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  • North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site

    09/23/2017 5:07:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/23/17
    A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km (31 miles) from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes were caused by weapon tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a "suspected explosion" but South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test. The US Geological Survey (USGS), meanwhile, said it could not yet make a judgment as to the cause. North Korea carried out a massive nuclear test on 3 September which was widely condemned at the UN. The size of Saturday's tremor is smaller than...
  • Jaded West Coast chuckles over East Coast quake

    08/23/2011 7:15:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 23, 2011 | JACOB ADELMAN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Soon after the lunch plates stopped rattling and books stopped thumping to the floor, shaken easterners could hear another sound from Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 quake: snickering emanating from the opposite side of the continent. "Really all this excitement over a 5.8 quake??? Come on East Coast, we have those for breakfast out here!!!!" wrote Dennis Miller, 50, a lifelong California resident whose house in Pleasanton sits on an earthquake fault line. On Twitter and Facebook and over email, people circulated a photo of a table and four plastic lawn chairs in a serene garden setting. One of...
  • Just Felt an Earth Tremor in Dallas

    08/06/2011 10:06:45 PM PDT · by Windflier · 76 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6 August 2011 | Windflier
    I just felt a hard jolt. The whole house shook. It felt something like a hard bump. My whole family felt it. Anybody else in North Texas feel it?
  • Earthquake in Central Oklahoma

    10/13/2010 7:53:47 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 145 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 13, 2010 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Did you feel the earth shake at about 9:06 this morning? Well, reports are coming in and it appears that a minor earthquake did roll through the Oklahoma City area this morning. A 4.5 earthquake is what local news reports are saying. We here at Red Dirt Report, here in mid-Oklahoma City, certainly felt it, noticing that the cats were startled and one fell off a table. What is interesting is that your Red Dirt Reporter has been predicting an earthquake in our area for a couple of weeks. I say that because I have noticed a...
  • Evacuation begins as tremors continue.....

    05/17/2009 12:34:21 PM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies · 1,968+ views
    Saudi-Gazette ^ | May 17th, 2009 | Muhammad Talib Al-Ahmadi
    AL-EIS – Local residents have become increasingly alarmed after experiencing the biggest tremor thus far registering 4.15 on the Richter scale early Thursday following ten successive tremors, some of which were felt for the first time as far as Yanbu located 150 km from Al-Eis. MADINAH: Rumblings from the direction of extinct volcanoes in Al-Ais, which was hit by a series of tremors over the last couple of weeks, sent villagers in the area into a state of near panic in the early hours of yesterday. After the tremor, a voluntary evacuation operation began in which three families from Al-Qarrassah...
  • PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT

    12/19/2007 5:41:21 AM PST · by JRios1968 · 13 replies · 143+ views
    US Geological Survey ^ | 12-19-07 | US Geological Survey
    A light earthquake occurred at 4:14:09 AM (PST) on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. The magnitude 4.0 event occurred 11 km (7 miles) SSW of town of Big Bear Lake, CA. The hypocentral depth is 7 km ( 4 miles).
  • Earth Tremor Shakes Southern England

    04/28/2007 1:21:00 AM PDT · by jdm · 50 replies · 2,046+ views
    Earth tremors have been felt in southern England, shaking parts of Kent.Kent Fire Brigade said there had been an explosion in Folkestone, but the tremors have been felt across a wide area, suggesting that is unlikely. Tremor centred on Folkestone Many homes have sustained damage, with reports of cracks in buildings and chimneys falling down, while power and phone supplies have been lost in a number of towns.More to follow...
  • Just felt the ground shake a little...

    12/20/2006 7:16:22 PM PST · by Axenolith · 110 replies · 3,441+ views
    Me ^ | today | Axenolith
    Just felt a light tremor and confirmed on web...
  • Central Fla. Feels 6.0 Mag Earthquake

    09/10/2006 8:51:47 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 599+ views
    local6 ^ | 10-Sept-2006
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Some Central Florida residents reported pictures falling off the wall and the ground moving beneath their feet during a strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the Gulf of Mexico that sent shockwaves from Louisiana to Central Florida. Walt Disney World employee Sue Denison wrote Local 6 News and said she heard something strange and then felt a shaking that went on for much longer than the sonic boom when the shuttle makes a landing. A homeowner in Windermere, Fla., BF Walker, told Local 6 News that he felt a slight swaying of his home during the earthquake. Another...
  • Volcano-like tremors detected deep within Earth's crust near San Andreas

    04/13/2006 3:35:12 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 1,391+ views
    National Science Foundation ^ | April 12, 2006 | Cheryl Dybas
    Rumbles are attributed to plate shifts, not volcanic activity Tremors within the Earth are usually--but not always--related to the activity of a volcano. Now, such vibrations have been recorded nowhere near a volcano, but at a geologic observatory at the San Andreas Fault. Scientists believe the fault tremors may be related to activity at a subduction zone--a place where one of Earth's constantly moving tectonic plates slips beneath another. To determine whether the San Andreas Fault is moving with the tremors, scientists with the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) are installing instruments to measure the tremors' activity. Located...
  • Danger lurks below in Oregon (Cascadia Subduction Zone)

    09/16/2005 4:07:47 AM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 24 replies · 968+ views
    Statesman Journal ^ | September 15, 2005 | BETH CASPER
    Danger lurks below in Oregon The state faces the likelihood of a major earthquake that would kill thousands and cause billions of dollars in damage -- and we're not ready for it. A hurricane as destructive as Katrina striking Oregon is about as likely as a rain-free winter in the Northwest. Oregon hasn't been hit by a hurricane even close to that powerful in recorded history. But that doesn't mean the state is immune to disaster. Scientists warn that the 800-mile-long earthquake fault off the state's coast will shake the ground as far east as the Cascades -- hard enough...
  • Little-known fault threatens big LA disaster-study

    05/25/2005 2:11:01 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 51 replies · 1,469+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 5/25/2005 | n/a
    Little-known fault threatens big LA disaster-study WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A little-known fault that runs under Los Angeles into its suburbs could cause the costliest earthquake in U.S. history and kill as many as 18,000 people if it shifts, geologists said on Wednesday. The Puente Hills fault has caused quakes of magnitude 7.2 to 7.5 at least four times in the past 11,000 years, said the teams at the U.S. Geological Survey and the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California. This is rare, but building codes and emergency planning should take the risks into account, the quake...
  • What is Essential Tremor?

    04/17/2002 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 21 replies · 803+ views
    Tremor is a normal phenomenon which is experienced by everyone. Normal tremor is referred to as "physiological tremor" and it is the slight tremor that any person will see when they, for instance, put out their hands. This tremor can be exaggerated in certain situations such as those associated with anxiety and fatigue. This is usually referred to as "exaggerated or enhanced physiological tremor". In general, many members of the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) have pathological tremors. That is, their tremor or tremors are inappropriate in size and may interfere with normal functioning or present as a "cosmetic nuisance". Tremor...