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  • 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...
  • Earthquake!

    08/24/2014 3:22:53 AM PDT · by Axenolith · 18 replies
    me ^ | 3-23-2014 | Axenolith
    Pretty damn strong shake here in Lafayette, strong enough to wake me from sleep.
  • Earthquake SF bay area. 6.0 American Canyon Area

    08/24/2014 3:23:08 AM PDT · by ggrrrrr23456 · 24 replies
    usgs.gov/earthquakes ^ | 2014-08-24 | me
    Moderate shaker felt in East Bay 3 min ago.
  • M 6.1 Earthquake, 6km NW of American Canyon, California [CA Freepers please check in]

    08/24/2014 3:39:32 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 193 replies
    USGS ^ | August 24. 2014 | No Attribution
    An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near American Canyon, CA at 10:20:44.00 UTC on Aug 24, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
  • Earthquake Chile

    08/23/2014 4:06:59 PM PDT · by WellyP · 14 replies
    WellyP | 23 Aug. 2014 | WellyP
    Magnitude Mw 6.6 Region VALPARAISO, CHILE Date time 2014-08-23 22:32:24.0 UTC Location 32.72 S ; 71.41 W Depth 40 km Distances 108 km NW of Santiago, Chile / pop: 4,837,295 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 41 km NE of Valparaíso, Chile / pop: 282,448 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23 19 km W of Hacienda La Calera, Chile / pop: 49,106 / local time: 18:32:24.0 2014-08-23
  • Icelandic volcano could trigger Britain's coldest winter EVER this year

    08/23/2014 8:23:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Daily Express ^ | August 22, 2014 | Nathan Rao
    BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Baroabunga volcano erupts, experts have warned. Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere can trigger DECADES of chaotic weather patterns. Tiny pieces of debris act as billions of shields reflecting the sun’s light away from earth meaning winter temperatures could plunge LOWER THAN EVER before while summer will be devoid of sunshine. The first effect could be a bitterly cold winter to arrive in weeks with thermometers plunging into minus figures and not rising long before next summer. The Icelandic...
  • Hetchy Hetchy Water Tunnel in Danger of 'Catastrophic' Collapse ( San Francisco )

    08/13/2014 10:57:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Breitbart .. San Francisco Chronicle, ^ | 13 Aug 2014 | William Bigelow
    a debate is emerging between the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency over the potential disaster if the 89-year-old Mountain Tunnel, which supplies 2.6 million Bay Area homes and businesses with water, collapses. The PUC acknowledges that the tunnel does have a chance of "catastrophic collapse," which would require repairs costing $100 million or total replacement, costing up to $630 million. But the PUC’s 10-year-old 4.6 billion water system improvement program did not include the Mountain Tunnel in its plans. ... The risk right now is that the tunnel lining could...
  • Hetch Hetchy water tunnel in danger of 'catastrophic collapse'

    08/15/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8-15-14 | Marisa Lagos
    Mountain Tunnel, a key part of the Hetch Hetchy water system - which supplies 2.6 million Bay Area residences and businesses - is at risk of a "catastrophic collapse" and will cost more than $100 million to repair or up to $630 million to replace, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. City officials have known for 25 years that significant work is needed on the 19-mile-long tunnel just outside Yosemite National Park in a steep, hard-to-access wilderness area. They considered making it part of the PUC's decade-old, $4.6 billion water system improvement program, which is now more than...
  • Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near Quito

    08/13/2014 7:14:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2014 | Na
    Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito caused landslide at a quarry that left workers dead People watch dust sweep the pan-American highway after the earthquake near Quito. Photograph: Dolores Ochoa/AP Two people have been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free those trapped. The 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito triggered a landslide at a quarry that killed two workers there, the national risk control agency said, adding that firemen were searching for three others. "Obviously the landslide was caused by the tremor,...
  • China earthquake kills hundreds in Yunnan province

    08/03/2014 11:43:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 3, 2014
    At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state news agency Xinhua says. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck about 11km (7 miles) north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 16:30 local time (08:30 GMT).
  • Unlocking the Cascadia Subduction Zone's secrets: Peering into recent research and findings

    07/23/2014 1:51:59 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies
    Earth Magazine ^ | 7/20/2014 | Andrea Watts
    Once overlooked because of its relative inactivity compared to other subduction zones around the world, the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) — and the potentially devastating megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis it could unleash — are today well known to both geoscientists and the public. Beginning with the efforts of John Adams of the Geological Survey of Canada and Brian Atwater of the U.S. Geological Survey in the late 1980s, a series of oceanic research cruises and datasets has steadily advanced our understanding of Cascadia. It seems like there is “a paradigm change every few years,” says Chris Goldfinger, a geologist at...
  • 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

    07/11/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 14, 2014
    Moments ago, at 4:22am local time, a major 6.8 magnitude quake struck eastern Japan, off the Fukushima coast. FLASH:M6.8 QUAKE JOLTS OFF FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN, TSUNAMI ALERT EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER JAPAN QUAKE: AP From the USGS: So far there have been no reports of damage. Those curious can keep track of Fukushima in real time at the live webcast below:
  • Earthquake Shakes Southern Mexico

    07/07/2014 2:56:49 PM PDT · by deport · 9 replies
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 6:23 a.m. (7:23 a.m. EDT; 11:23 GMT) on the Pacific Coast 1 mile (2 kilometers) north-northeast of Puerto Madero, near the Guatemala border. It initially calculated the magnitude at 7.1 but later lowered the figure to 6.9. The quake was felt across a broad swath of southern Mexico and as far away as Mexico City, but officials...
  • Study links Oklahoma earthquake swarm with fracking operations

    07/07/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times Science ^ | 3 July 2014 | Hailey Branson-Potts Los Angeles Times
    Study links Oklahoma earthquake swarm with fracking operations By Hailey Branson-Potts [skip to the last paragraph if you want to skip the nonsense.] Oklahoma ... boom ... recent years: oil and gas production and earthquakes. To many residents, the timing .... Before the oil and gas industry started drilling... rare to feel an earthquake. Today, Oklahoma... second-most seismically active state .... Now ... fresh scientific evidence .... Researchers from Cornell University and the University of Colorado say a large swarm of earthquakes ... caused by ... disposal wells, ... wastewater from drilling operations ... hydraulic fracturing ... deep geological formations.......
  • Earthquake Big Bear Lake, CA

    07/05/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Excellence · 43 replies
    earthquake.usgs.gov ^ | July 5, 2014 | earthquake.usgs.gov
    We felt it here in the high desert, north of BBL.
  • Oil industry's wastewater wells blamed for triggering Oklahoma quakes [liberal lies]

    07/04/2014 8:32:02 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 3, 2014, 2:06 PM EDT | Michael Casey
    ...the study provides the strongest evidence yet that the upsurge quakes in the past decade across Central and mid-America is at least partially to be blamed on humans. More than 300 earthquakes have occurred from 2010 to 2012 compared to an average rate of 21 every year from 1967 to 2000, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Most have ranged from 2.0 to 3.6 on the Richter scale but there have been exceptions, including a 5.6 event in central Oklahoma in November 2011 that destroyed 14 homes and injured two people.
  • M5.2 Earthquake 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM

    06/28/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 53 replies
    USGS Earthquake Site ^ | 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC | USGS
    Really strange place for an earthquake. Magnitude is consistent with an underground nuclear test. More at USGS site.
  • Tsunami Advisory, Issued After 7.9 Alaska Earthquake, Is Canceled

    06/23/2014 6:11:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    A tsunami warning in effect for the coastal areas of Alaska after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake was downgraded to an advisory and then canceled altogether Monday afternoon. Tsunami waves in the Alaskan cities of Unalaska and Saint Paul were expected to be less than a foot tall, the the National Weather Service advisory said. Small waves have already reached other locations in Alaska and none were higher than 0.6 feet, it said. 8.0 Alaska earthquake in Alaska poses no threat for Pacific Coast Soon after the warning was issued, people headed for higher ground in Adak, Alaska, because water was...
  • Local tsunami warning issued after quake hits off Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    06/23/2014 3:07:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6-23-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A local tsunami warning was issued after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean west of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning covered coastal areas of Alaska from Nikolski to Attu, the center said, adding the level of tsunami danger was being evaluated for other U.S. and Canadian Pacific coasts....
  • 8.0 Earthquake Off of Alaska-Local Tsunami warning

    06/23/2014 2:33:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    Pacific Tsunami Center ^ | 6-28-2014 | TCRLAF
    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1127 AM HST MON JUN 23 2014 THE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE IS INCREASED FROM 7.1 TO 8.0 IN THIS STATEMENT. DUE THE THE DEPTH OF THE EARTHQUAKE THERE CONTINUES TO BE NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 1053 AM HST 23 JUN 2014 COORDINATES - 51.8 NORTH 178.8 EAST LOCATION - RAT ISLANDS ALEUTIAN ISLANDS...
  • Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near Westwood

    06/01/2014 7:52:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 1, 2014
    A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday evening three miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.. According to the USGS, the epicenter was four miles from Santa Monica, four miles from Beverly Hills and six miles from Culver City.
  • Author Says Earthquakes Are Predictable

    05/31/2014 2:35:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    cbs ^ | May 29, 2014 12:19 PM | Andrew Limberg
    Nabhan is a former teacher in California and now lives in Pittsburgh. He became interested in earthquakes while he was the earthquake preparedness coordinator for the school he worked at. He says he noticed every earthquake happened at dusk or dawn. “I realized this sort of conscience doesn’t happen in science. These dawn and dusk quakes during new and full moons are the paradigm on the west coast,” he said. “All six great quakes that have struck in Los Angeles that have killed people since the 30s, all of them, dawn or dusk [quakes]. How can earthquakes be predicted? Nabhan...
  • Tremors Felt Across UAE; 5.1 Earthquake Rocks Gulf

    05/27/2014 12:57:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Bindu Rai and Parag Deulgaonkar
    Earthquake impact: UAE residents take to social networking sitesThe UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology has issued a Seismic Risk Report in wake of the 5.1 earthquake near Qeshm, Iran, that was felt in parts of the UAE. The report states the alert level for the UAE has been turned on for now, with a warning that the level may be revised if necessary. The report states the earthquake occurred at 9.44am in the Southern Iran region, approximately 279km North East from Abu Dhabi, 156km North East from Dubai and 52km North West from Ash Sham. The epicentre of...
  • Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Greece & Turkey)

    05/24/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/24/2014
    An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck off the coast of northern Greece on Saturday and was felt as far away as neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria but there were no reports of serious casualties or destruction, police and fire brigade officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred some 77 km (48 miles) south-southwest of Alexandroupolis, between the islands of Lemnos and Samothrace, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Greek police said the quake had caused minor damage to shops and houses on the two islands.
  • Earthquake in Virginia?

    05/21/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    May 21, 2014
    Just had a friend report an earthquake in Cumberland, VA. Any FReepers feel it, too?
  • 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Taiwan

    05/20/2014 7:57:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    South China Morning Pot ^ | Wednesday, 21 May, 2014
    No reported casualties or damage as yet; epicentre said to be in southwestA 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan today and shook buildings in the capital, the Seismology Centre said. SNIP The quake struck at 8.21am local time, with its epicentre 33.3 kilometres southwest of the eastern city of Hualien, at a depth of 18 kilometres, the centre said. SNIP
  • Bay Area's Future Earthquakes: Knockout Blow, or Combination Punch?

    05/20/2014 2:06:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    livescience.com ^ | May 19, 2014 05:45pm ET | Becky Oskin,
    California's San Francisco Bay Area grew into a metropolis during the eerily quiet earthquake gap following its devastating 1906 temblor. Scientists predict a 63 percent chance of another big quake before 2032, but when the shaking starts, it may not be a single "Big One" as in 1906, according to a new study. Instead, the Bay Area could face a cluster of deadly earthquakes that deliver a series of rapid punches, researchers report today (May 19) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. .... Between 1690 and 1776, the Bay Area's most dangerous faults unleashed a series of...
  • Swarm of Earthquakes in Oklahoma [past 30 days

    05/05/2014 12:17:43 PM PDT · by topher · 23 replies
    USGS Hazards [Earthquakes] ^ | 5-5-2014 | Vanity
    The URL shows the swarm of small earthquakes in Oklahoma. I have not heard any explanation for these. The URL lists all 2.5+ earthquakes in the past 30 days. There is one just across the border in Kansas... According to USGS, there are 123 Earthquakes in the past 30 days in the Oklahoma area. These are all very small earthquakes or better termed tremors.
  • Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

    05/05/2014 1:09:24 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 52 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05/05/14 | Becky Oskin
    Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning today (May 5) from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey. In a joint statement, the agencies said the risk of a damaging earthquake — one larger than magnitude 5.0 — has significantly increased in central Oklahoma.
  • Earthquake Jolts Tokyo, no Tsunami Warning

    05/04/2014 11:24:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/4
    An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.2 jolted Tokyo and vicinity early Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of major damage.
  • 108th Anniversary of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    04/19/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Crowds gathered early Friday in San Francisco - as they have done every year for 108 years - to remember the great quake of 1906. Children and grownups gathered at 5 a.m. around Lotta's Fountain to lay a wreath and sound sirens remembering the moment the quake struck. The gold-painted fountain on Market Street served as a meeting point during the earthquake and its aftermath. The early 20th century earthquake struck at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906 in San Francisco, leading to a devastating fires that lasted for several days. In the end, about 3,000 people died and more...