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  • John Casey Author of UPHEAVAL & ADAPT 2030 Discuss Catastrophic Earthquakes Striking USA (315)

    02/18/2017 11:53:57 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 15 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTJCY6M-3fY ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adapt 2030
    John Casey (author of "UPHEAVAL" and "Dark Winter") & ADAPT 2030 discuss catastrophic earthquakes striking USA and Mini Ice Age Preparation. During every grand solar minimum the USA is rocked by 7.0-8.2+ earthquakes as well massive eruptions and seismic events across the globe. Our conversation covers how to prepare for these events and what to expect in terms of infrastructure damage, how to keep your family and businesses safe, investment opportunities, global crop losses and intensification of the grand solar minimum with a timeline to intensification. John Casey can be contacted through his website and UPHEAVAL & DARK WINTER can...
  • EPA: Oklahoma regulators should do more to curb earthquakes

    02/03/2017 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2017 6:52 PM EST
    The Environmental Protection Agency has told Oklahoma regulators to do more to protect the state from a surge in earthquake activity that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. An EPA administrator sent a letter in November to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, saying a magnitude 5.0 earthquake happened despite state and federal action to curb wastewater injection. The Frontier first reported the contents of the letter. […] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA. His nomination is pending Senate approval. Environmentalists have criticized Pruitt for not doing more...
  • 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...
  • Seismically active Katmandu region in store for larger earthquake

    12/06/2016 12:23:49 AM PST · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 12/05/2016 | Steve Wesnousky of the University of Nevada
    An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year's 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Katmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, an international team of seismic experts has concluded. The unsettling news comes after field research and analysis in the year following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, which killed 9,000 people and destroyed 600,000 structures throughout the region. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-seismically-katmandu-region-larger-earthquake.html#jCp "We conducted a number of paleoearthquake studies in the vicinity of Katmandu in the past year, digging trenches and studying soils and faultlines looking back over the past 2,000 years," Wesnousky said. "Coupled with the historical record, it's apparent...
  • Yes, Natural Disasters can be Divine Punishment for Human Iniquity - Roberto de Mattei

    11/08/2016 7:48:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 5, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Since August 24th this year, Italy has been struck by a series of violent earthquakes, and after two months they show no signs of diminishing. According to the seismologists, there have been thousands of aftershocks, different in their intensity and magnitude. Up until now, there have been a limited number of victims, but there has been severe damage to the churches and public and private buildings, depriving tens of thousands of Italians of their material goods and homes. The quake on October 30th - the most severe after August 24th - was felt all over Italy, from Bari to Bolzano...
  • Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

    11/05/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 5 November 2016 14:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath. Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a theologian known for his hardline views, made the comments on October 30, the day central Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — according to Italian media. […] Cavalcoli said on Radio Maria that the seismic shocks were “divine punishment” for "the offense to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular...
  • Stronger 2nd earthquake strikes Italy

    10/26/2016 12:51:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    cbc news ^ | October 26, 2016
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, one hour after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the region. The quake was felt in the capital, shaking centuries-old palazzi in its historic centre. There were scattered accounts of pieces of buildings falling but no immediate reports of injuries.
  • USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal [anti-fracking barf]

    10/24/2016 3:30:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2016 5:06 PM EDT
    The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said. The USGS report indicated that in the area around where the Fairview quake occurred, the volume of fluid injected had increased sevenfold over three years. …
  • Salton Sea Quake Cluster Increased Probability of Major Quake on San Andreas Fault

    The probability of a magnitude-7 earthquake in Southern California briefly increased as much as 50-fold earlier this week, but has since been dropping back to normal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and other quake experts. What changed things was a cluster of small quakes that began Monday near the southern end of the San Andreas fault. Seismologists believe that quake activity on one fault can lead to increased stresses on another, said Rob Graves, research seismologist based in the Pasadena USGS office. The cluster was epicentered beneath the Salton Sea, near Bombay Beach, within a handful of miles of...
  • American Government hard at work stopping U.S. n-plant exports

    05/04/2006 7:29:42 AM PDT · by sefarkas · 142+ views
    ITAR-TASS News Agency ^ | 3May2006 | TASS
    YEREVAN, May 3 (Itar-Tass) -- Armenia will build a new nuclear power plant with the capacity of 1,000 megawatt, Finance and Economy Minister Vartan Khachatrian said on Tuesday, after the 12th meeting of the Armenian-U.S. economic cooperation group. He said the new power plant will replace the old one with the capacity of 440 megawatt. The United States objects to building a new nuclear power plant in Armenia for safety reasons, as the country is located in a seismically active zone, U.S. coordinator for Europe and Eurasia Thomas Adams said. Not a single American company will agree to build a...
  • Despite Claims to the Contrary, Science Says Fracking Not Causing Increased Earthquakes

    09/13/2016 3:05:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Marita Noon
    People in seven states, from South Dakota to Texas, were awakened Saturday morning, September 3, by Oklahoma’s most powerful earthquake in recorded history. The 5.8 tremor was centered near Pawnee, OK. Several buildings sustained minor damage and there were no serious injuries. That we know. What we don’t know is what caused the quake—but that didn’t stop the alarmist headlines from quickly blaming it on “fracking.”Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein promptly tweeted: “Fracking causes polluted drinking water + earthquakes. The #GreenNewDeal comes with none of these side effects, Oklahoma. #BanFracking”A headline in Forbes stated: “Thanks to fracking, earthquake hazards...
  • Va. geologist: Region should prep for future quakes

    08/23/2016 4:10:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 23, 2016 6:11 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    Damage from the 2011 earthquake in Louisa County, VirginiaDebris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Earthquake damage in Sherman building, an Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington DC, August 2011. WASHINGTON — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. metro area five years ago on Tuesday took many residents by surprise, but subsequent research reveals that earthquakes of even greater magnitude have originated from Central Virginia and a newly discovered fault line could shake the region again. “Within the last 10,000 years or so there have been significant earthquakes,” said David Spears, the...
  • New, Massive Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under South Asia

    07/14/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7/11/2016 | Michael Greshko
    A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. The years-long analysis is the first to incorporate GPS data from Bangladeshi tracking stations. It is...
  • USGS: Some Earthquakes on San Andreas Fault Are Triggered by Gravitational Tug Between Sun and Moon

    07/18/2016 7:49:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/18/2016 | Rosanna Xia
    Like sea levels, the surface of the Earth also goes up and down with the tides, flexing the crust and stressing the faults inside.... “...[T]he moon, when it's pulling in the same direction that the fault is slipping, causes the fault to slip more – and faster,” said Nicholas van der Elst, a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist... ... Like ocean tides, the strongest Earth tides occur when the sun and moon are aligned, and the weakest occur when they are 90 degrees apart. The same gravitational forces stretch and compress the Earth’s crust (though the rock moves less dramatically than...
  • Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?

    06/28/2016 7:56:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 23, 2016 | Peter Brennan
    As I drove across the I-40 bridge into Memphis, I was reassured: chances were slim that a massive earthquake would wrest the road from its supports, and plunge me more than a hundred feet into the murky Mississippi. Thanks to a recently completed $260 million seismic retrofit, the bridge—a chokepoint for traffic in the central U.S.—is now fortified. It’s also decked out with strong-motion accelerometers and bookended by borehole seismometers to record convulsions in the earth.
  • Trump & Trash Talking

    06/20/2016 2:05:03 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/20/2016 | Loud Mime
    Note: My usual web host didn't like this article because it would hurt the feelings of many of their friends. Sorry; no I'm not. We now know that some conservatives can be as disgusting, hateful, and illogical as the old Bush-Deranged liberals. Here I now speak of the Never-Trumpers, the loudmouths that have engaged in a full court press with their rhetoric, claiming not only that voting for Trump is the act of a stupid person, but that God will judge against you if you vote for the tycoon. Yes, I’ve read screeds directed at Christians that the Almighty will...
  • Major SF earthquake could devastate housing, price out poor and elderly

    09/22/2005 12:49:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 660+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/5 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    San Francisco -- Rebuilding San Francisco after a major earthquake would change its human face, hastening gentrification and driving out poor and elderly residents, experts and city officials warn. Experts say there's a 62 percent chance a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 or higher will hit the San Francisco Bay area within several decades — or tomorrow. Thousands of homes would be rendered uninhabitable, displacing up to 300,000 residents, almost half the city's population, according to some projections. A major issue would be creating replacement housing for the poor in one of the nation's most expensive markets. About 16,000...
  • BREAKING: Second massive earthquake today rocks Ecuador

    05/18/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by John W · 21 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rory Mckeown & Tom Evans
    ECUADOR has been hit by ANOTHER powerful earthquake – just hours after a 6.7 magnitude quake struck this morning.
  • New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians

    05/15/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/13/2016 | University of Hawaii at Manoa
    A team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) published a study this week that estimated the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands--an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai'i. In the next 50 years, they report, there is a 9% chance of such an event. An earlier State of Hawai'i report has estimated the damage from such an event would be nearly $40 billion, with more than 300,000 people affected. Earth's crust is composed of numerous rocky plates. An earthquake occurs when two sections of crust suddenly...
  • The south is SINKING: Giant chunks of the Earth's mantle are falling off and causing quakes across

    05/04/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 MAy 2014 | MARK PRIGG
    The southeastern United States has been hit by a series of strange unexplained quakes - most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation's capital. Researchers have been baffled, believing the areas should be relatively quiet in terms of seismic activity, as it is located in the interior of the North American Plate, far away from plate boundaries where earthquakes usually occur. Now, they believe the quakes could be caused by pieces of the Earth's mantle breaking off and sinking into the planet.
  • Freeper Sushiman checking in from Kyushu after Kumamoto quakes

    04/18/2016 4:59:04 PM PDT · by sushiman · 63 replies
    4/18/16 | sushiman
    We'd been living in our brand new home for 2 weeks when the first of 2 killer quakes hit our city . I'd experienced myriad quakes in various parts of Japan during my 30 years of living here , but nothing like these . I really thought it was the end of the world when that first quake struck : the house rocked and shook that strongly . I'm still in a bit of a shock so forgive brevity at this time . My wife and I survived unscathed , but eveything inside the house was destroyed . It'll be...
  • 110th San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Anniversary Honors Victims of Ecuador, Japan

    04/18/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    As they have for 110 years in a row, residents and emergency crew members met early Monday morning at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to mark those who died and suffered during the great quake and fire on 1906. Except this year was different. It was the first time that no original survivors were left. The death of Bill Del Monte earlier this year at age 109, marked the end of the last 1906 survivor — an inevitable page turning in the long tale of the Bay Area’s most famous catastrophe. Still, a sizable crowd gathered at the gold fire...
  • Unprecedented Volcanic Activity: 40 Volcanoes Erupting Simultaneously

    04/18/2016 1:50:24 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 64 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/18/16 | Gary
    In conjunction with the tremendous number of large earthquakes over the past two weeks, it is now being reported that there are currently 40 active volcanic eruptions, 34 of which are occurring along the Ring of Fire.  This is unprecedented.
  • Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan (VIDEO)

    04/18/2016 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | Edited time: 16 Apr, 2016 02:14 | Staff
    <p>Plumes of smoke rose some 100 meters into the sky, according to local media and videos captured by witnesses. The eruption of Mt. Aso, located in southern Japan, was recorded at around 11:30pm GMT Friday.</p> <p>Since small eruptions had been recorded at Mt. Aso even before the series of deadly quakes hit the area on Thursday and Friday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency has reportedly decided to keep the alert level at 2 on a scale of 1-5.</p>
  • Unusual quake cluster worries Japan

    04/18/2016 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    asia.nikkei.com ^ | April 18, 2016 8:20 pm JST | Staff
    Rescuers and a search dog check the damage around a landslide area caused by earthquakes in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture on April 17. ============================================================================================================ TOKYO -- Seismic activity in southern Japan is mystifying geologists and keeping the nation on edge. The island of Kyushu has been struck by a series of significant earthquakes, with the epicenters moving progressively further inland. The cluster started with the deadly quakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last Thursday and Saturday. Temblors subsequently rocked the Mount Aso region and neighboring Oita Prefecture. There is a known concentration of faults in the area. Still, experts say it is...
  • [Recent] Earthquakes across the world... could herald new MEGA quake, warns top scientist

    04/17/2016 4:34:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Roger Bilham, a seismologist at the University of Colorado, told The Daily Express: 'The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. 'And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.' In addition to the four major earthquakes to have struck since Thursday, last week there were also shakes in the Philippines, Vanuatu and Myanmar. All of the earthquakes have occurred in countries straddling the so-called Ring of Fire. This is a horseshoe-shaped series of trenches spanning the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates are shifting and seismic and volcanic...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – April 17th, 2016

    04/17/2016 4:15:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Calvary Chapel | 4/17/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses what may be the most important development of the year concerning Israel, which is that of how the jury may be out on whether or not the US President vetoes a UN Security Council Resolution for a Palestinian “final-status solution.”
  • Warren Jeffs: "The End Will Come in 2016"

    04/06/2016 4:58:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    good4utah ^ | April 5, 2016 | Hailey Higgins
    HILDALE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) A catastrophic earthquake is predicted to hit Utah and much of the US this month, if you believe recent warnings from Fundamentalist LDS Prophet Warren Jeffs. "Whenever there is trouble coming to the FLDS people, especially to the leadership, the first thing that Warren begins to predict is gloom and doom," Dowayne Barlow said, former assistant to the FLDS bishop. Insiders say Jeffs made his most recent apocalyptic prediction before the FBI raided Hildale, UT and Colorado City, AZ. Eleven FLDS leaders and members are accused of a $12 million federal welfare fraud and money laundering...
  • Everyone panic. The fracking induced earthquakes are coming to kill you all

    03/29/2016 8:13:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/29/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Joel Achenbach at the Washington Post is out to save you all from a potential catastrophe. The evil oil and gas industry is going to cause most of the people reading this to flee in terror from their homes as earthquakes ravage the land and zombies begin to feast on the flesh of the living. Okay.. it’s not quite that bad, but a quick read of this study will likely have you checking for the nearest exits in your buildings. You see, fracking is causing earthquakes in unusual places (which is actually true, though not nearly on the calamitous scale...
  • Lucy Jones is leaving her job - to shake up more than just earthquakes

    03/20/2016 9:34:30 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 18, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    The questions were coming fast and frantic: How strong was the earthquake? Was it on the San Andreas? Is the Big One coming? A massive temblor had struck near Joshua Tree shortly before 10 p.m., causing buildings to sway all the way to Las Vegas. As the public braced for more shaking, the media flocked to Caltech that night in 1992. One woman seemed to have all the answers. It was a magnitude 6.1, explained U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones, and the odds of a larger quake in the next three days stood at 15%. She shifted her weight...
  • Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake

    03/01/2016 6:40:24 AM PST · by JimSEA · 2 replies
    UC Davis ^ | 2/15/16 | Becky Oskin
    spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start, according to a study from researchers at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior in Ensenada, Mexico, and the University of California, Davis. In the past 25 years, many of California’s biggest earthquakes struck on small faults, away from the San Andreas Fault plate boundary. These events include the Landers, Hector Mine and Napa earthquakes. Several of the quakes were unexpected, rattling areas thought seismically quiet. A closer look at one of the surprise events, the magnitude-7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake, showed that small...
  • Just felt an earthquake In South Central KS

    02/13/2016 9:16:37 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 61 replies
    Vanity
    At 11:04. Anyone else feel it?
  • 3 arrested for roles in construction of collapsed Taiwan apartment tower

    02/09/2016 9:05:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sophia Yan and Greg Botelho,
    Three people were arrested Tuesday, Xiao Bo-ren, the Tainan government's legal affairs secretary, told CNN. All are former executives of the real estate development company that built Tainan's 17-story Weiguan Golden Dragon tower, which collapsed when the magnitude-6.4 tremor hit early Saturday. Lin Ming-hui, former chairman of the now defunct Weiguan company, and two other former executives -- Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui -- face charges of professional negligence resulting in death. The ruins of the toppled high-rise are the most visible evidence of the massive quake, which killed at least 40 people in the normally quiet city of 1.9...
  • Emergency planners plan for deadly 'Big One' earthquake

    01/20/2016 11:15:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 2:02 PM EST | Terence Petty
    As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time. Tsunami waters surge through coastal communities. Buildings, bridges and roads lie in ruins. Fires burn out of control. Survivors are stranded on rooftops, cling to floating debris or are trapped inside wrecked buildings. Seismologists say a full rupture of a 650-mile-long offshore fault running from Northern California to British Columbia and an ensuing tsunami could come in our lifetime, and emergency management officials are busy preparing for the worst. Federal,...
  • Catastrophic medieval earthquakes in Nepal

    12/16/2015 8:06:36 PM PST · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/16/2015 | GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre
    Pokhara, the second largest town of Nepal, has been built on massive debris deposits, which are associated with strong medieval earthquakes. Three quakes, in 1100, 1255 and 1344, with magnitudes of around Mw 8 triggered large-scale collapses, mass wasting and initiated the redistribution of material by catastrophic debris flows on the mountain range. An international team of scientists led by the University of Potsdam has discovered that these flows of gravel, rocks and sand have poured over a distance of more than 60 kilometers from the high mountain peaks of the Annapurna massif downstream. Christoff Andermann from the GFZ German...
  • Saudis Fresh Prince Freaks Out About U.S. Fracking

    07/30/2013 4:31:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy: A Saudi prince has warned that his oil-reliant nation is under threat because of fracking technology being developed in the U.S. and spreading around the world. OPEC is now caught between Riyadh and a hard place. Indicative of the panic rippling through the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries over the U.S.-led fracking boom, billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says his Gulf Arab kingdom needs to reduce its reliance on crude oil and diversify its revenues, lest the era of gold-plated toilets come to an end. In an open letter to his country's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and other...
  • Earthquakes Rumble Through Oklahoma

    11/30/2015 6:36:45 AM PST · by John W · 24 replies
    AP via NewsOn6.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | AP
    MEDFORD, Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas. The USGS says the quake hit at 3:49 a.m. in extreme northern Oklahoma. The epicenter was 16 miles west-southwest of Medford, or about 80 miles south of Wichita, Kansas. The earthquake was upgraded after initial reports that it was magnitude 4.5. Other earthquakes have struck since that one. The first -- with a magnitude of 3.0 -- centered just outside the Oklahoma City...
  • Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the “big one” shakes Oklahoma

    11/23/2015 3:52:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | November 23, 2015 | Leslie Rangel
    However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here. ... In 2011, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the state, becoming the largest quake in recent Oklahoma history. Now, research shows a bigger, stronger one could hit soon. ... "It's unclear exactly how high we might go, and the predictions are upper 5-6 range for most things that I've seen," Todd Halihan, a researcher from OSU, says. Halihan studies these quakes; his...
  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • Series Of Earthquakes Rattles Oklahoma

    11/08/2015 3:09:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | November 7, 2015 | Richard Clark
    MEDFORD, Oklahoma - Two significant earthquakes and several smaller ones have been reported in Oklahoma Saturday. The USGS said the latest earthquake was at 12:29 p.m. The 4.2 magnitude quake was centered around 7.5 miles northwest of Medford. Another earthquake woke up many Oklahomans Saturday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit at 5:11:54 a.m., measuring 4.1 and was centered about 9 miles northwest of Medford. It was followed by five smaller quakes over the next 40 minutes with the strongest measuring 3.1. So far no one has reported any damage.
  • 400-Plus Quakes Strike San Ramon in 2 Weeks: USGS

    10/27/2015 4:26:15 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 32 replies
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/ ^ | 10/27/2015 | By Lisa Fernandez, Stephanie Chuang and Shawn Murphy
    San Ramon, California, appears to have broken a new earthquake record over the last two weeks: A total of 408 small quakes have shaken the East Bay city, almost four times the record set in 2003 in half the amount of time. "I've not felt so many tremors in decades," Mark Stone said outside a San Ramon Starbucks on Tuesday morning. "My dog, Gimmel, she's the first one to know a couple of seconds before." The U.S. Geological Survey reports that as of Oct. 13, the Northern California Seismic Network had detected 408 earthquakes – at least a dozen since...
  • Fears of failure grow for rods on Bay Bridge eastern span

    10/25/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 134 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    New documents raise questions about the integrity of the steel rods that hold together the Bay Bridge eastern span and point to potentially widespread problems that experts warn could lead to premature failure.
  • Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat

    10/24/2015 12:47:14 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 18 replies
    Bloomberg News | 10/23/2015 | Matthew Philips
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-23/oklahoma-earthquakes-are-a-national-security-threat : Link Only, per outdated copyright law.
  • Chile Earthquake Captured on Radar

    10/17/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Thu, 10/15/2015 | ESA
    On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. By combining Sentinel-1A radar scans from 24 August and 17 September, the rainbow-coloured patterns in the image show how the surface has shifted as a result of the quake. ‘Interferograms' such as these allow scientists to quantify ground movement. By counting the ‘fringes', it is estimated that the earthquake caused a displacement of 1.4 m along the viewing direction of the radar...
  • Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind “Strange” Earthquakes

    08/30/2015 8:38:47 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    USC ^ | 8/29/2015 | Robert Perkins
    It’s not a huge mystery why Los Angeles experiences earthquakes. The city sits near a boundary between two tectonic plates — they shift, we shake. But what about places that aren’t along tectonic plate boundaries? For example, seismicity on the North American plate occurs as far afield as southern Missouri, where earthquakes between 1811 and 1812 estimated at around magnitude 7 caused the Mississippi River to flow backward for hours. Until now, the cause of that seismicity has remained unclear. While earthquakes along tectonic plate boundaries are caused by motion between the plates, earthquakes away from fault lines are primarily...
  • Dogs React to California Earthquake Rattling the Bay Area

    08/18/2015 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015; 8:00 AM ET: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco area Monday, Aug. 17, briefly halting train services while workers inspected the tracks. No injuries or serious damage were reported but these dogs knew something was up.
  • 6.9 and 6.9 Earthquakes in Alaska - Nikolski one minute apart.

    07/26/2015 10:06:50 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 7/26/2015 | None
    Info at the site. Developing.
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • FEMA is planning for an earthquake that would devastate the Pacific Northwest, killing...

    07/15/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 130 replies
    <p>To the north of California's famous San Andreas fault is a less known, but possibly more deadly, fault line. The Cascadia subduction zone runs some 700 miles from northern California to Vancouver.</p> <p>In a deeply reported article for The New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz tells the tale of how this fault lies dormant for periods of 243 years, on average, before unleashing monstrous tremors. The Pacific Northwest is 72 years overdue for the next quake, which is expected to be between 8.0 and 9.2 in magnitude.</p>
  • Oregon ‘Will Be Toast’ When Next Big Earthquake Hits

    07/16/2015 11:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | 7/16
    Northwest region is 72 years overdue for next big earthquake, experts sayOne of Oregon’s top earthquake experts predicts the “really big one” will wipe out the entire Northwest. In fact, the area’s FEMA director said everything west of I-5 “will be toast”. Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the 'really big' quake hits. (KOIN) Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the ‘really big’ quake hits. (KOIN) In The New Yorker article “The Really Big...