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  • 7.9 magnitude quake hits Nepal, famous Buddhist shrine damaged (Boudhanath Stupa)

    04/25/2015 7:37:36 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    The popular Boudhanath Stupa has also developed major cracks, said witnesses. Photos of the destroyed structure is being circulated on the internet and messages of support and condolence pour in from all over the world. Many Tibetans have expressed their solidarity with the people of Nepal on their facebook pages.
  • Earthquake in Nepal: Patan Durbar Square shattered completely

    04/25/2015 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
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  • Iconic Swayambhunath stupa stands amidst the rubble of its complex (Nepal earthquake)

    04/25/2015 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    The iconic Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu was relatively lucky in the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake. Only one person was killed in the area though the earthquake shook the entire structure and reduced old houses, small shops and smaller temples in and around the complex to rubble within 15 seconds. Pilgrims and tourists were shocked at first and ran for the exit. As the entire structure shaked vigorously, people were thrown in different directions, while others struggled to get back on their feet. Some got stuck under the debris, and when they were pulled out by people nearby, their...
  • Katmandu’s Backpackers Neighborhood of Thamel Is Still Standing, Witnesses Say

    04/25/2015 6:58:02 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 2 replies
    Early reports from witnesses suggest Katmandu’s backpacker haunt Thamel was largely undamaged by the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. People reached by phone in the neighborhood said that while many of the buildings in Thamel were cracked, only a few older buildings had collapsed. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near the Nepali capital, Katmandu, just before noon on Saturday, causing widespread damage and killing more than 90 people, authorities said.
  • Nepal Earthquake Triggers Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/25/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Climbers on Mount Everest ran for their lives on Saturday when a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and set off at least one avalanche. At least eight people died and more than two dozen were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to The Associated Press. Jelle Veyt was just getting back to base camp when suddenly the earth "shook for a couple of seconds — badly," the Belgian climber told NBC News. A sherpa just a few feet ahead turned and pointed behind him, Veyt recalled, saying he then turned around himself and saw a "huge...
  • Quake avalanche kills 8 at Nepal's Everest Base camp

    04/25/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/15 | Reuters
    An avalanche triggered by a deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday buried a part of the base camp for climbers bound for Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, Nepal's tourism ministry said. "The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas," tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha said.
  • Earthquake Triggers ‘Avalanche’ On Mount Everest, Base Camps Destroyed

    04/25/2015 2:48:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Focus News ^ | 4/25/15 | Focus News
    Saturday’s earthquake has triggered avalanches in Mount Everest according to a Tweet posted by Alex Gavan, a mountaineer. He claims, “running for life from my tent” and further says there were “many, many” people up the mountain at the time. Alex Gavan, who describes himself as a mountaineer, said a “huge avalanche” had hit from Pumori, a mountain lying close to Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • At least 71 killed as 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal

    04/25/2015 2:50:24 AM PDT · by topher · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published April 25, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    BREAKING NEWS – At least 71 people died after a powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley around noon Saturday, Nepal's Home Ministry says. Sky News also reports that at least 50 people are trapped underneath rubble of the city’s iconic Dharahara Tower, one of Kathmandu’s landmarks built by Nepal’s royal rulers in the 1800s and a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal 50 miles from capital, Kathmandu

    04/25/2015 12:40:38 AM PDT · by eastforker · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/25/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. It occurred at a depth of less than two miles, which is considered shallow. The USGS previously rated the temblor at 7.5 magnitude but later upgraded the strength.
  • 4.1 Earthquake in Nort Idaho

    04/23/2015 8:06:34 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 89 replies
    4/23/2015 | Noumenon
    Just experienced a 4.1 shaker located on the east shore of Lake Pend Oreille here in north Idaho at 7:32 PM PST. We were shaken, but not stirred. Noticed one brief almost imperceptable aftershock.
  • Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept.

    03/05/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Alexander Marlow
    Full title.....Gold Mine: Hillary Clinton’s Brother Granted Super-Rare Mining Permit from Haiti After State Dept. Sent Country Billions Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years. The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive. The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by...
  • Oklahoma Recognizes Role of Drilling in Earthquakes

    04/21/2015 6:52:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 April 2015 | Michael Wines
    Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.The state’s energy and environment cabinet introduced a website detailing the evidence behind that conclusion Tuesday, including links to expert studies of Oklahoma’s quakes. The site includes an interactive map that plots not only earthquake locations, but also the sites of more than 3,000 active wastewater-injection wells.The website coincided with a statement by the state-run Oklahoma Geological Survey that it “considers it very likely” that...
  • 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...
  • Victims, Survivors of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Honored

    04/17/2015 1:06:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    People will gather in San Francisco this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. SNIP The only survivors are believed to be 113-year-old Ruth Newman and 109-year-old William Del Monte. It was not known Friday if they would attend the early-morning ceremony Saturday. Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White will attend.
  • 9 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In Less Than A Day

    01/07/2015 5:10:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | January 7, 2015 | CBS DFW/AP
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Nine earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. “Shook my whole house!” said CBS 11 News viewer Aprille Maganda from her home in the Las Colinas area of Irving.
  • Study: Oklahoma's daily small quakes raise risk of big ones (Borenstein alert)

    02/15/2015 3:33:52 AM PST · by Crazieman · 32 replies
    Associated Presstitutes ^ | 2/14/2014 | Seth Borenstein
    SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates. This once stable region is now just as likely to see serious damaging and potentially harmful earthquakes as the highest risk places east of the Rockies such as New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, which had major quakes in the past two centuries. Still it's a low risk, about a 1 in 2,500 years' chance of happening, according to geophysicist William Ellsworth of the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Oklahoma earthquakes: USGS continues to look at increase

    12/26/2014 6:59:57 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    Enid News [Oklahoma] ^ | Friday, December 26, 2014 | Jessica Miller
    There have been more than 500 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma this year, up significantly from 109 in 2013 and just 35 in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials. As of Monday, there were 549 of the higher magnitude quakes in 2014, with 19 being magnitude 4.0 or greater. USGS officials focused on magnitude 3.0 or greater quakes because the smaller the magnitude, the more potential there is for missing an event, USGS Geophysicist Robert Williams said. The USGS is looking into the increase in earthquakes, mostly occurring in central and north-central Oklahoma, he said. “Starting probably...
  • Oklahoma residents seek answers on quakes

    06/26/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 8:09 AM EDT | Emily Schmall and Kristi Eaton
    Oklahoma residents whose homes and nerves have been shaken by an upsurge in earthquakes want to know what’s causing the temblors—and what can be done to stop them.Hundreds of people are expected to turn out in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Thursday night for a town hall meeting on the issue. […] Oklahoma recorded nearly 150 between January and the start of May. Though most have been too weak to cause serious damage or endanger lives, they’ve raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, especially the wells in which the...
  • Monumental Events About To Take Place.

    03/30/2015 3:08:12 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 17 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 3/30/15 | Gary
    I'll say it again, but it appears that a significant prophetic shift occurred two weeks ago with the Israeli elections, U.S. abandonment of Israel, and the Total Solar Eclipse (sun turning to darkness).  Virtually every day now a huge story is breaking.  Yesterday a massive 7.7 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, generating a tsunami in the Pacific.  Rush Limbaugh reports that Obama is planning to not only divide Israel, but even to abandon Israel as an ally.  Another reporter is shocked by comments made by Vice President Biden inferring that Jews are not guaranteed safety in the United States.  And...
  • BREAKING - 7.7 Earthquake 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea (Tsunami Warning)

    03/29/2015 5:22:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    USGS ^ | 5-29-2015 | USGS
    Event Time 2015-03-29 23:48:34 (UTC) 2015-03-29 19:48:34 (UTC-04:00) in your timezone Times in other timezones Nearby Cities 54km (34mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea 282km (175mi) ENE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 309km (192mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea 367km (228mi) WNW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea 789km (490mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Evacuations as 6.6 earthquake shakes Colombia capital

    03/10/2015 5:17:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    http://rt.com ^ | Edited time: March 10, 2015 23:34 | Published time: March 10, 2015 21:23
    A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit the Colombian capital of Bogota, prompting mass evacuations from the city’s buildings. Strong and prolonged tremors sparked panic and a social media storm.
  • 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake off Japan

    02/16/2015 3:17:06 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies
    Weather Channel Twitter ^ | 02/16/2015 | n/a
    BREAKING: Preliminary M7.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan at 6:06pm US EST. Monitoring for any tsunami concerns.
  • Magnitude-5.7 Quake Strikes Humboldt County Coast (california)

    01/28/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-28-15 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck 25 miles southwest of Ferndale, Humboldt County on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported 40 miles southwest of Eureka. According to USGS, the quake took place at 1:08 p.m.
  • St. Patrick's Day Earthquake As It Happened In LA On All TV Stations. 17 January 1994

    01/17/2015 8:48:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 17, 2014 | Collin Ruane
    Here's how local anchors in Los Angeles reacted to the early morning earthquake on Monday, March 17, 2014.
  • Five years since giant earthquake..,the people of Haiti are waiting to be rebuilt [truncated title]

    01/12/2015 6:56:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Five years ago this week a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, all-but obliterating the city in the process. The tremor, the strongest to hit the island since 1770, killed 300,000, left 1.5million homeless and destroyed 60 per cent of the country's government buildings - including the National Palace. But despite £8.6billion being handed over in donations and foreign aid since the crisis began, much of the country still lies in ruins or is waiting to be rebuilt.
  • Earthquake, north Dallas?

    01/06/2015 4:54:47 PM PST · by TLI · 75 replies
    TLI ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | TLI
    Just had a fair shake here at Central and Forest lane. Anyone else?
  • 4.9 earthquake hits Challis, no significant damage reported; felt sporadically across region

    01/03/2015 6:12:38 PM PST · by cheesemaster · 5 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 1/3/2015 | Statesman Staff
    The earthquake, confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey, comes roughly two weeks after a 3.7-magnitude quake in the same area. Saturday's quake was recorded at 10:44 a.m. about four miles east of Challis. It was felt at least as far away as the Treasure Valley, about 120 miles directly southwest, and in western Montana according to reports on social media and in emails to the Statesman. Penny Shinderling, an employee at Lamb's Foodtown in Challis, told the Statesman that a couple of things fell off shelves in the store but otherwise the quake "just gave us a good shake." "There...
  • Magnitude 5.1 quake hits in waters off Northern California coast

    01/01/2015 5:55:30 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    REUTERS Yahoo News ^ | January 1, 2015 | No Attribution REUTERS
    (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the Northern California coast on Thursday, about 70 miles (113 km) west of the town of Ferndale, the U.S. Geological Survey said. A Ferndale police dispatcher said there were no reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which according to the USGS's website occurred at 4:16 a.m. Pacific Time. No tsunami warning was issued for the area following the magnitude 5.1 quake, according to the USGS and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Ferndale is about 190 miles (306 km) northwest of Napa, California,
  • Earthquake Santa Rosa CA

    01/01/2015 1:18:36 PM PST · by rey · 23 replies
    Just felt a good one at 1:17 Anyone else? ANy info?
  • Geologist Speculates on Disappearance of Sanxingdui

    12/26/2014 2:58:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Christmas, Thursday, December 25, 2014 | editor
    Niannian Fan, a river sciences researcher at Tsinghua University in Chengdu, China, presented new thoughts on the disappearance of the Sanxingdui culture from a walled city on the banks of China's Minjiang River some 3,000 years ago, at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. "The current explanations for why it disappeared are war and flood, but both are not very convincing," Fan told Live Science. In the 1980s, scientists found two pits of broken Bronze Age jades, elephant tusks, and bronze sculptures. Similar artifacts have been found nearby at another ancient city known as Jinsha. Did the people...
  • M6.6 - 20km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama

    12/08/2014 1:42:20 AM PST · by George Varnum · 32 replies
    USGS Earthquake Monitor ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | USGS
    M 6.7 - 20km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama PAGER - GREEN ShakeMap - VIDYFI? - VTsunami Warning Center Time: 2014-12-08 03:54:52 UTC-05:00 Location: 7.967°N 82.689°W Depth: 10.0km
  • Scientists may be cracking mystery of big 1872 earthquake

    12/01/2014 9:36:18 AM PST · by JimSEA · 30 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 11/27/2014 | Sandi Doughton
    Geologists may be close to cracking one of the biggest seismological mysteries in the Pacific Northwest: the origin of a powerful earthquake that rattled seven states and provinces when Ulysses S. Grant was president. Preliminary evidence points to a newly discovered fault near the town of Entiat in Chelan County, Wash. The find adds to a growing body of evidence that Central and Eastern Washington are more quake-prone than previously thought, and will help refine seismic risks in an area that's home to 1.5 million people, more than a dozen hydropower dams and the Hanford nuclear reservation, said Craig Weaver,...
  • 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Sedona area

    12/01/2014 6:31:22 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://www.abc15.com/news ^ | December 1, 2014 | unknown
    PHOENIX - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 4.7-magnitude earthquake near Sedona, Arizona. According to the USGS website, the quake struck just before 11 p.m. Sunday seven miles north of Sedona.
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at Foodstorage.com have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. Foodstorage.com also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to NEMAweb.org. The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • (Vanity) 3.3 Earthquake in Dallas

    11/22/2014 7:33:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 57 replies
    11/21/2014 | Dallas59
    3.3 Centered in Irving Texas...Felt it in the 75230 zip area...rolled from side of the house to the other.
  • Strong quake strikes central Japan's Nagano city

    11/22/2014 6:27:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2014
    A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit parts of Nagano city and surrounding areas the hardest. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's magnitude was 6.2
  • Earthquake in Kansas and Oklahoma

    11/12/2014 1:44:18 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    11/12/2014
    Strong, pronounced shaking felt in Wichita. Likely felt in Tulsa, OKC, and probably as far away as Kansas City
  • Hippos-Sussita excavation: Silent evidence of the earthquake of 363 CE

    11/03/2014 3:59:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 23, 2014 | University of Haifa
    The city of Hippos-Sussita, which was founded in the second century BCE, experienced two strong and well-documented earthquakes. The first was in the year 363 CE and it caused heavy damage. The city, did, however, recover. The great earthquake of 749 CE destroyed the city which was subsequently abandoned completely. Evidence of the extensive damage caused by the earthquake of 363 was found in earlier seasons... [This year, to] the north of the basilica... the dig's senior area supervisor Haim Shkolnik and his team unearthed the remains of several skeletons that had been crushed by the weight of the collapsed...
  • Earthquake Forecast: 4 California Faults Are Ready to Rupture

    10/15/2014 3:33:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10-13-14 | Becky Oskin
    With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if. Now researchers propose that four faults have built up enough seismic strain (stored energy) to unleash destructive earthquakes, according to a study published today (Oct. 13) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The quartet includes the Hayward Fault, the Rodgers Creek Fault, the Green Valley Fault and the Calaveras Fault. While all are smaller pieces of California's San Andreas Fault system, which is more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) long, the four faults...
  • 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,...
  • Earthquake in Kansas?

    10/10/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 29 replies
    self
    Uh... did anyone in Wichita or Oklahoma City/Tulsa feel that?
  • Earthquakes reported near Mammoth Mountain volcano

    09/27/2014 5:34:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-27-14 | Amanda Watts
    A flurry of small earthquakes rumbling near the Mammoth Mountain Volcano, have been categorized as "volcanic unrest" by the United States Geological Survey. Nearly three dozen earthquakes ranging from magnitude 2.6 to 3.8 have swarmed the area, northeast of Fresno, California, over the last two days. Earthquake swarms in this region are not uncommon. David Shelly, a seismologist with California Volcano Observatory, said this swarm is "bigger than we've seen recently, but normal in the area." He adds they are keeping a close eye on the movement, "but in the larger scheme of things, it's within in the range of...
  • Many Earthquakes in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    09/25/2014 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 49 replies
    USGS Earthquake Map ^ | 09/25/2014 | Loud Mime
    Over twenty small quakes in the last 2 hours. What's going on?
  • 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
  • Scientists turn textbook volcanic eruption theory on its head

    09/13/2014 12:52:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Zeenews (India) ^ | Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | ANI
    Researchers at Caltech and the University of Miami in Florida found that the volcano pictures, such as those that are forming the Hawaiian Islands, illustrate that it erupts when magma gushes out as narrow jets from deep inside Earth but those pictures are wrong. Don Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillian Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, at Caltech said that new seismology data are now confirming that such narrow jets don't actually exist. He further explained that, in fact, basic physics doesn't support the presence of these jets, called mantle plumes, and the new results corroborated those fundamental ideas. It...
  • Earthquake Alaska

    08/30/2014 8:11:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 66 replies
    30 Aug 2014 | Me
    We just had a pretty good shaker in the North Pole area. All is good here, at home.
  • 'Cauldrons' Found At Iceland's Largest Volcano Could Spell Big Trouble

    08/28/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 8-28-2014 | Robert Robertsson and Anna Ringstrom , Reuters
    Robert Robertsson and Anna Ringstrom , Reuters August 28, 2014REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Ice over Iceland's rumbling Bardarbunga volcano has melted to reveal a row of 1-km wide "cauldrons", possibly due to a sub-glacial eruption, the country's meteorological office said late on Wednesday. Rumblings at Iceland's largest volcano system for about a week have raised worries of an eruption that could spell trouble for air travel. In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano closed much of Europe's airspace for six days. The Met Office said on its website it had not observed an increase in the level of tremors...
  • 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru, USGS says

    08/24/2014 8:55:14 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Aug 24 2014 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- A 7.0-magnitude quake struck southern Peru on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
  • I Woke Up Shaking All Over! (6.1 Earthquake @ 3AM)

    08/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PDT · by lee martell · 42 replies
    August 24 2014 | lee martell
    I had been up late writing quarterly reports as part of my job. I was listening to Schubert's Trout Quintet for strings and piano, on replay. If I must write reports, I like doing so at night, where the quiet forces me to focus. I had finally gone to bed, fading off into Dreamland, when felt unplanned motion. The bed rumbled, rocked. The walls were trembling . Instantly, I knew this was an earthquake, and the first thought was #1, How long would it last? #2. Where are my shoes, pants, car keys and wallets? I have Parakeets and Zebra...
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage

    08/24/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT · by editor-surveyor · 46 replies
    AP, Town Hall ^ | August 24, 2014 | unknown
    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands on Sunday. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck just before 3:30 a.m. miles from Napa in California wine country was felt widely, breaking water mains, causing more than 100 gas leaks, leaving two adults and a child critically injured, damaging some of Napa Valley's famed wineries, and sending residents running out of their homes in the darkness. Dazed residents too fearful of aftershocks to...