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  • Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Garnet in CA

    10/18/2019 8:18:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    October 19, 2019
    A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Garnet in CA. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -116.6289978 West, latitude 33.895668 North, depth = 14.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.19 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: ci38906511. Ids that are associated to the event: ci38906511. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 00:56:36 / October 19, 2019 @ 12:56 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:56:36 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter).
  • Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor

    10/18/2019 3:09:10 AM PDT · by cba123 · 40 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 17th, 2019 | RongGong Lin
    LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study released in the journal Science on Thursday. In the modern historical record, the 160-mile-long Garlock fault on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert has never been observed to produce either a strong earthquake or even to creep — the slow movement between earthquakes that causes a visible scar on the ground surface. But new satellite...
  • Unprecedented Movement Detected on Mojave Desert Fault Capable of 8.0 Earthquake: Caltech

    10/17/2019 2:00:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/17/2019
    In the modern historical record, the 160-mile-long Garlock fault on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert has never been observed to produce either a strong earthquake or to even creep — the slow movement between earthquakes that causes a visible scar on the ground surface. But new satellite radar images now show that the fault has started to move, causing a bulging of land that can be viewed from space. “This is surprising, because we’ve never seen the Garlock fault do anything. Here, all of a sudden, it changed its behavior,” said the lead author of the study, Zachary...
  • Earthquake struck on unusual section of San Andreas fault known for ‘creeping’

    10/16/2019 11:44:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Rong-Gong Lin
    Tuesday’s quake occurred along a section that is notable for not having had dramatically large earthquakes in the modern historical record. Keith Knudsen, USGS geologist and deputy director of the agency’s Earthquake Science Center, called Tuesday’s quake “a garden variety San Andreas event” in this section. “This is the 10th earthquake larger than magnitude 4 in the last 20 years in this area” within a radius of about six miles from Tuesday’s epicenter, Knudsen said. The stretches of San Andreas north and south of the creeping section have acted very differently in the modern historical period, rupturing in the state’s...
  • Officials Investigating If [4.5] Earthquake Triggered Explosion, Fire at...Fuel Storage Facility

    10/16/2019 11:34:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/16/2019
    The earthquake struck about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast from the NuStar Energy fuel storage facility in the Bay Area community of Crockett 15 hours before the Tuesday fire that consumed thousands of gallons (liters) of fuel. Aftershocks in the same area were still being felt Wednesday, including one with a 3.4 magnitude. State and local inspectors were investigating the fire that shut down the facility, which according to the company has 24 tanks capable of holding more than 3 million barrels of different kinds of fuels. The seven-hour blaze erupted in towering, stubborn flames Tuesday afternoon at the facility...
  • 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes near Central Coast, after two quakes night before

    10/15/2019 2:39:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    fresno bee ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2019 | BY CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
    For a second day, shaking has rattled areas in Northern California. The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.8-magnitude quake rocked areas near Salinas and Hollister, west of Fresno County just before 1 p.m. Tuesday. The earthquake comes after an overnight of shaking set off by two quakes Monday night...
  • Preliminary 4.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes East of Salinas (CA)

    10/15/2019 1:01:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 27 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2019
    A preliminary 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 21 miles east of Salinas Tuesday afternoon, according to the USGS. Further information was not immediately available.
  • New CA Earhtquake

    10/14/2019 10:35:47 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 67 replies
    10:34 at least a 5.low
  • Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean coast

    09/29/2019 2:58:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    nbc ^ | 09/29/2019
    A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook the coast of Chile on Sunday, swaying buildings in the capital of Santiago. The national emergency agency said there were no reported injuries or damage to basic services. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 10:57 a.m. local time and was centered 40 miles west-southwest of the city of Constitucion and about 225 miles south of Santiago, the capital.
  • Puerto Rico earthquake: 6.0-magnitude quake rocks island as Tropical Storm Karen nears

    09/24/2019 4:54:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 24, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks rocked Puerto Rico overnight as Tropical Storm Karen churned toward the island, officials said. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake, centered about 38 miles north-northwest of San Antonio, Puerto Rico, struck at 11:23 p.m. Monday. Several aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 5.1, followed, the agency said. The National Weather Service said the temblor did not pose a tsunami risk to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. So far, emergency management officials have not received any reports of injuries or significant damage associated with the earthquake, The...
  • Earthquake in Southern California Inland Empire

    09/10/2019 1:50:15 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 48 replies
    First hand experience ^ | 9-10-19 | Self
    I can't find anything on it yet other than it registered initially at 3.9 apparently at USGS. Will probably see some updates around later. Wife, and I were having lunch at 1:20 P.M. when we heard "THE SOUND" we hear often before the quake hits us. "THE SOUND" the quake makes traveling towards us, and then the inevitable WHAM, JUMP, SHAKE, and the "THE SOUND" as the quake moves on to surprise more unsuspecting luncheoneers across its path in Southern California. No damage. Just shook us up in the middle of egg salad sandwiches, and potato salad. Glad it wasn't...
  • Hidden earthquake risk found lurking beneath Los Angeles

    08/31/2019 1:55:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 08/30/2019 | Maya Wei-
    The Wilmington an elusive type of fracture. Unlike many faults, which crack Earth’s surface like an egg, the Wilmington fault is “blind,” which means it’s concealed beneath the surface, making it especially difficult to study. So while scientists have long known the fault is present—stretching 12.4 miles under southern Los Angeles into San Pedro Bay—it was presumed to have sat quiet for millions of years. While the fault is slow moving and likely ruptures only once every 3,200 to 4,700 years, it underlies two of the United States’ busiest ports. And researchers worry that the Wilmington could link with...
  • Earthquake 6.4 off Oregon Coast

    08/29/2019 8:26:09 AM PDT · by ozarkgirl · 36 replies
    6.4 off Oregon Coast
  • NASA aircraft seen ‘scanning San Andreas Fault’ sparks fears ‘Big One’ quake is imminent

    07/29/2019 8:03:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 89 replies ^ | 07/29/2019
    NASA has not confirmed why one of their craft was in the area, but online viewers have now spotted that its flight path appeared to show it zig-zagging over the infamous San Andreas Fault. Renowned conspiracy theorist Tyler Glockner… “A registered NASA aircraft was noticed doing zig-zag flying patterns near and over the San Andreas fault line,” he said.” “It’s almost as if it is scanning the ground as if to try and get more data about what is happening underneath. Tyler wasn’t the only person to have linked the sighting of the NASA craft to the Fault. News conspiracy...
  • Archaeological evidence verifies long-doubted medieval accounts of First Crusade

    07/28/2019 1:47:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 22, 2019 | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    The dig's archeological team --- co-directed by UNC Charlotte professor of history Shimon Gibson, Rafi Lewis, a faculty member at the University of Haifa and Ashkelon Academic College, and James Tabor, UNC Charlotte professor of religious studies -- has revealed the rumored, but never physically detected, moat-trench the Fatamid defenders dug along the city's southern wall to protect against siege engines - a defense that contemporary accounts claim helped stymie the southern assault. Through stratigraphic evidence, the archaeologists have been able to confirm the 11th Century date of the 17-meter-wide by 4-meter-deep ditch, which abutted the Fatimid city wall (built...
  • Ridgecrest Earthquake Aftershocks Move Toward Major Faults, Prompting Concerns of Triggered Temblors

    07/16/2019 11:42:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Aftershocks of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest have been creeping into areas close to two major earthquake faults, a development that is generating interest and some concern among seismologists over whether it could trigger another huge temblor. Both faults are capable of producing new earthquakes of magnitude 7 or greater. The U.S. Geological Survey says the chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7 or greater from the July 5 earthquake is 1 in 300 — “possible, but with a low probability.”
  • A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shakes Western Greece

    07/14/2019 2:57:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck western Greece at 6:10pm on Saturday, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens reported. The tremor was felt in Amfilohia, Agrinio and Messolonghi. There has been no reports of injuries or damage. The report stated that the tremor’s epicenter was 28km northwest of Agrinio, near Amfilochia, with a focal depth of 28km.
  • California, Nevada: The shaking won't stop More than 10,000 quakes strike in last 7 days

    07/12/2019 8:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 7/12/2019 | Trevor Durden
    The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and this has many concerned that another large earthquake may be coming. I have been keeping my eye on Cal Tech’s recent earthquake map, and as I write this article it says that there have been 10,053 earthquakes in California and Nevada over the past 7 days. I have never seen that number so high, and southern California is being hit by yet another new earthquake every few moments. Most of the earthquakes are happening out in the Ridgecrest area where we witnessed the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit on...
  • Ridgecrest-Area Earthquakes Caused Damage to Earth’s Crust, Satellite Images Show

    07/11/2019 2:44:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/11/2019
    Damage to the earth’s crust from the magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes that struck Southern California last week is visible in a kaleidoscopic satellite image released by NASA. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena used satellite data to produce a map showing ruptures and displacements not visible to the naked eye — employing technology that has been developed over the last quarter of a century. The imagery was acquired on July 8 and compared with data from April 8. The earthquakes were the largest to hit California in nearly 20 years and...
  • Seattle, Earthquake (4.6)

    07/12/2019 7:39:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Earthquake ^ | 07/12/19
    M 4.6 - 0km SSW of Three Lakes, Washington 2019-07-12 09:51:38 (UTC)47.871°N 122.000°W24.3 km depth Did You Feel It?