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  • 7.0-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Nicaragua

    11/24/2016 12:25:45 PM PST · by WildHighlander57 · 15 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/70-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-central-america/story?id=43764489 "A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the west coast of Nicaragua in Central America, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ..."
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER QUAKE OFF FUKUSHIMA IN JAPAN

    11/21/2016 2:17:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11/21/16
    TOKYO (AP) -- An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) has been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore earthquake in 2011.
  • Tsunami warning in effect in Japan. People are being told to evacuate immediately.

    11/21/2016 1:46:39 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/ABC15/videos/10154228645761359/ 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Tsunami warning has been issued after major quake with a depth of 10km hits Japan's Fukushima prefecture. USGS reported the depth of the quake at 10km. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters has been issued. Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast. Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters after a March 2011 earthquake-driven tsunami struck.
  • Powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan, tsunami warning issued

    11/21/2016 1:22:20 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima in northeast Japan, prompting a tsunami warning for local coastlines, seismologists say. The earthquake, which struck at 6:01 a.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in the ocean about 61 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Namie in Fukushima Prefecture. It struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers, making it a very shallow earthquake. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) put the preliminary magnitude of the earthquake at 7.3. Strong shaking was felt across Fukushima, with shaking of lesser intensity across other parts of the...
  • Tokyo earthquake reports - Japan prelim magnitude 7.3 - off Fukushima

    Tsunami advisory has been issued (for Fukushima Prefecture ... also for Aomori, Iwate , Miyagi, Ibaraki, & Chiba Prefectures) Residents have been urged top leave the Fukushima coast
  • New Zealand's earthquake was so powerful the sea floor lifted TWO METRES (trunc)

    11/18/2016 1:10:52 PM PST · by Twotone · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 17, 2016 | Kate Darvall
    These incredible photographs show how New Zealand's 7.8 magnitude earthquake lifted the seabed two metres - and exploded through the sand. Dramatic aerial pictures reveal the scale of the devastation caused on the coastline north of Kaikoura, on the country's South Island. Scientists say the seabed lifted an estimated two metres on the foreshore and admit they have never seen anything like it. It comes as rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage - just days after the quake killed two people and sparked with huge landslides. More than 1,000 tourists and residents have...
  • The Latest: Trump calls New Zealand to express quake sorrow

    11/15/2016 5:06:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/15/2016 | n/a
    President-elect Donald Trump has called New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key to pass on his sympathies for the powerful earthquake that killed two people. Key's office described the conversation on Wednesday as "very warm and cordial." The magnitude-7.8 quake that struck on Monday has left hundreds of tourists stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after landslides blocked off roads. The military is evacuating people in helicopters. Trump had tried to get in touch earlier in the week but Key had missed the call in the confusion after the quake. Key's office said in a statement that he had congratulated...
  • Double tectonic shifts may have teamed in New Zealand quake: experts

    11/14/2016 10:54:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Nov 14, 2016 | 8:23am EST | James Regan Jamie Freed
    he powerful earthquake that struck New Zealand was unusual in that a big event on one fault may have immediately triggered a big event on a second fault, experts said on Monday. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 pummeled central New Zealand at 12.02 a.m., killing at least two people, damaging roads and buildings and setting off hundreds of strong aftershocks. "When an earthquake occurs you are changing the stress field immediately, and if there was one fault that was pretty close to breaking, the energy from an earthquake can just tip it over the edge so that may have been...
  • 7.8 Earthquake New Zealand - South Island

  • Quake strikes New Zealand, thousands flee homes as tsunami hits (7.8?

    11/13/2016 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    http://news.trust.org ^ | Nov 14 | By Charlotte Greenfield
    Seismologist says tidal surge of up to one metre has been recorded in North Canterbury region of the New Zealand's South Island * USGS says quake magnitude revised to 7.8* Authorities issue tsunami alert, say waves could be 5 metres* Thousands flee homes to seek higher ground* Reports emerging of injuries, so far no reports of deaths* In 2011, a 6.3 quake killed 185 people in Christchurch (Adds authorities warning first tsunami waves may not be biggest)By Charlotte GreenfieldWELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing...
  • Powerful quake strikes New Zealand 7.4

    11/13/2016 3:32:15 AM PST · by waus · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-13-16 | waus
    Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand, hit by deadly tremor in 2011, US experts say.
  • Priest Blames Italy Quakes on Gay Civil Unions, Undeterred by Vatican’s Scolding

    11/07/2016 5:10:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    RT ^ | 11/6/16
    A priest in Italy has refused to backtrack from his claim that the country’s recent earthquakes were punishment for civil unions between gay couples despite criticism from the Vatican’s top cleric. Fr Giovanni Cavalcoli made his controversial statement last week, the day Italy was struck by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake, the worst to hit the country in more than three decades. He told radio station Radio Maria the quake was “divine punishment” for “the offence to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular through civil unions”. Italy passed legislation to allow civil unions between same sex couples in...
  • Vanity:5.3. Earthquake between Oklahoma city and Tulsa.

    11/06/2016 6:06:03 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 39 replies
    Heard/felt a healthy thump then rattled for 30+ seconds.
  • What Happened to $20 Million in Clinton Haiti Fund?

    11/05/2016 5:18:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 5, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    Bill Clinton and Carlos Slim Isabel Vincent reports today in the New York Post that the Clinton Foundation set up a for-profit entity called the Haiti Development Fund that took in $20 million from “investors” Carlos Slim and Frank Giustra but that it is a mystery what happened to most of the money. The Fund was supposed to provide capital to Haitian entrepreneurs in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, but the Post could only find evidence of one project that received funding. The Fund was run by a Jean Marc Villain, who appears to be an American citizen...
  • Tremor felt North Central OK

    11/01/2016 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 35 replies
    Just felt an earthquake or tremor here in north central OK.... but it felt more like a shockwave.... very odd. Anyone else feel that? or any info on it?
  • The Basicila of Norcia is destroyed by Earthquake.

    10/30/2016 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Monks of Norcia ^ | October 30, 2016 | The Monks of Norcia
    Dear friends, Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites. The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy. Relying, as ever, on your prayers...
  • Basilica of St. Benedict 'Destroyed' in Central Italy's Latest 6.6-Magnitude Quake

    10/30/2016 1:47:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 30, 2016, | Nicole Hensley
    The centuries-old Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia — already damaged in a spate of strong quakes in central Italy — was "destroyed" early Sunday in the latest and greatest of tremors, its monks said. The monastery was among dozens of building in towns scattered throughout the mountainous region to collapse during the 6.6-magnitude quake that struck around 7:40 a.m., according to reports. There was no immediate reports of fatalities, but officials with Italy’s civil protection agency said there were injuries following the seismic activity. First responders rushed to piles of rubble searching for trapped victims after the tremor woke...
  • San Benedetto basilica in Norcia is destroyed by earthquake

    10/30/2016 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 30, 2016 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome
    The basilica of San Benedetto had withstood the tests of time since the end of the 14th century. But on Sunday, the church that paid homage to the patron saint of Europe, Saint Benedict, was reduced to a heap of rubble after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake ripped through the town of Norcia where it stood in the main square. The basilica was considered one of the region’s most spiritually important sites. Now, only its medieval facade still stands, and centuries of work and other renovations to the interior, including a complete restructuring that was completed at the end of the 18th...
  • Italy earthquake: 6.6 magnitude shock felt in Rome

    10/30/2016 1:03:23 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 10/30/2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Angela Giuffrida report that while it is clear that structures sustained major damage, it is too early to tell whether the latest disaster caused major injuries or fatalities: “It all came down, now there is no more town,” said the mayor of Arquata del Tronto, Aleandro Petrucci. But, he added, there were already “red zones” in place that had been abandoned after the previous quakes. “The few people who remained have gone out to the streets, and are embracing. Now we’re going around to see what happened,” he said. Cesare Spuri, the head of Civil Protection in...
  • Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

    10/26/2016 9:40:09 PM PDT · by moose07 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 27/10/2016 | BBC
    Two strong earthquakes have hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending scared residents into the streets. A 5.5-magnitude quake struck at 1910 local time (1710 GMT) near Visso in Macerata province, officials said. It was followed two hours later by a 6.1 magnitude tremor in the same area. Several people were hurt, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. The quakes come two months after a powerful earthquake struck slightly to the south, killing 298 people. The 6.2 magnitude quake, on 24 August, toppled buildings in Amatrice and villages in the mountainous region around the town, which is just...
  • Stronger 2nd earthquake strikes Italy

    10/26/2016 12:51:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies
    cbc news ^ | October 26, 2016
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, one hour after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the region. The quake was felt in the capital, shaking centuries-old palazzi in its historic centre. There were scattered accounts of pieces of buildings falling but no immediate reports of injuries.
  • M5.5 - 7km SSW of Visso, Italy

    10/26/2016 11:36:10 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    US Geologic Survey ^ | Oct 26, 2016
    Review Status REVIEWED Magnitude 5.5 mww Depth 10.0 km Time 2016-10-26 17:10:37.710 (UTC)
  • 2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected

    10/19/2016 4:48:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 19, 2016 | Associated Press
    If the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults broke simultaneously along their combined 118 miles, they could produce a magnitude 7.4 quake, said scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey. Such shaking would be more than five times stronger than the 1989 Loma Prieta quake on the San Andreas Fault that killed over 60 people and collapsed part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. There hasn't been a major quake on the Hayward Fault in more than 140 years.... "This should be a reminder that folks in the Bay Area need to be prepared for a major earthquake," USGS geophysicist Janet Watt...
  • Salton Sea Quake Cluster Increased Probability of Major Quake on San Andreas Fault

    The probability of a magnitude-7 earthquake in Southern California briefly increased as much as 50-fold earlier this week, but has since been dropping back to normal, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and other quake experts. What changed things was a cluster of small quakes that began Monday near the southern end of the San Andreas fault. Seismologists believe that quake activity on one fault can lead to increased stresses on another, said Rob Graves, research seismologist based in the Pasadena USGS office. The cluster was epicentered beneath the Salton Sea, near Bombay Beach, within a handful of miles of...
  • Earthquake Advisory Issued For Southern California After Salton Sea Quake Swarm

    09/30/2016 11:13:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    cbs2la ^ | September 30, 2016 10:13 AM
    A swarm of earthquakes that rattled the Salton Sea area earlier this week has increased the probability of a major quake hitting Southern California. The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) issued an earthquake advisory warning residents and officials in Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Kern and Imperial counties that there was a greater possibility of a major earthquake through Oct. 4. ... The swarm occurred in a region known as the Brawley seismic zone, which is located near a fault network that connects the southernmost end of the San Andreas fault with the Imperial fault....
  • Massive Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault Is Disturbingly Imminent

    09/30/2016 10:21:16 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 40 replies
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 9/30/2016 | George Dvorsky
    A series of quakes under the Salton Sea may be a signal that the San Andreas Fault is on the verge of buckling. For the next few days, the risk of a major earthquake along the fault is as high as 1 in 100. Which, holy crap. The United States Geological Survey has been tracking a series of earthquakes near Bombay Beach, California. This “earthquake swarm” is happening under the Salton Sea, and over 140 events have been recorded since Monday September 26. The quakes range from 1.4 to 4.3 in magnitude, and are occurring at depths between 2.5 to...
  • 6.5 QUAKE IN DAVAO ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES

    09/23/2016 5:34:58 PM PDT · by knarf · 44 replies
    RAPPLER ^ | September 23, 2016 | knarf
    This Just In approximately a half hour ago ... about 8PM our time 12 hour difference, 8 AM Saturday morning there
  • 5.1 Earthquake in Gyeongju, followed by 5.8 shock

    09/12/2016 11:30:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    arirang.com ^ | 2016-09-12 22:07:30 KST
    Our top story is a historic natural disaster in a country that's not too prone to earthquakes. Magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 tremors jolted Korea's southeastern region. This is the strongest quake to rattle the nation's inland since the country started collecting data in 1978. Our Hwang Ho-jun is in Gyeongju the epicenter of the quake he 's live on the phone with us. Hojun what have we got so far? Daniel. We have so far felt two tremors here in Gyeongju. The initial 5.1 foreshock was detected at 7:44 p.m., to be followed by a very strong earthquake measuring 5.8...
  • The Great Upheaval...Revelation 4-7 pt 17

    And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty...
  • 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Oklahoma (felt in Omaha, damage in Pawnee)

    09/03/2016 6:53:20 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    News 9 OK ^ | Sep 03, 2016 8:22 AM CDT
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Residents across the state were rocked awake Saturday morning after an earthquake struck in Central Oklahoma. Around 7:00 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook and several residents and along with our staff began going to social media in response. The earthquake’s epicenter was located eight miles northwest of Pawnee, 21 miles south, southeast of Ponca City, 22 miles north, northeast of Stillwater, 44 miles south Arkansas City, Kansas, and 73 miles north, northeast of Oklahoma City. It was about four miles deep. USGS says the earthquake was felt in areas from Omaha to Dallas. News 9...
  • Dallas awakes to 5.6 magnitude quake that rattled several states, aftershocks may occur, USGS says

    09/03/2016 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 3, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    People in Dallas felt a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that's epicenter is in Oklahoma just after 7 a.m. Saturday. Aftershocks are reportedly possible, USGS reports. [Snip] The quake that rocked the region ties for the strongest in Oklahoma's history, The National Weather Service reports. The epicenter was near Pawnee, about 55 miles northwest of Tulsa and about 250 miles almost due north of downtown Dallas, The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports.
  • Just felt an earthquake (7:05 C.S.T) - vanity

    09/03/2016 5:05:06 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 91 replies
    Strongest one I've ever felt in Wichita.
  • Charlie Hebdo slammed for 'lasagna' cartoon on Italy earthquake victims

    09/02/2016 3:49:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:17 PM ET, Fri September 2, 2016 | Tim Hume,
    The latest edition of the edgy French publication features a cartoon entitled "Earthquake, Italian-style," which depicts victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake with varying degrees of injury, each likened to an Italian recipe. A severely bleeding man is labelled "penne with tomato sauce." A woman with a badly bruised or burned face is "penne au gratin." And a pile of victims pancaked beneath a collapsed building, their legs sticking out from the bloodied rubble, is "lasagna."
  • URGENT: MAGNITUDE 7.1 EARTHQUAKE HITS OFF NEW ZEALAND

    09/01/2016 10:37:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 9/01/16 | ??
    According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), a strong 7.2 Magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of New Zealand. The quake hit 105 miles northeast of Gisborne at depth of 19.1 miles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
  • Earthquake Experts Tell Latino Community How To Get Ready For The Big One

    08/27/2016 7:57:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | August 27, 2016 4:14 PM | Adrianna Weingold
    “These misconceptions or behaviors that work in Latin America but don’t work here because buildings are different here, earthquakes are different here,” says Pablo Ampuero, professor of seismology at Caltech. It’s the first time Caltech has hosted an event like this, where the community engaged directly with scientists and experts, asking questions and getting important answers. The event stressed the importance of being prepared for disaster. And how earthquakes here in the US are different from those in other parts of the world. “When you look at what the earthquake will do to us, it probably won’t kill us, but...
  • 'THEY WERE IN AN EMBRACE':

    08/27/2016 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | August 27, 2016
    ASCOLI PIECENO, Italy – In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop who celebrated a funeral Mass for 35 of the 290 people killed by the quake that ravaged central Italy before dawn Wednesday. Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole recalled that around 6 or 6:30 p.m. Wednesday — 15 hours after the quake — he returned to a church in his diocese in the town of Pescara Del Tronto to recover its crucifix. He said...
  • Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy

    08/26/2016 1:37:35 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | August 26, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Earthquake Search, Rescue Team Arrives In Italy By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — August 26, 2016 … IsraAID has arrived at Italy’s earthquake epicenter with a 20 member team of Search and Rescue, Relief and Trauma Specialists. IsraAID is an Israeli-based humanitarian aid agency that responds to emergency crises and engages in international development around the world. The Israeli search and rescue team wears blue and orange. IsraAID was able to send the rescue team thanks to the support of The Ted Arison Family Foundation. The death toll in earthquake ravaged Italy is climbing slowly, and it...
  • Italy quake death toll at least 159 - civil protection agency

    08/24/2016 2:53:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Steve Scherer
    UPDATE: ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 159 people, the country's civil protection agency said, raising a previous count of 124. The search for bodies is continuing through the night, authorities said. EARLIER STORY: An earthquake flattened towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and burying some alive in their sleep, with volunteers and firefighters racing to free those trapped under mounds of rubble as darkness fell. The quake razed mountain homes and buckled roads in a cluster of communities some...
  • Hillary helped 'crook' get $10 million for Haiti scam (500 earthquake victims without homes)

    08/24/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 23 August 2016
    Meet convicted felon Claudio Osorio, the Miami man serving a 12-year prison sentence who scammed American taxpayers out of $10 million and Haiti earthquake victims out of 500 homes – all with the help of the Clintons. Osorio, 54, a pal of Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Obama, is a Clinton Foundation donor. He even hosted fundraisers for them at his waterfront home in Florida. After the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Osorio collected millions from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency that operates under the U.S. State Department.
  • 'Voices under the rubble' after quake hits Italy; at least 38 dead

    08/24/2016 5:15:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/24/2016 | Steve Scherer
    ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and leaving thousands homeless.The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and buckling roads in a cluster of communities some 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome.A family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house in Accumoli imploded. As rescue workers carried away the body of the infant, carefully covered by a small...
  • 'The piazza looked like Dante's Inferno'...after 6.2 ... earthquake rocks Italy killing at least 63

    08/24/2016 6:41:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 24 August 2016 | Sarah Dean and Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
    The scale of the devastating Italian earthquake was laid bare this morning as shocking pictures and terrifying eyewitness accounts revealed how four towns were almost wiped off the map in just a matter of seconds. At least 63 people were killed, including two babies, and 150 people are missing, believed to be trapped under rubble after the 6.2-magnitude quake struck at 3.30am local time while villagers slept in their beds. Today rescuers spoke of hearing children's screams from the rubble and locals were spotted frantically digging with their bare hands to try and save loved ones. The quake which devastated...
  • Earthquake leaves at six dead in central Italy

    08/23/2016 9:41:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | August24, 2016 | Staff
    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least six people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) southeast of the city of Perugia, at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles), the USGS said. The mayor of one town told Italian radio that "half the town is gone". In Rome, some buildings shook for 20 seconds, according to La Repubblica newspaper. A family of four had been found under rubble in the town of Accumoli, the town's mayor Stefano Petrucci told RAI TV.
  • M6.2 - 10km SE of Norcia, Italy

    08/23/2016 7:16:42 PM PDT · by amorphous · 37 replies
    USGS ^ | 23 August 2016 | NA
    Shallow - may have caused considerable damage. Map
  • International ocean drilling expedition [on] causes of the Indian Ocean 2004 earthquake/tsunami

    08/08/2016 6:52:12 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/8/2016 | University of Southampton
    The devastating earthquake that struck North Sumatra and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Boxing Day (26 December) in 2004 caused a tsunami that inundated coastal communities around the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people in 14 countries. That earthquake was caused by a slip on a subduction zone plate boundary fault beneath the eastern Indian Ocean. Now, over the coming weeks, a team of international researchers are returning to offshore Sumatra to collect marine sediments, rocks and fluids from this particular zone for the first time to gain a better understanding of the materials and to collect data for...
  • Earthquake prognosticator, Glen Ellen raconteur Jim Berkland dies at 85

    07/29/2016 8:01:59 PM PDT · by BamaBelle · 17 replies
    “It’s really very simple to predict earthquakes, and anyone could do it,” Jim Berkland liked to say. “The hard part is being right.” Berkland, a retired geologist and avid writer who grew up and lived much of his later life in Glen Ellen, died last Friday after a lifetime of predicting quakes and making headlines. He was a few days shy of his 86th birthday.
  • 6.1 'potentially tsunamigenic' quake hits off southern Australia

    07/25/2016 2:47:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 25, 2016
    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. The quake reportedly has the potential to cause a tsunami. Mag 6.1 Western Indian Antarctic Ridge, 25 July 2016, 18:58 (AEST). Lat/Long 49.36S, 126.0E. Depth 15km. Info is preliminary. — EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) July 25, 2016 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles). The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • New, Massive Earthquake Threat Could Lurk Under South Asia

    07/14/2016 1:06:38 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7/11/2016 | Michael Greshko
    A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. A new GPS study of Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar (Burma) has found startling evidence that the northeastern corner of the Indian subcontinent is actively colliding with Asia, potentially posing a major earthquake risk to one of the world’s most densely populated regions. The years-long analysis is the first to incorporate GPS data from Bangladeshi tracking stations. It is...
  • Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?

    06/28/2016 7:56:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 23, 2016 | Peter Brennan
    As I drove across the I-40 bridge into Memphis, I was reassured: chances were slim that a massive earthquake would wrest the road from its supports, and plunge me more than a hundred feet into the murky Mississippi. Thanks to a recently completed $260 million seismic retrofit, the bridge—a chokepoint for traffic in the central U.S.—is now fortified. It’s also decked out with strong-motion accelerometers and bookended by borehole seismometers to record convulsions in the earth.
  • Large-scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault System

    06/21/2016 9:53:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | June 20, 2016 at 2:03 PM | By Brooks Hays
    The top diagram shows the lobes of movement, uplift in red and subsidence in blue, found using GPS data, while the botom diagram shows the lobes predicted by an earthquake simulation model. Image by University of Hawaii, Manoa =============================================================================================== HONOLULU, June 20 (UPI) -- Analysis of GPS data has revealed new areas of motion around the San Andreas Fault System. Using data collected by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory's GPS array, researchers identified 125-mile-wide "lobes" of uplift and subsidence. Over the last several years, the lobes, which straddle the fault line, have hosted a few millimeters of annual movement. Computer...
  • BIG ONE COMING? Scientists say 9.3 magnitude California quake possible [Mathhew 24]

    06/14/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6/14/2016 | Jon Austin
    Emergency services are already preparing for how to deal with a terrible off-shore earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, off the west coast of America near California. They were just completing their four-day major emergency test run when a 5.2 magnitude quake hit Borrego Springs, San Diego County, in California on Friday. The mid-sized earthquake caused more than 200 aftershocks – some more than three on the richter scale - and could be felt from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. Egill Hauksson, a research professor of geophysics at Caltech, said of the 5.2 quake: "It was the biggest one...