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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 Espańol 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
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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)
  • 7.3 off the coast of Sumatra

    01/10/2012 11:20:24 AM PST · by null and void · 40 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/10/12
    USGS HomeContact USGS Search USGS Earthquake Hazards Program HomeAbout UsContact Us   EarthquakesHazardsLearnPrepareMonitoringResearch Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days Check out our new Beta Earthquake Maps. Worldwide earthquakes with M4.5+ located by USGS and Contributing Agencies. (Earthquakes with M2.5+ within the United States and adjacent areas.) Instructions Hold your mouse over an earthquake to see its magnitude.Click on an earthquake for more information. Click on a location to go to a region map.Did You Feel It? - Report an earthquake Tips To convert UTC to US time zones, see this list or this table. Magnitude =...
  • Expert: Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes

    01/03/2012 8:41:15 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2012 9:33 PM (ET) | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes in the Youngstown area since last spring, a seismologist investigating the quakes said Monday. Research is continuing on the now-shuttered injection well at Youngstown and seismic activity, but it might take a year for the wastewater-related rumblings in the earth to dissipate, said John Armbruster of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y. Brine wastewater dumped in wells comes from drilling operations, including the so-called fracking process to extract gas from underground shale...
  • EARTHQUAKE IN EASTERN JAPAN 7.0 just breaking....

    12/31/2011 10:12:14 PM PST · by Doogle · 62 replies
    FOX ^ | 01/01/12 | Doogle
    ...no Tsunami expected, very early
  • Earthquake 4.0 M - OHIO

    12/31/2011 12:32:18 PM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 56 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/31/11 | USGS
    == PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT == Region: OHIO Geographic coordinates: 41.159N, 80.728W Magnitude: 4.0 M Depth: 2 km Universal Time (UTC): 31 Dec 2011 20:04:58 Time near the Epicenter: 31 Dec 2011 15:04:58 Local standard time in your area: 31 Dec 2011 14:04:58 Location with respect to nearby cities: 0 km (0 miles) SW (229 degrees) of McDonald, OH 1 km (1 miles) ESE (117 degrees) of Hilltop, OH 3 km (2 miles) W (271 degrees) of Girard, OH 67 km (42 miles) E (82 degrees) of Akron, OH 102 km (63 miles) NW (322 degrees) of Pittsburgh, PA ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE...
  • Another Asian Fukushima Imminent? (Take a look at the Prosperous Island of Taiwan)

    12/29/2011 1:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/29/2011 | John C.K. Daly from OilPrice.com,
    Another Asian Fukushima Imminent? Taiwan imports 99 percent of its energy, which is vital to its rapidly industrializing economy. The island nation's electricity demand was recently growing at almost 5 percent per year, but this is slowing to about 3.3 percent per annum to 2013. Nuclear power has been a significant part of the electricity supply for two decades and now provides 17 percent of the country's overall energy needs. But this has come at a potential cost. The country's three nuclear power plants (NPPs) comprise four General Electric boiling water reactors and two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Taiwan launched its nuclear power project...
  • Magnitude 3.3 - OKLAHOMA

    12/25/2011 6:35:06 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 15 replies
    USGS Email ^ | 12/25/11 | usgs
    Magnitude 3.3 Date-Time Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 14:10:41 UTC Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 08:10:41 AM at epicenter Location 35.399°N, 96.528°W Depth 10.4 km (6.5 miles) (poorly constrained) Region OKLAHOMA Distances 8 km (5 miles) NW (311°) from Cromwell, OK 11 km (7 miles) SSW (202°) from Boley, OK 13 km (8 miles) SSE (163°) from Paden, OK 37 km (23 miles) E (80°) from Shawnee, OK 92 km (57 miles) E (96°) from Oklahoma City, OK 290 km (180 miles) N (5°) from Dallas, TX
  • 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?

    12/16/2011 5:45:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 12/16/11 | ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press
    The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812. Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas. Now on the 200th anniversary of those devastating quakes, some seismologists are warning that the region should be on guard because of the risk that another "Big One" could strike the...
  • Big Quake 7.1 Eastern New Guinea

    12/13/2011 10:16:22 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 8 replies
    USGS ^ | December 13, 2011 | USGS
    7.1 Date-Time * Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 05:04:57 UTC * Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 03:04:57 PM at epicenter * Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 7.518°S, 146.767°E Depth 121.2 km (75.3 miles) Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Distances 89 km (55 miles) SSW of Lae, New Guinea, PNG 123 km (76 miles) ENE of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG 221 km (137 miles) NNW of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea 2308 km (1434 miles) NNW of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.2 km (3.9 miles) Parameters...
  • Japan: Real cause of nuclear crisis(not tsunami but quake)

    12/12/2011 8:51:54 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 12/13/11
    SENTAKU MAGAZINE Real cause of nuclear crisis Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), the operator of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Station, has been insisting that the culprit that caused the nuclear crisis was the huge tsunami that hit the plant after the March 11 earthquake. But evidence is mounting that the meltdown at the nuclear power plant was actually caused by the earthquake itself. According to a science journalist well versed in the matter, Tepco is afraid that if the earthquake were to be determined as the direct cause of the accident, the government would have to review...
  • Magnitude 6.7 GUERRERO, MEXICO

    12/10/2011 6:41:18 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    USGS ^ | 12/10/11 | USGS
    Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 01:47:26 UTC Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 07:47:26 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 18.038°N, 99.796°W Depth 64.9 km (40.3 miles) Region GUERRERO, MEXICO Distances 42 km (26 miles) SW of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico 56 km (34 miles) ESE of Arcelia, Guerrero, Mexico 62 km (38 miles) NNW of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico 166 km (103 miles) SSW of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • At $100 billion, Californians have 2d thoughts about high-cost, high-speed rail

    12/07/2011 4:19:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 7, 2011 | Andrew Malcom
    Let's face it: Our president, the one who had so many outstanding parking tickets when he was just Barack Obama, has rail envy. Just judging from the number of times he's mentioned the high-speed rail system of China, which has one party rule so no problem with messy democracy stuff. Or bipartisanship, there being no bi- in Chinese politics, just uni-. Or the wonderfully modern airports that communist China has constructed that we should emulate with Obama's newest stimulus spending ideas. Well, it seems many Americans are not as enamored of China's choo-choos as the president who spent much of...
  • Japan Quake Lifted Seabed 16 Stories—Largest Recorded

    12/03/2011 1:20:37 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 1, 2011 | Richard A. Lovett
    he tsunami-devastated town of Minamisanriku, Japan, is seen in November 2011. Japan's devastating March 11 earthquake shifted the seabed by as much as 165 feet (50 meters)—the largest slip yet recorded, a new study says.That's considerably larger than in previous reports, which in May put the shift at 79 feet (24 meters).(See 20 unforgettable pictures of the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.)This giant movement probably caused the massive tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people and crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (pictures).For the study, Toshiya Fujiwara and colleagues at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science...
  • Experts: Okla quake too powerful to be man-made

    11/09/2011 7:46:41 AM PST · by mk2000 · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/09/2011 | A/P
    WASHINGTON — Thousands of times every day, drilling deep underground causes the earth to tremble. But don't blame the surprise flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma on man's thirst for oil and gas, experts say. The weekend quakes were far stronger than the puny tremors from drilling — especially the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The weekend quakes didn't have the mark of man. They were a force of nature.
  • Obama names DC earthquake "disaster zone," ignores Va. town near epicenter

    11/08/2011 7:24:19 PM PST · by martosko · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama has declared Washington, D.C. a major disaster zone, but it’s not because of the red ink flooding from his pen. It’s not due to the president’s collapsing approval ratings. And it has nothing to do with the mud-slides and verbal infernos that he has loosed on his political rivals. Obama declared D.C. a disaster zone Tuesday because of the August 23 earthquake that damaged some pinnacles and a gargoyle on an Episcopal cathedral, frightened some zoo animals, dropped some bricks into an alleyway alongside Ecuador’s embassy, and cracked the stones near the top of the Washington Monument....
  • U.S. Government Confirms Link Between Earthquakes and Hydraulic Fracturing

    11/08/2011 10:26:25 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 37 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08/11/2011 | Dr. John C.K. Daly
    On 5 November an earthquake measuring 5.6 rattled Oklahoma and was felt as far away as Illinois. Until two years ago Oklahoma typically had about 50 earthquakes a year, but in 2010, 1,047 quakes shook the state. Why? In Lincoln County, where most of this past weekend's seismic incidents were centered, there are 181 injection wells, according to Matt Skinner, an official from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the agency which oversees oil and gas production in the state. Cause and effect? The practice of injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes, both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Geological...
  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.9 - NORTHEAST OF TAIWAN

    11/07/2011 7:40:23 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    US Geological Survey ^ | November 7, 2011
    It happened about 30 minutes ago.
  • Cracks from 5.6 quake found in the earth near Sparks

    11/06/2011 8:48:26 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 20 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 6, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    SPARKS, Okla. – Near a remote, dirt road intersection not far from this Lincoln County community, there are at least five visible cracks in the road, evidence of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that was centered here late Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Having experienced an earthquake both at Red Dirt Report headquarters in Oklahoma City and another one while visiting Oklahoma State University in Stillwater – all in less than 24 hours, your Red Dirt Reporter, along with RDR contributor Ted H. Smith and photographer Marie Mentesana did our research as to the location of the quake’s...
  • Another quake in Oklahoma (Update: 5.6 Magnitude)

    11/05/2011 9:06:07 PM PDT · by optiguy · 187 replies · 1+ views
    Self | Optiguy
    That one felt bigger here in south OKC than yesterdays.
  • I Think We Just Had an Earthquake in KANSAS (and no, I'm not drunk)

    11/05/2011 9:05:59 PM PDT · by teenyelliott · 57 replies
    me
    Anyone else feel that? Freaked my kids out, hubby too.
  • TEPCO reports on detection of Cesium, Xenon, Plutonium, Strontium at Fukushima Daiichi

    11/05/2011 1:48:37 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 5 replies
    TEPCO Press release ^ | 3-4 November 2011 | Tokyo Electric Power Corporation
    Report on the finding of Xenon inside the contention building of #2 reactor, and the general state of this reactor: Press Release (Nov 04,2011) Report to Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry with regards to the detection of Xe135 at Unit 2 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Report regarding the levels of Plutonium, Strontium, Cesium and Iodine in seawater (open seas): Press Release (Nov 04,2011) Detection of Radioactive Materials from Seawater near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (217th release) Report on the detection of Plutonium, Strontium and other radiactive materials on...
  • 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Central Oklahoma (Prague)11/5/2011 02:13AM

    11/05/2011 12:59:06 AM PDT · by CaptSkip · 100 replies
    USGS ^ | November 05, 2011 | USGS
    4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Central Oklahoma (Prague) 11/5/2011 02:13AM Local
  • Japan: Radiation fears behind debris refusals / Remaining refuse may cause secondary damage,...

    11/04/2011 2:09:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Radiation fears behind debris refusals / Remaining refuse may cause secondary damage, hinder reconstruction efforts The Yomiuri Shimbun The start Wednesday of shipments of debris from the Great East Japan Earthquake to Tokyo, the first destination for such refuse outside the Tohoku region, was a long-awaited first step toward wider disposal of the wreckage. However, an Environment Ministry survey released Wednesday showed that only 54 local governments and garbage-disposal unions, less than 10 percent the figure in a previous survey, were considering accepting debris from disaster-hit areas. A huge quantity of debris remains in the devastated areas almost eight months...
  • Plan B: Japanese government unveils proposal for backup city in case earthquake cripples Tokyo

    11/03/2011 7:15:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/03/11 | Wil Longbottom
    Plan B: Japanese government unveils proposal for backup city in case earthquake cripples Tokyo By Wil Longbottom Last updated at 4:40 PM on 3rd November 2011 Concerned about the impact a crippling earthquake could have on Tokyo, the Japanese government has unveiled plans to develop an entire backup city in case. Snappily called the IRTBBC - or Integrated Resort Tourism, Business and Backup City - the spare city will be built on a 1,236-acre site 300 miles west of the capital Tokyo. It could be home to 50,000 residents and 200,000 workers and will also feature offices, resorts, casinos and...
  • U.K. Quakes Likely Caused by Fracking

    11/02/2011 4:03:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 2 November 2011 | Sara Reardon
    Two small earthquakes that shook the Lancashire coast of northeast England and the nearby city of Blackpool earlier this year were probably caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—a shale gas extraction technique that was being used nearby to explore its shale gas wells—according to a report(PDF) released today. The energy company Cuadrilla Resources had begun an experimental drilling operation half a kilometer from the quakes' epicenter in March. Fracking has caused concerns in some countries over its potential health and environmental impact—critics accuse it of contaminating drinking water with gas and the chemicals used for extraction—and it is banned in...
  • Fukushima Plant May Have Emitted Double Radiation Than Estimated (now on Bloomberg.com)

    10/27/2011 10:23:34 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    Prohibited Source | Oct. 27, 2011 | re: article by Tsuyoshi Inajima
    (Bloomberg.com does not permit FR to excerpt or post links so I am paraphrasing some of the article in case anyone is interested in checking it out. The title of the Bloomberg article is shown before the parentheses in the title of this thread.) Bloomberg.com has an article written by Tsuyoshi Inajima saying that, according to a study by European and US scientists, the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan may have released more than two times the amount of radiation estimated by the Japanese Government. In June, Japan's regulatory agency said Fukushima discharged 15,000 terabecquerels of Cesium 137. (Freeper's...
  • Turkey requests aid from Israel for first time since struck by devastating earthquake

    10/25/2011 10:42:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Barak Ravid
    For the first time since a massive earthquake struck Turkey's east, Ankara has asked Israel for aid on Tuesday, after rejecting several offers by top Israeli officials in the last two days. On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected an aid offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone conversation between the two leaders, representing the second such rejection since a 7.2 magnitude quake struck Turkey. On Sunday, despite the frantic search and rescue efforts, Turkey turned down Israel's offer, as well as similar offers from several other countries. Ankara issued a statement saying that the extent...
  • Strong earthquake hits Turkey, up to 1,000 feared killed (7.2)

    10/23/2011 8:58:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/23/11 | Jonathon Burch - Reuters
    VAN, Turkey (Reuters) - As many as 1,000 people were feared killed Sunday when a powerful earthquake struck Turkey, collapsing dozens of buildings and pulling down phone and power lines in the southeast of the country, officials and witnesses said. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey's border with Iran. "We heard cries and groaning from underneath the debris, we are waiting for the rescue teams to arrive," Halil Celik, a young man who lived in the center of the city, told...
  • Powerful Earthquake Collapses Buildings In Turkey

    10/23/2011 5:01:50 AM PDT · by Fennie · 95 replies
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | October 23, 2011
    A strong earthquake collapsed homes and buildings in eastern Turkey Sunday morning. Casualty report to come. The mid-day earthquake was recorded at 7.3 on the Richter scale, according to a Greek news agency, and 6.6 by the Associated Press.
  • On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day

    10/22/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 60 replies
    The Extinction Protocol ^ | 22 October, 2011 | N/A
    SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in...
  • Could a Russia-US rail tunnel be built?

    10/21/2011 9:16:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 75 replies
    BBC News ^ | Friday 21 October 2011
    >Russian officials have backed the idea of a rail tunnel linking Russia and the US. It would run under the Bering Strait for 105km (65 miles) - twice the length of the UK-France Channel Tunnel. The tunnel itself has been estimated to cost $10-12bn and to take 10-15 years to build. But an additional 4,000km (2,485 miles) of new track would be needed to link it to Russia's rail network, plus another 2,000km (1,243 miles) to connect to existing services on the US side.