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  • 9 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In Less Than A Day

    01/07/2015 5:10:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | January 7, 2015 | CBS DFW/AP
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Nine earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. “Shook my whole house!” said CBS 11 News viewer Aprille Maganda from her home in the Las Colinas area of Irving.
  • Oklahoma earthquakes: USGS continues to look at increase

    12/26/2014 6:59:57 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    Enid News [Oklahoma] ^ | Friday, December 26, 2014 | Jessica Miller
    There have been more than 500 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma this year, up significantly from 109 in 2013 and just 35 in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials. As of Monday, there were 549 of the higher magnitude quakes in 2014, with 19 being magnitude 4.0 or greater. USGS officials focused on magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes because the smaller the magnitude, the more potential there is for missing an event, USGS Geophysicist Robert Williams said. The USGS is looking into the increase in earthquakes, mostly occurring in central and north-central Oklahoma, he said. “Starting probably...
  • Geologist Speculates on Disappearance of Sanxingdui

    12/26/2014 2:58:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014 | editor
    Niannian Fan, a river sciences researcher at Tsinghua University in Chengdu, China, presented new thoughts on the disappearance of the Sanxingdui culture from a walled city on the banks of China's Minjiang River some 3,000 years ago, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. "The current explanations for why it disappeared are war and flood, but both are not very convincing," Fan told Live Science. In the 1980s, scientists found two pits of broken Bronze Age jades, elephant tusks, and bronze sculptures. Similar artifacts have been found nearby at another ancient city known as Jinsha. Did the people...
  • What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted? [Matthew 24:7]

    12/16/2014 6:25:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | 12/15/2014 | Brad Plumer
    If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants. It'd be a huge disaster...
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • Earthquake Forecast: 4 California Faults Are Ready to Rupture

    10/15/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10-13-14 | Becky Oskin
    With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if. Now researchers propose that four faults have built up enough seismic strain (stored energy) to unleash destructive earthquakes, according to a study published today (Oct. 13) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The quartet includes the Hayward Fault, the Rodgers Creek Fault, the Green Valley Fault and the Calaveras Fault. While all are smaller pieces of California's San Andreas Fault system, which is more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) long, the four faults...
  • Scientists turn textbook volcanic eruption theory on its head

    09/13/2014 12:52:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Zeenews (India) ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | ANI
    Researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida found that the volcano pictures, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian Islands, illustrate that it erupts when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth but those pictures are wrong. Don Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, at Caltech said that new seismology data are now confirming that such narrow jets don't actually exist. He further explained that, in fact, basic physics doesn't support the presence of these jets, called mantle plumes, and the new results corroborated those fundamental ideas. It...
  • Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper

    09/01/2014 1:05:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 3:51 AM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don’t wait until it’s too late to think about toilet paper. The government and paper companies kicked off a “Let’s stockpile toilet paper!” campaign to mark Disaster Prevention Day, warning of a possible crisis because nearly half of the supply comes from one of Japan’s most earthquake-prone areas. Officials said people immediately think of food and water as emergency supplies, but easily forget toilet paper, and get desperate when it’s too late. …
  • Icelandic volcano could trigger Britain's coldest winter EVER this year

    08/23/2014 8:23:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | August 22, 2014 | Nathan Rao
    BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Baroabunga volcano erupts, experts have warned. Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere can trigger DECADES of chaotic weather patterns. Tiny pieces of debris act as billions of shields reflecting the sun’s light away from earth meaning winter temperatures could plunge LOWER THAN EVER before while summer will be devoid of sunshine. The first effect could be a bitterly cold winter to arrive in weeks with thermometers plunging into minus figures and not rising long before next summer. The Icelandic...
  • Oklahoma residents seek answers on quakes

    06/26/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 8:09 AM EDT | Emily Schmall and Kristi Eaton
    Oklahoma residents whose homes and nerves have been shaken by an upsurge in earthquakes want to know what’s causing the temblors—and what can be done to stop them.Hundreds of people are expected to turn out in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Thursday night for a town hall meeting on the issue. […] Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 between January and the start of May. Though most have been too weak to cause serious damage or endanger lives, they’ve raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, especially the wells in which the...
  • Swarm of earthquakes in Alaska puzzles scientists

    06/16/2014 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2014 6:30 PM EDT | Rachel D’Oro
    A moderate earthquake shook northwest Alaska on Monday, the fifth temblor of the same magnitude since April in an area with otherwise little activity, seismologists said. The magnitude-5.7 quake struck at 4:01 a.m. Monday northeast of the village of Noatak, the Alaska Earthquake Center reported. As with other temblors in the earthquake swarm, the quake was felt in Noatak, an Inupiat Eskimo community of 560 people. […] The series of earthquakes has scientists puzzled about activity that is considered very unusual in the area. “At this point, we don’t really understand the nature of these earthquakes,” (earthquake center seismologist Natasha)...
  • (LA) Quakes Are Increasing, But Scientists Aren't Sure What It Means

    06/03/2014 10:04:13 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Rong-Gong Lin II June 2, 2014, 7:42 PM No, it's not your imagination: The Los Angeles area is feeling more earthquakes this year.. After a relatively quiet period of seismic activity in the Los Angeles area, the last five months have been marked by five earthquakes larger than 4.0. That hasn't occurred since 1994, the year of the destructive Northridge earthquake that produced 53 such temblors. Over the next two decades, there were some years that passed without a single quake 4.0 or greater. Earthquake experts said 2014 is clearly a year of increased seismic activity, but they said it's...
  • Author Says Earthquakes Are Predictable

    05/31/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | May 29, 2014 12:19 PM | Andrew Limberg
    Nabhan is a former teacher in California and now lives in Pittsburgh. He became interested in earthquakes while he was the earthquake preparedness coordinator for the school he worked at. He says he noticed every earthquake happened at dusk or dawn. “I realized this sort of conscience doesn’t happen in science. These dawn and dusk quakes during new and full moons are the paradigm on the west coast,” he said. “All six great quakes that have struck in Los Angeles that have killed people since the 30s, all of them, dawn or dusk [quakes]. How can earthquakes be predicted? Nabhan...
  • How Smartphones Can Warn You of an Impending Earthquake

    05/28/2014 6:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Joseph George
    Imagine getting an alert on your smartphone seconds before an earthquake strikes. If ongoing research and experiments by various governmental and non-governmental agencies succeed, we could soon receive such a notification, seconds or even minutes before the tremors, thereby saving precious lives. Starting with an initiative by the Community Seismic Network of the California Institute of Technology to the Qatar Computing Research Institute, which has announced various projects related to emergency response in times of an earthquake or other similar natural disasters, efforts are on to leverage the potential of the smartphone and other smart devices to one day being...
  • Record Number of Oklahoma Tremors Raises Possibility of Damaging Earthquakes

    05/07/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    USGS ^ | Originally Released: 10/22/2013 1:07:59 PM; Updated May 2, 2014 | Author: Updated USGS-Oklahoma Geological Survey Joint Statement on Oklahoma Earthquakes
    The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 – by about 50 percent – significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma. View map of Oklahoma seismicity. View animation of Oklahoma Seismicity. A new U.S. Geological Survey and Oklahoma Geological Survey analysis found that 145 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in Oklahoma from January 2014 (through May 2; see accompanying graphic). The previous annual record, set in 2013, was 109 earthquakes, while the long-term average earthquake rate, from 1978 to 2008, was just two magnitude 3.0...
  • Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

    05/05/2014 1:09:24 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 52 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05/05/14 | Becky Oskin
    Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. In a joint statement, the agencies said the risk of a damaging earthquake — one larger than magnitude 5.0 — has significantly increased in central Oklahoma.
  • Swarm of Earthquakes in Oklahoma [past 30 days

    05/05/2014 12:17:43 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    USGS Hazards [Earthquakes] ^ | 5-5-2014 | Vanity
    The URL shows the swarm of small earthquakes in Oklahoma. I have not heard any explanation for these. The URL lists all 2.5+ earthquakes in the past 30 days. There is one just across the border in Kansas... According to USGS, there are 123 Earthquakes in the past 30 days in the Oklahoma area. These are all very small earthquakes or better termed tremors.
  • 108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    04/19/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Crowds gathered early Friday in San Francisco - as they have done every year for 108 years - to remember the great quake of 1906. Children and grownups gathered at 5 a.m. around Lotta's Fountain to lay a wreath and sound sirens remembering the moment the quake struck. The gold-painted fountain on Market Street served as a meeting point during the earthquake and its aftermath. The early 20th century earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906 in San Francisco, leading to a devastating fires that lasted for several days. In the end, about 3,000 people died and more...
  • MAGNITUDE-7.2 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES MEXICAN CAPITAL

    04/18/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 13 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 18 2014 | JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA
    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.
  • How the 1964 Alaska Earthquake Shook Up Science (50 Years ago Good Friday)

    04/17/2014 12:21:35 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3/27/2014 | Becky Oskin
    The earthquake struck at 5:36 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday. When the first shaking hit, many parents were in the kitchen, fixing dinner. For more than 4 minutes, the earth buckled and lurched all across southern Alaska. Few people returned home to their meals that night. In Anchorage, the ground cracked open and giant fissures swallowed children whole, killing them in front of their siblings. Landslides launched tsunamis that swept away coastal villages before the shaking even ended. In Seward, spilled oil slicked the water and caught fire. When the earthquake-triggered tsunami hit minutes later, the wave was...
  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    04/16/2014 12:36:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:25pm EDT | Laura Zuckerman
    Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho’s most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Saturday’s earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and...
  • Earthquake off Siberian land mass was the 'largest deep earthquake' ever recorded

    09/22/2013 6:02:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 21 September 2013
    Earthquake off Siberian land mass was the 'largest deep earthquake' ever recorded By The Siberian Times reporter 21 September 2013 Scientists are puzzling to explain the tremor, 8.3 on the Richter scale, by far the largest since records began The quake broke other records, too, as outlines in journal Science. The rupture extended about 180 km, by far the longest known rupture. Picture: Picture: Alexey Yemanov via copah.info The earthquake struck 609 km beneath the Sea of Okhotsk on 24 May this year, and is seen as 30% larger than its nearest rival, a 1994 earthquake 637 km beneath Bolivia,...
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis are triggered by Star-quakes

    03/06/2005 11:09:03 PM PST · by bd476 · 131 replies · 1,924+ views
    India Daily News ^ | March 7, 2005
    Earthquakes and Tsunamis are triggered by Star-quakes – the invisible interconnection between different parts of the Universe The position of SGR1806-20 in a radio image of the sky - 50,000 light-years away Staff Reporter Mar. 7, 2005 Computer models are showing an interesting relationship between star-quakes and earthquakes. Supernova, star-quakes and similar burst of energy in the Universe triggers earthquakes and tsunamis. According to researchers, most of the large earthquakes and Tsunamis happened when there was a burst of energy somewhere in the cosmos. According to BBC, Astronomers say they have been stunned by the amount of energy released in...
  • Danny Glover believes that the Haitian earthquake was caused by climate change and global warming

    01/15/2010 6:00:32 AM PST · by IrishMike · 98 replies · 2,323+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010 | Tim Blair
    Says Glover: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” His obscene opinion would be bigger news if Glover had – in the manner of others – idiotically blamed a less-fashionable deity.
  • Danny Glover:Haitian earthquake was caused by climate change and global warming:

    01/15/2010 6:30:11 AM PST · by safetysign · 51 replies · 1,893+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 01/15/2010 | Tim Blair
    Says Glover: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?” His obscene opinion would be bigger news if Glover had – in the manner of others – idiotically blamed a less-fashionable deity. Video at link
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire – Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

    04/05/2014 10:12:26 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 20 replies
    Roto-Reuters ^ | 04/05/2014 | Carey Gillam
    Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said. Those two were preceded by two more, at 2.6 magnitude, and 2.5 magnitude, that also rolled...
  • Too Many Earthquakes

    04/04/2014 5:20:00 PM PDT · by null and void · 55 replies
    USGS ^ | 4/4/14 | nully
    This is worrisome: I've NEVER seen this notice before.
  • 7.8 Earthquake in Northern Chile (another one)

    04/02/2014 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    USGS ^ | April 2, 2014
    M7.8 - 23km S of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC Event Time 2014-04-03 02:43:15 UTC 2014-04-02 23:43:15 UTC-03:00 at epicenter 2014-04-02 19:43:15 UTC-07:00 system time Location 20.430°S 70.113°W depth=20.0km (12.4mi) Nearby Cities 23km (14mi) S of Iquique, Chile 184km (114mi) N of Tocopilla, Chile 217km (135mi) S of Arica, Chile 256km (159mi) NNW of Calama, Chile 481km (299mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
  • Beneath Yellowstone, a volcano that could wipe out U.S.

    12/13/2013 6:45:20 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies
    NYPost ^ | 12/13/2013 | James Seidel
    It’s the awe-inspiring pride of the United States – and it harbors a deadly power that could kill us all. Yellowstone National Park is pristine wilderness, full of scenic landscape and iconic hot-pools and geysers that attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. But it’s what lies beneath that has scientists scurrying. We’ve long known that Yellowstone is merely the skin on top of a supervolcano – a giant pool of magma sitting just under the Earth’s surface. Exactly how giant has been the subject of much speculation.
  • Yellowstone Supervolcano "Even More Colossal" Than Thought

    12/13/2013 6:20:25 PM PST · by TroutGuy · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-10-2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    The supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US is far larger than was previously thought, scientists report. A study shows that the magma chamber is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates suggested. A team found the cavern stretches for more than 90km (55 miles) and contains 200-600 cubic km of molten rock. The findings are being presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Prof Bob Smith, from the University of Utah, said: “We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be bigger... but this finding is...
  • Yellowstone Volcano Eruption in 2014? Are Animals Fleeing Park As ‘An Alert’?

    04/01/2014 7:35:35 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-1-14 | Z. Stieber
    A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed to set off a reaction from the animals, who are moving for a reason. “Whether I believe this, or whether I don’t believe the story or not, I don’t know. I can...
  • BREAKING: Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Belly Rumbling

    02/04/2014 8:24:36 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 341 replies
    A Sheep No More ^ | 2/3/14 | Andrew Pontbriand
    A seismometer inside a borehole at Yellowstone National Park has begun reporting staggering underground activity near the southwest corner of Yellowstone Lake, possibly signaling the beginning of an eruption of the Super Volcano at the Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park is home to many beauties, with it’s ancient landscape, geysers, and hot springs. It is also the site of one of the worlds most destructive forces. A supervolcano.
  • What Would An Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Look Like?

    04/02/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 1, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    On Sunday, the worst earthquake in about 30 years rattled the Yellowstone supervolcano. Overall, there have been at least 25 significant earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park since Thursday, but it is the 4.8 earthquake that has many observers extremely worried. Could such a large earthquake be a sign that the Yellowstone supervolcano is starting to roar to life after all this time? And if it does erupt, what would that mean for the rest of the country? As you will see below, a full-blown eruption at Yellowstone would be absolutely catastrophic. It is estimated that such an eruption could dump...
  • Fears of Volcanic Eruption as Bison Seen Fleeing Yellowstone Park (Video)

    04/02/2014 11:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-2-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A number of bloggers are posting video of animals fleeing the Yellowstone Park this week. Some believe this may be a sign of an imminent volcano eruption. [video] The Epoch Times reported: A number of bloggers are posting videos that show bison and other animals allegedly leaving Yellowstone National Park, prompting theories that as earthquakes ramp up the seismic activity will set off the Yellowstone supervolcano. Two of the main bloggers behind the discussion stress that there’s no way to know when the supervolcano will go off but note that the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit on March 30 seemed...
  • Animals leaving Yellowstone Park

    04/02/2014 6:51:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 167 replies
    KPLR11 ^ | staff
    WYOMING – An animal exodus at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has residents and tourist wondering if they know something they don’t. Bison and many other animals are leaving Yellowstone in droves, and its prompting theories that minor earthquakes in the area could soon set off the Yellowstone Super Volcano. A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and the more earthquakes hit an area, the more chances a volcano may be activated from its dormant state
  • LIVE: Massive earthquake hits Chile; stronger temblor waiting in the wings?

    04/02/2014 7:36:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | April 02, 2014, 19:33 | Supriya Jha
    07:30 pm: Copper mining unaffected by quake The quake seems to not have impacted Chile's flourishing copper mining industry as state-owned copper miner, Codelco, said there were no reports of injuries to employees or damage to its operations in the area affected, reported the Wall Street Journal. 05:00 pm: Bigger quake waiting in the wings? The northern Chile that had been witnessing tremors since last two weeks on Tuesday was rattled by a stronger quake of magnitude 8.2 earthquake. But if a geophysicist is to be believed, a bigger quake might be waiting in the wings. According to the CNN,...
  • Largest earthquake since 1980 strikes Yellowstone Park, at site of rapid uplift

    03/30/2014 10:28:20 AM PDT · by TroutGuy · 156 replies
    The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that a light earthquake occurred at 06:34 AM on March 30, 2014 (MDT). The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This earthquake is part of a series of earthquakes that began in this area on Thursday, March 27. As of 8:15 am today, this series has included at least 25 earthquakes in addition to the main shock, with the largest of magnitude 3.1. The magnitude 4.8 main shock was reported felt in Yellowstone National Park and in the towns...
  • Warning signs that Yellowstone may Erupt

    02/28/2014 8:17:07 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 161 replies
    Joe For America ^ | on Feb 27, 2014 | Joe For America
    Some worrying developments are taking place at the Super Volcano located beneath Yellowstone National Park; the kind of developments that were seen shortly before other volcanoes erupted. Not only was there a sudden rise in the elevation of the ground, and development of new cracks, but a gas called Helium-4, a very rare type of Helium, has begun coming out of the surface. It is the presence of this gas that has scientists quite concerned. If the Yellowstone Super Volcano were to erupt, it would be 2,000 times bigger than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in the 1980′s. Everything...
  • Tsunami strikes Chile: Live updates after massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes giant wave

    04/01/2014 7:14:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 79 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 4-2-14
    A wave of more than six feet in height has hit the port of Iquique in Chile. It is a key copper exporting port, close to the country's main copper mines. Mining companies Codelco and BHP Billiton said that had not yet received reports of damage to mines.
  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

    04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 249 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-1-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," it said.
  • Yellowstone National Park rattled by largest earthquake in 34 years

    03/31/2014 1:23:50 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Laura Zuckerman
    (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park, which sits atop one of the world's largest super-volcanoes, was struck on Sunday by a magnitude 4.8 earthquake, the biggest recorded there since February 1980, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported. The tremor, a relatively light event by seismic standards, struck the northwest corner of the park and capped a flurry of smaller quakes at Yellowstone since Thursday, geologists at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations said in a statement. The latest earthquake struck at 6:34 a.m. near the Norris Geyser Basin and was felt about 23 miles away in two small Montana...
  • The 10 Cities Most At Risk Of Being Hit By Natural Disasters

    03/30/2014 6:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Swiss Re, a global reinsurance company, has analyzed the disaster potential for 616 of the world’s largest cities (PDF). Each city is ranked according to its potential for earthquakes, storms, storm surges, tsunamis, and river floods. For each type of disaster, Swiss Re devised an extreme weather scenario in which defenses fail and the human and economic toll can be enormous. Further, each city was ranked based on the effect each scenario would have on its residents by combining population-distribution data and vulnerability estimates for each disaster. The scenarios consider fatalities, injuries, evacuations, those whose homes would be damaged or destroyed, and those who...
  • 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

    03/30/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 3-30-2014 | Michael Snyder
    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2014 Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of...
  • The L.A. Earthquakes - A Reality Check

    03/29/2014 1:44:33 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 44 replies
    IFB ^ | 3/29/14
    Of the many different natural disasters that exist, nothing is more terrifying and devastating as the awesome power of an earthquake. In just a few moments of time an earthquake can unleash catastrophic damage and the death of multitudes. Those who live in the Los Angeles area in particular have always been mindful and anticipating the "Big One" and this week this REALITY has been experienced is a series of big earthquakes which have caused its millions of inhabitants to consider this REALITY. In the back of their minds they know that one day this "Big One" will finally occur,...
  • 50 Years Ago Today: The Great Alaskan Earthquake

    03/27/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 23 replies
    Al;aska Earthquake Information center ^ | Alaska Earthquake Information Center
    Today is the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaskan Earthquake. It struck at 5:36pm ADT on March 27, 1964. The moment magnitude was 9.2 on the Richter scale. There were 11 aftershocks on the day of the earthquake over 6.0, and 9 more over the next three weeks. The Earth "rang" like a bell for several weeks afterward. Vertical ground movements of 5 to 10 cm were detected in Texas and Florida.
  • Robot writes LA Times earthquake breaking news article

    03/26/2014 4:48:59 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    BBC Technology News ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | BBC Staff
    The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Mr Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online. "Robo-journalism" is increasingly being used in newsrooms worldwide. The LA Times is a pioneer in the technology which draws on trusted sources - such as the US Geological Survey - and places data into a pre-written template. As well as the earthquake...
  • Two Colossal Statues Unveiled in Luxor

    03/24/2014 1:02:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014 | unattributed
    Two additional colossal statues of Amenhotep III were unveiled in Luxor yesterday, along with a carved alabaster head from another Amenhotep III statue. Archaeologists say that the severely damaged statues, carved from red quartzite, are now situated on their original sites at the pharaoh’s funerary temple. The first depicts Amenhotep III in a seated position, wearing a royal pleated kilt held at the waist by a decorated belt. The second shows the king standing and has been placed at the north gate of the temple. “The statues had lain in pieces for centuries in the fields, damaged by destructive forces...
  • 14 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma since Friday

    03/22/2014 8:43:05 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 79 replies
    Fox 25 Oklahoma City ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | John Miller
    <p>LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 14 earthquakes in Oklahoma since about 9:30 p.m. Friday, the largest being a magnitude 4.0.</p> <p>The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 10:05 p.m. Friday about seven miles south of Langston. Three other quakes of magnitude 2.9, 3.0 and 3.3 were recorded Saturday afternoon in the Medford area.</p>
  • California’s Brown hears fracking gripes

    03/08/2014 4:14:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 6:44 PM EST | Michael R.Blood
    In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration’s policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. […] State Democratic conventions can be boisterous gatherings, but the protesters provided an unscripted distraction in what was otherwise expected to be a unified show of support for the 75-year-old governor, who appears headed for an unprecedented fourth term in the heavily Democratic state. Fracking “gets to the oil that is the dirtiest oil on the planet,” said delegate Ken Jones of Greenbrae in Marin County,...