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  • 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...
  • East Coast Tsunami Drill Set for March 22

    03/21/2017 10:21:53 AM PDT · by mware · 31 replies
    weatherboy ^ | March 20, 2017 11:28 am
    In the LANTEX17 exercise, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake in the eastern Atlantic is simulated. Located approximately 345 miles west southwest from Lisbon, Portugal and 510 miles west of the Straits of Gibraltar at 36.0șN, 15.0șW, the quake sends a tsunami towards the North American east coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) are providing the framework for the LANTEX17 tsunami exercise, which is being conducted to assist tsunami preparedness efforts throughout the Atlantic region. Recent earthquakes and their associated tsunamis, such as those in Samoa (2009), Haiti (2010), Chile(2010, 2015), and Japan (2011)...
  • Clintons Received Money from 'Front for the Government of Iran'

    03/26/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-26-15 | Daniel Halper
    As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry close in on a nuclear deal with Iran, it's worth remembering that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation received money from "a front for the government of Iran" called the Alavi Foundation. The front gave the Clintons $30,000 between April 2005 and March 2006, according to tax forms. This occurred years after law enforcement officials tied the group to Iranian radicals. “The center is funded by the New York-based Alavi Foundation, which law enforcement officials say is closely tied to the mullahs who dominate Iran,” the Washington Post reported...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER QUAKE OFF FUKUSHIMA IN JAPAN

    11/21/2016 2:17:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11/21/16
    TOKYO (AP) -- An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) has been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Fukushima prefecture is north of Tokyo and home to the nuclear power plant that was destroyed by a huge tsunami following an offshore earthquake in 2011.
  • Tokyo earthquake reports - Japan prelim magnitude 7.3 - off Fukushima

    Tsunami advisory has been issued (for Fukushima Prefecture ... also for Aomori, Iwate , Miyagi, Ibaraki, & Chiba Prefectures) Residents have been urged top leave the Fukushima coast
  • Quake strikes New Zealand, thousands flee homes as tsunami hits (7.8?

    11/13/2016 9:07:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    http://news.trust.org ^ | Nov 14 | By Charlotte Greenfield
    Seismologist says tidal surge of up to one metre has been recorded in North Canterbury region of the New Zealand's South Island * USGS says quake magnitude revised to 7.8* Authorities issue tsunami alert, say waves could be 5 metres* Thousands flee homes to seek higher ground* Reports emerging of injuries, so far no reports of deaths* In 2011, a 6.3 quake killed 185 people in Christchurch (Adds authorities warning first tsunami waves may not be biggest)By Charlotte GreenfieldWELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing...
  • 7.8 Earthquake New Zealand - South Island

  • Powerful quake strikes New Zealand 7.4

    11/13/2016 3:32:15 AM PST · by waus · 103 replies
    BBC ^ | 11-13-16 | waus
    Earthquake of magnitude 7.4 strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand, hit by deadly tremor in 2011, US experts say.
  • New polls show Trump's lead growing in Texas

    11/03/2016 8:28:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 3 Nov 2016 | Jamie Lovegrow
    WASHINGTON — Two polls released Thursday indicated that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has expanded his lead in Texas with just five days to go. A joint poll from NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Marist College put Trump up over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton 49 percent to 40 percent among likely voters in Texas. Libertarian Gary Johnson garnered 6 percent in the poll, and 2 percent of respondents said they are voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Trump’s lead shrank to 4 points among the larger universe of registered voters in Texas, at 45 percent to 41...
  • International ocean drilling expedition [on] causes of the Indian Ocean 2004 earthquake/tsunami

    08/08/2016 6:52:12 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/8/2016 | University of Southampton
    The devastating earthquake that struck North Sumatra and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Boxing Day (26 December) in 2004 caused a tsunami that inundated coastal communities around the Indian Ocean, killing over 250,000 people in 14 countries. That earthquake was caused by a slip on a subduction zone plate boundary fault beneath the eastern Indian Ocean. Now, over the coming weeks, a team of international researchers are returning to offshore Sumatra to collect marine sediments, rocks and fluids from this particular zone for the first time to gain a better understanding of the materials and to collect data for...
  • ‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking’

    08/07/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | JENNIFER PERCY
    On weekends, Hiromi prepared special lunchboxes for Emi that she would deliver into the sea on Sunday. They were packed with Emi’s favorite meals, things like pork soup, Salisbury steak, deep-fried shrimp, all in special boxes that decomposed. She tossed the boxes off boat ramps, piers or rock ledges or set them gently adrift on the water. Always someplace hidden, where no one would see her... We often think of searching as a kind of movement, a forward motion through time, but maybe it can also be the opposite, a suspension of time and memory. Heidegger wrote of a metaphoric...
  • 6.1 'potentially tsunamigenic' quake hits off southern Australia

    07/25/2016 2:47:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 25, 2016
    A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia, according to Geoscience Australia. The quake reportedly has the potential to cause a tsunami. Mag 6.1 Western Indian Antarctic Ridge, 25 July 2016, 18:58 (AEST). Lat/Long 49.36S, 126.0E. Depth 15km. Info is preliminary. — EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) July 25, 2016 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles). The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • Massive Rehearsal Planned for Northwest Mega-Quake, Tsunami

    06/04/2016 8:10:56 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2016 | Terrence Petty
    Imagine a devastating earthquake and tsunami have cut off Pacific Northwest coastal communities. Phone and internet service have collapsed. Ham radio operators living on the stricken coast fire up their radios, contact emergency managers and report on the magnitude of the disaster so that no time is wasted in saving lives. This is the kind of scenario that will be rehearsed during the second week of June in a massive earthquake and tsunami readiness drill that has been developed by the U.S. government, the military, and state and local emergency managers over the past few years to test their readiness...
  • WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T? Feds Preparing for Massive Natural Disaster in Pacific Northwest

    06/02/2016 7:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Director Blue ^ | June 2, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”. In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously. According to the...
  • The giant ball that could save your life in a catastrophe: The Survival Capsule...

    05/24/2016 10:45:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    It may look like a giant snooker ball, but this spherical capsule could save your life. When a natural disaster strikes, whether it is a tsunami or earthquake, there are very few places to find shelter. But now, The Survival Capsule - a personal safety system in the form of a giant ball - has been designed to combat this issue. This capsule, which features two small porthole windows so the occupants can see what is going on around them, was created to give individual groups and families more control of their survival in emergency situation than traditional 'safe houses.'...
  • New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians

    05/15/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 5/13/2016 | University of Hawaii at Manoa
    A team of researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) published a study this week that estimated the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands--an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai'i. In the next 50 years, they report, there is a 9% chance of such an event. An earlier State of Hawai'i report has estimated the damage from such an event would be nearly $40 billion, with more than 300,000 people affected. Earth's crust is composed of numerous rocky plates. An earthquake occurs when two sections of crust suddenly...
  • Tsunami Buoy in "EVENT MODE" off New Jersey - Sudden 180' Water Depth Change

    04/24/2016 7:37:46 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 144 replies
    superstation95 ^ | april 24 2016 | newsroom
    According the the US Government's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), some type of "event" in the ocean off the New Jersey coast triggered a Tsunami Buoy! The buoy recorded sudden changes in water depth of fifty-five METERS (180 feet) in a matter of seconds.
  • Last fall's massive Icy Bay landslide launched a megatsunami

    04/11/2016 7:51:04 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 21 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 4/9/2016 | Chris Larsen
    A landslide last fall caused a giant wave not seen in Alaska since a storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on Oct. 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a wave that sheared alders more than 500 feet up on a hillside across from the slide at the Southeast Alaska location. To put that in perspective, the 2011 tsunami in Japan reached about 130 feet above sea level. The Icy Bay wave may be the largest since a magnitude-8 earthquake shook much of...