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  • Vanity: A Curious Swarm of Small Quakes Near Yellowstone

    02/12/2020 2:32:34 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 38 replies
    USGS Earthquake Page ^ | Feb. 12, 2020 | Oscar in Batangas
    My morning scan of earthquake activity revealed a smattering of micro-quakes around Yellowstone (23-24 in a 3-hour period) Because I Live less than 10 miles from Taal Volcano, it got my 'feelers' up. We had a few weeks of this stuff before its big blow on January 12.
  • Powerful 7.7 Caribbean earthquake, shakes Miami buildings

    01/28/2020 1:58:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies ^ | 01/28/2020
    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was located about 73 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It was about 6 miles deep.
  • 7.3 earthquake - Jamaica

    01/28/2020 11:29:49 AM PST · by CFW · 153 replies
    earthquake ^ | 1/28/20 | google
    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake Affected countries: The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Honduras, and Cuba 83 miles from Montego Bay, Jamaica · 2:10 PM
  • Very Strong earthquake - Turkey - January 24, 2020

    01/24/2020 7:16:42 PM PST · by Norski · 25 replies ^ | January 24, 2020 | Armand Vervaeck
    Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 6.8 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-24 17:55:16 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. Beirut - Weak shaking Kayseri - All Chandeliers were shaking for 5 or 10 seconds Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Tripoli - Shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. Enough to shake the chandelier. latakia - i was laying down and saw a ceiling light swing then i felt myself shake slightly, it lasted about 30 seconds Jdeideh...
  • Meteor Flashes Across Puerto Rico Sky

    01/18/2020 4:04:32 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 7 replies ^ | 1/17/20 | Jan Wesner Childs
    Meteor Explosion Near Puerto Rico Captured by a Satellite Meteorologist Danielle Banks says a NOAA satellite captured what appears to be a meteor exploding near Puerto Rico. At a Glance The bright ball of fire was captured in satellite images. Residents posted photos and video to social media. One astronomer guessed it was several feet in length. A bright ball of fire shot across the sky in Puerto Rico Friday afternoon, prompting local residents to speculate on what it was, and to wonder if it was a bad omen for the disaster-stricken island. Images of the fireball were captured by...
  • Why Are Volcanoes All Over The Globe Suddenly Shooting Giant Clouds Of Ash?

    01/14/2020 8:50:06 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 128 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/14/2020 | Michael Snyder
    There certainly hasn't been a lack of seismic activity so far in 2020. Just a few days ago, I wrote about the horrific earthquake swarm that Puerto Rico is currently experiencing. More than 1,000 earthquakes have rattled Puerto Rico so far, and as you will see below, it was just hit by another very large earthquake. But right now volcanic eruptions have taken center stage. In particular, a massive eruption in the Philippines is making headlines all over the world, but what most people don't realize is that several other volcanoes have also blown their tops in spectacular fashion within...
  • Iran hit with magnitude 4.9 earthquake near nuclear plant

    01/08/2020 9:11:11 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2020 | Brie Stimson
    A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Iran early Wednesday morning on a volatile day in the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck in the southwestern part of the country near the Bushehr nuclear plant. The country also launched a retaliatory missile attack against coalition forces in Iraq Wednesday for a U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani early Friday morning.
  • 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

    01/06/2020 4:57:25 AM PST · by cll · 38 replies
    Fox 61 ^ | AP via Fox 61 | Danica Coto
    <p>A 5.8-magnitude quake has jolted Puerto Ricans out of their beds as the strongest quake yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.</p> <p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck Monday morning just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of more than 6 miles. There was no tsunami threat.</p>
  • Puerto Rico earthquake: Punta Ventana [rock formation] collapses as powerful tremor hits

    01/06/2020 9:25:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/06/2020
    A popular tourist rock formation in Puerto Rico has collapsed after a strong earthquake shook the island, damaging homes and causing power cuts. The stone arch, known as Punta Ventana, was destroyed on Monday, when the earthquake hit. The 5.8-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 6km (3.7 miles), off the Caribbean island's southern coast. No tsunami alerts were issued and no casualties have been reported. There were, however, reports of severe damage to buildings, landslides and widespread power cuts after the earthquake, which struck at 06:32 local time (10:32 GMT). Pictures of the aftermath, showing homes upended from their...
  • M 5.0 quake: Southern Iran on Wed, 8 Jan 02h20 [seriously?]

    01/07/2020 8:15:23 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 82 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | Jan 8 2020 | Volcano Discovery
    Earthquake data (GFZ): Date & Time: Wed, 8 Jan 02:20:03 UTC - 1 hour 51 minutes ago Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km Magnitude (Richter scale): 5.0
  • Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6.

    01/07/2020 2:17:33 AM PST · by null and void · 112 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/7/20 | null and void
    Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6. If a 6.4 doesn't qualify as breaking news, what does?
  • BREAKING: Earthquake Detected Near Nuclear Facility [Iran]

    01/07/2020 9:19:47 PM PST · by · 72 replies ^ | 1-7-2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    During the early morning hours on Wednesday in Iran, multiple earthquakes have been detected around the country, including an earthquake near an Iranian nuclear power plant. Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall reported: 2 Strong 'Earthquakes' Have Struck Iran In The Past 2 Hours; The First a Preliminary Magnitude 5.5 & The Second a 4.9 – USGS"
  • From Mexicali to N of San Fran Mother Earth is shimmying in the New Year (My Title)

    01/02/2020 4:35:53 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 25 replies
    USGS Earthquake Page ^ | Unpublished | Oscar in Batangas
    A rather interesting pattern along some of the major fault lines is showing up.
  • Cluster of 5+ magnitude quakes strikes off Vancouver Island

    12/25/2019 8:01:11 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    komonews ^ | 12/23/19 | staff
    PORT HARDY, B.C. - Four earthquakes measuring between 5 and 6 in magnitude struck Monday off the coast of Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. The first quake registered 5.2 in magnitude and struck at 8:44 a.m. PST. The second quake, which measured 5.7 in magnitude, hit at 11:13 a.m. A third quake measuring 6.0 was recorded at 11:49 a.m. The fourth quake, also 6.0 in magnitude, struck at 12:56 p.m. All four quakes were centered about 100 miles west of Port Hardy, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, and all were measured at a depth of about...
  • Philippines earthquake pegged at magnitude 6.9; collapse of 3-story building reported

    12/15/2019 7:46:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/2019 | By Dom Calicchio |
    A powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake in southern Philippines killed at least one person Sunday and caused the collapse of a three-story building, sparking a desperate effort to reach an unknown number of people who may have been trapped inside, officials said. The temblor sent holiday shoppers fleeing from malls in a panic, with people evacuating homes and other buildings as well, according to reports. The quake struck an area about 3.7 miles northwest of Padada town in Davao del Sur province at a depth of 18 miles, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. President Rodrigo Duterte, who is...
  • Two of the biggest US earthquake faults might be linked

    12/09/2019 9:15:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    Nature ^ | 05 December 2019 | Alexandra Witze
    Provocative analysis of sea-floor cores suggests that quakes on the Cascadia fault off California can trigger tremors on the San Andreas. Two of North America’s most fearsome earthquake zones could be linked. A controversial study argues that at least eight times in the past 3,000 years, quakes made a one–two punch off the west coast of the United States. A quake hit the Cascadia fault off the coast of northern California, triggering a second quake on the San Andreas fault just to the south. In some cases, the delay between the quakes may have been decades long. The study suggests...
  • Dangerous L.A. Apartments That Could Collapse in an Earthquake Are Being Fixed Quickly

    11/22/2019 10:38:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/22/2019
    An earthquake safety revolution is spreading along the streets and back alleys of Los Angeles, as steel frames and strong walls appear inside the first-story parking garages of thousands of apartment buildings. The construction is designed to fix one of the most dangerous earthquake risks: Wood apartment buildings collapsing because the skinny poles propping up parking at the ground level are not strong enough to withstand the shaking. Now, 27% of Los Angeles’ 11,400 dangerous wood-frame apartments are retrofitted to better resist earthquakes. Retrofit progress has been steady across the city, a Times analysis of city records shows. Among the...
  • Earthquake Conspiracy Theorists Are Wreaking Havoc During Emergencies

    11/15/2019 5:56:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    vice/motherboard ^ | Nov 14 2019 | Anna Merlan
    Correct information about possible aftershocks was being conveyed inaccurately, or someone at Homeland Security was getting truly bad information and relaying it. Either way, it was a problem. An earthquake conspiracy theory forum was—or perhaps several of them were—clearly pushing out false and misleading information about what was going to happen next. Earthquake conspiracy theorists aren’t a huge group, but they do exist and have an immense amount of sway over their dedicated fans. They would say they are rogue scientists, unfairly reviled by their more mainstream colleagues for having mastered prediction, the ultimate goal of seismology. They say they’re...
  • New Mexico works ‘proactively’ with oil and gas after earthquakes tied to fracking in West Texas

    10/24/2019 4:25:32 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Adrian Hedden
    Hydraulic fracturing could be responsible for an increase in earthquakes in the Permian Basin in West Texas, as oil and gas operations increase during a boom in the region. A study published Tuesday by the University of Texas at Austin suggested the practice, known as fracking, could be linked to earthquakes in the region just across the state border to southeast New Mexico where oil and gas operations also increased dramatically in recent years. Research targeted the Delaware Basin, on the western side of the Permian in Texas and New Mexico which now produces more than 5 million barrels of...
  • Earthquake cluster slams Kansas county with 11 quakes in 5 days

    08/19/2019 7:09:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies ^ | 8/18/19 | Rawson White
    A county in central Kansas experienced a pretty shocking uptick in seismic activity last week — 11 earthquakes in five days. It started with a magnitude-2.4 earthquake Wednesday morning just 2 1/2 miles southwest of Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County, according to the United States Geological Survey. There would be 10 more before the week was out.