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  • Rescuers find bodies after China quake kills 19, injures 247

    08/09/2017 8:09:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin
    ABC ^ | Aug 9, 2017, 6:08 AM ET | louise watt,
    Most of the deaths and injuries were recorded in Zhangzha township, near to Jiuzhaigou or Jiuzhai Valley, a national park known for spectacular waterfalls and karst formations that attracts visitors from China and overseas. Yang Jie, who owns a hostel in Zhangzha, said she was at a hotpot restaurant with friends when the lights went out and everything started shaking at around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday. ... "On our way home, there were rocks falling down from the hills on both sides of the road....." ... On Wednesday, she said the building was still without power, stores were closed and "houses...
  • 4:08 PM on Friday 7/21 Shinagawa SSW of Tokyo pretty sure just felt a quake (vanity?)

    07/21/2017 12:19:52 AM PDT · by reed13k · 23 replies
    me | today | me
    10th floor of a hotel near Shinagawa station (here through the weekend if any local Freepers want to meet up... I got no plans)and fairly certain I just felt a quake - to me maybe a 2-3... Then again I'm tired of working and looking forward to a drink... so...
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Alaska - USGS

    07/17/2017 5:05:11 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | July 17, 2017
    A powerful quake of magnitude 7.7 struck in the northern Pacific Ocean between the tip of the Aleutian Islands and Russia's Kamchatka, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  The quake was shallow and powerful enough to trigger a tsunami but there was no immediate advisory.
  • Earthquake, aftershocks rattle western Montana [5.8 magnitude]

    07/06/2017 5:06:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/6/2017 | Staff
    MISSOULA, Mont. - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck western Montana around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Great Falls said on Twitter that the shaking was felt as far away as 500 miles (805 kilometers). The U.S. Geological Survey says the the 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just after midnight about 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) southeast of Lincoln.
  • Quake Alert Comes 92 Years Late [semi-satire]

    06/26/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 June 2017 | John Semmens
    This past week the U.S. Geological Survey sent out an email alert warning of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Santa Barbara, California. A 6.8 magnitude is considered a "strong" quake and likely to cause moderate to severe damage to poorly constructed buildings. The fact that the alert was for an event that occurred in 1925 caused many to question the timeliness of the USGS warning. USGS Director Suzette Kimball acknowledged that "while the specific utility of this particular alert was low, we shouldn't discount the progress our Agency has made in the way of early warnings. The fact that we...
  • At least 4 feared dead after tsunami in Greenland

    06/20/2017 9:51:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | 6/19/2017 | Mitch Wiles
    Four people are feared dead after tsunami waves struck the coast of Greenland on Saturday night. A 4.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck 28 kilometres north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, is believed to have partially triggered the tsunami, according to a report from Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, the national broadcaster in Greenland. The local newspaper, Sermitsiaq, reported that the four feared dead were inside their home in Nuugaatsiaq when waves struck and swept the structure into the ocean. KNR says Nuugaatsiaq has been evacuated, adding that the waves also struck the communities of Uummannaq and Illorsuit. A helicopter and boats...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • The Swarm Continues

    06/16/2017 6:41:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    .. For those of us living on the flanks of an active volcano the temblors are commonplace. Most go unfelt. Those that are felt seem routine. ..Yesterday there was a "FEELER" [what the neighbor kids call an earthquake that they feel.] It registered about 4.5 on the Richter Scale and had it's epicenter along Campanula Creek in Yellowstone National Park. .. The quake was the latest in an earthquake swarm that started on May 31, 2017 and has produced 305 measurable temblors. Most are below the 'feeler' threshold of 2,5 on the Richter Scale. DUCK CREEK MEADOWS .. A few...
  • This Scientist’s Doomsday Earthquake Scenarios Will Terrify You, and That’s the Point

    05/31/2017 4:51:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    kqed.org ^ | 5/22/2017 | Jacob Margolis
    It’s 102 degrees, just north of Palm Springs. White wind turbines, two stories high, dot the desert landscape all of the way to the base of snowcapped mountains in the distance. Seismologist and earthquake expert Lucy Jones is standing on a small hill looking south, towards California’s most consequential fault: the San Andreas. It runs nearly the length of the state, from the Salton Sea to near Mendocino. From where we’re standing, the only evidence of the fault are slight indentations in the earth, snaking through the landscape. There are rocks and soil that’ve been moved by years of tectonic...
  • Judicial Watch: New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending and...

    05/02/2017 4:08:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    JudicialWatch ^ | 05/02/17 | Judical Watch Press Release
    ""Judicial Watch: New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending and Receiving Classified Emails Through Unsecure Server""" (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 894 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent additional classified information through her unsecure clintonmail.com email account by top aide Huma Abedin. The Abedin emails also include repeated instances of Clinton’s detailed daily schedules being sent to top Clinton Foundation officials at unsecured email addresses. The records were produced for Judicial Watch by the State Department from the non-state.gov email...
  • Anyone in L.A. feel that little quake? (3.0 in Pacific Palisades)

    05/01/2017 10:41:29 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 31 replies
    Mother Nature | 5/1/17 | Self
    About to watch some TV, and along came that single jolt. Hit twitter which went nuts with everyone asking I feel that was an earthquake. Yep. It was. NW of Santa Monica, around a 3.0.
  • Earthquake measuring 7.2 hits off Mindanao, Philippines: PTWC

    04/28/2017 1:52:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 28, 2017 | by Andrew Heavens
    An earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines at 2023 GMT on Friday. The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km, 68 km south of the city of General Santos, the Center added.
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • Quakes felt across northern Nevada and in California (5.5, 5.7, 5.7 & more)

    12/28/2016 2:30:07 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    KOLO ^ | December 28 | Audrey Owsley
    RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada is reporting a series of earthquakes felt throughout northern Nevada and in California. The first, a magnitude 5.8, hit at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2016. It hit 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada.
  • Papua New Guinea earthquake: Tsunami warning as 8.0 magnitude quake rocks country

    12/17/2016 3:57:02 AM PST · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/17/2016 | David Raven
    An earthquake measuring 8.0 has rocked Papua New Guinea sparking widespread warnings of a deadly tsunami. The quake struck 157km to the east of Rabaul this morning, according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement claiming giant waves of up to 3 metres are possible.
  • Magnitude 5.0 earthquake near The Geysers is strongest in decades

    12/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/14/2016
    The quake hit at 8:41 AM local time, less than a mile from the surface. A second smaller quake hit five minutes later. "The earthquake was the largest in the Geysers area in the past 30 years. This magnitude 5.0 earthquake is only marginally larger than previous earthquakes at the Geysers," USGS Research geophysicist J. Ole Kaven wrote to SFGATE. "This earthquake occurred on the western margin of where previous seismicity has been located." ... "The historical record of earthquakes in this area suggests that earthquakes as large as today's are likely to be near the upper magnitude limit," wrote...
  • Big One coming? Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocks California

    12/08/2016 11:13:14 AM PST · by McGruff · 53 replies
    Daily Star ^ | December 8, 2016 | Alex Hickson
    The epicentre was 165km west of Ferndale, California, at a shallow depth of 10km according to the scientific agency. No tsumami warning was issued, but a massive 7.8 magnitude quake in the Solomon Islands followed soon after. Social media users said they felt the California tremor in San Francisco, about 418.43 km south.
  • Tsunami Watch issued for all [Hawaii] islands after 8.0 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands

    12/08/2016 10:17:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 8:03 am HST | KGMB and KHNL
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, the U.S. Geological Survey said. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. HST. Details are limited at this time, but the PTWC is investigating the threat to Hawaii.  This story will be updated.
  • Earthquake in Pacific ocean

    12/08/2016 6:57:31 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 78 replies
    Ferndale is about 25 Miles Eureka.
  • Strong quake rocks Indonesia, causing several deaths and collapsed buildings

    12/06/2016 6:43:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    l a times ^ | 12/06/2016
    A trong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's province of Aceh early Wednesday, causing several deaths and buildings to collapse in a district near the epicenter. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. was centered about 6 miles north of Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh, at a depth of 11 miles. Indonesia's Climate, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami. Sulaiman, a local disaster official, told local MetroTV that a woman and her two children were killed in Pidie Jaya, 11 miles southwest of the epicenter. He...