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  • Japan: Tokyo quake 'could be stronger than thought'

    04/01/2012 5:24:43 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Tokyo quake 'could be stronger than thought' The Yomiuri Shimbun Coastal areas in eastern Tokyo and northeastern Kanagawa Prefecture could be shaken to the maximum level of 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale if a magnitude-7.3 earthquake strikes under northern Tokyo Bay, according to a science ministry research team. The number of areas that could register upper 6 was nearly double that of previous estimates, the team added. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry team on Friday released detailed maps showing the expected intensity of shaking such an earthquake would generate in the Tokyo metropolitan area and...
  • M6.0 shallow earthquake in northeast Japan (Miyako)

    03/27/2012 4:57:13 AM PDT · by DTogo · 10 replies
    USGS Website ^ | March 27, 2012 | DTogo
    No news reports yet.
  • Magnitude 7.2 - MAULE, CHILE

    03/25/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT · by null and void · 36 replies · 2+ views
    USGS ^ | 2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC | nully
    Magnitude 7.2 - MAULE, CHILE 2012 March 25 22:37:06 UTC Versión en Español Details Summary Maps Scientific & Technical Tsunami Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 7.2 Date-Time Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 22:37:06 UTC Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 06:37:06 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 35.198°S, 71.783°W Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) Region MAULE, CHILE Distances 27 km (16 miles) NNW of Talca, Maule, Chile 55 km (34 miles) WSW of Curico, Maule, Chile 99 km (61 miles) NNE of Cauquenes, Maule, Chile 219 km (136 miles) SSW...
  • USGS reports small earthquake near Wisconsin

    03/22/2012 3:58:04 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 97 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 03/22/12 | AP
    MILWAUKEE — Federal geologists confirmed Thursday that a minor earthquake occurred this week near the eastern Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in Clintonville, a town of about 4,600 people about 40 miles west of Green Bay. Geophysicist Paul Caruso told The Associated Press that loud booming noises have been known to accompany earthquakes. He said it’s possible the mysterious sounds that town officials have been investigating are linked to the quake.
  • Barack Obama’s daughter uninjured in Mexico earthquake

    03/20/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies · 1+ views
    boston globe ^ | 3/20/2012 | Callum Borchers
    The White House said Tuesday afternoon that President Obama’s older daughter Malia was unharmed by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico, where she was traveling on a school trip. “In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama. The quake struck the Oaxaca region of Mexico at 12:02 local time, according to the US Geological Service, and spread over roughly 10 miles.
  • Major 7.6 earthquake on Mexico Pacific coast - USGS

    03/20/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Major 7.6 earthquake on Mexico Pacific coast - USGS 6:28pm GMT MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 120 miles (193 km) east of Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday. The USGS located the epicentre of the quake at 15 miles (525 km) east of Ometepec in Guerrero state at a depth of 10.9 miles (18 km). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the inland earthquake would not generate a destructive widespread tsunami, but there was the possibility of some local tsunami effects. The quake was felt in Mexico City where...
  • Magnitude 7.6 Mexico (near Acapulco)

    03/20/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT · by cll · 165 replies · 2+ views
    USGS ^ | 3/20/2012
    A few minutes ago. Hope the First Kid is safe.
  • Magnitude 7.9 - GUERRERO, MEXICO [now estimated at 7.4]

    03/20/2012 11:23:35 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 105 replies
    USGS ^ | 03/20/12 | USGS
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:53 UTC Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:53 PM at epicenter Location 17.041°N, 98.115°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region GUERRERO, MEXICO
  • Native American Oral traditions tell of tsunami's destruction hundreds of years ago

    03/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries ^ | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
    At 9PM on January 26, 1700 one of the world's largest earthquakes occurred along the west coast of North America. The undersea Cascadia thrust fault ruptured along a 680 mile length, from mid Vancouver Island to northern California in a great earthquake, producing tremendous shaking and a huge tsunami that swept across the Pacific. The Cascadia fault is the boundary between two of the Earth's tectonic plates: the smaller offshore Juan de Fuca plate that is sliding under the much larger North American plate. The earthquake also left unmistakable signatures in the geological record as the outer coastal regions subsided...
  • Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning

    03/14/2012 5:39:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit east of Tokyo on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no initial reports of damage or troubles at area nuclear plants, the Japan Meteorological Agency and local media said. The earthquake, which caused substantial shaking in Ibaragi and Chiba prefectures east of Tokyo, followed just a few hours after a magnitude 6.8 quake jolted northern Japan.
  • Northern Japan hit by earthquake, Tsunami warnings issued.

    03/14/2012 2:50:11 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 17 replies
    WTAE TV | 03/14/12 | WTAE TV
    Same area as last year. No other detail available. Searching net for more info. Prayers up!
  • Magnitude-4.0 quake shakes San Francisco Bay area

    03/05/2012 8:41:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/05/2012
    SAN FRANCISCO – Two small, back-to-back earthquakes shook San Francisco Bay area residents awake Monday morning but appeared to leave no serious damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a magnitude-2.9 quake struck at 5:33 a.m. about eight miles northeast of San Francisco in the city of El Cerrito. It was followed eight seconds later by a magnitude-4.0 temblor, said geophysicist Paul Caruso. The shaking was felt within a 60-mile radius, from Santa Rosa in the north to Santa Cruz in the south. The California Highway Patrol, San Francisco police and El Cerrito police said they didn't receive...
  • Stunning photo taken from kite that captures devastation from 1906 earthquake in San Francisco

    02/12/2012 1:57:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12th February 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    A city in ruins: Stunning photo taken from kite that captures devastation from 1906 earthquake in San Francisco This rarely seen image of the city of San Fransisco lying in ruins after the devastating earthquake of 1906 was captured by an ingenious photographer using a camera attached kites. The panoramic shot, which is of outstanding quality considering the basic equipment available, shows the full scale of the disaster which claimed the lives of over 3,000, injured 225,000 and caused $400,000,000 worth of property damage. Commercial photographer George Lawrence, who used home-made large format cameras, was well known at the time...
  • What a comeback! Eleven months after the tsunami ravaged Japan, a series of pictures reveals the

    02/11/2012 7:31:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 2/1/12 | David Baker
    Full title..What a comeback! Eleven months after the tsunami ravaged Japan, a series of pictures reveals the incredible progress being made to clear up the devastationWhen Japan was hit by both an earthquake and tsunami in quick succession in March last year, the images of devastation gripped the world. And now after 11 months of tireless rebuilding, these pictures reveal the amazing progress made since those tragic events. Photographers returned to the scenes of desolation to take these stunning shots that capture the way in which the areas most severely affected have changed.
  • Church Broadcasts Hope, Haitians Flock Post-Quake (God at work)

    01/22/2012 6:15:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 4 replies
    NPR (can you believe it?) ^ | 22 Jan 2012 | Jason Beaubien
    On Jan. 12, for the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake, thousands of people flocked to the Shalom Church in Port au Prince, Haiti. The "church" is just a plywood stage under a patchwork of tattered tarps. The crowd was so large that it spilled down a muddy hill toward a tent camp for earthquake victims. Most of the singing, swaying congregation were so far away they couldn't even see the podium. The evangelical mission now claims to have more than 50,000 members and one of the most popular radio stations in Haiti. This church is a product of the...
  • Earthquake - 3.0 M - SOUTH DAKOTA

    01/16/2012 6:57:51 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 42 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/16/12 | USGS
    3.0 M - SOUTH DAKOTA Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 3.0 M Date-Time 16 Jan 2012 13:41:10 UTC16 Jan 2012 06:41:10 near epicenter16 Jan 2012 07:41:10 standard time in your timezone Location 43.446N 103.051W Depth 5 km Distances 22 km (14 miles) ESE (104 degrees) of Buffalo Gap, SD 30 km (18 miles) SSE (154 degrees) of Fairburn, SD 33 km (20 miles) NNE (27 degrees) of Oelrichs, SD 362 km (225 miles) NNE (27 degrees) of Fort Collins, CO 443 km (275 miles) NNE (20 degrees) of Denver, CO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.5 km; Vertical Parameters Nph = 9; Dmin...
  • Unbelievable! US government pays itself generously for Haiti relief?

    01/13/2012 2:08:04 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | January 12, 2012
    Government pledged over $1 billion only to spend most of the money on itself. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - US relief to Haiti totaled more than $3 billion. Actual Haitian people, the victims of the disaster who needed the most help - got less than 1 percent of that money. That means 99 of every 100 dollars sent to relieve the suffering of the Haitian people and rebuild the country, ended up in the hands of people for whom it was never intended. Instead, the US government has used the disaster to pay itself.   Most will be quick...
  • So what's changed in two years? Staggering pictures show how Haiti is still a shattered wreck

    01/13/2012 7:07:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Staff
    Two years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti is struggling to rebuild its ravaged buildings and hundreds of thousands of victims remain homeless. The 7.0 magnitude quake on January 12, 2010, lasted only a few seconds but killed around 300,000 people and left more than 1.5million without homes. Since then, however, reconstruction has been painfully slow, with squalid tent camps housing more than a half a million people in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.
  • Quake hits eastern Japan, nuclear plant stable

    01/11/2012 10:08:53 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 66 replies
    TOKYO: A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Japan on Thursday near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, but did not cause any further problems at the power station, officials said. The quake hit in the Pacific, 22 kilometres (14 miles) east of Iwaki in southern Fukushima, at 12:20 pm (0320 GMT) at a depth of nine kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami was not expected, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, and there were no immediate reports of damage. Nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant remained stable.
  • BIG Earthquake Strikes Off Of Sumatra (Indonesia) (7.3 - Tsunami Warning)

    01/10/2012 12:09:16 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-10-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    BIG Earthquake Strikes Off Of Sumatra (Indonesia) Joe Weisenthal Jan. 10, 2012, 1:49 PM Just reported by the USGS. A big 7.3 earthquake off the cost of Northern Sumatra. Here's the map. The full details from the USGS are here. According to Reuters, the Indonesian government has issued a tsunami warning.(snip)