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  • Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

    10/15/2018 12:12:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 9:19 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Andi Jatmiko and Margie Mason, Associated Press
    ... But Indonesian scientist Gegar Prasetya wasn't surprised by any of the events that occurred at dusk on Sept. 28, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving possibly thousands more missing. He had warned people for years that the area around Sulawesi island's Palu Bay had been struck before and was due for another potential combination of factors to create a perfect storm capable of unleashing earthquakes, landslides, tsunami waves and soil liquefaction.
  • Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible

    10/10/2018 4:14:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-Oct-2018 | AP
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9. Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh says any tsunami from the earthquake would only affect areas immediately around the epicenter. But scientists don’t have any tide gauges close to the...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near La Verne (LA)

    08/28/2018 7:52:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 28, 2018
    A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from La Verne, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 7:33 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.
  • Magnitude 7.3 quake hits northern Venezuela coast: USGS

    08/21/2018 4:05:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2018
    A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, witnesses said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 and then 7.0, was centered near the town of Carupano. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake, which was fairly deep, could cause small tsunami waves along the coast near the epicenter, 23 miles (37 km) southwest of the town of Carupano.
  • Sixty nine major earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in just 48 hours driving fears that ...

    08/21/2018 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2018 | Harry Pettit
    Complete Headline: Sixty nine major earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in just 48 hours driving fears that the 'Big One' is about to hit California Sixteen tremors above magnitude 4.5 shook the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' on Monday This followed a cluster of 53 quakes that hit the geological zone on Sunday The quakes rattled Indonesia, Bolivia, Japan and Fiji, but failed to reach the US Scientists have previously warned California is long overdue a major quake Fears that a deadly earthquake may soon hit California have emerged after a swarm of quakes rocked one of Earth's major...
  • Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes ... Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

    08/20/2018 2:55:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | August 19, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Complete Headline: Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as "significant", and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here. Not too long ago, I wrote about how "Earth changes" seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even...
  • Security footage shows cats reacting to an earthquake before it hit an Osaka cafe

    07/23/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 67 replies
    https://pickle.nine.com. ^ | 7/18 | Dannielle Maguire
    We’re not saying that every time your cat does something weird it’s a signal of an impending natural disaster, but you might want to start paying attention. Because, as this security footage shows, cats apparently have a sense for that kind of thing. This footage was take at the Cat Café Catchy in Japan, when an earthquake struck Osaka in June. Moments before the café started to shake, the cats seem to react to a loud noise or a thump. They jolt awake, looking around as if expecting to see what woke them from their naps. Then the building begins...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • Shakin' and Bakin' on the Big Island

    05/04/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 65 replies
    USGS ^ | May 5, 2015 | Self
    A pretty large earthquake has just accompanied the recent volcanic emissions from the Big Island's most interesting dynamic natural display. Stay tuned and alert for more developments.
  • M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

    05/04/2018 4:10:46 PM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 91 replies
    USGS ^ | 0504/18 | USGS
    Big one
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 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.
  • Experts warn NYC could come down like a house of cards if a 5.0 earthquake struck along [tr]

    04/04/2018 8:24:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2018 | Nic White
    New York City could be hit with a $39 billion in damage with 30 million tons of debris clogging the streets if a long-overdue earthquake hit. The city of 8.5 million people is not thought of as a tremor hot spot, but the five boroughs are riddled with fault lines that could bring dozens of buildings down. Because the city is so dense and littered with thousands of tall buildings, even a 5.0 magnitude earthquake nearby would cause such damage, experts fear.
  • A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

    03/07/2018 5:44:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Time ^ | March | By JUSTIN WORLAND
    The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a new forecast this week that growth in U.S. oil production will cover 80% of new global demand for oil in the next three years. U.S. oil production is expected to increase nearly 30% to 17 million barrels a day by 2023 with much of that growth coming from oil produced through fracking in West Texas. Republicans politicians and policymakers celebrated the news and sought to take credit for the development. Trump has sought to portray himself as a savior of the U.S. oil and gas industry, opening up federal lands to oil...
  • 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
  • Series of quakes shake Mount St. Helens area

    01/04/2018 11:30:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    KTVZ ^ | 01/03/2018 | Barney Lerten
    The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says Wednesday the 3.9-magnitude and 2.1-magnitude temblors struck shortly after midnight near the volcanic peak.   ...   Residents reported feeling the largest earthquake as far away as Portland, Oregon -- about 70 miles to the south -- and in a large area of southwest Washington.   ... The seismic network outreach director, Bill Steele, says it's fairly typical to see earthquake swarms in this area, though somewhat unusual to have one with a 3.9 magnitude.   ...   He says even though the quakes have been located near Mount St. Helens, it's not caused...
  • Strong earthquakes will bring severe destruction to Earth this year: Scientists Warn

    01/01/2018 7:45:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    tecake.in ^ | 01/01/2018
    Roger Bilham, a geophysicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, informed that, in this year, the planet would face more powerful earthquakes and the magnitude level will be 7.0 or more. It can even reach 9.0. He stated that the number of earthquakes could reach up to 20 in 2018. The published report says, when the planet will enter in to slow rotation period, that will decrease the centrifugal force and tighten the planet’s equator. After that, the tectonic plates will crush with each other. The force that will erupt from this event will start super earthquakes on Earth. The...
  • Vanity: What's Happening, Earth???

    12/26/2017 10:18:09 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 49 replies
    None ^ | Unpublished | Oscar in Batangas
    Living along the Ring of Fire, I monitor seismic activity on a regular basis. For the past 36 hours, there has not been a single earthquake anywhere on Earth with a magnitude greater than 5.0. This seems to be very unusual. Does anyone have an idea as to whether we should be bracing for a 'Big One"?
  • Full Moon Sunday Kicks Off 'Supermoon Trilogy,' Including a Lunar Eclipse

    12/02/2017 5:40:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    spacecom ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons, including a lunar eclipse. The other supermoons will happen on Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2018. You can watch Sunday's supermoon live online here, courtesy of the online astronomy service Slooh or directly from Slooh.com//. If you only have time to catch one of them, be sure to check out the "extra-special" Jan. 31 supermoon, NASA said in a statement Friday (Dec. 1). The late January supermoon will take place during a total lunar eclipse visible from western North America, the Pacific and Eastern Asia. It will also be a...
  • 2017 11 26 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Many Earthquakes"

    11/26/2017 3:13:10 PM PST · by Lera · 15 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 11 /26/17 | John Haller
    As predicted in the Word, the converging lines of prophetic events are centered on Jerusalem. This cup of trembling is sending shockwaves that are reverberate around the globe, signaling the soon arrival of an event horizon unlike the anything the world has ever seen. When "Muslims" are confirming the right Israel has to its land and standing firm against the claim that it was plundered from the "Palestinians", you know that things have been turned upside down. John explains in this week's message entitled "Many Earthquakes"