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  • Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6.

    01/07/2020 2:17:33 AM PST · by null and void · 112 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/7/20 | null and void
    Puerto Rico two quakes, 6.4 followed closely by a 5.6. If a 6.4 doesn't qualify as breaking news, what does?
  • Two of the biggest US earthquake faults might be linked

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

    11/15/2019 5:56:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    vice/motherboard ^ | Nov 14 2019 | Anna Merlan
    Correct information about possible aftershocks was being conveyed inaccurately, or someone at Homeland Security was getting truly bad information and relaying it. Either way, it was a problem. An earthquake conspiracy theory forum was—or perhaps several of them were—clearly pushing out false and misleading information about what was going to happen next. Earthquake conspiracy theorists aren’t a huge group, but they do exist and have an immense amount of sway over their dedicated fans. They would say they are rogue scientists, unfairly reviled by their more mainstream colleagues for having mastered prediction, the ultimate goal of seismology. They say they’re...
  • NASA aircraft seen ‘scanning San Andreas Fault’ sparks fears ‘Big One’ quake is imminent

    07/29/2019 8:03:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    bigworldtale.com ^ | 07/29/2019
    NASA has not confirmed why one of their craft was in the area, but online viewers have now spotted that its flight path appeared to show it zig-zagging over the infamous San Andreas Fault. Renowned conspiracy theorist Tyler Glockner… “A registered NASA aircraft was noticed doing zig-zag flying patterns near and over the San Andreas fault line,” he said.” “It’s almost as if it is scanning the ground as if to try and get more data about what is happening underneath. Tyler wasn’t the only person to have linked the sighting of the NASA craft to the Fault. News conspiracy...
  • A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Greece

    07/14/2019 2:57:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck western Greece at 6:10pm on Saturday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens reported. The tremor was felt in Amfilohia, Agrinio and Messolonghi. There has been no reports of injuries or damage. The report stated that the tremor’s epicenter was 28km northwest of Agrinio, near Amfilochia, with a focal depth of 28km.
  • California, Nevada: The shaking won't stop More than 10,000 quakes strike in last 7 days

    07/12/2019 8:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/12/2019 | Trevor Durden
    The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech’s recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days. I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments. Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on...
  • Ridgecrest-Area Earthquakes Caused Damage to Earth’s Crust, Satellite Images Show

    07/11/2019 2:44:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/11/2019
    Damage to the earth’s crust from the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that struck Southern California last week is visible in a kaleidoscopic satellite image released by NASA. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena used satellite data to produce a map showing ruptures and displacements not visible to the naked eye — employing technology that has been developed over the last quarter of a century. The imagery was acquired on July 8 and compared with data from April 8. The earthquakes were the largest to hit California in nearly 20 years and...
  • The Faults That Ruptured in Twin California Quakes Are Very, Very Weird, Geologists Say

    07/09/2019 11:05:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 6, 2019 | Jeanna Bryner
    "The earthquakes of the 4th and 5th occurred in what we call a fault zone," Glenn Biasi, a geophysicist with the USGS in Pasadena, California, told Live Science in an email, "where many individual faults are active. Many are short, and because they are buried, we probably do not know them all." He added, "This area does not fit the textbook picture of sides of a plate sliding past one another," and instead the relatively short faults criss-cross each other on more than one plane. Susanne Jänecke, a geoscientist at Utah State University, described these fault systems as "hanging shoe...
  • Could Massive SoCal Earthquakes Trigger the 'Big One' on the San Andreas Fault?

    07/09/2019 10:41:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 8, 2019 | Tia Ghose and Jeanna Bryner
    It is theoretically possible, though there's no known link between the two fault systems, geophysicists say. And because there's still so much to learn about the complicated fault system that ruptured, it's difficult to say whether the San Andreas Fault took on additional stress from the recent quakes, they say. The magnitude-7.1 quake on July 5 ruptured a known portion of the Little Lake Fault zone, while the magnitude-6.4 quake that hit the prior day ruptured a previously unmapped region of the fault zone, Glenn Biasi, a geophysicist with the USGS in Pasadena, California, told Live Science in an email....
  • More than 1,000 aftershocks recorded after powerful California earthquake

    07/05/2019 6:14:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | July 5, 2019 | Carter Evans
    Ridgecrest, California — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake is still fresh on everyone's mind in Ridgecrest and the aftershocks won't let them forget it. After the quake, rattled nerves kept Donnie Morrison's family up through the night. "We had our shoes by the bed. We had our clothes ready to go if we had to bail out real quick," Morrison said. More than 1,000 aftershocks have rocked the community. CBS News witnessed the biggest aftershock while preparing for an early morning live shot. Another struck during an interview with seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.
  • Another big earthquake just rolled through Las Vegas.

    07/05/2019 8:24:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 315 replies
    Vanity | 07/05/2019 8:20 | Swordmaker
    Big one just hit.
  • Strongest earthquake in decades a reminder that California is "way overdue" for the "big one,"

    07/05/2019 10:15:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    CBS News/ ^ | July 5, 2019, 10:41 AM | Jessica Kegu/
    The good news about Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake... is that it happened in an unpopulated area of the Mojave Desert about 100 miles from the main San Andreas fault. The bad news? "The probability of a 'big one' hasn't changed at all," ... "You realize the last big earthquake to hit the L.A. segment of the San Andreas fault was 1680. That's over 300 years ago. But the cycle time for breaks and earthquakes on the San Andreas fault is 130 years, so we are way overdue. In any given year, the probability of the big one is 3% in any...
  • Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles

    07/04/2019 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04-07-19 | Bill Tarrant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake jolted Southern California on Thursday, touching off house fires and damaging buildings in a desert town northeast of Los Angeles, but authorities said it has caused only minor injuries. The 6.4 magnitude quake, the largest in two decades in the area, struck about 113 miles (182 km) northeast of Los Angeles near the city of Ridgecrest at around 1:30 pm EDT (1730 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Kern County Fire Department said it was dealing with “multiple injuries,” two house fires, small brush fires and gas leaks.
  • Largest earthquake in decades hits Southern California, measuring 6.4 magnitude

    07/04/2019 11:43:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 197 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 4, 2019 | Harriet Ryan, Rong-Gong Lin II, Julia Wick, Karen Kaplan and Mcdonnell
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, the largest temblor to hit the region in decades. The 10:33 a.m. quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of Kern County about 100 miles from Los Angeles.
  • 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California - live updates

    07/04/2019 11:42:12 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | uly 4, 2019 / 2:25 PM / CBS News
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on Thursday, officials said. The quake hit the Kern County community of Searles Valley, about 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles reported. The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10:33 a.m. PT. The earthquake was initially given a magnitude of 6.6, but was later revised to 6.4. No injuries were immediately reported Thursday, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. They said buildings and roads "sustained varying degrees of damage."
  • SoCal Earthquake

    07/04/2019 10:46:53 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 29 replies
    USGS | 7/4/19 | USGS
    6.6 magnitude, 12km SW of Searles Valley, CA
  • Vanity: Just felt an Earthquake in Las Vegas. . . Anyone else?

    07/04/2019 10:38:19 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    Vanity | July 4, 2019 | Swordmaker
    We just felt a 20-30 second long earthquake. . . From the third floor apartment of the friends we are visiting in Las Vegas, Nevada. An after shock hit about a minute later.
  • Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Tanimbar islands in Banda Sea - USGS / Reuters

    06/23/2019 8:18:53 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 47 replies
    USGS ^ | June 24, 2019 Manila Time | usgs
    Another big one in the East Pacific region, coupled with seemingly extra volcanic activity over the past couple of months. More and more earth scientists are observing evidence of the pole shift phenomenon that is about due in geologic time scale
  • More Than 1,000 Small Earthquakes Hit Southern California

    06/20/2019 9:50:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/20/2019
    Over the past three weeks, more than 1,000 small earthquakes have hit Southern California — mostly in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Some are calling the region’s increased seismic activity “swarmageddon,” but seismologist Lucy Jones told the Los Angeles Times that the small quakes don’t mean the big one is more or less likely. According to Jones, there’s only a 5% chance that any single quake will be followed by a larger one.
  • Massive 1994 Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet

    02/18/2019 1:39:57 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Princeton ^ | 2/14/19 | Liz Fuller-Wright
    Massive 1994 Bolivian earthquake reveals mountains 660 kilometers below our feet Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications Feb. 14, 2019 2 p.m. Most schoolchildren learn that the Earth has three (or four) layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is sometimes subdivided into an inner and outer core. That’s not wrong, but it does leave out several other layers that scientists have identified within the Earth, including the transition zone within the mantle. Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving worked with then-graduate student Wenbo Wu and another collaborator to determine the roughness at the top and bottom of the transition zone, a layer within...