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  • How earthquakes might trigger faraway volcanoes

    04/28/2016 9:03:59 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 20 replies
    Science ^ | 4/26/2016 | Ian Randell
    On 14 April, a magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu. Two days later, Japanese officials reported towering plumes of smoke at Mount Aso, a volcano 42 kilometers away from the quake’s epicenter. A small eruption was occurring. Could the distant earthquake have triggered it? Mount Aso has had far bigger eruptions over the past few years, well before the earthquake occurred, so it was probably just a coincidence. But a new study concludes that the idea of so-called far-field triggering is not so far-fetched. Big earthquakes can slosh around the bubbly magma underneath volcanoes hundreds of kilometers away,...
  • Scientist warns MEGA EARTHQUAKE threatening millions will hit USA as early as FRIDAY

    04/21/2016 7:57:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 128 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | April 21, 2016 | JON AUSTIN
    Jim Berkland, a former US Geological Survey scientist, who once famously predicted the Loma Prieta quake, said mega quakes usually strike at a new moon or full moon because of the gravitation effect on the Earth…and the next full moon is on FRIDAY. The maverick, now retired, scientist spoke out after eight powerful earthquakes struck across south Asia and the pacific in the past 80 hours, claiming hundreds of lives in Japan and Ecuador. Mr Berkland predicted on October 13, 1989, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 to 6.0 would strike San Francisco within the next week. Four days later on...
  • The Shaking Continues: The Most Dangerous Volcano In Mexico Has Erupted In Spectacular Fashion

    04/20/2016 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    More than 25 million people live in the vicinity of Mt. Popocatepetl, including Mexico City’s 18 million residents. At 2:32 local time on Tuesday morning, the most dangerous volcano in Mexico roared to life in spectacular fashion, and this has many experts extremely concerned about what is coming next. Popocatepetl is an Aztec word that means “smoking mountain”, and historians tell us that once upon a time entire Aztec cities were buried in super-heated mud from this volcano. In fact, the super-heated mud flows were so deep that they buried entire Aztec pyramids. A full-blown eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl would...
  • 110th San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Anniversary Honors Victims of Ecuador, Japan

    04/18/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    As they have for 110 years in a row, residents and emergency crew members met early Monday morning at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to mark those who died and suffered during the great quake and fire on 1906. Except this year was different. It was the first time that no original survivors were left. The death of Bill Del Monte earlier this year at age 109, marked the end of the last 1906 survivor — an inevitable page turning in the long tale of the Bay Area’s most famous catastrophe. Still, a sizable crowd gathered at the gold fire...
  • Freeper Sushiman checking in from Kyushu after Kumamoto quakes

    04/18/2016 4:59:04 PM PDT · by sushiman · 63 replies
    4/18/16 | sushiman
    We'd been living in our brand new home for 2 weeks when the first of 2 killer quakes hit our city . I'd experienced myriad quakes in various parts of Japan during my 30 years of living here , but nothing like these . I really thought it was the end of the world when that first quake struck : the house rocked and shook that strongly . I'm still in a bit of a shock so forgive brevity at this time . My wife and I survived unscathed , but eveything inside the house was destroyed . It'll be...
  • Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan (VIDEO)

    04/18/2016 10:06:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.rt.com ^ | Edited time: 16 Apr, 2016 02:14 | Staff
    <p>Plumes of smoke rose some 100 meters into the sky, according to local media and videos captured by witnesses. The eruption of Mt. Aso, located in southern Japan, was recorded at around 11:30pm GMT Friday.</p> <p>Since small eruptions had been recorded at Mt. Aso even before the series of deadly quakes hit the area on Thursday and Friday, the Japanese Meteorological Agency has reportedly decided to keep the alert level at 2 on a scale of 1-5.</p>
  • Boiling River Near Yellowstone National Park Heats Worries

    04/18/2016 9:23:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies
    Mysterious Universe ^ | April 14, 2016 | Paul Seaburn
    A river near Yellowstone National Park suddenly changed colors and began to boil and emit yellowish noxious gases. Some witnesses wondered if "we're all about to die." Is this just another volcanic vent or a sign of bad things to come? The Shoshone River runs through Cody, Wyoming, just east of Yellowstone National Park. It's close enough to be a 'canary in a coal mine' for unusual geothermic events and that's precisely what happened on March 25th when photographer Dewey Vanderhoff spotted the Shoshone River mysteriously boiling ... and more... Yes, it's most likely a volcanic vent, but it's in...
  • Unusual quake cluster worries Japan

    04/18/2016 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    asia.nikkei.com ^ | April 18, 2016 8:20 pm JST | Staff
    Rescuers and a search dog check the damage around a landslide area caused by earthquakes in Minamiaso, Kumamoto prefecture on April 17. ============================================================================================================ TOKYO -- Seismic activity in southern Japan is mystifying geologists and keeping the nation on edge. The island of Kyushu has been struck by a series of significant earthquakes, with the epicenters moving progressively further inland. The cluster started with the deadly quakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture last Thursday and Saturday. Temblors subsequently rocked the Mount Aso region and neighboring Oita Prefecture. There is a known concentration of faults in the area. Still, experts say it is...
  • [Recent] Earthquakes across the world... could herald new MEGA quake, warns top scientist

    04/17/2016 4:34:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Roger Bilham, a seismologist at the University of Colorado, told The Daily Express: 'The current conditions might trigger at least four earthquakes greater than 8.0 in magnitude. 'And if they delay, the strain accumulated during the centuries provokes more catastrophic mega earthquakes.' In addition to the four major earthquakes to have struck since Thursday, last week there were also shakes in the Philippines, Vanuatu and Myanmar. All of the earthquakes have occurred in countries straddling the so-called Ring of Fire. This is a horseshoe-shaped series of trenches spanning the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates are shifting and seismic and volcanic...
  • Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Ecuador

    04/16/2016 6:06:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 | Ralph Ellis and Lonzo Cook, CNN
    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake occurred Saturday evening on the coast of Ecuador, according to the United States Geological Survey. The tremor was recorded at a depth of 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the capital of Quito, located 173 kilometers (108 miles) from the epicenter of the earthquake.
  • Ecuador earthquake: Powerful tremor near Pedernales prompts tsunami alerts

    04/16/2016 5:49:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    BNO News ^ | April 16, 2016
    A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 has struck just off the coast of northwest Ecuador, centered near Pedernales and Muisne, seismologists say. A tsunami alert has been issued for coastal areas of Ecuador and Colombia. LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook The earthquake, at 6:58 p.m. local time on Saturday, was centered just northwest of Pedernales, or 27 kilometers (17 miles) southeast of Muisne. It struck about 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to seismologists. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude of Saturday's earthquake at 7.8, a significant increase from its...
  • Japan's Kumamoto quake upgraded to magnitude-7.3, PM cancels trip to battered region

    04/15/2016 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Xinhuanet ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 | Tian Shaohui
    Japan's Kumamoto earthquake, which took place early on Saturday, was upgraded from a provisional magnitude of 7.2 to 7.3. The temblor was felt across wide swathes of southern Japan and triggered a tsunami warning, although the advisory was later lifted. As the situation in Kumamoto continues to escalate, a second quake registering magnitude-5.8 also struck in the region at 03:55 local time. Prior to that, numerous aftershocks jolted the region that had already been pummeled by a series of quakes and aftershocks striking a day earlier. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned trip to the already quake-ravaged region, scheduled for...
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake in southern Japan

    04/15/2016 9:38:52 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 108 replies
    The quake was only 10km deep.
  • Deadly 6.5 earthquake hits Japan, Mashiki one of the hardest hit towns

    04/14/2016 10:09:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Australia News ^ | Apr. 15, 2016 | AP
    A STRONG earthquake has hit southwestern Japan, bringing down buildings, killing at least nine people and injuring hundreds, as rescuers scramble to find residents feared trapped in rubble. Eight of the dead were from the hardest-hit town of Mashiki, about 15km east of Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu. The initial 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 9.26pm (10.20pm AEST) at a depth of 11km near Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There was no tsunami risk. More than 100 aftershocks strong enough to be felt followed in the same region.
  • Powerful earthquake hits south Japan, collapsing houses

    04/14/2016 7:15:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 4/14/16 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck southern Japan on Thursday evening, collapsing walls and a number of houses. There are no immediate reports of casualties.
  • 6.9 Earthquake - 109km W of Sola, Vanuatu

    04/06/2016 9:01:39 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 18 replies
    USGS SITE ^ | 4/6/2016 | USGS
    Note: Other earthquakes in the area today: 6.9/6.7 6.9 two days ago Seismotectonics of the Eastern Margin of the Australia Plate The eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most sesimically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault...
  • 7.9 Earthquake - - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia

    03/02/2016 5:16:41 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 22 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 3/2/2016 | website
    More at link Developing
  • Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake

    03/01/2016 6:40:24 AM PST · by JimSEA · 2 replies
    UC Davis ^ | 2/15/16 | Becky Oskin
    spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start, according to a study from researchers at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior in Ensenada, Mexico, and the University of California, Davis. In the past 25 years, many of California’s biggest earthquakes struck on small faults, away from the San Andreas Fault plate boundary. These events include the Landers, Hector Mine and Napa earthquakes. Several of the quakes were unexpected, rattling areas thought seismically quiet. A closer look at one of the surprise events, the magnitude-7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake, showed that small...
  • George Kennedy 'Naked Gun' Star Dead at 91

    02/29/2016 2:00:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 29, 2016
    George Kennedy, star of "Cool Hand Luke" and the 'Naked Gun' movies, has died at the age of 91 ... TMZ has learned. George's grandson Cory Schenkel says Kennedy died Sunday morning at 4:30 AM in Boise, ID. He says his grandfather had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month. Kennedy won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1968 for "Cool Hand Luke." He also starred in all 3 of the 'Naked Gun' flicks, "Airport 1975," "Earthquake" and many many more....
  • Scientists develop new app that uses your cellphone to detect earthquakes

    02/14/2016 12:19:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
    Users who download the app will be sending data to scientists when an earthquake as small as a magnitude 5 hits. By harvesting information from hundreds of phones closest to the earthquake, scientists will be able to test a computer system that could, in the future, dispatch early warnings that shaking is seconds or minutes away to people farther away from the earthquake’s origin. For instance, if a quake started in San Bernardino, cell phones there could register the quake and quickly help send warnings to smartphone users in Los Angeles. "This is a citizen science project," said Richard Allen,...
  • Just felt an earthquake In South Central KS

    02/13/2016 9:16:37 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 61 replies
    Vanity
    At 11:04. Anyone else feel it?
  • Monica Crowley: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the GOP revolt The political earthquake has just begun

    02/11/2016 12:09:52 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-10-2016 | Monica Crowley
    By Monica Crowley - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 New Hampshire has a way of dishing out political reversals of fortune, and this week proved the Granite State hasn’t lost its touch. This time, however, it was the Republican establishment that incurred its wrath. The voters are in open revolt. The New Hampshire primary involved high stakes for the Iowa victors, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. But it was New Hampshire’s unsentimental humbling of the establishment candidates — Gov. John Kasich excepted — that is the story, along with the big win by the ultimate...
  • In Japan, small shakes presage big quakes

    02/10/2016 10:10:07 AM PST · by JimSEA · 3 replies
    Nature ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alexandra Wietz
    Clusters of tiny earthquakes that happen every three years could help to signal when the next big one will hit Japan, researchers report in Science1. Small, subtle quakes happen in many places where a slab of sea floor dives beneath a continent, such as in the US Pacific Northwest or off the coast of Chile. But the study of seismic activity in Japan is the first to show that they happen in regular episodes, and that those events can precede larger earthquakes. If the same patterns hold in other earthquake-prone regions, they could improve seismic risk estimates there, too. Related...
  • 3 arrested for roles in construction of collapsed Taiwan apartment tower

    02/09/2016 9:05:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sophia Yan and Greg Botelho,
    Three people were arrested Tuesday, Xiao Bo-ren, the Tainan government's legal affairs secretary, told CNN. All are former executives of the real estate development company that built Tainan's 17-story Weiguan Golden Dragon tower, which collapsed when the magnitude-6.4 tremor hit early Saturday. Lin Ming-hui, former chairman of the now defunct Weiguan company, and two other former executives -- Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui -- face charges of professional negligence resulting in death. The ruins of the toppled high-rise are the most visible evidence of the massive quake, which killed at least 40 people in the normally quiet city of 1.9...
  • Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

    02/06/2016 10:36:54 AM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/4/2016 | University of California
    In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault. This hope comes from a new study by Japanese and UC Berkeley seismologists, looking at the more than 1,000-kilimeter-long fault off northeast Japan where the devastating 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake originated, generating a tsunami that killed thousands. There, the Pacific Plate is trundling under the Japan plate, not only causing megaquakes like the magnitude 9 in 2011, but giving rise to a chain...
  • BREAKING NEWS: 'Hundreds' of people feared trapped in collapsed buildings...(Taiwan)

    02/05/2016 2:24:09 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Flora Drury
    Hundreds of people are feared trapped in collapsed buildings after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan. 'Multiple' buildings - including at least one residential block - are said to have fallen following the quake which shook the island at about 4am on Saturday. Reports emerging suggest Tainan, on the south-west coast, was the worst affected, with pictures of buildings partially or completely destroyed circulating on social media, while video footage shows rescue workers wading through water after the mains burst.
  • White House rallies public, private efforts to prepare for devastating earthquakes

    02/03/2016 12:48:43 PM PST · by yoe · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | february 2, 2016 | Michael Doyle
    Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled “Big One” shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit. Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.
  • [Earthquake] M7.2 - 91km N of Yelizovo, Russia

    01/30/2016 9:18:08 AM PST · by JimSEA · 12 replies
    USGS ^ | 1/30/2016 | USGS
    The January 30, 2016 M 7.2 earthquake beneath the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia occurred as the result of oblique-normal faulting at a depth of 180 km. At the location of this earthquake, the Pacific plate is moving towards the west-northwest with respect to the North America and Eurasia plates at a rate of approximately 77 mm/yr. Note that some authors divide this region into several microplates that together define the relative motions between the larger Pacific, North America and Eurasia plates; these include the Okhotsk and Amur microplates that are respectively part of North America and Eurasia. The depth and...
  • 1/29/2016 Large Northwest Pacific Earthquake M7.2 strikes Kamchatka Russia

    01/29/2016 10:00:07 PM PST · by George Varnum · 7 replies
    Dutchsinse ^ | 1/29/2016 | Michael Janitch
    A large (and rather deep) M7.2 earthquake has struck the Northwest Pacific in the Russian Kamchatka / Kuril islands region located North of Japan, West of Alaska. Originally began as M7.3, now revised down by 0.1 . large m7.3 earthquake jan 29 2016
  • In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief (built 6 permanent homes)

    06/04/2015 6:16:36 AM PDT · by dead · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | Laura Sullivan
    When a devastating earthquake leveled Haiti in 2010, millions of people donated to the American Red Cross. The charity raised almost half a billion dollars. It was one of its most successful fundraising efforts ever. The American Red Cross vowed to help Haitians rebuild, but after five years the Red Cross' legacy in Haiti is not new roads, or schools, or hundreds of new homes. It's difficult to know where all the money went. NPR and ProPublica went in search of the nearly $500 million and found a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success,...
  • Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes Alaska

    01/25/2016 1:57:26 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude-7.1 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. But there were no reports of injuries. Alaska's state seismologist, Michael West, called it the strongest earthquake in the state's south-central region in decades. Alaska often has larger or more powerful earthquakes, such as a 7.9 last year in the remote Aleutian Islands.
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake felt throughout Southcentral Alaska

    01/24/2016 4:21:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | January 24, 2016 | Alaska Dispatch News
    Magnitude 7.1 earthquake felt throughout Southcentral Alaska Alaska Dispatch News January 24, 2016 Email -A+A Southcentral Alaska was rocked by a strong and prolonged magnitude-7.1 earthquake early Sunday morning. The quake struck 86 miles west-southwest of Anchor Point at 1:30 a.m. Alaska time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS initially measured the quake at magnitude 6.4, but upgraded it to 7.1 shortly after. The Alaska Earthquake Center said it hit about 65 miles west of the Kenai Peninsula town of Homer and about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the National Weather Service, the quake was not...
  • 7.1 earthquake in Alaska

    01/24/2016 2:55:40 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 36 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    Just had a 7.1 earthquake hit 176 miles south of Anchorage. Yikes. Wife and I thought the house was going to collapse. Any Alaskan Freepers care to weigh in?
  • Emergency planners plan for deadly 'Big One' earthquake

    01/20/2016 11:15:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 2:02 PM EST | Terence Petty
    As military helicopters ferry search and rescue teams over the Pacific Northwest, below them are scenes of devastation from a giant earthquake that could strike the region at any time. Tsunami waters surge through coastal communities. Buildings, bridges and roads lie in ruins. Fires burn out of control. Survivors are stranded on rooftops, cling to floating debris or are trapped inside wrecked buildings. Seismologists say a full rupture of a 650-mile-long offshore fault running from Northern California to British Columbia and an ensuing tsunami could come in our lifetime, and emergency management officials are busy preparing for the worst. Federal,...
  • US West Coast Earthquake Warning as Cascadia Subduction Zone Surges [Matthew 24]

    01/19/2016 3:55:32 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    Eugene Daily News ^ | 1/19/2016 | Staff
    An ocean data buoy is alerting to an "event" in the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the west coast of Oregon. This is where a magnitude 9 earthquake hit in 1700. According to the data buoy, the water column height (depth) fell sharply within minutes off the coast of Oregon, signaling the land beneath the ocean has suddenly "sunk." As of 0231:30, the initial water column height is 2738.80 Meters deep (8985.56 feet). Two minutes and thirty seconds later, that same water column height had dropped to 2738.66 Meters deep (8985.10 feet). Where did the four inches of water disappear to?...
  • Earthquake So. CA.

    01/10/2016 7:13:55 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 59 replies
    Nothing else....Seemed pretty health...Don't know where the epicenter is.
  • Monster tsunami could devastate California: study (hypothetical 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska)

    09/04/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/4/13 | AFP
    A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate, a report published Wednesday warned. One third of all boats in California's marinas could be damaged or sunk, costing some $700 million in losses, while major ports would struggle to get huge cargo vessels out to sea in time to avoid being buffeted by tsunamis. Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS) based their damage assessment on the scenario of a 9.1 magnitude quake off Alaska's Pacific Coast, which it said was "hypothetical but plausible." "In this scenario...
  • Researchers Plot Course Of Ancient American Tsunami (902AD)

    10/28/2002 4:27:53 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 808+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10-28-2002
    Researchers plot course of ancient American tsunami Researchers have calculated the scale of a giant wave that devastated the north west coast of America 1,100 years ago. Japanese scientists used computer modelling to recreate the devastation from the ancient tsunami. The team from the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution in Kobe say the work will help planners minimise the impact of any future wave. The researchers took clues from silt deposits found in the Puget Sound, a Pacific inlet above earthquake fault lines in the Seattle area. Experts say the tsunami could have reached up to seven metres in...
  • What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?

    03/29/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 104 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 29, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused if a massive wall of water several hundred feet high slammed into Florida at more than 100 miles an hour? To many people such a scenario is impossible, but that is what people living along the Indian Ocean thought before the 2004 tsunami and that is what people living in Japan thought before the 2011 tsunami. Throughout history, giant tsunamis have been relatively rare events, but they do happen. Scientists tell us that a mega-tsunami can race across the open ocean at up to 500 miles an hour, and when they...
  • GEOPHYSICS: Ancient Cataclysm Marred the Med

    12/09/2006 2:24:21 PM PST · by Lessismore · 22 replies · 989+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2006-12-08 | Jacopo Pasotti
    It's a terrifying vision: A violent eruption of Italy's Mount Etna triggers a massive collapse of one flank of the volcano, sending 35 cubic kilometers of debris--the equivalent of 10,000 Cheops pyramids--hurtling at 400 kilometers an hour into the Ionian Sea. The Big Splash unleashes a 50-meter-tall wall of water that, within a few hours, wipes out coastal settlements across the Mediterranean. This catastrophe happened 8000 years ago--and a Mediterranean monster of similar magnitude could happen again. That's the scenario invoked in an analysis in last week's Geophysical Research Letters. "It was an extraordinary event, probably the largest tsunami unleashed...
  • 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...
  • Scientists: Volcano Could Swamp U.S. with Mega-Tsunami

    03/29/2005 3:41:11 PM PST · by ex-Texan · 154 replies · 4,896+ views
    China Daily ^ | 3/29/2005 | Staff Writers
    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. Hammocks almost buried at the beach of Pajara district in Fuerteventura island (Canary Island), southern Spain. Countries all around the Atlantic rim could be hit...
  • Tsunami Could Hit Here, Geologists Say

    12/30/2004 9:02:59 AM PST · by M 91 u2 K · 115 replies · 2,540+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 12/29/04 | JEREMY SMERD
    Tsunami Could Hit Here, Geologists Say BY JEREMY SMERD - Special to the Sun December 29, 2004 Could New York be next? The earthquake that ravaged coastline communities surrounding the Indian Ocean has reawakened a debate over the possibility that a tsunami could hit New York.
  • Mega-Tsunami (US East Coast to be Annihilated?)

    12/28/2004 6:19:53 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 144 replies · 7,068+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 October 2000 | BBC Science staff
    Scattered across the world’s oceans are a handful of rare geological time-bombs. Once unleashed they create an extraordinary phenomenon, a gigantic tidal wave, far bigger than any normal tsunami, able to cross oceans and ravage countries on the other side of the world. Only recently have scientists realised the next episode is likely to begin at the Canary Islands, off North Africa, where a wall of water will one day be created which will race across the entire Atlantic ocean at the speed of a jet airliner to devastate the east coast of the United States. America will have been...
  • US also faces tsunami threat (East Coast)

    12/27/2004 4:53:25 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 60 replies · 6,385+ views
    news24.com ^ | 12/27/04 | Ilse Arendse
    Paris - Cities on the US East Coast and in the Caribbean could be wrecked by a tsunami unleashed by the collapse of a volcanic island in the eastern Atlantic, British scientists believe. A massive chunk of La Palma, the most volcanically active island in the Canaries archipelago, is unstable, says Simon Day, of the Benfield Grieg Hazard Research Centre at University College London. He calculates that its flank could collapse the next time the volcano, Cumbre Vieja, erupts. If so, that would send a dome-shaped wall of water up to 100 metres high racing across the Atlantic at 800...
  • Tidal wave threat 'over-hyped'

    10/31/2004 9:35:18 AM PST · by Company Man · 14 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.
  • Millions in U.S. Face Mega-Wave from Island Collapse (don't worry about meteors)

    08/09/2004 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Truth666 · 77 replies · 2,848+ views
    reuters ^ | Mon 9 August, 2004 14:33 | Scientist Bill McGuire, Jeremy Lovell
    The bad news is tens of millions of people along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada may drown if the slow slippage of a volcano off north Africa becomes a cataclysmic collapse. But the good news is the world is not likely to be destroyed by an asteroid any time soon.Scientist Bill McGuire told that some time in the next few thousand years the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma will collapse, sending walls of water 100 meters high racing across the Atlantic. A chunk of the volcano [Cumbre...
  • THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern!, Dina Dwyer-Owens, Ed Ireland, and Chad Henning

    01/10/2016 10:01:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/10/16 | The Jacki Daily Show
    THE JACKI DAILY Show! Listen live at 2PM Eastern! Today's show is a fun departure from the average; Today, Jacki interviews Dina Dwyer-Owens talking about corporate values in her new book Values Inc. (with Enron the oil company as the teaching exhibit). The next segment brings a topical discussion with Economist Ed Ireland talking about frac'ing and earthquakes and what frrac revenus bring to the cities (new stadiums, schools, etc.) Topping it off with Chad Hennings talking about character in his new book Forces of Character. Now playing also on station KWEL in Midland-Odessa!
  • USGS Earthquake Data Uprates NK Nuclear Bomb to 5.1 Magnitude, WH Claims 10 Kiloton Bomb

    01/06/2016 2:02:42 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 62 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01-06-2016 | RACookPE1978
    Raw Data from USGS Worldwide Earthquake List M 5.1 Nuclear Explosion - 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea DYFI? - V Time 2016-01-06 01:30:01 UTC Location 41.308°N 129.049°E Depth 0.0 km There are no seismic plots published, no "calibrated seismic plots from kown US or Soviet underground explosions. Oboma's Pentagon spokesmen claim they "doubt" North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb.
  • SoCal Quake

    01/06/2016 6:42:59 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 29 replies
    Brief earthquake just now in Southern California. Here in Menifee it felt like a four or five--no damage here.