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  • The Great California Shakeout (Earthquake DRILL 10:19 a.m. 10/1917)

    10/18/2017 12:59:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | 10/18/17 | FEMA, CA Earthquake Authority, AAA
    Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!
  • New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK

    10/13/2017 5:00:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Express ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | VICKIIE OLIPHANT
    New tremors felt as EARTHQUAKE hits North Korea test site - Nuclear program AT RISK A SERIES of new tremors and landslides have hit North Korea after an earthquake was recorded last night which could cause the collapse of the hermit kingdom’s nuclear bomb test site. By VICKIIE OLIPHANT PUBLISHED: 07:56, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:01, Fri, Oct 13, 2017 Experts suggest the quake, which measured 2.9 on the Richter scale, could mean the region has be destabilised by the country’s September 3 hydrogen bomb test, which caused a 6.3 magnitude earthquake And they warned the Punggye-ri nuclear...
  • Fixing L.A. buildings vulnerable to collapse is vital before next big earthquake, Garcetti says

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the significant destruction and death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico should prompt owners and local governments across California to get more buildings retrofitted to withstand quakes as soon as possible. A viral video capturing the collapse of a five-story concrete building — remarkable for the detail it shows of how such structures behave in an actual quake — has become a startling and visceral illustration for how seemingly solid buildings can become brittle and crumble when shaken side to side. ... Structural engineers in California say it’s clear that brittle concrete buildings were...
  • 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

    09/23/2017 7:31:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 23 Sep 2017
    (CNN)A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, early Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was located 4 miles from Lázaro Cárdenas in southern Oaxaca. USGS puts the depth at 32 kilometers. Developing story - more to come
  • Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation

    09/23/2017 4:48:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2017/09/23
    Earthquake detected in North Korea, but officials split on whether it was a new detonation China detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that it called a "suspected explosion" South Korea's weather agency said it believed it to be a natural earthquake Previous quakes from North Korea have indicated nuclear tests China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a "suspected explosion", but it was still unclear whether the nation had actually conducted a new nuclear test. Amid a growing war of words between Pyongyang and Washington, Chinese officials...
  • Dozens Believed to Remain Inside Collapsed Office Building 3 Days After Deadly Mexico Earthquake

    09/22/2017 8:29:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01:46PM, September 22, 2017 | Christina Pascucci and CNN Wire
    Relatives estimate up to 50 people were in the building along Avenida Alvaro Obregon in west-central Mexico City when the quake hit Tuesday. Family members have waited nearby ever since -- some of them staying overnight in tents -- monitoring the search and hoping for the best. Similar scenes have been playing out across central Mexico as volunteers joined trained search and rescue workers to try to reach possible survivors and clear rubble, days after the quake that officials say killed at least 286 people. Navarro, who believes his brother, Jesus, was in the building at Avenida Alvaro Obregon, said...
  • US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms

    09/22/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    NST ^ | September 23, 2017
    US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms By Reuters - September 23, 2017 @ 10:01am NEW YORK: Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have US survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth's final chapter. Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made. Inspiring their actions: images of people helpless against floodwater from Hurricanes...
  • Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

    09/22/2017 5:12:20 AM PDT · by Oratam · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 22, 2017 | Gisela Salomon and Maria Verza
    Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her.
  • On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To Mexico

    09/20/2017 2:38:55 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 20, 2017 | Joel Leyden
    On Rosh Hashana Israel Defense Forces Sends Humanitarian Team To MexicoBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — September 20, 2017 … Just hours before the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShana) Prime Minister Netanyahu directed the Israel Defense Forces to send a humanitarian team to Mexico. Over 200 people, including at least 21 schoolchildren, are dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake slammed central Mexico on Tuesday afternoon. Yesterday’s lethal earthquake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and caused extensive damage, leveling at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, according to Mexican...
  • Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima

    09/20/2017 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 09-20-2017 | By Gareth Davies
    A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima. Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km.
  • Remembering '85, Mexico City public leaps into quake rescue

    09/20/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2017 | Whitney Eulich
    WORKING TOGETHER   On Tuesday, the capital held drills for the anniversary of its 1985 earthquake. Hours later, alarms went off again – but not for a drill. 'We've learned to jump in and help instead of waiting,' says a volunteer, one of many who rushed to help. MEXICO CITY—Baruch García stood at an intersection Tuesday afternoon after a deadly earthquake, trying to direct traffic away from a road cutting through La Condesa’s lush Parque México. On the other side of the park, hundreds of volunteers – from a young boy in a yellow soccer uniform, to a woman in...
  • Mexico Eartquake Map ( not a single after shock since 7.1)

    09/19/2017 10:32:29 PM PDT · by seastay · 71 replies
    Earthquake Track ^ | 9-19-2017 | USGS
    about 2 hours ago 4.6 magnitude, 48 km depth San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca, Mexico about 6 hours ago 4.6 magnitude, 64 km depth San Dionisio del Mar, Oaxaca, Mexico about 8 hours ago 4.9 magnitude, 46 km depth San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico about 11 hours ago 7.1 magnitude, 51 km depth Raboso, Puebla, Mexico
  • 7.1 earthquake rocks Mexico City, central Mexico

    09/19/2017 1:10:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:58 PM ET, Tue September 19, 2017 | By Steve Almasy, CNN
    A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said. Preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles (55 km) south-southwest of the city of Puebla, according to the USGS. It was felt in the center of Mexico City, which is only about 75 miles (121 km) from the epicenter. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km). There were no immediate reports of injuries. The governor of Puebla said on Twitter that there were reports of damaged buildings....
  • Mexico City airport suspends operations following 7.1 magnitude earthquake

    09/19/2017 1:05:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies ^ | 09-19-2017 | Staff
    The Latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Mexico City's international airport says it has suspended operations due to the magnitude 7.1 quake that shook the central part of the country. The airport says in a tweet that airport personnel are checking the structures for damage. It's not immediately clear how many flights have been affected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. ___ 2:45 p.m. Mexican television stations are showing dramatic images a several...
  • Major Quake: Mexico City

    09/19/2017 11:33:02 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 102 replies
    AP ^ | 19 SEP 17 | staff
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue. Mexico's seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla. Pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces. Some people dove for cover under desks. Earlier in the day buildings across the...
  • Hearing God’s Voice in the Midst of the Storm

    09/09/2017 8:32:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | September 9, 2017 | Michael Brown
    As I write these words from the safety of my home, with the weather outside beautiful and calm, people in other parts of America (and the Caribbean) are suffering terrible upheaval. Lives have been lost. Families have been torn apart. Houses have been destroyed. Whole islands have been devastated. So, I do not write this lightly. In fact, I think of the famous dictum of Rabbi Irving Greenberg when talking about the Holocaust. “No statement,” he said, “theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of burning children.” (He was referring, of course, to...
  • Mexico earthquake: Mysterious green flashes light up the sky after tremor

    09/08/2017 7:33:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Mysterious green and blue flashes were seen by witnesses in Mexico City after it was rocked by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake. The powerful quake set off a tsunami warning for at least eight countries – and at least six people have been confirmed dead in the most powerful quake to strike the country for 100 years. A video of the earthquake lights was captured by a witness – capturing a strange, little-understood phenomenon.
  • Powerful earthquake hits Mexico's coast, tsunami waves reported

    09/08/2017 5:01:04 AM PDT · by iontheball · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Fox News
    At least five people died in a historically massive earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico early Friday, toppling hotels and houses and prompting tsunami waves and power outages. The United States Geological Survey said that a magnitude 8.1 quake hit about 73 miles off Tres Picos, Mexico, along Mexico's southern coast. Its epicenter was 102 miles west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state and had a depth of about 21 miles. The quake was so powerful, it sent people fleeing from buildings 650 miles away in Mexico City.
  • Mexico earthquake: Tsunami alert as magnitude 8 tremor rattles buildings in the capital

    09/07/2017 10:23:16 PM PDT · by Drago · 32 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | 09/07/2017 | Chris Graham
    A very powerful earthquake has struck south Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital. The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said...

    09/07/2017 10:20:19 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 208 replies
    AP ^ | 9/8/2017
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- USGS: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8 has struck off Mexico's southern coast.