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  • Earthquake measuring 7.2 hits off Mindanao, Philippines: PTWC

    04/28/2017 1:52:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2017 | by Andrew Heavens
    An earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 2023 GMT on Friday. The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km, 68 km south of the city of General Santos, the Center added.
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • Quakes felt across northern Nevada and in California (5.5, 5.7, 5.7 & more)

    12/28/2016 2:30:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    KOLO ^ | December 28 | Audrey Owsley
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada is reporting a series of earthquakes felt throughout northern Nevada and in California. The first, a magnitude 5.8, hit at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. It hit 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada.
  • Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tsunami warning as 8.0 magnitude quake rocks country

    12/17/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/17/2016 | David Raven
    An earthquake measuring 8.0 has rocked Papua New Guinea sparking widespread warnings of a deadly tsunami. The quake struck 157km to the east of Rabaul this morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement claiming giant waves of up to 3 metres are possible.
  • Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near The Geysers is strongest in decades

    12/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/14/2016
    The quake hit at 8:41 AM local time, less than a mile from the surface. A second smaller quake hit five minutes later. "The earthquake was the largest in the Geysers area in the past 30 years. This magnitude 5.0 earthquake is only marginally larger than previous earthquakes at the Geysers," USGS Research geophysicist J. Ole Kaven wrote to SFGATE. "This earthquake occurred on the western margin of where previous seismicity has been located." ... "The historical record of earthquakes in this area suggests that earthquakes as large as today's are likely to be near the upper magnitude limit," wrote...
  • Big One coming? Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocks California

    12/08/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 53 replies
    Daily Star ^ | December 8, 2016 | Alex Hickson
    The epicentre was 165km west of Ferndale, California, at a shallow depth of 10km according to the scientific agency. No tsumami warning was issued, but a massive 7.8 magnitude quake in the Solomon Islands followed soon after. Social media users said they felt the California tremor in San Francisco, about 418.43 km south.
  • Tsunami Watch issued for all [Hawaii] islands after 8.0 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands

    12/08/2016 10:17:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 8:03 am HST | KGMB and KHNL
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, the U.S. Geological Survey said. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. HST. Details are limited at this time, but the PTWC is investigating the threat to Hawaii.  This story will be updated.
  • Earthquake in Pacific ocean

    12/08/2016 6:57:31 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 78 replies
    Ferndale is about 25 Miles Eureka.
  • Strong quake rocks Indonesia, causing several deaths and collapsed buildings

    12/06/2016 6:43:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    l a times ^ | 12/06/2016
    A trong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's province of Aceh early Wednesday, causing several deaths and buildings to collapse in a district near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. was centered about 6 miles north of Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh, at a depth of 11 miles. Indonesia's Climate, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami. Sulaiman, a local disaster official, told local MetroTV that a woman and her two children were killed in Pidie Jaya, 11 miles southwest of the epicenter. He...
  • 7.0-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Nicaragua

    11/24/2016 12:25:45 PM PST · by WildHighlander57 · 15 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/70-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-central-america/story?id=43764489 "A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the west coast of Nicaragua in Central America, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ..."
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER QUAKE OFF FUKUSHIMA IN JAPAN

    11/21/2016 2:17:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11/21/16
    TOKYO (AP) -- An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) has been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore earthquake in 2011.
  • Tsunami warning in effect in Japan. People are being told to evacuate immediately.

    11/21/2016 1:46:39 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/ABC15/videos/10154228645761359/ 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Tsunami warning has been issued after major quake with a depth of 10km hits Japan's Fukushima prefecture. USGS reported the depth of the quake at 10km. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters has been issued. Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast. Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters after a March 2011 earthquake-driven tsunami struck.
  • Powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan, tsunami warning issued

    11/21/2016 1:22:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan, prompting a tsunami warning for local coastlines, seismologists say. The earthquake, which struck at 6:01 a.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in the ocean about 61 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture. It struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers, making it a very shallow earthquake. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 7.3. Strong shaking was felt across Fukushima, with shaking of lesser intensity across other parts of the...
  • Tokyo earthquake reports - Japan prelim magnitude 7.3 - off Fukushima

    Tsunami advisory has been issued (for Fukushima Prefecture ... also for Aomori, Iwate , Miyagi, Ibaraki, & Chiba Prefectures) Residents have been urged top leave the Fukushima coast
  • New Zealand's earthquake was so powerful the sea floor lifted TWO METRES (trunc)

    11/18/2016 1:10:52 PM PST · by Twotone · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Kate Darvall
    These incredible photographs show how New Zealand's 7.8 magnitude earthquake lifted the seabed two metres - and exploded through the sand. Dramatic aerial pictures reveal the scale of the devastation caused on the coastline north of Kaikoura, on the country's South Island. Scientists say the seabed lifted an estimated two metres on the foreshore and admit they have never seen anything like it. It comes as rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage - just days after the quake killed two people and sparked with huge landslides. More than 1,000 tourists and residents have...
  • The Latest: Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow

    11/15/2016 5:06:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/15/2016 | n/a
    President-elect Donald Trump has called New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key to pass on his sympathies for the powerful earthquake that killed two people. Key's office described the conversation on Wednesday as "very warm and cordial." The magnitude-7.8 quake that struck on Monday has left hundreds of tourists stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after landslides blocked off roads. The military is evacuating people in helicopters. Trump had tried to get in touch earlier in the week but Key had missed the call in the confusion after the quake. Key's office said in a statement that he had congratulated...
  • Double tectonic shifts may have teamed in New Zealand quake: experts

    11/14/2016 10:54:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 8:23am EST | James Regan Jamie Freed
    he powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand was unusual in that a big event on one fault may have immediately triggered a big event on a second fault, experts said on Monday. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 pummeled central New Zealand at 12.02 a.m., killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. "When an earthquake occurs you are changing the stress field immediately, and if there was one fault that was pretty close to breaking, the energy from an earthquake can just tip it over the edge so that may have been...
  • 7.8 Earthquake New Zealand - South Island

  • Quake strikes New Zealand, thousands flee homes as tsunami hits (7.8?

    11/13/2016 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    http://news.trust.org ^ | Nov 14 | By Charlotte Greenfield
    Seismologist says tidal surge of up to one metre has been recorded in North Canterbury region of the New Zealand's South Island * USGS says quake magnitude revised to 7.8* Authorities issue tsunami alert, say waves could be 5 metres* Thousands flee homes to seek higher ground* Reports emerging of injuries, so far no reports of deaths* In 2011, a 6.3 quake killed 185 people in Christchurch (Adds authorities warning first tsunami waves may not be biggest)By Charlotte GreenfieldWELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing...
  • Powerful quake strikes New Zealand 7.4

    11/13/2016 3:32:15 AM PST · by waus · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-13-16 | waus
    Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand, hit by deadly tremor in 2011, US experts say.