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  • 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
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 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...
  • Security footage shows cats reacting to an earthquake before it hit an Osaka cafe

    07/23/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 67 replies
    https://pickle.nine.com. ^ | 7/18 | Dannielle Maguire
    We’re not saying that every time your cat does something weird it’s a signal of an impending natural disaster, but you might want to start paying attention. Because, as this security footage shows, cats apparently have a sense for that kind of thing. This footage was take at the Cat Café Catchy in Japan, when an earthquake struck Osaka in June. Moments before the café started to shake, the cats seem to react to a loud noise or a thump. They jolt awake, looking around as if expecting to see what woke them from their naps. Then the building begins...
  • Everyone in Kansai ok? (Just had 6 EQ in Osaka)

    06/17/2018 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 33 replies
    Self | June 18, 2018 | Bikkuri
    Just had an "instant" EQ here, pretty big (especially for the Kansai Area).. Anyone here please check in.
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/04/2018 11:36:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jun 03, 2018 | 6:00 AM | Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Parvini
    In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for risk reduction. And it’s possible that more than 250,000 people in Southern California could be forced out of their homes after a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, Hudnut said. Not everyone will need to stay in public shelters — many will stay with relatives, friends and hotels. Still, more than 175,000 people may have no other...
  • The Big One could leave 250,000-400,000 quake refugees in California. Where will they go?

    06/03/2018 8:43:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2018 | RONG-GONG LIN II and SARAH PARVINI
    When a catastrophic earthquake hits California, buildings will topple and potentially hundreds could be killed. But what gets less attention is the wrenching aftermath of such a huge temblor, which could leave whole neighborhoods torched by fires uninhabitable and hundreds of thousands of people without a home. Officials are grappling with where all these quake refugees would go. In the San Francisco Bay Area, more than 400,000 could be displaced in a magnitude 7 earthquake on the Hayward fault, which directly runs underneath cities like Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, said Ken Hudnut, the U.S. Geological Survey’s science advisor for...
  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM | Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • Swarm of earthquakes hits seismically active region along California border

    05/13/2018 12:41:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Dozens of quakes were reported in and around Ocotillo Wells in Imperial County, six of them larger than a magnitude 3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The largest were felt in a scattering of locations in Imperial, San Diego and Riverside counties, according to the USGS. Seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter that the quakes were occurring along the southern end of the San Jacinto fault system...  Earthquake swarms are nothing new to Imperial County, which is one of more seismically active parts of California. 1979, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake sent violent shaking into El Centro, injuring 91...
  • Magnitude-4.5 Earthquake Rattles L.A. Area

    05/08/2018 5:56:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 05/08/18
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 shook a large portion of Southern California early Tuesday morning, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter of the 4:49 a.m. temblor about 7 miles north of Cabazon. There were no immediate reports of damage. According to the USGS, the quake was felt across a wide swath of the region, from the Inland Empire west to Los Angeles and Orange County. Cabazon is about 89 miles east of downtown L.A.
  • Are we really ready for a Yellowstone eruption?

    05/01/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/30/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Reuters picked up a quirky science story this weekend which caught my attention and it has to do with Yellowstone National Park. Steamboat Geyser, the largest “active” geyser in the world, erupted on Friday. The typical response should be along the lines of so what? It’s Yellowstone. The place is full of geysers. All true, except Steamboat also erupted on April 19th. And it erupted on March 15th. Still doesn’t sound unusual to you? Before that, the last time it erupted was in 2014. It’s a very inactive geyser. 2003 was the last time that it had three eruptions over...
  • Minor 'natural' quake near North Korea's closed nuclear test site

    04/23/2018 1:22:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2018/04/23 | Park Si-soo
    Minor 'natural' quake near North Korea's closed nuclear test site By Park Si-soo A minor 2.3-magnitude earthquake was detected near North Korea's closed nuclear test site in Gilju early on Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the tremor took place at 4:31 a.m. 47 kilometers north-north-west of Gilju, North Hamgyong Province, at a depth of five kilometers. The tremor was believed to be natural, but could have been caused by the North's sixth underground nuclear test there in September, KMA officials said. Experts here have said the nuclear test weakened the underground structure around the site, leaving it vulnerable...
  • April 18, 1906 - earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco: documentary and footage

    04/18/2018 6:18:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/16/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated "moment magnitude" of 7.8 and a maximum "Mercalli intensity" of "XI" ("Extreme"). Severe shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest...
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    KSRO ^ | April 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Some movie goers may still be reeling after seeing some very rare footage of San Francisco around the time of the 1906 earthquake. A small crowd of people turned up at the Edison Theater in Fremont Saturday to view the premiere of a nine-minute film of the devastation. The footage from the San Francisco-based Miles Brothers film studio was discovered at the Alemany Flea Market last summer after being missing for more than a century. Anniversary of the quake, which destroyed much of Santa Rosa too, is Wednesday.
  • Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market

    03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    SF CBS ^ | March 4, 2018
    More than a century after San Francisco’s deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The long-lost find portrays some of the city’s post-quake decimation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed, the Chronicle said Saturday. Much of the city was flattened and thousands were killed in the so-called “Great Quake” and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906. The nitrate film reel discovered at San...
  • Bill Del Monte, Last 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies Days Before 110th Birthday

    01/11/2016 1:56:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The last known survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 died Monday. Bill Del Monte, who was 109 years old, passed away just after midnight at the San Rafael senior care facility where he lived, according to his family. He was 11 days shy of his 110th birthday. His niece, Janette Barroca of San Francisco, said he'd been doing "great for 109 years old." Del Monte was just three months old when the quake struck, forcing his family into the streets to escape in a horse-drawn buck board with fire burning on both sides, Barroca said....