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  • Elon Musk says first tunnel for his L.A. transit dream will open in December. Many questions remain

    10/22/2018 11:35:52 AM PDT · by jerod · 22 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | OCT 22, 2018 | By DEBORAH NETBURN
    Elon Musk announced Sunday that the first tunnel of a proposed underground transportation network across Los Angeles County would open Dec. 10. “The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk tweeted to his 23.1 million followers shortly after 5 p.m. Musk’s Boring Co. is building the tunnel beneath the city of Hawthorne, part of his grand vision for a transportation network that whisks commuters across the county. Last year, Hawthorne officials approved the Boring Co.’s request to tunnel west from Space X headquarters. At the time, they said the tunnel had extended 500 feet. The company has said its technology...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 10/22/2018

    10/22/2018 5:21:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/22/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A high ranking Saudi Arabian official is now calling Jamal Khashoggi's death "murder". The word "murder" was used by Foreign Minister Adel el-Jubeir in a Fox News interview Sunday where he also said that those responsible for the murder will be held accountable..... A Turkish news agency reported that President Trump has spoken with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Khashoggi murder and that both agree the matter needs to be cleared up..... The top Chinese official in the Macau Territory, a former Portuguese colony, is dead after he fell from a tall building..... The Central American migrants who...
  • Indonesia expert warned of quake, gov't mapped risk areas

    10/15/2018 12:12:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 3 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 9:19 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Andi Jatmiko and Margie Mason, Associated Press
    ... But Indonesian scientist Gegar Prasetya wasn't surprised by any of the events that occurred at dusk on Sept. 28, killing nearly 2,000 people and leaving possibly thousands more missing. He had warned people for years that the area around Sulawesi island's Palu Bay had been struck before and was due for another potential combination of factors to create a perfect storm capable of unleashing earthquakes, landslides, tsunami waves and soil liquefaction.
  • Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible

    10/10/2018 4:14:39 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-Oct-2018 | AP
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea — A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami. The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, on the Pacific island nation. It was followed by aftershocks of magnitude 5.7 and 5.9. Just over an hour later, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit farther northeast on the island. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center oceanographer David Walsh says any tsunami from the earthquake would only affect areas immediately around the epicenter. But scientists don’t have any tide gauges close to the...
  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northern Haiti

    10/06/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 6, 2018
    Source: CNN A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Haiti on Saturday night, according to the US Geological Survey. There was damage in the northern sections of the country, President Jovenel Moïse tweeted. snip... The USGS said the center of the quake was about 11 miles northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix. It was only 7.2 miles deep. In January 2010, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed an estimated 220,000 to 300,000 people in Haiti. Tens of thousands of people are still displaced as a result of the quake.
  • Death toll in Indonesian quake at 1,234, including at least 34 children at Bible camp

    10/03/2018 9:32:02 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2 2018 | Bradford Betz
    The bodies of more than 30 children who were attending a Christian Bible camp on a northern Indonesian island were discovered Monday amid wreckage brought to the region by Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a Red Cross spokesperson told ABC News. The tragic discovery marks the latest reported deaths in the catastrophe. As of Tuesday, the death toll increased to at least 1,234. Indonesian rescue workers said a mudslide caused by the earthquake engulfed the church. Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani said 34 bodies of the Bible camp attendees have been found, while another 52 remained missing. The...
  • Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

    10/02/2018 7:21:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    MSN / Reuters ^ | October 2, 2018
    PALU, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official death toll rose to more than 1,200 and looting fueled fears of lawlessness. Four days after the double disaster struck, officials feared the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead had come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Some remote areas have been largely cut off after Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake triggered tsunami waves, destroying roads and bridges, and...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Monday 10/1/2018

    10/01/2018 4:53:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States and Canada have cut a last minute trade deal Sunday night ahead of the midnight deadline for Canada to join the United States and Mexico in a trilateral trade arrangement.... Today is Election Day in Canada's second most populous province, Quebec. Four political parties are expected to be dividing up the 125 seats in Quebec's National Assembly.... A political party committed to reducing US military presence has won the election in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.... There's a lot of political drama in the UK amidst the Conservative Party conference with many of the faithful dismayed by...
  • Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami

    09/29/2018 11:40:16 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/29/18
    More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday. Waves up to 3m (10ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque among the buildings damaged. Strong aftershocks rocked the city on Saturday. Thousands of homes have collapsed, along with hospitals, hotels and a shopping centre. Rescue efforts are under way, though hampered by a major power cut. The main road to Palu has been blocked due to a landslide, and a key...
  • Indonesia earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 832

    09/30/2018 5:20:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    nbc ^ | 09/30/2018
    "The death [toll] is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been reached," Nugroho said. Aerial video showed the battered coastline around the hard-hit city of Palu, population 380,000, on the island of Sulawesi. In Donggala, a city near the epicenter, footage from MetroTV showed destroyed houses and huge areas inundated by water. Nugroho, at the disaster agency, said "tens to hundreds" of people were taking part in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck. The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Saturday 9/29/2018

    09/29/2018 5:26:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/29/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There's going to be a delay in the final Senate vote on confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. President Trump has gone along with the desire of Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake, one of his most outspoken critics, for an FBI investigation.... Yesterday President Trump signed an 854 billion dollar spending plan.... Over 380 are now reported dead on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following an earthquake and a resulting tsunami... A stabbing attack injured three people in Ravensburg, Germany Friday. Police arrested a teenage suspect identified as a migrant... Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson isn't ruling...
  • Indonesia tsunami: Palu airport closed and communication cut off to 600,000 people

    09/28/2018 2:25:57 PM PDT · by MeganC · 18 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | CARLY READ
    A HUGE 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia caused a powerful tsunami, cutting off communication to more than 600,000 people, and prompting authorities in the devastated region of Sulawesi to shut an airport in Palu.
  • Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong earthquake

    09/28/2018 10:03:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    bbc ^ | 09/28/2018
    A strong tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit a coastal Indonesian city, officials say. Waves of up to 2m (6.6ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island, not long after authorities had lifted a tsunami warning. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque amongst the buildings damaged. Officials have reported five deaths - but it is not clear if those were as a result of the tsunami.
  • Back-To-Back Quakes in Japan

    09/05/2018 11:49:26 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 27 replies
    USGS ^ | Sept 6 | USGS Earthquake System
    Two big {6.5 +} earthquakes 10 minutes apart in nearly the same spot in Japan...Large {5.5+} aftershocks happening as well.
  • Earthquake early-warning system successfully sent alarm before Southern California temblor

    08/29/2018 3:40:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    As part of the $1.3-trillion budget bill approved by Congress and signed by Trump, officials approved $22.9 million for the project. That more than doubles the $10.2 million it got in the previous year's budget. A seismic early-warning system for the West Coast has been under development for years by the USGS, the nation’s lead earthquake monitoring agency, but the project has remained short of funds.4 It’s estimated that building a full system covering the West Coast would cost at least $38.2 million, with about $16.1 million annually to operate and maintain it. The USGS has said it planned to...
  • 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake NW of Parachute

    08/24/2018 5:47:33 AM PDT · by dware · 60 replies ^ | 08.23.2018 | Geoffrey Roth
    The United States Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred approximately 30 miles northwest of Parachute shortly after 4 a.m. Friday morning. The USGS is reporting the depth of the quake was about 3 miles. At this point, there are no reports of damage or injuries.
  • Magnitude 7.3 quake hits northern Venezuela coast: USGS

    08/21/2018 4:05:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2018
    A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the northern coast of Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and shook buildings as far away as the capital, Caracas, witnesses said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 and then 7.0, was centered near the town of Carupano. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake, which was fairly deep, could cause small tsunami waves along the coast near the epicenter, 23 miles (37 km) southwest of the town of Carupano.
  • Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

    08/13/2018 4:37:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/12/2018 | not listed
    KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (9.9 kilometers.) State seismologist Mike West told the Anchorage Daily News that the earthquake was the biggest recorded in the North Slope by a substantial amount. "This is...
  • Facebook ‘regrets’ Indonesia earthquake...gaffe that saw festive animations added to quake messages

    08/08/2018 7:46:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | : 8th August 2018, 3:37 pm
    It seems the blunder was impacting posts that contained the word "selamat" – which can mean safe or unhurt, but can also mean congratulations depending on the context. The word was misinterpreted by Facebook's algorithms to mean the latter, causing it to initiate the festive animations whenever it was shared. “This feature (a text animation triggered by typing ‘congrats’) is widely available on Facebook globally, however we regret that it appeared in this unfortunate context and have since turned off the feature locally,” Lisa Stratton, a Facebook spokesperson, told Motherboard in an email. “Our hearts go out to the people...
  • USGS/Drudge: 5.6 Quake off Oregon-CA coast. At location of Future 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Quake.

    07/24/2018 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 110 replies
    Drudge Report, USGS, Oregon Live ^ | 24 July 2018 | RACookPE1978
    USGS reported 11 earthqaukes (the largest a magnitude 5.6) off the Oregon coastline today, right at the Oregon-CA border on the Juan de Fuca rise associated with the subduction zone of the Pacific plates and North American plates. This area, the Juan de Fuca fault subduction zone, has been quiet since 1700 - when a magnitude 9.0 quake occurred dropping land as much as 2 meters (9 feet) over the entire 800 mile Vancouver-Washington-Oregon coastline. That quake in 1700 caused documented 10 meter (30 foot) high tsunami's recorded in Japan that crushed many villages and towns. Many previous large earthquakes...