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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mexico Earthquake Could Trigger More Aftershocks and Powerful Tremors

    04/05/2010 2:05:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies · 1,015+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 5, 2010 | MIKE VON FREMD
    Geological experts say the millions of people who felt everything from intense shaking to gentle rolling from Sunday's powerful earthquake near the Mexico border should expect more to come. Powerful, magnitude-7.2 quake strikes along U.S.-Mexico border."Don't be surprised if you feel something in the next few days," said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones. "We need to remember that every earthquake we have has the possibility of triggering another earthquake." Aftershocks began shortly after the earthquake, including a powerful tremor early this morning. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit the regionin decades, felt more than 300 miles...
  • Video of 7.2 Baja Earthquake from Rosarito Beach

    04/04/2010 11:04:13 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 19 replies · 1,135+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/05/10 | Michael Naragon
    Californians amaze me on two counts: the apparent willingness and ability to turn their state into a bankrupt liberal social experiment gone horribly wrong, and the calmness with which they deal with movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. [VIDEO on site]
  • 6.9 Earthquake in Baja . . . felt in S. California (Updated to 7.2)

    04/04/2010 3:46:26 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 801 replies · 35,429+ views
    USGS ^ | April 4, 2010 | USGS
    Wow...that was a good went on for quite a while. Everybody ok?
  • Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border

    12/30/2009 11:08:06 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 56 replies · 3,501+ views
    Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Mexico near California border
  • 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...
  • 6.8 Earthquake jits Mexico overnight again: M 6.8 - Michoacan, Mexico

    09/22/2022 3:22:28 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 14 replies
    USGS ^ | 9/22/2022 | USGS
    M 6.8 - Michoacan, Mexico 2022-09-22 06:16:09 (UTC)18.308°N 102.923°W24.1 km depth
  • Mexico's Pacific coast shaken by magnitude 7.6 earthquake minutes after alarms mark anniversary of two major temblors

    09/19/2022 12:26:47 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 67 replies
    cbs news ^ | 9/19/22 | cbs news
    A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, setting off an earthquake alarm in the capital. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake that hit at 1:05 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which had initially put the magnitude at 7.5.
  • Magnitude 7.6 earthquake shakes Mexico's Pacific coast

    09/19/2022 12:05:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cbs ^ | SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
    - A magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, setting off an earthquake alarm in the capitalThere were no immediate reports of damage from the quake that hit at 1:05 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Initial reports put the earthquake at magnitude 7.5, but the USGS upgraded the quake to a 7.6 a short time later. The earthquake was centered in a remote coastal area of the state of Michoacán, but was felt as far away as Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta, according to social media posts. There were online reports of buildings...
  • M6.9 earthquake Taiwan

    09/18/2022 5:28:53 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 49 replies
    big earthquake Taiwan, about 7:30 eastern time
  • 4.4-magnitude quake hits near Santa Rosa [CA]

    09/13/2022 8:58:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The quake hit at 6:39 p.m. about 1.86 miles north of Santa Rosa, USGS said. It struck at a depth of about 4.6 miles. The Santa Rosa Fire Department said it was responding to multiple reports of gas odors, gas leaks and stuck elevators. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
  • Magnitude 2.9 earthquake shakes the Bay Area on Sunday night

    09/12/2022 12:25:31 AM PDT · by thecodont · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Sep. 11, 2022 Updated: Sep. 11, 2022 11:02 p.m. | Amy Graff , SFGATE
    A magnitude 2.9 earthquake gave the East Bay and San Francisco area a gently shake Sunday night. The tremor hit at 10:31 p.m., with a depth of 6.2 miles near Piedmont, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was 2.9 miles southeast of Berkeley and 3.7 miles northeast of Oakland. exp-player-logo Read More The quake struck along the Hayward Fault that stretches from San Pablo Bay in the north to Fremont in the south and passes through the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, Hayward and Fremont, the USGS said. There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from...
  • Massive 7.6 earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

    09/11/2022 10:21:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | September 11, 2022 | Jake Kwon
    The quake struck at a depth of 90 kilometers (roughly 56 miles) near Kainantu, a town with a population of roughly 8,500 people, the United States Geological Survey reported. The US National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of tsunami waves. Earlier in the day it had said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 kilometers (roughly 621 miles) along the coasts of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Papua New Guinea is vulnerable to earthquakes because it lies along the "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific Ocean, where shifting tectonic plates push against each other, causing tremors...It is...
  • China clears roads to earthquake epicentre, death toll rises to 74

    09/06/2022 8:35:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 07 Sep 2022
    China has reopened roads leading to the epicentre of Monday's (Sep 5) 6.8-magnitude earthquake in the southwestern province of Sichuan and traffic has resumed, state media reported on Wednesday, while the death toll has risen to 74. In addition, a total of 259 people were injured in the disaster and 26 remained missing as of Tuesday night, the People's Daily reported. The strongest earthquake to hit the province since 2017 destroyed numerous buildings and caused severe damage to power and water infrastructure as well as telecommunications.