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  • Yellowstone hit by swarm of earthquakes.....

    01/18/2010 2:54:31 PM PST · by TaraP · 70 replies · 3,295+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Jan 18th, 2010
    Yellowstone National Park has been rattled by more than 250 earthquakes in the past two days following a period of 11 months of quiet seismic activity in the park. The quakes have been gaining strength, with a 3.1 tremor recorded at 11:03 a.m. today. A 2.9 quake was recorded at 12:38 p.m. Prof. Robert B. Smith, a geophysicist at the University of Utah and one of the leading experts on earthquake and volcanic activity at Yellowstone, said that the activity is a "notable swarm." "The swarm is located about 10 miles northwest of Old Faithful, Wyo., and nine miles southeast...
  • 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.
  • Yellowstone showing seismic activity.

    01/17/2010 3:58:13 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 255 replies · 7,332+ views
    USGS ^ | 01/17/10
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 22:43:34 UTC Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 03:43:34 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 44.565N, 110.972W Depth 6.5 km (4.0 miles) Region YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING Distances 15 km (9 miles) SE (136) from West Yellowstone, MT 30 km (19 miles) ENE (76) from Island Park, ID 56 km (35 miles) SSW (201) from Gardiner, MT 430 km (267 miles) N (10) from Salt Lake City, UT Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 1.4 km (0.9 miles) Parameters NST= 24, Nph= 24, Dmin=11 km, Rmss=0.14 sec,...
  • Major magnitude 7.3 quake hits Haiti - USGS (Breaking!)

    01/12/2010 2:22:15 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 331 replies · 17,205+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 01/12/2010 | n/a
    A major magnitude 7.3 quake hit the impoverished country of Haiti Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicentre of the quake, which was initially reported a magnitude 7.0 off the coast, was located inland, six miles (10 km) west of Carrefour, close to the capital Port-au-Prince and was only 20.5 miles (30 km) deep. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere....
  • 7.0 quake hits impoverished Haiti (hospital collapses; argest quake recorded in this area)

    01/12/2010 3:12:39 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2,348+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, but an analyst at the U.S. Geological Survey said there could be substantial damage and casualties. Powerful aftershocks were felt in the first hour.The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) west from the Caribbean nation's capital of Port-au-Prince, the USGS said. It had a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers).An Associated Press videographer saw...
  • Strong quake hits Haiti, collapsing hospital

    01/12/2010 2:37:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1,060+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 1/12/10
    An Associated Press videographer saw the wrecked hospital in nearby Petionville, and a U.S. government official reported seeing houses that had tumbled into a ravine. No further details on any causualties or other damage were immediately available. "Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken," said Henry Bahn, a visiting official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The sky is just gray with dust."
  • Major magnitude 7.0 Earthquake hits off Haiti....

    01/12/2010 2:21:11 PM PST · by TaraP · 6 replies · 1,042+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 12th, 2010
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) A major magnitude 7.0 quake hit just miles off the coast of the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
  • Caribbean tsunami warning issued after Haiti quake

    01/12/2010 2:26:40 PM PST · by Kartographer · 88 replies · 7,155+ views
    AFP/YahooNews | 1/12/10
    A US government agency on Tuesday issued a tsunami warning for countries bordering the Caribbean sea, after a powerful 7.3 quake rocked Haiti.
  • TUSNAMI WATCH IN EFFECT FOR HAITI, CUBA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE REPUBLIC

    01/12/2010 2:21:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 3 replies · 808+ views
    USNAMI WATCH IN EFFECT FOR HAITI, CUBA, THE BAHAMAS AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AFTER MAJOR QUAKE IN HAITI-PACIFIC TSUNAMI CENTER
  • URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

    01/09/2010 4:44:46 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 443 replies · 22,776+ views
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    URGENT -- MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE HITS WEST OF FERNDALE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
  • Earthquake San Jose CA

    01/07/2010 10:11:56 AM PST · by null and void · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    me | 1/7/10 | nully
    Minor shake, rolling. Probably a 3 ish?
  • Another earthquake in San Jose

    01/08/2010 11:50:44 AM PST · by luckystarmom · 16 replies · 781+ views
    me | today | me
    Another earthquake just hit San Jose. 4th one this week. This one was not as strong as yesterday, but it was longer.
  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border

    12/30/2009 11:08:06 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 56 replies · 3,501+ views
    AP
    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border
  • Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions (Pliocene projections - USGS)

    12/29/2009 8:37:20 AM PST · by decimon · 61 replies · 1,696+ views
    U.S. Geological Survey ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Unknown
    There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future. Scientists documented evidence that the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas were too warm to support summer sea ice during the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.3 to 3 million years ago). This period is characterized by warm temperatures similar to those projected for the end of this century, and is used as an analog to understand future conditions. The U.S. Geological Survey found that summer sea-surface temperatures in the Arctic were between 10 to 18C (50 to 64F) during the mid-Pliocene, while current...
  • Earthquake Confirmed Near Milledgeville Georgia

    12/06/2009 5:38:35 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 52 replies · 2,546+ views
    13 WMAZ ^ | 12/06/2009 | 13WMAZ
    Many people in Baldwin and Wilkinson Counties say they felt a tremor Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey's website confirmed an earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude in southern Baldwin County just before 7:30 p.m. The website says the quake was about 7 miles west of Deepstep in Washington County and 12 miles east-southeast of Milledgeville. Linda Webster from Milledgeville called the 13WMAZ newsroom and said she felt the tremble. "It was like a big truck rumbling," she said. Dwayne Hancock, who lives between Milledgeville and Gordon, said he felt the quake around 7: 25 p.m. He said it shook the glass...
  • Foolishly Choosing Bears Over Barrels

    10/26/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Ecology: The administration creates the mother of all protected habitats for a species whose numbers have increased since Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It's our hopes for energy independence that are drowning. When filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose documentary "Not Evil Just Wrong" takes apart the myths of global warming, got to ask Gore a question at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, McAleer brought up the nine critical errors in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." A British court two years ago listed them and said they must be righted before the film could be shown in schools...
  • Magnitude 5.3 - NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

    10/23/2009 2:07:17 PM PDT · by The Californian · 26 replies · 1,125+ views
    USGS ^ | USGS
    Hope this hasn't already been posted.
  • Natural Oil and Gas Seeps in California ( excellent info )

    10/12/2009 1:57:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies · 1,690+ views
    Welcome to our web site about natural oil and gas seeps in the state of California. Seeps are like springs that ooze oil and gas instead of water. Tour our site to learn about: how oil and gas seeps form, where they occur, and how they affect the environment the relationship between oil seeps and underground oil fields the La Brea Tar Pits, a world-famous oil seep in downtown Los Angeles
  • A California 'Black Gold' Rush

    09/29/2009 8:52:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1,492+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | September 29, 2009 | IBD staff
    Energy: An amazing number of oil finds have been made this year, including the biggest in California in 35 years. If the world is running out of oil, why do we keep finding more of it? The mantra of the anti-drilling crowd has been that oil companies like to sit on their leases and the oil in the ground, hoping to drive up the price. They should use the leases they have or lose them, these critics say. They also like to add that the world is running out of oil so it doesn't matter anyway. Occidental Petroleum hasn't been...
  • A California 'Black Gold' Rush

    09/28/2009 4:48:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 2,207+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An amazing number of oil finds have been made this year, including the biggest in California in 35 years. If the world is running out of oil, why do we keep finding more of it? The mantra of the anti-drilling crowd has been that oil companies like to sit on their leases and the oil in the ground, hoping to drive up the price. They should use the leases they have or lose them, these critics say. They also like to add that the world is running out of oil so it doesn't matter anyway. Occidental Petroleum hasn't been...
  • Earth approaching sunspot records

    09/21/2009 4:03:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 71 replies · 2,274+ views
    The Topeka Capitol-Journal Online ^ | updated 9-21-2009 | Corey Jones
    The average person doesn't associate coolness with the sun. The sun releases energy through deep nuclear fusion reactions in its core and has surface temperatures as hot as 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, according to NASA's Web site. Not cool at all. But the sun's recent activity, or lack thereof, may be linked to the pleasant summer temperatures the midwest has enjoyed this year, said Charlie Perry, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Lawrence. The sun is at a low point of a deep solar minimum in which there are little to no sunspots on its surface.
  • Will Russia Drill Off Florida's Coast?

    08/05/2009 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 3,692+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: As Russian attack submarines patrol our eastern seaboard, Moscow signs a deal to help Castro's Cuba drill for oil off the Florida coast. In Moscow and Havana, the cry is "Drill, Comrade, Drill!"Two Russian nuclear attack submarines have taken up positions along our East Coast in recent days, another sign of renewed assertiveness by the former communist giant. The move comes as Moscow inks a deal with the communist relic of Cuba to drill for oil we refuse to go after. The submarines are of the Akula class, a counterpart to the Los Angeles class attack subs of the...
  • Drill, Ivan, Drill

    05/08/2009 3:55:43 PM PDT · by euram · 74 replies · 2,034+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 05-07-09 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    As Palin pointed out to Salazar, the USGS assessment "estimates that Arctic Alaska has mean technically recoverable resources of approximately 30 billion barrels of oil, 6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and 221 trillion cubic feet of conventional natural gas."
  • Washington Sleeps As Oil Prices Stir

    06/11/2009 5:16:54 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 19 replies · 1,361+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 12, 2009 | Editorial
    Energy: Will oil hit $250 a barrel? The Russians think so, as crude prices climb to an eight-month high. Meantime, House Republicans advance a plan to help the administration keep a domestic energy promise.The cost of July deliveries of crude bounced over $73 Thursday as the American Petroleum Institute reported shrinking U.S. inventories as the dollar weakens against the euro. Alexei Miller, chairman of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, is repeating his prediction of a year ago that oil may eventually reach the $250 mark.
  • Peak Gov't, Not Oil

    08/04/2009 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1,103+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: The chief economist of the International Energy Agency says the world is running out of oil. We've been told that for the last 150 years. The only thing we're running out of is the will to drill.Ever since the first oil well was drilled in Titusville, Pa., in 1859, experts have been predicting we would soon run out of oil. The latest is Dr. Fatih Birol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency in Paris, whose job it is to assess future energy supplies by OECD countries. In an interview with the Independent, Dr. Birol says that based...
  • Magnitude 6.9 - GULF OF CALIFORNIA

    08/03/2009 11:31:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies · 3,697+ views
    USGS ^ | August 3, 2009
    Earthquake Details Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time Monday, August 03, 2009 at 17:59:59 UTCMonday, August 03, 2009 at 10:59:59 AM at epicenter Location 29.372N, 112.814W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region GULF OF CALIFORNIA Distances 122 km (76 miles) NNE (25) from Santa Isabel, Baja California, Mexico142 km (88 miles) WNW (294) from La Doce, Sonora, Mexico163 km (101 miles) SSW (203) from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico182 km (113 miles) W (281) from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico533 km (331 miles) SE (130) from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program...
  • Magnitude 2.9 - GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA

    07/16/2009 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Pelham · 47 replies · 910+ views
    Earthquake Details Magnitude 2.9 Date-Time Friday, July 17, 2009 at 03:51:17 UTC Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 08:51:17 PM at epicenter Location 33.860N, 117.802W Depth 0.9 km (~0.6 mile) Region GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA, CALIFORNIA Distances 3 km (2 miles) SSW (203) from Yorba Linda, CA 5 km (3 miles) ESE (117) from Placentia, CA 5 km (3 miles) N (9) from Villa Park, CA 7 km (4 miles) NNE (24) from Orange, CA 15 km (9 miles) NNE (29) from Santa Ana, CA 46 km (29 miles) ESE (118) from Los Angeles Civic Center, CA Location Uncertainty horizontal +/-...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/16/2009 5:24:24 AM PDT · by DB9 · 9 replies · 1,555+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2009 | unknown (IBD editorial)
    Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org) By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And MoveOn.org)

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • Sarah Palin: Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap And Tax" Article

    07/16/2009 7:22:08 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 2,216+ views
    Facebook ^ | July 15, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Great IBD Editorial Regarding My "Cap and Tax" Article Yesterday at 7:20pm The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and the political arm of George...
  • Earthquake Alaska

    06/22/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT · by null and void · 114 replies · 8,657+ views
    Fox News | 6/22/09 | Fox News/USGS
  • Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana

    06/19/2009 3:50:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 27 replies · 1,505+ views
    USGS ^ | 4-10-08 | USGS
    Reston, VA - North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.
  • Earthquake shakes North Korea...(Lot's of Shaking going on!)

    05/24/2009 7:24:14 PM PDT · by TaraP · 25 replies · 1,287+ views
    CNN ^ | May 24th, 2009
    (CNN) A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit northern North Korea on Monday, the U.S. Geological survey reported. The quake occurred at 9:54 a.m. (8:54 p.m. ET Sunday) about 75 km (45 miles) northwest Kimchaek and 375 km (230 miles) northeast of the capital of Pyongyang, the agency said. The depth of the temblor was 10 km (6.2 miles). No other details were immediately available.
  • 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...
  • Newly discovered fault could produce huge quakes [WA]

    05/23/2009 9:48:03 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 20 replies · 650+ views
    MyNorthwest.com ^ | 5/23/2009 | CHRIS SULLIVAN
    The earthquake danger in our state could be a lot worse than anyone thought. A small fault around Whidbey Island actually extends through the Cascades across the state. The fault was believed to be limited to around Whidbey Island, but new mapping shows it stretches 250 to 300 miles from Canada to at least Yakima. Geologists say the fault is capable of producing a 7 magnitude or greater earthquake . "They said they're already doing exercises based on this in Pierce County. They're taking action almost as we speak," said Congressman Norm Dicks, who was briefed Friday morning. Dicks is...
  • Magnitude 6.5 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

    04/16/2009 8:41:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies · 1,110+ views
    USGS ^ | 4-16-09 | Unknown
    Magnitude 6.5 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
  • Earthquake In Alaska 4.7

    04/07/2009 1:34:13 PM PDT · by blu · 40 replies · 1,407+ views
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/ about 20 mins ago, felt in Wasilla, centered about 20 miles north of Anchorage...i guess
  • Death toll approaching 100 in Italy earthquake

    04/06/2009 8:50:16 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 33 replies · 2,656+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 04/06/2009 | Jordan Lite
    More than 90 people are feared dead and tens of thousands are homeless after a magnitude-6.3 earthquake rocked the mountainous Abruzzo region of Italy today. The temblor struck at 3:32 a.m. local time (9:32 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Sunday) 60 miles (95 kilometers) northeast of Rome, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The New York Times is reporting that it killed 92 people and left the homes of as many as 50,000 others in ruins. Some towns in the area have been virtually destroyed in their entirety, said Gianfranco Fini, speaker of the lower house of Parliament, according to...
  • USGS Upgrades Piceance Basin Oil Shale Estimate 50% To 1.5 Trillion BBL ( Colorado )

    04/02/2009 11:46:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1,165+ views
    Dow Jones ^ | Apr 2, 2009
    The U.S. Geological Survey Thursday increased its estimate of oil shale resources in the Piceance Basin in northwestern Colorado by 50% to more than 1.5 trillion barrels. The Obama administration has halted commercial lease sales of oil shale development, saying more research, particularly on the environmental consequences, is needed before moving ahead with development. The USGS said its latest assessment of the nation's largest oil shale basin, the first since 1989, didn't include a recoverable resource estimate, however, because the resource is currently not economical to recover and there are still a number of environmental concerns about development.
  • Magnitude-4.8 Quake Near Salton Sea in S. Calif.

    03/24/2009 7:46:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 750+ views
    NYTimes ^ | March 24, 2009
    Magnitude-4.8 Quake Near Salton Sea in S. Calif. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 24, 2009 BOMBAY BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A moderate earthquake struck Tuesday on the edge of the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The magnitude-4.8 quake struck at 4:55 a.m. at a depth of about 3.5 miles, said seismologist Amy Vaughn of the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered two miles south of the small town of Bombay Beach on the eastern shore of the Salton Sea, about 90 miles east of San Diego. The main...
  • Earthquake Rumbles Grady County, South of OKC.....

    01/28/2009 10:28:29 AM PST · by TaraP · 2 replies · 309+ views
    News9.com CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -- A 3.4 magnitude earthquake startled residents but did not do any damage this morning in Grady County. The United States Geological Survey reports that earthquake occurred at 5:19 a.m. about 5 miles northeast of Chickasha. Read the USGS report. Several people felt the quake southwest of the Oklahoma City metro. Nancy Hill lives in Amber, about 14 miles north of Chickasha, and said her whole house shook for just a couple of seconds. "It was just amazing," she said. "The dogs kind of perked their ears up and looked around." This morning's earthquake is the biggest...
  • Redoubt Volcano Information Statement (Color Code ORANGE : Alert Level WATCH)

    01/25/2009 9:45:35 AM PST · by dan_s · 46 replies · 2,343+ views
    Alaska Volcano Observatory ^ | 2009-01-25 | AVO
    Over the past 48 hours, seismic activity at Redoubt Volcano has increased markedly. This has taken the form of periodic tremor bursts that are most visible on the two seismic stations closest to the summit. Beginning at 00:58 AKT (9:58 UTC) this morning, tremor became sustained and its amplitude increased markedly. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH this morning at 2:09 AKT (11:09 UTC). This activity could be precursory to an eruption, perhaps within hours to days. A further increase in seismicity is expected to accompany an eruption. There is no indication...
  • Yellowstone goes, we all go

    01/12/2009 5:20:12 PM PST · by george76 · 142 replies · 7,220+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | January 7, 2009 | THOMAS JAMES BLEMING
    So Yellowstone, the super volcano, is again rumbling? Mercury has been detected throughout the national park (not a good sign) for quite sometime and along with it the ground under Yellowstone Lake is rising. More than 250 earthquakes reported during a 24-hour period ... Scientists monitoring Yellowstone have stated that it has entered into what they have described as a "red zone." Remember Mount St. Helens? The feds warned folks in the region around the mountain to vacate, and most did. Some (a few) didn't. It's been reported that the feds will issue a vacate order to the inhabitants of...
  • Small Earthquake Hits Los Angeles.....

    01/09/2009 9:08:52 AM PST · by TaraP · 7 replies · 554+ views
    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles and surrounding areas at 7:50pm local time Thursday. The quake was centered about a mile south of San Bernardino, and was felt across Los Angeles, San Pedro and Orange County. There were no reports of damage or injuries. Experts claim that Los Angeles is due for a large quake after a long stretch of relative quietness. A 5.4 quake shook Los Angeles is July 2008, the largest quake in 14 years. More if we have it.
  • Small earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

    01/08/2009 8:51:03 PM PST · by americanophile · 28 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 8, 2009 | Monte Morin
    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake centered about a mile south of San Bernardino jolted Southern California briefly at about 7:50 p.m. Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center. The quake was felt in downtown Los Angeles, parts of the High Desert, San Pedro and and coastal and inland Orange County, but was not felt as far south as San Diego. There were no immediate reports of damage, according to authorities.
  • A Spurt of Quake Activity Raises Fears in Yellowstone

    01/02/2009 8:59:33 PM PST · by Flavius · 46 replies · 1,799+ views
    time ^ | By Pat Dawson / Billings Thursday, Jan. 01, 2009 | time
    We who live along Montana's Yellowstone River are downstream from a simmering caldera, a geologic hot spot that has become especially active recently. Indeed, Yellowstone National Park contains the floor of a gigantic volcanic cauldron, one that rises and sinks with the forces that lie beneath hence the picturesque geysers and steam holes. But a wave of recent earthquake activity is raising fears that have their origins 642,000 years ago, when a Yellowstone "supervolcano" exploded so violently that it created the caldera itself. Today, such an explosion 1,000 times more powerful than the explosion of Mount St. Helens...
  • Imminent Yellowstone 'Supervolcano' Now 'Unlikely'

    01/02/2009 9:13:55 AM PST · by Flavius · 77 replies · 3,326+ views
    cbs ^ | 1/2/09 | cbs
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― [Click to zoom.] Click to enlarge Yellowstone remains very geologically active — and its famous geysers and hot springs are a reminder that a pool of magma still exists five to 10 miles underground. (File) CBS 1 of 1 Close numSlides of totalImages Related Stories * Yellowstone Earthquakes May Be 'Precursory' Events (12/30/2008) * Author: Yellowstone Park A Ticking Bomb (7/28/2008) * Wolves Of Yellowstone Spur Love And Hate (7/18/2007) * Yellowstone Bulge May Cause Thermal Unrest (3/2/2006) Related Links * Lowenstern Interview With Blogger * Yellowstone Earthquake Map The recent "swarm" of small earthquake tremors...
  • Earthquake Swarm at Yellowstone Supervolcano: Update (top scientist Volcano Observatory)

    01/01/2009 3:14:27 PM PST · by Flavius · 41 replies · 3,558+ views
    usnews ^ | 1/1/09 | james methokokis
    So what is the latest with the ongoing earthquake swarm at the Yellowstone supervolcano caldera? Here is my just-completed email chat with Dr. Jacob Lowenstern of the U.S. Geological Survey, top scientist at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory: How would you characterize the recent level of seismic level? Terms like "swarm" are pretty alarming. How would place this level of activity in historical context to what the USGS/YVO have tracked before? Lowenstern: Swarm refers to seismicity when there isn't a typical mainshock/aftershock sequence. In other words, the events are more similar in size. Swarms are very common at Yellowstone. This one...
  • Yellowstone earthquake swarm raises concerns

    01/01/2009 7:42:11 AM PST · by Flavius · 76 replies · 3,661+ views
    rexburgstandarjournal ^ | December 31, 2008 | PM MST
    ST. ANTHONY -- Most of the people at a Fremont County meeting Tuesday concerning disaster declarations were thinking about blizzards, deep snow and other winter terrors. But a curious thing happening not far from Fremont County in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., was on at least one person's mind. Chan Atchley of Ashton raised the question to the county emergency coordinator. He wanted to know if the county was aware of a swarm of earthquakes that have been occurring since right after Christmas in an area centered on the north end of Yellowstone Lake. As of Wednesday at noon, at least...
  • Yellowstone Earthquake Update

    12/31/2008 6:55:35 PM PST · by Flavius · 209 replies · 10,998+ views
    keci ^ | (12/31/08) | Christian Hauser
    Nearly 400 earthquakes have rocked Yellowstone National Park since last Friday. The quakes are putting scientists on alert, but they say this type of activity isn't unusual. As long as the quakes continue, the park will keep a very close eye on the region. Hank Heasler, the Park's Geologist, said "Back in 1985, up to 3 months of earthquakes (occured). (They were) up to magnitudes 4.7. So the past four days have been relatively energetic for the last few years." Scientists say predicitng earthquakes is still in it's infancy and not reliable. Park officials are not worried that this swarm...