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  • Earthquake - M 8.0 - 281km SE of Kodiak, Alaska

    01/23/2018 1:42:20 AM PST · by Drago · 18 replies
    The USGS ^ | USGS
    Big one in Alaska...haven't checked on Tsunami warnings yet...
  • Little damage as mag 7.6 quake hits in sea north of Honduras

    01/10/2018 6:22:58 AM PST · by windowdude · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 1.09.2018 | AP
    One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the Caribbean in modern times struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and setting off tsunami warnings that were canceled about an hour later. There were no early reports of serious damage or casualties on land after the quake struck shortly before 10 p.m. EST. Officials in Honduras said shaking was registered across much of the nation and there were some reports of cracks in homes in Colon and Atlantida provinces along the northern coast and Olancho in eastern Honduras. Tsunami centers issued advisories and warnings for Puerto...
  • Earthquake Felt in Maryland (Vanity)

    11/30/2017 1:57:53 PM PST · by scouter · 58 replies
    Scouter | 11/30/2017 | Scouter
    I just felt an earthquake and checked the USGS. Sure enough: Strength: 5.1 Time: 2017-11-30 21:47:30 (UTC) Location: 39.184°N 75.378°W Depth: 8.1 km
  • Earthquake centered in DE

    11/30/2017 2:23:01 PM PST · by NativeSon · 29 replies
    Thought someone was ransacking my upstairs
  • White House: Trump Is Sending Rescue Teams To Mexico After Earthquake

    09/21/2017 12:50:10 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    American search-and-rescue teams are being deployed to Mexico after President Trump offered assistance to Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto following a massive earthquake, the White House announced Wednesday. The president spoke to Mexican President Pena Nieto Wednesday pledged to closely coordinate with the Mexican government’s relief efforts. A huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Tuesday. The quake has led to at least 200 deaths and destroyed at least 44 buildings.
  • Major Quake: Mexico City

    09/19/2017 11:33:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 102 replies
    AP ^ | 19 SEP 17 | staff
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue. Mexico's seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla. Pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces. Some people dove for cover under desks. Earlier in the day buildings across the...
  • Earthquake measuring 7.2 hits off Mindanao, Philippines: PTWC

    04/28/2017 1:52:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2017 | by Andrew Heavens
    An earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 2023 GMT on Friday. The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km, 68 km south of the city of General Santos, the Center added.
  • Quakes felt across northern Nevada and in California (5.5, 5.7, 5.7 & more)

    12/28/2016 2:30:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    KOLO ^ | December 28 | Audrey Owsley
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada is reporting a series of earthquakes felt throughout northern Nevada and in California. The first, a magnitude 5.8, hit at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. It hit 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada.
  • Tsunami Watch issued for all [Hawaii] islands after 8.0 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands

    12/08/2016 10:17:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 8:03 am HST | KGMB and KHNL
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, the U.S. Geological Survey said. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. HST. Details are limited at this time, but the PTWC is investigating the threat to Hawaii.  This story will be updated.
  • 'FOBs': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention to 'Friends of Bill' After Haiti Quake

    10/11/2016 10:33:54 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 11, 2016 | Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross, Brian Epstein, Cho Park
    'FOBs': How Hillary's State Dept. Gave Special Attention to 'Friends of Bill' After Haiti Quake By Matthew Mosk Brian Ross Brian Epstein Cho Park Oct 11, 2016 In a series of candid email exchanges with top Clinton Foundation officials during the hours after the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly gave special attention to those identified by the abbreviations “FOB” (friends of Bill Clinton) or “WJC VIPs” (William Jefferson Clinton VIPs). “Need you to flag when people are friends of WJC,” wrote Caitlin Klevorick, then a senior State Department official who was...
  • 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...
  • (URGENT) Artificial earthquake detected in N. Korea: weather service

    09/08/2016 5:53:38 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 110 replies
    Yonhap ^ | Sept 8, 2016
    (URGENT) Artificial earthquake detected in N. Korea: weather service
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes in Pacific, no tsunami: USGS (Pagan Island, N. Marianas archipelago)

    07/30/2016 10:04:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/16 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, .. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was located 31 miles north of the island of Pagan, part of the sparsely populated Northern Mariana Islands volcanic archipelago. The quake was fairly deep at 132 miles (212 km) below the seabed, dampening its effect.
  • Earthquake prognosticator, Glen Ellen raconteur Jim Berkland dies at 85

    07/29/2016 8:01:59 PM PDT · by BamaBelle · 17 replies
    “It’s really very simple to predict earthquakes, and anyone could do it,” Jim Berkland liked to say. “The hard part is being right.” Berkland, a retired geologist and avid writer who grew up and lived much of his later life in Glen Ellen, died last Friday after a lifetime of predicting quakes and making headlines. He was a few days shy of his 86th birthday.
  • 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.
  • BREAKING: Second massive earthquake today rocks Ecuador

    05/18/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by John W · 21 replies ^ | 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.
  • Just felt an earthquake In South Central KS

    02/13/2016 9:16:37 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 61 replies
    At 11:04. Anyone else feel it?
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • Nice jolt, Kansas/Oklahoma earthquake.

    11/30/2015 1:51:42 AM PST · by Crazieman · 21 replies
    11/30/2015 | self
    No epicenter or magnitude yet. Just felt it, was a pretty good shake for me in Wichita, Kansas. Probably a 4.5, my guess.
  • 7.5-magnitude quake rocks S. Asia, epicentre in Afghanistan: USGS

    10/26/2015 3:00:03 AM PDT · by John W · 10 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | October 26, 2015 | AFP
    A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region Monday and was felt throughout much of South Asia. The US Geological Survey put the epicentre near Jarm...