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  • 1906 Film of San Francisco After Quake Found at Flea Market

    03/04/2018 5:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    A newspaper says a long-lost film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing San Francisco two weeks after the deadly 1906 earthquake surfaced at a flea market in the city. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that the rare find portrays the city's post-quake devastation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed. The so called "great quake" and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906 killed thousands. The newspaper says the nitrate film reel was shot by early filmmakers the Miles Brothers. The footage is a bookend to their most famous work ``A Trip Down Market Street,'' a 13-minute silent...
  • UK hit by biggest earthquake for a decade. A 4.4 magnitude tremor hits South Wales

    02/17/2018 10:16:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Sky ^ | February 17, 2018
    Parts of Britain have been struck by the country's biggest earthquake for 10 years. The British Geological Survey said the tremor had a 4.4 magnitude, with a depth of 7.4km, and the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea. The quake happened just after 2.30pm on Saturday. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham. "This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen earthquake in 2008," he said.
  • A powerful earthquake is shaking buildings in Mexico City

    02/16/2018 3:57:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | AP
    happening now. USGS shows it as 7.5 M 7.5 - 2km SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico no tsunami warning as yet breaking
  • Hero Labrador Sniffs Out Survivor in Taiwan Quake Wreckage

    02/09/2018 10:27:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | FEB 9, 2018,
    A rookie golden labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung, whose name translates to "Iron Hero", braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test to search for survivors after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the popular eastern tourist city of Hualien on Tuesday, killing 10 people. Thanks to the determined dog, one person trapped for 15 hours was finally located relatively unscathed and pulled from the wreckage of the precariously leaning Marshal Hotel. "The terrain was...
  • Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground

    02/07/2018 6:09:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018/02/07
    Taiwan earthquake: Slanted residential complex tilting further into ground HUALIEN (AFP) - Four mobile cranes were used to prop up a residential and commerical complex which was left tilting perilously after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien. Rescue efforts were suspended on Wednesday afternoon after incessant rainfall caused the building to tilt at an alarming rate of five cm per hour, reported TVBS News. The Yun Men Tsui Ti complex houses an apartment block, a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The quake left the 12-storey building leaning to one side, its lower floors crushed like pancakes....
  • At least 2 dead in magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan — premier

    02/06/2018 12:13:37 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/6/2018 | Reuters
    TAIPEI — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least two people and causing several buildings to collapse. The quake struck about 22 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Hualien shortly before midnight, and the epicenter was very shallow at just 1 kilometer, the USGS said. "Two people were unfortunately killed, and 114 have suffered light or severe injuries," Taiwan's Premier William Lai told an emergency government meeting. A number of aftershocks hit the area, but there was no word of any tsunami warning. Hualien...
  • Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien

    02/06/2018 8:47:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 2018/02/07 | Keoni Everington
    Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien The strongest quake yet over past 48 hours, registering at magnitude 6.0, rattles eastern Taiwan's Hualien By Keoni Everington,Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/02/07 00:06 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 11:50 p.m. tonight (Feb. 7), the strongest quake yet of a period of 48 hours with has seen dozens of temblors in the same area, with many parts of Taiwan seeing dramatic shaking. The epicenter of Tuesday's quake was 18.3 northeast of Hualien County hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, according to...
  • 2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test(3km NE of test site)

    02/06/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/02/06
    2.6-magnitude quake detected in N. Korea in aftermath of September nuke test 2018/02/06 22:31 SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- A 2.6-magnitude earthquake shook North Korea's northern area on Tuesday in the aftermath of the communist country's latest nuclear test, in September last year, the South Korean weather agency said. The quake took place at 7:53 p.m., 46 kilometers northwest of Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea has conducted a total of six nuclear tests, including the latest one in September last year, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The depth of the tremor's epicenter appeared to be 5...
  • 3.2 magnitude-quake detected in N. Korea: weather agency

    01/28/2018 4:43:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2018/01/28
    3.2 magnitude-quake detected in N. Korea: weather agency 2018/01/28 SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) -- A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was detected in North Korea on Sunday, Seoul's weather agency said. The tremor occurred at 8:07 p.m. and the depth at its epicenter was six kilometers, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The KMA said that the quake was detected 16 kilometers south-southeast of Changjin County in South Hamgyong Province. The weather agency added that it appears to have been a natural quake, not a weapons test. "Artificial quakes from explosions create sound waves, but there were not sound waves detected...
  • Earthquake fault runs through Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills' shopping district...

    01/24/2018 9:56:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    <p>The Santa Monica is one of several faults running through highly populated areas of Southern California to generate interest and concern from seismic experts and government officials. The fault zone cuts through the heart of the Westside, straddling or paralleling Santa Monica Boulevard through Century City and Westwood before veering due west, with segments running into Brentwood, Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades.</p>
  • Earthquakes? Luke 21:11

    01/23/2018 12:02:16 PM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 22 replies
    Luke 21:11 Luke 21:11New International Version (NIV) 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
  • Tsunami alert West Coast, BC, Washington, Oregon, California

    01/23/2018 3:22:06 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 52 replies
    USG ^ | 1/23/18 | USG
    WEAK51 PAAQ 231042 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 3 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 142 AM AKST Tue Jan 23 2018 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT... Tsunami Warning in Effect for; * BRITISH COLUMBIA, The Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii * SOUTHEAST ALASKA, The inner and outer coast from The BC/Alaska Border to Cape Fairweather, Alaska (80 miles SE of Yakutat) * SOUTH ALASKA...
  • 8.2 magnitude earthquake Alaska

    01/23/2018 2:32:44 AM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Just announced on Fox News Tsunami warnings for Washington and Oregon Coasts.
  • Did any other Alaska Freeper Feel that? 8.0 near Kodiak!

    01/23/2018 1:45:48 AM PST · by Species8472 · 124 replies
    USGS | 1-23-18 | Me
    8.0 earthquake here. Probably shook 3 minutes!
  • Earthquake - M 8.0 - 281km SE of Kodiak, Alaska

    01/23/2018 1:42:20 AM PST · by Drago · 18 replies
    The USGS ^ | USGS
    Big one in Alaska...haven't checked on Tsunami warnings yet...
  • West Coast of the Americas: Coming apart at the seams???

    01/20/2018 7:16:10 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 45 replies
    In the last seven days, four quakes ranging from 5.9 to 7.1 have impacted along the Americas' Pacific coast region. SO FAR, they have avoided California, but couldn't one make the argument that they seem to be working their way in that direction?
  • Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

    01/17/2018 6:05:39 AM PST · by shove_it · 55 replies
    ABCnews ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Karma Allen
    Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook. A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite. The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."
  • California mudslides: Frantic search for survivors as death toll rises

    01/11/2018 4:50:59 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 29 replies
    (CNN)Rescuers searched piles of debris for survivors after tons of mud, trees and boulders swept away homes in Southern California this week, killing 17 people. Heavy rains sent rivers of mud tumbling down hillsides Tuesday, demolishing homes in the affluent seaside community of Montecito weeks after a massive fire charred the area last month.
  • Do Electromagnetic Anomalies In Atmosphere Herald Earthquakes?

    01/10/2018 5:50:35 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 42 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 12/21/2015 | Julia Rosen
    Scientists have detected electromagnetic anomalies before major earthquakes, like the magnitude 9.0 event that struck Japan in 2011, triggering a massive tsunami that wiped out coastal communities like Ōfunato, shown above. Can electric signals in Earth’s atmosphere predict earthquakes? By Julia RosenDec. 21, 2015 , 1:45 PM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Ask seismologists when they’ll be able to predict earthquakes, and the answer is generally: sometime between the distant future and never. Although there have been some promising leads over the years, the history of earthquake forecasting is littered with false starts and pseudoscience. However, some scientists think that Earth’s crust may give hints...
  • Massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Caribbean (Trunc)

    01/09/2018 9:04:56 PM PST · by Enterprise · 10 replies ^ | 9 January 2018 | EMILY CRANE
    A massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean Sea, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby islands including the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. The tremor occurred on Tuesday night at about 9.51pm just over 25 miles from the coast of Great Swan Island belonging to Honduras. The earthquake had a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey.