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  • Is California about to be hit by the 'Big One'? Fears of a massive earthquake rise...

    11/22/2017 7:35:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    Mailonline ^ | 11/22/2017 | By Phoebe Weston
    FULL TITLE: Is California about to be hit by the 'Big One'? Fears of a massive earthquake rise after 134 mini-tremors rattle the San Andreas fault in just one week Fresh fears have been raised that a huge earthquake is about to hit California after a swarm of recent tremors. In the last week 134 earthquakes have hammered a three-mile stretch around Monterey County on the San Andreas fault. Of those earthquakes, 17 were stronger than 2.5 magnitude and six of them were stronger than 3.0, with more tremors expected in the coming weeks, experts warn. It follows fears raised...
  • Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

    11/21/2017 3:31:51 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 November 2017 | Robin McKie
    Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast...
  • Deadly earthquakes could hit a billion people next year because of Earth's slowing rotation

    11/20/2017 7:59:14 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
    - Slight fluctuations will release mammoth amounts of underground energy - Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, scientists warn - The most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regionsSwarms of devastating earthquakes are set to arrive next year due to the slowing of Earth's rotation, scientists claim. Experts warn we 'had it easy this year' with just six severe earthquakes. Next year we could have at least 20 serious earthquakes, and the most intense ones are expected to occur in tropical regions, home to around one billion people. Tiny changes in the speed...
  • Iran-Iraq earthquake kills at least 61, injures more than 300

    11/12/2017 3:17:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 12, 2017
    At least 61 people were killed and more than 300 others were hurt in a powerful earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iranian officials revealed. The quake had a magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as reports of serious structural damage started to emerge. At least six of the deaths were on Iraq's side of the border, Iranian state media reported. On its website, the USGS placed the quake's epicenter at about 18.6 miles southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja. The USGS also issued an "orange" alert for "shaking-related fatalities and economic losses."
  • 10/07/2017 -- New Earthquake activity brewing -- West Coast USA

    10/07/2017 11:26:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 7, 2017 | vlogger Dutchsinse
    Full Title:10/07/2017 -- New Earthquake activity brewing -- West Coast USA + New deep EQ event coming? Video at link. USA coverage extends from 6:43 to 29:25 with a brief break in between (discussion of non-US activity). He makes the point that the USGS did not report a 5+ earthquake off the coast of Northern California but Alaska resources did report it. His USA predictions are mild and mostly effect west coast, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas etc. Off the coast of northern California he predicts a possible 5.1 and that the energy would transfer to movement in other US locations (smaller...
  • 3 Large Earthquakes And A Major Volcanic Eruption In Mexico Spark Fears (trunc)

    09/28/2017 10:31:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    EOTAD ^ | Michael Snyder
    FULL TITLE: 3 Large Earthquakes And A Major Volcanic Eruption In Mexico Spark Fears That The Big One Could Hit California Soon The portion of “the Ring of Fire” that runs along the west coast of North America is starting to shake like a leaf. As most of you already know, the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean is known for high levels of seismic activity, and the experts tell us that more than 80 percent of all earthquakes and more than 70 percent of all volcanic eruptions take place within the Ring of Fire. The North American section of...
  • New York City is overdue for a major earthquake

    09/09/2017 3:23:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NYPost ^ | September 9, 2017
    For a city that seems to move at the speed of light, being late is never a good thing. That’s true for budget agreements, that’s true for commuter trains, and as it turns out, it’s probably true for earthquakes as well. We tend to think of seismic activity as a west coast problem. Friday demonstrated all too well what a magnitude 8.2 earthquake can do to Mexico and Central America; many of us remember the World Series quake that rocked the San Francisco area in 1989. But New York, which is actually riddled with faults, has a long history of...
  • Yellowstone earthquake swarm becomes one of the biggest on record with 2,300 quakes since June 2017

    09/03/2017 9:56:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Strange Sounds - ^ | Sep 3, 2017
    The ongoing swarm at Yellowstone National Park is now one of the longest and largest on record. The largest swarm ever recorded was in October 1985; it lasted for three months and included more than 3,000 earthquakes. There was another large swarm in 2010, when more than 2,000 events were recorded over a month. ... As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it took place on August 21. The most powerful in the current swarm was a magnitude 4.4, which was recorded on June 15. Yellowstone has had dozens...
  • Yellowstone Volcano-Related Earthquake Swarm?

    09/03/2017 12:30:37 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 71 replies
    USGS ^ | unpublished | Self
    37 quakes -one was 5.3 on the Richter scale- NE of Soda Springs, Idaho (southwest of Yellowstone) in the past 7 hours. Close enough to be of possible concern?) Suspicious action from a fairly quiet area.
  • Mega earthquake 'could strike in mid Atlantic within TWO days' warns researcher

    08/30/2017 8:47:37 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    Express ^ | Aug 30, 2017 | By Jon Austin
    A POWERFUL earthquake could strike the planet by FRIDAY because of planetary alignments, a self-styled tremor forecaster has warned. New age earthquake researcher Frank Hoogerbeets warned a major magnitude 7 quake could strike within two days. (snip) His latest video warning, also available on YouTube, said we entered a "critical period" on Monday this week, which will continue until Friday. He told Express.co.uk: "From August 28 to September 1 will be critical because of two planetary alignments, one of which is Jupiter-Mercury-Uranus. "In July the same planets aligned and a magnitude 7.7 earthquake was triggered within three days." Mr Hoogerbeets...
  • Unwise to Ignore Ancient Wisdom on Eclipses, Earthquakes

    08/22/2017 7:20:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 | David Nabhan
    Mayan astronomers didn’t say straight out that they had chronicled a synchronicity between eclipses and earthquakes — but Aristotle in his "Meteorology" (350 BC) does, giving his opinion that they are part and parcel of the same subject. The classical historians Thucydides and Phlegon both give accounts of a number of eclipses-cum-earthquakes that destroyed great parts of the Peloponnesus, Bithynia and Nicaea. ... The Babylonians also considered them mutually inclusive, so did the ancient Japanese, and so did Arabic scholars of the Islamic Golden Age such as Ibn al-Batriq and Hunayn ibn Ishaq. ... Conjoined lunar and solar gravitational tides...
  • Scientists Fear "Supervolcano" Eruption As Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

    06/29/2017 9:50:33 AM PDT · by johnk · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 29, 2017 4:55 AM | by Tyler Durden
    More than 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera, a long-dormant supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park, over the last two weeks - an ominous sign that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing. However, despite earthquakes occurring at a frequency unseen during any period in the past five years, the US Geological Survey says the risk level remains in the “green,” unchanged from its normal levels, according to Newsweek. The biggest earthquake in this “swarm” - which registered a magnitude of 4.4 – took place on June 15, three days after the rumblings started. That quake...
  • 'False Alarm:' USGS Mistakenly Reports 6.8 Earthquake Near Santa Barbara

    06/21/2017 9:55:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/21 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The U.S. Geological Survey said that an email alert that went out about a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Isla Vista Wednesday was a "false alarm" based on a quake that happened in the same area nearly a century ago. "We are sending something out to correct it. It was systems maintenance and something was sent out that shouldn't have been," a spokesperson told NBC Bay Area. An email alert received by NBC Bay Area at 4:51 p.m. from USGS said there had been a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in the Santa Barbara Channel on June 29, 2025 at 7:42 a.m., nine...
  • Alaska Volcano Erupts

    05/29/2017 11:30:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 41 replies
    USA Today ^ | 5/29/2017 | Aamer Madhami
    Alaska's Bogoslof Volcano erupted Sunday, sending a plume of ash at least 35,000 feet into the air and temporarily triggering the highest aviation alert, scientists say. The Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The eruption lasted 55 minutes. No further ash emissions have occurred at Bogoslof Volcano since the explosion, and seismic activity remains low, according to the observatory.
  • A section of the San Andreas fault just above L.A. is long overdue for a major earthquake

    03/07/2017 8:23:10 AM PST · by TermLimitsforAll · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 03/07/2017 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the Grapevine north of Los Angeles, according to a sobering new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The research found earthquakes happen there on average every 100 years. The last major temblor occurred 160 years ago, a catastrophic geological event that ruptured an astonishing 185 miles of the San Andreas fault. The land on either side of the fault has been pushing against the other at a rate of more than 1 inch a year since 1857, the researchers said, accumulating energy that will be suddenly released in a major...
  • 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...