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  • Small Earthquake Rattles Northwest Florida

    09/06/2020 12:22:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Fox13 ^ | 9/3
    A small earthquake rattled the Florida Panhandle this morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. USGS data shows the magnitude 4.0 quake happened just after 11 a.m. Eastern time and was centered about two miles northwest of Mount Carmel, Florida, a town just north of Pensacola along the Florida-Alabama border. A 4.0-magnitude quake on the Richter scale is considered a “light” earthquake with noticeable shaking of indoor objects and rattling noises, but zero to minimal damage.
  • Autistic weather savant predicts 9.2 West Coast quake in September 2020

    08/17/2020 1:45:50 PM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 85 replies
    Severe Earthquake Warning for California in September 2020
  • Earthquake Forecast for the Salton Sea Swarm of August 2020

    08/11/2020 11:34:01 AM PDT · by metmom · 37 replies
    USGS ^ | August 10, 2020
    A swarm of earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea began on August 10, 2020. The largest earthquake that has occurred, as of this release, is a magnitude 4.6 at 8:56 AM PDT on August 10. This earthquake and the associated swarm are located approximately 8 miles from the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. This area has also seen swarms in the past – most recently, in 2001, 2009, and 2016. Past swarms have remained active for 1 to 20 days, with an average duration of about a week. During this earthquake swarm, the probability of larger earthquakes in this...
  • Rare 'boomerang' earthquake observed along Atlantic Ocean fault line

    08/10/2020 8:35:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 08/10/2020 | Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London
    During large earthquakes, the breaking of rock can spread down the fault line. Now, an international team of researchers have recorded a 'boomerang' earthquake, where the rupture initially spreads away from initial break but then turns and runs back the other way at higher speeds. The team, led by scientists from the University of Southampton and Imperial College London, report their results today in Nature Geoscience. While large (magnitude 7 or higher) earthquakes occur on land and have been measured by nearby networks of monitors (seismometers), these earthquakes often trigger movement along complex networks of faults, like a series of...
  • 10-17-1989 San Francisco Earthquake - First Minutes (KGO TV)

    08/08/2020 1:27:42 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 46 replies
    KGO-TV(youtube) ^ | 10/17/89 | KGO-TV
    I was living on the eastern US at the time, when this tragedy happened and I am sorry for the souls lost.
  • Heads Up Cali (sudden San Andreas uptick)

    08/10/2020 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 65 replies
    USGS ^ | 7/10/2020 | USGS
    There has been anomalous activity on the San Andreas fault over the last 10 days, now we have a big preshocky cluster right on the Salton sea, 9 in the last hour, 2 over 4.0. Please be sure your water heaters are properly attached
  • Helike, ancient Greek city swallowed by the sea

    07/02/2005 9:06:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,049+ views
    Destruction of Helike ^ | October 17, 2000 | John Noble Wilford
    In their reports, the researchers said these findings suggested that the pavement and wall stones were from the time of Helike's destruction and supported stories that the city ruins were for a long time submerged in the sea or a lagoon. The ruins were buried by silt, which, combined with a general uplifting of the land, had left the once-submerged site about half a mile inland from the present shore. A house built on the shore between the Selinous and Kerynites Rivers in the 1890's is now about 1,000 feet from the sea.
  • Scientists Unearth Urban Center More Ancient Than Plato

    12/01/2003 9:25:02 PM PST · by sarcasm · 24 replies · 73+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 2, 2003 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    igging on a coastal plain at the Gulf of Corinth three years ago, archaeologists came upon some ruins of Helike, a Greek city destroyed by earthquake in Plato's time. A search for the rest of Helike has now turned up something even more ancient, rare and inviting.The archaeologists say they have uncovered the stone foundations, cobbled streets and pottery of a well-preserved 4,500-year-old urban center, one of the few Early Bronze Age communities ever found on the Greek mainland.Preliminary investigation at the prehistoric site, the researchers say, reveals that this was a prosperous town at the time pre-Homeric Troy enjoyed...
  • New study finds: Ancient Mycenaean civilization might have collapsed due to uprising or invasion

    04/15/2018 3:55:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | April 10, 2018 | unattributed
    For many years, the prevailing theory on how the Mycenaean civilisation collapsed was that devastating earthquakes led to the destruction of its palaces in the Peloponnese, southern Greece around 1,200 BC. Nevertheless, new evidence suggests that some type of internal uprising or an external invasion might have brought about the downfall of the Mycenaean civilisation. From 2012, a team led by German archaeologist Joseph Maran of Heidelberg University and geophysicist Klaus-G. Hinzen has been conducting research in Tiryns and Midea. The findings of their research were published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. "Although some of the...
  • Alaska earthquake: Tsunami warning after huge 7.8 quake hits US - 'Get to higher ground!'ALASKA has been hit by a huge earthquake, prompting a major tsunami alert in the US.

    07/22/2020 12:08:05 AM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 58 replies
    Express; USGS ^ | Jul 22, 2020 | Rebecca Perring
    The 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit about 75 miles south of Chignik in Alaska. Officials have now issued a tsunami warning for South Alaska and the Alaska Peninsula, from Kennedy Entrance to Unimak Pass The US Tsunami Warning System said tsunami activity was predicted to hit within the next hour at points along the Alaskan coast. It said Sand Point could be hit at 11.15pm local time (8.15am BST), Kodiak at 12.05am (9.05am BST) and Cold Bay at 12.15am (9.15am BST).
  • Weird, Z-shaped faults could trigger a large earthquake on California's San Andreas Fault

    07/20/2020 10:25:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 July 2020 | Laura Geggel
    The San Andreas Fault is part of a giant "Z" of faults; the top of the "Z" consists of the Ridgecrest Fault, the middle is the Garlock Fault and the bottom is the southern part of the famous San Andreas. If the "top-of-the-Z" Ridgecrest Fault were to have a really big earthquake (at least a magnitude 7.5), that could trigger an earthquake on the "middle-of-the-Z" Garlock Fault, which, in turn, could cause a massive earthquake along the "bottom-of-the-Z" San Andreas, a new study finds. These successive earthquakes wouldn't necessarily happen all at once, but over a period of time (perhaps...
  • Ridgecrest temblors tripled chance of big earthquake on San Andreas fault: Study

    07/13/2020 5:07:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    ktla ^ | Updated: Jul 13, 2020
    The study, published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America on Monday, says there is now a 2.3% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 or greater in the next 12 months on a section of the 160-mile-long Garlock fault, which runs along the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. That increased likelihood, in turn, would cause there to be a 1.15% chance of a large earthquake on the San Andreas fault in the next year.
  • Idaho started shaking March 31. Why hasn’t it stopped? Geologists research Sawtooth fault

    07/08/2020 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 7/6/2020 | Natalia Gutierrez-Pinto & Nicole Blanchard
    The shaking started March 31. That’s when the Sawtooth mountain range in central Idaho trembled with a 6.5-magnitude earthquake — the second strongest ever recorded in Idaho. From that very moment, geologists rushed to the epicenter area — 45 miles west of Challis — to start collecting valuable information that could help them understand what happened. Three months later, the rumbling still hasn’t subsided as aftershocks continue to jar the area. But now scientists have a better idea of what may have led to the major earthquake — and it’s helping them uncover some other secrets buried under Idaho’s soil....
  • Mysterious Iceland Earthquake Swarm Hits 9,000 In Less Than 2 Weeks

    07/02/2020 1:41:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    ibtimes ^ | 6/29/20 | Iñigo Monzon
    The number of earthquakes detected in Iceland has already increased to 9,000. The series of earthquakes began as scientists in the country reported signs of activity from Iceland’s most active volcano. In its latest report, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) noted that it had detected a total of 9,000 earthquakes as of June 29. According to the agency, the earthquake swarm began on June 19 in areas northeast of Siglufjörður, which is a fishing town located on the northern coast of Iceland. Three of the earthquakes detected by the agency had magnitudes of over five. “The earthquake swarm began on...
  • Millions in U.S. Face Mega-Wave from Island Collapse (don't worry about meteors)

    08/09/2004 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Truth666 · 77 replies · 2,848+ views
    reuters ^ | Mon 9 August, 2004 14:33 | Scientist Bill McGuire, Jeremy Lovell
    The bad news is tens of millions of people along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada may drown if the slow slippage of a volcano off north Africa becomes a cataclysmic collapse. But the good news is the world is not likely to be destroyed by an asteroid any time soon.Scientist Bill McGuire told that some time in the next few thousand years the western flank of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma will collapse, sending walls of water 100 meters high racing across the Atlantic. A chunk of the volcano [Cumbre...
  • Seismic map of North America reveals geologic clues, earthquake hazards

    04/23/2020 6:56:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 04/23/2020 | Stanford University
    The new research provides the first quantitative synthesis of faulting across the entire continent, as well as hundreds of measurements of compressive stress directions—the direction from which the greatest pressure occurs in the Earth's crust. The map was produced by compiling new and previously published measurements from boreholes as well as inferences about kinds or "styles" of faults based on earthquakes that have occurred in the past. The three possible styles of faulting include extensional, or normal faulting, in which the crust extends horizontally; strike-slip faulting, in which the Earth slides past itself, like in the San Andreas fault; and...
  • 'Waking up': Volcanic region gets hot after 'inactive for many centuries' Could impact travel for decades

    04/14/2020 7:20:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/13/2020 | WND staff
    A region of Iceland is erupting for the first time in 800 years, raising concern of disruptions in air travel for centuries to come. The Guardian of London reported that since Jan. 21, the Reykjanes peninsula southwest of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, has experienced more than 8,000 earthquakes. About 10 centimeters of land has risen due to magma intrusions underground, the paper said. "It seems that after being relatively inactive for many centuries, this region is waking up," Lancaster University volcanologist Dave McGarvie told the Guardian. The area is fed by five volcanic systems, the Guardian said, "which seem to come...
  • Powerful 7.7 Caribbean earthquake, shakes Miami buildings

    01/28/2020 1:58:34 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    strafe.com ^ | 01/28/2020
    A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The center of the quake was located about 73 miles northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It was about 6 miles deep.
  • 7.3 earthquake - Jamaica

    01/28/2020 11:29:49 AM PST · by CFW · 153 replies
    earthquake ^ | 1/28/20 | google
    Magnitude 7.3 earthquake Affected countries: The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Haiti, Honduras, and Cuba 83 miles from Montego Bay, Jamaica · 2:10 PM
  • Very Strong earthquake - Turkey - January 24, 2020

    01/24/2020 7:16:42 PM PST · by Norski · 25 replies
    Earthquake-Report.com ^ | January 24, 2020 | Armand Vervaeck
    Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 6.8 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2020-01-24 17:55:16 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. Beirut - Weak shaking Kayseri - All Chandeliers were shaking for 5 or 10 seconds Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Kayseri - Approximately one minute. No property damage. Tripoli - Shaking lasted approximately 30 seconds. Enough to shake the chandelier. latakia - i was laying down and saw a ceiling light swing then i felt myself shake slightly, it lasted about 30 seconds Jdeideh...