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  • Earthquake Northern California, 4:10 Pacific

    01/07/2011 4:12:50 PM PST · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 33 replies
    self ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | Rightontheleftcoast
    Nice shaker. Looking for seismograph reports now.
  • Central Arkansas Growing Weary of Relentless Tremors

    12/24/2010 1:14:02 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 22 replies · 2+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 24, 2010 | Sarah Hoye
    Things are still shaking in Arkansas. More than 500 measurable earthquakes have been reported in central Arkansas since September 20, ranging in magnitude from a barely noticeable 1.8 to a very noticeable 4.0 (recorded on October 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Geologists can't say whether they'll stop anytime soon.
  • Is this Oft-repeated report true?

    10/11/2010 6:30:54 PM PDT · by Blogger · 53 replies
    Various
    Thought I would ask some freepers, since we are all over the nation and beyond. Particularly interested in hearing from those who live near the regions specified. What is happening in your neck of the woods?
  • NEW 3.0 EARTHQUAKE IN ARKANSAS NEW MADRID FAULT LINE 8 Quakes in total TODAY.

    10/10/2010 5:13:53 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 108 replies · 3+ views
    New Madrid Earthquake ^ | October 10, 2010
    Region: ARKANSAS Geographic coordinates: 35.322N, 92.332W Magnitude: 3.0 M Depth: 4 km Universal Time (UTC): 10 Oct 2010 12:48:23
  • New Madrid fault system may be shutting down

    03/14/2009 3:57:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies · 1,122+ views
    Purdue University ^ | March 13, 2009 | Elizabeth K. Gardner
    The New Madrid fault system does not behave as earthquake hazard models assume and may be in the process of shutting down, a new study shows. A team from Purdue and Northwestern universities analyzed the fault motion for eight years using global positioning system measurements and found that it is much less than expected given the 500- to 1,000-year repeat cycle for major earthquakes on that fault. The last large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone were magnitude 7-7.5 events in 1811 and 1812. Estimating an accurate earthquake threat for the area, which includes parts of Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee,...
  • Earthquake shakes Chile, no injuries reported

    01/02/2011 4:48:48 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    AFP/googlehosted ^ | 2 Jan 2011 | unattributed
    SANTIAGO — A strong earthquake shook coastal Chile Sunday, disrupting power and communications services without injuring anyone, authorities said, as tsunami fears led residents to seek higher ground. The US Geological Survey said the 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 2020 GMT 69 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, Chile, at a depth of 16 kilometers (10 miles). Chile's National Emergency Office said the quake was "medium intensity" and struck Biobio, Maule and O'Higgins, a region in south-central Chile that was devastated by a 8.8 magnitude quake and tsunami in February 2010. The agency's director Vicente Nunez told reporters that, on...
  • Earthquake in Indiana?

    12/30/2010 5:27:42 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 75 replies · 32+ views
    Here in Indiana, near Grissom ARB, we just felt what we think was an earthquake. Can anyone confirm?
  • Magnitude 7.4 - BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

    12/21/2010 10:30:54 AM PST · by TaraP · 29 replies
    USGS ^ | Dec 21st, 2010
    Magnitude 7.4 Date-Time Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 17:19:41 UTC Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 03:19:41 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 26.866°N, 143.739°E Depth 14.9 km (9.3 miles) Region BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 155 km (95 miles) E of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan 335 km (210 miles) NE of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan 1050 km (650 miles) SSE of TOKYO, Japan Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.5 km (8.4 miles); depth +/- 0.2 km (0.1 miles) Parameters NST=377, Nph=377, Dmin=157 km, Rmss=0.84 sec, Gp= 22°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A Source USGS NEIC...
  • Earthquake 4.2 M - ARKANSAS

    11/20/2010 11:56:55 AM PST · by Keith in Iowa · 26 replies
    USGS Email | 11/20/10 | USGS
    4.2 M - ARKANSAS Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 4.2 M Date-Time 20 Nov 2010 19:06:35 UTC20 Nov 2010 13:06:35 near epicenter20 Nov 2010 13:06:35 standard time in your timezone Location 35.319N 92.301W Depth 4 km Distances 3 km (2 miles) E (101 degrees) of Guy, AR 10 km (6 miles) SW (227 degrees) of Quitman, AR 11 km (7 miles) E (89 degrees) of Twin Groves, AR 65 km (40 miles) N (2 degrees) of Little Rock, AR 411 km (255 miles) SSW (207 degrees) of St. Louis, MO Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.5 km; Vertical 0.5 km Parameters Nph...
  • Major quake hits Indonesia (7.5)

    10/25/2010 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | October 25, 2010
    A major earthquake hit off the coast of western Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The preliminary magnitude was put at 7.5 by the USGS. A tsunami warning was issued by the Indonesian earthquake monitoring agency.
  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts southern Iran

    09/27/2010 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Doogle · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 09/27/10 | AP
    EHRAN, Iran — Iran's seismological center says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has jolted a remote mountainous area in southern Iran. The center says Monday's quake shook a sparsely populated district of Konar Takhteh, some 560 miles (900 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Tehran.
  • QUAKE'S JOLTING EFFECT LEAVES THE EARTH RINGING

    12/28/2004 12:42:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 42 replies · 2,002+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/28/04 | Andy Geller
    Because of Sunday's gargantuan quake, planet Earth is ringing like a church bell. You can't hear it, but it's being measured at seismic stations around the world, including Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y. It will last for three days, perhaps longer. The quake, which measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, was caused by the shifting of geological plates along a 600-mile area. This changed the Earth's mass. As the mass returns to normal, it moves back and forth, much like a church bell when struck by a tong, said Stony Brook geophysicist Teng-fong Wong.[snip] The quake...
  • Consequences Resulting from a Major Earthquake in the Central U.S. (New Madrid fault)

    01/18/2010 10:32:18 AM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies · 1,227+ views
    downloadable .pdf file of possible results if New Madrid fault lets go.
  • California overdue for major quake, study says

    08/21/2010 9:53:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | August 20, 2010
    Earthquakes strike along California's San Andreas Fault more often than scientists previously thought, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Arizona State charted temblors that occurred there stretching back 700 years. They found that large ruptures have occurred on the Carrizo Plain portion of the San Andreas Fault — about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles — as often as every 45 to 144 years. But the last big quake was in 1857, more than 150 years ago. The researchers said that while it's possible the fault is experiencing a natural lull, they think it's...
  • USGS reports 7.1 magnitude quake 230 miles west southwest of Guam

    08/13/2010 2:52:32 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 23 replies
    U Front News Twitter ^ | Aug 13, 2010
    Upfront_News JUST IN -- USGS reports 7.1 magnitude quake 230 miles west southwest of Guam
  • Big quake might have broken San Diego's crust (shifted earth's crust up to 31 inches in Calexico)

    06/23/2010 7:42:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 3+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/23/10 | Gary Robbins
    The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that gave San Diego County a long, hard shake on Easter Sunday shifted areas of the earth's crust up to 31 inches in Calexico, and by as much as 10 feet near the temblor's epicenter in northern Baja, says data released today by NASA. The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) data also suggests that there was some surface rupturing along the border of Imperial and San Diego counties, where lots of aftershock activity continues to occur almost three months after the mainshock. The new findings are largely based on an airborne radar mapping program...
  • Earthquake in Northern Ohio?

    06/23/2010 10:49:10 AM PDT · by DocCincy · 300 replies · 2+ views
    Just felt our whole office building shake here in Northern Ohio. Lasted about 10 seconds. Anyone else feel anything??
  • Strong quakes rock eastern Indonesia; 3 dead

    06/15/2010 10:06:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 34 replies · 999+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 06/16/2010 | Staff
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four strong earthquakes struck the same region of eastern Indonesia early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The first magnitude 6.4 quake was followed by a 7.0 shaker. An hour later, a 5.1 magnitude temblor hit, followed 20 minutes later by a 6.2 rocker. There were power blackouts in some areas but no initial reports of serious damage or casualties.
  • Pacific Northwest At Risk For Mega-Earthquake

    05/26/2010 10:06:33 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 18 replies · 655+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 5/26/10 | kdawson
    Hugh Pickens writes "Science Daily Headlines reports on research by Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger showing that earthquakes of magnitude 8.2 (or higher) have occurred 41 times during the past 10,000 years in the Pacific Northwest. By extrapolation, there is a 37% chance of another major earthquake in the area in the next 50 years that could exceed the power of recent seismic events in Chile and Haiti. If a magnitude-9 quake does strike the Cascadia Subduction Zone, extending from northern Vancouver Island to northern California, the ground could shake for several minutes, highways could be torn to...
  • Odds are about 1-in-3 that a mega-earthquake will hit the Northwest in the next 50 years

    05/24/2010 10:10:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 421+ views
    Oregon State University ^ | May 24, 2010 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say. There is more than a one-in-three chance that it will happen within the next 50 years. New analyses by Oregon State University marine geologist Chris Goldfinger and his colleagues have provided fresh insights into the Northwest’s turbulent seismic history – where magnitude 8.2 (or higher) earthquakes have occurred 41 times during the past 10,000 years. Those earthquakes were thought to...
  • 7.2 quake hits South Pacific nation of Vanuatu

    05/27/2010 1:26:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 326+ views
    AP ^ | 5/27/2010
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rattled the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early Friday, briefly triggering a tsunami watch for the region, officials said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 4 a.m. local time and was centered 300 miles (485 kilometers) northwest of the capital, Port Vila, at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a tsunami warning for Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, but canceled the alert about an hour later. The center's duty geophysicist...
  • Quake - 6.0 - Mid-Atlantic ridge

    Just had a 6.0 on the mid Atlantic ridge. A 6.0 is a regular event in the Sumatra, Indonesia, and Kamchatka regions, but this one is somewhat of a rarity. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/region/N_America.php
  • 7.1 Quake hits Solomon Islands

    04/11/2010 5:32:07 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies · 709+ views
    ADELAIDE, Australia — A powerful earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday, but a monitoring agency said a tsunami was not expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake hit southwest of the island chain's Kira Kira island in the South Pacific. The temblor's epicenter was about 130 miles (210 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Honiara. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive wave is not expected. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
  • Breaking News: 6.9 Quake Strikes Baja California, Mexico

    04/04/2010 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 17 replies · 1,157+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | April 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    At about 4:00 PM PST, Fox News' Adam Housley is reporting a 6.9 earthquake striking near southern California, in Baja California, Mexico, to be exact. Reuters is also reporting the same magnitude quake, reporting it struck at 3:40 PM PST in the same location. The quake was strong enough to be felt in downtown LA. This is a breaking news story still developing.
  • US military behind Haiti quake, says Innsbruck scientist

    03/17/2010 11:26:02 AM PDT · by DaveyB · 120 replies · 2,420+ views
    Austrian Times ^ | Austrian Times
    US military behind Haiti quake, says Innsbruck scientist Innsbruck political scientist Claudia von Werlhof has accused the USA of being behind the Haitian earthquake in January, it emerged today (Tues). According to a report on tirol.orf.at, Werlhof said that machines at a military research centre in Alaska used to detect deposits of crude oil by causing artificial earthquakes might have been intentionally set off to cause the Haitian earthquake and enable the USA to send 10,000 soldiers into the country. Ferdinand Karlhofer, the head of the Innsbruck Political Science Institute where von Werlhof works, has slammed her comments. He said...
  • The Lord's Earthquake Warning (LDS Devotional)

    03/03/2010 7:37:25 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 6 replies · 785+ views
    Meridian Magazine ^ | March 2, 2010 | Sister Lisa Laycock
    President Larry Laycock and his wife, Sister Lisa Laycock head the Santiago Chile East Mission and had spent the two weeks prior to the 8.8 earthquake visiting each missionary apartment and preparing them for an earthquake. Here's why. "Nearly two-and-one-half weeks ago, I was awakened at around 4:00 AM by just such a prompting. I did not hear a voice, but the thought was as clear as if it had been in the form of spoken words: "There is going to be an earthquake. Prepare your missionaries." I sat up in bed and immediately remembered Elder Scott's counsel. That morning...
  • Quake shakes southern Mexico, felt in capital

    02/08/2010 6:25:44 PM PST · by varina davis · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | AP
    Quake shakes southern Mexico, felt in capital The Associated Press Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 | 5:57 p.m. A magnitude 5.7-earthquake has shaken southern Mexico near the Oaxaca coast. The quake was centered 35 miles (55 kilometers) north of the fishing and resort town of Puerto Angel, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Information Center. It struck at 6:47 p.m. local time Monday and was felt 280 miles (455 kilometers) away in Mexico City, where buildings swayed gently. There are no immediate reports in damage or injuries.
  • Just In: 6.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Northen California

    02/04/2010 12:42:05 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 52 replies · 2,420+ views
    6.0 Earthquake just occurred off the coast of northern California. Shepard smith reporting on FOX News. Will talk about damages, injuries, etc. NOW. Eureka, CA is closest larger city. Quake hit 3:21 p.m. EST
  • Australia sends air traffic marshals to Haiti

    01/23/2010 11:10:15 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies · 237+ views
    AFP ^ | 23 January 2010 | AFP
    SYDNEY — Australia said on Saturday it would deploy a specialist air traffic control team to quake-ravaged Haiti following a US request to help restore order at the nation's jammed airports. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said a group of specially-trained military air traffic marshals would leave next week for the devastated Caribbean nation in a bid to improve the flow of aid and supplies. There are over 1,400 flights waiting to get into the country as tens of thousands of desperate people struggle to meet even the most basic needs. "Making Haiti's airspace and airports effective, safe and useable is...
  • Mag 6.8 Quake Hits Off Coast of Southern Japan

    10/30/2009 4:59:07 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 270+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2009 | N/A
    TOKYO — A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Japan's southern coast Friday, according to Japan's Meteorological Agency. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The agency said there was no danger of damage from a tsunami, though there may be a small tidal increase. The quake hit off the northeastern coast of Amami Oshima island in southern Japan at a depth of 37 miles. The small island is about 800 miles southwest of Tokyo. The offshore quake also shook Kagoshima and dozens of towns on the southern main island of Kyushu, but the temblor was not felt in...
  • Quake hits Afghan, Pakistan; no casualty reports

    10/29/2009 1:11:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 430+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/09 | AP
    ISLAMABAD – A strong earthquake hit Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains Thursday, shaking large areas of the country and neighboring Pakistan, officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which struck at 10:14 p.m. (1744 GMT) and was centered in a remote part of the Hindu Kush mountains, about 160 miles (250 kilometers) north of Kabul. Given the area's isolation it could take many hours for such reports to emerge. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, though Pakistani officials said it was 6.1. Tremors were felt in Kabul,...
  • Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Pakistan

    10/22/2009 2:25:24 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 48 replies · 2,618+ views
    CBS ^ | 10/22/2009 | Staff
    A strong earthquake has shaken buildings in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and was centered in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. That's according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
  • Anyone else feel it?

    10/18/2009 9:03:24 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 105 replies · 3,087+ views
    Vanity | Utilizer
    Just had a sudden sharp quake here
  • Large earthquake in Vanuatu - 7.8

    10/07/2009 3:32:44 PM PDT · by The Californian · 69 replies · 3,016+ views
    Earthquake in Vanuatu - 7.8 22.03.15 UTC
  • 8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northwest of Vanuatu

    10/07/2009 3:46:19 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies · 2,435+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 7, 2009
    An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday. The epicenter of the quake was located 232 miles north-northwest of Santo, Vanuatu, at a depth of 20.5 miles, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries...
  • Major quakes can weaken seismic faults far away, scientists say

    09/30/2009 7:40:31 PM PDT · by TaraP · 21 replies · 1,019+ views
    Briebart ^ | September 30th, 2009
    <p>Huge earthquakes can weaken seismic faults on the other side of the world, scientists in California said on Wednesday. Their study coincided with a major 8.0-magnitude quake in the Pacific, unleashing a tsunami that killed scores of people in the Samoan islands and Tonga.</p>
  • Earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 - IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION ( Stock market opening CNBC report )

    08/12/2009 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 826+ views
    USGS ^ | 2009 August 12 22:48:56 UTC | USGS
    Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 22:48:56 UTCThursday, August 13, 2009 at 07:48:56 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 32.760°N, 140.367°E Depth 96.6 km (60.0 miles) Region IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Distances 65 km (40 miles) SE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan305 km (190 miles) SE of Shizuoka, Honshu, Japan325 km (205 miles) S of TOKYO, Japan330 km (205 miles) SE of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles); depth +/- 20.2 km (12.6 miles) Parameters NST=146, Nph=146, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 58°,M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw),...
  • Magnitude 7.6 quake hits off India's Andaman Islands

    08/10/2009 1:32:25 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 3,300+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/10/2009 | n/a
    A massive magnitude 7.6 quake struck in the Indian Ocean off India's Andaman Islands, triggering a tsunami watch for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday. The USGS said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.7, was 20.6 miles deep and was centered 160 miles north of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands.
  • Tsunami Warning After 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

    07/15/2009 3:23:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies · 4,217+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2009
    BREAKING NEWS - The USGS issues a tsunami warning after 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits off New Zealand. The epicenter of the quake was located about 100 miles west of the city of Invercargill, on South Island.
  • Moderate quake rattles central California (4.7 magnitude, 200 miles North of Los Angeles)

    05/23/2009 5:43:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,534+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/23/09 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A 4.7-magnitude earthquake shook central California, less than a week after a pair of similar temblors rattled the highly populated southern part of the state. The United States Geological Survey said Saturday's quake struck at 2258 GMT, at a depth of just 0.062 miles, and occurred some 7 miles from the town of Keeler, and 200 miles north of Los Angeles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and...
  • 5.0-Magnitude Quake Rocks Los Angeles

    05/17/2009 9:49:52 PM PDT · by nmh · 10 replies · 821+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, May 18, 2009 | AP
    BREAKING NEWS — A moderate earthquake rocked the Los Angeles region late Sunday that was felt by many people, but there were no immediate reports of any major injuries or damage. The magnitude-5.0 quake hit at 8:39 p.m. (0339 GMT), about 10 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, near Inglewood, according to a preliminary report by the U.S. Geological Survey. At least two aftershocks shook the area minutes later, including the largest at magnitude-3.1. The quake jiggled the greater Los Angeles region and was felt as far south as San Diego, said USGS seismologist Susan Hough.
  • Quakes Came Just Over Four Hours Apart

    05/02/2009 7:57:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies · 2,349+ views
    ap/cbs ^ | Saturday, 02 May 2009 4:55AM
    A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered near Malibu rattled lots of nerves across Southern California Friday evening, but there were no reports of any injuries or serious damage. It was followed a few hours later by a 3.1 shaker, which went largely unnoticed by most people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the first temblor struck in the Santa Monica Mountains at 6:11 p.m., about 7 miles northwest of Malibu. The second one struck at 10:34 p.m., in the same area. The larger quake jiggled the greater Los Angeles region during afternoon rush hour and was felt as far north as Lancaster...
  • US gives 50,000 dlrs for quake-hit Italy

    04/06/2009 11:12:08 AM PDT · by Abathar · 123 replies · 4,046+ views
    The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. Italian authorities told the United States they did not need rescue teams, Wood said. President Barack Obama earlier offered his condolences on a visit to Turkey and voiced hope that the United States could send rescuers.
  • At Least 6 Dead as Buildings Fall in Quake in Italy

    04/05/2009 10:29:21 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies · 996+ views
    NYTimes | April 05, 2009
    At Least 6 Dead as Buildings Fall in Quake in Italy By RACHEL DONADIO Published: April 6, 2009 ROME — At least six people, four of them children, died and others were injured when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shook central Italy early Monday morning, seriously damaging buildings in the mountainous Abruzzo Region east of Rome, officials told Italian news media. The New York Times Related Times Topics: Earthquakes The epicenter was in L’Aquila, a picturesque Medieval fortress hill town, where a number of people were trapped under rubble, officials said. The situation is “extremely critical, as many...
  • Earthquake in So. Cal

    01/08/2009 7:52:50 PM PST · by Stars N Stripes · 19 replies · 1,014+ views
    Just had a small quake here in Rancho Cucamonga.... Stay tuned for more details
  • Earthquake strikes northern California: USGS

    12/26/2008 3:31:42 PM PST · by GVnana · 10 replies · 681+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/26/2008 | USGS
    Earthquake strikes northern California: USGS Dec 26 02:57 PM US/Eastern A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern California on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, revising an earlier report of a stronger quake. The tremor occurred at 4:19 am (1219 GMT) with the epicenter three kilometers (two miles) northeast of the small town of East Quincy, and 163 kilometers (102 miles) northeast of the state capital Sacramento, according to the USGS. -excerpt-
  • Government warns of "catastrophic" U.S. quake (FEMA & the New Madrid Seismic Zone)

    11/20/2008 7:10:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 4,620+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/08 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – People in a vast seismic zone in the southern and midwestern United States would face catastrophic damage if a major earthquake struck there and should ensure that builders keep that risk in mind, a government report said on Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said if earthquakes strike in what geologists define as the New Madrid Seismic Zone, they would cause "the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States." FEMA predicted a large earthquake would cause "widespread and catastrophic physical damage" across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and...
  • Strong Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico

    10/11/2008 7:54:20 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 18 replies · 2,316+ views
    El Vocero de Puerto Rico (Spanish-language article) ^ | October 11, 2008 | Liz Arelis Cruz Maisonave
    (English-language translation) A strong earthquake was felt throughout all of Puerto Rico, with the strongest intensity in the town of Las Piedras, where the Seismic Network reported damage. The quake had an intensity of VI according to the Modified Mercalli Scale which measures earthquakes on a scale of I to X. Those measuring VI are characterized by a strong quake with a potential to cause slight structural damage. "At the moment of generating this bulletin damage has been reported; additional reports of minor damage can be expected considering the size and location of this earthquake," the Seismic Network reported on...
  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

    08/25/2008 8:59:57 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 246+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 25, 2008
    Excerpt - JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck off Indonesia's Java island on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning, a meteorological agency official said
  • EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    07/29/2008 11:43:21 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 658 replies · 2,952+ views
    USGS ^ | 7/29/08
    An earthquake is now rocking the Southern California area. (I'm near Dodger Stadium)As I post this, the USGS has not yet determined the epicenter so click on the link above for the exact location and magnitude from the USGS. Here are the maps for California and Los Angeles: California: Los Angeles: Here's the historical review of the last seven days: