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  • WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T? Feds Preparing for Massive Natural Disaster in Pacific Northwest

    06/02/2016 7:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Director Blue ^ | June 2, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”. In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously. According to the...
  • Waking supervolcano makes North Korea and West join forces

    04/15/2016 5:48:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    New Scientist ^ | April 15, 2016 | Andy Coghlan
    Waking supervolcano makes North Korea and West join forces Rare example of collaboration with isolationist regime's researchers helps reveal secrets of one of the worlds largest volcanoes By Andy Coghlan If it blows again, it could make Vesuvius look like a tea party. Now, in a ground-breaking collaboration between the West and North Korea, vulcanologists are gaining new insights into Mount Paektu, on North Koreas border with China, and whether it might blow its top any time soon. If it does, the outcome could be catastrophic. Paektus last eruption, a thousand years ago, is the second largest ever recorded, topped...
  • Powerful earthquake hits south Japan, collapsing houses

    04/14/2016 7:15:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 4/14/16 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Japan on Thursday evening, collapsing walls and a number of houses. There are no immediate reports of casualties.
  • BREAKING NEWS: 'Hundreds' of people feared trapped in collapsed buildings...(Taiwan)

    02/05/2016 2:24:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Flora Drury
    Hundreds of people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan. 'Multiple' buildings - including at least one residential block - are said to have fallen following the quake which shook the island at about 4am on Saturday. Reports emerging suggest Tainan, on the south-west coast, was the worst affected, with pictures of buildings partially or completely destroyed circulating on social media, while video footage shows rescue workers wading through water after the mains burst.
  • Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake

    09/16/2015 4:35:24 PM PDT · by John W · 61 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | BBC
    A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago. The 7.9-magnitude tremor centred off the coast, about 153 miles (246km) north-west of the capital. Chilean officials said it measured 7.2. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that "widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible". There were no immediate reports of damage, Chile's emergency office was quoted as saying by Reuters.
  • Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts: Weather agency

    09/13/2015 6:34:25 PM PDT · by windcliff · 47 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 9-13-15 | unknown
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Mount Aso, a volcano located on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, sending up huge plumes of grey ash and smoke. Japan lies on the "Ring of Fire" - a horseshoe-shaped band of fault lines and volcanoes around the edges of the Pacific Ocean - and is home to more than 100 active volcanoes.
  • Ecuador declares state of emergency over Cotopaxi volcano activity(glowbull doomage)

    08/16/2015 10:37:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 8/15/2015 | unknown
    Two minor explosions on Friday at Cotopaxi, located about 70 kilometres south of the capital of Quito, led to a precautionary evacuation of small towns in the centre of country. "We declare a state of emergency due to the unusual activity of Mount Cotopaxi," Correa said during his weekly Saturday address. "God willing, everything will go well and the volcano will not erupt."
  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes near Brooktrails

    05/30/2015 5:55:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | QUAKEBOT
    A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning seven miles from Brooktrails, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:33 a.m. PDT at a depth of 23.6 miles.
  • Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Nevada, close to Las Vegas -USGS

    05/22/2015 12:47:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2015 | No Attribution
    WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.4 quake struck Nevada on Friday, close to the town of Helene, northeast of Las Vegas, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake, which was quite shallow at a depth of only 12 miles (19.4 km), was close to the border with Utah. The epicenter was located some 90 miles northeast (145 km) from Las Vegas. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Eric Beech)
  • 40 VolcanoesThe Ring Are Erupting Right Now, And 34 Of Them Are Along Of Fire

    05/15/2015 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/14/15 | Michael Snyder
    As I have written about previously, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions during the entire 20th century. When you divide that number by 100, that gives you an average of about 35 volcanic eruptions per year. So the number of volcanoes that are erupting right now is well above the 20th centurys average for an entire calendar year. especially seems to be true of the Ring of Fire. If you are not familiar with the Ring of Fire, just imagine a giant ring that runs around the outer perimeter of the Pacific Ocean. Approximately 90 percent of all...
  • earthquake off Japan, 6.8

    05/12/2015 2:57:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 5/12/15 | usgs
    big one, just listed 6.8 33km SE of Ofunato, Japan 2015-05-12 21:12:58 UTC
  • earthquake off Guam, Big One

    09/17/2014 3:13:21 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 25 replies
    USGS ^ | 9/17/2014 | racebannon
    M6.7 - 45km NW of Piti Village, Guam 2014-09-17 06:14:46 UTC
  • Volcanoes Erupting Right Now All Over The Ring Of Fire Is The U.S. Next?

    04/10/2014 11:15:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 8, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    All of a sudden, the Ring of Fire is starting to tremble violently. Last month, we had a whole bunch of major earthquakes along the Ring of Fire, and this month volcanoes all over the Ring of Fire are erupting. Of course, there has always been seismic activity within this giant band that stretches around the Pacific Ocean. After all, approximately 75 percent of all volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire and approximately 90 percent of all global earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. But what is alarming is that the level of activity appears to be...
  • 4.4 earthquake near L.A. could be 'foreshock' for bigger shake

    03/17/2014 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 17, 2014, 8:33 a.m. | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
    The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning. Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood.
  • Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews ash, gas

    05/18/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    La Prensa ^ | May 17, 2013 | EFE
    Columns of gas and ash 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) high were detected after two strong explosions from the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico's Cenapred disaster-management agency said Friday. The first blast came at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, followed by another a little more than two hours later. The explosions deposited glowing fragments up to 1.5 kilometers from the crater as well as columns of ash and gas that were carried northeastward by the prevailing winds, Cenapred said. Popocatepetl, which rises 5,452 meters (17,875 feet) above sea level, is located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City. Mexican authorities have prepared contingency plans...
  • O-kayMike Papantonio Compares Tea Party to Invasive Fish That Feasts on Blood

    12/08/2012 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 07, 2012 | 20:50 | Jack Coleman
    How can you tell when conservatives really annoy a liberal? When his hyperbole exceeds even the broad parameters of absurdity embraced on the left. Case in pointattorney and Ring of Fire radio show co-host Mike Papantonios appearance on fellow libtalker Thom Hartmanns show on Wednesday. While talking with Hartmann about post-election backbiting within the GOP and Senate Republicans voting against the UN treaty on disabilities, allegedly out of fear of backlash from the tea party, Papantonio likened tea partiers to a bloodthirsty snakehead fish.
  • Mag 7.1 Earthquake - 9km WNW of Isnos, Colombia

    09/30/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 44 replies
    American Constitutionalist
    Mag 7.1 Earthqauke - 9km WNW of Isnos, Colombia 2012-09-30 16:31:34 UTC 1.969N 76.315W depth=150.4km (93.5mi)
  • Meanwhile In Beijing: "For The Respect Of The Motherland, We Must Go To War With Japan"

    09/15/2012 7:39:11 PM PDT · by gotribe · 31 replies ^ | 09/15/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Anti-US protests sweeping across the entire Muslim world (which are continuing today), besieging, attacking and burning down US embassies, are not the only thing that the central banker policy vehicle known as "the markets" have to ignore in the coming days and weeks. Cause here comes China: "Thousands besiege Japan's embassy in Beijing over Tokyo's assertion of control over disputed islands in East China Sea." ....
  • 5/24/2012 -- Large Explosive eruption at Sakurajima Volcano - South Japan

    05/24/2012 10:41:55 AM PDT · by Errant · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 23 May, 2012 | dutchsinse
    Awesome video of a large explosive eruption of the Sakarajima Volcano in South Japan. We're well above 50 volcanic eruptions for 2012; God only knows how many subsea volcanoes.
  • 7.3 off the coast of Sumatra

    01/10/2012 11:20:24 AM PST · by null and void · 40 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/10/12
    USGS HomeContact USGS Search USGS Earthquake Hazards Program HomeAbout UsContact Us   EarthquakesHazardsLearnPrepareMonitoringResearch Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days Check out our new Beta Earthquake Maps. Worldwide earthquakes with M4.5+ located by USGS and Contributing Agencies. (Earthquakes with M2.5+ within the United States and adjacent areas.) Instructions Hold your mouse over an earthquake to see its magnitude.Click on an earthquake for more information. Click on a location to go to a region map.Did You Feel It? - Report an earthquake Tips To convert UTC to US time zones, see this list or this table. Magnitude =...
  • Earthquake Vancouver Island Port Hardy 6.7

    09/09/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 9/9/2011 | foxnews
  • Quake, 7.0 North Peru

    08/24/2011 11:40:43 AM PDT · by djf · 59 replies
    17:46:11 Universal time...
  • Tsunami Approaches New Zealand

    07/06/2011 2:10:55 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | JULY 6, 2011, 4:43 P.M. ET | REBECA HOWARD
    WELLINGTONNew Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management issued a marine threat for the country's North Island after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the Kermadec Islands region in the southern Pacific Ocean early Thursday morning New Zealand time. "Confirmation been received that a tsunami was generated," the Ministry of Civil Defense said. It said a marine threat for Northland, Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Hawkes Bay had been identified. All are located on New Zealand's North Island. The ministry said the first wave would arrive in New Zealand round 8:52 a.m. local time. "
  • 7.2 Earthquake in Alaska Tsunami Warning Canceled ( More to come for West Coast?)

    06/24/2011 11:53:10 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 1+ views
    watts up with that? ^ | June 23, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    From USGS:This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 7.2 Date-Time Friday, June 24, 2011 at 03:09:40 UTCThursday, June 23, 2011 at 06:09:40 PM at epicenterTime of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 52.008N, 171.859W Depth 62.6 km (38.9 miles) Region FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA Distances 162 km (101 miles) E (97) from Atka, AK228 km (142 miles) WSW (244) from Nikolski, AK328 km (204 miles) E (86) from Adak, AK1681 km (1045 miles) WSW (243) from Anchorage, AK Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13.8 km (8.6 miles); depth +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles) Parameters NST=784, Nph=791, Dmin=231.5 km,...
  • Increase in Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes in the Last 24 Hours (Vanity)

    04/29/2011 8:29:46 PM PDT · by Errant · 53 replies
    USGS ^ | NA
    A significant increase in magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide has occurred in the last 24 hours, especially in the area around Vanuatu Islands. A similar increase in 5+ earthquakes mainly near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, occurred prior to the magnitude 9.1 earthquake and resulting tsunami. MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 22:31:59 28.838 -113.088 10.5 GULF OF CALIFORNIA MAP 5.3 2011/04/29 22:19:33 38.915 141.932 51.3 NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN MAP 5.1 2011/04/29 20:24:35 -3.502 100.614 29.8 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA MAP 5.0 2011/04/29 16:00:41 -19.313 167.705 27.0 VANUATU REGION MAP 5.5 2011/04/29 13:12:46 21.182 121.980 176.7 TAIWAN REGION MAP...
  • Japanese volcano erupts

    03/13/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 194 replies
    Times Live ^ | 03/13/11
    A volcano in southwestern Japan erupted Sunday after nearly two weeks of relative silence, sending ash and rocks up to four kilometres (two and a half miles) into the air, a local official says. It was not immediately clear if the eruption was a direct result of the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked northern areas Friday, unleashing a fierce tsunami and sparking fears that more than 10,000 may have been killed.
  • Indonesia volcano erupts just hours after massive quake in Japan

    03/11/2011 11:53:39 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    ( -- One of the most active volcanos in Indonesia has erupted, blasting lava and hot gas down the slopes. Mount Karangetang is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It erupted in August, killing four people. This mountain is along the "Ring of Fire, the volcano chain surrounding the Pacific Basin. The eruption took place hours after the Japan 8.9-magnitude Earthquake.
  • Residents look at Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon province, south of Manila

    02/21/2011 1:59:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo Photos ^ | Reuters Photos
    Residents look at Mount Bulusan spewing ash in Sorsogon province, south of Manila, February 21, 2011. Mount Bulusan spewed a three-kilometer ash column covering several villages in the southwest, but the volcano's status remains at Alert Level 1, meaning the source of activity is hydrothermal and shallow, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. REUTERS/Stringer
  • Lightning and fire: Japan on alert after volcano's biggest eruption in 50 years

    01/27/2011 6:41:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    Daily Mail Reporter ^ | 3:59 PM on 27th January 2011
    A one-mile cordon has been established around a volcano on Mount Kirishima after it erupted scattering rocks and ash across southern Japan and sending smoke billowing 5,000ft into the air. The Meteorological Agency raised the volcanic alert to level 3 as ash today continued to spew from Shinmoedake on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, and residents have been banned from going within a mile of the volcano following its worst eruption in 50 years. Force of nature: Lightning strikes as Shinmoedake erupts, scattering ash and rocks across a wide swathe of southern Japan Ash and smoke continued to billow...
  • Japan: Volcano eruption prompts evacuation warning

    01/30/2011 8:42:47 PM PST · by quantim · 15 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jan 30, 10:57 PM EST | ERIC TALMADGE
    TOKYO (AP) -- Officials urged more than 1,000 residents to seek safer ground on Monday and expanded a no-access zone around a volcano that has exploded back to life in southern Japan. The 4,662-foot (1,421-meter) Shinmoedake volcano erupted last week for the first time in 52 years. The volcano is located in a remote part of the Kirishima range on the southern Japan island of Kyushu. No injuries have been reported. On Monday, five days after it burst back to life, the volcano was still spewing a spectacular plume into the air, sending a blanket of ash out over a...
  • Thousands flee as long-sleepy Sumatra volcano erupts (The Earth has a fever, yaknow)

    08/29/2010 10:10:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/10 | Karima Anjani
    JAKARTA (Reuters) Thousands of Indonesians were evacuated from the slopes of a volcano on Sunday after it erupted for the first time in more than 400 years, spewing out lava and sending smoke and dust 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) into the air. Mount Sinabung, in the north of the island of Sumatra, began erupting around midnight after rumbling for several days, prompting some villagers to panic before the mass evacuation got under way. Indonesia is on the so-called Pacific Rim of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and geological fault lines triggering frequent earthquakes around the Pacific Basin. The eruption...
  • 7.7 Earthquake Nicobar Islands, India region

    06/12/2010 1:08:54 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 58 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami warning for all areas of the Indian Ocean after a 7.7 earthquake struck Nicobar Islands India Region. A Tsunami Watch is in effect for India / Indonesia / Sri Lanka / Myanmar / Thailand / Malaysia. Officials say earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a destructive local tsunami and sometimes a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located usually no more than a thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. It says areas further from the epicenter could experience small sea level changes and strong or unusual coastal currents. It...
  • Argentina has 6.0 Earthquake per Foxnews

    02/27/2010 1:54:47 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 118 replies · 7,318+ views
    Foxnews TV ^ | 2/27/2010 | Staff
    2 killed so far.
  • 8.8 Earthquake in Chile [Update at #277]

    02/26/2010 11:01:09 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 1,957 replies · 73,522+ views
    On the radio KFI LA..
  • Magnitude 6.0 quake hits Guatemala coast: USGS

    01/18/2010 8:15:45 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies · 2,028+ views
    reuters ^ | Jan 18, 2010
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Guatemala's Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
  • Argentina hit by 6.3 magnitude earthquake after Haiti and Venezuela

    01/17/2010 6:06:09 AM PST · by timsbella · 136 replies · 6,593+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 17 Jan | Associated Press
    The latest news is a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Argentina after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake and the 5.6 Venezuela Earthquake, and all less than a week.
  • Volcano Plume Sparks Eruption Concerns (Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines)

    11/11/2009 8:27:11 AM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies · 1,072+ views
    Sky News ^ | Wednesday November 11, 2009 | Joe Braidwood
    Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines, which killed scores in an eruption 16 years ago, has spewed an ash plume leading to fears it may blow again.
  • Magnitude 7.9 - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION

    09/29/2009 11:12:31 AM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 88 replies · 4,051+ views
    USGS ^ | 9/28 | USGS
    Magnitude 7.9 Date-Time * Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 17:48:14 UTC * Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 06:48:14 AM at epicenter Location 15.554S, 172.141W Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program Region SAMOA ISLANDS REGION Distances * 199 km (124 miles) SSW (192) from APIA, Samoa * 211 km (131 miles) SW (227) from PAGO PAGO, American Samoa * 396 km (246 miles) NNE (30) from Neiafu, Tonga * 2415 km (1501 miles) W (272) from PAPEETE, Tahiti, French Polynesia Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 11.9 km (7.4 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST= 59, Nph= 59,...
  • Moderate earthquake rattles Venezuela's capital (Preliminary magnitude of 6.2 to 6.4)

    09/12/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/09 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela An earthquake rattled Venezuela's capital Saturday, but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 for the quake, saying the epicenter was off Venezuela's Caribbean coast 65 miles (110 kilometers) west of Caracas. The head of Venezuela's seismological agency, Francisco Garces, put the quake at magnitude 6.2, followed by an aftershock registering 4.0.
  • Ring of fire: Indian Ocean to see solar eclipse

    01/24/2009 9:18:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 332+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/09 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) A few lucky people in the Indian Ocean will be treated to a rare event on Monday when an annular solar eclipse will transform the Sun into a dark disc with a blazing ring-shaped corona around its rim. In solar eclipses, the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow on the terrestrial surface. In an annular eclipse, a tiny shift in distance that results from celestial mechanics means the Moon does not completely cover the Sun's face, as it does in a total eclipse. Instead, for those directly under the alignment, the Moon covers...
  • Breaking News : Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Main Japanese Island of Honshu

    07/23/2008 9:03:08 AM PDT · by Scythian · 62 replies · 409+ views
    <p>Nothing but a headline at this point, but that's a big quake ...</p>
  • Multiple 5+ earthquakes on the western edge of the Ring of Fire

    06/01/2008 5:01:00 PM PDT · by null and void · 24 replies · 137+ views
    USGS/vanity ^ | 6/1/08 | null and void
    Eight in past week, two of which were in the past hour. Probably just a statistical artifact, but something for the rest of us living on other parts of the Ring of Fire to keep in mind...
  • Central Colombia hit by 5.6 magnitude earthquake

    05/24/2008 1:44:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 432+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/08 | Reuters
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - A shallow, 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit central Colombia on Saturday, shaking buildings in the capital, Bogota, and sending panicked residents into the streets, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey said. Authorities said there were no initial reports of injuries, but Bogota Mayor Samuel Moreno told local radio some buildings in the city were slightly damaged. "The report we have so far is that it was strong and some structures have suffered damage, but there is nothing to lament," Moreno said. One Bogota government building was evacuated after the quake sent a shower of bricks tumbling off one of...
  • Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano may erupt

    01/09/2008 6:54:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 2,969+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/09/08 | Gonzalo Solano - ap
    QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano is poised for a major eruption, a volcanologist said Wednesday. Authorities last week evacuated 10 villages from its western slopes as a precaution. Patricia Mothes, a U.S. expert on volcanoes, said the 16,575-foot volcano, located 80 miles southeast of Quito, "is preparing to generate, in days or weeks, a great eruption." She said that could mean pyroclastic flows blasts of volcanic material "that descend at high speeds and burn everything in their way." Tungurahua, which has been active since 1999, has been freeing a high level of energy since Dec. 22, Mothes told...
  • Volcano spews ash and rocks on Indonesia's Sulawesi (Also: Alaska Volcano)

    08/16/2007 3:22:23 AM PDT · by bd476 · 19 replies · 615+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 14, 2007
    Volcano spews ash and rocks on Indonesia's Sulawesi Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:51PM IST JAKARTA (Reuters) - A volcano on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sulawesi island has started spewing ash and rocks, gradually sending lava debris down its slopes, but no evacuation had taken place, an official said on Tuesday. Mount Soputan, 2,175 km northeast of the capital Jakarta, was no threat to the nearest village, located 11 km from its crater, even in the event of an actual eruption, said Saut Simatupang, head of Indonesia's Vulcanology Survey. "We have not raised its alert status to the maximum...
  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS 2007 August 16 08:39:27 UTC

    08/16/2007 2:43:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 64 replies · 1,632+ views
    USGS and NOAA ^ | August 16, 2007
    Magnitude 6.7 - SOLOMON ISLANDS 2007 August 16 08:39:27 UTC Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.7 Date-Time Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 08:39:27 UTC Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 07:39:27 PM at epicenter Location 9.715S, 159.335E Depth 1.8 km (1.1 miles) (poorly constrained) Region SOLOMON ISLANDS Distances 75 km (45 miles) WSW of HONIARA, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) SW of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands 185 km (115 miles) S of Dadali, Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands 2070 km (1290 miles) NNE of BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 87.8 km (54.6 miles)...

    08/01/2007 8:39:40 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 48 replies · 1,818+ views
    Magnitude 6.9 - ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA <!-- .map{ padding:10px 10px 10px 10px; width:120px; float:left; display:block; height:175px; text-align:center; } <p> .map a { text-decoration:none; } --> 2007 August 2 03:21:46 UTC Details Maps Where can I find...? Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 03:21:46 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 6:21:46 PM = local time at epicenter Location 51.358N, 179.929W Depth 48.1 km (29.9 miles) Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA Distances 234 km (146 miles) WSW (257) from Adak, AK 404 km (251 miles) W (259) from Atka, AK2132...
  • Check it out (Truth = Stranger Than Fiction Alert)

    03/21/2007 10:34:56 AM PDT · by IN Farm Girl · 8 replies · 530+ views
    Elkhart (IN) Truth ^ | March 21, 2007 | Check it out writer
    Check it out "Ring of Fire" Vaginal Birth After Cesarean support group meets at 6:30 p.
  • Volcano wipes out 3 villages in Ecuador - Mt. Tungurahua

    08/17/2006 11:39:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 4,928+ views
    WPVI-TV ^ | 8/17/06 | AP
    QUITO, Ecuador - August 17, 2006 - A volcanic eruption in Ecuador's Andes mountains destroyed three villages, killed at least one man and left more than 60 others missing, the mayor of a village on the volcano's slope said Thursday. One body was recovered after the overnight eruption of lava from Tungurahua, in the country's high Andes, and four others were believed to be under the rubble, Penipe Mayor Juan Salazar said. Salazar told Channel 4 television that the villages of Chilibu, Choglontuz and Palitagua "no longer exist. Everything is wiped out." "This is an indescribable catastrophe," Salazar said. "The...
  • Phillipine Volcano 'Set To Erupt'

    08/07/2006 6:57:05 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 3,605+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-7-2006
    Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines The Philippine authorities have ordered the evacuation of about 35,000 people living near a volcano, saying an eruption could take place soon. The alert was raised to four - the second highest level - following increased activity at Mount Mayon, in the centre of the country. It has been rumbling since February and started emitting lava in mid-July. Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted about 50 times in the past 400 years. People living in the region watched with alarm early...