clean enough or adequate," said 43-year-old Yang Yumei, from the township of Lingguan in Baoxing which is one of the counties that was worst-hit by the quake.

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2013, 08:45:24 pm
Mag 6.5 - 32km N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 2013-04-23 23:14:42 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gen8#summary


Title: Unusual period of silence between earthquakes recently?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2013, 08:58:01 pm
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/A_global_murmur_then_unusual_silence_999.html
A global murmur, then unusual silence
4/23/13

In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern.

The magnitude (M) 8.6 earthquake, a strike-slip event at intraoceanic tectonic plates, caused global seismic rates of M=4.5 to rise for several days, even at distances thousands of kilometers from the mainshock site.

However, the rate of M=6.5 seismic activity subsequently dropped to zero for the next 95 days
.

This period of quiet, without a large quake, has been a rare event in the past century. So why did this period of quiet occur?

In his research presentation, Fred Pollitz of the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the Indian Ocean earthquake caused short-term dynamic stressing of a global faulting system.

Across the planet, there are faults that are "close to failure" and ready to rupture.

It may be, suggests Pollitz and his colleagues, that a large quake encourages short-term triggering of these close-to-failure faults but also relieves some of the stress that has built up along these faults. Large magnitude events would not occur until tectonic movement loads stress back on to the faults at the ready-to-fail levels they reached before the mainshock.

Using a statistical model of global seismicity, Pollitz and his colleagues show that a transient seismic perturbation of the size of the April 2012 global aftershock would inhibit rupture in 88 percent of their possible M=6.5 earthquake fault sources over the next 95 days, regardless of how close they were to failure beforehand.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2013, 11:57:29 am
Magnitude 4.6 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2013 April 24 00:37:36 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gepi.php

Magnitude 4.7 - HONDURAS
2013 April 24 02:04:23 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000geq5.php

Magnitude 4.7 - PAPUA, INDONESIA
2013 April 24 05:01:49 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gerf.php

Magnitude 4.4 - SOUTHERN IRAN
2013 April 24 06:05:02 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ges5.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2013, 12:51:46 pm
Afghan quake kills seven, injures dozens
4/24/13

SEVEN people were killed and dozens injured when a 6.2 quake struck eastern Afghanistan, officials say. Six people, including some children, died in Nangarhar province on Wednesday, and 75 people were injured, said provincial spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai. One person was killed and one injured in neighbouring Kunar province and many homes were destroyed, said local government spokesman Wasefullah Wasef. Strong tremors were felt in the capital Kabul and Islamabad in neighbouring Pakistan, the Pakistan meteorological office said. The quake hit at 0925 GMT (1925 AEST) and was centred in southeastern Afghanistan at a depth of 70km.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/quake-strikes-afghanistan/story-e6frfkui-1226628974210#ixzz2RP80i8Ly


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2013, 12:09:14 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfeb.php
Magnitude 2.6 - OKLAHOMA
2013 April 25 04:58:39 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfdq.php
Magnitude 4.7 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
2013 April 25 03:51:51 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10702431.php
Magnitude 3.0 - KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
2013 April 25 02:45:41 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10702221.php
Magnitude 3.1 - SOUTHERN ALASKA
2013 April 25 01:17:44 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15332161.php
Magnitude 2.5 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 April 25 01:08:47 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13115000.php
Magnitude 3.3 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 25 01:08:00 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfbd.php
Magnitude 2.8 - OKLAHOMA
2013 April 24 22:54:33 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71976605.php
Magnitude 2.7 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2013 April 24 22:45:29 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfau.php
Magnitude 5.3 - EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
2013 April 24 22:10:31 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gf6s.php
Magnitude 4.4 - SOUTHERN GREECE
2013 April 24 20:12:36 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gf5h.php
Magnitude 4.4 - KURIL ISLANDS
2013 April 24 19:58:12 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gf1g.php
Magnitude 3.3 - OKLAHOMA
2013 April 24 18:04:22 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gf09.php
Magnitude 4.1 - KYRGYZSTAN
2013 April 24 17:08:38 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gewl.php
Magnitude 5.3 - VANUATU
2013 April 24 14:08:57 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gex5.php
Magnitude 5.3 - SOLOMON ISLANDS
2013 April 24 14:07:01 UTC

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Three Oklahoma EQs(albeit minor) over the last 12 hours? Hhhhmmm...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2013, 12:51:50 pm
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2013/04/25/Afghan-quake-and-floods-kill-38-.html
4/25/13
Afghan quake and floods kill 38

A powerful earthquake and flash floods which struck Afghanistan this week killed at least 38 people and damaged hundreds of homes, the presidential palace said Thursday, offering aid to victims. Wednesday’s quake killed 17 and injured 126 in the eastern province of Nangarhar while 300 homes were damaged, a statement said. In neighboring Kunar province, one person was killed, four injured and 45 homes damaged. The continuing flash floods in the northern province of Balkh have killed 20 and damaged 1,900 houses, it said. Floods had also cost lives and damaged property in Ghor and Baghlan provinces, the statement said without giving any figures. President Hamid Karzai had ordered emergency help for victims, it added. The quake centered in Nangarhar caused widespread damage in some villages because most of the houses are built of mud. Provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai put the death toll there at 16 but said it may rise. At an emergency meeting Thursday, the private sector and relief agencies agreed to provide emergency aid and the central government also offered assistance, he said. Mud-built homes were also no match for raging floodwaters in Balkh. “The badly affected areas are impoverished villages where most of the homes are mud-built and can be easily damaged when floods come,” said provincial government spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2013, 11:26:37 am
Magnitude 6.2, Kermadec Islands Region, Fri 04/26/2013 06:53:28 UTC
(Fri 04/26/2013 06:53:28 PM at epicenter)
Depth of 349.00 km (216.86 mi)... 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2013, 11:55:07 am
Magnitude 2.8 - GEORGIA, USA  :o
2013 April 26 05:13:40 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/se042613a.php

Magnitude 2.8 - TEXAS PANHANDLE REGION
2013 April 26 05:09:59 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfzb.php

Magnitude 2.5 - ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
2013 April 26 03:34:06 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/hv60493051.php

Magnitude 5.0 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
2013 April 26 03:15:49 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfyz.php

Magnitude 4.1 - SOUTHERN IRAN
2013 April 26 02:51:06 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfyv.php

Magnitude 2.8 - BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
2013 April 26 02:12:07 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15333017.php

Magnitude 4.3 - FIJI REGION
2013 April 26 02:03:17 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfye.php

Magnitude 4.4 - ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
2013 April 26 01:13:35 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfxl.php

Magnitude 4.2 - CENTRAL TURKEY
2013 April 25 22:54:27 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfvv.php

Magnitude 5.0 - KURIL ISLANDS
2013 April 25 22:32:52 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfvf.php

Magnitude 3.1 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 April 25 18:59:43 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15332633.php

Magnitude 5.0 - MARIANA ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 25 18:02:11 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfkm.php

Magnitude 4.9 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
2013 April 25 17:06:55 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfjc.php

Magnitude 2.5 - PUERTO RICO REGION
2013 April 25 16:17:11 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13115003.php

Magnitude 4.4 - COSTA RICA
2013 April 25 16:01:30 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gfhy.php

Magnitude 2.6 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2013 April 25 16:00:38 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15332497.php

Magnitude 2.5 - PUERTO RICO REGION
2013 April 25 15:54:34 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13115002.php

Magnitude 3.2 - ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
2013 April 25 12:21:34 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/hv60492776.php

Magnitude 2.5 - MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
2013 April 25 09:23:51 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13115001.php

Magnitude 4.8 - SALTA, ARGENTINA
2013 April 25 08:51:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gffd.php

Magnitude 2.6 - KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
2013 April 25 08:09:44 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10702481.php

Magnitude 4.2 - BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
2013 April 25 07:21:27 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gff2.php

Magnitude 2.5 - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 April 25 06:59:30 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15332281.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2013, 05:16:16 pm
Mag 5.5 - 174km ESE of Raoul Island, New Zealand 2013-04-22 23:40:47 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gdx0#summary

Another one, believe it or not...

Mag 6.2 - 115km WNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand
2013-04-26 06:53:28 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gg01#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on April 26, 2013, 05:40:10 pm
Complete opposite sides of the island. Strange.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 27, 2013, 02:33:09 pm
Magnitude 2.5 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2013 April 27 06:11:30 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71977970.php

Magnitude 4.5 - COSTA RICA
2013 April 27 06:01:39 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggj2.php

Magnitude 2.6 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 27 06:00:57 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703711.php

Magnitude 2.6 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 April 27 03:46:00 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71977910.php

Magnitude 3.2 - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA
2013 April 27 02:52:18 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci15333497.php

Magnitude 2.5 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2013 April 26 21:19:25 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71977795.php

Magnitude 2.5 - PUERTO RICO REGION
2013 April 26 20:38:13 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13116003.php

Magnitude 4.8 - FIJI REGION
2013 April 26 20:10:19 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggbq.php

Magnitude 4.7 - EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2013 April 26 19:27:47 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gg9f.php

Magnitude 3.3 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 26 17:00:13 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703354.php

Magnitude 3.3 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
2013 April 26 16:17:02 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703349.php

Magnitude 3.1 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 26 16:06:47 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13116002.php

Magnitude 2.5 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 26 13:41:39 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703308.php

Magnitude 4.6 - TARAPACA, CHILE
2013 April 26 12:14:08 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gg1e.php

Magnitude 4.2 - MOZAMBIQUE
2013 April 26 11:58:44 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gg1f.php

Magnitude 6.2 - KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 26 06:53:28 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000gg01.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on April 27, 2013, 02:47:45 pm
What we are seeing these days I believe is the "beginning of sorrows".

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these [are] the beginnings of sorrows." Mark 13:8 (KJB)

Notice who Jesus is talking about. Us, the body of Christ. We go through the "sorrows", and we then really experience tribulations "to be afflicted". Is that period after the "sorrows" the tribulation period? Seems to me it is, at the least the beginning of it.

8  All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.
9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Matthew 24:8-13 (KJB)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 28, 2013, 09:30:34 am
Magnitude 4.6 - GREECE
2013 April 28 04:49:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggyn.php

Magnitude 2.6 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 28 04:44:32 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10704036.php

Magnitude 2.7 - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
2013 April 28 03:09:30 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71978465.php

Magnitude 3.3 - OKLAHOMA
2013 April 28 03:06:41 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggy2.php

Magnitude 4.4 - SOUTHWESTERN RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
2013 April 28 01:24:08 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggxp.php

Magnitude 4.7 - OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
2013 April 27 23:54:23 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggx6.php

Magnitude 4.8 - PAPUA, INDONESIA
2013 April 27 23:31:09 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggwr.php

Magnitude 4.6 - NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2013 April 27 22:05:19 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggvj.php

Magnitude 5.1 - TARAPACA, CHILE
2013 April 27 21:51:31 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggvb.php

Magnitude 2.8 - SOUTHERN ALASKA
2013 April 27 21:47:00 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703948.php

Magnitude 4.9 - VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
2013 April 27 19:51:43 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggtf.php

Magnitude 3.0 - PUERTO RICO REGION
2013 April 27 18:46:59 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13117006.php

Magnitude 2.5 - SOUTHERN ALASKA
2013 April 27 17:47:22 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703880.php

Magnitude 3.3 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 27 16:34:32 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13117004.php

Magnitude 3.1 - PUERTO RICO REGION
2013 April 27 16:10:03 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13117005.php

Magnitude 2.7 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 27 12:35:14 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703815.php

Magnitude 3.1 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 27 11:54:15 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13117003.php

Magnitude 4.0 - NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
2013 April 27 10:03:12 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000ggk4.php

Magnitude 2.8 - CENTRAL ALASKA
2013 April 27 09:26:00 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ak10703775.php

Magnitude 3.4 - OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 April 27 09:01:55 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/nc71978065.php

Magnitude 2.9 - VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
2013 April 27 08:35:59 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/pr13117002.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 29, 2013, 11:11:58 am
Seismologist Warns ‘More Earthquakes’ Coming To SoCal
4/29/13
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/seismologist-warns-more-earthquakes-coming-to-socal/

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A pair of minor earthquakes that rattled the Westside over the weekend are more common than one may think,  but that doesn’t mean residents shouldn’t be prepared, a seismologist said Monday

The two quakes were both centered about two miles north of El Segundo, with one on Friday registering magnitude-3.2 and a second, less powerful magnitude-2.8 temblor striking the area on Sunday.

No injuries or damages were reported after either incident.

Dr. Lucy Jones of Cal Tech and the U.S. Geological Survey told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO these types of swarms are not exactly a rare occurrence.

“A magnitude-3 happens somewhere in Southern California a couple times a week,” Jones said. “This one just happened to be near a lot of people ’cause it was near LAX.”

According to Jones, the Los Angeles basin had experienced multiple magnitude-3 quakes and at least one damaging earthquake every year for seven years before the catastrophic 1994 quake in Northridge.

However, Jones did caution that the recent absence of a major quake in the Southland does raise some concerns
.

“We do need to remember that the last 20 years has been a particularly quiet time in the history of Southern California,” she said. “The present quiet is not the long-term normal, and people do need to know that a some point, we’re going to be having more earthquakes than we’ve had recently.”

A USGS event map shows Friday’s quake was felt as far north as La Cańada Flintridge and as far south as Huntington Beach.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 03, 2013, 01:46:01 am
Magnitude 2.7 - COLORADO
2013 May 02 13:16:20 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000glv8.php

Magnitude 2.9 - COLORADO
2013 May 02 13:11:12 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000gluz.php

 :-\


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2013, 11:30:17 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000gudx#summary
Mag 6.5 - 139km NW of Neiafu, Tonga 2013-05-11 20:46:56 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2013, 11:35:37 pm
6.2-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/62magnitude-earthquake-hits-southern-iran/article4705363.ece

Tehran, May 11:   

A strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude hit southern Iran this morning, the US Geological Survey said, with local media reporting of damaged villages and several injuries.

The epicentre of the quake was measured at 85 kilometres southeast of the southern town of Minab at 0208 GMT (0738 IST), the USGS said in a statement. It was at a depth of 36.44 km.

Head of Iran’s Red Crescent rescue corps Mahmoud Mozafar told the Fars news agency that at least 11 people had been injured in five villages which were “severely” hit by the quake.

The Mehr news agency, quoted him as saying that “several houses were levelled” based on preliminary reports. The reports said that rescue teams were dispatched to the affected area.

The USGS said there was a 35 per cent chance of fatalities from the quake which the Hong Kong Observatory measured at 6.1 magnitude. Iran’s Seismological Centre has registered a series of aftershocks, measuring between 4.1 and 5.2.

Iran sits astride several major fault lines and is prone to frequent earthquakes, some of which have been devastating. Last month, the biggest earthquake to hit the country in 50 years, measuring 7.8, killed a woman and injured more than a dozen other people in the southeast.

At least 40 people were killed across the border in Pakistan where hundreds of mud homes were levelled. A double earthquake, one measuring 6.2 and the other 6.0, struck northwestern Iran last August, killing more than 300 people and injuring 3,000.

In December 2003, a massive quake struck the southern city of Bam. It killed 26,271 people — about a quarter of the population — and destroyed the city’s ancient mud-built citadel.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 13, 2013, 09:22:51 pm
Mag 7.0 - 42km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 2013-05-14 00:32:25 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000gw27#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 15, 2013, 05:23:06 pm
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_23250157/3-9-magnitude-earthquake-centered-rancho-palos-verdes
4.0-magnitude earthquake centered in Rancho Palos Verdes jolts South Bay
5/15/13

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled portions of the South Bay today, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, which was originally reported with a magnitude of 3.9 but was quickly upgraded, struck at 1 p.m. six miles south of Rancho Palos Verdes and seven miles southwest of San Pedro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It was the latest in a series of temblors that have hit the Southland in recent weeks. Three quakes have struck in the Marina del Rey area -- a magnitude-3.0 on Thursday afternoon, a magnitude-2.8 around 8 p.m. April 28 and a magnitude-3.2 quake around 8 p.m. April 26.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 17, 2013, 09:34:30 am
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Canadian+Press+NewsAlert+Magnitude+earthquake+rattles/8400323/story.html#ixzz2TYnILtTa
Earthquakes Canada confirms 5.1 temblor near Ottawa, felt in Toronto
5/17/13

OTTAWA - An earthquake centred northwest of Ottawa has rattled buildings and nerves across a wide swath of Ontario and Quebec.

Earthquakes Canada has revised its original report, saying it registered a 5.1-magnitude temblor with an epicentre located about 21 kilometres northeast of Shawville, Que., about an hour's drive outside the national capital.

The original report said a 4.8 magnitude quake was centred near the town of Braeside, Ont.

Less than 10 minutes later, a 4.2-magnitude aftershock was also recorded.

The quake touched off an eruption of reaction on Twitter as users reported buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds; it was also felt in Toronto.

Ontario Provincial Police in Arnprior, Ont., not far from the epicentre, say they have received no reports of damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2013, 01:37:42 pm
Mag 6.5 - Off the coast of Aisen, Chile
2013-05-20 09:49:04 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gzlm#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 23, 2013, 01:01:07 pm
7.4-magnitude Quake Hits South of Fiji Islands

An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale jolted south of the Fiji Islands at 17:19:03 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 207.70 km, was initially determined to be at 23.1300 degrees south latitude and 176.5830 degrees west longitude.

http://english.cri.cn/6966/2013/05/24/2561s766653.htm


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2013, 04:37:05 pm
That makes TWO Mag 6+'s today! :-\

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000h40b#summary
Mag 6.6 - 84km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
2013-05-23 21:07:40 UTC


Title: 5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2013, 11:14:24 am
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/24/18457506-57-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-northern-california?lite=
5/24/13
5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California

A preliminary 5.7 earthquake struck in Northern California on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter of the quake was centered 6 miles west northwest of Greenville, and 26 miles southwest of Susanville.

Initial reports said the quake, which struck at 8:47 p.m., was a magnitude 5.9.

A 5.7 magnitude quake is considered moderate, but has the potential to cause considerable damage.

Chief meteorologist Mark Finan at NBC affiliate KCRA said the quake was felt at the station's studios in downtown Sacramento, about 145 miles south of the epicenter.

There was no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 24, 2013, 11:22:43 am

Tremors felt in Moscow as 8.2 quake rattles Russia's Sakhalin region

Tremors have been felt all across Russia and in Europe, following a major 8.2 earthquake in the Sakhalin region. Panicking Muscovites began calling security services, and some decided to leave their homes.

http://rt.com/news/quake-asia-tsunami-warning-729/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2013, 11:25:02 am
6.0+ EQs have been heating up a bit the last few days - even Northern CA got close today(registered a 5.7).


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2013, 11:31:22 am
Tremors felt in Moscow as 8.2 quake rattles Russia's Sakhalin region

Tremors have been felt all across Russia and in Europe, following a major 8.2 earthquake in the Sakhalin region. Panicking Muscovites began calling security services, and some decided to leave their homes.

http://rt.com/news/quake-asia-tsunami-warning-729/


Apparently, this is another one...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000h543#summary
Mag 6.8 - Sea of Okhotsk
2013-05-24 14:56:31 UTC

Also...

Powerful earthquake off east coast of Russia
5/24/13
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22650792

Quote
The strength of the earthquake is very unusual, even on Russia's most active geological fault.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on May 24, 2013, 01:46:19 pm
Sakhalin region is on a big island just north of Japan, and they say it was felt in Moscow and Europe? That's kind of hard to believe, seeing the straight line distance is just over 4,000 miles between Sakhalin and Moscow!


Title: Re: 5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2013, 07:49:28 am
http://news.yahoo.com/damage-reported-magnitude-5-7-201853658.html
Damage reported from magnitude-5.7 quake in Calif.

Residents in northeast Calif. assess damage after magnitude-5.7 quake; aftershocks reported

5/24/13

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.

The quake centered near Greenville downed chimneys and sent items tumbling from grocery store shelves when it hit shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. It also ruptured a tank that supplies residential drinking water, leaving 300 people under a boil advisory until further notice.

"Without question, it's the strongest quake I've ever felt here," Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said. "It was very unsettling, and it lasted long enough to create a measure of anxiety."

Despite the damage, no injuries have been reported.

The earthquake was felt in Reno, Nev., about 100 miles south; as far away as San Francisco, 230 miles southwest; and in Oregon. About four dozen aftershocks have been reported, including a magnitude-4.9 temblor that struck early Friday.

Pacific Gas & Electric said about 660 customers lost power on the southwestern edge of Lake Almanor at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Electricity has since been restored.

At least three houses had moderate damage including collapsed chimneys and cracked plaster. County officials said the total damage isn't yet known because many homes in the area are seasonal and unoccupied.

Hagwood added supermarkets and other stores "had a lot of things come off the shelves."

Susan Shephard and her husband, Alan Shephard, who run the Quail Lodge at Lake Almanor near the epicenter, said they were watching "The Hunger Games" on TV when the whole building started shaking.

"All of a sudden things started falling off the shelves, mirrors fell off the wall, vases fell down to the floor, everything started crashing," Susan Shephard told the Redding Record-Searchlight. "It felt like the end of our world."

The epicenter was not far from High Desert State Prison in Susanville, but wardens reported no power outages or damages to the facility or its operations, said Jonathan Parsley, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The quake was the most powerful to hit the mostly wilderness region since 1934, said Keith Knudsen, deputy director of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park.

It appeared to have occurred along a strike-slip fault line similar to the San Andreas. More than 9,000 people including from neighboring states logged onto the USGS website to report feeling the jolt.

"It was a pretty good size quake," Knudsen said.

The quake hit a rugged region where the Sierra and Cascade mountains meet. More than 100 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams flow through more than a million acres of national forest. About 22,000 people live in Plumas County.

The region's seismicity is not well-studied because the terrain is rugged and dollars have been spent on analyzing faults in more populated corridors like the San Francisco Bay area where the earthquake risk is higher. Since Thursday's quake, scientists are mulling putting more portable monitors near the epicenter.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 27, 2013, 06:23:53 am
Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits near Guabito, Panama - @USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000h700#summary


Title: Re: 5.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern California
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2013, 01:39:44 pm
More than 50 Aftershocks Since Thursday’s Earthquake :!:
5/24/13

Since the magnitude 5.7 earthquake from last night, there have been 54 more tremors near Greenville as of noon Friday.

Almost all the aftershocks have registered, preliminarily, under 4.0 – although one came in at 4.9.

Thursday night’s earthquake was centered near Lake Almanor in Plumas County. No significant damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the quake.


Read more: http://fox40.com/2013/05/24/more-than-50-aftershocks-since-thursdays-earthquake/#ixzz2UWHXmeVk


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 27, 2013, 09:19:35 pm
Arkansas quake swarms rattle nerves, raise questions
By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 9:46 AM EDT, Mon May 27, 2013

(CNN) -- Three dozen earthquakes over the past week in central Arkansas shook shelves, rattled nerves and prompted speculation about their cause.

"Are they being being triggered or are they natural? That's something we don't know," Arkansas Geological Survey scientist Scott Ausbrook said Sunday.

The chances of so many temblors in the region in such a short time are "Powerball kind of odds," Ausbrook said. "What was unusual was to have four different areas in the state to be active in the same week."

More than two dozen quakes recorded since Wednesday have been centered north of Morrilton, Arkansas. The strongest, on Wednesday and Thursday nights, had reported magnitudes of 3.5 and 3.4.

"Right now all we've gotten reports of is shaking stuff and rattling shelves, but people are definitely noticing them," Ausbrook said.

Measuring the magnitude of eathquakes

Solving the mystery is important because of suspicion the quakes could be related to natural gas exploration nearby using hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, he said.

"The best probability at this point is they are natural, but we can't rule out the possibility that there may be a relationship," Ausbrook said.

A swarm of hundreds of earthquakes centered near Guy, Arkansas, ended two years ago after state regulators imposed a moratorium on new injection wells in the area.

Two operating injection wells, just outside of the moratorium area, are about 8 miles from some of the quakes. "I can't say at this time there's not a connection, but given the distance from those wells, it would be pretty amazing," Ausbrook said.

One natural explanation would be a fault running through the area that makes a sharp turn, where "you would expect more strain to accumulate," Ausbrook said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 28, 2013, 11:40:22 am
http://www.3news.co.nz/Silent-quake-gently-rocks-Wellington/tabid/1160/articleID/299393/Default.aspx
'Silent' quake gently rocks Wellington(NZ)

The equivalent of a magnitude 7 quake is quietly rocking the capital, though until now you'd have only noticed it if you were a geophysicist.

The huge underground movement called the Kapiti Slip is responsible, and it's not over yet.

"This is what we call a silent earthquake," Geonet scientist Caroline Little said on Firstline this morning. "Instead of this movement happening in seconds, this will take around a year to move."

Normal earthquakes release all their energy when one side of a fault suddenly slips past the other, and can be incredibly destructive – as the people of Christchurch know all too well.

But in a silent earthquake the energy is released slowly, and in some cases can be predicted in advance.

"We started recording with the GPS network in 2002, and since then this is the third Kapiti event we've seen," says Ms Little.

"Both of the previous two have lasted around the year mark. Interestingly it's occurred every five years – 2003, 2008 and then this one in 2013."

Slow-slip quakes are relatively recent discovery, and their effect on conventional quakes is still being researched.

"It does change the stress around the area, and these types of events have been known to interact with conventional earthquakes," says Ms Little.

"We had another event like this around Kapiti in 2008, and that actually caused a swarm of earthquakes – tiny earthquakes – around the Upper Hutt region, around 30 earthquakes around magnitude 2 and 3."

It's not apparent whether they increase or decrease the likelihood of a major quake, like the one in Christchurch.

"It's both, really, because it changes the stress in different areas. It could go both ways," says Ms Little.

The Kapiti Slip is occurring 40km beneath the Earth's surface, and stretches 100km between Kapiti and Marlborough. It's not a phenomenon unique to the area, or even New Zealand.

"It happens in four regions in the North Island of New Zealand, and it also happens at all the other subduction zones around the world like Japan and North America," says Ms Little.

A slow-slip quake happens in the Hawke's Bay and Gisborne every one-to-two years, at only 10 to 15km deep.

GeoNet estimates around 40 percent of the North Island's tectonic plate movement occurs in slow slips.


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Silent-quake-gently-rocks-Wellington/tabid/1160/articleID/299393/Default.aspx#ixzz2UbdYQudw


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 29, 2013, 03:58:29 pm
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-santa-barbara-20130529,0,2209915.story
4.6 earthquake hits off Santa Barbara coast
5/29/13

A magnitude-4.6 earthquake struck off the Santa Barbara coast Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor struck at 7:38 a.m. about three miles west of Isla Vista, the USGS reported. Initial reports indicated that the quake had a magnitude of 4.9, but that was later adjusted to 4.6....



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on June 02, 2013, 06:44:42 am
4.8 magnitude earthquake felt in Cairo and Eilat
DEBKAfile June 1, 2013, 3:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

 The earthquake whose epicenter was in Sinai was felt in Cairo and Eilat. There was no damage.

http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/4584/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on June 02, 2013, 07:38:47 am
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes Taiwan, some damage

http://www.newsdaily.com/world/3841f09809b0d3428e552f692bed72c7/magnitude-65-earthquake-strikes-taiwan-some-damage


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 04, 2013, 03:28:35 pm
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Diplomats+earthquake+caused+long+cracks+walls+Irans+Bushehr/8476814/story.html#ixzz2VGtY4gIA
Diplomats say earthquake caused long cracks in walls of Iran's Bushehr reactor
6/4/13

Several countries monitoring Iran's nuclear program have picked up information that the country's only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more of several recent earthquakes, with long cracks appearing in at least one section of the structure, two diplomats said Tuesday.

Iran is under U.N. sanctions for refusing to stop nuclear programs that could be used to make weapons, even as it insists it has no such plans.

Its Bushehr nuclear plant is not considered a proliferation threat. But some nations are concerned about how safe it is. Iran has refused to join an international nuclear safety convention and persistent technical problems have shut the plant for lengthy periods since it started up in September 2011 after years of construction delays.

Reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency in February and May said the agency had been informed by the Iranians that the facility was shut down, without specifying why.

Kuwait and other Arab countries are only a few hundred kilometres (miles) away from Iran's Bushehr reactor, which is on the Persian Gulf coast, and are particularly worried about the safety of the Russian-built reactor. Saudi Arabia mentioned Bushehr as a safety concern on Tuesday at a session of the Vienna-based IAEA's 35-nation board.


Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Diplomats+earthquake+caused+long+cracks+walls+Irans+Bushehr/8476814/story.html#ixzz2VHV9YuJ7


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2013, 12:19:22 pm
Magnitude 6.1, Santa Cruz Islands, Wed 06/05/2013 04:47:29 UTC
(Wed 06/05/2013 03:47:29 PM at epicenter)
Depth of 64.70 km (40.20 mi)... 
See realtime earthquake information at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 09, 2013, 05:29:04 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000hjry#summary
Mag 5.8 - Northern Territory, Australia 2013-06-09 14:22:12 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 13, 2013, 03:43:04 pm
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/6-7-magnitude-quake/709736.html
6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java island
POSTED: 14 Jun 2013 1:54 AM
UPDATED: 14 Jun 2013 2:27 AM

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people running into the streets in panic.

JAKARTA: A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people running into the streets in panic.

There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued after the quake struck at 11:47 pm (1647 GMT) at a depth of 11 kilometres in Indonesian waters some 170 kilometres east of Australia's Christmas Island.

The quake was felt strongly in Kawalu, West Java province, according to hotel security guard Asep, who goes by one name.

"Some staff ran out into the streets," he said. "The quake was strong, but it only lasted around five seconds. I can't see any damage."

It was also felt in Ciamis, West Java province, a hotel worker said.

"Our guests who hadn't gone to bed yet ran outside in a panic. But there's no damage that I can see and everything is back to normal," said Warmansyah, who works at the Priangan guesthouse and goes by one name.

Tall buildings swayed gently in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, around 420 kilometres north of the quake's epicentre.

The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said there was no potential for a tsunami.

"There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties, but we know the quake was felt in several parts of Java," an agency spokesman told AFP. "There is no potential for a tsunami."

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue an alert after the quake.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

A massive quake struck off Aceh in 2004, sparking a tsunami that killed 170,000 people in the province on Sumatra and tens of thousands more in countries around the Indian Ocean.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 15, 2013, 05:17:38 pm
Strong earthquake reported off Nicaragua coast
6/15/13

By: Associated Press MEXICO CITY — A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake was registered off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua around midday Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after the quake, which was felt at 11:34 a.m. local time (1734 GMT).The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of the Masachapa, a community located on Nicaragua's Pacific coast.Nicaragua's seismological institute measured the temblor's strength as 6.6, and it declared a tsunami alert as a precaution because of the earthquake's strength.

See more at:
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/international/americas/2013/06/strong_earthquake_reported_off_nicaragua_coast#sthash.N6n3N5UL.dpuf


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 15, 2013, 05:21:12 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000hrl4#summary
Mag 6.2 - 61km S of Pirgos, Greece 2013-06-15 16:11:00 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 16, 2013, 10:14:20 am
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-0-quake-hits-mexico-tremors-felt-054533464.html
Power outages hit Mexico City after quake in country's center
6/16/13

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Power outages hit the Mexican capital of Mexico City on Sunday after an earthquake struck the center of the country, and officials said there was no other damage reported.

Some restaurants and residential buildings in the capital were evacuated as a precautionary measure, they said.

Buildings shuddered in the city, a Reuters witness said.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) downgraded its initial measurement of the quake to magnitude 5.8 from 6.0.

No one at state oil company Pemex was immediately available to comment but the group has no major installations near the epicenter of the quake, 14 miles west of Jolalpan in southwest Mexico, 76 miles south of Mexico City.

(Reporting by Simon Gardner; Editing by Louise Ireland and Robert Birsel)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2013, 05:12:34 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/moderate-quake-strikes-central-chile-19440671#.UcN-Fmwo5jp
Magnitude-5.7 Quake Shakes Central Chile
6/20/13

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 17:29 p.m. local time and its epicenter was about 60 kilometers (37 miles) east-north-east of Los Andes, Chile.

Officials discarded the possibility of a tsunami and said there were no immediate reports of deaths or damages.

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2013, 11:54:54 am
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/earthquake-felt-across-north-italy-media-112148284.html
Earthquake felt across northern Italy
6/21/13

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Tuscany on Friday and was felt across northern Italy from Bologna to Florence, the civil protection agency said, adding that no serious injuries had been reported.

"We are checking to see whether any damage has been caused," a civil protection spokeswoman told AFP, adding that the quake struck at a depth of around 5.0 kilometres (3.1 miles).

The quake hit 2.0 kilometres from the walled city of Fivizzano in the province of Massa and Carrara in Tuscany, sparking panic among residents who rushed out of houses onto the streets.

Seismologist Marco Mucciarelli from the national experimental oceanographic and geophysics institute told SKY Italia television that tremors felt in Venice and across the top of Italy around the same time were not the same quake but aftershocks.

"There are likely more to come," he said, adding that there were "big problems with communication" in the towns and cities near the epicentre of the quake, slowing efforts to check damage caused.

The quake lasted just a few seconds, according to witnesses speaking to local journalists.

There were reports in the Italian media of damage to houses in Lunigiana in Tuscany, and several elderly people suffering from shock, but no reports of serious injuries or collapsed buildings.

In the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy's Equal Opportunities Minister Josepha Idem cut short a speech as the quake hit and the town hall she was in was evacuated.

Local trains across the region were interrupted but the fast train from Milan to Bologna was running without disruption, according to Italy's rail service.

Fear of earthquakes in the region is high after two powerful quakes wrecked homes and businesses in the neighbouring Emilia Romagna region in May 2012, killing 25 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2013, 10:36:19 pm
6/23/13
Seismologists monitor Carson City quake swarm

Nevada seismologists and emergency managers say they're monitoring an earthquake swarm in Carson City that has the potential to result in a major temblor.

But officials from the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno, stress they can't predict how the sequence of over 120 minor quakes that began June 1 will play out or if it will result in larger events.

The largest quakes of the swarm have been one of magnitude-2.9 on June 5 and two of magnitude-2.8 on Thursday and June 16. While each has been followed by many smaller quakes, no injuries or major damage have been reported.

UNR seismologists say based on past seismic activity in the region, the probability of larger quakes increases as sequences progress.

They say the swarm is of concern because it may be associated with the Genoa Fault Zone, which is capable of producing major quakes of magnitude-7 or more.

Nevada is the third most seismically active state in the nation behind California and Alaska.


Read more: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/23/nv-carson-city-quakes/#ixzz2X6KxoycC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 25, 2013, 12:40:08 pm
http://mauinow.com/2013/06/24/6-4-mid-atlantic-ridge-earthquake-no-tsunami-threat-to-hawai%CA%BBi/
6/24/13
6.4 Mid-Atlantic Ridge Earthquake, No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi

By Wendy Osher

There is no widespread tsunami threat after a 6.4 earthquake reported at 12:04 p.m. on Mon. June 24, 2013 in the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The agency issued the notification saying the determination was based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.

The quake was centered 772 mikes ENE of Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana; 775 miles ENE of Cayenne, French Guiana; 778 miles ENE of Matoury, French Guiana; 786 miles ENE of Kourou, French Guiana; and 844 miles NNE of Salinopolis, Brazil, according to information compiled by the USGS.

The USGS reports the earthquake was located at at depth of 6.2 miles and at the following coordinates: 10.726°N 42.616°W.


Title: Tsunami hit East Coast on 06/13/13?
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 25, 2013, 10:44:02 pm
No, it wasn't anything major, but...
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp=52312186&#52312186


http://news.yahoo.com/tsunami-may-hit-east-coast-earlier-june-185518026.html
Tsunami may have hit East Coast earlier in June
6/25/13

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A storm that blew through earlier this month might have triggered a rare phenomenon for the East Coast: a tsunami.

Tsunami-like conditions were observed June 13 at more than 30 tide gauges along the East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The highest peak amplitude was recorded in Newport, R.I, where it reached just under a foot above sea level. Gauges in Kiptopeke, Va., and Atlantic City, N.J., recorded similar peaks, according to NOAA.

"From North Carolina up through Massachusetts, we can find that signal, even though it's very small, which tells us there was something going on," Mike Angove, head of NOAA's tsunami program, said Tuesday. "We're trying to piece this back together."

A strong storm moved through the region and offshore that day, and scientists were trying to determine if it played a role.

Angove stopped short of saying it was a tsunami, but acknowledged it had specific characteristics of one. NOAA's West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center posted a statement calling it a tsunami.

Brian Coen was spearfishing at Barnegat Inlet in Ocean County, N.J., around 3:30 p.m. on June 13, when he saw a strong outrush of water as the tide went out, according to a description provided by NOAA. He said it carried divers over submerged rocks that serve as a breakwater. The rocks, normally three to four feet deep, eventually were exposed, he said.

Then, according to NOAA, Coen saw an approximately 6-foot wave come in. It carried the divers back over the breakwater and also swept three people off rocks that are usually five to six feet above sea level. Two of them needed medical attention.

Chuck Ebersole, steward at Wickford Yacht Club in North Kingstown, R.I., said he saw a strong current of about 7 knots, or 8 miles per hour, going out through a channel into Narragansett Bay. Normally, he said, the current is 1 to 2 miles per hour. The current was so strong that one large boat pulled its cleat out of the dock, he said.

After a while, the current reversed at the same speed, he said. A nearby gauge recorded that the sea level changed by 1.3 feet
.

Angove said it is a specific feature of tsunamis for water to be drawn out to sea and then rapidly rush back in, and the water speeds Ebersole reported in Rhode Island indicated something other than a storm surge.

He said researchers are looking for a cause. One possibility is a rare meteotsunami (pronounced MEE'-tee-oh tsoo-NAHM'-ee), which is a tsunami caused by weather. Or it could have been caused by a landslide off the continental shelf, which is less rare but still uncommon, he said.

Angove hopes to send a boat with sonar out to the shelf to look for a landslide and help determine what happened.

"If we can't do that, it's going to be tough to put this egg back together," he said.

At the yacht club, there was only minor damage to the dock and two boats, Ebersole said.

"For a little while there, I thought it might have been some runoff from the storms we had that week, but it was too much water for that," he said. "It was very exciting at the time."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 27, 2013, 11:57:49 am
http://www.king5.com/news/local/43-magnitude-earthquake-hits-Central-Washington-213251991.html
4.3 magnitude earthquake hits Central Washington
6/26/13

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake shook an area in Central Washington on Wednesday night.

The earthquake at 7:45 p.m. occurred 25.9 miles west-northwest of Entiat, 33 miles northwest of Wenatchee.

The quake was 6.33 miles deep.

"We really felt it here in Leavenworth. Felt like our house was being bulldozed," Kaitlyn Griffith said on the KING 5 Facebook page.

"Wiggle, jiggle and shake with a popping sound that sounded like someone slapped the house," said Chris Millsap of Manson.

"The whole house shook, everything rattled, the water and the dogs dish went from side to side and it was just a huge roar like a big thunder rumble right on top of us," said Pam McElravy, who was at the Lake Chelan YMCA camp.

Hundreds of people responded to the "Did you feel it?" on the USGS website. People from Olympia to Kent, Issaquah and Mount Vernon reported feeling it.

USGS said the shaking was "light" and there was no damage.

A 2.4 magnitude aftershock occurred at 9:21 p.m.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on July 02, 2013, 07:31:44 am
Magnitude 6.1 Sumatra earthquake kills 1 child, injures dozens of people - @RadioAustralia

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-07-02/strong-quake-rocks-sumatras-aceh/1155196


SEE ALSO THIS REPORT: Are Mysterious Loud Booms and Sinkholes Linked to Earth Core Changes
http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2101&category=Science

especially the part about the spliting of the Indian Plate and all the Sumatra earth quakes here of late.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on July 02, 2013, 07:39:08 am
Minor Earthquake Strikes Below Lake Erie
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 3.6 struck early today beneath Lake Erie, just outside of Cleveland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

http://www.livescience.com/37891-minor-earthquake-strikes-below-lake-erie.html

A lot of GIANT caves under there from all the salt mining


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on July 02, 2013, 12:09:09 pm
M6.0 - South of the Kermadec Islands 2013-06-15 11:20:34 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000hrgh#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 15, 2013, 05:45:12 pm
7.3 Earthquake at Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands Today Prompts No Tsunami
http://news.lalate.com/2013/07/15/7-3-earthquake-at-bristol-island-south-sandwich-islands-today-prompts-no-tsunami/
7/15/13

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Bristol Island in the South Sandwich Islands. No tsunami alert exists, however. The massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake began today July 15, 2013 far out to sea, far from Argentina and Chile’s coast, officials tell news. It was initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake before being upgraded.

The large earthquake today began moments ago. It erupted at 12:03 pm local time, officials tell news. It also posted a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake starting twenty miles below sea level. But the quake was far from land when it began.

Officials tell news that the quake was closest only to one island. The quake began one hundred thirty miles southeast of Bristol Island in the South Sandwich Islands. The quake was thereafter a great distance from other nations. The quake was one thousand six hundred miles at least from Ushuaia, Argentina. It was roughly one thousand seven hundred miles from Rio Gallegos in Argentina as well. Reps tell news that the quake was about one thousand seven hundred miles from Punta Arenas, Chile and about one thousand three hundred mils from Stanley in the Falkland Islands.

The National Weather Service says that no tsunami danger exists currently for the U.S, Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. But officials. Both the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirm that no tsunami threat is in place.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 17, 2013, 12:47:55 am
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/17/quake-peru-idUSL1N0FN05520130717?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews&rpc=43
7/17/13
UPDATE 1-Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes southern Peru -U.S. Geological Survey

(Updates with Peruvian authorities in 3rd paragraph)

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck southern Peru on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the quake was located 53 miles (85 km)northwest of Arequipa, Peru, at a depth of about 52 miles (84 km), according to the USGS. Magnitude 6 quakes are capable of causing severe damage.

Peruvian authorities said there were no reports of damage or injuries. (Editing by Stacey Joyce)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 19, 2013, 03:10:47 am
http://local.msn.com/new-zealand-earthquake
7/18/13
Strong quake strikes New Zealand's capital

A shallow quake was felt throughout much of central New Zealand, but no injuries were reported.


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A strong earthquake Friday rocked New Zealand's capital city of Wellington but there were no initial reports of injuries or significant damage.

The magnitude-5.3 temblor struck just after 9 a.m. and was widely felt throughout central New Zealand. It was strong enough to knock items off shelves and lasted about 20 seconds.

The United States Geological Survey reported that the quake was centered 34 kilometers east of Blenheim at a relatively shallow depth of 16 kilometers. Shallow earthquakes tend to feel more severe on the surface.

New Zealand is part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" that receives regular seismic activity. A severe earthquake in the city of Christchurch in 2011 killed 185 people and destroyed much of the city's downtown.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 20, 2013, 05:27:28 am
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8939106/Magnitude-5-7-earthquake-rocks-central-New-Zealand
Video: Strong earthquakes rock central NZ

A 4.3 quake hit the east coast of New Zealand tonight, following a 4.5 magnitude quake in central New Zealand this afternoon, and a 5.7 earthquake that rattled people in Wellington and Blenheim this morning.

Geonet reported tonight's quake was 20km east of Te Araroa, a settlement on the east coast of the north island, near the southern edge of the Bay of Plenty. The quake was 62km deep and hit at 11.42pm.

GeoNet reported this afternoon's was of a "strong" intensity, 35km east of Seddon, at a depth of 15km. The quake hit at 3.21pm.

The first quake struck at 9.06am and was centred 30km east of Seddon, south of Blenheim, at a depth of 8km.

Rated as severe, it turned Wellington office workers white-knuckled as it swayed high-rises in the capital, with buildings also being rocked in Blenheim.

The shallow tremor was felt as far away as Christchurch and New Plymouth
.

In Wellington it was felt as one jolt, gradually picking up in intensity, while those in Blenheim felt two shakes.

GeoNet said it received more than 6000 reports after the jolt. It said the fact it struck off the South Island spared the region from its full force, though there were a few reports that it had a damaging intensity.

Though it had knocked goods off shelves in Blenheim it was much too small to cause a tsunami, GeoNet said.

An offshore earthquake needed to be at least magnitude 7.5 for a tsunami to be considered possible.

The quake was preceded by a magnitude-2.9 "foreshock" in the same location 6 minutes before the main shock.

An Earthqake Commission spokeswoman said 14 claims had been received following the first quake, but she expected more once people got home from work.

It was too early to itemise the claims, she said.

By 11am there had been 17 aftershocks in the region, the largest a magnitude 3.7, 30km east of Seddon.

Aftershocks were likely to continue for the next 24 hours.

Early analysis had the fault movement as "reverse faulting", meaning each side of the fault was being compressed.

'LIKE A BLOODY ROLLERCOASTER'

In Marlborough, Lake Grassmere farmer Peter Davison said he had never seen his house buck and shake so much.

"It was like being on a bloody rollercoaster," he said.

He was looking out the window of his Marfells Beach Rd home when it hit.

It was worse than the Boxing Day quake in 2010, which he had been in Christchurch for, he said.

"I've never felt anything like it," he said
.

His fishing rods had fallen and lay scattered around his library and pictures were askew on the walls.

"It's a wooden house and I've never seen the walls move like this," he said.

Blenheim New World supermarket owner Ashley Shore said about 100 items fell off the shelves, but no-one was too fazed.

"The team cleaned it up pretty quickly and there was actually customers in the aisles who just carried on shopping," he said.

Seddon Supervalue till operator Carrie Rule said staff and the one customer at the supermarket during the earthquake were a bit shaky.

"She was a good one," Rule said.

"We're all still a bit shaky but it wasn't too bad, no stock fell off the shelves or anything, but apparently there was a truck in the car park which was shaking back and forth."

Winemaker Peter Yealands from the Awatere Valley said it was the biggest quake he could recall.

"The tanks moved a bit and the staff were a bit scared, as you'd expect," Yealands said.

It was the first major quake for the Yealands Estate winery, since it was built in 2008. Sitting on a fault line area it had been designed to withstand a magnitude-8 earthquake.

Wellington office workers reported ducking under their desks when the quake arrived at 9.06am, and there was a report of lifts in some buildings being out of action.

It "felt like I was standing on a skate board," Mena Bassily said.

"I was at the gym on one floor and hoped it was only Wellington, not a bigger remote earthquake harming another NZ city somewhere else".

Auckland school teacher Barbara Brewer, visiting Wellington for the national under-19 netball championships was shocked.

"Holy ****, how often do quakes that shake the whole house happen?" she said.

The coach of the Auckland side which last night won the national title, had been in the shower.

RAIL PRECAUTIONS

KiwiRail had put precautionary restrictions on trains going through tunnels or over bridges, a spokeswoman said.

They extended from Otaki, just south of Levin, to just north of Kaikoura, she said.

Restrictions meant trains would travel slowly across bridges and through tunnels.

All the structures and lines would be checked before the restrictions were lifted.

Bridge inspections were being done as a precaution in Marlborough, Marlborough Roads general manager Frank Porter said.

Marlborough Roads was not aware of any issues. No problems been reported.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 21, 2013, 03:15:50 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/21/19590327-65-earthquake-strikes-near-wellington-new-zealand?lite=
7/21/13
6.5 earthquake strikes near Wellington, New Zealand

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand near the capital on Sunday, prompting flights in and out of the nearby airport to be suspended, according to local reports.

Nevertheless, initial reports indicated damage was light. The Pacific tsunami warning center did not issue a tsunami warning.

One News reported on its website that all flights in and out of Wellington Airport were suspended indefinitely amid fears of damage to equipment.

The quake hit just after 5 p.m. local time and was centered about 35 miles south-southwest of Wellington in the narrow Cook Strait between the northern and southern islands, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website. The USGS originally said the quake registered 6.9 but later revised that figure.

"We've had one report of structural damage so far, but as far as I know, power in the city is still on," said a spokesman at the capital's fire station, according to Reuters.

The area on the northern island around Wellington, the capital, is home to about 400,000 people. The small town of Seddon was just east of the epicenter on the southern island.

A reporter for a Wellington television network who was in Christchurch during the deadly 2011 quake said that Sunday’s quake felt as bad.

"It's scary … there's not a lot of damage but it was terrifying," said reporter Jessica McCarthy, One News reported.

Central New Zealand had been hit by a swarm of earthquakes in recent days, including a 5.7 on Friday and a 5.8 Sunday morning, The Dominion Post newspaper reported on its website. It displayed a map that showed the epicenters grouped just east of Seddon.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 22, 2013, 01:03:06 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/21/19602512-22-reported-dead-in-central-chinese-earthquake?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=3
7/21/13
22 reported dead in central Chinese earthquake

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China on Monday, killing 22 people and injuring hundreds of others, official state media reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey told NBC News the quake hit in Gansu province about 8 miles east of Chabu at 7:45 a.m. Beijing time (7:45 p.m. ET Sunday). The USGS recorded it at 6 miles deep and said it caused shaking in a rural region where the infrastructure isn't seismically resistant.

The state-owned China News Service, citing local government officials, and the official Xinhua news agency said 22 people were dead. Xinhua reported that at least 270 others were injured.

Many homes in the region collapsed, Xinhua reported. Widespread communications and power interruptions were reported, along with mudslides and landslides.

About 5,600 residential buildings were damaged, the Beijing-based China Daily newspaper reported Monday afternoon. Some train service was suspended, and hundreds of armed police were mobilized to repair a damaged part of the main highway linking Lanzhou, the provincial capital, to Minxian county, it reported.

Xinhua said the quake was felt in the neighboring cities of Dingxi, Longnan and Tianshui, as well as Lanzhou, more than 100 miles away. About 19,000 people live in the area that was subject to the strongest shaking, it said.

It was followed an hour and a half later by a 5.6-magnitude quake at about the same depth, the USGS reported.

Based on the history of earthquakes of this size in rural China, there could be "significant casualties," the USGS said.

The official China Meteorological Administration warned that heavy rain was possible in southeastern Gansu province Monday night and into Tuesday. It said the rain could hamper rescue efforts and urged residents to be alert to flash flooding in areas damaged by the earthquake.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 22, 2013, 02:46:31 pm
Video: At least 75 reportedly killed in China quake
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp=52543354&#52543354


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 26, 2013, 04:05:30 pm
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/et-cetera/6-2-quake-hits-off-vanuatu-usgs/articleshow/21365164.cms
6.2 quake hits off Vanuatu: USGS
7/26/13

SYDNEY: A 6.2-magnitude quake hit off the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to generate a tsunami.

 The US Geological Survey said the tremor at 0707 GMT was 135 kilometres (84 miles) deep and some 48 kilometres northeast of Luganville, and more than 270 kilometres from the capital Port Vila.

 Geoscience Australia estimated the quake at 5.7-magnitude and said it was unlikely to have caused any damage due to its depth.

 "If there was any damage it would only be light," duty seismologist Steve Tatham said.

 Earthquakes regularly hit near Vanuatu, with a 6.8-magnitude shaker hitting off the South Pacific island in December without generating a destructive tsunami.

 The island lies on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", a zone of frequent seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.

 It has been rocked by several large quakes in recent years, averaging about three magnitude 7.0 or above incidents every year.


Title: Earthquakes Burp Up Methane Bubbles
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 28, 2013, 03:09:18 pm
Earthquakes Burp Up Methane Bubbles
http://news.yahoo.com/earthquakes-burp-methane-bubbles-180458146.html
7/28/13

The long-suspected link between earthquakes and underwater methane bursts has finally been confirmed, reports a study published today (July 28) in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Though the temblor wasn't caught in the act, the strong shaking left clues in methane-rich mud and sand offshore of Pakistan, where two of Earth's tectonic plates collide at the Makran subduction zone. In 1945, a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck along the subduction zone, killing at least 300 people and triggering a tsunami.

Recently, researchers studying methane seeps in the Arabian Sea discovered unexpectedly large quantities of methane gas and minerals such as barite and sulfate just below the seafloor surface, on a ridge near the Makran subduction zone. The minerals and gas accumulate at a certain rate, so the team could calculate when the methane indicators first appeared — between 1916 and 1962. Combined with other clues, such as seismic surveys of disturbed sediments, the scientists concluded that the 1945 earthquake released methane gas into the ocean.

"Three lines of evidence came together saying the earthquake triggered the amplification of the methane flux," said David Fischer, lead study author and a geochemist at the MARUM Institute at the University of Bremen in Germany.

Mother Earth burps

Methane seeps and hydrates pair up with subduction zones around the world. These zones are areas where one of Earth's tectonic plates dives beneath another and where some of the world's strongest earthquakes occur. The incredible pressure from the colliding plates squeezes methane out of seafloor mud and folds the sedimentary layers into ridges — the perfect environment for natural gas deposits. [Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench]

Fischer and his colleagues think the 1945 shaking released a deposit of free methane gas that was locked beneath a layer of methane hydrates, compounds that trap gas in icy lattices. The free gas continues to bubble up to the seafloor today.

"This is the strongest circumstantial evidence we've seen so far on earthquakes perturbing the gas hydrate system," said Anne Trehu, a geophysicist at Oregon State University who was not involved in the study. "It's a difficult phenomenon to verify and I wouldn't say that this is a direct observation, but it's a nice study that shows quite a plausible correlation in time and space."

There's no way to know how much gas erupted during the earthquake. However, modeling of the methane bubbling up today indicates that roughly 261 cubic feet (7.4 cubic meters) of methane gas has been released since 1945, equivalent to the methane coming from a single mud volcano, or enough to fill 2,500 swimming pools, Fischer said. "This is something to consider in the global greenhouse gas budget," Fischer said. Methane gas from subduction zone earthquakes could be an important source of greenhouse gases in the environment, he said.

LiveScience asked Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institution for Science, to put that number into perspective. The seep's current emissions are about one-millionth of the natural global methane flux, which is on the order of 100 teragrams (100 megatons), Caldeira said. "I'm skeptical that any one volcano could have a big climate impact," said Caldeira, referring to the study's mud volcano comparison.

Gas stays in the sea

Another caveat is that big subduction zone earthquakes are rare, striking only once a year or less on average. However, no one knows if a sizable shaker is needed to release methane gas from seafloor sediments, or smaller earthquakes can unleash bubbles. And there is evidence of even bigger seafloor gas blowouts just east of New Zealand's subduction zone, including giant circular pockmarks 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) in diameter.

But subduction zone trenches are also deep, which means the gases unleashed during earthquakes may never reach to the surface. The sediments sampled at the Makran ridge were more than 9,100 feet (2,800 meters) deep. "Methane released at these water depths doesn't make it to the atmosphere," said Carolyn Ruppel, chief of the U.S. Geological Survey's Gas Hydrates Project in Woods Hole, Mass. "It's dissolved in the water column or it can be oxidized by microbes in the water column," said Ruppel, who was not involved in the study.

Yet even if methane from earthquakes doesn't reach the atmosphere, scientists are still interested in understanding how methane seeps and methane hydrates contribute to the ocean's total carbon levels. (Methane eventually is converted into carbon dioxide in the ocean and the atmosphere.) The new study could help modelers better predict contributions from seafloor methane sources. [Watch: Tracking an Ocean of Carbon]

"What we care about is the integrated global [methane] flux out of the seafloor into the ocean and we don't begin to know what that number is," Ruppel said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2013, 01:51:55 pm
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8975509/Severe-5-4-quake-hits-overnight
'Severe' 5.4 quake hits overnight
7/29/13

A ‘‘severe’’ quake this morning in Cook Strait caused damage and was felt as far away as Auckland.

It also increased the probability of further severe aftershocks, GeoNet seismologist John Ristau said.

Did this morning's quake cause any damage for you? Email us at web@dompost.co.nz

The 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 1.07am today, just over a week since a 6.5 magnitude Cook Strait earthquake, which caused damage around Wellington.

Today’s quake was 12km deep and 20km east of Seddon in Cook Strait. It was followed by a swarm of smaller quakes.

More than 1500 people, mainly in the upper South Island and lower North Island, reported feeling the quake to GeoNet.

At least one person reported it caused damage.

‘‘I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if this earthquake knocked items off shelves,’’ Dr Ristau said.

It was also felt in Auckland, Hamilton, and Tauranga.

At midday yesterday, Geonet had downgraded the chance of a 5-5.9 aftershock within 24 hours to 11 per cent.

When GeoNet reworked its figures, it would increase the likelihood of a 5-5.9 aftershock, he said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2013, 11:15:40 am
http://local.msn.com/earthquake-rattles-greece-with-51-magnitude-shock
8/7/2013
By Associated Press, Associated Press
Associated Press
Earthquake rattles Greece with 5.1 magnitude shock

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake which the US Geological Survey says had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has rattled central Greece and was felt in the country's capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.

Wednesday's quake occurred about 15 miles southeast of the central city of Lamia and 77 miles northwest of Athens shortly after noon local time, the USGS said.

Earthquakes are frequent in Greece, which lies in one of the world's most seismically active areas. But the vast majority are small or have epicenters deep beneath the seabed and rarely cause significant damage or injuries.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 13, 2013, 11:12:31 am
Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes near Mutis, Colombia - @USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00mrh7o5#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2013, 11:21:38 am
Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes near Mutis, Colombia - @USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00mrh7o5#summary

Visited that country 6 years ago - earthquakes seem to be normal there et al. But nonetheless it seems like, like we said here recently, 6+ mag EQs are one of the new norms nowdays in the world.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 13, 2013, 11:26:55 am
Visited that country 6 years ago - earthquakes seem to be normal there et al. But nonetheless it seems like, like we said here recently, 6+ mag EQs are one of the new norms nowdays in the world.

you sure do seem to get around a lot for not having a job since ive known you.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2013, 11:42:33 am
you sure do seem to get around a lot for not having a job since ive known you.

My dad travels every now and then as part of his job. He doesn't travel often, but nonetheless he's in academia, so he ends up going around to conferences every now and then. Guess the upside of being unemployed is that am able to travel around and see parts of the world when given the chance. My dad was a guest professor at a Columbia university at the time for one of his former students. The weather was actually pretty cool during that summer.

BUT, with that being said, if my employment in 2008 didn't lay me off, would not have found my way to this message forum via PPF(and to the KJV for that matter too).


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 13, 2013, 12:02:22 pm
Roamans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 16, 2013, 12:56:11 pm
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=330161

Mw 6.5
Region COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND
Date time 2013-08-16 02:31:07.0 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2013, 10:56:02 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/21/20118454-strong-quake-shakes-buildings-in-mexico-city?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=3
8/21/13

Strong quake shakes buildings in Mexico City

By Marian Smith, Staff Writer, NBC News

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake rattled Mexico City on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The epicenter was in the southern state of Guerrero, just northwest of Ayulta de los Libres, but buildings shook in the capital some 166 miles away.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties following the temblor, which was recorded at a depth of 21 miles.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 30, 2013, 11:52:49 am
6.8 magnitude earthquake recorded off the Aleutian Islands, Alaska - @NOAA


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 30, 2013, 01:48:54 pm
^^ It's a 7.0...

http://news.msn.com/us/70-quake-recorded-in-alaskas-aleutian-islands
7.0 quake recorded in Alaska's Aleutian Islands

AP  58 min ago  | Rachel D'Oro   of Associated Press 

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was strongly felt in two Alaskan villages in the Aleutian Islands, the Alaska Earthquake Information Center says.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 miles southeast of Adak, Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said in a statement that the quake was felt strongly in Adak and Atka, and shaking lasted up to one minute.

There have been no immediate reports of damage.

The earthquake didn't trigger a tsunami warning, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, says the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water.

The village of Atka is about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 30, 2013, 08:04:44 pm

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits east of Adak, Alaska - @USGS



Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Benzilan, China - @USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 31, 2013, 10:39:58 am

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits east of Adak, Alaska - @USGS



Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Benzilan, China - @USGS


http://news.msn.com/us/alaska-hit-by-powerful-quake-aftershocks
Alaska hit by powerful quake, aftershocks
8/31/13

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was strongly felt in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, the state Earthquake Information Center says, and was followed by aftershocks.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover.

At least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck after the major quake Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"I heard it coming," said Kathleen Nevzoroff, who was sitting at her computer in the tiny Aleutians village of Adak when the 7.0 temblor struck at 8:25 a.m. local time, getting stronger and stronger. "I ran to my doors and opened them and my chimes were all ringing."

There were no reports of damage or injuries from the earthquake, which occurred in a seismically active region. It was strongly felt in Atka, an Aleut community of 64 people, and the larger Aleutian town of Adak, where 320 people live.

The earthquake and the aftershocks didn't trigger any tsunami warnings, but Michael Burgy with the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, said the center is monitoring for potential tsunamis caused by landslides, either on land or under water.

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said the primary earthquake was centered 67 miles southwest of Adak, about 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Shaking lasted up to one minute.

The 6.1 aftershock struck in the same general area at 10:39 p.m. Friday. Police and town officials in Adak didn't immediately answer telephone calls for comment Friday night.

"We do expect aftershocks to occur in the next few days," USGS geophysicist Jessica Turner said. She said there had been a least 30 so far measuring at least magnitude 2.5.

She said the USGS hasn't had any reports of damage from the quakes, but added that the major one and some larger aftershocks have been felt.

The 7.0 quake occurred offshore in the subduction zone where plates of the Earth's crust grind and dive. By contrast, California's most famous fault line, the San Andreas, is a strike-slip fault. Quakes along strike-slip faults tend to move horizontally.

In Adak, city clerk Debra Sharrah was upstairs in her two-story townhome getting ready for work when she heard a noise.

"I thought it was my dog running up the stairs," she said. "It kept making noise and then it got louder. So then all of a sudden the rumbling started."

The four-plex of townhomes was shaking and swaying as Sharrah and her dog, Pico, dashed out the door. It seemed like the building moved for a long time, but the only thing disturbed in her home was a stepstool that fell over.

"Nothing fell off my walls, and the wine glasses didn't go out of the hutch or anything," said Sharrah, who moved to the island community from Montana's Glacier National Park area almost two years ago.

In Atka, Nevzoroff manages the village store and expected to find goods had flown off the shelves. But nothing was amiss.

"Everything seems to be okay," she said.

The communities are located in a sparsely populated region and both played roles in World War II.

Atka residents were displaced during the war, relocating to Southeast Alaska so the U.S. government could demolish the village to prevent the Japanese from seizing it as they had other Aleutian communities. After the war, the U.S. Navy rebuilt the community and residents returned. Today, the community is a cluster of solidly built utilitarian buildings scattered over rolling hills that turned emerald green in warmer months.

Adak, 110 miles to the west, had been home to U.S. military installations that allowed forces to wage a successful offense against the Japanese after they seized the Aleutian Islands of Kiska and Attu. After the war, Adak was transformed into a Naval air station that served as a submarine surveillance center during the Cold War. Later, the facilities were acquired by the Aleut Corp. — a regional native corporation — in a federal land-transfer agreement. It became a city in 2001 and today retains its military appearance.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 11:44:19 am
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/08/apocalyptic-earthquake-event-trending-2469938.html

Apocalyptic Earthquake Event Trending

Saturday, August 31, 2013 16:35

SWITZERLAND, Zürich — Based on breaking news and events, it now appears that an apocalyptic man-made earthquake doomsday-like “event” has been planned for the Pacific Rim. This earthquake event, should it happen, will likely start with a massive and highly publicized earthquake in San Francisco which will then spawn future quakes, tsunamis, dam breaks and volcanic eruptionsaround the Pacific Basin.

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Since January of 2012, there have been at least 101 major earthquakes around the world (see full list below), 85 of which have occurred within the Pacific Rim and 33 of which have occurred directly under the Pacific Ocean. At least 12 of the Pacific Rim earthquakes have registered a 7.0 magnitude or higher with the last 6 earthquakes on record (occurred August 12-31, 2013) respectively registering a 6.1, 6.2, 6.2, 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale. Aside from the unprecedented amount of high magnitude earthquakes, volcanic activity around the Pacific Basin is coincidentally also at an all-time high.

Pacific Rim Earthquake Targets:

1. San Francisco, California (Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge)
2. Mexico City, Mexico
3. Pacific Rim Dams (Hoover Dam, etc.)
4. Pacific Rim Volcanoes (Mount St. Helens, etc.)
5. Pacific Rim Nuclear Reactors (San Onofre Nuclear Plant, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, etc.)

In the aftermath of this man-made earthquake event, San Francisco and Mexico City would be likely be completely destroyed; volcanoes around the Pacific Rim would spew ash and smoke out shutting down air traffic; nuclear reactors in both the U.S. and Japan would rupture sending up a plume of radioactive debris which would ultimately be mixed in with the volcanic ash, rendering the entire Pacific region radioactive; and, deadly tsunamis would devastate coastal cities in California, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and Alaska. In essence, it would be an unprecedented doomsday disaster of epic proportions. Under even conservative estimate, hundreds of thousands would die, millions would be rendered homeless, and the economies of the respective countries involved would come to a screeching halt.

Pacific Rim Tsunami Targets:

1. Japan
2. Hawaii
3. Anchorage, Alaska
4. Australia (Great Barrier Reef)
5. New Zealand
6. Papua New Guinea

However, even scarier than earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes is the realization that these so called “natural disasters” are in fact man-made. Breaking news and revelations in respect to man-made earthquakes and tsunami bombs clearly show a concerted effort to terrorize humanity under the guise of Mother Nature is in full-effect. Coincidentally, the earthquake plot depicted herein appears to be a redux of three previously foiled man-made earthquake terror plots entitled:“‘Carmageddon’ Cover For Future L.A. Earthquake Strike” (September 28, 2012); “Man-Made Earthquake “Events” In California And Japan Imminent” (November 13, 2012); and “Apocalyptic “Doomsday Asteroid” Hoax Planned For 2013” (March 31, 2013).

ENCLOSED CHAPTERS:

1. San Francisco, California
 2. Japan
 3. Australia & New Zealand
 4. Post-Earthquake Dam Breaks
 5. Post-Earthquake Volcanic Eruptions
 6. Man-Made Earthquake Science
 7. 101 Earthquakes Since 2012

I. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA:

1.1: USGS Sets-Up 600 “Seismographs” on Hayward Fault Zone
In an apparent move to physically and psychologically set-up San Francisco for a future man-made earthquake event, on August 17, 2013, a report entitled “Building Demolition Gives Scientists One-Up On Looming San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake” was published which posed the question: “What will happen when the next Big One strikes?” According to the report, “…The region has been bracing for a major earthquake that many worry could level vulnerable schools, hospitals and apartment buildings and unleash near-apocalyptic chaos. The USGS estimates there is a 63 per cent chance of a major earthquake in the region within the next three decades.” Interestingly, the report stated that U.S. Geological Survey had set-up and executed a controlled demolition of a 13-story building on the Cal State-East Bay campus which was built about 600 meters from the Hayward Fault Zone, considered one of the most dangerous fault lines in the country. Prior to the demolition, the USGS placed more than “600 seismographs in concentric circles” within 1.6 kilometers of the building. Whether or not this demolition was cover for the insertion of earthquake explosives into the fragile fault zone is not known, but it did provide the perfect opportunity.

1.2: 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Mystery Solved
 In more apparent programming that another man-made apocalyptic earthquake is planned for San Francisco, on August 2, 2013, a propaganda report entitled “Digging Up the Truth: 1906 Earthquake Mystery Solved” was published about the devastating magnitude-7.7 earthquake that destroyed San Francisco. The article debates whether or not the 1906 earthquake skipped across the valley, jumping from west to east and back west again as it raced northward, or if it just stayed on one strand. Curiously, 117 years after the quake, researchers finally confirmed that only the western fault strand broke in the 1906 earthquake. The very late results were published August 1, 2013 in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The obvious question in respect to the findings is “Why now?”Ted Sayre, the Portola Valley town geologist who is a consultant with the firm Cotton, Shires & Associates Inc. is quoted as saying: “Our primary concern is another rupture on the 1906 trace”.

Major San Francisco Earthquakes:

1. June, 1838: San Francisco Earthquake(6.8-7.4)
2. October 8, 1865: San Francisco Earthquake(6.5)
3. April 18, 1906: San Francisco Earthquake(7.8)
4. October 17, 2013: Loma Prieta Earthquake(6.9)

1.3: San Francisco Bay Bridge
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a pair of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay of California, in the United States. Aside from being partially demolished in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the Bay Bridge recently underwent an emergency “repair”. On January 7th, 2013, it was reported that an oil tanker had struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. According to the report, the 752-foot tanker rammed the bridge tower as it headed out to sea damaging a 30 to 40 foot fender of steel on base of the bridge. Six months later on July 27, 2013, the Bay Bridge was again closed due to a suspicious device. Roughly 3 weeks later on August 15, 2013, it was reported that officials plan to re-open the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Whether or not the aforementioned bridge closures will ultimately undermine the structural integrity of the bridge is not known, but these timely construction projects could have theoretically provided cover for the installation of demolition explosives in and around the Bay Bridge. These explosives could then be detonated via remote control at a future date in a calculated attempt to give the appearance that the bridge succumbed to a naturally occurring earthquake.

1.4: The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In order for a man-made earthquake attack to be even more psychologically terrorizing, a well-known landmark such as the Golden Gate Bridge must be destroyed in the attack to serve as life-long reminder of that horrific day. On February 23rd, 2012, it was reported that the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, would undergo a renovation project that will “take years to complete”. According to the report, the project involves repainting the two main suspension cables which are responsible for holding the bridge in place. Whether or not the suspicious “renovation” project will ultimately undermine the structural integrity of the bridge is not known, but the timely construction could have theoretically provided cover for the installation of demolition explosives in and around the Golden Gate Bridge. These explosives could then be detonated via remote control at a future date in a calculated attempt to give the appearance that the bridge succumbed to a naturally occurring earthquake. Prior to a high-profile man-made earthquake attack resulting in the demolition of the Golden Gate Bridge, the public must be psychologically prepared to accept that this is in fact possible. Hollywood movie propaganda and government propaganda is a slick way of showing that yes, it can happen. On June 2nd, 2009, the Onion ran a story which openly joked about a “horrific attack on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which “left thousands missing and assumed dead”. Three years later, Hollywood released “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2012), a film (see trailer) in which a monkey literally destroys the Golden Gate Bridge.

1.5: San Francisco Terror Trending
 Since January of 2013, San Francisco has suffered a number or man-made tragedies which appear to be setting up the usually quite city for an unprecedented terror event, namely a massive earthquake. Whether or not a major earthquake will strike San Francisco is not known, but city officials are more than ready.

San Francisco Terror Trending:

1. January 7, 2013:Oil Tanker Strikes Bay Bridge (San Francisco, California)
2. April 2, 2013: Airport Drug Smuggler Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison (San Francisco, California)
3. May 6, 2013: Limousine Fire Kills Five Including Newlywed Bride (San Francisco, California)
4. May 26, 2013:1 Dead, 10 Hurt After Car, Party Bus Collide (San Francisco, California)
5. June 12, 2013: 19 Injured When Trolley Collides With Bus (San Francisco, California)
6. June 12, 2013: Naked Man Assaults Passengers At Train Station (San Francisco, California)
7. July 6, 2013: Boeing 777 Crash Lands At San Francisco Int. Airport (San Francisco, California)
8. July 12, 2013: 2 Killed In Shooting At San Francisco Shopping Center(San Francisco, California)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 11:46:41 am
Quote
Hollywood movie propaganda and government propaganda is a slick way of showing that yes, it can happen. On June 2nd, 2009, the Onion ran a story which openly joked about a “horrific attack on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which “left thousands missing and assumed dead”. Three years later, Hollywood released “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2012), a film (see trailer) in which a monkey literally destroys the Golden Gate Bridge.

Speaking of predictive programming - how many tv shows and movies in recent years(like the last 10-15 years) set in San Francisco would show numerous up-close views of that Golden Gate Bridge?

Pt being that for tv shows and movies filmed in NYC, they did the same with those Twin Towers buildings.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 12:21:57 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/6-5-magnitude-quake-off-eastern-indonesia-usgs-003951866.html
6.5-magnitude quake off eastern Indonesia: USGS
9/1/13

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, sending people running from their homes in panic but causing no damage or casualties.

The quake was also felt about 500 kilometres (300 miles) away in Darwin, Australia, where it set bookshelves shaking and moved furniture, the national AAP news agency reported.

The earthquake hit in waters near the remote Barat Daya islands in Maluku province at 8:52 pm (1152 GMT) at a depth of 132 kilometres, the USGS said. It was 411 kilometres (254 miles) east of Atambua and 425 kilometres south of Ambon.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.

Indonesia's national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said some people in southwest parts of Maluku province felt strong shaking for about 10 seconds and ran out of their homes.

But Suharjono, an official from the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency, added: "We have not received any reports of casualties or damage. I don't think there's going to be any significant impact."

And Amin Bin Tongke, chief search and rescue official for Maluku province, said: "The quake is in a really remote area, near a cluster of small islands away from cities or towns, with a very small population."

In Australia, the quake was felt in the Northern Territory and further east in Queensland, AAP reported.

"It went for quite a length of time, around 30 seconds... We had books moving," Steph Bond, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology in Darwin, was quoted as saying.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Boldhunter on September 01, 2013, 09:36:40 pm
What is the goal to be acheived by man-made earthquake?


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 09:47:43 pm
What is the goal to be acheived by man-made earthquake?

A massive earthquake in San Francisco could very well break the straw off of the camel's back(concerning the collapse of the economy nationwide) b/c that's where the headquarters of Silicon Valley(ie-tech groups like Yahoo) reside.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on September 02, 2013, 04:09:47 am
The desire would be to manipulate the weather in order to affect certain areas negatively, without anyone knowing who was behind it. To make a disaster seem "natural". You can cripple most countries to a great degree just with a big storm.

And imagine the psychological effect from some "official" that tells a country leader to shape up or else, and the next day a quake destroys half a town in said leaders country. THAT would get people's attention.

An earthquake could knock out all kinds of commercial production, as well as local utilities.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 03, 2013, 08:32:42 am
2 small earthquakes rattle East Texas; little damage reported


TIMPSON - Two sharp earth tremors on Monday rattled a rural East Texas area, causing little damage but startling residents.


http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/small-earthquakes-rattle-east-texas-little-damage-reported/article_82a09ef0-301a-5308-8b1f-f69906b2e29a.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 03, 2013, 03:32:44 pm
Earthquake, magnitude 6.2, 110 miles southwest of Bella Bella, British Columbia, Canada - @usgs

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00mskgfx


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 04, 2013, 04:50:21 pm
The desire would be to manipulate the weather in order to affect certain areas negatively, without anyone knowing who was behind it. To make a disaster seem "natural". You can cripple most countries to a great degree just with a big storm.

And imagine the psychological effect from some "official" that tells a country leader to shape up or else, and the next day a quake destroys half a town in said leaders country. THAT would get people's attention.

An earthquake could knock out all kinds of commercial production, as well as local utilities.

http://news.yahoo.com/report-tsunami-swamp-californias-economy-160144973.html
9/4/13
Report: Tsunami would swamp California's economy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska's coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation's busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests.

The potential impacts, based on a hypothetical magnitude-9.1 jolt off the Alaskan peninsula, were detailed by a team led by the U.S. Geological Survey to help emergency responders prepare.

Tsunamis are a rare but real threat in California. After the 2011 Japan disaster, tsunami waves raced across the Pacific and damaged boats and docks in the commercial fishing village of Crescent City.

Scientists said a closer offshore quake would create more havoc. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be shuttered for at least two days because of strong currents, potentially losing $1.2 billion in business. The Oakland Airport would be flooded. Coastal communities would face mass evacuations, the report said.

Coastal planners held meetings this week around the state to digest the information and review their evacuation plans.

Under the scenario, it would take about four hours for tsunami waves to crash into communities near the Oregon state line and about six hours to reach San Diego — theoretically, allowing time for people to flee to higher ground. The force of the waves would sink boats docked in marinas and damage harbors.

This "helps them understand what a bad tsunami can be," said USGS seismologist Lucy Jones.

The team began work on the scenario before the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011 and triggered a tsunami. It went back to the drawing board after seeing the toll on Crescent City and other coastal cities. The group focused only on California, even though a powerful offshore Alaska quake would affect the West Coast.

Patrick Corcoran, an Oregon State University expert on earthquake and tsunami hazards, praised the scenario for being realistic. But he said it's a challenge to prepare people for a rare disaster.

"People just go into freak-out mode" when past tsunamis have hit the U.S., said Corcoran, who had no role in the report.

The latest scenario is similar to a quake exercise released several years ago designed to prepare California residents for the "Big One" on the San Andreas Fault. Unlike the quake report that estimated 1,800 casualties, scientists did not include a death toll this time since they could not predict how evacuations would be handled during a tsunami.

Since 1812, the California coast has seen only a handful of tsunamis with waves higher than 3 feet. The deadliest occurred in 1964 when a magnitude-9.2 quake in Alaska triggered tsunami waves that killed 12 people in Northern California.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 05, 2013, 10:50:47 am
These 6.0's are becoming more frequent in recent weeks, it seems...

http://insidecostarica.com/2013/09/05/magnitude-6-0-earthquake-rocks-guanacaste/
9/5/13
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Guanacaste, Costa Rica

September 5th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The United States Geological Service (USGS) recorded a magnitude 6.0 earthquake 44 km west of Sardinal, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province at 6:29 a.m. this morning.  The USGS reports that the quake struck at a depth of 41.7km.

ICR has received reports of shaking in the popular tourist destination and beach community of Playas del Coco, described as three strong jolts over the course of about a minute.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) has yet to record the event, but reported a magnitude 3.8 temblor 39 km southwest of Manzanillo de Santa Cruz, also in the province of Guanacaste, a few minutes after the event reported by USGS.  OVSICORI reports that quake having struck at a depth of 5 km.

There are no reports of injuries or damage at this time.

Today marks one year to the day when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the Nicoya Peninsula, also in the province of Guanacaste, on September 5th, 2012. That quake occurred at 8:42 a.m. local time.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 07, 2013, 12:18:32 pm
Not only 6's seem to be the "new norm", but we're starting to see 6's more regularly in recent weeks, especially since the Syrian conflict started heating up!

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/06/20366001-65-magnitude-quake-strikes-guatemala?lite=
9/6/13
6.5-magnitude quake strikes Guatemala

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Guatemala near the border with Mexico Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were only reports of minor damage to houses and cars in the Quetzaltenango and San Marcos states.

No injuries or deaths were reported. Local universities and shopping malls were evacuated, according to local media.

The quake's epicenter was just outside Pajapita in Guatemala, about 9 miles from the border with Mexico. It occurred at a depth of 42 miles, the USGS said.

No damage was reported in Mexico's southern Chiapas state, a spokesman for emergency services said.

The initial earthquake was followed about seven minutes later by a 5.4-magnitude aftershock.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 11, 2013, 05:53:58 am
Southern Australia is being rattled by hundreds of quakes- and scientists aren’t sure why

 September 10, 2013 – AUSTRALIA - Scientists in Victoria are attempting to learn more about the increase in the number of earthquakes in the Gippsland region. Seismologists are describing the region as an earthquake hotspot. There were only 50 earthquakes recorded up until 2009, but since then there have been 700. The activity has been particularly high in the Strzelecki Ranges which lie between the Latrobe Valley and the Gippsland coastline. Locals have been intrigued by the tremors for years. Gary Gibson from the University of Melbourne says the motion in Gippsland is high. “There are other spots that are active for a period of time but they’re active for a geologically short period, maybe 100,000 years or something and they go quiet. And they’ve got no long term evidence of continued motion,” he said. “Whereas the motion in Gippsland here, the rate of earthquake activity we have at the moment is high. The geology suggests that the average over the last few million years is probably even higher.” There are eight seismographs planted in the ground along fault lines meters below the surface around Gippsland to monitor the tremors. They are so sensitive that they can record the vibrations of approaching footsteps. One of them is on Neville Cliff’s beef farm. “We’ve had some good earthquakes come through here. You can hear them coming. It’s like an express train coming and the house shakes,” he said. “How many farmers got a seismograph? People tell me how many cattle they’ve got and how many acres they’ve got and I say well have you got a seismograph?”

Honors student Dan Sandiford recently finished a study on the seismic activity of areas with fractures in the rock bed, called faults. He looked at whether the activity was related to faults in the Gippsland area. “The question really is, are those faults still active? Are the earthquakes that are happening and have been recorded here in the modern era related to those faults? The study suggested that those earthquakes did happen on faults and those faults are some of the largest ones which are known in the area,” he said. Gary Gibson says it is hoped the research will have some impact on building regulations in the area. “One of the problems with living in an inactive area is firstly that your building standards don’t take serious consideration of the type of earthquake that is going to affect us,” he said. “The way you try and avoid problems with earthquakes is you don’t want buildings to collapse under any circumstances so they have to be designed to withstand it.” –ABC.net

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/scientists-study-gippsland-earthquake-hotspot/4948878
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/southern-australia-is-being-rattled-by-hundreds-of-quakes-and-scientists-arent-sure-why/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 14, 2013, 05:36:51 pm
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/08/apocalyptic-earthquake-event-trending-2469938.html

Apocalyptic Earthquake Event Trending


http://news.yahoo.com/video/california-earthquake-bill-state-wide-050628875.html
9/14/13
Video: California earthquake bill would make state-wide warning system

A bill calling for a statewide earthquake warning system is on its way to the governor's desk, after passing the legislature.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 16, 2013, 11:54:37 am
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/08/apocalyptic-earthquake-event-trending-2469938.html

Apocalyptic Earthquake Event Trending

1.3: San Francisco Bay Bridge
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a pair of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay of California, in the United States. Aside from being partially demolished in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the Bay Bridge recently underwent an emergency “repair”. On January 7th, 2013, it was reported that an oil tanker had struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. According to the report, the 752-foot tanker rammed the bridge tower as it headed out to sea damaging a 30 to 40 foot fender of steel on base of the bridge. Six months later on July 27, 2013, the Bay Bridge was again closed due to a suspicious device. Roughly 3 weeks later on August 15, 2013, it was reported that officials plan to re-open the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. Whether or not the aforementioned bridge closures will ultimately undermine the structural integrity of the bridge is not known, but these timely construction projects could have theoretically provided cover for the installation of demolition explosives in and around the Bay Bridge. These explosives could then be detonated via remote control at a future date in a calculated attempt to give the appearance that the bridge succumbed to a naturally occurring earthquake.

1.4: The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. In order for a man-made earthquake attack to be even more psychologically terrorizing, a well-known landmark such as the Golden Gate Bridge must be destroyed in the attack to serve as life-long reminder of that horrific day. On February 23rd, 2012, it was reported that the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, would undergo a renovation project that will “take years to complete”. According to the report, the project involves repainting the two main suspension cables which are responsible for holding the bridge in place. Whether or not the suspicious “renovation” project will ultimately undermine the structural integrity of the bridge is not known, but the timely construction could have theoretically provided cover for the installation of demolition explosives in and around the Golden Gate Bridge. These explosives could then be detonated via remote control at a future date in a calculated attempt to give the appearance that the bridge succumbed to a naturally occurring earthquake. Prior to a high-profile man-made earthquake attack resulting in the demolition of the Golden Gate Bridge, the public must be psychologically prepared to accept that this is in fact possible. Hollywood movie propaganda and government propaganda is a slick way of showing that yes, it can happen. On June 2nd, 2009, the Onion ran a story which openly joked about a “horrific attack on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which “left thousands missing and assumed dead”. Three years later, Hollywood released “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (2012), a film (see trailer) in which a monkey literally destroys the Golden Gate Bridge.


http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-many-us-bridges-180120740.html
AP IMPACT: Many US bridges old, risky and rundown

AP IMPACT: Thousands of US bridges that carry millions daily have multiple safety red flags

9/16/13

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The steel underpinnings have thinned since the structure was built in 1950, and the span is pocked with rust and crumbling concrete.

District of Columbia officials were so worried about a catastrophic failure that they shored up the horizontal beams to prevent the bridge from falling into the Anacostia River.

And safety concerns about the Douglass bridge, which is used by more than 70,000 vehicles daily, are far from unique.

An Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges in the most recent federal National Bridge Inventory showed that 65,605 were classified as "structurally deficient" and 20,808 as "fracture critical." Of those, 7,795 were both — a combination of red flags that experts say indicate significant disrepair and similar risk of collapse.

A bridge is deemed fracture critical when it doesn't have redundant protections and is at risk of collapse if a single, vital component fails. A bridge is structurally deficient when it is in need of rehabilitation or replacement because at least one major component of the span has advanced deterioration or other problems that lead inspectors to deem its condition poor or worse.

Engineers say the bridges are safe. And despite the ominous sounding classifications, officials say that even bridges that are structurally deficient and fracture critical are not about to collapse.

The AP zeroed in on the Douglass bridge and others that fit both criteria — structurally deficient and fracture critical. Together, they carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago. Those bridges are located in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, and include the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, a bridge on the New Jersey highway that leads to the Lincoln Tunnel, and the Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland.

The number of bridges nationwide that are both structurally deficient and fracture critical has been fairly constant for a number of years, experts say. But both lists fluctuate frequently, especially at the state level, since repairs can move a bridge out of the deficient categories while spans that grow more dilapidated can be put on the lists. There are occasional data-entry errors. There also is considerable lag time between when state transportation officials report data to the federal government and when updates are made to the National Bridge Inventory.

Many fracture critical bridges were erected in the 1950s to 1970s during construction of the interstate highway system because they were relatively cheap and easy to build. Now they have exceeded their designed life expectancy but are still carrying traffic — often more cars and trucks than they were originally expected to handle. The Interstate 5 bridge in Washington state that collapsed in May was fracture critical.

Cities and states would like to replace the aging and vulnerable bridges, but few have the money; nationally, it is a multibillion-dollar problem. As a result, highway engineers are juggling repairs and retrofits in an effort to stay ahead of the deterioration.

There are thousands of inspectors across the country "in the field every day to determine the safety of the nation's bridges," Victor Mendez, head of the Federal Highway Administration, said in a statement. "If a bridge is found to be unsafe, immediate action is taken."

At the same time, all that is required to cause a fracture critical bridge to collapse is a single unanticipated event that damages a critical portion of the structure.

"It's kind of like trying to predict where an earthquake is going to hit or where a tornado is going to touch down," said Kelley Rehm, bridges program manager for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Signs of age are clear. The Douglass bridge, also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, was designed to last 50 years. It's now 13 years past that. The district's transportation department has inserted so-called catcher beams underneath the bridge's main horizontal beams to keep the bridge from falling into the river, should a main component fail.

Alesia Tisdall, who drove over the bridge every day for 15 years but now crosses it only occasionally, said she found its "bounce" unnerving.

"You'd look at the person sitting next to you like, 'Did you feel that bounce?' And they'd be looking back at you like they were thinking the same thing," said Tisdall, a computer systems specialist at the Justice Department.

Peter Vanderzee, CEO of Lifespan Technologies of Alpharetta, Ga., which uses special sensors to monitor bridges for stress, said steel fatigue is a problem in the older bridges.

"Bridges aren't built to last forever," he said. He compared steel bridges to a paper clip that's opened and bent back and forth until it breaks.

"In a bridge system, it may take millions of cycles before it breaks. But many of these bridges have seen millions of cycles of loading and unloading."

That fatigue is evident in a steel truss bridge over Interstate 5 in Washington state — south of the similar steel truss that collapsed in May. The span that carries northbound drivers over the east fork of the Lewis River was built in 1936.

Because of age, corrosion and metal fatigue caused by vibration, the state has implemented weight restrictions on the bridge. Washington state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Heidi Sause said the bridge wasn't built for the kind of wear — bigger loads and more traffic — that is now common.

The biggest difference between the bridge over the Lewis River and the one over the Skagit River that collapsed May 23 is that the span still standing has actually been listed in worse condition. State officials hope to replace it in the next 10 to 15 years.

While the Skagit span was not structurally deficient, the I-35W bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis in 2007 had received that designation. The bridge fell during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the cause of the collapse was an error by the bridge's designers, not the deficiencies found by inspectors. A gusset plate, a fracture critical component of the bridge, was too thin.

There are wide gaps between states in historical bridge construction and their ongoing maintenance. While the numbers at the state level are in flux, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Pennsylvania have all been listed recently in the national inventory as having more than 600 bridges both structurally deficient and fracture critical.

Pennsylvania has whittled down its backlog of structurally deficient bridges but still has many more to go, with an estimated 300 bridges in position to move onto the structurally deficient list every year if no maintenance is done.

Officials say northeastern states face particular challenges because the infrastructure there is older and the weather is more grueling, with dramatic and frequent freeze-thaw cycles that can put stress on roads and bridges.

Many Pennsylvania lawmakers have long sought to boost transportation funding, in part to address crumbling bridges. But this year's proposals, including Gov. Tom Corbett's $1.8 billion plan, stalled amid fights over details.

That's a common issue among infrastructure managers in other states, who say they don't have the money to replace all the bridges that need work. Instead, they continue to do patch fixes and temporary improvements.

Washington's Douglass bridge has been rehabilitated twice. Ronaldo Nicholson, the chief bridge engineer for the area, emphasized that if city officials feel the bridge is unsafe, they'll prohibit trucks from crossing or close the span entirely. Inspections have been stepped up to every six months instead of the usual two-year intervals for most bridges. In the meantime, officials are trying to stretch the bridge's life for another five years — the time they estimate it will take to build a replacement.

Congressional interest in fixing bridges rose after the 2007 collapse in Minneapolis, but efforts to add billions of extra federal dollars specifically for repair and replacement of deficient and obsolete bridges foundered. A sweeping transportation law enacted last year eliminated a dedicated bridge fund that had been around for more than three decades. State transportation officials had complained the fund's requirements were too restrictive. Now, bridge repairs or replacements must compete with other types of highway projects for federal aid.

The new law requires states to beef up bridge inspection standards and qualifications for bridge inspectors. However, federal regulators are still drafting the new standards.

"Do we have the funding to replace 18,000 fracture critical bridges right now?" Rehm asked. "No. Would we like to? Of course."



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 24, 2013, 08:21:56 am
Powerful earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan

A powerful earthquake of 7.8-magnitude has struck a remote area of south-west Pakistan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24222760


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 25, 2013, 06:17:04 am
Powerful earthquake strikes Pakistan's Balochistan

A powerful earthquake of 7.8-magnitude has struck a remote area of south-west Pakistan, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24222760

Pakistan earthquake latest: Death toll 238 and rising; New island created
At least 373 injured; Island up to 100 feet high and 200 feet wide


UPDATE: Officials said 238 deaths had been confirmed so far, 208 in Awaran district, and the toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach more villages in the remote area.

"We have started to bury the dead," said Abdul Rasheed Gogazai, the deputy commissioner of Awaran, the most affected district in Baluchistan province. He said at least 373 people were wounded. 

The 7.7-magnitude quake hit in the Awaran district of Baluchistan province on Tuesday afternoon, destroying scores of mud-built houses and prompting a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

rest: http://www.emirates247.com/pakistan-earthquake-latest-death-toll-238-and-rising-new-island-created-2013-09-24-1.522199


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 25, 2013, 03:09:32 pm
Type: EarthQuake
 Magnitude: 7.2
 DateTime: 2013-09-25 11:42:45
 Region: Off Coast of Peru, South America.
 Depth: 50
 Source: GeoScience Australia


http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 26, 2013, 05:14:52 pm
Pakistan earthquake latest: Death toll 238 and rising; New island created
At least 373 injured; Island up to 100 feet high and 200 feet wide


UPDATE: Officials said 238 deaths had been confirmed so far, 208 in Awaran district, and the toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach more villages in the remote area.

"We have started to bury the dead," said Abdul Rasheed Gogazai, the deputy commissioner of Awaran, the most affected district in Baluchistan province. He said at least 373 people were wounded. 

The 7.7-magnitude quake hit in the Awaran district of Baluchistan province on Tuesday afternoon, destroying scores of mud-built houses and prompting a new island to rise from the sea just off the country's southern coast.

The earthquake was so powerful that it caused the seabed to rise and create a small, mountain-like island about 600 meters (yards) off Pakistan's Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.

rest: http://www.emirates247.com/pakistan-earthquake-latest-death-toll-238-and-rising-new-island-created-2013-09-24-1.522199

Pakistan quake island off Gwadar 'emits flammable gas

lots of pics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24272552


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2013, 05:45:38 pm
Pakistan quake island off Gwadar 'emits flammable gas

lots of pics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24272552

Now this is interesting - how this particular earthquake created an island, which also emits flammable gas?

Hhhhmmm...


Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

No, I'm not saying this particular incident fulfilled prophecy, but nonetheless maybe we're seeing a preview? :-\


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 26, 2013, 07:43:31 pm
im a little surprised we arent hearing more about this. When the Indonesian tsunami hit that quake lifted the sea floor there were discovery channel specials. This is a brand new island that lifted in seconds, and we are hearing nothing. 


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2013, 08:54:29 pm
im a little surprised we arent hearing more about this. When the Indonesian tsunami hit that quake lifted the sea floor there were discovery channel specials. This is a brand new island that lifted in seconds, and we are hearing nothing. 

Yeah, this is pretty mind-boggling.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 27, 2013, 12:48:19 pm
Philippines Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes Near Cabra

A 5.2 magnitude Philippines earthquake today 2013 has struck near Cabra. A strong Philippines earthquake today September 27, 2013 has hit off the coast. Damage assessment is pending.   

http://news.lalate.com/2013/09/27/philippines-earthquake-today-2013-strikes-near-cabra/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 28, 2013, 06:35:59 am
Pakistani quake area struck again

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck south-west Pakistan, in a region where at least 400 people died in a quake earlier this week. There were no initial reports of casualties from the quake, centred in the remote province of Balochistan. Reports said already damaged buildings collapsed in the new tremor which sent people running into the streets.   

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24314905

Update: 12 killed as another quake hits Pakistan's Balochistan district - @dawn_com

At least 15 killed after aftershock hits Pakistani province where 515 killed in major earthquake earlier this week - @Reuters


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 28, 2013, 07:03:42 am
Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga - @USGS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000k1il#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 06, 2013, 09:19:47 pm
http://www.earthquake-report.com/2013/10/06/strong-earthquake-romania-on-october-6-2013/
10/6/13
Strong earthquake – Romania on October 6, 2013

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-10-06 04:37:21

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-10-06 01:37:21

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 134 km


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 12, 2013, 02:36:45 pm
http://local.msn.com/64-earthquake-hits-trinidad-no-reports-of-damage-1

Updated: 10/12/2013.

AP.

6.4 earthquake hits Trinidad, no reports of damage

The University of the West Indies' Seismic Research Center is reporting an earthquake hit Friday night northwest of Trinidad.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — The University of the West Indies' Seismic Research Center is reporting an earthquake hit Friday night northwest of Trinidad.

The quake measured magnitude 6.4 at a depth of 37 miles (60 kilometers).

The Seismic Research Center said it had received no reports of damage or injuries.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 12, 2013, 02:41:16 pm
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/magnitude64-earthquake-strikes/18762994
10/12/13
BREAKING: Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Near Greece

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Greece on Saturday.

The 6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:11 p.m. Saturday local time (9:11 a.m. EDT) west of the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.

More specifically, the epicenter was located 19 miles west of Platanos, Greece, and 172 miles south of Athens, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

The United States Geological Survey estimates that the earthquake was strong enough to cause light damage across far western Crete.

So far, there have been no reports of deaths or damage, the Greek police and fire brigade told Reuters.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 14, 2013, 08:46:59 pm
Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines on Tuesday, 15 October 2013

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/quake-info/468704/M7.0-Tue-15-Oct-Mindanao-Philippines.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2013, 11:33:38 am
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/15/20965628-at-least-82-dead-churches-destroyed-as-72-earthquake-hits-philippines?lite=
10/15/13
At least 82 dead, churches destroyed as 7.2 earthquake hits Philippines

A magnitude-7.2 earthquake struck in the central Philippines on Tuesday morning, killing 82 people and severely damaging some of the country's most hallowed churches, authorities said.

The earthquake hit at 8:12 a.m. (5:12 p.m. Monday ET) less than a mile from the town of Carmen in Bohol province, the U.S. Geological Survey and Philippine emergency authorities said. Carmen is in a remote region across the Cebu Strait about 40 miles from Cebu City.

At least two aftershocks rated at magnitude 5.0 or greater followed.

more


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 16, 2013, 06:22:17 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/16/papua-new-guinea-earthquake_n_4107287.html
10/16/13
Papua New Guinea Earthquake: 7.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Near South Pacific Country

SYDNEY -- SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rocked the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, officials said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 7.1 and was located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west-southwest of Panguna in Papua New Guinea. It struck at 8:31 p.m. (1031 GMT) at a depth of 58 kilometers (36 miles), it said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was unlikely.

Earthquakes are common in Papua New Guinea. The country lies on the "Ring of Fire" — an arc of earthquake and volcanic activity that stretches around the Pacific Rim.

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake on the northern coast in 1998 generated a large tsunami that swamped several villages, killing about 2,200 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 19, 2013, 09:08:15 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/californians-drop-cover-hold-quake-drill-171817149.html
10/18/13
Californians 'drop, cover, hold' in quake drill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many Californians dove under desks and tables at midmorning Thursday in a major drill of the "drop, cover and hold on" earthquake survival skill.

Organizers said 9.5 million Californians signed up to take part in the drill at 10:17 a.m. PDT, and another 15 million in earthquake-prone regions elsewhere in the world also participated.

"It started in Guam ... and it traveled around the world," said Mark Benthien, director of outreach at the Southern California Earthquake Center.

The exercise allows first responders to rehearse emergency response plans.

More than 900 firefighters on duty at 106 fire stations around Los Angeles conducted the drop drill, then drove around their districts to practice surveying for damage and assessing need for rescues, said department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

At Rosemont Avenue Elementary School, some students dove under desks while others did not and sprawled in their classroom with simulated injuries created with Hollywood-style makeup.

Firefighters searched the school, located and triaged the injured, laying them out on red, yellow and green mats depending on severity. Some students were tasked to show delayed onset of injuries after an evacuation.

The Great ShakeOut was first held in California in 2008 and participation has since spread around the globe. This year, Japan, Canada, Italy and Guam joined the drill. Thursday's drills were to conclude in Alaska and Hawaii at 10:17 a.m. local time.

California has not experienced a devastating quake since the 1994 Northridge disaster that killed 60 people and injured more than 7,000 in metropolitan Los Angeles.

Thursday was also the 24th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta disaster, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay region that killed 63 people, injured almost 3,800 and caused up to $10 billion damage.

In recent weeks, parts of the world have been rattled by powerful quakes, including a magnitude-7.1 jolt that killed more than 100 people in the Philippines and damaged historic churches.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 20, 2013, 03:59:23 pm
Third earthquake in days shakes northern Israel

The third earthquake in Israel in recent days was felt in the Tiberias area on Sunday morning. According to initial reports, the earthquake was 3.6 on the Richter scale, and was felt east of Kibbutz Ginossar. There were no reports of injuries or damage. 

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Earth-continues-to-move-as-another-minor-earthquake-shakes-Israel-329217


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2013, 04:02:14 pm
Third earthquake in days shakes northern Israel

The third earthquake in Israel in recent days was felt in the Tiberias area on Sunday morning. According to initial reports, the earthquake was 3.6 on the Richter scale, and was felt east of Kibbutz Ginossar. There were no reports of injuries or damage. 

http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Earth-continues-to-move-as-another-minor-earthquake-shakes-Israel-329217

Yeah, this caught my attention too.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2013, 08:35:40 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000khbc#summary
M6.5 - 75km SW of Etchoropo, Mexico
2013-10-19 17:54:56 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on October 22, 2013, 10:26:38 am
Fifth earthquake in 5 days hits Israel. Bible warns of catastrophic earthquakes in Israel in the “last days.”

Every 80 years or so, Israel has a major, catastrophic earthquake. So Israelis know they are “due” for a “big one.”

Those who pay attention to Bible prophecy also know that both the Old and New Testament Scriptures describe major earthquakes occurring in Israel in the last days.

Only AFTER the seals are opened and AFTER the Rapture of the Bride
 
Earthquake preparations are on the increase by government agencies and among private companies and such preparations will now accelerate, especially in the wake of five minor earthquakes in Israel in the course of the past five days. Among the steps being taken: a new earthquake alert system is being developed by the government and is expected to be ready in 2016.
 
“Israel’s last major earthquake rattled the region in 1927″ reports the Times of Israel, was “a 6.2-magnitude tremor that killed 500 and injured another 700.” Before that, “an earthquake in 1837 left as many as 5,000 people dead.”
 
“A small earthquake shook the Sea of Galilee area on Tuesday morning, the fifth such tremor in less than a week,” noted the Times. “The quake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, caused no reported damage or injuries.”
 
“On Sunday, two minor earthquakes, both measuring 3.6 in intensity, were reported in the north, which followed similar quakes on Saturday and Thursday,” the Times noted. “No injuries have been reported, although some buildings in Tiberias were lightly damaged by the tremors. Last Sunday, a 6.4-magnitude quake, centered in the Mediterranean Sea near Crete, was felt in Athens, Egypt and Israel….In response to the string of temblors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special cabinet meeting Monday to discuss the state’s earthquake preparedness, and, on Sunday, the Home Front Command and emergency services representatives held a meeting to discuss emergency procedures in the case of a more major earthquake.”
 
In Epicenter, I note that Bible prophecy warns of several catastrophic earthquakes that will strike Israel in the “last days.” For example:
 •
“It will come about on that day when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” declares the Lord God, “that My fury will mount up in My anger. In My zeal and in My blazing wrath, I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.” (Ezekiel 38:18-20)
 
•“I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.” (Revelation 6:12-13)

 •“Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple from the throne saying, ‘It is done.’ And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. The great city [Jerusalem] was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell….” (Revelation 16:17-19)

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/fifth-earthquake-in-5-days-hits-israel-bible-warns-of-catastrophic-earthquakes-in-israel-in-the-last-days/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 24, 2013, 11:04:16 am
http://www.timesofisrael.com/minor-earthquake-strikes-near-eilat/

Minor earthquakes strike near Eilat

After series of northern temblors, two 3.3-magnitude tremors hit, but are barely felt, near southern Israel’s Red Sea tourism city


By Times of Israel staff October 23, 2013, 6:41 pm

A minor earthquake hit the Eilat port area Wednesday afternoon, causing no damage or casualties.

Tremors were felt in the Egyptian border city of Taba, but weren’t felt as strongly in the neighboring Israeli city.

The earthquake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, was preceded by another similar-sized quake in the Red Sea, according to Israel Radio.

The quakes were the first to be felt in the south of Israel, following a series of five minor quakes in six days — the last of them on Tuesday — felt in the north.

In the midst of that succession of minor earthquakes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday convened a consultation with key ministers to discuss national preparedness, and ordered a “refreshing” of procedures for coping with a major quake. The IDF’s Home Front Command then reissued instructions for dealing with a major temblor.

“Don’t think of an earthquake as unbeatable — experience accumulated throughout the world proves that appropriate preparation and proper action in time of earthquake can save lives,” read the Home Front Command guide. Though it is impossible to predict when, “there is no question that an earthquake will hit Israel,” the guide stated.

Israel’s last major earthquake shook the region in 1927 — a 6.2-magnitude quake that killed 500 and injured another 700. An earthquake in 1837 left as many as 5,000 people dead. Major earthquakes strike Israel once every 80 years or so, meaning the country may be due for a serious natural disaster.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 25, 2013, 12:41:55 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000kmfw#summary
M6.7 - East of the South Sandwich Islands
2013-10-24 19:25:12 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 31, 2013, 12:04:42 pm
http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/earthquake-measuring-magnitude-6-3-hits-taiwan-1.1521759
Earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3 hits Taiwan
10/31/13

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A strong earthquake hit eastern Taiwan on Thursday, shaking buildings over a wide area including the capital. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 7:02 p.m. and measured magnitude 6.3. It was centred in a remote mountainous area 45 kilometres south-southwest of the coastal city of Hualian at a depth of just 12 kilometres, it said.

Buildings swayed for more than 10 seconds and startled residents ducked for cover in Taipei, the capital, which is about 150 kilometres from the epicenter.

Taiwan's railway administration immediately suspended train service while it checked for any possible damage to tracks.

Local TV channels reported that there appeared to be almost no damage in Hualian. However, it could take some time for the full impact of the quake to be evaluated because of the remoteness of the epicenter.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

However, a magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 01, 2013, 06:47:06 am
Strong Taiwan Quake Shakes Buildings, Halts Chipmaking, Trains

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck eastern Taiwan, shaking buildings in the capital and prompting the island’s biggest chipmaker to temporarily evacuate factory workers. One person was injured and there were no immediate reports of major damage.

http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2013/10/31/239309.htm


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 01, 2013, 06:47:33 am
.Magnitude-6.6 quake strikes north-central Chile

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets. But Chile's emergency services office said no damages to infrastructure were reported and Chile's Navy discarded the possibility of a tsunami.

http://www.kwwl.com/story/23846302/magnitude-66-quake-strikes-central-chile


12 Injured after Quakes in NE China

There have so far been 12 reports of injuries after two earthquakes shook Songyuan City in northeast China's Jilin Province on Thursday morning, local authorities said. A 5.5-magnitude quake hit the city at 11:03 a.m. Its depth was eight km, and its epicenter was located at 44.6 degrees north latitude and 124.2 degrees east longitude, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A second 5.0-magnitude quake at a depth of six km hit the same area at 11:10 a.m, and at least three aftershocks of 3 magnitude or above hit the area during the afternoon.   
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2013/10/31/2821s795453.htm


Philippines Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes Carmen Again
Officials tell news that a 4.9 magnitude Philippines earthquake today 2013 has hit just after 9:58 pm local time, roughly twelve minutes ago. The quake had a moderate depth however.   
http://news.lalate.com/2013/11/01/philippines-earthquake-today-2013-strikes-carmen-again/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 01, 2013, 09:00:27 pm
From the last 30 days @USGS

6.6 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile 2013-10-31 23:03:59 UTC 29.0 km deep

6.3 45km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan 2013-10-31 12:02:09 UTC 12.0 km deep

6.2 46km W of Constitucion, Chile 2013-10-30 02:51:50 UTC 17.9 km deep

7.1 Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 2013-10-25 17:10:18 UTC 26.1 km deep

6.7 East of the South Sandwich Islands 2013-10-24 19:25:12 UTC 26.1 km deep

6.5 91km SW of Etchoropo, Mexico 2013-10-19 17:54:55 UTC 11.9 km deep

6.8 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 2013-10-16 10:31:00 UTC 54.1 km deep

7.1 5km SE of Sagbayan, Philippines 2013-10-15 00:12:32 UTC 20.7 km deep

6.4 30km W of Platanos, Greece 2013-10-12 13:11:52 UTC 36.2 km deep

6.1 33km N of Gueiria, Venezuela 2013-10-12 02:10:29 UTC 79.4 km deep

4.9 53km WNW of Eureka, California 2013-10-11 23:05:37 UTC 8.7 km deep

6.4 113km SE of Amsterdam Island, 2013-10-04 17:26:13 UTC 12.9 km deep


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 03, 2013, 07:11:56 am
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits southwest of Hualian, Taiwan - @USGS
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000krvc

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake hits south of Qian'an, China - @USGS
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000krvv

Earthquake: M 5.8 - 199km SSW of Palimbang, Philippines
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000ks1g

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake between Tonga and Niue 
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11150793

Megaquake, Tsunami Imminent For West Coast USGS Scientist Warns (Video) 
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/11/usgs-scientist-warns-megaquake-tsunami-imminent-for-west-coast-video-2476688.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 03, 2013, 09:29:06 am
These 6's are getting more frequent - looks like more than 1 a week now recently.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 05, 2013, 06:48:52 am
Strong earthquake shakes Chile’s capital
A strong earthquake has rocked central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago. There were no immediate reports of major damage or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6, and its epicenter was located about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the city of Coquimbo. It's depth was 10 kilometers (6 miles). 

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/04/lt-chile-earthquake/


Southern California Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes Big Bear

Officials tell news that a 3.0 magnitude Southern California earthquake today began just after 2:29 PM PST. The quake had virtually no depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started four miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the immediate area.   

http://news.lalate.com/2013/11/04/southern-california-earthquake-today-2013-strikes-big-bear/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 06, 2013, 10:36:07 am
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hinsdale-willowbrook-willow-springs-230527881.html
West Suburban Tremors(Illinois) Related to Quarry Blast: USGS

United States Geological Survey recorded 3.2 magnitude tremor at 12:35:33 p.m. CT


Shaking felt in the western suburbs on Monday afternoon was being attributed to a quarry blast, officials with the United States Geological Survey said.

The NBC Chicago newsroom began receiving numerous calls of shaking felt in Hinsdale, Willowbrook, Des Plaines and Willowsprings at about 12:40 p.m.

The USGS, citing preliminary information, said a magnitude 3.7 quake shook the area at 12:35:34 p.m. CT. It was about 1.4 kilometers deep, scientists said. They later said the event was related to a quarry blast in Countryside, Ill and downgraded the shaking to a magnitude 3.2 seismic event at 12:35:33. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Hanson Material Service quarry in McCook, Ill., issued a statement saying it was performing "routine blasting operation" at about 12:35 p.m. when about seven seconds after the blast "a separate seismic event was recorded."

"We are reviewing the seismic readings in order to get a better understanding of what may have occurred. At this time, we have no reason to believe that there is a connection between our routine blast and this seismic event." the statement read.

McCook Mayor Jeff Topolski is looking for answers.

"That's my extent of concern, is to get to the bottom of this and make sure it doesn't happen again, Topolski said.

Most of the people who live near the quarry, like Vijay Parikh, barely flinch when they hear a blast, but Monday was different.

"This was a huge blast and my house was shaking like crazy," Parikh said.

Ted Steinbrecher was near a forest preserve when he felt and heard it.

"A male deer took off running like he was being chased or someone had shot off a gun," Steinbrecher said.

"My building began to rattle and I felt myself moving back and forth in relation to the noise," Anthony Monks wrote NBC 5 in an email.

Earthquakes in Illinois aren't uncommon. A 2.7 magnitude quake rattled Ewing, Ill., in March and a 3.8 magnitude shook the Chicago area in the early morning hours of Feb. 11, 2010. In April 2008, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit West Salem, located 270 miles south of Chicago, becoming the state's worst since 1968.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hinsdale-willowbrook-willow-springs-230527881.html#ixzz2jtMET01E


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 09, 2013, 06:18:39 am
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits 247km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia - @usgs


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2013, 12:24:11 pm
Scotia Sea 7.4 Earthquake Today 2013 Prompts No Tsunami
http://news.lalate.com/2013/11/15/scotia-sea-7-4-earthquake-today-2013-prompts-no-tsunami/
11/15/13

(http://www.televisioninternet.com/news/pictures/scotia-sea-earthquake.jpg)

ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 7.4 magnitude Scotia Sea earthquake today prompted no tsunami. The Scotia Sea earthquake today November 15, 2013 was southeast of Chile and Argentina. But officials report that no tsunami threat nor warning was issued for U.S. concerns. Other agencies however are still monitoring the situation elsewhere.

Officials tell news that a 7.4 magnitude struck the Scotia Sea moments ago, just after 12:34 am locally November 16, 2013. The quake had only a slight depth as well. USGS indicates to new that the Scotia Sea quake started only twenty miles below sea level. As a result the quake had a broad impact.

USGS indicates to news that the Scotia Sea earthquake began roughly five miles south of the South Sandwich Islands. The quake was roughly nine hundred miles south of Argentina. It was also roughly one thousand miles southeast of Chile and seven hundred miles south of the Falkland Islands.

A Pacific Tsunami agency statement tonight says that the U.S., Canada and Caribbean are not threatened. “There is no tsunami danger for the areas listed”. They add that quakes of  “this size are know to generate tsunamis dangerous to shorelines near the source.”

Officials later added that a “destruction widespread tsunami threat does not exist based upon earthquake and tsunami date. However there is a small possibly of a local or regions tsunamis that could affect coasts”.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2013, 12:25:14 pm
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/11/breaking-7-0-earthquake-strikes-south-georgia-islands-2478318.html

BREAKING: 7.0 Earthquake Strikes South Georgia Islands!

Saturday, November 16, 2013 1:32

Watch Video Here> http://newsdoors.blogspot.com/2013/11/breaking-70-earthquake-strikes-south.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2013, 11:56:51 am
Weather World: Oklahoma earthquake update

In any event, Oklahoma had 13 earthquakes during the past week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Here they are in chronological order, with the most recent first:   

3.0 east of Stillwater at 2:37 a.m. Nov. 18

2.8 northeast of Stillwater at 2:12 a.m. on Nov. 18

2.4 northeast of Stillwater at 10:49 p.m. on Nov. 17

2.8 north of Spencer at 10:38 p.m. on Nov. 17

2.1 northeast of Stillwater at 7:12 p.m. on Nov. 17

2.5 north of Spencer at 4:13 a.m. on Nov. 17

2.2 north-northwest of Spencer at 10:51 p.m. on Nov. 15

2.3 northwest of Jones at 8:55 p.m. on Nov. 15

2.6 north of Spencer at 1:09 a.m. on Nov. 15

3.0 northwest of Spencer at 6:17 p.m. on Nov. 14

2.2 north of Spencer at 5:54 a.m. on Nov. 14

2.4 east-northeast of Chickasha at 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 13

2.7 east-northeast of Edmond at 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 13

While I continue to be amazed at how many earthquakes are being recorded in-state, our numbers are still dwarfed by the likes of Alaska and California.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/news/weatherworld/weather-world-oklahoma-earthquake-update/article_f3bc92aa-51f9-11e3-baed-0019bb30f31a.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 20, 2013, 04:32:46 pm
Earthquake Rattles Southeast Ohio

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Ohio today. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter of the quake, which hit at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, was about 2 1/2 miles east-southeast of Nelsonville in southeast Ohio.   

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_17221.shtml


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 21, 2013, 09:38:52 am
Lawmakers want answers after North Texas earthquakes

State representatives said Wednesday they're consulting state geologists after three more small earthquakes shook North Texas on Tuesday.
 
The rumblings were again felt in Parker County, like seven others this month.
 
Overall, North Texas has experienced 12 small quakes in November. Tuesday's 3.6-magnitude jolt about 6:40 p.m. got everyone talking at the Sandy Beach convenience store and restaurant.
 
"I thought, 'Oh Lord, the ground is coming apart!'" said Diane King.
 
Another worker, John Hutchison, said he nearly lost his balance when the earth began to move.
 
Many suspect the quakes are somehow connected to gas drilling. Previous studies have found possible links to waste water injection wells near faults, but no link to fracking.
 
State Rep. Phil King of Weatherford says he and Rep. Charlie Geren of Fort Worth will meet with state geologists to see what can be done to find the cause.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Lawmakers-call-for-answers-after-North-Texas-earthquakes-232755091.html

Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

SOLVED THAT PROBLEM...  :D


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 22, 2013, 08:00:21 am
Earthquake measuring 5.4 in magnitude strikes western Iran - reports
An earthquake measuring 5.4 in magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Friday morning, Iranian media reported. There are no details on the extent of the damage, but several relief teams have been dispatched to assess the situation, state news agency IRNA reported.   
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Earthquake-measuring-54-in-magnitude-strikes-western-Iran-reports-332669


Turkey Earthquake Today 2013 strikes Van
A Turkey earthquake today 2013 has struck near Van. The Turkey earthquake today November 21, 2013 began moments ago. Damage assessment is pending. Officials tell news that a 4.6 magnitude Turkey earthquake today began just after 3:29 AM, locally November 22. 
http://news.lalate.com/2013/11/21/turkey-earthquake-today-2013-strikes-van/


5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles northeastern China
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Songyuan in northeastern China Friday, but China's state-run media reported no serious injuries or deaths initially. 
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/11/22/53-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-northeastern-China/UPI-76601385125274/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 23, 2013, 10:31:05 am
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=345017
Magnitude Mw 6.5
Region FIJI REGION

Date time 2013-11-23 07:48:32.0 UTC
Location 17.15 S ; 176.51 W
Depth 368 km
Distances 462 km N of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 20:48:32.0 2013-11-23
315 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga / pop: 4,320 / local time: 20:48:32.0 2013-11-23 


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2013, 10:53:57 am
4.5 Earthquake STRAIT of HORMUZ  Nov. 27, 2013
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=345704


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 28, 2013, 05:34:35 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/earthquake-iran-near-nuclear-plant-kills-7-191210506.html
Earthquake in Iran near nuclear plant kills 7
11/28/13

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck a town Thursday in southern Iran, killing seven people while causing no damage at the country's only nuclear power plant, state television reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor struck some 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) northeast of Borazjan. It hit some 60 kilometers (38 miles) north of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, which is near the port city of the same name.

The website for state television carried a statement from the plant's operators saying it sustained no damage in the quake.

Bushehr province Gov. Fereidoun Hasanvand told state television that 45 people were injured.

Many people fled their homes during the earthquake, fearful the buildings would crash down on them, local media reported. Those living in neighboring provinces also felt the quake.

In April, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and injured hundreds in a town near Bushehr. The nuclear plant wasn't damaged then.

Iran is located in a zone of tectonic compression where the Arabian plate is moving into the Eurasian plate, leaving more than 90 percent of the country crisscrossed by seismic fault lines.

Nine quakes that hit Iran in the last decades were more than magnitude 6, including a 2003 temblor that killed at least 26,000 people in the city of Bam. Scientists say more fault lines likely will be discovered in the country and more major quakes are only a matter of time.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 01, 2013, 04:15:07 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000l8n7#summary
M5.5 - 221km W of Brookings, Oregon
2013-12-01 03:19:37 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 03, 2013, 10:42:25 am
Saw this on Yahoo just now - not sure if this is rare or not, but nonetheless found it unusual...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/yahoo-sports-minute/earthquake-triggered-fans-centurylink-field-103453198.html?vp=1
Earthquake triggered by fans at CenturyLink Field
12/3/13

Seattle Seahawks fans are about as raucous as they come. Not only did they reclaim the Guinness World Record Monday night for loudest recorded crowd noise at an outdoor sporting event by peaking at 137.6 dB, they also managed to cause an earthquake.

After Michael Bennett's fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter, fans evidently jumped up and down their seats so forcefully that the movement actually registered a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake on a nearby seismometer belonging to the University of Washington. In what could be dubbed as an 'aftershock' to the Beast Quake in Jan. 2011, Monday's scientific findings from CenturyLink field mark the second time Seahawks fans have created a seismic stir while beating the Saints.

The 'Hawks dominated both sides of the ball, as Russell Wilson upstaged his idol Drew Brees en route to a statement 34-7 win in Seattle.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 03, 2013, 12:49:19 pm
North Texas has 3.4 magnitude earthquake

A part of North Texas where at least 19 earthquakes happened in November has recorded another minor quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake happened at 9:44 a.m. CST Tuesday in Parker County. The quake was centered a mile east-southeast of Reno, in an area about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.   

http://www.news4sanantonio.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.tx/3afcc09f-www.news4sanantonio.com.shtml#.Up4cjidUjlc


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 03, 2013, 12:56:19 pm
North Texas has 3.4 magnitude earthquake

A part of North Texas where at least 19 earthquakes happened in November has recorded another minor quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake happened at 9:44 a.m. CST Tuesday in Parker County. The quake was centered a mile east-southeast of Reno, in an area about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.   

http://www.news4sanantonio.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.tx/3afcc09f-www.news4sanantonio.com.shtml#.Up4cjidUjlc

Haven't felt any in my neck of the woods - but nonetheless as minor as they are, that's still a lot of them in one month.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 07, 2013, 12:56:31 pm
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Central Oklahoma

Posted: Dec 07, 2013 10:20 AM PST
By Xin Xin Liu, News9.com - email

OKLAHOMA CITY - A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked central Oklahoma Saturday afternoon, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey.
 
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was recorded at 12:10 p.m. Its epicenter was located four miles northwest of Jones, seven miles east of Edmond, nine miles north, northwest of Choctaw, and 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

The epicenter is also located about one mile southeast of Lake Arcadia.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting the earthquake was 4.5 in magnitude. It was about five miles deep.

Residents across Oklahoma reported feeling the earthquake just after 12 p.m. Saturday. It lasted several seconds.

News 9 viewers in many Oklahoma cities, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Stillwater, Tulsa, Harrah, Mustang, and Guthrie, reported feeling the earthquake.

We also felt it right here at our News 9 station in Oklahoma City.

http://www.news9.com/story/24161371/usgs-45-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-central-oklahoma


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 11, 2013, 09:47:09 pm
http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/local/x666707188/Tennessee-earthquake-shakes-through-area
December 11, 2013

Tennessee earthquake shakes through area

From Staff Reports

Residents in northern Murray County reported hearing something like an explosion after a small earthquake centered six miles from Wildwood Lake, Tenn., shook the surrounding area Tuesday evening.

 The United States Geological Survey confirmed the 3.1 magnitude quake occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time about 18 miles northeast of Dalton.

 Many readers on The Daily Citizen’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thedailycitizen, commented that they felt the tremor. Several people described the event as a “boom” that shook their houses and rattled pictures on their walls. One person said it felt like a car struck their house.

 Those who said they felt the quake included residents in Tennga, Crandall, Cisco, Spring Place and other parts of Murray County as well as Dawnville and Beaverdale in Whitfield County.

 911 operators in Murray and Whitfield counties said they had no reports of damage as of an hour after the event.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on December 12, 2013, 01:45:26 am
18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20  For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,
21  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23  And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.
24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Romans 8:18-24 (KJB)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 17, 2013, 06:50:20 am
Earthquake rattles south-central Kansas on Monday
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) initially reported the earthquake that hit about 9 a.m. to be a magnitude 4.2, but later revised it to 3.8. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 11 miles northwest of Caldwell, a town of about 1,000 residents in Sumner County near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line. The earthquake had a depth of 3.1 miles, USGS said.   
http://www.arkcity.net/news/local_news/article_90117412-66d7-11e3-8059-0019bb2963f4.html


Sizeable quake rattles Southland
A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has shaken the lower half of the South Island. The quake struck off the Fiordland coast at 1.07am on Tuesday.   
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=179060&fm=newsmain%2Cnrhl


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 26, 2013, 09:23:53 pm
5.1 earthquake Red Sea Dec 23, 2013   
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=349414


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 28, 2013, 01:31:27 pm
http://beforeitsnews.com/earthquakes/2013/12/important-to-the-east-coast-residents-video-of-landslide-after-earthquake-hits-canary-islands-video-2482728.html
Important To East Coast Residents! Video of Landslide After Earthquake Hits Canary Islands (Video)
12/27/13

Video of Landslide After Earthquake Hits Canary Islands

December 27 2013

Update on the quake that hit the Canary Islands, largest in a long time. If this volcano blows, it poses a serious threat to the USA east coast; tsunami alert! This vid shows land moving… not a good sign folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKvTn_05Jck


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 28, 2013, 01:48:29 pm
M5.6 - North of Ascension Island
2013-12-28 18:59:05 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ltdl#summary



Earthquake in Mediterranean felt in northern Israel

Magnitude-6 quake strikes off Turkish province of Antalya; no injuries or damage reported


By Times of Israel staff and AP December 28, 2013, 6:39 pm
http://www.timesofisrael.com/earthquake-in-mediterranean-felt-in-northern-israel/

ANKARA, Turkey  — A magnitude-6 earthquake has struck in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Turkish province of Antalya. No damage or casualties were reported. The tremor was felt also in northern Israel, in the coastal city of Haifa and the surrounding area.

The Istanbul-based Kandilli seismology center said the earthquake occurred at 17:21 p.m. Saturday, and was centered some 84 kilometers southwest of the holiday resort of Alanya. It was also felt in the neighboring province of Mersin and on the island of Cyprus.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on December 29, 2013, 09:48:24 am
Two More Earthquakes Rattle Central Oklahoma Sunday Morning

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at about 2:14 a.m. Its epicenter was located four miles southwest of Langston, six miles east of Guthrie, and 31 miles north, northeast of Oklahoma City.

http://www.newson6.com/story/24321881/two-more-earthquakes-rattle-central-oklahoma-sunday-morning


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2013, 11:20:41 pm
5.1 earthquake 100 miles south of Rome, Italy
Dec 29, 2013   
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000ltr4#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 12, 2014, 12:53:32 am
http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/09/3861370/earthquake-off-the-coast-of-cuba.html
1/9/14
Florida Keys and Cuba rattled by a rare quake

Even seasoned scientists were surprised by a rare 5.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Thursday afternoon off the northern coast of Cuba, rattling residents on both sides of the Florida Straits.

“There is no question that it is unusual where it hit,” said Timothy Dixon, a University of South Florida geophysics professor and earthquake expert. “I have no clue why this earthquake happened.”

Dixon said the earthquake — centered about 112 miles east of Havana in coastal waters — happened about 300 miles from a major fault line between southern Cuba and Hispaniola.

“Scientists are definitely going to be looking at this one,” he said. “Earthquakes happen periodically in Cuba, but in the south.”

The earthquake, which occurred at 3:58 p.m., was not strong enough to cause serious damage, but people reported feeling its effects across the Florida Keys and as far north as Cape Coral on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

“Unbelievable,” said Shelia Cullen, assistant retail manager at the Custom House Museum in Key West. “It scared the crap out of everyone on the third floor. We have stuff everywhere up here, and a huge decorative vase was rocking back and forth.”

Thursday’s earthquake was the sixth known earthquake between 3.0 and 5.6 magnitude recorded within 125 miles of the area in the past 75 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was about 24 miles north of Corralillo, Cuba, in an area that the USGS said is generally “quiet seismically” but also close to several minor faults, collectively called the Nortecubana Fault system.

Cuba last experienced an earthquake in 2010, when a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit in the waters off Oriente Province, according to the USGS.

The agency initially reported the quake as a magnitude of 5.0, and later upgraded it to 5.1.

The U.S. National Weather Service said there was no tsunami danger.

Still, nerves were rattled by the moving earth and swaying lamps.

In Bonita Springs on Florida’s west coast, resident Steve Dicarlo told the Naples Daily News he felt movement in his sixth-floor condo unit.

“I looked up and the blinds on my window were shaking back and forth,” he said. “The kitchen lamp, which is hanging on a chain, was swaying back and forth.”

Bill Winter, who lives in Marco Island, said the tremor lasted about 30 seconds in his 15th-floor condo.

"We heard noises in the kitchen, banging noises, and our hanging pots were clanging together," he said.

Winter said he didn't feel much but definitely heard noises and saw some of his light fixtures swaying.

"And no, we had not been drinking," he joked.

In Old Havana, the quake was felt clearly by workers in two six-floor buildings that were temporarily evacuated. It appeared to last around 30 seconds, according to the Associated Press.

Sandor Polo, a 31-year-old waiter, said he was delivering food to a third-floor office when boxes suddenly began to move and workers started yelling.

"I got dizzy," Polo said, adding that he's never felt anything like it in his life.

"Everything was moving," Nuria Oquendo, a 44-year-old office assistant who was on the sixth floor of a neighboring building, told the AP. "You could really feel it, very clear, very defined
."

Like Polo, she had never been in an earthquake before. She called the experience unsettling, but said she wasn't scared.

"Not frightened, but a sensation that something strange is going on," Oquendo said.

Cuba is not as known for seismic activity as other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. Just four years ago, for instance, Haiti was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people.

But a number of significant quakes have hit Cuba over the years, including one in 1932 that killed eight people and damaged 80 percent of the buildings in the eastern city of Santiago, according to USGS records.

City of Key West spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the police station received "a few calls but no reports of any impacts."

Trice Denny, Naval Air Station Key West spokeswoman, she received a couple of calls from people who thought the shaking was the result of sonic booms.

“I got one from the city. As I was researching that, I happened to look at the USGS's website and realized it was an earthquake,’’ she said. “No, it was not the result of supersonic air-to-air combat training on our ranges."


Title: Seattle Seahawks fans generate small earthquake at CenturyLink Field, again.
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 12, 2014, 04:11:56 pm
And happened for the 3rd time, against the same Seahawks' opponent(Saints) in 3 years. Posting this b/c you have to wonder how WEAK the earth's crust et al is now.(ie-6's have become the "new norm" now)

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/beast-quake-seahawks-fans-rock-195203795--nfl.html
Beast quake: Seahawks fans rock stadium again
1/12/14

SEATTLE (AP) -- Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.

The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynch's famous ''beast quake'' touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game.

John Vidale of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington told The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/l3W6Fk ) they will know for sure in a few days.

Fans jumped and stomped their way to magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake in 2011 during Lynch's rambling, tackle-breaking ''beast quake'' run.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 13, 2014, 10:18:48 am
Shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Puerto Rico
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/13/22282696-shallow-65-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-coast-of-puerto-rico?lite
1/13/14

WASHINGTON — An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck north of Puerto Rico on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of 17.7 miles below the seabed. It struck at 12:01 a.m. (0401 GMT), 35 miles north of the town of Hatillo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially said the quake could trigger a small local tsunami. But the U.S. National Weather Service Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program determined that no tsunami was generated.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in nearby Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 13, 2014, 10:33:01 am
http://www.timesofisrael.com/minor-earthquake-felt-in-northern-israel/
Minor earthquake felt in northern Israel

No casualties or damage reported as 3.5 tremor hits near Sea of Galilee

1/13/14

A small earthquake was reported Monday in the north of Israel.

No damage or injures were reported in the quake, which was measured at 3.5 on the Richter scale. 

The Geophysical Institute of Israel said that the tremor’s epicenter was near Almagor, just north of the Sea of Galilee.

Last October saw five minor quakes in the same area in the span of a week — all between 3.3 and 3.6 on the Richter scale.

There were no casualties or damage caused in any of those quakes.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 13, 2014, 04:43:10 pm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-13/an-earthquake-has-rattled-melbourne27s-east/5197912
1/13/14
Earthquake rattles Melbourne's east

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake has rattled Melbourne's east.

Geoscience Australia says the tremor struck the suburb of Bayswater about 4pm (AEDT) at a depth of 10 kilometres.

More than 400 calls were made to Geoscience Australia by people who felt the tremor.

Lilydale resident Lisa says she thought there was an explosion.

"We felt quite a large rumble. It felt like an explosion and the windows shook and the concrete vibrated," she said.


"So we all hopped up like rabbits and just didn't know where to run."

Forest Hill resident Peter Cullen says he thought it was a truck.

"We thought immediately it was a large truck or it rammed a house
," he said.

"My wife and daughter checked for signs of damage, but no damage was visible."

Seismologist David Jepsen says an earthquake like this is not uncommon.

"Melbourne or the Melbourne vicinity is accustomed to earthquakes there is typically two or three earthquakes of this size or smaller every year," he said.

"If there are any aftershocks, they are generally 1-magnitude smaller, so if there are any they probably won't even be felt."


Title: Re: Seattle Seahawks fans generate small earthquake at CenturyLink Field, again.
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 19, 2014, 09:45:22 pm
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/latest-beastquake-run-from-marshawn-lynch-didn-t-top-original-gallop-021405788.html
Latest BeastQuake run from Marshawn Lynch didn't top original gallop
1/19/14

SEATTLE – BeastQuake 3.

Marshawn Lynch's 40-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the NFC championship game set off the second-largest tremor in the history of CenturyLink Field.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BeYz_ZUCYAAWNQu.png)

Comparison of the original BQ in red to BQ3 in black. Bigger than last week but can't beat the original #BeastQuake

5:56 PM - 19 Jan 2014

"It was definitely bigger than the one last week," said Jon Connolly of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

The initial "BeastQuake," caused by a Lynch touchdown in 2011 in the playoffs against the New Orleans Saints, would have measured about a 2 on the Richter scale, according to PNSN seismologist John Vidale. Last week's fan quake, also caused by a Lynch score ("BeastQuake 2"), was thought to be the biggest but later proved to be smaller than the original.

The PNSN staff on site here at the stadium set up three instruments (Hawk 1, Hawk 2 and Hawk 3) before the NFC title game to measure activity on Sunday. The first half brought little commotion, but the third quarter featured the home team's first touchdown and a meaningful jolt.

"We definitely felt that," Connolly yelled into his cell phone in the din after the touchdown. It was clear from the seismograph on Connolly's screen that Sunday's quake eclipsed last week's tremor but not the 2011 standard
.

The game was played in front of the largest crowd in stadium history. Lynch's touchdown tied the game at 10.


Title: Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand's north island
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 19, 2014, 10:05:12 pm
Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand's north island
1/19/14
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/19/22362619-strong-earthquake-rattles-new-zealands-north-island?lite=

A strong earthquake — a magnitude 6.3 — rattled New Zealand's north island on Monday evening, centered about 40 miles southeast of the town of Palmerston, the U.S. Geological Society said.

Some people in the north part of Palmerson reported items toppling off shelves, and another resident said concrete sinking from the shaking, the Dominion Post in Wellington reported.

The quake struck about 3.52 p.m., GeoNet, New Zealand's seismology agency, said.

"It was a really shaking and rolling - it went on for about 30 seconds," Heather Gowans, who lives about 24 miles from the epicenter, told the news outlet. She said her partner managed to grab a television before it fell over. "Everything was swaying and the place was creaking and groaning- but luckily nothing is broken," Gowans said.

The New Zealand Herald reported that a giant eagle that hangs from the ceiling of Wellington airport to promote the Hobbit trilogy fell down because of the quake.

No injuries were immediately reported.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 23, 2014, 06:07:36 pm
Alaska's recent EQ swarm.
http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/Seis/recenteqs/index.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 26, 2014, 03:30:12 pm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/58-magnitude-quake-hits-greek-island/2014/01/26/a74b86ba-869c-11e3-a760-a86415d0944d_story.html
5.8 earthquake hits Greek island; minor injuries

By  Associated Press,   Published: January 26 
 
ATHENS, Greece — A strong earthquake with a preliminary 5.8-magnitude hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Sunday, with local media reporting minor injuries to some residents and damage to buildings and roads.

The temblor’s epicenter was about 280 kilometers (175 miles) west of Athens, near the town of Lixouri on the island, and Its depth was 17 kilometers (11 miles), the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

A local news website, kefaloniapress.gr, reported some damage on roads and buildings in the towns of Lixouri and Argostoli, the island’s largest. There have been some slight injuries from falls, and falling objects inside apartments. Local media reported several rock falls as well as damage to the local airport’s control tower.

One of the injured inhabitants, Kleon Moros, said that many of the local hospital’s windows had been damaged and, as a result, patients needing X-rays had to be moved to another building.

“It is too early to say if this is the main earthquake, although it likely is,” Manolis Skordilis, an associate professor of geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki, told The Associated Press.

“This area shows the highest incidence of seismic phenomena, not only in Greece, but on an east-west axis stretching from Gibraltar to China. In 1983, there was a 7 magnitude quake in the same area ... We have already had many aftershocks and expect many more.”

In the first three hours following the earthquake, there have been 12 aftershocks with a magnitude over 3. The strongest was 4.5.

Costas Papazahos, a seismology professor at the same university, said the 5.8 was a preliminary reading, adding that he expects the final figure to be between 6 and 6.2

Such earthquakes are not rare in Greece. Kefalonia and the nearby island of Zakynthos were devastated by a 7.2-strong quake in 1953.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on January 29, 2014, 08:33:32 am
Mag. 4.1 quake leads off two dozen earthquakes 37 miles from St. George

A swarm, or cluster, of 24 earthquakes have been recorded Tuesday, the first about 37 miles west-northwest of St. George in Nevada, and the others within about a 10-mile radius of the first...   

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/01/28/eda-mag-4-1-quake-leads-off-two-dozen-earthquakes-37-miles-from-st-george/



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 12:03:04 am
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-1-earthquake-strikes-off-western-greece-033204094.html;_ylt=A0LEVyiqMO9S.wcAltlXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--
Strong earthquake strikes off western Greece, hits island of Cephalonia
2/2/14

ATHENS (Reuters) - A strong earthquake rattled the island of Cephalonia in western Greece early on Monday, the second tremor of this scale to hit the region in just over a week.

Τhere were no immediate reports of casualties.

The tremor measured 5.7 in magnitude and struck at 0308 GMT, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. The United States Geological Survey said the magnitude was 6.1.

Last week, a quake measuring 5.8 rocked the island, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and damaging some buildings.

"All evidence shows that this was the strongest quake to follow the main one, which struck last week," a senior official at the institute told Greek Skai TV.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 12:05:02 am
http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mfvh#summary
M5.5 - 95km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea (BETA)
2014-02-03 04:25:59 UTC


http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mftb#summary
M5.2 - 260km ENE of Port Blair, India (BETA)
2014-02-02 23:44:01 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 03, 2014, 07:33:35 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-1-earthquake-hits-indonesia-233306290.html;_ylt=AwrSyCXkQvBSa2wAZk_QtDMD
Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Indonesia
2/3/14

GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has been recorded in Indonesia.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no warning in effect.

The Geological Survey report says the quake hit 197 miles (318 kilometers) east of Dili, East Timor, just after 1730 GMT.

The quake's depth was recorded at 11 miles (18 kilometers).

Indonesia is located on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 04, 2014, 11:44:28 am
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/02/02/report-moderate-earthquake-hits-southern-iran/
2/2/14
Report: Moderate earthquake hits southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran –  Iranian state TV says a magnitude 5.5 earthquake Sunday has jolted a sparsely populated area in the country's south.

The report said the quake hit Sunday evening in the district of Goharan, about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) southeast of the capital, Tehran. It says many of the town buildings were damaged and that rescue workers were on the scene.

The quake affected cellular phone coverage in the region with some 15,000 populations. No casualties are reported so far.

Iran sits on a series of seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

In 2003, some 26,000 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that flattened the historic southeastern Iranian city of Bam.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 08, 2014, 11:59:12 am
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mjye#summary
M6.5 - 31km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu
2014-02-07 08:40:13 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2014, 06:36:12 pm
http://www.news9.com/story/24672913/44-magnitude-quake-shakes-up-central-oklahoma

4.4 Magnitude Quake Shakes Up Central Oklahoma

Posted: Feb 08, 2014 6:44 PM PST

Updated: Feb 08, 2014 6:44 PM PST
 
By Matthew Nuttle, News9.com - email
 
LANGSTON, Oklahoma - An earthquake shook up residents in central Oklahoma, Saturday night.
 
The 4.4 magnitude temblor struck five miles south southwest of the town of Langston, Okla., or about 29 miles north northeast of the Oklahoma City metro, around 8:15 p.m., at a depth of just over two miles.

Several viewers around the area felt the rumble and commented to News 9 about their experience. Some residents reported damage in Stillwater, however, those reports have not been confirmed.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest one felt by humans.


Title: Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2014, 08:44:41 pm
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-area-quake-third-temblor-in-last-10-days-20140208,0,285475.story#ixzz2sn5G5E00
Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days
2/8/14

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks.

The latest quake occurred at 10:13 a.m. at a depth of 5.0 miles and was felt from the Westside to East L.A., said Anthony Guarino, a seismologist at Caltech.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was near the intersection of Melrose and Virgil avenues, on the eastern edge of Hollywood. It was the third magnitude 3.0 or greater quake to hit that area in the last 10 days.

“It’s pretty standard for L.A.,” Guarino said. “There are a lot of different faults there.”

Clusters of small quakes are common in the Los Angeles basin, and generally don’t signify that the "big one" is coming, Guarino said. Every earthquake has a one in five chance of being a foreshock for a larger quake, he added. The odds of that decline quickly as time goes by.

The region remains overdue for a massive quake. The southern section of the San Andreas Fault, which starts near the Salton Sea and runs north to Palmdale, has historically caused a large earthquake every 150 years on average. It has not ruptured since 1680.

“There is a very high probability that it will rupture in our lifetime or our children’s lifetime,” Guarino said.

“We use these small quakes as a reminder: You need to be prepared with a week's worth of food and water and have a plan of action,” he said. “Don’t run outside, don’t get in the doorway. Drop, cover and hold on to something.”


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on February 11, 2014, 06:00:20 am
Earthquakes rock Oklahoma
Logan County authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 caused minor damage to the county jail. 

http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=1005101#.UvjGF_tUjlc


Hollywood earthquake is third in 10 days
A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake that was centered near Hollywood and shook parts of the Los Angeles basin Saturday morning was the third temblor to hit the area in the last two weeks.   

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-area-quake-third-temblor-in-last-10-days-20140208,0,285475.story#axzz2slmKZCfJ


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 12, 2014, 11:10:35 am
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-8-earthquake-strikes-china-39-xinjiang-100141505.html;_ylt=A0SO8of3pPtSv3IArA5XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0bm1obXJnBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2dxMQR2dGlkA1NNRTI2Ml8x
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang: USGS
2/12/14

Beijing (AFP) - A strong and shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, but in a sparsely populated area, the US Geological Survey said.

The tremor was only 12.5 kilometres (eight miles) deep but hit about 270 kilometres east-southeast of Hotan, the USGS said, in an extremely remote area.

China's Earthquake Networks Centre gave the magnitude of the afternoon quake as 7.3.

Another tremor of magnitude 5.7 struck five minutes later, five kilometres deep, followed by a series of aftershocks of up to 4.2 magnitude, it said
.

"We were at the office at the time and felt strong shaking, the windows were rattling," a reporter in Keriya county near the epicentre told state broadcaster CCTV, adding that few people lived in the mountainous area.

The civil affairs ministry said there had been no reports of casualties but it was likely that some houses had been damaged, the Xinhua news agency said.

CCTV reported that Hotan was not seriously affected, while several people in the city told AFP they felt less than a minute of shaking.

"The earthquake lasted less than one minute, it was not strong, there are no buildings collapsed," said one resident by phone.

An expert told CCTV that the affected area often experienced earthquakes but was thinly populated, so the impact was likely to be limited.

A previous 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the same county in March 2008, affecting 40,000 people, destroying 200 homes and causing an overall 10 million yuan ($1.7 million) in damage.

China is regularly hit by earthquakes, especially its mountainous western and southwestern regions.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Sichuan province in the southwest killed about 200 people last April, five years after almost 90,000 people died when a huge tremor struck the same province.

Twin 5.6 and 5.9 magnitude quakes killed at least 95 people in the northwest province of Gansu last July.

Once a link on the Silk Road, Xinjiang covers 1.7 million square kilometres (660,000 square miles) -- a sixth of China's territory.

It is home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority, and has seen sporadic attacks on police amid complaints by the ethnic group of religious and cultural repression.

Beijing has justified tighter security in the area to stem a separatist movement it claims has links with foreign terrorist groups.

Xinjiang is rich in natural resources, containing roughly 30 percent of China's onshore oil and gas deposits and 40 percent of its coal, according to the official website china.org.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2014, 10:05:12 pm
http://onlineathens.com/breaking-news/2014-02-14/44-earthquake-emanates-south-carolina
2/14/14
4.4 earthquake emanates from South Carolina

Residents through much of north Georgia — and several other states — are reporting having felt an earthquake Friday night.

The quake emanated from near Edgefield, S.C., about 100 miles east-southeast of Athens and 25 miles north of Augusta, and registered a 4.4 at 10:22 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 4.4 earthquake can cause moderate levels of perceived shaking and can cause light structural damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 16, 2014, 02:35:26 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/4-6-magnitude-quake-hits-greek-island-111450169.html
4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island
2/15/14

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kephalonia. No damage has been reported.

The tremor occurred at 9:31 a.m. Saturday at sea, west of the island, 25 kilometers (16 miles) below the sea surface, some 300 kilometers west of the capital Athens, the Institute of Geodynamics at Athens University reports.

Since January 26, Kephalonia has been struck by 2 quakes over 5.0 in magnitude, and hundreds of aftershocks over 3.5, resulting to damage in some 3,000 houses, according to authorities. The island, which was flattened in 1953 by 3 successive earthquakes, culminating in a 7.2 tremor, lies in a very active seismic area.

A 4.6 tremor also struck early Friday morning, following a 4.5 one on Wednesday.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2014, 09:50:16 am
6.7 earthquake Barbados, Martinique
 Feb. 18, 2014
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000mskt#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on February 18, 2014, 08:10:54 pm
Scientists mystified as 20 earthquakes hit Oklahoma in one day

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2561473/Scientists-mystified-20-earthquakes-hit-Oklahoma-one-day.html


Four earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma this morning

During the past seven days, the USGS has reported 18 earthquakes in Oklahoma, as well as one more just across the Kansas border. 

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/four-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-this-morning/article_6dd45716-98af-11e3-a652-0017a43b2370.html


Title: Oklahoma earthquakes increasing in magnitude and number
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 23, 2014, 03:37:11 pm
 :o

Feb. 23, 2014
 
Oklahoma earthquakes are increasing in magnitude and number.
This is occurring all over the state, but primarily Oklahoma City northward.

By the time you check this link it will have changed
http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html

OKLAHOMA - KANSAS Earthquakes February 2014

 MAG    DATE    LOCAL-TIME  LAT     LON    DEPTH    LOCATION
   
 MAP 3.5  2014/02/23 03:15:41 36.043N 97.325W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) ESE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/02/23 01:23:32 36.039N 97.331W  5.0    7 km ( 5 mi) ESE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/23 01:10:52 36.414N 97.077W  5.0   18 km (11 mi) SSE of Marland, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/02/22 22:44:36 36.180N 96.991W  5.0   19 km (12 mi) SSW of Glencoe, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/02/22 21:11:39 36.073N 97.077W  4.8   22 km (14 mi) SW  of Glencoe, OK
 map 2.2  2014/02/22 10:07:18 36.109N 97.052W  5.0   17 km (11 mi) SW  of Glencoe, OK

 map 2.9  2014/02/22 08:06:52 36.160N 96.985W  5.0    9 km ( 6 mi) SW  of Glencoe, OK
 map 2.5  2014/02/22 02:21:42 35.784N 97.504W  5.0   10 km ( 6 mi) SSE of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.2  2014/02/21 15:38:50 35.776N 97.476W  5.0   11 km ( 7 mi) ESE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.9  2014/02/21 09:19:12 36.743N 98.639W  5.9    8 km ( 5 mi) N   of Dacoma, OK
 map 2.9  2014/02/21 08:26:13 36.840N 97.912W  4.4    6 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Wakita, OK
 map 2.2  2014/02/21 05:32:45 35.773N 97.461W  5.0   14 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.0  2014/02/20 02:07:23 35.770N 97.463W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK

 MAP 3.2  2014/02/19 10:44:57 35.763N 97.452W  6.3   15 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/02/18 21:04:55 36.153N 97.276W  1.3    5 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.4  2014/02/18 17:51:20 35.742N 97.353W  5.0    9 km ( 5 mi) NNW of Arcadia, OK
 map 2.6  2014/02/18 11:19:16 35.783N 97.478W  5.0   15 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.8  2014/02/18 09:17:18 35.771N 97.454W  4.8   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/18 08:22:01 36.718N 97.710W  5.0    7 km ( 4 mi) E   of Jefferson, OK
 map 2.8  2014/02/18 06:29:49 35.782N 97.450W  5.0   14 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.3  2014/02/18 06:16:43 35.799N 97.455W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.8  2014/02/18 05:53:51 35.779N 97.448W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK

 map 2.6  2014/02/18 01:15:33 36.496N 97.085W  5.0    9 km ( 6 mi) SE  of Marland, OK
 map 2.6  2014/02/17 21:59:08 35.765N 97.459W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.6  2014/02/17 21:11:19 35.783N 97.496W  5.0   11 km ( 7 mi) SSE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/17 20:44:10 35.794N 97.451W  9.5   13 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/17 08:37:30 35.778N 97.473W  5.0   12 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/02/17 08:19:13 35.818N 97.493W  5.0   11 km ( 7 mi) E   of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.4  2014/02/17 06:57:39 35.771N 97.443W  7.1   15 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK

 map 2.7  2014/02/17 02:24:21 35.757N 97.523W  5.0   12 km ( 8 mi) SSE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.5  2014/02/17 01:40:49 35.772N 97.496W  5.0   12 km ( 7 mi) SSE of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/02/16 23:37:13 35.788N 97.447W 10.0   13 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.9  2014/02/16 23:31:06 35.795N 97.433W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) ESE of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.8  2014/02/16 22:54:59 35.776N 97.469W  7.4   12 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK

 map 2.1  2014/02/16 17:06:56 35.777N 97.476W  5.0   12 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.6  2014/02/16 05:20:54 35.778N 97.476W  5.0   12 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.1  2014/02/16 03:45:46 35.776N 97.476W  4.2   12 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.6  2014/02/16 02:39:56 35.780N 97.479W  5.0   12 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.5  2014/02/15 19:51:47 35.776N 97.486W  5.1   13 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.2  2014/02/15 19:28:31 35.781N 97.478W  5.0   12 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/02/15 17:20:46 37.248N 97.641W  5.0    3 km ( 2 mi) ESE of Milan, KS

 MAP 3.1  2014/02/14 18:19:13 35.782N 97.474W  7.4   13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/14 17:05:52 35.785N 97.449W  5.0   13 km ( 8 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.8  2014/02/14 15:51:55 35.764N 97.450W  5.0   15 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.9  2014/02/14 14:46:16 35.759N 97.478W  3.7   15 km ( 9 mi) SSE of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/14 11:43:05 35.826N 97.478W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) ESE of Cedar Valley, OK

 map 2.7  2014/02/13 23:55:56 36.367N 97.055W  5.0   19 km (12 mi) NW  of Glencoe, OK
 map 2.5  2014/02/13 15:26:13 36.325N 96.993W  5.0   12 km ( 8 mi) NNW of Glencoe, OK
 MAP 3.3  2014/02/12 06:41:37 36.931N 97.863W  5.1    7 km ( 5 mi) NE  of Wakita, OK
 map 2.5  2014/02/11 10:41:42 36.993N 97.929W 10.6   10 km ( 6 mi) E   of Manchester, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/02/11 02:49:22 36.098N 97.267W  3.6   13 km ( 8 mi) ENE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.8  2014/02/10 17:37:38 35.834N 96.924W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) SW  of Agra, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/09 23:18:30 36.231N 97.766W  5.2   13 km ( 8 mi) ESE of Waukomis, OK
 map 2.4  2014/02/09 15:25:26 35.605N 97.429W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) N   of Lake Aluma, OK
 map 2.8  2014/02/08 22:55:14 35.904N 97.281W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) SSE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 4.1  2014/02/08 20:16:02 35.893N 97.292W  5.0   19 km (12 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.2  2014/02/07 18:10:49 36.092N 97.145W  5.0   24 km (15 mi) E   of Mulhall, OK

 map 2.6  2014/02/06 20:00:37 36.036N 97.076W  5.0   15 km ( 9 mi) NNE of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.4  2014/02/06 06:48:10 36.658N 98.265W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) SE  of Cherokee, OK
 MAP 3.5  2014/02/05 17:15:40 36.836N 97.750W 10.6    2 km ( 1 mi) NE  of Pond Creek, OK
 map 2.9  2014/02/04 09:59:51 36.118N 97.295W  5.0   12 km ( 7 mi) ENE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.3  2014/02/04 08:08:17 37.142N 97.767W  5.0   10 km ( 6 mi) SE  of Freeport, KS
 map 2.4  2014/02/04 04:21:59 35.527N 97.356W  5.0    8 km ( 5 mi) E   of Lake Aluma, OK
 MAP 3.9  2014/02/03 03:03:21 37.128N 97.772W  5.0   11 km ( 7 mi) ENE of Bluff City, KS
 map 2.6  2014/02/02 10:37:32 36.398N 97.343W  5.0   17 km (11 mi) SSE of Billings, OK
 map 2.7  2014/02/02 06:06:28 36.598N 97.955W  5.0    5 km ( 3 mi) NE  of Hillsdale, OK
 MAP 3.9  2014/02/01 03:08:02 35.944N 96.906W  5.0    6 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Agra, OK


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on February 24, 2014, 05:04:33 am
From that list, it looks like they are consistent in magnitude, though frequency may be increasing. That doesn't seem to be natural. Almost all of those are between 2.5 and 3.5, at a depth of 10-15 kilometers.

Considering the rush to fracking for oil sands, I'm not convinced this isn't man made.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2014, 12:25:35 pm
Earthquake jolts Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara province, on Monday at 4.21 a.m. Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB).   
http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/92828/earthquake-jolts-sumbawa-west-nusa-tenggara

2.5 earthquake near Caruthersville
CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows a 2.5 earthquake rattled parts of the Bootheel in Missouri Saturday morning. It happened around 8:43 a.m. The earthquake was centered 1 mile south of Caruthersville, Missouri. 
http://www.kait8.com/story/24794023/usgs-25-earthquake-near-caruthersville

California Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Hollister
A California earthquake today 2014 has struck Hollister. The California earthquake today February 23, 2014 began within the half-hour, near Salinas. Damage assessment is pending.
http://news.lalate.com/2014/02/23/california-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-hollister/

Earthquake measuring 4.8 jolts Assam
A low intensity earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook India's northeastern state Assam on Sunday night. 
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-earthquake-measuring-48-jolts-assam-1964646

3.5 magnitude quake shakes Tyre
A mild earthquake shook the southern city of Tyre on Monday a day after a similar quake struck the northern city of Tripoli, the Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research said, Naharnet reported.   
http://en.trend.az/regions/met/arabicr/2245393.html

Recent Caribbean Earthquakes Spark Concern

Two earthquakes greater than 5.0 have rocked the Caribbean in the last week and concerns have been growing for a major tremor in the region.
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/recent-caribbean-earthquakes-s-1/23580333

Earthquakes in the world on February 24, 2014 (M4.5 or more)

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list.   
http://earthquake-report.com/2014/02/23/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-february-24-2014-m4-5-or-more/

Three Oklahoma earthquakes were recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey since 2 p.m. Sunday.
Three Oklahoma earthquakes were recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey since 2 p.m. Sunday. Earlier today, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 5:20 a.m. about 2 miles northeast of Spencer.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/three-earthquakes-reported-in-oklahoma-since-sunday/article_e9991184-9d69-11e3-9ff0-001a4bcf6878.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 01, 2014, 06:09:50 am
VERY IMPORTANT EARTHQUAKE EVENTS IN THE AZORES LAST 4 HOURS -INCREASING IN MAGNITUDE! DO AN INTERNET SEARCH ON CUMBRE VIEJA IN THE CANARY ISLANDS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR MEGA-TSUNAMI-THIS WHOLE AREA OF THE AZORES,CANARY ISLANDS AND MID ATLANTIC RIDGE

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=seism_last&rid=388614


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on March 01, 2014, 01:01:53 pm
Yeah, that's the fear that scientists have had if part of the island there were to slide into the sea, if God wills.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2014, 04:44:43 pm
M6.5 - 110km NW of Nago, Japan
2014-03-02 20:11:22 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000mzmn#summary

M5.7 - 67km W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-03-02 19:38:59 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000mzlz#summary

M5.6 - 295km W of Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
2014-03-02 17:03:42 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000mzjs#summary

M6.2 - 23km WSW of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
2014-03-02 09:37:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000mzef#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 05, 2014, 11:52:47 am
Six earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in past day
The U.S. Geological Survey reported six earthquakes in Oklahoma during the past day, including a 3.9 magnitude near Edmond this morning.   

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/six-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-in-past-day/article_f8d568a6-a47f-11e3-b0a0-001a4bcf6878.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 05, 2014, 11:55:50 am
Six earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma in past day
The U.S. Geological Survey reported six earthquakes in Oklahoma during the past day, including a 3.9 magnitude near Edmond this morning.   

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/six-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-in-past-day/article_f8d568a6-a47f-11e3-b0a0-001a4bcf6878.html

Wow...this is becoming the new norm in OK now.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 06, 2014, 05:23:45 am
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits southwest of Tocopilla, Chile - @USGS

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits south of Villa Alemana, Chile - @USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 08, 2014, 05:30:59 am

LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Earthquakes today 2014 have hit California, Oregon and Oklahoma. But internationally, Greece, New Zealand, and Indonesia have suffered moderate quakes today as well. The surge of quakes for March 7, 2014 began in morning hours.

The latest round of earthquakes internationally today 3/7/14 started before sunrise locally. First, a 5.0 magnitude quake hit northeast of Raoul Island, New Zealand. But the quake was substantially far out to sea. Thereafter, a 5.3 magnitude quake hit Indonesia. Reps tell news that the quake stated twenty-nine miles north of Kuripan, Indonesia. While the quake was on land, its epicenter was deep, roughly seventy-three miles below ground level.

Finally, reps tell news that locally in Greece tonight a 4.6 magnitude quake has struck. But that quake was roughly eight miles out to sea. It was west of Pylos and thirty-three miles west of Kalamata. The quake had a moderate depth, roughly thirty-five miles below sea level.

Domestically, a series of quakes have hit today near Searles Valley, California. The latest started just before 10 am PST today and posted a nominal depth, roughly four miles below ground level. The quake was seventy-four miles west of Barstow and thirty miles north of Ridgecrest.

Elsewhere today a 3.1 magnitude quake hit southeast of Medford, Oklahoma today at 8:20 am local time while a 3.0 hit west of Bandon, Oregon at 5:35 am PST today.

http://news.lalate.com/2014/03/07/earthquake-today-2014-california-oregon-oklahoma-hit-in-morning/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 09, 2014, 09:07:33 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n65q#summary
M5.8 - 42km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
2014-03-10 00:38:16 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n62j#summary
M5.6 - 53km WSW of Tumaco, Colombia
2014-03-09 20:29:54 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n5yv#summary
M5.1 - 220km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna
2014-03-09 16:12:15 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n5yd#summary
M5.1 - 55km ESE of Myaydo, Burma
2014-03-09 16:03:01 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n5y6#summary
M5.1 - 51km WNW of La Ligua, Chile
2014-03-09 15:48:42 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n5wc#summary
M5.3 - 61km SSE of Pujiharjo, Indonesia
2014-03-09 13:42:19 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n5vf#summary
M5.0 - 122km NNW of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
2014-03-09 12:16:33 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 10, 2014, 06:07:36 am
6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Northern California coast
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=weather/earthquake_center&id=9460263

M6.3 - 32km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000n65q#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 13, 2014, 12:27:07 pm
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes southern Japan near Oita off Kyushu Island - @USGS via @Reuters


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 14, 2014, 06:03:51 am
A potent threat of major earthquake off California's northern coast
If a 9.0 earthquake were to strike along California's sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect. A giant tsunami created by the quake would wash away coastal towns, destroy U.S. 101 and cause $70 billion in damage over a large swath of the Pacific coast. More than 100 bridges would be lost, power lines toppled and coastal towns isolated. Residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to flee to higher ground, and as many as 10,000 would perish. 

rest: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-triple-junction-quakes-20140312,0,2124861.story#axzz2vnzQebPe


M 5.4 - OFF COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 2014-03-13 19:11:35 UTC

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=364743#summary

 :D


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on March 14, 2014, 12:09:15 pm
5.4 is almost a 9.0, sort of.  ;D


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 14, 2014, 12:56:35 pm
California Earthquake: Scientists Predict Quake, Tsunami That Could Kill Tens Of Thousands
A California earthquake with the strength to kills tens of thousands of people and cause $70 billion in damage could be on the way, scientists are predicting.
http://www.inquisitr.com/1171065/california-earthquake-scientists-predict-quake-tsunami-that-could-kill-tens-of-thousands/

Swarm of quakes east of Porterville
The first quake struck at 7:11 p.m. and that was the strongest at 4.4. That was followed by seven smaller quakes all centered in the same vicinity. The largest of those quakes measured 3.0, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center.   
http://www.recorderonline.com/news/swarm-of-quakes-east-of-porterville/article_e3805b00-aace-11e3-8c6b-0017a43b2370.html

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’
“Earthquakes are not random events,” said Dvorak, a former USGS scientist. “Earthquakes are clustered in time and space.”   
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/03/14/california-shakin-weve-got-a-lot-of-earthquakes-ahead-of-us/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 14, 2014, 01:23:11 pm
California Earthquake: Scientists Predict Quake, Tsunami That Could Kill Tens Of Thousands
A California earthquake with the strength to kills tens of thousands of people and cause $70 billion in damage could be on the way, scientists are predicting.
http://www.inquisitr.com/1171065/california-earthquake-scientists-predict-quake-tsunami-that-could-kill-tens-of-thousands/

Swarm of quakes east of Porterville
The first quake struck at 7:11 p.m. and that was the strongest at 4.4. That was followed by seven smaller quakes all centered in the same vicinity. The largest of those quakes measured 3.0, according to the Southern California Earthquake Data Center.   
http://www.recorderonline.com/news/swarm-of-quakes-east-of-porterville/article_e3805b00-aace-11e3-8c6b-0017a43b2370.html

California Shakin’: ‘We’ve Got a Lot of Earthquakes Ahead of Us’
“Earthquakes are not random events,” said Dvorak, a former USGS scientist. “Earthquakes are clustered in time and space.”   
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/03/14/california-shakin-weve-got-a-lot-of-earthquakes-ahead-of-us/

It's only a matter of time now...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 15, 2014, 05:01:22 am
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes about 13 miles southeast of Paracas, Peru - @USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on March 15, 2014, 05:18:14 am
Earthquakes in "diverse places"? Check that off the list.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 16, 2014, 05:39:36 pm
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake recorded 61 kilometers northwest of Iquique, Chile - @usgs


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 16, 2014, 06:02:24 pm

Earthquake magnitude 4.9, 84 kilometers west-northwest of Iquique, Chile - @usgs


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2014, 06:10:51 pm
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake recorded 61 kilometers northwest of Iquique, Chile - @usgs

Earthquake magnitude 4.9, 84 kilometers west-northwest of Iquique, Chile - @usgs


So the 2nd one is an aftershock, I'm assuming? :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 17, 2014, 08:35:43 am
Earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, preliminary magnitude of 4.7 - @NBCLA

Moderate quake hits Bengkulu
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province, at 7:35 a.m on Monday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). 

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Mindanao
The epicenter was estimated at a depth of 84.6km. No tsunami warnings were issued, nor has any damage been reported as of posting time. 

Earthquake recorded in southern Kansas
The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake shook southern Kansas. The earthquake happened at 3:46 a.m. Sunday and measured 4.0 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was reported eight miles east-northeast of Anthony in Harper County.   


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 17, 2014, 11:14:18 am

6 aftershocks reported in Los Angeles area so far; more expected, per @USGS - @LANow


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 18, 2014, 05:59:09 am
What Will Happen When The ‘Big One’ Hits California?

On Monday, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake threw the city of Los Angeles into a bit of a tizzy.  The ground shook, people screamed and news anchors ducked under their desks.  But it was just a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.  So what would happen if the “Big One” hit California?  What would happen if an earthquake hundreds of times more powerful than the one that we saw on Monday hit Los Angeles or San Francisco?  We don’t really know what would happen, because nothing like that has happened in modern times.  Fortunately for us, we have been living during a time of extremely low seismic activity in California.  But scientists assure us that will change at some point, and some of them are now warning that when the “Big One” does strike that the devastation could be far worse than people have been imagining.

rest: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/what-will-happen-when-the-big-one-hits-california


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 18, 2014, 09:17:26 am
What Will Happen When The ‘Big One’ Hits California?

On Monday, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake threw the city of Los Angeles into a bit of a tizzy.  The ground shook, people screamed and news anchors ducked under their desks.  But it was just a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.  So what would happen if the “Big One” hit California?  What would happen if an earthquake hundreds of times more powerful than the one that we saw on Monday hit Los Angeles or San Francisco?  We don’t really know what would happen, because nothing like that has happened in modern times.  Fortunately for us, we have been living during a time of extremely low seismic activity in California.  But scientists assure us that will change at some point, and some of them are now warning that when the “Big One” does strike that the devastation could be far worse than people have been imagining.

rest: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/what-will-happen-when-the-big-one-hits-california

I saw that video clip on Yahoo - pretty much, you can tell that even they know deep down inside that the "big one" is imminent(just from the way they reacted).

Yeah, we're at a time now where people's hearts are failing them for fear...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 19, 2014, 02:20:05 pm
Recent earthquakes in Chile - complete list
Earthquake list: past 30 days (M>=5) (93 quakes)
  :o

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes/chile.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 21, 2014, 03:01:06 pm
M6.5 - 113km E of Mohean, India
2014-03-21 13:41:07 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000njrq#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 22, 2014, 02:35:20 pm
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/magnitude-earthquake-hits-central-oklahoma-follows-six-other-quakes-friday/article_a9a182a2-b17b-11e3-82ab-0017a43b2370.html
Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits central Oklahoma, follows six other quakes Friday
3/21/14

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook central Oklahoma shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
 
The quake followed two other earthquakes -- a 2.8 and a 2.6 magnitude -- that were centered near Langston just minutes earlier and four other earthquakes ranging from 2.7 to 2.9 magnitude near Guthrie, Yale and Crescent on Friday afternoon and evening, the Geological Survey reported.

That makes seven earthquakes of magnitude 2.6 or greater recorded in the state on Friday.

Since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have hit central Oklahoma,— marking a significant rise in the frequency of the seismic events, the Geological Survey reported. A study released last year shows that one to three magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes occurred yearly in Oklahoma from 1975 to 2008 but that the average grew to around 40 earthquakes per year from 2009-2013.

Scientists continue to study why the earthquake rate has changed so dramatically throughout this swath of Oklahoma,— including possible links to wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production in the region.

Some researchers and environmental groups have long held that hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," — a process employed by energy companies that involves forcing millions of gallons of water, sand and other additives deep into the ground to free up pockets of natural gas, — is a chief culprit for the rise in earthquake activity throughout Oklahoma and other states.

"It's important to understand that it's not the fracking process that causes these earthquakes," said Bill Leith, the earthquake hazards program coordinator with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., who labels the quake swarm affecting central Oklahoma as "unusual."

"During the production from oil and gas activities, there's a lot of wastewater that's generated, and it is that reinjection into rock formations" that could trigger some quakes.

The energy industry has repeatedly denied that the method is to blame for the increase in seismic activity.


Title: Rise in Oklahoma earthquakes means homeowners may want to consider insurance
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 22, 2014, 02:42:44 pm
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/rise-in-oklahoma-earthquakes-means-homeowners-may-want-to-consider/article_cc5052d7-88d3-5a3a-bdaa-45b76b8a3139.html
Earthquake insurance: rising concern

Rise in Oklahoma earthquakes means homeowners may want to consider insurance

State officials recommend considering quake coverage

3/22/14

With earthquakes trying to take their place next to tornadoes on Oklahoma's disaster mantel, the state's insurance commissioner is encouraging Oklahomans to investigate if earthquake insurance is for them.

Less than 1 percent of Oklahomans carry earthquake insurance, state Insurance Commissioner John Doak said, for multiple reasons.

For one, he said, most homeowners don't think they'll be affected by earthquakes. However, a recent report stated that Oklahoma is now the second-most seismically active state in the country.

The other reason Doak suspects that earthquake insurance numbers are so low in Oklahoma is that people just don't realize that they're not already covered.

Earthquake insurance isn't covered by traditional homeowners insurance.

"We've been working very hard to do education and awareness," Doak said. "Earthquake insurance is very affordable and accessible, but most people don't know they need it until it's too late."

U.S. Geological Service data show that Oklahoma has seen 83 earthquakes of a 2.5 magnitude or greater between Feb. 21 and March 21, and new quakes are recorded almost every day.

Most of those quakes occur in the central part of the state, on the Nemaha Fault Line, which runs from Omaha, Neb., all the way to Oklahoma City.

The number of quakes in central Oklahoma has increased so much in recent years that Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, has proposed a bill two years in a row that would make it necessary for home insurance companies to educate homeowners on the benefits of earthquake insurance.

The proposal has failed both times, but Shelton anticipates proposing it again as he continues to learn about what's causing the temblors.

"I don't think it's the state's responsibility to force people to buy earthquake insurance," Shelton said. "But I do think it's our responsibility to ensure that people are very aware of if they're covered or not. We are no more a tornado state than we are an earthquake state. ... We have established ourselves as that, and we need to make sure consumers are aware of the pros and cons."

The cause of the uptick in earthquakes isn't known — a 2012 Seismological Society of America report states that the cause likely is man-made, but it didn't pinpoint whether the surge is "related to either changes in extraction methodologies or the rate of oil and gas production."

Doak said he thinks the number of Oklahomans with earthquake insurance will rise as the ground continues to shake.

Another factor that may deter people from purchasing the insurance is that although policies are typically inexpensive — less than $200 a year in most cases — the deductible can be quite high.

"If you have a $100,000 home, and a 10 percent deductible, you're paying $10,000 for repairs," Doak said. "For most Americans, their single largest asset is their home. I think it's very important for consumers to be educated, no matter what part of the state they live in."

Looking into earthquake insurance sooner rather than later may be a good idea, Doak warned.

Many policies typically have a "moratorium" or dead period — some up to 90 days — before they go into effect.

"I think that there are a number of people who think that earthquake damage will never happen to them, but when they try to sell their home, they'll discover that it has," he said.


Title: 14 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 22, 2014, 11:52:59 pm
http://www.okcfox.com/story/25046264/9-earthquakes-recorded-in-oklahoma-since-friday
14 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday
3/22/14

LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 14 earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0.

The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. Three other quakes of magnitude 2.9, 3.0 and 3.3 were recorded Saturday afternoon in the Medford area.

The other quakes ranged from magnitude 2.4 to 2.9.

No injuries or damage are reported.

Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

Scientists are studying why earthquake activity has increased in Oklahoma and whether it is connected to wastewater disposal related to oil and gas production -- but have found no answers.

The energy industry denies that the method is to blame for the increased seismic activity.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2014, 12:22:09 pm
Magnitude Mw 6.3
Region OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
Date time 2014-03-23 18:20:04.0 UTC
Location 19.90 S ; 70.90 W
Depth 30 km
Distances 476 km SW of La Paz, Bolivia / pop: 812,799 / local time: 14:20:04.0 2014-03-23
87 km NW of Iquique, Chile / pop: 227,499 / local time: 14:20:04.0 2014-03-23

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=367020


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2014, 07:45:26 am
Chileans worry over string of 300 quakes in north

More than 300 earthquakes have shaken Chile's far-northern coast the past week, keeping people on edge as scientists say there is no way to tell if the unusual string of tremors is a harbinger of an impending disaster. The unnerving activity began with a strong magnitude-6.7 quake on March 16 that caused more than 100,000 people to briefly evacuate low-lying areas, although no tsunami materialized and there was little physical damage from the shaking.   

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Chileans-worry-over-string-of-300-quakes-in-north-5345915.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 27, 2014, 07:11:12 am
KGW: Swarm of quakes recorded around Government Camp

KGW reported Wednesday that more than 30 small earthquakes have rattled the ground under the Mount Hood community since Sunday. None have been big, but they have “captured the attention of state geologists and rattled the nerves of some nearby residents,” the Portland television station reported. According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the largest of the quakes measured 2.3 on the Richter magnitude scale. Some were as small as 0.3 But KGW said that it’s the location of the quakes, not their size, that has scientists taking note. They are along a newly discovered fault.   

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/03/kgw_swarm_of_quakes_recorded_a.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2014, 03:53:17 am
5.1 MAG QUAKE ROCKS LOS ANGELES
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-51-earthquake-causes-damage-some-flee-from-homes-20140329,0,522498.story

Dozens of aftershocks throughout night...
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/53-Quake-Strikes-Near-LaHabra-253002771.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2014, 01:33:55 pm
5.1 MAG QUAKE ROCKS LOS ANGELES
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-51-earthquake-causes-damage-some-flee-from-homes-20140329,0,522498.story

Dozens of aftershocks throughout night...
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/53-Quake-Strikes-Near-LaHabra-253002771.html

There are have been more than 100 aftershocks as a result of Friday's 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles, USGS Geophysicist Paul Caruso says - @NBCNews


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 31, 2014, 05:57:29 am
12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up?  Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common?  For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States.  You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire.  Approximately 75 percent of all the volcanoes in the world are on the Ring of Fire, and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.  Scientists tell us that it is inevitable that "the Big One" will hit California someday, but people have gotten very apathetic about this because things have been so quiet out there for so many years.  Well, now it appears that things are changing in a big way - and not just along the California coast.  The following are 12 signs that something big is happening to the earth's crust under North and South America...

#1 The 5.1 earthquake that shook Los Angeles on Friday was the worst earthquake that the city had seen in many years.

#2 Following that earthquake, there were more than 100 aftershocks.

#3 A 4.1 earthquake shook Los Angeles on Saturday.  Scientists are hoping that this earthquake swarm in southern California will end soon.

#4 Earlier this month, a 4.4 earthquake rattled Los Angeles so badly that it caused news anchors to dive under their desks.

#5 A 6.9 earthquake just off the coast of northern California in early March was the largest earthquake to hit the west coast of the United States since 2010.

#6 Up in Oregon, Mt. Hood recently experienced more than 100 earthquakes over the course of just a few days.

#7 During the past month, there have also been some other very unusual geologic events that have been happening up in Oregon...

    Two large landslides – one in the Columbia River Gorge dumped about 2,000 cubic yards of rock and debris on highway I84 just 3 miles west of the Hood River, and another blocked US30 near Portland.

    Loud booms and ground shaking reported by people from Lincoln to Tillamook Counties; some reported hearing a rumble, as well (No earthquakes recorded by the USGS in the area at the time.)

    A 20 ft. deep sinkhole swallowed a woman and her dog in her Portland backyard.

#8 A 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park on Sunday, and there have been at least 25 earthquakes at Yellowstone since Thursday.

#9 Scientists recently discovered that the Yellowstone supervolcano is now releasing far more helium gas than they had anticipated.

#10 Over the past month, there have been more than 130 earthquakes in the state of Oklahoma.  This is highly unusual.

#11 There have been several dozen earthquakes in Peru over the past month, including a 6.3 earthquake that made headlines all over the globe.

#12 Earlier this month, the northern coast of Chile was hit by more than 300 earthquakes in a seven day stretch.  41 of those earthquakes were stronger than magnitude 4.5.

Fortunately, the quake that hit Los Angeles on Friday did not cause too much lasting injury.  But it sure did shake people up.  The following is how the Los Angeles Times described the damage...

    The quake, centered near La Habra, caused furniture to tumble, pictures to fall off walls and glass to break. Merchandise fell off store shelves, and there were reports of plate glass windows shattered.

    In Brea, several people suffered minor injuries during a rock slide that overturned their car. Fullerton reported seven water main breaks. Carbon Canyon Road was closed.

    Residents across Orange and Los Angeles counties and the Inland Empire reported swinging chandeliers, fireplaces dislodging from walls and lots of rattled nerves. The shake caused a rock slide in Carbon Canyon, causing a car to overturn, according to the Brea Police Department.

Why this particular earthquake is of such concern is because it occurred along the Puente Hills fault line.  According to one seismologist, this is the fault line that would be most likely to "eat L.A."...

    Experts said that the earthquakes occurred on the Puente Hills thrust fault, which stretches from the San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles.

    Last night's quake was shallow, which 'means the shaking is very concentrated in a small area,' said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson.

    Hauksson revealed that the earthquake was unusual because the 5.1 quake was preceded by the weaker foreshock.

    Scientists such as Hauksson are very concerned about the Puente Hills fault because it runs directly under downtown Los Angeles.

    'This is the fault that could eat L.A.,' seismologist Sue Hough told The LA Times in 2003.

The fact that this fault appears to be waking up is really bad news.

According to seismologists, a major earthquake along this fault line could cause hundreds of billions of dollars of damage...

    Video simulations of a rupture on the Puente Hills fault system show how energy from a quake could erupt and be funneled toward L.A.'s densest neighborhoods, with the strongest waves rippling to the west and south across the Los Angeles Basin.

    According to estimates by the USGS and Southern California Earthquake Center, a massive quake on the Puente Hills fault could kill from 3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in damage. Under this worst-case scenario, people in as many as three-quarters of a million households would be left homeless.

For years, we have watched as the rest of the Ring of Fire has been absolutely ravaged by major seismic events.

We all remember the earthquakes that caused the Indonesian tsunami of 2004 and the Japanese tsunami of 2011.

And the world mourned when major earthquakes devastated New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Japan and the Philippines.

Scientists assured us that it was only a matter of time before the west coast started to become seismically active again, and now it is happening.

If you live on the west coast, I hope that you will consider these things very carefully.

Just because the earth under your feet has been relatively quiet for a very long time does not mean that it will always be that way.

Something big appears to be happening to the earth's crust, and you won't want to be in the "danger zone" when things finally break loose.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/12-signs-that-something-big-is-happening-to-the-earths-crust-under-north-and-south-america


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2014, 06:26:02 pm
#13 - blood cried out from the land when Cain killed Abel. Just imagine ALL of the blood crying out from the land over millions of babies being aborted, and to boot all of the sodomy hitting the land.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2014, 03:10:38 pm
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/latest-oklahoma-earthquake-felt-tulsa-area/nfNtk/
3/30/14
Latest Oklahoma earthquake felt in Tulsa area

An early Sunday morning earthquake could be felt in the Tulsa area.

U.S. Geological Survey say the 4.3 magnitude quake struck 27 miles west of Stillwater around 1:51 a.m.

One KRMG listener tells us they could feel the shaking from the third floor of Hillcrest Hospital.

Despite of the wide spread shaking, the USGS say there have been no reports of any damage or injuries.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2014, 08:34:11 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/massive-8-0-quake-off-chile-sparks-tsunami-003008422--sector.html
Massive 8.0 quake off Chile coast sparks tsunami
4/1/14

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country and a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America's Pacific coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed, and struck at 6:46 p.m. local time (2346 GMT) 62 miles northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near the Peruvian border.

The Chilean navy said the first tsunami wave had hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.

"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Iquique is a key copper exporting port, close to the country's main copper mines. Mining companies Codelco and BHP Billiton said that had not yet received reports of damage to mines.

The warning said that aside from Chile, the coasts of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua were also at risk. A tsunami of up to 6.3 feet could strike the town of Pisagua, Chile, within 44 minutes of the quake, it said.

In 2010, an 8.8-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that caused major damage in several coastal towns in central-south Chile and killed hundreds of people.

(Reporting by Santiago bureau; Addtional reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney and Lisa Shumaker)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2014, 12:25:48 pm
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Panama, USGS reports - @Reuters

contractions are getting closer


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2014, 03:33:44 pm
Romans 9:22  What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Rom 9:23  And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Rom 9:24  Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2014, 03:45:21 pm
Earthquake: M 5.4 - 43km WSW of Iquique, Chile


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2014, 03:52:45 pm
Earthquake: M 5.4 - 43km WSW of Iquique, Chile

Aftershock ???


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2014, 07:26:03 pm
Scientists Assure Us That The Recent Earthquakes On The Ring Of Fire Are Not RelatedScientists Assure Us That The Recent Earthquakes On The Ring Of Fire Are Not Related

We just had a tsunami-triggering 8.2 earthquake off of Chile’s north coast, a 5.8 earthquake off the coast of Panama, a 5.1 earthquake in southern California, and a dormant volcano in Peru has awakened for the first time in 40 years, but scientists assure us that none of these events are related and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.  Even though all of these events took place on the Ring of Fire, which is the most seismically-active area of the entire planet, the “experts” promise us that “the odds are overwhelming” that they are not related to one another.  So do you believe them?  A few days ago, I wrote an article entitled “12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America“.  This was before the earthquakes that struck off the coasts of Chile and Panama.  It appeared to me,

(Read More...) http://thetruthwins.com/archives/scientists-assure-us-that-the-recent-earthquakes-on-the-ring-of-fire-are-not-related

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2014, 07:36:41 pm
Quote
but scientists assure us that none of these events are related and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about.

They won't be reacting this way when the 6th seal in Rev 6 gets opened...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on April 03, 2014, 02:44:42 am
Don't matter whether they are related or not. They happened. So why are they so quick to say they aren't related? Hmm. Standard, "Nothing to see here, move along!"


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 03, 2014, 02:55:31 am
Chile Rocked Again by Powerful Earthquake:The 7.8-magnitude temblor — the largest of a series of aftershocks following a massive and deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit late Tuesday

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/chile-rocked-again-powerful-earthquake-n70456


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Kilika on April 03, 2014, 03:15:25 am
At some point, you'd think Chileans would be considering a move to some place more stable! How many times should people help them rebuild and clean up after an earthquake there? At some point, I'm thinking those people need to be left to themselves and just labeled stupid.

It's like those clowns in California that keep building houses on cliffs and complain when a mudslide wipes out their homes. Simply stupid!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2014, 09:44:14 am
Chile Rocked Again by Powerful Earthquake:The 7.8-magnitude temblor — the largest of a series of aftershocks following a massive and deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit late Tuesday

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/chile-rocked-again-powerful-earthquake-n70456

Again??

Seriously - considering all that is happening elsewhere like this, I'm rather surprise America has been spared(up till now, that is).


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 03, 2014, 12:29:16 pm
3.1-magnitude earthquake reported about 8 miles west of Malibu, California - USGS via @NBCLA


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2014, 03:35:40 pm
3.1-magnitude earthquake reported about 8 miles west of Malibu, California - USGS via @NBCLA

There seems to be a lot of those in California lately.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2014, 11:00:00 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/aftershocks-rattle-chile-military-keeps-order-145207621.html
Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order
4/3/14

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

No new major damage or casualties were reported, and a heavy police and military presence kept order.

The infrastructure in the area is nearly entirely intact, but with aftershocks continuing, life has been anything but normal. Power remains out in many areas, and hospitals were handling only emergencies. Schools were closed, and large supermarkets and gas stations coordinated their reopenings Thursday with police and military to avoid problems with long lines of customers.

After a magnitude-7.6 aftershock struck just before midnight Wednesday, Chile's Emergency Office and navy issued a tsunami alert, and for two hours ordered everyone living in low-lying areas along the country's entire 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) Pacific coastline to evacuate.

Among those moved inland was President Michelle Bachelet, who was in the city of Arica assessing damage in the north from Tuesday night's powerful quake.

"I was evacuated like all citizens. One can see that the people are prepared," she tweeted early Thursday.

Chile's evacuation order was lifted at around 2 a.m. Thursday. Some 900,000 people also were affected the night before when the entire coast was evacuated for several hours after Tuesday's bigger quake, although the tsunami proved small.

A 6.1-magnitude aftershock 47 miles (76 kms) southwest of Iquique shook the area again late Thursday.

The repeated aftershocks have shaken buildings and sent people running into the streets in the port of Iquique, the largest city closest to the epicenter. About 45 minutes before the 7.6 quake, a magnitude-6.5 aftershock also rattled Iquique. The shaking loosened more landslides near Alto Hospicio, a poor area at the entrance to Iquique where about 2,500 homes had been damaged in Tuesday's larger quake.

The Ministry of Education suspended classes again in schools in the north for Thursday, while the region's top prosecutor, Manuel Guerra, said his office is taking action against speculators who sharply raised prices for bread, water, milk and diapers. "They will be detained and charged," Guerra tweeted, calling on the community to denounce "intolerable" abuses.

The largest aftershock was felt across the border in southern Peru, where people in the cities of Tacna and Arequipa fled buildings in fear. Police Lt. Freddy Cuela in Tacna said no damage or injuries were reported. Peru's navy tweeted a tsunami alert for the country's extreme southern coast, which is next to the Chilean region hit by the quakes.

Authorities have reported six deaths, but didn't rule out the possibility others could have been killed in older structures made of adobe in remote communities that weren't immediately accessible.

The tsunami after Tuesday night's quake caused the sea to rise only 8 feet (2.5 meters) in Iquique, but that was enough to sink and damage many fishing boats, lifting some onto city streets and piling others up in the harbor.

Still, as Bachelet deployed hundreds of anti-riot police and soldiers to prevent looting and round up escaped prisoners, it was clear the loss of life and property could have been much worse.

The mandatory evacuations have been announced through cellphone text messages and Twitter, and reinforced by blaring sirens in neighborhoods where people regularly practice earthquake drills. But many Chileans have not downloaded the smartphone application that can alert them to evacuation orders, and some communities still lack warning sirens.

Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, and tsunamis are a particular danger because the fault zone lies just offshore, where the Nazca tectonic plate plunges beneath the South American plate.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 04, 2014, 06:08:18 pm
4 earthquake 89 km S of Athens, Greece April 4, 2014
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=369829


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2014, 11:19:15 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/series-small-earthquakes-rock-oklahoma-record-seismic-activity-173349780.html
4/5/14
Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

Reuters) - Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration.

One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said.

Those two were preceded by two more, at 2.6 magnitude, and 2.5 magnitude, that also rolled the landscape in central Oklahoma early Saturday morning. A 3.0 magnitude tremor struck late Friday night in that area as well, following a 3.4 magnitude hit Friday afternoon.

Austin Holland, a seismologist with the Oklahoma Geological Survey who tracks earthquake activity for the USGS, said the earthquake activity in the state is soaring.

"We have had almost as many magnitude 3 and greater already in 2014 than we did for all of 2013," Holland said.


Last year's number of "felt" earthquakes - those strong enough to rattle items on a shelf - hit a record 222 in the state. This year, less than four months into the year, the state has recorded 253 such tremors, according to state seismic data.

"We have already crushed last year's record for number of earthquakes," Holland said.

Most earthquakes occur naturally. But scientists have long linked some small earthquakes to oil and gas work underground, which can alter pressure points and cause shifts in the earth.

**Either way, the earth's crust has weakened tremendously - this likely wouldn't have happened 20 years ago if there was oil and gas work underground then.

Oil and gas exploration has increased in recent years across the country, spurred by U.S. efforts for energy independence. Modern hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is one particularly controversial technique.

For bigger quakes, so far this year the state has recorded 106 at 3.0 magnitude and above, according to Holland. For all of last year the state had 109 at 3.0 and above.

In November 2011, Oklahoma suffered a 5.6 magnitude quake that damaged more than a dozen homes and several businesses.

Wastewater disposal related to the fracking is suspected by many scientists to contribute to the earthquake activity. Millions of gallons of wastewater are typically trucked from a fracking site to wells where the water is injected thousands of feet underground into porous rock layers. That work, if done near a fault, can trigger larger quakes, according to several recent scientific studies.

Oklahoma recorded 278 earthquakes from 2008 through 2013 that have registered on the Richter scale at a magnitude of 3.0 or greater, a level that can shake objects inside a home.

Before that, from 1975-2008, the state on average recorded less than six earthquakes a year.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 07, 2014, 12:30:32 pm
Magnitude-4.0 earthquake hits near Langston, Okla. - @USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 07, 2014, 01:24:10 pm
Magnitude-4.0 earthquake hits near Langston, Okla. - @USGS

Another one??

I don't know if it has anything to do with this oil drilling fracking(or whatever it's called) - but nonetheless even if they are doing so, it's not the only factor, as the earth's crust around the globe has severely weakened now.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 07, 2014, 03:37:55 pm
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near Guillestre, France - @USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 07, 2014, 03:58:40 pm
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits near Guillestre, France - @USGS


 :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 08, 2014, 04:41:37 pm
Magnitude-4.0 quake rocks central Oklahoma
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rocked central Oklahoma on Monday, shaking buildings and leaving residents once again wondering what is causing all the seismic activity.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/magnitude--quake-rocks-central-oklahoma/article_8f103767-0859-5e05-aab5-ed19b03cf8dd.html


Earthquake of 6.1 rocks Chile
Another earthquake, registering 6.1 on the Richter scale, occurred in northern Chile this morning at 8:43 Peruvian time, according to the news publication Peru21. According to the University of Chile’s Seismological Center, the epicenter of the quake was offshore, about 85 kilometers west of the town of Alto Hospicio. Two additional tremors with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred just four minutes afterwards, in the same area of the Pacific Ocean.   
http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-earthquake-of-61-rocks-chile-102684


Japan Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Ojiya
Officials tell news that a 4.7 magnitude Japan earthquake toady 2014 struck just after 5:07 pm local time on April 8, 2014. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the Japan quake started only eight miles below ground level. As a result it could be felt in neighboring towns.   
http://news.lalate.com/2014/04/07/japan-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-ojiya/


Mexico Earthquake Today 2014: Terremoto Strikes Veracruz Again
Another Mexico earthquake today 2014 has struck the state of Veracruz. A terremoto en Mexico hoy, a moderate temblor, struck in the morning hours Tuesday April 8, 2014. No reports of injuries are expected.   
http://news.lalate.com/2014/04/08/mexico-earthquake-today-2014-terremoto-strikes-veracruz-again/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2014, 01:21:03 am
http://news.yahoo.com/6-1-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-nicaragua-035843341.html;_ylt=A0LEV10miUdTsE0ADf1XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0OWZnM2hxBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTM5OF8x
6.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Nicaragua
4/10/14

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A strong earthquake damaged dozens of houses in western Nicaragua on Thursday, and authorities said that at least 23 people were injured by falling ceilings, beams and walls in one town.

The 6.1-magnitude quake caused panicked Nicaraguans to run into the streets and callers to local radio stations complained that electricity and water services had been disrupted in their areas.

Apparently hardest hit was the town of Nagarote, along with the communities around it, where more than 100 houses were damaged, said Guillermo Gonzalez, director of the disaster prevention agency. Nagarote is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Managua.

Gonzalez said that at least 23 people were injured by falling walls, ceilings and other objects. Three of the injured were taken to a Managua hospital.

Health official Enrique Beteta said the three have non-life threatening injuries. "One has trauma in an ankle, the other in a leg and a 16-year-old boy in his lower back after a portion of a wall fell on him," Beteta told popular radio station Radio Ya.

Gonzalez said that two houses were damaged in Managua and landslides had blocked two highways south of the capital.

Authorities suspended classes on Friday in the cities of Leon and Managua.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 5:27 p.m. local time (23:27 GMT), and was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of the city of Larreynaga. It had a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

Nicaraguans reported feeling a strong aftershock minutes later that the USGS said was a 5.1-magnitude quake centered 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Ciudad Sandino.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2014, 05:16:58 am
Earthquake: M 7.3 - 52km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake: M 6.8 - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake: M 6.7 - 81km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

3 different earth quakes


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2014, 07:54:06 am
Magnitude   4.7
Region   AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL
Date time   2014-04-11 02:41:40.0 UTC
Location   37.89 N ; 26.73 W
Depth           2 km


(http://download.coasttocoastam.com/pages/Deyo_map2_100311b.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1uXO-F5jZE


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2014, 09:39:57 am
Earthquake: M 7.3 - 52km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake: M 6.8 - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake: M 6.7 - 81km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

3 different earth quakes

Yes, THREE different ones! This is BIG!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2014, 09:46:31 am
April earthquakes Oklahoma  

 MAP 4.1  2014/04/10 02:33:57 35.791N 97.471W  3.4   12 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.6  2014/04/10 01:23:26 36.277N 97.246W  2.8   28 km (17 mi) NNE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.3  2014/04/09 23:48:14 36.403N 97.147W  3.9   18 km (11 mi) S   of Marland, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/09 23:26:47 36.275N 97.268W  6.3   27 km (16 mi) NNE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/09 16:09:30 35.387N 96.637W  9.8   19 km (12 mi) E   of Johnson, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/09 12:27:50 35.767N 97.432W  5.0   15 km ( 9 mi) NW  of Arcadia, OK
 map 2.8  2014/04/09 11:58:35 35.799N 97.492W  8.3   10 km ( 6 mi) SE  of Cedar Valley, OK
 map 2.3  2014/04/09 10:58:26 35.501N 97.309W  9.0   10 km ( 6 mi) NE  of Midwest City, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/09 08:36:51 36.389N 97.147W  2.9   19 km (12 mi) S   of Marland, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/09 05:37:28 36.669N 98.278W  5.0   12 km ( 7 mi) SE  of Cherokee, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/09 05:20:26 36.243N 97.199W  5.0   25 km (15 mi) W   of Glencoe, OK

 MAP 3.1  2014/04/08 22:36:07 35.901N 97.298W  7.3   21 km (13 mi) SSE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.8  2014/04/08 19:39:05 36.089N 97.413W  5.6    3 km ( 2 mi) NNW of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.8  2014/04/08 16:05:56 36.393N 97.156W  5.0   19 km (12 mi) S   of Marland, OK
 map 2.1  2014/04/08 12:46:37 35.876N 97.473W  5.7    8 km ( 5 mi) E   of Cedar Valley, OK

 map 2.6  2014/04/07 17:45:49 35.920N 97.244W  6.0   22 km (14 mi) SE  of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/07 16:19:24 35.891N 97.269W  5.3   20 km (12 mi) NNW of Fallis, OK
 map 2.6  2014/04/07 13:40:36 35.891N 97.270W  5.3   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/04/07 13:01:42 35.893N 97.293W  5.3   22 km (13 mi) SSE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.5  2014/04/07 11:52:27 35.893N 97.293W  5.0   22 km (13 mi) SSE of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.6  2014/04/07 11:41:06 35.892N 97.290W  5.0   22 km (14 mi) SSE of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 4.2  2014/04/07 11:03:03 35.890N 97.273W  5.2   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.5  2014/04/07 08:02:01 36.379N 96.950W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) WNW of Pawnee, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/04/07 00:59:35 36.285N 96.961W  8.0    7 km ( 4 mi) NNW of Glencoe, OK

 MAP 3.5  2014/04/06 22:25:35 36.822N 98.230W  8.4   11 km ( 7 mi) SSE of Byron, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/06 21:22:48 36.032N 97.095W  6.9   25 km (16 mi) NW  of Agra, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/06 20:01:02 35.938N 97.259W  3.5   19 km (12 mi) SE  of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/06 10:04:07 35.893N 97.264W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 MAP 4.2  2014/04/06 09:58:54 35.890N 97.269W  5.1   21 km (13 mi) SE  of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/04/06 09:25:09 35.892N 97.267W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK

 MAP 3.8  2014/04/05 07:42:17 36.133N 97.633W  2.5   22 km (14 mi) WNW of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/05 05:54:56 36.081N 97.548W  6.0   13 km ( 8 mi) W   of Mulhall, OK
 map 2.6  2014/04/05 01:01:50 35.892N 97.250W  7.9   20 km (12 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.5  2014/04/05 00:17:12 36.587N 97.607W  2.8    5 km ( 3 mi) ENE of Hunter, OK

 MAP 3.0  2014/04/04 21:30:53 36.283N 97.546W  5.0   16 km (10 mi) ESE of Fairmont, OK
 map 2.2  2014/04/04 20:56:38 36.344N 96.992W  5.0   14 km ( 9 mi) NNW of Glencoe, OK
 map 2.5  2014/04/04 16:48:39 35.913N 97.281W  1.9   20 km (13 mi) SE  of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.4  2014/04/04 13:54:18 35.889N 97.283W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/04 06:27:33 36.802N 97.746W  5.0   10 km ( 6 mi) NNE of Jefferson, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/04/04 01:42:34 35.895N 97.268W  4.2   21 km (13 mi) NNW of Fallis, OK

 MAP 3.2  2014/04/03 22:15:41 35.903N 97.245W  4.2   21 km (13 mi) NNW of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.5  2014/04/03 21:23:48 35.900N 97.260W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/03 15:58:40 36.653N 98.117W  7.6   14 km ( 9 mi) NNE of Goltry, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/04/03 15:33:12 36.445N 97.091W  4.5   14 km ( 9 mi) SSE of Marland, OK
 MAP 3.3  2014/04/03 11:56:50 35.891N 97.270W  4.8   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.5  2014/04/02 13:33:02 35.794N 96.971W  4.3   14 km ( 9 mi) SW  of Agra, OK
 map 2.9  2014/04/02 12:15:44 36.577N 97.631W  5.0    3 km ( 2 mi) ENE of Hunter, OK
 map 2.7  2014/04/02 02:10:03 35.513N 97.291W  4.9   12 km ( 7 mi) NE  of Midwest City, OK

 map 2.7  2014/04/01 23:20:32 35.921N 97.242W  6.4   22 km (14 mi) SE  of Mulhall, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/04/01 19:56:25 36.600N 97.639W  5.0    5 km ( 3 mi) NNE of Hunter, OK
 MAP 3.2  2014/04/01 12:07:13 35.882N 97.285W  5.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.6  2014/04/01 08:41:41 35.892N 97.261W  4.4   20 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/04/01 02:07:36 35.901N 97.252W  4.2   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.0  2014/03/31 20:50:58 35.901N 97.249W  5.7   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 map 2.8  2014/03/31 19:26:01 35.906N 97.258W  1.0   21 km (13 mi) NW  of Fallis, OK
 MAP 3.1  2014/03/31 18:59:47 35.916N 97.217W  6.7   21 km (13 mi) NNW of Fallis, OK
http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2014, 11:30:28 am
Earthquake: M 5.6 - 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2014, 01:09:37 pm
Earthquake: M 5.6 - 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

That's FOUR now!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2014, 02:47:05 pm
still ongoing....

Earthquake: M 4.7 - 57km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 11, 2014, 04:00:45 pm
Earthquake: M 6.6 - 18km SSW of Nandaime, Nicaragua


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 11, 2014, 06:35:47 pm
Earthquake: M 6.6 - 18km SSW of Nandaime, Nicaragua

And this is the 2nd 6.0+ in Nicaragua in less than 24 hours! :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 12, 2014, 12:08:58 pm
56 mins ago Earthquake: M 5.0 - 113km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

44 mins ago Earthquake: M 5.3 - 108km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

41 mins ago Earthquake: M 4.9 - 88km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea





Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 12:30:45 pm
56 mins ago Earthquake: M 5.0 - 113km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

44 mins ago Earthquake: M 5.3 - 108km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

41 mins ago Earthquake: M 4.9 - 88km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea





MORE?? :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 12, 2014, 04:32:13 pm
Earthquake: M 8.3 - 102km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Tsunami warning in effect for Solomon Islands, surrounding region after 8.3-magnitude earthquake, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says - @Reuters

Earthquake revised to 7.6 magnitude, struck 60 miles south of Kira Kira in Solomon Islands at depth of 18 miles, USGS says - @Reuters

Tsunami watch issued for Australia after magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands - @abcnews




they have been "revising" these DOWN a lot lately.  ???


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 04:39:20 pm
Earthquake: M 8.3 - 102km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Tsunami warning in effect for Solomon Islands, surrounding region after 8.3-magnitude earthquake, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says - @Reuters

Earthquake revised to 7.6 magnitude, struck 60 miles south of Kira Kira in Solomon Islands at depth of 18 miles, USGS says - @Reuters

Tsunami watch issued for Australia after magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands - @abcnews




they have been "revising" these DOWN a lot lately.  ???


But they can't pretend like they didn't happen. ::)

They can revise them down all they want, but nothing can change the fact that they ARE happening, albeit at a much faster pace now!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 04:56:48 pm
M4.9 - 123km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-12 20:49:56 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi0k#summary

M5.0 - 149km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-12 21:17:05 UTC
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi1b#summary




Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 08:31:52 pm
I don't know if EQs are rare in Idaho or not, but nonetheless they are really hitting this weekend...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi6d#summary
M4.9 - 15km N of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:04:41 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi79#summary
M3.2 - 12km NW of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:23:50 UTC


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A 5.0 mag in Idaho is VERY rare - pt being that wouldn't surprise me if this was revised down too(to a 4.9m that is).


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 08:39:20 pm
This one is from Thursday - so apparently there's 2 4.0's b/w now and today.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Magnitude-41-earthquake-hits-Challis-254719161.html
Earthquake near Challis biggest in Idaho since 2005
4/10/14

CHALLIS, Idaho -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook the ground about 9 miles north of Challis at 6:21 a.m. Thursday.

It's the strongest earthquake reported in Idaho since 2005.

Custer County Sheriff Stu Lumpkin says no damage or injuries were reported, but 911 callers reported the ground shaking up to 45 miles away.

"It was a fairly minor event," Lumpkin said. "I've only talked to about three people who have actually felt it, but when I was sitting on the bed putting my boots on, it shook the whole bed and rattled the windows in the house."

Dispatchers told KTVB reports of shaking ranged from the East Fork of the Salmon River to the Elk Bend area.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake is felt by most people in the affected area, causes noticeable shaking and rattling of objects indoors, but typically causes minimal to zero damage.

Researchers at Boise State University say while Thursday's magnitude 4.1 earthquake was the biggest in nearly a decade, its size and intensity was fairly common.

That's because 68 earthquakes magnitude 4 or larger have been reported by scientists in Idaho in recorded history.  In comparison, only 6 earthquakes magnitude 5 or larger have registered in Idaho.

The strongest earthquake -- a magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale -- was measured in 1983 near Borah Peak, and caused widespread damage along with two deaths.

Boise State University Assistant Professor Jeff Johnson says that's the only earthquake stronger than 6.0 on the Richter scale that's been measured in our state.

In contrast, Thursday's earthquake released ten-thousand times less energy.

Johnson says while clusters of earthquakes have lately been reported in eastern Idaho, it's impossible to draw conclusions about the intensity of future earthquakes based upon it.

See: USGS: Quake shakes Yellowstone, strongest since 1980

Translation: Thursday's earthquake doesn't necessarily foreshadow a disastrous event, but it doesn't preclude it either.

"Everything suggests that this is business as usual for this particular part of Idaho," Johnson told KTVB. "These earthquakes are not uncommon, and they will happen into the future."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2014, 10:54:58 pm
M 2.5 - 13km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 19:39:57

M 2.5 - 13km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 19:39:57

M 2.7 - 2km NNE of Englewood, Tennessee
2014-04-12 19:34:01

M 3.0 - 10km NW of Medford, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 15:38:03

M 3.3 - 2km SSW of Langston, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 09:13:15

M2.6 - 4km W of Jones, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 10:21:17

M 3.0 - 3km E of Perry, Oklahoma
2014-04-12 02:00:01

@USGS

That's SIX more of these "little" EQs in Oklahoma. Dunno if EQs are common or not in TN though.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 13, 2014, 08:52:30 am
Earthquake: M 7.7 - 117km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Tsunami warning in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea - @NWS_PTWC





Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 09:11:10 am
Earthquake: M 7.7 - 117km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Tsunami warning in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea - @NWS_PTWC





Again?? ???


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 09:31:37 am
 :o :o

M 5.9 - 77km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 06:25:04 UTC

M 5.3 - 84km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-04-13 06:19:20 UTC-07:00

M 5.6 - 84km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 06:12:21 UTC-07:00

M 5.7 - 119km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 05:46:43 UTC-07:00

M 4.7 - 124km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 05:24:35 UTC-07:00

M 5.3 - 74km SW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-13 05:11:30 UTC-07:00

M 2.6 - 10km NNW of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 04:21:08 UTC-07:00

M 4.5 - Off the coast of Michoacan, Mexico
2014-04-13 04:13:15 UTC-07:00

M 4.9 - 65km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 04:12:48 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - 102km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 03:54:28 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge
2014-04-13 03:43:00 UTC-07:00

M 4.7 - 82km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 03:26:24 UTC-07:00

M 5.1 - 95km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 03:09:49 UTC-07:00

M 5.0 - 87km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 03:05:39 UTC-07:00

M 5.2 - 69km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 02:29:20 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - 36km SE of Namie, Japan
2014-04-13 02:16:01 UTC-07:00

M 4.7 - 42km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-04-13 02:12:07 UTC-07:00

M 4.9 - 122km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 01:55:12 UTC-07:00

M 4.4 - Off the coast of Michoacan, Mexico
2014-04-13 01:54:14 UTC-07:00

M 4.4 - 104km WNW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-13 01:29:40 UTC-07:00

M 4.4 - 147km N of Calama, Chile
2014-04-13 00:44:04 UTC-07:00

M 4.4 - 147km N of Calama, Chile
2014-04-13 00:44:04 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - 146km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 00:02:20 UTC-07:00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 02:40:51 pm
M 4.8 - 130km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 11:11:30 UTC-07:00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 04:54:44 pm
M 3.8 - 12km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 10:00:15 UTC-07:00

M 2.9 - 12km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 10:23:21 UTC-07:00

M 3.7 - 11km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 13:02:21 UTC-07:00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2014, 07:42:46 pm
M 4.6 - 74km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 12:41:35 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - 104km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 14:13:33 UTC-07:00

M 5.3 - 120km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 17:09:11 UTC-07:00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2014, 01:47:14 am
M 6.9 - Bouvet Island region
2014-04-14 20:57:02 UTC-07:00
@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2014, 01:48:11 am
I don't know if EQs are rare in Idaho or not, but nonetheless they are really hitting this weekend...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi6d#summary
M4.9 - 15km N of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:04:41 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi79#summary
M3.2 - 12km NW of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:23:50 UTC


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A 5.0 mag in Idaho is VERY rare - pt being that wouldn't surprise me if this was revised down too(to a 4.9m that is).

There were a few 2.0's in Idaho on 4/14, FYI.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2014, 01:50:28 am
M 4.6 - 74km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 12:41:35 UTC-07:00

M 4.8 - 104km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 14:13:33 UTC-07:00

M 5.3 - 120km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-13 17:09:11 UTC-07:00

There were 7  4.0-5.0's in a span of less than an hour on 4/14, FYI.(Source, USGS)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 15, 2014, 01:51:15 am
M 3.8 - 12km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 10:00:15 UTC-07:00

M 2.9 - 12km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 10:23:21 UTC-07:00

M 3.7 - 11km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-13 13:02:21 UTC-07:00

Three more 2.0-3.0's on 4/14, FYI(Source, USGS).


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 16, 2014, 09:47:59 am
I don't know if EQs are rare in Idaho or not, but nonetheless they are really hitting this weekend...

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi6d#summary
M4.9 - 15km N of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:04:41 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000pi79#summary
M3.2 - 12km NW of Challis, Idaho
2014-04-13 00:23:50 UTC


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A 5.0 mag in Idaho is VERY rare - pt being that wouldn't surprise me if this was revised down too(to a 4.9m that is).

http://news.yahoo.com/hundreds-earthquakes-strike-central-idaho-rattling-nerves-012504416.html
Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves
4/15/14

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.

The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983.

Saturday's earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and was followed on Monday by a magnitude 4.4 event that struck 10 miles north of the small ranching community of Challis, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Challis tremor knocked pictures and animal mounts from walls, rattled dishes off tables and was felt by residents in neighboring Montana more than 100 miles from the quake's epicenter, officials said.

The latest seismic surge, including 100 small to moderate quakes on Monday alone, has galvanized government scientists, who planned to install special seismometers in the area as early as Tuesday to more closely track the activity.

The likelihood of a severe earthquake coming on the heels of the recent swarm is low, but much is perplexing about the series of tremors, said Bill Phillips, a geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho.

Such earthquake swarms typically are associated with the movement of molten rock below ground, which geologists credited for the recent quake cluster at Yellowstone National Park, or they are linked to an active fault, he said on Tuesday.

"What has many of us scratching our heads is the present-day swarm doesn't appear to be on the big, active fault in the area that ruptured in 1983 and caused the largest earthquake in Idaho," Phillips said.

He was referring to the magnitude 6.9 temblor that struck Mount Borah, Idaho's tallest peak, killing two children in Challis and damaging hundreds of homes and businesses.

Idaho sits at the center of a seismic belt in the intermountain West that runs from northwestern Montana to southern Nevada and contains thousands of faults in the Earth's crust, said Michael Stickney, director of earthquake studies at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Carl Alexander, disaster coordinator in Challis, said schools have stepped up earthquake drills, and he has requested that emergency responders in Idaho and Utah be available if disaster strikes.

Alexander is advising local residents to keep bottled water and canned goods on hand just in case "a big shaker" should strike.

"It does make your heart race a little bit to see your windows vibrating," he said of the recent tremors.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 17, 2014, 07:21:21 am
Earthquake tremors felt in Northamptonshire
People in Northamptonshire felt an earthquake this morning that measured 3.2 on the Richter scale.   
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/earthquake-tremors-felt-in-northamptonshire-1-6006308


Earthquake causes panic among population in south-west of Turkey
According to the Kandili Observatory of the Bogazici University and the Earthquake Research Institute, the earthquake occurred at 02:49 local time on April 17 and caused panic among the local population. The earthquake occurred at a depth of five kilometers.   
http://en.trend.az/news/incident/2264103.html


Moderate earthquake jolts southern Iran

Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported.
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/04/17/5107459/moderate-earthquake-jolts-southern.html


Earthquake felt over much of Interior, Southcentral Alaska
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake that shook Southcentral Alaska early Wednesday afternoon was also felt by some people in Fairbanks. The quake occurred at 12:24 p.m. and was centered about 40 miles north of Talkeetna, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks.
http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/earthquake-felt-over-much-of-interior-southcentral-alaska/article_9b8861ae-c5b2-11e3-818a-001a4bcf6878.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2014, 12:20:31 pm
M 6.2 - Balleny Islands region
2014-04-17 08:06:51 UTC-07:00

@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2014, 11:27:59 pm
M 2.7 - 15km ENE of Benton, Illinois
2014-04-17 20:02:30 UTC-07:00

@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 18, 2014, 10:27:20 am
M 7.5 - 37km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
2014-04-18 07:27:29 UTC-07:00


@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 18, 2014, 10:33:49 am
M 7.5 - 37km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
2014-04-18 07:27:29 UTC-07:00


@USGS

http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-5-earthquake-shakes-mexican-capital-144951037.html
Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
4/18/14

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico's capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

"There is a crisis of panic," said Alicia Dominguez, who answered the phone at the civil protection office. "It's mainly the tourists who are shaken." Civil protection officials were patrolling the city to check for damage and casualties.

The quake struck 164 miles (265 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, which shook for at least 30 seconds. Buildings swayed as people fled high rises and took to the streets. Because of the Easter holiday, that city was less crowded than usual.

"This is really strong," said Gabriel Alejandro Hernandez Chavez, 45, an apartment building guard in central Mexico City. "And I'm accustomed to earthquakes."

According the USGS, the quake's center was 30 miles (49 kilometers) deep.

Mexico City is vulnerable even to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds that quiver as quake waves hit.

The magnitude-8.1 quake in 1985 that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 18, 2014, 02:06:04 pm
M 5.6 - 44km NNE of Noatak, Alaska
2014-04-18 11:56:48 UTC-07:00

M 5.5 - 23km ENE of Noatak, Alaska
2014-04-18 11:44:17 UTC-07:00

@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 18, 2014, 09:02:05 pm
Earthquake: M 6.9 - 68km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 19, 2014, 06:06:15 am
USGS: Magnitude 2.7 earthquake near Ina, IL
According to the report, the earthquake hit about 9 miles east-southeast of Ina, Ill. and 17 miles south-southeast of Mount Vernon, Ill. 

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/25279837/usgs-magnitude-27-earthquake-near-ina-il


Quake hits southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck an area near Shanbeh town of Bushehr province in Southern Iran on Thursday.

http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Quake_hits_southern_Iran-419168/INTERNATIONAL/13


Tokyo area hit by magnitude 4.7 earthquake
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Friday morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK reported. 

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-tokyo-area-hit-by-magnitude-47-earthquake-1979592


Los Angeles Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes La Habra April 18
A Los Angeles earthquake today 2014 has just La Habra and Southern California again. The Los Angeles earthquake today April 18, 2014 began just after sunrise. Damage assessment is pending.   

http://news.lalate.com/2014/04/18/los-angeles-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-la-habra-april-18/


Los Angeles Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Northeast of San Diego
Another Southern California earthquake today 2014 has just hit, this time southeast of Los Angeles and northeast of San Diego. The latest Los Angeles neighboring earthquake today April 18, 2014 started just after 1:19 pm local time. The quake was shallow. And it was not on the same epicenter as the La Habra quake reported earlier today.   

http://news.lalate.com/2014/04/18/los-angeles-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-northeast-of-san-diego/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 19, 2014, 10:56:18 am
Yeah, noticed California, especially southern CA, has gotten a lot of small EQs swarms recently.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 19, 2014, 11:41:57 am
2nd day in a row a 7.0 has hit the globe...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/19/us-earthquake-papua-idUSBREA3I08K20140419
4/19/14
Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighboring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), struck 68 km southwest of Panguna on the island of Bougainville, the U.S. Geological Survey said, revising down the magnitude from an initial 7.8.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center later cancelled a tsunami warning for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and there was no threat to neighboring Australia or across the Pacific Ocean.

At least six strong tremors have hit near Bougainville in the past week or so, including a magnitude 7.3 on April 11, but there have been no reports of major damage.

"Certainly it has been very active, more active than usual," said Jonathan Bathgate, a seismologist at Geoscience Australia. "(The spate of earthquakes) is relieving some pressure on this faultline, but we can't rule out another large earthquake."

The quake would have been felt strongly on Bougainville and nearby islands, but given its position on the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" where earthquakes are frequent, extensive damage was unlikely, Bathgate said. However, a local tsunami may have been generated, he added. Readings showed a small wave had been generated, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

In 1998, a magnitude 7 earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into villages near Aitape on Papua New Guinea's north coast and killed more than 2,000 people.

Resource-rich Bougainville, which neighbors the Solomon Islands, fought a war for independence from Papua New Guinea in the 1990s, leading to the closure of the Panguna copper mine, majority-owned by Rio Tinto Ltd. Bougainville is now an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 19, 2014, 11:45:20 am
M 4.0 - 3km SE of Perry, Oklahoma
2014-04-19 03:43:10 UTC-07:00

M 2.7 - 6km SSE of Stillwater, Oklahoma
2014-04-19 01:40:19 UTC-07:00

M 2.8 - 20km SW of Medford, Oklahoma
2014-04-19 01:07:26 UTC-07:00



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 19, 2014, 02:56:23 pm
6.9 earthquake shakes PNG island
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island but there is no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists say.   

http://www.3news.co.nz/69-earthquake-shakes-PNG-island/tabid/417/articleID/340743/Default.aspx


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 19, 2014, 08:53:10 pm
6.9 earthquake shakes PNG island
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island but there is no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists say.   

http://www.3news.co.nz/69-earthquake-shakes-PNG-island/tabid/417/articleID/340743/Default.aspx

Apparently, this is a DIFFERENT one in Papua New Guinea from the 7.5m earlier today!(according to the USGS web site)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 20, 2014, 06:37:06 am
Quake hits near St. Kitts; no damage reported
A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has struck northeast of the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, but there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck Saturday afternoon about 48 miles (77 kilometers) north-northeast of St. Kitts. It was also felt in Anguilla and the French Caribbean island of St. Barts. 
http://news.yahoo.com/quake-hits-near-st-kitts-no-damage-reported-205135777.html

Remote Alaska quake followed by aftershocks
A moderate earthquake was recorded Friday morning in Alaska above the Arctic Circle, and was followed by an aftershock almost as powerful.
http://www.adn.com/2014/04/18/3431445/remote-alaska-quake-followed-by.html

Philippines rocked by 20 earthquakes in two days
Manila: A total of 20 earthquakes, including three powerful ones, rocked different parts of the Philippines from April 17 to 18, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) told Gulf News on Saturday. 
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/philippines-rocked-by-20-earthquakes-in-two-days-1.1321393

NEWS: Oklahoma Earthquakes
PERRY, Oklahoma - The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake near Perry Saturday morning. The quake shook Noble county residents around 4:43 a.m. Saturday. The USGS said the earthquake was located one mile southeast of Perry, 14 miles northwest of Stillwater. The depth was recorded over two miles deep. 
http://www.news9.com/story/25289049/usgs-reports-40-magnitude-earthquake-near-perry


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 20, 2014, 05:19:44 pm
M 3.7 - 11km SSW of Guthrie, Oklahoma
2014-04-20 12:31:32 UTC-07:00

M 4.0 - 13km N of Edmond, Oklahoma
2014-04-20 12:07:13 UTC-07:00

M 3.2 - 8km NE of Tooele, Utah
2014-04-19 20:22:51 UTC-07:00

M 2.5 - 7km SSE of Ridgely, Tennessee
2014-04-19 20:13:06 UTC-07:00

@USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 20, 2014, 05:21:18 pm
Apparently, this is a DIFFERENT one in Papua New Guinea from the 7.5m earlier today!(according to the USGS web site)

Here's another 6.0+ from yesterday!

M 6.1 - 96km SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-04-19 17:15:58 UTC-07:00


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 21, 2014, 03:13:48 pm
Spike in Earthquakes? An 'Illusion' Raises New Questions

Illusion  ::) 

Does it seem as if there have been more earthquakes in recent weeks? Some scientists thought so.

Some of the best minds in earthquake science have been counting quakes and analyzing seismic waves to see if the largest in a string of recent quakes — the magnitude-8.2 tremor in Chile on April 1 — might have triggered others far, far away.

Ross Stein, a senior U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist who studies how quakes interact, got so excited that on April 12 he fired off an email to colleagues that started with this: "Guys, seems like a lot of big quakes have been popping off around the globe over the past week."

Experts for years have known that the seismic waves from one quake can trigger a quake somewhere else — a process known as "dynamic triggering."

Stein himself co-authored a study tying a magnitude-8.7 Indian Ocean quake in 2012 to a spike in quakes globally in the days after. That increase lasted about a week, and a few days after the spike, the rate for larger quakes fell to below average.

"It's as if the Indian Ocean quake had shaken the tree, causing the apples ready to fall out to do so," said Thorne Lay, a seismology professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

(http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2014_17/389936/140421-sci-quakes_14a4c2e91f2d10447cc202949cd25e49.nbcnews-ux-840-600.jpg)
This chart from the U.S. Geological Survey shows where earthquakes measuring magnitude-4.5 or greater have been reported over the past 30 days. The size of the circle indicates the strength of the quake. Orange dots indicate quakes that have occurred over the previous 24 hours. Yellow dots indicate quakes over the past week.

Lay's own research has found that over the last decade the number of major quakes, those measuring 8.0 or bigger, is nearly triple the rate for the 1900s, but whether that's just a random cluster or a sign of dynamic triggering is unclear.

In any case, the latter possibility is what got experts like Stein and Lay wondering if the Chilean quake had triggered others. A 7.2 on Mexico’s Pacific Coast on April 18 and a 7.5 off Papua New Guinea two days later were the latest to get attention.

Doing a quick review of quakes magnitude 6 or larger and which struck within the upper 43 miles (70 kilometers) of Earth’s crust, Lay found an uptick when comparing April 1-18 to the first three months of 2014.

But the increase wasn’t significant, so the question remained: Did dynamic triggering play a role, or was that just random chance? "That’s a harder problem to answer," Lay said.

Seismic wave data from the Chilean quake was studied by UC Santa Cruz grad students to see if it might have triggered one in Nicaragua nine days later. "We did not see anything obvious," Professor Emily Brodsky said of her team’s work.

Stein, like Lay, also counted quakes but looked instead at moderate and large quakes (4.5 magnitude or greater) in the 10 days before and after the April 1 quake that struck Iquique, Chile. In his email to peers, Stein concluded: "I do not see a global increase in activity post-Iquique, at least for moderate and larger quakes — the ones that matter for hazards."

"[It] seemed like a lot of big quakes" after Iquique, he later told NBC News, "but it's largely an illusion."

That letdown is part of the reality of earthquake science, which is still in its infancy. "We have false hunches all the time," Stein said. "We don’t want to miss something."

Making more sense of quakes, especially dynamic triggering, could be helped by a wider network of monitoring equipment. But that’s no easy task.

    “We need seismometers close to the faults that make the world’s biggest earthquakes and most of those faults are underwater."

The U.S. has "dense networks" in active quake areas, noted Jill McCarthy, head of the USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center. "But networks are expensive, and it's unlikely we're going to have the same dense coverage globally, at least not anytime soon."

Expanding that network would also mean going underwater. "We need seismometers close to the faults that make the world's biggest earthquakes, and most of those faults are underwater,” said Brodsky. "This would take a substantial investment."

Whether that added monitoring would have much pay back, especially in preventing deaths, is uncertain.

Less than three percent of quakes have any measurable effect in a given spot, according to USGS geophysicist Tom Parsons. Of that tiny percentage, any quakes that might have been triggered by others have not caused serious damage.

On top of that, seismic waves don’t provide great clues. "There don’t appear to be any obvious characteristics about the seismic waves that trigger other earthquakes in terms of amplitude or frequency," said Parsons.

For all the uncertainties of quake science, and false hunches, the scrambling for answers can lead to new avenues for research.

Stein, for example, told peers in his email that he had found something "very unusual" about the Iquique quake: The area near the epicenter saw an unusually high number of "foreshocks" to the mainshock on April 1.

"Maybe only 5 percent of quakes have what, in retrospect, we would call foreshocks," he says.

It turns out that the Iquique foreshocks covered an area almost as large as the area of the Iquique aftershocks. That, Stein adds, is "extremely rare and worthy of study."

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/spike-earthquakes-illusion-raises-new-questions-n85826


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 21, 2014, 04:32:23 pm
Quote
"[It] seemed like a lot of big quakes" after Iquique, he later told NBC News, "but it's largely an illusion."

Will they be saying the same thing when the 6th seal hits?


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2014, 12:07:14 pm
http://www.king5.com/news/local/66-quake-strikes-off-Vancouver-Island-256477791.html
6.6 quake strikes off Vancouver Island
4/23/14

PORT ALICE, British Columbia -- A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. There was also no danger of a tsunami, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska.

The quake hit at 8:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 25 miles southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia, and about 280 miles northwest of Seattle, Washington.

It occurred at a depth of 7 miles and was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 and 4.2, the USGS said. 

Port Hardy resident Jennifer Nickerson said the quake caused lights to sway and the fish tank in the hotel where she works to rock.

In less than two hours, more than 650 people in nearly three dozen cities logged on to the earthquake information site to report feeling the quake.

The online reports came from as far away as Kelowna in south-central British Columbia and the Seattle suburbs of Auburn and Bellevue, said USGS geophysicist Dale Grant in the Golden, Colorado, earthquake information center. None of the online comments reported damage, Grant said.

The quake was the strongest in the area since another 6.6 on Nov. 2, 2004, Grant said.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2014, 05:39:19 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/oklahoma-earthquakes-135334009.html
Shaky ground in tornado alley

Oklahoma has suddenly become earthquake country, and no one knows why

4/24/14

GUTHRIE, Okla. — The shaking came in the dead of the night on a recent Wednesday morning, vibrations so intense that they startled Faye Sayre out of a deep sleep. Her bed was lurching up and down and back and forth — and Sayre, in her drowsiness, initially thought it was Gunner, her 180-pound English mastiff puppy, leaping on her mattress as if it were a doggie trampoline.

“I thought, ‘Why is my dog jumping in my bed?’” Sayre recalled. “The bed was really rocking. ... And she doesn’t do that. She’s not excitable like that. She’s a very calm dog.”

But as Sayre sat up to figure out what was happening, she noticed Gunner was sprawled in her usual spot on the floor next to her bed. The dog was looking up at her quizzically, and Sayre suddenly realized it wasn’t just her bed that was moving. The entire room was shaking.

“Here we go again,” Sayre thought.

It was an earthquake — one of the more than 150 quakes measured at magnitudes of 2.5 or higher on the Richter scale that have hit Oklahoma in the last month alone.

While most of the quakes have been small compared to the tremors that regularly rock California and other earthquake-prone states, the recent burst of seismic activity has made Oklahoma one of the shakiest states in the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

And that’s weird in a state better known for its wild springtime weather and where most people, until recently, had never even felt an earthquake, much less considered how to react to one.

Oklahoma is still rebuilding from two of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded, which swept a deadly path through the central part of the state last May. Storms are such a way of life here that people are raised from an early age to cast a wary eye toward the sky. They are experts on all things meteorology — from the telling “hook echo” clouds that precede tornadoes to the way the air feels before a big storm is about to hit — because they’ve had to be.

But earthquakes? Not so much — at least not until recently. Now local libraries have been inundated with requests for books about earthquakes, and residents on shaky ground have loaded their Netflix queues with documentaries about a natural phenomenon that is even more unpredictable than tornadoes — all while wondering if the small quakes rumbling the plains mean Oklahoma is on the brink of “the big one.”

“A few years ago, people would have said you’re crazy to talk about earthquakes,” said David Ball, emergency manager for Logan County and the city of Guthrie, a small town just north of Oklahoma City that has been the epicenter for much of the state’s recent seismic shifts. “They are so regular now that it’s like, ‘Did we just have an earthquake or is that the wind blowing?’”

Two weeks ago, on Apr. 10, 16 earthquakes hit Oklahoma in a single day, including a magnitude-4.1 earthquake centered near Guthrie. Dozens of aftershocks have continued to rattle the state since then, including two magnitude-4.0 earthquakes last weekend. One struck Edmond, a suburb of Oklahoma City, raising concerns that the quakes could be inching closer to more populated areas of the state.

Scientists are still at a loss to explain exactly what is causing the ground to shake with such frequency and what appears to be a growing intensity — a major concern for a state where few buildings have been constructed to withstand even minor earthquakes.

Some question whether the earthquakes have been triggered by oil and gas drilling. Others wonder whether the shaking of the earth is a divine providence foreshadowing the apocalyptic end of the world as prophesized in the Bible. But scientists say they just have no idea.

“It’s very mysterious what’s going on,” said G. Randy Keller, director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, which tracks and studies seismic activity in the state. “We are trying to figure it out, but right now, we just don’t know, and it’s concerning to us.”

And it’s perhaps most concerning to people in Guthrie, one of the oldest cities in Oklahoma with blocks and blocks of old Victorian buildings that residents fear could be particularly vulnerable if a big quake were to hit. The town, perhaps best known outside of Oklahoma for its cameo role in the film “Rain Man,” is home to dozens of antiques shops full of old china and glassware that shake and rattle with each tremor.

“They happen so often now, it doesn’t really bother me as much as it did before,” said Sayre, who works at one of those antiques shops. “But honestly, what worries me is if a big one really did hit, what would we do? I don’t think anybody really knows what to do.”

At a time when Oklahomans are bracing for what are traditionally the most active weeks of spring storm season, the earthquakes are the talk of Guthrie — in the shops, at the drugstore and in the church pews — almost more than possibility of tornadoes. And that’s saying a lot for a state populated by obsessed weather junkies.

“When we first started having them, most people I talked to viewed them as exotic, and they would say, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to feel one,’” Ball said. “But now, they happen so often that people are starting to get annoyed. ... 'Why us? Why is this happening to us?’”

Before 2010, Oklahoma averaged about two to three “felt” earthquakes a year — meaning they were strong enough to rattle dishes or shake things off the wall. Many occurred in remote western parts of the state near the Meers Fault — a 15-mile jagged crack in the earth near Lawton, Okla., that is actually visible from the air.

Until a few years ago, people here had only heard rumors about earthquakes in Oklahoma passed down through generations — though there wasn’t much to say. Even those who were alive barely remember a magnitude-5.5 quake in 1952 near Oklahoma City that left behind cracks in the state Capitol building. Until a few years ago, it was the biggest recorded earthquake to ever hit the state, but it was rarely, if ever, discussed.

But the state’s awareness of quakes has changed within the past five years as seismic activity has dramatically ramped up. According to the OGS, there have been 40 times more earthquakes since 2009 than in the previous 30 years — many centered near a series of old fault lines that run north to south in Central Oklahoma.

In 2011, a magnitude-5.6 earthquake struck near Prague, about an hour east of Oklahoma City, causing parts of a state highway to buckle and significant damage to homes near the epicenter. Since then, activity has only continued to increase, with the state setting new records each year for seismic activity.

Just four months into 2014, Oklahoma has already set a new record for earthquakes. So far this year, according to the OGS, there have been more than 140 earthquakes registering at a magnitude of 3.0 or above, compared to 109 for the entire year of 2013. In 2012, there were just 40 earthquakes that registered at a magnitude of 3.0 or above.

The sudden jump in activity has attracted interest from geologists across the country — even from California — who have descended on Oklahoma to try and understand what’s causing the earthquakes.

One source of suspicion and debate has centered on the state’s booming natural gas industry, which has increased its production using a technique known as fracturing — or fracking. The process uses large amounts of water to coax gas from underground rock formations, and some scientists have speculated the disposal of that wastewater in deep-injection wells near the fault lines could be triggering earthquakes.

Earlier this month, geologists in Ohio linked earthquakes there to fracking, and authorities in Texas, where quakes have also been on the increase, are investigating that source as well.

Last month, a USGS study concluded that wastewater injection might have triggered the 2011 earthquake near Prague, Okla., by creating a manmade earthquake the day before that in turn triggered the magnitude-5.6 natural earthquake. But while the OGS has acknowledged that activities related to oil and gas exploration could be a factor in the dramatic increase in quakes, scientists there argue more conclusive study needs to be done.

“We’re just not sure,” Keller said. “Geoscientists are a lot like MDs. We have fancy tools and graduate educations, but the patient is very complicated. ... We don’t just don’t know if what is happening is natural or if it’s caused by man. There’s evidence on both sides. And we don’t know why it’s happening now. It’s all very disquieting, and everybody wants to figure this out. But it needs more study.”

There are some signs Oklahoma officials are buying into the theory that oil and gas drilling could be playing a role. Last week, the state Corporation Commission passed a rule that would force drillers to report their wastewater injection rates on a daily basis instead of monthly to allow researchers to track in real time whether those activities are triggering earthquakes. (The measure has to be approved by the state Legislature and the governor.)

At the same time, the OGS has increased its number of seismic activity monitors around the state from seven to 30 — with several positioned near Guthrie, in hopes of learning more about why the ground is shaking so much.

This being the Bible Belt, there are people who have wondered if Oklahoma’s earthquakes aren’t some sign of the end times as prophesized in the book of Revelations.

It’s an idea that first made the rounds in 2011 after the Prague earthquake when televangelist Pat Robertson pointed to the quakes and urged people “to get right with the Lord.” And the theory has been revived again with the latest surge in quakes — though no one wanted to be quoted by name admitting they’ve entertained the idea that the ground shaking could be a sign of God’s wrath upon a sinful people.

Many locals here are dealing with their jitters the only way they really know how: by trying to have a sense of humor about the state’s incredible bad luck with Mother Nature in recent years.

In addition to the most dangerous tornadoes on record, Oklahoma has suffered through record drought, deadly fires, floods and even a locust plague a few years ago. Another favorite story among Oklahomans is how, in 2007, a weather system that had moved into the state from the Gulf of Mexico suddenly developed into a rare inland tropical storm just west of Oklahoma City, swirling in place just like a hurricane.

The prevailing attitude now is what could possibly come next?

“Hopefully we will never have a volcano here in Oklahoma,” Ball said. “But at this point, after all the weird stuff that has happened here, you never say never.”


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 26, 2014, 05:29:21 am
Earthquake: M 6.5 - 71km NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga

No tsunami threat after 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Tonga in Pacific Ocean - Australian Associated Press

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 67km S of Kiska Volcano, Alaska


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 26, 2014, 06:44:18 am
University of Washington launches effort to prepare Northwest region for 9.0 magnitude quake

April 2014 – SEATTLE — Scientists fully expect that the coast of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and part of northern California to see a magnitude nine subduction zone earthquake again. It’s been 314 years since the last one in January of the year 1700. Scientists know of this quake because of written reports from Japan that recorded a tsunami. The reports of a giant wave also correlate with rings in old trees killed when marsh land along the Washington coast dropped several feet, allowing sea water to envelope their roots. This week, scientists with the University of Washington gathered 55 experts from around the region. Their goal: to step up efforts to prepare for the next magnitude nine earthquake in the Northwest and the ensuing recovery. “That’s the critical part. To be prepared and then to bounce back.” said John Vidale, Washington state’s seismologist and head of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Vidale moderated the event. The project is called M9, as in magnitude 9. But the lessons learned from it could be applied to any major natural disaster in Washington, a state that’s currently recovering from the landslide near Oso on March 22 that killed at least 41 people.

In addition to earthquake scientists, M9 participants included structural engineers, transportation experts, and representatives from the insurance industry, social scientists, oceanographers, tsunami specialists and emergency managers. The plan is to update the science to better prepare everything from skyscrapers to bridges to people in their own homes for when a mega-quake hits. “People may not be preparing themselves adequately for the kind of disaster that’s going to happen,” said Ann Bostrom with the U.W. Evans School of Public Affairs. But she added that the big quake is just one scenario that threatens people and homeowners. “I do think about insurance, about the preparations people can do. I think about the mental preparations people have to do in order to plan for all kinds of hazards, and what we can do in our risk communications projects to help people do that,” Bostrom said. Interdisciplinary efforts have happened before, at meetings and conferences. But this time it’s a bigger commitment to work together: a three year, $4 million project financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The risk from violent shaking and a tsunami is not just confined to coastal communities. The Seattle area is also considered at an elevated risk. The city and some of the surrounding area sits on a basin of softer soil and rock surrounded by harder materials. That could trap earthquake waves and cause them to resonate for a longer period of time, creating more damage. An area of further study is how those earthquake waves, particularly ones of certain frequencies will effect tall downtown buildings. -KREM

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/university-of-washington-launches-effort-to-prepare-northwest-region-for-9-0-magnitude-quake/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2014, 04:37:26 am

Earthquake: M 6.8 - South of the Fiji Islands

Earthquake: M 6.6 - South of the Fiji Islands


big aftershock


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Post by: Mark on May 05, 2014, 07:04:57 am
Twin undersea quakes jolt south of Fiji
A 6.6-magnitude and another 6.1- magnitude undersea earthquakes jolted south of Fiji late Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.   
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=216370


Tokyo earthquake shakes area overnight; Trains delayed
A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves, though there were no initial reports major damage and few injuries. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake at 5:18 a.m. local time (2018 GMT Sunday) had a magnitude of 6.0 and was centered 160 kilometers (99 miles) under the seabed near Izu Oshima island south of Tokyo.   
http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_15557.shtml


Moderate earthquake strikes southeast of Anchorage

A moderate earthquake rumbled south of Anchorage and hundreds of people reported feeling it. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.7 temblor struck around 9 p.m. Sunday and was centered about 40 miles southeast of Anchorage.   
http://www.raptureready.com/Moderate%20earthquake%20strikes%20southeast%20of%20Anchorage


Earthquake of 6 magnitude strikes Thailand, some damage
An earthquake of 6 magnitude struck northern Thailand on Monday causing some damage to buildings and roads and knocking goods off shelves in shops but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

The quake struck 17 miles southwest of the town of Chiang Rai, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It was felt in the Thai capital, Bangkok, and in neighboring Myanmar.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/05/us-earthquake-thailand-idUSBREA440A220140505


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Post by: Mark on May 05, 2014, 03:20:39 pm
Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

 Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

In a joint statement, the agencies said the risk of a damaging earthquake — one larger than magnitude 5.0 — has significantly increased in central Oklahoma.

Geologists don't know when or where the state's next big earthquake will strike, nor will they put a number on the increased risk. "We haven't seen this before in Oklahoma, so we had some concerns about putting a specific number on the chances of it," Robert Williams, a research geophysicist with the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in Golden, Colorado, told Live Science. "But we know from other cases around the world that if you have an increasing number of small earthquakes, the chances of a larger one will go up."

 That's why earthquakes of magnitude 5 and larger are more frequent in states such as California and Alaska, where thousands of smaller temblors hit every year.

This is the first time the USGS has issued an earthquake warning for a state east of the Rockies, Williams said. Such seismic hazard assessments are more typically issued for Western states following large quakes, to warn residents of the risk of damaging aftershocks, he said.

The geological agencies took action after the rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma outpaced that of even California for the first few months of 2014. (California regained the lead in April.)

"The rate of earthquakes increased dramatically in March and April," Williams said. "That alerted us to examine this further and put out this advisory statement."

While Oklahoma's buildings can withstand light earthquakes, the damage from a magnitude-5 temblor could be widespread. Oklahoma's last major earthquake was in November 2011, when a magnitude-5.6 earthquake centered near Prague, Oklahoma, destroyed 14 homes and injured at least two people.

"Building owners and government officials should have a special concern for older, unreinforced brick structures, which are vulnerable to serious damage during sufficient shaking," Bill Leith, a USGS senior science adviser for earthquakes and geologic hazards, said in the joint statement.

While scientists haven't ruled out natural causes for the increase, many researchers suspect the deep injection wells used for the disposal of fracking wastewater could be causing the earthquake activity. Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting oil and gas by cracking open underground rock.

Ongoing studies have found a link between Oklahoma's high-volume wastewater injection wells and regions with an uptick in earthquakes.

According to the USGS, the number of quakes magnitude-3 and stronger jumped by 50 percent in the past eight months in Oklahoma. Some 183 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater struck between October 2013 and April 14, 2014. The state's long-term average from 1978 to 2008 was only two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger per year.

If the earthquakes are caused by wastewater injection, then the activity could continue or decrease with future changes in well usage in the state.

"We don't know if this earthquake rate is going to continue," Williams said. "It could go to a higher rate or lower, so the increased chances of a damaging quake could change in the future."

http://www.livescience.com/45361-oklahoma-earthquake-risk-rising.html


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2014, 12:07:29 am
April Had a Record Number of Big Earthquakes
John Metcalfe
May 01, 2014
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http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/05/april-had-record-number-large-earthquakes/9010/

In a typical month, the planet is shaken by an average of one or two medium-to-large earthquakes. This past month was not typical. Things were running on track up until the end of March, and then the ground went totally bonkers.

There was an incredible 13 quakes of magnitudes 6.5 or higher in April. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which issued bulletins for each one, says that is "easily a record for this institution." Five of these temblors were powerful enough that the center also put out tsunami warnings. They include the massive quakes in northern Chile at the beginning of the month, as well as three more that shook the Solomon Islands in the following weeks.

The unusual spike in seismic activity is shown in this animation, which displays the locations and depths of quakes for the first four months of 2014. The tsunami center explains:

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This animation shows all earthquakes on earth so far this year in sequence as recorded in the USGS's NEIC database (available at earthquake.usgs.gov). Note the typical level of activity through March. But starting with the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chile on April 1, the rest of the month saw 12 more moderate-to-large earthquakes mostly in Chile and the Solomon Islands but also in Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, and even the south Atlantic Ocean. The animation concludes with a summary map showing all of the earthquakes in this four-month period
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The center gives no indication as to what might be behind the rash of major quaking. But considering that it has the comments turned off for this video, it's probably because of some giant government conspiracy involving HAARP. Obama!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3jHUGHOlhA&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 08, 2014, 04:16:51 am
Magnitude 3.3 earthquake rattles Los Angeles - USGS

Earthquake: M 3.3 - 0km WNW of Cudahy, California


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 08, 2014, 12:46:23 pm
Strong earthquake shakes Mexico City

 A strong earthquake on the Pacific coast of Mexico shook the capital on Thursday, sending frightened office workers streaming into the streets away from high-rise buildings.

The 6.4-magnitude temblor in southern Guerrero state had an epicenter about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Tecpan de Galeana and about 171 miles (277 kilometers) southwest of Mexico City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake had a depth of 15 miles (23 kilometers). There was only mild shaking in the resort city of Acapulco, according to an Associated Press reporter there. The USGS downgraded the magnitude from 6.8.

Carmen Lopez, an elegantly dressed businesswoman from Michoacan, was leaving a downtown Mexico City office building when the ground began to sway. She dashed across the street to a leafy median as light poles swayed violently above her.

"That was just too scary," said Lopez, as she quickly started dialing her cellphone to alert friends and family.

Behind her, thousands of people poured out from neighboring office buildings, following pre-planned evacuation routes to areas considered safe from any potential of falling glass.

Mexico City is vulnerable to distant earthquakes because much of it sits atop the muddy sediments of drained lake beds. They jiggle like jelly when the quake waves hit.

A 7.2-magnitude quake with an epicenter about 40 miles (66 kilometers) from Thursday's quake shook central and southern Mexico on April 18.

A magnitude-8.1 quake that killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed many buildings in Mexico City in 1985 was centered 250 miles (400 kilometers) away on the Pacific Coast.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-08-13-08-10


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 12, 2014, 05:37:53 am
Mexico Earthquake Today 2014: Terremoto en Mexico Strikes Coast Near Acapulco
USGS indicates to news that a 6.0 Mexico temblor today started just after 2:36 am local time. The terremoto en Mexico hoy was far more shallow than recent quakes. This one started only fourteen miles below sea level. 
http://news.lalate.com/2014/05/10/mexico-earthquake-today-2014-terremoto-en-mexico-strikes-coast-near-acapulco/

5.8 earthquake felt in Alaska
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 7:16 a.m. PDT on Saturday and was centred about 19 miles northwest of Anchor Point in the Cook Inlet region.   
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-114917-5-.htm


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 13, 2014, 04:57:28 am
Earthquake: M 6.8 - 126km SSE of Punta de Burica, Panama
read more on usgs.gov

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000qk64#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 16, 2014, 07:13:42 am
Quake shakes Pakistan
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck southwestern Pakistan but officials say there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.   

http://www.3news.co.nz/Quake-shakes-Pakistan/tabid/417/articleID/344582/Default.aspx


Earthquake hits southern Iran
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale shook the Bastak district in the southern province of Hormozgan in Iran on May 16.   

http://en.trend.az/news/society/2274722.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 18, 2014, 06:16:14 am
6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Aceh: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. However there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of nine kilometers, just over 300 kilometers west of the coastal city Banda Aceh.   

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-aceh-usgs/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 18, 2014, 02:13:56 pm
They're now hitting places I rarely hear of in the news...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 19, 2014, 06:21:17 am
Powerful quake hits Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island Sunday, an official said.   

http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Powerful_quake_hits_Indonesia-423677/INTERNATIONAL/13


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 19, 2014, 11:41:17 am
That's how many 6's in recent months? Honestly, I've lost count...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 21, 2014, 01:11:32 pm
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Busy Stretch for Large Earthquakes

If you have gotten the sense that Earth has been active lately, you were right.

5/20/14
http://local.msn.com/whole-lotta-shakin-goin-on-busy-stretch-for-large-earthquakes

A Live Science analysis of U.S. Geological Survey data finds that April's first three weeks were the busiest stretch for earthquakes going back to at least the beginning of last year. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said April was a record month for warnings from the Alaska-based center.

How about May? There were 17 magnitude-6 or larger earthquakes globally between May 1 and May 20, following a busy April that saw 26 temblors in that same magnitude range. By comparison, there were only six earthquakes this big in February, eight in January and just two in December.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 22, 2014, 10:48:23 am
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/05/22/magnitude-32-earthquake-rattles-central-virginia/
5/22/14
Magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattles central Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. –  A small earthquake shook central Virginia on Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but while it rattled nerves there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2, happened at 9:47 p.m. and was centered 32 miles west of the capital of Richmond, the USGS said.

Local television stations reported that numerous residents of Amelia and Powhatan counties, and some from Richmond, called in saying they had felt the quake.

Amelia County Sheriff Rick Walker was quoted by the Richmond Times-Dispatch as saying that he was unaware of any reports of damage.

"So far, they just got a bunch of calls about the noise and the shaking," Walker said.

The newspaper quoted Powhatan County resident Carolyn Bishop as saying that the earthquake "sounded like a bomb," and shook her house for a second or two, but she didn't see anything fall to the floor
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The area has a history of seismic activity. In August 2011, a magnitude-5.8 earthquake centered near the central Virginia town of Mineral was felt from Georgia to Canada and caused cracks in the Washington monument that kept the 555-foot obelisk closed until just last week.

In Virginia, the 2011 quake damaged nearly 1,000 homes in Louisa County and permanently closed two schools. Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna Power Station also was shut down temporarily after measured ground movement was about twice the level for which the nuclear power plant was built. It was the first operating U.S. nuclear plant shut down because of an earthquake.

More than 450 aftershocks have been recorded since the August 2011 quake.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2014, 05:36:22 pm
Light earthquake felt in Israel
By JPOST.COM STAFF
LAST UPDATED: 05/24/2014

A light earthquake measuring about 4.0 on the Richter Scale was felt in areas across Israel on Saturday morning.

No injuries were reported.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 24, 2014, 05:38:35 pm
http://local.msn.com/earthquake-rattles-greece-turkey-2
Earthquake rattles Greece, Turkey

An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and western Turkey Saturday, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.

5/24/14

HESSALONIKI, Greece — An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and western Turkey Saturday, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.

The quake struck at 12:25 p.m. local time (0925 GMT) southwest of the Greek island of Samothraki, 210 kilometers (130 miles) east of Thessaloniki and 296 kilometers (185 miles) northeast of the capital Athens. It was also close to the Turkish island of Gokceada and the Greek island of Lemnos.

The quake caused 266 injuries in Turkey, including one person who was in serious condition, according to the government's emergency and disaster management agency. The injuries were mostly the result of panic, caused as people tried to rush out of buildings.

MSN Weather: 9 earthquake-prone cities

The Institute of Geophysics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said the magnitude of the quake was 6.3. The U.S. Geological Survey initially reported a magnitude of 6.4, later revised to 6.9.

The temblor was widely felt, including in Thessaloniki, the west coast of Turkey and as far away as Bulgaria and Istanbul. Turkey's emergency and disaster management agency said there were close to 70 aftershocks, the strongest measuring 5.5.

The quake damaged some buildings in the province, including two mosques, but there were no reports of any structures collapsing.

MSN Weather: How to prepare for earthquakes

Also in Canakkale, patients were evacuated from a state hospital whose walls cracked. Authorities were setting up a field hospital to take care of patients, the Dogan news agency reported.

A duty officer at the Lemnos police precinct said a female British tourist was slightly injured at the airport when part of the ceiling fell. She was treated at the scene and did not require hospitalization. No other damage or injuries had been reported.

There were divergences as to the quake's depth. The USGS reported a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), but the Athens Geodynamics Institute has reported 27 kilometers (17 miles).

"The earthquake has occurred in an area with especially high seismic activity, which, in the past, has given earthquakes up to 7 magnitude (in 1982)," Manolis Skordilis of the Institute of Geophysics told The Associated Press. "We are currently analyzing the aftershocks and are on alert," he added.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2014, 03:52:59 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000r9g2#summary

Mag 6.2 - 259km WSW of Tomatlan, Mexico 2014-05-31 11:53:48 UTC



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2014, 06:36:18 pm
4.5 Moderate earthquake Near South Coast Of France May 31, 2014
http://earthquake-report.com/2014/05/31/moderate-earthquake-near-south-coast-of-france-on-may-31-2014


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Post by: Mark on June 01, 2014, 03:51:58 am
43 injured in China quake
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China's Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people. 
http://www.ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/43_injured_in_China_quake-425721/INTERNATIONAL/13

Magnitude 6.2 tremor near Mexico
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has been reported off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was at 1154 GMT (5:54 a.m. EDT) Saturday. The epicenter was 303 kilometers (187 miles) southwest of Puerto Vallarta.
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/25658528/magnitude-62-tremor-near-mexico

Oklahoma Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Near Oklahoma City
Officials tell news that a 3.9 magnitude Oklahoma earthquake today 2014 started just after 5:18 am local time. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the quake started three miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region. 
http://news.lalate.com/2014/05/31/oklahoma-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-near-oklahoma-city/

Magnitude-3.8 quake felt south of Los Angeles
The U.S. Geological Survey says in a preliminary report that the magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck Friday night at about 8 p.m. about 10 miles south of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and about 30 miles south of downtown LA. 
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/05/30/3953134/magnitude-38-quake-felt-south.html

Philippines Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Cortes
Officials tell news that a 5.1 magnitude Philippines earthquake today has hit just after 2:59 am local time. The quake was shallow.   
http://news.lalate.com/2014/05/31/philippines-earthquake-today-2014-strikes-cortes/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2014, 08:25:01 am
Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren't sure what it means
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-la-quakes-20140603-story.html#
6/2/14

No, it's not your imagination: The Los Angeles area is feeling more earthquakes this year.

After a relatively quiet period of seismic activity in the Los Angeles area, the last five months have been marked by five earthquakes larger than 4.0. That hasn't occurred since 1994, the year of the destructive Northridge earthquake that produced 53 such temblors.

Over the next two decades, there were some years that passed without a single quake 4.0 or greater.

Earthquake experts said 2014 is clearly a year of increased seismic activity, but they said it's hard to know whether the recent string of quakes suggests that a larger one is on the way.

"Probably this will be it, and there won't be any more 4s. But the chance we will have a bigger earthquake this year is more than if we hadn't had this cluster," U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said. "Every earthquake makes another earthquake more likely."

Quakes in the magnitude 4 range are large enough to be felt over wide areas but generally too small to cause much damage. The largest this year was a magnitude 5.1 in La Habra, which caused several million dollars in damage. Others hit Fontana and Rowland Heights.

But scientists are particularly intrigued by the other two quakes, which were centered along the 405 Freeway under the Santa Monica Mountains.

In addition to a 4.4 quake March 17 in Encino and Sunday's 4.2 temblor a few miles away in Brentwood, 15 earthquakes between magnitude 1.0 and 2.5 hit between January and March in the Santa Monica Mountains near Wilacre Park.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 16, 2014, 11:16:47 am
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/3-more-earthquakes-recorded-in-Oklahoma/fU4UA4a0W0eepEEYA1AIkA.cspx?rss=77
3 more earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma
6/15/14

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three more small earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma over the weekend.

No injury or damage has been immediately reported.

The USGS recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake at 5:55 p.m. Saturday 18 miles west-southwest of Tonkawa. The quake had a depth of 2.4 miles.

The area is nearby where two more earthquakes were recorded on Sunday. A 3.0 magnitude quake was recorded shortly before 9 a.m. 7 miles west-northwest of Medford. It had a depth of 3.3 miles.

Another 3.0 magnitude temblor was recorded at 12:30 p.m. Sunday 5 miles east of Medford. It had a depth of 3.1 miles.

Geologists say quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage isn't likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 16, 2014, 01:34:17 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/oklahoma-meteorologist-deals-with-earthquake-live-on-the-air-142155085.html
Oklahoma meteorologist deals with earthquake live on the air
6/16/14

Shake, rattle and keep rolling, because we are live on the air, folks.

An Oklahoma City meteorologist showed grace under fire when her television studio was struck by a fairly significant earthquake in the middle of her forecast.

No sooner had Danielle Dozier said something about nightly winds than the studio started to rumble. "Oh, my gosh," Dozier said, before covering her mouth with her hand as if she'd just screamed an unholy string of four-letter words in the presence of the queen. "I'm so sorry — this is live on air," she continued.

    VIDEO: My reaction to the #earthquake while doing weather. You can actually hear rattling in background. http://t.co/oXxMf0t1Py
    — Danielle Dozier (@KOCODanielle) June 16, 2014

While the earthquake (one of four that morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey) certainly had an effect on Dozier's delivery, she handled things with relative calm compared to other broadcasters who've suffered through quakes while on the air.

Consider the case of KTLA anchors Megan Henderson and Chris Schauble in Los Angeles. When a 4.4 earthquake struck during their broadcast earlier this year, the two anchors dove under their desk.

No shame in that game — safety is first — but the resulting footage of an abandoned studio desk probably won't be included in the station's Emmy reel.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2014, 03:11:23 pm
Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands, no tsunami alert
6/23/14
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-2-quake-strikes-off-kermadec-islands-193833477.html

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands at a depth of 5 km (3 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said on Monday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive widespread tsunami threat existed, based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. The USGS gave the epicentre as 126 km southeast of Raoul Island.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on June 23, 2014, 04:53:16 pm
8.0 MAG QUAKE STRIKES ALASKA

http://news.yahoo.com/local-tsunami-warning-issued-quake-hits-off-alaskas-213927220.html;_ylt=AwrBEiEUoKhTgzUAfuHQtDMD

Tsunami Warning...
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/23/tsunami-warning-issued-after-7-1-magnitude-quake-near-alaska/

MAP...
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rki5#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2014, 05:25:07 pm
So that's TWO 7.0+ quakes in a span of a couple of hours! :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 29, 2014, 09:08:41 pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/5-2-earthquake-shakes-arizona-new-mexico-n143656
5.2 Earthquake Shakes Up Arizona and New Mexico

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck late Saturday in southeastern Arizona near the New Mexico state line, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10 p.m. PT (1 a.m. ET Sunday) and was centered about 31 miles northwest of Lordsburg, New Mexico, and about 179 miles east-southeast of Phoenix. The epicenter was shallow and was in a sparsely populated area north of Interstate 10 and just south of the small town of Duncan, Ariz.

Monica McDaniel, a clerk at the Hampton Inn in Lourdsburg, told NBC News it was the first earthquake she had ever experienced. "It just felt like all the walls were shaking and trembling," she said. "I didn’t get scared. I just waited for it to stop. I didn’t know what it was." She said the shaking lasted "a good seven seconds" but when it was over there was no damage at the hotel. AZCentral.com reported that residents of Gilbert, Mesa and Chandler in Arizona reported feeling the quake.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 29, 2014, 10:23:14 pm
6.2 earthquakeESE of Iwo Jima, Japan, Pacific June 29, 2014
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rnfx#summary

6.8 earthquake TONGA, Pacific June 29, 2014
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=388151
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000rnk7#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 30, 2014, 10:35:14 pm
6.2-magnitude earthquake near Japan's Bonin islands
7/1/14
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-near-japans-bonin-islands/articleshow/37541100.cms

GOLDEN, Colorado: The US Geological Survey says a 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck near Japan's Bonin islands archipelago some 800 kilometers (500 miles) south of Tokyo.

The USGS said the earthquake struck at 1955 GMT Monday at a depth of 512 kilometers (318 miles).

There were no immediate reports of casualties. The US National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration has not issued a tsunami warning following the quake.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 02, 2014, 12:02:53 am
http://news.yahoo.com/big-earthquakes-double-2014-theyre-not-linked-114124469.html
Big Earthquakes Double in 2014, But They're Not Linked
7/1/14

If you think there have been more earthquakes than usual this year, you're right. A new study finds there were more than twice as many big earthquakes in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979.

"We have recently experienced a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded," said lead study author Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California.

But even though the global earthquake rate is on the rise, the number of quakes can still be explained by random chance, said Parsons and co-author Eric Geist, also a USGS researcher. Their findings were published online June 21 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. [Image Gallery: This Millennium's Destructive Earthquakes]

With so many earthquakes rattling the planet in 2014, Parsons actually hoped he might find the opposite — that the increase in big earthquakes comes from one large quake setting off another huge shaker. Earlier research has shown that seismic waves from one earthquake can travel around the world and trigger tiny temblors elsewhere.

"As our group has been interested in the ability of an earthquake to affect others at a global scale, we wondered if we were seeing it happening. I really expected we would see evidence of something we couldn't explain by randomness," Parsons told Live Science's Our Amazing Planet in an email interview.

The new study isn't the first time researchers have tried and failed to link one earthquake to another in time and across distance. Earlier studies found that the biggest earthquakes on the planet — the magnitude-8 and magnitude-9 quakes — typically trigger much smaller jolts, tiny magnitude-2 and magnitude-3 rumblers. Yet, no one has ever proven that large quakes unleash other large quakes. Finding a statistical connection between big earthquakes is a step toward proving such connections takes place.

But despite the recent earthquake storm, the world's great earthquakes still seem to strike at random, the new study found.

The average rate of big earthquakes — those larger than magnitude 7 — has been 10 per year since 1979, the study reports. That rate rose to 12.5 per year starting in 1992, and then jumped to 16.7 per year starting in 2010 — a 65 percent increase compared to the rate since 1979. This increase accelerated in the first three months of 2014 to more than double the average since 1979, the researchers report.

The rise in earthquakes is statistically similar to the results of flipping a coin, Parsons said: Sometimes heads or tails will repeat several times in a row, even though the process is random.

"Basically, we can't prove that what we saw during the first part of 2014, as well as since 2010, isn't simply a similar thing to getting six tails in a row," he said.

But Parsons said the statistical findings don't rule out the possibility that the largest earthquakes may trigger one another across great distances. Researchers may simply lack the data to understand such global "communication," he said.

"It's possible that global-level communications happen so infrequently that we haven't seen enough to find it among the larger, rarer events," Parsons said.

However, earthquakes smaller than magnitude-5.6 do cluster on a global scale, the researchers found. This suggests these less-powerful quakes are more likely to be influenced by others — a finding borne out by previous research.

For example, the number of magnitude-5 earthquakes surged after the catastrophic magnitude-9 earthquakes in Japan and Sumatra, even at distances greater than 620 miles (1,000 kilometers), earlier studies found.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 06, 2014, 10:26:46 pm
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Jul-06/262795-mild-tremor-hits-lebanon.ashx#axzz36dTxcwur
7/6/14

Mild tremor shakes Lebanon

BEIRUT: A mild tremor shook several areas in Lebanon, including the capital, Beirut, early Sunday, residents said.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said the epicenter of the 4.0-magnitude earthquake was at sea, 47 km southwest of Beirut.

There was no immediate word of damage or casualties in Lebanon.

Lebanon is criss-crossed by numerous fault lines, and the last major earthquake is estimated to have killed 40,000 people in 1759. Experts say that Lebanon can expect major earthquakes every 250-300 years.

In A.D. 551, Beirut was largely destroyed by a major earthquake, estimated as a 7.6-magnitude, which also spawned a tsunami that caused widespread devastation along the eastern Mediterranean.





Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 07, 2014, 07:53:04 am
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-quake-hits-mexico-guatemala-2-dead-121638923.html
7/7/14
Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; 2 dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake on the Pacific Coast has jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America. At least two people are reported dead in Guatemala.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border.

Firefighters spokesman Raul Hernandez says at least two people were killed in the Guatemalan town of San Marcos. In Mexico local news media reported the quake was felt strongly in the Mexican states of Chiapas and Tabasco, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered 57 miles (92.2 kilometers) below the surface.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 15, 2014, 07:14:21 am
http://news.msn.com/us/usgs-7-small-earthquakes-shake-central-oklahoma
USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma
7/14/14

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours.

They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS said the quakes were recorded between 7:57 p.m. Saturday and 9:51 a.m. Sunday. No injuries or damage were reported.

Those follow four other quakes, including a 4.3-magnitude temblor near Langston recorded shortly after noon Saturday. The other Saturday morning quakes ranged in magnitude from 2.9 to 3.2.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey has said the state is experiencing unprecedented earthquake activity and that his agency is closely monitoring it to determine whether the quakes are a natural phenomenon or are man-made.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 21, 2014, 10:56:10 am
6.8 earthquake FIJI  July 21, 2014


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 25, 2014, 03:18:54 pm
http://local.msn.com/earthquakes-occur-in-3-parts-of-alaska-1
Earthquakes occur in 3 parts of Alaska

Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted three different parts of the state.

7/25/14

UNEAU, Alaska — Seismologists in Alaska say earthquakes have jolted three different parts of the state.

Several earthquakes, including a 5.9 magnitude one, occurred around the same location early Friday in southeast Alaska. The U.S. Geological Survey says light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east.

An unrelated 4.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Kodiak and no one reported feeling another unrelated 3.7 quake in Alaska's interior.

There are no immediate reports of damage.

Alaska Earthquake Center seismologist Natasha Ruppert says it's somewhat unusual to have unrelated quakes strong enough to be felt in two parts of the state.

The magnitude 5.9 quake in southeast Alaska was immediately preceded by a 5.3 foreshock and followed by a 4.6 aftershock and multiple other aftershocks.

No tsunami is expected.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 29, 2014, 07:02:54 pm
http://local.msn.com/quake-shakes-mexicos-gulf-coast-1
Quake shakes Mexico's Gulf coast

A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

7/29/14

MEXICO CITY — A strong earthquake has shaken eastern Mexico, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injury.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.3 quake was centered in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, about 260 miles (418 kilometers) east-southeast of Mexico City. The epicenter was relatively deep, 59 miles (95 kilometers) below the surface.

Local news media in Veracruz reported the 5:46 a.m. (6:46 a.m. EDT; 1046 GMT) quake was felt strongly there, and it rocked buildings at least as far away as Mexico City.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2014, 07:26:53 am
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-quake-kills-least-26-southwest-china-114655053.html
Strong quake kills at least 26 in southwest China
8/3/14

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least 26 people and injured 79.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake hit Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude was 6.5.

China's official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV both reported that at least 26 people died and 79 were injured in the quake. An official with Qiaojia county in Yunnan province confirmed those figures.

CCTV said the quake was the strongest to hit Yunnan in 14 years.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2014, 07:57:36 am
Death toll in southwest China quake reaches at least 150 @Reuters


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2014, 03:51:57 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000rzki#summary
Mag 6.9 - Federated States of Micronesia region 2014-08-03 00:22:03 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2014, 08:20:50 pm
Xinhua: China earthquake death toll rises to 367 @AP


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2014, 06:44:58 pm
http://news.msn.com/world/survivors-dug-out-from-china-quake-that-killed-398-1
Survivors dug out from China quake that killed 398
8/5/14

KUNMING, China (AP) — Rescuers found scores of survivors on Monday as they dug through homes shattered by an earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800. Rainstorms were expected to continue to hinder rescue efforts over the coming days.

About 12,000 homes collapsed when the quake struck Sunday afternoon in impoverished Ludian county, around 370 kilometers (230 miles) northeast of Yunnan province's capital, Kunming, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Rescuers digging in the debris by hand freed a 5-year-old boy whose legs were injured, Xinhua reported. It also said firefighters rescued 32 people who had been trapped but had retrieved the bodies of 43 residents.

Drenched survivors, including some half-naked, were sitting along muddy roads in the rain waiting for food and medication, Xinhua reported. Medics were reporting severe shortages of medicine and an inability to perform operations on the severely injured, while rescuers said their work had been hampered by continuous downpours and quake-triggered landslides, Xinhua said.

Ma Yaoqi, an 18-year-old volunteer in the quake zone, said by phone that at least half of the buildings had collapsed on the road from the city center of Zhaotong to the hardest-hit town of Longtou. The rest of the buildings were damaged, she said.

"I saw dead bodies being wrapped in quilts and carried away," said Ma, who arrived with 20 other volunteers Monday. "Some were wrapped with small quilts. Those must be kids."

Overhead footage of the quake zone shot by state broadcaster CCTV showed older houses flattened but newer multistory buildings still standing.

The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. China's earthquake monitoring agency put the magnitude at 6.5.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers transport injured people after an earthquake in Zhaotong City in the densely populated Ludian county in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Aug. 3, 2014.AP Photo: Zhang Guangyu, Xinhua

The central government has allocated 600 million yuan ($97 million) for rescue and relief work after the quake, the Finance Ministry said.

Dozens of trucks carrying paramilitary troops with banners declaring "Help is on the way" traveled along the four-lane highway from Kunming to Zhaotong on Monday evening.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area were complicating efforts to bring tents, water, food and other relief supplies to survivors. Roads had caved in, and rescuers were forced to travel on foot.

The national meteorological center said the area near the center of the quake would suffer thundershowers over the next three days.

Repeated aftershocks also were making the rescue work dangerous.

The Yunnan Civil Affairs Bureau said on its website that 398 people were killed, three were missing and a further 1,801 injured. The death toll is expected to rise after rescuers reach remote communities to assess casualties. About 230,000 people had been evacuated.

Many of the homes that collapsed in Ludian, which has a population of about 429,000, were old and made of brick, Xinhua said, adding that electricity and telecommunications were cut off in the county.

The mountainous region where the quake occurred is largely agricultural, with farming and mining the top industries, and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 2,500 troops were dispatched to the disaster region, Xinhua said. The government also sent thousands of tents, quilts, sleeping bags, cotton coats, folding beds, chairs and tables, and 50 mobile toilets, Xinhua said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reached the worst-hit area Monday afternoon to oversee quake relief, state media reported.

In 1970, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Yunnan killed at least 15,000 people, and a magnitude-7.1 quake killed more than 1,400 in 1974. In September 2012, 81 people died and 821 were injured in a series of quakes in the region.

In May 2008, a powerful quake in Sichuan province left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing.


Title: 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks South Africa
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2014, 07:48:30 pm
http://www.enca.com/tremor-rocks-gauteng
5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks South Africa
8/5/14

JOHANNESBURG - An earthquake -- originally thought to be just a tremor -- was felt across most parts of South Africa early on Tuesday afternoon.

It was reportedly also felt in Mozambique and Botswana.

According to the US Geological Survey website it measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and happened 6km east of Orkney in the North West province.

South Africans immediately took to Twitter to express their alarm.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 06, 2014, 08:24:41 am
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28659737
6 August 2014 Last updated at 00:35 ET

China earthquake: Toll nears 600 amid flood fears

Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the earthquake that hit Yunnan province on Sunday, officials say.

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck a mountainous area, destroying thousands of houses and triggering landslides.

A total of 589 people were killed and nine were missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. More than 2,400 people were hurt, it said.

Several roads have been blocked and there are concerns about barrier lakes formed when debris blocks rivers.

The quake's epicentre was in Longtoushan Township in Ludian County, a region with steep hills and narrow roads.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2014, 12:31:58 pm
http://news.msn.com/us/iselle-to-give-hawaii-first-hurricane-in-22-years
Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near
8/7/14

HONOLULU (AP) — Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't — and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years. Tracking close behind it was Hurricane Julio, which strengthened early Thursday into a Category 2 storm.

As the two hurricanes churned toward the islands, an earthquake with an initial magnitude of 4.5 hit Hawaii's Big Island at about 6:30 a.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The temblor struck on the north tip of the island, about 7 miles from Waimea.

About 15 to 20 miles from the epicenter, the quake felt like a quick shudder, very brief, but stronger than smaller quakes that sometimes hit the Big Island. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Meanwhile, state officials were assuring the islands are ready for the storms and people should prepare but not panic. Tourists on Wednesday tried to get in some last-minute beach time before the surf's up, but ugly. And residents are making bottled water tougher to find than a cheap fruity cocktail.

"Everybody says this is the last day of good weather, so we came down to the beach," said Shonna Snodgrass, a tourist in Waikiki visiting from Stafford, Virginia.

Travelers got their first word of disrupted flights Thursday, when commuter airline Island Air said it was canceling some afternoon flights between the islands and shutting down all operations Friday.

Hurricane Iselle was expected to arrive on the Big Island on Thursday evening, bringing heavy rains, winds gusting up to 85 mph and flooding in some areas. Weather officials changed their outlook on the system Wednesday after seeing it get a little stronger, giving it enough oomph to stay a hurricane as it reaches landfall.

"What ended up happening is the storm has resurged just enough to keep its hurricane strength," said Mike Cantin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Cantin said that means stronger winds of 60 to 70 mph, though rainfall estimates of 5 inches to 8 inches in a short time frame remained unchanged.

"Not a major hurricane, but definitely enough to blow things around," he said.

Iselle loomed about 400 miles east of Hilo early Thursday, with sustained winds of 85 mph and traveling about 18 mph.

Cantin said the Big Island's size and terrain would help break up the hurricane, weakening it into a tropical storm as it passes Maui and Oahu late Thursday and early Friday.

"The volcanoes on the Big Island will do a number on the system," he said.

Hurricane Julio, meanwhile, swirled closely behind with maximum winds whipping at 100 mph. The National Hurricane Center said it expected the storm to strengthen even more Thursday before gradually weakening by Thursday night. That weakening is expected to continue into the weekend.

Hawaii has been directly hit by hurricanes only three times since 1950, though the region has had 147 tropical cyclones over that time. The last time Hawaii was hit with a tropical storm or hurricane was in 1992, when Hurricane Iniki killed six people and destroyed more than 1,400 homes in Kauai, said meteorologist Eric Lau.

The two hurricanes have disrupted tourism, prompted flash flood warnings and led to school closures. Gov. Neil Abercrombie, meanwhile, signed an emergency proclamation allowing officials to tap into a disaster fund set aside by the state Legislature.

"The sole purpose is to see to it the health and safety of the people of Hawaii is first and foremost," Abercrombie said at a news conference surrounded by his cabinet members.

Hawaiian Airlines waived reservation change fees and fare differences for passengers who needed to alter travel plans Thursday and Friday because of the storms. Hawaiian Airlines spokeswoman Ann Botticelli said hundreds of inquires poured in from customers seeking to change their flights.

Some travelers remained hopeful.

Boston resident Jonathan Yorke and his wife booked a Hawaii vacation with their two daughters last year. He has been watching the news to see how the storms could affect the two-week trip to Maui and the Big Island.

"We're all optimists, so we'll make the best of it," Yorke said.

Washington state couple Tracy Black and Chris Kreifels made plans to get married in an outdoor ceremony on the Big Island Saturday. They spent Wednesday getting a marriage license, adjusting plans and communicating with worried guests on the mainland.

"We see the rain as a blessing," Black said. "It will work out as it's supposed to."

In Waikiki, Gwen Johnson wondered if she would make her flight home Thursday.

"We're leaving tomorrow and I'm a little concerned if we'll be able to get out with the turbulence and stuff," she said.

It wasn't immediately clear what financial impact the storms would have on the state's tourism industry, a key economic driver.

Hawaii residents also have had to adjust. Stores have seen long lines this week as people brace themselves.

Some are voting early in primary elections that close Saturday. The elections include several marquee races, including congressional and gubernatorial races. Abercrombie — who is running for re-election in a tight Democratic primary — said the election is expected to move forward as planned as of Wednesday afternoon.

Also, education officials said public schools on the Big Island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai will be closed Thursday.

The storms are rare but not unexpected in years with a developing El Nino, a change in ocean temperature that affects weather around the world.

Ahead of this year's hurricane season, weather officials warned that the wide swath of the Pacific Ocean that includes Hawaii could see four to seven tropical cyclones this year.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 22, 2014, 01:35:39 am
http://news.msn.com/world/major-earthquake-in-western-iran-leaves-60-injured-irna
Major earthquake in western Iran leaves 60 injured- IRNA
8/20/14

DUBAI (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck the western Iranian city of Abdanan on Monday, leaving 60 people injured, state news agency IRNA said.

IRNA said the quake was magnitude 6.1 while the US Geological Survey (USGS) put it at 6.3.

Water, electricity, and telephone lines in Abdanan, located in the province of Ilam, have been cut, said IRNA. State television footage showed destroyed houses, buildings and cars in the city.

Aftershocks could be felt in three provinces including Ilam, Lorestan and Khuzestan, IRNA said.

The quake, at a depth of 6 miles (10 km), hit at 2232 EST, according to the USGS. Iran sits on major geological faultlines and has suffered several big earthquakes in recent years.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 24, 2014, 07:16:55 am
Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits northern California centered just north of San Francisco - USGS

Large earthquake is centered 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, Calif. - USGS


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Power outages reported in North Bay area of San Francisco as well as Sonoma, Napa counties - @RobMayeda, @KTVU

At least 15,000 customers without power across Northern California, utility provider PG&E's map shows - @pge4me

Church heavily damaged by earthquake, loses its bell tower in Vallejo, Calif. - @KTVU

Napa, Calif., fire and emergency crews requesting help from nearby cities not seriously affected - @adamhousley


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Magnitude 6.0 California earthquake is not associated with any known fault, USGS says - @NBCBayArea broadcast

Closures on California Highway 37 ramps, near Vallejo, Calif., pending inspection - @KCBSNews



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 10:16:42 am
Side note: Was listening to Scott's last audio over the timeline of the whole charismatic pentacostals last night - one of the things that was brought up was that April 18, 1906 earthquake. First off, I remember reading in Newsweek the 100th year memorial for it back in 2006 - especially with all of the talk that SF is in danger to get "the big one" again b/c of all of the sodomy going on there - I was wondering why did it happen THEN, when pretty much sodomy all but didn't go on much of anywhere(much less was it the least bit tolerated).

Anyhow - it was around this time when the whole movement got off was when this massive earthquake happened in the very early 20th century(as was discussed in the audio). I'm not saying 100% sure, but now I think I understand why(a bit, that is).

But yeah, just saw this news - apparently, hardly anyone in the SF area was hurt, but at the same time alot of damage was caused.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on August 24, 2014, 10:23:19 am
Northern California hospital treats more than 70 patients from 6.0-magnitude earthquake - @AP

A major fire following the overnight earthquake destroyed a portion of a mobile home park in Napa, Calif. - @nbcbayarea


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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 10:37:18 am
http://news.msn.com/world/magnitude-66-quake-hits-central-chile-no-damage-reported
Magnitude 6.6 quake hits central Chile, no damage reported
8/24/14

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong, magnitude 6.6 quake hit central Chile on Saturday afternoon, shaking buildings and causing power outages in the capital, Santiago, but there were no reports of damage.

The epicenter was 31 miles (50 km) north-northeast of the port city of Valparaiso, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, which the USGS originally reported at magnitude 6.3, hit at a depth of 20 miles (32 km).

The Chilean navy said there was no tsunami risk.

About 100,000 people in Santiago lost electricity, and there were also partial cuts to the power supply in the cities of Temuco and Valparaiso, said Chilean emergency service Onemi.

Copper producer Codelco [COBRE.UL] [CODEL.UL] said its Andina mine in the area was operating normally. Most of Chile's copper mines are in the north of the country, which was not affected by the quake.

The relatively shallow quake was felt as far away as southern Chile and western Argentina.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 05:34:57 pm
http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/502349/Iceland-ash-cloud-could-trigger-freezing-cold-winter-this-year-if-it-erupts
8/24/14
Icelandic volcano could trigger Britain's coldest winter EVER this year

BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Bardarbunga volcano erupts, experts have warned.


Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere can trigger DECADES of chaotic weather patterns.

Tiny pieces of debris act as billions of shields reflecting the sun’s light away from earth meaning winter temperatures could plunge LOWER THAN EVER before while summer will be devoid of sunshine.

The first effect could be a bitterly cold winter to arrive in weeks with thermometers plunging into minus figures and not rising long before next summer.

The Icelandic Met Office has this week warned  of “strong indications of ongoing magma movement” around the volcano prompting them to raise the aviation warning to orange, the second highest and sparking fears the crater could blow at any moment.

The region has also this week been hit by a magnitude-four earthquake - the strongest for almost 20 years, officials said.

The British Met Office said the effects of an explosion on Britain’s weather depends on the wind direction in the upper atmosphere.

Spokeswoman Laura Young said: “If the upper winds are north-westerly it will have an effect on our weather.

“If the upper winds are westerly then it won’t.”

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Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 05:51:06 pm
This EQ in SF could have been ALOT worse.

With that being said - don't be surprised to see a wave of 6.0+ EQs across the country in the coming months(or weeks). At least the West Coast is prepared for this - most of the other states AREN'T.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 07:30:16 pm
http://news.msn.com/us/strong-california-quake-causes-injuries-damage-1
Strong California quake causes injuries, damage
8/24/14

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday.

The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa ruptured water mains and gas lines, left two adults and a child critically injured, upended bottles and casks at some of Napa Valley's famed wineries and sent residents running out of their homes in the darkness.

Dazed residents too fearful of aftershocks to go back to bed wandered at dawn through Napa's historic downtown, where the quake had shorn a 10-foot chunk of bricks and concrete from the corner of an old county courthouse. Bolder-sized pieces of rubble littered the lawn and street in front of the building and the hole left behind allowed a view of the offices inside.

College student Eduardo Rivera, 20, said the home he shares with six relatives shook so violently that he kept getting knocked back into his bed as he tried to flee.

"When I woke up, my mom was screaming, and the sound from the earthquake was greater than my mom's screams," Rivera said.

While inspecting the shattered glass at her husband's storefront office in downtown Napa, Chris Malloy, 45, described calling for her two children in the dark as the quake rumbled under the family's home, throwing heavy pieces of furniture 3 or 4 feet and breaking them.

"It was shaking and I was crawling on my hands and knees in the dark, looking for them," she said, wearing flip flops on feet left bloodied from crawling through broken glass.

President Barack Obama was briefed on the earthquake, the White House said. Federal officials also have been in touch with state and local emergency responders. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for southern Napa County, directing state agencies to respond with equipment and personnel.

Napa Fire Department Operations Chief John Callanan said the city has exhausted its own resources trying to extinguish six fires, some in places with broken water mains; transporting injured residents; searching homes for anyone who might be trapped; and answering calls about gas leaks and downed power lines.

Two of the fires happened at mobile home parks, including one where four homes were destroyed and two others damaged, Callanan said.

The earthquake sent 120 people to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, where officials set up a triage tent to handle the influx. Most had cuts, bumps and bruises received either in the quake, when they tried to flee their homes or while cleaning up, hospital CEO Walt Mickens said. Three people were admitted with broken bones and two for heart attacks.

The child in critical condition was struck by part of a fireplace and had to be airlifted to a specialty hospital for a neurological evaluation, Callanan said.

The earthquake is the largest to shake the Bay Area since the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the USGS said. That temblor struck the area on Oct. 17, 1989, during a World Series game between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, collapsing part of the Bay Bridge roadway and killing more than 60 people, most when an Oakland freeway fell.

Sunday's quake was felt widely throughout the region. People reported feeling it more than 200 miles south of Napa and as far east as the Nevada border. Amtrak suspended its train service through the Bay Area so tracks could be inspected.

Napa City Manager Mike Parness said at an afternoon news conference that 15 to 16 buildings were no longer inhabitable, and there was only limited access to numerous other structures, mostly ones with broken windows. Officials say they are still assessing buildings in the area.

In Napa, at least three historic buildings were damaged, including the county courthouse, and at least two downtown commercial buildings have been severely damaged. A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at a high school, and crews were assessing damage to homes, bridges and roadways.

"There's collapses, fires," said Napa Fire Capt. Doug Bridewell, standing in front of large pieces of masonry that broke loose from a turn of the century office building where a fire had just been extinguished. "That's the worst shaking I've ever been in."

Bridewell said he had to climb over fallen furniture in his own home to check on his family before reporting to duty.

The shaking emptied cabinets in homes and store shelves, set off car alarms and had residents of neighboring Sonoma County running out of their houses and talking about damage inside their homes.

Pacific Gas and Electric spokesman J.D. Guidi said close to 30,000 lost power right after the quake hit, but the number was down just under 19,000, most of them in Napa. He says crews are working to make repairs, but it's unclear when electricity would be restored.

The depth of the earthquake was just less than 7 miles, and numerous small aftershocks have occurred, the USGS said.

"A quake of that size in a populated area is of course widely felt throughout that region," said Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado.

California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett said cracks and damage to pavement closed the westbound Interstate 80 connector to westbound State Route 37 in Vallejo and westbound State Route 37 at the Sonoma off ramp. He says there haven't been reports of injuries or people stranded in their cars, but there are numerous flat tires from motorists driving over damaged roads.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 09:21:08 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/video/northern-california-quake-could-impact-020941287.html
8/24/14
Video: Northern California quake could impact Valley wine businesses

An earthquake that hit the northern San Francisco Bay Area could have an impact on businesses and consumers in the Central Valley.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2014, 09:28:11 pm
http://local.msn.com/us-geological-survey-reports-magnitude-7-earthquake-in-central-peru-1
US Geological Survey reports magnitude 7 earthquake in central Peru

A large 7-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.

8/24/14

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A large 7-magnitude earthquake has struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru's fire agency. He said authorities were still surveying the region, including the Ayacucho area where the quake was centered.

The seismological service said in a preliminary report that the quake occurred at 2321GMT Sunday and was centered about 42 kilometers (26 miles) east-northeast of an area called Tambo, and about 471 kilometers (292 miles) southeast of the capital of Lima. It had a depth of 58 kilometers (36 miles).

Local media said that the quake was felt in parts of Lima and in many major cities of southeastern Peru, including Cuzco and Arequipa.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2014, 03:03:30 pm
http://news.msn.com/us/napa-rattled-by-39-aftershock
Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock
8/26/14

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend.

The US Geological Survey says the 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles south of the city of Napa.

A sheriff's dispatcher says the station shook a little, but there have been no calls reporting damage or injuries.

California's wine capital is still recovering from Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake, which is estimated to have caused at least $1 billion in property damage.

There have been a series of small aftershocks, mostly in the 2.0-magnitude range.


Title: Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 27, 2014, 10:08:41 pm
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/08/27/witnesses-report-mysterious-flashes-in-the-sky-during-napa-quake-lightning-seti-institute-earthquake-lights-twitter/
8/27/14
Some Bay Area Residents Report Mysterious Flashes In The Sky During Napa Quake

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky. Witnesses said the strange phenomenon looked like lightning.

Similar flashes of light have been reported in earthquakes around the world, from Japan to Peru.

Friedemann Freund, a scientist with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, said the same thing happened during Sunday morning’s earthquake. And it wasn’t a transformer blowing up or UFOs.

“What they are, are a consequence of the stresses building up deep below the earth, seven miles like in the case of the Napa Valley earthquake,” Freund told KPIX 5.

He calls the phenomenon “earthquake lights,” the quick buildup of stress that causes an electric current to flow to the surface and burst through the earth. This typically happens before or during an earthquake.

Several North Bay witnesses contacted Freund at the SETI Institute about seeing several flashes around the time the Napa quake hit. They said there was one or two seconds between each one.

The bizarre flashes were documented all over Twitter. Minutes after the quake, Keedo tweeted:

Freund has been studying the lights for 12 years. His team recently looked at 65 occurrences around the world over the last 400 years. Most seismologists don’t believe such things are real.

“There are things that we still don’t understand about the earth, so why not accept unusual, exceptionally unusual phenomena taking place? And the light outburst from the ground is one of them.”


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 07, 2014, 10:23:46 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/04/scientists-quake-directed-its-energy-toward-napa-shifted-1-side-fault-18-inches/
9/4/14
Scientists: Quake directed its energy toward Napa, shifted 1 side of fault 18 inches north

SAN FRANCISCO –  Emerging data on last month's Northern California earthquake is explaining why the city of Napa suffered so much of the damage.

The 6.0 magnitude quake hit Aug. 24 from an epicenter about 5 miles south of Napa. Tom Brocher, director of the U.S. Geological Service's Earthquake Science Center, said Thursday that scientists have determined that most of the energy pushed north, up to Napa and the Napa Valley.

Broker says the fact that Napa Valley lies on sedimentary deposit rather than bedrock also meant that the shaking was longer and harder.

Brocher spoke after a session by seismic experts Thursday to share information on the quake, which injured more than 100 people. Speaking by phone, he said the earthquake shifted one side of the West Napa Fault northwards 18 inches.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 15, 2014, 12:25:09 pm
4.7 earthquake SWEDEN
Sept 15, 2014   
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=399965
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sci4#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 16, 2014, 01:14:03 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/buildings-rocked-powerful-quake-tokyo-afp-reporters-035430536.html
Strong quake hits Japan
9/16/14

Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.

Seismologists said the epicentre was around 44 kilometres north-northeast of the Japanese capital and was located around 50 kilometres (30 miles) below the surface.

The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 5.6. Their Japanese counterparts said there was no danger of a tsunami from the tremor, the effects of which could be felt in buildings for more than a minute after the initial shaking began.

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, which was battered by a tsunami after a powerful undersea quake in 2011, said nothing unusual had been noted at the still-fragile site.

"There was no abnormality in our monitoring at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake. Also, we have not received any reports of damage from the latest quake," spokesman Keisuke Murakami said.

The Japan Atomic Power Co. said the Tokai No.2 Power Station, which was nearest to the epicentre of the quake, showed no signs of any problems.

An official at the Ibaraki prefectural government said checks were ongoing, but that so far there appeared to be nothing amiss in the wider area.

"We have not received any reports of damage, injuries or casualties following the earthquake. We are still checking if the quake could result in damage," he said.

Japan is hit by around a fifth of the world's powerful quakes every year and sits at the conjunction of several tectonic plates.

Building codes are rigorous and regular disaster drills are held, helping to ensure that despite their frequency and their violence, quakes usually pass without loss of life or significant damage to property in Japan.


However, the 9.0 magnitude undersea quake of March 2011 sparked a huge tsunami that smashed into the country's northeast coast, killing around 18,000 people and creating the world's worst nuclear emergency in a generation.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 17, 2014, 09:01:27 am
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-earthquake-measured-a/34151416

BREAKING: Earthquake Measured at 6.7 Strikes Offshore of Guam
Jordan Root
By Jordan Root, Meteorologist
September 17, 2014; 4:36 AM ET

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck offshore of Guam Wednesday afternoon local time, or early Wednesday morning EDT.

The earthquake occurred about 30 miles northwest of Hagatna, Guam, reported the USGS.

The depth of the earthquake was measured at 84.9 miles. There is no threat of a tsunami. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "a destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the earth."

Minor damage was reported and power outages occurred as a result of the jolting.

"Power in southern villages have been mostly restored," reported Pacific Daily News. A landslide in East Agana also occurred as a result of the quake.

"Emergency dispatchers are reporting no injuries as a result of the earthquake," stated Pacific Daily News.

The earthquake was initially measured at 7.1 magnitude before being downgraded to 6.7 after further assessment.

The above data is preliminary and could change as further examination occurs.


Title: Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 19, 2014, 08:48:44 am
Magnitude-4.0 quake jolts Washington's Puget Sound
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-4-0-quake-jolts-washingtons-puget-sound-152638869.html
9/17/14

SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled the Puget Sound in Washington state early Wednesday, waking up residents who felt it miles away in Seattle.

The earthquake was centered near the town of Seabeck in Kitsap County, about 40 miles west of Seattle. The shaking was felt as far away as Everett, Olympia and downtown Seattle.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 3 a.m. and had a depth of 11 miles. The Kitsap County's emergency dispatch did not receive any reports of damage or injuries.

John Vidale, professor in earth and space sciences at the University of Washington, told The Seattle Times that "the people who reported feeling it were all across Puget Sound."

Vidale said this was the biggest quake to shake the region this year, but a magnitude-4.0 earthquake does little damage.

"It woke me up because the alarms went off. Whenever there's an earthquake, beepers go off and we were up making sure all the reporting is done right," Vidale said.

Posts on social media suggest the shaking woke residents up and frightened animals. More than 400 people reported feeling the quake across the region, most saying it was weak or light.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 24, 2014, 06:48:42 pm
http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sfj5#summary
M6.2 - 46km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (BETA)
2014-09-24 11:16:12 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 25, 2014, 02:07:38 pm
http://news.msn.com/us/strong-earthquake-rattles-alaska
Powerful earthquake rattles large swath of Alaska
9/23/14

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook up a large swath of Alaska on Thursday morning, including the state's largest city.

The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, and hit at 9:51 a.m. The epicenter was 80 miles northwest of Anchorage, where it was strongly felt, and lingered for at least one minute, the Alaska Earthquake Center said.

Residents of Anchorage ducked under desks and tables as the ground shook. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, and no tsunami was expected. The shaking was felt as far as 250 miles northeast of the epicenter.

Debra Pearce, who works for Alaska Auction Company, said she has lived in Alaska for years and that this was the strongest quake she felt since a 1964 temblor.

That earthquake - a magnitude 9.2 - was the second-highest magnitude ever recorded, and the quake and resulting tsunamis killed 131 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2014, 02:12:26 am
Sep.25,2014 Massive 6.4 shake USA ALASKA
http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQ...

Sep.25,2014 Powerful 6.0 shake SOLOMON ISLD
http://www.sott.net/article/286282-US...

Sep.24,2014 Powerful 6.3 shake ARGENTINA
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/e...

Sep.22, 2014 Strong 5.9 shake SANDWICH ISL
http://investmentwatchblog.com/earthq...

Sep.17,2014 Powerful 6.0 shake VANUATU
http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/getQ...

Sep.17,2014 Massive 7.1 shake GUAM
http://abcnews.go.com/International/7...

Sep.16,2014 Powerful 5.7 shake JAPAN
http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/e...

Sep.10,2014 Powerful 6.3 shake INDONESIA
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/e...

Sep.8,2014 Powerful 6.1 shake MEXICO
http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/eqinfo/e...


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on September 27, 2014, 06:33:53 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKHnkFOcGvM#t=15


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2014, 10:23:44 pm
http://ksn.com/2014/09/30/earthquake-felt-this-morning-in-harper-county/
9/30/14
Earthquakes felt this morning in Harper County

HARPER COUNTY, Kansas – Parts of Harper County felt the tremors from two earthquakes Tuesday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake at 7:30 a.m. measured a magnitude 3.3 and was felt near Harper.

Another 4.1 magnitude quake on the Richter scale occurred at 9:55 a.m.

Officials with the Anthony Police Department called KSN reporting that they felt the quake just before 10 a.m.

KSN talked to authorities, and they say so far no damage has been reported.

The second earthquake happened about two miles east of the first quake. Calls about the second quake came from as far north as Manhattan, Kansas.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 01, 2014, 09:32:01 pm
October 1, 2014
http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/Quakes/quakes0.html

MAP 3.3  2014/10/01 01:11:06 37.224N 97.890W  5.0    4 km ( 3 mi) NW  of Freeport, KS
map 2.5  2014/09/30 22:49:10 36.851N 97.863W  5.0    6 km ( 4 mi) SE  of Wakita, OK
map 2.8  2014/09/30 20:30:50 36.836N 97.888W  5.0    6 km ( 4 mi) SSE of Wakita, OK
MAP 3.0  2014/09/30 19:33:28 37.385N 95.383W  5.0   10 km ( 6 mi) SSW of Galesburg, KS
MAP 3.0  2014/09/30 17:12:10 35.589N 97.400W  5.8    7 km ( 4 mi) NNE of Lake Aluma, OK
map 2.6  2014/09/30 14:34:22 36.177N 97.250W  4.1   19 km (12 mi) NE  of Mulhall, OK
map 2.9  2014/09/30 13:49:52 37.245N 97.957W  8.0    7 km ( 5 mi) SW  of Danville, KS
map 2.6  2014/09/30 11:29:02 36.217N 96.713W  5.1   12 km ( 7 mi) N   of Yale, OK
MAP 3.1  2014/09/30 10:24:31 37.247N 97.941W  4.2    6 km ( 4 mi) SW  of Danville, KS
MAP 3.8  2014/09/30 09:55:04 37.224N 97.964W  3.6    7 km ( 5 mi) SE  of Harper, KS
map 2.6  2014/09/30 09:43:16 36.362N 97.230W  5.0   23 km (14 mi) SSW of Marland, OK
MAP 3.3  2014/09/30 07:30:26 37.242N 97.921W  7.7    6 km ( 3 mi) SSW of Danville, KS
MAP 3.5  2014/09/30 01:06:01 36.209N 97.546W  5.0   20 km (13 mi) NW  of Mulhall, OK
MAP 3.3  2014/09/30 00:58:46 36.220N 97.557W  5.0   20 km (13 mi) SE  of Fairmont, OK


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 02, 2014, 11:58:03 pm
http://ksn.com/2014/10/02/strong-earthquake-shakes-kansas-early-thursday-afternoon/
10/2/14
Three earthquakes shake up southern Kansas

HARPER, Kansas – Many Kansans felt the tremors from a strong earthquake early Thursday afternoon.

The quake originated about 6 miles southeast of Harper.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake measured a 4.4 magnitude and occurred around 1:01 p.m.

A smaller, 3.4 magnitude earthquake was more than 20 minutes after the 4.4 magnitude quake.

A third, 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Harper at 5:50p.m.


KSN received multiple calls into newsroom about feeling it in and around Wichita.

The quake was felt as far as northeast of Manhattan to Hays to north of Oklahoma City.

KSN talked to Harper County Emergency Management about the quake Thursday afternoon. They report minor damage.

“We had some minor damage, some minor cracks in the ceiling. We had some items knocked off shelves, walls, and picture frames broke and stuff like that,” said Thomas Winter, Harper County Emergency Management Coordinator. “Kansas does tornadoes very well. We are not California, and we don’t do earthquakes.”

Two other quakes also shook the Harper area this week, with one measuring 3.3 and the other 4.1 on the Moment Magnitude (Mw) scale.

Some experts have blamed the gas and oil industry’s practice of hydraulic fracturing for an uptick in earthquakes in Kansas. But, a panel commissioned by Gov. Sam Brownback found there’s not enough information to determine the cause and recommended more monitoring.

Looking deeper into the statistics collected by the Kansas Geological Survey website, there are some interesting points to note:

    There have been 64 earthquakes originating in Kansas in 2014, so far.
    The average magnitude of the Kansas earthquakes are 2.7.
    Today’s earthquake was the largest recorded this year, with the second largest being a 4.1 felt days earlier on 9/30.
    The highest frequency of earthquakes in Kansas were felt in February and March, which both had 13 earthquakes each.

If you felt the earthquake, the USGS wants to know, click here or comment on our Facebook page or Twitter page.

In the case of an earthquake and you are indoors you should drop to the floor, cover yourself with some structurally sound object like a table or desk, and hold on until the shaking stops. For more information on how to protect yourself and family, click here.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 07, 2014, 06:47:51 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-earthquake-shakes-southwestern-china-142617683.html
10/7/14
Strong earthquake shakes southwestern China

BEIJING (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern China's Yunnan province late Tuesday evening, killing at least one person, sending thousands fleeing into the streets and damaging buildings, officials and reports said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured magnitude 6.0 and was centered 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Weiyuan city at a depth of 10.1 kilometers (6.3 miles). Its shallow focus was likely to cause greater damage, but there were no immediate reports of serious destruction.

China's national earthquake monitoring agency gave the quake's magnitude as 6.6 and said it struck just 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) below the surface. It said the quake was followed by eight aftershocks, the strongest of which registered at magnitude 4.2.

The quake hit at 9:49 p.m. (1349 GMT) when most residents would have been in their homes.

Yunnan's provincial earthquake monitoring center said at least one person was killed and 28 others injured.

Worst hit was the town of Yongping, just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the epicenter, where some houses had collapsed, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Yongping has a population of 54,000, while the surrounding county of Jinggu closest to the epicenter has a population of 290,000.

"The whole building was shaking terribly with a loud cracking sound. Plates fell off in the kitchen. We all ran out and the streets now are packed with people," Li Anqin, a resident living in Weiyuan, Jinggu's county seat, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Xinhua said strong tremors were felt in the provincial capital, Kunming, about 360 kilometers (220 miles) to the northeast. It said an initial 230-member rescue team had been dispatched to the quake area within two hours of its striking.

A state television reporter in the city of Pu'er, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the epicenter, said people fled buildings and were camping outdoors in anticipation of more aftershocks. The reporter, Wang Jian, said there was damage to structures and the local cellphone network, but had heard no reports of deaths or injuries.

The remote mountainous region near the border with Myanmar is prone to earthquakes. A 6.1-magnitude quake in northern Yunnan in August killed at least 615 people and left more than 100 others missing. In 1970, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake in Yunnan killed at least 15,000 people.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 08, 2014, 11:35:42 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000sjt0#summary
M6.2 - 121km WSW of El Dorado, Mexico 2014-10-08 02:40:54 UTC


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2014, 10:17:08 am
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/10/08/magnitude-6-8-earthquake-strikes-south-pacific-no-tsunami-reported-easter-island-chile-quake/
10/8/14
Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes South Pacific, Prompting Tsunami Evacuations On Easter Island

(CBS SF) — An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck the South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

The earthquake struck around 7:14 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday in the East Pacific Rise, about 350 miles south southwest of Easter Island and more than 2,000 miles away from the mainland of Chile, at a depth of 6.2 miles.

According to the Global Post, the quake prompted evacuations from low-lying areas on the island, but no tsunami developed.

There are no reports of damage or injuries from the quake.



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2014, 12:02:48 am
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-4-quake-strikes-off-coast-el-040902884.html
Powerful earthquake strikes off El Salvador, one dead
10/13/14

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late on Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.

El Salvador's emergency services said a dozen homes in the department of Usulutan had been slightly damaged but that coastal areas appeared calm and the country's international airport was unaffected.

Wilfredo Salgado, mayor of the city of San Miguel in El Salvador, said on his Twitter account that a man was killed when an electricity post fell on him.

"It felt really powerful, suddenly the whole house started to move," said Xiomara Amaya, 30, who lives in Usulutan.

The quake struck 42 miles (67 km) west-southwest of Jiquilillo in Nicaragua and 174 km southeast of San Salvador, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake hit at a depth of about 25 miles (40 km).

Emergency services in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala as well as in Panama said they had no early reports of damage or injuries. Nicaraguan presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo urged coastal residents to seek out higher land in case of a tsunami.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at one point warned of possible tsunami waves in the region but then said there was no threat.

In 2001, two powerful earthquakes a month apart killed more than 1,150 people between them, and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Two years ago, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off El Salvador, triggering a brief tsunami warning but causing no major damage or casualties.

(Additional reporting by Gabriel Stargardter in Mexico City and Dave Graham in Guatemala City; Editing by Simon Gardner and Kieran Murray)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2014, 08:39:36 pm
http://rt.com/news/197600-eruption-volcano-iceland-video/
7 weeks of eruption: Stunning aerial video of Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano
Published time: October 20, 2014 20:48 Get short URL

A breathtaking video filmed by an Icelandic helicopter pilot has documented the continuous eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano in northeast Iceland. Enormous fiery bubbles of lava and steam can be seen bursting from the ridges in the ground.

Helicopter pilot Gísli Gíslason captured the wondrous images while on several trips over the volcano – some of which were taken on Friday, and others a few days previously.

“Almost seven weeks have now passed since the Holuhraun lava eruption began. The eruption is continuing with few changes. The eruption is showing no signs of slowing down,” he wrote in the video’s description.

The Bardarbunga (Bárđarbunga) volcano is part of the second-tallest mountain in Iceland and located in the country’s Holuhraun lava fields - a volcanic system that spans some 200 kilometers by 25 kilometers.

In August, a “record wave of seismic activity” started at the subglacial volcano, according to the Icelandic National Broadcasting service, or RUV. Since mid-August, several significant earthquakes have been measured in the region, several of which have been in the magnitude of 3.0 – 4.5.

“Seismic activity at Bardarbunga is still high,” the Icelandic Met Office reported Monday. “An earthquake, M 5.1 occurred at 08:54 this morning in the northern rim of the caldera. Some earthquakes between 4 and 5 occurred the last 24 hours.”

It added that in general, visibility was poor. “The eruption site was visible on webcams in the night and this morning, but currently no visibility is in the area and nothing can be seen through webcams,” it stated.

The office has additionally issued a warning: Gas pollution from the eruption “is expected to travel to the southeast and east. Tomorrow (Tuesday) it will travel to the southeast from the eruption site.”

The eruption is considered the largest in Iceland for centuries, despite Eyjafjallajökull’s headline-grabbing eruption in 2010, which was surprisingly paltry in comparison – because of how it grounded flights across southern Europe.

By October 1, Bardarbunga had already ejected more sulfur dioxide than any other Icelandic volcano in several hundred years, Freysteinn Sigmundsson, a geophysics and volcanology researcher at the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences, told Newsweek at the beginning of October.

While there have been no deaths directly linked to the volcano's eruption, the heightened levels of pollution are thought to have been causing harm to the elderly and those with lung ailments.

However, the worst volcano in the history of Iceland is thought to be the eruption of Lakagígar for eight months spanning 1783 and 1784, which caused crop failures and was responsible for the deaths of some 6 million people globally.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 01, 2014, 03:46:12 pm
Magnitude   Mw 6.9
Region   FIJI REGION
Date time   2014-11-01 18:57:21.1 UTC
Location   19.76 S ; 177.75 W
Depth   411 km


http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=406640


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 07, 2014, 08:41:16 am
18 Moderate Quakes Strike Northern Nevada In Less Than 24 Hours
A swarm of earthquakes ranging from magnitude 2.7 to 4.5 struck northern Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. The tremors came just after a magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook the same area.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/11/06/magnitude-4-5-earthquake-strikes-northern-nevada-quake-california-oregon/

Strong earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea area
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Papua New Guinea region on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. 
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/world/asia/papua-new-guinea-earthquake/

4.9 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands region
NEW DELHI: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Nicobar Islands region on Thursday. 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/4-9-earthquake-hits-Nicobar-Islands-region/articleshow/45062654.cms

Earthquake: 3.6 quake strikes near Lakeview, Ore.
A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 39 miles from Lakeview, Ore., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:15 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.   
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-36-quake-strikes-near-lakeview-oregon-v0mt9u-story.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 08, 2014, 08:56:26 am
Earth cracking Up: Just earthquakes or Something beyond?

In August 2014, a one kilometer long, 26 feet deep and up to 5 meters wide crack appeared in the ground near Hermosillo in Mexico, cutting across Highway 26 and puzzling experts and locals as to its cause. This was followed by numerous earthquakes being reported from around the world. Does this point towards a supernatural seismic activity threatening our planet? Or is this just a result of extreme drilling and fracking? Moreover, according to a new study there were more than twice big earthquakes, worldwide in the first quarter of 2014 as compared with the average since 1979. So should we be worried? Not really.

Tom Parsons, a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park, California, and co-author of the study with Eric Geist, informs that what we have recently experienced, is a period that has had one of the highest rates of great earthquakes ever recorded. But even though the global earthquake rate appears to be on the rise, he said the number of quakes can still be explained. Earthquakes have started having a much bigger impact now, than in the past. The 2010 Haiti earthquake one of the deadliest natural disasters in the history of the Western hemisphere killed over 200,000 people. This does not only point towards the nature of earthquake as supernatural or extra terrestrial but also involves the “mean world” effect, where things seem a lot worse due to a rather voracious media. In fact, these earthquakes illustrate a couple of things to bear in mind when it comes to seismicity. First, there are no strong patterns in the distribution of earthquakes over time. Second, earthquakes happen all the time. Earthquakes are not rare occurrences on the planet, but where they occur along the plate boundaries strongly influences whether anyone notices. Even though it might seem that we’re having a lot of earthquakes, it is actually just a product of their location and media’s constant coverage of events like these.

Moreover, it becomes very important to understand the reasons behind an earthquake. The distribution of earthquakes is commonly linked to the margins of the global plates. The statement that “earthquakes occur at plate margins” is broadly true. However, it is a gross simplification for it assumes that earthquakes are more common and more devastating at some margins than at others. Certain margins have a far greater ‘density’ of earthquakes than others. For example, there appear to be far more earthquakes along the west coast of South America and in the Japan/Philippine region than along the Pacific Rise or the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Earthquakes form a narrower spread at some plate margins than at others. Generally speaking, the earthquakes at destructive plate margins have a greater spread and therefore affect more places than those at constructive plate margins.

Further, it’s not completely unreasonable that one earthquake on one side of the Earth can trigger another on the other side. When a large earthquake goes off, the Earth literally rings like a bell, sometimes for as much as a month afterwards. Smaller earthquakes do in fact cluster in space and time. They do this according to Omori’s Law, namely that the frequency of aftershocks after a large earthquake decays inversely with time. This is essentially due to the way that the shock from the major earthquake causes all the other faults to slip. So, maybe an earthquake in Chile could indeed be for a fault to slip in Japan. This does not point out to supernatural or extra terrestrial scheme of things.

Location is also an important aspect. For example, a massive earthquake in California earthquakes happens along an extremely grave earthquake in remote China, not exactly headline-grabbing location, since the California earthquakes occurred near highly populated areas and, all TV broadcasts and news will be circled around the Californian earthquake and not the one in remote location of China. This is the biggest reason why we’re tricked into thinking that disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions might be happening more frequently in terms to a certain location. So, even though it might seem that we’re having a lot of earthquakes, it is actually just a product of: location and constant news coverage because nothing affects people as does the news of ‘Mysterious Natural Calamities’ attacking the earth, which is nothing but sensationalism for TRP’s.

http://www.newdelhitimes.com/earth-cracking-up-just-earthquakes-or-something-beyond123/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 12, 2014, 06:43:25 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/earthquake-hits-southern-kansas-no-immediate-damage-reported-223613900.html
Earthquake hits southern Kansas, shakes buildings in Oklahoma
11/12/14

(Reuters) - A magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit southern Kansas on Wednesday, with reports the temblor was felt in large parts of the state and neighboring Oklahoma to the south.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake that struck at 3:40 p.m. CST was near Conway Springs, Kansas. It had a shallow depth of 3.4 miles.

"We have not received any reports of injury or damage but we are still gathering information," said Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for Kansas Emergency Management.

Media in Wichita, Kansas, north of Conway Springs, said there was damage to some structures from the stronger than normal quake for the area.

"Slammed all of the inside doors here at the library," Cynthia Berner, director of Wichita Libraries, told the Wichita Eagle. "So much for shhhh."

The quake also shook buildings in Oklahoma City, about 125 miles away.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 16, 2014, 08:34:48 pm
6.7 earthquake NE of Wellington, New Zealand  November 17, 2014   
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000sxye#summary
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=408980


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 22, 2014, 09:31:08 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-quake-hits-west-chinas-sichuan-province-093620325.html
Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt
11/22/14

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday.

The Sichuan provincial government information office said on its microblog Sunday that the death toll had risen to two with 54 injured.

The dead included a woman in her 70s who was struck by a falling window pane, the official Xinhua News Agency and state broadcaster CCTV said, citing Chen Yunbing, a doctor at the region's Ganzi People's Hospital.

A duty officer at the Kangding county government, who gave his surname as Xia, said the quake lasted only a few seconds, and that there had been some reports of cracks in buildings and toppled walls. The area is frequently struck by earthquakes, and Xia said newly constructed buildings in the town of Kangding must be able to withstand those of up to 8 in magnitude, although requirements are less strict in the surrounding rural area.

Along with the two collapsed homes, Kangding's regional airport sustained some damage, though flights were not disrupted, Xinhua said.

Wang Dan, a spokeswoman for the government of Ganzi prefecture, which includes Kangding county, said rescue teams had been dispatched to the epicenter.

Xinhua said workers were restoring the electricity supply to Tagong, the town closest to the epicenter, where a statue of Buddha in a local temple was also damaged. About 100 vehicles were trapped by a landslide on a highway connecting Sichuan and Tibet, and railway service was also halted in the area while workers checked on damage to the line, Xinhua said.

No major damage was reported in the town of Kangding, where CCTV video showed residents strolling the town's streets, looking up at the steep surrounding hillsides and talking on their cellphones.

Kangding and the surrounding county have a population of 129,320 people, about 70 percent of them Tibetan.

Western China is regularly hit by earthquakes, and reports said Saturday's quake could be felt in the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu on the plains below the Himalayan foothills. Sichuan was struck by a magnitude-7.9 quake in May 2008 that left nearly 90,000 people dead, many of them in collapsed schools and other poorly constructed buildings.

Construction standards have been significantly tightened since then, and the country's disaster response capacity has improved with better equipment and trained rescue teams.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on November 23, 2014, 02:47:02 pm
37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.   

http://newsok.com/37-homes-collapse-dozens-injured-in-japan-quake/article/feed/763371


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 24, 2014, 01:07:53 am
http://news.yahoo.com/small-quake-shakes-dallas-area-stirring-fracking-critics-190937961.html
Small quake shakes Dallas area, stirring fracking critics
11/23/14

(Reuters) - A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic activity.

The magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck about 9:15 p.m. Central time on Saturday, said Dale Grant, an geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was near the border of the cities of Dallas and Irving, near the site of the former Texas Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys football team played for nearly 40 years.

Comments on Twitter from the Dallas Ft. Worth area indicate that the quake was felt across the region.

"We have not received any reports of damage, nor are we expecting any," Grant said.

Grant said earthquakes of that size are not uncommon in the Barnett Shale Field of North Texas, near the area hit by Saturday's temblor.

Critics said the quake was a reminder of the threat posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The technique, pioneered in the Barnett shale formation, is the driving force behind the U.S. energy boom.

"We are guinea pigs in the middle of this fracking experiment. Texas homes are built to withstand wind, not earthquakes," Sharon Wilson, an organizer for Earthworks, an advocacy group, said on Sunday. "Who will pay for the damage to private property?"

Fracking involve the injection a mix of pressurized water, sand and chemicals to unlock hydrocarbons from rock can trigger earthquakes. Many environmental groups say the technique is wasteful, polluting and noisy, but the industry says it is safe.

Even so, the Texas Oil & Gas Association, an industry lobby group, concedes that the issue deserved more careful study.

"The oil and natural gas industry agrees that recent seismic activity warrants robust investigation to determine the precise location, impact and cause or causes of seismic events," Todd Staples, the association's president, said in an email.

The city of Denton, about 40 miles (65 km) north of the Dallas Ft. Worth area, earlier this month banned fracking in the city limits, after activists complained that the process leads to earthquakes.   


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 26, 2014, 12:05:22 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-7-0-quake-hits-off-indonesia-no-145259615.html
Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Indonesia, no tsunami warning
11/26/14

Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck in the sea 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Ternate in Indonesia's Moluccas archipelago at 0933 ET on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Local media said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage

In a revision from its preliminary reading, USGS located the quake at a depth of 41 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in its bulletin for the quake that no tsunami warning was in effect.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 01, 2014, 05:37:01 pm
http://ktar.com/22/1787418/Moderate-earthquake-rattles-parts-of-northern-Arizona
12/1/14
Moderate earthquake rattles parts of northern Arizona

SEDONA, Ariz. -- A moderate earthquake shook homes in northern Arizona late Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the magnitude-4.7 temblor struck shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday and was centered seven miles north of Sedona and six miles underground.

"We think this fault has been active in the past two million years, but don't know how recently it has ruptured in a large earthquake," Phil Pearthree with the Arizona Geological Survey said.

No damage was reported shortly after the quake.

A small amount of debris fell in Oak Creek Canyon but was cleared shortly after.

Shortly after the shaking, residents took to Twitter to share their thoughts and experiences.

The USGS website recorded nearly 400 "hits" within a half-hour of the quake from respondents -- mainly in Flagstaff and Sedona -- saying they felt the quake.

The largest earthquakes recorded in Arizona history were three at a magnitude 6.0 and took place between 1906-12.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 07, 2014, 04:34:27 pm
6.8 earthquake Papua New Guinea December 7, 2014   
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4cz#summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2014, 06:17:39 pm
6.7  earthquake Panama - Costa Rica
December 8, 2014  about 3 am USA time,  2014-12-08 08:54:52 UTC
ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4iq#summary
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=412161

4.7  earthquake off coast Guatemala December 8
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4hv#summary


6.0  earthquake off coast Guatemala
December 7  21:16:37 UTC  Also a 5.8 quake
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4gc#summary
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=412055
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=412103


6.0  earthquake Panama - Costa Rica border
December 6  This may be associated with a volcano
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=411927


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 12, 2014, 07:06:44 pm
http://www.opb.org/news/article/another-earthquake-swarm-rattles-lakeview-area/
Another Earthquake Swarm Rattles Lakeview Area
12/10/14

A cluster of earthquakes near Lakeview, Oregon has started rattling again after a week of inactivity.

Since mid-July, state and federal geologists have detected over 1700 earthquakes in the area where the Oregon, California, and Nevada borders meet.

Earlier this week scientists with the Nevada seismological lab sent out an e-mail to their regional colleagues noting that the swarm appeared to have stopped. 

“An hour later there was a magnitude 4.2 earthquake and since then it has been just crackling along,” says Ian Maden, Chief Scientist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

He says there has been at least an earthquake an hour since the swarm started again, though the reason is still unclear.

“If we understood what was causing this then we might have some sense as to why it turns and turns off. What we have learned is that it’s a bad idea to say that it’s over.” 

Maden says the earthquake swarm isn’t cause for concern, but it should serve as a reminder to Oregonians to prepare for quakes.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 03, 2015, 02:11:36 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/idaho-earthquake-damages-property-causes-power-outages-185126453.html
Idaho earthquake damages property, causes power outages
1/3/14

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake rattled a broad swath of Idaho early Saturday, damaging property and causing power outages near its epicenter in Challis, a city that has endured hundreds of slight to moderate temblors over the past 10 months, authorities said.

The latest, measured at a magnitude of 4.9, was centered about four miles (6.5 km) from Challis in the state's central mountains, but was felt as far away as Boise, a 190-mile (305-km) drive to the southwest, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake caused rockslides, damaged homes and knocked out power around Custer County, local officials said.

Challis Mayor Mark Lupher said he was not in the area when the quake struck but that authorities have told him by telephone that there were no known injuries. Several people living close to the epicenter reported property damage such as cracks in the walls of their homes, he said.

The latest in a string to rattle the area, the quake was more powerful than recent temblors, including a 2.9 magnitude quake on Dec. 29, the USGS and Challis Messenger weekly newspaper said.

Scientists have been trying to determine whether the swarm of quakes, which began in March 2014, have been caused by a known fault thought to be dormant, or the result of an unknown fault. The earthquakes have been centered near where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983.

Idaho sits at the center of a seismic belt that runs from northwestern Montana to southern Nevada and contains thousands of faults in the Earth's crust.

Scientists have said they do not believe the smaller quakes were leading to a larger event in the area.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 06, 2015, 04:58:17 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/minor-earthquake-hit-dallas-area-213207326.html
Minor earthquake hit Dallas area
1/6/15

DALLAS (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 hit the Dallas area on Tuesday with no initial reports of injury or damage in the Texas city.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the quake was near Irving, a suburb west of the city.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake is considered minor and usually causes no damage, according to the USGS.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 07, 2015, 07:25:17 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/texas-seismologists-investigate-quakes-near-old-cowboys-stadium-160812555--nfl.html
Texas seismologists investigate quakes near old Cowboys stadium
1/6/15

DALLAS (Reuters) - Seismologists installed a new earthquake-monitoring device in the Dallas suburb of Irving this week after a series of minor temblors rocked an area near the site of the former Dallas Cowboys football stadium.

Irving was hit by a magnitude 3.5 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the strongest in a series of nearly 20 minor quakes to hit around Irving since September.

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.

But the seismic series has left residents on edge, wondering if the situation will get worse and what has been behind an uptick in quakes over the last several years.

"The safety and security of our residents is paramount for the city of Irving," said Irving City Manager Chris Hillman.

Some residents believe the implosion of Texas Stadium in 2010 may have exacerbated problems. There is also speculation the quakes might be related to hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," an energy extraction technique that has a long history in north Texas.

Irving, headquarters of Exxon Mobil's XTO unit that helped pioneer hydraulic fracturing in the region, has two gas wells that were fracked in 2010, according to city officials.

The study by seismologists from Southern Methodist University in Dallas is aimed at pinpointing the quakes' epicenters, said SMU seismology professor Brian Stump.

About 40 miles west of Irving, a series of small earthquakes rattled the town of Azle a year ago, causing sinkholes and cracks in house foundations. Residents blamed fracking and injection disposal wells for drilling waste as the cause but an official finding is still pending.

Energy industry officials have said fracking is safe and causes no significant seismic damage


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on January 10, 2015, 06:20:06 am
Earthquakes increasing across North America

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January 2015 – TEXAS – More earthquakes strike north Texas shaking going on. The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed a Thursday afternoon temblor near Midlothian. The quake measured a 2.7 magnitude. There are reports of the movement also being felt in Mansfield. The earthquake, that happened at 2:12 in the afternoon, measured at a depth of five kilometers. There are no reports of damage. Minutes after confirming the afternoon Ellis County quake, the USGS released information about two additional tremors that happened earlier in Irving. The first quake was a 1.9 occurring at 4:08 a.m. The second Thursday tremor in Irving happened at 7:24 a.m. and also had a magnitude of 1.9.

The earthquake happened just one day after a cluster of a dozen small earthquakes rattled parts of North Texas — most centered in the city of Irving near the site of the old Texas Stadium. The site of the old stadium is directly over the Balcones Fault, which runs from Irving to San Antonio, almost parallel to Interstate-35. North Lake College geology professor Dr. Len Kubicek explained Wednesday that natural forces are tugging on the fault from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. “If you start pulling on this and stretching it, in this case you’re going to get two normal faults,” he said, using wooden blocks to demonstrate the action. “The Balcones Fault was actually one of these, that type of fault, and it’s due to stretching.” The strongest Irving earthquake was a 3.6 in magnitude that happened early Tuesday evening. According to scientists with Southern Methodist University, Irving has had more than 25 minor earthquakes since early September 2014. –CBS

Connecticut – LAINFIELD — At first, town officials didn’t have an answer. More than 50 people had called the police shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday to report a boom and a shake. The town fire marshal’s office had ruled out blasting as the cause, and there were no crashes on nearby I-395. Neither was there any work being done on the Providence and Worcester railroads. So they called the National Weather Service. An earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 2.0 to 2.2, had occurred in the northern part of town, about 2 miles south of Danielson, they learned. It was nearly 6 kilometers underground and caused no damage.

Earthquakes happen fairly regularly in Connecticut, but they rarely amount to more than a murmur. For centuries, the residents of the Moodus section of East Haddam have heard the rumblings of earthquakes in the area. The Plainfield area, where Thursday morning’s temblor struck, has now experienced four small earthquakes since October, according to data collected by the Weston Observatory at Boston College. The number of quakes has increased across the New England area over the last 10 years — part of a natural geologic process, said John E. Ebel, the chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College. “From the late 1970s into the early 1990s, it was much more active,” he said. “Then things dropped off. In the early 2000s, the activity got very low throughout New England. And it seems to have come back since then.” –Courant

Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey recorded several Oklahoma earthquakes today, including a 4.0 magnitude quake near Cushing. The 4.0 quake recorded 11:51 a.m. about 3 miles south-southwest of Cushing. Earlier today, a 2.4 magnitude quake recorded 3 a.m. about 3 miles north-northeast of Cherokee, and a 3.0 magnitude quake recorded 7:03 a.m. about 12 miles east of Perry.

During the past seven days, the USGS recorded 22 Oklahoma earthquakes. During the past 30 days, the USGS recorded 121 Oklahoma earthquakes of at least 2.5 magnitude. The largest during that timeframe was a 4.1 magnitude quake Sept. 29 near Perry, according to the USGS. On January 9th,  3.5 and 3.4 magnitude earthquakes struck new Pawnee and Guthrie, Oklahoma. –Tulsa World

Vancouver Island - There are conflicting reports about whether or not an earthquake earlier this week cooled the thermal waters at hot springs north of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. After the 4.8 magnitude quake hit 18 kilometers east-northeast of Tofino on Wednesday, no damage was reported to buildings. Then on Friday, people living near Hot Springs Cove at the north end of Clayoquot Sound told CBC News the temperature of the water in the thermal springs had dropped significantly. Bernard Charleson said when he put his hand over the hot springs source earlier this week  the water was cool — and the sulphur smell was gone. Charleson, who is a Hesquiaht First Nation emergency coordinator, blamed the change on Wednesday’s earthquake. –CBC

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/earthquakes-increasing-across-north-america/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 15, 2015, 12:42:38 pm
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/whats-with-all-the-earthquakes-in-connecticut/
What's with all the earthquakes in Connecticut?
1/14/15

Connecticut is not known as a hotbed of seismic activity, but residents in and around Plainfield, in the eastern part of the state, have felt tremors more than a half dozen times in the past few days.

The first reports came in Thursday morning, Jan. 8 -- a 2.0 magnitude earthquake centered near Danielson, about 10 miles from Plainfield, near the Rhode Island border. By some accounts, as many as nine more quakes, one reaching as high as 3.3 on the Richter scale, were reported over the next six days, including six on Monday and one early Wednesday. The cluster of quakes, all close together both in time and in place, is what scientists call a "swarm."

Yet another quake hit Plainfield early Thursday -- this one a 2.2 magnitude temblor.

"Moderate to large earthquakes are rare in New England, but as we have seen over the past week, Connecticut is not immune to earthquake activity," Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection commissioner Dora B. Schriro said in a statement Wednesday. "These small quakes have not and typically do not result in injuries or significant damage to property, but we want to assure everyone that we continue to work with all of our public safety partners to mitigate any potential issues that may arise."

"This is fairly unusual," said Maureen Long, an assistant professor in the geology department at Yale University. "It's definitely been an interesting week for us."

Long said that swarms are not unprecedented in Connecticut -- one in the 1980s in the village of Moodus, farther west in the state, comprised hundreds of small quakes -- but they are very rare.

Connecticut is located in the middle of a tectonic plate, far from a boundary where the movement of two plates can cause strong and frequent quakes, like in California. But the geology of the state is actually quite complex, owing to lots of tectonic activity in its prehistoric past.

Plainfield is not far from an ancient fault called the Lake Char-Honey Hill line that formed when the Pangea supercontinent was assembled about 400 million years ago. Like most faults in Connecticut, it is not thought to be active, but some of these old faults can build up stresses that lead to structural failures that cause earthquakes.

"The hypothesis is that you're getting the release of stress when these ancient faults are breaking," Long told CBS News. But scientists can't be sure that the fault, which lies about 5 km (about 3 miles) underground, was responsible for the tremors. "If you look at a geological map of eastern Connecticut, there are a lot of faults and there may well be faults we don't know about because they don't extend to the surface. It's hard to associate a particular earthquake with a particular fault when it's far away. But it's certainly reasonable."

It's similarly challenging to say what might have precipitated a quake, especially in a location that is far from the tectonic shifts that usually cause seismic activity. In states such as Oklahoma, fracking has triggered seismicity, but Long said that's not the case here. "In Connecticut we don't have the right geology for natural gas, so there is no fracking. These is no evidence that this is anything other than a natural process."

One theory points to glaciers which covered the Northeast tens of thousands of years ago. The weight of the massive volume of ice pressed down into the earth, and like a memory foam mattress regaining its shape, the land might still be working its way back into place. This process, called glacial rebound, could be the source of the stress that has caused the quakes.

The downside of being in a region that doesn't get a lot of earthquakes is that there is a dearth of data to help predict activity. It's a challenge for scientists to forecast when a quake might come in southern California; it's even harder in Connecticut.

"It's impossible to predict how long this swarm will last. It's within the realm of possibility that it will last weeks, or months, or end tomorrow," said Long.

For residents who lived near enough to the epicenters to have heard the boom or felt the trembling of the earthquakes, it might be wise to stay vigilant -- and take any valuable glassware off the top shelf.

For its part, the town of Plainfield plans to hold an informational meeting about earthquakes in the Plainfield High School auditorium Friday evening.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on January 19, 2015, 05:55:22 am
9th Earthquake Rattles Eastern Connecticut

Plainfield police have received more phone calls reporting an earthquake this morning, the ninth to rattle the area since last Thursday.

The Weston Observatory at Boston College is recording a magnitude 2.1 earthquake and they are calling it an aftershock.

Police said they heard a boom and felt the ground shake a little.

The website for the Weston Observatory is recording activity at 7:27 a.m. on Tuesday, centered around 3 and a half miles south-southwest of Danielson.

The observatory is sending a team to Plainfield today to investigate the recent activity.

On Monday, there were several earthquakes in the area, including a magnitude 3.3 tremor around 6:30 a.m. That was stronger than the previous quakes over the last few days.

Earthquake Timeline in January 2015:

1) Jan. 8: 9:28 a.m. -- 2.0 magnitude quake, centered 1.8 miles south-southwest of Danielson.

2) Jan. 9: 10:26 a.m. -- 0.4 magnitude earthquake in eastern Connecticut

3) Jan. 12: 6:33 a.m. -- 1.1 magnitude earthquake, centered 3.1 miles south of Danielson

4) Jan. 12: 6:34 a.m. -- 1.0 magnitude earthquake, centered 3.1 miles southwest of Danielson

5) Jan. 12: 6:36 a.m. -- 3.3 magnitude earthquake, centered 3.1 miles south-southwest of Danielson

6) Jan. 12: 6:50 a.m. -- 2.0 magnitude earthquake, centered 3.1 miles south of Danielson

7) Jan. 12: 12:03 p.m. -- 1.3 magnitude earthquake, centered 1.2 miles south of Danielson

8) Jan. 12: 1:04 p.m. -- 1.2 magnitude earthquake, centered 1.2 miles southeast of Danielson

9) Jan. 13: 7:27 a.m. -- 2.1 magnitude earthquake, centered 3.7 miles south-southwest of Danielson

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Another-Possible-Earthquake-in-Plainfield--288382611.html

Mat 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 02, 2015, 10:42:57 am
http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-6-3-earthquake-hits-central-argentina-114802045.html
Magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits central Argentina
2/2/15

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck central Argentina.

The quake struck at 7:49 a.m. on Monday, with its epicenter about 87 kilometers (54 miles) from the city of La Punta, and about 314 kilometers (213 miles) from the Chilean capital, Santiago.

USGS says it was relatively deep at 172 kilometers (107 miles) and there is only a small chance that it will cause fatalities or major damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 13, 2015, 08:12:00 pm
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/11/powerful-6-7-earthquake-rattles-northern-argentina-near-chile-bolivia-border
2/11/15
Powerful, Deep 6.7 Earthquake Rattles Northern Argentina, Near Chile-Bolivia Border

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CBS/AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says three earthquakes, with the largest measuring in at 6.7, have struck in the same fault zone over the last 12 hours rattling Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.

The first quake struck at 11:11 p.m. PST Tuesday with a magnitude 4.5 near the Chilean town of Santa Cruz, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago.

The second quake with a magnitude 5.1 struck at 5:01 a.m. PST Wednesday in northern Argentina, 53 miles (85 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres.

The third and largest quake with a magnitude 6.7 struck at 10:57 a.m. PST Wednesday and was centered 465 miles (750 kilometers) southeast of La Paz, Bolivia.

All three quakes occurred in the Nazca Plate Region, which extends over 4350 miles (7,000 kilometers) from Chile to Colombia.

USGS says the magnitude 6.7 quake was relatively deep at 167 miles (268 kilometers) which should lessen its impact. There are no immediate reports of damage.

Based on the onshore location of the earthquake, a tsunami is not expected.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 27, 2015, 11:59:03 am
7.0 earthquake Nebe, Indonesia
February 27, 2015  -   
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=429540


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 22, 2015, 01:49:01 pm
Geologists say big one coming



The frequent small earthquakes occurring  in Oklahoma follow a pattern that may culminate in a large earthquake, said Chris Hartnady, research and technical director at Umvoto, an Earth sciences consulting firm in South Africa. Hartnady studies the relationship between earthquakes and faults and conducts earthquake hazard assessment.

Of the geologists who converged on Stillwater this week for the Geological Society of America’s South-Central Section meeting, he may have traveled the furthest.

Hartnady’s presentation  “Recent Triggered (Hydro)Seismicity in Oklahoma: a Cautionary Tale?” analyzed recent earthquakes in Oklahoma and found cycles of “accelerated seismic release.”

The first cycle started in 2008, when small earthquakes increased in number and intensity over a period of several years. It ended with a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in 2011 that was centered in Prague and released large amounts of energy, he said.

Earthquake activity dropped off for a period but gradually began building again. The state appears to have entered a second ASR cycle as earthquake activity shows steady increases again.

His analysis shows it possibly leading to a larger event like the Prague earthquake.

“It could be significant,” he said.

His analysis is only a projection and he        reminded the audience projections are unpredictable.

Hartnady said he disagrees with a tendency to minimize risk and reassure the public. People should be warned about potential worst-case scenarios so they can be prepared.

http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/geologists-say-big-one-coming/article_f5798c08-d03b-11e4-bfb5-9bc6705281f7.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on March 26, 2015, 08:14:56 am
Earthquake in the northwest suburbs

A minor earthquake occurred northwest of Chicago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremor, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday, was centered near Lake in the Hills and measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, the federal agency said.   

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150326/NEWS07/150329865/earthquake-in-the-northwest-suburbs


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 30, 2015, 11:21:15 am
http://news.yahoo.com/major-7-7-quake-strikes-off-papua-guinea-002218006.html
Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS
3/30/15

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.

A number of 6.8 magnitude quakes struck southwest of the Samoan capital Apia, in waters between the two island states of Tonga and Samoa.

Residents in Samoa told Reuters there were no reports of damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat.

Police in Samoa and Tonga told Reuters there were no reports of damage.

The quakes came just hours after a major 7.7 quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, near the town of Rabaul, in the country's northeast.

A tsunami warning was issued soon after the PNG quake, though the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said no destructive, Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 16, 2015, 05:22:49 pm
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=436951
Crete, Greece - Mag 6.1 - 4/16/15


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2015, 03:07:35 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us200028qc#general_summary
M6.1 - 68km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand

2015-04-24 03:36:43 (UTC)
2015-04-23 20:36:43 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2015, 03:11:07 pm
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/04/23/3768559_usgs-41-magnitude-quake-in-n-idaho.html?rh=1
4/23/15
North Idaho shaken by two 4-plus magnitude quakes; no injuries

SANDPOINT, IDAHO — Two earthquakes — a magnitude 4.1 and a 4.2 — jolted north Idaho on Thursday night, with residents from northeastern Washington to northwestern Montana saying they felt the tremors.

The Bonner County emergency dispatch office in Sandpoint received no reports of injuries from either quake, a dispatcher said. The Forest Service dispatched a crew to CHECK out a Lakeview-area report of downed trees that was believed related to the first quake, the dispatcher added.

The U.S. Geological SURVEY says the magnitude 4.1 quake hit first, at about 7:32 p.m. It was centered 30 miles northeast of Hayden. The second quake, at about 10:45 p.m., was centered 38 miles north-northeast of Hayden.

Hundreds of people LOGGED onto the USGS National Earthquake Information website to report having felt the quakes.

In Bonners Ferry, about 30 miles north of Sandpoint, Boundary County emergency dispatcher Brad Stalcup said he was among those who felt the first jolt. "I'm in a concrete building and the TRAIN tracks are 200 feet away," he said. "I can feel rumble of the train — and this was way more exciting than a train."

In Seattle, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network director John Vidale said the size of the quakes seemed relatively unusual for that part of Idaho.

A magnitude 2.8 quake was recorded at about 8:50 p.m. Thursday, some 20 miles northwest of the central Idaho community of Council.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2015, 08:09:16 am
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/79-magnitude-earthquake-hits-nepal/ss-BBiF83x?ocid=SK2CDHP
7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

ACCORDING to a report by Reuters, 449 people have lost their lives so far in the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. The magnitude of the earthquake, tremors of which were also felt in India, was recorded as 7.9 on the Richter scale, causing massive destruction across the COUNTRY. 


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2015, 08:39:37 am
M4.6 - 65km SW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska
4/24/15
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak11563833#general_summary

M 5.1 - GUAM REGION - 2015-04-25 00:37:42 UTC
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=438503

M 4.8 - AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL - 2015-04-24 22:14:45 UTC
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=438485


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2015, 09:00:29 am
http://news.yahoo.com/quake-triggers-everest-avalanche-climbers-risk-094437928.html;_ylt=AwrBTzz5mjtV1TAADKJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzMHB1MnByBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHZ0aWQDVklQNTk0XzEEc2VjA3Nj
Quake triggers Everest avalanche, 10 killed
4/25/15

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A huge earthquake in Nepal unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 people at the start of the main climbing season.

The avalanche buried part of the base camp, raising fears for the safety of hundreds of climbers who were in the area, said Gyanendra Shrestha of the Tourism Ministry in Kathmandu.He said two tents at the camp had been filled with the injured. "The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas (guides)," he said.Ministry officials estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck.

April is one of the most popular times to scale Everest, before rain and clouds cloak the world's highest peak at the end of May.The 7.9 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit Nepal for 81 years and was known to have killed well over 700 people, mostly in the Kathmandu Valley, as well as sending tremors through northern India.

Romanian climber Alex Gavan tweeted that there had been a "huge avalanche" on Everest and "many, many" people were up on the mountain. "Running for life from my tent," he said. Another climber, Daniel Mazur, said the base camp had been "severely damaged", and his team were trapped."Please pray for everyone," he tweeted.

Mohan Krishna Sapkota, joint secretary in the Nepalese tourism ministry, said the government was struggling to assess the damage on Everest because of poor phone coverage."The trekkers are scattered all around the base camp and some had even trekked further up," Sapkota said. "It is almost impossible to get in touch with anyone."

Choti Sherpa, who works at the Everest Summiteers Association, said she had been unable to call her family and colleagues on the mountain. "Everyone is trying to contact each other, but we can’t," she said. "We are all very worried."

An avalanche in April 2014 just above base camp killed 16 Nepali guides.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 25, 2015, 10:55:26 am
Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

 A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 876 people were confirmed dead in Nepal, according to the police. Another 34 were killed in India, 12 in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died in the Nepal-China border. The death toll is almost certain to rise, said deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam.

It was a few minutes before noon when the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, began to rumble across the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, rippling through the capital Kathmandu and spreading in all directions -- north toward the Himalayas and Tibet, south to the Indo-Gangetic plains, east toward the Brahmaputra delta of Bangladesh and west toward the historical city of Lahore in Pakistan.

Shrish Vaidya, a businessman, was with his family in his two-story house on the outskirts of Kathmandu, when the quake struck.

"It is hard to describe. The house was shaking like crazy. We ran out and it seemed like the road was heaving up and down," he told The Associated Press. "I don't remember anything like this before. Even my parents can't remember anything this bad."

A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, and smaller aftershocks continued to jolt the region for hours. Residents ran out of homes and buildings in panic. Walls tumbled, trees swayed, power lines came crashing down and large cracks opened up on streets and walls. And clouds of dust began to swirl all around.

"Our village has been almost wiped out. Most of the houses are either buried by landslide or damaged by shaking," said Vim Tamang, a resident of Manglung village near the epicenter. He said half of the village folks are either missing or dead. "All the villagers have gathered in the open area. We don't know what to do. We are feeling helpless," he said when contacted by telephone.

Within hours of the quake, hospitals began to fill up with dozens of injured people. With organized relief largely absent, many of the injured were brought to hospitals by friends and relatives in motorized rickshaws, flatbed trucks and cars.

In Kathmandu, dozens of people gathered in the parking lot of Norvic International Hospital, where thin mattresses were spread on the ground for patients rushed outside, some wearing hospital pajamas. A woman with a bandage on her head sat in a set of chairs pulled from the hospital waiting room.

Doctors and nurses hooked up some patients to intravenous drips in the parking lot, or gave people oxygen.

As night fell, thousands of scared residents continued to camp out in parks and compounds, too scared to return to their homes. Meteorologists forecast rain and thunderstorms for Saturday night and Sunday.

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was attending a summit in Jakarta, tried to rush back home but made it as far as Bangkok where his connecting flight to Kathmandu was canceled because the capital's international airport was shut down.

While the extent of the damage and the scale of the disaster are yet to be ascertained, the quake will likely put a huge strain on the resources of this poor country best known for Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and its rich Hindu culture. The economy of Nepal, a nation of 27.8 million people, is heavily reliant on tourism, principally trekking and Himalayan mountain climbing.

A mountaineering guide, Ang Tshering, said an avalanche swept the face of Mt. Everest after the earthquake, and government officials said at least 8 climbers were killed and 30 injured. Their nationalities were not immediately known.

Carsten Lillelund Pedersen, a Dane who is climbing the Everest with a Belgian, Jelle Veyt, said on his Facebook page that they were at Khumbu Icefall , a rugged area of collapsed ice and snow close to base camp at altitude 5,000 meters (16,500 feet), when the earthquake hit.

He wrote on his Facebook that they have started to receive the injured, including one person with the most severe injuries who sustained many fractures.

"He was blown away by the avalanche and broke both legs. For the camps closer to where the avalanche hit, our Sherpas believe that a lot of people may have been buried in their tents," he wrote in English. "There is now a steady flow of people fleeing basecamp in hope of more security further down the mountain"

The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.8. It said the quake hit at 11:56 a.m. local time (0611 GMT) at Lamjung, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu. Its depth was only 11 kilometers (7 miles), the largest shallow quake since the 8.2 temblor off the coast of Chile on April 1, 2014.

The shallower the quake the more destructive power it carries.

A magnitude 7 quake is capable of widespread and heavy damage while an 8 magnitude quake can cause tremendous damage. This means Saturday's quake - with the same magnitude as the one that hit San Francisco in 1906 - was about 16 times more powerful than the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti in 2010.

"The shallowness of the source made the ground-shaking at the surface worse than it would have been for a deeper earthquake," said David A. Rothery, professor of planetary geosciences at the Open University in Milton Keynes, north of London.

A major factor in the damage was that many of the buildings were not built to be quake-proof. An earthquake this size in Tokyo or Los Angeles, which have building codes for quake resistance, would not be nearly as devastating.

The power of the tremors brought down several buildings in the center of the capital, the ancient Old Kathmandu, including centuries-old temples and towers.

Among them was the nine-story Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu's landmarks built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath.

Hundreds of people buy tickets on weekends to go up to the viewing platform on the eighth story, but it was not clear how many were up there when the tower collapsed. Video footage showed people digging through the rubble of the tower, looking for survivors.

The Kathmandu Valley is densely populated with nearly 2.5 million people, and the quality of buildings is often poor.

A Swedish woman, Jenny Adhikari, who lives in Nepal, told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that she was riding a bus in the town of Melamchi when the earth began to move.

"A huge stone crashed only about 20 meters (yards) from the bus," she was quoted as saying. "All the houses around me have tumbled down. I think there are lot of people who have died," she told the newspaper by telephone. Melamchi is about 45 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Kathmandu.

Nepal suffered its worst recorded earthquake in 1934, which measured 8.0 and all but destroyed the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

The sustained quake also was felt in India's capital of New Delhi and several other Indian cities.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting of top government officials to review the damage and disaster preparedness in parts of India that felt strong tremors. The Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim, which share a border with Nepal, have reported building damage. There have also been reports of damage in the northeastern state of Assam.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offered "all possible help" that Nepal may need.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NEPAL_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-04-25-09-23-21


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 25, 2015, 04:24:41 pm
Earthquake Report from Nepal

April 25, 2015 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org)
Many of you know that we live in Nepal and have been contacting us about the earthquake, so we are sending this report tonight.

We are fine and our church building in Kathmandu is alright, and as far as we know so far, all of the believers that we are associated with are fine.

The epicenter was 50 miles away, but it was a powerful shaking. You couldn’t stand or walk or run. You could only fall, and the major shocks lasted a long time. Aftershocks have been coming all day and into the night, and thousands of people are sleeping outside to stay away from the buildings.

Here in the city, most structures survived, though a great number are probably structurally damaged, but there still were many deaths. I took the attached pictures this afternoon. The dead bodies were laid outside at a nearby hospital, and there were many more in that one place. Triage units were set up on many of the hospital grounds. A 200-year-old tower downtown fell, killing at least 40 people. The cracked road is by the airport.

I took the photo of the burning bodies tonight.

The worse devastation is in the villages. In Garigau, three hours away, our church building and many believer's houses were destroyed. The home villages of our main two preachers here, Dorje and Dipak, were largely destroyed. But we won’t get the full picture for a few days.

The electricity and main road to Kathmandu has been cut, and we don’t know how long it will be before it will be restored.

In Christ,
David and Linda Cloud

PICS: http://www.wayoflife.org/database/earthquake.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2015, 05:50:34 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN6fDP9lHK8


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 26, 2015, 05:56:10 am
More than 2,150 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

An official in Nepal says at least 2,152 people are now confirmed dead in the massive earthquake that hit just outside of Kathmandu.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Komal Singh Bam gave no further details Sunday.

Saturday's 7.8 magnitude temblor struck Nepal before noon and was most severely felt in the capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley. Aftershocks are rippled through the region Sunday, spreading fear and panic.

The biggest of the aftershocks was magnitude 6.7 and sent people yelling and running for open ground.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.

The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the aftershock pummeled the capital city early Sunday afternoon. At magnitude 6.7, it was strong enough to feel like an another earthquake, and came as planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving in this poor Himalayan nation.

"The aftershocks keep coming ... so people don't know what to expect," said Sanjay Karki, Nepal country head for global aid agency Mercy Corps. "All the open spaces in Kathmandu are packed with people who are camping outdoors. When the aftershocks come you cannot imagine the fear. You can hear women and children crying."

Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake spread horror from Kathmandu to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest, triggering an avalanche that buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers preparing to make their summit attempts. At least 17 people died there and 61 were injured.

The earthquake centered outside Kathmandu, the capital, was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan. By Sunday morning, authorities said at least 1,970 people had died, all but 60 of them in Nepal. At least 721 of them died in Kathmandu alone, and the number of injured nationwide was upward of 5,000. With search and rescue efforts far from over, it was unclear how much the death toll would rise.

But outside of the oldest neighborhoods, many in Kathmandu were surprised by how few modern structures - the city is largely a collection of small, poorly constructed brick apartment buildings - collapsed in the quake. While aid workers cautioned that many buildings could have sustained serious structural damage, it was also clear that the death toll would have been far higher had more buildings caved in.

On a flight into Kathmandu on Sunday morning, an AP correspondent was unable to spot any collapsed buildings.

Aid workers also warned that the situation could be far worse near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near Lamjung, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, in the Gorkha district.

Roads to that area were blocked by landslides, hindering rescue teams, said chief district official Prakash Subedi. Teams were trekking through mountain trails to reach remote villages, and helicopters would also be deployed, he said by telephone.

The aid group World Vision said in a statement that remote mountain communities, including in Gorkha, were totally unprepared for the level of destruction caused by the earthquake.

Villages near the epicenter "are literally perched on the sides of large mountain faces and are made from simple stone and rock construction. Many of these villages are only accessible by 4WD and then foot, with some villages hours and even entire days' walks away from main roads at the best of times," the group's local staff member, Matt Darvas, said in the statement.

He said he was hearing that many of the villages may have been completely buried by rock falls.

"It will likely be helicopter access only for these remote villages," he said.

Nepal's worst recorded earthquake in 1934 measured 8.0 and all but destroyed the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

With people fearing more quakes, tens of thousands of Nepalese spent Saturday night outside under chilly skies, or in cars and public buses. They were jolted awake by strong aftershocks early Sunday.

"There were at least three big quakes at night and early morning. How can we feel safe? This is never-ending and everyone is scared and worried," said Kathmandu resident Sundar Sah. "I hardly got much sleep. I was waking up every few hours and glad that I was alive."

As day broke, rescuers aided by international teams set out to dig through rubble of buildings - concrete slabs, bricks, iron beams, wood - to look for survivors.

In the Kalanki neighborhood of Kathmandu, police rescuers finally extricated a man lying under a dead person, both of them buried beneath a pile of concrete slabs and iron beams. Before his rescue, his family members stood nearby, crying and praying. Police said the man's legs and hips were totally crushed.

Hundreds of people in Kalanki gathered around the collapsed Lumbini Guest House, once a three-story budget hotel and restaurant frequented by Nepalese. They watched with fear and anticipation as a single backhoe dug into the rubble.

Police officer RP Dhamala, who was coordinating the rescue efforts, said they had already pulled out 12 people alive and six dead. He said rescuers were still searching for about 20 people believed to be trapped, but had heard no cries, taps or noises for a while.

Most areas were without power and water. The United Nations said hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley were overcrowded, and running out of emergency supplies and space to store corpses. Plumes of smoke, meanwhile, rose above the capital as friends, relatives and others gathered by the river to quickly cremate loved ones' remains.

Most shops in Kathmandu were shut; only fruit vendors and pharmacies seemed to be doing business. Karki, of Mercy Corps, said there were long lines outside pharmacies because people fear they will run out of medicine.

Fruit seller Shyam Jaiswal vowed not to raise prices, though stocks were fast running out.

"This is all we will have for awhile. We don't expect any more shipments for at least a week. More people are coming now. They cannot cook so they need to buy something they can eat raw. We try to help everyone. But we are not raising prices. That would be illegal, immoral profit. That would be wrong," Jaiswal said.

The quake will likely put a huge strain on the resources of this impoverished country best known for Everest, the highest mountain in the world. The economy of Nepal, a nation of 27.8 million people, relies heavily on tourism, principally trekking and Himalayan mountain climbing.

With Kathmandu airport reopened, the first aid flights began delivering aid supplies. The first to respond were Nepal's neighbors - India, China and Pakistan, all of which have been jockeying for influence over the landlocked nation. Still, Nepal remains closest to India with which it shares deep political, cultural and religious ties.

Indian air force planes landed Sunday with 43 tons of relief material, including tents and food, and nearly 200 rescuers, India's External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said. The planes were returning to New Delhi with Indian nationals stranded in Kathmandu. More aid flights were planned for Sunday.

India suffered its own losses from the quake, with at least 34 people killed there and dozens injured. Sunday's aftershock was also widely felt in the country, and local news reports said metro trains in New Delhi and Kolkata were briefly shut down when the shaking started.

A 62-member Chinese search and rescue team also arrived Sunday. Other countries sending support Sunday included the United Arab Emirates, with an 88-member team, and France, with 11 rescuers and emergency equipment.

Pakistan prepared to send four C-130 aircraft, carrying a 30-bed temporary hospital comprising army doctors, surgeons and specialists. An urban search and rescue team was also sent with ground-penetrating radars, concrete cutters and sniffing dogs. Pakistan was also sending 2,000 ready-to-eat meal packs, water bottles, medicines, 200 tents, 600 blankets and other necessary items.

When the earth first shook, residents fled homes and buildings in panic as walls tumbled, trees swayed, power lines came crashing down and large cracks opened up on streets. After the chaos of Saturday - when little organized rescue and relief was seen - there was more order on Sunday as rescue teams fanned out across the city.

Workers were sending out tents and relief goods in trucks and helicopters, said disaster management official Rameshwar Dangal. He said government and private schools have been turned into shelters.

Mukesh Kafle, the head of the Nepal Electricity Authority, said power has been restored fully to main government offices, the airport and hospitals.

Among the destroyed buildings in Kathmandu was the nine-story Dharahara Tower, a Kathmandu landmark built by Nepal's royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument. It was reduced to rubble and there were reports of people trapped underneath.

The Kathmandu Valley is listed as a World Heritage site. The Buddhist stupas, public squares and Hindu temples are some of the most well-known sites in Kathmandu, and now some of the most deeply mourned.

The head of the U.N. cultural agency, Irina Bokova, said in a statement that UNESCO was ready to help Nepal rebuild from "extensive damage, including to historic monuments and buildings of the Kathmandu Valley."

Nepali journalist and author Shiwani Neupane tweeted: "The sadness is sinking in. We have lost our temples, our history, the places we grew up."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_NEPAL_EARTHQUAKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-04-25-09-23-21


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on April 26, 2015, 04:43:35 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_JC_wIWUC2U


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 26, 2015, 09:04:41 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/experts-gathered-nepal-week-ago-ready-earthquake-050003819.html
Correction: Nepal-Earthquake Warning story
4/26/15

In a story April 26 about a gathering of earthquakes experts a week before the Nepal quake, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one expert. His name is Hari Kumar, not Hari Ghi. The story also misspelled the name of his company, which is GeoHazards International, not Geohazards International.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Experts gathered in Nepal a week before quake to prepare for 'nightmare waiting to happen'

Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city. They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn't know when what they feared would strike.

"It was sort of a nightmare waiting to happen," said seismologist James Jackson, head of the earth sciences department at the University of Cambridge in England. "Physically and geologically what happened is exactly what we thought would happen."

But he didn't expect the massive quake that struck Saturday to happen so soon. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 1,900 and counting and caused widespread destruction.

"I was walking through that very area where that earthquake was and I thought at the very time that the area was heading for trouble," said Jackson, lead scientist for Earthquakes Without Frontiers, a group that tries to make Asia more able to bounce back from these disasters and was having the meeting.

A Kathmandu earthquake has long been feared, not just because of the natural seismic fault, but because of the local, more human conditions that make it worse.

The same size shaking can have bigger effects on different parts of the globe because of building construction and population and that's something the U.S. Geological Survey calculates ahead of time. So the same level of severe shaking would cause 10 to 30 people to die per million residents in California, but 1,000 maybe more in Nepal, and up to 10,000 in parts of Pakistan, India, Iran and China, said USGS seismologist David Wald.

While the trigger of the disaster is natural — an earthquake — "the consequences are very much man-made," Jackson said. Except for landslides, which in this case are a serious problem, "it's buildings that kill people not earthquakes," Jackson said. If you lived in a flat desert with no water, an earthquake wouldn't harm you, but then few people want to live there.

"The real problem in Asia is how people have concentrated in dangerous places," Jackson said.

Kathmandu was warned, first by the Earth itself: this is the fifth significant quake there in the last 205 years, including the massive 1934 one.

"They knew they had a problem but it was so large they didn't where to start, how to start," said Hari Kumar, southeast Asia regional coordinator for GeoHazards International, a group that works on worldwide quake risks. Kumar, Jackson and Wald said Nepal was making progress on reducing its vulnerability to earthquakes, but not quickly or big enough.

Kumar's group on April 12 updated a late 1990s report summarizing the Kathmandu Valley risks.
"With an annual population growth rate of 6.5 percent and one of the highest urban densities in the world, the 1.5 million people living in the Kathmandu Valley were clearly facing a serious and growing earthquake risk," the report said, laying out "the problem" the valley faces. "It was also clear that the next large earthquake to strike near the Valley would cause significantly greater loss of life, structural damage, and economic hardship than past earthquakes had inflicted."

And for years there were no building codes and rampant development so homes and other structures could be built without any regards to earthquakes, the report said. There are now building codes, but that doesn't help the older structures, and the codes aren't overly strong, Kumar said.

It's actually even made worse because of local inheritance laws that require property be split equally among all sons, Jackson said. So that means buildings are split vertically among brothers making very thin rickety homes that need more space so people add insecure living space on additional floors, he said.

"The construction is appalling in Kathmandu," Jackson said.

Poverty and pollution make the problem worse, Jackson said. That's because people don't spend time worrying about some future earthquake because they have more pressing problems.

"If you live in the Kathmandu Valley you have other priorities, daily threats and daily nasty things happen to you in terms of air quality, water quality, pollution, traffic and just poverty," Jackson said. "But it doesn't mean that the earthquakes go away."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 27, 2015, 05:44:43 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/rescuers-struggle-reach-many-nepal-quake-fear-worst-062325069.html
Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
4/27/15

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

Help poured in after Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and small sending medical and rescue teams, aircraft and basic supplies. The small airport in the capital of Kathmandu was congested and chaotic, with some flights forced to turn back early in the day.

Buildings in parts of the city were reduced to rubble, and there were shortages of food, fuel, electricity and shelter. As bodies were recovered, relatives cremated the dead along the Bagmati River, and at least a dozen pyres burned late into the night.

Conditions were far worse in the countryside, with rescue workers still struggling to reach mountain villages two days after the earthquake.

more


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 01, 2015, 04:47:55 pm
7.1 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off Papua New Guinea today, 110 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, just a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region. 

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/international/71-magnitude-quake-rocks-papua-new-guinea/article7161783.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 02, 2015, 12:31:34 pm
What Was That Rumble? Officials Confirm 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan

If you thought you felt an earthquake on Saturday, you’re not alone. Officials with the United States Geological Survey said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 and a depth of focus of 5.9 km was measured around 12:23 p.m. about nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo. It’s one of the strongest earthquakes ever experienced in Michigan.   

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/05/02/what-was-that-rumble-several-people-report-feeling-earthquake-around-metro-detroit/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 02, 2015, 01:41:31 pm
What Was That Rumble? Officials Confirm 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Michigan

If you thought you felt an earthquake on Saturday, you’re not alone. Officials with the United States Geological Survey said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 and a depth of focus of 5.9 km was measured around 12:23 p.m. about nine miles southeast of Kalamazoo. It’s one of the strongest earthquakes ever experienced in Michigan.   

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/05/02/what-was-that-rumble-several-people-report-feeling-earthquake-around-metro-detroit/


This is definitely an eye-opener! :o


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2015, 07:04:29 am
Magnitude 3.9 earthquake recorded in Los Angeles area - USGS


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2015, 06:02:16 pm
Mount Everest shrinks after devastating quake. Find out why.

The powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Asian nation of Nepal did more than just damage and destroy the country. The tremor is also responsible for relatively major topographical changes in the region.

Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is a little closer to losing its title. Data from Europe's Sentinel-1A radar suggests that the famous mountain is about 3 centimetres shorter, product of the strong quake. The fault between the Indian and the Eurasian tectonic plates was responsible for the devastation in Nepal but also led to a relaxation of the planet's crust.

Roger Bilham, in a conversation with Huffington Post, said the process is similar to relaxing an eraser that had been squeezed. "Let it go and it shrinks back to its original shape.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/mount-everest-shrinks-after-devastating-quake-find-out-why/50493/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 05, 2015, 06:37:52 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002b9q#general_summary
M4.3 - 246km W of Ferndale, California
015-05-04 19:17:03 (UTC)


http://dutchsinse.com/5042015-7-5-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-papua-new-guinea-forecast-area-hit/
5/04/2015– 7.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES PAPUA NEW GUINEA — FORECAST AREA HIT

A very large 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck again near Papua New Guinea.

This is the THIRD 7.0 magnitude this week at this location.

First a 6.9M on April 30th, then a 7.2M on May 1st, now a 7.5M on May 4th….  all three earthquakes in the same location.

I specifically covered the Papua New Guinea coming movement in the most recent earthquake forecast.

Earthquake forecast for Papua New Guinea, from May 1, 2015, is here: BEGIN talking about PNG at 4min)

https://youtu.be/8owFGKnd1Cw


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2015, 03:24:16 pm
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2015/05/feds_on_michigan_earthquake_un.html
Michigan earthquake: 'Big deal' for a couple reasons, U.S. Geological Survey scientist says
5/5/15

KALAMAZOO, MI -- In terms of magnitude, the 4.2 earthquake that originated in Kalamazoo County was no big DEAL: It was one of 18 in the world on May 2 with a magnitude of at least 4.0.

But the quake here was noteworthy by two other measures: Where it occurred and the number of people who felt it. An estimated 4.4 million people live in the five-state region that experienced the tremors, ACCORDING to the U.S. Geological Survey.

That's why the Kalamazoo County quake was the only May 2 quake deemed  "significant" by the USGS.

"These smaller quakes can happen anywhere, but a 4.2 is a little more rare and it's even more rare for Michigan," said Don Blakeman, a USGS  geophysicist. "Plus, so many people felt it.

tremor map.JPG
Map from the U.S. Geological SURVEY WEBSITE that shows the areas that experienced the tremors from the May 2 earthquake.

"It's a big deal," he said.

As of Tuesday morning, 13,656 people from five states and 1,156 Zip Codes had FILLED OUT a questionnaire on the USGS website offering their first-hand ACCOUNTS of their experience in the quake, which occurred at 12:23 p.m. Saturday.

The quake's epicenter was in Scotts, a rural community about 12 miles southeast of downtown Kalamazoo. The tremors were felt in most of the Lower Peninsula, plus parts of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin, plus southern Ontario.

The USGS has different scales to categorize earthquakes, and the best known is the earthquake's magnitude.

"That's just a mathematical formula on how much energy has been released," Blakeman said. "It doesn't matter where you are, that NUMBER will be the same."

RELATED: Complete coverage of the Michigan earthquake

Earthquakes also are measured by the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, which evaluates what people felt and the impact on human ACTIVITY. That scale -- which relies on roman numerals from I to X  --  is more subjective and the number will change based on proximity to the epicenter.

The recent 7.8 earthquake in Nepal was rated a IX quake on the Mercalli scale for people near the epicenter and VIII for a REGION that has 5.3 million residents.

The Mercalli scale is important because many quakes occur in remote areas, such as the middle of the ocean, and have minimal impact on human activity.

For instance, on the same day Michigan experienced a 4.2 quake, there was a 5.7 quake that was considerably more powerful -- but it occurred in the Pacific Ocean 100 miles off the coast the coast of Japan.

Based on their online SURVEY, the USGS rated the Kalamazoo County quake as a level IV for communities near the epicenter. That includes Galesburg, Comstock, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Township, Vicksburg and Athens.

A level IV is "felt indoors by many, outdoors by few during the day. At night, some awakened. Dishes, WINDOWS, doors disturbed; walls make cracking sound. Sensation like heavy truck striking building. Standing motor CARS rocked noticeably," the USGS website says.

Most of Michigan experienced the quake as a level III "felt quite noticeably by persons indoors, especially on upper floors of buildings. Many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibrations similar to the passing of a truck. Duration estimated," the website says.

The USGS estimates 1,000 people live close enough to the Michigan quake epicenter to experienced "moderate shaking"; 425,000 live in areas that had "light" tremors; and 3.9 million live in areas with weak tremors.

The quake likely lasted less than 10 seconds, Blakeman said, although "part of human nature is that everyone feels like it LASTS longer than it really does."

And as often happens with quakes, many people REPORTED hearing a "boom" just before they felt the tremors. "That happens more often than people think," Blakeman said about the noise associated with an earthquake. "The energy is traveling through the rock like a sound wave."

The fact the tremors were felt so far away has to do with the geological characteristics of Michigan, which is part of the Canadian Shield.

"It's very, very old, hard rock and the energy waves travel quickly and easily," Blakeman said.

A 4.2 magnitude quake in, say, California, would not have been felt as far away, he said.

A good analogy: The reverberations felt from whacking a hammer on sand feels much different from the reverberations from hitting a hammer on concrete, even when the same force is used.

In California, the Earth has been "broken and fractured so many times" that it quickly absorbs the energy released by an earthquake, while the Upper Midwest is more like concrete, Blakeman said.

The Kalamazoo County quake also was significant because of its location.

"We usually have a 5.5 quake somewhere in the world every day. Globally, that's not unusual," Blakeman said. "What is unusual is where this earthquake occurred. Michigan is not on a major plate" where earthquakes are common.

"We say these kinds of quakes can happen anywhere in the Lower 48 states. The entire continent is under stress" from geological forces, he said. "This size (a 4.2) is unusual, but not unknown."

The May 2 quake was the most powerful in Michigan since a 4.6 quake near Coldwater in 1947.

The U.S. Geological SURVEY'S WEBSITE has posted several pages of information collected about the Michigan quake. That information can be found by clicking here.

Julie Mack is a REPORTER for Kalamazoo Gazette. Email her at jmack1@mlive.com, call her at 269-350-0277 or follow her on Twitter @kzjuliemack.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 07, 2015, 08:50:47 am
Earthquake triggers tsunami warning for PNG
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the coast, seismologists say.   

Lots of earthquakes across California -- is there a connection?
It was an active seismic day in California, with small earthquakes rattling residents across Northern California and the Inland Empire on Wednesday morning. 

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Redding, Calif.
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from Redding, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Shasta Lake, Calif., 31 miles from Red Bluff, Calif., and 68 miles from Chico, Calif.   


http://www.raptureready.com/rapnews_db.php


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 07, 2015, 12:13:38 pm
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=440626
ML 3.7
REGION   WASHINGTON
Date time   2015-05-07 08:42:35.3 UTC

Location   48.34 N ; 122.06 W
Depth   8 km
Distances   128 km SE of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / LOCAL time: 01:42:35.3 2015-05-07
98 km E of Victoria, Canada / pop: 289,625 / local time: 01:42:35.3 2015-05-07
22 km SE of Mount Vernon, United States / pop: 31,743 / local time: 01:42:35.3 2015-05-07
13 km NE of Bryant, United States / pop: 1,870 / local time: 01:42:35.3 2015-05-07


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002dbt#general_summary
M4.4 - 69km SW of Champerico, Guatemala


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2015, 08:53:49 am
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/05/07/4-0-magnitude-earthquake-just-north-of-venus/

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Just North Of Venus

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey have CONFIRMED an earthquake north-northwest of Venus.
The quake is one of the strongest to ever hit in North Texas, with a magnitude of 4.0

On the CBSDFW FACEBOOK PAGE, Tena Thompson wrote, “Felt earthquake in alvarado tx lasted about 10-15 seconds…..shaking the refrigerator and all windows….and our dining table where we were eating at the time. Pretty scary!”

Christi Washa also commented,  “We just had a very hard earthquake. Knocked stuff off my shelves. I am shaking like a leaf and I lived 8 years in Alaska where we had small earthquakes all the time. I am about 3 mi. South of Lillian TX”


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 10, 2015, 06:01:17 am
Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/expert-warns-japan-has-entered-era-of-great-quakes-and-eruptions-volcanoes-stirring-across-japan/


Hawaii’s Big Island shaken by twin earthquakes – volcanic lake hit record levels
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/hawaiis-big-island-shaken-by-twin-earthquakes-volcanic-lake-hit-record-levels/




Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 10, 2015, 08:50:30 am
Expert warns Japan has entered ‘era of great quakes and eruptions’ – volcanoes stirring across Japan
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/expert-warns-japan-has-entered-era-of-great-quakes-and-eruptions-volcanoes-stirring-across-japan/


Hawaii’s Big Island shaken by twin earthquakes – volcanic lake hit record levels
https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/hawaiis-big-island-shaken-by-twin-earthquakes-volcanic-lake-hit-record-levels/




I know 4.0 quakes aren't significant, but nonetheless recently they've been hitting all over the globe. It's as if earthquakes, period, are becoming the new norm.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 12, 2015, 08:23:01 am
BREAKING: 7.3-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Nepal
AGAIN!!  :o

A powerful earthquake, 7.3 in magnitude, struck Nepal on Tuesday, just weeks after an even stronger quake devastated large areas of the country. The epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake was located 76 km (47 miles) east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.   
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-74magnitude-earthquak/47013014


Nepal rocked by 7.3-magnitude earthquake near Mount Everest

Nepal has been hit by another strong earthquake, causing widespread panic and casualties just over two weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000 people, injured 18,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. 
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/12/nepal-hit-by-second-huge-earthquake


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2015, 11:15:24 am
I just read this -  :o is my reaction too!

I'm surprised it hasn't it America yet.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 17, 2015, 05:19:12 am
Another aftershock: Nepal struck by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/16/another-aftershock-nepal-struck-by-5-7-magnitude-earthquake/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 20, 2015, 02:15:36 pm
6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong and shallow earthquake has struck the Pacific-Antarctic ridge in the middle of the southeastern Pacific, but a tsunami is unlikely. 

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/05/19/shallow-6-5-earthquake-strikes-pacific-antarctic-ridge/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 20, 2015, 02:24:27 pm
6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong and shallow earthquake has struck the Pacific-Antarctic ridge in the middle of the southeastern Pacific, but a tsunami is unlikely. 

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/05/19/shallow-6-5-earthquake-strikes-pacific-antarctic-ridge/

The ring of fire is really lighting up now.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 21, 2015, 05:14:39 am
5/20/2015 — 6.9 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES WEST PACIFIC – PAPUA NEW GUINEA

http://dutchsinse.com/5202015-6-9-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-west-pacific-papua-new-guinea/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 22, 2015, 10:26:46 am
http://dutchsinse.com/5212015-rare-4-0-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-south-england-along-the-english-channel/
5/21/2015 — RARE 4.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRIKES SOUTH ENGLAND ALONG THE ENGLISH CHANNEL
MAY 21, 2015

A very rare 4.0 magnitude earthquake has struck South England.

Last weeks earthquake forecast called for 4.0M earthquake activity to strike South England.

Over the past week, a 3.3 magnitude struck the English channel, and a 3.4 magnitude struck Belgium.  Now a 4.0 magnitude has struck  Southern UK along the shores of the English channel.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 22, 2015, 03:36:57 pm
5.4-magnitude earthquake shakes Las Vegas, other parts of Nevada

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Las Vegas and surrounding areas Friday morning. The quake, which hit at 11:47 a.m., was centered about 24 miles south-southwest of Caliente, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake might have caused minor freeway damage in Las Vegas. The ramp from southbound U.S. Route 95 to southbound Interstate 15 was closed due to damage about 12:20 p.m., the Nevada Department of Transportation said in a tweet.

The damage had not been officially linked to the earthquake, but the Nevada Highway Patrol said transportation officials were inspecting the ramp. It was not clear how long it would remain closed. Meanwhile, officers were checking for possible damage at other major freeway interchanges, NHP Trooper Loy Hixson said.

The Nevada Department of Transportation won’t be undertaking a widespread inspection of the state’s bridges as a result of the earthquake because most bridges are designed and engineered to withstand small quakes. But a ramp at the Spaghetti Bowl is being checked.

“We are currently inspecting for any potential damage following the recent earthquake in Caliente, including the U.S. (Highway) 95 southbound ramp to I-15 southbound that is currently closed due to possible structural damage,” said Tony Illia, a spokesman for the department.

“All of our bridge structures are designed to withstand rigorous wind and earthquake loading,” Illia said. “Nevada lies within an active seismic zone, which is something that we take into account during the project design and engineering phase.”

Illia said Nevada has some of the best-rated bridges in the country, according to a recent report by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Only 1.8 percent of Nevada bridges are classified as structurally deficient, which is the lowest in the country.The national average is 6 percent.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office had no immediate reports of any damage in or around Caliente.

A couple of items fell off the shelves of a grocery store, but it didn’t cause any serious damage to the old building, Great Basin Foods manager Alyson Hammond said.

Though the temblor was felt across Southern Nevada and as far away as Irvine, Calif., “we barely felt a thing here,” said Deputy Dathan Lewis at the sheriff’s office in Pioche, about 20 miles north of Caliente.

At Priest Elementary School, near Craig Road and Simmons Street in North Las Vegas, former Review-Journal reporter Francis McCabe said the shaking seemed to go on for about 15-30 seconds and prompted a few people to venture outside the building.

The USGS reported two more quakes, a 3.8 at 12:05 p.m. and a 3.0 at 12:19 p.m.

People across the Las Vegas area reported feeling the first earthquake, including in Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City. People in three other states — Utah, Arizona and California — also reported on the USGS website that they felt it.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/54-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-las-vegas-other-parts-nevada


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 29, 2015, 09:28:18 am
5.1M earthquake strikes North California near Mount Shasta Volcano — DIRECTLY at Trinity Lake Dam

A noteworthy 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Northern California near Mount Shasta volcano, directly at Trinity Lake Dam.

he Northern California earthquake directly followed an even larger 6.8M which struck just minutes before off the coast of Alaska.

The Alaska earthquake was just a few hours after a large unexpected volcanic blast from a volcano in South Japan.  The Japan blast, the Alaska earthquake, and this California earthquake all occurred within less than 12 hours time.

california 5.1m earthquake may 29 2015

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A review of the surrounding area shows the earthquake in California is very close to Mount Shasta, and also the Lassen Volcanic center (seen with multiple dark lava flows to the East).

This activity is a sign of the greater unrest happening in the Pacific due to the “global seismic unrest event” currently taking place across the planet.

lassen volcanic complex may 29 2015

_______

You might be asking .. “what global seismic unrest event” am I talking about?

The one you’re not hearing about from the main stream media, which is totally obvious to even the casual observer (if you’re paying attention).

http://dutchsinse.com/5292015-5-1m-earthquake-strikes-north-california-near-mount-shasta-volcano-directly-at-trinity-lake-dam/


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 29, 2015, 11:35:18 am
7.0 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The agency upgraded the temblor to a 7.0 after initially stating it was slightly weaker.   

http://news.yahoo.com/6-9-magnitude-quake-strikes-offshore-alaska-usgs-071917408.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 29, 2015, 12:08:30 pm
The heat is really turning up now - just stay sober and keep praying!


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 29, 2015, 08:45:25 pm
 :o :o

M3.4 - 9km N of Fairfield, Illinois
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nm60008708#general_summary

M4.8 - 137km WNW of Tanggulashan, China
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002kg5#general_summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on May 30, 2015, 07:04:39 am
Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes Japan, no immediate reports of damage, no tsunami warning, NHK reports - @ReutersIndia


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2015, 09:36:23 pm
http://dutchsinse.com/5312015-southern-california-4-1m-earthquake-at-salton-sea-volcano-unrest-showing/
5/31/15
5/31/2015 — SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 4.1M EARTHQUAKE AT SALTON SEA VOLCANO — UNREST SHOWING

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck Southern California at Salton Sea Volcanic buttes.

Reports are coming in from viewers that this event was felt fairly strong in San Diego, CA.

Seeing a noteworthy earthquake strike near an active volcano in Southern California is a sign of the greater global seismic unrest currently underway.

It would be wise at this point (in light of the other recent Pacific earthquake activity) for the people of the West coast to at least be placed on a “watch” for possible larger movement.

Even if nothing actually ends up hitting, it is better to do what the Japanese are doing right now, which is warn the population of the possibility of a larger coming earthquake.

Certainly now we can all be on the same page that there IS a temporary increase in activity taking place in multiple locations globally, thus warnings should be issued for a general watch for normally earthquake prone areas, and give instructions to have a plan.

Keep in mind that this 4.1M earthquake struck at a location where “professionals” are concerned about a potential eruption — Salton Sea Volcano could erupt if earthquake / seismic conditions are right (their words not mine).  The volcano was elevated to “active” status in 2011 based upon some kind of internal USGS technicality.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2015, 09:38:57 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60112622#general_summary
M3.2 - 23km SW of Junction, Utah
2015-05-31 15:07:40 (UTC)
2015-05-31 08:07:40 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 01, 2015, 11:53:59 am
M5.2 - North of Svalbard
2015-06-01 12:57:52 (UTC)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002l0w#general_summary

M4.6 - 135km NE of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
2015-05-31 18:44:20 (UTC)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002kue#general_summary

M5.8 - Off the coast of Oregon
2015-06-01 06:52:41 (UTC)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002kxa#general_summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 04, 2015, 09:15:16 pm
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=445257
M 4.2 - FRANCE - 2015-06-04 19:24:38 UTC

Magnitude   ML 4.2
Region   FRANCE
Date time   2015-06-04 19:24:38.6 UTC
Location   49.95 N ; 0.42 E
Depth   2 km
Distances   178 km S of City of London, United Kingdom / pop: 7,556,900 / local time: 20:24:38.6 2015-06-04
75 km NW of Rouen, France / pop: 112,787 / local time: 21:24:38.6 2015-06-04
22 km N of Fécamp, France / pop: 22,003 / local time: 21:24:38.6 2015-06-04


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2015, 10:00:54 am
http://dutchsinse.com/6052015-siberia-russia-china-border-hit-by-earthquake-after-months-of-silence-forecast-area-hit/
6/5/15
6/05/2015 — SIBERIA RUSSIA / CHINA BORDER HIT BY EARTHQUAKE AFTER MONTHS OF SILENCE — FORECAST AREA HIT

A noteworthy (and rather rare) magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Siberia Russia near the China Border.

The USGS is not reporting this earthquake.   Just like the USGS is not reporting  the rare 4.2M earthquake which just struck in North France today (also forecast to occur this past week).

This area at the Siberia / China border was warned for movement  after the deep asthenosphere earthquake activity 3 days ago in Japan.

In my update 3 days ago, it was specifically said to watch the area West of Japan (towards the Russia / China border).  Now the area at the Russia / China border is hit by a 5.0M after months of silence.

I wonder why the USGS is omitting almost every earthquake named in the earthquake forecast 7 days ago on May 29th?

hmm….. very odd….. what are the chances ?!  SMH + a real life facepalm at this (intentional?) data omission.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2015, 04:12:12 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/05/magnitude-5-earthquake-injures-11-strands-130-more-on-malaysia-mountain/
6/5/15
Earthquake kills 2 climbers, strands 137 on Malaysia mountain

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –  A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck near Malaysia's highest mountain on Friday, killing two climbers, injuring 11 others, and stranding more than a hundred people on the peak, Malaysian officials said.

The quake was centered northwest of Ranau district in Sabah state on Borneo at a depth of 34 miles, Malaysia's meteorological department said.

Local media said rescuers recovered two bodies from 4,095-meter Mount Kinabalu believed to be of a local guide and a 12-year-old female Singaporean student.

Sabah police chief Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman confirmed two fatalities but couldn't give further details.

Sabah Parks director Jamili Nais said several injured climbers had been brought down the mountain. Most of the 137 stranded people were cautiously trying to descend with the help of park rangers and guides, and some were expected to reach the base camp by early Saturday, he said.

Some were foreigners, but it wasn't clear how many.

The climbing route was apparently blocked or made dangerous by rocks and boulders loosened by the quake and small aftershocks, Jamili said.

Helicopters were unable to land because of bad weather and the high altitude, he said.
The quake damaged roads and buildings, including schools and a hospital on Sabah's west coast.

State Tourism Minister Masidi Manjun tweeted that it also broke one of the twin rock formations on the mountain known as the "Donkey's Ears."


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 06, 2015, 10:11:50 pm
M3.0 - 15km NW of Eutaw, Alabama
6/6/15
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002mky#general_summary


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Christian40 on June 07, 2015, 05:06:06 am
M3.0 - 15km NW of Eutaw, Alabama
6/6/15
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002mky#general_summary

havn't heard of a quake their before


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2015, 02:22:50 pm
http://dutchsinse.com/6082015-lead-geologist-at-washington-state-university-ignorant-on-northwest-us-seismic-activity/
6/8/15
6/08/2015 — LEAD GEOLOGIST AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IGNORANT ON NORTHWEST US SEISMIC ACTIVITY?!

As many of you may know, over the past week(s) I found out that the lead professor of Geology at Washington State University, Professor John Vidale was publicly disparaging me via multiple social media comments made on the official PNSN public group page.

[Professor Vidale is also the Lead Geologist at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN)]

usgs may 30 2015
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As it turns out,  some of the posts he made are very personal ad hominem jabs at me directly, not just at the science behind my posts (or lack thereof in his opinion), but personal accusations upon my character, and motivations.

He accused me of several things, but since I’d like to keep this back and forth above the cheap shot line, I’d like to address his claims that I am not accurate in my earthquake reporting.

For the professor to make the (false) claim that I am somehow misreporting events to generate popularity for myself among my viewers, then we must examine his own reporting accuracy to see if he is even capable of making this call on other people he barely knows.

In just the first few pages of his posts, I noticed a glaring factual “inaccuracy” that really should catch everyone reading this by surprise (maybe even surprise the professor himself), and really calls all his online blatherings about “accuracy” into question.

Professor John Vidale said (May 7, 2015 @ 2:07pm):
“Not that I’m complaining, but there hasn’t been an earthquake bigger than M4.5 in Oregon or Washington since I came here in 2006, and I count 15 events over M4.5 in the previous 15 years. What are the odds?“

_______

Now , let’s compare Professor John Vidales “statement” verses the actual facts.

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Here is his statement mashed up with USGS screenshots, and my own reporting from 2011, 2012, and 2013 showing the events that John Vidale somehow “missed”.

john vidale knows what june 8 2015
What was that again?

Professor Vidale says : No earthquake bigger than magnitude M4.5 has struck Oregon or Washington State since 2006?

How could the lead professor of Geology at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network not know about the multiple M5.0 – M6.0 earthquakes which struck Oregon in 2011, 2012, and 2013?!

The picture above shows screenshots from the USGS links below.

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5.9M  April 11 2011, Oregon:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usc00090yf/

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6.0M February 15 2012, Oregon:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2012/usb00080ib/

https://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/10122011-5-9m-earthquake-possible-6-0-off-the-coast-of-oregon-no-tsunami-warning-issued/

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5.9M (5.3M revised) October 13, 2011 , Oregon:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc00068ex/

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5.1M February 27 2013 , Oregon:

http://dutchsinse.com/312013-western-us-earthquakes-at-multiple-volcanic-sites/

________

It would appear that Professor John Vidale might need to reassess his own high opinion of himself, and remove the beam from his own eye, before he attempts to remove the PERCEIVED speck in someone elses.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I would like to point out to the professor that I wouldn’t be pouring over his statements, and picking apart his “science” if he hadn’t come out on full attack, and hadn’t smeared me hard … PUBLICLY for the past 3+ years.

In the most ironic twist of fate, these are the same few years where the earthquakes struck that HE MISSED.

Maybe the game of denial has gone to his head a bit, or maybe he was out of town each time, and didn’t bother to stay up to date.  Whatever the reason for this huge mistake, we expect our professionals to make few mistakes , not many.

To have this many mistakes in once single statement, he says NONE, but I just found 3-4 by doing a quick search — means he missed 4 of the largest earthquakes in the past 4 years while he was lead man in charge!

NO WONDER their earthquake forecast warning system failed… the lead man in charge doesn’t even know about the large earthquakes in the region.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 10, 2015, 12:29:40 pm
http://rt.com/news/line/2015-06-10/#89371
6/10/15

15:21
Magnitude-6.0 quake strikes northern Chile
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck northern Chile on Wednesday at 10:52am local time (1352 GMT), AP reported. The epicenter was 57 kilometers northwest of San Pedro de Atacama, according to the US Geological Survey. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Mark on June 13, 2015, 08:32:45 am
Swarm of earthquakes rattles rural Alabama; reason unclear

Jim Sterling didn't know what had hit his 156-year-old antebellum home when an earthquake struck Alabama's old plantation region early one morning last November. Startled, he grabbed a gun and ran outdoors.

In the pre-dawn chill, Sterling said, he found an odd scene: horses were galloping, cows mooing and dogs barking.

"I heard a boom and felt the shaking," Sterling said. "It really upset me."

More than a dozen weak earthquakes have followed in the seven months since in west Alabama's rural Greene County, and geologists are trying to figure out what is causing the seismic swarm in an area of the South more prone to tornadoes than earthquakes.

"It is interesting that recently there has been more activity there than in the last four decades," said Sandy Ebersole, an earthquake expert with the Geological Survey of Alabama.

Records from the U.S. Geological Survey show the first of 14 earthquakes occurred on Nov. 20, when a magnitude 3.8 earthquake was recorded about 10 miles northwest of the community of Eutaw. The second occurred in mid-December, followed by another in January and three within a few hours of each other on Feb. 19.

The tremors have continued ever since, with the most recent occurring June 6, when a magnitude 3.0 quake rattled the area. All the tremors have been weaker than the initial jolt in November, and Ebersole said some have been too slight for residents to detect.

Located about 35 miles from Tuscaloosa, the whole of Greene County has only about 8,700 residents, and the area where the quakes are occurring is sparsely populated. Farmlands and forests are dotted by hunting preserves and old homes left over from Alabama's past as a cotton-producing, slave-holding state.

Experts have installed a seismic monitor in a field to enable them to get better information about the quakes, none of which has caused major damage. Ebersole said researchers are trying to rule out potential causes such as blasting for quarries and sonic booms. They've even held meetings with rattled area residents.

The quakes could be linked to underground cracks, or faults, found in the area in recent years at varying depths, Ebersole said. But just what has been causing the ground to shake is unclear.

One potential source that regulators are discounting is hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a process for extracting underground oil or natural gas that has been blamed for earthquake swarms elsewhere, including Oklahoma. Wastewater is sometimes injected underground, a method the government has blamed for quakes.

While Greene County is on the edge of Alabama's primary region for oil and gas production, state geologist Nick Tew said no such production or disposal work is going on in the area where the quakes are occurring.

The mysterious shaking has left residents like Mark McClelland to protect themselves in the only way they can.

"After the second or third one I went to get some earthquake insurance," said McClelland. "It's not bad, about $150 a year."

The hearty construction methods and thick timbers used in his 163-old Greek Revival mansion provide some comfort to Barden Smedberg, who operates the house as a wedding venue and a bed and breakfast. One of the earliest quakes shook loose curtain rods from window frames at his Everhope Plantation, he said. But no other damage has occurred.

"This house has been here since 1852. I don't think it's going anywhere," said Smedberg.

Even without much damage or a major shake to date, Sterling said he would still like to know what is causing the quakes.

"A lot of people are wondering what's going on," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/swarm-earthquakes-rattles-rural-alabama-reason-unclear-124125320.html


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2015, 10:11:28 am
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002qn7#general_summary

M7.0 - Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

2015-06-17 12:51:33 (UTC)
2015-06-17 05:51:33 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 18, 2015, 12:59:41 pm
http://dutchsinse.com/6182015-very-rare-nebraska-earthquake-m3-4-hits-at-the-south-dakota-border-man-made/
6/18/15
6/18/2015 — VERY RARE NEBRASKA EARTHQUAKE — M3.4 HITS AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER = MAN MADE?

A very rare magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck North central Nebraska near the border of South Dakota.

In the 5 years I’ve been covering these events online, this marks only the third time I’ve seen an earthquake in Nebraska.

Upon inspecting the area via Google Earth satellite imagery , as of the date of the photos, there is nothing at the epicenter of any noteworthy mention.

The date of the images for the area  is from 2013… thus new activities could be taking place at this location…. activities like FRACKING for instance.

There was recent debate as to whether or not Nebraska would begin doing fracking / wastewater disposal.   The “officials” became paid pets of the industry, and went against local residents wishes, and began doing wastewater disposal injection / fracking as well.

The officials said there would be NO dangers to having fracking operations in Nebraska.

As I warned when this all happened in Nebraska.. we would see earthquakes begin to develop in the state if they begin wastewater disposal.

Now we see an earthquake strike after years of silence.   Does this mean they are fracking near Valentine, Nebraska?!  Maybe so.

The debate for injection of wastewater was in a different part of the state, I wonder if this area is doing something similar, and we just haven’t heard about it yet.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 19, 2015, 05:12:42 pm
http://dutchsinse.com/6192015-large-mid-pacific-m6-1-earthquake-rare-event-goes-unreported-by-the-usgs/
6/19/15
6/19/2015 — LARGE MID-PACIFIC M6.1 EARTHQUAKE — RARE EVENT GOES UNREPORTED BY THE USGS

A rare central Pacific magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck.

The USGS is not reporting the event (yet) .. even though it has been several hours since the earthquake occurred.

Information from the European service EMSC:

M 6.1 – NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN – 2015-06-19 14:51:17 UTC
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=447401

Magnitude   M 6.1
Region   NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Date time   2015-06-19 14:51:17.1 UTC
Location   24.70 N ; 171.54 E
Depth   10 km
Distances   1949 km N of Majuro, Marshall Islands / pop: 25,400 / local time: 02:51:17.1 2015-06-20
2591 km N of Tarawa, Kiribati / pop: 40,311 / local time: 02:51:17.1 2015-06-20
2890 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,220 / local time: 00:51:17.1 2015-06-20
________

Clearly the USGS is not reporting this event.

Here is a screenshot of the feed, and the program I personally use.. both the USGS website feed of worldwide M2.5+ earthquakes, and the regular feeds everyone uses for apps/programs.

No information yet on this rare M6.1 event.  Wonder why?

(http://i2.wp.com/dutchsinse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/usgs-does-not-report-6.1-earthquake-june-19-2015a.jpg?resize=474%2C249)
(http://i2.wp.com/dutchsinse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/usgs-does-not-report-6.1-earthquake-june-19-2015.jpg?resize=474%2C359)

The last time we saw an earthquake at this location of any noteworthy magnitude was in December 2012, when President Obama visited Hawaii, and at the time the EVENT WAS NOT REPORTED BY THE USGS!

That earthquake was a strange event indeed….now we see this earthquake go on the omitted / delayed list by the USGS.

Very odd indeed.

Here is my post from the M6.4 which struck on December 27, 2012 , which is still up on facebook:

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/l/t1.0-9/s552x414/383695_483015971750832_303127963_n.jpg?oh=6c8e0d31c935bff16d0e04d350c2a8c2&oe=55EC2F9F)


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2015, 11:18:39 am
http://www.news9.com/story/29367158/seven-earthquakes-rock-near-logan-co
Seven Earthquakes Rock Logan Co.
6/20/15

LOGAN COUNTY, Oklahoma - The ground was shaking for much of the night in central Oklahoma.
The US Geological Survey says there were at least seven earthquakes centered just south of Guthrie.

The latest earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.6, shook just after 6:20 a.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles south southeast of Guthrie, nine miles north northeast of Edmond, and 21 miles north of Midwest City.

But, the largest was a 4.3 magnitude earthquake that struck at approximately 12:10 a.m. Its epicenter was located seven miles south of Guthrie, nine miles north northeast of Edmond, and 21 miles north northeast of Oklahoma City.

Despite multiple calls from viewers, no one has reported any significant damage or injuries associated with any of the earthquakes.


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2015, 11:35:02 am
http://dutchsinse.com/6192015-chile-south-america-struck-by-m6-4-earthquake-regional-unrest-now-showing/
6/19/2015 — CHILE / SOUTH AMERICA STRUCK BY M6.4 EARTHQUAKE — REGIONAL UNREST NOW SHOWING

fter a M7.0 struck the mid-Atlantic ridge a few days ago, a new round of earthquake unrest has begun to brew around the Pacific plate (yet once again).

Now a noteworthy magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck along the shores of South Chile.

Notice both earthquakes fall almost along the exact same latitude… (35-36 degrees South Latitude).



Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2015, 09:38:27 am
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=447588

M 6.5 - SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS - 2015-06-20 23:39:08 UTC

Magnitude  w 6.5
Region   SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
Date time   2015-06-20 23:39:08.4 UTC
Location   23.51 S ; 177.09 W
Depth   144 km
Distances   327 km SW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 12:39:08.4 2015-06-21
755 km SE of Suva, Fiji / pop: 77,366 / local time: 11:39:08.4 2015-06-21
1209 km SW of Apia, Samoa / pop: 40,407 / local time: 12:39:08.4 2015-06-21


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 22, 2015, 06:50:11 pm
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002kra#general_summary
M6.0 - 42km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

2015-06-21 21:28:16 (UTC)
2015-06-21 14:28:16 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2015, 03:15:23 pm
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state/oklahoma-area-on-record-earthquake-pace/article_ef1e0cbb-600d-589f-a980-52719b9a427e.html
Oklahoma on record earthquake pace, up 90 percent from over a year ago
6/22/15

The ground is trembling underneath the feet of Oklahomans at a record pace this year and by a wide margin, but the jury remains out on whether recent mitigation measures on injection wells will curtail the troubling trend.

Through April 2015, the seismically active region centered in Oklahoma has notched 468 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater. That figure is a leap of nearly 90 percent more than the 248 temblors of that strength experienced in the first four months of 2014, which went on to become the state’s most seismically active year by far, with 997 quakes.

The 2014 final figure was a leap of nearly 500 percent from 2013’s record total of 172 temblors of magnitude 3.0 or more.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s preliminary indications point to a rate of quakes in 2016 similar to what the state is experiencing now, placing added emphasis in solving the shaking problem.

The region in question encompasses the middle third of Oklahoma, in particular north central Oklahoma, and a portion of south central Kansas.
In March, the state Corporation Commission issued a directive to disposal well operators in 16 of those Oklahoma counties to plug back wells deemed too deep and reduce disposal volume by 50 percent until well-depth requirements are met.

Matt Skinner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman, said the record rate of earthquakes is concerning but that it’s too soon to know if the recent mitigation measures have begun to work, need more time to yield positive results or will prove to be ineffective.

But Skinner said “overwhelming data” show well-depth needs to be the top priority to prevent wastewater related to oil and gas production from flowing into the crystalline “basement,” which has critically-stressed faults.

“This is high-risk behavior that has to be stopped and stopped quickly,” Skinner said, noting there are “high hopes” the mitigation will be effective.
The Corporation Commission compiled an update as of June 15 regarding the directive’s progress in which only a small fraction of wells have yet to provide data to determine compliance.

There are 357 wells in the targeted area, of which 108 have been made shallower and another 19 have plans to plug back or already are in the process. There are 38 wells currently not injecting.

Twenty-one wells are operating at injection volumes cut in half until they are proven not to be putting water into the crystalline “basement.”

Eighty-six have been demonstrated not to be too deep, while 55 low-volume wells will be better evaluated after the high-priority, high-volume ones are handled first.

There has been no action on 30 of the wells, which Skinner attributes likely to be the result of paperwork holdups. No court challenges have arisen from the directive, he said, and most of the outstanding wells involve companies that have been compliant on other wells or even plugged back.
“And for the others, we’ll see,” Skinner said, adding that notices have been sent out stating the Corporation Commission will shut down wells if information hasn’t been provided in seven days.

Experts have noted current data supports only a minute fraction of wells induce temblors felt by people.

Morgan Moschetti, a research geophysicist with the USGS, is shaping an earthquake hazard forecast for 2016. Preliminary indications are Oklahoma is likely to experience a similar rate of quaking next year.

Data is being gathered and a model developed, but Moschetti noted the abundance of magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes create a higher risk for a much larger and more damaging one. Moschetti pointed to the contemporary state-record earthquake centered near Prague in 2011 that registered a 5.6 on the Richter scale.

A USGS summary reported at least two injuries, 14 homes destroyed and many more damaged.

“It’s not unreasonable to expect something of that magnitude or even larger,” Moschetti said.

That potential is among the reasons critics have been decrying the state government for moving so slowly in trying to abate the quakes or even acknowledging a human correlation.

The Corporation Commission has its reasons for not acting sooner, Skinner said, but delving into a “right or wrong” debate now when the state isn’t “through this by any stretch of the imagination” is counterproductive.

The criticism may be justified, he said, but that analysis should take place after the threat has been neutralized.

“Both sides have valid points, and they’re important points,” Skinner said. “But the important issue is to debate what’s next.”


Title: Re: Latest Earthquakes in the World
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 25, 2015, 10:10:07 am
http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=448103
M 4.4 - RED SEA - 2015-06-24 21:05:24 UTC

Mag