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  • The Lost City of Atlantis May Be Hiding in Plain Sight Sergio Frau

    09/02/2015 10:20:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sergio Frau
    Sergio Frau suspects Plato was writing about a tidal wave on Sardinia... Writer and journalist Sergio Frau is another. After researching the island for a decade, Frau suspects a mysterious disaster that devastated Sardinia 3,200 years ago was in fact a tidal wave, which boosts the theory that Sardinia and Atlantis are one and the same, reports the Guardian. Stefano Tinti, an expert on tidal waves who recently visited the island with Frau along with a dozen other experts, says 350 tidal waves have occurred in the Mediterranean over the last 2,500 years and one might explain why all of...
  • Carved rocks, wall found under sea

    11/19/2006 8:34:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 548+ views
    Chennai Online ^ | Sunday, November 19, 2006 | unattributed
    Rocks with step-like cuttings, a wall and carved blocks found under the sea in the southern coast near the heritage site of Mahabalipuram are believed to be evidence of an early settlement or a port. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) came across the remains while recently conducting excavations underwater at the site in Tamil Nadu. "Mahabalipuram is a historical place. We started detailed excavation 500 metres from the shore in the sea and recently came across different types of rocks which indicate human activity. We have also found a wall running from the shore into the sea," Alok Tripathy,...
  • Clues To Missing Pagodas Found

    07/10/2002 4:51:08 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 652+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 7-6-2002 | Akshaya Mukul
    Clues to missing pagodas found AKSHAYA MUKUL TIMES NEWS NETWORK [ SATURDAY, JULY 06, 2002 11:49:09 PM ] NEW DELHI: Submerged structures found off the coast of Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal could well solve the mystery of seven pagodas dating back to the Pallava Period (7th Century AD). The Archaeological Survey of India’s Underwater Archaeology Wing (UAW) has discovered three walls and a number of carved architectural members of ancient temples running north to south and east to west. Also found are seven big submerged rocks 500 metres off shore. According to UAW in-charge Alok Tripathi, who undertook...
  • Tsunami Uncovers Ancient City in India

    02/18/2005 6:12:00 AM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 21 replies · 1,425+ views
    AP/Red Nova ^ | Feb. 18, 2005
    MAHABALIPURAM, India (AP) -- Archaeologists have begun underwater excavations of what is believed to be an ancient city and parts of a temple uncovered by the tsunami off the coast of a centuries-old pilgrimage town. Three rocky structures with elaborate carvings of animals have emerged near the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, which was battered by the Dec. 26 tsunami. As the waves receded, the force of the water removed sand deposits that had covered the structures, which appear to belong to a port city built in the seventh century, said T. Satyamurthy, a senior archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • Powerful earthquake strikes off eastern Japan; no tsunami threat

    05/30/2015 5:38:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 05/30/15
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck 194 kilometres off Japan's coast, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), but there were no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake, which hit off Japan's Bonin Islands, reportedly rocked buildings in Tokyo as it built in intensity about 8:30pm local time (9:30pm AEST). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: "There is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth." The USGS reported the epicentre was approximately 874 kilometres south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean, while the Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had...
  • San Andreas Ready to Blow – In Theaters and In Real Life

    05/28/2015 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.sciencetimes.com ^ | May 26, 2015 03:30 PM EDT | Rachel K Wentz
    Admit it, there's nothing more fun than sitting in a dark theatre, munching on a bucket of buttery popcorn, and watching the Earth get demolished. In the latest round of catastrophic flicks, California is destroyed as the famous San Andreas Fault unleashes unimaginable (and unrealistic) devastation across the state. The new film, San Andreas, depicts the rupture of an unknown fault near the Hoover Dam in Nevada, which gets the destructive ball rolling by setting off powerful earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. And although earthquakes are nothing new to Californians, and pose serious threats along the famous fault, Hollywood...
  • A BLAST FROM HEAVEN? (MAJOR IMPACT DISASTER 500 YEARS AGO?)

    12/05/2003 6:43:33 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 34 replies · 1,781+ views
    USNews.com ^ | 8 December 2003 edition | Charles W. Petit
    In 1989, Edward Bryant climbed a point on the southeast coast of his native Australia with a colleague and found an odd jumble of boulders well above the surf. A big wave, he thought, maybe a tsunami from an earthquake, must have tossed them up there. Over the next few years, however, the University of Wollongong geologist explored hundreds of miles of coast and found more signs of wave action, hundreds of feet above the water--too high for any quake-spawned surge. An astonishing hypothesis of devastation from outer space formed in his mind. It gathered some praise, along with many...
  • Earthquake fault heightens California tsunami threat, experts say

    04/21/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    L A Times ^ | Rong-Gong Lin II
    The earthquake fault cuts through the heart of Ventura's quaint downtown, past the ornate hilltop City Hall and historic Spanish-era mission before heading into the Pacific Ocean.. For decades, some seismic experts believed the Ventura fault posed only a moderate threat and was incapable of producing a major temblor. But research in recent years shows that the fault is extremely dangerous, capable of producing an earthquake as large as magnitude 8 as well as severe tsunamis that until now experts didn't believe were possible from a Southern California quake. Such a big earthquake on the fault estimated to occur every...
  • Some Coastal Communities May Not Have Time for Tsunami Evacuation

    04/20/2015 10:26:21 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    USGS ^ | 4/13/2015 | Leslie Gordon
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Tens of thousands of people along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coastline may not have enough time to evacuate low-lying areas before tsunami waves arrive, according to a new publication by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Colorado Boulder, and California State University, Sacramento. “All coastal communities in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are vulnerable to varying degrees to tsunami hazards from a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake,” said Dr. Nathan Wood, lead author of the study and scientist with the USGS. “Having a better sense of how a community is specifically vulnerable provides officials with the ability...
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    whdh ^ | 4-13-2015 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast. Emergency preparedness experts...
  • Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

    02/23/2015 7:43:31 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    IBD ^ | 2/19/15 | Paul Sperry
    France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House's three-day summit on terrorism. Instead, Vice President Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session that the "wave" of Muslim immigration is "not going to stop." Wave? More like a tsunami. Between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations —...
  • Mega wave hit Oman's coast 4,500 years ago

    11/06/2014 5:01:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | November 03, 2014 | Sarah MacDonald
    Geologists from GUtech, in cooperation with archeologists from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, have dug up evidence of a tsunami or severe storm that hit Ras Al Hadd about 4,500 years ago...The fact that there were two settlement phases, the first of which was marked by buildings made of sand brick, and the second by mud brick, suggests the village was destroyed at one point and rebuilt. The remains date back to between 3,100 and 2,700 BC, and the evidence suggests they were built one after the other, meaning the people didn't leave the area despite having their homes...
  • 6,000-year-old settlement poses tsunami mystery

    05/13/2012 6:22:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Wednesday, May 09, 2012 | Andrew Hamilton
    Archeologists have uncovered evidence of pre-farming people living in the Burren more than 6,000 years ago -- one of the oldest habitations ever unearthed in Ireland. Radiocarbon dating of a shellfish midden on Fanore Beach in north Clare have revealed it to be at least 6,000 years old -- hundreds of years older than the nearby Poulnabrone dolmen. The midden -- a cooking area where nomad hunter-gatherers boiled or roasted shellfish -- contained Stone Age implements, including two axes and a number of smaller stone tools... The midden was discovered by local woman Elaine O'Malley in 2009 and a major...
  • 500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered

    10/22/2014 8:31:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 10-21-14 | Laura Geggel
    A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, mollusk shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, new research finds. The quake, likely a magnitude 9.0, sent the mighty waves toward Hawaii sometime between 1425 and 1665, the study found. It's possible that another large Alaskan earthquake could trigger a comparable tsunami on Hawaii's shores in the future, experts said. The tsunami was at least three times the size of the damaging 1946 tsunami,...
  • To end “discrimination,” Aceh to impose Sharia on non-Muslims as well as Muslims

    09/22/2014 6:27:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 22, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    We are constantly told my Sharia advocates in the U.S. — those who fight to kill anti-Sharia laws in various states — that Sharia applies only to Muslims, and only to their personal religious observance, such that restricting it would be to interfere with their First Amendment rights.
  • Health impacts of Japan disaster relief (Fukushima/USS Reagan crew) **UPDATE**

    08/24/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 2 replies
    multiple | 08/26/2014 | multiple
    Okay. I'm not sure how I missed the updates/reports other than the fact that they appear not to have been posted here at FR. Principal source link is the PDF report to Congress in regards to a prior post here:("Final Report to the Congressional Defense Committees in Response to the Joint Explanatory Statement Accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, page 90, “Radiation Exposure” "). (link will open/download the PDF) An update on the USS Ronald Reagan crew lawsuit re their mysterious illnesses in the wake of Operation Tomodachi is here: ("USS Reagan Sailors’ Lawsuit Found ‘Lacking’ Nuclear Expert...
  • 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

    07/11/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 14, 2014
    Moments ago, at 4:22am local time, a major 6.8 magnitude quake struck eastern Japan, off the Fukushima coast. FLASH:M6.8 QUAKE JOLTS OFF FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN, TSUNAMI ALERT EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER JAPAN QUAKE: AP From the USGS: So far there have been no reports of damage. Those curious can keep track of Fukushima in real time at the live webcast below:
  • Local tsunami warning issued after quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    06/23/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-23-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning covered coastal areas of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu, the center said, adding the level of tsunami danger was being evaluated for other U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts....
  • Traces of tsunami discovered in Gokceada

    06/06/2014 5:41:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | June 2, 2014 | DoGan News Agency
    Archaeological work on the island of Gökçeada has revealed that an earthquake occurred in the region 4,700 years ago, followed by a tsunami. Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Geology Department Professor Doğan Perinçek said they had found the traces of the earthquake and tsunami during works between 2006 and 2008. Gökçek made a statement June 2 after an earthquake measuring 6.5 that occurred on May 24 in the region. He said both he and Professor Halime Hüryılmaz had found traces of an earthquake that occurred in 2680 B.C. following work in the area of Yenibademli. “The earthquake broke the walls of...
  • Cat missing since Japan tsunami reunited with owners

    05/12/2014 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 12,2014 | Danielle Demetriou
    A cat that vanished three years ago during Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has been unexpectedly reunited with its owners. The black cat, called Suika, was thought to have died after disappearing on March 11, 2011 – the day of the earthquake and tsunami – from his home in Ofunato, Iwate prefecture.
  • Mesolithic 'rest stop' found at new Sainsbury's site

    07/23/2011 6:28:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2011 | unattributed
    Archaeologists believe the remains of burned oak uncovered at the site of the first Sainsbury's in the Highlands to be evidence of an ancient "rest stop". The supermarket and a filling station are being constructed on the outskirts of Nairn, at a cost of about Ł20m. Headland Archaeologists investigated the site ahead of building work. They radiocarbon-dated the hearth to the Mesolithic period, which started as the last Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago. ...the archaeologists said the fire appeared to have been made to provide heat and not cooking, because no food waste was found... "The dating of...
  • 'How Britain's Atlantis' and its tribes were wiped out by a TSUNAMI triggered by a landslide

    05/02/2014 9:17:08 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 May 2014 | JONATHAN O'CALLAGHAN
    Just over 8,000 years ago a huge landslide occurred off the coast of Norway, known as the Storegga Slide. The event created a catastrophic tsunami, with waves almost half as high as the Statue of Liberty, that battered Britain and other land masses. And now the most accurate computer model ever made of the tsunami suggests that it wiped out the remaining inhabitants of a set of low-lying landmass known as Doggerland off the coast of the UK. A new model by researchers at Imperial College London has revealed the devastating effects of a tsunami caused by a landslide off...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 9:25:29 AM PST · by BGHater · 22 replies · 852+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10 Dec 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 10:53:09 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 24 replies · 568+ views
    Jeursalem Post ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?

    12/10/2008 9:29:13 AM PST · by NYer · 63 replies · 1,664+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 10, 2008 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday. The new theory about the source of the great flood detailed in the Book of Genesis comes amid continuing controversy among scholars over whether the inundation of the Black Sea more than seven millennia ago was the biblical flood. In the theory posited by British marine archeologist Dr. Sean Kingsley and published in the Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society, the drowning of the...
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis are triggered by Star-quakes

    03/06/2005 11:09:03 PM PST · by bd476 · 131 replies · 1,924+ views
    India Daily News ^ | March 7, 2005
    Earthquakes and Tsunamis are triggered by Star-quakes – the invisible interconnection between different parts of the Universe The position of SGR1806-20 in a radio image of the sky - 50,000 light-years away Staff Reporter Mar. 7, 2005 Computer models are showing an interesting relationship between star-quakes and earthquakes. Supernova, star-quakes and similar burst of energy in the Universe triggers earthquakes and tsunamis. According to researchers, most of the large earthquakes and Tsunamis happened when there was a burst of energy somewhere in the cosmos. According to BBC, Astronomers say they have been stunned by the amount of energy released in...
  • 8.3 Earth Quake

    8.3 earth quake Solomon Islands tsunami warning issued 1437 UTC
  • Tsunami alert after Solomon Islands earthquake

    04/12/2014 1:29:09 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/12/2014 | staff report
    A magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands has sparked a tsunami warning for the island nations of the south Pacific, with houses reported damaged in the Solomons. Local officials reported two 1.5-metre waves hitting the western side of Santa Cruz Island in the Solomons, damaging about 50 homes and properties. There were no reports of injuries or deaths. Villagers had gone to higher ground as a precaution. The tsunami formed after the earthquake hit near Lata on Santa Cruz in Temotu province, the easternmost part of the Solomons a three-hour flight from the capital, Honiara. The region has a...
  • Dems Wise to Flee the Coming Tsunami

    04/06/2014 8:39:41 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 84 replies
    "The assumption Democrats made that, once implemented, Obamacare would be popular ranks up there with Custer’s assumption there were only a few Indians at the Little Big Horn."
  • LIVE: Massive earthquake hits Chile; stronger temblor waiting in the wings?

    04/02/2014 7:36:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | April 02, 2014, 19:33 | Supriya Jha
    07:30 pm: Copper mining unaffected by quake The quake seems to not have impacted Chile's flourishing copper mining industry as state-owned copper miner, Codelco, said there were no reports of injuries to employees or damage to its operations in the area affected, reported the Wall Street Journal. 05:00 pm: Bigger quake waiting in the wings? The northern Chile that had been witnessing tremors since last two weeks on Tuesday was rattled by a stronger quake of magnitude 8.2 earthquake. But if a geophysicist is to be believed, a bigger quake might be waiting in the wings. According to the CNN,...
  • Human occupation of Madagascar pushed back 2500 years

    08/16/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | editors
    This foraging occupation of one site effectively doubles and confirms the length of Madagascar’s known occupational history and thus the time during which people exploited its environments. The rock shelter yielded a stratified assemblage with small flakes, microblades, and retouched crescentic and trapezoidal tools, probably projectile elements, made from cherts and obsidian, some brought more that 200 km. The assemblage from the top layers of the site is well dated to 1050–1350 A.D. This was achieved using carbon dating and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), as well as ceramic typology imported from the Near East and China. Below this layer is...
  • Madagascar Founded By Women[Indonesian]

    03/23/2012 7:46:23 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 20 Mar 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Madagascar was first settled and founded by approximately 30 women, mostly of Indonesian descent, who may have sailed off course in a wayward vessel 1200 years ago. The discovery negates a prior theory that a large, planned settlement process took place on the island of Madagascar, located off the east coast of Africa. Traditionally it was thought to have been settled by Indonesian traders moving along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. Most native Madagascar people today, called Malagasy, can trace their ancestry back to the founding 30 mothers, according to an extensive new DNA study published in the latest...
  • Studies Prove People Of Madagascar Came From Borneo And Africa

    07/10/2005 8:31:26 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,291+ views
    Mongabay ^ | 7-10-2005 | MongaBay
    Studies prove people of Madagascar came from Borneo and Africa mongabay.com July 8, 2005 Studies released earlier this year found the people of Madagascar have origins in Borneo and East Africa. Half of the genetic lineages of human inhabitants of Madagascar come from 4500 miles away in Borneo, while the other half derive from East Africa, according to a study published in May by a UK team. The island of Madagascar, the largest in the Indian Ocean, lies some 250 miles (400 km) from Africa and 4000 miles (6400 km) from Indonesia. Its isolation means that most of its mammals,...
  • Tsunami strikes Chile: Live updates after massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes giant wave

    04/01/2014 7:14:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 79 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 4-2-14
    A wave of more than six feet in height has hit the port of Iquique in Chile. It is a key copper exporting port, close to the country's main copper mines. Mining companies Codelco and BHP Billiton said that had not yet received reports of damage to mines.
  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

    04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 249 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-1-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," it said.
  • Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

    10/19/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies · 2+ views
    PAJ ^ | 10/13/11 | STAFF
    Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of Săo Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island. “The situation is ongoing and the number of microseisms is slightly above reference values” said Wednesday Joăo Luís Gaspar from the Center of Volcanology and Geological Risk Assessment (CVARG) of the University of the Azores.
  • 8 catastrophes we should be worried about

    04/14/2007 4:23:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,684+ views
    WND ^ | 04.12.07 | W. F. Walker Johanson
    There sure is a lot of talk about how "global warming" is about to destroy the planet! And how, if we don't stop driving our SUVs – and go back to living by candlelight – we'll all be dead within the next 20 years. (Just ask your children; that's what they probably already believe.) But I'd like to propose that there are much worse catastrophes we really should be worried about. Here is my list of the Top 8:
  • 6 volcanoes that could shut down the world

    04/27/2010 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 37 replies · 4,241+ views
    The Week ^ | April 23, 2010 | staff
    Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull wreaked havoc on European air travel, but it could have been worse. Much, much, much worse The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull caused billions of dollars in economic damage, and left millions of travelers stranded. But on the Volcanic Explosivity Index — volcanologists’ tool for rating the severity of an eruption — the event rated only a two out of a possible eight. More severe eruptions cause “death and destruction” on a planetary basis, points out Simon Winchester in The Guardian. “They can darken skies and cause devastating changes in the weather. They can and do bring about the...
  • MegaTsunami Planned by bin Laden?

    05/14/2002 9:37:13 AM PDT · by gcallah · 104 replies · 4,412+ views
    Discovery Channel | 5/14/2002 | gcallah
    Did anyone watch the Discovery channel on MegaTsunamis over the weekend? Basically, a huge chunk of the island of La Plama in the Canaries is in danger of collapsing into the sea, which would set off a tidal wave washing 12 miles inland on the east coast of the US. I've heard from a contact in the Army that there are serious worries that bin Laden could try to set off a nuke on La Palma that would trigger the collapse. Should Discovery have been allowed to show this? Should the US station troops on La Palma?
  • El Hierro getting worse by the day

    07/03/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Errant · 55 replies
    Iceage Now ^ | July 3, 2012 | Robert
    “The island has now been elevated by 9 cm due to the magma pressure. Last night there was one quake of 4.4 on the Richter scale, at a depth of 18km, which was also felt on the neighbouring island of La Palma.”
  • Violent shaking at El Hierro (Magnitude 5.3 earthquake – preliminary)

    12/27/2013 10:23:47 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 122 replies
    usgs ^ | 12/27/13 | staff
    M5.4 - 31km NW of Frontera, Spain 2013-12-27 17:46:06 UTC
  • Fossil hunter believes tsunami struck Florida

    08/17/2005 10:12:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 1,471+ views
    News Sentinel ^ | Mon, Aug. 15, 2005 | NICHOLAS SPANGLER
    Fossil Frank has a hypothesis - inspired by certain shells taken from deep in a limestone quarry abutting the Everglades - that a great tsunami hit Florida about two million years ago. It happened in the evening - and he can prove it. More of this later. Before Frank Perillo became Fossil Frank he was an unhappy mechanic. He hated every day he lay on his back in Ketcham's garage. Winter days were worst, because his hands turned to meat from the cold and the lacquer thinners he used to wash himself. When he jacked up cars, the ice on...
  • El Hierro recorded 28 earthquakes so far of day

    03/18/2013 11:12:52 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 106 replies
    LaOpinion Tenerife ^ | 03/17/13 | LaOpinion
    Translated.. El Hierro recorded 28 earthquakes so far of day The recorded earthquakes ranging from 1.9 and 2.6 magnitude on the Richter scale 18.03.2013 | 18:51 EP volcano monitoring network monitoring 24 hours a National Geographic Institute (IGN) has recorded on the island of El Hierro on Monday a total of 28 earthquakes of between 1.9 and 2.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, although none felt by population. The largest of the quakes, which struck at 14.29 pm, had a magnitude of 2.6 degrees, and occurred west of the town of Frontera, on land, 20 kilometers deep. At 14.42 hours...
  • Almost 10,000 people evacuated from Canary Islands

    07/31/2007 8:12:58 PM PDT · by JohnA · 17 replies · 635+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 31/ 07/ 2007
    MADRID, July 31 (RIA Novosti) - Some 10,000 people have been evacuated from two major islands on Spain's Canaries swept by forest fires, a local government spokesman said Tuesday. "The island of Gran Canaria, where over 20,000 hectares of pineland has burnt down, is seeing the worst situation, and 13,000 hectares of forests have been destroyed on Tenerife," the source said. However, the spokesman said the fires were raging in inland areas of the islands, while coastal regions where numerous hotels and popular beaches are located were under no threat. The official said strong winds and scorching temperatures of up...
  • Ancient NY Tsunami May Have Been Caused By Asteroid

    11/21/2008 3:22:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 520+ views
    FOX13 ^ | Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | MIKE BRODY
    About 2,300 years ago, a giant tsunami crashed ashore where New York City stands today. No one knows for sure what caused it, but new clues found in the Hudson River's silt suggest an asteroid slammed into the Atlantic Ocean nearby. Katherine Cagan of Harvard University and a team of researchers found carbon spherules -- perfectly round particles that form in the extreme pressures of an impact -- and other grains of shocked minerals in the sediments as well, but the discovery remains controversial. Some say a wave big enough to leave sediments that far from the coast would have...
  • The Next Wave: Science of Tsunamis

    01/09/2005 9:35:55 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 11 replies · 1,210+ views
    Explore one of the most dangerous and enigmatic forces on earth, tsunamis. See the science behind their devastating power. Understand where they come from and what we can do to better prepare. It's not if it will happen again, but when.
  • Tidal wave threat 'over-hyped'

    10/31/2004 9:35:18 AM PST · by Company Man · 13 replies · 1,189+ views
    BBC UK ^ | Oct. 30, 2004
    The risk of a landslide in the Canary Islands causing a tidal wave (tsunami) able to devastate America's east coast is vastly overstated. That's according to marine geologists studying ancient landslides in the area In typical Canary Island landslides, chunks of land break off in bits, not in one dramatic plunge, they claim. This contradicts previous warnings that an Isle of Man-sized chunk of land could fall off the island of La Palma into the sea, causing a mega-tsunami.
  • Scientists: Volcano Could Swamp U.S. with Mega-Tsunami (And possibly strand dolphins miles inland)

    01/05/2005 6:32:35 AM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 2,798+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Jan 05, 2005 | Daniel Flynn
    A wall of water up to 55 yards high crashing into the Atlantic seaboard of the United States, flattening everything in its path -- not a Hollywood movie but a dire prophecy by some British and U.S. academics. As the international community struggles to aid victims of last month's devastating tsunami in southern Asia, scientists warn an eruption of a volcano in Spain's Canary Islands could unleash a "mega-tsunami" larger than any in recorded history. According to their controversial study, an explosion of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma could send a chunk of rock twice...
  • El Hierro Volcano (Canary Islands) : Red alert – Most spectacular video of the action so far!

    10/17/2011 2:37:07 PM PDT · by Errant · 43 replies
    Earthquake Report ^ | October 17, 2011 | Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
    Update 17/10 – 17:29 UTC : The volcano discussion panel @ jonfr.com is expecting that we are in the stage of a surtseyan eruption. The vent opened in a very shallow depth of 150 m. That means that the magma can form pillow lava so that the “building” soon reaches the surface and then continues with phreatomagmatic eruptions.