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  • Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in 3 months, Chilean scientists say

    12/18/2020 7:50:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    reuters ^ | 16 December 2020 20:41 GMT
    Scientists with the university's National Seismological Center said the small quakes - including one stronger shake of magnitude 6 - were detected in the Bransfield Strait, a 60-mile wide (96-km) ocean channel between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Several tectonic plates and microplates meet near the strait, leading to frequent rumbling, but the past three months have been unusual, according to the center. "Most of the seismicity is concentrated at the beginning of the sequence, mainly during the month of September, with more than a thousand earthquakes a day," the center said. ... "It's a 20-fold increase...
  • Pacific Northwest records thousands of tiny tremors during seismic shuffle

    10/25/2020 6:51:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CityNews1130 ^ | 10/18/2020 | Paul James
    Western Washington State has moved between 4 to 6-millimeters away from the mainland over the past week: seiumologist Thousands of tiny tremors in the region are part of a predictable pattern of 'episodic tremor and shift' These events are predictable, and not a sign of an impending earthquake. “It doesn’t tell us that a ‘big one’ is going to happen, but it’s really a good reminder that this is an earthquake zone.” Cassidy notes the type of earthquake people are referring to when they refer to ‘The Bing One’ is a magnitude 9 subduction quake, and we are in the...
  • 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...
  • Seismic Activity in Country's Center Sparks Debate

    06/23/2005 9:44:41 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 19 replies · 796+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/23/2005 | By KC Wildmoon
    After California quakes, attention turns to New Madrid zoneATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Recent earthquake activity in California has prompted fresh speculation about "the big one" -- an enormous quake along California's West Coast. A few have been large enough to shake the faith of skeptics -- a magnitude 7.2 quake on June 15, followed two days later by a magnitude 6.7, both off the coast near the California-Oregon border. Doomsayers have warned about the Pacific Coast for years. But only a few have raised concerns about an area with the potential to be more dangerous than California -- the New...
  • 10/07/2017 -- New Earthquake activity brewing -- West Coast USA

    10/07/2017 11:26:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2017 | vlogger Dutchsinse
    Full Title:10/07/2017 -- New Earthquake activity brewing -- West Coast USA + New deep EQ event coming? Video at link. USA coverage extends from 6:43 to 29:25 with a brief break in between (discussion of non-US activity). He makes the point that the USGS did not report a 5+ earthquake off the coast of Northern California but Alaska resources did report it. His USA predictions are mild and mostly effect west coast, Nevada, Colorado, Kansas etc. Off the coast of northern California he predicts a possible 5.1 and that the energy would transfer to movement in other US locations (smaller...
  • The graphs that show why Bali's Mt Agung volcano could erupt at any minute, as 75,000 flee

    09/26/2017 7:19:16 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/26/17 | Staff
    Vehicles laden with food, masks and bedding have been dispatched to help more than 75,000 people who have fled a volcano on the tourist island of Bali, as rising magma and increased tremors fuel fears of an imminent eruption. Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres (47 miles) from the Indonesian tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August, threatening to erupt for the first time since 1963. "The chance that an eruption will happen is quite big. But it cannot be predicted when it will happen," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency, said. The increased frequency of...
  • World's Heaviest Earthworm Found, Then Killed

    11/11/2016 11:58:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2016 | Mary Bates
    Dave, a 16-inch-long earthworm discovered recently in England, will become part of the collection at the Natural History Museum in London.What Paul Rees recently discovered among his vegetables in England's Cheshire County is anything but garden variety: a gigantic earthworm. Rees's stepson, George, named the behemoth Dave. He's the longest earthworm recorded in the United Kingdom—almost 16 inches—but it's his mass that has really impressed scientists. Dave weighs nearly an ounce, almost twice as heavy as any other wild earthworm ever seen. That's about the size of a small chocolate bar. Before Dave, the largest earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) was a...
  • Parkinson’s? Hillary’s head shakes during Harrisburg press conference

    10/05/2016 6:59:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | October 5, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton is known for frequently shaking her head while she’s listening to someone else speak, but was more going on during a Pennsylvania press conference? While addressing the media after a rally in Harrisburg, Clinton’s head subtly shook up and down after she turned to her right to listen to a reporter’s question. Watch: Many people, including physicians, have speculated Hillary Clinton may have Parkinson’s disease. WND reported: And, it has been revealed that one of her top aides extensively researched a drug used to treat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. While he worked for her at the State Department,...
  • Hillary Clinton's Illness Revealed

    09/06/2016 1:27:26 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 160829 | Dr. Ted Noel
  • US Marines To Accept Chubbier Women

    07/06/2016 7:13:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/6/16 | Tyler Durden
    In an effort to maintain the new status quo of cutting standards everywhere in the name of equality and "progress", the Marine Corps announced major changes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend regarding how much it will allow service members to weigh, and the biggest shift comes for women: going forward "larger" ladies will be allowed to defend the country while also standards used within the physical fitness test will also be relaxed. In a document released by USMC Fitness division, the new height and weight standard took effect on July 1, 2016 and is relaxing regulations to increase...
  • BIG ONE COMING? Scientists say 9.3 magnitude California quake possible [Mathhew 24]

    06/14/2016 3:11:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6/14/2016 | Jon Austin
    Emergency services are already preparing for how to deal with a terrible off-shore earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, off the west coast of America near California. They were just completing their four-day major emergency test run when a 5.2 magnitude quake hit Borrego Springs, San Diego County, in California on Friday. The mid-sized earthquake caused more than 200 aftershocks – some more than three on the richter scale - and could be felt from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. Egill Hauksson, a research professor of geophysics at Caltech, said of the 5.2 quake: "It was the biggest one...
  • 4.3 quake shakes tiny, tremor-plagued Arkansas town (700 temblors in the area)

    02/18/2011 6:04:51 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 30 replies ^ | 2/18/2011 | Ben Smith
    When Mark Barrett moved to Guy, Arkansas, he had no idea the tiny town of less than 300 was nearly as rocking as the Southern California community he'd left behind. Six years and hundreds of seismic events later, Barrett says he's feeling it more and more. Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors in the area. The largest in the current swarm, a 4.3-magnitude quake, shook the town at 2:13 a.m. Friday. The tremors appear to be rumbling through town with greater frequency. The Arkansas Geological Survey has recorded 50 quakes in and around Guy since Sunday. That includes Friday...
  • Typhoons trigger gentler tremors

    06/12/2009 12:34:40 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Nature News ^ | 10 June 2009 | Amanda Leigh Mascarelli
    Small quakes may act as a release valve that prevents catastrophic convulsions. Typhoons may release stress from faults, preventing violent earthquakes.Wikimedia Commons Typhoons pack enough punch to trigger slow earthquakes in eastern Taiwan, scientists have found. Slow earthquakes occur as a result of slippage or rupture of a geologic fault — the same process that leads to violent earthquakes. But unlike the sudden release of energy in an ordinary earthquake, slow quakes take place over the course of hours or even one or two days.Now, scientists in the United States and Taiwan have examined slow earthquake events in eastern Taiwan...
  • Big Earthquakes Spark Jolts Worldwide

    05/26/2008 10:49:44 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 127+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-26-2008 | University of Utah
    Big Earthquakes Spark Jolts Worldwide ScienceDaily (May 26, 2008) — Until 1992, when California's magnitude-7.3 Landers earthquake set off small jolts as far away as Yellowstone National Park, scientists did not believe large earthquakes sparked smaller tremors at distant locations. Now, a definitive study shows large earthquakes routinely trigger smaller jolts worldwide, including on the opposite side of the planet and in areas not prone to quakes. "Previously it was thought seismically active regions or geothermal areas were most vulnerable to large earthquake triggers," says Kris Pankow, a seismologist at the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and a co-author of...
  • Scientists Explain Source Of Mysterious Tremors Emanating From Fault Zones

    03/15/2007 9:39:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 665+ views
    Science Daily ^ | March 15, 2007
    Science Daily — Tiny tremors and temblors recently discovered in fault zones from California to Japan are generated by slow-moving earthquakes that may foreshadow catastrophic seismic events, according to scientists at Stanford University and the University of Tokyo. In a study published in the March 15 issue of the journal Nature, the research team focused on weak seismic signals known as "non-volcanic tremor" and "low-frequency earthquakes," which seismologists say may be useful in forecasting the likelihood of potentially destructive mega-quakes of magnitude 8 or higher."Non-volcanic tremor is a weak shaking of the Earth that was discovered about five years ago...
  • Tremors may mean 'Big One' on its way

    09/17/2005 11:01:01 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 47 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 9/14/05 | Mark Hume
    Vancouver — A silent tectonic event, so powerful it has shifted southern Vancouver Island out to sea, but so subtle nobody has felt a thing, is slowly unfolding on the West Coast. Scientists who are tracking the event with sensitive seismographs and earth orbiting satellites warn it could be a trigger for a massive earthquake -- some time, maybe soon. But they are quick to add that the imperceptible tremors emanating from deep beneath the surface are sending signals scientists are not yet able to comprehend fully and "the Big One" might yet be 200 years off. What they do...
  • 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...
  • MouseCage: An Anti-Tremor Software

    08/17/2005 11:52:37 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 137+ views ^ | 8/16/2005
    London-based Tunic Software came up with a program that compensates for hand tremors when using a mouse. This is how it works: MouseCage (patent pending) displays a special Guide cursor on screen that shows your actual hand movements. The Windows cursor takes an average of this motion and automatically moves to where you intend to click. When you are near or on target, you can optionally press the special 'Cage' key and your mouse is caged - this means that cursor motion is greatly reduced for accurate clicking. If you wish, you can press the Cage key a second time...
  • Ecuador quake fears after hundreds of tremors hit

    02/01/2005 2:21:46 AM PST · by bd476 · 17 replies · 806+ views
    Reuters and ^ | 31 Jan 2005 22:19:00 GMT
    Ecuador quake fears after hundreds of tremors hit 31 Jan 2005 22:19:00 GMT Source: Reuters QUITO, Ecuador, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Hundreds of earth tremors off the coast of Ecuador in the past 11 days have sparked fears that a bigger quake could strike soon. "This isn't normal," the director of Geophysics Institute at the National Polytechnic School, Hugo Yepez, told Reuters on Monday, "This area is capable of producing big earthquakes. Very big earthquakes." About 320 tremors of more than 4.0 on the Richter scale have shaken the Pacific Ocean off the port of Manta since Jan. 20....
  • Magnitude 6.7 (ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY) Northridge, CA 1994 Jan 17 12:30:55 UTC local time 4:30AM

    01/17/2005 3:45:05 AM PST · by bd476 · 79 replies · 2,350+ views
    USGS Earthquake Hazards ^ | 17 January 1994
    Earthquake Hazards Program: Northridge, California 1994 01 17 "The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program provides earthquake information for current and past earthquakes, hazards and preparedness information, and education resources for teachers and students." Latest Quakes   EQ Facts & Lists   Hazards & Preparedness   For Kids Only   Regional Websites   Science & Technology    HOME | ABOUT US | EQ GLOSSARY | FOR TEACHERS | PRODUCTS & SERVICES | DID YOU FEEL IT? | FAQ | SEARCH    EQ Facts & Lists Large Earthquakes in the United States Northridge, California 1994 01 17 12:30:55 UTC (local time: 4:30 a.m.)...