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  • Minor 'natural' quake near North Korea's closed nuclear test site

    04/23/2018 1:22:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2018/04/23 | Park Si-soo
    Minor 'natural' quake near North Korea's closed nuclear test site By Park Si-soo A minor 2.3-magnitude earthquake was detected near North Korea's closed nuclear test site in Gilju early on Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the tremor took place at 4:31 a.m. 47 kilometers north-north-west of Gilju, North Hamgyong Province, at a depth of five kilometers. The tremor was believed to be natural, but could have been caused by the North's sixth underground nuclear test there in September, KMA officials said. Experts here have said the nuclear test weakened the underground structure around the site, leaving it vulnerable...
  • April 18, 1906 - earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco: documentary and footage

    04/18/2018 6:18:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/16/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated "moment magnitude" of 7.8 and a maximum "Mercalli intensity" of "XI" ("Extreme"). Severe shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest...
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    KSRO ^ | April 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Some movie goers may still be reeling after seeing some very rare footage of San Francisco around the time of the 1906 earthquake. A small crowd of people turned up at the Edison Theater in Fremont Saturday to view the premiere of a nine-minute film of the devastation. The footage from the San Francisco-based Miles Brothers film studio was discovered at the Alemany Flea Market last summer after being missing for more than a century. Anniversary of the quake, which destroyed much of Santa Rosa too, is Wednesday.
  • Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market

    03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    SF CBS ^ | March 4, 2018
    More than a century after San Francisco’s deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The long-lost find portrays some of the city’s post-quake decimation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed, the Chronicle said Saturday. Much of the city was flattened and thousands were killed in the so-called “Great Quake” and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906. The nitrate film reel discovered at San...
  • Bill Del Monte, Last 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies Days Before 110th Birthday

    01/11/2016 1:56:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The last known survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 died Monday. Bill Del Monte, who was 109 years old, passed away just after midnight at the San Rafael senior care facility where he lived, according to his family. He was 11 days shy of his 110th birthday. His niece, Janette Barroca of San Francisco, said he'd been doing "great for 109 years old." Del Monte was just three months old when the quake struck, forcing his family into the streets to escape in a horse-drawn buck board with fire burning on both sides, Barroca said....
  • Q Anon: (4/4/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/04/2018 5:34:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3,045 replies ^ | 4/4/2018 | Vanity, FReepers
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Earthquake Early-Warning System Worked, Gave Heads-Up Before 5.3 Temblor Hit Off SoCal Coast...

    04/05/2018 2:04:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, said the earthquake early warning system worked. At USC, he and others heard the alarm go off before they felt the shaking, “maybe 10 seconds ahead, enough for us to puzzle about it before the shaking hit.” “It was pretty widely felt across the USC campus. We only felt about 3 to 4 seconds, kind of a vibration, kind of long enough for it to sink in that it was an earthquake before it stopped,” Vidale
  • Earthquake in L.A.

    04/05/2018 12:39:59 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 76 replies
    April 5, 2018 | Vanity
    A few minutes ago...5.0 magnitude according to ABC 7.
  • 1906 Film of San Francisco After Quake Found at Flea Market

    03/04/2018 5:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    A newspaper says a long-lost film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the deadly 1906 earthquake surfaced at a flea market in the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the rare find portrays the city's post-quake devastation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed. The so called "great quake" and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906 killed thousands. The newspaper says the nitrate film reel was shot by early filmmakers the Miles Brothers. The footage is a bookend to their most famous work ``A Trip Down Market Street,'' a 13-minute silent...
  • UK hit by biggest earthquake for a decade. A 4.4 magnitude tremor hits South Wales

    02/17/2018 10:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Sky ^ | February 17, 2018
    Parts of Britain have been struck by the country's biggest earthquake for 10 years. The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a 4.4 magnitude, with a depth of 7.4km, and the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea. The quake happened just after 2.30pm on Saturday. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham. "This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen earthquake in 2008," he said.
  • A powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico City

    02/16/2018 3:57:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | AP
    happening now. USGS shows it as 7.5 M 7.5 - 2km SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico no tsunami warning as yet breaking
  • Hero Labrador Sniffs Out Survivor in Taiwan Quake Wreckage

    02/09/2018 10:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | FEB 9, 2018,
    A rookie golden labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung, whose name translates to "Iron Hero", braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test to search for survivors after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the popular eastern tourist city of Hualien on Tuesday, killing 10 people. Thanks to the determined dog, one person trapped for 15 hours was finally located relatively unscathed and pulled from the wreckage of the precariously leaning Marshal Hotel. "The terrain was...
  • Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground

    02/07/2018 6:09:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018/02/07
    Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground HUALIEN (AFP) - Four mobile cranes were used to prop up a residential and commerical complex which was left tilting perilously after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien. Rescue efforts were suspended on Wednesday afternoon after incessant rainfall caused the building to tilt at an alarming rate of five cm per hour, reported TVBS News. The Yun Men Tsui Ti complex houses an apartment block, a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The quake left the 12-storey building leaning to one side, its lower floors crushed like pancakes....
  • At least 2 dead in magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan — premier

    02/06/2018 12:13:37 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/6/2018 | Reuters
    TAIPEI — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least two people and causing several buildings to collapse. The quake struck about 22 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Hualien shortly before midnight, and the epicenter was very shallow at just 1 kilometer, the USGS said. "Two people were unfortunately killed, and 114 have suffered light or severe injuries," Taiwan's Premier William Lai told an emergency government meeting. A number of aftershocks hit the area, but there was no word of any tsunami warning. Hualien...
  • Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien

    02/06/2018 8:47:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/02/07 | Keoni Everington
    Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien The strongest quake yet over past 48 hours, registering at magnitude 6.0, rattles eastern Taiwan's Hualien By Keoni Everington,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/02/07 00:06 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 11:50 p.m. tonight (Feb. 7), the strongest quake yet of a period of 48 hours with has seen dozens of temblors in the same area, with many parts of Taiwan seeing dramatic shaking. The epicenter of Tuesday's quake was 18.3 northeast of Hualien County hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, according to...
  • 2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test(3km NE of test site)

    02/06/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/02/06
    2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test 2018/02/06 22:31 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook North Korea's northern area on Tuesday in the aftermath of the communist country's latest nuclear test, in September last year, the South Korean weather agency said. The quake took place at 7:53 p.m., 46 kilometers northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests, including the latest one in September last year, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The depth of the tremor's epicenter appeared to be 5...
  • 3.2 magnitude-quake detected in N. Korea: weather agency

    01/28/2018 4:43:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/01/28
    3.2 magnitude-quake detected in N. Korea: weather agency 2018/01/28 SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea on Sunday, Seoul's weather agency said. The tremor occurred at 8:07 p.m. and the depth at its epicenter was six kilometers, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The KMA said that the quake was detected 16 kilometers south-southeast of Changjin County in South Hamgyong Province. The weather agency added that it appears to have been a natural quake, not a weapons test. "Artificial quakes from explosions create sound waves, but there were not sound waves detected...
  • Earthquake fault runs through Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills' shopping district...

    01/24/2018 9:56:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    <p>The Santa Monica is one of several faults running through highly populated areas of Southern California to generate interest and concern from seismic experts and government officials. The fault zone cuts through the heart of the Westside, straddling or paralleling Santa Monica Boulevard through Century City and Westwood before veering due west, with segments running into Brentwood, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.</p>
  • Earthquakes? Luke 21:11

    01/23/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 22 replies
    Luke 21:11 Luke 21:11New International Version (NIV) 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...