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  • Oklahoma [and Kansas] world's No. 1 earthquake area

    11/11/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    Enid News ^ | 11-10-2015 | Jessica Miller
    Oklahoma is now the No. 1 earthquake area in the world, an Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman said Monday. Spokesman Matt Skinner said the state is unique in terms of frequency. "We have had 15 (earthquakes) in Medford since 5 o'clock Saturday morning," he noted. "We've got an earthquake issue." Skinner said the world is going through a seismic phase. "Oklahoma is absolutely unique in terms of the number of earthquakes we've had," he said. Jim Palmer, OCC director of public information and manager of consumer education, said Oklahoma is unique in North America. He said there are other parts of...
  • Indian Slab Lurches Downward Beneath Afghanistan

    11/02/2015 9:45:47 AM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 10/25/2015 | Austin Elliot
    As I walked into the department this bright brisk morning, coffee cheerily in hand, the live global seismogram display in the atrium caught my eye with an alarming event that had just happened during my bike ride into work. *gasp* that looks bad *gasp* that looks bad BIG earthquake, somewhere in the vicinity of Central/Southern Asia. Indeed, an earthquake deep (>200 km) beneath the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan had shaken a huge swath of Central and South Asia. The great depth of the earthquake meant less extreme shaking at the epicenter (nobody lives closer than 212 km from the...
  • Earthquake in Phoenix Area

    11/01/2015 10:31:14 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Small one, didn't last very long.
  • Texas Earthquakes and Fracking: The Jacki Daily Show

    10/31/2015 5:42:13 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 20 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | /2015/10/13 | The Jacki Daily Show
    This link will be a compilation of shows on earthquakes and Fracking and how the left distorts science and evidence.Texas Earthquakes Texas State Geologist Scott Tinker talks about the new study his team of 200 scientists and staff have just launched to study earthquakes in Texas. The state will soon have 22 new seismometers placed for better monitoring.
  • 400-Plus Quakes Strike San Ramon in 2 Weeks: USGS

    10/27/2015 4:26:15 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 32 replies
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/ ^ | 10/27/2015 | By Lisa Fernandez, Stephanie Chuang and Shawn Murphy
    San Ramon, California, appears to have broken a new earthquake record over the last two weeks: A total of 408 small quakes have shaken the East Bay city, almost four times the record set in 2003 in half the amount of time. "I've not felt so many tremors in decades," Mark Stone said outside a San Ramon Starbucks on Tuesday morning. "My dog, Gimmel, she's the first one to know a couple of seconds before." The U.S. Geological Survey reports that as of Oct. 13, the Northern California Seismic Network had detected 408 earthquakes – at least a dozen since...
  • At least 5 dead as magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes South Asia

    10/26/2015 4:08:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2015 | Fox News
    At least five people were killed Monday after South Asia was shaken by a magnitude-7.5 earthquake that was centered in a remote corner of Afghanistan and felt across Pakistan and India. A rescue official in northwestern Pakistan confirmed the five deaths to the Associated Press, adding that another 100 people were wounded in home collapses in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. State-run Pakistani TV had earlier reported that at least one person had died when the roof of a home collapsed in the eastern city of Kasur. The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake's epicenter was in the far northern...
  • 7.5-magnitude quake rocks S. Asia, epicentre in Afghanistan: USGS

    10/26/2015 3:00:03 AM PDT · by John W · 10 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | October 26, 2015 | AFP
    A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region Monday and was felt throughout much of South Asia. The US Geological Survey put the epicentre near Jarm...
  • Fears of failure grow for rods on Bay Bridge eastern span

    10/25/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 134 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    New documents raise questions about the integrity of the steel rods that hold together the Bay Bridge eastern span and point to potentially widespread problems that experts warn could lead to premature failure.
  • Controversial Study Claims 99.9 Percent Chance Of Major Los Angeles Earthquake In 3 Years

    10/21/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Sanden Totten
    Sanden Totten October 20 Angelenos live under constant threat of a major earthquake, but a controversial new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts a number on that threat. The scientific paper claims there is a 99.9 percent chance of an earthquake between magnitude 5 and 6.3 in less than three years. The study was published earlier this month by the American Geophysical Union's Earth and Space Science journal. The bold claim has taken many in the seismic community by surprise. Lead author, Andrea Donnellan of JPL, said this study used GPS and airborne radar data to look at land...
  • NASA Gives 99-Percent Probability Of 5.0 Earthquake In LA

    10/21/2015 7:05:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | October 20, 2015 11:21 PM | STAFF
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — If scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are correct, a moderately-sized earthquake is expected within the next two-and-a-half years. JPL experts predict a possible 5.0 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, but say it very well could be stronger. JPL geophysicist Dr. Andrea Donnellan, along with seven other scientists, has been using radar and GPS to measure Southern California’s chances for a sizable earthquake, and has made a sobering hypothesis about another big one. “When the La Habra earthquake happened, it was relieving some of that stress, and it actually shook some of the upper sediments...
  • Chile Earthquake Captured on Radar

    10/17/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Thu, 10/15/2015 | ESA
    On 16 September 2015, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of central Chile, triggering tsunami warnings and coastal evacuations. Lasting three minutes, this powerful earthquake occurred along the boundary of the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. By combining Sentinel-1A radar scans from 24 August and 17 September, the rainbow-coloured patterns in the image show how the surface has shifted as a result of the quake. ‘Interferograms' such as these allow scientists to quantify ground movement. By counting the ‘fringes', it is estimated that the earthquake caused a displacement of 1.4 m along the viewing direction of the radar...
  • Texas earthquakes and Fraccing: A concern or an exaggeration? The Jacki Daily Show

    10/13/2015 2:35:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 6 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/13/15 | Jacki Daily
    The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator, and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank. She entered...

    09/16/2015 6:23:49 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    Chinook ^ | September 16, 2015 4:49PM
    Massive earthquake rocks Chile; Tsunami alert issued for Hawaii
  • Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake

    09/16/2015 4:35:24 PM PDT · by John W · 61 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | BBC
    A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago. The 7.9-magnitude tremor centred off the coast, about 153 miles (246km) north-west of the capital. Chilean officials said it measured 7.2. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that "widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible". There were no immediate reports of damage, Chile's emergency office was quoted as saying by Reuters.
  • 4.0-magnitude earthquake hits Big Bear Lake area

    09/16/2015 11:12:40 AM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 9 replies
    KABC ^ | 9/16/2015 | KABC
    A magnitude-4.0 earthquake jolted the Big Bear Lake area Wednesday morning. The quake struck approximately seven miles south-southeast of Big Bear Lake at 9:10 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • American Woman in Nepal for Earthquake Relief Beaten to Death, Dumped in River

    09/07/2015 11:10:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 7, 2015 | CNN Wire
    Dahlia Yehia, 25, arrived in Nepal on July 20 to serve in Pokhara, where she was killed by a teacher named Narayan Paudel, according to Hari Bahadur Pal, the Kaski District Police superintendent:. Police said Paudel confessed to beating Yehia to death, putting her body in a sack and dumping it in the river. Paudel, who met Yehia through a Couchsurfing website, said he killed her August 4, the superintendent said. Her body has not been recovered. The site connects travelers with local hosts for accommodations. Yehia, an art teacher, was backpacking through Nepal, according to the Facebook page of...
  • Hillary Emails Shed Light on Clintons’ Role in Loan to Fraudster

    09/03/2015 11:36:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 3, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The latest batch of publicly-released State Department emails provide more evidence that a $10 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to Clinton Foundation donor Claudio Osorio was made as a result of pressure from Bill and Hillary Clinton. The loan to a company named InnoVida, owned by Osorio, was supposed to be for building houses in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, but Osorio used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle. Osorio is currently in prison for fraud. OPIC is an independent agency but submits its budget through the State Department. The Clintons’ efforts to push the OPIC loan...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...
  • This nuclear power plant has been dubbed California’s potential Fukushima [Watch Video]

    09/02/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2015
    Diablo Canyon is the last operating nuclear power plant in California — and arguably the most controversial. The plant sits along the scenic Central Coast and is surrounded by fault lines — one of which runs as close as 2,000 feet to the nuclear reactors. Many fear that a single earthquake could cause a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, when a tsunami devastated a nuclear plant. But despite decades of public protest, the plant's operator PG&E insists that the facility is not only seismically sound, but essential.
  • Dogs React to California Earthquake Rattling the Bay Area

    08/18/2015 11:23:26 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    accuweather.com ^ | Aug 18, 2015
    Aug 18, 2015; 8:00 AM ET: A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the San Francisco area Monday, Aug. 17, briefly halting train services while workers inspected the tracks. No injuries or serious damage were reported but these dogs knew something was up.
  • Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area

    08/17/2015 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2015 | Los Angeles Times
    A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • Earthquage M4.2 - 1km N of Piedmont, California

    08/17/2015 6:58:56 AM PDT · by choirboy · 16 replies
    Self | 8/17/2019 | Self
    Earthquake on Hayward fault. I'm in San Francisco. Seemed stronger than 4.2 from that distance.
  • 6.9 and 6.9 Earthquakes in Alaska - Nikolski one minute apart.

    07/26/2015 10:06:50 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    Earthquake Map ^ | 7/26/2015 | None
    Info at the site. Developing.
  • Traces of Ancient Earthquakes

    05/14/2015 12:45:29 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 16 replies
    Live Science ^ | 4/22/2016 | Becky Oskin
    PASADENA, Calif. — Shattered cave formations in the central United States may preserve one of the longest records of powerful earthquakes in this region. Historical records from European settlers provide vivid accounts of deadly earthquakes in states such as Missouri, Tennessee and Illinois. For instance, in 1811 and 1812, people saw the ground ripple like ocean waves when the New Madrid Fault Zone unleashed earthquakes thought to be greater than magnitude 8. However, no written accounts exist from before Europeans arrived. And most earthquake faults in the Midwest are hidden deep beneath the surface, so scientists can't dig into the...
  • Earthquake: 4.3 quake strikes near Fontana (Los Angeles)

    07/25/2015 7:05:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 07/25/15
    A 4.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Fontana, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:54 a.m. The quake was felt over a wide area of the Inland Empire, Orange County and eastern Los Angeles County, according to the USGS. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. According to the USGS, the epicenter was near the intersection of Sierra and Fontana avenues. It was followed by two small aftershocks.
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 3:20:08 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7/21/2015 | CBS (SF)
    The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard.
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • Magnitude-4.0 Earthquake in Bay Area is Followed by a Dozen Smaller Quakes

    07/21/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated at 09:06am, July 21, 2015 | Tracy Bloom,
    The temblor, which was centered one mile north of Fremont, hit about 2:41 a.m., USGS reported. ... The initial quake was followed by at least a dozen smaller ones and triggered a 15-to 20-minute delay on the area’s rail system before the morning commute, the Los Angeles Times reported. The largest of the smaller temblors was a magnitude 2.7.
  • Another tiny earthquake here in Dallas.

    07/18/2015 8:34:40 AM PDT · by TLI · 10 replies
    TLI ^ | July 18, 2015 | TLI
    Another tiny earthquake here in Dallas. 10:30 am on the nose, about a 3 - something. Going for coffee now, morning everyone! .
  • Oregon ‘Will Be Toast’ When Next Big Earthquake Hits

    07/16/2015 11:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOIN ^ | 7/16
    Northwest region is 72 years overdue for next big earthquake, experts sayOne of Oregon’s top earthquake experts predicts the “really big one” will wipe out the entire Northwest. In fact, the area’s FEMA director said everything west of I-5 “will be toast”. Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the 'really big' quake hits. (KOIN) Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, says there will be 6 minutes of shaking when the ‘really big’ quake hits. (KOIN) In The New Yorker article “The Really Big...
  • FEMA is planning for an earthquake that would devastate the Pacific Northwest, killing...

    07/15/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 130 replies
    <p>To the north of California's famous San Andreas fault is a less known, but possibly more deadly, fault line. The Cascadia subduction zone runs some 700 miles from northern California to Vancouver.</p> <p>In a deeply reported article for The New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz tells the tale of how this fault lies dormant for periods of 243 years, on average, before unleashing monstrous tremors. The Pacific Northwest is 72 years overdue for the next quake, which is expected to be between 8.0 and 9.2 in magnitude.</p>
  • Nepal hospital says CNN’s Gupta didn’t operate on 8-year-old

    07/10/2015 12:32:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2015 1:47 PM EDT | Binaj Gurubacharya
    A Nepal hospital said Friday that CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta incorrectly reported that he operated on an 8-year-old girl after the country’s devastating earthquake in April. A top official at the Bir Hospital in Kathmandu, Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Gurung, said Friday that the girl, Salina Dahal, never had brain surgery and has recovered from minor head injuries. Gupta, a practicing brain surgeon, reported days after the April 25 earthquake that he operated on Dahal. CNN said Thursday that it is working to verify the identity of Gupta’s patient, following a published report that he never treated the 8-year-old...
  • Slip sliding away [ Machu Picchu is in imminent danger ]

    05/12/2007 6:45:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 538+ views
    New Scientist ^ | March 7, 2001 | Peter Hadfield
    Japanese geologists have found that the earth beneath the ruins is shifting at an alarming rate. They say a major landslide could split the ruins in two at any time... Researchers from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University set up 10 extensometers to measure the rate of surface movement. They found that one section of back slope was moving downwards at a rate of up to one centimetre per month... Sassa estimates that the landslide will be around 100 metres deep, enough to destroy all of Machu Picchu. The two-ridge structure of the site - with a concave...
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift

    07/01/2015 6:24:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/30/15 | Mark Prigg
    A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of 'the big one' hitting California has increased dramatically.
  • Residents describe Michigan earthquake as 'a big thump'

    06/30/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Emily Monacelli
    TEKONSHA, MI — L.G. Rogers ran outside of his home on 13 Mile Road in Tekonsha Township Tuesday morning, certain he would find some kind of explosion. Dishes and knick knacks rattled with the noise, though none fell or broke. "I run outdoors because I thought it was an explosion of some kind," Rogers said as he and his wife Joan ate lunch in downtown Tekonsha. Rogers later learned the noise was from an earthquake whose epicenter was on 12 1/2 Mile Road, surprisingly close to their home. He described what he heard as "a giant booming sound." And he...
  • Earthquake reported in Madison County (MS)

    06/29/2015 6:21:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    WTVA ^ | 6/29/15
    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has shaken Madison County, Mississippi. It was the third quake in the area in the past two months. Paul Caruso, a geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center, says the 3.2-magnitude quake occurred at 8:23 a.m. Monday. The epicenter was about 4 miles southwest of Canton and 19 miles north-northeast of Jackson. Caruso says it was too small for any significant damage to be likely. He says analysts don't know what fault is involved.
  • A Deep, Dark Mystery [Helium leakage from Earth's mantle in Los Angeles Basin]

    06/29/2015 4:25:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    UC Santa Barbara ^ | 6/29/15 | Julie Cohen
    UC Santa Barbara geologist Jim Boles has found evidence of helium leakage from the Earth’s mantle along a 30-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. Using samples of casing gas from two dozen oil wells ranging from LA’s Westside to Newport Beach in Orange County, Boles discovered that more than one-third of the sites — some of the deepest ones — show evidence of high levels of helium-3 (3He).Considered primordial, 3He is a vestige of the Big Bang. Its only terrestrial source is the mantle. Leakage of 3He suggests that the Newport-Inglewood fault is deeper...
  • COMMENTARY: The Day The Earth Shook in Cochise County

    06/16/2015 11:52:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    A major earthquake tremor stopped all the clocks in Tombstone at 3:06 p.m. May 3, 1887. It sounded liked the explosion of dynamite echoing through the town, with the earth shaking violently. People ran screaming into the streets, merchandise and glassware crashed to the floor from their shelves, gaping holes appeared in buildings on Allen Street. A reporter from the Tombstone Prospector newspaper pulled out his watch and counted the 35 seconds the earthquake lasted. Eight minutes later, a second shock of about two seconds; a third shock was hardly felt, about 4:15 p.m. Water spurted up out of the...
  • Concerns Over Earthquakes Spread To Texas

    06/08/2015 11:37:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 08-06-2015 | quAKE3
    The connection between wastewater injection wells and an alarming increase in the frequency of earthquakes is getting a lot more scrutiny these days. First was Oklahoma, which has suddenly become the earthquake capital of the United States. The number of earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 or higher more than quadrupled between 2013 and 2014 in the state. The culprit? Scientists are becoming more confident that the injection of wastewater into disposal wells causes fault lines to “slip,” contributing to the likelihood of an earthquake. The issue has become highly contentious in Oklahoma. But now the controversy has spread to...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • Canadian siblings barred from leaving Malaysia following earthquake

    06/06/2015 6:07:01 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 31 replies
    The Star ^ | 6 June 2015 | Stephanie Werner
    Two Canadian siblings have been barred from leaving Malaysia after being blamed for an earthquake that struck Mount Kinabalu, in Malaysia Borneo, on Friday. According to Malaysian police reports, Lindsey Petersen, 23, and Danielle Petersen, 22, are two of five tourists who have been identified as disrespecting the mountain, considered a sacred place in the indigenous culture of Sabah. According to a Malaysian news outlet, rescuers recovered the bodies of 19 climbers ...Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan, of the eastern Sabah state, blamed the earthquake on the group that included the Canadians because they “showed disrespect to the sacred...
  • Earthquake Fact & Earthquake Fiction

    06/02/2015 3:27:40 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 34 replies
    USGS ^ | May/2015 | USGS
    Fact or Fiction? broken earth cartoon FACT: Earthquakes are sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the Earth’s surface. An earthquake is the ground shaking caused by a sudden slip on a fault. Stresses in the earth's outer layer push the sides of the fault together. Stress builds up and the rocks slip suddenly, releasing energy in waves that travel through the earth's crust and cause the shaking that we feel during an earthquake. Faults are caused by the tectonic plates grinding and scraping against each other as they continuously and slowly move. In California, for example, there...
  • Japan earthquake: Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off east coast, injuring 2

    05/30/2015 10:21:54 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | 5-30-2015 | AP
    A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of major damage. The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometres. The temblor was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido...
  • Earthquake: 5.5 quake strikes near Brooktrails

    05/30/2015 5:55:30 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | May 30, 2015 | QUAKEBOT
    A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning seven miles from Brooktrails, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:33 a.m. PDT at a depth of 23.6 miles.
  • Powerful earthquake strikes off eastern Japan; no tsunami threat

    05/30/2015 5:38:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 05/30/15
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has struck 194 kilometres off Japan's coast, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS), but there were no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake, which hit off Japan's Bonin Islands, reportedly rocked buildings in Tokyo as it built in intensity about 8:30pm local time (9:30pm AEST). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: "There is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth." The USGS reported the epicentre was approximately 874 kilometres south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean, while the Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had...
  • Local USGS, LA Times ‘Quakebot’ Mistakenly Report Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Redding

    REDDING (CBS SF) – An earthquake with magnitude of 5.1 was reported but never hit the Redding area overnight. The United States Geological Survey reported the quake just after midnight, seven miles outside of Lewiston, just under Buckeye Ridge at Clair Engle Lake. But the Associated Press confirmed Friday morning that this was a “…erroneous alert based off an earthquake that struck in Alaska.” The event record of the California quake has since vanished from the USGS seismic activity map. As of 9 a.m., the computer algorithm used to automatically “write” earthquake stories for the Los Angeles Times continued to...
  • Israel’s IsraAID Launches Roof for All Shelter Program in Nepal

    05/28/2015 7:07:20 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 28, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyKathmandu, Nepal --- May 28, 2015 … IsraAID, Israel’s largest, private, global humanitarian organization, has launched its “A Roof for All” program to provide safe and sturdy transitional shelter for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes as a result of the last two devastating earthquakes in Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, living on the streets and in open areas in make-shift tents and shelters unprepared for the heavy storms and flooding of the imminent monsoon season. There is critical cause for concern that a secondary disaster could quickly unfold...
  • California Earthquake Prediction: Experts Rubbish Claim that Massive 9.8 Tremor Will Hit West Coast

    05/28/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ibtimes ^ | May 27, 2015 15:56 IST | Johnlee Varghese
    The 24-minute-long earthquake prophecy video, which has now been watched by over half-a-million people, predicts a massive 9.8 earthquake will hit California at 4pm local time on 28 May. The clip published by Frank Hoogerbeets, the founder and president of Ditrianum Media, claims he was able to assess the 'horrific' event using a computer program called Solar System Scope. The Huffington Post UK citing Hoogerbeets noted that his theory was based on the calculation that the 9.8 quake will strike when "no less than five planetary alignments will converge with the Earth." He claims that even Nostradamus, the famous French...
  • San Andreas Ready to Blow – In Theaters and In Real Life

    05/28/2015 6:20:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.sciencetimes.com ^ | May 26, 2015 03:30 PM EDT | Rachel K Wentz
    Admit it, there's nothing more fun than sitting in a dark theatre, munching on a bucket of buttery popcorn, and watching the Earth get demolished. In the latest round of catastrophic flicks, California is destroyed as the famous San Andreas Fault unleashes unimaginable (and unrealistic) devastation across the state. The new film, San Andreas, depicts the rupture of an unknown fault near the Hoover Dam in Nevada, which gets the destructive ball rolling by setting off powerful earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault. And although earthquakes are nothing new to Californians, and pose serious threats along the famous fault, Hollywood...