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  • [7.0] Earthquake shakes east Indonesia, southern Philippines

    01/18/2023 10:48:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | Jan 18, 2023
    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook eastern Indonesia and southern Philippines on Wednesday, with no damage immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued. Some residents tried to escape from houses in the Indonesian town of Tobelo in North Maluku province. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred 48 kilometres deep under the sea, centred 154 km northwest of Tobelo. Resident Pius Ohoiwutun said some people ran from houses when the quake shook. “I felt a little swaying as the lamps also swayed,” Ohoiwutun said. The undersea quake was also felt in several provinces and cities across the southern Philippines, but...
  • Discovery of the temple of Poseidon located at the Kleidi site near Samikon in Greece

    01/15/2023 6:19:14 AM PST · by fluorescence · 15 replies ^ | January 11, 2023
    The ancient Greek historian Strabo referred to the presence of an important shrine located on the west coast of the Peloponnese some 2,000 years ago. Remains of such an Archaic temple have now been uncovered at the Kleidi site near Samikon, which presumably once formed part of the sanctuary of Poseidon.Researchers of the Austrian Archaeological Institute in collaboration with colleagues from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Kiel University, and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Elis unearthed the remains of an early temple-like structure that was located within the Poseidon sanctuary site and was quite possibly dedicated to the deity himself....
  • Massive 7.6 earthquake damages buildings in Indonesia, felt in Australia

    01/10/2023 7:20:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/10/2023
    The epicenter of the magnitude 7.6 temblor was in the Banda Sea, nearest the Tanimbar islands in Maluku province that have about 127,000 residents, according to 2021 data. Tremors were felt in several regions, including Papua and East Nusa Tenggara provinces, as well as in northern Australia. Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency issued a tsunami warning that was lifted three hours later. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was at a depth of 65 miles not far from Australia’s northern tip. Deeper quakes tend to cause less surface damage than shallow shaking but are more widely felt....
  • Ferndale earthquake: 3 million received early [Ten Seconds] warning from state system

    12/21/2022 4:58:32 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    ktla ^ | Travis Schlepp
    The 6.4 magnitude earthquake was reported around 2:40 a.m. about eight miles southwest of Ferndale in Humboldt County. For millions of people near the epicenter, an alert was sent out to their phones up to 10 seconds prior the dramatic shaking. The alert notification reads “drop, cover, and hold on.” It was sent out to an estimated 3 million Android phone users automatically through a partnership between California and Google. A quarter-million people received the warning through the MyShake app, a state-sponsored app developed by UC Berkeley that is available for download in the Android and iOS app stores.
  • The Forgotten 1202 earthquake

    12/21/2022 9:10:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2022 | The History Guy
    For most of human history, the disasters wrought by nature were utterly unpredictable, their causes wholly unknown. They were merely a random act of God that could lay waste to whole cities without warning. On the morning of May 20, 1202, thousands of people across an enormous swath of the Earth experienced such destruction.The Forgotten 1202 earthquakeThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered1.13M subscribers | 79,737 views | December 12, 2022
  • 2 people reported dead following California earthquake

    12/20/2022 6:14:46 PM PST · by thecodont · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Dec. 20, 2022 Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 4:21 p.m. | David Curran ,  Amy Graff , SFGATE
    Two people died, 12 were injured and dozens were displaced from their homes in the aftermath of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck off the coast of Northern California and rattled the small towns of Humboldt County early Tuesday morning, officials said. Ferndale, Fortuna, Rio Dell and Scotia were among the towns that felt the most intense shaking. The two people who died were ages 72 and 82, and both had medical emergencies during or after the 2:34 a.m. temblor. They were unable to access timely medical treatment, officials said at a 2 p.m. news conference, according to ABC News...
  • Massive 6.4 earthquake rocks California leaving tens of thousands without power: Epicentre is seven miles south west of Ferndale and comes days after 3.6 quake shook San Francisco

    12/20/2022 5:31:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 20, 2022 | Jessica Warren
    A massive 6.4 earthquake rocked California early Tuesday morning leaving tens of thousands of people without power, with its epicenter just about 200 miles north of San Francisco, three days after 3.6 quake shook the Bay Area. No injuries were immediately reported following the strong earthquake left at least 70,000 people facing power outages in Humboldt County, after it struck 7.5 miles southwest of Ferndale, a small community about 210 miles northwest of San Francisco and close to the Pacific coast. Gas leaks are being reported across the region, while residents are being told to call 911 if there is...
  • Whole lot of shaking going on. Earthquake

    12/20/2022 3:05:01 AM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 25 replies
    6.4 off of Ferndale California. It defeat awfully strong here. Lights are out in Willow Creek. Humboldt County should be interesting tomorrow.
  • 'Mars' interior is not behaving,' active mantle plume reveals

    12/17/2022 12:33:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies ^ | Joanna Thompson
    For decades, astronomers assumed that Mars was geodynamically dead — a planet without rumbling earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. Though remnants of towering volcanoes exist on the surface of the Red Planet today, these colossal structures have been dormant for millions of years. With little to no heat firing the planet's engine, scientists reasoned, Mars became dormant long ago. However, over the last five years, this assumption has been proven wrong. NASA's InSight mission has detected quakes and even evidence of recent volcanism around one Martian region, known as Elysium Planitia. And now, they think they know why this activity is...
  • Magnitude 3.6 earthquake shakes Bay Area early Saturday morning

    12/17/2022 11:48:32 AM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Dec. 17, 2022 Updated: Dec. 17, 2022 8 a.m. | David Curran , SFGATE
    A magnitude 3.6 earthquake centered in the East Bay rattled folks around the Bay Area early Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The brief shaker hit at 3:39 a.m. PST with a depth of 3.6 miles (5.8 kms), just .6 miles northeast of the city of El Cerrito. The epicenter appeared to be in the Hillside Natural Area, an open space owned by the city of El Cerrito. On the USGS Community Intensity Map, people reported feeling the quake throughout the region as far south as Fremont and north just beyond Vallejo.
  • 5.3 Mag. Earthquake Near Midland, TX

    12/16/2022 4:04:59 PM PST · by WXRGina · 60 replies
    USGS ^ | December 16, 2022 | Gina Miller
    My Mom just called me from Abilene, Texas, and said she thought she felt a slight earthquake. I told her to call the police to see, and we also pulled up the USGS website. The website and the police confirmed that the quake was felt in Abilene that happened NNW of Midland. Anyone else feel this?
  • Shallow 6.2-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Taiwan

    12/15/2022 12:35:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's eastern coast on Thursday (Dec 15) followed by multiple lighter aftershocks, the island's weather bureau said, with shaking felt in the capital Taipei. The quake hit just after midday (12pm, Singapore time) about 30km off the coast of Hualien County at a shallow depth of 6km. The US Geological Survey reported a lower 5.9-magnitude reading and a depth of 12km.
  • Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Baja California coas

    11/22/2022 11:18:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ktla ^ | Nov 22, 2022
    A 6.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Baja California Tuesday, with shaking being reported in Southern California, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was reported around 8:40 a.m., 135 miles southeast of San Diego, with a depth of 12 miles, USGS said.
  • Earthquake shakes Indonesia’s Java island; at least 46 dead

    11/21/2022 6:48:43 AM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-21-22 | AP
    An earthquake shook Indonesia’s main island of Java on Monday, killing at least 46 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital’s streets for safety. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.6 quake was centered in the Cianjur region in West Java province at a depth of 6.2 miles.
  • Nepal earthquake kills at least 6 villagers, rattles New Delhi

    11/09/2022 9:34:49 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/09/2022
    An earthquake in western Nepal killed at least six villagers, four of them children, as the tremor destroyed mud and brick houses in remote communities living in the foothills of the Himalayas. The quake struck in the early hours of Wednesday when all families would have been at home and asleep. Its epicentre was located close to a national park in the sparsely populated Doti district, 430 km (270 miles) west of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Local television news channels showed rescuers clearing the rubble in the search for casualties and survivors, while women looked on, sitting in the open with...
  • Rats with tiny backpacks could soon save the lives of earthquake survivors

    10/24/2022 6:25:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    / ^ | Emily Lefroy
    The project from APOPO, a Belgian non-profit that trains animals to save lives, is fitting rats with small specialized backpacks to help emergency crews search for survivors in the event of building collapses. According to researchers on the project, their small size and excellent smell of the rodents, plus their adventures spirit makes them the perfect animal to help in such disasters. “Rats are typically quite curious and like to explore – and that is key for search and rescue,” says Donna Kean, a behavioral research scientist and leader of the project, per CNN. The rats aren’t ready to be...
  • Tonga: Tsunami warning issued after major earthquake

    11/11/2022 4:49:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | November 11, 2022
    A tsunami warning has been issued following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake near the Pacific island of Tonga. The government has warned residents to seek high ground. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake was recorded in the sea off the Pacific island of Tonga late Friday, according to the US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center "A hazardous tsunami may have been generated by this nearby earthquake that could soon impact nearby coasts," the center said. It adding that the tsunami threat was being monitored for evaluation. The center warned of a threat of sea level fluctuations and strong ocean to American Samoa that could...
  • Earthquake

    10/25/2022 11:54:49 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 42 replies
    I'm in San Jose and felt it pretty good. Looks like it was a 5.1 and lasted 5-6 secs. Anyone else in California feel it?
  • Strong Earthquakes in California Came After Magnetic Field Changes, Study Shows

    10/10/2022 2:22:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Researchers who have been studying medium-sized to large strong earthquakes in California have found that the local magnetic field changes 2-3 days before an earthquake. The researchers accessed magnetic field data from a collection of magnetometers at 125 sensor stations along significant faults in California in cooperation with the Google Accelerated Science team. They gathered information between 2005 and 2019, a period in which 19 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.5 or higher struck the faults. Their multi-station analysis took into account other types of processes, such as rush hour traffic, that might have an impact on the magnetometers but...
  • Fault along L.A., O.C. coast could unleash huge earthquake on scale of San Andreas, study shows

    09/23/2022 7:22:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Known as the Palos Verdes fault zone, the system runs deep beneath the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It previously was thought to be a segmented network of smaller faults, but a closer look by scientists at Harvard University suggests it’s a system of interconnected, closely spaced planar fractures stretching from the Santa Monica Bay to the waters off Dana Point. The analysis determined the fault system, which runs beneath numerous neighborhoods as well as the ports of Long Beach and L.A., has a much larger surface area that could rupture in the same seismic event, making it capable of a far...